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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.

Saturday 16 March 2019


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good week and not had any problems caused by the awful weather we have been enduring recently.

Can't believe another week has passed since I was last here.  But to be fair this week has been a real manic one and I haven't known if I was coming or going.  Every morning I have woken up and struggled to know what day it was .. .. .. let alone what the date was!!  Thank goodness for "diaries" and "do lists".

The London Kids are coming to stay with us for a few days next weekend so some of today has been spent starting to try and find the spare bedroom for them to sleep in .. .. there is still plenty to do but  I am nearer than I was.  Last time they came to stay they joked and said "why don't you just fix up a big hammock in there" .. .. now that is so tempting!! LOL!!

Anyway, I am here once again with my festive make for this week .. .. at this rate my blog could be re-named "always with a Christmas card" because that is what my blog appears to be showing most at the moment .. .. but never mind .. .. it does make me happy that my Christmas stock box is filling up and I am now on number 13!!  Unlucky for some .. .. but not for me!!

So this little creation is for taking over to Jo's Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the theme for this fortnight is "moves on hooves"

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4203K" Snowscape
Sentiment:  Hobby Art "Winter Wishes" (I took the holly from one sentiment and added it to another)
Backing Papers:  out of the Christmas Paper box and sorry I don't know where it came from
Distress Inks added with Duster Brushes
ProMarker for the holly leaves
Tiny pearls
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hopefully it won't take me a whole week to be here again!!


Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a lovely tranquil scene

Aquarius said...

A beautiful winter scene with the deer for this Kickstart challenge - feels good having the start of a collection of Christmas cards doesn't it!!

Kath said...

A lovely card and beautiful Christmas scene.
Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas card Jules I think I could be tempted with that lovely stamp..your background colour is perfect


Dotty Jo said...

Hi Jules, thanks for playing along again at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge. You card is simply stunning - what a fabulous little scene! Always enjoy your cards so much. Good luck finding the spare room, I'm sure it's there somewhere! Jo x

Carole said...

Lovely card Jules...super ink blending on that sky.Classy as ever. You now have 13 more Christmas cards made than I have! Have a good and slower week. Hugs xx

Enny said...

Oh, what a beautiful card, such lovely scenery ! With the stormy weather, there was damage in the area, but not on our house or garden, luckily. But I do hope that Spring is finally coming soon. Have a lovely time with your London Kids ! Hugs, Enny

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed Jules, I love the Winter scene and the twilight colours, Kate x

JanR said...

This is so lovely! Gorgeous scene. I don't think any of us are going to complain about you only showing Christmas cards. They're always wonderful!

KandA said...

What a gorgeous card Jules, I love the wonderful winter scene xx

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such a beautiful scene.
I hope next week is a bit calmer for you.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous scenic card Jules, love the wintery colours.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

I think that some of the best Christmas cards are made early in the year as you are not pressurised.
These are really lovely cards, a great scene and some lovely images.
I am really looking forward to my Daughter coming home from Oz for nearly three weeks in April.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card as always Jules. Love the background and the lovely deer. A beautiful scene. Have a lovely week. Hugs, Carol

Lynne said...

A beautiful winter scene and I love the colours you've chosen for the background x

Sarah said...

What a peaceful Christmas scene Jules. Wishing you a good week xx

ionabunny said...

Serene and gorgeous scene. Thanks for joining the fun at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Hugz