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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.

Monday, 8 April 2019


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and your week has got off to a good start.

All super busy here .. .. which seems to be a regular thing at the moment.  Invitations sitting waiting for pick up and other work packaged up and ready for the postman tomorrow.

Something that isn't for the post yet though are these little creations that I have been working on in little stages all week  .. .. my forfeit for not managing to keep up with my weekly Christmas card new years resolution.

This little influx means I am actually a bit ahead of the game now:

These used:

Sizzix Alterations Stamp and Die Set "65937" Holiday Joy"
Sentiment  "Docrafts" Urban Stamps " Christmas in the Country Tags
Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat
Tiny Snowflakes from my snowflake box
My Trust Sewing Machine
Sparkly Gems

and that is it.

Flying over very quickly now to share these with the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where they are looking to see Christmas dies used on your work .. .. .. and I need to get there before the challenge closes .. .. which will be very, very soon!!  Eeeekk!!  Poor show when you have the work done but no time to photograph it and post it to your blog.  

So my forfeit has given my Christmas box a nice little treat and my total is now up to nineteen. Woo hoo!

Catch you again soon .. .. I hope .. .. as that will mean things are calming down a little.  But for now the ironing board is calling!  Oh I know how to "live it up" on a Monday evening.

Thank you for all your lovely comments regarding my Mum on my previous post.  You are all  so very kind!


Kathleen said...

Six super cards Jules. brilliant background and a lovely deer, great design too.
Keep up the good work.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

Your cards are beautiful. Simple and stunning Jules. Love the design and colours. Have a peaceful week, if possible!! Hugs, Carol S.xxxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
These are gorgeous... your stitching is fabulous...
love Sylvie xx

Carole said...

Come and do mine please...the ironing that is! A beautiful card Jules...can't miss the heart and that tag is just majestic. You must be almost ready for Christmas!! Have a good week xx

Aquarius said...

You've done well making this batch of lovely Christmas cards and they are super - just right for the challenge.

Stamps and Paper said...

Super Christina’s cards Jules, a great design and really love the stitching


Enny said...

Wow Jules, what a beautiful card, and so many, you're doing really well ! I do hope that you'll get more ME-time soon. Thanks again for your comment on my blog, so kind of you, while you're busy ! Hugs, Enny

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Well done for catching up Jules, I love the card design and the craft card too.

Sue xx

CinnamonSally said...

Wow these are gorgeous, just love all the stitching such a lovely card. Thanks for joining the Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

Brenda said...

These are beautiful Jules! I always love the stitching on your cards. This one is so peaceful and serene. Glad you are ahead of the game my friend on those Christmas cards! Hugs, Brenda

cotnob said...

A beautiful collection of Christmas cards Jules, I love the Kraft with the pale blue papers, a great way to catch up a bit.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

sally said...

Sweet! It’s always good to get ahead of the game & you certainly seem to be doing so this year!!!

Sally xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully created cards Jules, Kate x

Sarah said...

Fabulous cards Jules. If I was clever, like you, I would make multiples in one go!! Great idea xx

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful cards, Jules - such a lovely mix of colours and that deer die is stunning. Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge and I'm sorry I'm a little late dropping by, Jo x