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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.

Sunday, 5 May 2019


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a lovely Sunday.

I have been chipping away at wedding stationery samples for prospective new "happy couples" today and once finished I turned my hand to this week's Christmas make using a beautiful die I was very fortunate to win from Pixie's Snippets Playground .. .. .. and my fingers have been itching to play with it since it fell through my letterbox.

This evening I had chance to free the die from it's package and I used it to make this little card.  Not a teeny tiny one but not much bigger .. .. this measures 8.5 x 12cm.

This used:

Die:  My Favorite Things "MFT-1429" Christmas Tree Window
Backing papers :  From my Christmas paper snippet box
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Dimension Tape

I am taking my creation over to Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge to share what I have done with my wonderful prize.  Thank you so much Di.  I am going to enjoy using this die very very much.

So that is Christmas card number 25 into the box.  Woo hoo!


Aquarius said...

A brilliant shaker card - that was a great die to have won and you've made good use of it here.

Tracey T said...

What a lovely shaker card Jules. I've had a couple of attempts at making one but they never seems to look quite right somehow. Love what you've done here xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful shaker card Jules and a fantastic Christmas card.

Sue xx

Sarah said...

OOh, really like this one Jules, what a lovely die and perfect for the pretty sequin shaker element. I feel an addition to my crafty shopping list coming on!! xx

KandA said...

Such a super shaker card to showcase your Playground win. I was trying to resist adding this die to my collection but after seeing this my resolve is definitely faltering! xx

Enny said...

Oh, such a lovely card, a beautiful tree-die, and filled with bling ! And this time, I found the little "hearts".... :)) Hugs, Enny

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Jules, such a lovely die - it makes a super shaker.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Kath said...

A fabulous shaker card Jules.
Kath x

Carole said...

Love this die Jules and you have made a fabulous card with it! Clever ideal of the shaker...the sequins look like baubles. xx

cuilliesocks said...

It's a beautiful card Jules, I love shaker cards and this one with the tree die is fab, lovely sequins too, Kate x

Kathleen said...

Another brilliant way to use this fabulous die, love your design and the the lovely colours. Isn't in funny that a £4.50 die can do so much and be so versatile when you can pay a heck of a lot more for a die and hardly find a use for it. Well I paid that for it. Love it.

Kath x

Lynne said...

A fabulous card with this little die Jules. Gorgeous colours and it makes a great shaker card x

Brenda said...

This little shaker card is so cute Jules! I love this die too and I'm glad you finally got to use it. It looks like so much fun and sure does make a really fun Christmas card. Glad all is going well and keeping you busy on the wedding front! Hugs, Brenda

Di said...

Oh my gosh Jules! You really used your die so beautifully! Great idea to make a shaker card and the colours are stunning! Love it.


Di xx