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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, 11 May 2019


Hi Eveyone

I hope you are well and your weekend has got off to a good start.  If not then I hope things improve for you smartish!!

It is time for this week's Christmas card so I am playing along with Dotty Jo's Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the theme for this fortnight is "S is for Snarky Christmas!".  I did scratch my head for a few days on this one .. .. but was determined to take part because I haven't missed a week yet since this new challenge began.

I do have to admit to not knowing what "snarky" actually meant .. .. but luckily Jo described it as a mix of sass, sarcasm and irreverence, seasoned with a pinch of humour.

So hopefully my effort will fit the bill in one form or another .. .. and here it is:

This used: 

Image:  Penny Black "3766J" Royal Mail
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Chauncy"
Backing Papers:  The Lovely Studio "Snowberry"
Chalk - for the background set with a fine mist of hairspray
Crystal Glamour Dust

and that is it - Christmas card number 26 dropped into the stock box!  Woo hoo!!

Catch you again soon.


Kathleen said...

Don't know what is going on here but thought I was commenting on your B&W card but I can also comment on this one,
What an absolute brilliant sentiment, love the image too, perfect for the sentiment (I know that's why you used it)
Great background papers too.

Kath x

Carole said...

Lovely card Jules and yes a very apt saying!xx

Aunty Sue said...

What a cutie fab colouring and like your papers

Enny said...

Wow, what a lovely card, I also have that stamp, and you've given me inspiration, as our Belgian Post is the same ! Sometimes I go to Holland, to post my cards, to make sure, they really arrive.... :) Have a lovely Sunday ! Enny

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Jules and I love the sentiment


cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such a sweet image and great sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules, lovely sweet image and just love the sentiment, Kate x x

Dotty Jo said...

Snarky AND beautiful! I love your card, Jules. Your attention to detail is so special - I would never have thought to colour the dots of the letter I, but it works so well. Thanks so much for playing at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

Brenda said...

Oh this is a super cute Christmas card with just the right amount of snark. lol Well done Jules and good for you for not missing the play along because of the snark. I don't know where you found this cute sentiment but I sure do love it and think it is true for the PO all over the world. lol Hugs, Brenda

KandA said...

Gorgeous card, such a sweet hedgie and a fabulous sentiment xx

Sarah said...

Hehehe...great sentiment Jules, you cheeky thing!! Another lovely Christmas card xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Jules and I love the sentiment that you've put onto it.

Sue xx

Whisper said...

OMG that sentiment gave me a good giggle and you can never go wrong with a PB image too, love it, Luv Sam x