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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 July 2019


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a really lovely weekend.

Mine seems to have flown by in the blink of an eye ..  but I did at least manage a quick Christmas make amongst everything else that has been happening .. .. which always feels good. 

This used:

Image:  Forever Friends (a very, very old stamp from my early days of crafting)
Backing Paper:  Snippets from First Edition Paper "Merry Little Christmas"
Distress Ink Pads:  Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky
Spellbinder Nestabilities:  Circle Dies
Nail Heads
Metallic Cord
Crystal Glamour Dust
Christmas Ribbon
My Trusty Sewing Machine

I am entering this into Pixie's Snippet's Playground which I sadly haven't visited for a while (and it cetainly isn't because I have run out of snippets that's for sure!!!) and also the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where this fortnight the theme is "your hot beverage of choice". 

and that is me for today.  Running very, very late .. .. but happy that Christmas card number 32 has made its way into the stock box!!!

Catch you again soon


Annie H said...

Oh such a lovely card with beautiful colouring. Today I found that stamp also in my stash ;-)
Have a great week, Annie

Aquarius said...

Good to see you visiting the Playground with this great addition to your Christmas card collection.

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Jules your card is so adorable love your sweet bear image like the idea of your ribbon sandwiched between the circle layers


cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such an adorable image and lovely papers - a great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a fabulous card Jules, beautiful papers and a gorgeous image too.

Sue xx

Carole said...

Oh those clouds! of course is the rest of the card Jules. Hope you have had a good weekend and have good and productive week too. xx

Mrs A. said...

Cute and lovely layered card. Spotted the heart. Hugs Mrs A.

Enny said...

It's a beautiful card Jules, the stamp is so cute, lovely paper and your clouds are wonderful ! Mine often look like a thunderstorm ! :)) Thanks again for your comment on my blog, I know how busy you are. Hugs, Enny

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Jules, I love the sweet image and your choice of papers, all so beautifully designed, Kate x

Lynne said...

A super cute card Jules and love your clouds x

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, Christmas card #32! Nice going, Jules. I love, love, love this little bear with his birdy pal. Such a gorgeous design and a sweet image. Beautiful. Thanks for playing along with myself and Monika at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So cute Jules, always loved this stamp. Sue x

Anne said...

Love this one Jules, what a sweet image
Anne x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Love the cute stamp (think I have that one somewhere!) and your card is beautifully design as always.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Really great card, love the colours of the background papers and the super cute image with a lvoely cloudy background.

Kath x

JanR said...

So super cute! I love that image and those papers too.

Carol S. said...

An 'Aarh' card Jules!! A gorgeous image and a fab design.
Love Forever bears and have an A4 box full of toppers and paper pads, waiting to be used!! I won't say how long I have had them! Have a lovely week and don't work too hard!! Big hugs, Carol

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Jules. Love the cute image - beautifully coloured as usual. A fine snippet make. I can well believe you've no shortage of snippets, it's time we are all short of at the moment. Hugs xx

Sarah said...

Oh my days what a cute bear. I had forgotten all about Forever Friends!! Great design and once again your round stitching has impressed!! Wishing you a good week xx

Di said...

What a darling card Jules! As always, so perfect in every single detail - and it's wonderful that you found time to come and play with us!


Di xx

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Helemaal leuk die kaart van je!!
Wonderful card