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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, 18 August 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!

I hope it is turning out to be a lovely weekend for everyone.

The Christmas Kickstart Challenge theme for this fortnight is a fun one .. .. and one where I knew exactly which image I was going to use.  The theme is "Daschsund Through the Snow" .. .. which translates into "Christmas cards featuring our canine companions" .. .. not that I have any "real life" canine companions.  I wouldn't have the foggiest idea how to care for one .. .. .. and one definitely wouldn't fit into my hectic and chaotic lifestyle that's for sure.

But here is one canine that does reside in the House of Hearts

This used:

Image:  The Lovely Studio "Festive Dachshund"
Sentiment:  Part of the Festive Dachshund Download
Backing Papers:  The Lovely Studio "Snow Flurry"
Sizzix On The Edge Die "656920" Snow Flurries
Spellbinders Nestabilites Circle Die
Crystal Glamour Dust
Stampendous Chunky White Embossing Enamel
My Trusty Sewing Machine

I was planning on putting some kind of embellishment in the bottom left hand corner but no matter what I put there I couldn't stop thinking of the dog "cocking it leg up" and weeing on it!  So in the end I didn't bother adding anything LOL!!!

So Christmas card number 36 goes into the box.  Yippee!!

Have a lovely day everyone.  We started off with lovely bright sunshine here .. .. but of course now I have got the washing machine on overdrive it is dulling over!!  Typical!!


meg said...

fabulous fun image with a great sentiment, brilliant make

Aquarius said...

Oh go on, he'd love a lamp post in the corner!!! Love this image of the dachsy with his colourful sweater to keep out the cold - super card for the challenge.

cuilliesocks said...

Love that image Jules and what a fabulous card, lovely design and colours, Kate x

Dotty Jo said...

Ha ha ha - you are funny about not putting on an embelishment! Gorgeous card, Jules. I love this little guy in his Christmas jumper and your card design is as beautiful as always. Thanks for playing at CKC again, always such fun to have you here, Jo x

Carole said...

You make me smile as does this card Jules! Now you have me thinking about the dog cocking it's! Fun and lovely card for a canine lover. xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Jules. Ha ha see what you mean...I can just see the dog cocking it's leg up!
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

What a great card Jules, love that sausage dog!! He looks a cheeky type that would definitely be cocking his leg!! Hilarious :0)

Cat Craig said...

Oh my goodness, this is darling and so smart using the challenge prompt wording too along with your sweet lil dachshund.

Kathleen said...

A brilliant image and sentiment, great papers and design.

Kath x

Enny said...

Oh Jules, what a lovely card, your Dachshund is so cute ! I have a little dog (Australian Terrier), but I'm retired and have time to care for her. With your busy life, it would be very hard. I also make "doggy" Christmas cards for friends and neighbours with dogs, certainly 20 every year ! :)) Hugs, Enny

Carol S. said...

A very sweet card and I thought I could see a little patch of yellow snow!! Lol!! I am not a dog lover, as I was badly bitten a few years ago. We did used to have cats but no more now. Hope you had a restful weekend Jules. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

Liz said...

Love this cute image, Jules and what a fun sentiment. Super design and your comment about adding the extra sentiment really made me smile. xx

Lynne said...

A fabulous card Jules and that little doggie looks so cute with his Christmas jumper x