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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.

Friday, 15 November 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday .. .. ahead of what I hope will be a good weekend for you.  Another week that doesn't seem to have lasted very long at all!

Time here is being spent getting wedding stationery ready for "happy couples" who want to distribute their invitations personally to their guests over the Christmas period .. .. and I have quite a lot of them to do.

One set is involving lots of machine stitching so Mr Heart is going to have to endure some more of that over the weekend because I have moved my sewing machine downstairs!

Only wedding stationery has been happening over the past few days .. .. but I do have some makes to share from magazines which are now making an appearance on the magazine shelves.

My first makes come from the Make Cards Today magazine.  One of those bumper packs where you can sit and make lots of projects using just the contents of the pack along with basic supplies.

I was asked to work on a sketch commission .. .. which was nice and easy for me as I have lots of sketches all ready and waiting on the sketch tab at the top of my blog.

These were the three cards I made

All using sketch number 25 .. .. of course the sketch has been rotated and used in different ways to show just how useful a sketch can be!

 I also worked on a decoupage commission and this was my favourite from that set


You can't beat a tartan ribbon at Christmas in my eyes LOL!!

I will share some other of my magazine makes another day rather than give you too many hearts to find in one day!  LOL!!

Back to my sewing machine now.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that the rain stays away so that some of the floods can start to disappear!  They are going to make life very difficult for so many people and businesses.  Not good at any time .. .. but it feels extra painful being so close to Christmas!


Dotty Jo said...

Love tartan and plaid! Beautiful cards, Jules, Jo x

Kathleen said...

I keep forgetting to look for the hearts these days, sorry.
Fabulous set of really lovely creations, especially love all the shades of blue, Super images and great layouts.

Kath x

Tracey T said...

Fabulous cards, Jules. I do like a nice sketch when the old mojo goes AWOL! xx

cotnob said...

Super cards Jules, lovely winter blues on the first three and a great sketch. Such a sweet decoupage image on the final card - a lovely scene.
Sounds like you are busy as always, have a lovely weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Aquarius said...

Fabulous cards you've made for the magazine - love your sketches which are always handy as a reminder when inspiration fails. Yet another magazine which I should look out for - or should I look the other way so that I'm not tempted!!! Have a good weekend and another one will be along super fast I'm sure.

Enny said...

Dear Jules, thank you so much for your comment on my blog, despite your big workload ! Your cards are beautiful, love the sketch ! I also saw your lovely shaped cards in Papercraft Inspirations 197, they're gorgeous ! Hugs, Enny

Sarah said...

What a lovely selection of Christmas inspiration Jules, love the blues and what a fab sketch this is, the one I use most used from your library actually!! xx

Stamps and Paper said...

What a lovely set of cards Jules will have to look out for that magazine..


KandA said...

What a fabulous selection of christmas cards Jules. I love how you used your sketch and pretty papers on the first three and your little decoupaged elf and his his reindeer are adorable xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Four gorgeous cards Jules. Hope all the wedding invite making goes smoothly this weekend.

Sue xx

Brenda said...

I don't know how the weeks fly by so dang fast, but they do don't they?!! Sounds like your hands are full of wedding stuff, which is a good thing. Your Christmas cards are so cute Jules and your sketches are so perfect for making cards easy to do! I love those products from the magazine that you used. Your last card with the elf is adorable too. Love that one. I pray too, that the rain lets up so areas can dry out and the floods can disappear. So devastating with so much rain, fire and such in so many parts of the world. My prayers are with everyone. Hugs, Brenda

MagsB said...

Beautiful cards as usual, Jules. I absolutely love blue and white for winter and Christmas cards, it looks so fresh. And what a cute decoupage card, too!

love Mags B x