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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.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!

For today I have been super organised and scheduled a post to share a project I enjoyed working on for the current issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine .. .. which is now decorating the newsagent shelves!

For this commission I was asked to work with a cute plastic dome which is lit with a tiny LED light, plain flat packed wooden shapes that are constructed to form decorative elements, a Moonstone "Prancing Pixies" die set and metallic gold gilding flakes.

I had great fun colouring, painting, constructing and gilding the wooden elements and then arranging and fixing them inside the dome, using modelling paste with Glamour dust sprinkled on top to create a snowy base.

To decorate the inside of the dome I added double sided tape to vellum, die cut and punched into the vellum and then removed the backing from the tape to attach the various elements.

The finished dome is approximately 14cm high and is going to look super cute decorating my home over Christmas.  I wonder where it will be nestled?


Stamps and Paper said...

Jules this is beautifulI have seen this domes in Hobbycraft what inspiration you've given us


cuilliesocks said...

WOW Jules, how absolutely gorgeous, I love the little house so pretty all lit up too, it's a perfect project for Christmas, Kate x

Lynne said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I don't know how you find the time to do so much with your wedding work as well. This will look lovely at Christmas x

Carole said...

This is superb it! xx

Kathleen said...

A really beautiful creation, love it.

Kath x

cotnob said...

This is stunning Jules, a beautiful Christmas decoration. I was wondering where the dome came from, I would love to make some of these to decorate my home.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Elizabeth said...

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful, Jules. A lovely thing to bring out every Christmas. xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful project!!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A wonderful project Jules.

Sue xx

KandA said...

Wow what an amazing creation Jules. I bet it looks really magical in the dark with the light shining from the windows xx

MagsB said...

Your dome creation looks like so much fun to make! What a lovely decoration!

(So sorry I haven't commented for ages, life has got very busy recently! But this evening I have precious time to look through your fabulous blog and enjoy all your marvellous creations.)

Take care!

love Mags B xxx

Tracey T said...

Wow, this is lovely! A perfect Christmas decoration xx