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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, 17 November 2019


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a really lovely weekend.

I took a little time out from the wedding work this afternoon to create a Christmas card for entering into a couple of challenges.

The theme came from the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where this fortnight Jo is looking for some "snow" .. .. .. and as I culled a few snippets in the process of making my card I am skipping over to the playground to take part in Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge.

Here is my offering for today:


This used:

Cutting Dies:
Memory Box "98257" Modern Landscape Border
The Paper Boutique Cutting Dies "Winter Wishes"
Sentiment:  DoCrafts Papermania "PMA907180" Christmas in the County - Tags
Backing Papers:  Make & Create "Lovely Mystery"
Glamour Dust
Silver Metallic Twine

Everything has been in my collection for quite some time with the exception of the Winter Wishes die set.  I fell in love with this set when visiting my lovely blog buddy Sarah.   I was very fortunate to pick it up quite a few weeks ago in the Hobbycraft sale and it has been patiently sitting waiting until today to be used.

So that is me for today.  Enjoy what is left of the weekend.


Crafting Queen said...

Love this card!!!

Kathleen said...

That snowflake dies is stunning, and just love those papers and the lovely scene, a really perfect Christmas creation, oh spotted the heart, lol.

Kath x

Dotty Jo said...

What a beautiful card, Jules! I love the little scene in the snow and that snowflake die is stunning. Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart again, Jo x

Tracey T said...

Another beautiful card, Jules. The design paper is perfect for a wintry scene and the snow on the trees and house is so pretty x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is STUNNING, Julie. I love the snow and the blue touches. Everything about it is beautiful and SO professionally put together. Thanks for sharing it in the Snippets Playground and best of luck in the random draw. I also have a give-away (as Guest Designer) on my blog here:

AND....I also have another challenge blog (Word Art Wednesday) where I'd love to have you link up. These challenges are always Anything Goes/Family Friendly, and we have awesome prizes. Come play along!

Have a blessed and creative week!
Karen Letchworth

Kath said...

A fabulous card Jules - a lovely snowy winter scene.
Kath x

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Jules, a lovely winter scene and fabulous snowflake frame.
I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful little card Jules.

Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning cards Jules and you managed to get so much detail in your beautiful little scenes


KandA said...

What a delightful wintery christmas card. Love the dies and the super snowy background xx

JanR said...

So pretty, I love it!

Di said...

Jules! This truly is a stunning card - absolute perfection. I do so love everything about it - especially the Winter Wishes die you used.


Di xx

Sarah said...

Oh how I love to be able to help fellow crafters spend their money and in this case I promise it will be well worth it Jules!! What a lovely snowy scene. I wonder if we will get to see the like this year? xx

MagsB said...

What a fabulous snowflake die, it makes the perfect frame for your winter scene!

love Mags B x