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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, 31 January 2020


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday.

I hope all is well with you .. .. and if not that things improve pretty smartish!

Life is a little bit of a blur here at the moment with lots cracking off on the wedding front and also the life front in general to be fair .. .. hence me not making an appearance here in a while.

I still have lots of wedding invitations to make between now and the end of next week.  Weddings are what I have been concentrating on for the majority of my time.  Happy couples all excitedly waiting to send stationery out ahead of their summer weddings.

But I do need to share the last of my January Christmas cards to prove I have met my quota (I am trying to make five each month).

These used:

Image, Sentiment and Papers all from Tinker N Co Digital "Chesterton"
Snowflakes and Gems
My Trusty Sewing Machine

So January Christmas is complete .. .. just in time!!!  Five Christmas cards in my stock box!

I am taking the first of my cards over to share in Di's Snippets Playground Challenge where we are encouraged to use up our snippets.  My snippets are all the plain matting layers and the ribbons.  The little dog reminded me so much of Dudley (Di's cute little dog) that I just had to use it for a snippet card.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!



Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This puppy is so cute Jules, I think he may need to move in with me. I love the cards that you've made using him.

Sue xx

meg said...

That little guy is adorable three beautiful cards

Stamps and Paper said...

Such sweet cards Jules and love your cute images and background papers


Crafting Queen said...

I love these card Jules,they are super cute! Have a great weekend.x

Carole said...

Cute and as always very classy Jules.xx

Aquarius said...

This adorable dog reminded me of Dudley too as soon as a clicked onto your post - these cards are lovely and well done for meeting your target, especially as you have such a busy schedule.

cotnob said...

These are super cute Jules, adorable images and great papers.
Sounds like you are still busy, you are doing well with your Christmas cards though - more than I can say!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sarah said...

What can I say? Cuteness overload I think just about sums it up!! These are fantastic cards Jules xx

MagsB said...

Jules, these Christmas cards are adorable! What a fun sentiment, too! I hope your massive tidy-up is going well, it's very sensible to do a bit at a time, I must adopt that approach! Trying to do it all at once is so daunting that I usually giveup before I start! Good luck!

love Mags B x

Kathleen said...

Hi Jules, It seems to be a day for really sweet images. These are mega sweet images, not to mention the fact that the cards are fabulous, a really brilliant set of cards Jules.

Kath x

Di said...

Wonderful cards Jules! The top one especially could be our Dudley Dog! His peach coloured floppy ears are really the only difference. The little monkey got out today when Len accidentally left one of the side gates open for literally a couple of minutes as most! He (Dudley) is such an opportunist and he decided a tootle around the front garden would make a nice change.


Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

Just all so adorable Jules, beautifully designed cards, Kate x

susiestacey said...

Oh My Word that is just far too cute, l love the images - just like my fluffy boy Toby. Now, if l did digital l would be snapping the up pretty sharp. Just gorgeous Jules xx

Brenda said...

OMGosh, these are so cute Jules! You are right in that this little doggie looks like Di's little Dudley, so I'm glad you are linking to the Playground. The papers and the images are so beautiful in the blues/whites and I love how you have embellished them. They are just perfect and I'm in love with each one! I can imagine how excite the happy couples are to get their wedding stationery and get them out for their summer weddings! They have come to the best that is for sure! So I'm so proud of you for getting your 5 cards done for January. Hugs, Brenda

Mary said...

Jules your cards are beautiful. I see Dudley in those card too. The blue colors are so peaceful. Gorgeous all of them.

Sarn said...

VERY VERY Cute Christmas card set.

Hugs, Sarn xxx