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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, 3 January 2020


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday!  (had to stop and think what day it was then!) LOL!!!

Well  you thought Christmas was over and done with .. .. well Christmas 2019 might be complete but for me I am going to do the same as I did last year and make Christmas cards all year .. .. and today is my first!  

It made such a difference in the run up to Christmas to have a lovely stash of cards behind me that I want exactly the same to happen this year .. .. .. and preferably with even more in the box.  

So here is Christmas card number one for popping into my currently empty Christmas box:

This used:

Image:  Lili of the Valley "Snowy Hugs" 
Sentiment:  Kaisercraft Clear Stamp Set "North Pole"
Backing Paper:  Paper Choice Printables "Tartan" via Etsy
Poppy Stamps Die Set:  Stitched Market Tag
Ribbon and Cord
Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
My Trusty Sewing Machine

Off now to add my project to the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the theme is "Penguin Parade".

Our tree and decorations are coming down over the weekend .. .. boo hoo!!  The house is going to look very dull and boring this time tomorrow!

Catch you soon.


Carole said...

Brilliant start Jules....little tip..before hubby retires...make treble your cards...! Our house looks bare today, just the trees to demolish tomorrow...sad, but as hubby says we can do it all again in 10 months! xx

Liz said...

Your card is adorable, Jules. The patterned paper you've used makes a perfect frame around the cute image. xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling penguin couple and I love all the layers and details, Jules!! Spotted this cutie at Christmas Kickstart - great start to your Christmas card stash!

meg said...

Gorgeous image and card your backing paper looks wonderful with the image and embellishments

Crafting Queen said...

What a lovely card, such a cute image.

Aquarius said...

Great idea starting early - adorable penguins.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well done you, I am doing the same. Great layout

Kath said...

A lovely card and such cute penguins.
Kath x

Trudy said...

Very beautiful card!
greetings, Trudy

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such an adorable image and great papers - you will be so organised for Christmas 2020 if you carry on like this.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love those cute penguins. I really need to make a start on mine as soon as poss!
Lorraine x

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Love the kissy penguins and the colours. The cute little heart tag and bow are fab. Thanks for joining the Christmas Kickstart challenge. Hugz

Kathleen said...

Beat ya, got 13 done already and a few left over from last year so not doing too bad.
Love these sloppy penguins and the papers are perfect, gorgeous bow too, brilliant cards.

Kath x

Dotty Jo said...

What a beauty! A gorgeous image and beautiful papers. I LOVE how you added the heart on this card - cute! So glad you've joined Gail and I at the first pre-Christmas 2020 challenge from CKC, Jo x

Enny said...

What a sweet card, lovely ! Yes, I'm also going to make at least 1 Christmas card a week. It came in very handy to have already a bunch of cards in november. Hugs, Enny