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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.

Saturday, 25 April 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope your weekend has got off to a good start.  Another sunny day here after a rather dull start.

Today I am sharing my fifth and final Christmas card for April.  This year I am attempting to make five a month and so far all is going well.

This card has been made for the Rudolph Days Challenge which starts on the 25th of each month.  The theme is always "anything goes" .. .. provided it is Christmas.  So here is my offering:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3741K" Filigree Tree
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley "Christmas Sentiment Tags"
Backing Papers:  Craft Sensations "Floral Dreams"
Scallop Edge Die:  Unbranded from Amazon
Wooden Snowflake

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and take care everyone.  Stay super safe!

I wonder how long we are going to be in lock-down?  I have some really sad brides on my hands at the moment who just don't know what to do about their weddings.  Such a shame when some would have been getting married in just a few weeks.  I can't help feeling that it could take the rest of the year for us to get to anywhere near a sense of normality.


Kathleen said...

I totally forgot, I have never forgot, since I first came across this challenge, years back and was it you who ran it? A really super card, love that tree and the lovely design of your card, beautiful bow too, challenge at Allsorts this week is add a bow, my worst nightmare. Well not sure which is worst, bows or distressed.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Jules, I love the stamp that you've used. Thank you for joining in Rudolph Days Challenge this month.

Sue DT xx

meg said...

Fabulous stamped image and layout a beautiful Christmas card

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules, I love the filigree tree and the fab card design.

It is so sad for your brides. I'm trying not to think about how long we will be like this, just trying to make the most of the days at home with the kids which I wouldn't normally get.

Hope you are all ok
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jules, such a fabulous design.
They were talking about weddings on the TV the other day and one of the biggest problems seems to be that it is almost impossible to re-book the weddings that have to be cancelled because next year is already book up - it must be devastating for so many couples.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Linny said...

Love this card Jules. Looking forward to seeing Mays cards now.

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card. Enjoy your weekend.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules, it's a fabulous image and design.
Such a shame for those planning their weddings this year, and the loss of money will no doubt be horrendous for them.
I'm not confident that Nicola will allow us to break out of the lockdown any time soon, and I think she is right there, too much unknown about this virus and a second wave could be worse than this one. Anyhoo, keep safe and sane, Kate x

Stamps and Paper said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful the Filigree tress design and I like the design of your card very much... Its so sad for the brides and reading in the paper some of them have lost an awful lot of money...we just have to ride it out don't we...


Kath said...

A lovely card Jules - love the colours you've used too.
Kath x

Lynne said...

A beautiful card Jules. I do love trees on Christmas cards as cute isn't always suitable for everyone x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is beautiful, what a great card, I love it. It must be so hard for the lovely brides to be and their dream days being up in the air. It looks like we are past the worst for now but when they stop the restrictions we will end up with the virus levels going up again. :( My folks had a holiday booked for September but are now doubting it will be going ahead. I used one of your sketches for a card today, Thank You it was great and so easy to follow, Hazelxx

Carole said...

Classy and different! I like the fancy edge and the use of the gingham...looks good and is unusual on a Christmas card. Fabulous tree!! xx

Linby said...

wow - this is so unique and just stunning, love it.

Whisper said...

Oooo what an absolute stunner hun and with my DT hat on, thanks for joining us at Aprils Rudolph Days Challenge,

Luv Sam x