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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.

Thursday, 25 June 2020


Hi Everyone

Phew!!!  What a super hot day today has been!  Lovely that we have beautiful sunshine but I am hoping tomorrow will be a little cooler.

Here sharing another of the lovely images I bought last weekend from Power Poppy .. .. which I coloured in the garden yesterday.  Hot summer's day and I colour a Christmas wreath LOL!!

Love the image very much and for me it is just perfect for a "grown up" Christmas card,

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Power Poppy "Beribboned Wreath"
Backing Papers:  Papermania "A Silent Night"  (a very, very old favourite)
Glossy Accents
Corner Rounding Punch
Gold Gems
Gold Ribbon
My Trusty Sewing Machine

The card is for taking over to the Rudolph Days challenge where the theme is always "anything goes as long as it is Christmas".

This now completes my five Christmas cards for June.  

Halfway through the year already and a nice little collection of cards are coming together.


Aunty Sue said...

Love these card but I am so rubbish at colouring foliage. Your card is stunning. Have a good day

Carol S. said...

A beautifully coloured image Jules. Very grown up gives you a warm feeling. Not that we need it, with the sunny days we are having.

Will reply shortly. We lost everything on our computer. It was a Microsoft update that my hubby did, as you would!! We lost all my access on line and all my favourites!! All sorted now.

Take care and keep cool!!
Love and big hugs,
Carol S.xxxx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful wreath and beautiful colouring, Jules.
Your card is so very pretty, as always!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Kath said...

A lovely grown up card and a beautifully coloured Christmas wreath.

Hopefully it will be a little cooler today to keep some people away from the beach giving the police and street cleaners a chance to catch their breath!

Kath x

Aquarius said...

This is a wonderful addition to your Christmas card collection - great colouring of the wreath. Very hot here for a couple of days, far too much for me - so exhausting! Have a good weekend

meg said...

Beautifully coloured wreath Jules the colours on the foliage are stunning

Lynne said...

Fabulous card Jules, gorgeous colouring. I need more grown up cards. Have a good weekend x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a beautiful image and card Jules and as you say perfect for grown ups.

Sue xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Jules, a fabulous Christmas wreath and great colouring.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Forgot to say Thank you for taking part in this months Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sue xx

Tracey T said...

This really is a lovely image. I know what you mean about it being a "grown up" card! We just had one day of really hot weather but the thunderstorm last night was incredible. Fascinating to watch as we're in a dark sky area, so our nights really are pitch black x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas wreath card certainly was hot yesterday...too hot in the garden and the craft room for me..thankfully it’s a little cooler today

Anne X

Whisper said...

Colouring in the garden, gee you were brave - i hid inside, next to a fan 🤣

Like you say, a very grown up image & this is the sort of one, that would be perfect for say Alan's dad, beautifully coloured too hun & thanks for joining us at June's Rudolph Days Challenge,

I had to use 13 year old son's computer for watermark and uploading post !!

Luv Sam x

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Jules , hope you well . Super, and like you say, a grown up card. They say if you look at snowy pictures when it's hot it cools you...maybe with Christmas cards too . I was the same as you colouring in the garden , my craft room is boiling in the afternoon sun.
Jane x

Sarah said...

Yep, very grown up and very beautiful xx

Enny said...

What a wonderful card, and the colouring is superb !! Still very hot today, I'm melting away.... :)) Hugs, Enny

Kathleen said...

This is one of the better Christmas wreaths, looks real compared to some. Great shades of green and lovely papers.

Kath x

KandA said...

Gorgeous, elegant card Jules. Super stamp and wonderfully coloured xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Jules,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Oh how I love your wonderful wreath card and it is coloured perfectly too.
Love how you have made that wreath really pop from the page.
Great papers used for the background.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, it's a beautiful card and such a lovely wreath, beautifully coloured too, Kate x