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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.

Wednesday 24 June 2020


Hi Everyone

Another day done and dusted.

I am pleased to say that nearly all of the remaining plants have now got new places to grow in the garden (apart from just a few) but I will find somewhere to squeeze them in!

The gardening started really early before the sun became too hot and strong and later this afternoon I spent time under the garden umbrella colouring a few images.  

None of my images have been used for this card though.

I used an old paper pad from Kaisercraft that had just a few sheets remaining and thought it fitted well into Fezziwig's Festive Frolics where there is a picture for inspiration.  I have already entered once this fortnight but decided to play along again:

This used:

Paper Pad:  Kaisercraft "Silver Bells"
Silver Card
Silver Ribbon
My Trusty Sewing Machine

This is the inspiration image .. .. and I was inspired once again by the colours and felt the lovely baubles on the background paper match those in the picture really well

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So that is me for today .. .. with my 4th Christmas card for June done and dusted. 

Catch you again soon.


Mrs A. said...

You always manage to pull such lovley colours together in your papers you use.
Hugs Mrs A.

meg said...

Beautiful colour tones in the background paper and sentiment,the silver ribbon and bow the perfect finishing touch

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Jules, beautiful papers and lovely sentiment topper.
I am up early again today, already showered, washing on the line and Ramsey walked - we will be relaxing for the rest of the day.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card.

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Jules...Lovely bauble Christmas card, like the colours and as always perfectly stitched..
It does get very hot very quickly at the moment and the garden needs plenty of water...hopefully with the rain and thunder coming in we can have a night off from watering...


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Jules, I love the papers that you've used.

Sue xx

Whisper said...

Oooo am loving the gorgeous silver tint to this fabby card, shame you didn't upload it today, then you could have joined us at Rudolph Days, luv Sam x

Enny said...

Such a beautiful card, love the paper, and the centre piece is gorgeous with the bow ! Yes it's hot, I only go out in the morning and late evening, pfff... Hugs and keep cool ! Enny

cuilliesocks said...

I love the colours on your card Jules and it's a gorgeous design, Love it, Kate x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous colours .... stunning card ...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Kathleen said...

Oh gosh Julie, nearly had a heart attack, thought you had got your tree up already. Love those baubles and the lovely shine on them, great colours and anyone would be so pleased to receive this super card.

Kath x

Brenda said...

You are a busy lady as always Jules! Glad you got the plants in except for a few. But I know you will get them in soon too. This card is stunning-those papers are stunning! I love the colors in these papers and you have show cases them so well with your design and stitching. You are doing great with getting 4 Christmas cards made each month! Much better than me even getting one made. I need to get on the ball! Hugs, Brenda

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohhhh these papers are amazing!!! Love the colours and I have to say they match perfectly with the colours on the challenge. What a super card. The bow just finishes it off perfectly!! Sunny here today but the rains due later so grass cutting time after lunch, Thanks for joining in with me once again over on Fezziwigs Festive Frolics, Hazel xx