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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.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope your day has been good and productive.

This evening I sat playing on a little lap tray in front of the TV .. .. armed with just a few supplies I came up with this little scrapling card which is made from the offcuts I get left with after making my card bases.  I trim them a little to measure 6.5 x 13.5cm.

Quick and easy to do, the masks took me longer to produce than the actual card!  But I love the finished look and will be making lots of them .. .. on my knee!  LOL!!

A quick run upstairs to my sewing machine and this is what I ended up with:

This used:

Image and sentiment:  Penny Black "3907J" A wish for all time
Stormy Sky Distress Ink
My Trusty Sewing Machine

Quite a short recipe list .. .. .. but the perfect amount of goodies for working on a lap tray.  I often play on one of those when making my teeny tiny and scrapling cards.  The perfect size for a small guillotine and a stack of card and design paper offcuts!

So an extra Christmas card from me this month which is good because I wanted to play along with the Rudolph Days Challenge for September where the theme is always "anything goes .. .. as long as it is Christmas".

So that is me for today - another day just about done and dusted.  Why do they have to fly by so quickly?


Carol S. said...

Love this elegant card Jules. Beautiful.
Love and hugs,
Carol xxxx

meg said...

A beautiful card with a wonderful image,I'll be humming the 12 days of Christmas for most of the morning now.

Aquarius said...

A super little extra card for Christmas. A lap tray is certainly a very handy thing to have, I use mine for lots of things including my beadwork, parchment craft, assembling die cut 'bits' which need building into something and so on.... Can't imagine how the days would drag if there weren't cards to be made.

Lisa xx said...

Beautiful card.....very tastefully done

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Jules..what a beautiful card you’ve created with your scraplings....just catching up on blogs have been busy in the garden getting ready for the winter and other jobs that needed doing..


Doreen said...

A beautiful card Jules.... I love working in front of the tv too.

Take care

Kath said...

A lovely scraplings card Jules.
Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

It's hard to imagine that this beautiful card was made out of scarps Jules, I love it.

Sue xx

cotnob said...

A pretty card Jules, I can't believe you can make a card on your lap - I manage to cut out decoupage and even that ends up everywhere!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Jules.x
(Wood backed stamp?)

cuilliesocks said...

This is so beautiful Jules, really elegant with the lovely doves and colours, Kate x

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is super, what a pretty card, I would get too distracted if I had a laptray and I would get myself mixed up!! Oops!! Hope your doing ok, Hazelx

Jenny L said...

Hi Jules,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Oh I love your card and what a great way to use up scraps.
That image is so peacful and beautiful.
Love all the work gone into this super card.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Carole said...

Beautiful and classy Jules...wish I could run upstairs!! xx

Kathleen said...

Gosh Julie, this is really, really beautiful and very classy, love it.

Kath x

Anonymous said...

A beautiful holiday card! I love the image, sentiment and soft background - and the extra mat of gold makes it so elegant. Hard to imagine the size of your cards if this is a scrapping. Thank you so much for sharing with the Rudolph Days Challenge.
Linda, DT

JanR said...

Lovely card! So very classy and the sparkle and shine is wonderful!

scrappymo! said...

You have made a perfect teensy card. Great way to use up those pesky offcuts.
You do such a good job with those. I always love your teensy cards.

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

XxJULESxX said...

Love it! beautiful card!

Sarah said...

What an elegant card Jules, Great inking!! xx