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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.

Monday, 14 September 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope you all had a good weekend.  Our weather was fantastic .. .. and it has been today too.  

It would be lovely if Mr Sunshine decided to stay around for a while.

I am here today with my second Christmas card for September.  It is the result of my first play using the new style of Lili of the Valley Digi Stamps. 

This used:

Image:  LOTV "Sending Christmas Wishes"
Backing Paper:  LOTV "Krafty Red and White"
Glamour Dust
My Trusty Sewing Machine

For anyone who hasn't seen this new range from LOTV - you layer images on top of patterned paper (it will work with any digital papers).  The image remains white on the patterned paper so you can colour it

The images come with full step by step instructions on how to use them and I couldn't wait to have a try.  

Really pleased with how this has turned out .. .. might have to nip back and pick up a few more images before the sale ends!


meg said...

Beautiful CAS card,the stamp is adorable in the traditional Christmas colours you used and I love the backing paper,hope you have a great week

Aquarius said...

You are certainly getting on with your Christmas cards for this month. This idea is a new one on me which I will maybe investigate because LOTV always have such super images. Enjoy the sunshine.

Stamps and Paper said...

Good morning Jukes ...Sweet Christmas card.. lovely image and great colouring...hope the sunshine stays a little longer...


aussie aNNie said...

Love this Jules, such a stunning card and stamp. x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Thank you for explaining what was new about the digi stamps Jules. A fantastic card and it does look fabulous against the background.

Sue xx

cotnob said...

A pretty card Jules, a lovely image and great design - it sounds like the new range is really versatile.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a sweet Christmas card Jules! I love this image, who wouldn't?! You have colored this little cutie pie up so cute. Loving the background too. Love the whole dang card! How interesting, I will have to check out these digi's. I like how you can put it on a background paper and still be able to color it. Very cool indeed. Hope to see more of these from you Jules! I hope your sunshine sticks around too. Ours has been hit or miss. Very chilly here this morning, down to 45. Brrrr, not ready for old man Winter to come! Hugs, Brenda

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card.

Doreen said...

Beautiful as always Jules...... I am so glad I popped by your blog, I never realised Pink Petticoat had reopened as The Lovely studio....I hope you are all keeping well.I have been keeping up with what you have been up

cuilliesocks said...

Just so beautiful Jules, lovely colours and design and a sweet image, Kate x x

Kathleen said...

A really super card, a great image and the background papers are really nice, especially as they are in a totally different colour which works really ell with th images. Not looked at LOTV products for ages, must rectify that.

Kath x

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Waouh ! J'adore cette carte et son magnifique coloriage.

Lynne said...

This is my favourite background of the new release and your card is fab Jules with the little girl and her dog beautifully coloured x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is beautiful, I love that new style with the papers behind the image. It just looks so different but very on trend. Hope you're having a great week, Hazelxx

Sarah said...

What a lovely card, love red and kraft together. Brilliantly done xx