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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, 5 October 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good Monday .. ..  another wet day here!

My play this evening created my first Christmas card for October and this is for taking over to the Christmas Kickstart Challenge who have a theme this fortnight of "Festive Sweet Treats".

This is what I came up with:

This used:

Image:  Bugaboo Stamps "Candy Cane Mouse"
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Impact Label"
Hobbycraft Mini Die - Holly
Glossy Accents
Diamond Stickles

I created the background for the cute mouse using Serif Craft Artist 2.

Catch you again tomorrow with a little teeny, tiny make.


JD/ Jill said...

Adorable Christmas card. Thank you so much for following my blog. You made my day!

meg said...

What a wonderful fun image that candy cane looks delicious,great CAS layout with the perfect sentiment and embellishments thank you for your best wishes my back pain is a lot better as long as I don't sit for too long

Aquarius said...

Such a cute image and certainly a large sweet treat for the little fellow. Great background idea and a good start to your October Christmas card collection.

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules,love the fabulous image.

I still use the free Craft Artist,I was never sure if could
warrant paying for the upgrade.

Take care

Lisa xx said...

Oooh this is just adorable! Such a cute lil' the design you've created here. xx

Kath said...

A lovely card Jules and such a cute candy cane mouse too.
Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a cute Christmas card your little mouse image which you’ve coloured beautifully.....another rainy start to the day here we’ll be getting webbed feet at this rate!

Have a good Tuesday


Dotty Jo said...

Just look at his little face - he looks like someone's spotted him and asked where he's going with the candy cane! Your card is adorable, Jules. Thanks for joining Chrissie and me at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

cotnob said...

A fun Christmas card Jules, such a cute image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Viv said...

A really cute Christmas card Jules! x

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so cute. Love this sweet image and your wonderful coloring.

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card. Hope all is well.

cuilliesocks said...

Such a cute image and a lovely card Jules, super design and colours, Kate x

Carole said...

Brilliant!! xx Love the design and that cute mouse. xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Not sure where my days are going lately, just popping in to say I love this gorgeous card.

Sue xx

Sarah said...

What a super cute little fella. Love the background. I lost Craft Artist 2 when my old desktop PC died, such a useful programme xx

Kathleen said...

This is fabulous, a really super image, love the colours and design.

Kath x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Super cute mouse with candy cane, Jules - just love how you've colored him!! So great with the added holly & berries too!!

JanR said...

So super cute! Lovely colouring and I adore the frame...and the way you did the sentiment too! It took me a minute to find the heart. (:

Sandy said...

I have been looking at your cards and I really like your style.
Sandy XX

Chrissie said...

This is such fun Jules, your colouring is fabulous and this little chap is a real cutie!
Thanks for sharing with Christmas Kickstart this time!
Chrissie - Guest Elf!