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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.

Saturday, 24 October 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and staying safe.

It has been a day pretty much full of rain here!

I have been back in "wedding mode" this week and have today delivered a second set of invitations to a couple who unfortunately had to cancel their last wedding.   They have now arranged a "very small" wedding which will hopefully be able to happen .. .. .. and they will then have a "big" celebration on their first wedding anniversary.  I am keeping my fingers tightly crossed  for them. 

So with the invitations delivered I finished a card that I had started for taking over to Fezziwig's Festive  Frolics Challenge where Hazel has provided a lovely sketch for us to work with this fortnight.

This is my offering:

This used:

Sentiment:  LOTV Christmas Topper Set
Backing Papers:  Dovecraft "Christmas Basics" 
Nestabilities Circle Die
Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Snowflakes from the snowflake die box
My Trusting Sewing Machine

and here is the sketch, which I  rotated by 180 degrees for my card.

I seem to be doing quite well with Christmas cards this month .. .. well over my quota of 5.  Good job really because I still need lots more before December arrives!

Enjoy the rest of your evening and weekend .. .. and don't forget to alter those clocks. 


Unknown said...

Aww love that image, its totally Christmas. Honestly Jules, your sewing, wow, its so precise especially around the circle and it adds such a personal touch. I like the Argyll patterned panel and you worked the sketch brilliantly.

As you will soon discover, I'm a massive snow and Christmas fan and once I go Christmas I go full throttle Christmas... even the cat doesn't escape without some festive adornment.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend x

meg said...

Hi Jules

A fabulous image, I love seeing robins on Christmas cards,this one is adorable have a great week Meg x

Aquarius said...

You do manage to find some adorable images - loving this one and the sentiment shape gives the whole thing a bit of extra interest. Very wet yesterday but so far sunshine this morning, long may it last!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning your sweet Robin card.. like the colour ways.. you are really ‘rockin’ Robin with your Christmas cards...
Our weather was the same here yesterday but we’ve got sunshine this morning... I feel very sorry for those people getting married it be a day to celebrate with the whole family and friends...
Happy Sunday


Enny said...

Oh, what a lovely Christmas card, such a cute bird ! Yes, we live in terrible times, here in Belgium, the rules are also stricter again, as Corona numbers are getting high... So sad for the wedding couples everywhere. We also have a rainy Autumn, but it gives us time to make more cards ! :) All the best and stay safe ! Enny

Carole said...

You never cease to amaze me how you put things together and 'they go'!!
I wonder if you spend ages like me trying this bit, then that bit, no what about this bit?? get the drift.I lose the will to live trying to source the right piece!
Anyway a super card with a lovely cute image and sentiment.Enjoy your Sunday. xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a fantastic card Jules, I love the image. I have to say that I do feel for all these couples who have had big wedding plans, only to see that delayed or cancelled. But a smaller wedding and a big party at a later date seems like a great idea too.

Sue xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just gorgeous Jukes, love the backing hexagons.. and always Catherine lovely cute plus image. .what not to love?
Hard to do weddings, pray for them with you too for every blessing.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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cotnob said...

A sweet Christmas card Jules, such a cute Robin and great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Jules, a lovely image and papers, and super design, Kate x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh what a sweet card, I love that image!! It was rainy here yesterday too, but today is has mostly been windy. Its such a shame for all the Couples wanting to get married. Hopefully by this time next year all will be ok for them once again, Thank You for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazel xx

Brenda said...

We have had rain for much of the day too Jules and more to come tomorrow. But I'm not complaining because they need the rain. I so do hope the small wedding goes off as planned, it is been such a challenging year for brides and grooms, well everyone really. I love your sweet birdie card Jules, fabulous papers, such a cute birdie image and I love how you did the sentiment. Hugs, Brenda

MagsB said...

An absolute cutie, Jules, the robin on the bough is adorable!

love Mags B x

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jules!