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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, 10 October 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope that you are enjoying your weekend and are finding time for a bit of crafty fun!

Tonight I decided to have a play creating a card for Fezziwig's Festive Frolics where the theme this fortnight is to "show some texture".

This is what I ended up with at the end of my session this evening:

This used:

Sizzix Bigz Die "664219" Reindeer
Sentiment:  Kaisercraft "C5188" North Pole
Creative Expressions That Special Touch "Distressed Dots" Mica Mask
Winsor & Newton Modelling Paste
White Gesso Acrylic
Brilliance Moonlight White Dew Drop Ink Pad
White Embossing Powder
Crystal Glamour Dust
Sequin Waste to use as a stencil on the reindeer
My Trusty Sewing Machine

I started with a sheet of navy card and lightly painted it with white gesso before adding modelling paste through the mask .. .. .. .. and then sprinkled it with Glamour Dust to give it a shine,

Mr Blogger is messing with my photographs tonight so they will just have to stay in a different order to normal.

My card is all ready for tomorrow so I will definitely be seeing you then!

Take care everyone.  It is looking like we are going back to those super scary times again.


meg said...

Nearly missed the heart on this fabulous card Jules looked everywhere but the sentiment,you created a wonderful background for the gorgeous die cut reindeer. Enjoy the rest of the weekend x

Aquarius said...

What a super reindeer, guess he is quite large? You've certainly added lots of texture to the card, the background looks like denim. Look forward, as always, to seeing your next creation. Yes, the news is somewhat worrying and depressing but thank goodness for being able to 'get lost' if only for a short time in our crafting worlds. Enjoy your Sunday, stay safe. Hugs.

Claire said...

I adore the navy cardstock and how you've created a denim look with gesso, looks so cool. Nice backdrop for the leaping reindeer x

Doreen said...

A beautiful card Jules,love what you have done for the background.

Take care

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your textured reindeer card the way you’ve used your stencil on your deer and you can’t beat a bit of added sparkle..
Happy Sunday


cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jules, a super background and lovely reindeer.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful Christmas card Jules, I love the texture that you've got on this card.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules what a gorgeous card, I love the reindeer and the fab stencil work in the background, Kate x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is beautiful, what a pretty make and so full of texture. Love it. Think the whole country will be a bit more locked down again soo. We seem to be ahead of the game here in Scotland. We had further restrictions from Friday. Thanks for joining in with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazelxx

Kathleen said...

A really super background and a lovely die, super card.

Kath x

JD/ Jill said...

I like this so much! I used to use embossing paste a lot with my stencils...In fact, I was thinking of trying it today, but never got around to it. I haven't done it fo awhile, and I'm afraid my paste will have dried up...but I guess the only way I'll find out...Is it I try it...
Thanks for inspiring me ...

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Love the background ... I would love to do that ...but bit scared of it ....
It looks stunning ....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sarah said...

What a fabulous card, the background looks like denim...fantastic!! xx