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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, 14 November 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope your weekend has got off to a good start.

Gnomes are definitely the "in thing" this year and there are certainly some very cute ones around.  Not just as images or dies but as full scale Christmas decorations and also cute sewing projects.  I have to admit I love them!

A quick nip to Etsy saw lots of the little beauties and I decided to take some home to my download folder to play with this evening.

This is my first gnome creation:

This used:

Image:  ATArtDigital "Gnome for the Holidays"  (fantastic price too at the moment)
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Backing Papers:  Dovecraft "Christmas Basics"
Spellbinders:  Circles and Scalloped Circles
Crystal Glamour Dust
Nail Heads
White Gel Pen
Corner Rounding Punch
My Trusty Sewing Machine

The digital download has three gnome images, but I just fussy cut my favourite out at this stage.  I am sure the others will be making an appearance though.

My photographs were all playing up this evening so they are in a total different order to normal.  But at least they are there.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.  I wonder if tomorrow is going to be full of rain .. .. the same as today?


meg said...

Fabulous fun gnome and card,miserable day here,will be sitting beside the woodburner with a book,hope you have a good week

Aquarius said...

There are some great gnomes about and you've chosen well with this one - super card. Had some rain this morning but a little blue sky showing so fingers crossed it won't be as dismal and wet as yesterday.

Viv said...

He's a real cute Gnomey Jules! Lovely card!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Fantastic Jules, a great image I love this card.

Sue xx

Doreen said...

Such a cute gnome

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Jules, a fun gnome and great papers.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh golly this is so sweet, what a cute digi, may have to go snaggle it!!! Love the colours you have used for the card too, hope you are having a good weekend and lockdown isnt too bad for you, Hazel xx

cuilliesocks said...

Have to say I love gnomes too, and this one is sooo cute, it's a wonderful card Jules a super design, Kate x

Unknown said...

Awh, he is so adorable.
Sheila x

Lorraine said...

He is a fabulous looking gnome Jules. Love the colours and layout.
Lorraine x

JD/ Jill said...

This is so cute!

Stamps and Paper said...

Jules your gnomes are adorable such a sweet grandkids asked fir sone gnome cards for their friends..


Enny said...

What a lovely card, and the gnome is gorgeous ! Sorry for being so late with my comments, had a bit of trouble with my PC, but it's alright now. Hugs, Enny

Sarah said...

I think gnomes and Tomte are gorgeous, Hubby on the other hand...not so much!! What a lovely card xx