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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 11 January 2021


 But it comes to my blog multiple times a year - starting today!!  

Hi Everyone

I hope your week is off to a good start.

Flying in and out very quickly today with my very first Christmas card for 2021

This used:

Every stamp and die in the Sizzix stamp and die set "659376" Holiday - Joy
Creative Craft Products:  Side Stepper Card Die Set
Backing Paper:  Make & Create "Magical Christmas"
Spellbinders Dies:  Circle and Scallop Circle
Versafine Inkpads in a variety of colours
My Trusty Sewing Machine

This is for taking over to the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the theme this fortnight is 

"Such a Deer"

So that is it .. .. Christmas card number one into the box!  Yay!!


meg said...

Beautiful make Jules,you created a fabulous winter wonderland scene

Claire said...

Ooh that's very different for you... love the stepper element to showcase the "Joy" sentiment and trio of trees which gives great depth. Cheeky little heart today ;) x

Aquarius said...

A great start to your Christmas card collection of this year - guessed it was Sizzix as soon as I saw it. They always seem to come up trumps with their tempting products

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Jules, a fabulous start to your Christmas cards - no doubt I will be in a mad rush at the end of the year again!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Carole said...

This is super lovely Jules....whatever you do it's classy. Love it! xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic scene Jules. A great start to building your stash.

Sue xx

Brenda said...

Good for you for your first Christmas card for 2021! I need to get on that myself! I love this step card Jules, it is so fun and festive! Everything is so bold and stands out so nicely. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh what a cracker for a first card of 2021!! Its brilliant!!! Love the side stepper feature on it. Full of fear here with the big rise in covid but just plodding on though following the rules. All we can do really!! Hope alls well with you and yours, Love Hazelxx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules,love the

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card to start off your 2021 Christmas cards Jules


JD/ Jill said...

A stunning card! Side step cards are one of my favorite folds to do. I promised myself that I would not do what I did last year and waited too long to make Christmas cards... My thought was that I would make at least One Christams card a week. Here it is 12 days into the new year, and I have not made one card yet. This is why I don't usually make New year's resolutions...but you have inspired get started!

Sally H said...

A stunning card, Jules x

Dotty Jo said...

How lovely! I love this card, Jules. Just look at all the different elements and how they all sit together soo beautifully. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

cuilliesocks said...

How gorgeous Jules, a long time since I saw a stepper card like this and it's a super design. Lovely elements and layout, Kate x

Sarah said...

This is fantastic Jules, a lovely wintry scene xx

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous stepper card and you've used the stamps and dies beautifully together. Thanks for joining the fun at Christmas Kickstart. Hugz