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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.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021


Hi Everyone

I hope your week has been going well.

Life is being super busy here at the moment with one thing and another and I seem to be getting nowhere fast .. .. .. in fact the only thing that seems to be going fast are the weeks!

Anyway, just flying in quickly with a card for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the theme for the current challenge is "Slimline Cards". 

This card did start off as a full blown DL card but in the end I trimmed it down a little .. .. so now I will need to make and envelope as well LOL!!

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Indigo Blu " Stag Cliffhanger"
Backing Paper from snippet mountain
Distress Inks:  Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone and Milled Lavender
X-Cut:  Holly Die
White Gell Pen
My Trusty Sewing Machine

Christmas card number five into the stock box!

Take care and stay safe.


Arlene said...

Great background and I love the deep almost black color of the Indigo Blu you used for the sentiment and image. I like your style!

So glad you joined us at Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Elf- Arlene

meg said...

A stunning image Jules haven't seen this stamp before, he's perfect for the slimline base.Deep snow here so not venturing out very often,

LesleyG said...

That is just SO pretty, what a lovely composition! Xxx

Lynne said...

A wonderful card Jules and a lovely night time feel to your background, goes so well with the stamp. Haven't had a go at the slimline craze yet as I'm not really sure whether I like it, but I may be swayed if it stays xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card Jules - I love the stamp you've used.
Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Christmas card’re certainly making a good start on your 2021 Christmas cards


Aquarius said...

What an interesting stamp and your background work is great. Christmas collection is growing

Enny said...

I absolutely understand dear Jules, my days are also flying by, and it seems like I get almost nothing done... Well, I have been busy, clearing the snow from the foothpath and terrace (3 times already), and extra feeding the birds in the garden. It's still freezing day and night, maybe milder weather next week. Between all the caring, and also walking the dog, I try to make some wintery cards. Your cards are so beautiful, good to have some already for next Christmas ! Stay safe, all the best ! Enny

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Jules, a fabulous stamp - I quite often cut cards down to fit my main image and then think to myself 'I shouldn't have done that, now I need to make an envelope'.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful wintery scene Jules, I love this card.

Sue xx

Dotty Jo said...

What a stunning card, Jules! Love the image you've chosen. Some of my cards aren't standard size so I'm going to be making some envelopes myself! Thanks for playing again at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card. Time does seem to be flying. Hugs Anesha

Carole said...

Fabulous card Jules, but then I love stags! great inking and ..well great everything. I have this stamp lurking in my stash too...not sure if I have ever used it!! xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,
I love your card and the image is a stamp I have had for years and not used for a couple of years!! Promise note to myself, use it for this coming Christmas!!

Are you ever going to slow down Jules?!!! Don't know how you make time to make cards!!

Stay safe and don't overdo things!!
Love and hugs,
Carol S.xxxx

Kathleen said...

I think this size of card is making a come back. Super background and the black looks stunning against it.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the image and gorgeous colours
Lorraine x

Gibmiss said...

Gorgeous card Jules .... fabulous tree ....
Hope all is well and Mum ...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Claire said...

Hey Jules, hope your well.

I love this, the blended background and the image... perfection x

Brenda said...

Wow Jules, this is a stunning slimline card! I love that scene you created with the stag, tree and moon. So majestic, so serene. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful card Jules, I love the image and your lovely inky background, beautifully designed, Kate x

Sarah said...

ooh that really lovely Jules. An amazing stamp and background xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is stunning, what a beautiful card, I love the image you have gone for. Freezing cold and wintery here so a weekend in the house here, hope you're having a good weekend, Hazel xx