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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.

Sunday 25 April 2021


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had an enjoyable weekend.  Hasn't the weather been brilliant!

Fingers crossed we are going to have a lovely sunny summer this year.

So with the sun shining beautifully .. .. .. I make a Christmas card!  LOL!!!

This used:

Image:  Clearly Besotted clear stamp set "One More Sleep" (half price at the moment and I just couldn't resist it)
Distress Ink Pads:  Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky and Pumice Stone
Stampendous! Chunky White Embossing Enamel (heat set from underneath so it doesn't fly everywhere)
My Trusty Sewing Machine

I am taking this over to the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where theme is "You Sleigh Me".   So time to bring out your Santa sleighs!

But don't panic .... it isn't really one more sleep.  If the website I looked on is correct we actually have 244 sleeps!  So if we make one card a week until Christmas we will have nearly 35!  Is that going to be enough for you?   It definitely won't be for me!!  

Take care everyone.

I will catch you again soon.


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a darling card, Jules!! Just love your quartet of critters watching Santa's sleigh. Your jumbo moon and sky look amazing behind the little village too!!

Stamps and Paper said...

What a great Christmas card Jules and love the scene you’ve created...might have to pop over and look at this stamp set!
Hope you are also enjoying the beautiful sunshine that we are having at the moment.

Anne x

Aquarius said...

The title of this post did intrigue me when I read it - a brilliant Christmas card and I can see why you were unable to resist the stamp set. They are so cute watching the sleigh flying across that night sky.

Claire said...

Aww how adorable, I must admit Christmas Eve is definitely my favourite time over the festive period and this card epitomizes Christmas perfectly x

Sue - said...

What a sweet card ! Only 244 sleeps, I swear it comes round faster each year.

meg said...

An adorable card love the critters watching Father Christmas fly over the rooftops,

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a fantastic card Jules, I love the four friends watching santa pulling his sleigh across the moon. A fabulous scene.

Sue xx

Elaine Stark said...

just the sweetest scene. It's great to get a start to the Christmas makes early. Elaine

Dotty Jo said...

What a beautiful scene! Love your card, Jules. Your colouring of the animals and the torn paper effect just look amazing. Thanks for playing again at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Dotty Jo said...

Paper not torn - very carefully cut! Apologies, Jo x

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Jules, you have created a wonderful scene for your cute critters.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Carol L said...

This is simply adorable! I love the night scene you created but those cute critters and the way you colored them just stole my heart! Love this!

Kath said...

A lovely card Jules and such a sweet stamp set (I do love CB stamps!).
Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely adorable Jules, I love the little picture you've created, lovely inking too, Kate x

Tracey T said...

Brilliant card, Jules - I love the night sky with Santa and his reindeer going by. Weather has been lovely here until today, which is a lot cooler. Fingers crossed that it cheers up again for the Bank Holiday. Hugs, Tracey xx

Kathleen said...

Some really super images and background a really great scene.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

Just what we need a bit of sunshine!! One problem living so near the coast, means that it's a bit cooler here.

Love the card and the little critters are adorable and a beautiful scene made just for them.

Hope all is well for you and family and your Mum is coping too.
Love and hugs,

Enny said...

Such a beautiful card, those cute animals waiting for Santa ! But I also hope that we get a lovely summer first ! Hugs, Enny

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful. I love the night sky and snowflakes, and those adorable animals.
Guest Elf at Christmas Kickstart

Carole said...

Super card the sky and those cute critters...well you enabled me and I rushed to Clearly Besotted! ...I am on a self 'buy ban' too!!

Sarah said...

Such a lovely Christmas scene you little enabler you!! Luckily for me it was out of stock so the purse stayed firmly shut!! Just as well as I had a spend at Alpaca pals at the weekend!! xx

Diane said...

What a darling card, Jules the animals watching Santa is too cute.

Hugs diane

Karen Dunbrook said...

so adorable....cuteness.
xx Karen

JanR said...

This is so super sweet! I adore this scene. And the background is especially awesome!