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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.

Friday, 9 April 2021


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday .. .. .. another week that has whizzed by in the blink of an eye.

If the whole year is going fly by at this speed I decided I had better get another Christmas card into the box .. .. .. otherwise it will be a last minute rush at the end of the year and I certainly don't want that!

So I am playing along with Fezziwigs Festive Frolics challenge where this fortnight the theme is "Santa Says"!  (But of course we all know what Santa says .. .. ..  "Ho Ho Ho")

This is my offering:

This used:

Image:  A square from a strip of fabric that I bought many, many years ago from Hobbycraft (still lots of squares left!)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Backing Paper:  The Lovely Studio "Jingle Bells Book Print"
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is me for today .. .. with another Christmas card in the stock box.  As you can see there are lots of other squares to play with too.  Wouldn't they all make wonderful stamps?!

Catch you again soon.


meg said...

Love the way you used your fabric,the images are a brilliant size to use as a topper.A fun retro style Santa image.
Hope your sister is settling into her new home.

Aquarius said...

Great use of one of your fabric squares and you are right they would be wonderful as stamps for the festive season. This week has certainly rushed by what with the Bank Holiday and then a couple of days feeling none to special nothing much has been achieved here. Hope you have a good weekend.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a beautiful card Jules, the fabric looks fabulous as a topper and the Jingle Bells backing paper goes so well with it too.

Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Jules....beautiful Christmas card using the fabric squares, I also have some of these in my stash I think mine came from Pinflair....

Enjoy the rest of the weekend


cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Jules, a great image - a lovely strip of fabric, they certainly would make wonderful stamps.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Kath said...

A fabulous card Jules - I love the fabric you used.
Kath x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous cards .... love the colours
Hugs Sylvie xx

Dotty Jo said...

Looks great, Jules! Fabric can looks so good on cards, Jo x

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful card Jules and that Santa is gorgeous, lovely background paper too, Kate x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, what a great make, I love your take on Santa!! He looks fab and what agreat idea to use the fabric. Thank You for joining in with me over on Fezziwigs, love Hazel xx

Claire said...

I love this type of Santa, he has a Scandi look about him and how lovely to incorporate a fabric panel into your card making but nothing surprises me with your mad sewing skills x

Liz said...

Fabulous Christmas card, Jules. The fabric is just perfect for incorporating into cards. You're right, the designs would make amazing stamps. xx

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful Christmas card. I love to make cards using fabric. I need to go look through my stash again. I also made a Christmas card this week...It seems strange to making them in the spring time...I need to work on m y stash or I'll be caught short again...Like I was this past Christmas.

aussie aNNie said...

Looks fabulous Jules, nice to make a card or two for the Christmas, it's not that far away again. xx

Lynne said...

A beautiful piece of fabric Jules and you've turned your square into a lovely card x

JanR said...

Love this! So clever to use a square of fabric! Such wonderful squares left to use too.

Brenda said...

I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by Jules! I feel like I must have been sleeping through it because I don't know how it can be April already. Crazy! I love this card! It's so festive and fun! The background paper with the Jingle Bells song is awesome, love that you created that for the background. But then I was blown away to see that that Santa square was fabric! I thought that was wrapping paper at first...until I read that it was a piece of fabric! I can see lots of cards with the rest of these fabric square, which are so dang cute! Now I'm going to have to have a look at fabrics for cards Jules. lol Such a great idea! Hugs, Brenda

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules and a brilliant way to use the fabric square. I love the design.
You're right- they would make a brilliant set of stamps.
Lorraine x

anne said...

Beautiful card and love the layout. I have some Pinflair fabric squares somewhere, I will have to dig them out, thank you for the inspiration.
Anne x