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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 12 July 2021


Hi Everyone

I hope you enjoyed your weekend .. .. .. shame about the football result but at least we got to the finals and enjoyed the excitement of the game.  It is also a shame about all the bad and embarrassing behaviour but I am not going to start on that because I will rant on for ages!!!!

Instead I will just share a Christmas card:

This used:

Image:  Visible Imaged "Inked Holly"
Backing Paper:  From my snippet mountain
Gold Embossing Powder
Red glitter
My Trusty Sewing Machine

I began by heat embossing the image in gold and then re-stamping in black to colour, cut out and add to the embossed image.

So that is another Christmas card into the box .. .. .. I need to pull my finger out on the Christmas front .. .. .. we are over halfway to Christmas 2021 already eeekkk!!!.  

If I want that chilled Christmas build up I promised myself this year I need to be getting a move on!  This year seems to be whizzing by!

Take care everyone.

Catch you soon.


cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Jules a great idea to stamp the holly twice and add it to the embossed image - thank you for reminding me that I need to get my finger out and make a start on my Christmas cards.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Doreen said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Jules, I said I would organise myself for Christmas cards this year...Oops I am not doing to

meg said...

A beautiful stamp and card using the different colours on the layers creates the impression of depth,love your background paper.Disappointed that England didn't win on Sunday. Have a great week

Claire said...

Lovely festive card, I like the idea to restamp in black, very clever. Just to make you feel better, I've made no, yep that's zero Christmas cards so you're already way ahead of me ;) x

Aquarius said...

Clever use of that super holly stamp - an idea I must try to remember but probably won't when it comes down to it!!

Enny said...

Wow, a beautiful Christmas card ! Yes, I also need to make more, the months are flying ! Hugs, Enny

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the holly image Jules, beautifully coloured and I presented as always.. I can’t even start to begin about Christmas but you’re right this year is whizzing by…


Lynne said...

A lovely card Jules and a great idea to heat emboss in gold first, I would never have thought of that x

Brenda said...

So sorry your team lost Jules, yes it is disappointing when we see bad behavior. I just don't get why people have to act out. No class I guess. I hope you were able to enjoy the game with hubby and your son though! Love your Christmas card! I wouldn't know how to use an image like that, but you did and it is beautiful and artsy! Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

This is just so lovely Jules, a beautifully designed card, Kate x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, I love teh cas design and the holly looks fab.

I don't know about Christmas cards, I just need to pull my finger out and make 'a' card!! I don't get any time for crafting just lately.

Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

Love the design and the gold background is brilliant.

Last Tuesday I got a call, to tell me my sister is in hospital, having had a Stroke. I couldn't believe it. I have put more info on my blog.
Love and hugs,

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Wowsa! This is so beautiful!! Love it!!
Wish you a great summer, Hugs

Lisa said...

Great holly stamp and gorgeous Christmas card with it. All the perfect colors for a Christmas card.

JanR said...

So fantastic! The embossing is awesome and I love those sparkly berries.