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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, 3 September 2021


Hi Everyone

I hope this week has been a good one for you.  We actually saw some lovely sunshine here yesterday afternoon .. .. .. but today we are back to rain again.

Yet another Christmas card from me today (apologies to anyone who thinks September is too early but I really do want to have them all finished with by the time December gets here .. .. .. which would be a world first for me!).

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  A very old Woodware Clear Stamp Set "FRS292" Christmas Trees 
Tree colouring was paper-pieced using Wow! "Stamp Set 65" Scrunch
Distress Inks:  Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron and Shabby Shutters
White Embossing Powder
Red Marker
Christmas Red Stickles
.. .. .. and nothing seems complete anymore without a bit of stitching .. .. .. even if it is only eight stiches!

So another Christmas card into the box, and a nice pile prepped ready for just putting together.


Inkyfingers said...

I LOVE this card, Jules and The stamp is beautiful and you have done a magnificent job with the paper piecing. Great stitching too. I can't believe that the stamp passed me by.
Have a great weekend.
Take care.
Carol x

meg said...

The Christmas tree stamp is fantastic,the trees such great shapes,a wonderful card.It's never to early to start on Christmas cards

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely Christmas card. Anesha x

Aquarius said...

Just love those quirky trees - shame it is an old stamp (probably just as well actually) or I might just have been tempted to purchase!!

Pauline C said...

Love this Jules … very effective CAS look x

Sarah said...

Another lovely Christmas card Jules, love the scrunched inkiness, what a fabulous look and the embossed sentiment is perfect. It's been cold and grey here so off I set with the dogs wearing t shirt and fleece and blow me, the sun comes out and it's boiling hot!! Can't complain though it was nice to see blue sky again. I'm not particularly happy switching on the lamps at 8pm though!! xx

Stamps and Paper said...

You're on a roll with your Christmas cards..another fabulous card to add to your growing pile...
Have a good weekend Jules


cuilliesocks said...

This is a fabulous card Jules, I love the tree images and your paper piecing is brilliant, super design too, Kate x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. The row of trees look fab and I can definitely find the heart on this one!
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

A gorgeous card and love the tree stamp and the detail is lovely.

Hope you are not too tired from all your work at Mum's.

Have a good weekend and a bit of a rest, if you can.

Love and hugs,
Carol xxxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Jules, I love your stamp, it's perfect for paper piecing.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Enny said...

A really beautiful Christmas card ! I'm also making Christmas cards, to be ready, when December comes. I do hope that the sun will come, it's grey and cold here... Hugs, Enny

Carole said...

Lovely card Jules and I like your scrunchey paper piecing. xx

JanR said...

Wonderful card! I love those trees and how you added the colour.

Brenda said...

Definitely not to early at all Jules, making all year takes the stress off of having to make them all in November or December! I love these artsy trees, they are so fun! Good to have another one for the stash! Glad you saw some sun, we are back to sun too for a while. I hope your rain moves back out and the sun makes it's appearance once again. Now I'm off to mow the grass! Hugs, Brenda

Dotty Jo said...

Looks great, Jules! And you can never start too early with Christmas cards as far as I'm concerned, Jo x

anne said...

A gorgeous card Jules, beautifully paper pieced.
Anne x

Enny said...

Dear Jules, I don't seem to be able to write a comment on your blog anymore, they come back as "return to sender"... I'm really sorry, as your cards are so beautiful ! I'll try once more with this comment. Hugs, Enny

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

September isen't to early for Christmas cards, I started mine in January and have nearly got enough now. This card is gorgeous I love the trees.

Sue xx

craftycreationsbydebbie said...

What a fun Christmas card, the trees are so lovely. The gems on the first tree are just perfect! Have a good week in the sun. Debbie x