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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, 3 October 2021


Hi Everyone

Apologies for my absence (again) .. .. .. it has been a very hectic week here in the House of Hearts, but sadly not on the crafting front .. .. .. life had different plans for my time as Mum hasn't been too good.

Hopefully things will improve this coming week and I can open my craft pod door a little bit more often.  But if not then it just wasn't meant to be.

I did have a very quick attempt at a digitally created Christmas card though and it ended up looking like this:

This used:

Image Backing:  LOTV:  Watercolour Circles
Christmas Tree:  Fantastic Clipart:  Christmas Tree Clipart
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Impact Label"
Backing Paper:  The Lovely Studio (sadly it still looks like this is another on-line store that has closed)

My Trusty Sewing Machine

Quite pleased with it really.

So short and sweet from me today as I try to catch up with the world and get back on top of things.

Take care everyone.


Stamps and Paper said...

Very effective card Jules love the background you've created and your clipart makes a brilliant Christmas tree.
Hope Mum feels better soon.

Anne x

Lynne said...

Oh sorry to hear your Mum is not well Jules. I hope she improves soon. Your card is lovely. I have these watercolour circles, but I always tend to look at my stamps first and forget about all the digs on the computer.
I must try harder x

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card Jules … love that background … is this something digital from LotV (I’m not very well up on digital stuff). Sorry your mum isn’t so good .. take care xx

cotnob said...

A pretty Christmas card Jules, a lovely design.
Sorry to hear that your Mum has not been well, I hope she is on the mend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cotnob said...

Sally H said...

Such a beautiful card, Jules! Hope your Mum feels better soon xxx

meg said...

A stunning CAS card Jules,hope mum is improving ,thinking of you Meg

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card. Hope that your Mum is doing better. Anesha

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done Christmas card! I like the soft colors!

Aquarius said...

Very pretty result, love that font too. Sorry to hear that your Mum isn't too good, hopefully she will feel better soon.

Lorraine said...

A very classy card Jules - love it.
I'm so sorry to hear your mum's not too good at the minute - I hope things improve soon.
Sending hugs
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

This is so pretty Jules, and the colours are gorgeous, beautifully designed too, Kate x

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

Sorry to hear your Mum is poorly Jules. Hope she gets better soon and back on her feet again.

Love the tree and the background is gorgeous. A beautiful card.

I did another craft fair on Saturday and will reply to your email I have saved.

Love and big hugs,
for your Mum too!!
Carol s.xxxx

Carole said...

A very funky and modern card Jules. Not come across those backgrounds before. Hope mum is picking up again now. xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

So sorry to hear that your Mum has not been to good, I do hope that she gets better soon. A gorgeous card and hard to believe that its created digitally.

Sue xx said...

Gorgeous card love the background colours. Alison x

Lisa xx said...

Beautiful card....lovely how you've combined digital effects with your trademark stitching. Hope Mum is feeling better this week

HilaryJane said...

Your craft room will always be there and our parents won't so there is no contest, but we all know how we wish there was time for both. Love your card, thanks for the links to the digi files you used. The watercolour background is gorgeous. Perhaps you shouldn't own up to it being a digi! xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, just popping in to catch up with you and your beautiful cards. It was lovely to hear your family had all managed to get together after such a long time but so sorry your mum isn't very well this week - hope she makes a speedy recovery. Take care. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

anne said...

A beautiful card Jules, love the colours.
Hope your mum is feeling better.
Hugs Anne x