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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to 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 always 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, 13 March 2011


Hi Everyone

Well I hope that the weekend has been lovely for you.  Quite a mixed bag of weather but today has been gorgeous (once the rain fizzled out).

Thankfully I haven't had all the hassle with my computer that I had last Sunday and I should be OK to have my blogland catch up this evening.  Can't wait to see what you have all been up to.

My wedding fayre preparations are coming along really well .. .. which is a good job as the fayre is next week!!  In fact this time next week it will nearly be over!!  I still have some samples and the "handout" wording to finalise and a huge table plan to make so plenty to be going at.

I was up bright and early as my head was buzzing with ideas so I played with my snippets for a couple of hours and I kept making "don't forget" notes whilst I was playing ahead of last minute shopping and supplies for next weekend. 

Today I have been able to pick up a lovely table top easel for putting my sample table plan onto .. .. so I have all the gear now .. .. just need to make the sample.

Anyway, Sunday means Snippets so what have I come up with this time.

This used:

The compulsory snippets
Mainly my trusty sewing machine and hardly any glue or double sided tape.
Go Kreate Die: Scalloped Square
Sizzix Die: Flower Layers #5
Woodware Punches
Large Brad from the Scrap Box

This used:

The compulsory snippets
Sentiment:  Funky Hand "Our Betty - Love n That"
Cuttlebug Heart Die
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Script
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads

This used:

The compulsory snippets
Sentiment: Great Impressions "E411"
Sentiment on label:  Pink Petticoat
Fiskars Punch:  Threading Water
Woodware Punches

Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Eyelet, ribbon, thread and brads from the Stash Box  (love the teeny tiny little eyelet on the label .. .. it is my favourite part of this card.  LOL!!!

I was hoping to have made four little creations today but unfortunately the first one took me longer than I anticipated and time is a bit precious at the moment so I had to call it a halt at three.

The weirdest thing is if I was to take off every piece of card or paper and line it all up I bet I still haven't used two sheets of A4 paper in total.  These snippets go a long, long, long way!!!  LOL!!!

Love all of my creations this week but I think the first might be my favourite .. .. just because I enjoyed using my sewing machine on it.

So how have snippets been being used in the rest of blogland?
The inspiration for my first card came from Helen who you can find here.  I just love Helen's background and the gorgeous colours of her papers and flowers and she was more than happy for me to share her inspiration and her make with you.  Thank you Helen.

Next, my blog buddy Juls dipped into her snippets .. .. and made two brilliant cards.  It is amazing all the different styles that are appearing.  Juls is very imaginative and you will find her fabby makes here.  Such gorgeous colours and inspiring makes.

Then along came my lovely DIL Cat who is being good and using up her snippets too on her wonderful creation.  Loving the colouring of the image and the paper snippet colours on this one very much.  Not sure I would have been able to do such a brilliant make at "daft o'clock" LOL!!!  Cat's great make is here.

One of my regular "snippeters" .. .. tee hee think I like that name .. .. had a wealth of lovely creations to show this week.  Carole, who frequently takes part has a gorgeous array of cards and gift cards .. (now there is another idea!!!).  Great inspiration and you can find Carole's lovely makes here.

Then snippet Sunday just wouldn't be the same without a share from Annmaree.  How super fantastically cool is the card Annmaree has made with her snippets.  I would love to be sending cards like this come Christmas as I think it is gorgeous.  Prepare for a lovely treat here.

Wow so much inspiration for us all in using up our snippets.

As a few people are enjoying playing along with this little theme I thought I would add Mr Linky to my post each Sunday as I am a bit worried that I might miss adding someone's snippet creation.  It will start as I post on Sunday and expire on Saturday at midnight.  If Mr Linky disappears then simply leave a comment on here.

So if you make a creation using your snippets that you would like to share then simply add your link below .. .. then everyone can visit everyone else for some inspiration on what to do with those small pieces of paper we can't bear to throw away. 

After all the fewer snippets we have the more space we have for new stash LOL!!!

Right .. .. off on kitchen duty and this evening I am treating myself to a lovely blog hop session.



Beryl said...

I love all three but especially the second one. The colours and design are fab. Good luck with the preparations for the wedding fayre next week.
Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

I have just spent about 1 and 1/2 hours making my snippet card using 1/4 inch pieces I have saved. Yes I can honestly say I have been saving this size of pieces. I think I need to get a life and throw them away in future. LOL
Hopefully I will post tomorrow - the light has gone now and there is still a sentiment to find!!!
The first card of yours has to be my favourite too as that is a much loved combo.
Glad you got around to doing a Linky thing.
x Tricia

Doreen said...

Gorgeous creations this week Jules. I do like all the stitching on the first one.

Good idea using Mr Linky

Little K Smith said...

More brilliant snippet cards Jules! How do you come up with all the different styles? Very inspiring :)

Donna Mosley said...

How do you do it Jules? These are all amazing and love how they're made out of scraps. My fave is the first although I do love them all, It's the stitching that clinched it. I must really give it a good go. I do have a machine but not given it a good go. This has inspired me though as I love the effect. Mmm! fewer snippets more new stash, now that sounds like a plan. hehe!

Donna x

Anonymous said...

awesome Jules, you did great things with snippets, and so do your followers, great idea to add the linky!!!

Anonymous said...

How do you make so many fabulous cards in one day and make all the wedding fayre stuff too?!! I'm just gobsmacked Jules! These are all brilliant and it would take me hours to think of one!! Thanks for letting me know about the challenge. xx

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards Jules, but the first is definitely my favourite. I love the sewing detail. I have linked a card that I made using snippets as I finally had a bit of time to join in!

Nikki x

Vicky said...

More wonderful creations hun! but I do love the first one with all the gorgeous stitching :o)

Hope all your prep. is going well too Jules,

hugs Vicky xx

mckinkle said...

Another stunning set of Snippet cards Jules, I do enjoy my sunday browse over your snippets!

Im with you, the top one with all of that fab stitching catches my eye most tonight also!

Have a fab week getting finalised for your wedding fayre.

Keryn x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

they are all wow, but like you, I choose the first , because of the super stitching.
weather was glorious Sunday looking the same again here.

coops said...

more amazing cards jules.every week you amaze me with the stunning cards you make from your scraps.
i will have to be brave and have a go at using up some of mine :D

xx coops xx

Pops x said...

Hey sweetie, gorgeous creations, big hugs love Pops x x x

Elizabeth said...

Love your snippet cards and I've even spotted the heart in the first card :) Hope all is going well for you. Elizabeth x

Wishcraft said...

I love them all Jules... you do such amazing things with your scraps, I don't know how you come up with them all! I can't wait to have a bit more time so I can join in too :o) Lisa x

chris said...

Blooming eck Mrs!! you have been busy, and wow what an amazing selection.
love them all am I allowed to have a favourite? the last one does it for me, so special. hugs chris xx
hope you are well Jules, sorry I haven't been by lately.

Time-To-Share said...

Wow, just gorgeous cards - three in one day! - that's fabulous. Love all three so much. Thanks for the advice re photos I will look for that insert photo button next time. Luv & Hugs Trish x

Mrs.B said...

Great cards again this week, and three in one day! again!!. You must be very organised and creative.
Avril x

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards Jules! Love the colours & the fabby stitching on the first one!
Thanks for giving me a little toot too! :0)
Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

A beautiful selection of cards Jules I cannot pick a favourite as they are so lovely, the papers, colours and images all look wonderful.
Lorraine x