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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, 3 April 2011


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday and more importantly "Happy Mother's Day" to all you lovely Mums out there.  I hope something special has been done for you today in appreciation of all the hard work and effort every Mum puts into the family and home. 

If it is a sad day for you because you no longer have your Mum then I hope today isn't too painful for you .. .. try to think of some happy times and special things you did with your Mum and take comfort in them .. .. and have a cyber hug from me.

Mothering Sunday for me means getting to my Mum ahead of my big Bro taking her to his house for dinner and also a trip to the cemetery as sadly my Mum-in-Law is no longer with us.  So the snippets are a little basic today as I haven't had quite so much time to play.

My youngest Son has come round for the day and we are having a Chinese takeaway for dinner this evening.  No firing up the cooker today!! 

So I should be able to get lots of blog visiting in today once this is posted.  Woo hoo!!

But first round to my challenge and shares for the day. 

Week 13 already!!!  13 ... .. unlucky for some?  Nah!!  Lucky for me because my great blog buddy Annmaree has found a fantastic video for using up snippets .. ... and I just had to try it out.  Not quite as easy as I thought and on reflection I wouldn't have used the striped paper but hey ho .. . you live and learn.

Here are all my makes  .. ..   not sure which is my favourite this week.

Can you believe the ribbon on this next one has been kicking around in my ribbon drawer for weeks already tied and everything .. .. I am really glad it has been used up!!!

The following two pictures have been edited .. .. the little silver heart wasn't stuck down .. .. you find they fall off if you don't put the soldering iron on them!!  Well spotted that it was missing Katina!! 

 This one was a bit of a pain to photograph but I think you get the general idea from what I have managed to post.. ..

As before I am not going to include everything I used as the list gets endless but if there is anything anyone wants to know about anything then just ask away.

Two players joined in this week.  Annmaree twice (xx) here and here and then my lovely blog buddy Carole (xx) .. .. who is going through a hard time at the mo and needs a big of cyber love.

I hope you get chance to visit both of these willing snippetiers.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday folks.  I hope you have managed to avoid the April showers .. .. we are having rain and thunder at the moment!!!

I have a great way of using up my snippets next week.  My little crafty buddy Helen is coming to stay for the weekend so they should get a good hammering!!! LOL!!!



Anonymous said...

LOVE these Jules, you totally rocked em, and love your Bargello, came out great I think!!! Love that you used all the same colour and shades to tie them in, really makes it effective!!!

Beautiful and Fabulous as always!

Debbie said...

You amaze me how out of a few snippets you can put a card together.Gorgeous cards.Happy Mother's day, enjoy your takeaway.Love Debbie x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - you sure do make some beautiful snippets cards Jules. The first one is my fave.

I meant to join in last week and then never managed to make a card for it. Will definitely have to try HARDER on a Sunday . . . although I do check out my snippets whenever I make a card - to see if there's anything useful to use up!

Hugs, Sandra

Hello From Texas said...

Lovely as always Jules. I wish I could make that many beautiful cards in one sitting/day. I'm lucky if I can push out three decent cards a week!! LOL

I admire your talent and appreciate you sharing it.

Thank you for your kinds words on my blog. I would have loved to attend the NEC (Which I'm guessing is a crafters show); I probably would have had to leave clothes behind in order to stuff everything I bought in my suit case. (Believe me when I say I have done that the last two times I was in London).

Hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

They're all gorgeous Jules but I thinks the first one is my favourite as I just love those colours. I can't find the heart on the second one! xx

Vicky said...

Wow Jules they are gorgeous hun...especially the purple very clever!

we have had beautiful sunshine all day..and felt very warm!...fingers crossed it will last and it heads your way...

have a lovely evening with your son and enjoy your chinese!...hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

Love all of these Jules,I do like the second one it is quite different to anything I have

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Hope you've had a lovely day :)
Love these cards, will have to have a go meself! Fab layouts!

Cynthia said...

I can't believe these are made of little snippets! I love all the layers and the colors and the beautiful attention to details. And thanks for the laugh over the bow all ready to go, just laying in your ribbon drawer--I've got a few of those too! ;-)

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, these are lovely hun, my fave is the lilac one, I'm a sucker for a big yummy bow. Hope you've had a lovely day and enjoy the chinese with your son. :o)

Donna x

angelwhispers said...

Three great cards just love them all!!! You really are so inspirational I just look at my bits!!!!

Hope you had a great meal tonight and enjoyed Mothers Day Love Chanelle xxxx

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules love this weeks snippets my fav is the lilac one hope you enjoyed your chinese x Susan x

Lynsey said...

Wonderful inspiration Jules!
Hugs Lynsey x

coops said...

fabulous snippet cards again jules!! love the different papers and colours you`ve used.think my fav is the 3rd though, love the big flower and the fab card fold :D

xx coops xx

Allison said...

adorable cards

Debs said...

All totally awesome Jules but my very favourite one is the middle one - I love what you have done with the strips of DP.
Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
Take care
Debs xx

Nikbee said...

Wonderful cards Jules. I love the second one.

Nikki x

Anonymous said...

Love the cards done with the strips much easier to do than my attempt with the quarter inch ones.!!
Never manage to post them on a Sunday but better late than never. At least you have got us all using up the bits in one way or another.
x Tricia

Juls said...

as always loving your snippit creations...I think this time the 1st one is my fav, but they are all totally fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

Wishcraft said...

I really love every snippet card you make Jules, they're always gorgeous! Love all of these :o) Lisa x

Kathy said...

Jules, these are all absolutely fantastic - I couldn't begin to pick a favourite