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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, 8 May 2011


Hi Everyone

Here at last with my snippet makes of the day .. .. but sadly only two this week :-(   (Slacker!!  LOL!!)

The day has just disappeared!!  It is the last day of hubby's holiday and we have been trying to cram more and more into it!!

Lots of lovely rain last night that has started to fill our empty water butt .. .. but it did make the ground rather heavy to dig this morning.  But not to worry as every bit of work done out there is another step in the right direction.

So enough of the excuses woman and show your snippet makes .... ...  tee hee!!!

There might only be two but at least they are two I like .. .. which always helps LOL!!!

One little tip that you might find useful is that when making the little curled roses I have found using my old quilling tool really useful in helping to curl the paper round and hold everything in place whilst the glue sets. 

So who kept me company in my snippet mission last week .. ...

First up was Amanda who made two lovely snippet makes this week.  Both were lovely and completely different to each other.  You can find Amanda's fabby makes here.

Then Kaz came along to play.  Kaz followed a sketch to use up some of her snippets and the finished result was great.  Just goes to show you don't need much paper to make a special something.  You can find Kaz's creation here.

Next came Lisa with her great make. Lisa keeps waving this fabulous stamp under my nose .. .. I just know I am going to have to succumb sooner or later LOL!!!. I love the neat clean look of this make .. .. plus quite a few snippets were lovingly used in the making of this project. You can see it here.

Then last, but not least cam my regular playmate Mags.  Mags really came up with a brilliant make this week as not only did she use up some of her paper snippets she also used and recycled lots of other interesting things too.  I was well iimpressed with the finished look.  Take a little peep here to see waht Mags created.     

Thank you very much ladies for keeping me company this week and for sharing all your inspiration for using up some of these snippets that are just too gorgeous to not use. 

I hope you get chance to visit their lovely blogs.

So hubby is back to work tomorrow.  I feel a "down in the dumps" day coming on tomorrow as I know I am going to miss him lots.  We are already on a bit of a sulk as we have had such a lovely week.  Not bad for saying we have worked for most of it.

Right, off to see if those roast spuds are done enough to turn the veg on for dinner.

I will catch you again tomorrow and in the meantime if you decide to have a snippet attack then please share below so others can take some inspiration from you.



Doreen said...

Two stunning creations Jules I love them both equally. Have a nice evening I am just going to have a lovely soak in the bath (Heaven).xxx

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous snippet makes again Jules! Love the little roses! I MUST have a go at this! :D
Hope your're not down in the dumps for too long, he'll be on holiday again before you know it! :)

angelwhispers said...

Two beautiful cards Jules they really are such gorgeous papers and designs! Love Chanelle xxx

Stella said...

OMG your snippets are to die for :)
Especially the second one; I nearly fell off my chair when i first looked at this beauty. Stunning!

Debs M said...

2 gorgeous cards, well done x

Clare said...

Two very beautiful cards Jules. I love black & white polka dot with a hint of colour, especially red (my fave!). Gorgeous papers in the second card too. Those roses are lovely, will have to give it a try. Big hugs Clare xxx

Tracy said...

Oooo I really love these Jules, they are gorgeous. The papers on both are totally delicious.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Di said...

Jules, you've got this knack of making something out of nothing. Are you the same in the kitchen? Used to be the mark of a good wife,lol. xx

Dora said...

Hi Jules, these are stunning, love those paper roses.. I must get me that die, looks amazing. . . yes unfortunately all good things have to come to an end but as Kelly said, he'll be on holiday again before you know it:)
PS sorry not been around much lately but I've been a bit busy, trying to catch up now. Hugs xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, how do you do it? Gardening, cooking a dinner and then two very beautiful creations. My fave is the second, love the roses and very beautiful vintage look. Hope you not too down tomorrow, not surprised you'll miss your hubby though, you two are certainly a great team. :o)

Donna x

Kaz said...

Two beauties! Those roses are fabulous, must try my hand at these.
Kaz x

Amanda said...

Hi Jules, what fab cards , love them both.

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome snippet makes!!!

I really wouldn't have guessed they were snippets, love them! esp the last with the rolled flowers and flowery papers!!!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Love your Snippet makes - especially the second one.

I'm playing along again this week for the fun of it, but as I keep joining in with similar scrap paper cards, please don't feel obliged to link to me in your Sunday post . . . I just like joining in cuz I think it's a great idea!

Hugs, Sandra

coops said...

stunning snippet cards must be getting down you snippet drawer now.i love the striking colours on your 1st card and wow to your 2nd card, its beautiful and i love the rolled flowers :D

xx coops xx

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the colour scheme on the first and the roses are wonderful.

Nikki x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, stunning cards, love them both. with hugs Shirleyx

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous makes Jules, love them. I finally managed to make a whole piece with only scraps to enter your challenge. I so often seem to find the scraps dull.

Hope your day has gone well,


Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the papers on the 2nd one (I would have to keep a snippet of these!!)
Avril x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous snippets Jules; I just love the second one. I think I've got a thing about papers/images with roses! I think your hubby will be glad to get back to work for a rest! xx

Wishcraft said...

Such beautiful cards Jules, you're just SO good at these snippet creations. Makes a change re the stamp - I'm usually making wish lists of all the stamps you use! Lisa x

Hello From Texas said...

Your cards are beautiful as always Jules. I'm always blown away by how well you use snippets. :) The second card is my favorite; love your rolled flowers and the DP is so lovely.

I have at least three snippet cards on my craft table that I have yet to finish. I'm going to make it my goal to get them posted before next Sunday.


Juls said...

oooooooooooh such gorgeous cards!! I love your crafty snippit day!! and I just adore the 2nd card, that soft vintage look is just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Mervi said...

hi Jules,
just put my scraps from the table into this card,
sweet greetings;-))m

Mags said...

These are stunning, so different and so effective!

(also *blushes*)

luv, Mags xx