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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, 15 May 2011


Hi Everyone

Here at last.

All recovered from the party and a very late night .. ..  all the party guests, including the birthday girl, have now gone home :-( 

Oh well, all good things must come to an end .. .. the same as all the bad ones.

Just our youngest Son here now for his Sunday dinner.  The calm after the storm!!  LOL!!!

Only time for a couple of snippet makes today . . but they did use up quite a few of those snippets that have been lurking around for a while.


For those who are new to my blog Sunday is the day that I use up all the lovely card and paper from around my workspace that I just cannot bear to throw away.  A case of waste not, want not.

I don't list all of the things I have used but if anyone would like to know what a particular element is then just ask away and I will come back to you.

The first one is my favourite this week. 

So who kept me company last week and played with their snippets too:

Well first up was my lovely playmate Sandra .. .. who is becoming quite a regular here.  Sandra is really putting me to shame and is using up lots of magazine freebies.  We all have these hanging about and I really must make an effort to drag some of mine out sometime.

Next to play along was Maarit who made a brilliant "do not disturb" sign with her snippets.  I love all the different elements on this.  So much to look at.  Maarit even does her own crochet flowers!!!  Aren't they gorgeous?

Then Mervi came to play with a gorgeous card that used a scrummy Penny Black image and so many gorgeous layers.  I loved it.  The sad thing is that I remember commenting on it .. .. but Mr Blogger managed to lose my comment amongst all the hassle he was having this week.  I have made amends and commenting again today .. .. just sorry it is late Mervi xx

Then last, but not least, came Kaz.   What a gorgeous creation Kaz came up with.  I love the colours and layout on this one very much and such beautiful colouring too.

Thank you so much ladies for all your inspiration and for keeping me company.  I hope you enjoyed playing along. 

I certainly enjoyed seeing what you created and I hope others will pop along for a look at your lovely makes too.

If anyone wants to play along this week then please link to Mr Linky below so we can all come and gain some inspiration from you.

By the way Stella, I haven't forgotten your lovely award.  I promise to post it tomorrow and thank you very much for thinking of me xx

I will catch you all again tomorrow and will hopefully get chance for a good old blog hop tonight once our evening meal is sorted.

Take care everyone.



amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Two fab cards and great use of your snippets :) xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous snippet cards as always Jules. Love the first one especially. Glad you all had a lovely time xx

Mervi said...

Hi Jules,
lovely cards, the first so joyful and the second is my favourite, beautiful stylish colours.

Thanks for your double commenting - I saw the first one too, Mr blogger was Mr Trouble last week, hope it now works ok,
take care;-))m

Lesley at Grenouille Greetings said...

Two perfect snippet cards, Jules. I particularly like the one with the tree. Very cleverly done! Hugs, Lesley

Amanda said...

Hi Jules, sounds like you had a fun weekend. Love the cards, the first one is my favourite as well love the colour combo.

angelwhispers said...

Two beautiful cards. Beautiful ccolours and the image well perfect!! Really love how you use up your bits of papers you really put me to shame!! Chanelle xxxx

Donna Mosley said...

Both are gorgeous Jules, love the fab colours and flowers in the first. Beautiful image and love the inked background. Glad the party went well. :o)

Donna x

Delphine said...

They are both gorgeous, Jules! I love the brilliant layout and fantastic flowers of your first card, and the colours and image of your second card are so beautiful! Glad to know you had a fab weekend:-)! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Tracy said...

I love the colours on your second card, both gorgeous though.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

These are both gorgeous! Do I detect some superb brayering?! I lvoe what you have done with the tree!

Netty said...

Glad you had a great time Jules.
Loving both your cards, so vibrant and stylish. Have a happy week, Annette x

Hello From Texas said...

Beautiful as always Jules. I love the colors in the second card; so rich and yummy.

Anonymous said...

They look yummy Jules!

Definitely candy for the eyes methinks!

I love the sentiment in the flower, and I love the brayered(?) tree cut into like a filmstrip!

VERY Cool Makes!!!

Kylie said...

Gorgeous cards Jules! I love the colour combo on the first one and I love the faux stitching on the second one which really makes it 'pop' :o)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super snippet cards,glad you had a great party.janex

Lynne said...

They are both gorgeous Jules, as always. I have been raking through my snippets so time allowing I might just be able to join in this week.
Lynne xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Fab creations as usual Jules. I particularly like the first one and boy have you used up some scraps there!

I've got a flower card for you this week!

Thanks for the shout!

Hugs, Sandra

coops said...

stunning snippet cards the different papers and colours and i love your 2nd card, those colours really pop ;D

xx coops xx

Lynda said...

They're both fab Jules but I do love the design of the first one - that is one fabulous flower!

Love Lynda xxx

Little K Smith said...

Oooohh more lovely snippet makes! I LOVE the tree card, it's absolutely gorgeous, the colours behind the tree are sooooooo lush!
Have a good week Jules :)

Juls said...

As always!! Loving Scrap Sunday .... I adore the 2nd card!! so striking, Love the script detail in the background! your fabulous brairing work, and the little gems down the side!!! Just stunning!!

Hugs Juls

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, still trying to catch up after Mr Blogger's breakdown. Love the cards you make with your snippets and this week's are fab. I keep hoping to join in but never quite make it - maybe one week I will manage it. Elizabeth x

Stella said...

Hi Jules,

I jusr love your snippets:) and these cards are jaw dropping gorgeous.I love the whole idea of using your left-overs.I hope to squeeze in some time to play along next week. I haven't been very productive so I don't have much snippets :)

Amd the award? You deserved it. You are sdo talented and I LOVE to visit your blog!

Love and hugs,

Mrs.B said...

Great snippets as usual b ut must admis, I like the tree best.
Avril x

Lynne said...

Yippee, I managed it. Just posted my first entry.
Lynne xxx

Anonymous said...

A bit late with the snippets but getting back into crafting after all the happens of the past month.
x Tricia