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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, 26 June 2011


Hi Everyone

Phew!!!  What has happened?  Did I get kidnapped and taken to Spain during the night?!?!? 

How hot is it?!!

Well certainly too hot to sit out in it still .. .. and it is past 5.00pm!! (Or does that just mean I am a sunshine whimp?!!  LOL!!).

Well the day is certainly too lovely to sit in the craft pod for too long - we just don't get enough days like this  .. .. so I'm afraid I only have two snippet makes to share today.  

So who joined me in my quest this week .. ..  prepare for reading about all of my lovely playmates .. .. and there are so many of them!!!  Thank you everyone for keeping me company and sharing all your lovely creations .. .. lots of lovely inspirations for us all to see.

First up - bright and early into the challenge was Di .. .. Di is a huge lover of great sentiments and captions and you can quite often see them on her lovely creations.  There were two great ones on her snippet makes this week .. .. just perfect for those of us that like to have our noses buried in books (not that I am one of them .. .. I fall asleep after a paragraph LOL!!).

Closely followed by Irene .. .. and what a beautiful card Irene shared!!  The most lovely sentiment on a clean crisp card .. .. very inspirational and one I think everyone will be adapting and turning into a lovely card of their own.  Then very quickly Irene found out even more snippets and shared another lovely creation which even incorporated a snippet of lace .. .. ... you will find here.   Thanks for the double whammy Irene xx.

Then Brenda shared two beautiful snippet makes using gorgeous snippets and great embellishments.  Loving the ribbon rose that Brenda made (we might need a tutorial on that one day please Brenda).

Next came another Brenda .. .. Brenda B .. .. and in my book Brenda B was super good because not only did she make a card using her snippets .. .. it was a snippet "CHRISTMAS CARD" eeekkk!!!!  I love the Christmas Tree paper on this one very much.  So there I was in awe of Brenda having made a Christmas card when she then made another beauty which you can find here.  There is just no stopping some folk LOL!!!

I suppose we are halfway through the year though so I guess we should be making a bit of an effort in this direction.  I have actually made a grand total of one this year so far!!!  Get me!!  But the weather was just far to beautiful to tempt me anywhere near Christmas cards today.

Then along came Lynne with a super neat and clean looking snippet creation.  I love the colours on this one and it reminded me that I need to stamp in a colour more often and not just reach for the black ink pad every time.  Thanks for that Lynne xx  Then later in the week Lynne played again with this lovely make.  Such gorgeous shapes and colours.  I love the way Lynne makes the most of her lovely sentiment collection.

Lisa then called along to play with FIVE beautiful creations.  Great use of colour and also Lisa's new embossing folder .. ..  super scrummy and intricate it is too.  Beware when you look .. you might want one!!!

Sandra .. .. who I was very surprised to learn still had snippets left after her massive attack on them last week .. .. kept me company again and shared a super cool make.  A great vintage image and the most gorgeous colour hues.

Next up came Annmaree all the way from sunny but cold Australia with her beautiful and romantic snippet make.  It reminded me of the wedding invites my Son and DIL sent a few years ago (in the days before I was addicted to cardmaking).  Thank you for joining in Annmaree but also for sending me for a little trip down memory lane.

Craftilicious came along then with a lovely "edgy" creation.  I will definitely be looking at my punches in a new light from now on.  Thank you very much for such lovely inspiration xx

My next playmate was Katina who made a gorgeous new home card which would have used up so many of those tiny little snippets we are all left with.  I love this one .. .. especially the little houses .. .. and so many layers!!!

Last but by no means least this week was Debs and what a lovely project she shared.  A beautiful colour and lovely elements.  A really "happy" card.  Thank you for sharing it and for your inspiration.

So many lovely playmates to keep me company .. .. thank you ladies .. .. things are so much more fun when shared with friends!!!

So I think it will soon be cool enough for me to sit out in the garden .. .. but can you believe we have a roast dinner cooking and I also have a pile of ironing to do!!

I must be mad.

Have a great evening everyone.  I hope you enjoy looking at all the lovely creations my playmates have made .. .. this is such a lovely way to make new blog friends and to find different ways to use up all of those little snippets we all have hanging around our craft spaces.



lisa said...

We said exactly the same thing this morning after yesterdays dreary weather. How strange for it to change so suddenely. I sat out for awhile but have had to retreat inside now and I know how you feel about ironing, I have a pile too. May have to wait until after dark to tackle it!!
Love your snippets and enjoy your roast, I put ours in the freezer for later in the week and have resorted to salad!!
Hugs Lisax

Lynne said...

There might only be two Jules but they are little crackers.Lynne xxx

Stella said...

Hi Jules!

My oh my . I am speechless. I'll keep it short....
I love your snippets; this is gorgeous!

Love and hugs,

Sally said...

Too hot for me too Jules, am I sunshine wimp as well. lol. I love the gingham card, can't go wrong with gingham, & the heart with text. Smashing snippets cards.
Sally x

Donna Mosley said...

Two very lovely snippets Jules. Love the LO on the first and fab colours on the second. Very hot here too, I can't sit in it too long or I frazzle.

Donna x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Both lovely cards Jules, but I especially like the second one.

Hoping to join in with another snippet card this week.

Hugs, Sandra

Debs M said...

people have such fabulous snippets..we have chicken cooking and whilst debating about gravy i dropped and smashed a glass jug...just after my lovely oh had swept hoovered and mopped the floor...oops!
enjoy the rest of your sunday x

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful snippet cards Jules! I love the way you always make such good use of your punches. I'm going to try and do the same. You are a good influence on me!! xx

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous snippet makes as

Anonymous said...

awesome makes Jules, I am loving the L-O-V-E Stamp, so great!

coops said...

fantastic snippet makes the fab stamp on your 1st card and your 2nd card is stunning.i really like that one, the design and colours are gorgeous :D
another hot one again this morning, work later so i`ll be able to escape it.

xx coops xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fab cards hun great use of the odds and ends!!

Emma xxx

Nikbee said...

Fantastic cards. I love the second one.

Nikki x

Kylie said...

WOW! There's a bucket load of inspiration in this post ... awesome! :o)

Wishcraft said...

They're both beautiful Jules, love them. Must try and join in again this week... although I did make a card using snippets today (to be blogged tomorrow) but it doesn't really count because my patterned papers were scraps but the cardstock wasn't. Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous snippet cards Jules!
Helen x

Juls said...

these are gorgeous!!! Love your gingham card!!! Hugs Juls

Sally said...

Hi Jules, I hope this card qualifies for your snippet challenge.
Sally x

Claire said...

Beautiful cards Jules, amazing how love takes over during the heat....
Claire xxxxx