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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, 5 June 2011


Hi Everyone

Well what a mega productive day in the House of Hearts!!

Lots of gardening this morning .. .. washing done and blowing nicely on the line ... ..  Sunday dinner cooking away nicely in the oven and 3 Sunday Snippets to share .. .. what more could a girl want from her day??!?!?!?  (Edited to say .. ..  just fetched my washing in off the line and I decided a girl would actually like the ironing fairy to call by tonight whilst I am in the land of nod!!  LOL!!).

So here are my makes for this week

and the lovely playmates who kept me company this week were .. ..

Lynne  -  who created the most gorgeous personalised birthday card.  Loving the embossed lines, the snippet of patterned paper and the beautiful flower!  Very inspirational.  Thank you Lynne.

Carole  -  who has a few good ideas alongside her Snippet make.  All are lovely .. but the one made with the Snippet Challenge in mind is awesome.  I adore the colours and the lovely butterfly.  A beautiful make (and I hope your back is improving now Carole xx).

Kaz  -  then came along with not one, not two but THREE snippet makes this week.  You really do need to check them all out.   Each one is so lovely.  Kaz has an abundance of white card snippets she would like to use up .. .. and just wait until you see what she did with them on her third snippet make.  Not a hint of white card in sight!!!  Well done Kaz and thank you for being so hyperative.  You have shared some great ideas!!

Brenda  -  kept me company too this week and wanted to share a lovely creation she has made for her Son's first wedding anniversary .. .. and coincidentally she has an abundance of white card too.  But Brenda's stayed white .. unlike Kaz's.  Beautiful flower and leaf detail Brenda.  I felt quite honoured that Brenda played along this week as she hasn't taken part in a challenge for ages!!  

Thank you all very much ladies.  It was lovely to have some company and be inspired.

Lots of lovely ideas as to how I can use up some more of my snippet mountain LOL!!!

If you fancy playing along this week then Mr Linky is below .. .. so I don't miss any of you lovely playmates.

Have a lovely Sunday evening everyone.

Dinner is smelling good .. .. best go and take a peep at it!!



Anonymous said...

Jules, these are absolutely stunning!!! I don't know how you do it! I'm joining in with you this week as, not only have I banned myself from buying more paper until new year, I've got to use up all the bits I've got! xx

Anonymous said...

My first ever snippet entry! x

Doreen said...

Three gorgeous snippets Jules,I absolutely love the first one with the paper piecing,A beautiful anniversary card, and last but not least the birthday card,all stunning in their own

Could I be cheeky and ask what stamp you used for the first one.

Enjoy your

Anonymous said...


Looks totally awesome Jules, you do so well with your scraps and snippets, I have not been doing so greaT! lol!

Loving them all, the paper pieced tulips are beautiful, and love the anniversary card, and that birthday card is classy!

Vicky said...

Wow hun...these are so gorgeous and I love the first one...great use of the eyelets...and great colour combo on the last..!

head a bit sore I'm off..

hugs Vicky xx

Debbie said...

Hi Jules, Your cards are really lovely.It's amazing what you can make with little snippets that are left over.Beautiful.I can't even choose my favourite as I love them all.Glad you've had a great Sunday, you've certainly been a busy bee.Love Debbie x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - another great week in the attempt to reduce your snippet pile Julia! I really love the first card with the paper piecing. Love the colourscheme in the second one. On the final card I like the way the stems reach outside of the DP.


Hugs, Sandra

PS: Sorry if I forgot to link to you last week, I did make a snippet card with my Christmas hedgie!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Three fab cards,the bottom one is my fave,love the flower stamps you used and that stripey paper :)
Have a lovely evening xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, these are so beautiful. Your creativity just amazes me. My fave is the first one, I love the gingham flowers. Hope the dinner was yummy and any chance I could borrow the fairy after you've finished with her? SHIRTS!!!

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Ooh they're all lovely as always - you're so good at these snippet makes, very inspirational :o) I can actually pick a favourite this week - love the yellow and purple on the last one! Lisa x

Di said...

Hi Jules. Love your snippet cards. I've just started making myself use my bits on simple cards. Thanks for inspiring me . xx

Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards as ever Jules, you have lots of lovely paper off cuts to play with...I'm afraid I've failed again this week although technically I could have entered my LIM card this week as it was made from pieces of off cut card. doh!
Jenny x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Hope your're well. Oh I do love your snippet makes, especially love the anniversary card, just gorgeous!

Kaz said...

When your done with the ironing fairy send her round to me please! :0)

Three fabulous cards, love them all. The dark foliage on the second one looks very dramatic & effective. Very pretty flower images on the third & I'm sure I have the same DP's in my stash box. Loving your faux stitching too.
Kaz xx

Lynne K said...

Lovely cards, Jules! I especially like the first one with the touches of gingham, and the colours are so pretty.

Sorry I haven't been in touch for ages, will email you soon.

Hugs, Lynne xx

Sally said...

Awww Jules, I'm soooo jealous of ability for designing. Why can't I come up with pretty cards like these? I love the gingham tulips & the simplicity of your 3rd card.
No gardening or washing for me today, we had rain aaaaaalllllll day here in Bristol, not a sunbeam to be seen.
Sally x

Tracy said...

These are really wonderful Jules, the first is gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous makes! And so many of them! I'm always in awe of the quality of your quantity! Hugs, Lesley

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how you manage to make such beautiful cards from snippets, love them!
Helen x

coops said...

fantaatic cards jules.the flower stamps you`ve used are gorgeous.i love your anniversary card, the colours are beautiful and i love the flowers :D
i have an ironing fairy -my hubby :D

xx coops xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Jules, I'd love to join in, ATM I'm just a bit snowed under and with the comp probs it's taking so long just getting around to everyone! BUT when the dust settles I really would love to join you, I have so many snippets and it's such a great idea, well done you, hugs:0) xxx

Kylie said...

Fabulous 'snippets' from you and your playmates today Jules!

I hope your ironing fairy arrived ;o)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Jules, your work is just GORGEOUS! The anniversary card makes me swoon!! I visited some of your older posts too - it is easy to see that you put your heart into everything you make.

Claire said...

Beautiful cards Jules, especially the first one, I love the colours, I might have sinilar scraps in the box.
I've posted up my 3 cards which I enjoyed making.
Ah the ironing, I wish I could conjure up the ironing fairy as well, hate that job.
Claire xxx

Dora said...

Wow these are all so beautiful Jules, so very elegant all three xxx Me no fairy as well :(

Anonymous said...

love that first card , Jules -it is gorgeous. hope I may be able to join in again this week witht he snippet challenge. Mine are just not going down al all.!!!
X Tricia

Juls said...

as always loving your snippit cards!! Love the paper pieced tulips! Hugs Juls

jules said...

oh Jules i do love these cards! your so talented! all gorgeous, i dont think i could make cards this good with snippets though!!!

Jenny said...

Yay, I've linked a card this week :0
Jenny x

Lynne said...

Brilliant cards as always Jules. I hope the ironing fairy called, if so could you send her my way please.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

What gorgeous cards and what a great idea! I'd love to play... but it might have to be next week now! I love your blog idea with the hearts too, a bit like Where's Wally but MUCH prettier! Vx

Paula Gale said...

These are just gorgeous Jules - I even had a look at some of the links - i'm really impressed. Oh, I've missed blogging and all the talent and inspiration out there.


Paula x x x