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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 January 2012


Hi Everyone

Late today ... sorry .. .. too busy enjoying myself !!!

First of all I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been sending me hints and tips on curing my "white screen" problems.

I have fiddled about and changed lots of things and am going to give it a good old test tonight.  

The weekend has been mega busy .. .. but very enjoyable .. .. I hope yours has too.

Sunday for me means playing with my snippets and as you know the lovely Di has taken over the keys and is now overseeing proceedings .. .. and what a fabulous job she is doing too!!

Well done Miss Di!!

OK then .. .. ..  here is my snippet make for today.  As you can see I have raided the "brown snippet drawer" today!!

This used:

Snippets from the brown drawer (I think they are Pink Petticoat and Nitwits but wouldn't stake my life on it!!)
Main Image:  Hero Arts "G5311"  Silhouette Spray
Background Image:  Magenta "Buds and Flourishes"
Sentiment:  Penny Black "Critter party"
X-Cut Punch:  Small butterfly
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Scalloped border cut by hand using a free shaped ruler that has been hanging about unused!
Ribbon and pearls from the Stash Box

OK that is me for today with my entry to Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge - No. 3.

If you are here to take part in the Funky Hand Blog Hop then you need to click here.  There is still time to enter.  Closing time isn't until midnight tonight.

I'll see you bright and early tomorrow with my Handy Hippo creation for this week.



Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules,love it.
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, Such a gorgeous card, love the colours. Sue x

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous as always

angelwhispers said...

Just love it Jules and what beautiful papers just perfect for the lovely stamp and beautiful stitching! Chanelle xxx

vickisunshine said...

Fabulous card Jules. I have this stamp and shall be stamping it up thanks to your inspiration!!
Vicki x

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is gorgeous Jules, love the colours and papers!
Helen x

Carol said...

Your brown drawer held some delightful snippets Jules, this is gorgeous. Carol x

Sally H said...

Such a beautiful card, Jules! I love the combination of papers - all perfectly matched!

Jenny said...

Lovely colour and that touch of blue is just perfect, great snippet make :)
Jenny x

mindsquatter said...

I came across your blog from the interview in Quick cards magazine. I love your style of clean lines and squares.
I just have one suggestion. Have a post label of "tiredness test", as in, if you can't spot the heart, it's time for an early night!
You might have guessed it, I'm off for an early one!

Marie-Louise said...

A really beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful Jules - I do love brown. Gorgeous stamp and the tiny blue butterfly is so pretty!

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - gorgeous card and l love the papers they match each other perfectly x Susan x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jules, I adore those papers and I love the little blue butterfly :)

Michaela said...

Gorgeous card as always Jules. Loving the papers.
Michaela xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love that image and your stitching.....

Anne said...

Just lovely Jules. So soft and fresh. Glad to hear you've had a great weekend. Hugs x

Cynthia said...

Love the image. And the little pops of blue are just perfect against that lovely brown!

Liz, said...

Gorgeous, as always,

Liz x

Sue said...

Wow this is stunning Jules! The papers and layout are SO beautiful !! Gorgeous shades of brown. The stamp and sentiment look perfect and I love the touch of blue!
I have had a very lazy weekend!!
but feel a bit better for it :-))
Love Sue xx

Franjopani said...

Beautiful card Jules, I love the hint of blue x joy

Di said...

Oh Jules, yet another fabulous creation - I adore the browns with just a teensy touch of blue. Am now going to either sit on my hands or run away from the laptop as that's yet another very tempting stamp :) I love the way you've used the sentiment too! Thank you for coming into the playground today, any tips for controlling the 'rebels' who jump over the fence would be gratefully received :)) Love, Di xx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, ooooo, I love the brown tones you've used on this card & also the smashing stamp. Clever cutting for the scalloped edge. By the way I got the comment you left on my blog today, thank you.
Sally x

Denise and Louise said...

This is sooo elegant and gorgeous - I just love it.
Denise xx

Kathleen said...

Hi Jules, wow I love this! Love the colour and the gorgeous image. I really admire you for using up your scraps, I have to be the worlds worst at using scraps but I aim to do better this year !
Hugs Kat xx

Lynn said...

A beautiful card Jules, love the monochromatic look and it looks so elegant in browns.

Lynn x

Sandie said...

Stunning,just stunning...gorgeous colour palette.

Sandie :D

Sandie said...

Stunning,just stunning...gorgeous colour palette.


Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Another stamp I have...... Fab card....
Sylvie xx

Irene said...

Hello Jules

I'm still having awful probems with IE, so have changed over to Firefox, and, thank goodness I can now comment on your cards.

This card is just beautiful, stunning and so gorgeous.


Laura said...

Hi Jules, this is gorgeous! I love the tiny butterfly and how it matches the pearls. Really stunning.
Laura xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is stunning Jules. Absolutely beautiful. xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, I don't know how I missed this card but, of course, it is as gorgeous are your cards ever are. Love the teeny weeny butterfly, nice touch. Oh, and how do you get your trusty sewing machine to stitch so perfectly straight ... mine has absolutely no control! Elizabeth x

Sam said...

What a stunner Jules! That hint of blue is perfick! I could just eat that card it is soooo gorgeous!

Bernie said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules! I love the tiny bit of blue, stunning.
Blessings Bernie