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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 January 2012


Hi Everyone

Just in case anyone missed it over Christmas / New Year the keys to the snippet playground have now passed over to my lovely blog buddy Di.

My year of the snippet challenge was complete and rather than let is disappear Di very kindly offered to keep it going .. . woo hoo .. .. good news for me because I still have lots of snippets to use up!!

My make today is for Di's challenge .. .. but it turned into a double challenge.

Baby boy came for his evening meal and whilst here asked if I had a card suitable for his friend .. .. of course my boxes are nearly empty due to Christmas and wedding work so I just knew I needed to make one.  Note to self .. .. get those boxes filled!!!

So a snippet card suitable for a 30+ year old male who is into music as much as my Son.

Well here we go:

This used:

Image: Inkadinkado "98693" Rock Star
Sentiment: Computer Generated 
Backing Paper: DCWV "Rock Star"
Sizzix Die: Stars #2  (I don't know why I bother putting this away as it is always out)

White and black Gel Pens
Cord from the Stash Box

Thankfully my Son was happy and hopefully "Miss Di" will be happy too!!!  LOL!!!

So this card is being entered into Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge No. 2  ... .. if you fancy playing along it is great fun.  The idea being to use up your leftovers (ie snippets).  No cutting into fresh sheets of card .. use those pesky bits that get let that are too good to throw away.

No prizes .. .. just the satisfaction of using up those leftover pieces.

I'll be back again tomorrow bright and early as Happy Handy Hippo Day returns after the Christmas break.  Quite a nice project to show you tomorrow .. .. even if I say so myself.

Don't forget the ProMarker giveaway from Handy Hippo ends at midnight tonight. If you want to try your luck then you need to get your skates on .. .. .. the post you need is here.

See you tomorrow and enjoy what is left of the evening.



Liz, said...

Cool card, I love that guitar stamp, gonna have to track it down and purchase!

Liz x

Sally H said...

Great card, Jules! I have that set, but don't use it as often as I should

Home sweet home said...

This man card is soooo fab, its sooo hard to do a man card, but this one is really great, thanks:)for this great idea:):)
Have a wonderful evening..)

vickisunshine said...

A great card Jules, bet your sons friend will love it! My son is a musician and would love something like this too!!
Vicki x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE that guitar image Jules. Perfect card for a male into music.


Donna Mosley said...

WOW! this is an amazing creation Jules. Love the guitar and colour combo. The stars and stitching are fab finishing touches.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules!

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jules!! I love the guitar image and Sentiment. Those papers and stars are stunning! It's a real corker of a card - your son's friend is gonna love this so much!!
Hope you had a good weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Cynthia said...

This card put a big smile on my face! Just a perfect, perfect card for a young man who loves music!!

CraftyC said...

Wow Jules, love your card. Fab colours and looks great!

Carol said...

I'm sure this will go down well Jules and who would know it was made with left overs lol. Carol x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous male card Jules, great image!
Helen x

Lynsey said...

Fantastic male card Jules!
Hugs Lynsey x

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card - wish I had seen this last week when I was doing a card for my 30 something son who is into guitars and rock music as it would have been perfect.

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I just love that image.
Nikki x

Debs M said...

ooh fabby card and great stamp/sentiment x

Vicky said...

Another fabulous creation Jules..and I love the stars too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Roma said...

Hi Jules
What an excellent card for a male ,i love the guitar image ,love the papers & the stars x

Anne said...

Awesome! Hugs x

Sally said...

What a great stamp Jules, you must have quite a collection! Love the black & white look as well.
Sally x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Love this gorgeous mans card .....i have sooo many stamps the same as you.....always love what you do with them......
Hugs sylvie

Ann said...

Brilliant card Jules

Ann xxx

Di said...

Totally brilliant card Jules! I know someone here who would love that card - so glad to see you still playing along with your snippets :) Di xx

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love the fab mono colours and design and this stamp is brilliant ;D

xx coops xx

Juls said...

fabulous!!! Loving the monochrome look!! Hugs Juls

Jenny said...

oh I missed that post about handing the playground keys over!!
Love your card Jules perfectly musical and great in monochrome :)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

awesome guitar card, perfect for the boys!

Dora said...

This is stunning, love the guitar image, so funky cool :) xxx

Sam said...

That is one super cool masculine card! Great!

Anonymous said...

A most excellent card, I have a few people in mind that would LOVE to receive this it! xx

~Tammy~ said...

Jules, this card totally rocks!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I'm just catching up! And I had to come all the way back to here! So pleased I did! - It's a beauty! Hugs, Lesley