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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, 29 January 2012


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!!!

I hope you are having a good one.

Mine has gone really well so far .. .. and I'm not expecting it to change course (or there will be trouble) LOL!!!

I was up far too early for a Sunday really and got the following two makes done super early.

Then hubby very kindly offered to take me to get some new reels of ribbon in preparation for the next two wedding fayres we have coming up in February and March.  I love choosing new colours to make samples with and my favourite this time round has to be the gorgeous "emperor purple" goodies I got.

Of course once I get there I cannot stick to just ribbons .. .. .. ..  I ended up with some gorgeous buttons and black lace too.  I know black lace isn't everyone's idea of something nice .. .. but I love it!!!  
Then of course I see things that aren't wedding related but still "needed".   They will be coming to a blog near you soon.   LOL!! 

But for now I will share the makes I put together early this morning.

Both are for entering into "Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge" and the second one is for "The Rudolph Day Challenge" .. .. I hope you get chance to take a look at both challenges and possibly take part.

I love Sunday and my snippet makes because I am totally lazy and use just anything that is lying around .. and as you will see my first card is made from the leftovers of yesterday's card and the images I use are already coloured and sitting waiting in a little drawer to be used.  I would have hoped for more makes but of course the ribbons were calling much louder .. .. .. as they do.

The laziness continues because I don't list out what I have used to make my creations on a Sunday either .. .. but as always if there is something you like the look of and want to know more about then please just ask away.

I am going to try really hard to make a snippet Christmas card every week .. .. at least then my Christmas stocks will build up slowly.

Enjoy what is left of Sunday .. .. and I'll see you bright and early tomorrow with my next Handy Hippo project.  I was also going to show you a few examples of "things to do with ribbon" .. .. but there are so many that I think this is going to spread over a few weeks.  So it is "things to do with ribbon - Part 1" LOL!!

Catch you soon



Anonymous said...

Jules these cards are so beautiful and cute!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Carol said...

Two gorgeous snippet makes Jules. Looking forward to Part 1 of your "things to do with ribbons". Carol x

Doreen said...

Love both your cards Jules,two gorgeous images and layed out

Jane said...

Both gorgeous cards, love the silver heart can you tell me whether it is a brad/sticker? Take care, Jane x

Anesha said...

Two adorable cards. Glad you are having a good day. Enjoy playing with yor new ribbons. :)

angelwhispers said...

Two beautiful cards and such great designs! Chanelle xxx

Debs M said...

two gorgeous makes, hope your lovely day is continuing x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Jules . . . both of today's snippet cards are just FABULOUS. I love the corner flower and foliage on the first one especially.

Your Rudolph Day card is so sweet. What a cute penguin. Thanks for joining in my bit of fun. GOOD LUCK xxx

Sue said...

Aww these are both really sweet Jules. I love the sweet hedgie and those delish papers! and what a cute penguin. Gorgeous paper and snowflake!
Looking forward to your demo on ribbon - you always do it So beautifully!
Hope you enjoy the rest of the evening!
Love Sue xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Christmas cards in January are generally considered to be against the law! This one is a cutie however so you are forgiven! Love the PB too! Cute little tag! Hugs, Lesley

Vicky said...

They are so gorgeous Jules...and I like the sound of the black

big hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww two fabulous cards, two super cute images, great papers & design, sue,x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - two lovely makes today and well done in the early start to the day x Have a good week x Susan x

Bernie said...

These are Beautiful! Those papers on the first one are gorgeous! Silly me the lovely flowers are on this care not the last one. See I am crazy about them.
Hugs & Blessings

Marie-Louise said...

They are both brilliant. Love them - especially the first one.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful snippet makes again Jules. I don't think I know anyone who is as 'unlazy' as you!!

Sally said...

Two fab cards Jules & two cute images as well. I love the litle penguin! Sounds like you had a good time buying your new ribbon. I'm a sucker for ribbon & have far too much. lol.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous cards Jules, love the images!
Helen x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, love these gorgeous cards hun. Fab images and scrummy papers and details as always. Ooh! sounds like you had a great time stash shopping.

Donna x

Sally H said...

Two beautiful cards, Jules.I love them both. Yes, Sundays should be lazy! I like your idea of doing a Christmas card every week, but I don't think I will manage that, but one or two a month might be a good plan.

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous makes Jules, love the sweet images and pretty papers :)
Enjoy your new ribbon stash! :D

Beryl K said...

Two fabulous snippet makes Jules. Sounds like you had a lovely shopping spree
Beryl x

mckinkle said...

Ok so where is the REAL Jules?? For I know that she is missing as thats a xmas card there here on show!!

lol! It does get you well ahead of the game by doing a little as you go throughout the year but just as soon as you've had your first year of being so far in advance you wont want to stop!

Two beautiful cards Jules as always!

Have a super week, look forward to seeing the black lace make its first appearance too!

Keryn x

Di said...

Wow Jules - both of these are totally adorable! As ever, superb detail and wonderful papers. Swop your snippets for mine any day :)) Di xx

Sally said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. Love the hedgie and the penguin is also super cute. I am doing well using scraps so far this year. I think it great as you find all sorts of bits you have forgotten.
Hugs Sally xxx

Jenny said...

That hedgie looks in a hurry Jules...he must be late!!

A snippet Christmas card a week sounds a good plan, I'm sure you'll appreciate them come nearer December :)
Looking forward to the ribbon tips and hints.
Jenny x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous cards ....both stunning the them both ....
Hugs sylvie

Mary said...

Two very cute cards Jules. Love the little hedge hog and your little penguin looks ready for Christmas. Your embellishments add just the right touch!

louise said...

Beautiful cards the first one is so pretty and the second is great and I am so jealous of you being so organized for Christmas lol
Hugs louise xx

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable, gorgeous cards Jules.

coops said...

stunning cards your fab designs and the images are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards, Jules. Super layouts and your flowers are gorgeous. Took me a few seconds to spot the heart on the first card but no time at all on the second :) Elizabeth x

M said...

How did you get the "ice" sentiment dotty? Or is that just the photo? It looks fab!! Love that cute penguin. M x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules these are two beauties I adore that Hedgehog one the colours and design is super, the Christmas one is fab, that is one cute penguin, the papers and snowflake look terrific.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Good on you for starting the Christmas cards!!!

Love these!

Denise and Louise said...

Two gorgeous card Jules. Love that little penguin and great sentiment.
Such pretty colours and cute image also on the hedgehog one.
denise xx

Sam said...

Gorgeous cards Jules. Funny I thought I had commented earlier in the week, but maybe I couldn't at the time. Love the hunting the heart game!!