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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.


Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope that your week is going well.

It is quite dull and cold here today .. .. but we are promised that the week will be getting warmer and warmer as it progresses . .. .. . with Friday being the best day of the week!!  We shall see!!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments whilst I have been busy with my wedding work.  I am slowly starting to make headway in returning your lovely comments.   

I am early with my share today as I have just finished one wedding mission.  Have packed all of those materials away and am now about to start another.  Once I get stuck in I can't stop .. .. so I decided a quick sandwich and snippet make was in order and then I will get back into wedding mode.

Today's share is my entry into Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge - number 8.  

I am normally lazy on a Sunday and don't list my materials .. .. but as punishment for being late this week I will list my goodies:

Sentiment:  Elzybells (no longer trading)
Backing Paper:  Digichick Boutique
Sizzix Die:  "656521" Flower with Leaves and Stem #2
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Organza strip ripped from a larger piece ages ago and left languishing in my ribbon drawer (pleased that is out of the way now LOL!!)
Button with the shank cut off

So my post title said .. good things come to those who wait.  How true!!

The Sizzix die I have used here is one that I have wanted for around 3 years.  I have kept looking and looking and couldn't justify buying it .. .. .. but last week I was in the craft department of a local garden centre buying a birthday present for a little crafty friend of mine when I saw the die in the bargain section .. .. .. half price!!!!  Woo hoo!!!  At long last the gorgeous die could be mine.  Just great for using up those pesky snippets!

OK .. .. back to wedding work.  Cream and aubergine this afternoon (those are the colours I am working with .. .. not what I am eating LOL!!!).

Have a great rest of the day.



Dawn said...

Oh I adore this one Jules, love the bright pink & the simplicity of it. Its stunning x

Creations by Shirl said...

Very pretty Jules~
love everything about this card...
Awesome stitching, which btw I should be doing to my cards but to darn lazy to take it out and put it away... My work table is too over whelming and not enough space....

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fab card, love the gorgeous flower die and the sentiment is lovely.
Lyndsey xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely snippet make Jules. LOL at your eating comment! You're funny. xxx

Di said...

Hi Jules - great card, love the colours and that die is fantastic. Dontcha just lurve a bargain :)) Well worth the wait! Di xx

lisa said...

I'm so glad your Wedding Fayre went well, Jules, you certainly seem to be kept busy which is great, although I'm not surprised, your makes are always gorgeous.
How great to spot that die half price, it always feel really satisfying to find something reduced, especially when you've had your eye on it, doesn't it?
Hugs Lisax

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card Jules and an excellent snippet make
Beryl x

Irene said...

A fabulous card Jules, and WOW what a great bargain. I love the sentiment and your colours.

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Jules,love the flower

Flowergirl said...

This is beautiful, love the flower die, and the backing paper. Gorgeous x
Wendy x

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Jules, so fresh. Cream and aubergine sound lovely on a wedding invitation but can't think of it on a plate!!! Hugs x

Elaine said...

Dreamy, colouful and feminine, what a lovely card.
The ribbon ( ripped )looks lovely.
Hugs Elaine

Cynthia said...

That flower is adorable--great job in finding it on sale!! The sentiment is gorgeous too. And I love the colors you've used!

Carol said...

What a fabulous snippet make Jules, lover the flower. Carol x

Marjorie said...

Oh! I just love this..and such a lovely sentiment..Love the paper..

Denise and Louise said...

This is lovely - great backing paper and gorgeous flower.
Denise xx

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love that flower die! Hope your wedding work is going well!
Helen x

Bernie said...

This is beautiful! Love that flower! Congrats of finding that die. I LOVE bargin bins and love digging thru them.
Hugs & Blessings

Vicky Hayes said...

So pleased you found your bargain Jules and what a pretty card you've made with it! Vicky x

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is so beautiful Jules!

I have decided that there is definitely more than one of you, lol! You have one Jules that makes all the wedding stuff and one that makes other cards. How else would you manage to do so much?!!! I have never, ever seen anything less than perfect on your blog.

Debs M said...

love this card, great flower and i do love that sentiment x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Jules I so love that wonderful flower and that sentiment is just perfect.
Lorraine x

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! WOW Jules this is a very scrummy card hun. Love the cloud paper and the gorgeous flower. Well done on the crafty bargain, makes you feel good when you get one . :o)

Donna x

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Oh this is such a pretty card! Well done on your crafty bargain :-)

Lisa x

Little K Smith said...

WOW! 3 years! Well done Jules! :D And a gorgeous card you've made with it too, I love the papers and lush pink ribbon! :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous, love the bright zingy colours Jules:0) The die had your name on it all along LOL Gay xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
fabulous card ... Love the flower die ....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Love the whole card - the die is great and marvellous backing papers.

Jenny said...

What a lucky find Jules, have to say I've not seen the die before but love the quirky style of the flower!
Fantastic card, the torn organza looks great :0)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

OH WOW I love that die flower! and brilliant papers and sentiment! Perfect! loving the ribbon too, so prett! (always got to laugh when I see ribbon on ur cards now, thinking of ur side drawers and your hubby! lol! )

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.the flower is beautiful and i love your pretty colours ;D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jules! what beautiful colours! I love the delish flower and ribbon - so pretty! and the sentiment is perfect!
It's really nice when you finally get a die or item that you've wanted for years!! and even better if it is half price too!! ;-)
Hope you are having a good week
Love Sue xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the die & the sentiment it great!
Hugs Shell xx

Sheena said...

I really love this one Jules - the bright flower against the light background is gorgeous and the matching ribbon just sets it off nicely!


Sam said...

Lovely card Jules and I can see why you wanted that flower die and lucky you for getting it at a bargain price!

MagsB said...

Oh isn't it great when something you really want turns up in the bargain bin! Another gorgeous card, so bright and cheerful!

love Mags B x

Dora said...

This is adorable, loove that flower and the simple layout of this card.. and yes it does seem that good things do come to those who wait :D well done on finding the die in a bargain. xx

Mrs A. said...

Love the colours and that flower is really cute. Hugs Mrs A.