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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 February 2012


Hi Everyone

How goes it this lovely Sunday afternoon?

Did you get lots of snow?

We got lots and hubby's football was cancelled.  (I think he was secretly pleased as I don't think he fancied trudging about in all the snow and standing for a couple of hours in the cold .. .. can't say as I blame him).

So with it being Sunday that can only mean one thing .. .. use up those snippets and images that are lying around already coloured and waiting to be made into something .. .. and then take them over to Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge No. 5. 

I must admit that with all the snow about I don't feel quite so silly at having made a snippet Christmas card again this week .. .. and definitely not as silly as I will when it is the height of summer and I still share one.  LOL!!!

So here are my makes for this week (unless I succumb to midweek snippets of course).

As always Sunday is my lazy day and I don't say what I have used .. .. but if anyone has any questions then just ask away.

Following my snippet post last week "M" asked me how I got my "ice" sentiment all dotty .. .. it actually comes like that M .. .. it was a digi image from Pink Petticoat years ago.  Not sure if it is still available or not though :-(

So that is me for another Sunday.

Off to be a domestic goddess now but I'll be back tomorrow bright and early with my Handy Hippo creation for this week and Part 2 of my "things to do with ribbon" ideas.

Enjoy what is left of the weekend and stay safe .. .. especially in the morning when they are warning of all the melted snow freezing overnight!!



mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Terrific cards Jules especially the little penguin, love him, have a great week, xxx

Debs M said...

great makes, love that penguin x

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous snippets Jules,I love your

Anne said...

Two beautiful cards Jules. Hope you're keeping warm and toasty. Hugs x

Di said...

Hi Jules - two absolute stunners here! As always, perfectly designed and made - and such lovely soft colours.

I'm running Ubuntu at the minute but am sure that I've got a downloaded dotty font if I switch to Windows but I forget where from. Could have been Two Peas in a Pod.

However - just take a look at this FREE font I found just now - it's soooo you!!! It's the first one listed in the 24 free fonts they have for downloading.

Enjoy your evening - we've been stripping borders off here ready for the decorator tomorrow :( So, no proper crafting done today. Di xx

Anonymous said...

We haven't had any snow and I'm so relieved as I can't drive in it!

Love your snippet makes Jules, especially that pretty wheelbarrow full of flowers.

Finally finished all my 'have to do' cards at midnight last night! They're all parcelled up and ready to go.

Home sweet home said...

These cards are fabulous, love the image and the colours are fabulous too.
I love your cards:)Hugs Merethe

mags said...

These are both lovely. I really like the christmas one. Love the image and papers used.
Must admit not looking forward to drive to work in the morning. Enjoy your evening.

Vicky said...

They are so gorgeous Jules...and yep we had loads of the white stuff too...!

stay warm sweetie...and big hugs Vicky xx

Cynthia said...

Love your snippet cards--as always! ;-) The wheelbarrow full of flowers is just so cute!!!

Loopylou. said...

Jules they are both fabulous hun! love the little wheelbarrow of flowers and the penguin is so cute!!
snowy and frosty here already so hoping for a bit of a thaw tonight!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Anesha said...

Two cute cards. We had lots of lovely snow and even had a snowball fight this morning! :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Any chance of doing your domestic goddess bit up here please - have done precisely Zilch in the housework stakes today - two great cards - but the pink one is my fave!!

Donna Mosley said...

Two scrummy cards Jules. Love the very sweet penguin. Football in the winter? I really don't get why they don't have footie season in summer, would make more sense eh?

Donna x

Sue said...

Hi hun
no snow here not even a snifty bit! two gorgeous cards, luv ya cute penquin, lovely papers & design, fab stitching, sue,x

Carol said...

Two lovely snippet makes Jules, especially like the Christmas one though. We didn't have any snow:( Carol x

Nikbee said...

Wonderful cards, Jules. I love the Christmas card - the colour combination is fab and I've already made a couple with these colours. I'm hoping to be organised this year!
Nikki x

Anonymous said...

Love them both Jules, gorgeous colours!
Helen x

Sandy said...

2 fab snippet cards, gorgeous papers and love the wheelbarrow image,
Christmas card is fun with the cute penguin.

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - 2 gorgeous makes today and l particularly like the penguin it is sooooo cute. I would rather stop home anyday than stand for 2 hours freezing watching sport but as my hubby says "you don't understand" especially when l tell him it is JUST a game, lol x Susan x

Beryl K said...

Great snippet makes Jules, I love the penquin
Beryl x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, two beautiful cards, love them both, even the Christmas one. Glad to hear hubby didn't go out in that weather - no fun at all in freezing your boots off :) Domestic goddessing, on a Sunday ... you are keen :)) Shouldn't really ask this seeing as I'm on a crafting diet, but where do you get your very fine and shiny cord? I've been admiring it in its various colours for quite some time now ... Elizabeth x

PS: still no snow here, I'm beginning to feel privileged :)

Roma said...

Gorgeous cards jules ,we seem to have escaped snow for some reason dont know why staying in fife ,usually if there is snow we get it .

debby4000 said...

Adorable cards Jules and gorgeous too.

Marie-Louise said...

Two marvellous cards. Love both of them.

coops said...

gorgeous cards jules.fab pretty image and colours on your 1st card and i love your 2nd card, the penguin is so sweet :D

xx coops xx

Jenny said...

Fantastic cards Jules.....perfect weather for penguins too:0)
Love the sparkly stitching by the way.
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

More loveliness Jules. And you won't feel silly about those Christmas cards come December when you've got your feet up munching on a mince pie, while others go in to meltdown! Still loving the snippet makes, and still enjoying joining in with Di too, although she's labeled me a rebel and accused me of pulling hair!! Never had this trouble when you were in charge *sniff*!!


Denise and Louise said...

These are adorable.
Denise xx

Sue said...

Aww these are gorgeous Jules!! Beautiful papers on both. I love the cute penguin! and I know what you mean about the snow - it inspired me to make my first Christmas Card this year! LOL
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Irene said...

Jules, these cards are adorable and gorgeous. I love the colours and what stunning papers.

Andria said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Goodness me . . .I can't think how I missed these two BEAUTIFUL cards. I love them both. xxx

Bernie said...

Wow I can't believe I miss them as well. They are both beauitful.
Hugs & Blessings

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I confess that I like the pink and cheery card better than the penguin, who is cute, but depicts all things cold. I'm allergic to cold. It makes me break out in violent thoughts. Great snippets cards!