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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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 13 May 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a happy Sunday.

Mine seems to have been one of those days that don't come around very often .. .. the sort where everything goes to plan .. .. and you get loads done!!!  Why can't every day be like today?

So much fitted in already .. .. and the day hasn't ended yet!!!   A trip with my Mum and siblings to the cemetery ahead of the anniversary of us losing the head of our family 21 years ago :-(   Tomato plants planted up in the greenhouse.  A bit of wedding work.  The wash basket is empty .. .. and the ironing basket is just about empty too (just waiting for a couple of shirts to dry on the line and then I will be bang up to date), dinner nicely on its way and my snippet makes for this week complete .. .. woo hoo!!

Football has been on whilst I have been ironing and we have been watching the Man City match.  We were desperate for Man City to win and were not disappointment.  I haven't seen such an exciting match in ages.  But in the process I have given myself a sore throat my squealing and shouting at the TV .. .. not that Man City are our team .. ..  we just wanted them to finish the league in top slot.

So here is my share for today

and I enjoyed making it that much that I made another too .. .. the same but different LOL!!!

As usual I am super lazy on a Sunday and do not list my ingredients .. .. usually because they are such a strange mix from lots of different paper collection.  But of course if there is anything you want to query then ask away and I will try my best to work out what I used.

I love making this card so much that the stamps never get taken off the acrylic block .. .. they are there in permanent residency sitting waiting to be used.  In fact I have lost count of how many times I have made this card and every time it looks completely different.

Right off to link up to Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge and then to the kitchen to sort some vegetables out and mix some yorkshire pudding.  Snippet gates are open for two weeks this week so the link will go back to last Sunday's post.

See you again tomorrow and thanks for calling by.

Is it just me or is anyone else being thrown off blogs and being given an error message?!!  Grrrr!!!!

Enjoy what is left of Sunday.



Kath said...

Stunning cards Jules - it's amazing how different they look, even though they are the same (if that makes sense!).
Kath X

Roma said...

Two fantastic cards Jules
Love the papers & flowers x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Two gorgeous cards,love the papers and stamps i have these myself and don't use them as much as i should,love how different the two cards look just by changing certain elements really must try this :)
You're not alone i've been geting the error message too
Enjoy your evening :) x

Laura said...

Gorgeous card Jules :) Love the 'same but different' versions too.
Laura xx

Beryl said...

They really are lovely cards. I think the stamps are beautiful and love the way you've stamped over the two different papers.
Beryl xx

mags said...

These cards are simply lovely Jules. The layout is so effective and the paper piecing on the flowers is gorgeous.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards, love the flowers and the colours- very classy.
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards Jules,love the

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have packed a lot into the day Jules! It would have taken me all that time to make these two gorgeous cards. Love the stamps and the whole design.

It was a brilliant match! I'm so glad they won.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely two for the price of one.

well done you.

jacqui x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, my you have had a busy day. Hope you are well and get through the sad day ahead of you. Beautiful cards today, blogger is playing up again l have to keep clicking reload button to access some blogs. Take care x Susan x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful cards Jules.
Sue x

Cynthia said...

Love the cards! Those flowers are adorable. I understand why they stay on your desk! ;-)

lisa said...

It's definitely been an in the garden weekend, this week, Jules. The sunshine has been wonderful and the wind perfect drying weather. I have done three lots and it's all ironed and put away. Yes I am feeling smug. A case of necessity this week as I shall be out of action from Tuesday onwards after having a small Op in hospital, yuck!! Still lots of excuse for rest and crafting afterwards hopefully.
Your cards are gorgeous. I love the flowers you've been using. I've never tried heating ribbon, it always looks a bit scary to me!!
Hope you have a good week.
hugs Lisax

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...a couple of loVelies Jules...loVe the super soft papers with pretty maids all in a row...gorgeous...Mel :)

M said...

Hi Jules, great cards as always! Love the design, and you're right - they look different even though they look the same! So pretty :) I've been having trouble with Blogger too, so not just you! M x

Carol said...

Pleased you had a good day Jules, the match was certainly nail biting!
Two fabulous snippet makes, love the stamps and your snippets.
Hope the rest of your week goes well and hugs for the "anniversary".
Carol x

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely cards. Love the stamps. Glad to see that someone else is getting the error message. You certainly had one very organised day - wish I could have a day like that.

Catherine said...

These are gorgeous, just love them......

Wendy said...

These are so beautiful Jules, love the fabulous design.
Wendy xx

Nikbee said...

Fantastic cards. I love the paper piecing.
Nikki x

coldwaters2 said...

These are gorgeous Jules so clean and fresh the flower images look beautiful.
Lorraine x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the beautiful design and colours. Sounds like you had a busy day hun.

Donna x

Sue B said...

These are beautiful Jules. I love the flower stamps and the silver centres look really pretty! Gorgeous papers and layout!
Blogger has been behaving a bit strange last few days. I got an error message on some blogs and others seem to be taking ages to load - it makes commenting very slow!!
Hope you've had a lovely weekend
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
You have had a busy day .... Me bit lazy ..... Very hot it has come soooo quickly 26 degs...... I made a Xmas card ..... And then watched the Voice.... The singers are out of this world.... Whoops!!! Fabby card ... New stamp set to me .......
Hugs Sylvie xxxxxc

Lynn said...

Two lovely cards Jules ... I am impressed by them but more impressed by your empty wash basket and ironing pile. I never seem to get up to date with mine ... think I'm doing well then one of my sons will bring more dirty clothes down. We were glad Man City won too - don't like the other lot. Hubby and Son been to watch Wigan Athletics' last match so they're happy tonight as they won again.

Lynn x

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have been busy today, l feel quite lazy compared lol. Not sure whether to plant some tommies again this year, we tried potatoes last year but were sadly disappointed.

Now your ironing and washing are up to date, would you like to pop round and do mine please????

Great cards Jules, love the colours you have chosen and the stamp is gorgeous, l see why you like it.

Have a great evening, take care xx

Anonymous said...

wonderful snippets Jules love the pink and blue!

Di said...

Oh Jules, these are both so pretty. Love the paper piecing, and it's amazing - as you say - how different the two cards look just by switching the colours. Super stuff!


Irene said...

Two brilliant cards Jules, I love the gingham papers and flowers. Both different but stunning.

Sarn said...

Oh VERY pretty Jules. Glad you had a lovely day xxx

coops said...

stunning cards the flowers and gingham paper :D

xx coops xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi again Jules, these are lovely and I like both versions too. Sounds like you had the perfect day though I don't think anyone else celebrates ironing the way you do :) The match was terrific and my man from Manchester, the EM, was delighted even though he doesn't follow the footie much - more a snooker kind of guy. Hope today is going as well as yesterday did for you. Hugs, Elizabeth x

Jan Mc said...

Wow! thank you so much for the inspiration I always get from your brilliant blog. I bought these stamps ages ago, and was never sure quite what to do with them - well, now I have an idea! Keep up the good work Jules. Love Jan

XxJULESxX said...

wow these are gorgeous Jules!!!

Anonymous said...

Two totally fabulous cards, just gorgeous! Gad you had a productive day!
Helen x

rosie said...

2 stunning cards. love the idea with the flowers x

Jenny said...

Paper piecing is just so effective for putting colour on colour like you've done your card Jules.
I'm super impressed with your accomplished list particularly washing and ironing done!!!!
Jenny x

Andria said...

OMG they are totally stunning snippet cards. I would sooo buy them, they are gorgeous. Very kitsch :).

Bernie said...

WOW this are both gorgeous Jules! Amazing what a change of color can make. Fab papers.

Hettie said...

Lovely cards there Jules.