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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 10 June 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope your day has been good.  We have actually had some sunshine today!!  Woo hoo!!

I have been plugging away at catching up with your blogs and am getting there very slowly .. .. but wow!!  how busy and productive you have all been in my absence. 

Still a long way to go before I have caught up with everyone .. .. but I will get there eventually.

I have missed everyone's blogs but have also missed the snippet playground and my sewing machine. I love playing with my snippets and seeing what I can create and love my sewing machine too.  None of my wedding orders involve my sewing machine at the moment so to feed my passion I decided today should be snippets "and" my sewing machine.  So here is a snippet share for Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge this week.

Of course Sunday is my lazy day and I do not list everything I have used .. .. but if there are any questions just shout out and I will do my best to answer .. .. .. and I promise that there is a heart to find!!!  

Hubby's bread baking last night turned out to be very successful and here is a piccy of his creation.  

The idea is that you end up with a loaf where you can just break off what end up as little bread rolls or cobs (depending where you come from LOL!!).  This is something he saw on the TV the other evening and he did a fantastic job of recreating it.

I told him how brilliant it was and how nice it would be to have two or three of these on the Christmas table to have with our starters (we have lots sitting around our Christmas table).  Not sure if his face dropped a little at the thought of making three or not LOL!!!

Have a lovely evening everyone.

I'll catch you again soon.



M said...

Beautiful snippets share, and that bread looks delicious! M x

MagsB said...

Another lovely card, Jules. I love that delicate image!

And many congratulations to Mr Heart on his breadmaking success! My hubby suggested that the first loaf I ever made should be donated to the construction industry to use to build the Thames Barrier.....

Yep, that loaf was the size and consistency of a brick!

love Mags B x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, nice to see you back and with such a beautiful card. Love the stamped image and of course your sewing is perfect, as ever.

And thanks too for popping in to visit and leave a comment earlier. We leave on Tuesday for our holiday but I've not been blogging much because a) I haven't been crafting anything that I can blog about it and b) my pc has a faulty of/on switch, it works sporadically ... I will have to get it looked at properly and hopefully repaired when I get back from the holiday.

So, if I don't comment tomorrow you will know that the switch is refusing to work again :(

Elizabeth x

Lorraine said...

Just gorgeous Jules. Love the image and soft colours and what a beautiful sentiment.
Hubby's bread looks great too!
Lorraine x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

I love your flowers Jules! Great colour.

jacqui x

Debs M said...

love that card, that bread looks fab!!

Sharon said...

Hi Jules.
Thanks for the info on Raspberry Rd papers. I love papers and cannot get enough of them - just wish my ink wasn't so expensive!!! will put a card on my blog when I have a card using the papers. Love your card, gorgeous lilac colour and the bread looks delish.
Thanks again.
Sharon. x

Bernie said...

Absolutely Fabulous Jules! The stitching really does set everything off so beautifully. I don't have the space for my sewing machine but even if I did I don't think I could stitch so straight.
My mouth is watering at the sight of that bread. I haven't baked any for such a long time. I'll bet the house smelled like heaven.

Sue B said...

This is beautiful Jules. The image is really pretty and I love the vase. The papers are gorgeous!
and Wow! that bread looks fab… I am drooling just looking at it… nothing nicer than freshly baked bread with real butter…Mmm… my ancestors were Baker/Confectioner's… but sadly I don't think I inherited the genes… LOL
Have a lovely evening
Love Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules.

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card,love the image,papers and fab stitching.I love to hand stitch don't like making a card without it lol
Mmmmm that bread looks yummy :) x

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I have to comment on Mr Heart's bread first Jules - it looks fantastic! Fresh, crusty bread is one of my most favourite things to eat. I can almost taste this.... cheese and pickle or even a slice of ham....

Oops, lol, of course I LOVE your card. Gorgeous image, sentiment and stitching. I would love a 'trolley dash' around your craft pod so I could snaffle some of your gorgeous stamps!

Sarah said...

Fabulous card Jules! The bread looks gorgeous!

Sarah x

mags said...

Hi Jules. Nice to see you back. Your card today is gorgeous. Love the image and the colour combo and of course, the fab stitching. But where is that pesky heart? lol

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous snippet and a beautiful sentiment. Mr Hearts bread looks yummy and l bet it smells gorgeous x Susan x

Loopylou. said...

yey!! jules is back in the swing!!! so fab to have you back on my reader hun, have missed you xxxx
gorgeous card and the bread looks yummy too!!!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Unknown said...

Jules this is so pretty. Love the stamp & yes I found the heart lol x

Viv said...

Mr Heart's bread making attempts look fab Jules - hope it tasted as good as it looks! Great 'snippet' card - really must try and use up some of mine - but am deffo not as creative as you! x

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous snippet card, Jules! Love that serene purple paper. And the flowers are lovely! Also, tell Mr Heart that his bread looks YUMMY!! ;-)

coldwaters2 said...

Welcome back Jules, and what a gorgeous card this is, loving the colours and image, super card.
Lorraine x

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

...beautiful Card Jules, gorgeous shades & a loVely sentiment too...Mel :)
Hope you had a loVely time away & do you hire Hubby out?! his bread looks gorgeous!
Thankyou for stopping by & your kind words...xx

Hettie said...

Welcome back Jules! Missed ya too! Hope you had a good time.
Love your card, but being purples always wins in my book!
If your Hubby is taking orders for Christmas I would like one, or perhaps I could come to Dinner? I will bring the pudding - mmmmmn!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Jules this is so lovely, you do CAS so well. Love your style.

Oh and Mr Heart's bread making skills look pretty darn good, I'm sure it tasted as good as it looks!

Kasey ~ in Oz

Doreen said...

Ooh I can smell that bread from here gorgeous.....

Your card too is gorgeous Jules, I have missed these so

Carol said...

Beautiful snippet card Jules, love the colours and the sentiment. Hubby's bread looks lovely too. Carol x

Annmaree of Oz said...

beautiful card, I really love that sentiment a lot, so touching!

WHOA What a neat bread too! Hubs did well! How yummy would it be with some cheese and/or some herbs mixed in the twists too? YUM!!!

Crafting Queen said...

Super card and love the bread. It is wet, wet, wet here.

coops said...

beautiful card jules.fab pretty image and colours and your stitching is brilliant :D
yum to your hubbies bread, could just eat some with butter on :D

xx coops xx

loftylass said...

Stunning card Jules - gorgeous colours and perfect stitching...
Hubby's bread looks delicious - I'm drooling!!!

Sarn said...

Such a pretty card.

And WOW . . . Mr Heart . . . your bread-baking is WONDERFUl. xxx

Beryl said...

Fabulous card - the stitching making it so much more. Really need to be acting on the inspiration I get here.
The bread loaf/roll is a brilliant idea - and it's good to know it tasted as good as it looked. Perhaps it could be a regular Friday night thing - then he'd be used to the idea of making loads come
Beryl xx

Marjorie said...

Welcome back hun...gorgeous card as always, and that bread looks delicious...well done Mr. Heart lol!!

Kath said...

Welcome back Jules! Lovely card - my favourite colours.
Kath x

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

lovely card Jules and the bread looks fab , is he taking orders lol! foot is a bit better but still gets very stiff, thanks for asking K xx

Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning, I love the pretty soft colours on your card and fab layout too ... and that bread looks delicious yum, hubby must be so proud :D

Mau xx said...

Yummy card Jules but hubby has outshone you this time..could I just eat one of those with a great dollop of Best butter :O
Hugs Mau xx

Andria said...

WOW - beautifully elegant card, fantastic sewing, lovely colours :).

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card Jules and couldn't find the heart and struggled even when you said where it was lol. Oh yum that bread looks good. Hugs, Amanda x

XxJULESxX said...

Another gorgeous card and well done to your hubbie looks good!!!

Sally said...

Yay you are back....sounds like you had a busy break. Lve your card, such lovely colours and gorgeous flowers. Ooohhh and that bread just looks so's going to be great on your Christmas
Hugs Sally xxx

Sally said...

I love the colours you chose for this card Jules & that image is so sweet & simple. Your hubby's 1st attempt at making bread is amazing, it looks super!
Sally x

rosie said...

gorgeous card. fab image. love the colours.

well done Mr Heart with the delicious looking bread!!

Lynn said...

The colour combo is wonderful. A great card. Would you like to share your bread roll with me when you visit the playground? That bread looks yummy. Lynn x

Laura said...

Mr Heart did a great job with the bread! Bet it was very tasty.
Lovely card Jules, a fab snippets make!
Laura xx

Mrs A. said...

What a beautiful sentiment and I just couldn't help myself taking a piece of bread roll. Yum. Delicious. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

A super snippets make Jules, love the stamp, sentiment, papers - the whole lot really is just brilliant as always.

Great to see you back in Blogland!

I also helped myself to the last piece of bread :)

Love, Di xx

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Jules!
Helen x

Darnell said...

Yumm, I don't know which I like better, the beautiful card or the beautiful bread!!