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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 8 July 2012


Hi Everyone

Snippet day .. .. and what a stroke of luck I had.

Hubby came home yesterday armed with a set of 5 A4 drawers he had bought as a treat for me .. .. thinking they would be great in my little craft pod.  Bless xx

Of course .. .. everything gratefully accepted into the crafty area .. .. but as with anything new you try to fit into your craft space it always means moving loads of things around to fit them in.  But one way or another you always manage it .. .. a bit like the Tardis on Dr Who LOL!!!

Anyway whilst moving everything around I found a small plastic box that contained just the thing for my snippet make for Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge.

Everything already printed and good to go and this is what I made:

As always, because it is Sunday, I am lazy and do not list what I have used .. .. .. but if you need to know then ask away.

I have also put a bit of fun on my side bar too.

Lots of you have said how much you enjoy my "theme" weeks .. .. .. and I do find it good for increasing card stocks for the "less needed" cards at this end .. .. ..  so I have given you a choice of what you would like to see next week with a little poll.  I have always wanted to try doing one of these so two birds with one stone.

Not long to choose though I'm afraid.  Only thought of it this morning and it will run out tomorrow morning (just in case I am an early bird with my share of the day).  

Notice I didn't put one that said "please yourself, we're not bothered" as that might have been the highest scorer.  LOL!!!  

Enjoy the rest of Sunday.

Tennis is on in the background .. .. if only I could understand how they score I am sure I would enjoy it more!!



Sarah said...

Hi Jules

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I have the tennis on aswell but have been ironing quite a lot today! Paul has been mowing and strimming our grass because I don't expect he'll get a chance anytime next week with the weather forecast. Love your gorgeous card and the colours! I have just voted Ages on your poll!

Sarah x

Lynne said...

Fabulous snippet make Jules. I love dotty paper. Lucky you getting A4 drawers :)
I`ve just had to have a quick lesson from hubby on the scoring but tbh I`m still non the wiser lol.
Lynne xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a lovely card Jules

jacqui x

Irene said...

A brilliant snippet card Jules.

Anne said...

Brilliant card Jules. Love your little birdies. I've voted in your poll but don't really care what you make as I love everything you do. Hugs x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card. I love the design and the colours are so beautiful


mags said...

Absolutely love this card. The lovely polka dot papers and the sweet little birds. Simply gorgeous.

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful card Jules how lucky where you to find these beauties and what a perfect hubby you have what a lovely pressie!

I'm with you on the Tennis just don't understand the scores and really great on my hubby's nerves when I ask!!! lol Love Chanelle xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules - love the little birds and the colours are gorgeous too.
Lorraine x

Debs M said...

this is lovely..great idea to do a theme week x

lisa said...

What a treasure Hubby is coming home with lovely storage. Your dotty paper has made a gorgeous card too. It's great when you rediscover forgotten treasure.
We've just spent a fortnight explaining the tennis scoring to DD and she then asked today whether Nadal had won!!!! There is no hope!!!!!!
Have a great week.
Hugs Lisax

Karen M said...

Oh, Jules, I LOVE this card! The polka dots along with the birdies are fab! Kx

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, Lucky you with the new staorage and what a smashing birdy card, love it all in polka paper:0) I'm just happy to see your makes but a theme is lovely too, hugs Gay xxx

Faye said...

How completely fabulous Jules. xx

M said...

Love those cute little birds! I've voted on the poll - look forward to seeing what wins, and what you end up making! M x

Nikbee said...

A fab card, Jules. The birds are wonderfully dotty and I love the doodle corner stamp.
Nikki x

Annmaree of Oz said...

Love those paper pieced birdies, so cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules

Hope you've had a good weekend?

Lovely snippet card with a beautiful colour scheme.

Isn't your hubby sweet? Us crafters can never have too many boxes or places to store our stash!

Thanks for the chance to vote, l've decided and cast my vote :)

Enjoy your Sunday evening, another new week awaits!

Big hugs xx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules love the card!!gorgeous! as always!!,
your hubbie is soo kind! i moved a little table into my craft area so i could put my CB on it (instead of the floor), well i had to move everything but now im glad as i found 2 "lost" stamps!!!!! lol!.The down side is it's so cluttered now!lol!

Victoria said...

Great democracy... I have cast my vote!
I love these polkadot sweeties!

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, lovely snippet today - great way to use up the bits x Susan x

Beryl said...

Such a lovely hubby to bring you home some nice extra storage and what a find with these papers. Great for your spippets make and a delightful card being the result. Just voted in your poll and see it looks like it's going the way I voted. Looking forward to the next themed week whichever it is.
Beryl xx

Di said...

Brilliant card as always Jules, and a lovely way to use up snippets. I found the hearts OK BTW :) Love, Di xx

MagsB said...

I'd never say 'I'm not bothered,' I'd always say 'oo, whatever you decide to do is fabulous - fangirl squee!'


Do what you want to do, hun, and go where your mojo takes you. You have such talent. xxx

love Mags B x

Cynthia said...

Another adorable card, Jules! The little birds are just soooo sweet! I love it!!!

Kath said...

Great card Jules. I like the idea of a poll, although to be honest I love your cards so much I'm don't mind what theme you choose!
Hope the wedding work is going okay.
Kath x

Amanda said...

Brilliant card Jules, love the paper piecing. It amazes me when you get a new storage item for the craftroom how you ever managed to fit it all in without it, I have just gotten three and wondered where the stuff was appearing from lol Hugs, Amanda x

loftylass said...

Hi jules - love the card - those birds are so sweet...... sorry I missed the poll ( I was glued to the tennis)!! However I admire all your cards so I'm still a winner.
Give your hubby an extra hug because he's one in a million....

Sarn said...

fantastic paper piecing going on here. Loving the birdie card xxx

Unknown said...

Wow how fabulous Jules, looks like a few of us were moving things around in our craft rooms yesterday, me too.
Love this card what a super idea Hugs Elaine

Tedz said...

Hello Jules, Shame about the tennis but Andy did very well to reach the final anyway. I think all your cards this week have been lovely and I particularly liked the Sunday Snippets card and Saturdays card which I thought was really gorgeous. Have you seen the new candi from Craftwork Cards called Sweethearts - they are so you! Love Pauline

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the image so sweet fab use of ya scraps hun!
Hugs Shell xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hi Jules! These snippets you discovered really are just perfect for your gorgeous card! Hugs, Lesley

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card what a fantastic idea. Love the colours and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, another gorgeous snippet card - you're so creative!

Darnell said...

I think I'm too late for the poll, but I did want to say a) I love your sweet lovebirds card!; b) great use of snippets!; and c) I don't think you should be using the 'kill two birds with one stone' phrase in the same post as the lovebirds. They have ears you know.

Marjorie said...

Love this elegant, love how you throw something together from your scraps and come up with a card that looks a million dollars lol!!

Denise said...

Love this - those paper pieced birds are gorgeous.
Denise xx

Mrs A. said...

The stripes work so well against the polka dots.Pretty effect. Hugs Mrs A.

Jenny said...

These are a couple of cuties :0
Wish my hubby would come home with crafty storage but then he's not aware of how much stuff I have!!!
Jenny x

Bernie said...

Splendid card, Jules! I love the papers and the array of hearts made me smile.