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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.


Monday, 7 January 2013


Hi Everyone

Well after all the fun of the Christmas Quiz I am back to normal makes and postings and I decided my first port of call should be the Snippet Playground .. .. as I have been absent for two weeks without any letter from my Mum!!!!

Di won't be impressed.

So here is my first snippet share of 2013.

As it isn't Sunday I am not allowed to be lazy so here is what I used:

Backing Papers:  GCD Studios "Soul Food"
Sentiment:  Hobby Art "CS016D" General Greetings
Marianne Design Creatables Die:  Butterfly 3
Crafty Notions:  Double Sided Adhesive Sheet 
Lakeland Fine Glitter (from the days when they used to have a yummy craft section)
My Crafty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon from the Stash Box

The butterfly is based on the same idea I used on this Christmas card here. But this time I didn't remove the second layer of protective backing from the adhesive sheet and simply glued the body down with strong glue.

I tried to layer the glitter colours across the butterfly but unfortunately some of it has strayed into areas it shouldn't have .. .. but never mind.  I like it anyway.

So a quick catch up from the House of Hearts .. .. the London Kids headed off at 3.30am this morning.  So I got up at 3.15am to grab one more hug (because I could), to wave them off and grab a few more things to put into their "to last you until you get your shopping in" bags.

I decided at that point I might as well put a load of washing in and then return to bed .. .. only to find that once there I couldn't get back to sleep.  So I'm not sure how long I am going to be able to stay awake this evening !!!!!  My eyes are nearly shut now LOL!!!

Hopefully I can be awake long enough to have a little womble around blogland later on as I have missed so much over the Christmas/New Year break but I have been super good and got my accounts bang up to date.

New Years Resolution (well one of them) .. .. do my accounts when my bank statement arrives!!!.

Catch you soon



Loopylou. said...

wow Jules that is stunning. Bet its quiet at your house tonight, hope you manage to stay awake a bit longer!
huge hugs Lou xxx

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, happy new year. Love the little snippet card, the butterfly is so pretty with the fine glitter. x Susan x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Little K Smith said...

A stunning creation Jules! The butterfly is sooooo beautiful!
You've done very well at keeping your eyes open for so long! :D

Cynthia said...

Ahhh, we're back to hunting hearts now! YAY!! ;-) This card is beautiful, Jules! The butterfly alone is just gorgeous!!

Lorraine said...

Happy New Year Jules!
Gorgeous card. I love the butterfly and the gorgeous blue gems on her body!
Lorraine x

Mrs F said...

Happy New Year Jules, hope 2013 is a good'un in the house of hearts.

Love your snippet card and so glad it wasn't a Sunday so l could get the low down on what you used lol. The wings on the butterfly are stunning, thanks for the technique info, will certainly give it a try.

Hope you are still awake and if not, tucked up nice and warm :).

Take care, big hugs xx

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

Carol said...

Happy New Year Jules!
Love this, your glittering looks fabulous. Carol x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgous Jules, I love that butterfly its stunning
Happy New Year to you

jacqui x

Katina said...

Hi Jules, welcome back! I'm sure Di will forgive you playing truant when she sees this gorgeous creation! Love the colours and the butterfly is beautiful!

MagsB said...

The butterfly is just awesome, Jules! I also give my kids a 'to tide you over until you can shop' bag, it must be a mother's instinct!

Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is happy, healthy, crafty and prosperous for you!

love Mags B x

Irene said...

A brilliant card Jules, the butterfly looks amazing. And, I weakened and bought download papers from Pink Pettycoat (you are so naughty making gorgeous cards using the papers LoL)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Jules

What a fantastic card to come back to the Snippets Playground with. I'm sure all will be forgiven.

Rach and I are munching her almond tart thingy by the treehouse . . . come and find us.

Happy New Year to you.

Sarn xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the stunning butterfly.

Donna x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Jules and Happy New Year!!!
This is stunning. Your butterfly looks wonderful, I love the colours and fabulous layout too.
Hugs Sue

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, stunning butterfly!!! Lovely card too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

mags said...

A lovely creation Jules. The butterfly looks gorgeous with all the sparkle.

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love everything about

Sally H said...

That is stunning Jules! LOVE it! I really must do some more snippet makes. Miss Di will think I have moved out!

Juls said...

fabulous use of snippits!! hugs Juls

Mrs A. said...

I see it I see it. Do I get me a brownie point! I ave been busy sorting my drawers out. The knicker drawer is now my christmas Drawer but I'm not telling you where Iv'e put me bloomers! And whats all this about Sam buruning her Bra!! hugs Mrs A.

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Fabby card ... Love the Butterfly......
Thanks for all the hard work preparing the quiz..... Not sure if i got them all right.?
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is really stunning, Jules! It's obvious that you are in the more advanced classes at school and I appreciate to be near you sometimes on the playground.

Hope you get a good night's sleep tonight!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous, the butterfly is beautiful and so life like it would scare my Sam. Super lovely card. Great to have you back, your quiz stumped me I'm afraid.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Jules, Happy New Year and so glad to have you back with your beautiful creations.
I love this card, the butterfly is fantastic such stunning colours.
I had to look for the "Heart" but I found it!!!
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Di said...

Hi Jules! Welcome back, we missed you. LOVE this card and your butterfly is absolutely stunning, so cleverly made - top of the class today and no note required :) Love, Di xx

Beryl said...

It's lovely Jules. The glitter on the butterfly tones beautifully with the papers.
Beryl xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

LOVE this card Jules, the glitterific butterfly just rocks!!!

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the super sparkly butterfly.
Nikki x

coops said...

wow so beautiful jules.your sparkly butterfly is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Carole Z said...

Happy New Year Jules, I love the card..gorgeous butterfly! Carole Z X

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, A lovely card for your first post of 2013. I like that butterfly die too and I like the way you've glittered it. It must seem very quiet now in the House of Cards! Pauline xx

Lynn said...

Happy New Year to you. Snippet card is great, and adore the glittery butterfly. I am still wondering what my new year resolution should be! Lynn x

Samantha Elliott said...

With a card like that I am not surprised that Miss Di did not need a note! Stunning! But who can resist flutterbies ey!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is absolutley stunning, wow hugs pops x x x

cotnob said...

Hi Jules, lovely snippet card, your butterfly is gorgeous - great colour combination.
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jules! what a beautiful butterfly! Love the pretty papers and layout… it's a really elegant card!
Hope your week is going ok.
Love Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh! What a fabulous butterfly Jules! Gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hey you, hope you had a fab Christmas & wishing you all the best for 2013!

Gorgeous card hun, love the flutterbut so pretty!
Huge hugs shell xx

Jan Hennings said...

LOVE this!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, hope the family got home safely, love your card its just gorgeous with that butterfly its so pretty. hugs Shirleyxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Jules. Beautiful card that butterfly really stands out with those gorgeous colours, the papers are wonderful.
lorraine x

Louise said...

So very pretty and makes me feel more like spring maybe on the way,Happy new year to you.
Louise xx

Brenda B said...

Good to see you back in the Playground Jules, beautiful card, love the colours and those butterflies are beautiful. Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year.


Cynthia said...

Hey, Jules! I've missed hearing from you over the past few days. I hope everything's OK and that you're just super busy somewhere! Just dropping by to say HI. =D

Patricia said...

Good Morning Jules are you OK???
I am missing your inspiration posts

Patricia xx

Amelia (mimi) said...

awwww Jules what a gorgeous butterfly, I love this card!

Lynsey said...

Fab card Jules!
Hugs Lynsey x

Marjorie said...

Stunning card hunnie, and such a beautiful butterfly...

Creations by Shirl said...

What a gorgeous masterpiece, love love love that butterfly.... so picture perfect....

Brenda said...

What a stunning card Jules! I so love the butterfly and the different colors glitters on the wings-so beautiful and perfect!! Wow!!

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