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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, 20 January 2013


Hi Everyone

Here at last!!!

I seem to have been meeting myself coming backwards today .. .. .. and still haven't finished yet!

I wouldn't mind but it isn't as if I had a lie in .. .. in fact quite the opposite.  It was one of those silly days where you wake up all hyper and can't wait to get cracking on with things.

Even my snippet make came together later than I anticipated but at least now I can head off over to the Snippet Playground and enter Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge for this week.

So here is what I made with my snippets this week:

No problem with the heart today .. ..  I hope LOL!!!

I am being my usual lazy Sunday self and not listing my ingredients .. .. but any questions then please ask and I will do my best to answer.

Just time now to finish off the ironing.  I made a start on it this morning but did so much that I needed to let the ironing board dry out before I could start again.  It will be lovely to think it is all up to date.

If I get my skates on it could all be done and dusted by the time Mr Selfridge starts on the TV.  I am really enjoying that programme.

OK .. .. stand clear .. .. ironing board here I come!!!

Enjoy what is left of Sunday and have a good week everyone.



Creations by Shirl said...

Beautiful heart card, love all that stitching!

Amy Russell said...

Hi Jules, Just wanted to say thanks for popping by & commenting on my 1st post the other day. I'm still trying to get to grips with it all! I love your Valentine's Card, I find I always automatically use reds or pinks for Valentine's but the colours you have used work really well & look lovely.

Amy x

Lorraine said...

I love this card Jules. The hearts look fab and so does the stitching. Great colours and design.
Lorraine x

Gillian said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Love the colour combo of the hearts

Cynthia said...

Oh my goodness, Jules! NO SKATING IN THE HOUSE!!! LOL!!!!

I so love this card. I think I'll CASE it later this week! =D Thanks for the always!

Stamps and Paper said...

Like you I have been ironing doesn't it make you feel good when its all done? Love your card Jules nice colour combo


Lynn said...

A wonderful collection of hearts Jules. Great papers. Your sewing is much better than mine, I go all wobbly around the corners, lol. Lynn x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this card Jules
jacqui x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is fabulous .. i love those papers and the colour combo
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Wow!! This is a stunner Jules!! Gorgeous mix of papers and fab stitching.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the stitched hearts. The papers and colours you have used work so well together.
Hugs Sue

Sharon said...

Gosh Jules. Your cards are always so wonderful. Love this one. The hearts are gorgeous.
Hugs Sharon. x

Carol said...

Love your snippets on this one Jules. Another fab card. Carol x

Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Jules, love the gorgeous design and very scrummy colours.

Donna x

Beryl said...

It's lovely Juls. Great layout and papers.
One of the few benefits of living on my own is that there's not much ironing - not that I mind doing it anyway - (but don't let on).
Beryl xx

Mary said...

I'm liking your card. Love the sewing, which I am soooo bad at. I always admire those who have the knack! I hope you finished your ironing...and still had time to have a lazy Sunday...

Carole Z said...

Morning Jules, this is so pretty..loving your heart layout and papers, Carole Z X

Di said...

Gorgeous card Jules - love the unusual colour combo. Sigh, ironing for me here today :(

Love, Di xx

Louise said...

Hi Jules and wow I am so loving this card,fabulous design.
Louise xx

Kath said...

Lovely card - at least it was easy to find the heart today!

Kath x

MARY B said...

Beautiful card, Love the colours, Mary x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, what a fabulous design, huggles Pops x x x

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love the stitched detail.

Marjorie said...

Beautiful card Jules.. Stunning actually!!!... love all the different papers you have used and your amazing with that sewing machine!..
Lots of snow today in Donny... how you are fine where you are..

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very nice HEARTS card Mrs.

Sarn xxx

lisa said...

I love your hearts, Jules. The neutral colours are gorgeous. I struggle with red for Valentines so may "borrow" your idea for opting for softer colours if you don't mind.
Ironing is all part of Sunday isn't it, i did two loads too but it's nice to think that's it until next Sunday now.
Hope you are coping with the snow. We have had a good amount over night and it's still coming down so I have everyone at home!
Keep warm
hugs Lisax

Patricia said...

Good Snowy Afternoon Jules,
Love, Love, Love this beautiful creation. I really like the papers you have used and the Fab layout

Patricia xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card - love the placement of the hearts and all that beautiful stitching.

Mr Selfridge is one of my faves too, but then I like Call the Midwife too - it was a toss up which one to watch and Mr Selfridge won - I wonder why :))

Hope you are taking care and keeping warm during the this icy weather. Elizabeth xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

3 hearts your spoiling us Jules, gorgeous card , so jealous of your sewing skills . janex

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Jules! waht a beautiful design… love those fab hearts and stitching… and the distressed edges give it a lovely homely feel !! :-)
Hope you have a good week!
Stay safe and warm!
Big hugs
Sue xx

cotnob said...

Fab card Jules, I always love to see your snippet cards - you have such great ideas.
I hope you got your ironing finished in time for Mr Selfridge!

coops said...

so stunning jules.the hearts are gorgeous and i love your stitching :D

xx coops xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

You never cease to make my eyes widen in awe when I click in here, Jules. Your sense of design and color is unsurpassed, but the other thing that wows me every time is how NEAT you are. Like a pin. WOW.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love all the stitching and great colours.

Kath x

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love the colours.. the hearts are divine, Beautiful stitching... Hugs May x x x

Debs said...

This is sooooo gorgeous Jules - love the design and the fab stitching.
Keep safe and warm :o)
Debs xx

Kietha said...

Lovely card Jules and really like the colour palate you have used
Kietha x

Sooty said...

Very controlled sewing, another great make x

Tedz said...

This would make a brilliant male Valentines card, I like the way you have done the hearts, really lovely. Pauline xx

jules said...

oh Jules another gorgeous one! i love the hearts!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Jules, love it!
Helen x

Bonnie said...

Such beautiful hearts, Jules! I love the clean, non fussy lines. I like the fussy ones, but it's nice to see something you could give a guy.

Mrs A. said...

Yep. I found the heart. Think I might need nooo glasses cos I can see 3 of em. Brilliant stitching really enhances the card. Hugs Mrs A.

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the papers too. Hugs, Amanda x

Brenda B said...

Ooh lovely ! You'll have to point out the heart to me though, lol!!


Irene said...

A brilliant and gorgeous card Jules, Love the papers and stitching.

Juls said...

love this!! HUgs Juls