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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, 3 February 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are having a good weekend.

Everything is super exciting on the wedding front at the moment and that is where my time went yesterday (hence no share) and where today will go too alongside cooking the Sunday dinner.  I love traditional Sunday dinners and our youngest Son usually comes to tuck in too. 

My weekend is being spent making samples for interested "happy couples" and I have four new sets of excited bride and grooms to design for .. .. all completely different styles to each other.  Some I will just need to take various elements from samples I have already made, and put them together to make a new one.  But others I am starting from scratch and coming up with new designs using words and ideas I have picked up on at our first meeting.

So you can guess what I will be doing today?

From the ever growing "do list" I knew I was going to have to fit a lot into my weekend so I'm afraid I cheated and made my snippet make on Friday!!  But at least that means I can arrive at the snippet playground to enter Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge nice and early .. .. you never know I might even catch the bacon butty man sitting outside the gates if I am lucky LOL!!!

Here is what I made using my snippets this week:

As always I am lazy on a Sunday and don't list my ingredients but if you have any questions then you know you can ask.

I am trying hard to use my snippets up but like Di I do feel they are breeding when my back is turned .. .. one day I need to be ruthless and decide which are just too small and silly to keep .. .. but then I look at my dies and punches and realise just how small a piece of card can be but still be usable .. .. sigh!!!

I'll tell you something .. ... Mr Blogger and Mr Internet certainly co-operate nicely with each other at this time of day .. .. everything happened really quickly!!!  No waiting around for pictures to load etc .. .. boom they were in!!!  Can't be bad.

Have a lovely day everyone whatever you are doing and I'll catch you again tomorrow.



Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Debs M said...

love this, great stamp x

Fiona said...

gorgeous card Jules...perfect colour combo too...must pop over to Pink petticoat!!


Amanda said...

Goregous card Jules, love those Lola rose images too. Have a great Sunday lunch, hugs, Amanda x

Beryl said...

A gorgeous girly birthday card Jules. Hope you get your bacon buttie. Sounds yummy.
Beryl xx

Cathy said...

This is so pretty! I love the soft colours and that gorgeous flower :)

Anne said...

Sweet design Jules and I spy Pink Petticoat! Hope you get all your work done and set an extra place for a Sunday roast ... I'm on my way!!! Hugs xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Jules I love that image and those papers a yummy
jacqui x

Karen Knott said...

Hi Jules,
Missed you yesterday :( Really glad to hear it is because you have lots of new customers though.
Lovely card, pretty paper and love the flower especially.
Don't work too hard and enjoy your sunday roast
Love Kaz x

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous - and you did this from snippets - wow. Glad you did not give a list of ingredients as every time you do recently I just then buy more paper.

Viv's Visuals said...

Hi Jules! This is yummy! Have a good Sunday! xx

Cynthia said...

What a sweet card! Your snippet magic never ceases to amaze me!!

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules - I think I recognise Stampin' Bella plus Pink Petticoat there :)

I saved you a bacon buttie - you gonna save me some of the Sunday roast dinner then? Still on soft foods here wiv Len - kedgeree tonight, on a Sunday, oh DEEP joy :(

Love, Di xx

April Diva said...

Hi Jules,

Great to hear that you've got new customers. Love the card. It's ever do pretty. If I'm not mistaken there's some Pink Petticoat snippets used up there.

I was pleasantly surprised when I received my car insurance renewal (last Nov) too, for it had gone down. Just as well as our car is sick at the moment and I've been advised that it's not covered by the warranty. Boohoo!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, hugs, Pauline xx

Carol said...

Sounds like a busy but enjoyable weekend Jules. Love your snippets make. I've been sticking away! Carol x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love that image and the papers and flower are beautiful.
I know exactly what you mean about breeding snippets, I just find it so hard to throw ANYTHING away.
It must be so rewarding for you to be able to create stunning Wedding samples for excited couples and to be able to make something totally unique and personalised just for them.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the day
Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card Jules,love the fab image and

Roma said...

Love it ! ,love the papers & gorgeous image x

Kath said...

Such a cute image - lovely!
Kath x

Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie, Luv Sam x

Lynn said...

Just the job for the snippets playground Jules as I know Di loves pink! Beautiful card. Munched our way through Sunday lunch, and going to tidy away the mountain of washing up now. Lynn x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the image and the fab CAS design. The backing paper is really pretty too.
Lorraine x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I've used these digis many times, love them! Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I've used these digis many times, love them! Carole Z X

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card love the pastels. Wish Mr B would behave for me he has been playing up rather a lot lately x Susan x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fabulous card, love it
Hugs Tamara

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another sweet card, perfectly made, Jules. I can hear the excitement your feeling about your new client and the chance to create new designs! I'm so happy for you!!

jules said...

Hi Jules what a gorgeous card!! as always

Patricia said...

Hello Jules , My you are a busy Bee!!! How do you find the time to do what you do in a day? Nice to be able to create some totally new designs with the excited Brides to be.
Loving your card it is beautiful, the image and colours are great.
Going back to look for the Heart I forgot to do that today.
Happy Crafting

Patricia xx

cotnob said...

Fabulous as always Jules, such pretty colours.
So glad you are busy on the wedding front, I'm sure you will make some couples very happy.

Stamps and Paper said...

What a gorgeous card Jules lovely image and beautiful soft colours


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Jules, so pretty and fresh, don't work too hard!
Helen x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the image and beautiful design.

Donna x

MagsB said...

Oh so pretty! I love that image - what a fantastic cake!

Have a great week!

love Mags B x

Samantha Elliott said...

Made my wish, can it be chocolate please?
Great card Jules!

Bonnie said...

Perfectly lovely and fun! That sweet flower gives me an idea for what I've been "chewing" on all day!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely image, lovely card, Jules! And it's great that you are so busy! Hugs, Lesley
PS. I think I'm going to opt for The Hubster over all the craft goodies after all! Phew!

Anneke said...

dear Jules.
your stamps are realy gorgeous and your work is a joy to see.
i love visiting your blog and see the things you have created.
have a nice week and hugs to you.,

scrappymo! said...

What a great image...Love her!
Great card as always! Your colouring looks lovely.
I always enjoy hearing about the wedding part of your day. I know brides can be hard to please and you always make it sound so upbeat and fun...I think you must be that sort of person too! I think you love what you do and it shines forward in your posts.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I real love this card, papers and image just fab , I need that lady with the big cake now! you do have that effect on me.
We had too much too eat for Sunday dinner today, I blame that Mary Berry for making me bake a bread and butter
goodlucky with all the Weddings. janex

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your fabulous card.

Anonymous said...

superfun girly card! I just love this sassy looking lady and her birthday cake!

Hope you had a great weekend!!!

Betty said...

Hi Jules I have just found your blog thanks to Pauline (cotcob). I have just spent a very happy time looking for the heart on your fab cards instead of doing the dreaded h....k.
I will certainly be back your cards are beautiful
Your new follower

Marjorie said...

Fabulous card Jules, gorgeous image and I love your flower and looks so pretty...

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

A perfect snippets card and lovely image.


Gillian said...

Beautiful as always Jules

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

me again, bought 2 Lola Rose images , given you a link/plug on my blog. Just bought Quick cards today , love your fab cards in there. janex

Irene said...

Stunning and so beautiful Jules.

MaryH said...

A super sweet & cute card. I always love hunting for the how you used as a flower center. Perfect colors on this little gem. TFS

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Jules! I love the Lola Rose images!! and the paper too … it's really pretty!! they certainly look fab together… and I love the scrummy flower and twine!
Took me quite a while to find the heart!! duh!!! so obvious when I saw it... LOL
Hope you have a good week
Big hugs
Sue xx

Liz Armstrong said...

Lola Rose looks fabulous Jules : ) Gorgeous card!