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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.

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Sunday, 24 March 2013

SUNDAY SNIPPETS

Hi Everyone

I hope your Sunday is proving to be a good one and you are managing to keep warm and snuggly.

We still have lots of snow .. . although it does seem to have stopped falling now!  For how long we will have to wait and see.

My lovely hubby and I got married on the 29th March and the weather was just like this during the week running up to our "special day". Everyone at work was pulling my leg and saying our wedding photographs will be like a quiz where people have to play "spot the bride". Thankfully the the snow disappeared for "the big day" but apparently it was bitter cold.  For some reason hubby and I never noticed .. .. our love must have been keeping us warm.

Anyway, after that soppy trip down memory lane here is my snippet make for this week for taking over to Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge.





As always I am lazy on a Sunday and don't list my ingredients but I will share with you a link which shows you how I made the flower (this was done in bed this morning using ends of ribbon from my ribbon leftovers drawer).  Yep .. .. even ribbon snippets in the House of Hearts LOL!!

My flower hasn't turned out too bad for a first attempt.  I won't be showing these to my "happy couples" though.  I wouldn't want to sit and make 100's of them!

You will see on the tutorial that they use twine for the spokes but I used very narrow ribbon in a similar colour for mine.  You can probably see that if you look closely.

I am looking forward to another play with this tutorial as I have a few little ideas running round in my head of other looks I could achieve.

Here is the link if you fancy having a go


I must admit to having tried to make flowers similar to this before simply by adding glue to a circle of cardboard .. .. but I think the spokes make this a much easier flower to make.

Enjoy the rest of your day and I'll catch again soon.

Love

55 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous flower. Love the backing paper and the colour scheme.

Roma said...

Wow stunning card ,love the flower ribbon its really pretty x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous Jules,love the flower.xxx

Irene said...

Stunning card Jules, I love the colours and fablous ribbon flower.
luv
irene
xxxx

Anneke said...

dear Jules.
this is a very elegant card and the flower is very pretty and gives the card an extra dimension.
hugs to you friend.
Ann

Anneke said...

dear Jules.
this is a very elegant card and the flower is very pretty and gives the card an extra dimension.
hugs to you friend.
Ann

Debs M said...

ooh yuumy ribbon and flower x

Amanda said...

Wow that is one gorgeous flower Jules. Love the colours on this card too. Hubbie and I for married in April and it was freezing the week before too, they even heated the church as my nan who was well into her nineties was going. On the morning of our wedding it was s hot, my nan and aunt had to buy new outfits as they would have roasted otherwise lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Stamps and Paper said...

Hello Jules...I hope your snow doesn't hang around for long.. its bitterly cold down here in Somerset but no snow thankfully.

Your card is so striking and just love your beautiful ribbon bow..going to pop along and look at the tutorial ...stay warm

Anne

Viv's Visuals said...

Yummy! And the soloist was very very good.... LOL

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is just so elegant Jules, love it. Sue x

jackid said...

Beautiful card Jules love the flower and the simplicity of this card but it's very stylish
Jacki xx

Molecraft said...

Beautiful Jules, and that flower is stunning!
Helen x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous 'grown up' card Jules. The ribbon flowers looks fabulous and I love the design and colours.
Hope you had a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Whisper said...

Ooooh what a gorgeous colour combination and i so love that flower too, I will check out the tutorial, thanks, Luv Sam x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Jules love that flower and colours thank you for that link
jacqui x

Sooty said...

A women of many talents even flower making where will it all end......ha hope youve had a good day. i received my nail heads now i need to use some. xx

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Jules. I love the colour scheme and the papers are gorgeous. Love the design also.
Hugs Sharon. x

Katina said...

WOW!! This is a stunner Jules! I love the rose very much - thanks for the link!
xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous, adore all the black, white and red, lucious. Fab flower too.

Kath x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the gorgeous flower and design.

Donna x

jules said...

Oh Jules just gorgeous and well done with the flower!! it looks fab! thanks for the link too!

Carole Z said...

Love the black,white & red and your ribbon flower, lovely card Jules Carole Z c

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules. love the flower ribbon x Susan x

mags said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Very striking colour combo and loving the flower. Will have to check out that tutorial.
Mags
x

Wishcraft said...

Fabulous card Jules, love the colours and that gorgeous ribbon flower :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Bonnie said...

I've never done one of these roses, but I think I'll go give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration. BTW, gorgeous card as always! Very classy with the red, black and white!

MagsB said...

Oh my, Jules, that ribbon flower is delicious! Thanks for the link to the tutorial! What a terrific card, it's so chic! I love the stripes!

Stay warm and dry (I bet you're glad you don't have to go out to work in this snow!!)

love Mags B x

Elizabeth said...

Stunning card, Jules - love the gorgeous colour combination and that rose is amazing ... not sure I'd try to make whilst still in bed though! Oh, and the butterflies are cute too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Di said...

STUNNING Jules, and thank you so much for the link to the ribbon rose tutorial - you don't really think I could tackle one I hope :(

Love the red, white and black - very elegant.

Love, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous card. The rose looks lovely so off to see the tutorial for it.Thanks for the link.
p.s. We got married in August and on our day we had Hail Stones, Thunder and Fork Lightening. Hubby said it was a sign!!!!!
Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card. Love the red, white and black together! That flower is a beauty too.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

I totally love the colour combo of red black and white, looks so fancy and stylish!

Beautiful card! and Ribbon!

Loopylou. said...

oooh this is just gorgeous Jules, I love the ribbon flower,its just stunning
huge hugs Lou xxx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the striking colour combo.
luv
Debby

Grenouille Greetings said...

A striking card, Jules. Love the rolled rose! In case I don't get by here again before hand, Happy Anniversary for Wednesday! Hugs, Lesley

Beryl said...

A fabulous card Jules. I have a piece of paper on my window sill to remind me to make a black, white and red card of some sort - it's been there a fortnight so far - wonder how long before I act on it. The ribbon rose is brilliant and thanks for the link to the tutorial. Definitely one to try.
Beryl xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very striking and lovely card Jules. Will have to check out that flower link.

Hugs
Sarn xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh that flower looks fab hun & your card is perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

Tedz said...

Very elegant Jules, what a lovely flower. Pauline xx

Carol said...

Stunning card Jules, love the flower. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Carol x

loftylass said...

Love the card Jules and of course the beautiful flower. tfs and the link.
Hugs
Heather
x

Gibmiss said...

Hello jules
Happy Anniversary for the 29th.... My Mum got married on her birthday the 27 th March ... Easter..... Sadly she is not here... My Daughter born on the 30th bit of useless information... Lol... Gorgeous card... Flower Stunning ... Downloaded the Tut... Thanks Jules....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

cotnob said...

Wow! What a fabulous card Jules - so elegant, I love your rose and lovely sentiment.
Pauline
x

Sue said...

Aww that's so sweet that your love kept you warm on your wedding day Jules! yes, I'm sure when I was younger I didn't feel the cold like I do now!! :-(
Ooh your card is gorgeous… I love the rich colours and the embellishments are really classy and elegant… and I do LOVE your flower! :-)
Hope you have a good week….
keep warm and snug!
Love Sue xx

coops said...

so stunning jules.really love your colours and fabulous flower :D

xx coops xx

Patricia said...

Wow! Jules this is STUNNING
I love that flower it is beautiful,.
The papers and layout are fantastic.

Patricia. XXX

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the flower.
Nikki x

Cathy said...

Hi Jules, Happy upcoming Anniversary ! Gorgeous card and the ribbon flower is fantastic! TFS :) Cathy x

Jen said...

jules that flower is fabulous!!

Jen xx

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Jules, love the flower but I definitely won't manage to make one like yours!!! :) xx

Kath said...

Fab card Jules - love the flower. Congratulations on your anniversary - how many years?
Kath x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fifty shades of love coming at you from your fans for your first rose flower, Jules!! It is stunning, as is your on-trend stripey card!!

Happy Anniversary and Happy Easter! Mwah! Darnell

Mau xx said...

Stunning! I love it Jules and your flower is wonderful.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Brenda said...

Wow, this card is so classy and sassy looking!! I love the black/red/white color combo and I think that is why it is so classy and sassy! lol Beautiful!!! Hugs!