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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 21 April 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!!!

Not so much sunshine here today .. .. but perhaps that is a good thing as it might make me not switch the washing machine on and make even more ironing!!!!!

The other day whilst searching for my large post-it notes I came across a couple of really old Scrap Magic templates by Nellie Snellen.

I bought these in my early days of crafting and had forgotten just how much fun I had using up my tiny bits and pieces of card/paper/ribbon etc with them.  In fact I am convinced that it was these templates that started me off saving the smallest bits of paper and card because you need hardly any to create something.

I have been trying to find a demonstration as to how the templates are used but haven't managed to find anything yet .. .. but you will probably get the general idea anyway if you look at my card and the actual template below.

As I finished this little make this morning I thought that the playmates in the old Crafty Snippet Playground might think I had lost the plot  .. .. but then when I saw what "Miss Di" had produced with her snippets I suddenly felt quite sane LOL!!!!

These are the actual templates I have (there are loads of them in different shapes) and the square one is my favourite.  The circle always takes a little more time and patience to get a good look with.  You just pick and choose which sections you want use to fill your chosen shape.

As always on a Sunday I am lazy and don't list what I have used . . but as always you only have to ask if you want to know what anything is.

Hoping for a good catch up with my commenting later .. .. I am a bit behind AGAIN!!!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



Sarn said...

Very nice snippets card there Jules.
Happy Sunday to you too!

Sarn xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Jules...I do remember these templates and sadly mine now are long gone...what a lovely card you have made and your little 'snippets' of paper goes together so well and your beautiful flower just finishes off your card beautifully


Cynthia said...

Ooo, those templates look cool!! I love how your card turned out using one. Gorgeous paper colors--and the flower is gorgeous too!

Juls said...

Fabulous make!!!! Love getting ideas for using up my scraps!! Hugs Juls

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Jules I love all your little pieces
jacqui x

Marie-Louise said...

This is fantastic. Such a great idea. I have a mountain of bits and pieces.

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Jules. I am just catching up after a couple of weeks of being so busy!

Sue said...

WOW!!! This stunning Jules. I really love the design and gorgeous soft colours. Such a great way to use up some snippets too.
Hugs Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
This is a fabulous card..... I haven't seen those stencis before... Gorgeous
Hugs Sylvie xx

Crafting Queen said...

REally lovely card. Not sure how to use those templates. :)Thankfully we had lovely sunshine yesterday and today which ment golf both days! Might get some crafting done when the sun goes away. :) Have a great week.

Sharon said...

I love this Jules. The colours and shapes mixed together look fabulous.
Gorgeous embellishments also.
Hugs Sharon., x

MagsB said...

What a fabulous card! I love the soft neutral colours and the gorgeous flower. Beautiful!

Have a good week, hopefully with more sunshine!

love Mags B x

Sue B said...

Wow.. this is gorgeous Jules!! what a fab layout and design… I love how you've used the template… the different papers look really pretty together… and the embellishments are really beautiful… I love the flower! :-)
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Love Sue xx

Carole Z said...

What a pretty card! Love the colours and the flower is gorgeous, he sun went in here today as well, Carole Z X

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. The design looks fabulous and I love the colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Jules.
Sue x

An Occasional Genius said...

I have to say on their own I'd look at the templates & h=go 'huh?' But seeing your card, which is absolutely stunning, makes me really appreciate them! I really, really love this card Jules, really love it! x

Sue - said...

Really lovely card. Great use of snippets too!

Eve said...

Hi Jules - what a fab way of using up all those snippets!

Love it xx

Anneke said...

wow, Jules, this is a beauty and so elegant.
like the way you use this die.
and very pretty flower.
have a nice week and hugs to you.

Cathy said...

This is beautiful Jules, the colours and patterns are so perfect together! I love the pieced look too, are the templates 12 x 12 for scrapbooking? Cathy x

Carol said...

Your card looks great Jules and you've reminded me I have some similar templates tucked away somewhere which do the same thing! Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, lovely natural coloured creation today. Enjoying the sweet butterfly very much in the corner and there's plenty of hearts to choose from today :)

You're forgiven for being behind, I think time is on a go fast for everyone at the mo. As long as you are happy in your work, then I am happy for you and will enjoy you visiting me when you can.

Have a lovely evening, night night xx

Mrs A. said...

Those are rather niffty temlpates.
I can see you would have endless combinations with them and snippet loads of fun. Am loving the flower on this card. Hugs Mrs A.

Carole said...

Really like that card lots of different detail. Great x

Carole said...

Really nice card like all the different detail Great x

Patricia said...

Wow! Jules,
Once again another brilliant card, great colours and all those little "snippets" making a stunning creation, I love it.
I have seen that type of Template but did not have a clue how you would use I know. You live and learn.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Kath said...

Fab card - love the snippets you've used. The templates are a great idea - not seen them before.
Kath x

Di said...

Hi Jules

Wow, a fabulous snippets card there - so beautifully made as always too. LOVE the flower and those templates are a fabby idea. I'd have just looked at them and wondered where to begin - especially if it involved using a knife of any sort!

Grinned about me making you seem sane - I did think I'd finally lost the plot punching out tons of little flowers I must admit :(

Have a lovely week, hugs, Di xx

Roma said...

Fab use of your snippets Jules!

love the papers & the template use x

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, what a great idea. This card is beautiful & I love the colour palet you have used.
Amy x

coops said...

so stunning jules.gorgeous colours and design and i love your big flower :D

xx coops xx

Tedz said...

Love the layout on this card Jules and that gorgeous flower. Pauline xx

Gillian R said...

beautiful as always Jules, great mix of patten papers

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules, what a great design, love it!
Helen x

Beryl said...

Oh I've got one of those - an oval one - and had forgotten all about it. I love the square one. Makes a great card and your snippets of paper are lovely. The flower is gorgeous.
Beryl xx

Elizabeth said...

A terrific card, Jules. I like the paper snippets you have put together, they all look good together. Not seen the templates before, they look handy. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Anonymous said...

LOVE Your beautiful snippet make Jules, and great template! What a neat idea!!!

Brenda said...

Wow! This is a cool card Jules! I've never seen though templates but I am sure like that square one! lol I love how all your papers go so well together. That flower is gorgeous too and the sweet butterfly!

scrappymo! said...

What a great card...I have some of those templates too...they are wonderful for creating a card design from snippets!
Love the flower...I have one very similar!