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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.

SKETCH LIBRARY

Sunday, 5 May 2013

SUNDAY SNIPPETS

Hi Everyone

Well everything got moved yesterday .. .. with rain stopping play on a few occasions!!  Typical!!!

Some belongings that we have been storing here in the House of Hearts have even made their way from our house today .. .. so we are slowly getting back to normal.  

My snippet share for taking to Pixie's Crafty Snippet Playground this week is a card I made for my lovely DIL's birthday .. .. .. which she will be celebrating today.  Happy Birthday Cat!!!  Although I did cheat and made this little creation earlier in the week as it needed to be posted off to London.  It was opened early this morning and my DIL "lurved it".  (She is a very clever and prolific knitter .. .. hence the theme .. .. though she doesn't look anything like a chicken I hasten to add LOL!!!).




As always I am lazy on a Sunday and do not list my ingredients but as you know you can always ask if you want to know anything about it.

Do you like my little knitting pins?  I made them from two cocktail sticks and beads.  


I was wanting to do a longer strip of knitting but sadly my "real" knitting pins were buried at the back of the pantry behind lots of items we were storing ahead of the move, so instead I had to physically knit on cocktail sticks!! LOL!!!  Not easy as they were a bit rough and kept snagging the wool.  But never mind .. .. the result looked OK.

Well I think my batter mix is ready for pouring into the oven now ready to make a Yorkshire Pudding to have with our evening meal  and if my eyes stay open long enough I am hoping for a saunter around blogland later.

Hope your are all enjoying your Bank Holiday break.

Love

50 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, I love the kitting and needles. :)

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Luv your card Jules great idea using cocktail stick for knitting needles
jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a fabulous card Jules it made me smile and love your knitting needles
Pleased all went well yesterday

Anne

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules love your DIL's card, perfect for a knitter. Great image and I love your pins, I was wondering how they were made, thanks for telling, enjoy your yorkies, kate x

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous card Jules. I love the image and the cocktail stick knitting needles are fab.
Hugs Sharon. x

Molecraft said...

Just brilliant Jules, love it! Those knitting needles look fab!
Helen x

Anne said...

Brilliant card Jules and I love your knitting pins! Take care x

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules what an amazing card! your so clever!, love it.
I am having loads of probs with my pc Jules i can only get on it when it's in the mood, i have nearly thrown it through the window once or twice!!!!!!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just beautifully gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Jules, how I love this card, I knit and the image just appeals to me, the concentration on the last one's face is a joy.

Wilma x x x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,lovely image and colours.xxx

Eve said...

This is a fantastic card Jules - I'm not surprised your DIL loved it.

Glad the move is all done.

Congrats on winning Digistamp Boutique - how ironic was the card!! LOL

Enjoy your bubbles! xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Stunning card as always Jules and the attention to detail with the knitting is just perfect. I hope DIL had a great day and appreciates the hard work with the cocktail sticks!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the stamp, the needles look fab and the paper is just perfect too. x Susan x

Mrs A. said...

Love it. love it. The backing papers are stupendous. Please do tell who the stamp/digi is as Sis is a knitterholic too and goes to a knit and natter club every week and this would be just fab for her Birthday. Hugs Mrs A.

sally said...

I love this stamp! Oh by the way - you should have tried bamboo kebab sticks as an alternative knitting needle as they are pretty smooth :-)

Sally

PS came across your Joy card item in my pals Quick Cards mag the other day

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Jules. Such a fabulous image and I love your knitting needles. The papers coordinate beautifully too.
I'm glad the move went okay.
hugs Sue xx

cotnob said...

Fabulous card Jules, I love your fun image and your little knitting needles look great.
I'm glad the move went well, I hope you enjoyed your dinner - it sounds rather nice.
Pauline
x

Carol said...

Just playing catch up Jules. sounds like you've had a busy weekend, glad all went well.
Loving your last few cards, this one is fabulous. Carol x

xxcalamityxx said...

This is such a fun card, stunning !! xhugsx Nikki

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous stamp... Gorgeous... Knitting needles how clever are you....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Carole Z said...

Love this Jules..any images of hens are tops for me! Super fun card! Carole Z X

Kathleen said...

Really great card, love the image and the colouring and layout, great needles!
Fab card.

Kath x

Beryl said...

Oh it's brilliant Jules. Love those knitting chickens and your little needle are so cute.
Beryl xx

EELS said...

Jules this is just darling, I love the miniature knitting pins along with everything else.
Elaine

Cathy said...

Jules this is amazing!! I love it, the chickens are gorgeous! What stamp are they ? the little knitting needles are so clever. Your DIL would love this, I can think of a few keen knitters that would too :) Cathy x

Loopylou. said...

he he he he!! omg Jules I love it!! those knitting chickens look fabulous in all those colours and the needles and wool are so cute!!
huge hugs Lou xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

An awesome knit themed card, Jules!

I so love that fun image, and your handmade mini needles! Genius idea!

Love it!!!

Patricia said...

Absolutely brilliant, I love it.
Certainly brought a smile.

Weather not good here but hubby is taking Hazel and I up to the Papetrie just outside Aberdeen so we can have root through their crafty things. Do think he might give us a few pennies to spend? It was Hazel's birthday yesterday this might just be his treat for her.
Have a great day

Patricia. XXX

Juls said...

this is really fun!! Love your little knitting embellie!! Hugs Juls

Di said...

Fantastic Jules! Love the image and sentiment - a perfect card.

And as for the knitting - I've done that one as well (you did it so much better) but you sure were determined when you actually used the cocktail sticks to knit with. I tried that the first time I made a sheep card and added knitting, fine knitting needles sure are much easier - as I found out very rapidly!

Hugs, Di xx

Linda . J said...

Love your card Jules, all the details are so fabulous, so beautifully coloured, love the chicks too.
Hugs Linda

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE your card Jules - funnily enough, I had that stamp out on my desk yesterday!

Enjoy the remainder of the weekend. xxx

Cynthia said...

You. Knit. Using. Cocktail. Sticks. My dear, you are beyond ingenious. Love the card--the little chickens are hysterical!! =D

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the fun image and fab design. The needles are the perfect embellishment too.
Lorraine x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the image and the knitting is fab. I can't do it on normal needles, let alone teeny ones!
Nikki x

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.fabulous image and i love the little knitting needles and wool :D

xx coops xx

Sooty said...

How sweet love the knitting well done xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Such a fun card, Jules! It says a lot about your DIL's great sense of humor!! I'm not a knitter, but I'm pinning this for all the knitters of the world who happen to be card artists, because those toothpick knitting needles of yours need to be seen by the WORLD! Squee!

You get the innovator of the year award! Oh wait, you get that EVERY time!!

(PS Glad the move is behind you!)

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, not seen this PB stamp before it's brilliant for a knitting person! It's made a lovely card for your DIL and I think the "knitting needles" work extremely well. Pauline xx

May said...

Love it Jules, I am a knitter and this image is Fabulous...Gorgeous card... Hugs May x x x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is fab Jules… what a wonderful fun image… I Love those knitting chickens!! LOL - the papers are gorgeous and I love the little needles and knitting… SO cute!!
I tried knitting on cocktail sticks once and so know it isn't easy but your knitting looks fab!! :-)
Love Sue xx

Bonnie said...

I'll bet it was pretty tricky knitting on those tiny (and I might add wonderfully creative) knitting needles! A perfect card for a special knitter!

Lynn said...

I am sure this cheeky little card made your sister chuckle. Love everything about this card. Lynn x

Marie-Louise said...

This is absolutely fabulous.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, I almost missed this little gem ... and that would never do!!! I absolutely 'lurve' it too and I'm totally impressed with your teeny-weeny knitting pins - and that you managed to knit with them too :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Louise said...

Jules, just love this card. The image is so cute and such fun. Well done on knitting with those teeny tiny needles. x

Sue - said...

I just love that image - and so glad your DIL doesn't look like a chicken (lol)!!

scrappymo! said...

This is so clever...love this little knitting needles. Just as I clicked to leave this comment I realized that your background paper was knitted!!!
Brilliant!

Hettie said...

Brilliant card Jules. Though I did worry that you were making a card for the Cat!
The knitting is great and can sympathise with trying to knit on cocktail sticks as I have done that before!
Hugs
x