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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, 12 May 2013

SUNDAY SNIPPETS

Hi Everyone

Have you had a good Sunday?  I hope so!!  Ours has been nice and productive .. .. but not productive enough of course!!

We were woken up nice and early (as per usual) by the wood pigeon that enjoys sitting on our chimney pots and calling down our chimney stack!!

There seem to be lots of birds around our garden at the moment which is lovely to see and hear.  In fact I hear one most days but have no idea what type of bird makes the very distinctive call.  It sounds like someone jumping up and down very fast on a trampoline that has a squeaky spring!!  LOL!!

Must research my bird call noises as I would love to be able to recognise them.

Anyway, round to my share for today which apart from the backing paper uses nothing but snippets of that cream card that haunts my craft pod!!  So I will be running over to the playground to do a "show and tell" with it over at  Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge.

After my lovely find of the digital tag set I told you about here yesterday I just had to play with it again today .. .. but this time no sentiments .. .. I re-sized, stamped and embossed and used my inks on the tags instead.  Once I know what sentiment I need for this card I will simply be able to tie a sentiment tag onto the ribbon .. .. magic!!!

So here is my share for today:




As usual I am lazy on a Sunday and don't list my ingredients .. .. buy if there is anything you want to know just ask away and I will try my best to help.

All I will say Eve is that not a drop of Glossy Accents made an appearance .. .. except to stick the flowers under the knot of my ribbon bow!!  LOL!!!

I hope you have all had a lovely day.  We have made quiches for England to go in the freezer and just because I could .. ..  a few chocolate chip muffins.  The kitchen had a lovely smell about it .. .. and I have had to eat just one of the muffins .. .. ..  to check they were OK! Thankfully they were .. .. .. without me having to eat another to be sure!!

Hope everyone has a good evening followed by a good week.

Mine is going to be a manic one!!!   But hopefully I will still find time to share something crafty!!

Love

46 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card ,love the colours. Have a great week also. :)

Anne said...

Wow Jules, stunning creation and the colours are fabulous. Don't work too hard during the week. Hugs x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Jules great colours
jacqui x

can I ask how you pick up your nail heads I have quite a few with one of the heat tools but always have difficulty picking them up to place on my card I think I've only ever been able to use them on a couple of cards but I thought they would be better for male cards rather than pearls x

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Oh Wow what a stunning card, I love the Vintage feel to it and such a stunning flower.
luv
irene
xxxx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Jules. Oriental feel to this lovely card which will be appropriate for any sentiment. Chocolate chip muffins oh how my mouth is watering. Have a great week even if it is manic.

Wilma x x x

Kathleen said...

Love the rich vibrant colours of this card and gorgeous stamped image.

Kath x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hi Jules...your cards are always adorable and unique. I wonder where you get all the stunning ideas from.

I've realised one drawback of blogland is that I see all these wonderful crafty bits and pieces that I simply must buy! My latest is the gorgeous Digistamp Boutique Tags that you've played with this weekend. I'm not as clever with them as you but they are a fantastic buy and I'll be practising with them too. xx

Eve said...

Ha ha Jules but you still used a little bit of Glossy Accents!!
You might have to start going to GA anonymous! Don't worry though I'll come with you! LOL

You do realise that we are both completely nuts!

Those quiches and muffins sound lush- any you can't squeeze in the freezer send my way!

Beautiful card by the way. Happy Sunday! xx

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful card Jules, love the design. Mmm! muffins, yummy!

Donna x

Katina said...

This is so gorgeous Jules - it has an oriental look to it, or is that just me, lol! Beautiful colours and a very original design.
xx

susiestacey said...

Absolutely gorgeous x Susan x

sally said...

Amazing what you can do with cream card!

Sally

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Jules. I love the colours and gorgeous detailing. I especially like the rosebuds tied into the ribbon.
hugs Sue x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Jules, it's amazing what you can do with a few snippets! Carol x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules. Sue x

Carole Z said...

Wow, gorgeous again! Love the layout and the colours: I'd popped back to check where you'd got the tags and your new post had popped up meanwhile! Hugs, Carole Z X

Dotty Jo said...

This is stunning Jules, Jo x

Sally said...

Gorgeous card Jules love the colours.
Love it.
Hugs Sally xxx

chris said...

Hi Jules, wow what beauties, i love the way you have tucked your flowers in your ribbon.

hope you are ok. love chris x

Debbie said...

Wow Jules this is one beautiful card.Love the big tag.This stamp and the embossing you've done is gorgeous.Hugs Debbie x

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, I love this card and gorgeous colour - different from your usual style. The bird is probably a Great Tit which sounds like it is saying "Tee-cher, Tee-cher, Tee-cher" (Tee=up note, cher=down note)quite fast (http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/g/greattit/index.aspx has an audio clip). Good luck with the mania! Pauline xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your,gorgeous card Jules fabulous colours...
I think it's over to you for our meals this week then? Nothing nicer thn the smell of home cooking

Anne

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful, beautiful card , I love your colours, and the stamped image is so pretty, great design, Kate x

cotnob said...

This is lovely Jules, gorgeous warm colours and I love all of the little details. Those tags certainly are versatile aren't they.
Pauline
x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Fun card Jules, love the sunsetty colours! and the dandelion and butterflies, two favourite images!

Patricia said...

Good Morning Jules,
Another stunning creation, love everything about this. I really like those flower heads, off to pop them on my "wish list"
Found the heart no problem today.....!!!
Have a fantastic day

Patricia xxx

Beryl said...

It's a lovely card Jules. Great warm colour scheme and the tag is gorgeous.
Beryl xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is a gorgeous creation as always huggles Pops x x x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - I am loving orangey coloured cards at the mo. This is just beautiful Jules.

Right . . . stick the kettle on . . . I'll be round for a chocolate muffin shortly!!!!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Whisper said...

Simply stunning hun, Luv Sam x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. the tag looks fabulous and I love the design and colours.
Have a lovely week
Lorraine x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a classy and gorgeous card with lovely warm colours. enjoy your muffins yum. janex

scrappymo! said...

Love those nice hot summery colours...so nicely swirled together...they make the image pop!

Sue B said...

Oh WOW! this is very beautiful Jules… I love the graduated shades… so, so pretty… and the tags look awesome.. the ribbons and butterflies are just perfect… I really love this card!!!
I went late night shopping last night and bought some of those tags… they are fab aren't they… love that they have the different lines… like stitching etc… so versatile… :-))
Hope you're having a good day!
Love Sue xx

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules love it gorgeous as usual!!!

Bev Henwood said...

Jules, yet another stunning card and after reading this post I crept off and bought the Digistamp Boutique tags ~ they are fabulous and so many of them. Judging by the amount of bloggers who have been and purchased them since your blog posts I think you should be getting commission! Love Bev xx

coops said...

wow this is stunning jules.really love your design and gorgeous rich colours :D

x coops xx

Sooty said...

Looks like a lot of work went into this one very nice xx

Di said...

Totally perfect Jules - love the vintage feel to this card and the colours are glorious.

Hugs, Di xx

Cathy said...

Stunning card Jules, I love the flower image and the colours you've used. Gorgeous layout. Cathy x

MaryH said...

I've been missing my visits here as I always have fun searching for the heart. Am loving the colors you used here, with the little flower burst stamp. Will have to check your tag link...this was a swell way to use a tag. Beautiful card. TFS

Karen Petitt said...

Saw this at snippets and had to come and have a closer look - I love it, love the colour, the texture - well love everyting! Karen x

Brenda said...

Wow, this is beautiful Jules! I love that inking-looks like a sunset!

Mrs A. said...

What gorgeous colours. Love how you have tucked the flower stems through the bow you have tied. My knitting hens stamp has arrived. Mind you I think a neighbour may have been hanging onto it cos it was pushed through the letter box at 7.30pm!!!! hugs Mrs A.

Abi said...

Oh my gosh Jules, that is stunning, so glad I carried on browsing through! x

Mau xx said...

Beautiful, I love the colour choices and super tag.
Hugs Mau xx