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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, 4 August 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Mine has been super busy.  Not all work though.. .. we have met up with special friends who live too far away for us to meet up as much as we would like .. .. we have managed a bit of retail therapy too .. .. but of course weekends are always busy where "happy couples" are concerned because that is their "free time". The time when they find my website or have time to come and look at samples or check through proofs that have been sent through .. .. or send me pictures of their happy day.  I love looking at wedding photographs so much!

But amongst everything else I found time to play with my snippets whilst hubby watched his team play the first game of their football season.  Sadly he doesn't have a season ticket any more but they were on TV today so he got to watch them.

I listened on the radio in my little craft pod whilst making a couple of snippet makes for taking over to Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge.

I love making this card .. .. and have made it so many times it is unbelievable.  But still I faff about for ages with the colour of the flowers LOL!!!.  I end up with loads cut out ready for using another time and the individual stamps are never removed from their acrylic block!!

As always I am lazy on a Sunday and don't list my ingredients but if you need to know anything about my makes then please ask away.

Time now to go and get dinner plated up.  It is our first taste of our home grown runner beans today!! Always exciting .. .. but I just know that the next few weeks are going to involve freezing the surplus. Not my favourite job in the world .. .. until it comes to eating them at a later date .. .. then I am pleased I did  them.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone and I hope your week is going to hold some good things.



Viv's Visuals said...

Yummy Jules. xx

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards, love them both Jules!
Helen x

Mary b Mcpherson said...

As always fabulous cards, Mary x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two lovely cards Jules great flower stamps and colours
jacqui xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely cards Jules, beautiful images and fabulous colours. Pleased to hear you've had a lovely weekend with friends, Kate x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous little snippets today Jules. Hope you are keeping well and good to hear you have had a bit of a catch up and some retail therapy. My beans are only just forming but today we had the first of the dwarf beans - yummy and some new potatoes, courgette & cauli all freshly picked :)Take care x Susan x

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, I can see why you like making this lovely card! The stamps are gorgeous, love the colours, Carole Z xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, I can see why you like making this lovely card - gorgeous stamps & love the colours & papers, Carole Zxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards and love your pretty flowers and stitching


Amanda said...

Fab cards Jules and love that the stamp is permanently on a block. Mmmm runner beans straight from the garden used to love picking them as a child. Hugs, Amanda x

Wendy said...

Love these Jules, gorgeous flower stamps and colours, fabulous design.
Wendy xx

Betty said...

Oh these are gorgeous Jules love those stamps and I also love the other cards you've made while I've been awol

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous cards Jules. I love the colours and wonderful designs.
Mmmmmm home grown runner beans are the best!
Hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Jules. I love the cas design, the colours and the pretty flowers...FAB!
Lorraine x

Di said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules - such a pleasing design I'm not surprised you use it over again. Brilliant paper piecing too.

Hugs, Di xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

We love this card, too, Jules! It's such a happy garden card and great use of snippets! I put a couple of hearts on my blog for you on 30 July ~ another heart vine and some heart rocks the twinks and I found. I thought maybe I should tell you since you have little time for visiting with the happy wedding work! Your fresh beans sound divine!! xxoo Darnell

debby4000 said...

They're both fabulous.

Beryl said...

Hope you enjoyed your runner beans Jules. I had my second helping on Friday and hope there'll be enough for another go in a day or so.
Love this card design - the flowers are fab -- not surprised they never get off the block (in a nice way. lol)
Beryl xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Jules . . . 2 beauties here. Love the paper piecing.

We had our first French beans yesterday too!

Sarn xxx

coops said...

gorgeous cards jules.i love the stylish flowers and your colours are fab :D

xx coops xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two wonderful cards. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

OOH Two stunners Jules, loving the paper pieced flowers!

Great layout and use of your scraps and snippets!

Mrs A. said...

How different the flowers look when placed with a patterned backing paper and then a plain one. Both super looking cards. Hugs Mrs a.

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
fab cards - love the colours.

Another busy weekend for you, glad you had some time out as well.

I have a lovely recipe for runner bean chutney if you would like it - its yummy!!

Big hugs xx

Marie-Louise said...

Two beautiful cards Jules.

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. Lovely papers and really love the flower stamps.

Carol said...

Just catching up after my holidays! Two very pretty cards Jules, love the design. Sounds like a good weekend was had in the house of hearts. Carol x

Cynthia said...

Mmmm, I love home-grown beans too! Nothing beats the taste!! =D

Love the card too. The colors are gorgeous and I the flowers are fabulous!

Carole x said...

Lovely, think I like pink one best xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie I love these, fabulous colours and designs, huggles Pops x x x

cotnob said...

These are lovely Jules, those flowers are so pretty and I love the different colour combinations.
We will be having runner beans and new potatoes from the garden for dinner this evening - how are your tomatoes, you can't beat them fresh from the greenhouse can you!

Elizabeth said...

Two very nice cards, Jules, and is that faux stitching I see on them ... no sewing machine :) I can see why you like this design so much, the stamps are fabulous. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Julie Kitchener said...

Totally gorgeous my fav things flowers!!!