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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 11 August 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are having a lovely relaxing Sunday.

I feel I have spent far too much of mine in the kitchen :-(

The request for today was a home made steak and kidney pie with a puff pastry topping .. .. I seem to have been working on it nearly all day as the meat and shallots have been slow cooking in the oven .. .. and how long will it take to eat!?!  Minutes!!!  and then there is the clearing up again afterwards.

I don't mind putting the extra effort in on a Sunday because I do "wing it" a bit during the week .. .. but today feels a little above and beyond the call of duty LOL!!  

But the day started off much more exciting .. .. I played with my snippet ready for taking over and sharing in Pixies Crafty Snippet Challenge.  The playground is definitely getting busier with lots of lovely new playmates appearing.  

Here is my share for this week:

As always I am lazy on a Sunday and don't list my ingredients (because I am chained to the oven and kitchen sink LOL!!!) but just ask if there is anything you want to know about my creation.

Enjoy the rest of your day and I hope the week ahead holds some crafty time for you.



Dotty Jo said...

Great card - really made me smile! And I know what you meal about slaving over a meal only to see it vanish in a flash, Jo x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, well love the card it's gorgeous as usual and very classy!! i came back a bit early from hols as mum wasn't feelin to good but it was so lovely great weather too!

Carole Z said...

Ooh I recognised this straightaway..another lush Pink Petticoat image! Fab card, love your layout and colours,
Carole Z X

Carin said...

Lovely card, great colors. Can you tell me wich brand the stamp is?

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

great card Jules love your image and sentiment
jacqui xxx

PS. still loving my new Big Shot Pro :-) x

Cynthia said...

Super cute! Love those stripes!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wowsers! Absolutely fantastic Jules. Love the colours, image and sentiment and know you don't do the recipe on Sundays but would love to know the name of image and sentiment please... oh steak and kidney or sounds delish if there's a piece going! Sarah xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. The image is fab and I LOVE that sentiment!! lol
Have a lovely week
Lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous girlie card Jules...great image


Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun....and the pie sounds delish lol...:o)

hope you had a lovely weekend....biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, long time no see lol. I love this card, it looks like Pink Petticoat? Its simple but so very effective. Hope the steak & kidney pie went down a treat. x

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card, well done your for making your own pie. Had a competition match today and it went well, just really tired. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules,

Love this fabulous girlie card! I'd rather be doing what she's been doing than making steak and kidney pie, lol!

April Diva said...

Hi Jules, just stopping by while waiting for the chicken curry to cook. Couldn't help but chuckle at your tale of the length of time to make the steak and kidney pie...we've all been there with dishes that seem to take forever and a day to make and they're gone in minutes. I'm sure hubby appreciated the effort.

Love the card. Looks like some Pink Petticoat has been used.

Lovely that you're so busy with wedding commissions.

Love & Hugs,

Pauline xx

Eve said...

Hi Jules.

WOW! this card is fantastic. I love the way you have coloured the bag to co-ordinate with the background papers. You are very clever. BUT now you have made me want to spend my money on lovely PP images! Naughty!
I have finally posted the runner bean chutney recipe - sorry for the delay!
Hope you have a lovely week and no more tree climbing or I will squeal to your mum! LOL xx

cuilliesocks said...

I love your card Jules, such a lovely image and the sentiment is great and how true, fab design too, Kate x

Sue said...

Wonderful card Jules. I love the image and the way you have matched the papers to her shopping back looks fabulous.
hugs Sue xx

Betty said...

Oh a lovely card Jules so simple and elegant

Beryl said...

Super card. Love the design and he sentiment is brill.
Hope you enjoyed your special dinner. Sounds lovely.
Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! I so love this sassy image, with her flirty dress! and the sentiment - how true!! I know I've spent a bit too much (time wise of course!) in our local big chain multi-craft shop.

oh one of my Dad's favourite pies, I'm sure it will be well worth the effort! who knows, perhaps once you do it a few times, it will become quicker! I know when I try something new it takes ages at first, but times after it gets easier/quicker!

Good Luck xoxo

Patricia said...

Brilliant, absolute brilliant, love everything about this stunning card.
Really like the sentiment
Have a fantastic day

Patricia xxx

Carole said...

Like the matching colours, and I finally done a card yesterday and started a second. Will get round to posting it on blog soon hopefully xxx

coops said...

so stunning jules.really gorgeous image and colours and the sentiment is fab :D

xx coops xx

Debbie said...

Sounds like you've been a domestic goddess today.You're making me hungry.....mmmmmmm.Beautiful card for any lady about town.Hugs Debbie x

Di said...

Absolutely perfect Jules! Love the image - it looks a bit like a Bella one? Am sure I have the sentiment stamp hidden somewhere too. And the colours and papers are brilliant!

I bet that pie was yummy too.

Hugs, Di xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Unknown said...

Just beautiful I love it, Mary x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Jules, fabulous image and very elegant design, I love the sentiment.

loftylass said...

Hi Jules. I love this image and I love how you can use the same image and come up with a very different looking card. tfs
Heather W

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the stamps and the papers are so lush, great snippets! hugs Karen

Mrs A. said...

That sentiment is soooooooo true but is it a stamp, is it a bird, is it a digi? Please do tell. Hugs mrs a.

Darnell said...

Brills snippets card, Jules! Now maybe Miss Hottie Shopper can go to a salon and have her hair done while she's at it! xxoo Darnell

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card..... Love the sentiment.... Think i may have it somewhere..... I must stop buying..... So many uninked stamps .....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Mau xx said...

What a fab card Jules, I have this sentiment too...must dig it out as it looks so good inked up :o
Wish I had read this post on Sunday I would have been round for some Pie :)) sounds gorgeous.
Hugs Mau xx

scrappymo! said... this that sassy glamour girl with her shopping bags...reminds me of my eldest daughter! lol

Great card Jules!

Sarn said...

Great PP image with the sentiment! Perfick choice.

Hope they've let you get away from the sink now!

Sarn xxx

rosie said...

another stunning card Jules. just one question if you don't mind. is the stripey paper at the bottom printed in grey?
my PC is playing up and not sure if its black or grey. lol

hugs Rosie xxx

Irene said...

Just brilliat Jules.

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant card Jules it looks very classy, a gorgeous image and great sentiment.
lorraine x