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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, 1 September 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday .. .. and indeed happy September!!!  Where is this year going?!?!?!?

I was having a little clear up in the craft pod this morning.  Each day I try and tidy up something to try and keep some sense of organisation about the place  .. ..  but this week I gained another furniture cast off from my youngest Son and as if my magic it has fitted into the tardis like it has always been there and this called for a little more than a token tidy up.  It was one of those jobs where you have to make a mess to get straight again .. .. but all done very quietly at the crack of dawn whilst hubby was fast asleep.

There is still sorting to do but I am pleased with what I got done.

In fact my snippet make today has used pieces that were "hanging around" the craft pod.

The image was already coloured and has been on my desk for far too long and even the little ribbon bow was tied and waiting to be used.  So a rummage amongst the snippets produced this:

As always I am lazy on a Sunday and don't list my ingredients but a womble around the Pink Petticoat website would find everything.

Thank you to everyone who came up with the name for my flower making thingy .. .. I had left it on a row of book cases that stand outside my craft pod door and hubby was inspecting it this morning and said "it isn't called a daisy wheel is it?" .. ..  the only daisy wheel I could remember was one that you fitted to an electric typewriter back in the day .. .. but a Google search confirmed he was right.  It is a Daisy Wheel Flower Loom.

He then went on to say that he could remember his Mum and Grandma using them to make flowers for stitching onto crochet work.  A little trip down memory lane for him.

Also well done to everyone who took time out to try and find the heart yesterday.

They (yes, there were four in total) were here:

.. .. .. on the antenna of the two little bumble bees.  (Very, very small indeed).  Though some people suggested that the actual wings of the bee were the hearts .. .. and I think I could have got away with that too!  LOL!!!

Off now to go and share my creation of the day with the lovely playmates you will find in Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge.  Always lots of fun and laughs happening there and it is getting more and more popular week by week!!!!

Enjoy what is left of Sunday.

See you when I do.



Debs M said...

Lovely make - loving the punched border with the pearls! I thought it might have been the wings - didn't even notice the antenna! x

mags said...

A gorgeous new baby card Jules. Love the image and the soft blues.

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jule aaw! love the gorgeous sweet card!

Carole x said...

Lovely blues, like the border punch too and of course some neat sewing x

Viv's Visuals said...

Like this image a lot... so I bought it...! Lovely baby card Jules - the punched border is sooooo sweet!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh Jules this is adorable and can't believe you manage to put these fabulous makes together with just a few 'snippets'. Simply PERFECT xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is gorgeous Jules.
Sue x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the cute image and pretty shades of blue. The gingham ribbon looks fabulous too.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Oooh they were sneaky little hearts yesterday! lol
Gorgeous baby card today Jules. A fabulous image and beautiful colours.
Lorraine x

Carole Z said...

Super baby card Jules! Hope you've had a good 1st September! Carole Zx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Jules, and as usual your stitching fills me with envy ... so perfectly straight :) I have that PP image and clearly I don't use it often enough ... it's so cute. Your DH did well to remember the name of the loom, and what it was use for too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Jules, just shows what you can make with left overs, Kate x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely baby card Jules live the image and your pretty papers


cotnob said...

Such a sweet card Jules, I would love to see some pics of your 'craft pod' my mind has conjured up all sorts of images!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous image so cute.....Oh... I was right with the hearts..... Loved your sons music.... So soothing and relaxing ... I really did love it....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Betty said...

This is gorgeous Jules love the stamp and papers. I have bought loads of Pink Petticoat papers I'm blaming you lol

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, you are clever, Jules, making miniature bee heart antenna!! I agree that the wings look like hearts, too. How clever of DH to recall those memories and the name of the daisy wheel. (And, yes, we had daisy wheels to change our fonts on those old typewriters!)

I'm so thrilled for you to have a new unit for the pod and to be doing a reorg! It does feel good and makes the juices flow, doesn't it?! I'm taking tiny steps to do the same in the Playhouse and would love to be able to toss it all out the door and then start again from scratch!!

Oh, but that's not why you called! Your Pixie's make is so stinkin' adorute!! Love, love, love!! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

Awwww...this is adorable!

Everything on this card just fits together beautifully!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really adorable, I love the soft blues and the gingham ribbon, apologies for being a rubbish blogger lately I hope you are well
Lindsay xx

Di said...

Aw Jules, this is so cute! Love the image and the ribbon and papers go perfectly too.

I found the heart easily today - snort!

Hugs, Di xx

Beryl said...

A lovely card Jules, sweet image, great layout and petty papers.
Beryl xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Jules.. what a cute image and I love the gorgeous papers and embellishments… the lemon and blue are beautiful together! :-)
ah I remember correction tape daisy wheels on the typewriters... I used to get through SO many of them along with Tippex for all the carbon copies!! Happy memories.. LOL
Hope you have a good week
Love Sue xx

Roma said...

Aww adorable baby card Jules ,love the image & papers x

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.fab baby image and your soft blue colours are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Beautiful baby card. Fab use of snippets, as always.

Sarn xxx

Debs Willis said...

Such a cute card, I was convinced it was the bee's wings that were hearts!


Debs x

Mrs A. said...

I spotted the heart straight off too. Do I get a sweetie! I love the shape of the pram and the colours. hugs Mrs a.

Cathy said...

Fantastic snippets card Jules, love the cute image and the gorgeous blue bow. Cathy x

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card as always Jules, love those pp images too cute. I was stumped yesterday but now it is so obvious I wonder how I missed it lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Betty said...

Haha I see I'd already left a comment put it down to old ageand that now I've read properly not the wings but antenna.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely cards, Jules. Love where you hid your hearts! Hugs, Lesley