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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, 8 September 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

A busy old few days here .. .. hence no posting for a bit .. .. but I certainly can't let Sunday pass by without sharing a snippet make for taking over to Di's Crafty Snippet Challenge.

We gained some much needed rain on our garden yesterday and once some of the flowers started to fill up with rain I decided I should cut a few and bring them into the house before they spoil.

I grabbed an old pair of kitchen scissors that I keep especially for the purpose and once finished and arranging the flowers in a vase my lovely hubby said .. .. you should have used the new cutters we bought .. .. and he swiftly produced a pack of two brand new secateurs. Nothing heavy duty.  One pair being the bog standard ones you would use for small twig type branches and the other were more like scissors for cutting flowers and soft stems.

Hubby opened the packet so they would be to hand for another day and whilst doing so he noticed the "Health and Safety Warning".

Whilst using them you need to wear SAFETY GOGGLES and A HARD HAT!!!  LOL!!!  What on earth is that all about?   I could hardly lop down a tree with them!!!

Anyway back to my snippet make for today:

As usual I am lazy on a Sunday and don't list my ingredients.

Off to link up now and I notice that there are already ten crafty playmates lurking round the playground .. .. what a popular place to play .. .. and so much inspiration too!

Enjoy what is left of your weekend.



Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, I have had a busy week too! beautiful card, I love the design! Hope you are well!

Elizabeth said...

Hi again Jules, chuckled at the instructions for the cutters - health and safety gone mad :)) Another fabulous snippets card. Once again, I love your choice of papers - they go so well together - and a brilliant image, beautifully coloured. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Eve said...

Hi there Jules.

What a lovely bright and cheerful card.

I would love to know how you get your stickles so darn straight?!!
You must use a ruler but I know if I did it there would be a splodge somewhere!!

Hope you have a lovely evening and a productive wedding week. xx

Sandy said...

That pretty funny, having to do your gardening in a hard hat and goggles!!!
Love your pretty card, great image and fab colour scheme.

Viv's Visuals said...

This is such a sunny cheery card Jules - like it lots!

Carole x said...

Hi Jules good to hear from you, nice card and don't forget to wear your hard the way i sell them lol x

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card Jules...It has a young, edgy sort of feeling...just the sort my daughters like for their girlfriends!

The H&S warning made me laugh! That is hilarious!

Irene said...

Hello Jules, what a fabulous card, I love the image and stunning papers.

Lisa Jane said...

lol.. can just see you cutting a few daffs i your hardhat and hi viz jacket!
Love this card - fab colours
Lisa x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wonderful card . . .I hope you wore your safety goggles whilst making it if scissors and guillotines were involved in its production!

Elf n safety gawn maaaaad!

Sarn xxx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Jules - love the image and wonderful LO.
Debs xx

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card. Have a good week.

Juls said...

Cute card!!! ..... I wonder if we should wear a hard hat & safety goggles 4 crafting 2!!! Lol xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card Jules, such a great image and I love the colours.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. The image looks fab and I love the pretty papers.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Lovely card, great colours.

Kath x

Carole Z said...

I love this image & have used it many times, super card! Carole Z xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the very sweet image and beautiful design.

Donna x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Jules how do you come up with something so adorable every time??? Another beautiful image from pink petticoat I think and teamed with striking papers. Simply yummy. X

Stamps and Paper said...

A lovely girly birthday card Jules..great image and love your backing papers..


Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card as always!! sorry been missing not been very well.

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules,i just noticed I haven't been missing long from your blog!

Sharon said...

Love seeing your snippets Jules and this one is no exception. I love the image and the sunny papers.
Have a good week.
I have some info on my blog that you may like to read.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sally H said...

Fabulous card, Jules! great citrus colours

Beryl said...

Health and safety gone mad! I noticed on a jar of peanut butter some years back - Caution - may contain nuts. I should jolly well hope so.
Glad you found the time to share this fab card with us Jules. Oh for a birthday cake like that - dream on.
Beryl xx

MagsB said...

Another gorgeous card, Jules - I don't think I can resist the lovely Pink Petticoat Lola much longer! Well, at least my family likes cheap and nourishing soup, my standby when I've spent too much on crafty stuff lol!

Oh dear, those safety warnings made me laugh! Perhaps I should wear Goggles while trimming flower stems when doing arrangements at Church?! You never know, maybe one of the flowers will turn out to be a Triffid!!!

Have a good week! (Hopefully without Triffids!)

love Mags B x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just simply stunning, gorgeous creation as always hugs Pops x x x

Di said...

Brilliant snippets card Jules, as always. Super zingy colours too. I'm curious, as Eve is, as to how you get such a perfectly straight line with Stickles.

And the hard hat and goggles had me laughing here too :)

Hugs, Di xx

coops said...

love this jules.fabulous image and your colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Jules, love the image and the papers are gorgeous, great colours, hugs Kate x

Mau xx said...

Hi Jules, great to have you pass by to see me :))
Loving the card, what super images these are, so trendy.

Love the fresh colour too, glad you found my
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Mau xx said...

Forgot to mention the cutters..ha-ha
I bet you chuckled every time you thought about it :0) Has Hubby found you a hard
Mau xx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card Jules, as other have already said crafters will be told to wear all the safety gear soon including gloves.
Do some firms not stop and look what's on their labels.

Hazel x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love everything about it. Would suit my friend whe spends so much time shopping.
Can just picture you in you goggles and hard hat cutting flowers for the table.........!!!!
Have a wonderful day

Patricia xxx

Cynthia said...

Too cute!! Love the little girly girl!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, a gorgeously, girly card, love it!
Helen x

fun stamping said...

Hi Jules - thanks for coming to my blog and your lovley comments! I snooped around a bit on yours - love your style of card making!
this card is so pretty - especially that thin glitter border you applied!

Betty said...

Lovely card Jules love the image and colours

cotnob said...

Fabulous card Jules, I love your image and pretty papers.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hey hun, hope your both keeping well & everything is ok!
Love this card, great colours & layout
hugs shell xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, oh wow love that image wish I was that thin though, to be honest I dont think shes likely to be long with that cake. Take care hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Annmaree of Oz said...

fun card and colours, love the sassy image!

Amanda said...

Love Lola rose she is so perfect for all occasions. Lovely summery card Jules. The h&s warning is too cute, it would be funny if it wasn't true lol. Hugs, Amanda x