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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, 5 January 2014

SUNDAY SNIPPETS

Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are having a lovely day.

I am being super brave and sharing a New Year Resolution here today in the hope that writing it down will make it happen!

Every year I regret not having made enough Christmas cards in the build up to Christmas, and I end up making them in a mad rush (or not at all).  So I am starting really early and this year Sunday snippets "have to consist of at least two makes" and a least one of them has to be a Christmas card.  Those are my new self inflicted rules. 

So it will mean I am using up double the number of snippets and getting my Christmas card collection growing too .. .. win, win!!!  I know it will feel strange come the height of summer .. .. but hopefully by then it will just be a habit I am into.

So here we go with my first two snippet makes for 2014 .. .. all ready for taking over to share with my lovely snippet playmates in Pixie's Snippet Playground Challenge:







I am still going to be lazy on a Sunday though and not list my ingredients.  It saves me having to work out and list where all my paper snippets originated from LOL!!  

Rather a lot to do today here in the House of Hearts so I am going to fly .. .. ..  but hopefully I will be able to have a bit of a blog catch up this evening.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Love

47 comments:

cotnob said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules, I especially love the adorable hedgehog image.
Sounds like a good plan!
Pauline
x

Sarah said...

What a great idea Jules and two fabulous cards to prove it!! xx

coops said...

both so stunning jules.fab designs and your images are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Marie-Louise said...

Jules these are just gorgeous.

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Jules your floral one is so pretty and that little Hedgie is on my 'wish list'..
Hope you can keep your New Years resolution about making Christmas cards...I started off well at the begining of last year but then it all went down hill...lOl...

Anne

Patricia said...

Beautiful cards, the first is simple but Oh! So! stunning, I love it.
Your Christmas card is another stunner with such a sweet image and great design
Hugs

Patricia xxx

sally said...

Two lovely cards Jules, and I think the idea of making Xmas cards will grow on you :-). I know I usually make a load in April when I return home as Bill's auntie love to get a bunch for her birthday.... Helps her plan how many she needs to buy that year and at almost 90 she sends a lot - around 160!!!!!

Sally

Lynn said...

I think that this is a wonderful new year resolution Jules - and I may have to join you, lol. I only made 4 christmas cards this year for immediate family - shame on me! Have a good week. Lynn x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous cards Jules...I'm the same, it was one mad rush again this Christmas and I swore never again, so have left all my Christmas craft stuff out and am going to make at least two a week, I may not post them til later in the year..we'll see! We spent all day today taking down decs and lights and are now worn out! Carole Z X

Viv's Visuals said...

Ooooo a good idea and I wish I could be as resolute! Two fab cards Jules. x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Ohhh 2 cards today Jules and both equally gorgeous.

xx

Sally said...

Two lovely snippet makes Jules & good luck with your New Year resolution.
Sally x

Hazel said...

Two beautiful snippet cards, Jules

Hazel xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous card Jules. The first one is soo pretty and I love the cute little hedgy on the second.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Such a great idea to use your snippets to make Christmas cards all through the year, I think I need to do that too!
Your cards are both gorgeous. I love the images, beautiful papers and fabulous layouts too.
hugs Sue xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie these are stunning, gorgeous creations as always, hugs Pops x

Joey said...

fab card jules. Joey x

Joey said...

fab card jules. Joey x

Carole x said...

Hi Jules Happy Sunday, love the new year resolution think thats maybe one we should all take on board. I have managed some crafting time today yippee. I played with my embossing paste and also followed your background idea on todays cards, will post soon hope you like it xxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful cards Jules.
Sue x

cuilliesocks said...

Good Evening Jules, I'm loving your cards, everything about them. Wonderful designs and the images are beautiful, love the little hedgie, hugs Kate x

Linby said...

Off to a good start with the resolution then, good luck!
Great cards as always.
Happy New Year
Linby x

Julie said...

Beautifully elegant cards, Jules! I love the stitching detail especially! Hugs, Juliexx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love your two gorgeous cards. One thing I'm noticing about Christmas cards this time of year is they are taking a step back from the traditional colors and images and I really appreciate that. Great cards and great idea to impose one Christmas card a week on yourself. I started making some too but am not sure how long I will keep up with it. The Christmas stash is kept in a big bin and I'm getting tried of moving it about the living room and seeing it. It might need to go hide back in its closet for awhile.

mags said...

Two gorgeous makes Jules.
Mags
x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, good luck with the resolution.

Kath x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules what a great idea to start your Xmas cards early thus year. I love making Xmas cards all year round as come Xmas you are not fed up of making them as you have not had to do it in a rush!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sharon said...

I also made a resolution to make at least 2 Christmas cards a month as I was in the same position as yourself and did not have enough cards made.
Your first card is so pretty with a gorgeous image and love the papers.
The xmas card is so sweet. I love hedgehogs and yet again, beautiful papers.
Happy 2014.
Hugs Sharon. x

Carol said...

Love your resolution and your cards Jules. The first is very pretty and second is so cute.
It took me at least three attempts to get my insert stamped lol...hope the next 70 odd don't take the same amount!! Carol x

MagsB said...

Wow, Jules, as usual you layouts and papers and colours look wonderful! I apologise for being such a bad blogger and not visiting much recently, it's been a bit frantic chez moi, but hopefully life has returned to normal! Thanks so much for the comments you leave on my blog, I know you're very busy and I appreciate them very much! Happy New year!

love Mags B x

Cynthia said...

I think that's a wonderful resolution! I can't wait to see your Christmas makes in July because the snowy scenes will help me make it through the heat of summer!! ;-)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my word but my Playground mates are an inspiring lot. I'm making my visits and you not only have TWO cards to share in one post, one of them is a Christmas card!! That makes the third one already I've seen!!

These are both so you, Jules, and so stunning in every detail! I adore your work. I think it will be awesome to have one non-Christmas card and one Christmas card in the same post and I may adopt your idea myself now and then. It may not seem so odd to post a Christmas card in August if there is also a summer card alongside. You're a genius!

I hope you have a wonderful new year!! Hugs, Darnell

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Two gorgeous snippet makes Jules. Good luck with your resolution it sounds a great idea! Susan x

Beryl said...

A brilliant resolution to make and I wish you all the best in keeping it.Both fabulous cards - I really love how neatly your stitch round the elements.
Beryl xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two lovely cards. Have a great week.

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Both are totally delightful as usual Jules.

Check out my NEW Rudolph Day rules at the top of my blog . . . they are sure to help you too!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Amelia (mimi) said...

these cards are so pretty Jules, lovely designs! xx

Eve said...

Hi Jules,

fabulous cards, brilliant New Years Resolution as we get to see more of your amazing cards - win, win, win for us!!!!

Hope you have a fab week. xx

Whisper said...

Aaah what a super pair of cards and i so love the holly paper too, Luv Sam x

Di said...

Two fabulous snippets cards Jules, and a great resolution too. Your cards always have that extra something and it's clear that a lot of work and care goes into them - look forward to seeing more Christmas snippets makes each week!

Hugs, Di xx

Karen Petitt said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the colours you've used on the first one and such a pretty stamped image. You are not alone - I've started to make Christmas cards again, I did have a break from it though because I got myself organised last year - no made rush in December which mean't if I wanted to I could but I didn't have to - if that makes sense lol! x

Irene said...

Two beautiful and stunning cards Jules, my favurite is little hedgie.
luv
irene
xxxx

Mrs A. said...

Two lovely cards. . The pink and then the red both go with the snippets papers. Good luck with your resolution. Hugs Mrs A

MaryH said...

Hi Jules, Spotted the silver heart right away on #1. Lovely bright card. I fell in love with little Hedgie though. So pretty & loved the layout on each card too. Good for you in setting such a worthwhile goal. I should do the same ...Happy New Year, TFS & Hugs

scrappymo! said...

Two more stunning makes! Great idea to double your Sunday cards to include the Christmas one. You will be well ready for the big, red guy!

Julie Kitchener said...

Oh wow a gorgeous pair!!!!!

Annmaree of Oz said...

You have been super busy Jules! Lots of awesome cards from you, Have I been that absent? shame on me!!