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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, 19 January 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!!

I hope you are all having a good weekend.

It is a very relaxed Sunday here after a hectic week in the old craft pod.

Two big wedding orders completed this week which has cleared lots of space for starting on the next ones on the list!  But a big clear up is needed first!  Isn't it sad when you actually look forward to doing some housework and tidying up!!

I really enjoyed playing with my snippets bright and early today .. .. and am pleased that my new year resolution of making at least one Christmas card each week is working (so far!!).  I will be well chuffed later in the year that's for sure:

So here we go with my makes of the day:

As always on a Sunday I am super lazy and do not list my ingredients .. .. but if you want to know anything then just ask away.

At the risk of getting in trouble with fellow Penny Black addicts I thought I would let you know that my lovely blog buddy Clair is having a crafty clear out and is parting with some of her wood mounted Penny Black stamps (shock horror!!!).  If you click here it will take you to Clair's blog and there is a "shop" tab where everything is listed.  Some of the stamps are already sold (and yes, I am guilty of purchasing "some" but not "all" of the ones that have gone).  

Anyway, I am off now to Pixie's Snippet Playground to link up my snippet makes.  Lots of inspiration there as to what you can do with all those pesky snippets we get left with and cannot bear to throw away!

Time now to get that dinner sorted and then I am looking forward to a good old blog hop this evening .. .. and the starting of another new series of Mr Selfridge!

Have a good week everyone.  I hope the weather is kind to you.



Viv's Visuals said...

Two lovely cards Jules - love the Christmas birdie! x

Sarah said...

Another two lovelies Jules xx

Irene said...

Two beautiful and stunning cards Jules, you use the most gorgeous papers and embellishments.

Lynn said...

Super cards as usual Jules - love the layout of the christmas card. Thanks for the tip-off with the Penny Black stamps. Have had a peek over at Clair's blog. Have a good week. Lynn x

cotnob said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules, I love the bright pinks on the first one.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely cards Jules.
Sue x

Patricia said...

Super cards once again Jules.
I love both of them, your sentiments are really sweet.

Patricia xx

sally said...

Your Sunday snippets has been a bright spot in a lonely & very snowy weekend, I'm getting a lift tomorrow so should be able to see Bill & hopefully the surgeon too to get an idea of "what/when/where". I'm off to check your pals blog now!


Carole x said...

Happy Sunday Jules like the christmas card the blue colours are lovely is there a knack to tying lovely bows? x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Jules particularly love your Christmas card great design


Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Two fabulous card... Love the birdie....
Hope you sre well
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Whisper said...

Oooo 2 super cards, love them both.

Oooo i know Clair really well, i used to do her classes in Saltdean, Sussex, before i was diagnosed with RA and she kindly e-mailed me, letting me know and i put an order through for 2 and i bet it was you, who has bought the hedgies and the bells ??, the other one i went for was the mice and the jam !!, Oooo what are we both like :-), Luv Sam x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two lovely cards Jules glad your wedding work is doing well

I'm up to my eyes with making my small rag dolls they seem to be more popular than the larger ones even though they are the same pattern just reduced in size

must say I love my sewing

jacqui xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two super cards. Love your stitched deal, so neat!

Debbie said...

Two lovely cards dearie.Love all the pink.such a cutie.Good for you doing a Xmas card a week.Think I should do one a week at least.Hope you're ok.Hugs Debbie x

susiestacey said...

Lovely snippets today Jules and keep up the christmas tally x Susan x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards Jules,love them

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards Jules, especially the second one, that bow is just devine and the cute little image, love it.

Kath x

Carol said...

Two fabulous cards Jules, love your plaid background. Carol x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous cards Jules, love them both!
That's one of my favourite PB stamps, love that cute mouse so much so my Mum had this image put onto my 40th birthday cake.
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous cards Jules!
Helen x

Hazel said...

Love both of these Jules. Hazel x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Jules, I love the images, beautiful colours and fabulous layouts too.
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

These are both fantastic Jules. I absolutely love the blue paper.

Beryl said...

Gorgeous cards Jules. Love the sentiment on the top one and well one for getting stuck into those Christmas cards.
Beryl xx

MaryH said...

It's Sunday and time for my treasure hunt here on the Hearts blog! Got it on the first lovely card, super cute image and that perfect bkgrnd paper. That one was easy. Had to look a bit on the blue pretty, but I did find it. Good for you at managing 2 cards to share. Each is just so pretty - you have a gift. Always get some inspiration as well as fun, when I get by to visit! TFS & Hugs.

MaryH said...

Oops, as I was closing I saw the Mr. Selfridges comment. I'm guessing that is strictly a UK airing, as I don't think I saw it on the USA lineup. I'm enjoying Downton Abbey though. Some interesting new characters. Hugs

Bonnie said...

I can't decide whether I like the pink or blue the best so I'll just have to LOVE them both! Have a wonderful week, Jules!

Sharon said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. A gorgeous image and such a fabulous shade of pink with the scrummy papers.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Two very beautiful, clean and striking cards Jules. X

debby4000 said...

Love both your gorgeous, adorable cards.

Annmaree of Oz said...

Lovely pink and blue makes, Jules!

Loving the sweet mousey and the sentiment to match!

And you know I love birds, so the Christmas card is fantastic to me!

Hope you are keeping well!

SARN said...

Both ADORABLE cards Jules. The PB mouse is one of my FAVES.

Oh you are naughty MAKING me go and look at Clair's shop!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Eve said...

Hi Jules - WOW! two fabby cards.
Well done you for keeping up your NYR and making a Christmas card each week. You will be rolling in them come Christmas!

Hope you have a lovely week xx.

Ann said...

Love the clean bright look of both these cards Jules and the stitching is just gorgeous.
Ann xxx

Di said...

Wow, two stunners there Jules. Don't ask me to pick a favourite - they are both perfection!

I did peek at the sale and ran away - might go back today - and I bet I can guess which stamps you probably chose from my peek yesterday :)

BTW, I do love the backing paper on the first card - struggling here to find hearts papers for Len's Valentines Day card. Pink Petticoat?

Hugs, Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your cards! The top one is so pretty in pink and I find it very inspiring as I must get off to making Valentine's cards today. I'm also quite tickled with your Christmas birdie card too. So sweet! Great use of snippets!

Carole Z said...

These are both gorgeous Jules! Carole Z xx

Betty said...

Two lovely cards Jules love the designs and the way you always stitch your cards. I used to love sewing but find my machine heavy to lift so rarely use it

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules, love the cards just gorgeous as always!!! glad i could get on blogger tonight!

Brenda said...

Cute cards Jules! I always love the papers you use on your cards and love the sweet images! Hugs!

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.super cute images and i love your designs and papers :D

xx coops xx

mags said...

Two gorgeous creations Jules.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, just trying to catch up with what you've been up to recently. Looking forward to doing the housework!!! That's something you don't hear too often ... and rarely heard issuing from my lips :)

Two super cards - love the bright pink on the first and the embossed diamond shapes on the second.

Hope you have done with the housework and are now happily creating wedding stationery again :)

Hugs, Elizabeth xx