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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, 2 February 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!  I hope you have had a good day.  We have had lovely sunshine again today .. .. hope we get some more tomorrow.

I thought I was never going to get here today as there has been so much to do ahead of a busy week in the old craft pod.

Lots of supplies needed for up and coming weddings and also for the next wedding fayre in March .. .. so that was the mission of the day.  I love choosing colours and designing for new samples and managed to get some gorgeous lace and ribbons to tempt new happy couples with.

Then once back home it was time to get the evening meal started so it could be cooking away whilst I tackled a mammoth pile of ironing!!  I feel like I have ironed just about everything in Mr Hearts wardrobe!! But never mind it is all done now.  

Anyway, here are my snippet shares for this week:


As always I am lazy on a Sunday and don't list my ingredients but if there is anything you would like to know just ask away.  This making a Christmas card alongside a normal snippet make seems to be sticking!!  Woo hoo!!  It is nearly a habit .. .. which for me is the idea of a new year resolution.

I have had a few questions about my snooker card of yesterday and will answer those on my blog tomorrow.  Thank you for your lovely comments.  I am pleased you liked it.

But back to my snippet shares which I am taking over to Pixie's Snippet Playground Challenge.  

I was super lucky and won the random draw last week .. .. so another cute Penny Black stamp and a super posh pokey tool are coming my way.  Thank you so much Di xx  

Di was super brave and took over the Snippet Challenge from me when my workload reached a point where I just couldn't keep it going any more .. .. and she has done a fabulous job and made far more of the challenge than I could have ever done.  Well done Di .. you are a true star!

This week we have had the added excitement of a magic button for putting onto our sidebars.  You can get the link from Di's blog here.  It would be lovely to see lots of snippet keys all over blogland and lots of new playmates in the playground!!

Mine are proudly displayed on my sidebar.

Enjoy what is left of your evening and have a good week.



Anne said...

Fabulous cards Jules. You certainly have been super busy today and congrats on getting to the bottom of the ironing pile ... a job I detest! Hugs x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, I love this weeks snippets cards! Well done on getting another Xmas card made!
Hugs Lynsey x

Carol said...

Two gorgeous snippet makes Jules, the first is very elegant and that snowman is so cute. Lovely sunny day here too. Carol x

Lynn said...

Two wonderful makes as always. I have just bought the flower stamp from Clair. I more or less had your card layout in my mind, lol. Back to the drawing board! Have a good week. Lynn x

Kathleen said...

Hi Jules, very crafty heart on the first card and what a stunner it is, love it.
Second card my favorite snowman and another fabulous card.

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous first card, beautiful image and colours, and the little snowman card is so cute, hugs Kate X

Sue said...

Both cards are gorgeous Jules, I love the images and beautiful papers. Wonderful layouts too.
I hope you have a good week.
hugs Sue xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Love embossed image on the first Jules, great colours and papers!

and Mr SnowwyMan is so adorable, perfect matching papers!

Patricia said...

Good. Morning Jules, two beautiful cards. Love them both the first is my favourite for this time of year. I even found the "sneaky" heart on it!!!!!
Really cute Snowman on a card with a great design.
Have a fantastic day

Patricia xx

Carole x said...

Another lovely bow :) spotted the heart on the stalk, would make a nice golden anniversary card. I did do some crafting over the weekend, but haven't had time to post them yet maybe later xx

Doreen said...

Love the images and papers on your gorgeous

Sarah said...

Two equally fabulous creations Jules, very elegant and very cute!! xx

Beryl said...

Well done for cracking on with the Christmas cards Jules. Love that stamp on the top card. Looks great embossed.
Beryl xx

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
glad that you have had a productive day with your very long 'to do' list. Please can you send some of your energy my way!! LOL!
I love how you use the same colour papers but different patterns with your first card and your snowman is so cute!
Hope that you have a lovely day xx.

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. Lovely designs and colours.
have a lovely week
Lorraine x

May said...

Gorgeous card Jules... Love the embossing of the first...Love the design of the second the snowman is so cute....Hugs May x x x

Hazel said...

Jules two beautiful cards love them both. Hazel x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful cards Jules.
Sue x

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules, absolutely love the first one! I went for a Canon printer in the end a MG 5550!
Helen x

Pop's Cards said...

Just gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

MaryH said...

I'm tired out just reading all that you accomplished before evening getting to these great cards. Had fun finding the heart, and bless it, I did on both of 'em. What great glitz you have on each one, and each is such a unique look. Congrats on charming Mr. RG at the Playground, and spot on with the Kudoes to our Miss! She was the Ringmaster when I first discovered the Playground. As soon as I get caught up on my visits, I'm off to collect the blinkie. TFS 2 such pretty wonderful cards. And also thanks for originating the Playground. I don't know how you ladies keep up with all that you do! Hugs.

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards Jules, l have sorted my piles out today - they almost reached the ceiling lol x Susan x

Whisper said...

Oooo am loving the PB card with the gold embossed image, other card cute too, Luv Sam x

mags said...

Two fabulous makes Jules. Sounds like you had a very busy but productive day. Have a good week.

Juls said...

These are just fab! Hugs Juls

Brenda said...

Both of these cards are just fabulous Jules! I love the dandelion looking card, so elegant and beautiful. Your paper choices for this card is just stunning. Your snowman card is so fun and cute! And once again you have chosen the perfect papers. That snowman is just way to cute! Hugs!

Mrs A. said...

Both super cards and I'm wising up to where you are hiding those snippety hearts of yours! Congrats on winning last week.
Hugs Mrs A.

SARN said...

Two beautiful makes here Jules. So glad your NYR is becoming a habit - good one to get into methinks!

Congrats on winning over at the Snippets Playground last week.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Jules - the embossing on the first one really is stunning!! Mr Postie should call on you today with luck.

Thank you for a kind words and also a huge thank you for grabbing the snippets button too :)

Hugs, Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

No one is sure if they trust the likes of me with keys to the playground yet or not. I'm awaiting a reference check I think. ;-)

I love your snippets, you have gooder ones that me. Or better ones that I have currently out. I think it is time to switch snippets around for variety. I'm impressed with the snippet regular and snippet Christmas theme. Keep up the good work!

Jean Straw said...

Two super cards, I love the first one with the gold embossing and lovely backing papers, and the second has my most favourite snowman stamp of all time on it.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

Two more lovely cards. You have been so busy making and creating gorgeous cards lately...well done!

XxJULESxX said...

Two gorgeous cards love them!