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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, 9 February 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good Sunday.

I got up nice and early today in the hope of fitting lots in .. .. perhaps I should have got up even earlier as I still haven't done enough!

My latest "pre-loved" buy is something I bid for on Ebay .. . and it arrived yesterday and here it is:


I have lots of plans for this little beauty .. .. and for my first play used my snippets to make this

I have to admit to really struggling to make myself create a Christmas card today as there is so much other stuff I need to do .. .. I nearly didn't make one.. .. but I can't break a new year resolution so soon after making it can I?  So here we go:

As always on a Sunday I am lazy and don't list my ingredients but as you know you only have to ask and I will try to answer any questions.

Off now to share my makes in Pixie's Snippet Playground.

Enjoy what is left of your evening and I'll catch you again soon. 



Debs M said...

gorgeous card - love the tartan x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
You busy Bee.... Love the card.... And loving you book
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Kathleen said...

Ah well, I expect that your new little toy will be making 'Guest Books' I didn't realise they were so small.
Fabulous Christmas card, love the tartan.

Kath x

Whisper said...

Oooo am loving your new toy and i'm sure it will come in really handy, if any of your couples want it for their visitors book.

Absolutely gorgeous Xmas card too, Luv Sam x

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Jules, can see a lot of uses for this toy ooops investment. Love your first project and your Christmas card is lovely, adore the tartan.

Wilma x x x

Lynn said...

What a wonderful book Jules, I do like your new toy. A great hedgie card - loving the tartan. I wonder what Clan he is from?, (the McHeart's?!!), lol. Have a good week, Lynn x.

Emma Sheppard said...

Wow fabulous, love the book and the Christmas card! Especially the tartan, it's perfect. How did you get the tartan on the snowflake? x

Patricia said...

Brilliant projects, a wonderful first make with your Zutter.
A super Christmas card I love the tartan, I love it all.
Have a great week

Patricia xx

Hazel said...

Jules another cute image, and I love how you have used the tartan background. Now your new toy looks very interesting , I can see you are going to have hours of fun with this. Hazel x

Carol said...

Two fab makes Jules, love your note book. Enjoy your new toy :) Carol x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Jules lucky you I have always wanted a bind it all what fun! Fab card love the tartan. Susan xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your little ring binder you've made and your sweet Christmas card with plaid papers and snowflake


Bonnie said...

I've had the same kind of Sunday, Jules. So much more to do! I'm glad you got this adorable Christmas hedgie done! Love the plaid and your sewing always adds such a nice touch!

Anneke said...

Dear Jules.
you will enjoy the binding machine, i have it too, and your book looks great and your card is gorgeous.
i have also the machine which match with the binder.
you can cut every page at the same size.
have a nice week and hugs to you.

Brenda said...

Cute little note book with your new bind it all! Glad you got to enjoy it for a minute in between your busy chores. Your Christmas card is to cute and I have to say I'm in love with that plaid paper!! I don't know how you find the best papers, but I sure wish we had them here in the US!! I love that image too, just adorable!! Glad that you didn't have to break your resolution! Hugs!

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules love the card it's just gorgeous and so cute!!

Linby said...

Ooh I like the tartan snowflake, nice touch.
Linby x

May said...

Hi Jules, Love your card, the tartan paper & image is fabulous... Have fun book binding..It looks fantastic..Hugs May x x

Sarah said...

Fab card Jules. Love the snowflake, didn't realize they came in that flavour!! Have a good week xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely .little card Jules, l have a lovely pink bind it all unused for years but your lovely little book has inspired me and l am going to blow the dust off it x Susan x

Doreen said...

Wow lucky you,I want one of these...Love your Christmas card

Di said...

Wow Jules, that gizmo looks such fun! And a great result using it too.

And your Christmas hedgie is adorable - love the tartan paper and the tartan snowflake, very clever!

Hugs, Di xx

SARN said...

Hi Jules . . . OOOOH love what you've made with your new toy. I bet you have got a million ideas for it.

Also love your festive make - well done for STILL sticking to your NYR despite not wanting to!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, lovely book cover, great design and colours, and the christmas card is wonderful, gorgeous image and I love the tartan, especially the tartan snowflake, hugs Kate x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
super cute hedgie card!
Glad to see you're not 'slacking'!

Hope you have fun with your Zutter - perfect for wedding books.

Hope you have a lovely week xx.

Jenny L said...

Hi Jules,
what a really great snippets book.
Wonderful design.
Enjoy your new craft toy.
Love your fab Christmas card, and what a brill idea to cut out a tarten snowflake.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carole Z said...

Jules, I had a bind it all for Christmas & am STILL waiting for the time to use it, can you believe it! Love your makes & another gorgeous card, hugs CRole Z xx

scrappymo! said...

You are going to have so much fun with that binder...can't wait to see the makes!

Your book looks fab...and the Xmas card is divine! I so love plaid and it is actually quite hard to find in our shops. Managed to find a bit of plaid ribbon the other day and thought that was quite the treat!

Sue - said...

Love the album. I keep this king about getting a Bind it all but then put off doing it! I adore the tartan with the hedgie on your Christmas card it looks very festive!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Well, no wonder you are distracted what with your new toy to play with. Great book that you bound like a champ. I'm loving your plaid Christmas card with its serene scene. So glad you didn't break your new year's resolution!

Karen Petitt said...

I think I have got one of those, not that brand, another. It's still in it's box so I must dig it out. Both the book and the Christmas card are stunning, I do love the hoggie xx

Carole x said...

Love this Xmas card as it has some tartan on, we have some very special friends who live on Mull reminded me of them can't wait to visit again in August one of my favourite places that my husband introduced me to and we have visited nearly every year since we met and now my boys love to visit too xxx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Love the music booklet you made, fantastic!

You can make lots of great booklets and mini albums and such with scraps and snippets! WooHoo!

Love the CHristmas card as well!

Jean Straw said...

I love little books and being able to make them with Bind-it -all is great fun. Your first make with it is fabulous. Your Christmas card is lovely too, I love the tartan snowflake.
Jean x

Mrs A. said...

I love the tartan snowflake. Hugs Mrs A.

Mau xx said...

Love your new toy!! I can see that being so useful to you Jules. Love the book, and the card is just adorable.
Hugs Mau xx

Wilma said...

Hi, love what you have done with my 'ex-loved'!! Much better than I ever did! So glad it's found a good home and thanks for the feedback.- Wilma