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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, 16 March 2014

SUNDAY SNIPPETS

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all been having a lovely weekend.

Yesterday was a busy day here and today in comparison started off quite relaxed and chilled .. ..  but it hotted up as the day has progressed.  

Sunday is quite often the day that my current happy couples have chance to choose wording and fonts for their stationery, check through proofs and decide on final designs .. .. but it is also the day that "new happy couples" often make an appearance as they have had chance to sit down and do a bit of research and have often pulled out my business card following a visit and chat at a wedding fayre .. .. but what amazes me is that it can have been 12 or 18 months ago and they have kept my card ready for when the time was right for them to start the ball rolling .. .. or as little as two weeks ago as was the case with one caller today.  

Certainly lots of work has arrived on the scene during the course of this week!  Lucky, lucky me!!

So all of the happenings of today means it has taken nearly all day to create my two snippet makes for taking over to Pixie's Snippet Playground:







As always on a Sunday I don't list my ingredients but just ask away if you want to know anything and I will try my best to come back to you.

I am not too sure on my Christmas card this week.  I will see what it looks like in the cold light of day tomorrow .. .. but I am pleased that it has used up a piece of material that has been kicking around my craft pod for years!!  At least I have seen the back of that.  It was cut from a panel of fabric that contains lots of Christmas images from Hobbycraft.  I didn't like the way it ballooned up once I have stitched it to a base card so I stitched around the snowman too.  That improved things a little.

I think my main problem is that everything is at a jaunty angle.  I don't cope with things being on an angle very well .. .. really must try and get over that bit of insecurity.   I wonder if there is "jaunty angle therapy" available or whether you just have to feel the pain and work through it!!   LOL!!

So that is me for today.

Catch you again when I do.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Love

43 comments:

sally said...

Two lovely cards for a Sunday post!

Sally

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Another 2 stunning cards from you Jules - I'd expect nothing less! But the Mother's Day card is exquisite and just perfect for the occasion. x

Marie-Louise said...

Two fabulous cards Jules but for me the pink one stands out - just gorgeous.

Carol said...

Two fabulous makes Jules...love them both but I know what you mean about jaunty angles I struggle too. Good to hear business is booming. Carol x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Jules, great layout and paper piecing in your first card and I love your Christmas card image

Anne

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous cards as always Jules, sounds like you're going to be busy hun.

Donna x

Kathleen said...

O.M.G.I am lost for words.
Both are just stunning and superb.

Kath x

Sue said...

Your cards are gorgeous Jules, I especially love the image and colour scheme on your first card.
It sounds like you are keeping busy. I am sure that anyone who meets you must be able to tell that you love what you and that's why they want to help make their day as special as can be.
hugs Sue

Hazel said...

Jules your two cards are beautiful, your mum one is just lovely. And I can't see anything wrong with your Christmas one, but yes I know what you mean about your are not happy with things being on an angle, we all like things to sit right. Nice to hear you are getting orders.. Hazel xx

Debs M said...

great cards, love the fabric x

Vicki said...

Wow fab cards Jules, I love them and I quite like your 'jaunty angle', it makes a change. ;)

Vicki x

Little K Smith said...

Such a pretty mother's day card Jules and I love the crimbo card too :)
Kelly.x

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules.xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Two fabulous cards... Love the Christmas one.... Fabby image....
Hugs Sylvie xx

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Jules, I love the pretty pink papers and lovely image on the first one. I think the jaunty angle looks fine on the second one and I love your whimsical snowman.
Pauline
x

Carole x said...

Lovely Mother's Day card, I have made one today for my mum, and I have finished a collage frame I have made for my brother which I am really pleased with so will put them on my blog soon having a great week away crafting with he girls xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Both fabulous Jules! Once again such neat stitching I am so jealous. Sounds like you are going to be a busy bee! Susan xx

Sarah said...

Two smashing cards Jules and, although very different for you, the Christmas card is lovely. You just have to learn to ignore the shakes when placing things skew wiff!! xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Sorry I have been a bad blog friend. I hope you are keeping well!

Two gorgeous cards Jules! I love your colours and the fabric on the christmas card rocks!

Beryl said...

Gorgeous cards Jules - especialy the 'mum' one.
So pleased for you that your business is doing so well.I remember when you were making the huge leap of faith to go into this. What a success for you.
Beryl xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two super cards!!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, two gorgeous cards - love the pink Mother's Day card and the fab flowers! Your Christmas card is beautiful, the fabric image is so cute and I am the opposite, I LOVE images placed at angles! Glad business gong well, hugs Carole Z X

Viv's Visuals said...

Two little crackers Jules - have a great week! x

Whisper said...

2 Fabby cards and both so different too, glad to hear your wedding business is doing well, Luv Sam x

Whisper said...

2 Fabby cards and both so different too, glad to hear your wedding business is doing well, Luv Sam x

Eve said...

Two fabulous cards Jules - I can't believe that you doubt your perfect creations!!

So glad that your wedding work is still going strong and I'm not surprised that people remember you after a year as your work is stunning.

Hope you have a fab week xx.

Emma Sheppard said...

Ha ha 'jaunty angle therapy', love it! I have the same problem! Your cards are always stunning, and both of these are no exception. I love that snowman material you've used.
I'm still sorting through all my GNPE purchases. Bit too much retail therapy! Have a great week Jules,
Emma x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. I love the mother's day one - very pretty. I know what you mean about jaunty angles - if you find a course, I'll come with you!! lol
Lorraine x

Roma said...

2 excellent cards ,lovely designs & colours x

Di said...

Two absolutely fabulous snippets cards Jules! I know what you mean about jaunty angled images - but it works perfectly! I'm a straight up and down gal (ha, I wish!!) but struggle with jaunty and yet I love it when others do it!!

Well done on all the work rolling in - Spring is in the aire :)

Hugs

Di
xx

Betty said...

You make such gorgeous cards with your snippets Jules 2 lovely cards
Bettyxxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous cards Jules.
Sue x

Debbie said...

You do make me giggle-jaunty angle therapy indeed-ha ha. Two adorable and gorgeous makes, even if your Xmas one sets you on edge, just step away and like it.Take care sweetie.Hugs Debbie x

Karen Petitt said...

Both of these are, as always, stunning Jules. I especially love the Mother's Day card - the flowers with the paper pieced script paper and that very cute little heart on the little tag - stunning! x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Jules, Two great makes, Love the Christmas card, the fabric image looks is perfect for the jaunty angle.
Avril xx

SARN said...

Well I like both cards Jules. Dun u worry about that jaunty angle or nuffin!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mau xx said...

Two beautiful cards Jules, I think the Christmas card is wonderful, love the panel.
hugs Mau xx

Brenda said...

These cards are just gorgeous Jules, just gorgeous! I wish I had your card making abilities. You always blow me away with your style. Hugs

XxJULESxX said...

Oh wow stunning cards Jules!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm sure there is such a thing as jaunty angle therapy because there seems to be a market for everything these days. I like the jaunty angle and the resulting card.

I must know who makes the flowers on the mother's day card. It is vaguely familiar. I just love the way it looks with text printed flowers.

scrappymo! said...

I am drooling over the Mothers Day card. lovin the flowers on the printed text. It is fabulous!

The Christmas card is a sweetie...to think I recently donated a box of fabric scraps similar tot this...argggh! lol Your idea to stitch around the snowman was a good one. I like the jauntyness of this card!

Mrs A. said...

1st card pink faberoonie!! 2nd card I love the jaunty angle of your snow man ( The Doc has to have everything just so . If he saw this card he'd be tugging it straight). Hadn't realised it was a material panel though and love the stitching you put around him to stop him from melting!!!!. hugs Mrs A.

Debs Willis said...

Hi Jules - I can't choose between these two, I love them both! And i LIKE the jaunty angle, it give a certain something to the card
Hugs
Debs x