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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.


Saturday, 29 March 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday!!

Here are my entries for Pixie's Snippet Playground Challenge .. .. I didn't get chance to enter last Sunday as we were in London (where did that week go?!?).

So I am running there now with minutes to spare and will come back later to write the rest of this post . .. I have to be somewhere special very soon and need to slap my make-up on.

Will fill you in later.


Back again to let you know what I used on my snippet makes above.

Images:  Papermania "Hampstead Collection Clear Stamps" and Penny Black "3741K" Filigree Tree
Sentiment:  Computer Generated and Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Papermania "A Silent Night"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trust Sewing Machine
Cord from my Stash Box

Hopefully I will get chance to play along properly tomorrow in my usual super lazy Sunday mode.

Quite a few of you have been asking how I am getting on with my new Cuttlebug.   I am happy to report that I love it!!  It works just as well as my old one .. .. with the exception of the handle.  That is taking some getting used to.  The old one was fixed in place but this one is hinged so that it can fold into the body of the machine for storage.  Personally I would like something to allow me to lock/unlock the hinge.. .. but we can't always have everything we want can we?  LOL!!!

So where was I rushing off to this morning at the speed of light after hastily posting my snippet makes?

Well today is an extra special day in the House of Hearts.  Mr & Mrs Heart have been married for a whole 39 years today and we were treated to a champagne breakfast by my Auntie and Uncle.  So a gorgeous breakfast at the hotel where I do my wedding fayres, and a stroll through the gardens afterwards in beautiful sunshine.  I felt like Royalty!

A far cry from the weather the day we got married.  It was a bitter cold day then and it had been snowing in the week leading up to our special day. 

I don't know.  All those years ago and yet it feels like it was yesterday!!

I feel so lucky to have met my Mr Right so early and to be able to share my life with him for all of this time.

So a romantic dinner for two tonight and that will be the end to a lovely day.  Anniversary calories don't count do they?

See you tomorrow.

Love and hugs


Di said...

Wow Jules - so pleased you made it into the Playground! And with two stunning cards as well - love them both and of course now neeeeed to know where the image you used on the first one came from.

Have fun wherever you're off to today - sunshine down here so I hope it's shining for you too.



Hazel said...

Two great cards, Jules. Hazel xx

Sue said...

Both are stunning Jules! I love the images, gorgeous papers and wonderful layouts.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
hugs Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

wo wonderful cards Jules. Your first one is lovely, very simple, love the flower images and the colours.
Your christmas one is fab, lovely papers and love the tree, hugs Kate x

Cynthia said...

Ahhhh, your snippet cards are always awesome, Jules!!! Love the gorgeous images and layers!

Patricia said...

More super cards in your wonderful style, love them both
Enjoy your weekend

Patricia xx

sally said...

Love the Christmas one!


Sue - said...

Two super cards! Think I was even later squeezing through the gates before they closed. I've also got some of that Christmas paper which I get out every year then put away again as it doesn't seem to go with anything, but love what you've done!

Ann said...

Love both these cards and the flower one has given me ideas for using up some snippets next week.
Ann xxx

Eve said...


Hope you have had a lovely day and congratulations on your special day.

Sending lots of hearts your way.

scrappymo! said...

Two more beauties! They are both beautiful.
Souynds like a wonderful brunch out. Hope your supper is delicious and romantic too.

We are celebrating 40 years this year! Seems like only a few year ago since a met him!!! nlol

Carole Z said...

These are both gorgeous Jules! Glad to hear you had a lovely anniversary too, hugs Carole Z X

Carole x said...

Happy Anniversary Jules, I am sure Mr Heart is proud to have such a talented lady for his wife. Love the flower card and proud to say you are my favourite blogger pal xx

Abi said...

Happy Anniversary Mr & Mrs Heart, what an achievement. Hope you've had a fabulous day through & through.

Two very beautiful cards, especially the first one, love it xx

Tracey T said...

Wishing you a very happy anniversary, Jules. So glad you've had a lovely day. Love the cards - the paper-pieced flowers are gorgeous. Hugs, Tracey x

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous makes, love them both!
Helen x

Debbie said...

2 beautiful makes dearie.Wow what a lovely treat for you both.You deserve it.gosh 39 years.well done you two.Hugs Debbie x

Marie-Louise said...

A very Happy Anniversary to you both. Hope your day was great. Two fantastic cards - I love the images on both and the gorgeous papers.

Stamps and Paper said...

Happy Anniversary Jules. ..hope you've had a lovely day...
Two fabulous snippet cards.....


Debs said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules - love the flowers :o)
HUGE congrats on a very special 39 years - wow wow wow how wonderful!!
You really don't look (or sound) old enough - you must have been a very young bride :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Kathleen said...

Wow the birthday card is stunning, I just love it and if I remember I am going to copy, pinch the idea, case this card or whatever else you want to call it. I will DSB flowers though.
Fabulous Christmas card too.
My Mum and Dad got married on the 29th March.
What a lovely day you have had, and the sun shone too, can't get much better than that, would you please tell your Aunt and Uncle that I will have been married 45 next month, I do love a nice breakfast!!!
I know my Hubby won't even remember and I deliberatly don't remind him just to make him feel bad, lol.

Kath x

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary Jules!!! It snowed when I got married and the roads weren't plowed. lol But all made it and the wedding went on. I hope you had a very romantic meal together and wow, what a breakfast! Congrats on 39 years together!!! So amazing! Love, love your cards-you knew I would right?! lol I love the colors on these cards, and of course I always love the papers you used. I would love to see your stamps, you use such fabulous ones. Happy Sunday! Hugs

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie these are really stunning I love the colours that you have chosen,huggles Pops x x x

Emma Sheppard said...

Happy Anniversary and Many Congratulations to you and your husband! How lovely, sounds like you had a fab day xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Happy late anniversary to you and the mister! It sounds like you had a very special day.

Great cards. You have the best snippets. I'll trade ya?!

XxJULESxX said...

Wow so gorgeous these Jules again! i am so glad you enjoyed your celebration (anniversary)!