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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, 20 April 2014

SUNDAY SNIPPETS

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter.

We spent a little bit of time out in the garden on Friday morning .. .. and all the time I was thinking about my rubber stamps.  After another full week of wedding work I was itching to get stamping.   

So today I treated myself to a snippet fest .. .. and made up for not making an appearance the last two weeks!!

The first three cards share the stamps I was reminded of whilst gardening .. .. mainly due to an abundance of ladybirds, dandelions and bumble bees!  But sadly we have no hedgehogs :-(




and now to make up for not having made my snippet Christmas cards for two weeks either I have made amends there too (After all I can't go breaking my New Year Resolution can I?) .




Can you tell I have been missing my sewing machine too!!

So .. .. all ready for taking over to Pixie's Snippet Playground.  I hope I can remember the way there after being absent for so long!!!  I don't even have a note from my Mum!!

I really enjoyed my little craft session today but as always on a Sunday I am lazy and don't list my ingredients.  Best get linked up quickly otherwise it won't be Sunday .. .. and I will have to get listing!!!  

Enjoy the rest of the Easter break.

The Easter Bunny never left any chocolate eggs in the House of Hearts.  I think he bobbed in and made an appearance .. .. .. saw all the Christmas chocolate we still haven't eaten .. .. and made a sharp exit LOL!!

Love

44 comments:

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Hope you're doing ok and enjoying Easter, Mr Bunny didn't come to our house either! But then, it will be Christmas again before we know it! ;D
I love all of these beauties you've made, the images are super duper cute and I love the designs too :)
Kelly.x

Mrs A. said...

Eek! Six cards! It's taken me all day to do just one!! Love the duck card but they are all fabulous. hugs Mrs A.

Cathy said...

Wow you have been busy Jules, gorgeous collection of cards, love the cute bugs and the little hedgie. Your designs are fabulous, Cathy x

Patricia said...

Happy Easter to you and yours, hope you had a good one.
Oh! Wow! Jules you have had lots of fun with your stamps.
A fantastic selection of absolutely brilliant cards, love them ALL.
Enjoy your day
Hugs

Patricia xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Jules, six fabulous cards from you today, all very cute and gorgeous. Hazel xx

Sarah said...

A fabulous collection, as always, Jules. Particularly like the duck!! xx

Crafting Queen said...

Happy Easter. What a wonderful set of cards!

Debs M said...

you have been busy!! Gorgeous cards - I love all of them x Happy Easter Monday x

Sue said...

Such a wonderful selection of cards Jules. All your images are full of joy and it just makes to smile to look at them. I love your designs, papers and layouts too.
hugs Sue xx

Betty said...

WOW Jules you have been busy love them all I really don't know how you manage to make so many especially with all the stitching on them which I love. I wish I could find a lightweight sewing machine the one I have is so heavy and I have nowhere to leave it out permanently
Bettyxxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, what a wonderful collection of creations..I love them all, couldn't pick a favourite but I adore those bees in the first one, may I ask where the stamp is from? Happy Easter Monday! Carole Z X

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely selection of cards Jules...
like you we were out in the garden, shame to waste all the beautiful weather..

Anne

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Gosh Jules these are all fabulous! You have certainly made up for your lack of crafting! Take care and don't work too hard on your wedding work though there doesn't seem to be much chance of that!! Susan x

Anne said...

Glad you are OK and keeping busy! Missing your posts but this one, gorgeous as always, will keep me going till you've time to blog again! Take care. Hugs x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, what a gorgeous,cute collection of cards! love them all!

Debbie said...

I think you've definitely made up for not entering your usual challenges dearie.You have had an amazing stamping rest, all of them beautiful.Fancy Mr Easter bunny missing you out, mind you if I didn't buy ours we wouldn't get any at all.Just baby ones this year with us trying to lose weight.Today is the day to have a little treat of chocolate.Well it would be rude not too.Big hugs Debbie x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Jules, the bees look fabulous (perfect for our Birds and Bees challenge at A Little Bit Crafty!)and I love the ladybirds too.
Love the christmas cards, great images and designs as always.
Lorraine x

Linby said...

Lovely selection - I especially like how you used the grass die - very clever.
Happy Easter
Lynn x

Eve said...

Hello Jules - Happy Easter!

So glad that you got a chance to have a play - Wow! what a lovely bunch of wonderful cards.

Talking of sewing machines I often wonder how you get your stitching so close to the edge of your cards. Do you chop it off after sewing? But then I realised that the layer underneath adds more room.(hope this makes sense)

Hope you have a lovely day and come back to play soon! xx

Whisper said...

All of them are absolutely super and it's good to see you card making again, Happy Easter, Luv Sam x

SARN said...

OMG Jules - you certainly did treat yourself to a marathon crafting sesh there didn't you? I love ALL the results - particularly the Ladybird one!

Happy Easter hugs from Sarn xxx

Kalli said...

what wonderful cards...

Kalli said...

what wonderful cards...

Di said...

Oh Jules - what fabulous cards! Each one is gorgeous - although the sheep really is such fun :) So pleased you managed to come and play!

Hugs, Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

WOW!! what a wonderful selection of cards Jules, I love them all, the garden beasties are fab, great designs.
Christmas cards are gorgeous, all so very different, great designs, hugs Kate x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

These are all so cute Jules.
Sue x

Linda . J said...


These are just gorgeous Jules, love the colours and your designs are beautiful and wow thats one stack of cards you have been very busy.
Hugs Linda

sally said...

Busy, busy girl you have been! Very nice to see that you are sticking to your resolutions too :-) mine regarding chocolate is NOT going so well however :-(

Sally

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie,these are simply stunning, gorgeous creations in gorgeous colours, huggles Pops x x x

cotnob said...

Wow! A wonderful selection of cards Jules, I'm glad you enjoyed your gardening and it inspired you to make some fabulous cards.
Pauline
x

mags said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Jules. Hope you had a lovely Easter.
Mags
x

Marie-Louise said...

Jules these are gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

Well what a treat a fantastic set of cards, love every single one of them all look so classy.

Kath x

Carole x said...

Lovely o see you back and lots of lovely cards too well done xx

Hettie said...

Wow Jules. You really had a good session! I just love that bee card. With Hubby being a bee keeper that is so appropriate for me!
Hugs
xx

Dragon said...

Six of the very best, all wonderful.

Bonnie said...

What a lot of eye candy you have here, Jules! I always enjoy seeing what you've created!

Brenda said...

OMGosh Jules, these cards are amazing!! I love each one and could never pick a favorite. lol As always you have picked amazing papers and such cute stamps. I wish I could take whimsical stamps and make them look elegant like you do, such a fabulous talent! Hugs

Juls said...

What an amazing collection of cards, all so fun & cheerful .... Loving all your little garden friends, perfect for this time of year!! Hugs Juls

Marjorie said...

Wow Jules!! What beautiful cards you have made, and even some for Christmas!! Really beautiful makes:)
Hugs,
Marjorie x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! So many great cards, so many snippets used up. I love your silly bees, happy hedgie, and tall ladybirds. It's probably good you don't have them in your garden though. Your snippet Christmas cards are wonderful too. I've been slacking on the Christmas card thing lately. Yours are cute and motivate me to make some even if they don't match any challenge going on... just a personal challenge to make cards.

scrappymo! said...

OMG! I am in awe of how much you got done. You are a whirlwind of activity! Every single one is fantastic...the ladybugs holding hands is so precious!

XxJULESxX said...

Wow Jules awesome cards!! love them all

Karen said...

Just love those bees, do you know what the stamp is called? Would love to know! Thanks, Karen x