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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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, 11 May 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!

Absolutely throwing it down with rain here!!  I have a feeling the water butts are going to need some more water draining off again because we are collecting it faster than we need to use it at the moment!!

As my snippet makes are ready and waiting I thought an early appearance in Pixie's Snippet Playground Challenge would make a change!

So here are my makes:

Quite chuffed with them this week - but as always on a Sunday I am lazy and do not list my ingredients.

Hope you all have a great day.  Big football day here in the House of Hearts .. .. two of our local teams on TV in the playoffs!  So I am gathering my bits together for a ribbon tying and sticking session at the dining room table whilst the games are on in the background.

Catch you again tomorrow .. .. try and dodge the raindrops!!!



Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely snippet cards Jules...your first one is really pretty and another Christmas card to your collection


Patricia said...

Hi! Jules,
Brilliant cards as always, loving the first one. What a fantastic way to use up "scraps"
Second one is great, very elegant
Enjoy the bow tying......!!

Patricia xx

sally said...

Two lovely cards this week! Chucking it down here too :-(


XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, what stunning cards! love them both, the first one looks amazing with the paper mix!.
The weather is no better here good for ducks!

Jacee said...

Both lovely cards Jules, really love the butterfly one though, super design.

Chucking it down here too, dosn't look like letting up either, so cold to, I'm back in me jumpers!
Hugs Jacee

Mau xx said...

Hi Jules, thanks for visit :o) sorry life has prevented me blogging these past weeks.
Love the cards, the first one is my favourite...but both beautiful! can see why you are pleased.
Your work is always wonderful though.
Hugs Mau xx

cotnob said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules, such a great way to use your snippets on the first one and I love the design and image on your Christmas card.
I hope you are enjoying the football.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

both beautiful but the Christmas one has a touch of magic , love it. janex

Di said...

Hi Jules!

Two fabulous cards here - and on a Sunday (early) too, wahoo!! Hope you weren't playing truant from other duties (such a 'heart spotting on people's cutting plates, still sniggering about that one!).

I just TOTALLY adore the 'squares' card, absolute perfection. The composition is beautiful and even your butterflies have little gold bodies - talk about patience! And the Christmas card is also stunning - you reminded me that I should use that stamp more often (err, am sure I bought it after seeing you use it first!!).

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Hugs, Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, love your cards and that includes the hedghogs from yesterday.
the top one here is gorgeous, lovely idea to put squares of different paper on it, stunning papers too.
Wonderful Christmas card, love the atmospheric feel of it, hugs Kate x

Marie-Louise said...

Two fantastic cards Jules.

Hazel said...

Jules your two cards are beautiful, love the colours on both. Hazel xx

Carole said...

Love both these cards especially the first one very good. No rain her today just a bit fresh and blowy. Have a great evening xx

Sue said...

WOW! I love these Jules, I can see why you are happy with them. Your designs, papers and colours are wonderful.
I hope you have had a good day.
Hugs Sue xx

Debbie said...

2 beautiful makes dearie, love it when we can make something lovely out of snippets.Stay dry and I hope you've had a nice weekend.Hugs x

Unknown said...

Oh these are just fab Jules. Love the atmospheric black & white one & the papers on the first one are scrummy. Really lovely cards x

Unknown said...

Oooh both so very pretty Jules, especially love the embossed berry tree xxx

Anonymous said...

Two very different but very fabulous cards!
Helen x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous cards Jules, love them both.

Donna x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, two absolutely fabulous cards. Love the selection of papers used on the first and the background on the second is pretty special too. We've had showers here, and the raindrops have been massive - there's no dodging them as my DH would testify :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. Love the effect of the little squares on the first one and the striking colour combo on the second.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards Jules. Love the papers and colours of the first but the second is so striking.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Brenda said...

Wow Jules, both of these cards are amazing! I love your "block" card, such pretty papers on this one! I also love, love the black and white Christmas card, this one is simple amazing! Hugs

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, love both of these...your mom tone Christmas card is making me feel all frosty! Gorgeous! Hugs Carole Z X

Betty said...

These are so beautiful Jules you are so good at using your snippets mine just pile up and never seem to match lol

Mrs A. said...

I love the dreamy colours on the first card and your Christmas card is stunning. Spotted the hearts BTW. hugs Mrs A.

Carol said...

These are gorgeous Jules...I love the pretty patchwork, the papers are beautiful. Carol x

Anneke said...

hello Jules
what an awesome card designs.
very beautiful made and the second one is such a beautiful scene.
is the background made with alcohol ink ?
i love it.
hope you had a nice motherday.
hugs to you.

Sarn said...

Well as ever Jules - your cards are just stunning.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

MagsB said...

Lovely! Two different but gorgeous cards!

I hope the rain has stopped, and - COME ON, YOU RAMS! ;)

love Mags B x

coops said...

wow both so stunning jules.fabulous stylish designs ;D

xx coops xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Two fabulous cards..... Love the papers on the first one....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

KandA said...

Both gorgous cards. Love the first with the fabulous paper squares and wonderful butterflies xx

Cynthia said...

Beautiful cards!! Love all the colors on the first and the lovely serenity of the second!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Both cards are stunning... love the butterfly one with all the pretty panels...

Grenouille Greetings said...

Sorry - I got distracted murdering 30 ants in my kitchen! I am LOVING all your makes of course Jules and I probably need to move on but I hope to be back here before too long! Your snow scene here is brilliant! Happy Crafting! Hugs, Lesley