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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, 15 June 2014


Hi Everyone

Stranger alert!!!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend .. .. and that all the Dad's out there have had a super special day.

We have done our best to spoil Mr Heart .. .. and I think he has enjoyed his special day.  

Things have been super busy here - hence my absence from blogland for so long .. .. and hence the reason that I have two week's worth of snippet makes to catch up on.

I didn't get chance to play with my snippets last Sunday as our eldest Son and his wife came to stay for a couple of nights so he could take part in his first ever half marathon.  Gosh .. how on earth anyone can possibly run that far (and why they would even want to) is beyond me .. .. other than the fact that he was doing it to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease.  

Then once the London kids returned home (boo hoo) work in the old craft pod kicked in big time.  Lots and lots to be cracking on with!!

But I have had chance to play with my snippets this weekend and have come up with a few things to share:

and now all it needs is for me to link them up to Pixies's Snippet Playground Challenge before Sunday disappears and I end up having to list my ingredients LOL!!.

I don't know if it is just me or whether Mr Blogger has fallen out with me for not being around for a while .. .. but it has taken me nearly an hour to post this.  Hassle, hassle, hassle all the way!!!

Never mind.  Perhaps Mr Blogger will love me again tomorrow. 

Have a good week everyone and I'll catch you again soon.



April Diva said...

Hi Jules, fabulous cards using your snippets. Love the Christmas cards. Do you have the details for the papers on the last one? And the anniversary card used the PB stamp that I used my card to hubby for our anniversary this year.

Hugs, Pauline xx

Sharon said...

You've made a great selection of cards. I really must get that Christmas die, it's fab.
Sharon x

Sarah said...

A great selection Jules, as usual!! xx

Sue said...

Such a wonderful selection of cards Jules. I love the papers you have used and the dies on the Christmas cards look fabulous.
I hope you have a good week.
hugs Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great cards Jules all so different lovely images, papers and dies...particularly love your Father's Day card


Hazel said...

Glad you enjoyed having your son and daughter-inlaw to stay, yes it's extra work but it's worth it. Love all your cards they are fab. Hazel xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Jules these are all gorgeous just love them. I definitely have to get this MB die for next Christmas I love it! Susan x

sally said...

Love the fathers dau card & also the combination in the first of the Christmas cards :-)


Marie-Louise said...

These are gorgeous Jules - especially the hedgies (I have a soft spot for the hedgies). I love these.

Doreen said...

Wow love all your snippets

Sharon said...

They are all fabulous Jules. Especially love our Fathers Day card and of course love the adorable hedgehogs.
A fabulous charity to run for. My auntie died of Motor Neurone disease - a truly awful way to end your life.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Irene said...

Wonderful cards Jules.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, lovely to see you back and with such fabulous cards too.
The Father's day card is fantastic, love your colours and detailing. The christmas cards are fabulous, love the colours and of course the hedgie card is so sweet, hugs Kate x

cotnob said...

It's good to see you Jules, a fabulous collection of cards as well.
I especially love the two using my all time favourite Christmas die and of course the PB hedgies are adorable - the Father's day card is rather brilliant as well!

Di said...

FABULOUS cards Jules, each one is brilliant! What really struck me is how cleverly you used the MB Merry Christmas die - gosh I always learn something new from you!

Hugs, Di xx

Brenda said...

I know what you mean about disappearing Jules, I've done that myself! I hate it, but life just gets in the way at times. lol I love, love each card you have made!! That Father's Day card is amazing, well all your cards are amazing! I can't run to save my life-I'd have two black eyes if I even tried so I'm always impress with marathon runners and think they are awesome! Have a great week Jules! Hugs, Brenda

Cynthia said...

Such sweet cards!! Love the tie and I'm totally stealing the idea of putting hearts above the Christmas trees! Have a great week!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, guessed your absence was due to a busy time... and family too! Anyway, glad you had a good time with them...all your cards are always! Have a good week, hugs Carole Z X

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! lots of lovely cards Jules, love them all hun.

Donna x

Kathleen said...

Wow, what a fabulous selection of cards, they all look fantastic.

Kath x

Jean Straw said...

What a fabulous batch of cards,each one special. I particularly like the Fathers Day one and the christmas die cuts.
Jean x

Carole x said...

Great to see you back. Nice cards xx

Elizabeth said...

All gorgeous cards Jules. I especially like the Merry Christmas die - it's on my wish list now. And running! I so agree with you - even when I was sport mad I didn't like running, not just running, but for raising awareness of MND, that's a really good reason to run :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

MaryH said...

Hi Jules, Sorry to have been MIA for a while, but trying to get back in the groove. Saw your card at The Playground, and gosh, didn't know what a treat I had in store, when I zipped over for a closer look. So many beautiful cards to enjoy, and I especially liked the way you've done the tree inlay on the MB Christmas die one (just got that die, a NBUS). Had fun finding all the sweet hearts, and what a marvelous tie tack #1 was. TFS & Hugs

mags said...

A lovely selection of cards Jules.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for coming back with this array of gorgeousness, Jules!! All of these snippets cards are extraordinary! I just love those Christmas trees and think I'll have to break down and get them. Oh and that merry Christmas that's half off the card, and ...! Oh, my, what an enabling sport this is!!

From what I'm seeing around Blogland, there are big hassles everywhere again with posting and commenting. I just hate their perky "Whoops!" like "aren't so cute?" NO! It is NOT cute when you can't publish or comment!! Oh, sorry, I guess I have a little pent-up rage. I feel better now, thank you!

Enjoy your day - almost the weekend - but that's prolly when you're busiest, isn't it?! Hugs, Darnell

SARN said...

Hi there Jules. . . loving all your super cards. Glad to have you back in blog-land . . . you are always SOOO busy! Don't overdo it now!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, love the cards! gorgeous collection as always!