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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, 5 July 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

I feel a new craze happening here in the old House of Hearts .. .. dinky little cards!!!

Today I had great fun creating this little project which is a whole three and a half inches square LOL!!  I have rather a lot of these little card blanks as my card supplier puts them in as samples when I order card for my "happy couples".  

So I think it is time I put some of them to work and this is what I came up with today  .. .. using just one of them .. .. and quite a few of those pesky snippets that keep mounting up:

This used:

Backing Papers:  Dovecraft:  Curiosity Corner
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
My Favorite Things Die-namics:  Blueprints 12 and 14
My Trust Sewing Machine
Buttons and Twine from My Stash Box

then I decided a nice little envelope would look nice to go alongside it so using the We R Memory Keepers envelope board and a paper that came from Costco many years ago this was the finished project:

The sketch I used came from the My Favorite Things Blog Sketch Challenge so I am linking my creation up  .. .. .. .. just not sure whether it will count as an entry because I haven't actually done any stamping.  But my entry can always be deleted if necessary..

If you fancy playing along then here is the sketch I used:

and that is me for today.

Catch you again tomorrow using up some more of my snippets.



Whisper said...

Oooo what a great snippets card, Luv Sam x

Hazel said...

Jules I just love your little cards and envelopes. Hazel xxx

Sarah said...


scrappymo! said...

These are so darned cute. I have mini cards on my goals for 2014. Hopefully you inspire me.
This is such a perfect card for a hostess gift...the uses are endless.

Sharon said...

Your stitching is fabulous Jules - I can never get my stitching so straight. The design is gorgeous as are the papers.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Jules, gorgeous papers and design, love it!
Wendy xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules and a brilliant take on the sketch. Lovely papers and colours.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous little card and envelope Jules.
Sue x

Kathleen said...


Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card and matching envelope Jules ..I love small cards as they are so useful and you can also use up lots of snippets...
Love your all the stitching and super colours


Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card & envelope Jules, love the design & colours.

Donna x

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card and I love the envelope too. The design is so stylish and your stitching looks wonderful.
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

I love this Jules. So handy for those little notes. It just looks perfect.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Jules, I love your design and lovely matching envelope.

aussie aNNie said...

Got my sewing machine out Jules, oh after seeing your awesome cards like this one as well, just gotta add a few stitches....xxxx

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Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,love your dinky

Anneke said...

good morning Jules
this card is fabulous and i love the stitches and paper choice, because everything match perfect.
have a lovely sunday and hugs from Ann

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, what a gorgeous card and envelope..everything comes together so perfectly (as always!), hugs Carole Z X

Brenda said...

Oh I love 3x3 cards! They are just to dang cute and so fun to use to pop in a loved one's lunch bag, brief case, etc...Or on top of a gift. Of course your is just so beautiful Jules, I am loving the papers you have used. The sketch is a fun one too. Hugs, Brenda

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Jules
This is just so darned cute, I love it

Patricia xx

mags said...

This is lovely Jules and a great 3x3 card. I have lots of little card blanks and really must start using them.

Carole said...

where do the days go didn't realise i was so far behind, really like this card lots of sewing. I think I have the same costco paper as you. Purchased ages ago. have a great week xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the stunning design and your envelope is fab :D

xx coops xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

I am so envious of all the beautiful papers you have been using lately! I love how you are able to combine them so well too!