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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, 27 July 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!

A little bit more bearable in our neck of the woods today .. .. but still hot enough to be drying the washing in the blink of an eye!!  How much ironing have I made?  LOL!!!  (But you have to make the most of it don't you?).

Early morning snippet makes for me - and here they are ready for taking over to share in Di's Crafty Snippets Challenge:

as always on a Sunday I am very lazy and do not list my ingredients but if there is anything you would like to know then please just shout up.

I was a very lucky girlie today as I won the random org for the lovely prize that Di was kindly offering for last week. Thank you very much Di!!  xx 

OK .. .. time to get that washing in off the line before it is too dry to iron  .. .. and some more out to dry!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Mrs Wishy Washy


Anne said...

Hi Mrs Wishy Washy! Great weather for washing but too hot for the ironing ... can't win! 2 beauties here Jules. Love the candles. Hugs x

Linny said...

Fabulous cards Jules. I love the candles especially. Linda x

Brenda said...

Both of these cards are totally fabulous Jules! I love those candles and love the stitching on them and that Christmas card is just too cute! Fabulous papers as well. Hugs, Brenda

Hazel said...

Jules these are both lovely, Your layouts are great. Like you I have had 4 loads of washing out and dried. As you say we can miss the opportunity. Hazel xxx

Hello From Texas said...

WOW Jules. Both are fabulous. I absolutely adore the birthday card with those candles. I'd CASE the heck out of that amazing card except I have no patience for the amount of sewing you put into it.

The PB Christmas card is wonderful. Love the DP with that stamp, a perfect match.

Happy Sunday....

Sarah said...

I love these Jules, especially the candles, I'm thinking trimmed off bits from 6x6 pads here!! The flames are brilliant too xx

Lea Brawn said...

Just fabulous Jules. Great cards x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card.... Love the candles and the flame.... Very clever....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Mrs Wishy Washy, I love the one with the candles - such a brilliant way to use your snippets.

Donna Mosley said...

Great cards Jules, love those fab candles.

Donna x

Jacee said...

Two smashers Jules, love your fabulously neat stitching.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. The candle card is just brilliant - love it, and you know I love the little hedgies so your christmas card is right up my street!
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Love them both Jules, Love the candles and your stitching is brilliant, gorgeous papers.
Cute Christmas card, lovely image and colouring, hugs Kate x

cuilliesocks said...

Love them both Jules, Love the candles and your stitching is brilliant, gorgeous papers.
Cute Christmas card, lovely image and colouring, hugs Kate x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards Jules,love the

Fiona said...

gorgeous the candles.


Sue said...

Stunning cards Jules. I love your candle designs and the way you have stitched them. The image on your Christmas card is adorable and the colours are gorgeous.
hugs Sue xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules

I love your cards! The stitching on the candles card looks wonderful!
I'm sure my ironing pile multiples when I'm not looking lol!
Hugs Lynsey x

Carol said...

Hi Jules...just having a catch up myself as we're on holiday atm. Two gorgeous snippet makes, that Christmas one is so cute. Carol x

Emma Sheppard said...

Gorgeous as always! You nearly got me with the first one - *puzzled face* where's the heart? Then D'oh!!! Good one Jules! Have a good week xxx

Anneke said...

dear Jules
you were very busy and such gorgeous cards.
the stamps are cute and adorable.
i took a peek also at your previous cards and i love them all.
the candles are so pretty.
we were driving a lot with our scooters near the lakes and through the woods
i hope you are alright and i wish you a wonderful week.
hugs to you from,

Carole Z said...

HI Jules, I'm having a catch up: the weekend was far to lovely to even think about sitting at my computer or pick up the iPad! Two gorgeous cards here, another of your cutest ever hedgehogs! Well done on the win! Hugs and have a good week, Carole Z X

debby4000 said...

gorgeous cards, love all the sewing.

Viv's Visuals said...

AWE-SUMMMM!!!! Fab candles (and you just KNOW i'm gonna steal the idea don't yer???? LOL) Two fab cards Jules - have a great week... PS - Sent the ironing in a very large parcel for you.... x

Di said...

Two brilliant cards Jules - those candles are sooooo clever - and of course the Christmas hedgie stole my heart :)

So pleased you're glad about the win!

Hugs, Di xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules thank you for popping by my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment, I must admit I am always sat outside first thing in the morning and it is always so lovely and cool. Jules these are two gorgeous cards loving the candles and stitching on the first one the second is so cute, delightful to see as always.
lorraine x

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. Especially love the candles. Great idea for using up scraps.

Betty said...

A question Jules can you please explain to me what an iron is? I love these cards . What a great idea for using your snippets those candles are.

Carole said...

Great card like the candles x

XxJULESxX said...

Wow Jules wish i had your imagination your designs are awesome! great cards !

Annmaree of Oz said...

OH Those candles really caught my eye, so effective! Fabulous Christmas card too - I have not made a one! eep!