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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, 10 August 2014


Hi Everyone

Here at last!!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

I was so relieved when I woke up to hear heavy rain this morning as it put paid to lots of things.  No garden work, washing, window cleaning .. or even setting foot out of the front door!

Instead I was able to grab that crafty list and start on crossing a few things off it and prepare for a week where I know my feet won't be touching the ground!

Hubby is back at work tomorrow but the patio work is far from complete.  We are just going to have to chip away at it gradually now .. .. but the hardest part is done (hopefully).

I broke myself back into crafty mode gently by having a play with my snippets and came up with these ready for sharing at Pixie's Snippet Playground:

As always I am lazy on a Sunday and do not list my ingredients but if there is anything you would like to know then you only have to ask and I will try my best to answer.

So that is me for today.  Short and sweet.

Catch you again soon.



Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, I think we must be the only folk in the country who can put a happy spin on rain ... it's just the perfect excuse to head for the craft room :) Both your cards are beautiful but I particularly like the curved die cut edge on the first. Hope you have a good week. Elizabeth xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous cards Jules, love them both but my fave is the second one. A very cute image and fab design.

Donna x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous snippets today

Carol said...

Two gorgeous snippet makes love love the border die/punch on the first one and the cute little hedgie on the 2nd. Rain has arrived here too and appears set to stay so I hope to be getting crafty too this week. Carol x

Patricia said...

Beautiful cards as always, love them both.
However I have a wee soft spot for the cute second one.
Hopefully the evenings might be dry enough for you to continue working on the Patio,
Have a good week ahead

Patricia xx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, love the yellow and black.

Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely snippet cards your butterflies and flowers around the sentiment on your first card and everyone lives those little hedgies


XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, two gorgeous cards! i do love your layout on the first one brill!!

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Jules. I especially love the die used around the sentiment on your first card and adorable Penny Black image on your second.
hugs Sue xx

Sharon said...

These are gorgeous Jules. You know I love the hedgehog so I will focus on the first card. I love the design and the curvy border looks fabulous. Very striking colour scheme and Love the embellishment.
Have a lovely week and try and find some time to relax.
Hugs Sharon. x

Joey said...

Two beautiful make Jules, the top one is so elegant and the bottom too cute! Joey x

Carole said...

Thats naughty doing an intricate card and no explanation, looks like some posh dies used there. Glad you had a slightly more relaxing day, hope you have a good week xx

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous cards, Jules!!

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, love the shaping on the first and the super cute image on the second.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

scrappymo! said...

Two fabulous card, Jules. You consistantly deliver such lovely cards...always a treat to read your posts!

The bits of holly poling out from behind the ribbon on the second card are delightful!

debby4000 said...

Two wonderful cards, love the style of the first one and I always love a cute PB one.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Two fabulous card....
Hugs Sylvie xx

cotnob said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules, I love the design of the first one and of course the little hedgie is adorable.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Yes I was rather relieved when it rained yesterday so I had a good excuse to craft! Two cracking cards Jules. Susan x

Annmaree of Oz said...

Beautiful card Jules, I really love the curve and the circle diecut, super pretty!

Annmaree of Oz said...

oh I also adore the christmassy hedgehog!

I Hope you have a great new week! Take Care xoxo

Carole Z said...

These are both gorgeous Jules...great shape on the first one, hugs Carole Z X

Sue B said...

Oh these are beautiful Jules… the first one has a fab colour combo and the wavy border looks very pretty… gorgeous ribbon/bow too! :-)
and love the cute hedgie… very scrummy papers and the holly border matches beautifully!
Hope you have a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. Love the colours and design of teh first and cute little hedgy on the second.
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful cards Jules.
Sue x

Hazel said...

Two beautiful cards Jules. Hazel xx

Di said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules! I have those Spellbinders wavy dies and keep forgetting to use them - you combined them beautifully! And of course a PB Hedgie is always welcome in the Playground :)

Like you, I was actually glad of some rain too :)

Hugs, Di xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

As always too gorgeous cards from you Jules. The first one is exquisite. Loving the border and the shaping of your dies. Hmmmm. More on my wish list now!!!
Have a good day
Sarah x

Brenda said...

Wow! I am loving both of these cards Jules, the hedgie is just too cute with his holly leaves. lol I love, love that first card, so elegant and beautiful. Love the curve of the die and the cutout die. Papers of course are just amazing! Hugs, Brenda

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby cards hun and i have 2 sets of that die set - because the plain one broke in half, i complained to Spellbinders and they sent me a new set !!, Luv Sam x

SARN said...

Shame about the weather and patio . . . but your cards are right up to your usual high standard.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue - said...

Two super snippets cards.

Hettie said...

Both of these are beautiful Jules. I would be happy to receive either of those.

Juls said...

Inspirational snippets as always :-) xx

Jean Straw said...

Lovely cards Jules, fabulous use of the curvy die on the first one, but my favourite has to be the joyful looking hedgie.
Jean x