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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.


Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday .. .. I hope you have had a good day.

The big clear up in the House of Hearts is continuing and I am determined to get my little craft pod in super organised condition and get rid of everything that is pure junk .. .. as in all those stupid banana shaped Cuttlebug plates that  I keep for some reason. Why?!?!  

Plus lots of other things need to sorted and stored more efficiently.

But as always it has to be done at preferably no cost or "very little" (which is probably why my tiny little pod is full of non-matching furniture that has been dis-guarded by others but serves me well).. .. after all if there is money that can be spent in the craft pod I would rather buy something off my crafty "one day I would like" list.

Part of what needs to be seriously sorted are all the scrummy scraps of paper that I just can't part with and tonight's share uses lots.

This used:

Sentiment:  Penny Black "2909E" Smiling
Loads and loads and loads of snippets from the green drawer
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Woodware Punches:  Daisy
X-Cut Punch:  Flower
Button, brads and ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box

and that is me for today.  If I just make another 100 or so cards like this I might feel I am winning in the battle of the snippets LOL!!!

I'll catch you again tomorrow.



Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, what a pretty card! Great use of scraps! My craft room needs another sort out too, I just need a few more hours in the day!
Hugs Lynsey x

Debbie said...

Great idea for using up those snippets Jules. Love this card. x

Sue said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Jules, such a fabulous way you use some snippets. A wonderful mix of patterns and a beautiful design.
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a brilliant card Jules. Marvellous way to use up all the left overs. I have to admit my craft room is full of "cast off" furniture - but it serves the purpose.

scrappymo! said...

This is so effective. What a great use of your snippets! So you use a template for the starburst! I just love this look...think i might like to give it a try!

The flowers you made are cool and look so good with your starburst.

sally said...

Nice use of scraps and , by the way, did you know that you can straighten out those banana boards? I saw a link, think it's on YouTube about running hot water over them and pressure.... Check it out & I'll also check my links & see if I kept it as an "in case..."!


Jean Straw said...

Another fabulous card, I love how you arranged all those lovely snippets.
Jean x

Carole said...

What a great way to use the snippets very pretty card x

Sharon said...

Now make sure you don't throw any little bits of paper out Jules as you are a master with snippets!!!
This is a fabulous design and a lovely sunny card. The added flowers look lovely.
Hugs Sharon. x

Anneke said...

wow,,,,,such a great design Jules and it looks like quilting.
so beautiful and such pretty papers and colors.
have a nice week and hugs to you.

mags said...

Super card Jules. Love the effect and a great way to use up scraps.

Patricia said...

Might be too many Green Snippets for you, they have certainly making a stunning card. I love what you have done with them. Only you can make such a beautiful card from "snippets"
I have a few of the Banana shaped plates.......they go that shape so quickly these days.
Enjoy time in your "craft pod"

Patricia xxx

debby4000 said...

Brilliant job with the snippets its a fabulous card.

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the way you used the papers in the background.

Doreen said...

Love what you have done here

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a fab idea Jules, but no idea how you managed to get them all to fit so neatly! Oh dear I think I have a few banana shaped plates lurking too! Susan x

lisa said...

Hi Jules
Just popping by to say hi, it's been a long time. I seem to have had a blogger drought over the summer, too many other things going on.
I hope you are well, you sound very busy as always which is good. I know exactly what you mean about discarded furtiture finding it's away into your craft room, exactly the same here. Sometimes I think it would be lovely to have an all matching designer room like you see on the Internet but like you say, when there is new craft stash to buy, furniture is not important.
Good Luck with your sort out.
Hugs Lisax

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, and a brilliant way to use all the pretty paper bits.
Lorraine x

Brenda said...

When you find how to win the battle with snippets, please share with us cause I know snippets take over my craft room like crazy! lol I love how this card uses a lot of those snippets up and it is so fun and cheery too! Love those snippets you used Jules, they are beautiful papers. The sunburst pattern looks great and I love the sentiment you used. Hugs, Brenda

coops said...

so stunning your fab design and the colour combo is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, love the colour.

Good luck with the sorting, I have the opposite problem and chuck stuff away that I later wish I'd saved!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carol said...

What a fabulous way to use your snippets Jules...this looks brilliant. Good luck with your craft pod! Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Jules, love all the papers and your sunburst design, hugs Kate x

MaryH said...

A perfect snippet card, and great paper pattern combinations. I have never been able to get this sunburst pattern done properly (there must be a better technique than what I know!). This one is just pretty as can be. Yep, found the heart pretty quickly too. Good for you in the cleanup -- I am way behind on that. Seem to get further behind every time I bother to try!!! Too much stuff. TFS

Cynthia said...

Yes, I too have those stupid banana shaped Cuttlebug plates that I can't seem to part with FOR NO REASON!! LOL!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one!! ;-)

Love this card, Jules. Great use of the snippets pile!

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules,
fabulous snippet make and brilliant idea to store snippets with like colours - I wish that I was that organised!

I have had a clear out recently though but it did make me feel a little guilty finding things that I haven't used yet :[

Emma Sheppard said...

I love this! What a brilliant use of scraps, this looks fantastic! x

XxJULESxX said...

how fabulous!!!!