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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, 12 July 2015


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday

Well no hacking out of old grout for me today, I confined myself to the indoors as there were lots of indoor tasks needing to be done and I am determined to get back into the swing of my Sunday snippet makes .. .. one of which really does need to start being a Christmas card.  I haven't made a single one yet this year!! Eeekkk!!

I have also decided that in order to learn how to use my Serif Craft Artist programme more I am going to design a few sketches of my own .. .. and today's snippet makes use my very first one.  I know it leaves a bit (OK a lot) to be desired but I have to start somewhere LOL!!

So here is my very first sketch:


and here are my snippet makes for today including my very first Christmas card of 2015  .. .. yippee!

So there we are .. .. all finished ready for taking over to Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge where we are encouraged to use up all our offcuts of .. .. well anything .. .. and as normal when playing with my snippet makes I don't list my ingredients as the cards are more often than not a mixture of lots of different papers all mingled together!

If anyone likes the look of any of the sketches I create then please feel free to use them .. .. and if you do then please let me know as I would love to see what you make.  I just need to work out how to put them onto a separate tab here on my blog so that I can keep referring back to them and use them again (and again, and again LOL!!).

Enjoy what is left of the weekend .. .. and I am pleased to report that I still have some cards stacked up ready to share whilst I am beavering away at the wedding work.  Woo hoo!!

Catch you soon



Sharon said...

I love the sketch you have design Jules and it looks fabulous when translated into a card. Both very gorgeous and yay, you have made a Christmas card.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Kathleen said...

Oh I love the sketch and I certainly will use it if I remember to.
Two fabulous cards especially love the second card, that's another thing I keep meaning to use that PB robin.

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely cards Jules, the sketch is brilliant and your images and papers are gorgeous, hugs Kate x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, these are gorgeous cards! Love your sketch, I will have to give that a go!
hugs Lynsey x

Sarah said...

Great sketch ( which I shall most definitely be using!!) Great cards and well done on using Craft Artist, I start out with good intentions and then get a bit bamboozled with it, using it for designing sketches is a brilliant idea!! X

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous and cute Jules, love the adorable images.

Donna x

LesleyG said...

I've enjoyed catching up on your blog this morning, I've not visited for ages, just lack of time, and I love your first sketch xxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card, love the sketch too.

Di said...

Wahoo Jules! Two fabulous snippets cards and it's lovely to see you in the Playground again - we do miss you! LOVE the sketch you used too - clever girl!


Di xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Jules, I truly love both these cards, it is a great layout, I am going to pin it....
Adore that wee Robin stamp too. Cute plus.

Tell me did you really stitch all the way around all those pieces???? They look grand!!!!!......... thanks for inspiration.
Shaz in Oz,x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Eve said...

Hi Jules

I love your sketch and your cards are amazing as usual!!
Thankfully I have that PB stamp now thanks to a pre-loved eBay one :-)

Christmas cards are very sparse here too so I should get a move on with them as well!

Thank you for sharing your sketch and I will link to you when I use it. Hope you have a fab day.

Brenda said...

Oh how fun! I love that you are making sketches Jules! I can't wait to give this one a try. Your birthday card is just darling. Your little hedgie is as cute as he can be. Why are they so dear?! I don't know, but I always love them! lol Love your sweet flower too and you always put such pretty paper together. Love, love, love the Christmas card! Yay, you got one done now! That little birdie in the santa hat is adorable. I love the little stocking too. Hugs, Brenda

Wendy said...

Both cards cards are gorgeous Jules, love the cute images and fab sketch.
Wendy xx

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love the cute images and your designs and papers are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

Two adorable cards Jules. such cute images and your sketch is brilliant.

Lynn said...

Oooh Jules, I really love this sketch. How clever of you. I keep looking at the Serif package when it is on C&C, but have not taken the plunge yet. It's enough that I can turn this laptop on! I think I might have to use the new Pink Petticoat papers on this one. I will let you know how it goes. Lynn x

Brawny x said...

Wow Jules superb cards. Love the designs x

sally said...

Sweet creations! Sending you some sunshine from the south of France:-)