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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, 25 June 2017


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

Shock horror .. .. I have had time to play with my snippets .. .. and not only that .. .. I have made a Christmas card with them!!! Yay!!  Another one in that very hungry box!  

My little app on my pad is saying it is only 182 sleeps until Christmas .. .. they are going to fly by!!

I has been so long since I made a snippet card I bet you all thought I had run out of them .. .. .. ..  as if.

So here we go

and as always on a Sunday I am super lazy and do not list my ingredients, but if anyone has any questions then please just ask away and I will do my best to answer.

So now I am going to wander over .. .. with my head hung in shame .. .. to Pixie's Snippets Playground.  

Plus .. .. shock horror this creation falls nicely on Rudolph Day (the 25th of each month) so I fall right for entering the Rudolph Day Challenge

I can't remember the last time I had chance to take part in either challenge so I am feeling quite chuffed today!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my first attempts at using the Brother Scan N Cut .. .. early days but I am getting on OK with it.  Lots still to try but it is fun learning.  I am sure it does far more than I can imagine. 

I had to laugh some of the suggestions as to what I might do with all the extra time I am accumulating .. ..but you can rest assured it won't be any "unnecessary housework".  I will more than likely enjoy being able to say "yes" to more happy couples!  I hate it when I have to turn people away

OK then .. .. off to link up and I will catch you all again soon hopefully.

Enjoy the rest of the day.


Juls said...

Love it xx

Di said...

SQUEAL! Who do I spy in the Playground then, yay! No lines or scrubbing floors with a toothbrush - it's just great to have you playing along.

And this card is absolutely adorable! The wee snowman is one of my favourite stamps ever and I love the paper piecing. Sweet sentiment as well.

I had spotted that you'd been blogging lately - only discovered this yesterday evening when I was too tired to leave a comment, spooky huh! The Scan N Cut sounds just the ticket to make life easier for you.

Huge hugs

Di xx

Aquarius said...

Great to see you in the playground and with such a lovely card too - just love the snowman and the words are such fun too.

Di said...

Pssst, I forgot to add - the sets of stitched dies that The Works sell are £6 for a set of eight!! xx

Bonnie said...

I LOVE this sweet snowman with his paper pieced scarf, Jules! And the tag with the perfect sentiment is the perfect accessory!

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jules using my favourite snowman image


Karen Knott said...

This is such a gorgeous card Jules, love the colours and that cute snowman and that sentiment is it !
Its about time I started on some christmas cards the rate this year is romping away, my mum used to say the older you get the faster the time goes I think she was definitely right on that one.
Hugs, Kaz xxx

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Jules, such a cute snowman and great design - your sentiment is perfect.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jenny L said...

Hi Jules,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your card is very lovely and such a super design.
Even more perfect is a Snippets make also.
That snow man is so cute.
Hope you are keeping well.
Have had my ScanNcut for 2 years and still find it hard to do everything I want to do with it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

mamapez5 said...

You have used my absolute favourite snowman stamp! A lovely card and you used up some snippets too. No matter how hard I try, I always seem to make more than I use. Happy Rudolph Day. Kate x

cuilliesocks said...

A gorgeous card Jules, fabulous design and a wonderful snowman, love it, Kate x

Kathleen said...

Really super card, using everyones favourite snowman, great background and love all the glitter.

Kath x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card and I'm a massive fan of gingham and your creative way has really made it pop... fab x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Jules, I love the paper pieced scarf on the snowman.

Sue xx

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Jules. I love the papers and your snowman is just adorable. Great sentiment too. xx

LesleyG said...

A cute and pretty card with a fun sentiment, I love it xxx

Enny said...

Oh wow, this is such a cute card, lovely ! It's wonderful that you have some free time again, thanks to your new "Magic" machine ! :o)
Yes, time flies quickly, before we know it, Christmas is here ! I try to make 1 Christmas card a week, so I have at least 52 cards to start in the festive season... Lots of crafty fun this week ! Enny

Carole said...

Lovely as ever the paper piecing. I think I have that snowman...somewhere!!

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love the cute snowman and fab sentiment.
Lorraine x

AlisonC said...

A fun and festive card, your little snowman is very cute and smiley. I'm sure you are having fun with your new toy it will save you lots of time and effort.

Anne said...

One of my all time favourite images - love the card you've made here Jules

Anne x

Barb said...

This really is the prettiest Christmas card. I love your snowman and his paper pieced hat and scarf look lovely. Barbxx

Joan said...

Beautiful card, love the pearly wrap round and you have used my alltime favourite ever snowman, just have to love your card

scrappymo! said...

So glad to see you at Rudolph Days!
Your card is a sweetie pie. That snowman is so cute and I like the card design here.
Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jean said...

Wow!! one of my favourite snowman stamps, I love his gingham hat and scarf. A super card.
Jean x

Brawny said...

My very favourite snowman. I adore him. A great card. X

Dr Sonia S V said...

Jules your card is so adorable ...makes me smile!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia