My photo
A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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, 20 February 2011


Hi Everyone

Hope you are all having a good Sunday.

I find I really look forward to my Sunday creations as they feel so different to the cards I make throughout the week.  It must be because I don't allow myself to do any colouring (it certainly makes for faster creations that's for sure!!).

I have made a little hole in my "snippets" today .. .. but the drawers have filled up a little this week with a bit of an influx of cream and black .. .. hence the reason these two colours are featuring a bit this week.

Here are my snippet make for this week:

This used:

The compulsory snippets (card, paper and ribbon)
Sentiment:  Elzybells
Paper ribbler (for adding a bit of texture)
Woodware Flower Punches:  Large, Medium and Small
Martha Stewart Punch:  Embossed Zig Zag

Eyelets from the Stash Box

This one used:

The compulsory snippets (card, paper and ribbon)
Sentiment:  Hobby Art Crafts"GR1833B" Happy Birthday Boxed
Fiskars Punch:  Threading Water
Sizzix Die:  Tattered Florals
Brad from the Stash Box

This one used:

The compulsory snippets (card and ribbon)
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Cuttlebug Dies and embossing folder set:  Heart
X-Cut Punch:  Small Flower
Pearls from the Stash Box

The compulsory snippets (card and ribbon)

Image:  Paper Artsy "HP1004EZ"
Sentiment: Hobby Art Crafts"GR1833B" Happy Birthday Boxed
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder "Black Sparkle"
Diamond Stickles

So there we go.  My makes for this week.  I think my favourite this time is the second one.

A few other lovely blog chums have played along as well over the course of the week.  Lovely to see you and your inspiration!!

First up is Carole with another fantastic make.  Carol is becoming quite a regular and makes the most beautiful creations.

Thank you very much for the inspiration Carole .. .. I think I will be doing a take on this one as I do have some similar equipment in my craft pod LOL!!  Love your colours .. ... you can see Carole's gorgeous make here

Next up I have two "newbies" playing along.  Welcome ladies!!!

First up is Brenda.  I was well impressed with Brenda taking part as she has been struggling big time as she is having a few problems at the moment.  Brenda is banned from the computer and undergoing physio .. but lucky for her she has a lovely family who are helping her to post etc.

Brenda's creations can be found  here .  The snippet makes were done over a few days as Brenda is unable to craft for very long at the moment (far too painful .. .. poor Brenda).  So thank you for the huge effort you have made in taking part Brenda .. .. you must be so desperate to get back to crafting. 

and my second "newbie" is Doreen.

I am well impressed with Doreen.  Can you believe that she keeps all of her snippets stored in boxes according to the designer!! and there was me thinking I was good to have mine stored by colour LOL!!

Well done Doreen .. .. love your organisation!!

I also love Doreen's make.   You can find that here.  How nice that you managed to play along today.  Doreen always has lovely layouts and great distressed edges.

I hope that people take time to go and see how beautifully people have used their snippets.
Well I haven't found any earth shattering ways of using snippets this week .. .. other than attaching them to cards.

I did read of one person who makes their scrap in confetti and then has a confetti party where they throw it all up into the air.  Mmmmm.... not too keen on that one!!  Great fun I am sure but lots of clearing up afterwards .. .. .. it would be like the pine needles from Christmas.  They would keep appearing everywhere for days and weeks afterwards.

It would seem I gave folk a bit of torture yesterday .. .. sorry .. .. not intentional.  Where was the heart?

Well it was here .... ...

Have a lovely evening everyone.  I hope you liked my snippet makes.

Catch you again tomorrow.  In the meantime if there is a snippet creation you would like to share or you know of good ways of storing or using up all the snippets of paper we all see to accumulate then let me know here and I can link to you next week.



Scrappymax said...

Super snippet cards again Jules, I epecially love the one using Pink Petticoats One for the Girls but they are all lovely and a great way of making up a batch of those last minute cards.
Max x

Anonymous said...

All so inspirational Jules, you are doing a fab job. we all have too many odds and ends and this is a great way to make them useful.

They are all super makes, but I think the monochrome one is my fav.

I have visions of you starting up another challenging us to see if we can use all fifteen Promarker greys on one PB image ?

Doreen said...

Oh wow you have been busy, I love all your snippets,I must admit the second one is a bit of a favorite, but they are all wonderful.

Just think if you didn't have those scraps you wouldn't have made these gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Amazing creations with your scraps Jules; each and every one of them is beautiful. I can't pick a favourite! xx

Tracy said...

I have to say Jules my favourite is the wedding card this week, although they are all gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nicola said...

Jules you have been busy. These cards are so delightful and the colour combinations are fab. Love them all. Hugs Nicola xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Jules - fantastic idea - no colouring x Susan x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, you've been a busy bee. These are all lovely. My favourite is the wedding one. Fab papers and love the embossed heart.

Great snippets.

Donna x

Beryl said...

Amazing cards Juls. To think they were all made today is awesome - and that they are all 'snippets' is fantastic.
Beryl xx

Nikbee said...

Fabulous makes again Jules. I love the colours on the first one. I still haven't got around to taking part in this, but I am hoping to soon.

Nikki x

Anonymous said...

I have managed to join you this week on the scrap/snippet reduction. can say I make as good a job as you but its all in the bits you start with. Took me a while to find the heart yesterday and I had to blow the picture up big in the end. love your blog always make me chuckle.
x Tricia

Pauline said...

Hi Jules, all the snippets cards are great, especially the last one, very classy. Hugs, Pauline x

lisa said...

Hi Jules
Glad you had a great weekend. You were certainly very productive. We had snow yesterday, can you believe it, horrible wet stuff too!!!! Yuck.
Your cards are gorgeous. I love what you make from your offcuts, they look better than mine when I have everything to play with!
Thanks for sharing your cake and so well done. I didn't laugh at all, I promise, I know how hard icing is and you did a brilliant job. Icing a circle is HARD!!! I'm glad your friend loved it and had a lovely birthday.
hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

WOW 4 awesome creations!!!!

I love them all, how great!!! Been bad a doing my scraps lately! But I have been organising my ribbon for the last 2 days lol... yep theres that much lol.

Have a great new week!

Kay Carley said...

Good grief you have been busy with your cardmaking! Thought they were all great! :)

AuniLeigh said...

Didn't see a bad card in this mix! You are amazing at creating.

Carole Campanile said...

WOW!! Three fabulous cards Jules! I love the layout on all of them. The last one is a big favorite. A wonderful CAS card in B&W, plus it has Stickles; always a huge plus in my book.

Ok so now ..... where is the heart on the second card? I've enlarged it, scanned it, sent it through the Techeartoscope; sliced, diced and reassembled it and then forwarded it on to the CIA and even they can't find it. Well .... it is the CIA so thats not saying much. LOL I give, where is it? LOL

I'll be making a few from snippets tomorrow as its a holiday here. My options are chores or cards ... I'm going with cards. :)

Hugs to you Jules and thank you so much for your always lovely comments. It is very appreciated and helps to inspire me.


Wishcraft said...

Wow Jules! I couldn't possibly pick a favourite, they're all gorgeous :o) Lisa x

loftylass said...

Hi Jules - gosh you have been productive!! Love all the cards... fantastic. I have a question please - am I right in thinking the text paper on the wedding card could be from Pink Petticoat - if not can you remember where it's from - I simply NEED this paper. tfs

Vicky said...

What a fabulous collection of cards Jules! All so unique with gorgeous added elements ~ simply fabulous!

hugs Vicky xx

Juls said...

I do Love your Sunday snippit day...I always look forward to checking out what you have have not dissapointed such a selection of fabulous cards!! Love the wedding one, so luxurious and I just adore the red!! and your last one is so elegant and stylish! such fabulous makes! Hugs Juls

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules I am so loving this wonderful selection of creativity and inspiration, they are all so beautiful. I have been away ill so have no idea what 'snippets' are, I seem to have missed so much.
Lorraine x

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous cards Jules. I am absolutely positive no one would know you've used snippet for all these. They certainly haven't lost the professional look! I love the last two and especially the red embossed heart. I haven't seen that one before. The black and cream one is so elegant.

Lesley Xx