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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, 27 February 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope the weekend is being kind to you.

I am a bit earlier with my snippet makes this week as I have quite a bit to do in the kitchen today.  The lovely Sunday roast and hopefully a quiche too .. .. all whilst the washing machine is on overdrive!! 

But mustn't complain about the washing machine.  At least it is only a case of putting it in.  None of the hassle there used to be with the old twin tubs.  No quick wash in those days!!  LOL!!  (Really showing my age now!!).

So before I get cracking here are my shares for this week.  Only three today but not to worry .. .. at least it has helped in using up those snippets that just sit around.

This one used:

The compulsory paper, card and cord snippets
Image:  Elusive Images "D0306"
Antique Gold Embossing Powder

Martha Stewart Punch:  Embossed Zig Zag
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Icicle Stickles (wish I hadn't used this.  It was a new bottle and for some reason the sparkly bits are huge)

This one used:

The compulsory paper and card snippets
Image:  Woodware "FRM002" Funky Tree
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat

Josy Rose:  Nail Heads and Gem
Diamond Stickles
Snowflakes from an origami box that contains just loads and loads of snowflakes - all different (LOL!!)

The bottom layer of the snowflake was just plain white card and I heat embossed it several times until eventually it went translucent (I think that is the right word).  Really like the finished look of it.

Last but not least .. .. and my favourite for this week .. ..

This one used:

The compulsory paper, ribbon and card snippets
Sentiment:  Just part of a Docrafts stamp that has no reference number on it
Shapeabilities: Nested Flower (borrowed from my lovely Sis xx)Adirondak Ink Pad:  Pebble
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop

Leone Em Pty Punch: Ash Branch
Glimmer Mist:  Khaki
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Brad and Charm from the Stash Box

So those are my shares for this week but who else has been using up their snippets????????????

First up for sharing this week was Tricia.

Tricia was the lady who is responsible for my Christmas make this week.  There are certainly Christmas snippets in my little trays and if I don't start to use them up then they are going to be around for months and months!!!  Can't have that .. so an occasional Christmas snippet share seems a good idea .. .. plus I will have a few stacked up by the time Christmas arrives.  So thank you Tricia for sharing your lovely makes and inspiring me to add Christmas into the mix.  I just knew getting others involved would be a good idea and would give me much needed inspiration.

To see Tricia's creations (yes she has made two!!) you need to hop to here.  Two lovely makes and I think the colours and the Marvey dotting  look great on the first one. 

The frame on the second one caught my eye and set my mind a thinking for another week too!!  LOL!!

Thank you for sharing Tricia.

Next along came Brenda.  She too has made a gorgeous snippet card .. .. it is surprising exactly what you can come up with when you limit yourself  as to what you can use.  Brenda is still struggling and not able to craft to the extent she normally does so it makes it extra special that she used some of her precious craft time to produce this lovely creation here.

Then lastly is Doreen who has been super good and used some of her snippets today.  I was just about to post when I saw that Doreen had played along.  Wow .. and what a stunner it is too.

I really must take a leaf out of Doreen's book and start to put more layers on my cards .. .. that way I will use up even more of my snippets.  You can see Doreens lovely make here.

I hope that you enjoy seeing what my blog buddies make with their snippets .. .. thank you for sharing ladies.  All inspiration is gratefully received.

Oh and before I go .. .. where was the heart last night .. .. not everyone was able to find it ........ well it was here............

Have a lovely rest of the weekend everyone .. .. I am now off to the kitchen .. .. I know my place!!!  (Well on a Sunday anyway!! LOL!!).

Take care everyone and thanks for calling by. 



Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules wow three gorgeous snippet cards its amazing what you can create with them and youve done a brilliant job of just that.
I know what you mean about twin tubs that was my first wm and I wouldnt want to start again with one of them, I like the idea of just throwing in the clothes and leaving it to the machine. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Doreen said...

These are as usual Jules, Just gorgeous,The funky Christmas one is superb as are both the others.

Well thats more snippets out of the way, Fancy tempting me with that gorgeous roast dinner, I am afraid I have to decline the invite,you live to far away!!!!!

Oh by the way thank you for advising me to enter the Penny Black challenge? I only went and won a stamp

Jacee said...

Lovely cards Jules, fab use of your scraps again, I love the flower, looks fabulous, I must give this scrap card ago, I have a few bits and bobs lurking!
Hugs Jacee

Anonymous said...

Fabulous as always Jules and, yes, the last one is my favourite too - that flower and the colours are just too gorgeous! xx

Vicky said...

Three gorgeous makes Jules and that flower is truly gorgeous hun, I must have ago at making these ~ I keep saying that don't I lol!!

Enjoy your sunday roast!

hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

wow Jules these weeks are steaming by, and your sunday posts have just become a reminder of how little I get done in a week and how fast they are going by! LOL

But seriously gorgeous creations, loving the stamps you used, I am going to start doing Xmas cards soon, so I will have enough come Xmas for everyone!

We had a Sunday Roast last night to! Tell me was yours Lamb? its popular over there right?

Have fun!

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous cards Jules, such fabulous inspiration! Just love that flower!

Anonymous said...

Love all three of these cards Jules but the Christmas one and the flower one are really my favs. Thanks for mentioning my blog and glad I inspired you to start Christmas early!!. No crafting for me today - visiting relatives and now its time to phone the parents before early bed as OH has a seriously early start tomorrow.

Grenouille Greetings said...

What fabulous cards, Jules. All of them lovely but my fave is the third one too. Superb flower! Hugs, Lesley

mckinkle said...

Always such a pleasure to see your makes especially your 'snippets'!
Have a lovely week and crack on with those wedding fayre makes!
Keryn x

Claire said...

Hi Jules, oh twin tubs eh..... I remember them well, not to speak of the spin dryers ?????
your cards are as usual beautiful especially the last one. I love the cards made by Brenda,Tricia and Doreen as well.Trouble with my scraps is that it takes me so long to sort them by colour that I've lost the plot by the time I've everything together lol. I must get cracking on some work I've been very lazy this week-end and not produced a single thing.
Claire xxx

Sally H said...

Absolutely wonderful, Jules! Sorry I've not had chance to join in this week. Love your big flower

Julie said...

Wonderful cards, Jules!! So elegant and refined!! Especially love the pink flower on your third - stunning! Juliex

Debs said...

Oh these are all fabulous Jules - my fav. is the Christmas one - love the image and the papers.
I really must pull my finger out and join in the fun - maybe next week lol!!!
Take care
Debs xx

MagsB said...

Jules, these are all just grrrreat!! (As Tony the Tiger would say!) The flower on the last card is so yummy! Great job!!

luv, Mags x

Cynthia said...

It amazes me how you take little snippets and make such gorgeous cards!! And your quiche sounds good too! ;-)

Enfys said...

Hiya Jules, wow, three really fabulous cards. I love the taupe and black crimbo one especially
Hope you are well, are you going to the NEC in march?
En xx

Nikbee said...

I love your cards. The snowflake looks fab and I love the colours and flower on the last one.
Nikki x

Wishcraft said...

Fab cards, all gorgeous! Love the embossed snowflake and beautiful flower :o) Lisa x

craftimamma said...

Lovely creations all three Jules and surprise, surprise, I have the first stamp myself, Lol!

I think the Christmas card is lovely but my favourite is the 3rd one too. Such beautiful calm colours and a lovely flower. Really gorgeous!

Lesley Xx

coops said...

fantastic cards have worked your scrap magic again.i love the flower on your last card :D

xx coops xx

Mrs.B said...

Great cards, I like this 'snippets idea. You might make me do something with my 'bits' now!
Love the last card, lovely flower.
Avril x

Anonymous said...

Well I finally used up some of my spare snippets!

Hope you will try it out!