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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.

Thursday 16 June 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and have had a good day.  We were promised rain .. .. but it didn't make an appearance so hubby has just had a good old watering session.

We put some more lawn seed down on the little lawn at the bottom of the garden as it was very bare from where we had raked all the moss out .. .. now all the new grass is appearing and it is just like when you have a new carpet .. .. we keep walking round the nice new bits.  LOL!!

Well today I have spent quite a bit of my time preparing wedding stationery and cutting out favour boxes .. .. and my oh my have I made some snippets!!

I thought I was doing well to begin with when I only saved the big bits but then I looked in the waste bin and decided that I could cut flowers or stamp sentiments on the smaller bits .. .. .. oh dear .. .. .. I hope that one day I will be strong enough to just throw these bits away LOL!!! 

Anyway here is my share for the day .. .. the flower was made from one of the snippets I made today

This used:

Image:  Hero Arts "CL375" Big Flower Patterns
Sentiment:  Hobby Art Clear "CS016D" General Greetings
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
Sizzix Die:  "655217" Swirl
Glamour Dust

Button and Chord from the Stash Box
Distress Ink:  Old Paper

I did actually stamp the flower and the dotty border with an Elusive Images stamp "32531" Script Background  ..  ..  but you can hardly see it and it probably looks a bit daft on the flower.

Well an exciting day in the House of Hearts tomorrow.  My big baby boy and his wife are coming for the weekend.  Can't wait!!  It will be lovely for us all to be together for Father's Day.  I am a bit worried about snippet production on Sunday though.  I might have to cheat this week and prepare a few ahead of time.

Have a good evening everyone.

I'll catch you again tomorrow.



MagsB said...

Lovely, as always! Gorgeous papers, I'm not surprised you couldn't throw any snippets out!

luv, Mags x

Juls said...

whoooo hooo, midweek snippits!!! how exciting!!!!! Love this card, great colours and I am loving the funky flower!!!! Hugs Juls

Debs M said...

ooh love this flower! great card x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is really gorgeous work in gorgeous colours, hugs pops x

Vicky said...

Just gorgeous Jules....and I hope you have a lovely weekend with your baby boy...!

hugs Vicky xx

Stella said...

Hi Jules,

Well you have a perfect eye for gorgeous details. I just love that flower.
Gorgeous card!


Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card and you are obviously taking heed of yourself and looking at the snippets first. LOL . What matter if you prepare a few snippets cards before Sunday - you are in charge of the challenge and can tweak as necessary. Family has to take a front seat on occasions.
Enjoy your day.
x Tricia

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, love your card - the flower is gorgeous. I've been using up leftover strips of paper to make serendipity papers today - you can see how and why on my blog - I enjoy reading how you use up the snippets each Sunday and intend joining in one day. Elizabeth x

Doreen said...

I love this Jules the stamp is

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous, love the flower stamp and you sounds just like me. I am always dipping back into my waste bin lol. I think I use it as storage now rather than waste lol. Enjoy your family this weekend. I was so cross at Jim last night, I thought he was quite rude!!

Fleur said...

A beautiful card Jules, love the colours. We have just had some rain here. Not much though!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Kaz said...

This is lovely Claire & the little bits os scripe you can see look absolutely fine to me. I am loving all the Aimee Asher papers you have been using, think I NEED to investigate further and maybe have a little spend :0)
Have a great family Father's day.
Kaz x

Sally H said...

This is Gorgeous! I love that big flower and it looks so pretty in the blues with the glitter

Jenny said...

Love the flower and the script stamp looks good on the petals...lovely and subtle :)
Jenny x

Sally said...

Lovely snippet card Jules. I like the layered flower & the swirl. Have a smashing family visit.
Sally x

Jennifer said...

So beautiful Jules...gorgeous colours. Enjoy your weekend! xx Jenny xx

Kelly G said...

HI Jules, What a gorgeous card - I love the colours and the layers are fantastic. I did have to look for the script image on the flower - but it isn't out of place at all. You have done a great job as usual.

Hope you have a great day tomorrow. Our Father's day isn't until Sept here in Australia.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the papers, too beautiful to throw for sure!

Have a brilliant weekend with your son and family!

All the best!

craftimamma said...

Your snippet makes never look as though they've been made from leftovers Jules and this one is no exception. It's totally co-ordinated as always and lovely colours too.

The flower is a stunner and I love flowers made from stamped script (which I could just see when I zoomed).

Lesley Xx

Sarn said...

Shhh Jules! We'd NEVER HAVE KNOWN you hadn't made the snippet cards on Sunday if you hadn't said!!!!

Love this layered flower card. NICE dp too.

Hugs, Sandra

Delphine said...

This is so beautiful, Jules! Fantastic colour combo and papers, great layout as always, and your flower is simply gorgeous! Have a lovely day! Hugs Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! I love your snippet cards Jules. xx

coops said...

stunning card jules.your papers are really pretty and i love the gorgeous flower and fab dimension and sparkle :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Jules. Such lovely papers and gorgeous flower :o) Have a great weekend! Lisa x

Julie said...

Oh Wow! What an amazing card,it looks absolutely stunning! Have a great weekend,Julie.x

Cynthia said...

Love, love, love. I love the colors, I love the layers, I love that itsy bitsy heart!

Grenouille Greetings said...

It's not snippet day is it? I've lost some days! I know what you mean about not throwing even the small bits away. I'm terrible like that.
Lovely card! Proves it's worth keeping everthing! Hugs, Lesley

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous snippet card Jules, love it!
Helen x