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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, 12 June 2011


Hi Everyone

Here I am at last with my Snippet makes for this week .. .. but sadly there are only two .. .. shame on me!!!!

The shopping excursion with my lovely Sis has cut down the amount of time I had available .. .. but never mind.  Even two snippets are better than none!!

We had a great time buying supplies for our next four ranges of wedding stationery and I also treated myself to a pair of non-stick Fiskars scissors.  They are coated with what I am assuming is teflon to stop adhesive sticking to them.  Oh I do hope they work .. .. I will know by the end of the week as I can usually gunk a pair up in a week!  

I have some pairs that I only use for card and paper so these stay nice .. .. but the ones I cut double-sided tape with can get quite nasty so the beginning of a week often starts by cleaning my scissors down with nail varnish remover to get rid of all the sticky bits.

Oh well .. .. we will see how the new scissors fair. 

So here are my snippet makes for this week

Again apologies for there only being two.

So who else enjoyed getting rid of the snippets from their craft space this week .. .. .. well a record SEVEN snippeters!!!  Woo hoo!!!  Thank you ladies for keeping me company and sharing your lovely inspiration

Here are the magnificant seven

Katina  -  who made a gorgeous card.  Such lovely colours and using some "really old" paper.  Shame it is so old as I would love some that looks like that!!  Great layout too.

Claire  -  who made three beautiful cards and using such a brilliant technique.   Even the smallest of strips of paper or card can be used up if you follow Claire's example!!  It makes for a lovely colourful end result .. .. love it!!

Carole  -  where the most gorgeous colour combo has come into play.   Such beautiful papers and layout giving a fantastic finished look.    (Wish I had made this one LOL!!).

Jenny  -  this creation is so colourful with a brilliant sentiment and image.  So very neat and I love all the faux stitching too.

Lynne - made a card which looks as though the papers were just "meant" to go together.  If Lynne had said they had come from the same design set I wouldn't have been surprised .. .. but they hadn't and they look great together.  I love the sentiment feature too!

Sandra  -  I think that Sandra is becoming one very serious user of snippets  and is determined to clear her workspace of them.  The card Sandra is sharing this week is so sweet and features "one" of my favourite techniques ... ... paper piecing.  I say "one" of my favourite techniques because I must have at least six!! LOL!!!

Then last but not least:

Kaz  -  who has made such a great personalised card that she has inspired me to get my die cut alphabet out for next week.   Thanks Kaz xx

So many lovely playmates and such great inspiration .. .. .. thank you ladies. 

I hope that you all get chance to pay visits to everyone.  This is a lovely way to find new blogs that carry wonderful inspiration and lovely blog owners.

Thank you so much for calling by to see what I have been up to and I will catch you again tomorrow.

Tonight should see me catching up on some of my blog visiting and hopefully leaving some comments.  Is anyone else having problems again?   I keep posting comments but getting an error message  .. .. grrr!!!

If you decide to play along with your snippets over the course of the next week please link below so that we can all come and see what you have been up to.



Netty said...

Terrific cards Jules.

Vicky said...

They are both gorgeous Jules....!

Glad you had a fab day with your Sis...and enjoy your new crafty stash..!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

G Peplow said...

Oh there may only be two but they are fabulous quality Jules, lovely cards, I need those scissors too, I'll have to save up, Hugs Gay xx

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous snippets again

Donna Mosley said...

Two very lovely snippets, the 2nd one is my fave. I just love that stamp. Glad you had a lovely shopping trip with your sis. :o)

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful snippet cards Jules; I really love the first one. I had no time to get into my little room today but I'm definitely going to get organised from next week to make my snippet cards. xx

Nikbee said...

two beautiful cards Jules. I love the colours on the first one.
Nikki x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Jules, these are beautiful.

Just a tip for you, I wipe the sticky mess off my scissors with Eucalyptus oil, any essential oil will do really, lavender smells lovely and that scent will stay in the room when the cotton ball gets thrown into the bin beside your desk!

You do need to wipe any excess oil off with a tissue once the blades are clean though. The sticky residue comes off much easier with the oil and the smell is way better!

Kasey ~ in Oz

Juls said...

fabby creations as always!!! Loving your stripy flower!! HUgs Juls

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Jules these two are stunning the images, colours and designs are perfect they both look so classy I love them. Hope you get on ok with the scissors I always use baby wipes on mine and it clears they perfectly.
Lorraine x

Sally said...

Two lovely cards Jules. I can't believe you just used snippets, clever you. I'd love to join in your challenge, I'll see waht I can do this week.
Sally x

Jenny said...

Lovely cards as always Jules, thank goodness for snippets:)
I have some x-cut non stick scssors and they do exactly what it says on the packet:)
Yes I get that error message too but my comments 'mostly' seem to get through still, I think the photo quality is not as good as mine are fine until I upload them :(
Jenny x

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous cards Jules! I love the stamp on the second one. Have it somewhere...must dig it out xx Jenny xx

Anonymous said...

WOOHOO, Awesome snippety makes! I really love the papers on the first, and love the black and white of the second!

glad your sis likes the loom, hope she can find one, tell her to try ebay, thats where I got mine cos I couldn't find them anywhere else!

Vicky said...

Fab cards as always Jules.
Snippet challenge is a great idea - can't believe it's been running 23 weeks and I've only just seen it - time flies!!
Will be interested to know how the scissors fair I've been thinking of treating myself to a non-stick pair, so I'll be back! :) xxx

Unknown said...

Oh both of these are gorgeous, but my fav is the first one, just love the layout & the softness

coops said...

stunning snippet cards jules.i love the beautiful soft colours and papers on your 1st card and the flower stamp on your 2nd card is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Sarn said...

Love these Jules. Great colours and you have a lovely touch with your snippets and layouts.

Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful cards Jules, I have that Agapanthus stamp too, don't think it's seem ink yet!! I'm joining in for the first time after popping over from Sandra's blog (she who is the queen of snippet cards!). I used up some scraps of kraft card stock for my card base and made some tiny little cards.


Steph said...

Gorgeous as ever, Jules. You are so clever doing your snippets!! I really should do the same. I've got a box of leftovers which I THINK I'll use and then I always forget to check there first and use a brand new sheet!! Doh!! ps I really LOVE the papers on the first card! xxx

lisa said...

Great snippet cards as always, Jules.
I'm glad your shopping spree went well, you'll have to let us know what you think of your scissors, it's so difficult to find a good pair and keep them sharp isn't it!!
Blogger is keeping us on our toes isn't it. All my Followers had a holiday last week but they are back now thankfully!
Hugs Lisax

a Seeker of the TRUTH said...

Two very beautiful cards. Love them both. Thanks for sharing

Happy crafting

Wishcraft said...

Both gorgeous cards Jules :o) Love the stamps you've used. Hope the scissors are a success, I could do with some non-stick ones too. Lisa x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, I am loving thiese gorgeous work as always hugs pops x

Unknown said...

O wow these are simply fabulous Jules, both so elegant.. Hey wanted to tell you that I might not be much around now but as with the filming I am going to be extra busy. Hugs xx

Lynda said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules - love the design of the first one (might have to sketch that one out for future reference if you don't mind).

Love Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards Jules, love the images!
Helen x

Kaz said...

Oh boy that dotty card is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!
I do love the other one too, fab papers and the colours and layout are really lovely, but I do have a thing for spotty paper!
Kaz xx

Stella said...

Hi Jules,

I never get tired of your snippets :)
Both cards are gorgeous but the second one is my favorite. I love the subtle look of that gorgeous flower stamp!

Love and hugs,

Doreen said...

Ooops mr Linky isn't

Lynne said...

Hi Jules, I`m last minute this week. Please forgive me lol. Promise to try harder next week.
Have a good night out.
Lynne xxx
P.s. Great cards btw. Love the black and white one.