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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 19 June 2011


Hi Everyone

Well here I am on Week 24 of my mission to rid the craft pod of those lovely snippets that keep piling up .. .. but which are far to beautiful to simply throw away.

Lots of people kept me company this week .. .. thank you all ladies xx

But more about all of my playmates later.

First of all here are my snippet creations for this week.

The first one is a cheat because I made it yesterday, ready for my little baby boy to give his Dad today for Father's Day.

But the other two I got up bright and early to make

So what about all of those lovely playmates .. .. well there are so many it like having a little party !!  LOL!!!

Di  played along and shared lots of cards and inspiration  -  and all such beautiful colours.  Di's cards always look so lovely and neat .. .. I am sure you will agree.

Sandra - a regular snippetier - shared a whole mountain of creations this week .. .. and how wonderful they all were too.  In fact at the beginning of the week Sandra set out all the snippets she wanted to use up.  What a snippet star!!!  You can find all of the wonderful work and inspiration here, here, here AND here.   There must be a definite lack of snippets in Sandra's craft space now .. .. and I have even heard rumours of her possibly being on the receiving end of some annoymous envelopes full of someone elses's snippets (that would be Di's LOL!!!)

Brenda B played along and showcased three gorgeous cards too .. .. proving you don't need to use many crafty supplies to achieve beautiful cards.  Gorgeous work!!

Lisa joined in too .. .. but was a bit worried she had broken the rules in using a coloured image.  But hey .. don't worry about rules .. the only rules are the ones I have given myself!!  I don't allow "myself" to use coloured images because I would spend too long sitting colouring when I should be using up my snippets .. .so the only images I use are ones I can paper piece (and so use up more paper bits) or those that don't need any colouring at all. 

If you play along you can use up your snippets in any way you like .. ... but I wouldn't like to think you had made a little bonfire of them .. .. that would be sad and very upsetting !!  LOL!!!

So thank you Lisa for playing along and showing us your lovely creation .. .. and it was a gorgeous image too!!

Brenda showcased a whole range of beatuiful creations using her snippets  .. .. each one being just full of inspiration for using up our snippets.  Be careful though because Brenda shows you new stamps and stash that you might want to buy .. .. you have to be very strong when you visit this blog!!!!  It comes with a Bank Balance Health Warning!!!

Tricia also joined in with a whole range of cards and gave me some lovely ideas for future snippet use.  Such beautiful colours and techniques.  There is some great doodling going on here and a great frame idea.  Thanks Tricia xx

Doreen joined in yesterday too with a beautiful card that was paperpieced beautifully.  So much loveliness to see on this creation .. I love it!!!

Lynne came along as a "last minute" entry with a lovely Father's Day card.  Great way to use up your snippets in blocks and a very nice sentiment stamp came into play here too.  Lovely and neat Lynne!!

So what a lot of playmates!!!  Thank you ladies xxxx

Just think how many snippet makes have been created here .. .. loads and loads!!!

So that is me for today .. .. Hubby has just gone to deliver all the food I have prepared as we are having a little Father's Day party over at my baby Son's house.  All the family together .. .. lovely!!

Hubby is then coming back here and then we will have a taxi so we can have a little drink to celebrate a special day.

There is a little music festival being held on the local Rugby Club ground and my Son's flat overlooks it .. .. so we are going to enjoy that whilst eating and drinking with all the windows open.  Tonight there is a Queen Tribute band on so that should be good.

My lovely Sis and her chappie are coming to join us too.

So time to get myself in gear and I will catch you again tomorrow .. .. when I promise to do my catching up in blogland.


So if you fancy playing along at all over the course of the next week then feel free to link below so we can all come and see your lovely creations.


Doreen said...

Three gorgeous cards as usual Jules,love them all.

Enjoy your

Lynn said...

All lovely cards as usual but I can't find the heart in the first one ... could it be hiding inside?

Lynn x

angelwhispers said...

Great cards as always Jules you really are very clever bit your snippets!!! Chanelle xxx

Di said...

2 more lovely cards Jules. I haven't paper pieced for ages, I'll have to have another go soon. I'm totally with you on getting excited when i wake up to another new day. Well, not so much in the winter,lol.

Debs M said...

hard to believe this beauties are made from snippets! x

Mrs.B said...

Great snippets this week Jules. Love the Fathers Day card, but my favourite is the scribble flower. Enjoy your day.
Avril x

Donna said...

Wow - fabby collection of cards. I think my fave is the second one but they are all gorgeous as always x

Sally said...

Lovely snippets cards Jules. I will get around to joining in one day! Have a smashing day & enjoy the concert.
Sally x

Vicky said...

They are all fabulous Jules....and have a great evening sound great..!

hugs Vicky xx

Juls said...

these are so so gorgeous!!!! I love the middle one that pink polka dot flower is just wayyyyyy to gorgeous!!!!! Hugs juls

Anonymous said...

Don't know which of these lovely cards I like best this week, they are all great.
Thanks for linking me last week - you are so clever.
I don'tt like to throw away anything so often have 'frames ' in my box. they can be quite useful sometimes.
Hope you enjoy your meal and the 'concert'
x Tricia

Anonymous said...

You absolutely amaze me Jules! I know I keep saying it, but you do!! Daughter and SIL took Dave and I out for a delicious breakfast (with Molly and Lucy too, of course) which was fab and I was home early enough to get into my room. I faffed all day and made nothing except the worst card ever for my DT card :(
Hope you have a lovely evening!! xx

Donna Mosley said...

All three are fab Jules, my fave is the second one. Love the pretty touches of gold. Hope you all have a wonderful evening hun. Family time, aah! perfect. :o)

Donna x

Tracy said...

Superb creations Jules, they are all equally gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

coops said...

fantastic snippets your male card, really funky design and beautiful colours and flower on your 2nd card and i absolutely love your last card, the colour combo is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

awesome makes Jules, such awesome papers, really wouldn't think they were snippets! Gorgeous work!!!! xooxoox

Irene said...

What a fantastic challange, and a great way to use up left over bits. Thank you so much for the idea.


Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, hope you had a fabulous day yesterday and hubby enjoyed his day. Stunning cards for sure. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Wishcraft said...

All gorgeous cards Jules :o) Hoping to play along again this week - so many snippets to use up lol! Lisa x

brenda said...

A little offering for you Jules.

Can I pick a favorite please as I absolutely love the middle one, the colours and little gold gems all blend beautifully.

B x

Whisper said...

Ooo what a super idea and fabby cards too.

Would love to join in, but don't know if i've got time this week as we are away from Thursday !!!, Luv Sam x

Irene said...

Jules, you have me hooked !!!


Anonymous said...

More lovely cards Jules. I have that flower stamp but would never have thought to paper piece it, it looks brilliant and I hardly use it! I've got a Christmas card for you this time round! Actually I might have another one in a day or two!!


Lynne said...

Fabulous cards as always Jules. You have some gorgeous papers in your snippets box.
Lynne xxx

Debs M said...

it is made from snippets but i can't show the actual card as its a gdt one for july x