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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 16 October 2011


Hi Everyone

Well .. .. Sunday Snippets seem to have followed the same theme as the whole of last week .. .. I'm late!!!  Tut tut!!!

But with a very good reason which I will share later. 

But for now here are my snippet makes of the day

So why am I so late?

Well when big baby boy and his wife were visiting last week I asked if would be possible for me to "borrow" their spare camera to see if the picture it took would be better for my website than what I am currently using.

They very kindly brought it with them and today was my first chance to have a play.  (Thank you kiddie winks .. .. I will make you an extra pancake next time I see you LOL!!).

So these pictures are done by simply pointing and clicking.  I was advised to put the camera on a tripod .. .. but I have put that somewhere safe!!!  I think I need to get that found during the course of this week and I might be brave and have a play with the numerous buttons and settings!!!

First impressions I think the pictures look much better.

So round now to my lovely snippet  creations from my playmates last week .. .. .. and gosh what a lovely collection of shares!!

First to the playground was the lovely and hyperactive Hazel.  I think she might have had a few extra "E" numbers this week as Hazel has broken the snippet playground world record and visited the playground a whole EIGHT times!!!  So much lovely inspiration and you will find it all here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here!!  Well done Hazel.  Your snippets have clearly taken a good battering this week and your stocks simply "must" be reduced!!!

Not only is Hazel sharing a brilliant array of cards but she has also been covering notebooks with her snippets.  Make sure you have a good click around them all.  They are lovely!

Lynne was the next playmate to arrive and she shared a lovely card which you will find here.  Gorgeous colour combo and snippets!!

Lynne was closely followed by Irene who had made a gorgeous card with her snippets.  Again lovely colours and also a fantastic sentiment stamp.  When you look closely you actually appreciate just how many layers and snippets were used .. .. really lovely Irene. 

Debbie was next to share a lovely Christmas card .. . .which carried a lovely touch of tartan.  I don't know why but I always think tartan looks so lovely .. especially on Christmas cards.  Super cute image too!!

One of my Funky Hand playmates .. .. Jackie .. .. was the next to share a lovely array of snippet makes.  I know from pictures previously posted on Jackie's blog that she has a mountain of snippets (just as I have) .. .. it is probably something to do with the fact that we both make cards and wedding stationery full-time .. .. it is surprising how many you make!!  Anyway, Jackie shared four gorgeous makes which you will find here.

My next playmate was my lovely DIL Cat.  Who whilst visiting last weekend dived into my snippet drawer and very kindly used up a few of them for me .. .. as well as pinching a few images too LOL!!  Isn't it lovely to share!!!    Lovely stash Cat .. .. couldn't have chosen better myself LOL!!!

Sandra then called by the playground with a lovely card that has such a cute Penny Black image.  I would say it is one of my favourites .. .. but then I say that about them all!!  LOL!!!  I love how Sandra adds the little rectangles and flowers to her cards.  I think they look so cute .. .. and use up the smallest of snippets!!

Catherine then made an appearance carrying a card in each hand.  You will find one here and the other one here.  Both of Catherine's cards are gorgeous but the last one is my favourite.  I just love the colour combo and all the swirls and flowers! 

Di called by next with a lovely stepper card.  Not a card I have ever made .. .. but I can see it has great potential for using up lots of snippets.  Might have to give one of these a try!!  I am always about 6 months behind everyone else LOL!!!

Trick or treats made an appearance next .. .. but don't be frightened .. .. Sarah's post is definitely a treat!!!  Not only is Sarah sharing her lovely mini Halloween milk cartons .. she is also providing a lovely link so that you can make your own.  Thanks for that Sarah!!  Just perfect for snippets!!

Two lovely makes next from Elizabeth.  You will find one here and the other one here.  Both are gorgeous and I just can't choose a favourite because they are both stunning in their own right.  I think a mini mountain of snippets must have been used on these two!!  Great shares Elizabeth.

Along to the playground then came Mandy .. .. who brought with her a lovely butterfly card which you will find here.  Gorgeous colours and fabby use of snippets.  Love the touch of sparkle too!

A super cute Christmas card next from Sally .. .. which had me pondering on what song the little robins were singing.  Not sure if I guessed right .. .. but I was singing my guess for at least an hour afterwards!!  LOL!!! 

Next to share their creation in the playground was Lynn .. ... and what a lovely share it was.  I feel certain that we will all be trying to replicate the gorgeous bear that Lynn has created out of circles.  I love it!!!!  Thanks for sharing with us all Lynn.

Then last but by no means least was Mags who came along to share a lovely engagement card.  Lovely colours and such a sweet ribbon and flower embellishment.

For me it is now time to finish off the veg for our evening meal and then the ironing board is calling!!!  Boring!!!!!

I'll see you again tomorrow morning bright and early with my next Happy Handy Hippo make. 

Have a lovely evening.



Anonymous said...

Lovely makes Jules, just adore that Christmas card though, might have to steal that idea for myself too! It's nice to be back in the playground, it's been a while!


Debs M said...

gorgeous gorgeous makes as per usual, i don't know how you do it x

Carol said...

Great snippet makes Jules, particularly like the Christmas card. Managed to raid the snippet box today before I go away for a few days. Carol x

Hazel said...

Love your cards today (fab news at trying out the camera). As for my offcuts box - I used lots of snippets last week - and am still trying to - but the mountain doesn't seem to go down! It might be because I've also been snipping into new papers too! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, beautiful snippet makes as always. The Christmas one is my favourite tonight. Your photos always look gorgeous to me but I can see difference tonight. Not sure how to describe it 'though. Perfect anyway! xx

Debbie said...

Great snippets Jules. My favourite is the chandelier(not sure if this is how you spell it)Gorgeous makes busy lady.Love Debbie x

Vicky said...

They are all so gorgeous Jules....but I do so love the first one hun...

enjoy the ironing.....yuck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Nikbee said...

Wonderful cards. I think my favourite is the one with the chandelier - very elegant.
Nikki x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous cards as always Jules. Love the Christmas one, the holly paper is so pretty. Fab pics too.

Donna x

Doreen said...

Three gorgeous creations Jules,I really cannot pick a favorite one all stunning.Hope you have had a good

Sally H said...

gorgeous cards, Jules! I've actually managed to join in this week, and on a Sunday too! You wouldn't believe the piecing together that my card needed!

Beryl K said...

Wonderful cards Jules, I promise to try and make a card for your challenge this week.
Beryl x

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Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, these are fabulous as always, I think the daisy is my fave!
Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

These are all absolutely beautiful Jules the designs and embellishments are wonderful.
Lorraine x

Jackie said...

Thanks for encouraging me to use my scraps again this week, still not sure they are going down at all. Does this mean I've made a lot of cards with nothing? lol
I love your cards Jules, especially the first one. x

Tara Cardwell said...

All gorgeous Jules - the photos look great too but I think your photos are always good. I like the third card the best as I love the sentiment pun on delightful ;-)
Have a good week.
Tara x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Three gorgeous cards love them all....
Hugs sylvie

Di said...

Beautiful cards as always - I know it must be me but I can't see a heart on the chandelier one :( Can't pick a favourite - they're all perfect! Di xx

coops said...

fantastic snippet makes jules.all so elegant and classy.i really love your christmas card though, so stylish :D

xx coops xx

Irene said...

Fantastic snippets this week Jules. I love the Pink and Black Chandelier card.


Jackie said...

I hope I've done it properly this time! I'm such a numpty when it comes to computers!! x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, here's the first of my snippet makes for this week - hopefully not my last, although I have got a couple of lovely new 6x6 pads that are soooo tempting. Love all your cards as usual but, if I had to choose, my favourite it the middle one ... it's the snowflakes that I like so much. Elizabeth x

Bernie said...

Wow Jules these are absolutely fantastic! Didn't have time to comment but I did run thru the playground having a quick look at all the lovelies everyone had to share. Such inspirtation!
Blessings Bernie

Lynne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards again Jules. Once more I can`t choose a favourite, they are all beautiful.
Lynne xxx

Ivonne Marie said...

This is my first time on one of your challenges! I like your work it is lovely!

Beryl K said...

Managed this week
Beryl x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, used up a few more snippets today but, as it's a gold card that I like using, I'll be getting more so rather defeats the purpose. However, the snippet mountain is reduced if only temporarily :) Elizabeth x

Di said...

Super cards Jules, as I said earlier :) And, I was right about that sneaky little heart too - what a tease. Just made it into the playground this week, by a whisker! Have a great weekend. Love, Di xxx