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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, 30 October 2011


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday .. .. have you enjoyed your extra hour?  I think most people will have spent the extra time simply going round and altering all the various clocks that seem to increase each year LOL!!

If you have come to my blog looking for my Funky Hand blog hop post then you will find that here and if you haven't joined in the hop and would like to then you need to start with my lovely Funky leader Anice here.  But you need to get a jiggle on as entry closes tonight (30th October) at midnight!

I am likely to be in bad books again this week (see the end of this post) as I am going to need to close the playground gates early again this week as I have another wedding fayre to attend next Sunday so I will need to get my snippet post scheduled to appear whilst I am busy with those lovely happy couples :

Not sure which is my favourite this week .. .. but I am leaning towards the middle one .. .. simply because I love that rose stamp so much!  But then I love the Christmas one too and the funky little birds LOL!!!

Anyway,  time for the snippet register and to see which playmates had fun in the snippet playground this week.

My first playmate to make an appearance was Lynne who arrived with her arms full to overflowing with fabby Christmas makes.  All very bright and beautiful and very inspirational!

Next was Hazel with her lovely vintage Christmas card.  All super sparkly and such a wonderful colour combo.

Then from miles away in Texas came Carole with a fabulous make.  I just love what Carole has done and my mind is thinking I could perhaps use up some of my "white snippet mountain" if I got my dies and distress ink pads out!!  Thanks for the inspiration Carole.

Another beautiful Christmas card made its way into the playground next courtesy of Carol.  Great layout, image and super cute little snowflakes.  Love it!

Ann visited the snippet playground twice this week and share two lovely makes.  The first is here and the second one here.  Both creations are gorgeous but the second one is very creative.  Great idea Ann!

Sally called by next with a lovely "dotty tree" creation.  I love the bright colours on this make very much.  Sally is a bit like me and enjoys doing bits of doodling on her creations .. .. but forced herself to restrain her doodling tendencies on this one LOL!!!

The next playmate to arrive was Kym with a card to make you smile.  I think the image and sentiment Kym has used are just great and it looks like lots of snippets met their doom on this one!!  A mini mountain must have been used!  Well done.

Ivonne called by next to share a Christmas card with a difference .. .. it was a "left handed" Christmas card.  Now I do have to admit to having made one of these myself .. .. but by mistake LOL!!  Ivonne actually wanted to make what she called a "lefty card".  Great use of snippets and such beautiful shapes and colours!

Di came to the playground next "trick or treating" all the way with a fabby Halloween card.  I love the colours of Halloween and it always seems such a shame that they only appear at this silly time of year when you dread hearing knocks at your door LOL!!!

Irene also called by with two shares this week.  The first one you will find here and the second one here.  As always two beautiful makes from Irene .. .. but the snowflake vellum on the first one make that my favourite of the two this week .. .. it is just stunning.  Even if it was in my snippet box I might have struggled to use that!!

The next playmate waiting in line was Sarah and she also brought Christmas cards for us all to look at  .. .. and what beauties they are too.  Fabulous use of colour, scrummy ribbon and sentiment stamps that I just couldn't risk looking at too long!!!  Tee hee.

A beautiful snippet make arrived next in the hands of Catherine .. .. how super cute is this?  So many lovely embellishments and just perfect for celebrating the arrival of a new baby girl.

Now this next playmate was doing a bit of trick or treating too and managed to confuse me for a while (easily done LOL!!).  They arrived announcing themselves as Scottie and when I looked closer it was actually my regular snippet playmate Sandra with a fabulous green creation.  I love this shade of green.  Great make Scottie Sandra!!  LOL!!

Two more Christmas cards arrived next .. .. one in each hand of Brenda B .. .. and how gorgeous they were too and using the most fabulous die.  I would imagine a little patience is required in the "sticking it all down" department .. .. but well worth the effort as you will see.

Beryl also shared a lovely Christmas card in the snippet playground too.  Like Brenda, Beryl made great use of her dies and snippets to create a beautiful finished card. 

Then last but by no means least was Elizabeth who used her snippets to create a lovely Christmas card too.  A great little winter scene and as always a beautiful finished look inside and out!

Thank you ladies for sharing all of your wonderful creations and for showing what fantastic things can be made by looking at those snippets that just "hang around" our craft space.

So don't for get the snippet gates will be closing early this week.

I will see you all again tomorrow bright and early with my Happy Handy Hippo make for this week but in the meantime if you fancy a blog hop then nip back to the beginning of this post as you could be the lucky winner of the new Funky Hand CD that is soon to be released.




Beryl K said...

Terrific snippet makes Jules
Beryl x

Elizabeth said...

Three lovely cards as usual, Jules, and couldn't possibly choose a favourite :) Will try to get my snippet makes to you in plenty of time this week. Elizabeth x

Denise said...

Three gorgeous cards Jules - can't pick a favourite as I love them all.
Denise xx

Vicky said...

They are all so gorgeous Jules....I so love the cute birdies...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Loopylou. said...

oooh i love them all jules!! can't pick a fav they are all gorgeous!!!
hugs Lou xxx

Doreen said...

Ooh you make it so hard to choose a best one,sorry I have to say they are all equally

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your cards are gorgeous and stunning I love them. My favourite is the first one I just love everything about it, especially the stamp can I pretty please ask the make. Your second card is so romantic and your third perfect.


Debs M said...

gorgeous card,love the ribbon with the hearts on x

Donna Mosley said...

Love them all Jules. I especially like to lil' birdies, so cute & funky.

Donna x

Annie said...

Fantastic cards this week Jules and last week's players were really creative too. Hoping to join in again, but really busy at work so I may have to just look this week.
Ann xxx

Anonymous said...

More fabulous snippet makes Jules, I can't choose a favourite today, I love them all!
Helen x

Louise said...

Lovely makes today Jules. I hope I've managed to join in this time.

Janette said...

Wow what beautiful cards, i love them all, they are so elegant. Janette x

Sally H said...

Gorgeous creations from you today - very elegant. I'm afraid mine is in no way elegant!

Cynthia said...

Yeah, I think the middle one is my favorite too, although those birds are adorable!! Great cards, all. =D

Wishcraft said...

All gorgeous cards Jules :o) Love them all as usual, but I think possibly the 2nd one is my favourite too - the rose background is beautiful! Lisa x

Jennifer said...

Stunning makes Jules! xx Jenny xx

coops said...

3 fantastic cards jules.i really love the middle one with the rose photo stamp. so stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Sarn said...

I really like all of the cards, but am plumpin for the first one . . . .although that rose stamp is BEAUTIFUL . . . . xxx

Sarah said...

gorgeous cards as always Jules! I've made some gift tags this week.

Elizabeth said...

Just added my latest snippet make for this week - might be more if I get a wriggle on :) Elizabeth x

Steph said...

Just gorgeous, Jules. Think my fav is the dramatic and elegant middle one though I love those cute birdies! x

Claire said...

I love the hens, my favourite so far. I've not been around much, loads of work, a fe days away and blogger problems, sorted now. I hope to get back into the snippet mode soon.
Claire xxx

Sally said...

Three great cards Jules & I think my fave has to be the birdie one, as they are so cute.
Sally x


Your cards are fabulous Jules - as always. I really don't have a favourite as they are all gorgeous, and so different from each other. I would be over the moon to receive any one of these (hint hint)!!!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx