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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, 2 September 2012


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday.

I have had an early play with the overflowing snippets and  a first play with the Tim Holtz Sewing Edge Die this morning and I was well chuffed with what I had made .. .. .. until I showed my lovely Hubby!

He looked at it .. .. said "ahhh" .. .. studied it for a while and then added "is there almost too much on it?".

Now I don't love it quite so much :-(

Perhaps I have gone a bit OTT  .. .. .. although I did reply by saying "That's because you don't like sewing"  LOL!!

But .. .. I am sharing the overloaded snippet creation anyway .. .. and also entering it into Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge

In normal lazy Sunday mode I don't list my ingredients .. .. but if there is anything you want to know just ask away!

There have also been a few problems in finding hearts this week so I will put a few people out of their misery whilst I am here.

These are the hearts from Wednesday

This is the heart from Friday

Always easy when you know where they are LOL!!!

Have a good Sunday everyone and I wish you all a good week to come.



Sarn said...

Well I like it!

But if you were going to remove something . . . the ribbon bow might be easiest!

Sarn xxx

Tracey T said...

Well, I think it's perfect! A great way to use up bits and bobs too. Hugs, Tracey x

Andria said...

Hi Jules, I like it a lot. It's a change of style for you but the finished result is stunning and I think there are just the right amount of embellies on there :) x.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very nice Jules not at all too much :)

jacqui x

Cynthia said...

Mr. House of Hearts is just wrong. ;-) I would be so so SO thrilled and tickled to get this card!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! =D

Di said...

Totally brilliant Jules! It isn't OTT, I have similar issues here with Len - it's just a 'man thing'. Bit of a sneaky heart today too you scallywag :) Love, Di xx

Home sweet home said...

Love this card and I like all your lovely details :):):)
Fab work.


Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, typical man to make a comment like that, I shouldnt take to much notice as your card is just fabulous and any person who loves sewing is going to love it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

G Peplow said...

HI Jules, It's wonderful and it is a collage card so supposed to have a lot on it, tut! husbands!!, what do they know anyway LOL I love it very much, LOL Gay xx

Sue said...

Well, I think it's gorgeous. I love the sewing theme and all the embellishments are wonderfully arranged.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the day
Hugs Sue

Victoria said...

Sorry Mr Always With A Heart, but you're going to be outnumbered as I suspect most of us will love it! I think all the sewing bits on it work really well together.

Marie-Louise said...

I think this card is just perfect. Love all the detail you have put on it.

Grenouille Greetings said...

The thing about husbands is they can be wrong. And on this occasion, I think he is and I think you were right to start with because I absolutely LOVE it. I've seen the TH edge used before but not like this. I LOVE how you have used individual bits of card stock and mounted them over the die so that the bobbin and scissor blades are silver and your scissor handles are coloured and you've used real buttons and thread on your spool. It's DIVINE, girlfriend. Husband is defo wrong! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

And the tape measure! Did I mention the tape measure? Lovely!!!

Vic McGuckin said...

Jules I think this card is fine.... its a great card love the thought be hind it... very different.

Hope you had a good weekend

Vic x

Sandy said...

Bah to your hubby...I love it!! It's all things sewing and for those of us that enjoy, it is NOT too much:) Love the heart placement this time round!!

Unknown said...

Well I love it, Mary x

Anonymous said...

Lol, it's a well known fact that men, especially those called Dave, know nothing about what a fabulous card looks like! This is brilliant Jules!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Jules - I like It!
I think all the little sewing details you have added are perfect.
A lovely girly card.
Avril xx

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Jules. I love the theme and the scissors and all the other sewing bits and bobs look brilliant.
Lorraine x

Lynn said...

Hi Jules, I think this card is wonderful just the way it is :-). Loving the new die. Must go and rummage through my snippets draw now. Lynn x

Vicky said...

It's wonderful Jules...lots of gorgeous yummyness...and loving the ruler too...:o)

Sorry I haven't been round, life and wish we I had more!!

big hugs Vicky xx

Whisper said...

Love it, i've been thinking about buying this die for a while, now i think i will, Luv Sam x

Unknown said...

Well I don't think there is too much on the card, it's fabulous & I need that that die to go with my Sewing Tilda. Brilliant card hon x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Jules, while this may be a little more than your usual CAS style, it definitely isn't OTT. It's gorgeous, very cute way to hide the heart too.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Beryl said...

Don't take any notice of your hubby on this occasion Jules - it's a brilliant card. Perfect for anyone who enjoys sewing or dressmaking.
Beryl xx

Mrs A. said...

I see this weeks one!!! I thought those were flies on the typewriter. Der!!!!. Hugs Mrs A.

Bernie said...

Well I DO like it! It's fabulous Jules!

The Crafty Blonde said...

Well I like it, in fact I think its fab. Love the layout and design and how you have embellished it
Lyndsey xx

mags said...

I think this is lovely Jules and not too much on it at all. Just gorgeous.

coops said...

so stunning jules.the design is fantastic.i love all the sewing elements :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

I love all the sewing goodies on this card, so fab!... sew fab ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love all the sewing goodies on this card, so fab!... sew fab ;-)

Julie Smith said...

I think it's just right ... took me a while to spot the heart on this one!
Julie x

Amanda said...

I agree with everyone too, I love this card. Lots to look at and you see new stuff each time you look too. Hugs, Amanda x

lisa said...

Just whizzing by to say Hi after my hols, Jules and see what you've been up too.
Our Hubbys are always our worst critics aren't they. I love it, so don't take it to heart!!!
Glad you had a great time at Sally's get together. I'm sorry I missed it but hopefully there will be a next time.
Hugs Lisax

Linby said...

Well I love it, but anything sewing is my thing. Doesn't look too much to me.
Linby x

Anonymous said...

It looks perfect to me Jules, love it!
Helen x

Unknown said...

What a fabulous card Jules all these details too its fab well done Great work Hugs Elaine

XxJULESxX said...

oh love it Jules! just right!

MagsB said...

I like it! (I am a sewer - that doesn't look right - a seamstress!) Mind, my hubby hates all my cards, if they're the least bit cute he pulls an agonised face, he is such a rat-bag!

I like the heart on the scissors a lot!

love Mags B x

Unknown said...

Hi Jules

Hope you are well. I love this card - its so brilliant with all the bits and bobs on - perfect for someone with an interest in sewing!


Paula x x x