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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, 21 July 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Today has been much cooler here and we have even had a touch of the "wet stuff" .. .. but we still managed a much needed session in the garden pulling up some of those dreaded weeds that are daring to show themselves!

I also had chance to have a little play with my snippets whilst waiting for the final instructions from a "happy couple" to "stick their table plan down".

This is what I came up with:

As usual I am lazy and don't list my ingredients on a Sunday .. .. but I will tell you that the papers were some I had left over after doing the cover gift commission for Quick Cards Made Easy this month. These papers are just part of a fabby free gift this month and I love them!

I was also a super lucky girl and received a treat from my hubby this weekend.  Was it a new car? Was it a diamond ring or a huge bouquet of flowers?

No.. .. .. ..  it was a new waste paper bin for my craft room .. .. and I love it as much as I would any of the above .. ..  and here it is

Isn't it super lovely? Just perfect for my little craft pod. It is almost a shame to hide it under my desk LOL!!

Ooops .. . in my rush I forgot to mention that I am running over to Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge to share my make.  Hopefully I won't be put straight into detention because I missed last week :-( bad girl!

Have a great rest of the day and a good week everyone.



Lynne K said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Jules! Love your card in the magazine too. The papers are very pretty, aren't they?

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts! I won't mind when it cools down a bit!

Lynne xx

PS. Your new bin is adorable and so you! Lucky lady!


Wow Jules - I want one of those waste bins - I heart it!!
So - onto your beautiful card! - the papers and soft colours are fabulous, and as always, the design is perfection.

Hope you have enjoyed a relaxing Sunday - hugs, Sylvia xx

cuilliesocks said...

I really love your card Jules, beautiful papers and the image is so lovely.

Awww, well I think your hubby is so thoughtful, afterall, you do use a waste bin, but he's got you one with hearts on it, so sweet, enjoy your Sunday evening, Kate x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiufl card, love the colours. What a fun bin! No golf this weekend. :(

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiufl card, love the colours. What a fun bin! No golf this weekend. :(

Unknown said...

love this card the earthy tones are superb hugs sassyxxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, your card is gorgeous... Lovely design! Love your're right - it's a shame to hide it! Carole Z x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, your creation is just gorgeous :0) Hugs pops xxx

Debs M said...

great card, is the image embossed? I really should use that technique more! great treat x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card Jules and wow I love the

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules, love the design and gorgeous colours.
What a wonderful thoughtful hubby you have, your heart bin is fabulous.
Wendy xx

Sue said...

Stunning card Jule. I love the colours, super neat stitching and gorgeous design.
What a fabulous bin, such a thoughtful gift from your hubby.
hugs Sue xx

Debs Willis said...

Hi Jules. Great card and lovely soft colours!
Debs x

May said...

Gorgeous card Jules, The image & colours are Beautiful...Love your waste bin... Your hubby has great taste...Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Jules. Love the idea of the button holes.

I love your bin.

coops said...

so beautiful jules.really gorgeous stamp and I love your papers and colour combo.
fabulous new waste bin too, perfect for the house of hearts :D

xx coops xx

Cynthia said...

That bin made me laugh--how perfect!!! And your card is gorgeous--love the dreamy colors!

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card...Love the design and how the inked and shaded image is so coordinated tot he DP!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jules fab snipetty card .. and yuss!

an' do love hearty gift of the bin too.

.. would be just handy for the goat to land in from Miss' trampoline, y'know! Shaz in Oz.x

Carole said...

Love the bin just the job for the lady of hearts xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colours on this one Jules, loving the combination and the pretty softness!

Perfect waste paper basket for you Jules!!!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, beautiful card.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Super card Jules love those colours and WOW what a gift, lovely
jacqui x

Di said...

Gorgeous card Jules - love the stamping and those papers are sitting on my desk waiting to be played with.

Brilliant touch with the buttonholes too!

Love your bin - much nicer than a box of choccies and more thoughtful too :)

Hugs, Di xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules,
Loving your card those papers are just stunning, the design is wonderful.
Your hubby knew what he was doing when he bought you that beautiful "bin". You will think of him so often when using it!!!! Clever man!!!
Have a wonderful week

Patricia xxxx

Beryl said...

What a lovely thoughtful husband you have Jules. Your pressie may not be a bank breaker but it's just so you.
The card is lovely too. Love how you colour matched the main image so well with the bp's.
Beryl xx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Jules, I love those papers and your image co-ordinates perfectly.
Your bin is fab, what a thoughtful husband you have.

lisa said...

It's been much cooler here too, Jules, such a relief to be able to sleep above everything isn't it!!! I too had a really good session in the garden, it's was beginning to turn into a jungle. Order has been restored though.
Your card is beautiful, I love that colour combo.
Hope you have managed to enjoy the gorgeous weather in between your wedding work.
Hugs Lisax

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
WOW! What a really beautiful card. I love the colours, style and the layout.

Your bin looks fab! I bet you don't have to empty it very often with all those snippets you keep!

My Glossy Accents is very runny in this heat. LOL!

Hope you have a lovely day. xx

Sarn said...

Beautiful card, as ever and a lovely new bin for you too! Brilliant xxx

Whisper said...

I'll have to check out this months magazine, as those papers look fabby, great card too and what a sweet hubby you have too, luv Sam x

Darnell said...

I'm so jealous, Jules! That is one adorable waste basket and, of course, nothing could be more heartfully perfect for your craft area!! You have a special guy there!

Your card is mesmerizing, as always, and a brilliant use of snippets! The soft toasty colors are divine!!

(It's weird that you came by when you did as I had just thought about you not an hour before and thought about how long since I've been by to see you. Haven't we done that sort of ESP thing before? Spooky, but in a good way! Glad to hear the wedding business is still going strong!)

xxoo Darnell

Carol said...

A gorgeous snippet make Jules. Love your bin too. Carol x

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Jules stunning card love the soft colours!! love the bin too!!

Cathy said...

Hi Jules, gorgeouis card, love the colour of these papers, so pretty. Love the embossed image too. Cool bin! What a thoughtful hubby :) Cathy x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, oh wow what a beautiful topper, and I love your layout and card design the result is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, beautiful card ... I like that the colours on the topper reflect those in the design papers - very clever. And that bin was made with you in mind ... how lovely of your DH to spot it and bring it home :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Jules...lovely design papers and gorgeous stamp


Brenda B said...

Beautiful Jules, really pretty.


Karen said...

Beautiful card Jules, those papers are lush! I would put that bin on my desk/table so that I could see it all the time - yep it's gorgeous! hugs Karen