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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 November 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and have had a lovely weekend .. .. if you aren't well then I hope you improve very soon.

There seem to be lots of germs around at the moment - but they needn't bother knocking on my door! No time to spend any time in their company that's for sure LOL!!

Lots of things got crossed of the "urgent" list last week and a good clear up this morning found a few little bits that were just perfect for adding to cards for taking over to Pixie's Snippets Playground. I love it when things that have been sitting in a little box waiting to be used finally disappear.

So here we go:

As always on a Sunday I am lazy and don't list my ingredients but if there is anything you need to know please ask and I will do my best to answer.

I am hopeful of making a bit more of an appearance on my blog too now the initial manic rush following the wedding fayre is calming down a little.  Still more samples to be made for "happy couples" but I feel I am starting to win.  (Hope I am not tempting fate there LOL!!).

Mr Heart and I actually started the Christmas shopping yesterday - one whole hour dedicated to it and plenty done.  We don't go overboard with presents but instead for lots of folk we just do "fun" presents. So lots of £1 presents to get and others where you are allowed to spend £5 but every present for that person has to begin with the initial of that person's name.

It certainly makes Christmas shopping great fun, and much less expensive.  No-one can expect anything "out of this world" - but lots more thought goes into them and it is surprising what you can find if you look carefully!!  LOL!!

Enjoy what is left of Sunday everyone and I will hopefully catch you again soon.



Hazel said...

Two great cards, Jules , Love the design on the first one, very festive. The second one is a brilliant fun one. Like your idea for those Christmas presents too. Hazel x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
I was so excited to see you pop up on my blog list!

Fabulous snippet cards as always - I spy a new die!!

Glad that you are winning on the wedding front, that must be a nice feeling.

Love your fun idea for presents although I bet my name would give my family a nightmare!!

Must go now and raid my piggy bank ready for your upcoming blog posts!!

Patricia said...

Two brilliant cards, making fantastic use of "bits" and your great design skills.

Patricia x

Marie-Louise said...

Two super cards Jules.

Crafting Queen said...

Two super cards!

Bonnie said...

Two beauties, Jules! Love the elegance of the ornament and that's the cutest little robin! Glad you're well and busy.

Kathleen said...

Twp gorgeous cards. love the bauble and all the little springs I have that die and never think to use it.
Love that PB little robin and what an I like, I thought it said 'be messy and bright' thought it was an idea you had after cleaning up. lol.
Looks like I'd be getting loads of knickers then.

Kath x

Sue said...

Such gorgeous cards Jules, I love the designs and wonderful colours.
I really your Christmas present arrangement. I wonder if I'd end up with lots of socks and soap!
hugs Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules what lovely cards, and all from little bits, love them both.
Wonderful idea for christmas pressies, hope your well, hugs Kate x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Jules love the bauble and branch, excellent make.
lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Jules and I love the idea of your Christmas present shopping sounds fun..


Carol said...

These are gorgeous Jules, love the colours of the first and cute image on the second. The bugs have all stopped at our house though they did skirt past me this time thank goodness! Enjoy your week. Carol x

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Jules, I love the one with the bird, so lovely.


debby4000 said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards.

Sarah said...

Great cards Jules!! Glad to hear you are finding time for yourself too xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous snippets

Juls said...

Inspirational snippet makes as always :-) xx

Unknown said...

Oooh please can I ask where the sentiment is from on your bauble card? I love the font, it's gorgeous. As are your cards of course, I adore the bauble one, the pine needles look fab. Are you expecting Jelly for your pressie then?! Great idea for pressies, have a good week xxx

Di said...

Two gorgeous cards there Jules! Love them bot although the bauble one is so sumptuous! Gosh though, did you use quite a few JR nail heads - I'm really sparing (almost mean) with mine. Goodness knows why though.

Love the presents idea - Len and I are pulling back on gifts to one another this year as we just buy what we want during the year for ourselves as and when. BUT, I still might put this suggestion to him - DIamonds maybe? Ha, ha - more likely to be a dishcloth or two!



Margaret corgi owner said...

Two really beautiful cards showing us jus what can be made from bits and pieces really clever.
Margaret corgi owner

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! these are gorgeous Jules.. what a beautiful bauble card… it sparkles and shines so beautifully! Love the fir branch with the nailheads and the sentiment is very pretty!
and the Robin card is very sweet!! you've coloured it to perfection…. gorgeous papers too! :-)
Glad your Christmas Shopping is going well… it sounds lots of fun! I've done most of mine… just need to come up with some stocking fillers and choccies!
Hope you have a nice day!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Sarn said...

Beautiful snippet makes Jules.

Your Christmas shopping sounds fun.


Jacee said...

Fabulous cards Jules, two great designs, can't choose between them though, love them both!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. the little robin on the second one is so sweet.
Lorraine x

Jean said...

I love your cards Jules, the first is so elegant with that gorgeous glittery bauble, and I love the cute robin and lovely designer papers on the second.
Jean x

cotnob said...

It's lovely to see you Jules and with two gorgeous cards - one really elegant one and one really cute one.
Your Christmas shopping sounds like fun, what a fabulous idea.

Whisper said...

OMG hun how did i miss these 2 stunners and my looking at your next post, it looks like i will be buying Sparkle Medium Gold too and the robin is one of my favourite Xmas PB's too.

Alan and I just exchange token pressies from H, as Alan say's i'm so picky, plus if i want anything i go out and buy it myself, olus i love the idea of Inital pressies, Luv Sam x

Darnell said...

Two incredible cards, Jules! The ornament card is so elegant and the sweet robin stole MY heart! It's wonderful to hear that you are doing so well!! Hugs, Darnell

XxJULESxX said...

wow two gorgeous cards Jules as always!!

Carole said...

Your are back and missed you , lovely cards, I really must start the shopping x

Brenda said...

Oh Jules, these cards are gorgeous!! I love them both but my favorite is the first one. So elegant!! Your shopping does sound like fun and I love how you do the gifts. Fun to find something that starts with the initial of the person getting it. Yes, stay well and keep those germs from knocking on your door!!!! Hugs, Brenda