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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.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a lovely sunny Wednesday?!?!?

It was glorious here.  Good enough to be summer.  The only down side being I have now made a rather large pile of ironing!! LOL!!!

I have also been clearing up my craft pod and challenged myself to make a card using bits that were lying around my desk .. .. making it perfect for taking over to the Pixie's Snippets Playground where we are encouraged to use up our "leftovers".

So here is what I made.  Even the ribbon was an offcut!!

This used

Image:  Digistamp Boutique "A4 Quick Print colour sheet - Birds
Backing Papers:  A mish mash of snippets
Nestabilites:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Ribbon, Twine and Charm
My Trusty Sewing Machine

Plus Sketch Number Six from my Sketch Library .. .. which you can find here ... or on the Sketches tab at the top of my blog.  (Please feel free to use any of my sketches if you fancy having a play with them).

and that is me for today.

It has been another few days that have flown by in the blink of an eye .. .. .. and thankfully Mum is still continuing to improve.  We are getting there slowly.

Enjoy what is left of the evening.


Enny said...

Oh, this is absolutely lovely ! And made with leftovers, super ! The colours are gorgeous, and so is the image. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, I know that you are busy. All the best, especially for your mother. Enny

Kathleen said...

Great choice of colours and a super sketch and a really lovely image.
The sun was a very nice change but would have been better with out the breeze which was quite strong at times, especially when I came out of the hairdressers !!!??? Typical.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful snippets card Jules.

Sue xx

JanR said...

Wowzers! This is gorgeous!! I love the colours and the stitching and that lovely charm too. Absolutely stunning!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love that turquoise colour with those beautiful papers. These quick print sheets from DSB are great :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Aquarius said...

Love the layout of this card and a great way to use up some of your snippets. Thanks for the timely reminder about your so helpful sketches which I will probably need to study when I get back into the card making swing!

Viv said...

A wonderful image which I have to have I think! Great colour scheme Jules - lovely card. x

sally said...

What a lovely colour combination! Nice casing with those scraps....

Sally xx

P.s minimal sun here :-(

Kath said...

A beautiful card - lovely sketch and colours.
Kath x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jules, I love the colours and your snippets are perfect.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Jules, love the bird print and fab colour scheme. That little bird cage charm is the perfect finishing touch.
Glad to hear your Mum is continuing to improve - that's brilliant.
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

And this is leftovers??? absolutely gorgeous, love the bird image and all the pretty papers, such a fab design too, Kate x

Carol S. said...

Love the bird, colours and the amazing design Jules. A beautiful card. Another hot day today here in Suffolk and more again tomorrow!! Spring has last!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fabby snippets card, Luv Sam x

Di said...

Stunning card Jules - I'd forgotten just how lovely ribbon, cord and charms can look on cards. This is a real beauty!


Di xx