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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, 28 February 2021


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!

I hope that you are all having a really lovely weekend.

The sun has been shining beautifully here .. .. .. it certainly puts a spring in your step and lifts the spirits doesn't it?

My "clear up" campaign is still continuing and part of that mission involves making use of snippets of card and backing papers that seem to keep breeding when my back is turned .. .. .. .. and that is what today's card consists of.  

All card and paper came from snippet mountain apart from the base card.

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  My Favorite Things "Birthday Bears"
Backing papers:  All from Snippet Mountain
Spellbinders Frameabilities:  Scalloped Edge Frame (but I used the plain frame within the set and inked through the holes with Distress Ink).
Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine

So as I have used lots of snippets I am heading over to Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge.

Enjoy the rest of your day .. .. .. can you believe it is March tomorrow!!!!  Where is the year going? 

For saying we haven't been allowed to do much the time is certainly flying by!


Aquarius said...

Great use of some of your 'mountain' for the Snippets challenge - a fun card.

craftycreationsbydebbie said...

Hi Jules

A great way of using up your snippets, the papers are perfect and I love the cute image.

Debbie x

Enny said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, lovely use of snippets and a very cute bear ! Yes, March already tomorrow, looking forward to a real Spring ! Hugs, Enny

meg said...

A fabulous card with gorgeous papers and a brilliant bear

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Jules, love the cute bear and fab colour scheme.
It's been a lovely day here too, managed to get out and do a little bit in the garden!
Lorraine x

Elaine Stark said...

Great card, amazing what can be done with bits and pieces. I am looking forward to some nicer weather in Scotland, it's been a little dismal lately. Elaine

Stamps and Paper said...

Great snippets card Jukes...I do try and use snippets on my cards especially the smaller cards...yesterday was glorious I even managed a slow walk around the village..several people sitting outside drinking their afternoon cuppa...makes you feel Spring is round the corner and nice that the evenings are also lighter...
Happy Monday

Anne x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Some great snippet use going on there Jules, I love this gorgeous card.

Sue xx

Carol L said...

You certainly have made a fun birthday card from your mountain of snippets! Loving the little bear wearing a party hat and all the elements you added make for one cute card! Hoping you are well and still enjoying that sunshine. It lifts my spirits when the sun in brilliantly shining as well!

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, a fun bear and great design - you certainly made good use of your snippets.
The nice weather makes so much difference doesn't it.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Brenda said...

The sun certainly does put a spring in your step and lifts the spirits! I'm ready for the sun to come back here after a weekend of rain, hopefully this afternoon we will see a little sun. I love your card Jules, love that you are trying to use up that ever breeding pile of snippets. I swear I never seem to make a dent in mine although I try and use them at every chance. But the mountain never seems so go down! This little bear is so cute with his party hat and pile of presents. Love the papers you used, you used quite a bit of snippets! Hugs, Brenda

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

Love the leaf paper. A great background for Mr Bear and he hasn't dropped one!!!

Hope you are getting back to normal soon. Whatever normal is at the moment!!

Stay safe.
Love and hugs,

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, your card is fabulous, lovely design and image, Kate x

JD/ Jill said...

Wonderful use of your Snippets! I need to do that too. Your card is cute and I love the color combo!

Di said...

What a fun card Jules! I love the colours you chose from Snippets Mountain and the design is just perfect!


Di xx