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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to 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 always 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.

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Sunday, 11 March 2012

WHAT A LOVELY DAY

Hi Everyone

I hope that you have all had a wonderful Sunday.

When I hung the washing out this morning I could have sworn I was in Spain!!  Beautiful blue skies and glorious sunshine.

I don't know about you but a summer full of days like today would be just perfect for me.   

My day has been spent buying ribbons .. .. I can't believe how good I was.  I walked in with a list of everything I needed and didn't take a single thing extra!!  What a good girl!!  LOL!!

.. .. and then of course there was the cuddling and sniffing of  that lovely new baby to do too.  I love the smell of new babies (unless their nappies don't need changing of course).  

I used to work with the baby's Mum a good few years ago and this is her second little boy.  

Her eldest boy will be five this year and he was such a well behaved and polite young boy.  Definitely a credit to their Mum and Dad.

So time flew by and it has made for a very quick snippet make today for Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge.





You wouldn't believe how many snippets I have of this pale cream card .. .. all left over from wedding work .. .. and of course I can't throw any away!!  I am going to have to find some inventive ways of using it otherwise I will have as many of these as I have white snippets .. ..eeekkk!!!!

As always when I manage to post my snippet make on a Sunday I allow myself to be lazy and not list out what I have used (it is my Sunday treat) .. .. but as always if anyone wants to know what I have used then just ask .. .. I am just being lazy!!!

So time for me to go and get our evening meal finished and served.

Catch you again soon.

Love

55 comments:

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Stunning card Jules.
Sue x

Gillian said...

Beautiful card Jules. Love the butterfly.

Sandie said...

So beautiful....

Sandie x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card Jules, as always. Absolutely LOVE the layout and all the different elements - you are so good at bringing everything together to make the finished result perfect.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Oh I really like this, a spotty butterfly how sweet,

jacqui x

Carol said...

Perfectly delightful snippet make Jules, love the butterfly.
Love the smell of babies too. Like your restrain on the ribbon front lol.
Carol x

Catherine said...

Fabulous card, love the butterfly! Thanks for the help with the lace, have now found some in a shop that I hope she likes... really struggled to find some online...

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful Jules and such perfect colours you are just so good with your snippets!! Chanelle xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, gorgeous embelies, lovely design, been fab here to hun, sue,x

lestim said...

Hi Jules, lovely card, I like the CAS style very much. Can you tell me where the script paper came from, it's very stylish. Love it. Best wishes, Lesley x

lestim said...

Hi Jules, lovely card, I like the CAS style very much. Can you tell me where the script paper came from, it's very stylish. Love it. Best wishes, Lesley x

mags said...

Beautiful card Jules. Love the embossing and the butterfly.
Mags
x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Jules this is absolutely gorgeous I so love the colours you have used, the ribbon and butterfly really stand out, I love the embossing and those little flowers and script, this is excellent.
hugs
lorraine x

Wendy said...

So beautiful Jules, love the gorgeous butterfly and spotty ribbon.
Wendy xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgous card Jules, love the butterfly.
Just catching up and thats a lovely new baby card, great idea to personalise it.
Avril xx

Juls said...

Hi Jules

I am impressed at the restraint you displayed in purchasing your ribbons!!! Love this card, love the colours and the script detail and of course the ribbons finish it off perfectly!!! Hugs Juls

Donna Mosley said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love the ribbon & butterfly.

Donna x

Debs said...

Hi Jules
This is sooooo pretty and delicate - gorgeous colours.
Hope you and yours are keeping well.
Debs xx

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, ,yummy ribbon x

Mrs F said...

Heh Jules

Beautiful card hunni, the butterfly is fantastic! Also, love the subtle heart.

Good girl with your ribbon buying, you were very strong and that's not easy when faced with beautiful ribbon.

Have a great evening. Big hugs Rach xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Really BEAUTIFUL Snippet Card Jules. This could also be entered into Chrissie & Mandi's Less Is More challenge . . . where they want cards featuring script xxx

susiestacey said...

Very elegant - love it x Susan x

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card, Jules. I love the script.
Nikki x

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Jules, love the soft brown and those three little flowers look so beautiful there.. lucky you about the weather. It's awful here!!! Raining, cold and windy :(

Wishcraft said...

This is gorgeous Jules! I love everything you've used, fab colours and pretty design too :o) Lisa x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules - I love the coffee and cream theme. The embossing, flowers, butterfly and ribbon are all perfect! it's a beautiful card!
Hope you've had a great weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Di said...

Oh wow Jules - this is simply gorgeous! Everything about it is beautiful - and the butterfly is stunning!

I vaguely recall the elastic game - so long as you didn't pinch the elastic from anyone's undergarments :)? Wasn't it called French skipping or something?

Thanks for the sweet comments about the playground :) Di xx

Cynthia said...

That butterfly is simply fantastic!! Gorgeous card!

Lyn said...

Very pretty and elegant card. Take care, Lyn x

Mrs A. said...

Love how you have done the negative with the ribbon and butterfly. Very subtle. Been a lovely day here as well. Managed to get the front lawn cut this afternoon but declined when next door said I coluld do his too!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Christine said...

I'd like to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please look at my post for the details:

http://kentcrafter.blogspot.com/2012/03/versative-blogger-award.html

Christine xx

debby4000 said...

Awww this is so beautiful Jules.
luv
Debby

coops said...

wow,so stunning jules.gorgeous pretty colours and details and i love the butterfly :D

xx coops xx

lisa said...

It's been a glorious weekend hasn't it, Jules. I'm with you on a Summer filled with blue sky days. Trouble is nothing would ever get done!!
You were very good not being tempted by all those ribbons, I'd be hopeless, I love ribbons and that brown polka dot one on your card is beautiful, in fact the whole card is, it's so elegant.
I envy you your baby cuddle, haven't had one of those in a a long time.
Hope Monday is good to you.
Hugs Lisax

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules that is simply stunning, I love the whole card design and that butterfly is beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxx

Michaela said...

You are welcome,Jules. I did not have to think twice about nominating you. Your work is truly stunning with that special touch of wondeful elegance. I have not been over commenting for a while but always see your lovely work in my Google reader, would not want to miss anything. This card you made is no exception. Adore it as much as others do.
Michaela xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ooh, Ooh Jules . . . you just bought back happy childhood memories . . . I used to play that elastic game for hours on end too. Damned if I can remember what it was called . . . but was excellent fun.

Also . . . cats cradle on my hands . . . remember that? xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the butterfly & that ribbon is scrummy!
Hugs Shell xx

MaggieC said...

No matter how many bits of cream card you have, I bet I can beat it. My first wedding thing was for our son's wedding and my first cad crafting, really. I forgot that if more than one person lives in a house, they still only get one invitation to that address. So I had double what I needed already. then I always allow a good margin of extra in case of error. Even more card I will not want. I have a large Really Useful box full of pre-folded cards and envelopes to match. I also have enough Thank You peeloffs to stock a couple of shops, not to mention the horse shoes and Wedding Invitation peeloffs. You could be seeing a lot of cream cards on my blog in the near future. Not sure how I can use the peeloffs, though. Any suggestions? Your card today is so pretty, restrained and elegant. thank you for your visit and we did get the van emptied and spread all over the house. We get to return it all tonight when the van comes home again. Oh, joy! Have a good week. xx Maggie

jackid said...

Hi Jules another stunning creation from you a beautiful card love it
Jacki xx

Sally said...

Love the colour combo Jules, cream & brown go lovely together. The big butterfly is gorgeous & the finished design is perfect.
Sally x

Anesha said...

Love your card, that butterfly is fab. Thanks for your lovely comment on my photos. :)

Molecraft said...

Oh this is totally gorgeous Jules, love it!
Helen x

Jenny said...

oooo now this is seriously beautiful Jules, I love the spotted butterfly wings :0)
Yep it was just perfectly comfortable yesterday... Could definitely cope with a summer like that :0)
Lol about the smell of new babies.... I remember so well :0)
Jenny x

loftylass said...

Another beautiful card Jules. Love cream and brown and the script is so delicate - is it a stamp or design paper please? So elegant. tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

rosie said...

this butterfly is amazing. love the colour combo. fab script effect.

Denise said...

What a fab card in my word's very clean and fresh x

M said...

Absolutely LOVE the script and the butterfly! So gorgeous! M x

Denise and Louise said...

Another beautiful card Jules. Love the butterfly sitting on the embossed panel.
Hugs
Denise xx

Katina said...

WOW! Another stunning make Jules. Can you please make something really naff just to make me feel better?!!
xx

jules said...

oh wow!!!!

Time-To-Share said...

Another fabulous one Jules. Love the natural colours and the beautiful butterfly! Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Purple Rocks! said...

Another fab card, I used to play cats cradle...probably with my sis Sarn which is why we can both remember it!!! AND I can remember playing the elastic game, think Di is right it was called french skipping.............too much use of the brain cells in remembering that lot, so am gonna have a lie down now! xx

Bernie said...

OH MY GOSH this is STUNNING! I don't know how you can make such a lovely card and say it was quick. Nearly everything I make takes me hours and never turns out as lovely as your cards.
Hugs
Bernie

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous card. I love that delicate butterfly and how the polka dots are echoed in the ribbon. The scrip and the punched flowers and embossed piece... it is just so striking!