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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.


Tuesday, 8 June 2010


Hi Everyone

First of all a very big "THANK YOU" to all you lovely blog buddies out there who took time to encourage me yesterday and left me such lovely comments regarding my lack of an instantly perfect brayering technique.

Lots of truth in what people wrote actually. I am quite hard on myself and expect to be able to do things pretty much immediately

Eventually I started to feel sorry for the poor piece of card as everyone seemed to like it other than me. So I decided not to give up on it and worked with it a little more to create something that I decided was now worthy of sporting a heart.

I do not know what stamps I used at the workshop but this morning to rescue my work I used:

Little bird image: My Mind's Eye "Bloom & Grow"
Nestabilities: Deckled Rectangles Large
Brads and cord from the stash box

So I now actually like this. Thank you everyone for encouraging me not to give up on it. I'm now beginning to feel like I might need to invest in a decent brayer and at least one Big and Juicy ink pad now!!!

The finished look is definitely an improvement on yesterday.

Thank you for calling by everyone and for being such great blog buddies.

Love Jules xx


chris said...

Hi Hules
you did it hon, its perfect, love it.
hugs chris xx

Netty said...

Brilliant, well done. Annette x

craftimamma said...

Yay, it's lovely Jules!!!!! Good girl for persevering. I love it!

Lesley Xx

Annette Bowes said...

It is beautiful, very worthy of a heart Jules, so glad you completed it, take careX:)

Anonymous said...

OH I DO love what you did with it there! well done!!!

Lynne K said...

You see! A little thinking outside the box and you've turned it into a fabulous, gorgeous card! Looking forward to seeing your next beautiful brayered creation! xx

Tracy said...

Ha you see it's turned into a beautiful piece of art work. I think it's beautiful. You could name it the ugly duckling, cos it's a very fine swan indeed!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kerry said...

Definately worthy of an heart now Jules. Love Kerry xx

Anonymous said...

Wow! This turned out beautifully!!! Sometimes we just have to take a step back and rethink it! Good for you! My poor brayer has never seem the light of day! :) Tracy

lisa said...

Well I've tuned in today and wondered what I missed yesterday so I've had to scroll down to catch up. I'll tell you something Jules, your first attempt was a darn sight better than mine and this finished card is beautiful. I love the colours you've chosen and it certainly does deserve a heart. Well done for perservering.
Hugs Lisax

Sally H said...

Fabulous result! I love what you have done with it and it looks brilliant!

Pops x said...

Stunningly gorgeous creation, big hugs Pops x

Beryl said...

Oh yes yes yes. I knew you could do it. Now it's fabulous and very worthy of it's heart - which for once I've been able to find.
Beryl xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect! And aren't you pleased you tried something new! Fabulous! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Juls said...

I love this!!! Love the contrast of those gorgeous bright colours with the black!!! stunning creation! Hugs Juls!!

brenda said...

There you see Jules, I told you there would be a fab card at the end of it.

Perseverance and I expect to see that brayer in full swing in future.

B x