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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.


Monday, 9 May 2011

Rainbow Stripey Stripes

Hi Everyone

I hope you are having a lovely Monday  .. ..  mine has been a bit quiet without hubby about .. .. so I have had to make do with the radio to compensate.

Today is just a quick share from me featuring a new download that Anice has brought out over at Funky Hand.  The download is called "Rainbow Stripey Stripes" and it matches the Rainbow Polkadot download that was recently released.

Here you can see one of the samples I made using the stripey stripes:

This used:

Backing Papers:  Funky Hand "Rainbow Stripey Stripes"
Marianne Designs:  Butterfly Die
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop and Frond
Woodware Punch:  Circle (for making the roses)
Distress Ink:  Tea Dye .. .. for distressing the edge of the roses
Ribbons and Gems from the stash box

Well it must be my lucky day.  We are just starting a thunder and lightening storm with mega rain and hailstones .. .. thank goodness I did my token offer of gardening first thing this morning and got my mail into the post box about 30 minutes ago otherwise the phrase "drowned rat" would be coming to mind!!  LOL!!!

Just the greenhouse door to close but hopefully the storm will have passed before I need worry about that!!

Have a lovely evening everyone.

See you again tomorrow.




Dawn said...

Back from my hols & catching up on commenting Jules. Like the colour combo on this one & that butterfly is beautiful. x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules. Have a nice

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun love those stripes just fab!!

The girlies got soaked on their way home from school tonight! It was thundering & hailing really bad & they have a mile walk home!! They looked like drown rats lol
hugs shell xx

Mrs.B said...

Lovely card Jules. You really have perfected the roses!
Avril x

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Beautiful card! I love the butterfly and pretty roses.

No rain here in Norfolk. We had a light shower yesterday morning but that's all we have had in weeks. Not good news for the farmers.

Lisa x

mustavcoffee said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules, love the pink and chocolate stripes. Glad you didn't get wet LOL :0) xxx

Jacee said...

Gorgeous Jules, I love the flowers, so pretty.
The rains put paid to your gardening then, good job you got so much done whilst your hubby was off, does this mean you'll have more crafting time!
Hugs Jacee

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is a fabulous creation, gorgeous colours too, biggest of hugs ♥ pops x x x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely colour combination Jules! I love pink and brown anyway, but the gold really makes it special. Gorgeous! I think you've missed your hubby today. I know I always miss Dave terribly when he's not around. xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

Dora said...

How beautiful this is, love the colour combo and yes those flowers I love them.. thank you for letting me know how you did them :) will have to try it out now. Hugs xxx

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Jules, stunning card - love the butterfly and flowers. Glad to manage to miss the rain! Luv Trish x

angelwhispers said...

Can you believe the weather Jules I was just coming out of the supermarket so guess what!! yes I did look like the drowned rat!!!! lol

Loving your card the papers are just devine and love the aed flowers and butterfly just perfect! Chanelle xxx

Sally H said...

Fab card, Jules! Your rolled roses look wonderful! I got rained on as I crossed Sainsbury's car park. It wasn't too bad when I first got out of the car, but drowned rat was a fairly good description when I reached the store!I think we got it about an hour after your post.

coldwaters2 said...

What can I say Jules except...Stunning
Lorraine x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Ooh this is SO pretty Jules. Love it. I'm praying for some rain overnight.

Hugs, Sandra

Lynda said...

Wow this is such a beautiful card Jules. We've escaped the storms here so far but I was glad of some rain for the garden's sake.

Love Lynda xxx

Debs M said...

gorgeous, love the butterfly and ribbons x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Jules! Love the colours and that beautiful butterfly. The ribbons look gorgeous too :o) Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card!!!

I love those papers, and the awesome flowers, that beautiful gold butterfly really makes it pop! gorgeous!

louise said...

Hi Jules another lovely card the butterfly looks fab, I quite like thunderstorms well thats when I am inside lol.
Louise xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a simply gorgeous designed card.janex

coops said...

hiya jules.
you card is fantastic.i love the papers and design and the butterfly and rolled roses are stunning.
lots of heavy downpours here too but we had the very loud thunder about 9pm.cor it didin`t half sound loud :D

xx coops xx

Nikbee said...

A fab card. I love the butterfly.

Nikki x

Hello From Texas said...

Gorgeous. I love the gold and brown with the pink. Never thought to use those colors together; they are a very elegant combination.

I have to ask; how do you get the butterfly out of the die without wrecking it?? I have that die and every time I use it, it's a nightmare getting the butterfly out. I have yet to do one successfully. :(

Hugs to you,

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous Jules! Love the rolled flowers xx Jenny xx

Stella said...

Your papers are gorgeous and paired up with gold gives this card an elegant and classic chic look that I just love. I just keep staring at the flowers; they are stunning! Gorgeous card!

We also had some rain last evening and night but the weather is still amazing. Temperatures are exceptional for spring in Holland; it looks and feels like it's already summer!


Juls said...

gorgeous card!! and I just adore those stripy roses!! Hugs Juls

Elizabeth said...

This is a lovely card, Jules. Love the composition, the butterfly die is a beauty. Brown and pink always look good together and your roses are gorgeous. Elizabeth x