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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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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

DRAGONFLY VINE

Hi Everyone

Well there won't be any dragonflies flying around today .. .. far too windy and cold for those little beauties that's for sure.

In fact far too windy and cold for me too but I still needed to brave the elements to collect a parcel that wouldn't fit through my letter box and then later to the post office to send off some invitations.  It felt like the middle of winter rather than Spring!!

A really productive day in the House of Hearts today.  Mega stacks of printing and cutting out decked all over the place.  What a good job I don't take part in WOYWW .. .. otherwise it would be photograph overload for sure!!  LOL!!!





Anyway, here is my share for the day

This used:

Image:  Stampendous "CRP119" Cling Dragonfly Vine
Sentiment:  Penny Black "Critter Party"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat printed in sage and mocha
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Buttons and Ribbon from the Stash Box

The heart is a bit tricky tonight .. .. but I promise it is there!!

OK back to the cutting out for me. 

Catch you again soon

Love

52 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

I love this stamp Jules - another gorgeous card. x

MagsB said...

Such a pretty, delicate stamp! And I love the contrasting chevron papers.

And - ha ha!- I found the heart! Very nice!

Take care and wrap up warm!

love Mags B x

Amelia (Mimi) said...

this is beautiful aswell jules, i love how you've used the buttons
xxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Elaine said...

Fab stamp and great stamping Jules what a lovely card I love this one.
Hugs Elaine

Dora said...

This is beautiful Jules, so elegant and love the earth tones on your card xxx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Supe card Jules. I love the buttonholes!
Hugs, Clare x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card really like the dragonfly stamp. I can just about see the heart and l like the buttonhole detail too x Susan x

Katina said...

What a beauty and all that gorgeous stitching too! It shall keep me busy for a while as I can't see the heart at all!
xx

Katina said...

Tell a lie, I've just spotted it - thanks for the help, lol!
xx

Carol said...

Love this Jules, your button treatments look fabulous.....and I found the heart! Carol x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

WOW what a beautiful card love the stamp,

jacqui x

Anonymous said...

But I found it X Carol P

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card. Such a lovely image and love all your stitching. Have looked really hard and can't see the heart!! Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Cynthia said...

I love that dragonfly image. Love. But those cute little buttonholes are insanely awesome. Seriously. Awesome.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules fabby card... I have that one...... Think I'll do one with that stamp ... See what I come up with love the button holes .... Hugs Sylvie x x
Enjoy your evening x

lisa said...

Can you believe it, Jules, last week shorts and t-shirts, this week, snow boots and hats!!!!! What is going on?
DD was very happy to find some snow although we had to drive up onto the moor behind us to find enough for her to play in.
Love your dragonfly but you've stumped me with the heart today and that's after blowing the photo up too!!
Hugs Lisax

Elizabeth said...

Found it! It wasn't easy though, Jules, you're getting trickier :) Love this card, and not just because of the colours and the dragonfly. No, it's the buttonholes - they really are a stroke of genius! Would love it if you did reveal your workdesk to us bloggers - could be an eye-opener :)) Elizabeth x

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. The image is fab and teamed up with some gorgeous papers. Love the stitching. Took me a while but found the heart.
Mags
x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Jules...love the image and your beautiful stitching...and yep I see the heart...Ooh very clever indeedy...lol...

big hugs Vicky xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the buttonholes, fab idea.....

Lou said...

Hi! really pretty card Jules,love the soft colours/stitching and your lovely buttons detail too.Sorry I don't stop by very often,hugs your way.Lou.xxx

angelwhispers said...

This is lovely Jules and loving the heart!!! lol

Been looking for it with my DH and when I eventually found it he just tutted and said that's it don't ask me again!!! Just because I found it first!! Love Chanelle xxx

Alice Bee said...

Found the heart Jules on the brown button, lovely card too as are all your cards

Alice Bee said...

Found the heart Jules on the brown button! Lovely card too as are all your cards.

Anesha said...

Love the stitched detail with the buttons, geat card. :)

doreeng said...

Beautiful card, I found the heart but, you are right, it took a bit of looking. Doreen x

Debs M said...

got it! took a while tho :) green with envy over your sewing...fabby card x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Oh My Jules, This is lovely, I have this stamp, but it hasn't seen ink yet!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those little buttons and buttonholes! Super cute embellishment.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Wendy said...

Stunning card Jules, love it.
Wendy xx

Marie-Louise said...

What an absolutely marvellous stamp. Love the card.

Sue said...

Aww this is beautiful Jules! what a gorgeous stamp. I love the papers and the stitching detail. Everything is just perfect !!
Ooh found the heart!! I was nearly ready to give up!! LOL
Hope you're having a good week!
Love Sue xx

Mrs F said...

I see it, the heart is on the button! Oh you're crafty!

Love your dragonfly, it's very elegant and the colours are beautiful.

Love Rach xx

Franjopani said...

This is so elegant Jules - very nice. I finally found the heart after looking for ages (at times I was about 1 inch from the computer screen hehe) x joy

MARY B said...

Lovely elegant card, Mary x

Beryl said...

I almost gave up -- but I found the heart. This card is gorgeous. I love all that stitchery and the button holes are such a brilliant touch.
Beryl xx

coops said...

so beautiful jules.gorgeous soft colour and i love the stunning stamp ;D

xx coops xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Cor blimey Jules . . . I had my nose pressed up against the pooter screen to find THAT heart. I was just about to give up and ask if you'd added the heart to the BACK of the card, when I found it!

And all this "hard work" after I had to run after the bin men waving my FULL bin as THE HUSBAND forgot to put it out last night. I'm going back to work for a REST! LOL! xxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Jules
luv
Debby

Christine said...

Hah took me a minute, but found the heart! Yay!! I love it, it's like Where's Wally. I absolutely adore this card. Gorgeous colours and papers and the image is fantastic. Really lovely Jules xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card,beautiful image and colour choice :) and i managed to find the heart yay! lol :) x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous Jules,I love the faux buttonholes.xxx

rosie said...

gorgeous x

Laura said...

Beautiful card Jules, I love the dragonfly. The colours you've used look brilliant too :-)
Laura xx

Sheena said...

Hi Jules,
Just having a catch up after being away on my holidays. You've made so many gorgeous cards lately, I don't know were you get your inspiration from!
Loving todays card - I eventually found the heart after I almost gave up and said that you were fibbing and there wasn't really a heart, so, sorry for nearly calling you a fibber!

Sheena
xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous Jules I love your clever touch with the button holes, simply fabulous, xxx

Sam said...

What a stunning card and love that stamp. Those buttons are gorgeous too!! Wink wink!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I must use my dragonfly! This is gorgeous! Love,love,love the button holes! Hugs, Lesley

Jenny said...

eeek I love those button holes!! And I spotted the heart on the brown button too :0)
Love this car Jules :0)
Jenny x

Jenny said...

oooops should say card! :0)

Di said...

Well, I do need specs - I read where it is and now have nose prints all over the screen here :) Fabulous card Jules - love everything about it, especially the buttonholes, very clever! Love, Di xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is beautiful Jules loving that image so much also the papers, ribbon and those buttons they look FAB.
hugs
Lorraine x

jules said...

Oh Jules another gorgeous creation! if i need inspiration i know where to go!!!