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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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Saturday, 18 July 2015

GARDENING NUT

Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday and happy weekend.

I hope you are having a good day.

My happy couple of yesterday will have had a brilliant day.  The weather was gorgeous for them .. yay!!

My card today probably describes Mr Heart .. .. he has got into gardening these last couple of years and most of his spare time at weekends seems to be spent there.  Better late than never!!!

I intended this card to be one that could be sent to a lady or a man .. ..but I asked Mr Heart if he would think it strange if he received a card with a flower on it .. .. and he said he would.  So perhaps it is just a card for the ladies now and I will have to come up with something else for putting on the male version :-(




This used:

Image and Gardening Nut Sentiment:  Bugaboo Digi Stamps "Gardening Nut"
Top Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "2 Peas Barefoot Professor"
Backing Paper:  Craftwork Cards "The Potting Shed"
Die-namics Die Set:  Blueprints 14
ProMarkers
Twine from My Crafty Stash Box

Many thanks for your lovely comments on my creation of yesterday.  I was asked by a few folk how I had used the embossing folder.  So rather than try and describe it I have done another four squares and taken pictures for you to see:

THE DISTRESS INK WAS RUBBED
 OVER THE SIDE OF THE EMBOSSING FOLDER
WHERE THE FLOWERS ARE INDENTED

CLOSE THE FOLDER AND RUN THROUGH
THE DIE CUTTING MACHINE

INK WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE BACKGROUND
AND YOUR FOLDER WILL NOW NEED A WASH

APPLY INK TO THE FLOWERS
USING A SPONGE FINGER DAUBER
.. .. I FIND THESE GREAT FOR INKING SMALL AREAS

AND THERE WE ARE .. .. FOUR MORE SQUARES
FOR MAKING ANOTHER CARD.

I hope my pictures explain things clearly enough and are helpful.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll catch you again soon.

Love

14 comments:

cotnob said...

A brilliant card Jules, I love these Bugaboo images and you have made a brilliant card with Gardening Nut.
Have a lovely weekend.
Pauline
x

scrappymo! said...

Great gardening card, Jules!. Love that backing paper and the cute image. I would love a flower too but guys are too funny...not sure either what to put on there instead!

Lea Brawn said...

Fab cards yesterday and today Jules x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Thanks for the info....that's great will give it a go.....
Love your card as well a fun card....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the fun image and pretty flower.
A brilliant way to use an embossing folder too.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous fun card, love the image and the flower.

Kath x

MagsB said...

Hi, Jules! Massive apologies for not having visited you for far too long! I'm going to spend some time looking at all your recent lovely cards! This one is great, I love the 'Gardening Nut' - so cute!

I hope the patio work is going well, what a massive job, one of those that has to be done a bit at a time.

Have a great week, and happy grouting!

with much love, Mags B xxx

Sally H said...

A wonderful card, Jules! Although Mr H might not want to receive a card with a flower on it, I know my Dad would love it! He grows lots of vegetables, but his pride and joy are his Dahlias

Carole Z said...

Love this Jules, a really fun card and image, thanks for the super tutorial, hugs Carole Z X

Crafting Queen said...

What a great card, love that image.

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules,
Brilliant fun card, I love it.
That's a great Tutorial for those who have never tried that technique.
Wish I had seen that when I first had a go.
Have a great day
Patricia x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Argh, sorry but lost first comment.. Jules I love this bugaboo card, am real fan recognised it at once.. did you know they have sale on this month on all digis??
Also just made a card with similar method as this with the stylised flower .. Except my colours were simply random smooch wiht DI purple and turquoise. Here's another card I also pinned with it last night.l.can seam going to do this one soon love it... Hope link works.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/28429041375016188/
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Brenda said...

This card is just too cute Jules! I love that image, I think Bugaboo has the best images and they are always so dang cute! Love your step by step tutorial about inking the embossing folders. This technique is so fun! Hug, Brenda

Carole said...

They certainly do, will have to have a go at this xx