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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.


Wednesday, 7 September 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!

I hope all is good with you .. .. and if not that things improve VERY QUICKLY!!

As some of you will know Wednesday is the day I try to post something that uses up some of that white card mountain I possess .. and am not proud of.

So today's card started off as a pile of white card and with the help of the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge the pile turned into this:

This used:

Images:  Mama Elephant:  Bountiful Blessings
Sentiment:  Penny Black:  Sprinkles and Smiles
Distress Re-Inkers:  Fossilized Amber and Shabby Shutters
Distress Spray Stain:  Picked Raspberry
Distress Ink Pads:  Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Picked Raspberry
Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson:  Wellington
Spellbinder Nestabilties:  Classic Square
Shaving Foam
Ribbon from my Crafty Stash Box

Now if you haven't been over to the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge Blog you might be wondering why on earth I have "shaving foam" as one of my card ingredients.  Well this month the challenge is to feature "marbling" on your project .. .. some stamping (a little or a lot) .. .. and then something of your own choice from the list provided.  I went for "die cutting" this time.   

I had never tried the marbling technique before .. .. so at the weekend I had a try and was very pleased with the results .. .. other than wondering how to get rid of the tray of shaving foam I was left with LOL!!

If you haven't tried it either and fancy a go, then pop over to the challenge blog as there are lots of links to different methods you can use.

I don't actually own many re-inkers so to bring some pink into the mix I sprayed the foam with Distress Spray and that mixed in well too, but I suppose rather than spraying I could have just dripped some onto the foam. 

So that is me for today. 

Mum had a lovely birthday yesterday .. .. thank you to those who sent her good wishes .. .. we had a lovely time together.  

Catch you tomorrow with the new Thursday theme.

Love Jules xx


Claudia Rogier said...

Great card, Love the colours.


Carole said...

Well a great way of using up odd bits of card and I love your shaving foam how did you get rid of said tray full?? Glad you had a good day with mum and sister..enjoy the rest of your week. xx

Brawny said...

Fab card Jules. I keep thinking I'll have a go one day but never have. Hope you have an amazingday. You certainly work hard enough to deserve it. Xxx

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Jules, you have created a lovely background.

Marie-Louise said...

Gosh when I use the shaving foam technique it does not end up looking like this. This is gorgeous. Me thinks I need more practise.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful marbling, Jules! I love those pink and yellow swirls! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Karen Knott said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card, I really love the effect you have achieved with the shaving foam it looks like a really classy dp. Love the colours too.
Hugs, Kaz x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, catching up after my holiday, this is gorgeous, what colours and design. Never tried this technique either, but must have a go,Kate x

nancy littrell said...

Your marbled color blocks are so pretty Jules. Love your sentiment too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, nancy

Loll said...

Your marbled pieces are so pretty ... beautiful colours and design. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up!