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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.


Thursday, 5 January 2017


Hi Everyone


Well that alarm clock went off super early this morning .. .. and the first job on my crafty list was to finish the card I started last night which was created using just white card .. . apart from that bit of silver backing and the blue label I hand cut for the sentiment.

So here it is finished:

This used:

Butterfly Image:  Funstamps "FQ14" Butterfly
Background Image::  Docrafts Papermania:  "DCE 907113" Meadow Stamp Set
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using Font "Budoken"
Brushos:  Prussian Blue, Grey and Leaf Green
X-Cut Embossing Folder:  Small Polka Hearts
White Embossing Powder
Ribbon andGems from my Crafty Stash Box
Memento Ink Pad:  London Fog
My Trusty Sewing Machine

Quite pleased with how it turned out considering it is only my second Brusho outing.

I started by heat embossing the butterfly in white onto white card, then added water before sprinkling the Brusho powder on to it.  If you aren't impatient (like me) you would then leave your work to dry .. .. but I dried mine using a dry rag and then a hairdryer rather than the heat gun (because I didn't want the embossing powder to melt any more).

For the background I added Brushos to a paint pallet, mixed them with water and painted them on to white card.  Once dry, I stamped over the paint using the London Fog ink pad and Meadows stamp set, ripping the top and bottom edges.

It does amuse me how some colours come out of the pot one colour and then change to another colour completely once they are wet .. .. .. and I think that the Prussian blue is possibly going to be my favourite of all the colours.  Love it!

OK, so that is me.  I am trying to fit far too much into my day .. .. .. as usual .. .. .. and I need to cram lots more in before Mr Heart gets back from work!

Have a good evening.


Carole said...

.....and very beautiful it is too have certainly mastered those Brushos quickly!....and painting a background with them too!..clever you.xx

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous...I must investigate Brusho's!
They give a lovely effect to the background...any tips or do's and dont's?

cotnob said...

Part one was pretty Jules - the finished card is beautiful, lovely colours.

Babs Watson said...

That's one thing I love about the brusho's Jules you never know what your getting. You have created a beautiful background and your finished creation is gorgeous ..

Hugs Babs x

Jean said...

Another super Brusho card, and I love the white embossed butterfly. The blue ribbon bow is a gorgeous embellishment.
Jean x

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card. Fantastic work, Jules.

All the best for 2017

Barb said...

I thought part One was lovely. Your finished card is certainly stunning and I do like your torn background. Barbxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

stunning card , the background looks fab , love your photography too . jane x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I loved part one Jules, now that you've finished it I still love it, it's stunning.

Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

This is a stunning card, Jules.
Loce the pop of that blue background and butterfly against the white!

Brenda said...

Wow, this made for such a stunning card Jules! I love that background you made with the brushos. I know it is so fun to see what color you are going to get when the brusho gets hit with water. You are doing great with them Jules!!! Hugs, Brenda

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Jules thanks so much for the full deets on this gorgeous creation, esp like the contrast with the stamped brusho piece behind the image, just adds another eye interest to the card, I actually thought at first it was some designer paper. 😊
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Jenny Shepherd said...

Love the rich blue and you cant go wrong with butterflies x