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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Good Friday Creation

Hi Everyone

I hope that everyone has had a good, Good Friday. Is everyone full of fish and hot cross buns?????

I have tried to have a "clean the house up a bit" day today, ahead of what I hope is going to be a "craft fest" bank holiday weekend. The football fixtures have been kind and guarantee me at least two mega days.

I decided to get some of the housework out of the way early on in the holiday so that I could concentrate better. Then once I got bored of that I decided to make a card.. .. .. ..

This card used:

Image - Hero Arts H4772 Collage Friend
Background paper - Pink Petticoat Daisy, Daisy Papers
Woodware Punch - Multi Sunflower
Paper Heart punch (love this little punch to pieces)
Strip of Papermania Vellum
Hot fix gems and ribbon from the stash box

This was quite a simple card once I got started. I have paper pieced parts of the image to add a delicate touch of colour.

I decided to invest in a "Hot Fix Wand" for attaching the small gems as I was struggling too much trying to attach them with glue. My fingers aren't as nimble as they used to be. It is quite clever how the wand works - I just need a bit of practise. Some of the gems have gone a bit "off centre" but hey - that could just be the way it was meant to be!!!!

So you can expect a bit more "bling" on my creations for a while.

Believe me there is a heart there - it just takes a bit more finding than usual!!

Enjoy the rest of today.

Love Jules xx


craftimamma said...

Lovely card Jules. I really like that collage image but I've spent ages trying to find the heart to no avail.

It's the first time you've stumped me Lol.

Lesley Xx

helen said...

this is lovely jules and that ribbon is delish
helen x

Lexxie said...

Really gorgeous Jules, love your bling and the lovely soft colours too,
Love Sarita xx

Christine said...

Love your card Jules, so delicate, but the heart eludes me.
Christine xx

Moni said...

Fab card, love the stamp image! Hugs, Moni

Olga Pope said...

What a pretty card, I love the delicate colour scheme. This combination of pale pink with black and white really works!
Olga x