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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.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Japanese Dolls

Hi Everyone

What on earth has happened to the weather!!!!

Of course I have to take full responsibility .. .. I threw my boots away yesterday. They have had a huge hole in them for at least 3 months that let the water in .. .. but I loved them and they were comfortable like a pair of old slippers. Parting was such sweet sorrow and I would probably still have worn them today if I hadn't parted with them. (I always knew which foot I should put in the puddles and which one should step over them). Lol.

Well today's creation was started this morning before work and finished tonight after work.

This little creation was made using:

Image - Hero Arts "Three Japanese Dolls"
Backing Papers - Papermania "Love" paper pack
Nail Heads from Josy Rose
Woodware Punch - Multi Sunflower
Ribbons, Gems and Zig Zag Peeloffs from the stash box

To bring the image to life I used paper piecing and promarker pens

Well that is me for Monday - one day nearer a Bank Holiday weekend!!! Yay.

Thanks for dropping by.

Love Jules xx


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah I found the heart! I love the card, it is so cute. Mmmm the weather here on the East Coast of Scotland is a bit dodgy too. Blooming cold today!!! Have a great rest of week before the bank holiday. Hazelxo

craftimamma said...

I agree with Hazel, this card is really cute and beautifully put together Jules.

Lesley Xx

helen said...

this is lovely jules i love the paper piecing and you've chosen some gorgeous papers
helen x

Wendy said...

Great card Jules, love the image, the weathers been terrible down here too we had a huge hail storm this afternoo
Wendy x

Powerful Search Engine said...

Hi Jules thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! Your creations are stunning too! I am glad I was able to pop by and become a follower and will be able to see some more, hugs Pascale

Nicki said...

Love this card Jules, I love anything Japanese-style so I forgive you for ruining the weather by discarding your old leaky boots!

Enfys said...

I JUST BOUGHT THIS SET! I can't wait to use it after seeing this, I luv it.
En xx

brenda said...

Very pretty card, think this is part of the candy I won. Love the pastels.

Brenda x

Kate said...

Hi there, i hope you don't mind me leaving a comment to say hello as i found you through Dawn allpinkgirl's blog and absolutely love your idea about including a heart somewhere in every card! What a lovely thing to do and i've been looking at your posts and trying to find the hearts on them! You make lovely cards :o) Kate

Artyjen said...

Sweet card...........thought it was only me that was daft enough to walk around with a hole in my boots! LOL

amanda stokes said...

Hi there Jules!found your blog through someone else's and after reading your bit about you i had to come say hi!
my boyfriend also loves LBP lol( his username is hlee78)
Your card's are beautiful and I really enjoyed the heart spotting what a lovely thing to do!
shall be visiting you again :)
hugs amanda xx

Gillian said...

Such a cute card, lovely soft colours. enjoy your weekend.

gill x

Tab said...

Love your card hun! Those littla ladies are so cute, love 'um!
Hugs Tab xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

aw they look soooooooo cute xx fab card lovin the colours shell x