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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 13 April 2009

That's what Sisters are for!!

Hi Everyone

Well after a bad start to the day - things could only get better!

The thermostat decided to go on the water/central heating boiler this morning and the water in the tank reached boiling point and spewed dirty water all over my bathroom. I can only assume this dirty water is something to do with my radiators and the tank must have been boiling for a good two hours!! It was like a sauna in the bathroom but with most things covered in horrible black water. (There is no cover over the header tank casing and the airing cupboard - this is something we have being going to sort for .. .. .. .. well to save embarrassment lets say "ages"!!!!)

Thankfully it has been a good washing day because the whole contents of my airing cupboard have needed washing! So have the walls of the bathroom, the carpet, the door, the loo, the sink and the ceiling!!! (The bath and window escaped the disaster so I suppose I have to be thankful for that).

My finger nails have ended up so black that I have had to cut them as short as possible to try and make them look respectable!!

Once the world was clean again and hubby disappeared to football - I escaped to the best room in the house for a well earned play and here is my creation.

The flower idea came via my fantastic Sis. (Thank you Joey xxx). We had a craft session together on Saturday and she was making fabric flowers. One of them I decided could probably be made out of paper - so I had a go today and put it on my card. I think I need to work on the technique a little but I am pleased with the result - and that's what Sisters are for. "Having great times together and sharing good ideas!!!"

My card used:

Image - Penny Black 1444K "Hedgehog Bouquet" (can you tell I love my Penny Blacks?)
Background papers - Pink Petticoat "His N Hers Collection"
Heart Punch

The rest of the goodies came from my stash box - Eyelets, ribbon, flower and bling!!

I coloured the image with Caran D'Ache Neocolor II - water-soluble wax pastels. I haven't used these for a while and decided to give them a go today.

So, the Bank Holiday is nearly over. I have had a great crafty time over the last few days but it is back to work tomorrow - so the blog will slow down again unfortunately :-(

Enjoy the rest of the break everyone and I'll catch you again soon.

Love Jules xx


Lainy's Little Blog said...

Lovely card Jules. Love the contrasting polka dot papers and the flower you've made too. What a nightmare about your bathroom. Hope things are back to normality soon. Happy Easter. Hugs, Lainy x

helen said...

loving the flower jules, such a clever idea
lovely colouring
helen x

Jackie said...

Lovely card, Jules, that flower is great, will have to have a go at one of those. Watch for the postie over the next few days!!!!


Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous
Wendy x

craftimamma said...

This is a stunning card Jules. What a clever flower and I love the touch of contrast from the flower centre and ribbon.

Lesley Xx

Enfys said...

Fab card Jules, love that flower, and the soft colours. Perfect. What a bummer about your leak, hope it's all sorted and the sun shines to get all your washing dry.
En x

Allison said...

lovely colours, fab flower, sweet card

helen said...

i've left you a little something on my blog
helen x

Francien said...

Ohhhh...I know how it looks and how much time it needs to clean-up such a hat a horrible smell too when it happend to us so I dont forget it...poor you!!..but it turned out ok again and you made a wunderful the flower!!!please lent me your sis?!...and please dont stay away too long...looking forward to your creations here!!
greetings Francien.

LavenderCards said...

lovely card.