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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, 1 May 2009

The Bank Holiday Weekend start here .. .. Yeah!!

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good week and are ready for the lovely long weekend!!!! .. .. .. I sure am!! .. .. .. I hope I can sleep in a bit over the break without waking up "mega excited about everything" as I usually do.

I just love Friday nights!

My hubby always cooks on Friday nights and makes us both fish, chips (made from "real" potatoes"), potato fritters and mushy peas - and I craft whilst he cooks!! Lucky me.

I look forward to Friday night all week. (Very naughty to wish my life away but I live for the weekend when I can craft for England).

So my crafty session tonight created:

This card has been made using:

Background papers - Pink Petticoat
Image - Sugar Nellie "Daisy" (part of an image swap from my bloggy mate Jackie xx)
Ribbon - Celebration (so much on this reel it is unbelievable)
Woodware Punch - Multi Sunflower
Fiskars Threading Water
Brads and gems from my stash box

Hopefully my photograph is good enough to show that this is a card where I chopped the "front face" in half prior to mounting the image.

I coloured the image with promarkers and then chalked gently around the image - though this may not show up too well.

I am really pleased with this card. Quite a different one for me - which is why I think image swaps are great fun. The swap hasn't stopped me wanting to buy the image - in fact it has made me "want" to buy it (thanks again Jackie for spending my money - I would struggle to know what to spend my crafty allowance on without you!! LOL!!!)

Little Daisy is so sweet. I wonder if I ever looked that sweet and innocent .. .. .. I doubt it somehow.

Catch you all again over the weekend with my Penny Black Challenge entry .. .. .. .. whatever that may be!!!

Oh I am so excited about a Bank Holiday weekend - so much I want to do. Why don't we have Bank Holiday weeks??????? Would anyone join in a petition if I started one??!!!?!?

Catch you tomorrow and thanks for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Nicki said...

Oh Jules, this is so pretty. I love Daisy, she's such a delightful little image - and perfect for you (at least I knew where to look this time)! I really like the way you've shaped the mount and the card front too. Have a great weekend, I'll be back to see what else you've been creating. Hugs, Nicki, xx.

helen said...

just a week???? make it a month and count me in!!! lol fabby card hon thats one of my fave images too
enjoy the weekend hon
helen x

craftimamma said...

Oh this is so sweet Jules! Your colouring of the image is perfect (I know 'cos I enlarged it to have a closer look).

Lesley Xx

Enfys said...

Love this one Jules, and the photo shows the cut away front really well. Hope you have a super crafty weekend
En xx

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Jules, you've made a fantastic job of colouring Daisy. Me encourage you to spend money...... would I!

Hope you have a fabby bank holiday weekend, catch up with you later.


Wendy said...

Wow Jules stunning card
Wendy x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Jules, nearly as nice as those fish and chips! especially when you get them made for you. Enjoy the crafty weekend.

Bev said...

Fabby card hun, that colour combo is just stunning and those papers work so well with the beautifully coloured image. x

PinksyDoodles said...

Love this card Jules, I like that it's half at the front. I want this stamp so much, so I went to Funky Kits website to buy it on Saturday and was so disappointed to find it wasn't there any more! You've coloured her in beautifully.
Clare x

LavenderCards said...

lovely card