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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.

Saturday, 6 June 2009


Hi Everyone

Beautiful weather here .. .. as in it is lashing it down with rain. This means I can play indoors with my craft goodies and I don't have to feel guilty about not gardening and don't have to water what I planted last week!!!

I am back with another challenge card.

This one I just "had" to do because I wanted to try making a "lollipop flower".

There were two compulsory elements to the challenge. Firstly to have an aperture/opening on the front of your card and the second being to use your own hand made faux lollipop flower or flowers.

Here is my creation

This used:

Papers all came from the DCWV "Old World Stack"
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Acetate to back my aperture
Dovecraft Brads
Sewing machine
Diamond Stickles

I loved making the lollipop flower and just know I will be making more of them. I was supposed to have used Gesso or watered down white emulsion paint on the edges of my flower but because I didn't have either I used white correction fluid.

If you haven't been and looked at The Next Level yet then make sure you do. It is like an on-line magazine that is just crammed full of useful information - including full instructions on making the lollipop flowers.

Good news too .. .. .. my car has just passed its MOT. Yay!!!

Enjoy your weekend everyone - whatever you are doing.

Thanks for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW your card is brilliant. Your flower has turned out well. Much better than mine did. Well done on the MOT always a stressful time in my house!!! Hazelxo

Wendy said...

Lovely card Jules
Wendy x

Nicki said...

Love your lollipop flower Jules, it's brilliant and what a great idea to use correction fluid - inspired! Hugs, Nicki

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

bril card, so modern , just the type I like but can't make, I'm stuck in cute land. Your flowers great, there easy to make arn't they!janex

Kim Dellow said...

That is beautiful Jules, I love the flower. Great use of correction fluid :) Kim

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Jules,
Your card looks really good. I like these papers and your lollipop flower is fab - well done you having the bright idea to use correction fluid - it's spot on.
Clare x

helen said...

love the flowers hon a gorgeous card and congrats on the mot ( on the car i mean ...not you ) lol
helen x

Francien said...

Looking very good your flowers!!!Never made one like this...its a beauty Jules!! ( and your little heart)...have a lovely Sunday!
greetings Francien.

helen said...

theres a little something for you on my blog
helen x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Love your colors and your lollipop flower is awesome!
Thanks for joining us @ "The Next Level"!

Dawn Wheeler said...

Fantastic card ,beautiful colours and detail xx
Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
The Next Level.
Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

Liza said...

Beautiful Jules, I love your flower.

Liza x

Karen said...

Gorjus card Jules really love your flower.

Love Karen xxx

craftimamma said...

Smashing card again Jules. Your flower is excellent. I really like the unusual colours too.

Lesley Xx

Natalie said...

Fab card Jules, I love the flower. x

Tammi said...

Wow, fabulous flower & colors...beautiful Jules! xx

Gillian said...

Another gorgeous card, I have had a go at making those flowers but not with so many layers. It does look very effective with extra layers and the white edge, good idea with the correction fluid.

Gill x