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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, 29 January 2011


Hi Everyone

Yes, my disastrous make of yesterday is now re-vamped and dry .. .. .. but in the process I decided life is too short for glossy accents .. .. well it was today anyway!!  LOL!!

Instead I used multiple layers of clear embossing powder on my flowers as I still didn't have the patience to wait for my glossy accents to dry.

Here is my make:

This used:

Flower and Swirls image:  Stampendous! "SSC668" Flower Swirls
Sentiment:  Hero Arts "H4938" Happy Birthday!
Clear Embossing Powder
Pearl Seed Beads
Glossy Accents
Ribbon from the Stash Box
Glamour Dust

So I am happy enough to share it now .. .. and the pathetic flower I produced last night is well and truly binned!!!  LOL!!

I hope you have all had a lovely Saturday.

I will see you again tomorrow where it will be my Sunday Scrap Week 4.   I wonder what I will make with my scrappy bits tomorrow?!?!?  At the moment your guess is as good as mine.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.



lisa said...

You definitely can't be in a hurry with glossy accents Jules! Your card is gorgeous and looks great glossy accents or not. Usually when I use it I either stick my finger in it before it's dry or end up cracking it and having to start again.
Hope all your ailments are not spoiling your weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, oh I've been there with the Glossy Accents - never again, I hate the stuff now! Well, this card was definitely worth all the effort - it's beautiful! I love the colour scheme and those seed beads are gorgeous - must've taken you ages!! xx

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card Jules! Love the glossy flowers and the seed beads looks lovely on your swirls :o)

Cannot wait to see your Suday Scrap and is your pile going down yet lol!!

Hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

Well Jules I for one thought it was well worth the wait. I love the result you have achieved,love the centers of your

Linda . J said...

Love your card Jules and the swirls and flowerrs are beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

lol, well this disaster turn into a masterpeice! I love it, great colours and love that sentiment stamp!!!

Good Idea with the clear embossing powder, much quicker than accents!

and oh man! week 4 of scrap day? I am WAY behind lol, but hey at least I have ideas, that counts for something right!? lol

Nicola said...

Great card Jules and loving those flowers they are amazing. Can't wait to see you inspiration tomorrow. Hugs Nicola xx

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, beautiful card - the flowers are fab - I love the little cluster of beads for the centres. Well done - it's a stunner. Luv Trish x

Sally H said...

It's beautiful Jules! I too get very impatient with glossy accents. If I do use them I have to put them somewhere out of the way where I'm not going to put something on top of it or be tempted to touch it!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, another gorgeous make. Those flowers are amazing, love the fab sentiment and pretty pearls.

Donna x

Lynne K said...

Wow! Gorgeous! That deep red against the beige and black is lovely - very striking. I like the way you've embellished the background flowers with the red dotted lines, and the bead centres of the others. I've got Glossy Accents, but tend to use Diamond Glaze instead, I think it dries a bit quicker.

Have a good Scrappy Sunday - if I get chance, I'll dive into my scrap box and join you! xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Great art must never be rushed, Jules! A lovely make with heat embossed flowers. Great sentiment! Hugs, Lesley

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules love this so much the flowers, colours and design look super.
Lorraine x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card Jules. I love the flowers.

Nikki x

Loopylou. said...

wowzers Jules they look absolutely stunning hun, I love the effect of the flowers and i love using beads for flower middles too, they look so yummy don't they? huge hugs hun, hope you are feeeling a bit better hugs Lou xxx
p.s. mo says you were nearly tricksie using heart ribbon when he was looking for a stampy one!!! romfl!!!

chris said...

Hi Jules, wow looks great, pleased you got it sorted, its GORGEOUS.
hugs chris xx

loftylass said...

Hi Jules - gorgeous card - love the flowers but where did you get that Happy Birthday stamp? (I NEED it!!) tfs.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, love the colours you have picked, really sweet hugs pops x x x

Jacee said...

It's smashing Jules, the flowers look fantastic and I love the little pearls, beautiful!
Hugs Jacee

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

What a gorgeous card love the swirls, your beautiful flowers and the delicate heart ribbon - at least you found another way to get the effect you wanted!


Unknown said...

How many times have we all done things like that Jules, we are just too I love this card tho & the flowers are perfect.

Louise said...

Hi Jules
Totally lush card and those flowers are fab.
Louise xx

Louise said...

Hi Jules
Totally lush card and those flowers are fab.
Louise xx

Cynthia said...

What a wonderful card, Jules! I love how the swirls are almost dancing across your card, pulling the flowers along with them! And I love that Hero Arts stamp--I've never seen that one before. Just beautiful!!

Maureen said...

Great card it all.

Delphine said...

Wow, this is fantastic, Jules! I love your card, your flowers are AWESOME! And the beads are just brilliant! Hugs Delphine xx

Juls said...

he he he...... Yeh I always find I am impatient to wait for glossy accents!!! Love the effect though!! Your card is so gorgeous and stylish...loving all the bead work! Hugs Juls

Beryl said...

Oooh it's lovely. The flowers and the detail pearls just fab.
Beryl xx