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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, 8 July 2011


Hi Everyone

Wozers .. .. how much rain ?!?!?

We have had a mini river flowing down our road today and the rain was coming so heavy that it looked like fog!!  Plus we have had thunder and  lightening to boot!!

Why does it always happen just as the kids are coming out of school.  All those poor Mums with soaking wet school uniforms to contend with .. .. I mean it isn't as if the kids try to shelter .. .. or even keep out of the puddles LOL!! 

No chance of hubby cutting the lawns tonight!!  He was hoping he could get them done ahead of the weekend.

Anyway, what better on a dull and miserable day than a card to make your eyes pop!!! 

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3702J" Jump for Joy!
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Backing Papers:  Part of a huge papermania stack (I hope you are impressed Lynne)
Woodware Punches:  Daisy
Ribbon from a special blog buddy (thank you Carole xx)
Diamond Stickles

I hope the brightness didn't hurt your eyes too much!!

I have a bit of blog catching up to do this evening so am looking forward to that and then tomorrow I am here bright and early as it is my turn to post for the Get Funky! challenge.

Catch you again tomorrow.

Have a good weekend everyone



PinksyDoodles said...

Super card Jules! I love how you've coloured this frog!
Hugs, Clare x

Debs M said...

love the froggie and great sentiment, yummy flower too x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, love that frog! Lovely papers & a very pretty green ribbon. I like the way you've layered the daisies, looks good & I smiled at the sentiment. Ah, rain & more rain, us too.
Sally x

Juls said...

STUNNING!!!! Loving the colour combo!!! The image is wayyyyy to cute and I just ADORE the sentiment!!! too funny!!!! HUgs Juls

Stella said...

Hi Jules!

Yes this image almost pops off the card.
I love your friendly forg and I love the title of this post:)
Brilliant way to add the sentiment.
As always; a beauty!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Love and hugs,

Lynne said...

Oh yes, I am impressed Jules. I haven`t got that paper pack but I`m sure if I`d seen it I would have bought it. Fabulous colours, really love those vibrant pinks and greens together. Fabby frog, looks like the one I nearly squashed lol.I hope the rain clears for the week end for you.
Lynne xxx

Lynda said...

Oh I love this card Jules it's just full of fun and that sentiment is brilliant!

Love Lynda xxx

Sarn said...

Whooo - sunglasses ON! Oh yes, that's better! LOL! FAB card and you've coloured that frog beautifully too!

Hugs, Sandra

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, Gorgeous card, bright and wonderful colours and I love heavy rain but then I didn't really need to go out:0) Have a fab weekend, Hugs Gay xxx

Cynthia said...

Awwww...he made me smile!! How cute!! Love your layers too--great colors! Perfect for a cloudy, rainy day. :-)

Nikbee said...

A fab card. I love the frog and the sentiment is great.
Nikki x

Doreen said...

Fabulous,love the image, love the sentiment,love the whole card.

Seems like we had the same weather as you. Our garden is quite happy. xxx

Anonymous said...

heehee this is perfect, I love the way you did the sentiment; too fun!!!

Love the PB Froggy! Great colours too!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, this is gorgeous. Love the fab image and the pretty pink and green combo. Beautiful flower and very scrummy ribbon. Loads of rain here too hun, imagine how much fun the little ones must have, puddle jumping. :o)

Donna x

Vicky said...

I love it Jules...! super image and great colours too hun....and fingers crossed for better weather for the weekend...!

hugs Vicky xx

Jenny said...

A cutie card, very appt creature for all that rain too :) Lucky i don't do the school run now but then again we didn't get much rain either.
Enjoy your weekend:)
Jenny x

pinky said...

Wow Jules its absolutely stunning, love the bright colours and happy images. All quiet on the home front tonight, fingers crossed its stays like that!!

Alison said...

I love the bright colours of this card- you've done such a lovely job of colouring the image and the flower is fab!
Hugs, Alison x

Lynne K said...

Fab card, Jules! Love the bright colours, & that frog. We had the rain & thunder too. Have a great weekend,

Lynne x

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, I'm back :)) ... hopefully will be back to my routine soon but just saying hello for now. Love your card, it's really cheerie and so cute and fun, love it. Sorry you have lots of rain over there, come and get some sunshine from here.. so hot!!! Hugs xxx

Kylie said...

Definitely not too bright - I love it! Bright pink & lime green is my all-time fave colour combination :o)

I love the way you placed the sentiment down the side!!

coops said...

fantastic card your gorgeous colour combo and the frog image is fab, my mum would love this :D

xx coops xx

Viv said...

Love it! Gorgeous colours - one of my fave colour combos Jules... and he's such a cute froggie you'd forgive him for 'frogetting'!

Kathy said...

Fab card, Jules

Anonymous said...

Fabulous fun, funky card Jules and love the sentiment!
Helen x