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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, 29 July 2011


Hi Everyone

Well it would seem that Mr Froggie perhaps has access to a laptop and has read from my blog that I am after a photograph of him because he hasn't made an appearance at all today :-(

He must be camera shy.

Perhaps because it hasn't been quite so sunny and warm today he didn't feel the need for a quick shower under my hosepipe!!

I hope he hasn't gone to live somewhere else!!

Anyway round to my share of the day.

All normal stuff finished for the day I decided to have a little play tonight and this is what I came up with:

This used:

Backing Papers:  DCWV "Old World Stack"
Image:  PaperArtsy "HP1004EZ"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Go Kreate:  Concentric Frilly Square #3
My Trust Sewing Machine
Pinking Shears
Sticky back pearls
Some more of my Sister's lovely fabric snippets

I was given some of my lovely Sister's fabric to have a play with last week and this fine mesh is just gorgeous.  Apparently it is "as cheap as chips" from the local market so I will be getting a little bit more than a snippet piece!!  Plus I am reliably informed that it comes in lots of colours too!!!  LOL!!!

Oh dear.  I feel another bit of re-organisation coming on in readiness for new supplies moving into the craft pod!! (or moving into the spare bedroom).  I pity any guests coming to stay with us because their drawer space for storing things is slowly disappearing!!  I am going to have to just ask people to stay for one night so they don't have to bring much with them!!  LOL!!!

Well I had better get going.  My fish and chips will be ready soon.

Enjoy what remains of Friday and have a good weekend everyone.



Cynthia said...

I love the colors on this one. That purple is so royally rich!! And your stitching skills rock!!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, fab layout and details gorgeous work, hugs Pops x x x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the stitching and the colours are fab.
Nikki x

Vicky said...

It's gorgeous Jules...and I so love the colours you have used on this stunning creation hun....and thanks also for your lovely message today on my blog too...:o)

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, the colours are amazing and the mesh is lush....

Donna Mosley said...

A stunning creation Jules, love the lush colours and gorgeous mesh. Fab stitching as always.

Donna x

MagsB said...

This is so sophisticated! I love the mesh! Fabulous!

I hope the fish and chips was good!

luv, Mags x

craftimamma said...

Ah, I hope Mr Froggie comes back tomorrow for you.

I know exactly what you mean about spare drawer space disappearing. I really must have a big clear out as I've filled all bar one little bedside drawer in our spare room and there's quite a few, lol!

Love the card Jules. The colours are really rich and regal. Love the tulle too.

Lesley Xx

Tracy said...

Sorry you didn't get your visit from Mr frog, never mind he'll be back.

Gorgeous creation, gorgeous colour and the net looks fab.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Jules,love the colour and your stitching looks fab.
Wendy xx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Jules
Beryl x


Fabulous card Jules - love the deep purple and the netting. Your stitching is amazing - it's not easy to stitch around a wavy shape but you've done it brilliantly.
Have a happy weekend - hugs, Sylvia x

Anonymous said...

Ooh, lovely Jules! Purple is so sumptuous and that mesh is fab! My new toy arrived today!! I have taken it out of the box and just looked at it, lol!! Hopefully, get to know it a bit tomorrow! xx

Sally said...

I really like this one Jules for the colours you've chosen. The snatch of net looks lovely & makes a super embellie. Love the sentiment too. Froggies are so unpredictable as I've haven't seen my one for weeks, but I know he's lurking in the pond somewhere. Better luck for a piccie next time.
Sally x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,I love the mesh ribbon.

I hope you have a great

Debs M said...

ooh love that mesh, fabby card, have a great weekend x

Jenny said...

Lovin the fabric Jules and the mesh ribbon is such a delicate touch. It's quite possible Mr frog went blog hopping :)
Jenny x

Jennifer said...

Oooh gorgeous, gorgeous Jules!! Love the netting and stunning colours. The stitching is fab too! xx Jenny xx

Sandy said...

Great colours, love the netting bow and the stitching - lovely card,

Di said...

Such a beautiful card - love the mesh addition, the whole card is gorgeous! Mr Froggy might be doing some 'blog hopping' himself?! Di xx

coops said...

wow this is gorgeous the ich purple oolours, really sumptious and stunning stitching and design :D

xx coops xx

Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Jules! I totally love the colours and the "mesh" and the stitching looks fantastic! Have a lovely day! Hugs Delphine xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love, love, love the colour & that mesh looks great!
Hugs shell xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card - the colours are fab and love your sister's snippet. Nice stictching too. I've just finished another snippet card - you've got me going now and there's no stopping me :) Elizabeth x

Irene said...

A beautiful card Jules, the net and colours are gorgeous.


Stella said...

Hi Jules!

"This is what I came up with"....let me tell you that just made another jaw dropper. My oh my Jules you are such a creative genius and this card; sigh...
Love it!
Have a great weekend!

Sarn said...

Ooh, this one's pretty dramatic! I love it!

Hugs, Sandra