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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, 2 October 2020


Hi Everyone

Very late posting today as it has been one very busy day and evening  .. ..  but I was determined to still have a quick play.

Whenever I am having a play session or trying a new technique nine times out of ten it will end up as a teeny tiny card .. .. which for anyone new to my blog measures a whole 3.5 inches square.

This is what I ended up with:

This used:  

Image Stampendous! Cling Stamp "CRP119" Dragonfly Vine
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique Clear Stamp Set (sadly no longer trading)
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os  "Iridescent Blue"
Crystal Glamour Dust
My Trusty Sewing Machine

I decided to have a little session with my Brushos tonight and instead of just adding the colour and misting with water I wet my card first, added the Brushos, misted with more water until they puddled a little and then swiped the colour across the card using a tissue.  I was quite pleased with the result and decided to carry on and turn it into a card by stamping onto it once dried with a heat gun.

What I am not so pleased with are my actual photographs.  The wings of my dragonfly are not how they look in real life .. .. .. they actually have a lovely pearlised blue sheen from the H2O's which twinkles with the Glamour Dust I have added.

So that is me for today .. .. playtime over!


meg said...

Beautiful background colours and a fabulous stamped image,love the depth of colour and the sheen a wonderful card

Aquarius said...

A super little card and I can imagine the twinkle effect which sadly often doesn't show up in photos despite being wonderful when viewed for real. Have a good weekend although I fear we are in for a wet and windy time - all the more reason to stay in and play!!

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Jules,love the image over the top of that gorgeous Brusho background.

Take care

Kath said...

A lovely card Jules and a beautiful Brushos background. Love the dragonfly too and can imagine how the wings sparkle.
Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Jules...beautiful background you’ve created the dragonfly and I especially love how you’ve positioned your little heart...have a lovely weekend


cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Jules, lovely image and gorgeous colours, Kate x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jules, a beautiful background and great stamp - lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Jules, amazing colours. x

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is stunning, I love it, think its because I love purple!!! Your swiping of the brushos makes it really pretty. Hope you have a great weekend, Hazelx

Enny said...

Such a beautiful card Jules, I must try your idea with Brusho ! Taking good pictures is often difficult, but your dragonfly looks great ! Saw your other creations, I missed a lot during my holiday. :) Hugs, Enny

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Jules ...think I have this stamp ....
Love the colour ...
Hugs Sylvie xx

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card!

XxJULESxX said...

Just gorgeous Jules I love the colour combo

Sarah said...

Very pretty and such a lovely colour. I can see the twinkle!! xx