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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.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 40

Hi Everyone

I hope that everyone has had a good weekend. My visit to the NEC was fantastic. My Sis and I managed practically ALL DAY and I still think we could have stayed longer. It was probably my best visit yet. Lots of goodies to be had - I couldn't have everything I would have liked - but I came home with some lovely things and am pleased with what I have. A few purchases are on the card I am posting today.

There was a stall selling Penny Black stamps .. .. .. some new and some of the old favourites. There was a bargain box for older stamps into which stocks were placed for selling off gradually throughout the day. I managed to gain quite a few from the bargain box - which was great. (I did visit a few times just to check what had been added). I do love Penny Black stamps - along with probably millions of other cardmakers!!!

Any way, I am trying the Penny Black Saturday Challenge again today and here is my creation.

I have used:

Image - Penny Black "Cinnamon - 3842K" (from the bargain box mentioned above)
ProMakers for colouring the image
Background paper - Funky Fairy download "Boys and Girls"
Threading Water Punch from Fiskars
Yarn - Oliver Twists (Turquoise) - another purchase from the NEC
Flowers - Woodware Punch "Multi Sunflower" with self adhesive stone centres added
Turquoise Nail Heads from Josy Rose
Diamond Stickles (which you may have noticed makes it way onto most of my cards).

Hopefully my photograph has come out a little better today as there was still some daylight left. I was planning to take my picture earlier today but unfortunately I have been a bit clumsy today and taken a large chunk out of the skin on the knuckle of my left index finger whilst cutting the stems off flowers!! My scissors were obviously far too sharp. Never felt a thing for quite some time but managed to make a big mess.

I have had to patch my finger up with steri-strips and a large thick plaster to keep the finger straight because if I bend it then it pours of blood again. I am so clumsy!! Not easy crafting with a finger out of action so I have been slower than normal. But never mind.

Off to play with another stamp now - not sure which one but I am sure you will see it sometime.

Have a good rest of the weekend everyone.

Love Jules xx


Wendy said...

A lovely HAPPY card
Wendy x

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous card the stripey paper and great colour work on your image...and who's a silly billy trying to cut a chunk out of your finger....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Hugs Kath xxxxx

craftimamma said...

Lovely card Jules. You've coloured it beautifully. Glad you had such a good time at the NEC. My friend Jo and I have been today and had a great time.

I was very tempted by some of the cute hedgehog Penny Blacks but didn't get one in the end. Came home with a bag full of other goodies though.

Lesley Xx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Fab card Jules! So cheerful and bright! :0) But being Funky Fairy's, I'm biased!! lol
Glad you had a great time at the NEC...and hope your finger mends quickly!! x

Pauline C said...

Great funky card Jules - love the image and colorus. Glad you enjoyed the NEC - the PB stall ou mention goes to various shows and is great for bargains! Hope your finger is soon better. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week.
Pauline x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, that image is so cute.