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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 18 April 2009

Penny Black Challenge - Week 45

Good morning everyone

I am up with the lark and hyper-active this morning.

Penny Black Challenge done and dusted and ready to roll with another creation.

This week's challenge is to work to a sketch. This is the sketch:

and this is what I have come up with

Quite a lot on this card for me. I don't usually go for multi-layers and multi-patterns - but I think I am converted. This is the beauty of challenges. They open up new horizons.

I loved the layout and will be using it again for sure.

My card used:

Image - Penny Black "2243K - Bee Costume" (Stolen from my lovely DIL - thanks Cat xx)
Sentiment - Penny Black "3502F - a wish ..." (This is a Christmas stamp really but I have masked some of it off)
Patterned papers - Pink Petticoat
Threading Water punch - Fiskars
Nail Heads - Josy Rose
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Distress Stripes
Paper Cellar flower - from my TYI prize (thanks Anne xx)
Brad and ribbon from the stash box

So there we go - mission complete. I wonder what will evolve on my craft table next????

Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks for looking.

Love Jules xx


helen said...

Jules this is lovely, that swirly paper is how you've coloured the image in too its sooo cute
helen x

Gillian said...

So cute and lovely fresh colours.

Gill x

Pauline C said...

Beautiful card Jules - love your image and soft colours,and masking that sentiment is a great idea - hadn't thought of that one but must try it with mine :-)! Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
Pauline x

brenda said...

Very inspirational and such soft colours that work so well.

Brenda x

Kath Stewart said...

oh this is so sweet the papers and the soft colours...beautiful colour work on your kitty.....great take on the sketch and thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Jules, lovely image!!!

Colours are fabby.


Marcea said...

wow, you sure are quick today hun - Love your card and those gorgeous lilac tones :o)
Have a lovey weekend
Thanks for joining us this week

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card Jules, Such a sweet image and lovely colours. I too never used to do lots of layers, but I love trying out all the challenges, its great fun. Have a good weekend hugs Sue x

Debbie said...

Oh how adorable...

LavenderCards said...

lovely card.

Zimtschnecke said...

Wow, your card is amazing! Love the image and the colors & papers that you have used so much! Great work!

hugs Bine (Zimtschnecke)

CraftyC said...

A really sweet card Jules, love the image and a great sketch!

tracie said...

oh wow Jules I love this card ~ adorable... love this kitty and those papers are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Tracie :)x

Nicki said...

This is really pretty Jules, great colouring in the image and I love the detailing with the woven ribbon. Nicki, xx.

Bev said...

Beautiful! Love the fab papers and colours - such a sweet image too.

Enfys said...

I love this Jules, love the sketch this week too, will be playing along.
Enfys x

Sue from Oregon said...


Anne said...

Oh Jules, this is just adorable!!! I love those soft pastel colours and that is a fab image!!! Gorgeous card! Hope you have fun with your prize too! ;o) xx

Stressed Mother said...

this is really lovely, nice muted spring colours - love it!!

Carol said...

Very sweet card, lovely colours and details :)

Carol x

Nicola said...

Wow Jules what a stunning card - this kitty is adorable and your colouring fantastic.Love those papers and your fab details. -x-

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, wonderful image and gorgeous papers.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, luv the image, scrummy papers, sue.x