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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, 4 April 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Hi Everyone

Don't you just love the weekends - especially if there is time to play with crafty goodies!!

The Penny Black Challenge this week is to make an Easter Card .. .. .. but poor Jules doesn't have any Penny Black Stamps that really resemble Easter in any way whatsoever. No eggs, no chicks, no fluffy bunny rabbits !!! Shame.

So this was a double challenge. The first being to choose an image that I could actually do something with and the second to then make the card.

Well here is my creation:

I am pleased with how it has turned out and photographing in the light is so much better than struggling with pesky flash lights and the stupid light those energy bulbs give off!!!!

To make my card I used:

Image - Penny Black "Contented" (perhaps this is because he ate the chocolate eggs!)
Backing Papers - Pink Petticoat download "Spring Wishes"
Sentiment - Computer generated

There isn't really anything else to this card other than the image was coloured with ProMarkers.

I love the Pink Petticoat download. Particularly the stripey paper behind the little dog - it brings back lovely memories of the flannelet sheets I used to have as a little girl. They looked just like this and were always warm and snuggly on winter nights.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. The weather here in Staffordshire is lovely. I should probably be washing and gardening but hey - if hubby can go to the football I can go to my craft space! Tee hee!!

See you again soon

Love Jules xx


Jackie said...

Well I think it's lovely and what's wrong with Easter dogs!!

Have a good weekend

Pauline C said...

Oh this is fab Jules - it really made me smile and 12/10 for imagination! Thanks for joining the PBSC this week and have a great weekend
PS a bit late for this year I know, but if you would like any Easter images do let me know and I could send you some hun

craftimamma said...

Brilliant Jules and I love the sentiment.

I know exactly what you mean about that stripey paper and flanalette sheets. They were snuggley weren't they?

Lesley Xx

Kath Stewart said...

wowee Jules...this is the stripey papers and your cute pupster and the sentiment is great.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Dawn Wheeler said...

OOh Jules ,love this card so cute and gorgeous ,love it ,hugs Dawnxxxx

helen said...

iknow just what you mean about the sheets i had them too, so snuggly, love the card jules
helen x

Tania said...

Oh, this is cute! Love the colours and the cute little sentiment-Tania

Beth said...

Aww! This is such a cute card! Great sentiment too!! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black challenge this week!
Beth xx

Francien said...

I just now found your blog and what a lovely one it is..some beautyful creations you have made...this last card is so the stamp..Gonna follow you so I dont have to miss out on things!!
greetings Francien.

Allison said...

great card, love the setiment

Bev said...

Such a sweet card Jules, love the image and beautiful colours x

Debbie said...

Adorable, none the least.. and I love your little saying at the bottom..

Joey said...

Hi Jules, fabulous card, I love the layout, the papers you used are gorgeous. Joey.x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Such a lovely card. Love the layout and how you have improvised with your sentiment. Great thinking! Lainy x

tracie said...

Fab card Jules, love the pretty papers and great work with this cute image ~ Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC
Tracie :)x