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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, 24 May 2009

Penny Black Challenge - Week 50

Hi Everyone

What a beautiful day - I hope that the weather is as gorgeous for everyone as it is in my little part of the world today.

Just a quick challenge entry before I head out to do a bit of gardening. (Need to clear some land for a courgette plant that is desperate to move into the bit world!!). If I spent as much time in the garden as I do in my craft space then I would have the most beautiful garden in the world!! (But I don't .. .. .. .. so I haven't).

The challenge over at Penny Black this weeks is "Buttons Galore".

Now I am someone who struggles with buttons - full stop! They usually get added to my cards and removed!!!!

But having said that .. .. .. I quite like this creation and will probably find myself making the same card again - and here it is:

This creation used:

Image: Penny Black 3788F "Art of Love"
Sentiment: Penny Black "Critter Party"
Flowers punched from X Cut punches
Little gems and "buttons galore" from my stash box

I would never had made this card if I wasn't entering it for a challenge and yet I really love it now it is finished.

Well off to the garden. Have a great day.

I am hoping to be back with my Allsorts Challenge entry later.

Love Jules xx


Natalie said...

Jules this is so pretty. x

Allison said...

gorgeous card

Jackie said...

Oh lovely card Jules, that image is so cute and I love what you have done with the flowers and buttons.


Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Jules, This is brilliant. I love the simplicity of it. WOW what a happy bee.
Know the garden feeling. Keep meaning to cut the hedge but never seem to get it done! Too many cards to make. LOL
Have a great Sunday , Hazel xox

Francien said...

Its awesome Jules...I love those lovely trouble finding the heart here!!...the flowers are so cute...
have a nice time in the garden!!...I love everything about the gardens...the .bees...butterfly,s etc.but I dont like to work in I am going to sit and make my little hexagons for the quilt and let my DH do the pitty there...he loves it..I just have to "admire" his work in between...
greetings Francien.

Wendy said...

Oh I love this Jules the flowers look great
Wendy x

Polkadoodles said...

Wow Jules this is a little gem! Thanks for stopping by at Polka Doodles, hope you're going to be joining in the challenges hun! x

Nicki said...

This is really pretty Jules, love the ickle bee and the buttons look great. Congrats on your Allsorts win too, I look forward to seeing what you create with your new stash. Nicki, xx.

Kath Stewart said...

fabulous card Jules....great use of buttons...sorry you are having 'puter's such a nightmare........thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC..Hugs Kath xxxx

Beth said...

I love this! The buttons look fab on this funky layout! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

This is one of the nicest ,most cheerful cards I've seen in ages, I love it. The sun has shone on the wirral and I've enjoyed the garden too. janex

craftimamma said...

What a lovely fresh looking card Jules. It's great and I too love the cute bee and the lovely little flowers. No wonder you think you'll make it again.

Lesley Xx

Pauline C said...

Wow jules this is really adorable - the buttons work fantastically and love the cute buzzzy bee! Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week.
Pauline x

Debbie said...

Well, I'm glad you were able to upload this and didn't get that abort message.. this is absolutely adorable. So creative and festive

Sparkle and Flourish said...

This i8s so lovely Jules. I love the flowers you have created! Just a stunning card!
Judy xx

tracie said...

Oh I love this one Jules, what a gorgeous little scene you've created.. love the cute bee and pretty flowers and buttons. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC ~ hope you've had a fab weekend
Tracie :)x

Kort og Søm said...

Love the look on your card, so clean and simple!
Fredrikke :o)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

hun the card is how you have used your buttons they look great

hugs shell xx

Dawn B. said...

This is adorable. I love this image. I really like this challenge because I get to see PB stamps I haven't seen before. Your buttons are perfect. Great job.