WELCOME

Welcome to our Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog for all lovers of Penny Black stamps....we are based in the UK but welcome entries worldwide...we post a new challenge on the first Saturday of each month and all we ask is that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE...LARGE SENTIMENT STAMP OR STICKEROO as the main focus of your creation and that you please link back to Penny Black Saturday. To join in the fun please leave your name and a direct link to your entry with Inlinkz...so we can come visit you.


Sunday, 27 June 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 107

Hi everyone and welcome Penny Black Saturday.....thank you once again to all those who joined in the fun last week for the travel/holidays challenge and we really enjoyed your takes on the challenge.
And the winner of last week's challenge chosen at random is.....

BELLA!

and this is her gorgeous card....


if you e-mail me (kath) with your address...I will pass it on to Alison & Jayne at Butterfly Kisses and your Penny Black stamp will soon be on it's way to you

The challenge this week is

PAPER PATCH

and if you are unsure what that is all about....basically it's using papers to create a patchwork or quilt effect

as always it is up to you what you create...a card...altered art...scrap book layout etc...whatever takes your fancy...the only RULE being that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE..LARGE SENTIMENT OR STICKEROO

all you need to do to enter is to leave your name and a direct link to your entry with Mr Linky....so we can come visit you and if you don't have a blog....just e-mail your entry to me (kath) and I will be only too happy to pop it on the blog for you and you will qualify for the prize draw.

And talking of prizes....we have a little treat for you all this week.....yes there are 2 prizes up for grabs from P B Stamps

15% lifetime discount voucher to spend at their online store.....pop over for a visit and you will be amazed....thousands and thousands of our beloved Penny Blacks in stock

and


4 Rolls of Ribbon of the winner's choice
Keith very kindly sent a bumper box of ribbons for all the girls on the team...wow they are gorgeous ...and all the ribbons on this week's cards are from Fantastic Ribbons so why don't you pop over to check out the huge collection of beautiful ribbons and great offers...check out the summer sizzlers....multibuy discount.....free ribbons with every order and you can sign up for the newsletter which will keep you informed about all the special offers and new ribbons coming in stock.
And now it's time for the fabulous girls on our Design Team to show off their talents and share their inspiration with you all















JACQUI


And now it's your turn to share your inspiration with us... and we look forward to seeing what you all create....happy paper patching.
Hugs from the Design Team
xxx
by e-mail from Nancy

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 106

Hi everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday
 and before we do anything else....I have to hold my hands up...grovel and apologise for not making any mention on last week's post of the prize on offer..what a numptie...blame it on a senior moment...why didn't someone e-mail me but looks like I am not the only numptie....none of the girls on the team noticed either...don't feel so bad now. 

So the winner of last week's challenge chosen at random is......

JULES
(Always With a Heart)
and here is Jules' fabulous card
Jules always includes a heart somewhere on her cards....can you spot it

Congratulations Jules if you e-mail me (kath) I will pass your details onto
 Jim at 1-2-3 Stitch
who will get in touch with you about using your
$20 voucher to spend online at
and a big thank you to you all for joining in the fun with Janneke's fab sketch....loved seeing all the different takes on it...lots of fabulous creations

Time to move on to this week's challenge

TRAVEL/HOLIDAYS
we know that now summer has arrived (wish someone would tell the weather)....it's time to think of taking time off work to head off and find some sun or perhaps just a break away to recharge the old batteries...so we would love you to share your take on this week's challenge.

As always it is entirely up to you what you create...a card...altered art...scrapbook layout etc...the only RULE being that you use at least
ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE...LARGE SENTIMENT OR STICKEROO

All you need to do to enter is leave your name and a link to your entry with Mr Linky so we can come visit you and if you don't have a blog...just e-mail your entry to me (kath) and I will be only too happy to pop it on the blog for you and you will qualify for the prize draw.

And before I forget.....the prize this week for one lucky winner
is from our brand new sponsors
the lovely Alison & Jayne from


Penny Black..."Baby Hammock"

We are so happy and very honoured to have Butterfly Kisses on board as regular sponsors....I'm sure you are all familiar with Butterfly Kisses if you attend any of the big craft shows around the country....but they now have a website selling our beloved Penny Blacks and other stamp sets....the website is still a work in progress but there will be more and more stamps added as time goes on and if there is any particular stamp that you want....Alison and Jayne will be able to get it for you.

And last but not least.....once again the fabulous Penny Black Saturday girls have come up with some gorgeous inspiration for you all











We hope the weather is nice where you are and will put you in a travel/holiday frame of mind.
Look forward to seeing what you all create this week
Hugs from the Design Team
xxx

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge....Week 105

Hi Everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday
another great response to last week's SWIRLS challenge..it was lovely to see all your beautiful cards...a big thank you for joining us for some Penny Black fun.....and it's so nice to see some new faces too.

The winners of last week's challenge chosen at random are.....

FAE
(Fae's Follies)

CLARE
(Little Bear Crafts)
from Julia at Stampers Supermarket
a Penny Black stamp of your choice

Congratulations girls and if you e-mail me (Kath) I will get in touch with Clair and Julia
and they will contact you on how to claim your prize.

Before we move onto this week's challenge.....we have some fabulous news to share with you all
Penny Black Saturday is now officially sponsored by
Penny Black

the company that makes the gorgeous stamps that we all love so much.
The girls on the team are so excited...it really is a dream come true for us all and a big thank you to Penny Black for making us all such happy bunnies.....and of course....none of this would be possible without the lovely girls on the Penny Black Saturday team who share such fabulous inspiration with you all each week.

So pop on over to Penny Black....where you can become a member of the Penny Black Club...you will receive a monthly newsletter with all the latest Penny Black news of new releases and special discount offers and check out the cute little misses who will be available to buy very soon....aren't they adorable.....you can also download the latest catalogues and leaflets.....and also visit the Penny Black Blog


Well after all that excitement....it's time for this week's challenge and I think you are going to like this one...a fabulous sketch from our lovely teamie JANNEKE......you can flip or rotate the sketch as long as you keep the main elements

as always it's up to you what you create....a card...scrapbook layout....the only RULE being that you must use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE...LARGE SENTIMENT OR STICKEROO

all you need to do to enter is leave your name and a link to your entry with Mr Linky...so we can come visit you and if you don't have a blog....just e-mail your entry to me (Kath) and I will be only too happy to pop it on the blog for you and you will entered into the prize draw

And once again the girls on the team have worked their magic with Janneke's sketch
BETH
DEBBY

DOMI

JACQUI

JANNEKE

JOEY

KATH

LIZ

NAT

We look forward to seeing what you all create this week
Happy Crafting
Hugs from the Design Team
xxx

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 104

Hi everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday....another fabulous response to last week's In The Garden Challenge.....lots of gorgeous creations from you all and thank you for joining in the fun...we really do appreciate it.

And the winner of last week's challenge chosen at random is


and here is Yenni's beautiful card


Congratulations Yenni...if you e-mail me (Kath) I will pass your details to Dick at PB Stamps who will arrange for you to use your discount voucher.

Onto the challenge for this week....and this week we want to see lots of..... 

SWIRLS

as always it is up to you what you create....a card...altered art..scrapbook layout etc...the only RULE being that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE... LARGE SENTIMENT OR STICKEROO 

all you need to do to enter is leave your name and a link to your entry with Mr Linky...so we can come visit you
and if you don't have a blog....just e-mail your entry to me (Kath) and I will be only too happy to pop it on the blog for you and you will entered into the prize draw

and we have two prizes up for grabs this week

and from our brand new sponsor....Julia from Stampers Supermarket who will be giving away a Penny Black stamp of the winner's choice on the 1st Saturday of each month

We are absolutely thrilled that Julia has joined us as a sponsor...she has the whole 2009 and 2010 Penny Black Catalogues online along with a second hand section...selling stamps only inked once or twice at a discounted price....so pop on over and check out all the gorgeous Penny Blacks for sale....along with her own range of wood mounted stamps

My name is Julia Guainiere and I run Simply Stamps.  I started the business in 1997.  At that time I was a teacher.  My daughter had just been born and I wanted to be able to work from home.  For a time I did some home tutoring.  I had a selection of used rubber stamps which I no longer used so I decided to advertise them for sale in Crafts Beautiful.  I got such a good response to the advert that I began to buy stamps in from various companies and advertise them by sending out a monthly catalogue featuring all the stamps for sale that month.  Thirteen years later I still run the 'Simply Stamps Friends Club' and have a database of customers, some of whom date back to the beginning.  Obviously the trend now is to buy on-line which when I started did not exist.  So I started www.stampersupermarket.co.uk.  

Once again the very talented girls on the Design Team have worked their special magic and come up with gorgeous cards for your inspiration


















We look forward to seeing all your swirly creations this week.....
Happy Crafting Everyone
Hugs from the Design Team
xxx