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.


Saturday, 25 September 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 120

Hi Everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday..
great response to last week's challenge and you all totally rocked Joey's fabulous sketch..big thank you for joining in the fun and a huge thank you to the lovely Kath Racoosin for joining us guest designer and for sharing her fabulous inspiration with us all.....we loved having you on board Kathy......please come back soon.

Sadly we are saying goodbye this week to our lovely teamie Janneke who has decided to devote more time to her other passion....photography....I'm sure you will join us in saying a big thank you for all the wonderful inspiration she has shared with us and on behalf of the all the girls on the team.....thank you so much for your contribution to the team Janneke...we wish you all the best for the future and we're going to miss you.

It's time to announce the winners of last week's challenge

from
Penguins Carolling

from
stamp of the winner's choice from the Halloween 2010 Collection


Congratulations girls...if you e-mail me (Kath) with your addresses....your prizes will be on their way to you soon and we hope you have lots of fun with them

We hope that you will forgive us the challenge this week....a bit of wishful thinking on our part...we are so desperate for one last little bit of an......

INDIAN SUMMER
as always it is up to you what you create....the only limit being your imagination and 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 direct link to your entry with Mr Linky so we can come visit you.....if you don't know how to do a direct link you will find instructions on the sidebar
If you don't have a blog...just e-mail your entry to me (Kath) and I will pop it on the blog for you and you will qualify for the prize draw

And talking of prizes......3 up for grabs this week

from

15% discount lifetime voucher 
to spend in their online store which is an Aladdin's cave of Penny Blacks and I don't think that even Dick has any idea how many Penny Black stamps he has in stock.....so I would suggest before you pop over for a browse...make yourself a cuppa...find a comfy chair because I guarantee you will be there for some time.

from

4 Rolls of Ribbons of the Winner's Choice
another Aladdin's cave but this time brimming with gorgeous ribbons and buttons....lots of special offers and if you sign up for The Fantastic Ribbons newsletter....you could be the lucky winner of £100 of ribbons.

from

SU Paper Piercing Tool
a must-have tool that every crafter needs

and once again our fabulously talented Penny Black Saturday team have produced their usual assortment of deliciousness to share with you all.....







PAULINE


Have you joined in the fun yet over to the Flickr Penny Black Group .....if not what are you waiting for....lots of lovely friendly folks....some you may know and others you will soon get to know and loads and loads of fabulous inspiration

That's it for today everyone....now it's your turn to share your inspiration with us all
Happy Crafting
from the Design Team
Hugs xxx

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 119

Hi Everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday....big thank you to everyone who joined in last week's challenge and it was nice to see some new faces.....we really do appreciate you all joining in the fun.

The winner of last week's challenge chosen at random is.....
PAULA....Linky No 3


Congratulations Paula if you e-mail me (kath) I will pass your details onto
1-2-3 Stitch who will be in touch about spending your $20 voucher

The challenge this week is a fab sketch from our lovely teamie JOEY

and we have some fabulous news to share with you all.....we are so excited that the lovely and very talented Kathy Racoosin....from the Penny Black Design Team has joined us this week as Guest Designer
"I am so excited to be featured as guest designer here at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and I admire the creativity of the DT and the participants.   I think this is one of the best stops on the web because you all love Penny Blacks as I do.    I find that there is a PB image to fit all of my moods whether it's cutesy elegant or dramatic.   Creating is something I have always needed in my life but never could find the right medium for me until I found the love of rubber a few years ago.   When designing a card I try to use a stamp in different ways to provoke thoughts and interests.   Detailed cutting layering and the addition of white dots are necessities to me. I am a mother of two teenagers and my husband I just celebrated 20 years together.  I am grateful for this opportunity to share my cards with you.....Thank You."

To see lots of  gorgeous cards using our favourite stamps you must pay a visit to Kathy's Blog where I guarantee you won't be disappointed...it's full to the brim with fabulous inspiration and Kathy also has a give-away to celebrate more fabulous Penny Black news which I will tell you about in a minute.

As always it is entirely up to you what you create from Joey's sketch...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 direct link to your entry...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 pop it on the blog for you and you will be eligible for the prize draw
Although our challenge blog is based in the UK....we welcome entries from across the world but please remember that the challenge will close on Friday 24 September at midnight GMT.

And we have special prizes this week for 2 lucky winners who will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday

from 

stamp or stamp set of the winner's choice
from the 2010 Halloween Catalogue which you can browse HERE
and we have more exciting news ....Penny Black have a brand new blog which you can view HERE...you can also find them on FACEBOOK and TWITTER and if you pop over to the GALLERY you will find lots of inspiration

and from our lovely teamie CAROLE

Penguins Carolling...40-034
The Design Team were absolutely delighted when Kathy kindly agreed to join in the fun this week..but then panic stations kicked in and our knees started knocking at the thought of being in such talented company....but I'm sure you will agree they have overcome their nerves and as always have worked their special magic...


KATH

LIZ

NAT

PAULINE

We can't wait to see what you all make this week with Joey's fab sketch
Happy Crafting
Hugs from the Design Team
xxx

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge....Week 118

Hi Everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday
another fabulous response to last week's colour combo challenge and you all well and truly rocked it...thank you for playing along...we really do appreciate it

And the lucky winners of last week's challenge chosen at random are....

HEDGY GIFT......EMMA

JOIN THE PARTY......SALLY

Congratulations girls.....if you e-mail your addresses to me (Kath) I will get your stamps off in the post

Time for this week's challenge

MEN/BOYS CARD

I can hear you all sighing from here......not everyone finds it easy to make cards for the male species but I'm sure you will all rise to the challenge and give it your best shot
as always the only RULE is that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE....LARGE SENTIMENT OR STICKEROO

and all you need to do to enter is leave your name and a direct link to your entry with Mr Linky.....please make sure it is a link to your entry and not to your blog....it makes it so much easier for the team to come visit you and if you don't have a blog...just e-mail your entry to me (Kath) and I will pop it on the blog for you and you will be entered in the prize draw.

The prize this week for one lucky winner chosen at random is from

$20 voucher to spend at their fabulous online store where you will find
lots of your favourite Penny Blacks

Once again the very talented girls on our Design Team have come up with gorgeous inspiration for you all








Happy Crafting Everyone
Hugs from the Design Team
xxx
from Claire by e-mail

by e-mail from Jo

from Monique by e-mail

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge....Week 117

Hi Everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday
another fabulous response to our "Summer Lovin" challenge and I think you may have all just done the trick because the weather seems to have taken a turn for the better and long may it continue

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

from PB Stamps...15% off lifetime discount voucher

 from Fantastic Ribbons....pack of Black and White Buttons

Congratulations girls....if you contact me (kath) with your details I will pass them onto our sponsors who will be in touch about your prize

Time for this week's challenge....a colour combo

PURPLE ...CREAM.....BROWN
and if this one fills you with horror because you really are not a PURPLE girl.....the girls on the team have come up with fabulous inspiration for you all

as always it is up to you what you create...the only RULE being that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE....LARGE SENTIMENT OR STICKEROO
and
all you need to do to enter is leave your name and a direct link to your entry with Mr Linky so that we can come visit you and if you don't have a blog....e-mail your entry to me (Kath) and I will pop it on the blog for you and you will qualify for the prize draw.     Please note that Mr Linky will close for entries at midnight GMT on Friday 10th

We have two yummy prizes this week for 2 lucky winners who will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday

from the company that brings us the gorgeous stamps that we all love so much

Hedgy Gift...4061K

Join the Party... 4046K

Just click on the Penny Black logo and you will arrive at their website where you can feast your eyes on the Christmas 2010 collection and if you join the Penny Black Club.....you will receive first peak at all new releases...an e-mail newsletter and lots of card ideas.

So now it's time for that fabulous inspiration I was on about and once again the very talented girls on our Design Team have worked their special brand of magic with the colour combo and if you pop over to their individual blogs.....you will find even more inspiration









So now it's your turn and we look forward to seeing what you all create this week.
Happy Crafting Everyone
Hugs from the Design Team
xxx
from Claire by e-mail