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, 28 May 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 153

Hi everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday
we loved all your gorgeous Fussy & Fancy cards for last week's challenge...just goes to show what a talented bunch you are and the winner of last week's challenge chosen at random is....
GEMMA LOUISE (16)
Congratulations Gemma...if you e-mail me (kath) with your address our lovely teamie Pauline will get your prize off in the mail.

Time for this week's challenge which is....
ONE FOR THE GIRLIES
a chance to make something for little girls and big girls alike
perhaps something all pink fluffy and frilly...with a little or loads of bling...it's all down to you...it's your interpretation of the challenge and as always I have no doubt you will be giving us all a real treat....

A few important things to remember...your entry must use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE...LARGE SENTIMENT or STICKEROO and all you have 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.
The challenge will close on Friday 3rd June at 8.00pm

and we have two fabulous prizes up for grabs this week for 
2 lucky winners who will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday
starting off with Fantastic Ribbons...
4 rolls of ribbon of the winner's choice
pop over for a browse of this fabulous online store...not only will you find a huge selection of gorgeous ribbons but buttons too and there are always special promotions...discounts for bulk buying...well worth a visit

and from PB Stamps
15% off lifetime discount voucher
and what can I say about PB Stamps....a fabulous Aladdin's Cave of all things Penny Black...even Dick has lost count of the number of Penny Blacks he has in stock...brand new releases in stock and great customer service....what more could you want.
A big thank you to our very generous sponsors....we truly appreciate their support.

And the bit that I look forward to every week....sharing with you all the fabulous inspiration that the lovely girls on the Design Team have created for you and I may be a little bit biased but I think they have excelled themselves this week...










So now it's your turn....look out the Penny Blacks and get inking...
Happy Crafting and have a great weekend
Hugs from The Design Team
xxx
from Jennifer by e-mail

from Pamela by e-mail

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 152

Hi Everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday
you all seemed to love our Clean and Simple Challenge last week...well done on lots of fabulous cards
And the winner of last week's challenge chosen at random is...
JULIE (69)
Congratulations Julie...please get in touch with me (kath) and I will pass your e-mail address onto 1-2-3 Stitch for you to collect your prize..have lots of fun shopping

And a very important announcement before we get to this week's challenge....
AS FROM THIS WEEK...
THE CHALLENGE WILL CLOSE AT 8.00PM (GMT) ON THE FRIDAY EVENING

The challenge this week is the exact opposite from last week....
FUSSY AND FANCY
so for all those of you who love to go overboard on your cards with lots of yummy stuff...here is your opportunity to go wild....
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 we can come visit you....if you are unsure of how to do a direct link...you can 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.
Talking of prizes....
we have a beautiful Penny Black stamp this week for one lucky winner who will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday
from our lovely teamie PAULINE
Penny Black....Winsome
and once again the fabulous girls on the Design Team have worked their special magic










Now it's your turn to look out your frilly fancy ribbons and have a good old rummage in your embellishment boxes....happy crafting everyone and enjoy your weekend
Hugs from the Design Team xxx

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 151

Good morning! Welcome to the weekend and another Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Well, I hope you're all actually reading this after the problems Blogger has been having the past couple of days! Nightmare! I think all the Gremlins have gone now but think of all the Techno Geeks who must have been working through the night to solve it! All's well that ends well!
Anyway, firstly we'd like to say a huge Thank You to everyone who took part in our Distressing challenge, I hope you all enjoyed yourselves - that's the main thing!
We have 2 winners picked at random, I did the draw at midnight last night when Mr Linky closed so hopefully no entries were missed off.

Firstly the winner of the stamp from Penny Black -

Jennifer (by email)

and then the gorgeous ribbon bundle from the The Ribbon Girl -

Well done, stunning cards ladies!! Drop Kath a little email and she'll arrange for your prizes to be sent to you!

Now for this weeks challenge, a very popular theme in blog land at the moment with even a few new challenge blogs dedicated to this theme:-

Clean & Simple

That's right, we'd like to see your Penny Blacks do the talking with minimal patterns, embellishments, layers etc, the only RULE being that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE, SENTIMENT or STICKEROO, there have been quite a few folks recently who obviously choose to ignore this, so if your entry does not include a Penny Black Image, it will be removed from the entries, sorry peeps, thems the rules! :-)
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, just e-mail your entry to me or Kath and we will pop it on the blog for you and yes you will qualify for the prize draw.

This weeks prize is from another of our fab sponsors 1-2-3 Stitch
there is a $20 voucher to spend at their store for one lucky winner!


Thanks for your big welcome to our new Design Team members last week!
Here they are with the rest of us to inspire you!



BETH








Happy Crafting everyone and have a lovely weekend!
Hugs from the Design Team xxx
from Jennifer by e-mail
from Jenny by e-mail

from Pamela by e-mail

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 150

Hi Everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday
we loved all your special Milestone cards last week...thanks for joining in the fun...we do really appreciate you all taking time to play along

The winner of last week's challenge chosen at random is...
Congratulations Doreen.....if you e-mail me (kath) with your address I will arrange for you to collect your
prize from P B Stamps

And before we move on to this week's challenge....we have some very special news....
we were absolutely ecstatic and over the moon when 
the lovely and mega mega talented......
and
agreed to join the Penny Black Saturday team....welcome on board girls

The challenge this week is.....
DISTRESSING
and we don't want to feel in the least bit distressed about it....you can distress the edges of your papers...use Distress Inks....emboss and sand...whatever you want....it's your take on distressing...so just have a go and have fun....the only RULE being that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE...SENTIMENT or STICKEROO.....there have been quite a few folks recently who obviously choose to ignore this rule...so if your entry does not include a Penny Black Image...it will be removed from the entries.
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....just e-mail your entry to me (Kath) and I will pop it on the blog for you and yes you will qualify for the prize draw.

And talking of prizes....we have 2 beauties this week which will be going to 2 lucky winners to be chosen at random and announced next Saturday and a big thank you to our very generous sponsors

Gentlest Kiss 4054K

And don't forget you can join the Penny Black Club and be amongst the first to hear all the latest news of new releases....have you seen the gorgeous new Whimsy Collection...you can share your work with other Penny Black lovers over at the Penny Black Circle and visit the Penny Black Blog for fabulous inspiration from the Design Team

10 (5m) bundles of Seam Binding....in colours of the winner's choice
and let me tell you the girls on the team are drooling over this one and wishing they could enter
Here are just some of gorgeous colours you could choose


why don't you pop over for a visit...you will find a treasure trove of ribbons...buttons...twine...charms and lots more....brand new goodies arriving all the time and as if that wasn't enough eye candy for one day....the fabulous girls on our Design Team have even more to share with you all











Happy crafting everyone and have a great weekend
Hugs from the Design Team 
xxx
from Jennifer by e-mail

from Pamela by e-mail

from Carol by e-mail