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 June 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 157

Hi Everyone
welcome to Penny Black Saturday
Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes and for joining in the Birthday Blog Hop Fun with your cute Critter Cards...
and where were those prizes hiding.....
pop over and visit
ALI
HELEN
JENNY
LIZ
PAULINE
to find out if you are a lucky winner and which prize will be winging it's way to you.

The challenge this week is....
STITCH IT UP
yes we want to see you get creative with a bit of stitching....get out your sewing machines...do a bit of hand stitching or faux stitching or if sewing isn't your thing....use a sewing related image or embellishment...whatever takes your fancy and as always it's 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'll pop it on the blog for you....you will qualify for the prize draw.

and talking of prizes....we have a brand new sponsor this week...
Click on the logo to be taken over to their online store where you will find a selection of our favourite stamps along with lots of other goodies for your cardmaking needs....
and a little bit about Crimson Cloud....

Crimson Cloud is run by me, Melanie, and my mother Linda.
Once upon a time I had forgotten somebody’s birthday and being a card-aholic was in a flat panic. In a  telephone conversation my mother happened to say “don’t worry just make one”. That was ten years ago and a small fortune later we  finally decided that we loved this masochistic form of artistic, retail therapy and so we have settled and found our niche at last!
We sell only products that we love and use ourselves and love sharing our passion with everyone who is as addicted to cardmaking as we are.
who have generously donated
Penny Black  - 365
as a prize....
And last but not least.....some fabulous stitching inspiration from the lovely girls on the Design Team...









Have a great weekend
Happy Crafting
Hugs from the Design Team
xxx

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Birthday Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday...
we are in party mood today celebrating....
PENNY BLACK SATURDAY's
3RD BIRTHDAY
and before we kick off the celebrations
it's time to announce the winner of last week's challenge
Congratulations Judy
if you e-mail me (kath) with your address
your fabulous Penny Black stamp from Carole will be on it's way to you soon

Before we move on to this week's challenge...it's time for some huge thank you's
To All of You who take time out each week to join us and share your love of Penny Black Stamps
To our wonderful and very generous sponsors for their continued support
To our fabulous Design Team past and present who work their socks off to bring us all lots of gorgeous Penny Black inspiration....we can hardly believe it's been 3 years...doesn't time fly when you're having fun
So without further ado it's time to get the party started
with a BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP...

The Challenge this week is....
PESKY CRITTERS
all those gorgeous hedgehogs..mice..cats..dogs..cows....sheep to choose from

All you have to do to enter is leave your name and a direct link to your entry with Mr Linky and the usual rules apply....your entry must have at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE...SENTIMENT OR STICKEROO
but there is a little twist....
and it is important that you read this part folks....
to win one of the five fabulous prizes on offer
which are hidden away on the Design Team girls' blogs....after linking your card here...you need to pop over and leave a comment on their blogs...no-one knows where the prizes are hidden except me and I'm not telling....
The Design Team Girls with the hidden prizes will choose the winners from the comments on their blogs and they will be announced here next Saturday....
COMMENTS LEFT HERE WILL NOT COUNT FOR THE PRIZE DRAWS...
click on the sponsors logos to be taken to their websites...

Slapstick....Lofty 40-014
3424D...Thinking
4069F...Celebrate Life

Penny Black Clear Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

$20 voucher to spend in their online store



5 metres black divine twine
5 metres black seam binding
10 small black polka dot buttons
1 metre 23mm wide black organza spot ribbon
1 metre 9mm wide black organza spot ribbon
1 metre 15mm  black double sided satin ribbon
1 pack of 5 black hat pins

16 rolls of gorgeous ribbon with a handy dispenser

And before you get ready to hop on to the BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP BUS....
it's time to share some Penny Black Inspiration from the girls on the Design Team....

ALI

BETH

DEBBY

DOMI

HELEN

JENNY

KATH

LIZ

PAULINE

Enjoy your weekend
Happy Crafting
Hugs from The Team
xxx
from PAMELA by e-mail

from Jennifer by e-mail

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 155

Good morning! Welcome to the weekend and another Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Thank you to everyone who entered last week's Doodlebug Challenge...we loved your oodles of doodles and to those who were a bit out of their comfort zone....well done for having a go.

And the 2 lucky winners of last week's challenge chosen at random are.....

Penny Black Stamp...
LIZ MILLER (40)

The Ribbon Girls Goodies
TIP TOP (23)

Congratulations girls....drop me (kath) an e-mail with your addresses and your prizes will be winging their way to you soon...
Now onto this weeks challenge and I know there will be one almighty groan....
ONE FOR THE GUYS
we had Girly Girls a few weeks back so we can't forgot the guys...and with Father's Day just a week away...a chance to get your card made in plenty of time and if that isn't appropriate...I'm sure there will be men in your lives who would appreciate a card.

It's up to you what you make...just 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 chose to ignore this, so if your entry does not include a Penny Black Image, it will be removed from the entries...sorry folks but rules are 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 Kath or Beth and we will pop it on the blog for you and yes you will qualify for the prize draw.
Speaking of which...we have a yummy prize this week for one lucky winner who will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday

from the lovely CAROLE at

Penny Black....Love Nip

And without more ado...time for the lovely girls on the Design Team to share their One FOR THE GUYS inspiration with you all...





Happy Crafting everyone...enjoy the weekend 
Hugs from the Design Team xxx


Saturday, 4 June 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 154

Good morning! Welcome to the weekend and another Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Thank you so much to everyone who entered last weeks One for the Girlies challenges! Pretty cards all round I'm sure you'll agree!

Before we get onto this weeks theme we have 2 lucky winners from last weeks challenge,
firstly the winner of 4 lovely rolls of ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons is...

Lisa Somerville (61)


and the winner of the lifetime 15% discount voucher for PB Stamps is...

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

Now onto this weeks challenge!

Doodlebug!

We'd like to see you get doodling! This can either be as simple as a faux stitched border or as elaborate as and sketched background for your image and everything in between! It's up to you, just 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, 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.
Speaking of which, this week we have 2 more yummy prizes!

From our sponsors at Penny Black Inc -
4059K Hang on Edge



Then from The Ribbon Girl -

5 packs of 10 metres of Bakers Twine

plus any 2 packs of 10 metres of Button Twine from the website

And now it's over to our lovely design team to inspire you with their doodles!







and before we leave you all to your doodling...we thought we would share with you a preview of a yummy summer collection of ribbons available from Fantastic Ribbons.....
their biggest summer crafting selection yet...with loads on the rolls..includes new satin edge organzas (10 metres on a roll) in aqua lime and beauty pink...new border lace and some old favourites...dotted grosgrain in sunshine yellow...new 6mm narrow satins in Bright Kiwi and Baby Maize and if that wasn't enough...all packaged in their famous dispenser.  16 rolls of summer sunshine (120 metres in total) and hold onto your galluses....normal RRP....£25 but for a limited time only.....£15 and if you do the maths folks....13p per metre...a super duper summer bargain....click HERE to get yours.

Happy Crafting everyone and have a lovely weekend!
Hugs from the Design Team xxx

from Jennifer by e-mail