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, DIE OR STICKEROO as the main focus of your creation and that you please link back to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. 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, 7 July 2012

Penny Black Saturday July Challenge

Hi Everyone...
and welcome to a brand new look Penny Black Saturday...
today's post is going to be quite lengthy so I'll cut to the chase...
first things first....thanks to everyone who joined in last week's Hot Metal Challenge...you well and truly rocked it but there can only be one winner and it's...
ANNE (8)
with her gorgeous foil tape flower
congratulations Anne...if you contact me (kath) I'll arrange for you to collect your voucher from J&C Creations.
OK IT'S NEWS TIME and all change at Penny Black Saturday...the blog's had a make-over...a brand new look for another change...we are moving to a MONTHLY challenge on the first Saturday of each month..relieving the pressure a bit on our fabulous Design Team and also giving you all more time to be creative and join in the fun...
and to celebrate we are having a good old Penny Black Saturday Blog Hop
so...let's get the party started....all you need to do is jump on the Penny Black Saturday Bus
and hop off along the way to visit all the Penny Black Saturday girls and our special guest designers...there are extra prizes to be won along the way...all you have to do is leave a comment when you visit...and just in case you get lost along the way...you can always pop back here and restart your journey...

And July's challenge is....
(and the living is easy)
We know it may not be very appropriate at the moment for some parts of the country but hey if you all join in the fun...the sun may just decide to come and play too...
the usual rules apply....you must use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE...LARGE SENTIMENT or STICKEROO...you can enter as many times as you like during the month...but it must be new work...no back linking please...
The challenge will close at
8pm (UK time) on Thursday 2nd August

Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful sponsors...there are 5 prizes up for grabs...the winners will be chosen at random and will be announced at the next challenge on 4th August.

First Day of Christmas

$20 voucher to spend in their online store

But now it's time for some fabulous inspiration...
we would like to say a big thank you to our lovely guest designers...Andrea and Mary from The Ribbon Girl and Julie from Craftwork Cards for accepting our invitation to join in the fun...


(The Ribbon Girl)

(Craftwork Cards)

(The Ribbon Girl)


The Penny Black Saturday Bus will be along any minute...so hop on board and your first stop is ALI...
Happy Crafting Everyone
Hugs from The Design Team

Edited to add: oops I forgot to tell you that you can enter the monthly challenge as many times as you wish...obviously the more times you enter...the more chances you have in the prize draw.


Dorte said...

Beautiful summer cards from GDT and DT, congrats with your new look.
hugs Dorte

Alexandra said...

Wonderful summer cards from everyone from the DT and guest designers.

Anda said...

Love the summer cards - I'm going to have to make a summery card this weekend I think to try and forget all the rain we have outside!

rachel said...

well done DT and I for one am glad you're moving to a monthly challenge - I may even get chance to participate! Fab work to Anne too - I thought it could be a winner!!!! Big hugs xx

Janine said...

Like the new look. Great summery cards by the team.

Crafty Cat said...

Just done the blog hop, some wonderful cards from the DT, may be inspired to enter the challenge. xxx Carol V

netsoojmik said...

Back at the busstop after a great hoppy ride! There was so much to see along the way! I saw a lot of gingham designs the remind me of a picnic blanket, lots of inspiration!

Gr's Kim

Marianne said...

Fabulous cards by the DT and a lovely new design but ... I don't like the light blue text on the white background. It's straining to the eyes (to mine at least).

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous DT cards as always.
My Saturday mornings will never be the same!! ;-)
Good luck with the new format and love the new look challenge blog too!
Lorraine x

Nat said...

Great Blog Hop, great new-look blog, great DT cards, great idea to have a monthly challenge, I do struggle to make the weekly deadlines! So, great everything!

Vanja said...

Fabulous cards by the DT, I just finished the blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration, ladies! :)


Paula (PEP) said...

Oh I love the new look - what a gorgeous soft colour to use & the banner is beautifully effective.
Paula (PEP)

Paula (PEP) said...

PS - sorry - meant to say think it's a brilliant idea to be monthly. PEP

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love the new look blog,fab card by the dt and a great challenge. janex

KraftyKaren said...

Fab blog hop - some great inspiration on the way round.

And loving the new look to the blog and great idea to go monthly xx

Anonymous said...

I think this is a wonderful idea. I love this challenge but can't always find the time to join in weekly, and you all must be so busy getting this all done for us each week. Love the new blog look and great cards from the DT. Off to do the blog hop!


Sandra H said...

Thank you P/B For this amazing and wonderful Blog Hop which l have just completed great cards along the way with amazing inspiration from the Designer Team well done to you all! love the idea of a monthly challenge it will help lots who l know are working and don't always have the time to do a weekly one thank you for the chance to win any of the blog candy and thank you for making this happen good luck and the new blog look is stunning:)x

scrappymo! said...

Love the new, revamped look. Off to check out the hop!

Martina said...

Such a great Blog Hop! All DT Girls did a fabulous job! But...I will really miss the weekly Chalenge here!

judkajudi said...

Great idea to change to less frequent challenges! Don't know how you all kept up that weekly pace. Just a suggestion: That light blue font is not so easy on the eyes!! Otherwise, the blog look is great! Wonderful DT cards, too. Thanks for the hop!

-R- said...

Beautiful DT-works! Could you please tell me, how many times can I partisipate in each challenge? With different cards of course. Is there any limitations?

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Wow,what a lovely new look!
love the blog face-lift! The dt's cards are great as usual,
hugs Doreen

loulou said...

Congratulations on the new bright, fresh look to the blog. I enjoyed hopping on the bus around the DT blogs looking at all the lovely summery cards. Enough inspiration to overlook this dismal rainy winter we are having, cheers Linda

Sharon said...

The blog looks fantastic, as do all the DT cards. Thanks very much for the hop, it was fun.

Shelly said...

I've just hopped my way through a vision of summer, via your lovely cards that is... not outside!!! I'm looking forward to joining in... inking my stamp now! Shelly x

Anonymous said...

Great cards from the DT! Just finished the bloghop. Thanks for the chance to win some fantastic stuff. Hope to find some inspiration for the challenge this month.

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Hopped everywhere!! So many great cards. I love your stamps. Hopefully I can win some thank you for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards and designs. TFS

Great challenge xx

Jane said...

What a wonderful hop, so many lovely cards. Many thanks to all the sponsors for offering such great prizes. Good luck to everyone. I shall be entering the challenge at some point, my card is underway!
Jane x

Irene said...

Ein super tolles Thema hat mir mega Spass gemacht etwas dazu zu basteln.

LG Irene

Linda said...

Fabulous set of cards from all the DT. Definitely in the mood for summer now. xx

Clair Matthews said...

Love the new look blog... xxx

Unknown said...

Hi There, I just spent a little time reading through your
posts, which I found entirely by mistake whilst researching one
of my projects. Please continue to write more because it’s
unusual that someone has something interesting to say about
this. Will be waiting for more!


Janice said...

Beautiful cards as always DT & a lovely blog hop to celebrate! Happy holidays you guys, Jx

KraftyKaren said...

Fab challenge and great cards from the design team. Great that is now monthly!!

Karen x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous DT cards. Hope I can join the fun and blog hop now. Carolxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I very much enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful DT makes on my hop and I finally got around to making my card! Lovely makeover, ladies! Happy Crafting, Hugs, Lesley

Ellen Taylor said...

fabulous DT CArds! Thanks for the challenge!!

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