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 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 186

Hi everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday and first things first...we're sending great big birthday hugs to our lovely teamie JENNY who was celebrating her birthday yesterday...21 again...
and a big thank you to everyone who shared their Crafty Bargain creations last week....we loved seeing what you spent your crafty pennies on
and the winner chosen at random is...
JANE
Congratulations Jane if you e-mail me (kath) I will arrange for you to get your prize
and woohoo a little surprise to boot...thanks to our lovely and very computer savvy teamie Beth....we now have a winner's blinkie on the sidebar
for you to display on your blog should you wish
and any previous winners are welcome to grab it too.

But it's time for the last challenge of January
FLORAL FRENZY
and no need to panic if you don't have any Penny Black Floral images...as long as there flowers of some description on your creation we'll be happy and as always it is up to you what you create...the only RULES being that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE...LARGE SENTIMENT or STICKEROO and that your card is posted on your blog on or after today's date...no back linking please
All you need to do to enter is leave your name and a 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 you will be allocated a number for the prize draw.

And the prize this week for one lucky winner who will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday from our very generous sponsors at
Fantastic Ribbons

4 rolls of ribbon of the winner's choice
and believe me when I say you will find it so hard to choose from this Aladdin's cave of delicious ribbons...great deals on offer too...the more you buy the more you save...so pop on over for a browse and don't blame us if you have no willpower.

But now for the best bit....time to share the gorgeous Floral Frenzy creations that the girls on the team created this week...









PAULINE

and now it's your turn....have a great weekend everyone
Happy Crafting
Hugs from the Design Team xxx

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 185

Good morning! Welcome to the weekend and another Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
It was great to see so many entries for last week's 'anything goes'.
You sure do love your Penny Blacks!

But there can only be one winner and that's you....
Jane

And here is Jane's gorgeous card.
Drop Kath an email and she'll organise your prize for you!

So, onto this weeks challenge....

Crafty Bargains

Were you lucky enough to snatch a bargain in the sales? If so, why not put it to good use and join in this weeks challenge!

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.

And just an extra little reminder this week, NO BACKLINKING, your project must be posted on your blog on or after the date of the challenge.

This week we have a gorgeous Penny Black 'Japanese Maple' stamp for our lucky winner.
Provided by our very generous sponsors Crimson Cloud.
An exceptionally well stocked online shop and a free gift with all orders over £20!

Here is what we did with our crafty bargains.
Check out our blogs and we'll tell you a bit about our bargains!













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

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 184

Good morning! Welcome to the weekend and another Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
It's Beth here, and personally, as well as part of the DT, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who joined in our CASE it challenge last week! I loved seeing all the interesting and different ways you were inspired by my card and I can't wait to see what you come up with for the future CASE it challenges - very exciting!

We have 2 winners picked at random from last week's entries,
firstly the winner of the stamp from Penny Black -
Number 7 - Marika!


and then the gorgeous ribbon bundle from the The Ribbon Girl -
Number 28 - Catherine!


Well done, they're both gorgeous cards!! Drop Kath a little email and she'll arrange for your prizes to be sent to you!
This weeks challenge is sure to have you all joining in:

Anything Goes!

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!


And if you are looking for a little inspiration....over to the fab girls on our Design Team...






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

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 183

Hi Everyone...Happy New Year and welcome to Penny Black Saturday
thank you to all the busy crafters who took time out to join in the fun of our Tag Challenge...
there were lots of gorgeous entries but there can only be one winner....
Congratulations go to....
SHARON (13)
if you contact me (kath) I will get your prize off in the mail

After a nice break over the Christmas holidays...the girls on the design team are raring to go again so let's get back in the crafty swing with our first challenge of 2012
CASE-IT
this will be a feature challenge on the 1st Saturday of each month...
each member of the design team will choose one of their favourite cards 
starting off with our lovely teamie BETH...
all you have to do is take inspiration from Beth's gorgeous card and share it with us here...
the only RULE being that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE...LARGE SENTIMENT or STICKEROO and to enter leave your name and a direct link to your entry with MR LINKY or if you don't have a blog...e-mail your entry to me (Kath) and I will pop it on the blog for you...you will be allocated a number and entered in the prize draw.

And talking of prizes...we have two to give away this week
and thanks once again to our ever generous sponsors...

Penny Black....the company who continue to inspire us with their beautiful designs...pop onto the Penny Black Blog for lots of inspiration..interesting articles and competitions...join the Penny Black Club for sneak peeks of the new releases and lots of card ideas with step by step instructions and join in the fun at the Penny Black Flickr Group where you can upload your cards and share inspiration with lots of Penny Black fans.

Fireworks
from The Ribbon Girl....where you will find a treasure trove of beautiful ribbons...twines...buttons and gorgeous embellishments for your card making.....pop over for a visit...they have lots of goodies in stock to tempt you and don't blame us if you have no willpower

Yummy Yellow Mini Ribbon Kit
the winners will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday
But now it's time to share some fabulous cards from our super talented team...








Now it's over to you....time to get inking those Penny Blacks
Happy Crafting Everyone
Hugs from the Design Team
xxx
by e-mail from Emilie