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, 30 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 208

HI Everyone and welcome to Penny Black Saturday...
this is going to be a bit of a long post so I'll cut to the chase and get on with it...

First of all...thanks to all the lovely folks who joined in last week's challenge flying your flags and waving your bunting and the lucky winner of the Penny Black stamps is....
FABIOLA
with her adorable banniere multicolore card..
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Congratulations Fabiola....if you e-mail me (kath) with your address I'll get your goodies off in the mail...
we know that our Winner's Blinkie has lost his blink but if you bear with us folks...we'll have a brand new one up next week which... if you are a past winner...you're welcome to grab for your blog...
and before we move on to this week's challenge we have some exciting news to share with you all...

we are absolutely delighted to welcome on board....the lovely Denise and Jenny from
as sponsors....and here's a little bio from J&C Creations in their own words...
J & C Creations was founded in 2004 by mother and daughter Denise and Jenny Packham making handmade greetings cards to raise funds for an expedition trip Jenny was embarking on to Mongolia. From there we began exhibiting at local school fĂȘtes and garden shows where our range of products grew to include gifts. As we started attending more shows we increased our product range to include card making supplies, J & C Creations was born.
Summer 2011 saw some major changes, as J & C Creations relocated to new business premises, where we open on the first Tuesday of every month and by appointment when we are not away at shows to anyone who would like to come and visit us. Please contact us by phone or e-mail to arrange an appointment.
Nowadays J & C Creations can be found exhibiting at the craft shows up and down the country, where we take great pride in selling and demonstrating some of the craft industries top brands. These Include Penny Black, Spellbinders, Heartfelt Creations, Hobby Art, Tim Holtz and Ranger. 2012 has been a busy year for us as we have launched two brand new blogs, an ideas and inspirations blog alongside a monthly challenge blog. We are currently working hard on our website, where over the next few months we will be introducing a whole host of new collections as well as launching our brand new website J & C Beads with everything you need to create stunning beaded and jewellery designs.
But there's more exciting news...the Penny Black Saturday team are absolutely over the moon to welcome back into our happy little family...one of the original design team...someone that you all know and love as much as we do...that lovely and very talented lady...the Cat's Whiskers indeed
OK time for this week's challenge...
HOT METAL
yes we want to see some metal on your cards...we leave it entirely up to you and as always the usual rules apply...only Penny Black images please...all you have to do to enter is leave your name with Inlinkz and if you don't have a blog I have deactivated the mandatory URL function...so hopefully it will work if you enter your e-mail address...fingers crossed that Mrs Technophobe has got it right...
and the prize this week for one lucky winner who will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday is...
to spend in their online store where you will find lots of your favourite Penny Blacks and lots of other lovely crafting goodies for your crafty stash...


Time for some fabulous METAL inspiration from our fabulous Design Team...
ALI

BETH


DEBBY


HELEN


JACQUI


JENNY


KATH


NAT


PAULINE

We look forward to seeing all your Metal creations and hope you have a great weekend...take care if you're affected by the horrendous weather conditions in some parts of the UK or if the sun is shining bright where you live...remember to slap on the sun cream
Hugs from The Design Team
xxx

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 207

Hello everyone! It's Saturday again which means it time again for another Penny Black Challenge! Yey!

Before we get onto this weeks challenge though, we'd like to thank everyone who took part in last weeks challenge! We've loved coming to see all your beautiful cards!

We have selected a winner at random from last weeks challenge, for the beautiful Card Candi from Craftwork Cards, the winner is...


Congratulations!
If you email Kath (address in the sidebar) she'll arrange to get your prize to you and feel free to grab your winners Blinkie code from the sidebar!
This weeks challenge is...

Fly the Flags!
We'd like to see flags, banners, bunting etc!

As always we leave it up to your imagination...the only RULE being that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE...LARGE SENTIMENT OR STICKEROO AS THE FOCUS and all you need to do to enter is leave your name and a direct link only please 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 Beth or Kath and we will be only too happy to pop it on the blog for you and you will qualify for the prize draw.

This weeks prize is 2 fabby Penny Black stamps! 

And now over to our lovely Design Team!



We can't wait to see what you all make!
Happy Crafting everyone and have a great weekend!
Love the Design Team xxx

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 206

Hi everyone
and welcome to Penny Black Saturday
we loved all your gorgeous Red White and Blue cards for last week's challenge
and the winner of the voucher from 1-2-3 Stitch is...
SUE (29)
with her beautiful sparkly flowers
Congratulations Sue...if you e-mail me (Kath) I will arrange for you to collect your prize

The challenge for this week is....
5 CIRCLES
fairly self explanatory...we just want to see 5 circles on your project and of course...buttons and gems would count as circles...as always it's entirely up to you what you create...a card, altered art, scrapbook layout etc - 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 a link to your entry with Inlinkz...if you don't have a blog - e-mail your entry to me (Kath) and I'll be happy to pop in on the blog for you and you will be entered in the prize draw.

And talking of prizes...we have a super duper give-away this week from our generous sponsors...
a UK based company who pride themselves on the quality of the fabulous innovative products you'll find over at their online store...
one lucky winner who will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday will receive
5 packs of Animal Print Card Candi...


time for some inspiration from the girls on the Design Team who had great fun creating their
5 Circle Cards...







Now it's your turn to delve into your crafty stash and we look forward to seeing what you create...enjoy your weekend and happy crafting
Hugs from the Design Team
xxx

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 205

Good morning! Welcome to the weekend and another Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Thanks so much for all the entries last week inspired by Kath's gorgeous card, we've loved coming to see them!

And we have 2 winners picked at random from the entries,
firstly the winner of the stamp from Penny Black -
LINDA! (No. 22)

and then the gorgeous ribbon bundle from the The Ribbon Girl -
SUSAN! (No. 13)

Both gorgeous cards!! Drop Kath a little email and she'll arrange for your prizes to be sent to you!
This weeks theme is a colour challenge;

Red, White & Blue!

the only RULE being that you use at least ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE, SENTIMENT or STICKEROO, 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 Inlinkz 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
from Pamela by e-mail

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 204

Hi Everyone
Welcome to Penny Black Saturday
big thank you's to everyone who joined in last week's challenge...we loved all your monochrome magic cards but of course there can only be one winner and it's...
DEBORAH (22)
with her cute Kitty Card
Congratulations Deborah
if you e-mail me (kath) I will arrange for you to collect your bundle of Bakers Twine 
and don't forget to grab your winner's blinkie

And already we're into the month of June...a busy month of celebrations...the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend means a long bank holiday weekend for everyone to enjoy...let's hope the weather decides to play ball and before we know we'll be be gearing up for the Olympics but as it's our first challenge of the month...it's time for our regular
CASE-IT CHALLENGE
and it's my turn...so here's the card I've chosen...
the usual rules apply...it's entirely up to you what you create as long as 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 Inlinkz
and the prize this week for one lucky winner who will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday
from our wonderful and very generous sponsors...


and
The Ribbon Girls have a brand new Card Challenge starting tomorrow...why don't you pop over and join in the fun.
Now it's time to share some inspiration with you all from the very talented girls on the Design Team...they did a great job I'm sure you'll agree...







Enjoy your Jubilee weekend folks and we hope you'll find time to come join in the fun.
Happy Crafting
Hugs from The Design Team
xxx