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.

Friday 4 July 2008

Challenge 4 - Buttons + Brads

Hi , everyone and welcome to challenge 4. First we would like to say thanks to everyone who took part in last weeks challenge, your cards were all fabulous and we are really enjoying visiting your blogs. Don't forget to check back later today to see who has won the gorgeous dowonload from Tinker & Co

So onto this weeks challenge:

Challenge 4 - Buttons & Brads
Your cards must feature at least one or preferably both

Don't forget you must include at least 1 PB stamp or image and its entirely up to what you make - card, atc, altered art etc..

This week we have a fabulous CD to give away to one lucky winner chosen at random which has been kindly donated by our new sponsor :-

If you've never visited Funky Hand before, then you wont be disappointed. They have some fabulous downloads and CD's for all your crafting needs.
We hope that you will join in the fun and look forward to seeing your wonderful creations. To be in with a chance to win the fabulous cd just leave a comment with a link to your work and we will put your name in the draw. The winner will be announced next Saturday.
Don't forget we will be posting a new challenge every Saturday. If you don't have a blog, then email us your work and we will be happy to put it on the blog.

Here's some inspiration from our Design Team, don't forgot to check out their blogs too for more fabulous work.
Some of us have used the gorgeous papers from Funky Hand.









Cards by those without blogs:


Helen B


Janneke said...

Beautiful cards you made.

Regards, Janneke

Nikki said...

Ooooh buttons....my very favourite thing in the whole wide world LOL...this will be fun!
Be back soon!

mueppi said...

Die DT-Karten sind wieder wunderschön!
Hier ist mein Beitrag
hugs Gisela

Dawn said...

Buttons and Brads Yaaay!! Love them!
Will be back later!
Love all your cards - they are gorgeous

Jocy said...

Ladies, your cards are wonderful!

My card you can find here

Shelly said...

Wow am I the first? Brads & Buttons, favs of mine! Great work again ladies! My cards are on my blog, thanks ;o)

Cecilia said...

Here comes my this week card to challenge.


Thanks for looking!

Hugs from Finland Tiina

Holly said...

HERE is my card x

Sue said...

Wonderful cards ladies & another fabby challenge:-)

Here is my card.


Lavender stamper said...

Buttons & Brads
Two of my favourites.

I love the DT cards as usual


happy Crafting

Lyn said...

Beautiful examples from the design team, my very basic card is on my blog


Unknown said...

Really lovely DT cards this week - beautiful soft colours. Great challenge. My card is here. Lol Lynn x

Mephisto said...

Great DT Cards.

Here is my Card.


Tracey said...

Fantastic cards & another great challenge. I love brads, buttons & of course Penny Black stamps lol.

Here is my card:


simplyfairies said...

What a yummy challenge, and a fabulous prize too!!! Loadsa of inspiration again form the DT....
Here is my card.

Helen said...

Lovely DT cards again! To my shame I've never used buttons on a card, so this was a first for me! I've emailed you my card.
Helen x

Pauline C said...
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kes said...

Great challenge this week. here is mine. .

Pauline C said...

Wow - gorgeous cards by the design team - here's my effort!

And I've just spotted that I have won the random prize for challenge 3 - amazing!! I'm really happy and will email you my address- thanks!!
Pauline x

Annie said...

fabulous theme and cards from the DT this week. and hey! I did a card on the same day as the challenge was set! You can see it here

Unknown said...

Lovely cards as always from the DT. Here is my card.

Paul said...

Here's my attempt
Thanks for looking


Pianca said...

Here is my entry:

Thanks for looking:)

Debbie said...

Another fab challenge mine can be seen on my blog

Minty Magic said...

Another great challenge. Here is one I made http://minty-magic.blogspot.com/2008/07/penny-black-saturday-challenge-4.html

Donalda said...

Ladies your cards are just gorgeous and what a awesome theme. I got my card done and you can find it Here Thanks for a great Challenge

Dawn said...

I'm back!
HERE is my card!
Love buttons and brads!!!


Anonymous said...

Great challenge and lovely cards. Here is the link to mine:
Buttons and Brads

craft mad Jenny said...

Great cards from all the DT,
here's my entry, having made good use of some brads and buttons that I've had for ages not knowing what to do with them!

click here

Melissa said...

Here's mine:

Can anyone tell me how to put a direct link in a comment? I see some other people do this. If anyone knows that would be great. Thanks so much!

Gorgeous cards by the design team.

Anonymous said...

beautiful cards, great challenge.
Here comes my entry.penny

Alison said...

Fab cards from the design team love them, Here is my card

Anonymous said...

Great challenge and lovely cards from the DT.

Here's my card

Carole ;o)

Tina said...

Wonderful cards, ladies

Here is my card:



Anonymous said...

Here is my floral card

Anonymous said...

I think it will be nice to group our cards and hand-made works in a gallery to facility vision (as Pencil Lines do).

Do you like it?

Unknown said...

my buttons and brads card is on my blog now :)

Anja said...

I just discovered this blog and I already love it.

here is my card

Bev said...

Gorgeous cards!! Loved this sketch - thanks. Here's my card

Jen said...

Now this was a challenge. With all the buttons and brads in my stash, it was difficult narrowing it down!
I found some balloon buttons and decided to make a baby card.
It's on my blog.
Jen x

sandra_w said...

Great DT cards! Here is my card:
Thanks for looking!

Jozza said...

Great challenge again :o)

Here is my entry.

Charli said...

I've just posted my card on my blog.

Daisy Chain said...

Fab cards, fab challenge.

Love using embelishments especially buttons.

Here is my card

Love Debbie xx

Donna said...

What a great theme, just bought new buttons and brads so timing was perfect. Here is my entry. Donna

Jill said...

another fab challenge and it mak it harder I've made a male card. Thanks Jill x

Here is my entry.

Glenda said...

Hi all, made a card this week!!!
Need to start making them faster now!!
It's up on my blog for all to see!

Maria said...

I've posted my first submission to your challenge blog at


Lovely DT samples and thanks for the chance to win.

gailscraftyplace said...

Great cards by the DT. You will find mine on my blog. Gail xx

Wendy said...

Lovely DT cards
Here is my card.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited that I was finally able to participate. I love Penny Black! Here is my card...

Loreal Blondi said...

Little different card from me
Hope you like it anyway...

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards by the DT!
Here is my card for this week.
Maria x

Unknown said...

hallo girls

here is my card Thanks for look

Crafting Diva said...

Hi my favouite things brads and buttons I have added my card to my blog http://craftingdivadesigns.blogspot.com
Wonderful cards from your design team again!!!

MichelleO said...

Beautiful Cards this week ladies - I must have lost my mojo with my little piggie... but I finally got one made -
Hugs -
Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles: a little "hog"

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Fab cards, DT!! :o)

I realised (too late) that - as a member of the FHDT, I should have used FH papers, but just didn't enter my head!! What a dunce!! (Sorry, Anice! I may make another one, just to make up for it! lol)

Anyway, mine is HERE

Cathy said...

Fantastic DT cards. I had to scrabble around for a button!!
My card is here. Hope you like it.

Katja said...

My card for this week is on my blog.
Greetings from Germany, Katja

Elina said...
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Elina said...

I tried to make the url-address as a link but didn't succeed and removed my comment. Here is my card for this challenge:


Lim said...

WOW, the DT cards are awesome like always. Nice combination, brads and buttons.
Please check my blog to see my card. It's a shame my picture is not so good.Sorry.


SUE said...

I think all the examples are just great. Looking forward to joining in more of your challenges ...

Here's my card

Chris said...

Some wonderful cards here everyone.

Mine is here.


MinnaK. said...

Thanks for challenge and great dt- cards.


Chrissie said...

Lovely cards from everyone, here's mine

Linanna DESIGNS said...

The DT members are gorgeous as always, as are so many of these ladies that i've looked at. Now feeling even more disappointed with my colouring. My card is here http://linda-wright.blogspot.com/

Richelle said...

Wow..lovely cards!
here is mine.


annaelle said...

Here's my entry for this weeks challenge:
my card


Lesley said...

Thanks for another fab challenge, here is mine xx


Sharon said...

Yipee, buttons! My favourite things!! Here is my card.

Rima said...

my card can be found on my blog,
thanks for the fun!!

Lorraine said...

A little late this week but I have at last managed something. My card can be found here


Hanne said...

You'll find my very first participation for the Penny Black Challenge in my blog :)


Su said...

My card for the challenge is titles Jake. It's on my blog.
Enjoyed doing my first peeny black challenge.

tineke said...

what a beautifull cards you made, today a have made my card for de pb challenge. It was nice to do.
Here can you see my card
xx tineke

Patricia Derksen- Cornelissen said...

What a wonderfull challenge, I made my card for this week, and put him on my blog
Love Patricia

Liz McGuire, said...

Great challenge and lovely cards. Here is mine

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Girls, please pop along to my blog to check out my card. Enjoyed this week's challenge and I managed to get it done on time!! Lots of love, Denise x


Marcea said...
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Marcea said...

Another great challenge - sorry I do not have any buttons on my card .... will have to get some!!!! Here is my card

Antonella said...

I don't use buttons....I tryed!
Here my Card

Sarah said...

Can I join in the fun please? This is my first time at this challenge! My card is on my blog here http://cardscraftandcoffee.blogspot.com/

Looby said...

thanks for another great challenge!

Here's my card

Lou x

Murielle said...

Voici ma carte!
Fantastic challenge!!!!

Allison said...

great challenge examples are great my card is HERE


Jeannette said...

Great challenge, I love buttons, only used dinkie ones, but buttons none the less. Fab cards by DT too.
Here's mine

sumbine said...

Awesome cards!
Thank you for another great challenge.
Here is my entry.
Thanks for looking!

Jo said...


theres mine :o)

nessy said...

fantastic cards, as always girls!!
my card can be found on my blog
thanks for looking
vanessa xx