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 23 August 2008

Challenge 11 - No Cards Allowed

Hi everyone and and welcome to Challenge 11

We would like to thank everyone for joining us last week and wow what an amazing week it was, we had a fantastic response to our Ribbon challenge and lots of wonderful creations by you all again - thank you for joining in the fun and sharing, we all love visiting your blogs.

I have a bit of sad news to tell you all, Tracy is stepping down for a while from Co-Ordinating the blog with me due to personal reasons. But the good news is she will still be on our DT so you'll still be able to see her wonderful creations.

I want to take this opportunity to say a BIG THANKYOU to Tracy for her wonderful ideas and creativity to the blog, I couldn't have done it without you hun, and hope you'll be back on board soon.

Jacqui and Kath are coming on board to help me with the blog, which is great as Im not sure I'll manage on my own, lol
So thanks girls, I know you'll both be a great asset and hopefully we'll still keep our idea's fresh and inspire you all to come back each week.

Don't forgot to come back later and see who won our fabulous download from Polly Craft

Ok onto this weeks Challenge

No Cards Allowed

I know this is a tricker one than last week, but we want you to get your thinking caps on.

You can make anything you like Bag, Note Book, Box, Candle, Tag, Tin etc but NO CARD please, and your creations MUST feature at least one Penny Black Image.

This week we have some more fabulous stickers for one lucky winner:

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 these fabulous goodies 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 is some inspiration from our Design Team - wow girls you all did fabulous work again this week. Don't forgot to check out their blogs too for more fabulous work.








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Helen B


Swaantje said...

Lovely challenge this week, and gorgeous examples from the DT.

Here is my entry


Annie said...

so many different projects from the team this week, and all gorgeous! I can't believe I'm second with my gift bag! you can see it here
annie x

Unknown said...


Sue said...

Great challenge, mine is on my blog

What a perfect way to spend my Saturday


craft mad Jenny said...

I really enjoyed this one, and used some PB stamps that I've never really used before - they're more decorative, really!

Click here for mine.

Shelly said...

Great DT inspiration! Thanks for a fab challenge blog! Hope we still see you Tracy. My ATC is on my blog, thanks.

mueppi said...

Great Challenge this week and wonderful works from DT
Here is my album
Hugs Gisela

Dawn said...

Wow great challenge ladies and the DT creations were inspiring!

Here is my Entry – Thanks for Looking!

Helen said...

Wow - what a tough challenge - no cards!!!??? Great DT creations!Have emailed you my candle - I thought that this challenge was a great excuse for trying a new technique!
Helen x

Unknown said...

Great challenge ladies and the prompt I needed to make a new mobile phone charm! The DT have come up with some wonderful creations this week. Mine is here. Lol Lynn x

6 wacky women said...

Great challenge this week! The DT projects are terrific.

carolann said...

Wow great work girls my entry is here

Jenny said...

Eine tolle Idee diesmal und tolle beispiele.
meine Karte

Jackie said...
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Jackie said...

Sorry, linky thing went wrong on previous post!

Great theme this week and lovely inspirational work by the DT, thank you.

Here is my attempt



Donna said...

Great theme for this week and the DT creations are just wonderful :) mine isn't quite so glamorous but its fits the challenge and my daughter is a happy bunny with the end result lol! :) Donna x

Mine is here on my blog

maya's fun art said...

this challenge is great!!!
I made five boxes to my friends birthdays.
its in my blog:


Anonymous said...

My first time to do a bag, this was a real challenge, that You for a great inspiration

Tracey said...

Fab challenge :-) Love the DT examples. I've made a set of 3 ATCs

they are here


Lavender stamper said...

Great challenge
Many thanks for stretching my brain.
My interpretation

Sandra said...

Hi,Great challenge this week,loved doing this, nice change from cards,brilliant DT examples,thank you for the challenge,
Sandra x

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

This was though! I love cardmaking!! :)

You can view my try at

hugs Ria

Allison said...

great idea, great examples
mine is HERE


Andrea, said...

Great challenge and DT projects. I have made a tag which is on my blog.

My tag

Jutta said...

Great challenge and fantastic DT inspiration.

Here is my entry.

Hugs Jutta

Charli said...

Great DT work
Here is my tag.

AMG said...

Hi, Here is my entry for "No cards alowed"

Tessi`s Kramecke said...

Hier ist mein Beitrag zur Challenges


Danke für's schauen.

Cazzy said...

I hope I can enter this shaker dome in the challenge, is it Mrs Fastidious with lots of glitter!

Here is my shaker dome

Unknown said...

hallo.. great woks from the Designteam..

here is my entry

Thanks for look

Debbie said...

Great challenge and inspiring creations from all the DT. You can see my entry here:


Debbie x

Jozza said...

Great challenge and DT examples!

My entry

Zimtschnecke said...

Hi ladies,

lovely challenge this week and so beautiful examples from the DesignTeam! ;-)

Here is my little diary

Thanks for looking! ;-)

Hugs Bine/Zimtschnecke

Unknown said...

Here is a bookmark I have made for this weeks challenge. I am loving all the different projects done by the DT...fab.

Sally said...

Great Challenge. love the items by the DT
Here is my entry.

Amanda said...

Great challenge. Really got me moving away from a card for a while!!


Unknown said...

Lovely challenge this week ... and gorgeous examples ... my entry is here:-


Pauline C said...

Fantastic challenge and great examples from the DT .. wish I knew how to make half these things LOL!! I ahve made an image wallet which I hope qualifies .. it's here.
Pauline x

The Country Rose said...

What a fun challenge! I had time to play this week :D! Here's my project: http://thecountryrose.blogspot.com/ Have a great week!

ineke said...

hello !!!
i've made 2 tags/labels .. i'm not so good at taking pictures as the team did !!!
i rather scan my items...
i hope you all recognise the stamps i used !!!

Arline said...

Great challenge and fab projects from the DT! Here is my attempt this week! My entry

Pamela said...


what a great challenge. Here you can find it.

Hugs Pamela

debby4000 said...

Fabulous DT and great challenge
Here's mine

LISA said...

great work DT
I have made a post it note holder for this weeks challenge xxx


Lesley said...

Great challenge, I have made a skinny. Thanks for looking xxx


Crafting Queen said...

My entry is on my blog. Thanks for looking.

Unknown said...

Here is my Tag for this weeks challenge
Loved the challenge, great DT designs Thanks Tx

Anonymous said...

Hello, wonderful projects and challenge :-)
Here is my entry

Terry @ Krazy's Place said...

Fun ideas from the DT.

I made a bookmark, a very big bookmark 8D

Check it out:


Chrissie said...

Great ideas from the DT.
http://chrissiescreations.blogspot.com/2008/08/penny-black-no-cards-allowed.html is mine.

Antonella said...

I am back!
I've done a mini album and you can see it on my blog.


Annie said...

Great challenge - so much fun to do something different - thank you.

My button box gift is here...


Ann xxx

LOUISE said...

Hi Ladies, great work from the DT! Here is my choice! Louise x

darcy48 said...

Some fab ideas from the DT you are all so clever! Here is my card

Julia said...

Thanks for the challenge, enjoyed doing something other than a card. My entry is at http://juliaspaperwishes.blogspot.com/2008/08/no-cards-allowed.html

inkedx2 said...

Great challenge. Here is my project.



nessy said...

fantastic challenge ~wonderful DT creations
my ATC can be seen on my blog
thanks for looking
vanessa xx

Katja said...

Visit my blog an see my


Hugs, Katja

Paula said...

well it was SO tough that its taken me all week! made it just in time! The DT work is as always an inspiration!

Here is my entry... Thanks for looking!
Paula xx

Anonymous said...

Great works, everyone! I made a bookmark for my first Penny Black Saturday challenge. Here is my entry

Thanks for looking!

Catherine said...

here's mine but will be back for more =)

Alison said...

Fab inspiration from the DT again this week Here is my fridge magnet

Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone!
What a fun challenge, thanks a bunch!!
Here's my take...

Jo said...

Heres mine :D


much fun! :D

Angie Parrish said...

This is my first week to enter this challenge. I love looking at all the other things people have made. They are great. Thanks for letting me participate. I am looking forward to next week. You can see my entry on my blogspot.