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, 30 August 2008

Challenge 12 - Stars and Stripes

Hi Everyone...and welcome to Challenge 12....
First we would just like to thank you all for the great response to last week's challenge..a little bit trickier perhaps but you certainly put your thinking caps on and came up with fabulous creations and also a big thank you to those of you who e-mail your projects in every week
Don't forget to check back later to see who has won
the fabulous "Penny Black Stickeroos"

Happy News from Penny Black Saturday HQ this week
and we wish them all the best for a long and happy life together.
Thoughts now turn to wedding invitations and Penny Black hedgies
spring to mind - how cute would that be!!!!!

So...on to this week's CHALLENGE


this week we would like to see stars and stripes on your project and as always it is entirely up to you what you make - a card, ATC, altered art just as long as it features at least one Penny Black image.

This week the prize is sponsored by
and is their latest download called


gorgeous papers 22 in all, one sheet of alphabets and one sheet of Star Toppers and Sentiments.

Pop over to the FUNKY HAND website and check out all the wonderful paper collections available either on CD or to download.

We hope you will join in the fun and look forward to seeing what you create.

To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize, just leave a comment with a link to your work so that we can come and visit you and then put your name in the draw

The winner will be announced next Saturday when we will be posting a new challenge.

If you don't have a blog, then e-mail us your work and we will happy to display it on the blog for you.

Once again our wonderful Design Team have worked their special magic and come up with great creations and Becky..Tracie..and Kath... have used papers from the Minty Madness download....click on the names of our Design Team and pay a visit to their blogs for lots more inspiration.

Phew!!! my first post on Penny Black Saturday...I can now relax, sit back and enjoy looking at all your fabulous work.. and don't you just love our new background - big thank you to Jo from Siggi Shop.


Shelly said...

Wow! I'm the first one! Great cards as always from the DT. My card is on my blog, thanks ;o)

Swaantje said...

I am the second ... ;o)

Great sketch and gorgeous DT cards !

My card is here.

My card

Have a nice weekend..

LISA said...

brilliant cards from the DT, love the challenge......plus is distracted me from the dreaded HW.xxx


Charli said...

Great DT work!
Here is my card.

Dawn said...

Hi there
Here is my Card – Thanks for Looking!

Gorgeous DT cards ladies!

Gillian said...

Love all the design team cards.

Here’s my card

Unknown said...

Hallo, a beautiful Theme.. and nice Cards from the DT..

here is my card. Thanks for looking.

Sue said...

Great cards and fab challenge:)

Here is my card


Unknown said...

Great challenge - Thank you.
Mine is here:-


Jen said...

I've just made my card for your challenge, you will find it on my blog.
Jen x

Jo said...

Glad you like the background Kath!

LOVE what the DT have made - wow!

I shall be back in the week with my card :)

Sandra said...

Hi,Great DT cards again this week,loved doing this this week,thanks for the challenge,
Sandra x

Katja said...

Visit my blog and see

my card

Hugs, Katja

MinnaK. said...

Beautiful DT-cards, like the challenge.
My card.

Minna, Finland

Bubbles said...

Wonderful DT cards and great challenge, just added my card on my blog


Joanne x

P.S. Congratulations Beth and Jamie on your engagement.

Jenny said...

Wieder tolle Karten und hier:
ist meine Karte

Jo said...

Hi Ladies, I made my card tonight.

Here it is ;)

lisa said...

I really enjoyed this challenge and will hopefully do some more but I only have 2 pb stamps tfl xx

NGCARDS said...

Hello! Fab cards by the team!
Here is my entry, the stars part are the pink stars on the snowflakes and the stripes is the ribbon accross the bottom =) let me know what you think =)

Terry @ Krazy's Place said...

More awesome cards from the DT!

Mine is on my blog:


Tirpuunen said...

Wonderful DT-dards! Here is my card.

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Great cards Dt ;) but difficult theme this week :)
My card

hugs Ria

mueppi said...

Great DT-cards!
Here is my card

Have a great sunday!
Hugs Gisela

Sharon said...

Great challenge this week and lovely cards as always from the DT. Here is my card.

Anonymous said...

Here's my card
Great Sketch as always!

craft mad Jenny said...

Click here for mine.

Great cards from the DT, a very pink and girly one from me this week!

Mandy said...

Fantastic DT cards

Here is mine

Thanks for looking !

xx mandy

Kim Piggott said...

Thank you DT girls wonderful cards love them. My card can be found here
kim x

Eveline said...

Lovely new challenge. This is the first time I made a card for this blog.
Here is my card:

Debbie said...

Great challenge and fab DT cards. Finally finished my card you can see it here:


TFL Debbie x

Allison said...

great cards and my example is HERE


Anonymous said...

My card is here


Tracey said...

Fab challenge & gorgeous cards from the DT as always :o)

My card is here


darcy48 said...

Lovley cards from the DT once againx Here is my card

Unknown said...

here's mine x


gailscraftyplace said...

Lovely cards from the DT. Here's mine

Lavender stamper said...

Great design team cards.
Here is my attempt at this great challenge.
My Card</a

Happy Crafting

Tina said...

Great theme!
Here is my idea:


Jacqueline van der Sar - Crejakaarten said...

Lovely Theme, great DT cards!!
Here is my card.

Unknown said...

Fabby starry creations from the DT this week. Mine is here. Lol Lynn x

Antonella said...

Here I am!!
My card is there:


Thanks for looking!

Unknown said...

Great DT cards, Here is my card for this weeks challenge thanks Tx

Lynsey said...

Thanks so much for the great challenge and the inspiration from the DT.

My card is Here

Lyn said...

Brilliant theme this week, and great examples from the DT. Mine is on my blog


Anonymous said...

this time I'm only one day later ;-)
Here is my entry

Have a wonderful week

Anonymous said...

Sorry, the wrong link.
Here it is

Miia said...

Great DT cards and i loved the theme of challenge!
Here is my card.
Have a nice week!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous DT and love the challenge
Here's mine

angeljakki said...

Here is the card I made. Love the design team work.

Donna said...

Hi guys, brilliant challenge theme this week and such fantastic cards by the DT again :) My card is on my blog

Crafting Diva said...

Hi wonderful challenge this week I have put my card on my blog

Diane.W. said...

Gorgeous Dt work!
Mine is on my blog,TFL :O)X


Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Another great challenge and DT cards. My card can be found here:-


Mephisto said...

What a nice Idea.
Here is my Card.


Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Lovely cards and a really nice challenge. You can see my card here:http://rosalien-cardfun.blogspot.com/


Annie said...

great theme this week and fabulous cards fromt he DT. Mine is here
annie x

Kim Dellow said...

Hey All, Love the DT work. This one is appropriate for the announcement you have :)
Here is mine

Bubbles said...

Gorgeous cards, just added mine on my blog.

Joanne x

Catherine said...

here's my try for this challenge =)


Bev said...

Fab DT cards. Here's my card

karen said...

fab cards by the DT here is my card, its the first time ive took part in this challenge.

Anonymous said...

Oooo what a lot of entries you will find mine on my blog


Lorraine x

krista said...

You all have made so nice cards!

My card is on my blog.

Chris said...

Hi everyone, lovely cards from the DT and I loved the theme. My card is here. TFL. Chris

LOUISE said...

Wonderful cards DT, loved the Challenge. here is my card. Louise x
here is my entry

Amanda said...

Great challenge as always

Here is my entry.

Wendy said...

Loved doing this one
Here's my card

Alison said...

Loved this challenge, fab DT work as always Here is my card

Lesley said...

Thank you for drawing my name for last week's prize! Here is my entry for this week, thank you for looking!


Unknown said...

Lovely cards Ladies. Here is my card for this weeks challenge.

Tip Top said...

Great samples! I resisted the urge to use Funky Hand papers - well my printer did and I couldn't print any more so resorted to some papers I'd already printed!

Here is mine!

Cathy said...

Great DT card and a fab theme! You can find my card here.
Thanks for looking.
Cathy xx

Paula said...

Stunning DT Projects as usual... really fun challenge.
Paula x
Here's Mine... Thanks for looking!.

ineke said...

here my card !!!
i made a christmascard of it !!!

Joey said...

Fantastic cards! mine is here


thanks for looking.x

dpkennedy said...

Fantastic samples! I love PB images and have several...I need to join in!! I can't wait to see what everyone has created!

Little Old Me said...

Here is my card for the challenge... really enjoyed it - thanks... its my first PB challenge... I did do the last one but was too late :( not this time tho :P

here it is


carolann said...

Wow fantastic cards everyone my entry is here

The Crafty Den said...

Hi all, lovely DT cards and great challenge this week. Please check out my card for this week. Lots of love, Denise x


Donalda said...

Just love the theme you have this week and you ladies have some gorgeous cards. I have uploaded MY ENTRY

Sally said...

Love the DT cards. They are all fabulous! You can view my entry here. 3 in 1

Liza said...

Brilliant challenge. My card is here

Liza x

Helen said...
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Helen said...

Well, I've finally gone and set up my own blog - inspired by all of your fabulous blogs! So it seems fitting that the first card uploaded should be for this challenge. Hopefully this link will work, and you'll be able to see it here
Helen x

Murielle said...

I love your challenge!
Thank you!
Here is my card.

Anice said...

Wow what alot of entries..thank you to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge DT for making such fab cards with my papers. I just love seeing what other crafters do with them!!
Anice - Funky Hand

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love this challenge. Here is the second version of my card:


snowgoose and kitty cat said...

hopefully I've managed to do all the techical stuff....thanks for the challenge.

snowgoose and kitty cat said...

nope I failed miserably. sorry, hope this is better
snowgoose- genevieve

Heather said...

Great DT cards, enjoyed this challenge, my first for a while.
Mine's on my blog.
Rica xx

Anonymous said...

To late, but still wanted to show you my card :-)Here's my take on this challenge. TFL