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, 13 June 2009

Birthday Celebrations

Happy Birthday to us...
Happy Birthday to us...
Wow can you believe it's been a year since we first started Penny Black Saturday Challenge... how the time flies when we're all having fun.... and fun we have had... enjoying all your gorgeous creations every week.

We would all like to thank you all for making our challenge blog a success and for joining in our challenges over the past year, we wouldm't be here if it wasn't for all our Penny Black Friends
So by way of thanking you all the Design Team have put together their own 'Surprise Birthday Candy' and we invite you all to participate. All you have to do is go to each DT's blog and to enter their candy please leave a message on their PB post (with a link to your work for this weeks challenge)

PLEASE NOTE: You can only enter each DT candy ONCE and you must play along with this weeks challenge. DT's CANDY CLOSES ON FRIDAY MORNING AT 8AM ~ WHERE EACH DT WILL PICK THEIR WINNER
Before I tell you about this week's challenge I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the DESIGN TEAM for their hard work and contributions to our blog and we are so blessed and grateful to have such a wonderful talented bunch of ladies... which I know contributes to making Penny Black as successful as it is.
Ok so onto this week's challenge... and as we are celebrating our 1st Birthday we would like to see your creations with the theme
Now this can be any celebrations ~ birthday, engagement, anniversay, new baby, new job.. the list is endless. As always....you can make a card...altered art...bag..notebook etc the only rule being that you use at least one Penny Black or sentiment.
Now we have another SPECIAL treat for you this week and have 10 PRIZES... yes you heard it right 10 PRIZES kindly donated from 5 of our Sponsors (thanks to you all)
£20 Gift Voucher to spend on the website
3 sets of this super cute set of clear stamps

And if you would like to win these gorgeous goodies....all you need to do is leave a comment here with a link to your entry....so we can come visit you.
If you don't have a blog....e-mail your entry to Tracie and we will be only too happy to pop it on the blog for you.
The winner will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday
And finally here's all the fabulous creations from our very talented Design Team

inside the small card

inside the flap card
Happy Crafting everyone
from the Design Team


Pauline C said...

Wow ladies- congratulations on the PBSC first birthday and what wonderful cards you have all made. Sorry I can't join you with a DT card this week or visit you all individually, but I'm sure this challenge will be a runaway succss, especially with such a stunning range of prizes for 10 lucky entrants plus the lucky DT candy winners! I will be sure to offer our loyal bloggers a late party bag when I'm back in the swing.
Hugs to you all :-)
Pauline x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Happy Birthday! I made a birthday card that opens up in the middle. Here's my entry.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Penny Black! and huge congratulations on your success. As always sensation inspiration from the DT, thank you.
Here is my Card

Thanks for looking.

Yvonne said...

Wow, I can't believe it's your first birthday already. A big congratulations to you all and thank you for all of your inspiration during the past 12 months. Here is my entry for this weeks challenge.

Yvonne said...
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Yvonne said...

For some reason, I keep having a real problem when adding my link. Fingers crossed it might work this time!! Here’s my entry

Yvonne said...

Third time lucky?? Here’s my entry

Yvonne said...

Ok, I'm beaten ...... Help anyone??

Yvonne said...

I'm hoping that, with Kath's help, this could be the one ......

Martina Rau said...

Wonderful DT´s, ladies!

Here is my idea:



Steph said...

Happy Birthday!
Here's mine!

Tessi`s Kramecke said...

Congratulations to 1 Birthday. Weierhin I wish you many beautiful ideas.

Hier ist meine Karte


Andrea, said...

Happy Birthday!!
Fab DT cards, I have made a birthday Card.

My card

Chrissie said...

What wonderful, wonderful DT cards. Certainly is a celebration.
My card is here

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday ladies! congratulations on the big NUMBER 1!!!! Thank you for bringing lovely challenges every week!

Here's mine!

Thanks for looking
hugs carly xxx

Susan said...

One today!!! - And many more to come! Just loved doing this and seeing everyone elses cards, such a talented bunch!
Heres my card
Thanks for looking!
Keep well and happy!

daisy said...

happy birthday everybody!!!!!!!!!!!
wow 1 year feels like yesterday i have found you!
love the way you celebrite hihi with th tons of pricess!

have my card up on the blog!


Anonymous said...

hi guys Happy Birthday

will be back soon with a card

just wondered who won last weeks beautiful ribbons?

Emily ;)

Trimgym said...

Happy Birthday to You! Do enjoy the celebrations! And here is my Happy Birthday wish to you!. Hope you like it.



Alicia said...

Congratulations on your 1st birthday! Thank you for letting me part of the group. Design Team and the members have given me so much inspiration.

Here is my entry

Sue said...

Many congratulations and Happy 1st Birthday PBSC!!! I try to join in every week cos I love love love my PB stamps. Hope you get lots of lovely cards posted for your birthday.

You will find my card HERE

xx Sue

Carol said...

'Happy Birthday'
A year gone already!!! Thanks so much for all the inspiration week after week, i love looking at all the cards each Saturday :)
I could not let this one go without MAKING time to join in!
Here's to many more years of your lovely blog and
is a card from me and 'the girls'!

Big Hugs
Carol x

Sue said...

Wow, one year old, Happy Birthday Penny Black Challenge. I am so happy that I found this challenge, it is such a joy. Great cards by the disign team.

here's my card

Aquarius said...

Congratulations on your first birthday - here is my celebration card

Västäräkki said...

Happy Birthday and many, many wonderful years to come!

LOUISE said...

Congrats on your first Birthday! Theme is great and DT cards are lovely as always. Here is my card. Louise x
Birthday Celebration

Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

WOW. Congrats on your birthday. Thank you for all of th hard work you all put into the site and the challenges.

My entry is on http://craftilysugarbrown.blogspot.com/.

Kimberley said...

Happy Birthday! Great cards by everyone. My little card for you is HERE

Wendy Swenne said...

Happy first Birthday!!!!
And what a great cards the dt have made.

here is my card

mueppi said...

Happy birthday Penny Black!!
here`s my card
Hugs Gisela

Jen said...

Wow that year has flown! Congratulations on your first birthday. What a way to celebrate!
All the design team's work is amazing as always.
You will find my entry here
Jen x

Unknown said...

happy birthday to you all....tralalala....all the dts cards are superb and this is my very ist submission to your challenge i hope it ok you find my card hugs sassyx HERES MY CARD

jude said...

Wow "Happy Birthday"here's to many more .Love all the DT cards they are stunning creations.
Here’s my entry
thanks Judexx

Lynne in NI said...

Happy Birthday (...its mine today too!)
Thanks for all the inspiration, great challenges and fab DT cards!
Here's mine

The Crafty Den said...

Congratulations on your first year - well deserved success. Fab DT cards as usual this week to inspire us. Here is my retirement card Hugs, Denise x

Melisa Waldorf said...
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Melisa Waldorf said...

Here is my entry! I just found this blog yesterday. I knew immediately that I had the perfect set to play along for the "Celebration" them. I hope you like them.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Sorry I couldn't figure out how to make my address a link.

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt aus Alsdorf said...

wow - congratulation for your first birthday.
Happy Birthday !!!
I made a card with big flowers for you
My Birthday card
Thanks for looking

Casi said...

Wow, already a whole year. Congratulations to the design team!! And also congratulations for the wonderful DT-cards!!

Here is my card to celebrate with you

LG Kerstin

brenda said...

Congratulations all, know a lot of effeort will have gone into reaching this landmark, so well done all.

here is my celebratory card

B x

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday PBSC! I'm glad I can play along this week! here is mine

SannaS said...

Happy 1st birthday to you!!! Here’s my entry to the party! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Sandra said...

Congratulations! Wow that is a huge amount of prizes. I keep my fingers crossed.
I made a birthday card. Here is my card


Debbie said...

Wow, congratulations on your 1 year anniversary, I've had a blast playing along these past few weeks

Here's Mine

Linda . J said...

Happy Birthday! and congratulations on your success and great DT cards.

I hope this link works


Hugs Linda

Linda . J said...

Sorry I shall try again


Hugs Linda

Emma said...

happy birthday to you all its been a great year. here is my entry xx


scotspanda said...

wooohoo Happy Birthday!!! Congratulations to all of you :o) Great dt cards as always

my card is


Amanda xx

Cynthia said...

It's lovely to be celebrating your 1st birthday with you. Fantastic cards by the DT.Best wishes for the next year too.
here is mine

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Hi! How fun. Congrats on your first birthday!!!

Here's my card: http://craftycre8tions.blogspot.com/2009/06/diagonal-punch-birthday-card.html

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Sorry - I don't now how to leave the link...

Helen said...

Happy Birthday PBSC!
Thank you for a fantastic first year of challenges...I've entered every single one! lol
Absolutely stunning DT cards this week!
Helen x

Here's my celebration card

debby4000 said...

Happy Birthday Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Look forward to plenty more wonderful challenges and gorgeous DT designs.
Here's my card

Annelies said...

Congratulations with your 1st birthday!! What a candy you're offering and you DT ladies have made beautiful cards again!!

Here is my card!


Deguline said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Wonderful challenge, wonderful cards and wonderful candys!!! Thanks for this wonderful challengeblog!
And here is my entry
Here's my entry.

Frida said...

Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for your wonderful challenges.

here's my card.

Greetings from frida/germany

MinnaK. said...

Congratulations PBSC, beautiful DT cards and amazing prizes :)
My card.

Manuela said...

first of all congratulations to your first birthday here at penny black :) i love those challenges and always looking forward to saturday :) you can find my celebrationscard here thanks for looking, manuela

Anja said...

First of all I want to say: Happy Birthday! And thank you so much for this great challenge blog!

Here is my card for this week.


Grace said...

Wow! Happy Birthday to you!!! The DT has, as always, come up with some fabulous samples and I'm enjoying visiting each one's blog! The prizes are wonderful too! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Here's my card:


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy Birthday PB. I love your stamps. Here is my card Marianne x

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Happy First Birthday to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I'm looking forward to many more celebrations with you stamping and enjoying Penny Black stamps.

Here is my anniversary celebration card

Zsu's Home of Art said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I wish you lots of birthdays! The DT cards are as usual wonderful.
Here is my card

Hugs, Zsu

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

I'll try again! and hopefully get the right link this time!

Thanks for looking.

Georgia said...

Happy Birthday Penny Black!
HERE is my card.
Thanks for looking.
Love, Georgia xx


Hi Ladies
'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' congratulations you all do a fantastic job i haven't been blogging that long or doing challenges but i do love this challenge.
My card is now done for this challenge thankyou.
Hugs Dianne xx

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday!!! Fab samples from the DT :o)

My card is here


Chaosmaus said...

Happy Birthday!
My entry for this week.

my card

LG Kerstin

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

Congrats on 1 year of bloggin challenges.... and here is to many more to come...!!! wooo hoo
here is my card link

6 wacky women said...

Happy Bithday PBSC!!

Fabulous DT cards, ladies.
Love the celebration, great challenge!
Here is my card.

Karen x

Sue from Oregon said...

Beautiful cards this week DT!
Here's my Celebration of Friendship card!

Annie said...

oh can't believe it's been a whole year - don't stop I love this challenge. I remember buying a sheet of clear stamps so I could join in one particular challenge in the early days!!
I've made two cards both very simple ones as they are to donate to a charity.


Have a great week.

Ann xxx

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to all you wonderful ladies at PB, you have chosen the perfect challenge for your birthday celebrations and such brilliant inspiration from the DT too :) Donna x

You can see my card here thanks for looking

Mascha said...

van harte gefeliciteerd

hier is de link van mijn verjaardags kaart



Laura (Faerielore) said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear PBSC
Happy Birthday to you xxxxxx

As always all the DT cards are brilliant, here is my card for the challenge, i thought i would make PBSC a birthday card for the occassion, i hope you like it


Laura (Faerielore) said...

You can go here to see my entry!

oh i think ive managed to do the link thing ???? here goes nothing

Crafting Andy said...

Happy Birthday Penny Black. Fab challenges.

My card

Alice said...

Hi from Italy! And Happy Birthday! I often visit your blog, but this is my very first challenge! Here is my entry: http://justme-alice.blogspot.com/2009/06/penny-black-birthday-challenge.html

SallyB said...

Happy Birthday to all involved in this great blog! It's my favourite!
Here's my card

sandra's crafty corner said...

wow how many prizes...some people are going to be very happy.
here is my entry.

Mervi said...

Happy First Birthday! Here's my wedding-card !

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! my card

Luke & Debbie Fletcher said...

Happy Birthday, great DT entries

Debs x
Here's my card

busybeestamper said...

Happy Birthday! Great DT cards.
Here's my entry


Inas lune hjørne. said...

Happy Birthday Penny Black.

You can find my card here.

Suvenkorento said...

Happy Birthday Penny Black Saturday Challenge! I haven't taken part that long, but thank you for the amazing challenges. Here is my card.

ribenaruby said...

Happy Birthday! Wow, beautiful creations for the party! All DT work is oustanding, my card is here Thank you for looking.

Wilma said...

Congratulations on your 1st birthday! Hoping on many returns, love your blog.

You can find my card here

hugs, Wilma

Geke said...

Happy Birthday :-D!!!
Beautiful dtcards. This is mine .

Liza said...

Happy Birthday PBSC! My card is here. Thanks for looking.

Liza x

Finja said...

Happy Birthday. dear Blog... ;-)
here is my sweet for you...

Terry @ Krazy's Place said...

Happy Birthday!! Wonderful card DT members!! My card is on my blog

lindyloo said...

'Happy Birthday to you penny black '

Great DT cards as always

here's my card

thank you for looking
huggies lindyloo x

Jules said...

Hi Everyone

Happy 1st Birthday Penny Black.

Wishing you many, many, many happy returns so that I can play along for ages and ages.

Please find the birthday card I am sending to you

Love Jules xx

Susie Sugar said...

Congratulations everyone Happy Birthday
Here is my entry
Love the inspiration from the DT fantastic work as always
Hugs Susie xx

Karen Brooks said...

Happy Birthday!! What a great way to celebrate!!!

Clicky Here For Mine – Thanks for looking!!!!

Lindsay said...

Finally got a chance to play along with the challenge... happy birthday, here is the link to my card:

Sandra said...

Hi Girls...."HAPPY BIRTHDAY",had to join in this week,i think you were the first challenge i ever joined in on,i so love PB's....great challenge blog.
Gorgeous DT cards this week :0)
My card is here TFLtake care San x

Rainny said...

Happy Birthday to PBSC! Fab DT cards, I love this challenge very much. I just found this challenge for 2 weeks. I am very happpy I can be participated in this glorious birthday party, and share the happiness of the success.
Here is my card!

Clair Matthews said...

Happy birthday!!!

Here is my card

Tab said...

Happy Birthday PBS! Fab challenge and love all the DT cards too!

My Card

Hugs Tab xxx

Francesca said...

Happy 1st Birthday

Here's Mine!

Francesca x

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your 1 year.
It makes so much fun playing with your challenge!!!

Here is my birthday card.

Hugs Ivi

Marianne said...

Happy birthday ladies, ad what beautiful card you all have made.
Here is my entry

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on passin the first year. Hopefully, there will be many more. Gorgeous DT work. Good luck everyone. Thanks for making such a fun birthday party

Here's my entry!
Hope you like it
Suzanne x

Tara said...

It's such a pleasure to join in with the celebrations this week ladies and I would like to congratulate you on reaching your first birthday! What a wonderful selection of prizes on offer and fabulous secret candy from the Design Team..... thank you!
You'll find my card HERE.
Once again thanks for a great challenge and good luck everyone ;o) xxx

lindyloo said...

Here's mine

thanks for looking

Lynne said...

Gorgeous cards; loved joining in. Happy Birthday!
here's my card


Nicola said...

Happy Birthday to all you wonderful designers at Penny Black, your cards are all awesome and so inspirational.
You will find my entry Here.
Nicola -x-

Unknown said...

Hi Ladies, posted on the wrong place earlier on today, so now I am posting in the right place. Congratulations on your 1st Birthday, this is the 1st time I have entered your challenge, hope you like it. Will be back once I have invested in some new PB stamps. Hugs Avril, I am not sure how to do the posting of a card so you will find mines here:- http://avrilannwatson46.blogspot.com/ Thanks for looking. Avril xx

gerdsf said...

Happy Birthday!!
Stunning cards from the DT team :D

Here is my entry

Elaine Stark said...

Congratulations on your birthday, your DT cards are beautiful. my card is here


karen said...

happy birthday and as always the dt cards are inspirational. enjoy your celebratons, this card is to celebrate my grandson george's 4 th birthday. x karen x
here is my card
thanks for looking

MiamiKel said...

Happy Birthday, Penny Black!! What a terrific celebration and it was hard to chose which stamp I wanted to use to play along :) But here was my best attempt - best wishes to you all and here's to another year ahead! **cheers!**


Nilla said...

Happy Birthday, this is a great challenge blog so I am more than pleased to join in!
Here is my Card

Anonymous said...

Great work by the DT - very inspirational.
/Hanna N

Here's my entry

Christine said...
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Christine said...

Congrats & Happy 1st Birthday Penny Black happy to join in the celebrations great Dt cards & fab prizes on offer heres my card

Christine xx

Jill said...

Happy Birthday to you! thanks for a great challenge, you ladies work so hard for us each week and your creations are stunning hugs Jill xx
here is my card.

raindropecho said...

Happy Birthday!! How exciting is this...so many sponsors! Well, you guys deserve a big celebration :D
Here's my card for you!

Daisychain said...

Congratulations on the PBSC first birthday, it is a great challenge blog with loads of inspiration from all of the very talented ladies on the DT. My card is here


Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

OOOOH! I am so excited for you all .......
and what a success the blog has been I know when I first started blogging as soon as I had seen your Blog I needed Penny Black images and I have been hooked ever since ........
Well here's to another year of fabulous inspiration and magical challenges......

heres my celebration entry

Thanks Girls
Emma xxx

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday to you Penny Black!! Such wonderful cards from the DT! Here is my card http://mycraftcentral.blogspot.com/

pipertäjä said...

Happy Birthday! You'll find my birthday card under my name!

Diamond Doll said...

Hello ladeez, a Happy 1st Birthday,This is my 1st Challenge with you so i do hope thers many more Birthdays to come. And fab prizes from your sponsors too. You can find my card HERE
Trish (-:

doverdi said...

Congratulations on your 1st birthday! Thanks for the inspiration & awesome DT cards. Here's the link to my card http://craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/2009/06/penny-black-friends-challenge.html

stephanne said...

Congratulations on a year!!!
Wahoo!!! I sure have enjoyed all the inspiration and ideas and can't wait to see what this net year will bring. Here's my contribution Thanks for looking, Stephanie

Norma said...

Congrats on your 1st year, ladies. Wish you many more years to come.

Here's my card.

Anonymous said...
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Piali said...

Happy Birthday !!!Congrats on your Success. This is my first time here. So here is mine.....
Thank you.

Katarina said...

Wow, has it been one year? I wasn't there from the start, I started blogging this fall. But I've been with you for 6 months at least :)

So many great prizes, of course I had to join! Thanks for the chance and you can see my card here:


we1748 said...

here is my card:


we1748 said...

here's mine.
Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you ..... Congratulations on 1.Jahr.Ich wish you much more successful years.
Your works are once again terrific.

Here is my tag .... http://june68.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/happy-birthday-4/ .....

Best regards, Dani xxxx

Therése Ringström Persson said...

Happy birthday!!
I love your stamps the first stamp i ever bought was a PB hedgehog:0)

here is my card

Anonymous said...

Sorry ..... I've accidentally deleted the first entry! I've adjusted my entry, you can see it here ..... http://june68.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/happy-birthday-4/ .....

Hugs Dani xxxx

Lorraine A said...

Happy Birthday :-) Fabulous DT cards, all of them are wonderful ! :-)

You can see my card here

Lorraine x x

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! Here is mine. Hope I'mon time.



Tasha said...

Hey Happy Birthday ladies
wow what fabulous candy its all gorgeous
Here is my card
Thank you for this fab challenge
love tasha xx

Pat said...

Congratulations on your first birthday and I wish you many more. Lovely DT cards heres mine

Pat xx

Lyn said...

Bit late this week but lovely cards from the DT and a great theme

Here is my card

Cathy Spicer said...

Wahoo for birthdays! My card has a 'bit' more than one candle, but it's just a sign of how many more years you'll be around (at least I hope so). Cat’s Creation

Renata said...

Hip hip hooray!
Here's my card

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Here’s wishing everyone involved in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog a Happy Birthday!!!

What a lovely topic for a challenge and what lovely DT cards. I thought I’d use these cupcakes as what is a birthday without a cake?

Here is my card for this challenge

Best wishes

Kym xxx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Penny Black Saturday! It has been great playing with you... love this challenge blog and wish you many many more years... HUGS...SK :)

HERE is my card. Hope you like it.

Lisa T said...

Congrats on your first birthday! Here's my card: Birthday Mice

Riina said...

Great challenge and lovely DT cards! Here is my entry.