Saturday, June 13, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge.....Week 53

Morning's a very special week for us all on Penny Black Saturday.....


We are so excited to be celebrating our first birthday and are hoping that all our lovely Penny Black friends are going to join in the fun this week..... but first let me say a big thank you to everyone who joined in last week's challenge....and here I go again.....your cards were all "blooming gorgeous".
I can't believe it's a year....52 weeks and I have loved every lucky I am to be on this fabulous team...just the best mega talented sweet girls who work their little cotton socks off every week and come up with fabulous creations......great sponsors who are so generous with their prizes and last but not least all our lovely Penny Black buddies out there who take time out of their busy lives to join in our challenges.....we really do appreciate your support and A BIG BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL.....WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.
The challenge this week is....surprise...surprise

(we don't just make this up as we go along you know...
there is a bit of planning goes in to these things)

Papers: MME....Pretty Pastels
Image: Penny Black...Hugs Collection
Embellishments: American Crafts Thickers
Ribbon: Maya Road
Sentiment: My Little Shoe Box.....Blackberry
Well it's not everyday you have a birthday...and birthdays mean we have lots and lots of fabulous prizes up for grabs donated by our ever so generous sponsors......10 prizes....yes 10...hoopydedoo.....too many for me to mention pop over to Penny Black Saturday for full details......and that's not all......each member of the Design Team has a surprise birthday candy give-away with a little twist.... and here's what you need to do to enter......
you must enter a card for this week's Penny Black Saturday challenge.....
you can enter as many or all of the DT's Candy Give-Aways as you wish
but please enter each one only once......
to enter you must visit the DT member's blog (JUST CLICK ON THE NAME
ABOVE THEIR CARD) and leave a comment
in the appropriate post with a link to your card.....
each DT member will choose their own winner who will be announced
on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge next Saturday and on their own blog.....
Entries for the DT Blog Candy will close on Friday 19th June at 8.00am GMT

The template for the handbag is from my fabby Funky Hand Teamie
Carol and can be downloaded HERE
and here is the little twist.....the Design Team have been sworn to secrecy and are not allowed to show what is in their little goodie parcels......or there will be slapped legs all round......well don't know about you but I love surprises and I definitely don't like my legs slapped.
I am off on holiday for the next I have removed COMMENT MODERATION from my blog so that your comments will be published immediately....I don't know if I will have internet access or not while I am away and may not be able to visit you all through the I have decided to postpone choosing my winner until I get home on SUNDAY 21st JUNE....and comments not linked to a challenge card will not count for the candy.
I am so disappointed that my holiday coincides with our big birthday bash....bad planning on my part and if there is any cake going....please save me a slice..
Off to organise some clothes for the hols....get the packing done but I am not deserting you altogether...have managed to schedule some posts for next will never know I am away.
Happy Crafting Everyone
Toodle...oo for now
Big Hugs Kath xxxxxxx


tracie said...

Hi Kath, well I guess your packed and on your way... have a fabulous holiday hun we'll miss you. Thanks for your help this week hun. Loving your gorgeous card and your fabulous little Surprise Bag.. one lucky winner will be over the moon.
Have a fab time
Tracie :)x

MarkerGeek said...

Lovely card! I bet the recipient of the surprise bag will be delighted. :)

Have a fantastic holiday!

Mephisto said...

thats a fab Work and the Bag is so sweet!!!

have a nice holiday hun!!!


Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful use of embellishments. I made a birthday card that opens up in the middle. Here's my entry.

Debbie said...

Hi Kath, A fabulous card and gift bag, I love the sweet mices and the the design is brilliant. Have a wonderful holiday! Debbie x

Tara said...

Congrats on running such a brill challenge Kath, it's great fun! Love the pretty card and the fab wording!! I'm off to make a card later and I'll be back to enter your intruiging candy ;o) xx

Marcea said...

Morning hun, fabby card and bag - I want it, lol!!!!! Hope you have a great week sweetie and we will see you when you get back. Thanks so much for being such a great DT buddie - big huggles

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Lovely card, Kath.. Adore the treatment you've given that cute image.

Have a great holiday!

I won't have time to enter the challenge, so will have to miss out on a chance for the candy. :o(

Chris xx

Anonymous said...

Have a fabuluos holiday Kath. Gorgeous creation again this week from you love it especially the hidden message. Thanks for chance to win Here is my Card

Carol said...

Hi Kath, Just wanted to pop on and say have a fabulous Holiday! I hope to get chance to join in the glad you could make good use of my handbag looks fab and i'd love to know what's inside :)
Have a great week......speak soon,

Carol x

Sue from Oregon said...

Love the colors on your creation today! Happy Anniversary to the PB challenge too!

Anonymous said...

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

Here's mine!
my challenge card this week
hugs carly xxx

Chrissie said...

A most apt celebratory card. I'll have to make a first birthday card soon for my little granddaughter Daisy who'll be one at the end of the month!!
My card is here

Riet said...

Wowww Kath,what beautiful,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

hugs Riet.x

Alicia said...

Cute handbag and cute card! Love your website!

Here is my entry

Thanks for stopping by!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Fabulous card Kath, just love it and the bag too. Might have a wee go myself at making one of those. Have a fab holiday wherever you are going - hope it's somewhere exotic! Hugs, Lainy xxx

Beth said...

I love you card this week Kath. the colours are fab and I like the mini card on the front! Sorry I forgot to make my candy a suprise - oops!

I hope you're enjoing your holiday!

Beth xx

Carol said...

Hi Kath, me again! I just had to do this as soon as!! and i'ts just hit me how many fab stampers you have on the DT!!!! been round to them all now and just have everything crossed :)
The colours on your card are droolworthy! as are all your lovely details, you must have almost been on fire this week getting everything done before your Hols!!!

is a little card from me and 'the girls' :)

Carol x

NGCARDS said...

I love what you came up with for this challenge and the bag is pretty too :) xxx

Aquarius said...

Congratulations on your first birthday - here is my celebration card

Trimgym said...

Happy birthday! I would love to be in with a chance to win the birthday candy. You can find my entry to this week's challenge here. Hope you like it.



Steph said...

Such a gorgeous card and bag. Love the colours you've used.

Thanks for the chance to win some candy x

Here's mine!

LOUISE said...

Hi Kath, Congrats on PB's 1st Birthday. Love your card. Here is mine. Louise x
Happy Birthday

Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

Lovely card. I especially like the front panel that opens. I wouldn't have thought of that.

My attempt is at

Kimberley said...

Enjoy your holiday Kath - looking forward to hearing all about it when you come back. HERE is my Birthday Card for PB.

Lynne in NI said...

Happy PB Birthday and I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Here's mine

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Kath.Love the papers.The little handbag is so gorgeous too.
Cass xxx

Susan said...

Love your card! Happy First Birthday !
Have a great holiday!
Heres my card
Keep well and thanks for stopping by my "place"

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt aus Alsdorf said...

Wow.. this is a wonderful card to the first birthday.. happy Birthday to you and the team of PBC.
My Birthday card

SannaS said...

Happy 1st birthday to PBSC and many many more!!! Here’s my entry to the party! As always, your work is soooo beautiful! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Have a great holiday! =)

brenda said...

Evening Kath, know you won;t be reading this for a few days, but really hope you are having fun and relaxing.

Great achievement to all you PB DT girls to reach your first birthday, so much hard work all paid off.

here is my celebration card

B x

Sandra said...

Great card! I hope you enjoyed your holiday in the Netherlands.
Here is my card


Linda . J said...

Hi Kath this is beautiful and I love the colours,and heres mine

Hugs Linda

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card hun, I do love the wee mousies :o) cute bag for the prize too

my card is
for the draw :o)


Amanda xx

Andrea, said...

Oh this is wonderful Kath, gorgeous images. Have a great holiday.
My card is here

Elaine said...

Darling little image and great color scheme!! :)

Helen said...

Gorgeous! Love the colour combo on your card....and the little gift bag is so cute!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Here's my celebration card

debby4000 said...

Stunning card, love the mice and all the brilliant details. Also love the PB Saturday Challenge even though it cost me a future in stamps at least I use them now.
My card is here
Hope you have a fab holiday.

Annelies said...

What a lovely card!

Here is my card!


thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

How creative and adorable too! Love the whole idea of the pop open message behind the sweet image! Brilliant!

Here is my anniversary celebration card

Jennifer :)

Zsu's Home of Art said...

The candy bag is so sweet and your card is fantastic.

Here is my card

Hugs, Zsu

Anonymous said...

Have a good holiday.

Anonymous said...

Sorry -forgot to say what a lovely card and bag!
She xx


Hi Kath
your card is stunning my card is now done for the challenge,
Dianne xx

Manuela said...

wonderful creations kath! the bag looks so nice! sooo i have to give it a try. you can find my card here
thanks and hugs, manuela

Annie said...

Have a fabulous holiday Kath - will miss your creations.
My cards are here...
Ann xxx

Crafting Andy said...

Wow, love all your work. And the challenges are just great.

My entry


Alice said...

So sweet bag! And lovely card! This is my very first challenge and this is my entry:

Stephanie said...

Your work is stunning and i love the pictures of your flowers, beautiful.
my card

Luke & Debbie Fletcher said...

Fantastic card, thanks for the chance of winning your candy, have a great holiday
here's my card
Debs x

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Kath.
Fun celebration.

Karen x

my card

Mervi said...

Love always your DT works, thanks for your lovely comments, you must be very busy so here's mine.

Suvenkorento said...

Congrats! Your card is lovely and so nice bright colors. Here is my entry.

lindyloo said...

Great work

here's mine

thanks for looking

huggies lindyloo x

Susie Sugar said...

Really pretty PB card Kath and the handbag is stunning too
Here is my entry
Hugs Susie xx

Karen Brooks said...

So cute!!! I love the card and the purse goodie bag!!!

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

Jules said...

Hi Kath

Happy Penny Black Birthday to you.

Your PB card and little goodie handbag are brilliant.

I am sending you love and congratulations with my creation which is

Thank you for the wonderful challenges we get every week.

Love Jules xx

p.s. I dread to think how many emails you are going to come home to. Hope you had a great time!

Sandra said...

Morning Kath....gorgeous card and yummy goodie bag...thanks for the chance of winning your PB birthday candyMy card is here TFLTake care San x

Clair Matthews said...


Here is my card

ribenaruby said...

Brilliant card Kath, love all the different accents on here, beautiful! My card is here Big Birthday Hugs PB!

Francesca said...

hi great card

Here's Mine!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely surprisebox!!!

Here is my card.

Hugs Ivi

Brodders said...

Have a great holiday Kath. Love the clour combination of your card. My card can be found on my blog
Love Jane

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous as always, Kath. Thanks for the chance to win.
Here's my entry!
Hope you like it
Suzanne x

Tara said...

Hiya Kath!
Firstly can I just say how gorgeous your card is this week!
Secondly I wanted to thank you for offering this candy prize to everyone, it's such a lovely thing to do!!
My card for this week's 'celebration' challenge is HERE.
TFL xxx

Lynne said...

Lovely card and candy bag, Kath. Thanks for the chance to enter.

here's my card


Nicola said...

Fabulous card Kath, your image is so sweet and beautifully coloured, I love the faux stitched detail and your lovely papers. I have made a card to celebrate Penny Black´s 1st Birthday and it can be found here.
Enjoy your holiday.
Nicola -x-

Tessi`s Kramecke said...

Fabulous Card to the first birthday. my Birthday Card


MiamiKel said...

What a terrific blog you have and you have some lovely talent! Everything is so beautiful. I hope you are enjoying your holiday and hugs for the goldie ((( 's ))) We are having to leave our dog for our vacation, too, and it's not so easy! Here is my entry for the play along! TFL!

Anja said...

Your card is great - love the blue and red and the cute mice! And congrats on the PBSC blogoversary - go on, you're all fabulous!

Here is my entry for the PBSC.


Jill said...

gorgeous card Kath and I love the handbag it's so cute, thanks for all the hard work you put in to bring us the PB challenge hugs Jill xx
you can find my card here.

Therése Ringström Persson said...

Beautiful card and a very cute bag. You have all done such wonderful things:0)

here is my card

raindropecho said...

That handbag is just adorable! I would love to win that, and your card is just precious :D Happy bday to you guys!
Here's my PB Challenge Celebrations Card

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Kath!

Congrats on your first PB Birthday and thankyou for the chance to win some fab candy
Hope your having a fab hol hun!!
heres mine

Emma xxx

Daisychain said...

Great creations Kath, love the bag. Have a great holiday. My challenge card is here

doverdi said...

A fabulous card and gift bag. Congrats on your 1st Birthday! Here’s the link to my card:

stephanne said...

Wahoo, congratulations ladies!!! I've certainly enjoyed the ideas and encouraging comments!! Here's my card if you wanna take a look.

pipertäjä said...

Just cute, cute and cute! ;) My card's here

Norma said...

Kath, a really cute card. And your gift bags is fabulous. Love the colour scheme there.


Here's my card.

Katarina said...

Great colours you used. Here's what I did:


Tammy said...

Your card is adorable! I love how you did your sentiment!! Wonderful bag too!

Here is my card-

Piali said...

Cute card. Lovely bag too. Thanks for sharing the template.
here is mine.....

Jennifer said...

Hi! Great prize!


Unknown said...

the card and bag are so cute!