Saturday, June 13, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge.....Week 53

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US
HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY
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 minute....how 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

CELEBRATIONS
(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 pressies....so 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 here.....so 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

HERE IS MY SURPRISE BIRTHDAY CANDY GIVE-AWAY
A CUTE LITTLE HANDBAG FILLED WITH SOME
YUMMY STUFF
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.
IF YOU WISH TO ENTER MY CANDY......PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW
WITH A LINK TO YOUR CARD AND PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING
I am off on holiday for the next week.....so 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 week....so 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 week....you will never know I am away.
Happy Crafting Everyone
Toodle...oo for now
Big Hugs Kath xxxxxxx

84 comments:

  1. 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
    Hugs
    Tracie :)x

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

    Have a fantastic holiday!

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  3. Hi,
    thats a fab Work and the Bag is so sweet!!!

    have a nice holiday hun!!!

    Hugs
    Domi

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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
    -x-

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  8. 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(

    Hugs,
    Chris xx

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  9. 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

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

    Hugs
    Carol x

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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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
    Chrissie

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

    hugs Riet.x

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  15. Cute handbag and cute card! Love your website!

    Here is my entry

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Alicia

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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!!!

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

    Hugs
    Carol x

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

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  20. 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.

    Love,

    Jo.

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

    Thanks for the chance to win some candy x

    Here's mine!

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

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

    My attempt is at http://craftilysugarbrown.blogspot.com/2009/06/pennies-from-heaven.html

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

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

    Here's mine
    Lynne
    :)

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

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

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

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  29. 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! =)

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  30. 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

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

    Sandra

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

    http://pinksandlilacs.blogspot.com/2009/06/4-challenges-in-1.html


    Hugs Linda

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

    my card is
    here
    for the draw :o)

    lotsalove

    Amanda xx

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

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  35. Darling little image and great color scheme!! :)

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  36. 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

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  37. 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.
    luv
    Debby

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  38. 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

    Cheers!
    Jennifer :)

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

    Here is my card

    Hugs, Zsu

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  40. Have a good holiday.
    My ATCs
    She

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

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  42. Hi Kath
    your card is stunning my card is now done for the challenge,http://crazycraftshed.blogspot.com/
    Dianne xx

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  43. 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

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  44. Have a fabulous holiday Kath - will miss your creations.
    My cards are here...
    http://craftworkblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/celebration-time.html
    Ann xxx

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

    My entry

    Andrea.xx

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  46. So sweet bag! And lovely card! This is my very first challenge and this is my entry: http://justme-alice.blogspot.com/2009/06/penny-black-birthday-challenge.html
    Alice

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

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

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  49. Fabulous card, Kath.
    Fun celebration.

    Karen x

    my card

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

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

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  52. Great work


    here's mine

    thanks for looking

    huggies lindyloo x

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

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  54. 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
    HERE

    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!

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  55. 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

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

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

    Here is my card.

    Hugs Ivi

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

    www.brodbags.blogspot.com/

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

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  60. 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

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

    here's my card

    Lynne.

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  62. 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.
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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  63. 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! http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

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  64. 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.

    Anja

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  65. 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.

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

    here is my card

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  67. 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

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  68. 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

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  69. Great creations Kath, love the bag. Have a great holiday. My challenge card is here
    http://daisychain-daisychain.blogspot.com/2009/06/lets-celebrate.html

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  70. A fabulous card and gift bag. Congrats on your 1st Birthday! Here’s the link to my card:
    http://craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/2009/06/penny-black-friends-challenge.html

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

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

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

    Hugs.
    Norma

    Here's my card.

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

    kamadesign

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

    Here is my card-
    http://mycraftcentral.blogspot.com/

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

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  77. Hi! Great prize!

    Jennifer
    http://ifeelacardcomingon.blogspot.com/2009/06/penny-black-challenge.html#links

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  78. the card and bag are so cute!
    Flores
    floreshayes@gmail.com
    http://hkpanda.freetzi.com

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx