Happy Saturday everyone - welcome to the weekend and another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks as always to everyone who entered last week's One For The Guys challenge - fabulous entries as always, and don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see whether you are a winner.
This week we are all very excited because we are having a birthday .. yes the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is three!
Wow - where did the time go to?? It has just flown by!! I remember very well entering the first ever PBSC by email using my first PB stamp - the wonky looking photo of cute Chrimbo hedgies under an umbrella is still there as an email entry :-) It was also the main reason I set up my blog about 3 weeks later, and the first week I entered the PBSC using my blog (Challenge #3) I won !! :-) How funny looking back!! I was absolutely dancing around when I got picked for the DT from Challenge 21... and 135 challenges later here we are ..wow! PB stamps were definitely my first love, and although I have developed other crafting obsessions in the meantime, PB's still have a very special place in my crafting heart!!
So in honour of this momentous occasion we are having both a challenge and a blog hop.
So first .... the challenge!!
This week we would like to see your Penny Black creations that feature
Yes .. it's time for all those darling little cute creatures that Penny Black does so well to come out to play ... can't wait to see what you create!!
This week we have an absolutely fabulous stash of prizes from a range of our regular sponsors including Penny Black Inc, PB Stamps, 1-2-3 Stitch, The Ribbon Girl and Fantastic Ribbons ....
... But here's the twist ... the challenge prizes are HIDDEN amongst the DT members' blogs!!
So how do you find out where they are hidden??
When you have completed your challenge entry, you will need to hop around all the DT members blogs and leave a comment on each one ... we will keep it secret all week which blog is hiding which prize, and when it gets to next weekend we will reveal the prize locations and winners!
It doesn't matter what order you complete the blog hop, but here is a list of all the DT members who are taking part to help you ...
So without further ado, here's my pesky critter card ....
This challenge theme immediately put me in mind of cute creatures being silly and/or having fun ... and let's face it, when it comes to Penny Black stamps there are plenty to choose from! I very soon alighted on this darling image which I think is perfect for a friendship card ... I don't use this stamp very often as it is so big but it has got to be another of my favourites ... and as luck would have it I also have a PB sentiment that I think fits it perfectly! This whole thing made me feel pretty cheerful so I also pulled out some bright and cheerful papers and summery daisies and blossoms to match!
Main image: Penny Black "Daisy Chain" (1690K), coloured with Copics (mice) and Promarkers (flowers); edges doodled with a Marvey marker pen;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Everything's..." (2733E);
Papers: DCWV "Pocket full of Posies" stack;
Supplies: large daisy from Wild Orchid Crafts; 2-tone cherry blossoms from Crafts4UDo; pearls from The Hobby House; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: mega scalloped rectangle nestabillities; martha Stewart "Floral Vine" deep edge punch; Magnolia doohickey "Vintage tag" die.
Penny Black At Allsorts (June) - You're My Favourite (2nd entry)
Copic Creations #52 - Doodles
Simon Says - Let's Play Bingo! (shape/ribbon/sentiment)
Totally Papercrafts #71 - Die Cuts & Punches
MAWTT #103 - Inspired By A Song
(I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends)
Southern Girls #21 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #38 - Open Challenge
Look forward to seeing all your critter creations this week, and hope you'll find time to hop around the DT and leave us some comments - keep your fingers crossed that we will be hiding a prize with your name on it lol!