WELCOME

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, 15 April 2017

PBSC April - Spring or Easter...More Inspiration!

Happy Saturday everyone! 

We're back with some more inspiration for our current challenge, and the announcement of our chosen guest designer and DT favourites from last month's challenge!

Firstly, here are the DTs favourite projects from March's 'Bright & Cheerful Colours' challenge:


Greta & Sylvie's Favourite: #46 - Sue Drees


Greta says: Love this darling old Penny Black image & Sue's cheerful COPIC coloring!  Beautiful die cut panel & pink ribbon!


Sylvie says: Love these cutie images ...look like Lucy Attwell images ...

Helen's Favourite: #53 - Maikreations

Helen Says: Love the bright blue & green on this...and isn't that image just the sweetest?!

Lorraine's Favourite: #28 - Beverly
Lorraine says: This PB stamp is so cute and I love the bright colours.

Sue's Favourite: # 52 - Penny Ward
Sue says: Beautiful  and very classy.

Congratulations ladies - please grab our 'PBSC Favourite' badge for your blog!


And the guest designer chosen from the wonderful 'GDT' entries on last month's challenge is: 




Congratulations Jacky! Please email me (Helen) so that I can give you all the information you'll need...and don't forget to grab the 'Guest Designer' badge for your blog!





Ok, so now for some more inspiration for our current challenge, where the theme is:

'Spring or Easter'

As always the usual RULES apply, please make sure that the MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR PROJECT is one of the following: PENNY BLACK IMAGE, PENNY BLACK LARGE SENTIMENT, PENNY BLACK  DIE OR PENNY BLACK STICKEROO. 
New work only please and link back to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge in your blog post. You may enter our challenge as many times as you like, and there is no limit on how many challenges you may combine with ours.
All you need to do to enter is leave your name with a direct link to your entry (not just your blog, as this makes it easier for the DT to find your entry & comment) with Inlinkz so we can come and visit you. If you'd like to be considered for a Guest Designer spot on a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up.
You can still play along if you don't have a blog, simply e-mail your entry to me (address in the sidebar) and I'll link it up for you so that you will be entered in the prize draw.
Entries not following these rules will not be eligible for the prize draw.

The challenge will close at 8pm (GMT) on Friday 31st March.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some more inspiration from the PBSC design team:



Lorraine


Sue



Gorgeous projects, I'm sure you'll agree..please click through to their own personal blogs (there's a link above each photo) and leave some love...we all love comments...right?!

You can add a link to your entries with the widget at the bottom of this post...and remember we have no limit of the number of times you can enter each of our challenges...all we ask is that you make sure each entry follows our simple rules before you link up.

Don't forget that i
f you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up.

Happy Easter & enjoy the rest of the month!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


Saturday, 1 April 2017

PBSC April - Spring or Easter!

Happy Saturday!
Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!


Thank you to all of you who joined in with our 'Bright & Cheerful Colours' challenge last month...we had so many lovely entries...we hope that you'll play along with us again this month!

Now it's time to announce the lucky winner (chosen at random) of the prize from our generous sponsor:

$20 Gift Voucher from 1-2-3 Stitch

#27 - Jane Middleton



Congratulations Jane! Please email me (Helen) to claim your prize...and don't forget to grab the winner's badge from the sidebar.

Ok, so on to our new challenge, this month the theme is:

'Spring or Easter!'

As always the usual RULES apply, please make sure that the MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR PROJECT is one of the following: PENNY BLACK IMAGE, PENNY BLACK LARGE SENTIMENT, PENNY BLACK  DIE OR PENNY BLACK STICKEROO. 
New work only please and link back to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge in your blog post. You may enter our challenge as many times as you like, and there is no limit on how many challenges you may combine with ours.
All you need to do to enter is leave your name with a direct link to your entry (not just your blog, as this makes it easier for the DT to find your entry & comment) with Inlinkz so we can come and visit you. If you'd like to be considered for a Guest Designer spot on a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up.
You can still play along if you don't have a blog, simply e-mail your entry to me (address in the sidebar) and I'll link it up for you so that you will be entered in the prize draw.
Entries not following these rules will not be eligible for the prize draw.

The challenge will close at 8pm (BST) on Friday 5th May.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:


Prize - $20 voucher!

So, now it's time for some inspiration...from the PBSC design team:

Sue


Sylvie



So now it's over to you - we look forward to seeing your creations!
 If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!

Have a wonderful month!

We shall announce the design team's favourite projects from last month's challenge when we come back with some more inspiration for this challenge on Saturday 15th April.



Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


Saturday, 18 March 2017

PBSC March - Bright & Cheerful Colours...More Inspiration!

Happy Saturday everyone! 

We're back with some more inspiration for our current challenge, and the announcement of our chosen guest designer and DT favourites from last month's challenge!

Firstly, here are the DTs favourite projects from February's 'Try Something New' challenge:


Greta's Favourite: #39 - Stamped by Bambi


Greta says: Love how Bibi white embossed & colored the wonderful flowers on the black panel.  The background is unique & artistic!  A beautiful & striking card!

Helen's Favourite:  #11 - Tracy
So Happy For You Floral Card in Copic | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com
Helen Says: I love the bright colours used, and the way the sentiment emergres out of the white card base.


Sue's Favourite: #45 - Lia's Design & So
Sue says:I love the way the sunshine stencil was used to highlight the cute mousie!


Sylvie's Favourite: #28 - Cely (Carolina Girl)
Sylvie says: I like the use of the Dies makes a nice change.. 

Congratulations ladies - please grab our 'PBSC Favourite' badge for your blog!


And the guest designer chosen from the wonderful 'GDT' entries on last month's challenge is: 



Congratulations! Please email me (Helen) so that I can give you all the information you'll need...and don't forget to grab the 'Guest Designer' badge for your blog!





Ok, so now for some more inspiration for our current challenge, where the theme is:

'Bright & Cheerful Colours'

As always the usual RULES apply, please make sure that the MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR PROJECT is one of the following: PENNY BLACK IMAGE, PENNY BLACK LARGE SENTIMENT, PENNY BLACK  DIE OR PENNY BLACK STICKEROO. 
New work only please and link back to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge in your blog post. You may enter our challenge as many times as you like, and there is no limit on how many challenges you may combine with ours.
All you need to do to enter is leave your name with a direct link to your entry (not just your blog, as this makes it easier for the DT to find your entry & comment) with Inlinkz so we can come and visit you. If you'd like to be considered for a Guest Designer spot on a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up.
You can still play along if you don't have a blog, simply e-mail your entry to me (address in the sidebar) and I'll link it up for you so that you will be entered in the prize draw.
Entries not following these rules will not be eligible for the prize draw.

The challenge will close at 8pm (GMT) on Friday 31st March.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some more inspiration from the PBSC design team:

Gorgeous projects, I'm sure you'll agree..please click through to their own personal blogs (there's a link above each photo) and leave some love...we all love comments...right?!

You can add a link to your entries with the widget at the bottom of this post...and remember we have no limit of the number of times you can enter each of our challenges...all we ask is that you make sure each entry follows our simple rules before you link up.

Don't forget that i
f you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up.

Enjoy the rest of the month!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


Saturday, 4 March 2017

PBSC March - Bright & Cheerful Colours!

Happy Saturday!
Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!


Thank you to all of you who joined in with our 'Try Something New' challenge last month...we had so many lovely entries...we hope that you'll play along with us again this month!

Now it's time to announce the lucky winner (chosen at random) of the prize from our generous sponsor:

$20 Gift Voucher from 1-2-3 Stitch

#21 - Cely (Carolina Girl)



Congratulations Cely! Please email me (Helen) to claim your prize...and don't forget to grab the winner's badge from the sidebar.

I'm also giving another shout-out to our chosen guest designer for this month - Janice

It's not too late for you to join us Janice - please email me for the details.

Ok, so on to our new challenge, this month the theme is:

'Bright & Cheerful Colours!'

As always the usual RULES apply, please make sure that the MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR PROJECT is one of the following: PENNY BLACK IMAGE, PENNY BLACK LARGE SENTIMENT, PENNY BLACK  DIE OR PENNY BLACK STICKEROO. 
New work only please and link back to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge in your blog post. You may enter our challenge as many times as you like, and there is no limit on how many challenges you may combine with ours.
All you need to do to enter is leave your name with a direct link to your entry (not just your blog, as this makes it easier for the DT to find your entry & comment) with Inlinkz so we can come and visit you. If you'd like to be considered for a Guest Designer spot on a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up.
You can still play along if you don't have a blog, simply e-mail your entry to me (address in the sidebar) and I'll link it up for you so that you will be entered in the prize draw.
Entries not following these rules will not be eligible for the prize draw.

The challenge will close at 8pm (GMT) on Friday 31st March.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:


Prize - $20 voucher!

So, now it's time for some inspiration...from the PBSC design team:


Sue



Sylvie



So now it's over to you - we look forward to seeing your creations!
 If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up.

Have a wonderful month!

We shall announce the design team's favourite projects from last month's challenge when we come back with some more inspiration for this challenge on Saturday 18th March.



Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


Saturday, 18 February 2017

PBSC February - Try Something New...More Inspiration!

Happy Saturday everyone! 

We're back with some more inspiration for our current challenge, and the announcement of our chosen guest designer and DT favourites from last month's challenge!

Firstly, here are the DTs favourite projects from January's 'Anything Goes' challenge:


Greta's Favourite: #101 - Third Sister


Greta says: I love seeing this beautiful old PB iris stamp.  Sarah's watercolored background & vellum overlay with the gold embossed iris make for an elegant & modern card!

Helen's Favourite:  #92 - Les idees de Margouille


Helen Says: I love the watercolour stamping technique used on this card...and the combination of colours is just gorgeous!

Lorraine's Favourite: #58 - Pam B


Lorraine says: Love the sweet stamp and it did make me smile!

Congratulations ladies - please grab our 'PBSC Favourite' badge for your blog!


And the guest designer chosen from the wonderful 'GDT' entries on last month's challenge is: 



Congratulations Janice! Please email me (Helen) so that I can give you all the information you'll need...and don't forget to grab the 'Guest Designer' badge for your blog!





Ok, so now for some more inspiration for our current challenge, where the theme is:

'Try Something New'
(A new technique...or maybe some new craft supplies!)

As always the usual RULES apply, please make sure that the MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR PROJECT is one of the following: PENNY BLACK IMAGE, PENNY BLACK LARGE SENTIMENT, PENNY BLACK  DIE OR PENNY BLACK STICKEROO. 
New work only please and link back to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge in your blog post. You may enter our challenge as many times as you like, and there is no limit on how many challenges you may combine with ours.
All you need to do to enter is leave your name with a direct link to your entry (not just your blog, as this makes it easier for the DT to find your entry & comment) with Inlinkz so we can come and visit you. If you'd like to be considered for a Guest Designer spot on a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up.
You can still play along if you don't have a blog, simply e-mail your entry to me (address in the sidebar) and I'll link it up for you so that you will be entered in the prize draw.
Entries not following these rules will not be eligible for the prize draw.

The challenge will close at 8pm (GMT) on Friday 3rd March.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some more inspiration from the PBSC design team:

Debby - Used a New Die



Helen - Distress Resist Technique


Sylvie - Pixie Powders



Gorgeous projects, I'm sure you'll agree..please click through to their own personal blogs (there's a link above each photo) and leave some love...we all love comments...right?!

You can add a link to your entries with the widget at the bottom of this post...and remember we have no limit of the number of times you can enter each of our challenges...all we ask is that you make sure each entry follows our simple rules before you link up.

Don't forget that i
f you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up.

Enjoy the rest of the month!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx