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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, 19 May 2018

PBSC May - Anything Goes...Optional 'Use Your Favourite PB Stamp...More Inspiration!

Happy Saturday everyone! 

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

Here are the DTs favourite projects from April's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Spring Flowers') challenge:

Helen's favourite: #24 - Janette
Helen says: I have this stamp too...and loved Janette's colouring technique with it on this gorgeous card, that I had to try it myself!


Jacky's favourite: #8 - Maura
Jacky says: Love the dragonfly die cut against the alcohol ink background which reminds me of stained glass - a very striking card!

Jenny's favourite: #27 - Karen Dunbrook
 
Jenny says: The depth and variation of colour is beautiful and I love the image on side with white space on right.

Lynda's favourite: #49 - Gail Taillefer
Lynda says: I love the artsy, painterly look of this card, and the soft, luscious colors, as well as the distressing of the background.


Sue's favourite: #34 - Michelle
Sue says: What a super fun card with such great dimension!


Sylvie's favourite: #21 - Jules
Sylvie says: I really like the layout, the papers...and that cute stamp!

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:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Use Your Favourite Penny Black Stamp'

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 1st June.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some more inspiration...first of all from our lovey guest designer Maria:



...and from the PBSC design team:

Anja

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.

Have a lovely weekend & enjoy the rest of the month!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


Saturday, 5 May 2018

PBSC May - Anything Goes...Optional 'Use Your Favourite Penny Black Stamp'

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


Firstly, thank you to those of you that joined in with our 'Anything Goes...Optional 'Spring Flowers'' 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

#39 - Donna Whitten



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


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Ok, so on to our new challenge! I'm sure that you all know by now, but all of our challenges will now be 'Anything Goes'...with an optional theme to follow if you want a little nudge to get those creative juices flowing!

So, this month our challenge is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Use Your Favourite Penny Black Stamp'


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 1st June.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some inspiration...starting with our lovely guest designer for the month...Maria:

Maria



And now all of the fabulous cards from our design team:


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 19th May.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx



Saturday, 21 April 2018

PBSC April - Anything Goes...Optional 'Spring Flowers' - More Inspiration!

Happy Saturday everyone! 

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

Here are the DTs favourite projects from February's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Easter/Use Chocolate Brown') challenge:

Babs' favourite: #22 - latenightstamping
Babs says: I love the cheeky look on this cats face and the additional flowers, such a beautiful card.

Helen's favourite: #65 - Lee Ann Barrett
Helen says: What a sweet bunny image...love those little ears peeking out! Gorgeous spring-y colours too!



Jacky's favourite: #31 - Mervi

Jacky says: I love the CAS design of this card which means the focus is on the beautifully coloured cat. The smile die cut is also perfect with this cute kitty image!

Sue's favourite: #56 - Tammy

Sue says: Bright and cheery...and I love anything with carrots on it!


Sylvie's favourite: #76 - Milla
Sylvie says: Love the flower colours...and the fancy frame...makes a stunning card.


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:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Spring Flowers'

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 4th May.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some more inspiration...first of all from our lovey guest designer Daniela:



...and from the PBSC design team:

Anja

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.

Have a lovely weekend & enjoy the rest of the month!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx