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, 17 February 2018

PBSC February - Anything Goes...Optional 'Use Some Scraps' - 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 January's 'Anything Goes' challenge:

Helen's Favourite: #11 - Rosali@ilovestamping
Helen Says: This is a stunning set of cards - I love all of the different looks Rosali got with the same stamp!


Lorraine's Favourite: #21 - Paper Arts Cafe
Lorraine says: This is just so pretty. I love the style and colours.


Sylvie's Favourite: #41 - Ellibelle's Creative Moments
Sylvie says: I love this inky background...and a beautiful 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: 

Dashing thru the snow main

Congratulations Gwendolyn! 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 Some Scraps'

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 2nd 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.

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


Saturday, 3 February 2018

PBSC February - Anything Goes...Optional 'Use Some Scraps'

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' 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

#68 - Dorte



Congratulations Dorte! 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! As I said last month, we're changing things up a little and 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 Some Scraps'


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 2nd March.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


I am so excited to show you all of the fabulous cards from our newly expanded design team...so here goes:





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 17th February.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


Saturday, 20 January 2018

PBSC January - Anything Goes...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!

But, before I get on to that...I'm giving another shout out to the winner of last month's 'Winter or Christmas' challenge:


#12 - NanaConnie



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

Here are the DTs favourite projects from December's 'Winter or Christmas' challenge:

Greta's Favourite:  #73, 81 & 82 - Michele 
Greta says: I love how Michele used the same design for 3 different cards but with different stamps for each focal point.  The embossed background is gorgeous behind her perfectly colored images.

Helen's Favourite: #35 - Aileen

Helen Says: I love the white embossing against the vibrant watercolour background!

Lorraine's Favourite: #2 - Maura
Lorraine says: I love the wintry scene that Maura has created.

Sylvie's Favourite: #16 - Susan B

Sylvie says: I love Susans card...the beautifully coloured Robin makes it so life-like...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: 

#36 - Lou

Congratulations Lou! 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'

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 2nd February.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some more inspiration...firstly from our lovely guest designer Lisa:

Guest Designer - Lisa


And from the PBSC design team:

Helen


Lorraine


Sue

Sylvie




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, 6 January 2018

PBSC January - Anything Goes!

Happy Saturday & Happy New Year!
Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!


Today's post is a long one...with lots of exciting announcements...so go and grab yourself a cuppa and get comfortable!

Firstly, thank you to those of you that joined in with our 'Winter or Christmas' 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

#12 - NanaConnie


Congratulations NanaConnie! 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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***NEWS FLASH***

Before we get on to our new challenge, we are very excited to announce the result of our design team call!
We'd like to say a BIG 'Thank You' to everyone that took the time to enter...you gave us a really tough job! We'd have loved to have you all, but we do need to leave some players!

So, without further ado...we would like to invite the following people to join our team:


Babs - A Place to Stamp

Anja - Anja's Artefaktotum

Jacky - Paddington Fan

Lynda - PaperArts Cafe

Jenny - My Paper Epiphany

Ger - Cards & Chocolate

Congratulations ladies! Please email me (Helen) so that I can give you all the information.

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Ok, so on to our new challenge! We're actually making another little change...and starting this month, all of our challenges will be:

'Anything Goes'

We thought we'd go easy on you this month, but we will be adding an optional prompt from next month...for those of you that like the 'extra' challenge...but if you don't fancy that, simply enter any Penny Black projects you like!

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 2nd February.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!

We have a lovely guest designer...Lisa joining us this month...so I'll start with her gorgeous card:

Guest Designer - Lisa

And now some inspiration from the PBSC design team:

Helen
(A Penny Black calendar for 2018 - more photos on my blog)




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 20th January.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx