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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, 5 January 2019

PBSC January - Anything Goes...Optional 'Something New'!

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


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

#75 - Milla



Congratulations Milla! 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
'Something New'
(New Year, New Baby, New Job, New Home, New Stash...)


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 1st February.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some inspiration...firstly from our lovely guest designer for the month Misti:

Misti

and now from our fabulous design team:

Anja





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 and next month's guest designer when we come back with some more inspiration for this challenge on Saturday 19th January.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

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Saturday, 15 December 2018

PBSC December - Anything Goes...Optional 'Winter or Christmas'...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 November's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Anything but a Card') challenge:

Helen's favourite: #11 - Maura
Helen says: I love all of Maura's entries, but this scene she created is so clever!


Jenny's favourite: #29 - Ellibelle
Jenny says: I love the depth of the monochrome stamped background with the cute image and washi tape anchoring the sentiment.

Lynda's favourite:  #23 - Maura
Lynda says: Maura's use of color and design is beautifully shown on this artsy card.


Natalie's favourite: #22 - Maura
Natalie says: I've picked another of Maura's creations, I just love the inkyness! I also like the fact that the colour of cardstock she chose matches the berries on the image, lovely!


Sylvie's favourite: #39 - Helene
Sylvie says: Beautiful stamp, beautifully coloured!


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 - Misti O

Congratulations Misti! 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
'Winter or Christmas'


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 January.

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!
We wish all of of our lovely followers a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx