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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, 3 December 2016

PBSC December - Winter or Christmas

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


Thank you to all of you who joined in with our 'Anything but a Card' 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

#13 - Angela




Congratulations Angela! 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:

'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 6th January.

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:



Natalie - Coming Soon!

Sue - Coming Soon!


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 17th December.



Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

Saturday, 19 November 2016

PBSC November - Anything but a Card...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 October's 'Autumn/Fall Colours' challenge:


Greta's Favourite: #25 - Becky Spinks

Greta says: Love all the Fall colors Becky used for this beautiful PB wreath & the gold sentiment is perfect!

Helen's Favourite: #28 - Bonnie


Helen Says: I love the soft watercolouring combined with the rich Autumn colours.

Natalie's Favourite: #15 - Maura


Natalie says: Such a lovely blend of autumnal colours, stunning creation!



Sue's Favourite: #26 - Doris P
Sue says: I just love this classic stamp on this sweet card designed by Doris P.

Sylie's Faourite: #40 - Elizabeth H

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


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

#47 - Daizy-Mae
Autumn, Flower, Watercolour, CAS, Penny Black

Congratulations Daizy-Mae! 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 but a Card'

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 December.

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 for this month...Ger...who has made this set of votives:


and from the PBSC design team:

Debby (Set of Tags)



Helen (Set of Fridge Magnets)


Sue (Bag of Dog Treats)




Sylvie (Wall Decoration)



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