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, 18 June 2016

PBSC June - Birthdays & Blog Hop...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 May's 'Masculine' challenge:

Debby's Favourite: #26 - Kevin

Debby says: I love how Kevin's framed the image (need that die) and what a brilliant image (need that stamp too).

Greta's Favourite: #5 - Amy Marshall

Greta says: I love this cute little boy image that Amy colored beautifully.  The path, flowers & tree branch make the perfect scene! 

Helen's Sylvie's Favourite: #14 - Tirpuunen

Helen Says: I'm a musician, and love this fabulous scene of this happy band of cats...I so need this stamp set in my life!
Sylvie says: Love this card...a lot of work has gone into it...fabulous musicians! 

Lorraine's Favourite: #2 - Mac Mable

Lorraine says: I love the stamp and the fabulous background. 

Natalie's Favourite: #21 - Sam/Whisper

Natalie says: A great shaped card with various layers, love the choice of colour too!

Sue's Favourite: #19 - Stempelqueen

Sue says: I always love a wonderfully colored CAS card. I love the way the sentiment is hidden in this card...do you see it????

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

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

Congratulations Kimberly! 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:


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 July.

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

Prize - $20 voucher!

So, now it's time for some more inspiration: 

So, now it's time for some inspiration. We are joined once again by our lovely guest designer for this month...Jacky

Here's Jacky's fabulous card: 

And from the PBSC design team:


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.

Wait...there's more! Don't forget that we're having a blog hop this month to celebrate our eighth birthday...so you can find lots of lovely extra hidden prizes on the DT blogs! All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a blog hop prize is to enter this month's challenge, and leave a comment on all of the blog hop posts. There's still plenty of time to hop along...to make things easier here are the links to our original blog hop posts:


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


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great cards and great bloghop thanks

Whisper said...

Oooo thanks Natalie, for picking me as your favourite from last month, i so love shaped cards and well done to all the other favourites too, Luv Sam x

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of the favourites, absolutely delighted..made my day x

Aartje said...

Thanks for the inspiration, love those beautyfull cards.
Hugs Aartje

Mary-Anne V said...

Happy 8th birthday! Glad I could join in the fun.