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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, 1 December 2018

PBSC December - Anything Goes...Optional 'Winter or Christmas'!

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 '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

#9 - Loll


Congratulations Loll! 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
'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 December.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some inspiration 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 when we come back with some more inspiration for this challenge on Saturday 15th December.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

Saturday, 17 November 2018

PBSC November - Anything Goes...Optional 'Anything but a Card'...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 October's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Spooky Colour Combination') challenge:

Helen's favourite: #33 - Inkyfingeredcat

Helen says: I love the way Catherine added a snippet of hand drawn scenery behind each of these cute images!
Sylvie's favourite: #22 - Amy Marshall


Sylvie says: This card speaks Halloween...love the cat...beautifully coloured...love it!


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



Ok, so now for some more inspiration for our current challenge, where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'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 (BST) on Friday 30th November.

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 Nancy.


Guest Designer - Nancy


and now 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 November 2018

PBSC November - Anything Goes...Optional 'Anything but a Card'!

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 'Spooky Colour Combination'' 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

#2 - Lynne in NI



Congratulations Lynne! 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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I'm also giving another shout out for the guest designer chosen from the wonderful 'GDT' entries September's challenge: 

 #18 - Nancy Littrell


Congratulations Nancy! It's not too late for you to join us this month. 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!



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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
'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 30th November.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some inspiration 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 when we come back with some more inspiration for this challenge on Saturday 17th November.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

Saturday, 20 October 2018

PBSC October - Anything Goes...Optional 'Spooky Colour Combination'...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 September's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Sketch') challenge:

Helen's favourite: #7 - Ellie
Helen says: I love the cheerful colours on the fun image...and the yummy cupcake paper!



Jenny's favourite: #42 - Maura

Jenny says: I love the monochromatic blues - a perfect sympathy card.



Lorraine's favourite: #5 - Room in a Cupboard
Lorraine says: I always love to see a robin on a Christmas project and this one is gorgeous. The mixed media background looks fab too.



Lynda's favourite:  #34 - Mac Mabel 
Lynda says: I love the softness of this card and the simplicity, which makes it so very elegant.



Natalie's favourite: #34 - Mac Mable
Natalie says: I love the watercolour effect and the simple style that enables all the attention to be on the stamped design.


Sue's favourite:#59 - Irene's Scrapbook

Sue says: You have to look at this card closely-Irene used the spotlight technique with the words JOY. Very clever!




Sylvie's favourite: #54 - Lovely Linda
Sylvie says: Love what Linda has done with the stencil...lovely colours too!


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: 

 #18 - Nancy Littrell


Congratulations Nancy! 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
'Spooky Colour Combination'
(Choose at least two from Black, Orange, Purple & Green)



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 2nd November.

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 Annie.


Guest Designer - Annie H

and now 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