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.

Friday, 31 January 2020

DT Call

***This post is pinned until the DT Call ends...please scroll down for newer posts***

Happy New Year!

I bet you're surprised to see a post from us mid-week, but we couldn't wait until Saturday...and the New Year seems as good a time as any to start 'anew'!

We lost a couple of DT members last year, so we're looking for some new DT members to join our Penny Black family.


You don't need to have any previous design team experience...but you should have an active blog, as you'll be required to publish your project for our monthly challenges on your personal blog, and join our friendly design team blog. 
We are predominantly cardmakers, but would welcome crafters that use their Penny Black products on other projects.
You will need to be able to comment on some of the entries to our challenges (currently 1 in every 10 entries for each design team member), help select guest designers, and choose your favourite entry from each challenge.

If you would be interested in being considered for our design team, please leave a link to your blog with the linky on this post...we would also love it if you'd play along with our current challenge!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, 18 January 2020

PBSC January - Anything Goes...Optional 'Something New'...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 December's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Sparkle & Shine') challenge:

Helen's favourite: #13 - Helen F
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Helen says: Helen's 'no line watercolouring' looks stunning with this gorgeous stamp...and I love the splattered inks over the top!


Lorraine's favourite: #21 - Viv
Lorraine says: Viv has made this pretty poinsettia really jump off the card, and the subtle background sets it off beautifully. 

Lynda's favourite:  #12 - Bonnie
Lynda says:  Love the simplicity and design on this card.  The limited color scheme really kept it classy.


Natalie's favourite: #7 - Maura
Natalie says: I love the classic wintry scene of this Christmas card, the blended colours of the sky are simply beautiful.
Congratulations ladies - please grab our 'PBSC Favourite' badge for your blog!


There were no Guest Designer entries on last month's challenge, but if you're interested in joining us for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on your entry to this month's challenge.



We're also on the lookout for some new permanent design team members, so if you're interested, please check out the details of our Design Team Call on this post.

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Ok, so now for some more inspiration for our current challenge, where the theme 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 31st January.

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 Designers for January, Nonni & Bonnie.


Guest Designer - Nonni



Guest Designer - Bonnie


...and 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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, 4 January 2020

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 'Sparkle & Shine'' 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

#24 - Irene M



Congratulations Irene! 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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In case you haven't already seen, we are holding a DT call this month...you can find all of the information on this post.

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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 31st January.

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 designers for the month Nonni & Bonnie:

Nonnie


Bonnie


and now from our fabulous design team:



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 18th January.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter