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.

Saturday, 21 March 2020

PBSC March - Anything Goes...Optional 'Think Spring'...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!

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Here are the DTs favourite projects from February's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Love is in the Air') challenge:

Helen B's favourite: #61 - Swldebbie

Helen says: I love the simplicity of Debbie's card...and that cloudy sky background is just fab!



Jenny's favourite: #17 - Carol S
Jenny says: I loved Carol's CAS design and her take on the theme.

Lorraine's favourite: #41 - Dreja
Lorraine says: I love the cas design and those cute little hedgies.

Natalie's favourite: #77 - Stephanie Serrano
Natalie says: I love the fresh colours that have been used for the blooms on this card, perfect for our current season of Spring!



Sylvie's favourite: #71 - SewPaperPaint
Sylvie says: These cards really stand out...colours and images...love everything about them!
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: 

#58 - Susan B


Congratulations Susan! 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 now for some more inspiration for our current challenge, where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Think Spring'


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 3rd April.

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 February, Sharon.


Guest Designer - Sharon H

...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, 7 March 2020

PBSC March - Anything Goes...Optional 'Think Spring!'

Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!


Firstly, thank you to those of you that joined in with our 'Anything Goes...Optional 'Love is in the Air'' 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

#50 - April W



Congratulations April! 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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***NEWS FLASH***

Before we get on to our new challenge, we are very excited to announce the result of our design team call!
We'd like to say a BIG 'Thank You' to everyone that took the time to enter...you gave us a really tough job! We'd have loved to have you all, but we do need to leave some players!

So, without further ado...we would like to introduce you to our new design team members:

Helen - Moments of Crafting

Kylie - Addicted to Stamps

Milla - Mustesormi

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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
'Think Spring!'


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 3rd April.

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 Sharon H:


Guest Designer - Sharon H


and now from our fabulous design team...including our lovely new design team members:



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 21st March.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

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

Saturday, 15 February 2020

PBSC February - Anything Goes...Optional 'Love is in the 'Air'...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!

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But, before that...just a quick update on our DT call.

There were so many wonderful entries that it's taking us longer than expected to come to a decision! I will be in touch with our new DT members next week, so please keep an eye on your inboxes!

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Here are the DTs favourite projects from January's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Something New') challenge:

Helen's favourite: # 4 - Anesha

Helen says: I love the texture on the background...and of course that grumpy kitty!

Jenny's favourite:#56 - Robyn O
Jenny says: I love the light and shade Robyn has achieved! Perfect colouring!

Lynda's favourite: #68 - Loll

Lynda says:  I like Loll's use of bright, fresh colors for this cheerful designed card.

Sue's favourite: #46 - Irene

Sue says: Such a cute image and a fun card design!
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: 

#16 - Sharon H


Congratulations Sharon! 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 now for some more inspiration for our current challenge, where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Love is in the Air'


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 March.

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 February, Bonnie.


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, 1 February 2020

PBSC February - Anything Goes...Optional 'Love is in the Air'

Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!


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

#7 - Stephanie Serrano




Congratulations Stephanie! 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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Thanks so much for all of the wonderful entries to our DT call...you've given us a really tough decision! We will be taking a look through all of your lovely blogs and will be in touch as soon as we can!

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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
'Love is in the Air'


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 March.

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 Bonnie:


Guest designer - 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 15th February.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

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