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 2 January 2016

PBSC January - Anything Goes!

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

You may have noticed that we look a little bit different this morning...we're having a little 'shake up', so to celebrate we've had a mini makeover!

I'll get on to the changes in a moment, but first, I wanted to say thank you to those of you who joined in with our 'Christmas/Holidays' themed challenge last 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

#25 - sharon h

Congratulations Sharon! Please email me (Helen) to claim your prize...and don't forget to grab the winner's badge from the sidebar.

So, what's new?

Starting this month, we shall be posting twice a month! We shall also be choosing guest designers to join us for future challenges, and each DT member will be picking their favourite project to highlight!

On the first Saturday of the month there'll be a new challenge theme, with the announcement of the random winner of the previous challenge as before...but we'll be back again on the third Saturday of the month with more inspiration from the design team, we'll also be announcing the chosen guest designer and design team favourites!

I've created a page with all the information and our challenge rules in one handy place for you to refer  back to...simply click the tab at the top of the page.

You may also have noticed that there are some new badges in our sidebar...please feel free to grab one of these for your blogs:


(There'll be a special prize for one of you that does!)

To break us all in nice and gently, the theme of our challenge this month is:

'Anything Goes'

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 5th February.

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

Prize - $20 voucher!

and, for someone featuring one of our new badges on their blog (and obviously entering the challenge too!)...a couple of sheets of Penny Black Stickeroos!

So, now it's time for some inspiration from our 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?!

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!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

Email entries:

Lynne R


Kikka Cards said...

I'm very happy for these news. New look and badges are awsome! I hope I'll have more time for making new cards to fallow your challenges!

Harriet Skelly said...

Love the changes to the challenge. I added a badge to my blog! Happy new year!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm looking forward to playing along. It has been far too long since my Penny Black stamps have seen the light of day. I'm so proud of myself for figuring out how to add the blog badge!

Sharon said...

Wow! What a surprise, thanks for drawing my card as the winner.
Love the new look too.
Sharon x

Shirley said...

I love the blog mini makeover. Happy new year to all the Design Team


CathyC said...

love the new, nice clean look :)
I have added a link to my sidebar using the lovely new images for PBSC

ionabunny said...

Love the new look. I took the cow badge cos I love those cows. Hope to join you soon. Hugz

KandA said...

Thanks for the 'anything goes' theme and wonderful DT inspiration xx

Paddington fan said...

Love the new badges! xx