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 20 February 2016

PBSC February - Use Red and/or Hearts...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 January's 'Anything Goes' challenge:

Debby's Favourite: 
#24 - Lynne in NI

Debby says: Love the use of the bright colours.

Greta's Favourite: 
#86 - Lynda

Greta says: Incredible depth of colors in the flowers & beautifully stamped background.  The splatters & sequins are the perfect finishing touch.  (Her entry #68 is also gorgeous.)

Helen's Favourite:
#26 - Lynda Pleckan

Helen Says: I love the the colours used for this pretty floral stamp, coupled with the subtle text background and linen texture...beautiful!

Lorraine's Favourite:
#4 - Carol L
Lorraine says: I love the cute PB stamp, the cas design and the subtle background sky.

Natalie's Favourite: 
#70 - swldebbie
Natalie says: I love the C&S design, the vibrancy of the flowers and the contrast of the sentiment. A gorgeous creation!

Sue's Favourite:
#42 - Marilyn
Sue says: I am typically a hedgie type girl, but this card just struck me as oh so  beautiful. The pretty dies and the softly sponged background really makes the bird and berries stand out! 

Sylvie's Favourite: 
#12 - Shirley
Sylvie says: The stamp is a really modern look..fabulous PB Paper Pad ...makes a stunning card....

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

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

#114 - Stephanie S

Congratulations Stephanie! 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:

'Use Red and/or Hearts'

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 4th March.

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

Prize - $20 voucher!

So, now it's time for some more 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?!

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.

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

Email entries:

Lynne R


Stephanie said...

I have been trying to reach Helen and when I click on the link to email her nothing happens. Can you please have her contact me at sserrano22@live (dot) com. I need information about the guest designer spot. Thanks bunches and thanks for the opportunity.

swldebbie said...

Thanks, Natalie, for picking my card as a favorite. I loved making that card!

Carol L said...

Thanks for choosing my card as your favorite Lorraine! I don't think I ever met a PB image I didn't like :)

Lynne in NI said...

Thanks for picking my card as your favourite Debby! :)

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Thanks Sue for choosing my card as your favorite . I love PB images ! Will be proud to display your badge on my blog .