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 4 June 2016

PBSC June - Birthdays & Blog Hop!

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

Thank you to all of you who entered our 'Masculine' 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

#5 - Amy Marshall

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

We have a very exciting challenge for you this month! We are celebrating our 8th birthday, so the theme of this month's challenge is of course:


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 1st July.

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

Prize - $20 voucher!

But, that's not all!

We are celebrating our 8th birthday in style with a fun blog hop! As you hop around the DT blogs, you will find some extra little prizes hidden along the way! To be in with a chance of winning one of those, please leave a comment on the relevant DT post...but don't forget to enter our challenge on here too!

There's a blog hop prize on this blog too...we have some sheets of Penny Black Stickeroos for one lucky blog hopper...just leave us a comment on this post to be in with a chance of winning!

So, now it's time for some inspiration. We are very excited to be joined by a guest designer this month...Jacky (Paddington Fan)

Here's Jacky's adorable card: 

And from the PBSC 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.

Have a wonderful month!

We shall announce our chosen guest designer for July and the design team's favourite projects from last month's challenge when we come back with some more inspiration for this challenge on Saturday 18th June.

Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

The first stop on the PBSC Birthday Blog Hop is Jacky!


Margreet said...

Congrats on your 8th anniversary! I'm a great fan (although I don't often use a PB stamp...will have to change that!)
xxx Margreet

Irene said...

Happy happy B-Day and many more to come with all these gorgeous PB's!!

xx Irene

Grudniowe Handmade said...

Congrats! :))

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous blog hop for your 8th birthday, congratulations xx

Sharon said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday!
Super inspiration from the DT too.
Sharon x

Julye said...

Some great cards looking forward to finding more out about them when I visit the dt blogs. Happy birthday too hope its fun filled.

Unknown said...

Just done the hop! So many gorgeous cards!! Happy birthday!
Lucy x

JoAnn said...

Love all the designers cards, hope to play along in the birthday challenge. I am hopping along. Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Great DT cards...Just about to 'Hop'! x

Sande said...

Happy Birthday! Tons of inspiration and the cards from the team are amazing. Finished the hop and these are very talented ladies. Here's to 8 more wonderful years.

Harriet Skelly said...

Happy 8th birthday - love all of these samples!

Nanasniftynitch said...

Happy Anniversary! I don't own any PB stamps "yet" But I am in love with a lot of them now.
Also thanks for the blog hop I have new talent (to me) to follow.
XO Nana

Carol L said...

Congrats on celebrating your 8th birthday with another fun challenge! Thanks for always inspiring me to use my PB stamps!

Deloris said...

Wishing you a very happy 8th birthday!

Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday PBSC!

Taunya Butler said...

Congrats on your eighth!! Love all the fun and very sweet cards your designers have made!!

Vicky said...

Happy Birthday and what fabulous Bday cards by the DT :)

aussie aNNie said...

Happy Birthday, and fabulous DT cards.x

Jessica Lin said...

Happy birthday! Love my PB stamps and these challenges!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic blog hop...Happy Birthday!

Nat said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for the hop - Can't remember the last time I did one!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Thanks for the fun hop!

Lou said...

Happy birthday to you pbsc! I love joining in every month with my PB stamps, some of which are quite well used indeed now! Here's to the next eight years!
PS thanks for the blog hop, it's my first, and what fun it is! Lou x

Anonymous said...

Happy 8th Birthday!
My PB stamps were my first (stamps)love and this challengeblog was the first I participated in when I start blogging in january 2012!
The DT made great cards, so I'm hopping over to them now.

Dorte said...

Fabulous blog hop for your 8th birthday, congratulations. Love all the fun and very sweet cards the DT have made.
Dorte xx

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards and happy bday! Congrats!

Christy Designs said...

Happy 8th birthday PB !!! and thank you for the great blog hop !

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