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 16 July 2016

PBSC July - One Layer Cards...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 June's 'Birthdays' challenge:

Debby's Favourite: #39 - Jessica Lin

Debby says: I love the background, really helps to make Hedgie Pop!

Greta & Natalie's Favourite: #52 - Maura

Greta says: Love the unique background with beautiful colors & perfect framing!  I watched the linked video & gave it a try for my reminder card. 
Nat says: A gorgeous clean and simple card, I love the choice of colours in the background, vibrant and eye-catching!

Helen's Favourite: #12 - Elaine

Helen Says: I love this cute little circle card...fabulous attention to detail with all of those added little bees!

Lorraine's Favourite: #9 - Rainey's Craft Room

Lorraine says: Love the cute frog, the fabulous shape and the pretty papers. A gorgeous card.

Sue's Favourite: #45 - Table Corner
Sue says: She had me at bright colours, fun image & great papers!

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:

#59 - Dorte

Congratulations Dorte! 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:

'One Layer Cards'
Your card must be simply one piece of card folded, with no additional layers added. You may add some minimal embellishments, but your stamping must be directly on to the card.

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 August.

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

Prize - $20 voucher!

So, now it's time for some more inspiration: 

So, now it's time for some inspiration. We are joined by our lovely guest designer for this month...Kimberly

Here's Kimberly's fabulous card: 

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.

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


Elaine Stark said...

Thanks for choosing my card as one of your June favourites. This means a lot to me as PB stamps are one of my all time favourite. Elaine

Maura said...

Thank you Greta and Natalie for the shout-out! I am honored to have my card selected, and I am such a fan of Penny Black stamps! Greta, I love that you tried the technique - isn't it cool?

Jessica Lin said...

Thanks so much for picking my card as one of the favorites. Now going to create some one layer cards with adorable PB stamps! :)