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 19 January 2019

PBSC January - Anything Goes...Optional 'Something New'...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!

Here are the DTs favourite projects from December's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Winter or Christmas') challenge:

Helen's favourite: #64 - Christy
Helen says: I love the way Christy painted the background scene for this cute hedgie - a perfect winter wonderland!

Jenny's favourite: #74 - Maura 
Jenny says: I love the stunning AI background and the way Maura used it with the beautiful PB die-cut

Lynda's favourite: #57 - Maura

Lynda says:  Maura has created winter wonderland of beauty on her card.  Her use of color and placement of the elements, along with the details of the snow banks, shadows, clouds, and snow flakes combine to make this a work of art.

Natalie's favourite: #62 - Cat Luvs Paper
Natalie says: Such a fun card! It's also a great way of making the wider Penny Black stamps more versatile for use on smaller card sizes by masking off parts of it whilst stamping.

Sue's favourite: Elliblelle

Sue says: Such a fun little scene-great use of sentiment as well!

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: 

 #4 - Gerrina

Congratulations Gerrina! 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:

'Anything Goes'
'Something New'
(New Year, New Home, New Baby, New Job, New Stash...)

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 February.

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 this month Misti.

Guest Designer - Misti

and now 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

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Sandra H said...

So beautiful

Gerrina said...

So great to be invited as guest designer! Thanks! And great inspiration again!

Maura said...

Sorry for the delay in responding, but I want to say THANKS SO MUCH for choosing 2 of my cards as favorites this month!! That put a big smile on my face, and is much appreciated! As you know, I LOVE my PB stamps!

Cat Craig said...

I can't believe I missed being selected the first time I checked this post. Thank you so much.

Tammy said...

Beautiful inspiration DT!