WELCOME

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 2021

 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!

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Here are the DTs favourite projects from January's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Something New') challenge:


Helen B's favourite: #2 - Lou
Helen says: I love Lou's 'New' moon and the colours in the night sky are just beautiful!


Helen F's favourite: #1 - Elliebelle
 
Helen says: I love the way Ellie's fun card shows 2 little vignette's showing the preparations for a fun birthday celebration!



Jenny's favourite:#4 - Anke
Jenny says: I was so inspired by the way Anke used the bird stamp and the stunning watercolour background!


Lorraine's favourite: #28 - Fabiola
Lorraine says: I love Penny Black hedgehogs! These are so cute and the bright colourful sky looks fabulous


Milla's favourite: #25 - Lou
Milla says: I love Lou's beautiful CAS card! The design lets the stamp shine and I really like the way Lou used a Christmas stamp to make a winter themed card - a lovely way to get more usage out of your stamps.



Natalie's favourite: #10 - Ellie
Natalie says: Such a cute card and I love the pop of yellow!



Sylvie's favourite: #12 - Loll
Sylvie says: Fabulous card...so on trend...love Loll's colouring!

 

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


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There were no Guest Designer entries on last month's challenge, but if you're interested in joining us for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on your entry to this month's challenge.




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Ok, so now for some more inspiration for our current challenge, where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Paper Piecing'


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 (GMT) on Friday 5th March

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some inspiration from our fabulous 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!
Wishing all of our lovely followers a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, 6 February 2021

PBSC February - Anything Goes (Optional 'Paper Piecing')

 Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!



Firstly, thank you to those of you that joined in with our 'Anything Goes...Optional 'Something New'' 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

#33 - Pamela Duncan



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

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Before I get on to this month's challenge, I need to tell you that sadly, our lovely DT member Lynda is leaving us. I'm sure that you would all like to join me in thanking Lynda for all of her wonderful conributions to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.We shall all miss the inspiration from your beautiful cards & wish you all the best!

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Ok, so on to our new challenge! I'm sure that you all know by now, but all of our challenges will now be 'Anything Goes'...with an optional theme to follow if you want a little nudge to get those creative juices flowing!

So, this month our challenge is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Paper Piecing'


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 (GMT) on Friday 5th March.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some inspiration from our fabulous 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...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!

Have a wonderful month!

We shall announce the design team's favourite projects from last month's challenge and next month's guest designer when we come back with some more inspiration for this challenge on Saturday 20th February.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, 16 January 2021

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!

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


Helen B's favourite: #14 - Viv
Helen says: I love the watercolour effect Viv achieved with this beautiful pine cone stamp - just gorgeous!


Helen F's favourite: #18 - Valerie
Helen says: I love the crisp, clean simple lines of Valerie's cute Christmas card, featuring this sweet little fox and Christmas tree. So eye-catching!


Kylie's favourite: #17 - Bunny
Kylie says: I love the background Bunny created for this card, but this carolling trio are so joyous and adorable, they take center stage!


Natalie's favourite: #2 - Valerie
Natalie says: This is such a beautiful friendship card and I love the crisp white background.

Sue's favourite: #31 - Crafting with Jeanne 

Sue says: Even though this looks like a CAS card, there is a lot to it!

 

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


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The guest designer chosen from the GDT entries on last month's challenge is 

#11 - Misti O


Congratulations Misti! 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!




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And finally, I'm giving another shout-out to the lucky random winner of last month's challenge:

#30 - A Rose



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

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Ok, so now for some more inspiration for our current challenge, where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'Something New'
(New Job, New Home, New Baby, New Year, New Technique, 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 (GMT) on Friday 5th February

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some inspiration from our fabulous 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!
Wishing all of our lovely followers a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, 2 January 2021

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

 Happy New Year!

Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!



Firstly, thank you to those of you that joined in with our 'Anything Goes...Optional 'Winter Wonderland'' 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

#30 - A Rose



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

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Ok, so on to our new challenge! I'm sure that you all know by now, but all of our challenges will now be 'Anything Goes'...with an optional theme to follow if you want a little nudge to get those creative juices flowing!

So, this month our challenge is:

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

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 (GMT) on Friday 5th February.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some inspiration from our fabulous 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...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!

Have a wonderful month!

We shall announce the design team's favourite projects from last month's challenge and next month's guest designer when we come back with some more inspiration for this challenge on Saturday 16th January.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter