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, 1 May 2021

PBSC May - Anything Goes...Optional 'Clean & Simple'!

 Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!



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

#10 - Darnell


Congratulations Darnell! 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
'Clean & Simple'


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 June.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some inspiration, firstly from our lovely guest designer for April, Bunny.

Guest Designer - Bunny



 and 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!

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 15th May.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, 17 April 2021

PBSC April - Anything Goes (Optional 'Cute')...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 March's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Flowers') challenge:


Helen B's favourite: #15 - Jeanne J
Helen says: I love the bright & cheerful colours that Jeanne used for the gorgeous flowers on her card!


Helen F's favourite: #52 - Annie
Helen says: I love the cute little hedgie scene inside this beautiful die cut and the wonderful pops of purple!



Jenny's favourite: #39 - Bonnie
Jenny says: Bonnie's colouring is perfect and I love the embossed frame and twine!


Lorraine's favourite: #2 - Jules
Lorraine says: I love the scene that Jules has created for this very cute little mouse. 



Milla's favourite: #22 - Loll
Milla says: Loll's floral card is gorgeous! I love the stamp she used and the colours she chose for 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 

#32 - Bunny



Congratulations Bunny! 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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I'm also giving another shout out to the lucky winner (chosen at random) of the prize from our generous sponsor:

$20 Gift Voucher from 1-2-3 Stitch

#22 - Loll

Congratulations Loll! 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
'Cute'


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 30th April

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some inspiration, firstly from our lovely guest designer for April, Lou:

Guest Designer - Lou



and 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!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, 3 April 2021

PBSC April - Anything Goes...Optional 'Cute'!

 Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!



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

#22 - Loll



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

***********

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
'Cute'


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 30th April.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some inspiration, firstly from our lovely guest designer for April, Lou:

Guest Designer - Lou


 and 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!

Happy Easter & 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 17th April.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, 20 March 2021

PBSC March - Anything Goes (Optional 'Flowers')...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 February's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Paper Piecing') challenge:


Helen B's favourite: #34 - Dreja
Helen says: I love the fresh Spring feel of Dreja's gorgeous card & the hint of colour on the textured background!



Jenny's favourite:#36 - Kathy K 
Jenny says: I love the layered stencilling and amazing foiled flower!


Lorraine's favourite: #37 - Lou
Lorraine says: I love the cute hedgehog, the fabulous paper piecing and inky background - a gorgeous card.


Milla's favourite: #1 - Ellie
Milla says: I love Ellie's sweet card! That cute hedgie is just adorable delivering a truck load of hearts to someone special.
 
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 

#37 - Lou


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

'Anything Goes'
or
'Flowers'


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 2nd April

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!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter