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, 16 October 2021

PBSC October - Anything Goes...Optional 'Colour Inspiration'...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 September's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Embossing') challenge:


Helen B's favourite: #24 - Ellie
Helen says: I love Ellie's inky stamped background behind those adorable hedgies!


Helen F's favourite: #33 - Cynthia 
Helen says: Cynthia's wonderfully eye-catching tag features a pretty background with lovely silhouette stamping!



Jenny's favourite: #37 - Bonnie

Jenny says: Bonnie has created a beautiful scene using 3 stamp sets and her colouring is perfect. 


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 

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

'Anything Goes'
or
'Colour Inspiration'
(Pick at least two colours from: Black, Orange, Purple, Green, Red, White & Teal)


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 November

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:

(Black, White, Purple & Orange)



(Pops of all the colours!)



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, 2 October 2021

PBSC October - Anything Goes...Optional 'Colour Inspiration'

Happy Saturday & welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!



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

#29 - Meghan Kennihan


Congratulations Meghan! 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
'Colour Inspiration'
(Pick at least two colours from: Black, Orange, Purple, Green, Red, White & Teal)


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 November.

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:


(Black, Orange, Purple & White)


Helen F
(Orange, Green, Red and Black)


Jenny
(Teal, Purple & Green)


Milla



Natalie
(Black & Orange)


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 16th October.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, 18 September 2021

PBSC September - Anything Goes...Optional 'Embossing'...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 August's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Interactive') challenge:


Helen B's favourite: #4 - Dreja
Helen says: This is such a fun & summery card! I also love the way Dreja added the washi tape to the background!


Helen F's favourite: #21 - Amelia B
Helen says: Amelia's lovely card combines this fun PB stamp along with fun die cuts to create a wonderful little scene sure to bring a smile!!


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
'Embossing (Wet or Dry)'


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 October

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

Saturday, 4 September 2021

PBSC September - Anything Goes...Optional 'Embossing'

 Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!



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

#15 - Pia



Congratulations Pia! 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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And I'm also giving another shoutout to the guest designer chosen from the wonderful 'GDT' entries on last month's challenge: 

#6 - Loll


Congratulations Loll! It's not too late for you to join us, either this month or next. 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 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
'Embossing (Wet or Dry)'


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 October.

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!

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 18th September.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, 21 August 2021

PBSC August - Anything Goes...Optional 'Interactive'...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 July's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Monochrome') challenge:


Helen B's favourite: #22 - Rita
Helen says: I love Rita's use of many shades of grey on this card & the background she made is totally gorgeous!


Helen F's favourite: #43 - Ellibelle
Helen says: I love the sweet trifold card Ellebelle has created featuring these adorable little mice having fun in the kitchen along with a recipe for homemade lemonade! So special!


Milla's favourite: #40 - Bonnie
Milla says: Sympathy cards are always difficult to make but Bonnie did a wonderful job with hers! I love the unconventional colour she chose, the understated elegance of the card and, of course, the gorgeous PB stamp she used.



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 

#6 - Loll



Congratulations Loll! 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
'Interactive'
(Shaker, Spinner, Slider, Pop-up, Wobble 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 (BST) on Friday 3rd September

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:

(Wobble card)





Helen F
(Pull Card)


(action wobble card)


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