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, 17 July 2021

PBSC July - Anything Goes...Optional 'Monochrome'...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 June's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Fussy & Fancy') challenge:


Helen B's favourite: #29 - Stephanie Serrano
Helen says: I have a soft spot for the PB chickens, and I love the colours Stephanie used on this card!


Helen F's favourite: #15 - Amelia
Helen says: I love this cute little teddy and the way his balloons are floating him up among the pretty clouds. 



Jenny's favourite:#12 - Dreja
Jenny says: I love the gorgeous mouse and how it's been perfectly coloured to match the patterned paper


Milla's favourite: #20 - Ellie
Milla says: The little hedgie with his balloon is so cute and perfectly coloured! I also love the scene Ellie created for the hedgie - so summery! 


Sue's favourite: #12 - Dreja

Sue says: I love this sweet little PB meece and the lovely papers too! Cute design. The black matting made everything pop!




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
'Monochrome'
(Use shades of one colour)


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 6th August

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, 3 July 2021

PBSC July - Anything Goes...Optional 'Monochrome'!

 Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!



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

#26 - Bunny


Congratulations Bunny! 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
'Monochrome'
(Use shades of any one colour)


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 6th August.

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 17th July.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, 19 June 2021

PBSC June - Anything Goes (Optional 'Fussy & Fancy')...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 May's 'Anything Goes' (Optional 'Clean & Simple') challenge:


Helen B's favourite: #43 - Shaz in Oz
Helen says: The stamped scene on Shaz's card is amazing - so much detail!


Helen F's favourite: #44 - Ellibelle's Corner
Helen says: Ellie's clever design uses an inked panel for the beautiful sentiment behind the sweet little hedgie image.



Milla's favourite: #44 - Ellie

Milla says: Ellie's card is a beauty! Her CAS design is perfect and her colouring brings the stamped image alive.

 

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
'Fussy & Fancy'
(Lots of layers, maybe add some embellishments, basically the opposite of last month's 'Clean & Simple' theme!)


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 2nd July

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 June, Stacey:

Guest Designer - Stacey


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, 5 June 2021

PBSC June - Anything Goes...Optional 'Fussy & Fancy'!

 Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!



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

#45 - Karen P


Congratulations Karen! 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
'Fussy & Fancy'
(Lots of layers, maybe add some embellishments, basically the opposite of last month's 'Clean & Simple' theme!)


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 2nd July.

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 June, Stacey.

Guest Designer - Stacey



 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 19th June.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter