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 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!


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!


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!


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.


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

'Anything Goes'
'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


Viv said...

Thank you for the shout out and pick! And congrats to all.

Bunny said...

Thank you for choosing my card as one of the top picks. It is such a fun image to color up. Congratulations to the others as well.

Valérie said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card as a winner! I loved using this adorable image :) Congrats to the other winners!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely makes from the DT, Hazelxx