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, 7 May 2022

PBSC May - Anything Goes...Optional 'Nature'!

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 'Easter'' 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

#11 - Ellie


Congratulations Ellie! 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
'Nature'


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, PENNY BLACK MASTERPIECES MADE SIMPLE CARD TOPPER 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 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 wonderful Guest Designer for May, Loll:

Guest Designer - Loll
 

...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 21st May.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, 16 April 2022

PBSC April - 'Anything Goes'...Optional 'Easter'...More Inspiration!

 Happy Easter 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 'Bright Colours') challenge:


Helen B's favourite: #36 - Nonni

Helen says: I love Nonni's 'smooshed' ink background - really looks like those cute pups are in some rough waters!


Helen F's favourite: #10 - The corner of the table
Helen says: I love the bright happy look achieved with the colouring and selecton of background papers for this sweet card!



Jenny's favourite: #50 - Bonnie
Jenny says: Bonnie's beautifully coloured Sunflower looks gorgeous paired with the embossed background!

 


Sylvie's favourite: #36 - Nonni

Sylvie says: Love the inky background …. And the fabulous Dogs 🐕…..

 

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:

#34 - 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
'Easter'

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, PENNY BLACK MASTERPIECES MADE SIMPLE CARD TOPPER 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 May

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


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 April 2022

PBSC April - Anyhting Goes...Optional 'Easter'!

 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 'Bright Colours'' 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 - Cathy (Kraftykoolkat)



Congratulations Cathy! 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
'Easter'


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, PENNY BLACK MASTERPIECES MADE SIMPLE CARD TOPPER 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 May.

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 16th April.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, 19 March 2022

PBSC March - Anything Goes ...Optional 'Bright Colours'...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 'Love is in the Air') challenge:


Helen B's favourite: #17 - Lynne in NI

Helen says: I love Lynne's non-traditional choice of blue for this adorable Valentine's card...such a pretty & delicate background too!


Helen F's favourite: #24 - Cindy

Helen says: Cindy has created a beautiful card with this delicate image and soft colouring.  So sweet!

 

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
'Bright Colours'

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 April

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


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 March 2022

PBSC March - Anything Goes...Optional 'Bright Colours'!

 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 'Love is in the Air'' 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 - 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
'Bright Colours'


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 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:

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 March.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter