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, 15 July 2017

PBSC July - 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!

Firstly, here are the DTs favourite projects from June's 'Masculine' challenge:

Greta's Favourite: #15 - Sharon


Greta says: I love the darling PB kitty with balloons which Sharon colored beautifully!  She chose wonderful background papers with distressed edges--a terrific card for a guy!    

Helen's Favourite: #10 - Beverly Y


Helen Says: This is such a fun card...love the bright & cheerful colours  combined with the mischievous image! 

Congratulations ladies - please grab our 'PBSC Favourite' badge for your blog!


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

'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 4th August.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some more inspiration from the PBSC design team:




Lorraine


Sylvie



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


Saturday, 1 July 2017

PBSC July - Flowers!

Happy Saturday!
Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!


Thank you to all of you who joined in with our 'Masculine' 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 - Beverly Y





Congratulations Beverly! 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, this month the theme is:

'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 (BST) on Friday 4th August.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!

So, now it's time for some inspiration from the PBSC 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!

Have a wonderful month!

We shall announce the design team's favourite projects from last month's challenge when we come back with some more inspiration for this challenge on Saturday 15th July.



Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


Saturday, 17 June 2017

PBSC June - Masculine...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!

Firstly, here are the DTs favourite projects from May's 'Wedding, Anniversary & All Things Love!' challenge:

Greta's Favourite: #18 - Becky

Greta says: Gorgeous PB rose & sentiment stamps for the perfect anniversary or Valentine's Day card!  Becky's coloring is beautiful & the red ribbon bow finishes off the card perfectly!  

Helen's Favourite: #20 - Christy Sugiarto

Helen Says: This is such a sweet little circle card, with an adorable hedgie image & a perfect sentiment! 

Sylvie's Favourite: #5 - Amy Marshall
Sylvie says: Love the use of Stickeroos...fabulous card!

Congratulations ladies - please grab our 'PBSC Favourite' badge for your blog!


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

'Masculine'

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 30th June.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some more inspiration from the PBSC design team:





Sylvie



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



Saturday, 3 June 2017

PBSC June - Masculine!

Happy Saturday!
Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!


Thank you to all of you who joined in with our 'Wedding, Anniversary & All Things Love' 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

#18 - Becky




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

Before we get on to this month's challenge, I have a sad announcement to make...sadly the lovely Debby is leaving us. Debby has been a part of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge team since May 2010, so we're very sad to see her go! Thank you so much Debby for all of the wonderful inspiration that you've given all of us throughout the years!

Ok, so on to our new challenge, this month the theme is:

'Masculine'

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 June.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!

So, now it's time for some inspiration from the PBSC 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!

Have a wonderful month!

We shall announce the design team's favourite projects from last month's challenge when we come back with some more inspiration for this challenge on Saturday 17th June.



Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


Saturday, 20 May 2017

PBSC May - Wedding, Anniversary & All Things Love...More Inspiration!

Happy Saturday everyone! 

We're back with some more inspiration for our current challenge, and the announcement of our chosen guest designer and DT favourites from last month's challenge!

Firstly, here are the DTs favourite projects from April's 'Spring or Easter' challenge:

Greta's Favourite: #50 - Sunshinepen

Greta says: Love all the pretty color combos to make this lovely card set using a single Penny Black floral image!


Helen's Favourite: #39 - Janice Melton

Helen Says: I love the bright spring-like colours on the papers used, as well as the adorable image!


Sue's Favourite: #64 - Carla
Sue says: Got to love the flock!


Sylvie's Favourite: #53 - Maura

Sylvie says: This is a stunning card...love the colours and the inky Background...beautifully coloured...

Congratulations ladies - please grab our 'PBSC Favourite' badge for your blog!


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

'Wedding, Anniversary & All Things Love!'

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 June.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!


So, now it's time for some more inspiration...first of all from our lovely Guest Designer:

Jacky


...and from the PBSC design team:



Sue



Sylvie


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.

Happy Easter & enjoy the rest of the month!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


Saturday, 6 May 2017

PBSC May - Wedding, Anniversary & All Things Love!

Happy Saturday!
Welcome to a brand new Penny Black Saturday Challenge!


Thank you to all of you who joined in with our 'Spring or 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

#19 - Karen Dunbrook




Congratulations Karen! 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, this month the theme is:

'Wedding, Anniversary & All Things Love'

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 June.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!

So, now it's time for some inspiration...first of all from our lovely Guest Designer for May:


And from the PBSC design team:

Sue



Sylvie




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!

Have a wonderful month!

We shall announce the design team's favourite projects from last month's challenge when we come back with some more inspiration for this challenge on Saturday 20th May.



Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx