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.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Design Team Call

***This post is pinned until the DT Call ends...please scroll down for newer posts***


We are looking for some more lovely crafters to join our design team in 2018.
So, if you're a Penny Black fan, and are interested...read on!

You don't need to have any previous design team experience...but you should have an active blog, as you'll be required to publish your project for our monthly challenges on your personal blog, and join our friendly design team blog. 
We are predominantly cardmakers, but would welcome crafters that use their Penny Black products on other projects.
You will need to be able to comment on some of the entries to our challenges (currently 2 in every 10 entries for each design team member), help select guest designers, and choose your favourite entry from each challenge.

If you would be interested in being considered for our design team, please leave a link to your blog with the linky on this post...we would also love it if you'd play along with our current challenge!

Saturday, 2 December 2017

PBSC December - Winter or Christmas

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

Thank you to those of you that joined in with our 'Thank You' 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 - Melanie



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





***NEWS FLASH***

Sadly, this is Greta's last challenge with us...she has been a great DT member...providing wonderful inspiration each month, so we shall miss her. Thank you Greta for everything – we've loved having you on our team!

Also, we are currently having a design team call...you can find all of the details on this post.

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

'Winter or Christmas'

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 January.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!

We have a lovely guest designer, Lynne, joining us this month...here is her lovely wintry card:

Guest Designer - Lynne


And now 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 16th December.




Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

Saturday, 18 November 2017

PBSC November - Thank You...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 October's 'Lace and/or Pearls' challenge:

Greta's Favourite:  #12 - Marianne

Greta says: I love the simplicity of this beautiful pink Christmas card. Great idea to use a die cut rectangle as a mask for the brushed on ink. The pearls finish it off perfectly!


Helen's Favourite: #3 - Irene M

Helen Says: I love the way Irene has layered up her embellishments...and who could resist this sweet hedgie?!


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


And the guest designers chosen from the wonderful 'GDT' entries on last month's challenge are: 

#4 - Sharon

#5 - Lynne



Congratulations Sharon & Lynne! 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!




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

'Thank You'

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 1st December.

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:





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.

Oh...and don't forget that we currently have a DT Call running...you can find all of the information here.

Have a lovely weekend & enjoy the rest of the month!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


Saturday, 4 November 2017

PBSC November - Thank You!

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

Thank you to those of you that joined in with our 'Lace & Pearls' 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

#14 - Bonnie




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



I also have an apology to make...I totally forgot to announce the chosen Guest Designer along with our favourites from September 'One Layer Cards' challenge a couple of weeks ago...so sorry...I'm please to announce that we had chosen Eve Maynard who entered these fab cards:





So sorry Eve... if you'd till like to join us (either this month or next) please email me (Helen) for the details.


***NEWS FLASH***
We are currently having a design team call...you can find all of the details on this post.

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

'Thank You'

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 1st December.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!

And now 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 18th November.



Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

Saturday, 21 October 2017

PBSC October - Lace and/or Pearls...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 September's 'One Layer Cards' challenge:

Greta's Favourite: #15 - Maura 

Greta says:
I love the masked border, beautiful image & snowy background!  Perfect design for a one layer card!


Helen's Favourite: #23 - Eve Maynard

Helen Says: I love Eve's trio of adorable piggy cards with their shiny balloons!


Lorraine's Favourite: #24 - Mariann
Lorraine says: A stunning wintery scene. I love it.


Sylvie's Favourite: #25 - Cathy (KraftyKoolKat)
Sylvie says: Love the fun images...beautifully coloured & embellished!


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:

'Lace and/or Pearls'

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 3rd November.

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, 7 October 2017

PBSC October - Lace and/or Pearls!

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

Thank you to those of you that joined in with our 'One Layer Cards' 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

#34 - Maura




Congratulations Maura! 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:

'Lace and/or Pearls'

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 November.

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


Prize - $20 voucher!

We have a lovely guest designer...Lisa joining us this month...so I'll start with her gorgeous cards:



And now 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 21st October.



Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx