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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 January 2017

PBSC January - Anything Goes!

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


Thank you to all of you who joined in with our 'Winter/Christmas' 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

#66 - Lynda Pleckan



Congratulations Lynda! 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:

'Anything Goes!'

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 February.

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 guest designer this month Viv:

  and 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.

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 January.



Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx


Saturday, 17 December 2016

PBSC December - Winter or Christmas...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 November's 'Anything but a Card' challenge:


Greta's Favourite: #4 - Paulette A


Greta says: Love this classy little photo album - wonderful fabric covering. The beautiful die cut lady is perfectly embellished & the gold cording with beads is stunning!  Wonderful gift, Paulette!

Helen's Favourite:  #11 - Lynne in NI


Helen Says: I love Lynne's adorable Penny Black calendar pages - such fabulous gifts!

Lorraine's Favourite: #19 - Lynne in NI

Lorraine says: I also love Lynne in NI's fabulous Calendar pages. Those singing geese look brilliant!

Natalie's Favourite: #14 - Bonnie
Natalie says: This lovely traditional tag would look great attached to a gift or even hung up on a Christmas tree!


Sue's Favourite: #2 - Sai Jirawadee

Sue says: The coloring on this image is so soft and beautiful. Adorable little tag!

Sylvie's Faourite: #7 - Jules

Sylvie says: Love the cute PB image... beautifully coloured.. the clouds look so real... 

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


There weren't any GDT entries on the last challenge...but we're still on the lookout for Penny Black fans to join us for future challenges, so if you're interested don't forget to add 'GDT' after your entry to this month's challenge.




Ok, so now for some more inspiration for our current challenge, where 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 6th January.

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.

We'd like to wish all of our players a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx