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, 6 January 2018

PBSC January - Anything Goes!

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

Today's post is a long one...with lots of exciting announcements...so go and grab yourself a cuppa and get comfortable!

Firstly, thank you to those of you that joined in with our 'Winter or 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

#12 - NanaConnie

Congratulations NanaConnie! 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 our new challenge, we are very excited to announce the result of our design team call!
We'd like to say a BIG 'Thank You' to everyone that took the time to enter...you gave us a really tough job! We'd have loved to have you all, but we do need to leave some players!

So, without further ado...we would like to invite the following people to join our team:

Babs - A Place to Stamp

Anja - Anja's Artefaktotum

Jacky - Paddington Fan

Lynda - PaperArts Cafe

Jenny - My Paper Epiphany

Ger - Cards & Chocolate

Congratulations ladies! Please email me (Helen) so that I can give you all the information.


Ok, so on to our new challenge! We're actually making another little change...and starting this month, all of our challenges will be:

'Anything Goes'

We thought we'd go easy on you this month, but we will be adding an optional prompt from next month...for those of you that like the 'extra' challenge...but if you don't fancy that, simply enter any Penny Black projects you like!

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 February.

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 card:

Guest Designer - Lisa

And now some inspiration from the PBSC design team:

(A Penny Black calendar for 2018 - more photos on my blog)

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 January.

Hugs from the PBSC Design Team xx

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Design Team Call - CLOSED

***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!