Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Blog Hop - Birthday/Celebrations - The Paper Shelter 8th Birthday Challenge

Good Morning fellow Paper Shelter Crafters and welcome to our annual Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 8th Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and celebrate it too and this one is a 
 
"BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" 

 theme, which I know will be extremely popular!!!! and I hope you have landed here from the  The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog as you'll not want to miss out on the start of our Blog Hop as this one is extra special as both Our Design Teams have worked very hard to showcase the gorgeous images that are available from The Paper Shelter Website and each stop on the hop is offering one of their lucky commentors a digi of their choice, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot  also if you at any time loose your way you can always return back to our Challenge Blogspot and pick up again the next connection in the list of blogs.


Now I would love to show you my own card, 
This image is called "Happy Birthday" and you will find it here, I printed it onto white card and then used my copic pens to colour it, afterwards I used a square die to cut it out and inked it before mounting it on a fancy diecut in purple card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50"white card with a first mount out of purple card and the backing paper is also from the design set of the image and you will find it here. I then wrapped three piece of ribbon around the card and stuck it to the back of the first mount.
I placed my mounted image in the center and diecut the Sentiment at the top and placed it along the ribbon at the top of my card.

From here your next stop on the hop is over to 
Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.

This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ 
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Challenge #363 - A Christmas Card - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers can you believe we are only about 6 weeks away and of course the majority of us are struggling to get all our cards done for family and friends, luckily Im not to bad as I had already made most of mine and have written them up ready to post, so this week we want to see a


A Christmas Card

so Im sure it wont be to much of a problem to get one done for our themed Challenge.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. Our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website.

But don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
And here is the Card I made for the theme
this image is titled "Gingerbread House" and I made the card for one of my great grandsons, last year they created one from a kit they bought in the local supermarket and my did they have a lot of fun with it, you will find it here
I printed it onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens then cut it out with one of my Nestabilitie dies, and used a larger one with red card for the mount. The sentiment is stamped onto another piece of card and I used the same die design to cut it out and a larger one for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of red card and I then used the backing paper that came with the image, you will find it here, and then placed the mounted image in the middle and the sentiment below on the right handside.
To finish of I used several cake and other buttons along the bottom and right edge to give it a bit of a zing. Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to our The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope you will want to take part in this "A Christmas Card" themed Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ 
https://stampartpapel.com/retarte-132-dr-digi-stamps/ 
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ 
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/ 
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Challenge #359 - A Card for a Child - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I dont know about you but at this time of the year I get rather worried because here in the UK people seemed to love to celebrate Firework Night, but I dread it as our poor dog hates the bangs and noise, and so this year we have already decided to make sure we have some sedative to give her once she starts to panic, she gets extremely distressed by it all, we did make sure we took her to the Vets to get the right thing for her, but Im still not happy as around where I live it just doesnt happen on the 5th but it normally goes on for about 2 weeks, then just as we get over that the New Year bring it back again.
Anyway this weeks theme for our cards is

A Card for a Child

Im lucky to have quite a few grandchildren and great grandchildren so when I plan my cards I use the theme I keep them in mind as to what I will create so it can used for them on their birthdays.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. Our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website.

But don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
And here is the Card I made for the theme
this image is "You're my Cuppy Cake" and you will find it here. I printed it onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens, afterwards I used  Nestabilitie die to cut it out and a larger one out of pink card for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of pink card the same as used for the mounted image. The backing paper is also from the same image set and you will find it here, I then placed it on top of the first mount and place a square doily in the middle, afterwards I wrapped a piece of pink ribbon with lace behind it and attached it to the back of the mount.
This was then placed onto the base card and I then added my mounted image in the center and The sentiment is from my stash and I also added the cakes message as well as I thought it was appropriate.
To finish of I used several cake and other buttons along the bottom and right edge to give it a bit of a zing. Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to our The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope you will want to take part in this "A Card for a Child" themed Challenge.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Challenge #359 - Halloween - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks theme is all about the spooky time of the year which is

Halloween

and my great grandsons love it, they dress up for parties and even go around the neighborhood collecting tricks and treats and my grandson and his wife also like to dress up to. They have already put up the decorations in their front room and it looks very spooky.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. Our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website.

But don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
And here is the card I created for this Challenge
This image is called "Halloween Tea" and you will find it here, I printed it onto white card then used my copic pens to colour it. I then used a pumpkin die from Spellbinders and used a larger one for the mount out of orange card. Ive also stamped a sentiment and cut it out with a smaller pumpkin die and cut a larger one out of orange card for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of orange card and the backing paper is also from the same "Halloween Tea" image set as about and you will find it here. I then placed my mounted image in the center and the mounted sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
To finish of I have used some small pumpkin buttons along the bottom of my card, now that youve seen it I hope you pop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration with our Halloween theme Challenge.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Challenge #357 - Music or Dance - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers I dont know about you but these dark morning and evening I dont like at all, here in the UK its only a matter of weeks before we have to put the clocks back so it makes the mornings lighter and the days shorter and Im not looking forward to that.
Anyway this weeks theme over on The Paper Shelter is all about


Music or Dance

Im sure like myself when your on the computer you either listen to Audible books or Music I love both so this is what the theme is all about and also Dance Im not so good at that but I love to watch skaters dancing on ice but then the choice of theme is up to you.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. Our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website.

But don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
For my own card I chose this little lady
This is "A very Special Band" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card and then used my copic pens to colour it, afterwards I use a rectangle die from Spellbinders and a fancy one for the blue mount.
The sentiment was one from my computer and then I printed it and mounted it also onto blue card. The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card and the backing paper I have used is also from the same design set as the image and you will find it here. 
I then wrapped a piece of lace around the middle and the mounted image on top, the sentiment is down in the right hand corner. To finish of I have used several musical embellishment down the right hand side.
Now that you've seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Music or Dance" Challenge. 
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ 
https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ 
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ 

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Challenge #228 - Halloween or Halloween Colours - Pink Gem Challenges

Good Morning Gemsters, today is a very sad day for me and the rest of the Pink Gem Design Team as this is our very last Challenge so this weeks theme is ideal for me to use it to get myself ready for Halloween and as I have several small grandchildren and great grandchildren to get cards made for so this is a ideal time to get them done and ready to post and I hope it is for you to, so the theme is

Halloween or Halloween Colours

and here is the choice of colours to pick from please

Unfortunately Janet Roberts of Pink Gem Designs has decided that this will be our last Challenge post and from now on she will be trading from her Etsy shop and this is


not only does she own the website Pink Gem Designs  but is also the designer and creator of our gorgeous images, so do go and visit her website and see for yourself what stunning and usable images, papers there are to buy.
For my own card I used one of Janets pre-designed cards and here is it.


This little lady is called "Halloween Chloe" and you will find her here as near to this design as I can find on her Etsy site. I printed her onto a stiff white card and then used the front and insert by placing these onto pieces of mauve card and then stuck them onto a base card.
The image in the center of the front was cut from another printed sheet and decoupaged up on top of the printed image already on the base card, I then chose a sentiment in fact I picked two and placed these also on to mauve card and stuck them in the two opposite corners at the top.
 Now that youv'e seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and you can see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope that you will take part in our  "Halloween or Halloween Colours" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 



Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Challenge #355 - Colours of Autumn/Fall - The Paper Shelter Challenge

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I dont know about you but here in the UK we are already showing signs of Autumn and as I live in a huge Wooded Area on the border of Wales you can image what its beginning to look like, and of course the Wild Boar are enjoying the treats digging up the sides of the road to get to the juicy worms etc, and believe me they certainly do a lot of damage if they can get into playing fields of any kind, luckily where I live they haven't ventured as we are a bit to close to busy roads otherwise I would need some very strong fences to keep them out.
Anyway this weeks theme is all about


Colours of Autumn/Fall

and we would like to see you using any of the appropriate colours on your card please.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. Our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website.

But don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
Over at The Paper Shelter website they have some really beautiful Autumn/Fall images and for my own choice I picked this one


This beautiful image is called "Autumn Beauty" and you will find her here, and I so agree she is a beauty, I printed her onto white card before colouring her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a square die to cut her out, and a larger one for the mount out of orange card. I also put some glitter on her wings.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same orange card, and the backing paper I used was from the same design set as the image and you find her here. On top of this I placed my mounted image in the middle and the sentiment was printed from one I googled on line and then mounted also onto a piece of orange card which was then placed in the bottom right hand corner.
After I had done this I diecut a load of leaves and placed around the mounted image and the final flourish are the leave and nut buttons which were placed in between the diecut leaves.
Now that you've seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Colours of Autumn/Fall" Challenge.