Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Blog Hop - Birthday/Celebrations - The Paper Shelter 9th Birthday Challenge

Good Morning fellow Paper Shelter Crafters and welcome to our annual Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 9th 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 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 commenters a digi of their choice, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot  and you can always return back to the Challenge blogspot if at any time you loose your way to find out the next stop on the Hop.
Now to show you my own card for this Challenge


This image is called Mad about Goodies  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 pink card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50"white card with a first mount out of pink card and the backing paper is also from the design set of the image and you will find it here. On top of this I have placed a doily and 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.
To finish of I have diecut some cakes and topped them with frills and placed them around the image.
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:- 

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Challenge #407 - A Christmas Card - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, can you believe that we are only about 4 weeks away from Christmas and 6 to New Year, I cannot and in 2 weeks time we will be hosting our Blog Hop and we have 21 images to give away plus the main prize from the Challenge so do join me on the 4th of December for that one.
This weeks theme is
A Christmas Card

for myself I have had mine done and written for weeks mainly because we have had a busy month with having a New Kitchen fitted and all the things that go with that, tiling, painting and installing the cupboards and of course laying the lino, not that I want to ever experience the stress again even my hubby was nearly having a break down. So I sincerely hope that this weeks theme will help you get that last one of two cards that need doing for Christmas.
And you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this theme 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 this weeks card I have used this image


For my card I have us "For being a Good Boy" and you will find it here, I love to find images that will allow the little girls in my family a chance to dream and this one certainly does, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a rectangle die to cut her out and a larger one for the mount out of blue card.
The base card is 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card and I also used the backing paper that came with my image and this you will find here. I then mounted my image towards the left and cut out some embellishments and laid them along the bottom, I also cut out some fish and this was placed in the water around the mounted image.
To finish of I stamped the sentiment and mounted this also on a piece of blue card and positioned this at the top of 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 to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this  "A Christmas Card" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered into the following Challenges:-
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ 
http://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ 
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Challenge #405 - Card for a Child - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well I hope by the time this post goes live I will have a fully functioning kitchen as so far (previsous Thursday) its been a nightmare, they positioned the dishwasher so you cannot open the door completely, and the electrician put the box behind the cooker so it stands out far to much at least 4 inches away from the way, you can guess what will happen if they dont sort that out, at the moment we have just left them to it and disappeared upstairs with the dogs out of the way.
Anyway this is not getting my post written, this weeks theme is all about making and posting

A Card for a Child

of course this can cover many different occasions so we leave the choice entirely up to you.
And you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this theme 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 this weeks card I have used this image


For my card I have us "The Mermaid and the Treasure" and you will find her here, I love to find images that will allow the little girls in my family a chance to dream and this one certainly does, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a rectangle die to cut her out and a larger one for the mount out of blue card.
The base card is 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card and I also used the backing paper that came with my image and this you will find here. I then mounted my image towards the left and cut out some embellishments and laid them along the bottom, I also cut out some fish and this was placed in the water around the mounted image.
To finish of I stamped the sentiment and mounted this also on a piece of blue card and positioned this at the top of 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 to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this  "Card for a Child" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered into the following Challenges:-
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/ 
https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/ 

 

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Challenge #403 - Halloween - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well I dont know about your but here we are almost yet again at the end of the month, and in less than a week we will be putting our clocks back and the days will feel even shorter. But this weeks theme is all about

Halloween

and its always been a strange and eerie time of the year, several countries celebrate it and others dont, when I was at School it was all about "All Hallows Eve" to do with the souls rising from their graves to ascend into Heaven or descend down into Hell, not a very nice thing to be thinking I think.
And you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this theme 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 this weeks card I have used this image


This image is titled "Halloween" and you will find it here, Ive printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards Ive used a square die to cut her out and a fancy one for the mount out of blue card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same blue card and the mount for the image, the backing paper is also from the same design set as the image and you will find it here. 
I have cut a edge out of black card with one of the Memory Box edge dies and the spider web is also from Memory Box as is the spider and the bats, and these have been placed as shown in the photo, the mounted image was then placed down the card towards the bottom.
Now that you've seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this  "Halloween" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered into the following Challenges:-
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ 
https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ 
https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/ 
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Challenge #401 - Music and Dance - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, can you believe we are now into October and already the weather is turning from something beautiful to something cold and wet and dark, not my cup of tea Im afraid, so Im hoping this weeks theme for The Paper Shelter is


Music and Dance

this must cheer everyone up its always vibrant and colourful.
And you will find some 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 this weeks card I have used this image



This little lady is titled "Tango" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens then cut it out with a rectangle die and a larger one out of red card with a fancy one.
The basic card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of red card and the backing paper from the same design set as the image and you will find it here. On top of this I have wrapped a red ribbon around the card and attached it to the back of the first mount, and the mounted image towards the left, and the sentiment was stamped also onto white card and fussy cut and layered on top of a piece of red card thats already been used. To finish of I have used some red pearls around the edge and a lamp diecut next to the image over the ribbon.
Now that you've seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this  "Music and Dance" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered into the following Challenges:-
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ 
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ 
https://papercraft-challenges.blogspot.com/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ 
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/ 
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/ 
http://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.com/ 


Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Challenge #399 - Colours of Fall - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers already here in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire where I live the leaves are changing colours, in my own garden the Acer is going from Yellow to Red, I love the Colours of Autumn but for me its the start of the dark morning and the evening drawing in, not sure I would manage if I had to live without Summer as it becomes depressing Im definitely not a Winter person.
Over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot the theme this week is

Colours of Fall

so you can start to choose for yourself which of those colours suit your cards or projects best.
And you will find some 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 this weeks card I have used this image


This little lady is titled "Autumn Enchantment" and you will find her here. I printed her onto white card before colouring her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a rectangle die to cut her out and then mount this onto a piece of brown card cut with the same die set as the image.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" brown card and the backing paper from the same paper set as the image and you will find it here. On top of this I have place a square doily and then placed my mounted image in the center with a stamped sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. The final embellishments are with several sized flower buttons down the right and left hand sides.
Now that you've seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Colours of Autumn" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered into the following Challenges:-
https://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/ 
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ 
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ 
https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ 
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Challenge #397 - Embossing of any kind - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well I sincerely hope that you are enjoying more free time now the children are back at School, I dont know about you but it is nice not to have a load of them screaming and shouting around your back gate causing our dogs to continually bark, but having raised four children myself I looked forward to them going back to School as by the end of 6 weeks holiday they were getting rather bored.
This weeks theme is all about Embossing, this can be either by Embossing Folder, Dies or even Embossing Powder, for me I used the die


Embossing of any Kind

edge as I love the effect it left around my image and the mount.
And you will find some 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 this weeks card I have used this image

This gorgeous image is titled "Sports Star" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card and then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a embossing edged square die to cut her out and some dark blue card and a larger die from the same set for the Mount. The sentiment was created in the same way with a stamp and a smaller pair of dies.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of same blue card and the backing paper is also from the "Sports Star" design set where you will find it here. On top of this in the I have placed at the top some die cut flags and the mounted image in the middle with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. To finish off I have used several buttons down the left hand side.
Now that you've seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Embossing of any Kind" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered into the following Challenges:-
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/ 
https://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ 
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/ 
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/ 
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/ 
http://welove2create.blogspot.com/ 
https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/ 
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/ 
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/