Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Winner of the Blog Hop Comments

Firstly I want to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment and here is the lucky person chosen from all my comments left on my blog (this one) for our recent Blog Hop and that was


Well done and congratulations, if you pop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot it will tell you how you can claim your prize from them, dont forget to pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Website and chose a image you would like as your prize.
I hope you enjoyed taking part in our Blog Hop and please do come back next year and take part again when we host one for our 9th Birthday in December, 2019.

The Paper Shelters Christmas Break Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning Paper Shelter Crafters, well I hope you enjoyed our Blog Hop and soon I will let you know who the lucky comment winner is, hopefully you wont need to wait to long to know.
Anyway today is our last Challenge for 2018 and its a

Anything Goes

one and both the A and B Teams are taking part, and we wont be leaving comments on any of the entries as this is to allow both teams to spend special time with their families and not have to worry a about commenting on your cards, I sincerely hope that you appreciate this and then hopefully they will all come back in January feeling rested and ready to craft again.
 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 for my own card I chose to use this image
And this image is called "Yep, I have my methods" and you will find it here, I printed it onto white card then used my copic pens to colour it, afterwards I used a rectangle Spellbinders die to cut it out and a fancy one for the mount out of dark 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 is from the same design set and the image and you will find it here. I then used two die cut corner which I created using  Memory Box die and placed them in the top two corners, and the to give the image a bit more snow I used some white embossing powder and heated it up to give more dimension to the image.
The sentiment is one from my stash that was stamped onto another piece of white card and mounted onto a piece of the same blue card and placed in the bottom right hand corner, with the mounted image in the center.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and take part in our "Anything Goes" Challenge.

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. 

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Challenge #227 - A Card for the Girls or Ladies - Pink Gem Challenges

Good Morning Gemsters this fortnights theme is all about creating a card for

Girls or Ladies

Im sure like me you are no doubt always creating cards for these in your family and friends and as usual we are being sponsored by Janet Roberts who
not only owns 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 this sweetheart


I decided this was a ideal image for one of my granddaughters as they are now well into their teens or at least the older ones are, this is titled "Emma in Torn Jeans" and you will find her here.
I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her afterwards I used my rectangle die to cut her out and then used a fancy one for the mount out of pink card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the first mount is a pink card and the papers I have used is from "Micro Dots" and you will find it here. I printed three of the papers in pink, yellow and blue, I used a punch along each of the edges and placed them onto the mount, then used a ribbon around the whole card on the left hand side and attached it to the back.
I then placed my mounted image towards the top left and stamped a sentiment and mounted this also on a smaller fancy diecut and placed it in the bottom right hand corner. To finish of I have used some nuvo drops down the right hand side.
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  "A Card for Girls/Ladies" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Challenge #353 - Embossing of any kind - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks theme over on our Challenge site is to use

Embossing of any kind

and this can mean it can be a embossing folder or embossing powder so you have at least two ways of using this them Im sure you can find some more.
 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 card I used this sweet image
and this titled "Drizzle" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her.
Afterwards I cut her out completely and then used another piece of white card and ran it through a raindrops embossing folder and matted this onto a piece of brown card, after this I place my cut out image on top.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount again from from card and the backing paper is from the same set as the image and you will find it here. 
I then placed a stamped sentiment onto a another piece of brown card and placed it in the bottom right hand corner and my mounted image towards the top left hand corner.
 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 "Embossing of any kind" Challenge.

This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Challenge #226 - Anniversary/Wedding/Engagement - Pink Gem Challenges

Good Morning Gemsters, wow that month has certainly flown by over on the Pink Gem Designs Challenge page and we start the Autumn term with a brand new theme and that is

Anniversary/Wedding/Engagement

this means we want to see a card that will use one of these themes please.
The Challenge is being hosted by Janet Roberts who
not only owns 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.
And here is the card I created for this theme


for my card I used the Printable "Wedding Day" and you will find it here. I printed the images onto white card the the outer sheet was mounted onto a card base and the insert to the inside.
I then cut the images out and mounted them with glue gel to decoupage them, or in other words to give them depth.
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  "Anniversary/Wedding/Engagement" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Challenge #351 - Back to School - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks Challenge is hopefully going to help you get those cards ready to give your little people in your life, I have 2 great grandsons starting back to School and Nursery this September and felt my card was ideal for them, so the theme is

Back to School

I hope you like what Ive created for 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 used this fabulous image for one of my great grandsons


This little chap is titled "In the Class" and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card and then coloured him with my copic pens, I then used a circle die to cut him out and a larger red one to mount him on.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the first mount is again the same red card as used before, and the backing paper is also from the same design set and the image and you will find it here.
I placed the mounted image in the center as shown in the photo and the sentiment was from my google search and this was mounted in the same way as the image and placed in the bottom right hand corner, and to finish of I have used three buttons down the edge.
 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 "Back to School" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Challenge #349 - Punches and Dies - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I hope that you enjoyed our last Challenge and welcome back to our usual one which means we shall be leaving you comments again. This weeks theme is all about using
Punches and Dies

so we shall expect to see either of these used on your cards.
 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 used this fabulous image for one of my many grandsons


my eldest grandson and his two little boys love motorbikes so this is just idea for them, this is "Motor Mechanic" and you will find him here, I printed him on to white card then coloured him with my copic pens, afterwards I used one of my rectangle dies to cut him out and then mounted him onto a larger rectangle out of black card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same black card and the backing paper is also from the same "Motor Mechanic" design set and you will find it here. I then took a piece of orange card and a border punch and punched it all down one edge and place this on the left hand side of my main card.
On top of this I have placed my mounted image with a stamped sentiment below, which has also been mounted onto black card. To finish of I used a motorbike die to cut out the diecut and a spanner which have both been stuck along the bottom of my card.
 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 "Punches and Dies" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Challenge #225 - Breast Cancer Awareness use PINK - Pink Gem Designs

Good Morning Gemsters, this is our very Special Summer Break Challenge

Breast Cancer Awareness use PINK
And its going to last a month, and we shall not be commenting on your entries, its to give the Design Team a chance to spend some quality time with their families. And the next Challenge we will hold will be on September 1st.
The Challenge is being hosted by Janet Roberts who

not only owns 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.
And to create my card I used this little lady.


This is Ballerina Chloe and you will find her here, she is a printed card which I have printed in layers then cut her out and decoupaged up as shown in the photo.
I then created a card with not only the outside paper but you also get a insert to which was like the outside mounted onto pink card.
To finish of I placed my decoupaged Chloe in the middle and in the top right hand corner I have stuck the sentiment with a pink ribbon behind it.
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  "Breast Awareness use Pink" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-