Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Challenge #483 - Animals - The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot

 Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, its going to be difficult to express myself in this post as its going to be next to last post as Team Leader for The Paper Shelter which I have held since 2010, as from the 29th September I will be passing on the baton to a brand new Team Leader and I know she is going to do a brilliant job, but I will announce her name in two weeks time, so do come back then.
This weeks theme is a lovely one, having two dogs of my own I know a lot of us have pets and even more of you have adopted them during the lockdowns so the theme this week is
 
Animals
 
and I know you are going to enjoy taking part in this Challenge.
  But I think its time for me to get on and to remind you that you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this weeks theme to. Our Sponsors are and as always 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. Please don't forget you are allowed to enter 3 projects but one of these must carry one of our images please as its only good manners don't you think.
For my own creation I chose this image
 

 This gorgeous image is titled "Hush, let her sleep" and you will find it here, I printed her onto white card before colouring the image with my copic pens, afterwards I used a rectangle die to cut it out, and then with a larger one I cut the mat one out of black card and layered it on top. The sentiment is one I found on the internet and I printed it and then layered this also onto a piece of black card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mat of black card then on top I have used the backing paper that came with the image and you will find it here. 
I then placed the mounted image towards the top with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner, I also stamped Happy Birthday before the image.
  Now that you've seen my creation 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 "Animals" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:

 

 

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Challenge #481 - Back to School - The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot

 Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well it must be only days before the children start filtering back to School, I know my own great grandsons will be starting back soon and I'm sure their parents will be glad to see them return to School as towards the end of the holidays they really start to get bored and need the stimulation of learning again.  So my choice of theme this week is

Back to School

and Im sure you can use a card to send to someone you know who would love to receive it.
 But I think its time for me to get on and to remind you that you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this weeks theme to. Our Sponsors are and as always 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. Please don't forget you are allowed to enter 3 projects but one of these must carry one of our images please as its only good manners don't you think.
For my own creation I chose this image
 

  He is titled "Back to School Madness" and you will find it here I printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, afterwards I cut him out with a square die and mounted him onto a larger one cut from blue card. The sentiment was printed from a verse I found on the internet and which I felt was appropriate for my card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and for my first layer I used a dark blue card the same one that I used for my image and on top I used the backing paper that came with the image which you will find here. Then on top of this I placed my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
 Now that you've seen my creation 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 "Back to School" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Challenge #479 - Anything but a Card - The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot

 Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, welcome back its been 4 weeks since we held a ordinary Challenge and I sincerely hope you enjoy playing with the Anything Goes one we held during our break, this week is something different its going to be challenging and I'm sure you will cope with

Anything but a Card

This means we want to see what you can create other than a Card.
 But I think its time for me to get on and to remind you that you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this weeks theme to. Our Sponsors are and as always 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. Please don't forget you are allowed to enter 3 projects but one of these must carry one of our images please as its only good manners don't you think.
For my own creation I chose this image
 

 She is titled "Comfy at Home" and you will find her here, I printed her several times then cut the image out to use for decoupaging onto the base image which was printed and stuck to the side of a wooden tissue box cover. Using silicone glue I have layered her up several times to make it stand out from the base layer.
I hope you like the result, its certainly different and you have to be rather careful when pulling out the tissue you don't pull it down in front of it, but it does give the box an unusual finish.
 Now that you've seen my creation 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 "Anything but a Card" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:

 

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Summer Break Challenge - Anything Goes - The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot

 Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well we have reached our Summer Break Challenge and this means that both Teams will be taking part and we wont be commenting on your entries so that we can give them a chance to take a month off to be with their families, especially as again it has been a very difficult year. Anyway we want an easy theme and this one is definitely a very popular one

Anything Goes

and I know you will enjoy deciding what you will enter into this one so of course we leave that up you and we look forward to seeing the results on August 18th when we return.
 But I think its time for me to get on and to remind you that you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this weeks theme to. Our Sponsors are and as always 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. Please don't forget you are allowed to enter 3 projects but one of these must carry one of our images please as its only good manners don't you think.
For my own card I chose this image
 

   And this fabulous image is titled "Enchanting Butterflies" and you will find it here, I printed her of onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a square die to cut her out and then used a fancy one with pink card and then mounted her onto this. The sentiment is one from my stash that I have stamped and layered it up with another piece of pink card to.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same pink card I used for mounting the image and the sentiment. I then used the backing paper that came with the image and you will find it here, I then wrapped a piece of gold ribbon around the middle over a circular doily and attached it to the back then placed my mounted image in the center towards the top with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
 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 "Anthing Goes" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:
 

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Challenge #477 - Going Digital - The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot

 Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, here we are already a week into July, tell me where do these weeks fly to in a couple of weeks The Paper Shelter will be taking a month of to give the girls a chance to spend time with their families especially after such a terrible 18 months we have had to endure lets hope by the time they return things will be a lot easier for everyone.
This weeks theme is all about
 
Going Digital
 
this means we want to see a image or backing paper that is digital and has been printed off your computers. I know it will be fun for you and look forward to seeing how you deal with it. 
 But I think its time for me to get on and to remind you that you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this weeks theme to. Our Sponsors are and as always 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. Please don't forget you are allowed to enter 3 projects but one of these must carry one of our images please as its only good manners don't you think.
For my own card I chose this image
 

   And this fabulous image is titled "A Fairys Best Friend"and you will find it here, I printed her of onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a circle die to cut her out and then used a fancy one with orange card and then mounted her onto this. The sentiment is one from my stash that I have stamped and layered it up with another piece of orange card to.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same orange card I used for mounting the image and the sentiment. I then used the backing paper that came with the image and you will find it here, I then wrapped a piece of gold ribbon around the middle over a circular doily and attached it to the back then placed my mounted image in the center towards the top with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
 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 "Going Digital" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Challenge #475 - Things with Wings - The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot

 Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I sincerely hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather weve been experiencing here in the UK, our poor dogs are finding it a bit much at times, they start by lying in the sun then within a short period they are rushing back indoors to find somewhere cool.
Anyway this weeks theme on The Paper Shelter is all about
 
Things with Wings
 
this can be anything you can possibly image, it can be Fairies, Butterflies, Planes, Kites you name it, you can use it provided it flies.
 But I think its time for me to get on and to remind you that you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this weeks theme to. Our Sponsors are and as always 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. Please don't forget you are allowed to enter 3 projects but one of these must carry one of our images please as its only good manners don't you think.
For my own card I chose this image
 

  And this fabulous image is titled "Queen Bee"and you will find it here, I printed her of onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a circle die to cut her out and then used a fancy one with orange card and then mounted her onto this. The sentiment is one from my stash that I have stamped and layered it up with another piece of orange card to.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same orange card I used for mounting the image and the sentiment. I then used the backing paper that came with the image and you will find it here, I then wrapped a piece of gold ribbon around the middle over a circular doily and attached it to the back then placed my mounted image in the center towards the top with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
 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 "Queen Bee" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:

 

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Challenge #473 - Flower Power - The Paper Shelter Challenge blogspot

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well weve had some fabulous weather here in the UK, and my garden has just gone crazy, everything is growing like weeds so the choice of theme is

Flower Power

And we would like to see any time of image, papers or even flowers themselves on your cards please.
 But I think its time for me to get on and to remind you that you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this weeks theme to. Our Sponsors are and as always 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. Please don't forget you are allowed to enter 3 projects but one of these must carry one of our images please as its only good manners don't you think.
For my own card I chose this image
 

 And this fabulous image is titled "A Green Thumb" and you will find it here, I printed her of onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a square die to cut her out and then used a fancy one with green card and then mounted her onto this. The sentiment is one from my stash that I have stamped and layered it up with another piece of green card to.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same green card I used for mounting the image and the sentiment. I then used the backing paper that came with the image and you will find it here, I then placed my mounted image in the center towards the top with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
I then used 6 yellow roses and wrapped a piece of white ribbon and tied a bow and stuck it to the bottom 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 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 Green Thumb" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:

 

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Challenge #471 - Embellishments - The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot

 Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, its a very sad goodbye to our Marie our original B Team Leader, she has found trying to cope with family and blogging hard when your are having health problems and its so sad as she like me has been with The Paper Shelter since the start, I want to wish her better health and hopefully she will come back now and again to visit us. I also want to wish Vannessa our new Team Leader all the best in the her position as the Team Leader as I'm sure she will do a brilliant job, as she has been with The Paper Shelter for quite along time to, so knows how it all works, all the best Vannessa.
For this week our theme is all about
 
Embellishments
 
which Im sure you will enjoy adding to your project, and I hope you enjoy playing along with it.
  But I think its time for me to get on and to remind you that you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this weeks theme to. Our Sponsors are and as always 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. Please don't forget you are allowed to enter 3 projects but one of these must carry one of our images please as its only good manners don't you think.
For my own card I chose this image
 
 
This image is yet another judo pose and this one is titled "Lotus Pose" and I think its probably the most well know position of them all, you will find it here. I printed her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I cut her out with my circle die and mounted her onto a large one in pink card, then around the edge I have placed lace.
The sentiment is one from my stash and I stamped and mounted this also onto pink card. The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount the same pink card as I have used for my image, on top of this I have place the backing paper from the same design set as the image and you will find it here.
I then placed my mounted image in the center with the sentiment placed in the middle below it. I then used several metal embellishment around the mount in four corners and the butterfly and wing opposite at the top.
 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 "Embellishments" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Challenge #469 - A Shaped Card - The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspost

 Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this week we are doing something different, it is creating

A Shaped Card

its an old theme but one of my Design Team asked if we could resurrect it for a change, so lets see what you can come up with.
 But I think its time for me to get on and to remind you that you will find some beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from for this weeks theme to. Our Sponsors are and as always 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. Please don't forget you are allowed to enter 3 projects but one of these must carry one of our images please as its only good manners don't you think.
For my own card I chose this image
 

 

 This is a Heartfelt die and I have used it to create the other sides of my card, and I also used a card shape for my base.
The image is titled "Tree Posture" and you will find it here its also another of the Yoga postures that have been created for The Paper Shelter, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, aferwards I used a circle die to cut her out, and a larger one for the mount. As Ive said I used a card shape and then place three of the background designs from the same design set as the image and you will find it here.I placed them on the base and the other two on the sides.
The outer doors are also cut from Heartfelt dies and placed over the doors these were cut from the same green card as I have used on the mounted image.I then stamped a sentiment mounted it and placed it at the top of the inter card.
 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 Shaped Card" Challenge to.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-