24 Sep 2014

Challenge #175 - "A Card with many Folds"

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, wow there were certainly a lot of stunning cards entered in our recent Design Call, and very big thank you to all those that took part and you will see in the post below that we have made our choices and those that were unlucky this time please dont despair as we shall be having another DT Call in the New Year and you might well stand a better chance of being picked then. Also Im sure that Veronica and Pedro would both along with myself like to thank Marie for hosting the DT Call as it takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to make sure it runs smoothly and fairly for everyone who enters.
We shall start to introduce our new Team Members next week but this week its all about saying a very sad farewell to Lydia and Anne as this is their last Challenge with my A Team, thank you so much girls for all your hard work, I am going to miss you but I do want to wish you all the best for your future.
Anyway now you will want to know whats happening this week and this time its all about creating Lots of Folds to your card design and this must be at least two or more  folds, (it must be more than one please) but I leave the actual design to you to decide. And before I go any further you will want to know who won last weeks "Ribbon, Twine and/or Floss" Challenge and the lucky person chosen by Random Org is:-

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
30
Timestamp: 2014-09-23 19:03:13 UTC

Well done Carol and congratulations and we now have a quicker method
for you to collect your prize and that is by clicking on the "Contact Tab" at the
Top on the Tabs Bar it will give you a form to fill up with your choice
3 digi images and can you make sure you put Challenge #174 in the subject bar
 and please also dont forget to add your email address to make it easier
                         for Veronica to sort out your images and get them to you quickly.

This weeks "A Card with many Folds" Challenge is as always being sponsored by Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

to spend on their website The Paper Shelter but as always this is providing you have used one of their products on your cards this could be either a Image, Paper or Printable and you will find a really comprehensive library on their website all at brilliant prices so do please go and pay a visit and see for yourself. But even if you do not use one of their images they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice so you really cannot loose can you its such a generous offer. And please do not forget if you are going to enter this challenge more than once that you are only allowed three entries and at least one of those must have a TPS image on it.
Of course most of our regular followers will know by now that is my favorite part of the Challenge post, its the time I show you what my very talented Design Team have created so wait until you see what they've been up to this week it will blow your mind away, well done girls and thank you so much for all your hard work.





























Well didnt I tell you they were stunning? And so beautifully different I love their designs and creativity, now its your turn to show us what you can design and I look forward to seeing your creations in this weeks "A Card with many Folds" Challenge.

23 Sep 2014

Welcome our new team members!

Hi you all! I'm sorry that it has taken a while but here we are. Ready to present to you our three new team members! But first a big thank you to all of you who applied to our fabby team. We are really grateful that so many of you want to join us and be a part of our Paper Shelter family. I wish we had more spots to fill but this time we only needed three new designers. 

So this is our new team members. Joining the A-team is


Joining the B-team is


A big warm welcome to our new gals! I hope you will love your time here with us.

At this point I also want to thank our designers leaving the TPS family; Lydia, Anne and Rosie. You will all be missed. You have been a great part of the family and your creations has been fantastic. It has been smashing having you with us and we do hope that you will drop by from time to time. Maybe even join us in our challenges. We hope so! Don't be strangers! :) You are all the best!

Love n hugs

Marie, Shirley and Veronica

19 Sep 2014

DT CALL!


My dear friends! It’s time for a new DT-call here at the Paper Shelter. Sadly we are losing some of our dear members here on the team and need to replace them. Is that crafter maybe you? We are a friendly team that is looking forward to have a few new members joining us for a new term here at the Shelter.

The DT call will run from today, 7th of  September till 19th of September, midnight UK time. So you will have about 13 days to apply to the team. One entry per applicants only. We will find our way around your blog so no need to post a lot of entries here.

Also please write DT after your application in the inlinkz.   

I know that this post is really, really, really long, but take your time to read all of it. You will find the answers to your questions here. But if something that we have not thought of will come our way, we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

SORRY 
BUT ALL ENTRIES THAT DOES NOT HAVE "DT" WRITTEN AFTER IT'S NAME WILL BE DELETED.

Please note that it takes up a lot of time to run a DT call so it's up to you to make sure that you are entering the right link, either for the DT call or the challenge or both. (If you wish to enter the DT-call and our challenge you need to link at both places).  If you by any reason forget the DT after your name, leave a comment and I fix it for you if you can't do it yourself.

This will be checked at least once per day and those that is incorrect will be removed.

Note that we will 
                        NOT ACCEPT ANY STAMPED IMAGES
 in our DT call. 

We are a digital company and want to see what you can do with your digital images and papers. (It's not necessary to use digital papers in the call, only digital image). Of course we'll be looking at your creations with stamped images as well, but we want a short cut to the digital ones.

You also need to be able to communicate in English as it's the only language we use on the DT blog. 

Our new term starts of 1st of October 2014 and will last until the end of March 2015. You are of course required to be able to start working with us right away.
You will NOT be able to choose what team you join.

Any questions after you have read this post, just put them in the commenting box and we try to answers as soon as we can, ok?

What you need to do to apply to the team

·     As we are a digital company and work with digital images you need to use a digi for your application. It doesn't have to be new, and it doesn't even have to be a TPS image, but we do would love to see you use them.

  • Your colouring skills needs to be really good, and that is one of the main things we are looking for when we pick our new members. We are looking for high quality crafters of all kind. We are also looking at your photos as they need to be good enough to show of your work really well.
  • Do show your style in your creation. We want to see your style of crafting being it vintage, CAS, colourful, pastels etc. You can apply with any kind of project you want to card, LO, altered project etc but it does have to have a digital image on it that you have coloured yourself.
  • Make sure there is come way we can get the hold of your e-mail address on your blog. Would hate not being able to contact you if you are one of the chosen ones. If we can’t contact you, we will go for another designer. (We will NOT leave a comment telling you that you are one of the lucky ones or that we want you to contact us. Google+ and other medias is not accepted either).
  • You don't have to use a new card to apply to our team. However, your crafting skills changes more than you know. So a card or other creation that you made a few months back, might not represent who you are at this point. Therefore I recommend that you use a "fresh" card, not older than maybe two months. And remember YOU HAVE TO USE A DIGITAL IMAGE. I will delete any creation that has a stamped main image.
  • You do need to have a blog on your own and post regular on it. 

This is what you need to be do regularly 
for the Paper Shelter
  •  Of course you need to be able to work with digital images as we are a digital company. We have both digital images and paper packs.
  •  Do your commenting on a regular basis base out of our commenting rota (two numbers per dt-member, every second week).
  •  Have your creation ready IN TIME for us. All creations should be ready at the latest Monday eve, UK time.
  •  You need to post your card with a link to your blog in time on our design team blog, and on your own blog.
  •  The Paper Shelter does also provide pre coloured images so it would be nice if you would be able to use one of those every now and then.
  • If you of some reason isn't able to take part in one of our challenges, you have to tell your team leader in PLENTY of time. We have all our challenges planned early so you should be able to plan for having a card made in time even if you are going away.
  • If feeling like it, you are more than welcome to provide creations for both the A and B team. But you always need to take part in your "own" team's challenges. And comment during that week.
  •  Taking part in blog hops (we have at least one every year) and other adventures we might do here at the Shelter. From time to time we might ask you to make an extra card. You need to be able to do it.
  •   Post banners for sales, blog hops and DT calls on your personal blog when required. 
  • Even if we have two teams on the Paper Shelter we help each other out when needed with cards, commenting help etc. We expect all of you to help out when we need you. 
  • We need you to link up if not both parts of the TPS team on your blog, at least the team you are in and a link to the challenge blog and store. 
  • Good photos of your work is required as you will be promoting images for the Paper Shelter, we want to be able to show what a brilliant job you do for us.
  • We do expect you to link up your creations to our fitting challenges with your creations to show off your stunning work and Veronica and Pedros fantastic image. Also that you use them from time to time just for the fun of it. :)


Benefits for our team members
  • As a starting point you'll get a very generous gift certificate so that you can purchase the items you need to get you started your designs for the Paper Shelter.
  • You will receive all the new products that is produced during your time in the design team.
  •  A link to your blog will be added to the challenge blog. And your creations are shown on our FB page.
  •  You get a whole bunch of new friends in our teams.
  •  Help and inspiration from our senior crafters.
  • We do have all our challenges up on the design team blog in plenty of time, so you know what you should be doing for coming challenges.  

This is it! I hope I have covered what needs to be covered here. But if there is any questions at all, just ask. Nothing is too stupid to ask about. You don't have to have any DT experience before. Don't be shy, give it your best and try. We will only contact the ones who has made it to the team. The new team will be presented here on the challenge blog as soon as we are ready. And no, we will not tell how many designers we’re looking for at this point. That is something we keep to ourselves for now. 

We are looking forward to see your entries for our DT call, please tell your friends about the DT-call on your blog, and please do take part in our look out for new members and friends.

Love n hugs
Marie and the rest of the TPS gang



17 Sep 2014

Challenge # 174 - Ribbon, twine and/or floss

Good morning everyone! Hope your doing good and are ready for a new challenge here at the Shelter. We have another easy and fun theme for you this week

Ribbon, twine and/or floss

You need to have atleast one of items on your creation and that shouldn't be too hard. Note that lace won't do it for this challenge even if you could use that to of course.

Before I carry on with this weeks winner, I just want to remind you that you still have a little time to enter or DT-call. Do take the chance to become one of our new designers. We have a fun, loving team that makes the most amazing creations. Maybe our team is just the right place for you?

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

We had a good bunch of entries last week. You sure do love your embossing out there. There is some really lovely looking cards and creations made for this challenge. Thanks to all of you who plays along with us. So Mr Random has done his magic once again and picked a winner from all of you. This weeks prize winner is entry nr # 43, Anna

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
43
Timestamp: 2014-09-16 19:21:51 UTC

You have won 3 digi's of your choice. Use the contact tab above to get in touch with  the Paper Shelter and Veronica will help sort your winnings out. Please write that you are the winner of  "TPS  Summer Challenge" somewhere in your mail. You have until Saturday to claim your prize.

As always we have a gift voucher worth $30 up for grabs if you play with any TPS product. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three (3) digis of your choice. Come on now crafters we know that you love these images and we would really like to see a few more of the Paper Shelter images this week.


This week is the final week with my old team and I want you all to know that it has been a blast working with you all gals. Both the ones who are leaving Shirleys part of the team and mine of course. You have all been really great and made this challenge blog to what it is today. You are the best!

Now take a look at the splendid job made by "my" designers. If you don't get any inspiration for this, I don't know what we need to do to get you all going! :) And don't forget about the dt-call, still some time left to apply, you know you want to...

Love n hugs
Marie and the Crafty B-team






Gail using Sweet














10 Sep 2014

Challenge #173 - "Embossing of any kind"

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I do hope that you are taking part in our DT Call as you will see from the post above we are looking for new blood for our Design Teams so as long as you enter a project with a Digi image on it we will be visiting your blog to see what else you can do, Im so looking forward to seeing them, and dont forget you can enter the weekly Challenge as well but dont forget you must put DT with your name on for the DT Call or you wont be eligible.
Anyway this weeks theme is all about "Embossing" and that could be either with a folder or like in the old days with Embossing Powders so I will leave the choice up to you and Im sure you can find something in your stash that will fit the bill.
I see from last weeks Challenge "Hearts and/or Stars" that a lot of you enjoyed that theme and the person who was picked by random org was:

Here are your random numbers:
22
Timestamp: 2014-09-09 20:00:26 GMT

Well done Judith and congratulations and we now have a quicker method
for you to collect your prize and that is by clicking on the "Contact Tab" at the
Top on the Tabs Bar it will give you a form to fill up with your choice
3 digi images and can you make sure you put Challenge #172 in the subject bar
 and please also dont forget to add your email address to make it easier
                         for Veronica to sort out your images and get them to you quickly.

And as always our very generous sponsors for this weeks "Embossing of any kind" are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter


http://www.thepapershelter.com/

and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website but as always there is a rule that you must have used one of their products on your card and that could be either a Image, Paper or Printable and they do have a really wonderful library of choice for you and are always updating it to, so do please pay a visit to The Paper Shelter and see for yourself. But even if you havent used one of their products they will still give you three digi images of your own choice so you really cannot loose can you. And please if you enter the Challenge more than once remember that you are only allowed three cards and one of those must have a TPS image on it.
As you know this is the part of the post that I really enjoy writing up, showing you what my Design Team have created for you, believe me that they have done a wonderful job yet again, thank you girls for all your hard work.

























Now you can understand why I really enjoy posting the girls cards they are truly stunning and I am sure they will have inspired you to take part in this weeks "Embossing of any kind" Challenge and I look forward to seeing your results.


3 Sep 2014

Challenge # 172 Stars and/or hearts

Morning everyone! This week sure has passed by quickly hasn't it? I hope you're ready for a new challenge with us here at the Shelter. The theme of the week is...


Stars and/or hearts

Nice and easy I hope. I have high expectations on this theme as it covers so much. Love, boy's cards, Christmas, cartoons and everything between. How fun this will be! The only thing we ask is that we can see stars or hearts somewhere on your creation. If they are hard to spot, we ask that you make it clear in your post. If we can't see you follow the theme, we're sorry but your entry will be deleted.


http://www.thepapershelter.com/

A nice bunch of entries this week as well, and once again we ask Mr Random for his help to pick a winner for us. I am so glad I don't have to do it myself.


Number # 24,  Martina 
Congratulations!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
24
Timestamp: 2014-09-03 07:05:17 UTC

You have won 3 digi's of your choice. Use the contact tab above to get in touch with  the Paper Shelter and Veronica will help sort your winnings out. Please write that you are the winner of  "TPS  Summer Challenge" somewhere in your mail. You have until Saturday to claim your prize.

As always we have a gift voucher worth $30 up for grabs if you play with any TPS product. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three (3) digis of your choice. Come on now crafters we know that you love these images and we would really like to see a few more of the Paper Shelter images this week.


Well, the team has been doing it's magic once again and they for sure brings out the best of themself every week, don't they? We have Maria as a guest designer this week as well, and she for sure is spoiling us with her smashing creations. The rest of the gals is always making me proud as well and this week is no exception. So we would really like to see what you can create with this theme of ours. It will be a joy to come and check them out. 


Love n hugs

Marie and the B-team gals

Ps: Swing by here on Sunday, we might have some exciting news for you by then...