6 Dec 2023

The Paper Shelter's 13th Birthday and Blog Hop!

 Good Morning to all our loyal followers!

It's that time of the year!  Time to celebrate The Paper Shelter's birthday with a 


and we do that with a Blog Hop!

This year, The Paper Shelter store is celebrating their 13th Birthday on the 8th of December, and we would like to invite you to celebrate with us, by joining in on our Blog Hop.  Both teams are taking part, and we have a wonderful selection of Paper Shelter images to showcase for you along the way.  The best part??? YOU get all the presents!

As you make your way through the Blog Hop, all you need to do is leave a comment on each Team Member's blog, to be in line to win one image of your choice.  At the end of the Blog Hop, each Team Member will choose a winner from one of the comments on their blogs, and we'll have a special post with the names of all our lucky winners.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post as well, because we'll choose a winner from those comments too.

We're also running our usual challenge, so you can enter your projects here as usual, to be in line to win our fantastic prize, and the normal challenge rules apply.  The Blog Hop and challenge will run for 2 weeks, so you have lots of time to enter and play along.

Our theme for this SPECIAL CHALLENGE is:


Before we get going, let's hand out the prize for last week's COLOURS OF WINTER challenge:

Here are your random numbers:


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Congratulations Lia! 

Brilliant design and super fun!

You've won 3 digi images from The Paper Shelter store.

To claim your prize just click on the CONTACT tab at the top of the page, which will take you to a form where you can list your choices from The Paper Shelter store.  Please include "Challenge #578 Winner" to help Veronica spot your choices, and please make sure you claim your prize by this coming weekend.

Our randomly chosen winner of our new challenge will be in line to win  $30 voucher from our generous sponsor The Paper Shelter, to spend in their store.

This fantastic prize will only be available if our winner has used one of our products on your project.  This could be a black and white image, paper or pre-coloured image.  
You can still be a winner, even if you haven't used one of our products, winning 3 digi images of your choice, from The Paper Shelter store, so it's still worth entering!
You can submit 3 entries into our challenge, provided you've used a Paper Shelter product on at least one of them.
It's definitely worth using a Paper Shelter product and be in line to to win the grand prize of $30 to spend in the Paper Shelter store and there are heaps of new images and colouring books in store to choose from!
Please be sure to enter a new project.  

Back to the BLOG HOP!

Below you'll find links to all the Design Team members' blogs, starting with mine, and ending with Vannessa's.  There'll be a link on each blog, to the next.  If you get lost along the way, just make your way back here, and click on the link you need to pick up where you left off.  We hope you have a lot of fun along the way!

Remember, there's no obligation to participate in the Blog Hop, if you'd just like to enter your project in the challenge as usual.

On behalf of both design teams, Vannessa and I would like to thank The Paper Shelter for sponsoring our challenge, and allowing us to showcase these gorgeous images all year long.


Thanks for playing along, and for all your support throughout the year!

For a chance to win our grand prize for the challenge, enter your CELEBRATIONS project below:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

29 Nov 2023

Challenge #578 - Colours of Winter

 Good morning to all our Paper Shelter friends and welcome back to this week's fun, new challenge! 

This week's challenge is …

Colours of Winter

You can create any project you like and can use any image as long as your project uses the colours of winter, so think blues, purples, white, greys and turquoise, but NOT traditional Christmas colours of red, green and gold. 

We can't wait to see what you create for our challenge this time. 

Team B have made a fantastic collection of cards and projects this time. The DT members have all used so many different, gorgeous images for inspiration as well. Be sure to click on their blog links to find out more about each of the projects and the digi stamps they have used too. 

Before I share their cards though, I'm sure you are eager to know who won our 

All About Family Challenge 

The lucky person chosen by Random Org is:

Here are your random numbers:


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Congratulations to Cynthia O!

And here is Cynthia's fabulous card using Here Come The Christmas Penguins.

We now have a quicker way for you to claim your prize of a $30 gift certificate from the Paper Shelter Store and this is by clicking on the Contact Link at the top of the blog. This will take you directly to a page for you to fill out with your choices.

Please can you also add All About Family Challenge winner in your subject line so that it makes it easier for Veronica to see your choices. Please can you also make sure you claim your prize by this coming weekend?

As always for this week's challenge our sponsors are The Paper Shelter and they are generously offering a really fabulous prize of $30 to spend in their store.
I know that you have heard this before, but this amazing prize will only be given if you have used one of our products on your card which could be either an image, paper or printable. 

However, even if you haven't used an item from The Paper Shelter and you are picked as a winner you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice, so I'm sure you will agree that it's still worth taking part in our challenge. 

So many more of you are actually using The Paper Shelter items in your creations so a lot more winners are now winning the whole $30 to spend, which is just fantastic!

You can enter up to three projects but one of these must show one of our products please; its only fair you do so. 

Please make sure your project is a new project for this challenge and not one that has been entered in previous challenges. No backlinking please. 

Now for Team B and their wintery coloured cards using so many different gorgeous images this week. I know you will love them and I'm sure you will find lots of inspiration from them for your own cards and projects.

Merja is taking a break this week.

 Aren't Team B's projects all so gorgeous?! I love how many different images have been used on each of these cards and how each DT member has used this week's theme of colours of winter. The designs of every project are just so fabulous! Well done Team B and thank you so much for creating all these amazing projects.

Don't forget if there is a image which the Team have used above on their card which you would like to use for your own, don't forget to click on the "Using" link above each of the cards and it will take you directly to the webpage where you will be able to buy it. They really are fabulous value too.

Please don't forget, if you wish to take part in the challenge, that you are allowed to enter up to 3 projects, but please can you make sure that you add one of our products to at least one of your entries. If you don't, unfortunately, you will not be eligible for any of the prizes.

And now it's over to you to show us what you can do with this week's challenge theme "Colours of Winter". We are all looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with it.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter