27 Jul 2012

A very Special Announcement

Veronica and Pedro of "The Paper Shelter" Marie and I have a very special announcement to give you, but I must first apologize for taking so long before letting you know that we have finally chosen the six new Design Team members we need to make up the full compliment.
Firstly I want to thank everyone who took time to enter our DT Call, and to say if youve not been successful this time please try again in the New Year when we have another one, and also I want to thank Marie for all the hard work she has put into making it such a brilliant success. And without further ado here are the six lucky girls chosen.

I hope that you will give them a very big welcome, and go and visit their blogs and see for yourself what a lot of very talented girls they are.

25 Jul 2012

Challenge no #74 Metal embellishment

Hello there everyone patiently waiting for our new challenge and team reveals. The challenge is ready for you, but you have to wait a little bit longer to find out who has made the team. We are just working on the finishing details about that. Five new team members will be added to our wonderful hardworking team(s). I keep seeing us as one team, just sharing different weeks. LoL

Oh well, back to the challenge which this week is metal embellishment. That meaning charms, metal corners, clocks, you know all metallic stuff around. My teamies has been wonderful again this week. I am so glad I have you with me gals. You make things so much easier.

Before we go on we have a winner drawn by Mr Random and the lucky one is no # 16! That will be Ani, congrats sweetie. Well deserved!
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-07-24 20:42:26 UTC

Congratulations! Please click the e mail elf. He takes you to the shop where Veronica and Pedro are waiting to sort your prize out.

As every week we have a gift voucher up for grabs worth $20 if you are lucky enough to get picked by Mr Random. If you play with a different brand you are up for three digis of your choice. Pretty good that too, right?

This is Kim and Louise's last time with us. You will both be missed by us all. We hope to see you around in blog land every now and then. May be you even join us in our challenges from time to time.

So here is what my team came up with for this challenge! Be sure to give them some love for their stunning work. I am a bit short of teamies, but there is still plenty of inspiration for you all.

With love n hugs

20 Jul 2012

Design team call

This will hopefully stay on top of the blog until the DT call is over. 

Looking for our current challenge? Scroll down and and you'll find it. :)

Note that we will not accept any stamped images in our DT call. 
Only DIGIS allowed to enter the DT call. We are a digital company and want to see what you do when you go digi. 

Hello! It's that time of the year again, we are doing our second DT call for this year. We are sadly loosing some of our dear fellow design team members and need to fill their spots. We are now looking for some crafters that wants to join our team. And no, I will not tell you how many we are looking for this time.

Our DT call runs from today; 7th of July to 20th of July, that's two weeks. One entry per crafter only. We do check your blog and see what you are up to, so no need to apply more than once.

During this time we will not be commenting on our challenges, as we have given our teams some time of when it comes to this, they have been working hard since the beginning of the term. Our challenges will run as normal during the DT call, but without the commenting. 

Our new design team term will start 1st of August and last to 31st of January. Any questions, just write a comment and we will answer you at the same place. You need to be able to start right away, as it's not much time for those who start in the A team. Sorry about that, but pro crafters can handle that, right? LoL

What you need to do to apply to the team
  • As we work with digital images we like you need to use a digi for your application card. It doesn't have to be new and it doesn't have to be a TPS image even if we would love to see you use them.
  • Your colouring skills needs to be excellent and that is one of the main things we are looking at for our new design team members.
  • Please don't cover up your creation in too much decorations for this application, we really love to see your colouring! Even if we don't want you to cover up your creation (being a card, a LO, or altered project), we do want your project showing your style of creating.

This is what you need to be able to to regulary for the challenge blog
  • We feel that everyone deserves at least two comments each from the DT, so every second week you have to do your commenting in time. We have a comment rota, two numbers for each team member.
  • You need to be able to post your card in time both on the DT blog and on you own. (Yes, you do need to have your own blog and post on it regulary, at least once per week). 
  • You need to be able to work with digital images as well as digital designer papers as the Paper Shelter produces both of these products. They Shelter does also provide pre coloured images and once in a while it's good if you use them as well.

  • You will receive a gift certificate to purchase the items you will need to start your projects.
  • You will receive all the new products while you're in our design team
  • Inspiration from a great team of designers.
  • And a bunch of new friends.

So I think I have covered most here. I kind of kidnapped our own last DT call (the what you need parts and benefits that is), as I am not functioning that good today. Appologize for that, but it says what I need to say. LoL 

Hope to see many of you entering this DT call, no DT experience needed. Don't be shy and don't think you won't make it. Maybe you will, maybe you won't; but you don't know, if you don't try. So a big welcome to our DT call here at the Shelter. 

With love and hugs
Marie, Shirley, Veronica and Pedro 

18 Jul 2012

Challenge #73 "Anything Goes"

Good Morning Crafters, I do hope you are enjoying taking part in our DT Call, dont forget it finishes on Saturday 20th and then we will have the chance to pick some of you to join our two design teams for the first Challenge on the 1st August, so if your still interested please make sure you card is entered in the post above by the latest this coming Saturday.
And now back to this weeks challenge and I know from experience this is your most favourite theme "Anything Goes" its such a lovely one that allows you to just do your thing. But before I show you what the Design Team have been upto you will want to know who won last weeks "Pearls and Swirls" Challenge, and that lucky person who was picked by random org is :-

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-07-17 20:00:48

Congratulations and well done Melanie if you would like 
to click on the email elf in the left hand bar it will
 give you the email address you need to contact to 
receive the 3 digi images you have chosen.

And now before I go any further I must tell you as always our very generous sponsers are Veronica and The Paper Shelter and they are offering you a fabulous prize of

of $20 to spend on their website, but this is providing you have used one of their images or products on your card, but even if you havent they will still give you three digi images of your own choice, and the images are just stunning and such brilliant value.
And now you will want to see what my very talented design team have created for your inspiration, and also for this week my fellow Design Team Leader Marie has kindly stepped into the breach as Paola has unfortunately left us, as she has a family funeral to attend this week she wasnt able to take part in this last Challenge with us. We are going to miss her as her work is just stunning and I do hope that once her world has settled down she might be able to return back to the team again.

Wow there are some stunning cards here this week and Im sure they will get those ideas turning in your mind and I do hope that you will also take part in this "Anything Goes" Challenge.

11 Jul 2012

Challenge no #72 - Pearls and Swirls

Hello my crafty friends! Hope you are doing fine and enjoy your life. We are now in the middle of our DT call and I would ask all to please read the rules that comes with this. If you enter the DT call that is. Also make sure to submit your card to the right Linky. We have one for the DT Call and one for the challenges.

Back to this weeks challenge then; we have the theme of Pearls and Swirls. Both of them has to show on the card. But that should not be much of a problem right? My design team has done a wonderful job with this challenge as well as all the others. You gals are the best!

We have a winner from last challenge of Flower Power as well. That lucky person is No  29. A lovely creation Suzette. Congratulations from all of us! You have won three digis of your choice. Just click the e- mail elf to contact Veronica and Pedro over at the PaperShelter, and they help you out.

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-07-10 21:53:19 UTC

As usually we have our wonderful gift voucher up for grabs worth $20 if you are drawn by Mr Random and have used a TPS image. If you have played with another brand of digis/stamps you got the chance to win three digis of your choice. Not too bad that either.

With all of this said, welcome to our new challenge and don't forget our DT call on top of this post. Please do leave some love to my DT members as they do so many wonderful cards for us. Love to you all gals!

Love n hugs

4 Jul 2012

Challenge #71 - "Flower Power"

Good Morning Everyone, I do hope that you are excited about whats going to start on Saturday this week, we are going to have a Design Team Call, but this is one with a difference, we are running it along side the normal Challenges and it will stay at the top of the Blog so that you can take part in it separately to the weekly Challenge. It will run for two weeks and we are looking for several members to join our already established teams so if your interested please do just put your DT cards at the bottom of this main post. There will be more details about what is required when my fellow Team Leader Marie posts the DT Call on Saturday so do please come back then and see for yourself.
As I said we shall be running the usual weekly Challenges, and I do hope that even if you dont want to enter the DT call you will still feel able to enter and hopefully win our fabulous prize, I should also say before I forget that we wont be commenting on your cards from the 7th of July to the 20th as we want to look at the entrants more closely and decide who we would like to join us, so dont be surprised if you dont find a comment on your card during this time.
And now back to this weeks Challenge its all about "Flower Power" and we would love to see lots of flowers on your cards and as always we are being sponsored by Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering you a prize of

$20. to spend on their website, but this is providing you have used one of their images on your card, but even if you havent they are still going to give your 3 digi images of your own choice. Im sure even you will be aware of what a fabulous prize this is.
But before I show you what stunning work my Design Team have created for you, Im sure you will want to know who won last weeks "Dies and Punches" Challenge, and the lucky person picked by Random Org. is:-

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2012-07-03 19:01:01 UTC

Well done and congratulations Vicky if you would like to click on
email elf in the left hand sidebar it will give you the email
address you need to contact to receive your prize of 3 digi images.

And now for the gorgeous cards my very talented girls have created for you. You will notice that we are a couple of cards short this week and thats because Marcea has gone on holiday and Linda has been rather ill, but I must thank Kat for coming up triumphs with her card as she also has been suffering with terrible problems with her teeth. Thanks girls I do have the best team ever, your cards are just stunning.



Now that youve seen what beautiful work my Design Team have created for your inspiration I do hope that you will want to take part in this weeks "Flower Power" Challenge.