25 Sept 2013

Challenge no #130 - Stitching real or faux

Morning everyone! Yet another week has flown by and it's time for a new game here at the Paper Shelter. We are having a new fabby challenge theme for you and that is

Stitching - real or faux
You can do either or both but it needs to be seen on your creation. Nice and easy!

Challenge prize badge

As always we have our gift voucher up for grabs if you play with us and use any TPS product. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice. Speaking of prizes, we need to see who got lucky this week. Let's see what Mr Random has come up with.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2013-09-24 19:15:25 UTC

The winner is number 
# 4 Carol! 

Congratulations! To claim your prize, click the "contact" tab above. Mail Veronica over at the Shelter and let her know that you are the lucky winner of challenge #129. (Please post that in the subject line, Winner challenge #129). You have won three digis of your choice. I hope you will enjoy your winnings! And do come and play with us again.

All the entries last week was fabby to see and filled with inspiration. It's the best part of being part of designer teams, you get to see a lot of wonderful creations created by wonderful crafters like you all!

Today is the last challenge with my old team. I will miss each and everyone of you dearly and I hope to see you around in blogland in the future. A special thank you to Debs who has been with me from the start of this challenge blog. I will miss you a lot and your stunning creations. Tracey has also been with me for a long time. It will be empty without you. Lori, Shelby; your creations are wonderful and will be grately missed here. You are both fantastic designers. It will be empty here without you.  Also a big thank you to Wendy who had to leave a few weeks ago. You helped out when we really needed a designer pronto. Thanks for that! Eileen, thank you ever so much for your stunning creations for the B-team. But luckly for the Paper Shelter you will only leave my team. We will still enjoy your wonderful creations when the A-team has their challenges. I will  however miss you on my team. 

Instead of  these wonderful designers we have gotten 6 new brilliant ones. They will be joining us from the next challenge. Actually some of them are already joining us from this challenge, they just couldn't wait to get started. LoL You will be spoiled with inspiration from these wonderful designers. And such fun bunch they are. It will be wonderful to work with you all and see all the smashing creations you will come up with during your stay here. 

So take a look at what we have for your inspiration for this weeks challenge. Are they not wonderful? First on the list is the leaving teamies, followed by the staying ones and then the newbees...

Love n hugs
Marie and the B(est) team ever

Eileen is lucky enough to be on a well deserved vacation.


18 Sept 2013

Challenge #129 - "A Card with Many Folds"

Good Morning Crafters well yet another week has gone by and its been a very exciting one here at The Paper Shelter, we now have seven new Team Members as you can see from the post below and I have two of them, Anna and Eileen who will be joining my Team on 2nd October, and Eileen will be joining us from Marie's Team then. But for this Challenge we will sadly be saying a very tearful goodbye to Liv who's been with us since the start and it will seem strange without her, shes been such a wonderful part of the Team, but I do want to wish her all the best for the future, and to thank her for all the stunning work she has done during this time.
And now for this weeks Challenge we want to see a card that has several folds and not just one so I hope that you will get your thinking caps on and start creating. But before I show you what the A Team have created this week you will want to know who one last weeks "Sun, Moon and Stars" Challenge and that lucky person picked by Random Org is:-

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2013-09-17 19:00:36 UTC

Well done and congratulations Juanita we now have a even quicker method
of collecting 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 of  $30.
worth of Digi's or products as you used a TPS Image on your card, and please can 
you also add Challenge #128 in the subject line so that it will make things
 easier for Veronica to sort out your prizes, and also dont forget to add 
your email address or she wont know where to send them.

As always our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter, and they are offering a really fabulous prize of $30.
But as always this comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card and that could be a image, paper or a printable and all these are available on The Paper Shelter website and often the latest image is on special offer, the exchange rate is extremely generous so you get a lot for your money, so do go and browse their website here and see for yourself what brilliant products they have to offer you.
And now the part I really enjoy showing you what the girls have been up to, theyve really come up trumps this week there are some fabulous designs and stunning cards for you to see and be inspired by.

Well didn't I tell you they were stunning, thank you Girls for all your hard work I do appreciate it so much as without you I just wouldn't be able to show The Paper Shelter Designs to the rest of the Craft World at their very best. Now that you've seen what my Design Team have done for your inspiration I do hope that you to will take part in this weeks "A Card with Many Folds" Challenge and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

15 Sept 2013

Our new teams!

Hello everyone! 
The day you all have been waiting for is here. It's time to reveal who our new team members are. But first our biggest of thanks to all of you who took part in this design team call. We had almost a 100 crafters that wanted to join us. It is always sad when you have to make lots of people are disappointed because we can not take you all in to the design teams. If you were not selected this time, do not give up. Next time it might be your turn. Keep working on your coloring skills and try new ways of photograph your creations. A good picture makes it easier to get picked for example. 

So here we go. Our teams as the will be from October 2nd. Please welcome them all!

Shirleys A-team

And the new team members are
Eileen (Switching from Maries B-team)
Anna, entry #88

Maries B-team

And the new team members are
Rosemary, entry #9
Lorraine, entry #10
Gail, entry #68
Lena, entry #76
Pat, entry #85
Eva, entry #98

Please give our new team members a warm welcome!

Love n hugs

Veronica and Pedro
(owners and artists of the Paper Shelter) 

Marie and Shirley 
(team leaders of the Shelters challenge blog)

11 Sept 2013

Challenge # 128 - Sun, moon, stars I want to see either on your card

Hello and good morning to you all! Another week has passed and it's time to get challenged again from us here at the Paper Shelter. When I thought of this challenge, I fond it brilliant. Now when some time has passed I kind of wonder what  I was thinking of setting a challenge like this. On the other hand, my team has really done themself and me really proud with different, fun way to fulfill this challenge. So take a look at what they have come up with and you see that it doesn't have to be so hard. 

 Theme of the week is
Sun, moon or stars, 
I want to see either of them on your card!

A winner do we need to have as well. This weeks lucky crafter is number

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2013-09-10 19:47:34 UTC

Congratulations! You have use a Paper Shelter image and have won the gift voucher worth $30!
Please click on the tab at the top of the page, it will put you in contact with The Paper Shelter where Veronica is waiting to help sort out your prize. Please can you put Challenge #127 in the subject line so it makes it easier for Veronica to get your prize out to you quicker, and dont forget to add your email address to.

For the chance of winning the big gift voucher worth $30 you need to play with a Paper Shelter image. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three (3) digis of your choise. Easy peasy! 

Come on now crafters and get your creations going. You know that stars can be the perfect embellishments for a Christmas card for example. The moon migh be just the right thing for halloween what do I know? 

Also, there is still a  few hours left of our DT-call so you still have a little time, that is if you are reading this Wednesday morning 11th of September... No decision has been made yet, so you have some time left. Don't be shy, come and try. And for those of you who have already entered we thank you dearly. Unfortunately some of the dt-call entries has been removed either because there was no digi in the application post or DT wasn't written as we asked you to. For those who missed it and contacted us, it has been fixed. We hope that we will be able to tell who the new lucky team members are sometime late on Sunday. So stay tune for that!

Here comes now my brillant teams projects of the week. For Tracey it will be the last post for the Paper Shelter. She has been with me forever and you will be grately missed. I really hope to see you around the blogland in the future. You are a star! 

Love n hugs
Marie and the B-team

Design Team Call

Hi dear fans of the Paper Shelter, friends and crafters! It's time for a new design team call here at the "Shelter". Our term is coming to and end and sadly a few of our members are leaving. So lucky for all of you out there we are looking for 7 (seven) new designers to join our team.

The DT call will run from today, 1st of September till 11th of September. So you will have 11 days to apply to the team. One entry per applicants only. We will find our way around your blog. 
Also please write DT after your application in the inlinkz.  

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, but then you have 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 that language we use on the dt blog. 

Our new term starts of 2nd of October and will last until the end of March 2014. (Sounds like 4-ever writing 2014 there) LoL If you are one of the chosen ones and make the team you are more than welcome to stay on the team after that as well. That is if you are a good team member and do what we need you to do. You are of course required to be able to start working with us right away. As the first challenge for the new A-team will start 2nd of October. The new B-team will have their first challenge 9th of October. 
(You will NOT be able to chose 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. 
  • 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. (We will NOT leave a comment telling you that you are one of the lucky ones).

    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.
    • We feel that everyone that takes part in our challenges should get at least two comments from the team. So every second week we need you to do your commenting in time. (That means before the next challenge goes live). We do have a comment rota, two numbers for each and everyone of the team. 
    • You need to post your card with a link to your blog in time on our design team blog, and on your own blog. (Yes, you do need to have a blog where you post regularly, at least once per week.) In time meaning at the latest Monday eve 1800 UK time. The challenges goes live Wednesday 0900 UK time. 
    • 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 as well. 
    • 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 guest designers standing by that can help us out when we need them). 
    • 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.
    • Taking part in blog hops (we have at least one every year) and other adventures we might do here at the Shelter.
    • Post banners for sales, bloghops 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. 

    Benefits for our team members
    • As a starting point you'll get a very generous gift certificate so that you can purchanse 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.
    • You get a whole bunch of new friends in our teams.
    • Help and inspiration from a whole bunch of lovely 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 to 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 teams will be presented  here on the challenge blog 15th of September. 

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

    Love and crafting hugs
    Marie and the rest of the Paper Shelter gals + Pedro :)

    4 Sept 2013

    Challenge #127 - "Back to School"

    Good Morning Crafters I do hope your enjoying taking part in our DT Call, my fellow Team Leader Marie has worked so hard to get it ready for you so I do hope that you will do her proud and take part. If you would like to take part and try for one of the places open on our Design Teams you will find the post above this one, and good luck.
    Anyway as everyone is aware its nearly time for the children to start a new School Term and Im sure you are all getting ready for that so I thought it would be nice for you to make a card to give to them to wish them all the best, I also have a granddaughter who will be starting School for the very first time and my card will be off to her in the next few days, and so this weeks theme is "Back to School" and The Paper Shelter has some fabulous images for this and the girls have done me proud and I cant wait to show you their cards.
    But first you will want to know who won last weeks "Lace and Pearls" and that lucky person who was picked by Random Org is :-

    Random Integer Generator

    Here are your random numbers:
    Timestamp: 2013-09-03 20.04. GMT

    Well done and congratulations Becca if you click on the tab
    at the top of the page it will take you to a page that you
    can now fill with your choice of  3 digi images, and please can you 
    put Challenge #126 in the subject line so it makes it easier for
    Veronica to get your prize out to you quicker, and dont forget to
    add your email address to.

    And now for this weeks Challenge as always Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter are offering you a fabulous prize of $30.

    But as always this comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card, that could be a digi image, digi paper or a printable, there are lots to choose from and they are always bargains and new ones on offer. You will find them here on The Paper Shelter Website.

    And now for the exciting part of this weeks Challenge is to show you the stunning cards the girls have come up with, unfortunately Liv has been unable to join us this week due to personal problems so we want to tell her we are thinking of her at this difficult time. I do want to thank the girls for all their hard work and without them I wouldn't be able to show you such beautiful cards these images can create.

    Well wasn't I right they are stunning, well done girls Im sure they have inspired you to take part in this weeks "Back to School" Challenge and I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with.