15 Dec 2021


 We'd like to thank everyone who participated in our 2021 BLOG HOP to celebrate The Paper Shelter's 11th Birthday.  We had such fun reading all your wonderful comments and visiting your blogs, to see what you entered into the challenge.

The Design Team members have each chosen one winner from the comments on their blogs, and each of you will win your choice of one free image from The Paper Shelter.  We even have a few lucky people who have been chosen by more than one DT member!

Here we go...

Linda chose Engelchen
Christine chose Karen C
Granmargaret chose Fikreta
Heidi chose Donna R
Isabelle chose BeeBeeBabs
Julie R chose KT Fit Kitty 
Lori chose Annette
Sammy Jean chose Chris
Susan chose KT Fit Kitty 
Anet chose Karen C
Cristena chose Chris
Julie O chose Pam Sebring
MeSi chose Donna
Natascha chose Saskia
Nicola chose Tracy M
Patsy chose Doris Kline
Priyadarshini chose Ewinka Nowa
Dewi chose Aartje
Vannessa chose Suze
And our chosen challenge blog comment winner: Crea Astrid


To claim your prizes:
Click on the Contact tab at the top of the page
Type 2021 BLOG HOP COMMENT WINNER in the subject line
Include your name, email address and blog address in your message, along with your choice of image.

Veronica already has these details and will be able to confirm you as one of our winners.

A special thank you to The Paper Shelter for sponsoring all these fabulous prizes, and to both teams for putting on such a beautiful showcase of TPS images.

Don't forget we have our current ANYTHING GOES challenge on the go, and you have 4 weeks to get your entries in.

From both teams, Veronica, Vannessa and myself, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.  Thank you for supporting our challenge.

We'll be back with more on the 12th of January.

Christmas Break Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning Paper Shelter friends. I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed taking part in our Birthday Blog Hop. There are 20 lucky winners, one from each of the comments from the DT blogs and one from the Challenge Blog too, who will all be announced shortly!  You will each receive a free image of your choice from The Paper Shelter store. 

There will be a separate post with the announcement, so I hope you will come back later to see if you were one of them. 

But first, onto this week's challenge, which is our annual Christmas Break challenge. This challenge will last for 4 weeks and the theme is the ever popular

Anything Goes

This also means that we will not be commenting on your entries as both teams will be taking time out to spend valuable time with their families and friends over the festive period. I sincerely hope you understand this and enjoy taking part in this theme as I know it's a very popular one with you all.

And now to announce the winner of the Birthday Celebration Blog Hop. 

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2021-12-14 20:28:33 GMT

Congratulations to Roberta!

And here is Roberta's gorgeous card using the adorable Christmas Eve Night digi stamp.

We now have a quicker way for you to claim your prize of a $30 gift certificate to 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 Birthday Blog Hop 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.
As this is the last Challenge for this year, both the A and B Teams have come together to host this week's challenge. I want to thank Linda and the rest of Team A for joining together with Team B and for producing some really beautiful and stunning cards and projects. I also want to thank my own Team for all their hard work this year too.

And now for this week's projects from the Design Teams.

Granmargaret using 

Aren't all of the projects all just absolutely fabulous? Well done to both teams and thank you so much for creating all these wonderful 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 "Anything Goes". We are all looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with it.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. Stay safe and we will welcome you back on January 12th for our next challenge. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

1 Dec 2021

The Paper Shelter's 11th Birthday and Blog Hop

 Good Morning Paper Shelter followers!


This is an annual celebration for us and this year we're celebrating The Paper Shelter's 11th Birthday on the 8th of December!

Before we get to the details of our Celebration and Blog Hop, let's see who our lucky winner is, from last week's A CHRISTMAS CARD challenge:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2021-11-30 23:02:16 UTC

Congratulations Fikreta!  
You've created such a fun background for the image and your colouring is wonderful!

You have won a $30 gift certificate to spend in the The Paper Shelter store.

We have a quick and easy way for you 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 #493 Winner" to help Veronica spot your choices, and please make sure you claim your prize by this coming weekend.

Let's get our celebration started!

Our usual challenge will be taking place, and will run for the length of the Blog Hop - so you have two weeks to get your entries in.  Our theme for the challenge is:


Up for grabs this week is our usual $30 voucher from our generous sponsor The Paper Shelter, to spend in their store.

This fantastic prize will only be available if our randomly chosen winner has used one of our products on your project.  This could be an image, paper or printable.  
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.
Please be sure to check our 'CHALLENGE RULES' tab at the top of the page, and make sure your entry is a new creation: NO BACKLINKING

In addition to the challenge is our Blog Hop.  This is our way of thanking The Paper Shelter for sharing their wonderful images with us throughout the year.  

There is no obligation to participate in the Blog Hop, but we all hope you will, because every DT member will be choosing a comment winner, from those who left a comment on their blogs, to each win an image of their choice from The Paper Shelter.  There will also be a final comment winner chosen from the comments on the challenge post.  So in addition to our challenge prize, we will have 20 individual prizes of one image each, up for grabs!

That sounds like a celebration to me!

Below you will find your journey through the Blog Hop, starting on my blog, and ending on Vannessa's, before making your way back here, to let us know what you thought of the Hop.  Each Design Team member will have links for you to use, to hop on over to the next blog, but if you get lost, just make your way back here to use these links to get back to where you left off.

From Vannessa and myself, as well as all the talented designers on the team, we would like to thank The Paper Shelter, for sponsoring this challenge and being a wonderfully supportive company to work for.


We hope you have fun and find lots of inspiration along the way.  Thanks for playing along with us, and GOOD LUCK!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter