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 

šŸ„³SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PARTYšŸ„³

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:

CELEBRATIONS

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

Here are your random numbers:

 5

Timestamp: 2023-12-05 21:31:30 UTC


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.  
NO BACKLINKING!

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.

HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY!!




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:

10

Timestamp: 2023-11-28 20:02:56 UTC

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

22 Nov 2023

Challenge #577 - All About Family

 Good Morning everyone!

As we head towards the end of the year, we get the opportunity to slow down and appreciate those things that make all the hard work we've done throughout the year, worthwhile.  Top of that list for most people is FAMILY.

This week we'd like you to create something for a FAMILY member.  Our theme for the week is:

ALL ABOUT FAMILY

Remember, it doesn't have to be a card.  You could make a tag, a Christmas ornament, maybe your own unique wrapping paper.  Just be sure to make something for a FAMILY member.

Before we get going, let's choose our winner from last week's FUN FOLDS challenge:

Here are your random numbers:

 6

Timestamp: 2023-11-22 21:33:09 UTC


That's you, Christine! 

Congratulations!  Super fold and such pretty paper!

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 #576 Winner" to help Veronica spot your choices, and please make sure you claim your prize by this coming weekend.

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 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 in store to choose from!

Please be sure to enter a new project.  NO BACKLINKING!

OK, time to make it ALL ABOUT FAMILY.  Let's see what the team have made for those special people in their lives:


Thank you ladies!

Over to you now.  Let's slow down, and start thinking ALL ABOUT FAMILY:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

15 Nov 2023

Challenge #576 - Fun Folds

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

This week's challenge is …

Fun Folds

You can create any project you like and can use any image as long as your project includes a fun fold somewhere - you could make an easel card, a bendi card, a gatefold card and so on. The list is endless! 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 

Warm and Fuzzy Challenge

The lucky person chosen by Random Org is:

Here are your random numbers:

12

Timestamp: 2023-11-14 21:12:39 GMT

Congratulations to Crafty Suze!


And here is Crafty Suze's fabulous card using A Christmas Campfire.

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 Warm and Fuzzy 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 beautifully stencilled card 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.

Vannessa using What A Mess! and An Amusing Xmas Sign

Easel Card



Priyadarshini using Sweet Amy

Trifold card





Bendi Card


Anet using On Air!

Z Fold Easel Card


Maria Tinyworks using: Cocoa Jacuzzi

Card Fun Folds  




Lattice Braid fold



Nicola using a page from Victorian Gothic Dolls

Pop-Out Gatefold




Easel Card


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 fun folds. 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 "Fun Folds". We are all looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with it.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

8 Nov 2023

Challenge #575 - Warm & Fuzzy

 Good Morning Paper Shelter followers!

It's a glorious Wednesday, and that means we have a brand new challenge in store for you.

Our theme for the week is

WARM & FUZZY

You are welcome to interpret this theme any way you like.  Perhaps you'd like to show us what makes you feel all WARM & FUZZY inside.  You could choose a WARM & FUZZY creature as your focus, or you could simply use WARM colours, and add something FUZZY to your project.  With Christmas only 7 weeks away, maybe it's time to work on some WARM & FUZZY Christmas cards.

We know one person who will be starting the week feeling all warm and fuzzy!  That's our winner from last week's STENCIL IT! challenge:

Here are your random numbers:

 2

Timestamp: 2023-11-07 21:36:44 UTC


That's you, Bridget C! 

Congratulations!  What an adorable Santa!

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 #574 Winner" to help Veronica spot your choices, and please make sure you claim your prize by this coming weekend.

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 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 in store to choose from!

Please be sure to enter a new project.  NO BACKLINKING!

For some inspiration from the team, have a look what WARM & FUZZY means to us this week:

So many fantastic ideas here ladies, thank you!

Over to you now!  Show us what WARM & FUZZY means to you:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

1 Nov 2023

Challenge #574 - Stencil It!

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

This week's challenge is …

Stencil It!

You can create any project you like and can use any image as long as your project includes a stencil somewhere - you can use one to create your own patterned papers, to add a background to an image  or however else you want to use a stencil. 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 

Your Favourite Colour Combo Challenge

The lucky person chosen by Random Org is:

Here are your random numbers:

20

Timestamp: 2023-10-31 21:59:09 GMT

Congratulations to Silke!

We now have a quicker way for you to claim your prize of 3 digi stamps 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 Your Favourite Colour Combo 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 beautifully stencilled card 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.

Vannessa using Swimming With Friends


Dewi using Snowball Fight






Anet using Wild Rose












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. 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 "Stencil It". 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