20 Dec 2023

2023 Blog Hop Comment Winners!

Thank you to everyone who played along in our Blog Hop and celebrated The Paper Shelter's 13th Birthday with us this year!  We hope you had a lot of fun along the way.

I have a long list of winners to announce.  Each DT member chose one winner from the comments left on their blogs, and each winner gets to choose ONE IMAGE from The Paper Shelter store, as their prize.  We also have a winner from the comments left on the challenge post.  Some lucky people were chosen by more than one DT member, and have won more than one image!

And our winners this year are:

Linda chose Mel C
Lena chose Sarah
Granmargaret chose KT Fit Kitty
Maritza chose Monique
Isabelle chose Maryann Scrapbooking
Julie chose Crea Astrid
Lori chose Tee
Ilonka chose Beebeebabs
Tia chose Crea Astrid
Anet chose Becca Sadler
Kel chose Bernadet
Maria chose Sarah Warren
MeSi chose Tracy M #6773
Nicola chose Di
Patsy chose Sarah Warren
Priyadarshini chose Saskia Pullen
Dewi chose Pam Sebring
Vannessa chose As I Do Rodos

And our final winner, chosen from the comments left on the challenge post: Rovianne

CONGRATULATIONS to you all, and THANK YOU for celebrating with us!

To claim your prizes, please click on the CONTACT tab at the top of the page and mention '2023 BLOG HOP COMMENT WINNER', along with your name, email address and blog address, plus the name of the image you've chosen as your prize.  Veronica already has the list of our winners and is waiting to hear from you.

We'd like to send a special THANK YOU to The Paper Shelter for sponsoring all our fantastic prizes for the Blog Hop, and throughout the year.  We'd also like to thank our talented Design Teams for all their hard work throughout the year.

From all of us here at The Paper Shelter, we wish you, our loyal followers, a blessed Christmas and a successful and Happy New Year.

Don't forget we have our month long ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE running, and we'll be back with a brand new challenge on the 17th of January.

Christmas Break Challenge

Good morning to all our Paper Shelter friends and fans! We all hope you loved our Birthday Blog Hop and thank you to everyone who hopped all the way round. Please be sure to check out the winners blog post coming soon to see if you were a winner of a Paper Shelter digital stamp from one of your comments on the DT blogs.

Our challenge this time, hosted by both teams, is our annual Christmas Break challenge, which will last for four weeks. This is an Anything Goes challenge and we would love to see anything you want to create be it Christmas, winter, birthday, a thank you card or anything else you choose to make! 

To give all of our DT time to spend with their family and friends this festive period, there will be no commenting on your entries, but be assured we will all be looking at your fabulous entries! 

But before we show all the amazing DT cards and projects, I know you want to know who has won the Birthday Blog Hop Challenge. 

Here are your random numbers:

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Congratulations to Jinny! 

We now have a quicker way for you to claim your prize of a 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 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?

And now on to our final challenge of 2023!

Our usual fantastic prize will be up for grabs: a $30 voucher from our generous sponsor The Paper Shelter, 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. 

Everyone at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all again on January 17th when Team A return with their new challenge. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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