Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Challenge #303 - Holiday Time - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers well hopefully by the time this post goes live I will be getting over my operation and maybe I can now get back to normal.
This Challenge this week is all about

Holiday Time

I know its only a few weeks before the children break up for their Summer Holidays and this will be our last usual themed Challenge as the next one will be our Summer Break one which means we wont be commenting on your entries and as such it gives the Design Teams a chance to spend time with their families and I hope you understand this and wish them a fabulous break.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website


But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And here is my card for this Challenge


This is such a cheerful sunny image for this Challenge and its called "Fun in the Sun" and hopefully in a few weeks time you will do exactly this, you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used the Little B circle die to cut her out and a larger one for the mount out of yellow card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mounted out of yellow card, the backing paper is also from the same digi set as the image and you will find it here. I stamped a sentiment on another piece of white card and then placed this also onto a piece of the same yellow card and placed it in the bottom of the right hand corner.
The mounted image was placed center in the circle and around it I have placed several embellishments that show everything to do with holidays, ice lollies and a yacht in the seam and a bright sun in the top right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and hopefully you will have been inspired to take part in this "Holiday Time" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Challenge #198 - Animals - Pink Gem Designs Challenge

As with my other Challenge posts Im having to write them up in advance as I should if all goes well be recovering from a bowel operation which is supposed to take place last Wednesday, hopefully but this time it wont be long before Im allowed home.
Anyway this fortnights Challenge over on Pink Gem Designs is all about

Animals

As always our brilliant sponsor and designer is Janet Roberts of Pink Gem Designs  do please go and visit the Pink Gem Designs website and see for yourself

 
  As I had a new home card to create I decided to use this cute image
 
 
This is called "Snail Home" and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card then coloured him with my copic pens, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie Die to cut him out, and placed him onto a mount of larger green card of the same shape.
The backing papers are also from Pink Gem Designs and this set is called "Slugs and Snails" and you will find them here. I have used several of the papers the make one which was stuck on a green mount is a green background with snails on, then I have created a fence with a border punch and placed it along the center, and below this i have used another paper in beige and a snail border punch and this was placed in front of the fence.
The mounted image was placed in the center towards the bottom, and for my sentiment I printed it on my computer and then mounted this on another piece of green card and placed this in the top left hand corner and used some Scrabble tiles for the actual New Home title and to finish of I have used a bee and ladybirds embellishments.
Now that you've seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and hopefully it will have inspired you to take part in this "Animals" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Challenge #301 - Going Digital - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, Im writing this post well in advance as hopefully if all goes well I will be in hospital waiting sometime today to have my bowel operation, thats providing it does'nt get postponed or cancelled, and I'm leaving the running of the Design Team to my fellow Team member Nikki who I know is extremely able of taking it on, thank you Nikki I do appreciate it.
Anyway this weeks theme is all about

Going Digital

This means we want you to use a digital image and you can also use digital papers as well, which I shall do anyway.
 But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website


But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you don't, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation don't you think.
And now to show you what I have created for this Challenge


This image is called "Business Man" and he reminds me so much of all the young men who go up to London on the train to work in the offices in the City, mind you that over 60 years ago no doubt things have'nt changed much since I worked there. You will find him here.
I printed him onto white card then coloured him with my copic pens and then cut him out with my Nestabilitie Die and made a mount out of larger one in black card. The sentiment was one I downloaded by the internet and printed it onto a piece of card and mounted this onto another piece of the same black card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of black card the backing paper is also from the same design set as my image and you will find it here. I then used another piece of black card and used a Martha Stewart punch along the edge and placed it on the left hand side of my card. I then placed my mounted image towards the left and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
I then used several embellishments, down the right hand side and a bus on the bottom under the image.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of my very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope you will want to take part in this "Going Digital" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Challenge #299 - Ribbons and Buttons - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, where do these weeks go, here are half way through the year I cannot believe its only 6 months to Christmas what a thought. Anyway this weeks Challenge is all about

Ribbons and Buttons

and for this we would like to see you using both of these but its not critical and Im sure the choice is entirely up to you.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website


But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And now to show you the card I created for this Challenge


This image reminds me so much of my own mum as she had a treadle machine on which she created such beautiful clothes for myself, brother and sister she was extremely talented and to hear the noise of the foot treadle going up and down was music to our ears. She is called "Vintage Seamstress" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie die to cut her out and a larger one for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of brown card the backing paper is also from the same image set and you will find that here as well. I then placed my mounted image towards the top left and the Sentiment was one I found on the internet and then printed it and mounted this also onto a piece of the same brown card.
I then placed a tape ribbon in the bottom right hand corner with the sentiment placed on top, and it the opposite top left I placed another ribbon with a button on top. To finish of I diecut a model and placed in the bottom left and a selection of buttons and embellishments around the mounted image.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will go and visit The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will take part in this "Ribbons and Buttons" Challenge.


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Challenge #196 - Wedding or Anniversary - Pink Gem Designs

Good Morning Gemsters, Im writing up this post a couple of weeks early due to the fact that Im hoping by the time this also goes live that I will be recovering from a operation, keep your fingers crossed all goes well. Well the update to this is I have now got my provisional operation date the 5th July, so Im really hoping that it goes ahead without any hiccups as its been a struggle to get this far but hoping once its done I can start to live some sort of normality again.
Anyway todays theme is all about "Weddings and Anniversary's" and if your anything like me I certainly do have a lot of these sort of cards to deal with during the year.
As always our brilliant sponsor and designer is Janet Roberts of Pink Gem Designs  do please go and visit the Pink Gem Designs website and see for yourself

what beautiful images and papers she has created for you to play with.
And here is the Card I created for this Challenge


These two are titled "Mr and Mrs Hedgie" and you will find them here, they are definitely a cute couple I printed them onto white card then used my copic pens to colour them, afterwards I used a Little B Heart shape die to cut them out and a fancy one from the same die set for the mount out of blue card, I have also stamped a sentiment on another piece of white card and used a smaller die to cut this out and again used a fancy one for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card, the papers I have used are also from Pink Gem Designs and this design is titled "Blue Sweetheart" and you will find it here, I then used a piece of white lace to wrap around the right hand side of the card, then on top of this I have put a heart doily towards the left with my mounted image on towards and the mounted sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Weddings and Anniversary" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://just-add-ink.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Challenge #297 - Flower Power - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers Im writing up this post a couple of weeks before it goes live and Im hoping by the actual date that it does I will be recovering from a operation (still not date, still waiting) so in the mean time Nikki one of my Design Team has been promoted to taking on the responsibility of running the Challenges for now, I do hope that you will support her every way you can Im really grateful to her, thank you my love.
This weeks Challenge is all about  "Flowers" and if your anything like me the more the merrier but of course with the postal charges going up all the time the cheapest way is to find colourful printed backing papers instead but on this card I have gone a bit mad hope you like the results.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website


But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And now for the big reveal


and Im really pleased with the end result this little chap is called "Cheerful Humming Bird" and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, afterwards I used one of Sue Wilsons dies to cut him out and a fancy one for the mount out of beige card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with the first mount out of the same beige card and the backing paper is also from the same digi image set and you will find it here,  I  used a sentiment from my stash which I stamped onto white card and cut in the same shape as the main image, this was then mounted on top of some beige card and placed in the bottom right hand corner.
I then placed my mounted image in the center and around it I used leaf dies and white and pink lily flowers, and to finish of I have used several different coloured Nuvo drops from Tonic, down the right hand side.
I do hope you like the result and if you do please do go and visit The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Flower Power" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
                                           

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Challenge #294 - "Lace and Pearls" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, Im writing this post up a few weeks early as Im thinking its possible in the next few weeks Im going to be rather busy with health problems so I do hope you will forgive me.
The Challenge this time is "Lace and Pearls" and Im sure if your anything like me you have hoards of them in your stash, and I had some really pretty lace with pearls sown into it as you will see on my card which I will post in a moment.
As always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website



But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And now to show you my Card


This beautiful little lady is titled "The Bride" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, after wards I used a oval die to cut her out, and a larger one with a pretty edge to put behind her, then I used a even bigger one and blue card for the mount.
I also used the same set of dies for the sentiment which is from my stash.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card and the backing paper is also from the same design set as the image and you will find it here, I then used the piece of lace down the left hand side and attached it to the back of my first mount. I then placed the mounted image in the center with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner, to finish of I have used some rose buds and some backing sprays and tied a red ribbon around them and created a bow and placed them in the top right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I do hope that you will want to take part in this "Lace and Pearls" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-