Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Paper Shelter Animal Magic

Hi, it seems like quite a while since I have posted a creation on my blog, well that is probably because it is!  But I am here today with a bright and funky card for The Paper Shelter's Animal Magic challenge....

And now, of course, for this weeks "Animal Magic" Challenge our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a prize of $30.

But as always this is providing you have used one of their products on your card and even if you don't you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice, and believe me when I tell you their products are extremely good value and just gorgeous so do please go and visit The Paper Shelter Website and see for yourself.

Here is my card.....

I actually used OMS on this card with my pencils for the first time in ages, it just helped blend the blue in the background a bit better.  The image and the papers are both from TPS.

Thanks loads for popping by, I hope you like my card x

Friday, 22 February 2013

Join the Fun at THE PAPER SHELTER....

As this week is special to us we don't have our normal $30 gift certificate up for grabs or the three digis if you are playing with a different brand. This week we have not one, not two but five gift certificates worth $20 each. And do you know what the best part is? This is open to everyone, not only the ones that are playing with the Paper Shelter images. So for one week only, play with any brand you like and have a shot at one of the gift certificates


Friday, 15 February 2013


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, we are looking for 8 new designers to join our teams.

The DT call will run from today, 10th of February till 20th of February. So you will have 10 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. Last time there was a lot of you entering our challenges in the call and it took a lot of time to sort that out.

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. LoL
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 6th of March and will last for at least 6 months. 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. You are of course required to be able to start working with us right away. As the first challenge for the new B-team will start 6th of March. The A-team will have their first challenge 13th of March.

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.
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 to 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 time.
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.
Benefits for our team members
As a starting point you'll get a very generous gift certificate so that you can purchase 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 the 27th of February  on the challenge blog.

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.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

The Paper Shelter - Be My Valentine

This week at The Paper Shelter we have an easy peasy challenge for you... Valentines because, of course, Valentines day is tomorrow.
I have used Jurassic Love on my card, very cute :)

I have used papers from MME and the image is coloured with prisma pencils.

The Paper Shelter is currently having a DT call so if you love working with the most super cute images around then this is the call for you.  Go and check out THIS POST!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Up & Away

This week over at DTC we would like to see things about flying, the sky etc.  Our sponsor this week is Buggaboo and I have used an image from them.  I am gutted because every time I use my distress markers I forget that I can't use them on printed images only stamped ones grrrrrrrrrrrr.  So this turned out looking a bit too grungy for my liking.....

I really like the papers and the background though which is papers from the pink & blue MME Lost & Found collections.  I dyed the lace using distress stain in weathered wood and the clouds were cut using memory box die puffy clouds.  I pierced the edges of all the layers with a paper reamer and then used a white gel pen to "join the dots" ;)

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Hearts

Another Tuesday has rolled by and this week at DIGITAL TUESDAY CHALLENGE we would love to see hearts on your projects. We are sponsored this week by SAN'S DESIGN.  Unfortunately due to time constraints I had to use an image I already had.  But make sure and check out San's store as her images are fab :)

Here is my card.....

It is an image from Sherri Baldy called Love Bug I have coloured her with Prismacolour pencils.  The papers are MME Fine & Dandy which my lovely friend Julie  sent me all the way from England.last year.
The flowers came from Wild Orchid Crafts and the lace and doily are from my stash box.  I have used liquid pearls around part of the image and on one side of a layering paper.

I am entering this card in the following challenges......
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Hearts and Kisses
Deep Ocean Challenge - Love & Lace
Everybody Art Challenge - Heart
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday -- Love & Romance
Ribbon Carousel - Love is in the Air
Top Tip Tuesday - Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Thanks for dropping by, I hope you like my card :)