Wednesday 7 December 2011

The Paper Shelter DT - IT'S A BLOG HOP CELEBRATION!!!!

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. Our hop is a very exciting one for all of us at it is in celebration of our 1st Birthday!!!! If you have landed here from LIV'S BLOG then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

I am showcasing two cards today as I was a silly billy and made a card with the second image which is actually no longer available but I thought I'd show it to you anyway!
The first card is using one of our latest digis called "Santa cute helper" and is available in store here.
The dp I have used is from Magnolia. The trees are a Marianne die and I've edged them with a snow writer and glamour dust. The snowflake die is also by Marianne, the ribbon is from my stash and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used flowersoft on the trims of her clothing and her hat.
Here is the close up of the sweet image coloured in with a combination of Spectrum Noirs and Copics.

This is the second card but sadly THE IMAGE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. The dp I used for this one is from The Paper Shelter.
The swirl is a doohickey die and the snowflakes are all Marianne dies. The huge pearl brad in the centre of the snowflake is from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Once again the image has been coloured in with a combination of Spectrum Noirs and Copics and on all the trims I have used flowersoft. I'll be entering my cards into the following challenges :

Bling it On - Christmas
Bunny Zoes - Anything Christmas with pearls
Colour Create - Red, white & green
Craft your days away - buttons or bows
Crafty Catz - Colours of Christmas with the option of sparkle
Creative Inspirations - Snow much fun
Deep Ocean - Let it snow
Fussy and Fancy - Photo Inspiration
Mad for markers - Christmas Challenge
Mariannes Design Divas - Sparkle and shine
My Mum's craft shop - Traditional Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Simon Says - Photo Inspiration

From here you will need to hop on over to PAOLA'S BLOG. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far. Thanks for stopping by. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxxx


  1. Well done Carol a brilliant post, and your cards look stunning I love them both. Thanks love for all your help. hugs Shirleyxxx

  2. Ohh, I love the skiing girly, so beautiful this card, lots of lovely texture. The wee Santa sleigh and bunny is cute too, but my fave is definitely the top card. hugs heidi x

  3. Both cards are beautiful, the red and white one is particularly striking though. My mug of coffee and I are really enjoying our hop through the amazing DT's blogs, thank you. Mel :o)

  4. Both cards are gorgeous Carol xx

  5. Both cards are wonderful, Carol! Love the sweet images on both! Great coloring and details!

  6. Such gorgeous delectable cards Carol. Thank you for taking the time to enter the Marianne Design Divas Challenge this month and good luck! Suzanne DT

  7. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  8. Both cards are lovely.

    Off to continue the hop.

    Toni xx

  9. WOW Carol these are simply stunning:) I do so love these images.

    Linda xxxx

  10. What gorgeous cards! Shame the Santa image isn't available anymore, I'd have liked that one for myself! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  11. Both cards are wonderful! Thanks for writing the post up for all of us. Stunning work sweetie!
    Love n hugs

  12. Gorgeous card! The White on White is fantastic.

  13. Gorgeous cards Carol :-) Both of them are fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  14. Wow Carol, these are gorgeous, love the cute image and colours on your first card, the second one is lovely too, hugs Liz xx

  15. Fabulous cards Carol :)
    I hope you're having a great week.

  16. Ooo I love both your cards carol I esp love the contrast of the stunning red on white of the first! Thanks so much for paying at PTW hugs Rebekah GDT xxx

  17. super dooper cards, thanks for sharing you creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

  18. Both of these are fabulous Carol!!

  19. What fabulous cards! I expecially like the white on white one with a touch of red just beautifull.

  20. They are both totally gorgeous! Love them!

  21. Gorgeous cards!! Such cute images!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  22. Two fabulous cards Carol. love your colouring, te red/white is striking...really lovely and I love the blue with the Santa...fabulous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  23. Both cards are gorgeous. I love the Santa girl, but I also really like the second image as well. Maybe they can bring it back for next year?


  24. Gorgeous cards and your coloring is beautiful.

  25. Both of these are wonderful! Love the trees in the first one and snowflakes in both of them! Your coloring is also wonderful. Thanks for joining us at MMCS for our Traditional Christmas challenge.


  26. Both cards are lovely, thanks for sharing, hugs Frances.

  27. Good Morning Carol

    I love the fact that you shared 2 cards, the red and white of the first is very striking.

    Have a awsome day,

  28. Wow your card is fabulous!
    Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!


  29. Fabulous card

    Thanks for joining us at CYDA for our "button or bow" challenge

    hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw xx

  30. What a beautiful cards ;o)
    Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

  31. 2 fab cards, great colour combos and colouring!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Papertake Weekly.

    Fi GDT

  32. 2 fantastic cards the gorgeous images and your designs are stunning :D

    xx coops xx

  33. Beautiful cards
    Hugs Julie P

  34. Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz The Colours of Christmas Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  35. These are such cute cards! I really like the image of that second card. Why isn't it avaliable anymore? It's just great!!!

    Have a great day,

  36. these are 2 very cutes cards.
    thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Fridays

  37. These are both beautiful cards. Love the images and all the pretty detail.
    Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  38. These are both fab cards! I especially love the cute snowboarding santa chick! Great colours! I'm so glad I dropped in to The Paper Shelter today - what a happy surprise to see all these fab creations!
    Hugs, Shannah xox

  39. Love this card.
    Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers.

  40. Love your cards

    Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly and Simon says Challenge this week.


    Jo xxxx

  41. Two really stunning cards hun..your colouring and choice of papers are the second image really wanted to get this (
    lovely blog too!
    hugs marjorie xx

  42. These cards are so cute! Fab work. Thank you for playing with us at MMCS challenge this week! xx

  43. Fantastic cards. So festive and fun. Thanks for joining us at Mad For Markers. Mel B

  44. Two beautiful cards Carol, with gorgeous colouring and such cute images!

    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Green, Red & White Challenge!

    Sharon x

  45. This is totally adorable, both cards are just fabulous! Loving these images!

  46. I love both images. Too bad the second one is not available anymore. You have done a fabulous job of showcasing them.

  47. Awww....what a sweet image. The DP from Magnolia is beautiful (have it as well) and really makes the image "pop". The Santa card is cute as well, however the one with Santa's Little Helper is my favorite out of the two.

    Happy Holidays!

  48. A great card, fantastic colouring and I love how you used the the flower soft for the trims.

  49. Hi Carol! You have made two gorgeous cards! And you have used such beautiful papers.
    Thanks for joining Deep Ocean Challenges for Let it Snow.
    Hugs, Camilla

  50. such a fun image! Love this card!
    Karen C

  51. Both of these projects are incredible.. the little sledding santa is cute.. love the added fluff and pearls.. simple but adorable.. your blue santa is lovley as well. lovely teh swirls for a dimensional effect.. thanks for sharing your creativity....

  52. That was great and stunning cards.! Thank you for making us smile with your cool stuff..It's amazing..Wish you could share more..Keep up.