Wednesday 7 December 2022


 Good Morning lovely crafters!

Welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop, in celebration of The Paper Shelter's 12th Birthday on the 8th of December!  This will be a two week challenge, with both teams taking part, and it's our way of thanking The Paper Shelter for sharing their wonderful images with us, and sponsoring our challenge.

The theme for this special challenge is:


This is your first stop on the Hop.  Both Design Teams are participating, showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter, 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 Blog.

When I first saw this image, I knew immediately what I wanted to do with her.  She's actually a Halloween image, called Halloween Casual, but I have removed anything Halloween related, so that I could use her for a birthday card.

I have coloured the image with Copics and used a My Favourite Things stencil and Distress Ink for the background.

My papers are from the Stamperia Hortensia paper pack.  The sentiment is cut from a Fine It Trading die.  
I've added a strip of lace and I Am Roses flowers, plus a few Fancy Pants Designs puffy dots.

From here, you will need to hop on over to Christine's blog.  Don't forget to leave your comment for an opportunity to win your choice of one of the fabulous digis available in store!

Good Luck!  Hope you've enjoyed the Hop so far!



  1. Oh linda what a great card love your colouring and i didnt think of halloween shows how you can use the images for so many occasions. Happy birthday to all at the paper shelter

  2. What a lovely card very nicely colored
    groetjes Josje

  3. I love the color choices and that she can go Halloween or fun cute girl..

  4. What a great way to use a Halloween image! Fantastic!

  5. I'll try that again. Don't know why I came up as anonymous. This is a very creative way to use a Halloween image. Adorable!

  6. Oh WOW your colouring looks amazing! I love how you coloured her hair and her sweater! So beautiful! And look at her cute cat socks, OMGoodness, so cuuuuute! The lace and flowers are beautiful details as well! What a gorgeous card! I'm doing the hop today - thanks so much for the inspiration! Best wishes to you over the holidays!

  7. This is gorgeous Linda. I love the colours you have used and all the pretties too xxx

  8. What a beautiful card. I love the soft colours you have chosen! I love the way you have altered the image ! Creative regards, Gina

  9. WOW - your card is DELIGHTFUL in EVERY way Linda!!!
    LOVE your colouring, background and design, SO PRETTY and FILLED with dimension!

  10. Such a beautiful card and image!!!

  11. This is a great card and such wonderful coloring.

  12. Very pretty! Love the flowers, paper and die!! Great job! TFS!! Happy Birthday Paper Shelter!
    Karen C

  13. Your Copic colouring skills are amazing and she’s gorgeous! What a great idea to use a Halloween image in a different way like that Xox Lucy

  14. Lovely coloring of this image, Linda. The floral embellishments are perfect! Happy Birthday Paper Shelter!

    1. Sorry, I did not select my google account. Comment from Cynthia O.

  15. What a beautiful card with a cute digi. Beautiful wall background processed behind it.

    Hugs, Astrid.


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