The Paper Shelter 8th Anniversary Blog Hop!

Good Morning everyone and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. This is in celebration of them reaching their 8th Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.

The blog hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know is extremely popular!

If you have landed here from Patsy'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 Teams 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 commentator a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

I decided to go for a Christmas celebration card as the day is getting awfully close and I am not yet sure if I have enough Christmas cards. I used the adorable Fa-La-La-La-La, La-La-La-La and went for a bright red and blue colour combo. I added lots of liquid applique for the snow, ear muff and pompoms. The pompoms also have glitter added to them, but you can't see it too well in the photo!


Stamps: Fa-La-La-La-La, La-La-La-La from The Paper Shelter, Here We Go A-Waddling from Lawn Fawn

Papers: Real Red, Pacific Point & Candy Cane Lane DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Frosty Christmas Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley, Make It Colour Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Pacific Point from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Dazzlin' Diamonds from Stampin' Up, White Liquid Applique

Copics Used:
All Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
All Mouths - R20, R22, R30, R32
All Songsheets - E40, E41, E42
Snow - B0000, B000, B00

Left Boy  
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Coat, Boots & Earmuffs - B14, B16, B18
Red Trim - R14, R17, R46
Trousers - R17, R46
Glasses - B01, B41, B45
Gloves - B12, B14
Soles - T4, T6

Hair - E23, E25, E27
Hat & skirt - R35, R37, R39
Jumper - B26, B28, B29
Boots - E71, E74, E77

Right Boy
Hat - B02, B04, B05
Jumper - R24, R27, R29
Jeans - B95, B97, B99
Shoes - R56, R89, R59, T4, T6

E51, E53, E55, E57, R35, R37, Y23, Y26

From here, you will need to hop on over to Natascha'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.


  1. Hi Vannessa, what a wow stunning card, I love how youve coloured it with those striking colours, and the whole card design is just brilliant. Thank you so much for working with me its much appreciated. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  2. Stunning card. Love the vibrant colors and your coloring.

  3. Love the background to your image. Lovely card

  4. Thank you for the detailed recipe on how to make this beautiful card.

  5. Vannessa, I love your choice of the red/blue combo of colors, with the added sentiment, as well as the snowflakes and musical notes. Lovely coloring.

  6. Aww, fun! Stopping by for the blog hop! Thank you for sharing!
    Karen C in Boise, ID

  7. Love your choice of colours for this one! xx

  8. What a great card! I love that dog!

  9. WOW
    WONDERFUL card!
    LOVE your image and colouring, the scene, sentiment and background look ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

    1. PS - THANK YOU for sharing your Copic combos, I really appreciate it :)

  10. Lovely card. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop.
    Happy 8th birthday to the Paper Shelter.

  11. A very fun card. Like the image and the texture added to the snow.

  12. This is AWESOME! I love the colors and I love the texture of the snow!

  13. Love the snowy texture in the card. Super cute

  14. So fun. Lets go caroling. Love this sweet card.

  15. A heart-warming and super cute card! Love the all the snow you added!
    Rosi x

  16. wow!!! awesome card
    love the colouring, the funny image and the snow
    thank you for sharing

  17. This image is adorable! And you have done an outstanding job with it. Congratulations to paper shelter on the eighth birthday

  18. Great use of Liquid Applique. Adorable card. Kathy at

  19. Adorable card, cute design, details, coloring and dimension!


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