Wednesday 15 May 2024

A Mermaid Portrait at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

I'm here with another inspiration for The Paper Shelter and I am keeping with the MerMay theme. Our challenge theme this week is Lots Of Layers, so you can have lots of fun with this one. 

I have used page 17 of the "Mermaid Portraits" colouring book to create a layered and framed picture for myself. I made this in stages, in between doing other things, as there is a lot that went into it! 


I coloured the entire image, even though I knew much of it would be covered by the frame. I needed to make sure that there would be colour through all the gaps. I finished off with some glitter gel pens and Wink of Stella.

I used a few different dies and cardstock colours for the layers and added some extra elements after putting it all together with 3D foam tape.

The frame was grey with woodgrain, and I initially just wanted to add some shimmer to it, but the spray dried and all flaked off! I used my homemade texture paste all over the frame in the end, then added colour on top and finally sprayed the shimmer. 
My husband bought me some Swarovski crystals when he visited a friend in Austria last year and I had not known what to do with them, so I thought this box frame was the perfect place. There are also a few within the bubble holes in the card layers.

Thank you for stopping by today. Your kind comments are always appreciated.

Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our new Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Box frame
  • Homemade texture paste
  • Distress Oxides - Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio & Lucky Clover
  • Sea-themed dies
  • Swarovski Crystals
  • Pearl beads
  • Dew Drops
  • Coloured cardstock
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Glitter gel pens
  • ProMarkers - Indigo Blue, Royal Blue, Azure, Moss, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Sunflower, Amber, Pine, Lush Green, Grass, Ocean Teal, Pumpkin, Cloud Blue, China Blue, Sky Blue, Apple, Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Black, Marine, Turquoise, Denim Blue & Pebble Blue
  • Prismacolor pencils - Peacock Blue, Cloud Blue, Violet Blue, Crimson Red, Orange, Pumpkin Orange, White, LIght Aqua, True Green, Dark Green & Olive Green
I am entering my picture into the following challenges:

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Under The Sea Shaker Card at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

Are you excited for MerMay? Our challenge themes this month aren't specifically related to mermaids, but I will be going with the theme and you definitely can too!

This week our theme is Under The Sea, so I have merged two images - 'Playing Under The Sea' and 'Swimming With Friends' - to create a blended scene.

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I decided to make a shaker card for some dimension and fun.


Thank you for stopping by today. Your kind comments are always appreciated.

Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our new Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Die-cut sentiment and shells
  • Sequins
  • Cello bag
  • Resin Dew Drops
  • Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold & Spiced Marmalade
  • ProMarkers - Cool Aqua, Ocean Teal, Grass, Pastel Green, Marine, Meadow Green, Tea Green, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Sandstone, Champagne, Burnt Umber, Henna, Saddle Brown, Spice, Apricot, Cool Grey 1-4. Cornflower, Blue Pearl, Cloud Blue, Pastel Pink, Holly, Lush Green, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Pale Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Mandarin, Bright Orange, Burnt Orange, Ginger, Saffron, Blush, Buttercup, Gold & Sky Blue
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • Prismacolor Pencils - Black, White, Nectar, Light Aqua, Olive Green & True Blue

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Wednesday 17 April 2024

April Showers Bring... Rainbows! at The Paper Shelter

Hello Crafty Peeps,

April has definitely brought us some rain here, but we now have a horrible spring snowstorm! Ugh. That's spring weather in Saskatchewan for you though.

This week's theme at The Paper Shelter is April Showers Bring May Flowers, so you may create something related to rain, flowers or both, 

I have chosen to go for the rain theme using "My Hair", as it's such a fun image. I also have a set of dies that I bought in a destash that I've never used before, that are perfect as raindrops!


This is the first time I have done a rain scene! I coloured the image first, then used the rain colours all over to soften it and make it look like shes actually getting wet.

I searched for rain-inspired sentiments and thought this one worked perfectly

I never decorate the inside of cards but I thought this one definitely needed to open up to a rainbow!


Thank you for stopping by today. Your kind comments are always appreciated.

Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our new Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities - Paisley
  • X-Cut - Circle
  • ProMarkers - Sandstone, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Black, Cool Grey 4+5, Raw Sienna, Olive Green, Marsh Green, Deep Mocha, Burnt Sienna, Pastel Green, Tea Green, Holly, Lush Green, Emerald, Grass, Coole Grey 1+2, Cool Aqua, Pebble Blue, Cloud Blue & Sky Blue
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
I am entering my card into the following challenges

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Cute Bunny Gift Bag at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter and didn't eat too many chocolates! We are back to it at The Paper Shelter with our new challenge this week and the theme is BUNNIES AND/OR CHICKS. 

I have chosen Pg14 from the "Easter Bunnies" colouring book and used it to decorate a gift bag.





Thank you for stopping by today. Your kind comments are always appreciated.

Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our brand new Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Kraft gift bag
  • Lace
  • Ribbon
  • ProMarkers - Grass, Apple, Meadow Green, Cloud Blue, Powder Blue, Yellow, Sunflower, Pale Pink, Lavender, Lilac, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Mustard, Pastel Yellow, Spice, Amber, Warm Grey 1+2 & Putty
I am entering my gift bag into the following challenges:

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Vintage Birthday at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

I don't know where time is going lately! I am definitely looking forward to spring coming though. The snow is getting boring now.

For this week's challenge at The Paper Shelter, our theme is FOR THE BOYS, which should give you lots of room for interpretation!

I have used a page from the 'Vintage Nostalgia' colouring book. There are several in there that are perfect for this theme, so be sure to have a browse!

As it's for a male birthday, I kept it very simple and just added a sentiment,


Thank you for stopping by today. Your kind comments are always appreciated.

Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our brand new Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Spellbinders Ribbon Tag die
  • ProMarkers - Warm Ggrey 1, Cloud Blue, Meadow Green, Apple, Warm Grey 2, Raw Sienna, Saddle Brown, Cocoa, Leaf Green, Bright Green, Forest Green, Holly, Lush Green, Grass, Black, Cool Grey 1-5, Primrose, China Blue & Powder Blue
I am entering my card into the following challenges:


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