Wednesday 6 December 2023

13th Birthday Blog Hop at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

Welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop, in celebration of The Paper Shelter's 13th 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:


If you've arrived here from Natascha, then you're heading in the right direction!  If not, then you'll want to pop back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, because you don't want to miss out on this one.  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.

I have created a birthday card using 'Let's Get Loud'. With that name, I thought I would use some loud colours for the image and embellishments. 

I made a bokeh background and added white highlights to make the image really pop.

Of course you can't have a celebration without balloons and sparkle!

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Papermania patterned paper
  • Sentiment die
  • Twine
  • Posca paint pen - White
  • Balloon dies
  • Music notes die (cut from a birthday sentiment)
  • ProMarkers - Cool Grey 5, Magenta, Carmine, Cerise, Black, Cool Grey 4, Cool Aqua, French Navy, Azure, Cobalt Blue, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, Blush, Aubergine, Plum, Amethyst, Lavender, Canary & Lemon
  • Prismacolor Pencils - White, Black, Metallic Silver & Process Red
  • Wink of Stella - Clear

From here, you will need to hop on over to Patsy.  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 and I Hope you've enjoyed the Hop so far!

{Crafty Hugs}

I am entering my card into the following challenges:


  1. yes thats the party you need when you turning 13 fabbbbbbbbb

  2. Oh my word Nicola! This is terrific! So much detail and it almost pops off the screen in a blast of music - wonderful. Your colouring is brilliant! Our Grand daughter in Germany would so love this - she will not wear frilly clothes in any shape or form and I can just see her right now! Is the image a digital one? I have taken a peek at The Paper Shelter and have also bookmarked it for when I have time to go for a good look around.


    Di xx

  3. Bright and happy and a TOTAL celebration. I love it!

  4. Very vibrant!
    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. See you on the swings later x

  5. Oh my goodness, I love your card. It just brightens ups your day.

  6. Ca sent bon la Fête !
    Très jolie carte d'anniversaire et magnifiques couleurs, Nicola.
    It smells like a party!
    Very pretty birthday card and beautiful colors, Nicola.

  7. This is such a fun birthday card and perfect for a teen! Your colouring looks amazing! I love the background and added balloons and music notes! Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration! I'm doing your blog hop today! Happy 13th Birthday to The Paper Shelter, and Season's Greetings to you and yours!

  8. I want to join the party. lovely card

  9. What a super cute and fun card!! Love it!!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  10. This is rockin'! So cute and fun.

  11. GROOVY card!
    LOVE the image and your colouring, LOVE the colours and design ... a party with a fold in the middle :)

  12. This is osom! Brilliant image and I love your coloring!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    ~ DT Dagmara


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I am always trying to improve my colouring and cardmaking skills and constructive feedback is always welcomed.

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