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Wednesday, December 04, 2013


Good morning everybody.  Welcome to THE PAPER SHELTER blog hop.  We're having this to celebrate their 3rd birthday on 8th December.  It will be a two week challenge and both design teams are taking part. You will find the order to hop in at the bottom of this post.  Each teamies name is a link to their blog.

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and the theme is 'Special Birthday'. If you have landed here from Eva's blog, then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll need to head on back to The Paper Shelter 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 commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which you'll find over at the main challenge blog.

For my card I chose to use this adorable image called 'Sophie in the Country' and she's available to buy HERE.

I did something I've never done before for this card and that's to use a stencil and no paper whatsoever. Sophie is coloured with Promarkers and then I fussy cut her and mounted her on foam pads in front of the scene.  I added three paper roses to her fence and one to her hat to finish off.  Got to be honest though, I'm not sure if I'll be using a stencil again, lol.  Oh yeah, forgot..the stencil is made by Imagination Crafts.

So, onwards with your journey. From here you will need to hop on over to Merkhari'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 I hope you're enjoying it so far.
Lorraine GD
Debs GD
Patty Sue
Lorraine - You're already here.


Nannieflash said...

Morning Lorraine, wow what a fabulous card scene and I love your colouring, its a stunning card. Thank you for joining my team for the Blog Hop your post is just brilliant. hugs Shirleyxxxx

meine-bastelarena said...

OMG! LOVE how your stencil technique turned out! So beautiful! The background really makes the image stand out! Just love your card! Hugs, bastelarena

Judith said...

Fab stencil effect background Lorraine - just love your card hugs Judith x

Karen C said...

love the stenciling idea!! It turned out gorgeous!! Love how you did the roses around the fence too!! This is wonderful!

Karen C (aka: busybusyhoneybee)

*Vicki* said...

Really love this precious scene you've created for your card with the personal number! HUGS :)

Joey said...

LOVE the background Lorraine it looks so effective, great card. Joey xx

Gail said...

Lorraine, this is a great card. I adore the scene...I've never used stencils before. This looks so wonderful! GREAT card!! Hugs, Gail

Lena said...

What a lovely card, the whole combination with the subject and background is incredibly neat! Well done .. love it!

Hug Lena

Evas Pyssel said...

You made a very nice card. It was unusual with the stencil background, but very beautiful.
Hug Eva

paper fun said...

I like your stenciled scene very much. It is very unique.


Lillian A said...

Ah, yes, sweet 16 . . . SO many years ago - hahahaha. This is a fabulous card and definitely for a "special miss" !!

Linda Osterwise, DT said...

i just love your stencil idea - how unique! I may give it a try sometime. Beautiful coloring for the girl as well - a nice depiction of someone thinking about their Sweet 16 Birthday!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I have never tried a stencil but after seeing your card I will have to have a go at it. Beautiful card!

truddabellz said...

Gorgeous card! I love it! Very sweet card!

Cards By MI said...

I love how this card looks. Fabby use of the stencils for the background and girl just pops out from it. Very sweet!
Love n hugs

Unknown said...

Love the background you did with the stencil and how you popped her up!

Carmen said...

What a lovely card. So sweet. Thanks for sharing.

theCook said...

Such a sweet and dreamy card...

Sheryl said...

Beautiful card Lorraine. I love the design and detail so much. Hugs sheryl xx

coops said...

so gorgeous lorraine.your scene is stunning and fab pretty image :D

xx coops xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lorraine this card is absolutely gorgeous I adore the image and that background is fantastic it is perfect for her, super, super card.
lorraine x

caroline said...

wow, i just love the background, the image and everything you have done with it is stunning
caroline x

Jo said...

Gorgeous, what a beautiful scene you've created!
hugs Jo x

ribenaruby said...

I love your stencil work...it works so well with your chosen image, she's stunning! Ruby x

Jayne said...

Wow I love how the stencil makes the scene pop.

Gittans Pysselsida said...

Me like
Hugs Inga

crafty said...

Love the stencil background, works really well

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Sweet little card for a sweet girl. love how you made your own background - it came out nice.

Unknown said...

Preciosa tarjeta, me encanta!!!!! Maravillosamente estampada, me encanta el sello, y también los colores que utiliza. Genial

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