Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I Wonder What This Is.....

Do you put your presents under the tree before Santa arrives on Christmas Eve? I can see every child I know shaking the presents like this digital image named I Wonder What This Is is doing. This image is by The Paper Shelter.  The challenge for the next three weeks at The Paper Shelter Blog is ANYTHING GOES.

I used snowflake dies by Whimsy and Spellbinders (with Frantage on them), and the corner diecut is by LaLa Land. I colored the image with Copics and dyed my lace using ink refills. I was generous with my Stardust Stickles on the ribbons of the packages. I'm sorry that glitter doesn't photograph well because these packages looks pretty good in person. The sentiment in the bottom corner is by Cardz TV. I won a page of sentiments in the Paper Playtime Challenge in November.
You have 3 weeks to enter this challenge. I'd like to suggest you enter with an image by The Paper Shelter.  Why?  Because you can win a prize that is three times more than if you make a card with a non-Paper Shelter image! Spend $3 and get a black and white image, color image, a background, AND the color image on the color background....and if you win, you get $30 to spend in the store!
Wrapping this up....please check out the Design Team's cards for a bit of inspiration. At this time of the year so many of us don't take an hour or two to recharge our own batteries since we're spread so thin to get things done. I use my crafting as a way to unwind and relax. If you do, too, take a little time and make a card for this challenge. And use a Paper Shelter image!!!
 This card is entered in the following challenges:


  1. Hi Gail, I do love what youve done with this image, hes so cute and your colouring is fabulous. I do want to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and thank you so much for your cooperation in the last two Challenges. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
    This challenge blog is moving to Pause Dream Enjoy beginning Tues, Jan 7. Please bookmark the site and come link up in January!
    Linky Parties hosted at Pause Dream Enjoy
    Pause Dream Enjoy Facebook Fan Page
    :) Janis

  3. Gail, another stunning card! I really look forward to visiting your blog as I know I'm in for a treat... you never disappoint! Fab design and I love the image! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014!

  4. very nice Gail love the layout and the papers you use are perfect! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Awesome New Year! I will see you after the first of the year for sure!

  5. Great card! I just love it :) Thanks for joining our challenge at Fairies Challenges. Good luck!

  6. This is just so cute!! Love that image and the colors you used

    Thanks for joining us at All That Stickles linky party

    -Angeline DT

  7. Gorgous card and such a super cute image xx

  8. Love your card! I especially love the Paper Shelter image. So cute! The added snowflakes are beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Haven!

  9. Gail what a gorgeous and cute card.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  10. This is so cute! I love the added snowflakes and lace. Great job! Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge.

  11. What a delightful image, I can relate to him shaking those gifts, I have 2 Secret Santa gifts under my tree and I can't wait to open them, LOL. What a lovely scene you've created, I love the snowflakes and the frantage too, very sweet card
    Hugs Julie P

  12. Fab card. Thanks for sharing with us at That Craft Place. Merry Christmas xxx

  13. Great card Gail. Wonder how many people will be giving their pressies a good shake before Santa
    Anne x

  14. Fabulous card Gail. Love all the beautiful layers with this cute image and the snowflakes are so pretty. hugs, Pat K x

  15. Perfect TPS image of a child trying to sneak a peek, to figure out what sort of gift he's getting! Hopefully, not something breakable - hahaha. Such a cute card, Gail, and love his bear slippers, along with your added snowflakes -- the papers you used fit the image to a "tee", also. Wonderful, wonderful creation, as all yours are!!

  16. This is so cute! Love how you colored the image and all the layers. SO glad you joined us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

  17. What a great card! I love all the lacey embellishments - and what a fun image! His expression makes me smile! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  18. Hi Gail!

    I hope you are doing well!
    I understand if you have a tough time following the loss of your father.
    I think of you .. tough start to the new year.

    Thanks for the comment I received from you the other day .. I was so happy! Very kind words .. and I really appreciate what you wrote! It's so fun to inspire others ..
    The painting is of great interest to me and I can sit for hours with a motive ....
    I wish you a good continuation of the new year and that we will soon see you in the team again!

    Big Hug Lena