Wednesday, December 1, 2021

11th Birthday Blog Hop -- for The Paper Shelter

 Good Morning lovely crafters!

Welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop, in celebration of The Paper Shelter's 11th Birthday on the 8th of December!  This will be a two week challenge, with both teams taking part.

The theme for this special challenge is:


My birthday growing up used to be spent camping with my family.  That often included s'mores around the campfire, so I couldn't resist coloring up A Christmas Campfire for today's celebration.

I colored A Christmas Campfire with Copic markers and used papers that I found at Pixel Scrapper to construct the card. They were from the Kumbaya papers, and were digital. The die cut elements are all from Crafter's Companion.

If you've arrived here from Cristena, 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.

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

Julie Odil

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge -- Anything Cute
Crafty Catz Challenge -- ATG with optional twist of Christmas in non-traditional colors
Make My Monday -- Cute Christmas


  1. Hi Julie, what a cold looking elf dont your think youve done a brilliant job of colouring him and the card layout is fabulous. I want to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a brilliant New Year, hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  2. Such a funny Christmas card. If this doesn't make some one smile I don't know anymore.
    Thank you for the sweet idear..

  3. Very nice card.. celebration with a little campfire.

  4. Congratulations on your 11th birthday! A joyful note, perfect for a child😀

  5. Mmmmm, s'mores over a campfire. I love it! Beautiful colouring of this sweet image and a fabulous card design Julie. Perfect paper!

  6. Hi Julie! I just love your super cute and whimsical card. I also love the adorable image and the awesome design. xx

  7. Happy 11th birthday!! This card is absolutely adorable! I love your color choices

  8. What FUN Julie! Sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows... 8-) Thank you for sharing your sweet creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Beautifully colored. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  9. Happy 11th Birthday!

    LOVE your sweet Christmas Campfire image and pretty colouring!

  10. This sweet little elf is freezing. You have done a great job on this card and I love the layout, Sarah W

  11. Julie, That has to be the cutest fairy ever! Fantastic coloring. DT hat - Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  12. Love it and the idea of the mixed background. Have it to colour and just going to return to posting when enough coloured to put up after a long break. Since TPS has the favourite images this blog hop is magic with all your talents in one hop. TFS only way to reach me now as no blog or google mail is at

  13. Happy 11th - very cute card tfs!!!

  14. This is so sweet. Thanks for joining my challenge at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  15. What better way to spend Christmas than in front of a fire. And with s'mores too that's heaven! Super cute card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Such a cute image! Great inspiration for the Birthday Blog Hop! Thanks for sharing!!
    Hugs, Karen C

  17. Sweet card Julie. I like that you carried the smores theme through to the papers.

  18. Cute image, beautiful colouring and a lovely design with a perfect choice of papers.

  19. Aaaw, so cute! This image is adorable and coloured beautifully! And your papers coordinate perfectly! Nice work!

  20. A beautiful card with a cute Christmas digi.

    Hugs, Astrid