Saturday, 26 May 2012

Week 156 - It's our third Birthday

A very good morning to you all, Brenda here welcoming you to 'Allsorts Third Birthday Celebrations'. 

It really doesn't seem possible that it's three years since we nervously posted our very first DT pieces and invited you all to join in. Since then the challenge has gone from strength to strength...........all of that can only be down to all you lovely crafters who come back week after week and join in the fun, so a huuuuuuuge thank you to each and every one of you.

And we also extend a grateful thank you to all our lovely sponsors who have played a very big part in heping get us to to this stage, we couldn't carry on without you.

So as you might expect we have a bit of a celebration going on, the inevitable blog hop, some lovely sponsors and this weeks theme which could only be:

'Happy Birthday to Someone Special'

So I had better get started with the blog hop, I know many of you know the routine, but as we see lots of newcomers to blogland I will briefly explain what you need to do:

* Visit each of the DT in the order listed below

* Leave each one a comment on their Allsorts challenge post for this week, if you don't, you won't  be in with a change of winning the prizes on offer on their individual blogs.

* Collect a 'hidden letter' from each one and arrange them into a 'secret word' 

* Mail your answers to Emma  (not me as someone booked a late holiday deal and forgot she was meant to be hosting the Birthday challenge !)

We have given you one letter to help you on your way, you just need to collect the other seven and assemble into the 'secret word'..............the 'f' is in the right's easy peasy, but it's meant to be fun !

- - - F- - - -

Now here's the list of DT's you need to visit, each will tell you were you should have arrived from and where you are going next, but if you get lost you can always come back here and start afresh.

The winner of the blog hop will receive this great prize from Sir Stampalot.................

A set of Ranger Inkabilities sponging inks
Posh Impressions Luminous Metallic Inkabilities

And here are the prizes for this weeks challenge...........

A Passion for Stamps are offering one winner four images of their choice

4 images of winners choice

Addicted to Stamps are offering one winner a $15 voucher for their store

Addicted to Stamps

Love to Stamp are offering one winner a $10 voucher for their store

$10 voucher Love to Stamp

Digistamp Boutique are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their store

And here's some inspiration from the Design Team to set you on your way.............................



Good luck everyone, thanks for joining in the fun and have a lovely weekend. Emma will be standing in for me next Friday and will tell you who all the lucky winners are.


  1. I had fun blog hopping. The DT's projects are awesome! Hugs! xx

  2. Brilliant DT Cards! Happy Birthday to the challenge! The blog hop was great fun! The first one I've ever taken part in!

    Kerry Louise


  3. What a great hop. Great cards. xxxx

  4. Wonderful birthday blog hop. Now I'm off to unscramble the letters & scramble some eggs for breakfast. Unscramble, scramble. Heehee. No yolk there. That's me being spontaneous so early in the morn.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Ok, I've unscrambled the letters and it took me 6 mins yeah so now I can go email answer & scramble my eggs.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. Happy Birthday Allsorts! Thank you for the fab blog hop and the gorgeous inspiration from the DT. Hugs, Jill x

  7. A very Happy Birthday Allsorts - thanks for all the fab challenges.. and for a fun blog hop.
    Fabulous DT creations
    Lisa x

  8. Thanks for a fun blog hop with gorgeous creations to view!

  9. A fun hop! Thx for the chance of winning such a yummy candy! Will post my card on Monday!

    Mary x

  10. wow 3 years that's flown, I remember the first challenge, and Brenda's excitement at being picked for the dt.
    Gorgeous cards team, they always are.
    Not a lover of blog hops esp on such a hot day. This one I guessed because some letters where unclear,or perhaps it's me being a bit thick.

  11. Thanks for a great blog hop!


  12. I love a good blog hop - off to get hopping now x

  13. Back from hopping. The DT did a fabulous job. So much inspiration. Happy Birthday!!

  14. I have never DT blog hopped before, so I am looking forward to that. Lovely DT cards again which are inspiring me to go and create again.

  15. Happy 3rd Birthday, and thanks for a great Blog Hop! Super DT inspiration by the way!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx (I'm off to do some hopping now)!!

  16. Lovely inspiration from the fab design team, as always! Thanks for a wonderful birthday blog hop too. Hugz, ~ Rose

  17. Happy Birthday Allsorts. Gorgeous DT inspiration and fab challenge. Fun blog hop, I have visit all the DT blogs and collected the letters. Just going to go send my email with the word. I will be back with my card later.

  18. Happy birthday! I had so much fun blog hopping :)

  19. happy birthday.. working on my card :)

  20. Happy blogaversary, great DT cards, thanks for the inspiration. I have entered my card and will be back later to hop.

  21. Fun blog hop and great cards...

  22. Thanks for another great challenge. I always have such a great time.



  23. happpy 3rd bday!!! What a great hop! beautiful cards.. :)

  24. I really enjoyed the hop, lovely cards and such generous prizes. Thanks so much everyone and Happy 3rd Birthday,
    Jane x

  25. Happy, Happy Birthday! I'm off on the blog hop now! Wedgie xxx

  26. All these projects are lovely! Congrats on your blogiversary!

  27. Happy Birthday Allsorts!! off to hop!!

  28. Happy birthday Allsorts. I keep meaning to do your challenges. Maybe this week for sure.

  29. Happy Birthday, and love the blog hop and the puzzle.
    hugs Alexandra

  30. Brilliant DT Cards! Happy Birthday to the challenge! The blog hop was great fun!

  31. Happy 3rd Birthday to all at Allsorts and hopefully many more. Fab prizes on offer from you and such great creations from the DT.
    Fab blog hop and great to visit you all along the way
    x catherine

  32. My first attempt at a blog hop! Happy Birthday! Fab cards by the DT. Hugs, Sharon x

  33. Congratulations to Allsorts!! Thank you for a great blog hop! hugs Sandra

  34. Happy 3rd Birthday Allsorts had a fab time hopping around to see all the DT's fab cards they really are all so talented and it's clear to see why they are DT'S :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

  35. I just found your Challenge blog off of Brenda's blog, what a fun hop that was! Now I just have to figure out the word! Will post a card for the challenge on Friday.


  36. GREAT!!!
    Real fun Bloghop!
    Beautiful, inspiring DTcards (as always)!
    Thanks for an wonderful time hopping around with you.
    Happy Birthday :)
    Hugs from Lisbeth

  37. Awesome Blog Hop!! I've entered my cards and completed the blog hop and it was brilliant!! Thank you and Happy 3rd Blogaversary to everyone at Allsorts, all the dt creations were beautiful!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  38. Happy 3rd birthday!! What an amazing hop!! So many beautiful cards!! Hugsxx

  39. Thanks for a great blog hop, and congrats.

  40. Gorgeous DT cards. Great little blog hop too - Happy Birthday xx


Thanks so much for joining in the fun and please do leave us a comment or any suggestions you have.

Allsorts DT team xxx

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