Happy Saturday everyone..........Brenda here and I can tell you that we are so excited here at Allsorts this week as we have reason to celebrate big time because it's our Birthday...........................yes, we really are one year old, my how that time has flown.
So naturally we could not let such a momentous occasion pass without some celebrations and have lots of special things planned and really hope you will all join in........after all, without all your fantastic support throughout the year we could not have achieved such a wonderful following and become firmly established as such a popular challenge blog and according to Wikipedia's recent listing Allsorts comes up second on the list which you can check out here: http://www.wikio.co.uk/blogs/top/crafts
And we also want to say a huge thank you to our fabulous sponsors, you all play such an important part in our weekly challenges by offering our winners such super prizes every week.
So what do we have lined up for you ? A Blog Hop as well as the weekly challenge. First of all the challenge which is as you might expect has the theme:
As always, your entry can be anything you have created yourself as long as it has a Birthday feel to it.
We have a first and second challenge prize this week, the first for this weeks lucky winner has been donated by Sir Stampalot
who were our very first sponsors and have continued to support us through the year. The rather special prize on offer from them is a Heritage Glimmer Mist Kit.
And the second fabulous prize is donated by another of our regular sponsors DigiStamp Boutique
They are offering the lucky winner four images a month for six months, wow how fantastic is that. Sally-Ann has some wonderful images and says "We offer a range of simple and trendy digital image stamps for all your card-making projects". So the winner will be able to go select their images and keep right up to date with the new images as they become available. Sir Stampalot have a spacious shop in Peterborough and also run an on-line store where speed of delivery is second to non. They stock products and stamps from all the major craft companies including a huge selection of Penny Black stamps which brings me on nicely to the next piece of news.............
.........we are thrilled to announce that Penny Black.......yes that US company who produce some of the most wonderful stamps........are providing some of their super stamps as the prize for one of the blog hop stops that just happens to be their very own blog
and where our guest designer for May, Elizabeth who we introduced last week, displays some of her wonderful artwork. You can sign up at the Penny Black website
to be one of the first to hear about their new products and news.
So on to our blog hop, I'll try and keep it simple. You'll get two clues to start you off, leave a comment here to let us know you have visited us, then you need to visit each of the DT blogs listed, leave each one a comment, collect a letter from each of their blogs......you will have ten in total, arrange them into three words and mail your answer to me firstname.lastname@example.org
. Each DT will tell you where you should have arrived from and where you need to go next, but if you get lost just pop back here where everyone is listed.
There will be a prize of a set of Penny Black stamps for the winner selected by Random Org., from all the correct answers I receive which if also being kindly provided by Sir Stampaot
In addition a winner will be selected by the same method from those leaving comments at each blog along the hop, those prizes are being donated by the DT members themselves.
Have fun and here's your first clues:
- N - / - - - - / - L -
Now you need to visit:
As it's all a bit busy on this post and we don't want to distract you for the job in hand, so for just for this one week you will find the DT artwork on their own blogs instead of here, but next week it will be all back to normal.
*****Edited to add...............Please can we ask your entries for the challenge are new projects as some entries are being linked from posts before this challenge went live. We want to make this fair on those entries which have been made especially for this challenge so if we feel the project does not qualify they will not be entered into the main draw or the DT draws thank you... *****