Saturday 26 June 2010

Allsorts Challenge Week 58

Good morning all and welcome to Week 58 of Allsorts Challenge

Thanks to everyone that took part in Emma sketch last week we loved seeing all your fabulous work, dont forget to check the previous post to see who has one the challenge and also Emma's top 5.

And dont forget the fabulous new Penny Black at Allsorts challenge will be going live very very soon if you haven't already then please go and check out the blog Here

This week i Kirsten would like to see EMBOSSING in any form you like.

This week we have our regular sponsor of

One stop card crafts

One lucky entry will win a £10.00 Voucher to spend in there online shop.

Also this week........
Where we can on Allsorts we love to share with you the work of other talented crafters and this week we have the fabulous guest DT Dawny P heres Dawny's beautiful card and a little bit about herself....

I started making cards over 10 years ago and it’s probably safe to say that I am a bit of an addict. I love anything pretty – especially if it’s pink – and my favourite technique is probably stamping now. I started on the kitchen table in my old house with one box of card, and now my crafty stuff is just about everywhere. Luckily I have a very understanding OH!!!. I’m a DT member for several companies and challenges and I also design for Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine which I absolutely love, even if it can be quite challenging and stressful at times. And I still pinch myself when I see my cards in print – it’s the best feeling in the world :)

Dawny will also choose 5 entries randomly and each of the five entries will win a card kit comprising of a stamped Hanglar Image plus all the elements she used to make her card as a special Thank you for being an Allsorts fab is that if you would like to win a card kit please leave your card entry with Mr Linky and add Dawny to the end of your name....

The D.T have all come up with stunning cards please pop over to there blogs to check them out.




Don't forget if you would like to be in with a chance of winning a card kit add Dawny after your name in Mr Linky
Edited to say number 18 Kathy your link is not working so we can not view your project

Winner & top 5

Wow there were some absolutely fantasic entries last week glad to see you liked my sketch!!!

ok onto the winner of the £15 voucher for squiggle stamps

chosen at random



(a little bit of what you fancy)

Congrats hun e-mail me at and i'll sort out your prize for you.....

and in no particular order







Thanks for your great inspiration girls please take the top 5 button from the sidebar and wear it on your blogs with pride.........

Saturday 19 June 2010

Week 57 is a little sketchy.........

Hi everyone and welcome to another Saturday installment of Allsorts!
I hope you have all had glorious sunshine this week its nice to see a peek of summer....... and did you all see our fab news earlier this week about the new challenge blog click the side button to find out more regarding the new.......
Penny Black @Allsorts Challenge...
thanks to the huge amount of entries we had last week for Fleurs Buttons and lace challenge we hope you know that your support is hugely appreciated :)
On to this weeks challenge and a little about this weeks sponsers...

Squiggle Stamps carry a unique range of cute, quirky and whimsical stamps
designed by a talented team of illustrators. Our images are available as
both Rubber and Digital Stamps with new designs added regularly. We are
lucky to have a wonderful Design Team and you can see all their fabulous
creations and take part in monthly prize challenges on the blog at

Whats the challenge I hear you cry!
Well this week we have a sketch made by me (Emma) I would say as usual you are free to rotate it but I think this one is pretty much the same no matter how you look at!





Winner and Top 5 for button & lace.

Thank you all so much for taking part in last weeks challenge.
There was a great response & some stunning entries

The random winner of the the prize donated by
Wink Wink Ink
No 136

Well done Sammibug you can pick 3 images of your choice from there online shop.

can you contact me on
to sort out your prize

Now on to my top 5, which is never easy
In no particular order


Well done girls, don't forget to add your badge & wear with pride.


Saturday 12 June 2010

Allsorts is expanding

Hello again crafters, Fleur told you I would be back with some exciting news and I really can't hold it in any longer, so what is all the mystery ?

Well this is so very exciting as we can now announce the imminent launch of the Official Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge.

I am just thrilled that Penny Black have invited myself and Allsorts to work with them and create a brand new challenge dedicated to their wonderful world renowned stamps and products.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to Penny Black for making all this possible and also to Elizabeth, a member of the companies US Design Team, for working with me over the last few weeks to get everything organised. Not surprisingly all of us at Allsorts are very happy bunnies and can't wait for the start of the challenge on 1st July.

Penny Black need no introduction so the opportunity to have a blog dedicated to their products is fantastic. You can click here to go straight to the new challenge blog and read more about it all. You can also visit Penny Black's great web site where there is loads of inspiration and join their club so you are right up to date with new releases and other news. Plus they have a fab blog with great inspirational work from their design team.

The challenge will be monthly and and as you might expect, all prizes will be Penny Black products provided by the company plus we will have a Top 3 every month selected from all qualifying entries.

You can join the new challenge blog right now by clicking here so you don't miss a thing and are one of the first to know when the new challenges are posted.

Allsorts Challenge week 56 - Lace and/or buttons

Good morning to you all,
Thanks to everyone who entered Brenda's Strawberries & cream theme.

This week it's me Fleur who gets to set the theme & I'd love you to use Lace and/or buttons, I'm sure we've all got something in our stash we could use!

We also have a new sponsor this week....
*Wink *Wink Ink is a brand new digital stamp company as of January 2010. Our images are original, well drawn, and clear with a style you won't find anywhere else! If you like animals, children and fantasy creatures you will love our stamps! New stamps are added to our store weekly, so there is always something new to see! All images are 300 dpi and come in 3 versions- black and white jpg for coloring, transparent png for layering on all your digital creations, and a colored jpg for use as a coloring guide or print and embellish for quick beautiful projects in no time flat! We hope you stop on by and visit us soon at!

And a message from Brenda who has asked me to tell you all that she will be posting some mega exciting news next week, so please "watch this space".

The DT have come up with some fab creations again this week,
why not pop over and take a look at their blogs!

(Paper Lace)

Saturday 5 June 2010

Allsorts Challenge Week 55 - Strawberries and Cream

Happy Saturday all you crafters and welcome to another challenge at Allsorts where it's my (Brenda) turn to host the challenge again.

Where I live in the Cambridgeshire Fens, the arrival of strawberries in late May is always an eagerly awaited event in the produce calendar, so for my theme this week I want you to draw inspiration from the pictures below.

You don't have to put strawberries on your project, although of course you can if you want and you can use other colours for skin, hair etc., but the main ones should be taken from the pictures and I have given you two to make things a bit easier.
Above a cake I made for crafting research........such sacrifices and of course I had to try a piece to ensure the picture was fit for blog publication and below a simple bowl of strawberries and cream.......and everything is calorie free of course.

This weeks winner will receive a prize from one of our regular sponsors :

and Sally-Ann will be offering our lucky winner a choice if £10 value digital images so you will be absolutely spoilt for choice from all the wonderful images she has available.

As usual we have some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, details of how their creations were made and products uses can be found on their blogs, juct click on their names to go to them.
Two cards, making choices was never my strong point