Saturday 27 November 2010

Allsorts week 80 Monochrome

Hello all and welcome to week 80 at Allsorts. Thanks to everyone who entered Kirsten's recipe theme, the entries were all lovely. Well done to the winner and top 5 people :o) This week it's my (Amanda) turn to set your theme and I've picked MONOCHROME. It doesn't have to be black and white, you can use shades of one colour or any colour and white.

Our sponsor this week is one of my favourite ribbon shops, in fact the only one I use! We are delighted to welcome Crafty Ribbons to Allsorts.

We are an online ribbon emporium, a treasure trove of lush drop dead gorgeous ribbons - and a few buttons! If you have not seen us online then do check us out at
Crafty Ribbons are really pleased to be sponsoring Allsorts challenge for the first time.

Ali is offering the winner a fabulous Funky Christmas Selection Box (and I can confirm the ribbons are lush as I have one of these)

Ali also made this scrummy necklace for the challenge

Guest Designer

Week 79 winner and top five

Good morning all and Many many thanks for all your gorgeous entries for my Recipe challenge boy i wish we picked a top 50 cause you would all be there, so many talented card makers out there... but there can only be one winner of the fabulous prize we had. And the winner is....... chosen by is

Number 22 and that is Suzi congratulations hun please email me at to claim your prize...x

Now my top 5 in no particular order is






Beautiful work girls please feel free to grap the top five blinke...x

Saturday 20 November 2010

Week 79 A Recipe

Good Morning and welcome to week 79 at Allsorts thank you for all the fabulous entries last week for Emma's sketch. Dont forget to pop back later and see who has won and for Emma's top 5.

This week i (Kirsten) would like you to use a "Recipe" of


We are pleased to have Sir Stampalot as our sponsors again this week. Sir Stampalot are well known to us all for their super range of quality rubber stamps and craft products which they sell from their shop in Peterborough as well as their on line store.
For those of you who can get to their store, Sir Stampalot are holding their "Ultimate Rubber Stamping Demo Day" on Saturday 4th December. The previous two events proved highly successful and with free refreshments on offer all day, along with seven different styles of craft demos running simultaneously, it's an event not to be missed. And our guest designer Clare will be there as well.

This week they are offering our lucky winner two more of the fabulous new Christmas Molly Blooms stamps:

Guest Designer

Winner of Emma's sketch challenge and top 5

I loved visiting the entries for last weeks challenge so many beautiful cards it was very difficult to choose my top 5 .....more of that in a moment because ....its time to announce the winner of those beautiful stamps....

Drum Roll Please.................................................................
the winning entry is

63..... Debby 4000

Congrats hun if you email me at
with your address i'll organise your prize for you!

now for my top 5

Mina - entry 7

Babsi - entry 9

Anica - entry 28
Dorte - entry 41

Nicola - entry 60

This was so difficult for me as all the entries were worthy of a top spot some real talent out there this week at Allsorts you should be very proud of yourselves....

Finally we'd like to thank all the lovely crafters who join us every week with over 800 followers its you guys that make us so  successful so a big thank you to you all!!


Saturday 13 November 2010

Week 78 - A Sketch 4U

Good morning crafters this week at Allsorts it is my (Emma's) turn to set this weeks challenge and this week I have a sketch for you....
Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch

We have one of our regular sponsors again this week, Sir Stampalot who have a fabulous spacious shop in Peterborough as well as an on line store specialising in the very best of rubber stamps and all things crafty to feed your addiction. They are offering this weeks lucky winner two stamps from the great Christmas range from Molly Blooms.

November's Guest Designer and artiste who created Molly Blooms stamps, Clare Rowlands has made this lovely card for us. Do pop over to Clare's blog where she has more of her lovely work to share.

We look forward to visiting your entries this week.

Twas the night before Christmas ~ Winner & Top 5

Thank you to all of you who entered my challenge,
Your Christmas cards were beautiful, and it would've been lovely to see more cards inspired from the poem!
The random winner of the 6 digi images from

True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 160
Result: 116

Congratulations Sammibug

to sort out your prize.

Now onto my top 5
In no particular order:

Congratulations girls.
Don't forget to add our top 5 badge

Emma will be back in a short while with her challenge, 
 I hope you'll all join us again for some more fun.

Monday 8 November 2010

Twas the night before Christmas ~ A Polite Reminder.

Hi, I have been visiting the entries so far, & they are lovely:
But to be in with a chance to win, the theme is to take Inspiration from
I have created a link (also in the origional post) for those of you who don't know it!
Thank you
Hugz Fleur

Saturday 6 November 2010

Week 77 ~ Twas the night before Christmas

Good morning & welcome to another week at ALLSORTS,
Thank you so much to those of you who took part in Brenda's awesome challenge last week,
there were some truly, beautiful entries!

This week it's me (Fleur) who gets to set the challenge,

I would like you take inspiration from the poem


by Clement C. Moore

If you are unfamiliar with this poem you will find it here

This week our sponsor is

New to Digistamp Boutique Sponsored challenges if you use a DSB image you can enter your card twice with Mr Linky!!!

The DT have, again, come with some stunning cards.

Continuing our Guest designer spots, this month we are thrilled to have Clare Rowlands with us.

Clare is the talented artist behind the Molly Blooms stamps

which are distributed through Sir Stamaplot and you can see the whole stamp range on their web site.

This is what Claire has to tell us about herself:

"I have been creating and making forever. As a child my most prized possessions were my boxes of coloured pens and paper, always organized in colour! I am no different 45 years on but now its Copic pens and patterned papers.

When I left school I went on to study graphic design, which led me to my first job as a packaging designer which I just loved. Even after Molly and George were born and I was a stay at home mum I still liked to mess and be creative ... which I have definitely passed onto Molly who has just graduated from university with a degree in Design and Art Direction.

On returning to work I ran a ‘paint your own ceramic studio’ and then went onto teaching craft workshops, but always for someone else.

Then at the beginning of this year I decided to do something for myself... and Molly Blooms was born.

The stamps are based on my children and things that were, and still are, dear to them!"

Here is Clare's card