Saturday 18 December 2010

Allsorts week 83

Hi Everyone, Brenda here with a challenge for you, but before I tell you about the theme I have to say to say a huge huge thank you to everyone who joined us last week for Debs 'Last Minute Christmas' theme which proved more than a little popular and we had a record number of entries as well as amazing artwork.

As this will be a two week challenge I am keeping it simple to carry you over the holiday season and the theme could not be easier:

Free and Easy - Anything Goes

You can get ahead of the game and get an entry in before the 'BIG' day, or wait to see what Santa brings you and try out all those new goodies, or even do both and enter twice. Whatever you do, have fun and a really wonderful Christmas.

Our sponsor this fortnight is The Stampman who are offering one very lucky winner Kay's Shrink Plastic DVD with Aspects of Design No.29 Flitters and Flutters un-mounted stamp sheet. The Stampman sell a fabulous range of craft goodies and you can check out their store by clicking their logo below.

Guest Designer Kay

The Design Team have worked their magic again and created some stunning inspiration, please click on their names to go visit them and spread some seasonal love.

All of us at Allsorts challenge wish you and your families a peaceful and Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year. Our next challenge will be on 1st January.

Week 82 Last Minute Christmas Winner & Top5

Wow so many peeps still busy with Last Minute Christmas projects - and they were all truly beautiful works of art. Thank you so much for finding the time to share them with us.

The lucky winner picked by Mr is................................................................

and that is.........................................................................................

with this gorgeous card

Please e-mail me your snail mail on so that your prize can be sent.

Now for my Top 5 (in no particular order)

Congrats ladies, please grab a Top5 logo from the sidebar and display with with pride.

Don't forget to check back soon to see this week's new challenge theme as picked by the lovely Brenda

Saturday 11 December 2010

Allsorts week 82 - 'Last Minute Christmas'

Good morning. Before we tell you about this week's challenge we would like to say a huge thank you for all the dazzling entries we had for Helene's 'LIGHT IT UP' theme last week - don't forget to check the previous post to see if you were one of the lucky winners.

So onto this week's challenge - as picked by me (Debs). Now if you are anything like me you will be starting to have a mild panic attack at the thought of the BIG DAY being only 2 weeks away and still so much to do.

So this week I would like to see your Last Minute Christmas Projects

Our sponsor this week is:

and one lucky winner will receive:

Colouring Techniques DVD

with Aspects of Design No.57
Funky Frames un-mounted stamp sheet

We are very pleased to welcome back this months Guest Designer Kay who has made another super card for us.

Saturday 4 December 2010

Week 81 Light up the night

Hi and thank you for the gorgeous entries for Amanda's Monochrome challenge,
it's my (Helene's) turn to host the Allsorts challenge this week and since I live way up in the northern parts of absolutely nowhere ;) winter brings serious darkness here. So I need your help to light up the night. Use a candle or other light on your cards or projects and dazzle me. It will warm my soul - and frozen fingertips.

So get going and

Our sponsors this week are

6 images of the winners choice!
Dont forget if you use a Digistamp Boutique image you can enter your card/project twice with Mr Linky


Who are offering one winner this fabulous prize - Basics and Beyond DVD with Aspects of Design No.28 Double Delights un-mounted stamp sheet.

This month we are thrilled to have Kay Carley as our Guest Designer. Many of you will be familiar with Kay from Create and Craft. We asked Kay to tell us a bit about herself
Hi everyone! I am thrilled to be asked to be a Guest Designer for Allsorts this month. I have been crafting in one form or another all my life and through this I discovered rubber stamping about 10 years ago (I think!!). In fact I’ve been doing it so long now I’m not entirely sure just how long I have been stamping! Card making using rubber stamps and all the different techniques that go along with that is something that I really enjoy doing. Since I started on this particular craft I have been VERY fortunate as during this time I have contributed regularly to several UK crafting magazines, designed my own range of rubber stamps (which are available through The Stamp Man’s own stamp range called Aspects of Design), appeared on Create and Craft (thanks to Jill from The Stamp Man), demoed at some of the larger stamping shows on Stamp Addicts’ stand and made three DVD’s (through Traplet Publications) all based on rubber stamping. Nowadays I contribute projects now and again to Craft Stamper and Papercraft Inspirations magazines, teach classes regularly at The Glitter Pot and The Craft Barn and demo at their weekend events and am currently on The Craft Barn’s and The Stamp Man’s Design Teams.

Here's Kay's card

Winner and top 5

Morning all, hope you are all managing to keep warm and snug with all this white stuff around.

This week's winner of the fabulous Crafty Ribbons Christmas Selection Box is....

number 58 which is Fiona C with this lovely card

Fiona email me at with your postal address and I will pass it on to Ali at Crafty Ribbons.


WOW I had a hard time picking my favourite 5 this week, so many gorgeous cards!! So here goes, in no particular order:

number 71 Melly
number 144 Dora
number 142 Janice Melton

Well done all you lovely ladies :o)