Saturday 26 February 2011

Allsorts week 92 make your own flowers.......

Its that time again!!!!!!! A new Saturday Morning challenge here at Allsorts
I think we are all agreed that Nature is a theme we can all relate to if last weeks entries are anything to go by
keep an eye out for Fleurs winner and top 5 :)

Ok on to this weeks challenge and keeping with last weeks nature challenge I (Emma) would like to see your

Diecuts are fine but we want to see layering and dimension or maybe you are extremley crafty and can create your own paper roses or flowers made from ribbon or lace .......lets get creative this week!!!

This week we have 3 Prizes on offer....
This week our Sponsors are
Crafty Ribbons
here is a little about what they do.....
We are an online ribbon emporium, a treasure trove of lush drop dead gorgeous ribbons - and a few buttons! Crafty Ribbons has a ribbon for any conceivable occassion and even ribbon printed to order, perfect for personalising your craft. We offer bargain bags and our Bev picks her favourites regularly and always offering great value for money. We also have a Crafty Ribbons Blog where we offer a Friday freebie, a chance to win some luscious ribbon every week. We also provide plenty of inspiration for using our gorgeous ribbon and show off our new and up coming stock.
Ali is kindly offering the winner a selection of scrummy Easter ribbons

Ali also made this gorgeous scrapbook page to go with this weeks theme

Fab Products from LETRASET

Letraset are offering a set of the fabulous new Aquamarkers. AquaMarkers are a dual tipped water based, pigmented ink marker with the advantage of being water soluble. They can be easily blended, even when dried, giving the effects of water-colour paint but with the convenience of a marker. The water colour quality of the markers makes an ideal accompaniment to an artist's tool box, providing a clean and convenient alternative to water colour paints.

Some of the DT are working with some beautiful Christine Dark images again this week too!!

Here is her card and Chris is offering 6 digi images to one lucky winner


So lets see your hand made entries and dont forget there are 3 Prizes on offer this week.....

Saturday 19 February 2011

Week 91 - Inspired by Nature

Good morning & welcome another challenge at ALLSORTS
Firstly, A huge thank you for all the gorgeous entries for Brenda's sentiment challenge.
This week it's my turn (Fleur) to set the challenge
I'd like to see you get


We have 2 fab sponsors this week
Stitchy Bear Stamps
They are kindly offering
$10 to spend in their on-line shop


This month's guest designer Chris
is also offering the winner 6 images of their choice.

Here is Chris's gorgeous card

Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Saturday 12 February 2011

Week 90 - It's all about the sentiment

Good morning crafters and welcome to another challenge at Allsorts and this week it is my (Brenda's) turn to host the theme.

But before I tell you about that, a huge thank you for all your support and entries for Debs Love theme last week, you certainly enjoyed that one and kept her busy. Don't forget to check if you were our lucky winner or one of Deb's Top 5.......I certainly don't envy her the task with so many to choose from.

So on to the theme for this week:

It's all about the sentiment

There are some lovely sentiment stamps about and if you are anything like me, tend to forget how simply they can be used to create a stunning creation with little effort, so this week I would like to see those sentiments used as the main focal point of your work.

And I must apologise in advance that I might not get to visit you all this week, my MS is not so good right now and I am having to rely on my daughters to type this for me, so I might be pushing my luck if I ask them to start blogging and commenting as well. But rest assured I will look at all your entries and there will be a Top 5 and winner as usual.

We have two prixes this week, first up is Polkadoodles who are giving this weeks lucky winner a copy of Limited Edition Sugar Birdies CD, full of beautiful papers and elements to bring a whole new dimension to your crafting.

Polkadoodles on line store offers card making & Scrapbooking digital image downloads and CD-Rom crafting to take your CD crafts to a new level and get a designer look to your paper crafting projects......they also stock Martha Stewart, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Impressabilities, Inkpads, Bazzill, Ribbons, Rubber Stamps, Prima, East of India ribbons, Embellishments, Adhesive gems plus all your paper crafting and scrapbooking essentials as well as our fabulous CD's! Plus FREE shipping on orders over £5.00 with no minimum order requirement.

And our second prize comes from this months Guest Desinger Christine Dark, who is offering six digi images from her collection Sketching Stamper Digi Stamps which are an eclectic collection of images for you to download, print and colour at a very affordable price to use in your paper-craft creations. All images are 300 dpi high resolution png format and are therefore versatile for re-sizing in your image editor and printing onto patterned papers

Here is another lovely creation from Christine Dark:

Winner & Top10 for Wk89

Good morning. Wow you all had a lot of love to share with us last week and your projects were just stunning - thank you to everyone that found the time to join us.
As always though there can only be 1 winner and luckily that person is picked at random or I would still be trying to decide if it was just up to me lol!!!
So we had 449 entries were in on time (unfortunately we had a few late entries that missed the 6pm deadline - sorry!)
So without further ado here is the lucky winner:
Kathleen #413 with this gorgeous matching card & gift bag

Congratulations Kathleen, please drop me an e-mail to
so I can arrange for your prize to be sent.

Sorry I forgot to pick another winner of the Christine Dark images - so without further ado amnd thanks again to Mr the second lucky winner is:

Maria #266

Congrats Maria please could you e-mail me on to claim your prize.

We normally have a Top5 but as we had so many wonderful entries I thought I would pick a Top10 this week and here they are (in no particular order):

Tamara #13

Wendy #71

Sharon #94

San #184

Heidy #252

Silke #279 

Sarabeth #288

Angella #323 

Jenny #432 

Pattie #446 

Truth is I could have picked sooooooooo many more!
Congrats ladies, please take a Top5 banner and display with pride.
Don't forget to check back soon to see what the lovely Brenda has picked as the theme for this week's challenge.
Have a fabulous day.
Debs xx

Saturday 5 February 2011

Wk89 It Must Be Love Love Love

Good morning everyone before I tell you about our new challenge here at Allsorts this week I would like to say thanks for all the gorgeous entries we had last week for Helene's RECYCLE IT - you certainly know how to do your bit to save nature.
This week it's my (Deb's) turn to choose the challenge.
Now I thought long & hard and came up with this theme:
I wonder why lol!!!!!
Our Sponsor this week is our regular monthly sponsor
DigiStamp Boutique

Sally Ann has some fantastic images in the boutique and as always
All entries using a DSB image get to enter into the challenge twice.
Just add your entry twice in Mr Linky
and you could win
6 images of your choice


This month we are lucky to have the very talented Christine Dark as our guest designer,
Christine has her own range of digi images.

Here's what Chris has to say about herself:

"I'm delighted to be the Guest Designer and also sponsoring a prize on the All Sorts Challenge Blog during February and look forward to enjoying everyone's creations.
As well as enjoying paper crafting for The Craft Barn shop, Magnolia Stamps and Katzelkraft Stamps Design Teams via my blog Sketching Stamper, I also have my own range of digi stamps and some lines in rubber and clear stamps.

Sketching Stamper Digi Stamps are an eclectic collection of images for you to download, print and colour at a very affordable price to use in your paper-craft creations. All images are 300 dpi high resolution png format and are therefore versatile for re-sizing in your image editor and printing onto patterned papers."

Christine is kindly offering 6 images to the winner.
Chris's card