Saturday 29 October 2011

Week 127 - Christmas Easel Card

Good morning !!!!

Emma here, Wow there certainly were some spooky goings on in the week with all those Halloween creations, hope Fleur didnt get too scared when she chose her top 5!

Onto this week now some of you maybe prepared and others may not be but it is officially only
56 days till christmas
So to help you guys on your way wether you are half way through your cards or just starting out, this weeks challenge is
A Christmas Easel Card

This week we are sponsored by
"Crimson Cloud is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!"

We cant wait to see your Christmas Easel Cards and I hope you will pop by all the DT and show them some bloggy love this week
Jo - her last week as our Guest Designer 
in case you didnt see the news this week Jo is giong to be a permenant design team member :)


Tuesday 25 October 2011

An exciting anouncement

We are mega excited to tell you that we have a new DT member joining us.................Jo Channon.

As well as being our Guest Designer during October, lots of you will know Jo from her regular spots on Create and Craft and just last week she announced that she is going to be working for Joanna that a dynamic duo or what to feast our screens.

I'll be totally honest that when Jo told me that news I thought there was no way I was going to persuade her to join our DT, but thought if you don't ask you don't know, so you can imagine just how excited I was when she said yes.

So please join myself and the whole Design Team in welcoming Jo to Allsorts on a permanent basis.

You can visit Jo's blog Lets Create here or from the link on the sidebar.

Saturday 22 October 2011

Week 126 - Halloween

Hello everyone, I'm just hijacking Fleur's post to share some news, we are sooooooo sorry to tell you that Amanda has decided to step down from the team. She recently moved and much as she loves her new house, it's a lot larger than her last ones so lots more housework and demands on her time, so she feels it's time to take a break from crafting.

Amanda has been with us right from the start and we want to say a huge thank you to her for helping us get Allsorts securely on the challenge map. I know we will still see her about in blogland but want to wish her and her family every happiness in their new house. Over to Fleur now who will tell you all about this weeks challenge.

Hi Fleur here, Thanks B. We'll all be sad to see her go. 
Thanks for your gorgeous lavender and lace entries, there were some truly stunning creations.
This week I've chosen the theme and as it's halloween shortly I'd like to see.....

Halloween Projects

We have two fantastic sponsors this week...

Are giving one lucky winner a $15 voucher for their online shop!


are offering another lucky winner a $10 voucher to spend in their online store.

Jo our October Guest Designer
is back with another fabulous card.........

We look forward to seeing your creations,
Don't forget to pop over to the DT's own blogs to see more of their fab work


Week 152 Winner and Top 5

Goodness me this week seems to have flown by and I only realised just in time that I needed to ask Mr Random Org., to select a winner and for me to choose my Top 5 which was as always a really tough task as I loved every one of your entries.

So here we go, this weeks winner who will receive their choice of four images from A Passion for Stamps is............

No 41 Lisa Jane (must really be your lucky week)

Congratulations Lisa, please mail me with so I can pass it on to Ruth who will contact you direct about getting your images.

And my Top 5, in no particular Order as Brucie and Tess would say are..................

So elegant with the black lace and contrasts

I just fell in love with this image and her pantaloons

I'm always a sucker for Vintage and adore the embellies

What a darling little fairy and pretty backing

Such a soft floaty feel, totally lends itself to lilac

Saturday 15 October 2011

Week 125 Lavender and Lace

A very Good Morning to you all, it's B here with a new challenge for you.

But before I tell you about that, wow oh wow, did you love Debs Bear with Us theme last week, some fabulous entries and I am so pleased the task of selecting her winners did not fall on me. Make sure you check Debs post to see if you were one of the lucky ones selected.

So on to this weeks theme which is Lavender and Lace. As always you can make whatever you like, all I ask is that there is some lace and of course the main colour is lilac.

I am pleased to welcome Ruth from A Passion for Stamps as this weeks sponsor and she will be giving the winner four images of your choice as this weeks prize. Here is a little bit about her........

“My name is Ruth and I live in Northern Ireland with my husband and two grown up sons.I started drawing my own images for my cards a couple of years ago and A Passion for Stamps was born! Since then I have got a great Design Team on board making beautiful cards using my images. I draw a wide range of images including florals, animals, birds, cute, male etc and love to use punches to complement them. Please pay us a visit and if there is something you'd really like drawn, feel free to drop me a line."

And here is the lovely card Ruth has created for us this week................

And another beauty from Jo Channon...........

Using Ruth's Cosmos flower

Using Ruth's Butterfly 2 image

Using Ruth's Orchid image

Have a good week everyone and the DT are all looking forward to visiting you this week to see what fabulous creations you have come up with.

Saturday 8 October 2011

Week 124 - Bear With Us

Good morning. It's Debs here with a new challenge theme for you.
But first a huge thank you for all your wonderful projects for Helene's Five Flowers challenge last week.

I'm sure it wasn't an easy task for Helene to pick her Top5 - scroll down to see if you were one of the lucky ones and also to see who the lucky winners were of the fab prizes from our sponsors.

Talking of fab prizes - we have a new sponsor this week:

and they are offering 1 lucky winner picked at random

Here's a bit about the sponsor:

In2stamps is a Belgian rubber stamp company owned by Wendy and started back in late 2009. We are proud and delighted to be offering really adorable stamps that are being illustrated in a stunning way by some very talented illustrators.

All our stamps are being manufactured as untrimmed, unmounted deeply etched red rubber stamps which means that they will give you a lifetime of crafting pleasure. We gladly invite you to discover our complete range and new releases at the In2stamps online store We ship to crafters all over the world and you can check our store locator to see if theirs a retail store near you selling our stamps.

Besides sponsoring this weeks challenge we are also offering every visitor of the Allsorts challenge blog a 10% DISCOUNT in our online store!!! Use the voucher code: qagFeYqioOxY5Rz - Special offer expires on October 29th. We wish everyone lots of crafting fun with the challenge.


Our October Guest Designer Jo Channon who has created this lovely card for us is giving a fabulous set of Spellbinders Edgeabilities to one lucky winner this week.

Here's Jo's gorgeous card:

As well as making regular appearances on Create and Craft Jo also runs her own shop 'Let's Create' in Coningsby, Lincolnshire.

 So what have you got to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes?????

Simples - just create a project for us featuring


in the main image and add it to Mr Linky below before 6pm next Friday 14 October

Here's some gorgeous inspiration from the talented DT:

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful work this week.

Thanks for joining us.

Debs & the rest of the DT