Saturday 28 January 2012

One or more hearts

This week it is my (Helene's) turn to host the challenge and I would like to see one or more heart on your project Hearts on backing papers don't count this week!

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Sally-Ann at Digistamp Boutique

Who is offering 6 images of the winners choice don't forget if you use a Digistamp boutique image you can enter your card twice with Mr Linky


Thanks for joining us and dont forget to see if you were a winner or top 5 in our needles and pins challenge

Pins and Needles Winner and Top 5!!

Hello Everyone,

Thank you all for the fabulous entries sent in for my 1st Challenge.  I have really enjoyed seeing all your takes on the Pins and Needles theme and what amazing entries they were.  I really appreciate you all taking the time to take part.

                                              AND THE WINNER IS .....................................................

                                                      No:  68 - Melisa Waldorf


Please contact me on and we will organise this weeks prize to be sent to you.

                                          AND THE TOP 5 ARE ............................................................

                                                    No: 7 - Stephanie Hester

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                                                    No:14 - Viv

                                                    No:22 - Cinni

                                                    No:55 - Anne

                                                    No:57 - Nicki Lt

Please grap the Top 5 button and be proud to display it on your blog.  We are all so very grateful that you take the time to take part on the Allsorts Challenge and hope that you look out for this weeks theme from our lovely Helene.

                                              Bye for now
                                                    Jo xxx

Saturday 21 January 2012

Week 138 - Needles and Pins

Hi Everyone -

Thank you all for your fabulous designs on Celebration of Nations. Congratulations to our top 5! Check out the post below if you missed it, it could be you!

It's Jo today with my first Allsorts Challenge and I have chosen -


The reason why I chose this is when I was asked by Brenda to choose my themes I was colouring in some very cute House Mouse stamps and they were the Nice and Crafty sets and I thought this title would suit so many of you who are papercrafters as well as enjoying knitting, tapestry, crocheting, lace making, cross-stitching,  the list is endless - 
oh! dont we have so much fun being a crafter!

We have two wonderful sponsors this week with two totally different prizes, first Pretty Little Ribbons who are offering the lucky winner 400 dewdrops in a selection of 8 colours.

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop is an online store providing a good selection of quality ribbon, twine, seam binding, rubber stamps, embellishments and buttons for all of your crafting needs. We aim to provide a fast, reliable and friendly service to our customers. Small orders and International customers are welcomed. We also offer a selection of special offers HERE.

Next is Digi Doodle Shop offering a $10 store voucher.

Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts. It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps. Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair. Having these two complimenting styles have enabled Digi Doodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps.
It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations. We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge. Judy and Joy

These are some of the gorgeous designs that the Design Team have created.  Each of the design team have their own blogs so pop over and have a look at how each one of the designs were made.

I hope that you enjoy this weeks Challenge and Good Luck!  Jo x



Saturday 14 January 2012

Week 137 - Celebration of Nations

Hi everyone, thanks for all your amazing paper pieced creations last week and congratulations to our winner and Top 5! Check out the post below if you missed it, it could be you!!

 It's Nicola here today with a new Allsorts challenge which I have chosen to be

Celebration of Nations.

This could mean a celebration of the forthcoming Olympics later this year, or you can celebrate your home country through your creations, ideally incorporating your national flag colours.
I chose this theme as blogging is truly international with no barriers and I wanted to embrace and celebrate the fact that crafting unites us all no matter where we are in the world.

Anyway, I'm getting soppy, so.....
here's what you can win:
our sponsor this week is

Stitchy Bear

offering one lucky winner $10 to spend in their online store!

Without further ado, here are the beautiful creations that the DT have made for your inspiration, and remember you can visit their individual blogs for details on how they made them, they would love to hear from you:



Jo is poorly and we all wish her better very soon!

Thanks for your continued support, have a wonderful weekend, and make sure your entry is with Mr Linky by 6pm on Friday 20th January.


Paper Piecing winner

Good Morning peeps, what a fabulous week it's been with some awesome paper piecing projects, thank you all for joining in, I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at them all. 

So first up is the winner of the prize from Crimson Cloud.......................
Well done Anglea, please mail me with your full postal addy so your prize can be sent off to you.

And now my Top 5 for this week in no particular order..............................

Congratulations to you all, please grab our Top 5 button and wear on your blog with pride.

My thanks again to everyone for all your lovely entries this week and don't forget to pop back later to see what Nicola has up her sleeves for next week's challenge.

Thursday 12 January 2012

winner of new begginings challenge

Hi there my most sincere apologies that this is so late!!!!
Due to technical difficulties with my internet I have been unable to get round and comment on almost half of the beautiful entries for the new beginnings challenge so for that week sadly there will be no top 5

but we do however have a winner for the Digistamp Boutique images

Random no79 Hazel (Didos)

Congratulations Hazel if you send me your email addy and your choice of six images from Digistamp boutique i'll send them to Sally-Ann 

Emma xxx

Saturday 7 January 2012

Week 136 - Paper Piecing

Good Morning peeps and a very Happy New Year to you all, it's B here with our first theme of 2012 and this week I would like to see some......................

 'Paper Piecing'

Thank you all for your wonderful entries for Emma's New Beginnings last week, it was certainly a popular theme with you all. Emma's got tinternet problems at the moment and her Top 5 and winner may be a day or so late being posted so don't forget to keep and eye open for her post.

We are delighted to welcome back this weeks sponsor Crimson Cloud

"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!" The super prize is:

A Make Your Own Card Kit (7 elements)

And equally delighted that Mel from Crimson Cloud has joined us as our Guest Designer this week, here is her great card:



Have a good week everyone and thanks in advance for joining in this week and helping make Allsorts such fun for us all.