Tuesday 28 February 2012

Word Verification

I'm sure those of you who are regular bloggers will have come up against the new style Word Verification, which frankly is an absolute pain to read, often requiring several attempts to get the correct letters and you will know it means it takes much longer to get round your favourite blogs.

So imagine how hard it has become for those of us on Design Teams, as it means we don't always get to some of you because the time we set aside for commenting is wasted faffing about with Word Verification when we should be moving on to the next entry. So in future, much as we love visiting you all, we will no longer leave comments on blogs using word verification.  

If you are concerned about spam or unwanted comments, then comment moderation will allow you to  protect your blog, having Word Verification in place will not do so. It's easy to switch off, but rather than go  over it again I suggest you go check out this excellent post on Ashley's blog. My thanks to Ashley for allowing me to link to her.

We are always happy to hear your views, so please do leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

Saturday 25 February 2012

Week 143 It's your choice

Good morning Emma here Week 143 here at Allsorts, my arnt the weeks flying by this year almost in March already!!
There were some amazing entries last week for our ongoing anything goes theme for February dont forget to keep an eye out for the winner of last weeks challenge and the top 5

This week again 'anything goes' and we have two fab prizes

$10.00 Store Gift Certificate

$15 voucher Love to Stamp
$15.00 Voucher

We cant wait to see your entries this week and don't forget any type of crafter can enter Allsorts challenges whether your craft is knitting, crocheting, crossstitching, dressmaking, altered art , painting or papercrafting we would love to see your creations

Here are the DT Samples for this week please pop by and show them some crafty love :)



Have fun guys this is the last free and easy challenge for February cant wait to see what you come up with

Wk 142 ~ Winner and Top 5

Happy weekend everyone.
Fleur here with this weeks winner & Top 5

Firstly a massive THANKS for all your gorgeous entries,
Just over 550, my goodness what beauties too.

The DT try really hard to get round to all of you, 
but sometimes life just gets in the way,
 making it impossible for us to visit each and every one of you.
So huge appologies if we couldn't make it this time.

Anyway without further ado!

There can only be one winner and this week thats............

#545 Dannii
Congratulations, please contact me at
to arrange your prize

Now onto the TOP 5 
and what a difficult decision that was
thanks to my teamies for their suggestions too!

In no particular order

with 2 entries (couldn't decide which I liked best)

Well done girls
grab your badge & wear with pride.

Don't forget Emma will be back later to host our next 
challenge and with information of this weeks prize

Bye for now 

Saturday 18 February 2012

Week 142 Anything Goes

Good Morning everyone.
Fleur here with another challenge,
First a big thank you for all your gorgeous entries last week
and Sorry that Mr Linky was playing hard to get.
Hopefully he behaves himself this week.

We have another easy one for you this week


Our sponsor this week is

They are offering one lucky winner 4 images of their choice

Guest Designer Ruth from

Sunday 12 February 2012

Mr Linky problems

I know some people are having problems adding their entry to Mr Linky this week and I apologise for the delay in acknowledging your messages, but I am having mega computer problems myself and even the simplest post or comment is taking an hour or so.............that's why I've not been able to get to visit any of you so far I'm afraid.

I have been in contact with Mr Linky and there does not seem to be any obvious problem and both the Linky's I have active on other challenges are working fine, it just seems to be here at Allsorts where there is a problem. This is what Mr Linky suggests for those people having trouble linking:

I'm sorry to hear you've had trouble with the widget! but I hope we can figure out what's going on. I'm not aware of any trouble with the system itself. 

there are two other possibilities that I can think of. one is that the visitor has entered their site url and the widget server is having trouble connecting to that site to retrieve the list of pictures. the second possibility is the picture itself, whether it comes from their site or is uploaded from their computer, that the server might not have been able to understand its format or something like that. 

unfortunately we would need for someone to report which option they had chosen for choosing their picture, the site option or the upload option, and which picture they had selected or uploaded. if you have that information from any of your visitors, I'd love to pursue this further and try to get to the bottom of it.

Best regards,
Mister Linky

I always find the guys at Mr Linky really helpful, so would urge those of you experiencing the problem to drop them a mail. Here is their main addy: http://www2.blenza.com/linkies/ and if you select support and file a ticker ensuring you give them Allsorts link I am sure they will do what they can to help.

Saturday 11 February 2012

Week 141 - Free and Easy February

A very Good Morning to you all, B here welcoming you to the second week of our Free and Easy February.

Judging by all your fabulous entries last week......464 to be precise.............we guess you enjoyed yourselves. A great big thank you to all of you for helping make Allsorts such fun for us all. We did our best to get round to you all but we really were struggling by the end of the week so our sincere apologies if we missed anyone out.

We are pleased to welcome back one of our regular sponsors this week, 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 delighted that Mel from Crimson Cloud has joined us as our Guest Designer this week, here is her fabulous card, check out all those yummy new Spellbinders she has used:

And a some inspiration from the Design Team, please do take a moment to pop along to their blogs and show them come love, they really do appreciate your visits................


From all of us here at Allsorts we hope you have a good weekend and will find time to join us this week.

Note added: Please see post above if you are having problems linking your entry.

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Winner and Top5 Challenge 140 - Free and Easy Pt1.

Good morning. 

WOWZERS we had some absolutely stunning entries to our


last week  - thank you all so much for finding the time to join in the fun.

Thank goodness Mr Random.org picked the winner and that lucky person is...............................................

with this gorgeous card

Congrats Vee - please e-mail me debs01may@talktalk.net with winner Wk140 in the subject line to arrange details of your prize.

And now the Top5 and I would like to thank the rest of the fabulous DT for helping me pick as there were just too many scrummy entries to choose by myself :o)

so in numerical order they are:

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

Don't forget to pop back later when the lovely Fleur will be here to host Free & Easy February Pt2.

Debs and the DT xx

Saturday 4 February 2012

Week #140 Free & Easy February - Pt1

Good morning. Deb's here with news of this week's challenge but first a massive thank you for all your wonderful Heart projects for Helene's challenge last week - there certainly is a lot of love out there in blog land.
Please scroll down to see who the lucky winner was and who made Helene's Top5

So onto our new challenge:

This week and throughout February are being


So what you make is entirely up to you - how fab is that?
We will still have a winner and Top 5 each week so you will need to link up a different project each week you want to join in.

Our sponsor this week is 
and they are offering 1 lucky winner picked at random 

Here's what the super DT have made to inspire you this week:



That's what we did - I can't wait to see what you do.
Please add your entry with Mr Linky below before 6pm GMT next Friday 10 February.

Debs & DT