Saturday 30 June 2012

Week 161 - In Bloom

I'm Helene and it's time for me to host the challenge this week. I thought the theme In Bloom would be suitable for this time of the year :). 

So use a flower, use a bunch, but USE flowers. Paper with a flower pattern won't count! 

Our sponsors are

Letraset are offering one winner a set of Promarkers. Their website here is a source of inspiration and carries information about their various colouring mediums along with tutorials by many well known faces of the crafting world.


DigiDarla is the brain child of Kim Eskola and her daughter Emilea.

Emilea and I both enjoy creating and when the idea of creating digital stamps came up, it sounded like the most wonderful way to earn ever! There was only one problem! We are both shy and dislike the center of attention! As a way of "hiding behind the scenes" and avoiding having one spokeswoman, DigiDarla was born!

Working with Emilea on this project has been a wonderful blessing and has stretched both of us. Emilea is a busy teen with her passion for art and training our 2 horses, piano and violin lessons, and squeezing in high school classes somewhere in between! She is also the oldest daughter in a family of 11!

And here are the Design Team contributions:


Jo is away this week


Saturday 23 June 2012

Week 160 - Any die will do

Good Morning Everyone!
Jo here

May I first thank you all for your entries for Nicola's Challenge last week and well done to the winner and top 5.
The Challenge this week has been left in my hands and I have chosen .............

Dies to Die For

As you all know using Dies are a huge favourite of mine and I am sure it is with all of you too.
The only request I have is that you use a die of some description.  I am really looking forward to seeing all the fabulous designs that you send to us.

We have 2 very kind sponsors this week and they are:~

$10 voucher Love to Stamp
They are kindly giving away a $10 voucher to spend
and ..............

Stitchy Bear

Stitchy Bear
$10 voucher
They are kindly giving the winner $10 to spend

 Once again our Team have been very busy creating these gorgeous designs to give you inspiration.
Thankyou girls for a fabulous job as ever .......


Thank you so much for popping in and I hope that you are all keen and bursting to have a bash at my Challenge.  Please pop over to each of the Design team blogs and see how each of the cards were put together and I know they would love you to leave your comments.

Bye for now
Jo xx

Friday 22 June 2012

Paper piecing/piercing winner and Top 5

Evening everybody,
I hope you've all had a good week and had plenty of time to craft, there certainly were some beautiful paper pieced/pierced creations from you guys. The lucky winner as chosen by random org is:

#27 SarahS

Congratulations Sarah, please email me at with your email details so we can organise for you to receive your prize.

Next up, the DT Top 5 (in no particular order) are:

#59 Sue

#42 Mina

#52 Catherine

#21 Chrissy

#43 Tine

Congratulations ladies, grab our Top 5 badge to display on your blogs!

Thanks again for all your creativity and don't forget to pop back tomorrow when our lovely teamie Jo will have another great challenge for you!

Saturday 16 June 2012

Challenge 159 - Paper piecing/piercing

Morning everyone,
Nicola here to start your weekend with another Allsorts challenge, but first I'd like to say a massive thank you to all who entered Emma's very popular Ice cream colour challenge last week. It was a huge hit with so many of you out there and judging by the 'mouth watering' creations you came up with, using so many yummy ice cream 'flavours', the competition was fierce for the winners post and Top 5! Scroll down to see if you were one of them :)

The challenge I chose for you all this week is 

Paper Piecing and Piercing

so show us your interpretation of this in your cards and other creative projects.

Our wonderful sponser this week is:

4 images of winners choice

offering 4 images of winners choice!

Here's what the talented design team came up with for your inspiration:




So that's what we did, now it's over to you.....
Link your entry below by 2pm Friday 22nd June
and have a great crafting week!


Saturday 9 June 2012

Week 158 - Ice cream colours

Good Morning Emma here and time for another Allsorts Challenge.
We had some great entries last week for Fleurs 'beside the seaside' theme and it sure did help to brighten up the weather situation...

Ok onto this weeks challenge and staying with the summery weather we wish we had - this weeks theme 
heres a pic for some inspiration

We have two sponsors this week first up is 
Who are offering ...
A Make Your Own Card Kit (7 elements)
6 metres of ribbon
Pearl wheel Stickles
Brilliance Ink Pad 

And a new sponsor here at Allsorts
4 images of winners choice

you can find the website HERE they are offering 
4 images of the winners choice.

This week we also have a guest designer 
Mel from Crimson Cloud.......

And of course here are the Regular DT's projects this week please stop by and say Hi


Dont forget to check to see if you were a winner of last weeks challenge

Friday 8 June 2012

Seaside winner & Our top 5

Good evening crafters,
What a miserable week, we've had here in the UK.
It was lovely to see so many bright & cheerful seaside creations.

Thank you all so much.

The winner of 6 Digi Stamp Boutique  images of their choice,  as chosen by random org is ....

Please email me at to arrange your prize.

Now this weeks top 5 as chosen by The DT

 Well done ladies, make sure you wear our badge with pride.

Pop back tomorrow for another fab challenge set by our lovely Emma.