Saturday 25 August 2012

Week 169 - It's a gift

Good morning to you all, Brenda here with our new challenge and this week I've come up with:

It's a gift

As you might guess from the title the idea is to make anything but a card, it can be a gift box, gift bag, a tag or even an actual gift that you have made for somebody be it paper crafting, needlework, jewellery or how about some home-made cupcakes, after all this is 'Allsorts' challenge.

Challenge sponsors

We have two sponsors this week, first up Sir Stampalot who have a very special weekend going on, starting today with Claire Rowland's the artist behind the Molly Bloom's range of stamps who will be demonstrating here new Summer Bonus Collection all day today from 10 to 4, then on bank holiday Monday they'll been more live demo's. Lots of brand new Christmas products will be on display to buy including Hero Arts, Woodware, Stampendous, Adorable Scorables from Hunkadory, Bunch of Berries embellishments from Marianne, plus so much more that you won't want to miss out on the weekend. And don't forget your camera as there will be loads of inspiration on display.

The prize from them is a set of four art Impression stamps:

Simply Stated - Turtle Set

Our second sponsor who we welcome back is My Heart Pieces, they offer a beautiful range of very different and inspirational digi images and are offering one lucky winner their own choice of four images.

4 images of winners choice

Now for some inspiration from the design team who have come up with a really varied take on the theme, thank you girls for all your lovely work.





Don't forget you can pop along to the design teams own blogs to see how they created their individual pieces, I know they will all appreciate your visit.

Now it's over to you, have fun with the theme we look forward to visiting your entries to see what you have come up with. And finally I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Friday 24 August 2012

Winner and top 5 for Heavy Metal

Thank you all for joining our Metal challenge, gorgeous creations!

Winner of a $20 store gift voucher from Flonz stamps is: Tanja aka Stampin Piper

and winner of a $10 gift voucher from Stitchy Bear stamps is: Marissa Isabel

 Congratulations to the lucky ladies, send a mail to to claim your prize.

And the top 5 are:

Lena Katrine
 Eva Wikberg
Sue Bearhouse
Christine Craig

Congratulations to you to for your lovely projects! Feel free to take your badges from the sidebar.

Have a lovely weekend / Heléne

Saturday 18 August 2012

Week 168 - Heavy Metal

Morning, Helene here. It's time for another challenge and I've chosen to call it Heavy Metal, but it's not as heavy as it sounds :). Use some kind of metal on your creation, can be metal tape or chains, can be a pin, can be a charm. 
And to make it interesting we have two lovely sponsors for you this week:
Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge
Flonz stamps offer a  $20 store gift voucher to a lucky winner. There is also a 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge. Don't miss out on that, the stamps are unique and adorable!
And we have
Stitchy Bear
Stitchy Bear stamps offer a $10 gift voucher to another lucky winner. 
Below are the Design Team creations to inspire you:

Using Flonz Craft Vintage thirties ladies 03
Using Flonz Craft flowers and leaf pattern for background
Helene using Flower Kingdom and Birthday greetings from Flonz stamps

using Flonz Craft Perfect Peacock 

Sarah using Floral Watering Can from Stitchy Bear Stamps

Friday 17 August 2012

Week 167 Winner and Top 5

Good Evening Everyone,

I would first of all like to say a huge thankyou for everyone that took part in my Challenge this week.  There were some gorgeous creations.

And the Winner is  ................................

# 92   Kimberley
Well Done this was a stunning entry.
Please e mail me on so that I can pass on your prize 
from our sponsors A Passion for Stamps.

and the other 5 fav's are

# 66 - Marika
#5 - Kitty
#117 - Caro
#108 -  Pinky
#105 - Christi

Well done to you all and please collect your Top 5 badge and show it off with pride.

Thankyou again for all the fabulous entries.
Bye for now
Jo x

Saturday 11 August 2012

Week 167 Going Around in Circles

Good Morning Crafters!

              Jo here with my Allsorts Challenge for you all.
                      Firstly, thankyou to you all for the entries in Nicola's Challenge last week
                    and I hope that you have checked to see if you are one of our lucky winners.

I have chosen .....................

Going Around in Circles

There are hardly any rules for this weeks Challenge you only need to use a circle or several circles in your design. 
As usual we have some fabulous designs from the girls on the team and hope that these inspire you all to have a go.Our sponsor this week is 

  Passion for Stamps
4 images of winners choice 
Who are offerring the winner 4 digi images of their choice

This weeks Guest designer is Ruth from A Passion for Stamps who has used one of the lovely stamps from her new Pick of the Bunch Fuchsia clear stamp set

Using Chrysanthemum from Tonic Studios Pick of the Bunch stamp range designed by Ruth Hamilton

Using Rose Engraving from Flonz Craft Vintage Flowers range

Using A Passion for Stamps 'Cosmos'

Using A Passion for Stamps Bauble image

using Rosebud from A passion for Stamps


Using Box of Chocs from A Passion for Stamps

  Using Scabious from A Passion for Stamps

I hope that these inspire you.  
Thank you so much to our Sponsor A Passion for Stamps 

Please enter your challenge on Mr Linky below and good luck!

Friday 10 August 2012

Week 166 Recipe winner and Top 5

Good evening everybody,
Thanks to all of you who managed to follow my recipe correctly last week, there were some beautiful creations and we enjoyed visiting all your blogs, as always.
Without further ado, Mr Random Org picked the lucky winner:

#25 Angela

Congratulations Angela, please email me at so I can arrange your prize for you!

Now onto the design teams Top 5 in no particular order:

#27 Kelly

#1 Lisa Jane

#8 Heidi

#10 Tirpuunnen

#22 Susy

Congratulations to all of you, don't forget to grab your badge to display proudly on your blogs.
That's all from me, but be sure to come back in the morning when our fab teamie Jo will have another great challenge for everyone!

Saturday 4 August 2012

Week 166 - a recipe

Good Morning everyone, Nicola here with a brand new Allsorts challenge for you. Congratulations to all those of you who entered Emma's Case It challenge last week, every creation was quality, don't forget to scroll down to see if you won or were one of our Top 5.

I have got a recipe for this weeks challenge where I would like to see you use:

3 flowers
2 stamps 
1 paper

We are sponsered this week by

who are generously offering a lucky winner 6 images of their choice.

Here's what our very talented Design team created to get you started, I'm sure you will join me in welcoming Sarah and Tracy to Allsorts as they get to join in the fun for the first time this week :)
We'd love you to stop by our blogs to say hello!





Now it's over to you.....
 please leave a link to your creation with Mr Linky below, you've got until 2pm Friday 10th August to enter.
We can't wait to see what you make this week and look forward to visiting your lovely blogs!
Happy Crafting