Saturday 22 December 2012

Week 186/7 - It's as plain as black and white

At a very good morning to you all, Brenda here welcoming you to this weeks challenge.............. in fact it's a two week challenge which means its the last one of 2012. With everybody so busy with Christmas preparations we thought it would give you all more time to enter as well as giving the DT a bit of a break.

And the theme I have chosen is.......................

******** It's as Plain as Black and White********

And as it's a two week challenge there are two prizes on offer...................

Prize one

Prize two

And now some inspiration from the design team, please do pop along to their individual blogs to see how they created their work and to show them some Christmas love.
From myself and all of the DT here at Allsorts we wish you....................

A Very Happy Christmas
and a 
Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year

Good luck everyone, closing time for entries is 14.00 GMT on 4th January 2013.

Friday 21 December 2012

Winner and Top 5 For Oh Christmas Tree

Good evening.
Debs here with details of last week's winner and Top 5 6
The winner picked at random:
Congratulations please contact Brenda - email address in sidebar to arrange your prize.
and the Top 6 picked by the DT:
Huge congrats to you all, please grab a Top5 blinkie and display with pride.
Sorry for the delay in this post tonight - I have been struggling with how to put this news into words but that was my last challenge as host with Allsorts as I have made the hardest decision to step down after being on the DT right from the start :o(
I won't bore you all with the details - suffice to say it was just the right decision for me :o)
Hope to still see you around blog land :o)
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year.
Debs xx

Saturday 15 December 2012

Week 185 Oh Christmas Tree

Good morning.

Debs here as your host for this week's challenge and I have picked the theme:


I would like to see your projects that have a Christmas Tree somewhere - either as a main image or die cut or even on your Design Papers or embellishments.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous

Our wonderful sponsors

offering 1 lucky winner 4 images of their choice.

Here's some gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team:

Using A Passion for Stamps Topiary Tree

Using Tonic Pick of the Bunch Domed Window and Window Box dies

Using A Passion for Stamps  'Robin and Holly'



So that's what we did.
Myself and the DT are really looking forward to seeing your wonderful projects too.

Please add yours to Mr Linky below before 2pm next Friday 21 December.

Have a wonderful crafty week.

Debs & the DT xx

Friday 14 December 2012

Winner and top 5 for our colour combo

Looks like the last challenge wasn't your cup of tea - or maybe you're just busy with Christmas preparations =).
Anyhow, the contributions we got were lovely ones and we've randomly picked a winner:


And that is Sylvia. Grats girl, please send us a mail to collect your prize.

And the top 5 are:
nr 3 Butterfly
nr 5 Tanya
nr 11 Marja
nr 13 Rose C
nr 15 Andreja L

Feel free to take the winner's badge and put it on your sidebar.

Saturday 8 December 2012

Week 184 - White, Gold plus One

Morning all,
it's time for a new challenge and it's my turn (and me would be Heléne) to set the theme. So a colour scheme it is. I want you to use white, gold and one other colour on your creations. Sponsor this week is


Stitchy Bear

offering a $10 voucher to one lucky winner. 

And below are the lovely inspirational work from the DT:

Using 'Flying Reindeer Silhouette' from StitchyBear Stamps
Other colour - 'Kraft'


my 'other' colour is black, used Doodle Deer from Stitchy

Friday 7 December 2012

Advent Winner and Top 5!

Hello Everyone!


Good Afternoon to you all - thankyou so much for all the gorgeous entries that we have had this week for my Advent Challenge at Allsorts 

I have great pleasure in announcing the winner who is ..........................

No: 20 Caro!

Well done this was a fabulous project and very inspiring to everyone.

Please e mail me at to give me your details so that we can send your prize which is 
Six images of your choice from Digistamp Boutique 

The design team have also chosen their top 5 and these are:-

 No: 24

No: 61

No: 68 

No 75:

No: 29

Well done to you all and please be proud and collect your Top 5 badge and display it on your blog.

Thankyou and I hope that you enjoy a lovely afternoon.

Bye for now
Jo xx

Saturday 1 December 2012

Week 183 - Advent

Good morning to you all, it's Brenda here stepping in for Jo. It sounds like there were gremlin's at play last night whilst poor Joe was trying to preparing for our new challenge and this morning she's got an early start on Create and Craft.

So I would like to announce the theme Jo has selected for us this week which is extremely fitting given today is 1st December......................


Our sponsor this week is one of our regulars Digistamp Boutique who are offering one lucky winner six images of their choice, you can view all of their images here and if you use a Digistamp image you get entered into the draw twice.

There is plenty of inspiration from the design team again this week, please do pop along to the individual blogs and show them a little love.

Using Christmas Winston from our sponsor DigiStamp




It's over to you now folks, we look forward to seeing all your entries and hope you have a great weekend.

Saturday 24 November 2012

Week 182 - Bring on the Bling

A very good morning, Brenda here welcoming you to a new theme here at Allsorts where we are inviting you to..............

********Bring on the Bling******** absolutely perfect theme for this time of year and I know most of us all like a little bit of glitter and sparkle.

We are pleased to have one of our regular sponsors again this week Flonz Craft.

FlonzCraft sell a unique range of Victorian inspired stamps and are offering a prize of a $20 store voucher. Also a 12% discount on purchases made by challenge entrants during this month, just enter "Allsorts challenge entrant' in the comment section when placing your order.

And now for some inspiration from the Design Team, I'm sure you will agree they have done a great job as they always do, please do pop along to their blogs to find out more about their creations.


Using FlonzCraft Birds on Branch Engraving

Whatever you have planned this weekend, I hope it's good one. Myself and the Design Team forward to seeing all your sparkly entries this week.

Saturday 17 November 2012

Week 181 - It's a Gift

Good morning time for another challenge here at Allsorts but before I tell you this weeks challenge we will say a big Thank you to everyone who joined in our 'Young at Heart' challenge last week we had some wonderful entries why not pop and see if you were the winner or in our top five in Tracy's post!

Ok this weeks challenge is from Me (Emma) and the challenge is
Now this might be a gift bag or box or a jumper you might have knitted or a hat you may have crocheted or maybe a card with an image of a gift, the choice is yours and we have a real gift of prizes this week as we have two sponsors

This month at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop we have a gorgeous selection of mulberry paper flowers new in stock. There are several different styles and colours to choose from.  We also have more Christmas ribbons in the Christmas Shop and an extended colour range of the popular silky crush ribbon.  Free UK postage on all orders over £25 (equivalent discount for International orders)

Digi Darla 5 images of winners choice
Who are generously offering five images to one lucky winner!

Ok now the design team have some fabulous gift inspired projects for you please pop by their blogs and leave some love x

We hope you love this gift of a challenge we cant wait to see your entries