Saturday 27 April 2013

Week 204 - Anything but a card

Morning to you all, Brenda here with this weeks new theme and this time round we would like to see........

********Anything but a Card********

Lots of options open to you here, gift boxes and bags, scrapbook layouts, tags, needlework and knitting or how about some cupcakes to temp the DT ? We are really looking forward to seeing all your makes.

We have two fabulous sponsors this week, first is Pink and Tack who are offering one lucky winner a $10 voucher to spend at their store.

Digi Darla 5 images of winners choice

Our second sponsor is Digi Darla who are offering another winner five images of their choice.

And now for some inspiration from the design Team, please do pop along to their individual blogs to see how they made their DT pieces.

Hubby's revamped mint tin

and before

Using our sponsors Poppy Oval image


Using our sponsors A Little Birdie image


Using our sponsors A Smile for a Flower Please image


Tracy Mouse
Using Mailbox image from our sponsor

Using a sentiment from our sponsor

Have a lovely weekend and we are looking forward to popping round your blogs to see your entries.

Saturday 20 April 2013

Week 203 - A Passion for Flowers

Welcome to another challenge here at Allsorts where it's my turn (Brenda) to host the weekly theme and to also say a huge thank you to everyone who joined in Helene's theme last week, it certainly seemed to appeal to you all and there were some awesome entries, do go check out her winners post to see if you were lucky.

Now for this weeks theme which is........

********A Passion for Flowers********

A pretty obvious one from me I'm afraid as I make no secret that I love my flowers, but I know lots of you do as well so myself and the DT are really looking forward to seeing all your pretty creations.

We have two fabulous sponsors this week, first up is A Passion for Stamps offering one lucky winner four images of their choice.

And our second sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who have a £10 voucher on offer to spend at their store

This weeks theme is a bit of a double challenge, as a few weeks ago I asked the DT if they would like a challenge of their own and of course they were all up for a bit of fun so I sent them all a little kit pictured below so they could all add their own spin along with their own choice of image.

DP's and embellies from MME Bluebell collection, TH Iron Gate, Petals from Tonic Pick of the Bunch Rose punch and stamp set, Pick of the Bunch Domed Window, Ribbon and String, Gemstones.

I am sure you will agree that the DT have all done a sterling job with their kits and I really hope you will pop along to their individual blogs to show your appreciation for the work they put in every week bringing you the challenges. A weekly challenge is always a little harder that a monthly one and I would like to take this opportunity to extend my own personal thanks to each of them all for being such a great team to work with.

In addition to kit Butterfly image from A Passion for Stamps

In addition to kit A Passion for Stamps image: Rose In Glass Vase


In additional to kit, matching stamp from Pick of the Bunch range

Have fun with the theme everyone and look forward to visiting all your entries.

Friday 19 April 2013

Winner and top 5 - use your name

Wow, you really blew me away with your clever entries to this challenge, so great to see your creativity!!!

Winner of the Use your name-challenge - chosen by Mr. Random is: 107. Zoe Please mail your full name and  address to collect your prize

And top five is:

Saturday 13 April 2013

Week 202 - Letter of your name

Morning all. It's time for me - Helene - to host the challenge. You made some lovely springtime entries last week and how do we continue from there? :)

Well, how about using your name. Use something on your project that starts with the first letter of your name, like Butterflies for Brenda or Hearts for Helene. (And if you struggle to find something crafty or decorative on the first letter of your name, don't curse your parents!  Use your surname )

Our sponsor this week is

Winners choice of three pack of die cuts

offering one winner a choice of three pack of die cuts.  

And below are the inspirational projects from the lovely design team. Enjoy!

Bx for Butterfly and blossoms

J for Jester and Joy (my middle name) using our sponsors Jester stamp


H for hearts

Sorry no card from Jo this week due to work commitments.
We will see her again next week.

 S for stripes, sentiment, scallops, Stickles and seam binding 

T for Thinking of You and Tropical Lillies

Tracy Mouse
T for Tissues and Turquoise

Wendy Lesley Townsend = With Love Today

Saturday 6 April 2013

Challenge 201 - Spring has sprung

Good Morning Everyone Jo here for this weeks Allsorts Challenge.  Firstly may I say a huge thank you to you all for making Catherine's Challenge such a great success and well done to the winner and the top 5!
Check out the post below if you missed the winner's announcement if you have missed it.

It is my turn again for setting this week's challenge and I have chosen


I'm not entirely sure whether it has or not as it is so cold at the moment but hope that all of your lovely designs this week will encourage it a little!

Our fantastic sponsors this week are:-

Crafty Ribbons

Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none. Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel ?  Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft.  Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all!  Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog.  Go on, have a look... It's worth it ! 

And Digistamp Boutique with six images of the winners choice

Our massive thanks as always to our two sponsors.

We are pleased to welcome Emma as our Guest Designer this week with this pretty Springtime card:

These are the design teams fabulous projects to inspire you with this Challenge and thank you to the girls.

Using Rose stamp sheet from our sponsor DigiStamp Boutique



Using a  DSB image from Sketchy Flowers set and papers from Ditsy Rose set
Picot edge ribbon from Crafty Ribbons

Using Sketchy Flowers Set by Digistamp Boutique


Tracy Mouse
Using Digi Stamp Boutique's Ticket & Sentiments

Using a Digistamp Boutique image

I hope that these have inspired you to take part in the challenge - I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone's fabulous projects.