Saturday 31 August 2013

Week 222 - It's all about the sentiment

Happy Saturday everyone, time for a new theme here at Allsorts and this weeks it's my (Brenda) turn to host the challenge. 

A big thank you for all your lovely entries for Helens' acetate theme last week, tricky stuff to work with but you all did us proud with your entries, don't forget to check out the post below to see if you were one of the lucky winners.

The theme I have come up with is......................

****It's all in the Sentiment****

I love working with all the lovely inspirational quotes and sentiments and I would love to see what you have in your stash. Your entry should have a quote or sentiment as the focal element of your card..........not just a small sentiment alongside a larger image.

We are very pleased to welcome a new sponsor this week Ignacio of Nicecrane Designs who offer a huge range of high quality Vintage inspired design sheets and images to create and compliment all your crafting projects. He is offering this weeks lucky winner a $20 voucher to spend at his on line store.

And now for some inspiration from the Design Team who have as always created a stunning collection of projects displaying their own personal crafting styles, thanks to you all girls for being such a great team to work with.

Using butterfly image from our Sponsor

Using our sponsors Harrison Fisher image sheet


Is still away sunning herself, hope your having a relaxing time Jo


Now it's over to you to wow us with your creations and we look forward to visitng you all.

Saturday 24 August 2013

Week 221 - Use acetate

Morning all - we have a technical problem with blogger and our post has disappeared.  Hopefully all now working - enjoy this weeks fun. 

Thanks to everyone who joined Jo's use your new stash challenge, please check the winners and top five.  This week Helene is challenging you to use acetate.

Our sponsors this week are

Crimson Cloud with the great prize of the winners choice of three sets of die cuts. 

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!
4 images of winners choice

My Heart Pieces Welcome to my art world. My art is inspired by fairy tale and fantasy, but I draw all type of Digi images. All images are hand drawn and scan so it preserve its originality. Due to study pressure I closed my store, but I reopen it again and I am so happy now. Some of my 2011 creations I deleted because I want to start in a New Way.
The work from our DT this week
Acetate Front Cover and Inside acetate tags for photos

On a lovely holiday!

We look forward to seeing your creations

Saturday 17 August 2013

Week 220 - Use your new stash

Good Saturday Morning to you all,

Thankyou for all of your fabulous entries for Catherine's Challenge last week.

It is my turn this week (Jo) to bring you a Challenge from Allsorts and I thought that this title that I chose would be really applicable to all you crafters out there!!!

Use Your New Stash

I would love to see a project made using anything that you have recently bought, received or acquired!  This isn't specific to papercrafting so I hope that you all have a go as we have TWO sponsors this week and the first is:

 Yours and Mine Papercrafts:

Hello! My name is Mei and I have been card-making for about 3 years now but my tremendous love for it has inspired me to open up my very own online store! Yours and Mine Paper Crafts is a place where you can purchase supplies to create your own projects, or view my gallery for inspiration! We carry brands like The Greeting Farm, Penny Black, Spellbinders and more! All the brands and products we carry are items I have personally used for my own projects and I feel are awesome products that you would like as well.

The Second sponsor this week is: 

and the prize is 4 images of the winners choice.

Our fabulous Design Team have had a go at the Challenge and have come up with some designs using their new stash I hope that you like the inspiration.

Using Indian Elephant and Textile stamps from Chocolate Baroque

using a new La Blanche stamp 

Brand new spellbinders die and design paper from Maja Design
Using my new Sheena Fantasy Flowers and also new Spellbinder Die.

 new Lily Bee papers & Whimsy Stamps digital image
New Digi Papers and Sentiments!

Tracy Mouse
New LOTV music stamp, Lacy Sunshine Image and Dusty Concord ink

New Die Cuts

I think we have been a lucky lot having all this new stuff to play with!!

We all hope you can join us this week for this challenge and look forward to visiting your blogs.

Note added 14.40 GMT 23rd August: Although the linky still appears open the challenge is now closed.

Please add your entries here:-

See you back here next Friday for the winners and Top 5 favourites.

 I hope that you enjoy this week's Challenge.

Bye for now

Jo x

Saturday 10 August 2013

Week 219 - Stitching

Good morning everyone . It is Catherine here and welcome to a brand new challenge here at Allsorts this week. Thank you so much for all of you who entered Tracy's Photo Inspiration challenge last week. There were some fabulous entries and we all enjoyed visiting your blogs. Please check the post below to see the winners and the Top 5.

Now onto this weeks challenge and it is my turn to host this one. I have chosen the theme:

"STITCHING(real or Faux)"

I know this is a popular challenge theme for a lot of crafters and we are really looking forward to seeing all your wonderful projects.

We are being sponsored this week by:

A Passion For Stamps offers a wide range of images designed by Ruth Hamilton. As the name of her store and blog suggests Ruth has a particular love of flowers and her designs have can also be purchased as rubber stamps, punches and dies all sold under the Tonic Studios name.


Crafty Devils are one of the UK’s leading paper craft specialists with over 10,000 card making, scrapbooking, stamping and die cutting products on line.  We aim to bring you the latest high quality products from all over the world, supplying quality branded products including Spellbinders, Marianne Designs, Molly Blooms, Tim Holtz, Ranger, Docrafts, Papermania, Promarkers, plus lots more at the lowest prices around and FREE postage to all UK postcodes for orders over £12.

Now for a look at the wonderful work done by the Design Team:

Using Tonic Pick of the Bunch Peruvian Lily punch and stamp set, Tonic Watch the Birdie paper pack and matching stamps 



Tracy Mouse
Made Using Passion For Stamps - Scarecrow

We all hope you can join us this week for this challenge and look forward to visiting your blogs.

See you back here next Friday for the winners and Top 5 favourites. Have fun everyone.

x Catherine 

Saturday 3 August 2013

Week 218 - Photo Inspiration

Hi All
Welcome to another Saturday at Allsorts.  Thanks you for joining in with Sarah's Kraft it Challenge, do check and see if you are a winner or in the top five.
So this week its my turn to host (Tracy) and I am giving you a photo to use for inspiration which is

Photo Inspiration  - 3rd August
You can use bright colours, the layout or sweets somewhere on your creation,  please say on your post what you have used for inspiration.  The colours on this said summer to me so I hope you have fun with this weeks challenge.

Our two sponsors this week are:

DigiStamp Boutique offers a wide range of digi images designed by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

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 !
Thanks to my DT chums for their work this week, please do pop by and visit us

Using single rose image from DigiStamp Boutique


using Belle Angel from Digistamp Boutique


Using Modern Flowers (4) from DigiStamp Boutique

Tracy Mouse