Saturday 26 October 2013

Week 230 - Treemendous

Happy Saturday Peeps, time for a new challenge here at Allsorts and this week it's my (Brenda) turn to host the theme.  It's no secret that I have a bit of a fetish for trees so I am hoping you will all indulge me and join in with the theme I have come up.........


I know some of you might find it a bit of a scary one initially, but honestly it can be as simple as a Christmas tree which I am sure lots on you will be working with at the moment making your Christmas cards, but of course I will love to see whatever you make so long as there is a tree in there somewhere.

Our lovely sponsors this week are.........

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. Its my pleasure to sponsor this week’s challenge at (insert blog name) and as a bonus, use discount code TAKE20 for 20% off my store until the closing date of this challenge.

DigiDarla is the brain child of Kim Eskola and her daughter Emilea and both enjoy creating and when the idea of creating digital stamps came up, it sounded like the most wonderful way to earn ever! The stamps you will find in the store and on this site come from our art as well as a few family friends that help to digitize so we can keep up.

Now for some Treemendous inspiration from the Design Team who I am sure you will agree have done a brilliant job.....................

Using Three Fall leaves from DigiDarla

Using Christmas Cat from DigiDarla

Good luck to you all and we look forward to seeing all your lovely entries.

Friday 25 October 2013

Winners of Ribbons and Bows

Time for the winners for the Ribbons and Bows challenge:

Winners this week are:

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4 images of winners choice

4 images of winners choice

nr  172 Rachel Fisher

Grats ladies, send an e-mail to us (addy on sidebar)

And our Top 5

grats ladies, feel free to take the badge from the sidebar!

Saturday 19 October 2013

Week 229 - Ribbons and Bows

Morning all! Today it's me - Helene - guiding you through this week's challenge. Since I live way up in the north of Sweden where we actually got snow this week (not a lot and it didn't stay but still...) I needed something to keep my mind off the grey and cold weather. And what better than pretty ribbons and bows!

So use ribbon and bows on your creations this week so the images can warm my heart :)

Our two sponsors this week are:

4 images of winners choice

4 images of winners choice

And the wonderful creations of our design team - I'm getting warmer already :)

Using Passion for Stamps Maple, Horsechestnut and Beechnut images 
and Punch and Stamp rose set


Using Christmas Rose from A Passion for Stamps

Using Lupins by A Passion for Stamps

Tracy Mouse


Friday 18 October 2013

Winner for Week 228 - Use Your ABC's

Hello Everyone,

Thankyou all so much for taking part in my Challenge for this week at Allsorts.
As always your creations were fabulous and all fitted the theme so well.
And now for the winners - we have 2 this week and the first one is ..........................................................................

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# 10
Congratulations and you are the lucky winner of the prize from:
and the second winner is ................................................
# 24
 Art with Yogi
and you are the lucky winner of the prize from
Well Done to you both and please contact me to arrange for collection of your prize.
Please email me on
The team have also selected their favourites and our Top 3 are the following:

Gail Scott
Well done to you all please grab the top 3 Allsorts badge and display it on your blog with pride.
We will be back bright and early tomorrow for a new Challenge pop by and have a look.
By for now
Jo x

Saturday 12 October 2013

Challenge 228 - Use your ABC

It is once again time for our new Challenge here at Allsorts and it is my week (Jo!) to host the Challenge and for this week's title I have chosen ....................................

Use your ABC's

I would like to see projects of all kind with some sort of use of the Alphabet but avoiding including letters in a sentiment.  It can be a title or name for example.  You will see from our fabulous Design Team members projects what the idea is. Our wonderful sponsors for this week are:

 We are a family owned art stamp company dedicated to providing crafters around the world with whimsical and fun rubber stamp designs. All of our rubber stamps are made from deeply etched rubber, mounted on Cling Cushion Foam and once trimmed are ready to use with an acrylic block. Our Shapeology Metal Craftings dies are exclusive to Whimsy Stamps and can be used with many table top cutting machines. These dies are made in the USA using top quality steel. They are perfect for cutting papers and fabrics and many coordinate with our sentiment stamps. We also have our own line of 6x6 designer papers printed on high quality, slightly textured vellum paper. 

Craftbug is your one stop craft shop, for all your crafting needs, offering quality brands like Spellbinders, Sizzix, ProMarkers, Tonic Studios, Decopatch plus lots more.   If you are looking for Card Making, Scrapbooking, Die Cutting, Jewellery Making, Kids Craft, or just general crafting products, then you have come to the right place with over 10000 quality products in stock ready for a same day dispatch. It’s also FREE postage to all UK postcodes for orders over £12.

Thank you so much for both of these sponsors.

Now here are some of the designs from the team ..................


I hope that this helps and that you are tempted into having a go!

Saturday 5 October 2013

Week 227 - Autumn Colours

Good Morning to you all, time for our new challenge here at Allsorts and this weeks theme as chosen by our lovely Catherine is.................................

********Autumn Colours********

Although here in the UK Autumn looks like being a late one, we can all anticipate the wonderful colours that this beautiful time of year brings and I know I for one love using them in my crafting.

Our lovely sponsors this week are..................

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 !

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.

And now for some inspiration from the design Team who as always have come up with some real stunners to set you on your way.............

Using DigiStamp Black 3 floral set


 Using Alvin Squirrel Set from Digistamp Boutique

Using Sketchy Flowers 1 by Digistamp Boutique

Tracy Mouse

Using Digi Stamp Butterflies.

Good luck to you all and we look forward to seeing all your entries.

Friday 4 October 2013

Winner and Top 5

Hi All

Thanks so much for entering our theme this week, the DT and I have really loved visiting your projects.

The winner of three sets of die cuts from crimson cloud is 102 Tammie E

and the winner of the digi images from passion for stamps is 23 Denise VR
Please contact me to redeem your prize

Our top five -please display the blinkie with pride


34 Mary

96 AJ

See you tomorrow for another challenge