Saturday 30 November 2013

Week 235 - Inspired by Christmas song or Carol

Hello everyone and welcome to a brand new challenge here at Allsorts, the theme this week was chosen by Catherine who is taking a little sabbatical so we really miss her but are hoping she will be back with us in the Spring, so here is her theme.....................

Inspired by a Carol or Christmas Song

I'm sure you will all have lots of favourites for this one and we look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your projects (and lots of singing along with crafting please!!!!!) and please do remember to tell us in your post which carol or song you have followed.

We have two super sponsors this week..................

Digi Darla 5 images of winners choice

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. They are offering one lucky winner five images of their choice.

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 ! The prize from them is a collection of lovely ribbons

Now for some fabulous inspiration from our Design Team, please do visit their blogs to see more.

We Three Kings

using Caroling kids from sponsor
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Santa Claus is Coming to Town using Santa Claus 5 from Digi Darla Designs

Using snowflake image from DigiDarla

Tracy Mouse
Using DigiDarla's Carolling Kids  - Merry Christmas 

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

They are all fabulous I am sure you will all agree and we would love for you to come and join in with us this week. I will see you again on Friday with the winners and Top 5 favourites. 

Friday 29 November 2013

Bring on the Bling - Winner and Top 5

Hi All

Thanks to all of you who entered this weeks challenge with your sparkly creations.

Our winner of the My Heart Pieces  hearts pieces prize is 21 Kimberley 
4 images of winners choice

Our winner of the prize from Whiff of Joy of Joy is 133 Caroline - Kiss 

Prize is a stamp of winners choice
Please contact Brenda using the address on the sidebar to redeem your prize
Our top five this weeks are as follows, please display the blinkie with pride
30 Angel - with this gorgeous sweetie filled box 

73 paper profusion with this sparkly winter scene

2 Tracy love the colours and embellishments on this one
143 Marina really adorable owls

153 Claire I love this unique creation
See you tomorrow for a new challenge

Saturday 23 November 2013

Week 234 - Bring on the Bling

Hi All

Thanks to all of you who entered Sarah's challenge last week.  This week its my turn (Tracy) to host the challenge and I have set you the theme of

"Bring on the Bling"

So I want to see plenty of sparkle and glitz on your creations!

Our lovely sponsors this week are:
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.

Prize is a stamp of winners choice
Offering a stamp

Whiff of Joy is a family run business. Our intention is to bring you high quality, unique craft products, which takes your crafting experience to a new joyful level. Our range of products include whimsical rubber stamps, fresh digi stamps, innovative Die-lights, fresh charms, ribbons, paper and more. Give us a try!"

My lovely team mates have done me proud so please pop by and visit.



Tracy Mouse
Using Whiff Of Joy stamp

I will be back on Friday with our winners and top five.

Friday 22 November 2013

Week 223 Make a Gift Winners and Top 5

Good afternoon, a huge thank you for all your gorgeous entries into my Make A Gift challenge. I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at your entries, some truly inspirational gift ideas. Anyway, onto the winners and top 5...

The randomly selected winner of the images from A Passion For Stamps is...

Winners links removed to comply with GDPR

4 images of winners choice

...#80 Elaine

and the winner of the £15 voucher to spend at The Craft Barn online store is...

£15 on line spend

...#6 Caroline

Many congratulations to you both, please contact Brenda to arrange your prizes and grab the winner's badge in the sidebar :-)

Now onto the Top 5, you guys didn't make this an easy job at all but we finally narrowed the list down to these gorgeous gifts...
#21 Julie
The colours and details on this are just amazing Julie...
North Pole Express
#22 Clarissa
A stunning advent calendar Clarissa...

#26 Tracy
This is just gorgeous Tracy, I love the details and traditional colours...

#68 Ane Lene
A fabulous advent calendar, love the colours and papers you've used...

#75 Anja
Such a perfect gift for a needlecrafter!

Many congratulations ladies, please help yourself to the Top 5 badge in the sidebar :-)

We will be back in the morning with a fabulous new challenge x

Saturday 16 November 2013

Week 233 - Make a Gift

Good morning, Sarah here, thank you for all your fabulous White Christmas entries last week. The winners' post is below if you haven't seen it. This week is my turn to host the challenge and I have chosen the theme...
'Make a Gift'

We have 2 fantastic sponsors this week...

4 images of winners choice
offering 4 A Passion for Stamps images of winner's choice

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.

  £15 on line spend
offering a £15 voucher to spend at The Craft Barn online store!

The Craft Barn has a highly experienced team committed to helping you get the most from your crafting by sourcing new and exciting craft supplies and products for you to try. We run regular classes to help customers build their confidence and skills and our blog has lots of samples and ideas to inspire you. You will know many of our tutors from their contributions to a variety of magazines.

Here are the wonderful gift creations from the DT for your inspiration...

A gift box of greeting cards decorated on the top with flowers made
using A Passion for Stamps Rose punch and stamp set

A wooden decorated MDF Bauble Decoration



 A calendar using Lupins from A Passion for Stamps

 Handmade earrings and a gift cracker using punches by A Passion for Stamps

Tracy Mouse
A decorated candle and gift box

 A card with a pocket inside for a gift voucher or money
using Surprise Present from A Passion for Stamps

 Fabulous aren't they? Hope you all have a lovely weekend and we can't wait 
to see what you create for our Make a Gift challenge x