Saturday 21 December 2013

Week 238/239 - Brown/blue/aqua

Happy Saturday everyone, it' my turn to host the theme her at Allsorts and it's going to be a two week challenge to let us all have a bit of a break over the Christmas period so after this one the next one will be on 4th January.

I have chosen the them of .................................

Brown with blueaqua or turquoise
or a combination of all

It's a colour palette that I love working with and hope all of you do as well or if it's new to you that you will give it a try and join in the fun.

As it's Christmas we have three wonderful sponsors

Crimson Cloud with the great prize of one of their own exclusive stamp sets. 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!

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. Their prize is five images of the winners choice.

Prize is a stamp of winners choice

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!" And a prize of the winners choice of stamp from their range.

And there is an extra prize for all of our entrants from Ignacio at Nicecrane Designs, you can download direct from here one of his new unique designs free of charge for use on your own artwork. You may also like to check out his blog here.

Now for some inspiration from the Design Team to set you on your way...........................


using Dot in Winter from sponsor

Jo has had a full on week at C&C this week so we have given her a break from this weeks challenge !



Tracy Mouse
Using Digi Darla's Sun Bonnet

Have fun with the theme and good luck with the prize draws, myself and the Design Team will be popping round to visit your entries over the next two weeks.

And from all of us here at Allsorts we wish you................................

A very happy Christmas
and a 
Wonderful and crafty New Year

Friday 20 December 2013

Snowflakes - winner and top 5

Afternoon all, time to reveal the winner of our Snowflake challenge who is:

Please contact us via the email-addy to claim your prize.

And our chosen top 5:



Congratulations to all, feel free to take the badge from our sidebar and display it with pride!

Saturday 14 December 2013

Week 237 - Snowflakes

Morning all, Helene here to tell you that it's time for a new challenge. I've chosen snowflakes as a theme, seemed appropriate for the season ;)

Sponsoring us this week is 

4 images of winners choice


Below are the inspirational projects of the design team, enjoy!

Using Passion for Stamps/Tonic lattice window

 using Robin and Holly from A Passion for Stamps

using snowflakes by a passion for stamps

Tracy Mouse
Made using Passion For Stamps - Robin & Holly

Friday 13 December 2013

Winners Week 236 and Top 5 for Anything But Christmas

Hello Everyone,

Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments regarding this Challenge.  It sounds as if there are lots of you that are ready for some crafting other than Christmas!

Thank you for all of the fabulous entries this week and thank you for taking your time to enter during this really busy time for everyone.

Winners links removed to comply with GDPR

And now to announce the winner 
kindly sponsored by

The winner is .....................................................
Karen H

Well Done - please email me on with your details so your prize can be sent to you.

and for the top 5

Christi Conley

Debi B

Lucy Patrick


Kt Fit Kitty

Please collect your badge and place it with pride on your blog.

Thank you for taking part in my Challenge and please stick around as we have another challenge for tomorrow.

Bye for now
Jo x

Saturday 7 December 2013

Week 236 - Anything but Christmas

Good Morning Crafters,

Welcome to another week at Allsorts Challenge.  Thankyou to everyone who took part in last week's challenge and well done to the winner and the top 3! Pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to check if you were one of these lucky crafters if you haven't checked already.

This week it is my turn (Jo) to host the Challenge and I have decided that it is time that we chose



for this weeks theme.

We would like to see a project that has anything but a Christmas theme.  I love Christmas but I have been making cards for workshops and samples for TV since May and I feel that it is the right time to have a little of something else to show people.  Do you agree?!!

Our lovely sponsor this week is ~


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.

Our Design Team have left some inspiration to get you started with some ideas for the Challenge.




I hope that you have lots of ideas from these great samples and would like to join in the Challenge this week for our great prize.

Pop back to the blog on Friday to check out the winners and top 3.

Friday 6 December 2013

Week 235 winners

Hello all you crafty Peeps, what a great weeks it's been again with lots of wonderful entries for our Christmas Carol/Song theme, thank you all so very much for joining us and making it such a super week.

So I will get straight to it and announce this weeks winners as chosen by Random Org:

Winners links removed to comply with GDPR

The images from DigiDarla..............


And the prize from Crafty Ribbons..............


Please both mail me (Lindyloo I will need your postal addy as well) so I can get your prizes sorted.

And our Top 5 favourites this week are:

Such a lovely traditional feel

Crisp and elegant

Lovely ink work

Andrea and Clarissa
Quite delightful

A perfect Christmas angel

Super work everyone, please all collect our sidebar buttons to wear on your own blogs.

Our very own Jo will be along with a brand new challenge bright and early tomorrow.