Saturday 26 April 2014

Week 256 - Oriental

Good Morning, Susan here with my first post for the Allsorts Challenge. Firstly a big thank you to everyone that joined Mervi's Birds & Feathers challenge last week - such a wonderful selection of entries - so onto this weeks challenge and l have chosen....


l am sure you will all have something in your stash to fit this and l was amazed at the gorgeous pieces my Teamies have created below.

We have two generous sponsors this week:

A $20 Voucher for one lucky winner from Flonz Craft and 12% Discount offered on purchases to those entering this challenge. FlonzCraft are a small family-owned design and craft company from New Zealand, a very small country where all people are great neighbours. We work hard for our work and store philosophy to reflect that in our company. We will never be ashamed of our products. Our main goal is making and selling rubber and clear stamps and we have and unique collection of stamps that you can not find anything else.

Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge

Also a $20 Voucher for another lucky winner from QKR Stampede who feature the artwork of Ken Herrod. Ken has a unique, somewhat quirky, style sure to make you laugh. Designs are available as natural red rubber stamps or as digi-stamps

$20 store voucher


Flonz's  "text"  happiness/ joy



I am looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations x Susan x

Friday 25 April 2014

Birds and Feathers Winners

Hello. Thank you for your gorgeous entries to my first challenge theme here at Allsorts.

Here are the winners:

Winners link removed to comply with GDPR

Prize from
go to *******

and prize from

go to ******
Anne .

Congratulations to your both, please email Brenda with your full names and postal addys so she can get your prizes in the post to you and don't forget to collect our winner badge for your sidebars.

Our Top 5 is:

Elena F.


Rosina (it's your lucky day)

Congrats to you all, grab your badges from the sidebar.

Welcome again tomorrow with our new challenge!
Sunny greetings from Finland;-))m

Saturday 19 April 2014

Week 255 - Birds and Feathers

Happy Easter!

It's Mervi here for the first time to host the theme. And it is.....

                       ******** Birds and Feathers*******

Love the springtime, when lots of birds are coming back from the south, and sings in the garden. Welcome to join us.

We have two lovely sponsors this week..................welcome first

Marianne Design is a Dutch owned craft manufacturer. The company was established in 1994 by Marianne Perlot and is based in the Netherlands. For years now, we develop all our products with much care and quality. We have a practical understanding of the needs of crafters, we integrate product development, design and customer service to bring fresh ideas and beautiful products to the craft industry. All to enable the consumer to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other projects and enjoy this wonderful hobby. We produce a wide range of products which represent a complete concept of paper crafts. There are different lines of stamps and dies with matching papers and materials to decorate your card or scrap. Products are chosen carefully for mixing and matching and stimulating creativity.


At Buttons For Brains we specialise in card making kits as well as an increasing range of craft accessories. We chose to focus on card making kits because they allow crafters to try out different ranges of products without the need to buy complete packs of everything needed to create a handmade card. The card making kits all contain top quality materials and are suitable for beginners and experienced crafters alike. They also make great gifts. Beautifully packaged the items are despatched quickly and delivered first class.

Here's how the Design Team inspired of the birds and feathers theme:


Using Marianne large oval die


Using sponsor Marianne Design's Creatables LR0151

using Marianne Design Rose Garden paper & paper roses

Using Marianne Flower & Leaf Die

Using Marianne Dies

Have a lovely Easter weekend , enjoy the song of birds,  looking forward to see all your entries.

Friday 18 April 2014

Spring Blossoms winners

What a great weeks it's been again, you really did rise to the Spring Blossoms challenge with some stunning entries, thank you all so much for helping make it such a fun theme.

Winners link removed to comply with GDPR

So here are this weeks winners................

The prize from Crafty Ribbons..............


And the prize from Baker Ross..............


Congratulations to your both, please mail me with your full names and postal addys so I can get your prizes in the post to you and don't forget to collect our winner badge for your sidebars.

And this weeks Top 5.................






Congratulations to you all, please go collect our Top 5 badge to wear with pride on your own blogs.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

Saturday 12 April 2014

Week 254 - Spring Blossoms

Good morning, Brenda here with a new challenge as well as a big thank you to everyone who joined in Helene's no flowers theme, we thought it may be a difficult one but clearly not and you really rose to the challenge with some fabolous entries.

So in contrast this week my theme is...................

********Spring Blossoms********

I probably say this every year but Spring really is one of my very favourite times of year when everything just bursts into colour as if my magic, isn't Nature wonderful ?

We have two lovely sponsors this week..................

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 we welcome for the first time Baker Ross who have a pretty collection of Spring ribbons and embellishments for one lucky winner.

Co-founded in 1974 by Patti Baker, Baker Ross is still a family owned and run business whose innovative ideas have led us to become one of the leading suppliers of arts & crafts to schools, playgroups and organisations in the UK. We employ over 80 dedicated and hard working staff located at our office and warehouse in Walthamstow, London.
Baker Ross has been importing and distributing arts and crafts, educational and fundraising products to schools, playgroups, charities etc. in the UK and abroad by mail order since it started, and now supply thousands of different organisations every year. We currently offer over 4,000 items through our website and catalogues. 
Now for some inspiration from the DT and a big thank you to all my talented fellow DT's for their beautiful creations for my theme, you are all stars...........................

Design Papers and embellishments from Baker Ross, Ribbons from Crafty Ribbons



I hope you have a lovely crafty week and look forward to seeing all your entries.