Saturday 29 August 2015

Week 326 - Recycle/Upcycle

A very good morning to you all, Brenda here this with weeks challenge and a big thank you for all your lovely Rose inspired creations for Helene's theme last week, make sure you check out the post below to see if your were a winner or in our Top 5.

But before I tell you about this weeks theme I would like to say a huge thank you to Jo for her work and commitment to Allsorts for the last four years. Sadly Jo is leaving the team to concentrate on her craft store Lets Create. Whilst we are sorry to see her go we totally understand her decision and I am pleased to tell you that she will be back from time to time as a Guest Designer.

So what do I have in store for you this week, well I would like to see some......................


As always you can create anything you wish, but please do make sure you tell us in your post what items you have recycled.

We have two prizes this week from our very generous sponsors, the first is a choice of 3 images from Scrappers Delight...................

My name is Janice (AKA Scrapper's Delights), I discovered the digital scrap booking world November 2008 and started to Design February 2009 and really love it so I decided I wanted to have my own shop so here we are lol.

And the second is Crafty Ribbons with a collection of pretty ribbons and gems

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 !

Recycled book and corrugated packaging

Guitar strings
The silver base is a board from a shop bought cake 

I have recycled last years Christmas crackers including the bow

Tracy Mouse
Using Scrappers Delight's Vampire Witch Image And Sentiment

Using Scrappers Delight image and Sentiments.
Used a negative die cut for frame

Good luck with the theme everyone, we look forward to visiting all your entries.

Friday 28 August 2015

Winner and top 5 - Roses

Time to post the winners of our Rose challenge.

The winner of our prize sponsored by

 Marianne Designs

Winners links removed to comply with GDPR

is: Nr 54 Pooja

Contact us via the e-mail addy in the side bar to claim your prize.

And the top 5 chosen by the DT is.....please click on the photos to go to their individual blogs....





Feel free to grab a banner from the side bar. Congrats to you all!

Saturday 22 August 2015

Week 325 - Roses

Morning all

Helene here to guide you through this week's challenge. We want a rose theme this week cause aren't they the loveliest of flowers? :) So use roses on your project, the more the merrier.

Our lovely sponsor is...........

  Marianne Designs

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. 

Here is the lovely prize from them for one lucky winner.....................

And this is what our design team has created to inspire you:

Friday 21 August 2015

Winners and Top 5 for Share your Favourite Colour


Thankyou all for your fabulous creations for my week at the Allsorts Challenge.  There was so many of you and it was great to share what your favourite colours are.
Thankyou again to our generous sponsor

Winners links removed to comply with GDPR

and the lucky winner of this lovely prize is

# 67
Well Done! please contact Brenda to collect your prize.

The Team have also chosen our 5 favourites and these are:-

No: 53
Get the JC Look

No: 107

No: 75
Lynda C

No: 114

Vivi Casale


Thank you so much to everyone that took part and don't forget to call in at the Allsorts Challenge blog tomorrow morning to see what the Challenge is for this week.
Bye for now
Jo x

Saturday 15 August 2015

Week 324 - Share your favourite colour

Good Saturday morning Everyone and welcome to another week at the Allsorts Challenge. Thank you all for popping in and I hope that you have checked the winners and runners up for last weeks Challenge - it could be you!
This week it is my week (Jo) to host and I would love to see some of your creations using -


It doesn't matter what your creation is but just include your favourite colour in it.

We have a fabulous sponsor this week who is -

Sizzix, there's no bigger or better place for craft materials, custom dies and machines that can die-cut, emboss and texturize many materials, including cardstock, paper, construction paper, fabric, faux fur, felt and foil plus much more.

and this is the prize that you could win -

Thank you to Sizzix.
The Team have been very busy making some wonderful projects to inspire you -

I'm a bit fickle when it comes to colours as I like working with most, but pink seems to pop up a lot so it seems it must be a favourite


All shades of red is my favourite choice for colour.



Tracy Mouse
I love Burgandy


Thankyou so much for popping in and I hope you are able to take part in the Challenge this week. Please add your Challenge below and we look forward to looking and commenting them in the week ahead. Please pop over to each of the Challenge group's blogs to check out how their projects were made.
Bye for now
Jo and the Allsorts Team.

Friday 14 August 2015

Winner and Top Five

Hi All

Thanks for playing our theme this week, i thought we would be quieter with holidays but you have really gone all out for this one.

Our sponsor this week was

Whimsy Stamps are a family owned art stamp company dedicated to providing crafters around the world with whimsical and fun rubber stamp designs. span style. 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. 

Offering a $15 voucher for their store

The winner chosen by Mr Randim is #18 Elizabeth H  , please email me

Our Top Five (which was a tough choice based on the amount of lovely work)

15 - Karen


69 - Fisher

71 - Crafty (Drapers Creations)

110 - Fiona

128 - Jane

Please display the blinkie with pride

See you tomorrow for more crafty fun

Tracy x