Saturday, 28 August 2021

Week 639 🌾CAS - Clean and Simple

Good morning, Tracy Mouse here at Allsorts, and here I am with this weeks new theme. Please remember to check out the post below to see if you were a winner or picked to be in our top 5.

So this week I have picked the theme:-

'Clean And Simple'

For this theme you just need to keep your design clean and simple, so it's easy on the eye.

Our prize this week is:-

And we are sponsored by Chocolate Baroque with the above stamp set.

Chocolate Baroque is a small independent art and craft company, based in the historic market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham in the North-East of England and is owned and run by Lesley and David Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from hand drawn originals, complemented by typography from Lesley.  The rubber stamps are made in house, by David, to our very exacting quality standards. And nothing gets past his eagle eye!

Here is what our lovely talented team have created to inspire you:-

Using Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee
Using Chocolate Baroque Wish Flower
Using Chocolate Baroque's Celebration Bouquet
On holiday

Tracy Mouse
Using Chocolate Baroque Honey Bee
Wendy

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Friday, 27 August 2021

'Sparkle' Winners and Top 10

 Hi, I'm here to announce the winners and Top 10 from my 'Add some Sparkle' challenge.

We had a fabulous array of sparkly projects over the last two weeks and it has been a difficult job to choose a Top 10, but before that here are the two lucky winners chosen by Random.Org..... for the £15 voucher from WOWVOW  and three craft stencils.

Our winner are......****#32 Made By Mandy****  and our second winner is.....****#19 Ann-Marie S****

                                               

Well done to you both, please email Brenda using the link on the sidebar (by Thursday 2nd September) with your full name and postal address and she will arrange for you to receive your prizes.

Now on to my Top 10 in numerical order...

9 Krafty Jean
17 CarolG
24 Cathy R
#35 Cards By Tweety
37 Granne
63 Dena J
83 PaulineC
86 Meghan Kennihan
99 Netty's Cards
102 Natascha

Well done, please collect your badge from the sidebar.

Thank you all for playing along with us with your beautiful sparkly entries I thoroughly enjoyed looking at them all. Please join us again tomorrow where Tracy will be bringing you a fun new theme.

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Week 637/8 😊Add some Sparkle

Good Morning, it's Lorraine here with the new challenge theme for this week. I have chosen.....

****Add Some Sparkle****

Please note that this challenge runs for two weeks so you have plenty of time to get your entries in. This is the last of our 2 week challenges over the Summer.

Please check the winners post below if you entered the 'ATG/Roses' challenge over the previous two weeks to see if you are one of our lucky winners.

Our sponsor for this challenge and offering a £15 store voucher to the lucky winner is...


WOWVOW grew from a love of card making and a history of making wedding invitations. A family-owned business we supply carefully selected quality, card making and craft supplies but specialise in all the materials required to make your wedding stationery from ‘Save the Date’ cards and Wedding Invitations through to beautiful glitter guest books for the big day. From humble beginnings, our love of crafting has evolved into offices, a warehouse and a fabulous, dedicated team who not only offer amazing customer service but also pack every order with the utmost care.

There will be a second prize of 3 craft stencils (designs will vary)


The Design Team have been very busy creating their inspirational projects for my theme and here are their cards...with 'Added Sparkle!'

Wendy

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Friday, 13 August 2021

A/G with option of Roses Winner and Top 10

First Brenda will say few words !

On behalf of myself, the Allsorts team and Kath's family a heartfelt thank you for all the lovely messages left on the post below. Our thanks also for all the messages sent direct to myself, please accept this as our thanks for those as I am struggling to reply to them all individually. B x, 




is **** no. 113 Helen ( Helen's Craft Haven)with a lovely Christmas card   ****

2. Winner of three images from Ruth Hamilton Design


Ruth Hamilton Design: " I have enjoyed crafting all my life and have been involved in the craft industry for several years. I started drawing images to use on cards for my own use and then went on to design some stamps for a well known craft company.I am an avid lover of nature so most of my drawings are of flowers, birds and animals. Even when I can’t travel I love spending time in the garden, growing plants and looking after them. I hope you enjoy colouring my digi images, I have several YouTube videos here."

is**** no. 104 Pat ( Colourful Card Creations) with stunning anniversary card****

Congrats to you both, please contact us before 19th August, with your details.

Thank you for your gorgeous cards and creations, and your support to the challenge. Here's my Top 10 in numerical order.
7. Lia
11. Silke
 
14. Crafty
29. Charlotta E

40. Helen F

48. Amelia
MasonJar
57 Tweety
58 Lorraine
75. Pöydän kulma
124. Tina z. treebug


Congrats all winners, please grab the badges to show on your blogs. We'll continue tomorrow with a new theme hosted by Lorraine.

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Some very sad news

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that our team mate Kath has died. 


As some of you have observed, Kath has been missing from our last few posts, she had been really poorly following a devastating medical diagnosis last month. 


I feel fortunate that I was able to chat with her a few times during those weeks and she asked that her crafting friends knew what was happening and her family have now asked that I pass on the news to the crafting world. Sadly I am having to make this posting far sooner than I expected.


Kath was a stamper, starting with a love of Penny Black stamps many years ago, she also enjoyed working with Woodware stamps. More recently she discovered Chocolate Baroque stamps and immediately loved their floral designs. She gained great satisfaction from paper piecing using her every growing collection of DP’s, over the years she shared many beautiful creations using this technique.


She was an invaluable team member at both Allsorts, We Love Chocolate Baroque and formerly Penny Black challenge. She was always so reliable with work prepared weeks in advance and the first to help out with commenting if another DT was unwell or away. I feel privileged to have know her for many years, met up with her and have her as a good friend.


She will be missed by so many and we send our love and thoughts to her family at this very sad and difficult time.


I will leave you with a few of Kath’s recent cards, the first using what she told me has been her favourite in recent months, it's called Canary Bird Rose from CB......



We will miss you so much Kath.