Saturday, 29 October 2022

Week 700 🎊 πŸŽ‰

Good morning, Brenda here extending a very warm welcome to our 700th challenge at Allsorts. Our first challenge was on 16th May 2009, thirteen and a half years ago, some of our original entrants from then still join us on a regular basis and with new ones joining all the time Allsorts remains ever popular, thank you each and every one.

A special word of thanks must also go to our wonderful patrons, we have been fortunate to have had the support of so many different companies enabling us to offer a prize every one of those 700 challenges, some weeks even two.

One last very appreciative thank you to the Design Team, it's their ongoing dedication to a busy weekly challenge that keeps things ticking over with their regular inspirational creations and visits to your blogs. 

Moving on to our theme for this week it is simply....

Let's Celebrate - Any Special Occasion

We would love to see your creations for whatever special occasion you choose but please make sure we can see on your entry what the occasion is and we do consider Christmas to be one of those.

There are four prizes, first a mixed media bundle of inks, stencils, pens a brayer and other goodies, dies from Highlight Crafts, the stamps and dies on the last photo will be split between two winners

A superb display of celebratory creations from the Design Team and our two Guest Designers Sarn and Hilary, thank you both for being part of our special week.


And the Design Team have come up with more wonderful inspiration....


Good luck everyone and we look forward to visiting all your entries.

We aim to comment on all entries at least once, usually more…but not all DT’s have access to third party hosts such as as Pinterest, Splitcoast, Flickr and Facebook so will be unable to leave a comment. However, as long as those entries are eligible for the theme they will still be included in draws and Top 5 picks.

Those leaving a comment or entering a piece of artwork into Inlinkz do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog and in so doing have published their own personal details and consented to our use of that personal information should it be selected as a winner or accredited work. You can read Inlinkz Privacy Policy here.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, 28 October 2022

Winner and Top 5 Colours of Autumn

Good evening to you all, Brenda back to announce the winner and Top 5 of my 'Colours of Autumn' theme which saw some beautiful seasonal creations, my thanks to you all for joining in.
The winner as selected by Random Org., of the lovely Acorn Collage stamp set from AALL and Create is entry no 4 Bridget (not claimed, back in prize box), well done, please mail me with your full name and postal address by Thursday 3rd November to claim your prize.

And my Top 4 in order of entry....

No 1 Lisa
No 11 Lia
No 23 Heaney
No 47 Poydan
No 74 Tina

Well done to you all, please collect your badge from the sidebar. 

We hope to see you all again tomorrow for our special 700th challenge week.

B x

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Week 699 πŸπŸ‚

Good morning to you all, Brenda here with a new theme which is simply....

****Colours of Autumn****

I would like to see entries inspired by the beautiful colours Nature gives to us at this time of year, Reds, Yellows, Greens, Golds, Oranges, Browns (Halloween Purple is not a colour Nature offers in Autumn).


Before I tell you about this weeks prize I need to let you know that next Saturday we are having a bit of a celebration as it will be our 700th challenge. Please grab our special logo above and share to help spread the word.

Now for this weeks prize in keeping with the theme the lovely Acorn Collage stamp set from AALL and Create.

We welcome Pinky back as our Guest Designer this week, thank you Pinky for joining us with your lovely treescape....


The Design Team have as always created some really beautiful pieces, do pop along to their individual blogs and share some love....

Using AALL and Create Acorn CollagePoppy SeedheadsSeasons and Thistle
Using AALL and Create Woodland and Key Botanicals

We aim to comment on all entries at least once, usually more…but not all DT’s have access to third party hosts such as as Pinterest, Splitcoast, Flickr and Facebook so will be unable to leave a comment. However, as long as those entries are eligible for the theme they will still be included in draws and Top 5 picks.

Those leaving a comment or entering a piece of artwork into Inlinkz do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog and in so doing have published their own personal details and consented to our use of that personal information should it be selected as a winner or accredited work. You can read Inlinkz Privacy Policy here.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, 21 October 2022

Week 698 Winner and Top 5

Hi everyone, it's Pauline here again to announce the winner and top 5 for this week's "Add a Sentiment" challenge. We had a great turn out this week, so thanks very much for all your entries - I and the rest of the team really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful work. 

Sadly there can only be one winner of the Polkadoodles stamp set and co-ordinating paper pad kindly donated by Oakwood Direct.


Using random.org ...

That is No. 56 - Crafty Amy (not claimed, back in prize box) - congratulations! Please email Brenda (details in the sidebar) by Thursday 27th October to claim your prize. Please also feel free to take our Winner's badge from the sidebar to display on your blog.

Now to the Top 5 ... it is always so difficult to choose, and certainly this week with such a great volume of entries. However it had to be done, so here they are in order of entry.

No. 28 - Jenny Martin
No. 53 - Emma T
No. 112 - Elly
No. 128 - Vivian Foo
No. 132 - Tina Z

Congratulations everyone! Please feel free to take our Top 5 badge and display on your blog with pride!

That's all for today, but hope you will join us again tomorrow when Brenda will be here with a new challenge theme.

Saturday, 15 October 2022

Week 698 ✏️ πŸ–Š

Hi everyone, it's Pauline here to welcome you to another Allsorts challenge. I have chosen the theme this week and it is

*** Add a Sentiment ***

A pretty easy theme I hope you'll agree, so I hope many of you will  be able to join us this week.

This week's prize has been kindly donated by Oakwood Direct

Oakwood Direct was established in 2014 and located on the outskirts of Nottingham; we are a small, family run business who specialise in the distribution of craft, haberdashery and embroidery products. We stock a wide range of well known craft brands from all over the world, as well as producing our own themed ranges of stamps, dies and stencils. 

Featuring regularly on Facebook Live and The Craft Store shopping channel, we have our dedicated craft demonstrator Tina Barnett.

One lucky randomly selected winner will receive this Polkadoodles stamp set and co-ordinating paper pad.


As always the Design Team members have been busy with their makes to inspire you - please do follow the links above each card to visit their blogs and show them some love!

Using Oakwood In Safe Hands and Think Big

We all look forward to seeing all your entries. I'll be back on Friday to announce this week’s winners and Top 5 - good luck.

We aim to comment on all entries at least once, usually more…but not all DT’s have access to third party hosts such as as Pinterest, Splitcoast, Flickr and Facebook so will be unable to leave a comment. However, as long as those entries are eligible for the theme they will still be included in draws and Top 5 picks.

Those leaving a comment or entering a piece of artwork into Inlinkz do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog and in so doing have published their own personal details and consented to our use of that personal information should it be selected as a winner or accredited work. You can read Inlinkz Privacy Policy here.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter