Saturday, 31 August 2013

Week 222 - It's all about the sentiment

Happy Saturday everyone, time for a new theme here at Allsorts and this weeks it's my (Brenda) turn to host the challenge. 

A big thank you for all your lovely entries for Helens' acetate theme last week, tricky stuff to work with but you all did us proud with your entries, don't forget to check out the post below to see if you were one of the lucky winners.

The theme I have come up with is......................

****It's all in the Sentiment****

I love working with all the lovely inspirational quotes and sentiments and I would love to see what you have in your stash. Your entry should have a quote or sentiment as the focal element of your card..........not just a small sentiment alongside a larger image.

We are very pleased to welcome a new sponsor this week Ignacio of Nicecrane Designs who offer a huge range of high quality Vintage inspired design sheets and images to create and compliment all your crafting projects. He is offering this weeks lucky winner a $20 voucher to spend at his on line store.

And now for some inspiration from the Design Team who have as always created a stunning collection of projects displaying their own personal crafting styles, thanks to you all girls for being such a great team to work with.

Using butterfly image from our Sponsor

Using our sponsors Harrison Fisher image sheet


Is still away sunning herself, hope your having a relaxing time Jo


Now it's over to you to wow us with your creations and we look forward to visitng you all.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Winner and top 5 for Acetate

Hi all,
really great use of acetate on your behalf! Not a lot of entries but the ones we got were really crafty!

The Crimson cloud winner is:  9. Linda Simpson 

The My Heart pieces winner is:  11. Art with Yogi: 

Winners contact us (address on the sidebar) to claim your prize.

And the top 5 this week are:

 11. Art with Yogi: 

 3. Hazel 

 14. Eileen 

17. fabiola 

 21. Shona 

Feel free to take the winner's badge from the sidebar!

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Week 221 - Use acetate

Morning all - we have a technical problem with blogger and our post has disappeared.  Hopefully all now working - enjoy this weeks fun. 

Thanks to everyone who joined Jo's use your new stash challenge, please check the winners and top five.  This week Helene is challenging you to use acetate.

Our sponsors this week are

Crimson Cloud with the great prize of the winners choice of three sets of die cuts. 

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!
4 images of winners choice

My Heart Pieces Welcome to my art world. My art is inspired by fairy tale and fantasy, but I draw all type of Digi images. All images are hand drawn and scan so it preserve its originality. Due to study pressure I closed my store, but I reopen it again and I am so happy now. Some of my 2011 creations I deleted because I want to start in a New Way.
The work from our DT this week
Acetate Front Cover and Inside acetate tags for photos

On a lovely holiday!

We look forward to seeing your creations

Friday, 23 August 2013

New stash winners

Good evening Peeps, it's B here stepping in for Jo who is away sunning herself on a very well earned holiday. You certainly did enjoy her challenge this week showing us all your new crafty goodies, there was so much fabulous talent on display so a huge thank you to each and every one of you.

Needless to say that made it oh so difficult selecting Top 5 and I am so glad that Random Org., picked the winners for us sparing us that agonising decision, so without further ado here we go....................

Winner of the voucher from Yours and Mine Papercrafts.........................

And the voucher from Whimsy Stamps.....................

Congratulations to you both, please mail me with your details so I can get your prizes sorted and go collect our winner badge for your sidebar.

And our Top 5 in no particular order....................

Isn't this just so very pretty

Such beautifully vibrant poinsettias

What great use of the dress form

So adorably pretty and feminine

All so beautifully coordinated

Well deserved recognition all of you, please collect our Top 5 badge for your own blogs.

Helene will be along tomorrow with a new challenge for you.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Week 220 - Use your new stash

Good Saturday Morning to you all,

Thankyou for all of your fabulous entries for Catherine's Challenge last week.

It is my turn this week (Jo) to bring you a Challenge from Allsorts and I thought that this title that I chose would be really applicable to all you crafters out there!!!

Use Your New Stash

I would love to see a project made using anything that you have recently bought, received or acquired!  This isn't specific to papercrafting so I hope that you all have a go as we have TWO sponsors this week and the first is:

 Yours and Mine Papercrafts:

Hello! My name is Mei and I have been card-making for about 3 years now but my tremendous love for it has inspired me to open up my very own online store! Yours and Mine Paper Crafts is a place where you can purchase supplies to create your own projects, or view my gallery for inspiration! We carry brands like The Greeting Farm, Penny Black, Spellbinders and more! All the brands and products we carry are items I have personally used for my own projects and I feel are awesome products that you would like as well.

The Second sponsor this week is: 

and the prize is 4 images of the winners choice.

Our fabulous Design Team have had a go at the Challenge and have come up with some designs using their new stash I hope that you like the inspiration.

Using Indian Elephant and Textile stamps from Chocolate Baroque

using a new La Blanche stamp 

Brand new spellbinders die and design paper from Maja Design
Using my new Sheena Fantasy Flowers and also new Spellbinder Die.

 new Lily Bee papers & Whimsy Stamps digital image
New Digi Papers and Sentiments!

Tracy Mouse
New LOTV music stamp, Lacy Sunshine Image and Dusty Concord ink

New Die Cuts

I think we have been a lucky lot having all this new stuff to play with!!

We all hope you can join us this week for this challenge and look forward to visiting your blogs.

Note added 14.40 GMT 23rd August: Although the linky still appears open the challenge is now closed.

Please add your entries here:-

See you back here next Friday for the winners and Top 5 favourites.

 I hope that you enjoy this week's Challenge.

Bye for now

Jo x

Friday, 16 August 2013

Winners and Favourites for Stitching challenge

Good evening everyone and thank you so much to you all for taking part in my stitching challenge this week.
We all enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing all your wonderful creations.

And now for the winners chosen by Random org:

The winner of the prize from

is:No:103 - DEANNE

And the winner for the prize from


Congratulations and if you would both like to e-mail me: to claim your prizes.

Now onto this weeks Top 5 :
No:9 -Vania Art

No:15- Kim T

No:30- Kathleen Barrett

No:96-Bridie Payne

Well done everyone and please display our blinkie on your blogs.

Please come back again tomorrow morning where a brand new challenge will be starting.

x Catherine

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Week 219 - Stitching

Good morning everyone . It is Catherine here and welcome to a brand new challenge here at Allsorts this week. Thank you so much for all of you who entered Tracy's Photo Inspiration challenge last week. There were some fabulous entries and we all enjoyed visiting your blogs. Please check the post below to see the winners and the Top 5.

Now onto this weeks challenge and it is my turn to host this one. I have chosen the theme:

"STITCHING(real or Faux)"

I know this is a popular challenge theme for a lot of crafters and we are really looking forward to seeing all your wonderful projects.

We are being sponsored this week by:

A Passion For Stamps offers a wide range of images designed by Ruth Hamilton. As the name of her store and blog suggests Ruth has a particular love of flowers and her designs have can also be purchased as rubber stamps, punches and dies all sold under the Tonic Studios name.


Crafty Devils are one of the UK’s leading paper craft specialists with over 10,000 card making, scrapbooking, stamping and die cutting products on line.  We aim to bring you the latest high quality products from all over the world, supplying quality branded products including Spellbinders, Marianne Designs, Molly Blooms, Tim Holtz, Ranger, Docrafts, Papermania, Promarkers, plus lots more at the lowest prices around and FREE postage to all UK postcodes for orders over £12.

Now for a look at the wonderful work done by the Design Team:

Using Tonic Pick of the Bunch Peruvian Lily punch and stamp set, Tonic Watch the Birdie paper pack and matching stamps 



Tracy Mouse
Made Using Passion For Stamps - Scarecrow

We all hope you can join us this week for this challenge and look forward to visiting your blogs.

See you back here next Friday for the winners and Top 5 favourites. Have fun everyone.

x Catherine 

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