Saturday, 26 May 2012

Week 156 - It's our third Birthday

A very good morning to you all, Brenda here welcoming you to 'Allsorts Third Birthday Celebrations'. 

It really doesn't seem possible that it's three years since we nervously posted our very first DT pieces and invited you all to join in. Since then the challenge has gone from strength to strength...........all of that can only be down to all you lovely crafters who come back week after week and join in the fun, so a huuuuuuuge thank you to each and every one of you.

And we also extend a grateful thank you to all our lovely sponsors who have played a very big part in heping get us to to this stage, we couldn't carry on without you.

So as you might expect we have a bit of a celebration going on, the inevitable blog hop, some lovely sponsors and this weeks theme which could only be:

'Happy Birthday to Someone Special'

So I had better get started with the blog hop, I know many of you know the routine, but as we see lots of newcomers to blogland I will briefly explain what you need to do:

* Visit each of the DT in the order listed below

* Leave each one a comment on their Allsorts challenge post for this week, if you don't, you won't  be in with a change of winning the prizes on offer on their individual blogs.

* Collect a 'hidden letter' from each one and arrange them into a 'secret word' 

* Mail your answers to Emma  (not me as someone booked a late holiday deal and forgot she was meant to be hosting the Birthday challenge !)

We have given you one letter to help you on your way, you just need to collect the other seven and assemble into the 'secret word'..............the 'f' is in the right's easy peasy, but it's meant to be fun !

- - - F- - - -

Now here's the list of DT's you need to visit, each will tell you were you should have arrived from and where you are going next, but if you get lost you can always come back here and start afresh.

The winner of the blog hop will receive this great prize from Sir Stampalot.................

A set of Ranger Inkabilities sponging inks
Posh Impressions Luminous Metallic Inkabilities

And here are the prizes for this weeks challenge...........

A Passion for Stamps are offering one winner four images of their choice

4 images of winners choice

Addicted to Stamps are offering one winner a $15 voucher for their store

Addicted to Stamps

Love to Stamp are offering one winner a $10 voucher for their store

$10 voucher Love to Stamp

Digistamp Boutique are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their store

And here's some inspiration from the Design Team to set you on your way.............................



Good luck everyone, thanks for joining in the fun and have a lovely weekend. Emma will be standing in for me next Friday and will tell you who all the lucky winners are.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Challenge #155 Winners and Top5

Good evening. Debs here with news of this week's winners as picked by
and the Top5 as picked by the DT

Thank you all so much for your fabulous entries - seems like you all love Buttons & Bows as much as we do :o)

So without any further ado the lucky winner of the gorgeous bundle from
with this fab card

and the lucky winner of 4 digi stamps from

#52 Kelly
with this equally gorgeous card

And the DT Top 5 picks are:
#43 Heidi
#32 Rose

Congratulations to all our winners and Top5
Please grab your blinkies from the sidebar and display with pride.
Can the winners please e-mail me on in order to arrange your prizes.

Don't forget to check back in tomorrow for the full details of our new challenge and our
3rd Birthday Celebration Blog Hop
See you there!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Dont Forget

Its Allsorts 3rd Birthday on Saturday
Come and join the hop

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Challenge #155 - Buttons and Bows

Good morning Debs here with this week's new challenge but first a mahooosive thank you to everyone that joined in with Helene's Card for A Man/Boy last week - we had some stunning entries - don't forget to check the post below to see if you were one of the lucky winners or if you made Helene's Top5

**********EDiTED TO ADD we will have the winners post with you as soon as possible sorry for the delay :)
So onto this week and I would like to see your projects with
remember it doesn't have to be a card - it could be a Scrapbook LO, a Tag, an Altered Item or ATC anything as long as the theme can clearly be seen

Our sponsors this week are
and they are offering 1 lucky winner this gorgeous prize
Here's a little bit about our sponsor
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop supplies gorgeous ribbons, twine, buttons, rubber stamps, embellishments and embossing powders for all your crafting needs. We are happy to accept small/large and international orders.  New in stock this month are the fabulous WOW! embossing powders and clear stamp sets, and also a large range of pretty self adhesive pearls and rhinestones in a great selection of colours. We also have a gorgeous new Pretty Pearl collection. You can see our special offers HERE.
and our other sponsor is
who are offering another lucky winner

My Heart Pieces - Four images of winners choice

Here is some stunning inspiration from our fabulous DT


So that's what we did - can't wait to see what you come up with.
Please link your entry with Mr Linky below before 2pm Friday 25 May 2012
Have a fabulous weekend.

card for a man/boy winners and top 5

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winners for last weeks challenge
slight technical hitch lol!

The winner of the Digi Doodle voucher was

The winner of the Addicted to Stamps voucher was
please contact to claim your your prizes

and now for the top 5

Congratulations guys please take the top 5 blinkie from the sidebar and wear them on your blogs with pride

Thanks to everyone who entered the challenge we are so grateful for each and every entry don't forget we have our 3rd birthday celebrations coming up this weekend and we'd love you to join us 

Have a great week :)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Week 154 - Card for a Man or Boy

Morning all and thank you for playing along with Jo's Black and White challenge last week. Check previous post for winner and top 5.

This week it's my (Helene IRL, Mummylade to fellow crafters) turn to be your humble host and I challenge you all to make a card or other project for a man or a boy.

Sponsors this week are:

$10.00 Store Gift Certificate

$10.00 Store Gift Certificate

Addicted to Stamps

And the design team has created wonderful inspiration for you all:



Friday, 11 May 2012

Winners and Top 5 for Black and White Challenge

Thankyou so much to you all for the gorgeous entries in the Black and White Challenge that I set last week.

The 2 lucky winners are .........................
Winner of the Digital Boutique prize
# 19

Winner of the In2stamps
# 8

Congratulations to you both please e mail me at with your details so that we can arrange for your prizes to be sent to you.

and not forgetting our top 5

# 27  Laila
# 22 Karen C
#33 Maria M
#Louise G

Please grap your Top 5 Badge and display it with pride on your blog.

I will now hand over to the lovely Helene who will be hosting this weeks challenge.
Bye for now
and thank you again for all the entries,
Jo x

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Week 153 - Black and White

Good Morning Everyone!
Jo here

Well don't the weeks run away with us, my turn again to host the fabulous Allsorts Challenge but first have a look at this .....................................

The logo above is a bit of a give away, but it's time to let the cat out of the bag and tell you that we will be celebrating our third birthday later this month and in time honoured fashion we will be having a blog hop. More news will follow closer to the date, but in the meantime we would love it if you would grab the picture above and help us spread the word.

Thank to you all who entered Nicola's Shaker card challenge, and, as ever there were some gorgeous entries.

For this week's challenge I have chosen


 and I would love to see lots of entries using JUST these two colours.
Our fabulous team have put together some gorgeous examples of what I am looking for so have a look and hope that it inspires you in the right direction.



We have 2 fabulous sponsors this week

Digistamp Boutique
        The lovely Sally-Ann at Digistamp Boutique is offering 6 images to one lucky winner


Please use Mr. Linky below to enter your project and remember you have until 2pm on Friday 11th May to enter.

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