19 December 2015

Allsorts 343/343 Anything but christmas

Hi All

I wanted to wish you all a happy Christmas and new year, this week Brenda is hosting us with our new challenge and this one will run for two weeks to allow everyone to enjoy the festive season.  We are stepping away from Christmas cards now!

********Anything but Christmas********

I am sharing my desk calendar for this coming year


And as it's a two week challenge we have four lovely sponsors...................


DigiStamp Boutique offers a wide range of digi images designed by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.



Stamp Addicts is a family run business based in Bedfordshire and have been in business since 1992. We have watched the popularity of rubber stamping and all papercrafts steadily increase over time and now manufacture our own branded rubber stamps which frequently feature on Hochanda TV as well as craft shows across the UK.


Deedee's Digis, sadly Deedee's is closing it's doors at the end of this month so we would like to thank them for their support of Allsorts and wish Deedee well in the future. Deedee has made available a fabulous collection of images for one lucky winner.


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

Whimsy gift certificate




12 December 2015

Allsorts Week 341 Golden Days

Hi

Heléne is hosting this week with the theme Golden days. The goal is to use something golden on your project - or maybe you can find another interpretation of the theme? be sure to write that in your post.

My card has lots of gold gilding wax, amazing how much black card changes with it



Our sponsor is A day for Daisies, they have some lovely digistamps for a lucky winner.



5 December 2015

Allsorts Week 330 - CAS

Hi All

Brenda is our hostess with the mostess this week and has set a nice theme for quick and easy cards (which i should know as mine is hot off the press) the theme is

********Clean and Simple********

The theme of your work can be anything you wish, it just needs to be CAS style, I know it's one that scares some of us a little, me included as it's always so temping to fill in those white spaces, but I am sure you will all rise to the challenge.

I have used a image by our sponsor scrappers delight called  spreading a little magic silhouette, ive printed this straight onto card and made a blank, few gems and a ribbon and its done!



Our sponsor this week is Scrappers Delight offering one winner three of their images


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.

There is also a second prize to be won, a pretty My Minds Eye paper pad..................



1 December 2015

#9 A bit more time to craft - anything goes

Hi 

Its time for the 9th Challenge and as always its the theme of  "Anything Goes".

I made a gilded background and embellished it with some images.  




3 lucky random drawn winners each get to choose 3 sets of design papers .

Come and join us


28 November 2015

Allsorts Week 339 - Colours of Autumn

Hi All

Another Saturday is with us, apparently there are only 3 more Saturdays after this one to Christmas i don't know where this year has gone.  Hopefully this will schedule as i am off to London for the day

Anyway down to business, please check if you are a winner or in our top five from Wendys die cut challenge last week.

This week it is me  hosting the challenge and i am setting you the theme "colours of autumn" to be in the running for a prize we will be looking for cards with autumnal colour's clearly used,

My Card uses some free stamps and a lots of autumn card and twine




Our sponsors this week are:


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.

with this lovely die set



and




Jiggery Makery My name is Adele, I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Interior Design and I am currently a carer for my Grandma but in my spare time I love designing digital stamps. They are mostly inspired by 1940/50s Pin-ups and can be quite sassy. My favorite Pin Up artist is Gil Elvgren, whose work is just stunning. I have been both a crafter and an artist alternately all my life but finally feel I have been able to achieve a great balance as a digital stamp designer. Jiggery Makery is my brand, my creative expression and a way to share what I love.

Please Note: It remains the winners responsibility to contact the DT named in the winners post or the contact listed on our sidebar to claim their prize. This must be done my midnight GMT on the Thursday following the Friday winners announcement.

Do come and join us


21 November 2015

Allsorts Week 338 - three die cuts




Hi All


Sorry for the slightly late post, been a long week at work this week.

Wendy is hosting us this week with the theme at least THREE dies cuts on your creation.

I got lured in to watching the accordion dies on create and craft and then shopped around to get a set that was reasonably priced to use,  this is my first attempt and the recipient was very pleased with it (I found it quite hard to photograph so apologies).  the panels are individually and I then cut the topper squares so fulfilled Wendy's three die cut brief!  The panels are stamped with a set from card-io and a sentiment by crafters companion.






Our sponsor is Sissix and they are giving this wonderful set of dies.

                      


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.


14 November 2015

Allsorts Week 337 - Anything but a card


Hi All

As we are well on the way to Christmas i have made something christmassy for this weeks challenge which is "anything but a card"

I bought some kraft boxes from the sale bin at my local craft shop (who doesn't love a bargain), i discovered inky doodles at the NEC and bought a set of Christmas stamps, they look awesome white embossed on kraft don't they, i have done them on red in white as well for some bunting and equally love them.  I have taken a picture of both sides.

I've kept it fairly C&S as is my way and thought the black and white paper made it pop





Our sponsors are PPR Papercrafts and


Deedee's Digis offers wholesome digital "stamps" and printable digital papers that are the original creations of Deedee Anderson. All of our sets include both outline and pre-colored images, in both JPG and PNG formats. Our products are offered in high 300dpi resolution so that they are fully resizable to meet your crafting needs. We are a Christ-centered company, and you will find that many of our sets include KJV Scripture verses, in addition to encouraging sentiments of all sorts. We feel very blessed to be part of such a talented community of paper crafters, and thank you for allowing us to sponsor your challenges !

do come and join us this week

Thanks


7 November 2015

Allsorts week 336 ribbons and bows


Hi All

Hope you are well.

I went to the NEC on Thursday and it was nice to see some new ideas, unfortunately i was taken out by a lady on a hired mobility scooter who lost control at speed while i was watching a demo, she took me and the table with her and i had a highly embarrassing wheelchair ride to the medical room. Luckily just a few bruises but it was quite a scary experience.

This week Mervi is hosting us with theme  "Ribbons and Bows".
I made this card at a workshop and the snowflake circle in the middle dangles!



Our sponsors are:

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 !

 

and

Jiggery Makery My name is Adele, I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Interior Design and I am currently a carer for my Grandma but in my spare time I love designing digital stamps. They are mostly inspired by 1940/50s Pin-ups and can be quite sassy. My favorite Pin Up artist is Gil Elvgren, whose work is just stunning. I have been both a crafter and an artist alternately all my life but finally feel I have been able to achieve a great balance as a digital stamp designer. Jiggery Makery is my brand, my creative expression and a way to share what I love. ___
And a little message before our samples:








1 November 2015

Anything Goes - A bit more time to craft

Hi All

November already, where is this year going...

Ive made the following card for this months challenge, its a pocket on the front to put a gift card or money in




Click on the badge to access the challenge

Challenge Badge

31 October 2015

Allsorts Week 335 Christmas

Hi All

Susan is hosting this week with the theme
Christmas

We would love to see cards, gifts, decorations - anything so long as it is Christmas themed.

Ive paperpieced an image from Woodware for my card


We have been generously sponsored by Scrappers Delights this week with a prize of some digi images for one lucky winner.


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.



24 October 2015

Allsorts Week 332 Orange, Purple, Black, all three or any two

Hi All

Im just back from a week in Barcelona and have picked up a cold but it was a lovely place.

Brenda has set us the theme of

******OrangePurple, Black, all three or any two******

I don't do halloween so have used the color pallet to make a baby card...................this image has been in my bits box for ages and i am quite please with it


We have two sponsors this week................

Lets Create are a family run business with staff who offer friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic help and advice on the wide range of products ranging from card making to mixed media and scrapbooking. They have and an on line store as well as a shop in Lincolnshire where they run regular classes, workshops and free demonstrations days with many well known faces from the craft industry and Create and Craft TV, where Jo Channon the co-owner is also a familiar and friendly guest.


Jessica Lynne Originals who are offering one winner a selection of their images.

Now for some inspiration from the Design Team who have come up with a wonderful diverse range or artwork, from fairies to flowers, ghouls to glamour, if you would like to check our how they created their individual makes, please pop along to visit them, I know they would appreciate your  visit.

come and join us


17 October 2015

Allsorts Week 333 - All sentimental






Hi All


Helene is hosting this week with theme "all sentimental", we want the sentiment to be central to the card.  I've used an image by our sponsor a day for daisies called H is for Happy Birthday



and

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.