Saturday, 21 May 2011

Happy Birthday Allsorts


It's our second Birthday at Allsorts, it's almost impossible to believe as the time seems to have Flown by so quickly. The challenge has become such a success and that has only been made possible because of all you lovely peeps who join us every week.

So as you have probably guessed, we have a Blog Hop for you. All the details are on the challenge blog here so please do pop over and join in the Fun.

And it is also my turn to host the theme this week and I have some photo inspiration For you above. My take on it has been created with a stamp set from Joanna Sheen, with some masking, decoupaging and colouring with Aquamerkers.

My letter clue is hidden in this post, well not too hidden I hope. You should have arrived here From Fleur's blog and next you move on to Helene's blog. Happy hunting.

And here's what on oFfer for the lucky winner Mr Random org., selects from those who leave a comment on this post between now and 6pm Friday 27th May.

I will be back from Edinburgh Monday evening and will catch up with you all again then.


68 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

what a pretty card Brenda - love the lilac shades and the way you used the shells as the stopper on your easel
Have a good time in Edinburgh
Lisa x

Sadilla said...

super wonderful card dear, I love the 3D effect, it's great!! And it is really like being at the beach! =) (where I'm going streight the way now!!! =)))))) )
Warm hugs!!!
Sadia

Jackie said...

What a beautiful nostalgia card :o)
Jackie xx

Juls said...

beautiful card, gorgeous image, I love the soft colours and the shell detail is just the perfect finishing touch! Hugs Juls

Fluffles said...

Beautiful card. Can't see where to leave the blog hop link though? Is it just me? Jx

Julie said...

Morning B. Haven't called along the hop yet,will try later. Had to call by to leave you some love,your card today is BETTER than AMAZING! Hope your fighting fit,Julie x

Sara said...

Lovely soft colours on your card and the shells are a lovely touch, hugs Sara x

Janette said...

Gorgeous card, the 3d effect is stunning, love it.xx

Elborgi said...

wow- wonderful image and card!
Elborgi

ribenaruby said...

Happy Birthday to allsorts! Wow, lovely creations so far and yours is stunning too Brenda. Love the real look of seashore life on the easel. Wishing you a super weekend! Ruby x

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours and your coloring is fantastic
Louise

Teresa said...

Hi Brenda, This is a stunning card, I love the scene you've chosen - and such a great theme for the challenge. Have a great tie in Edinburgh, Hugs, Teresa xx

WencheP said...

Gosh - your card is beautiful! Love the colors.

-Wenche

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Hi Brenda, love the colours and the images,the shells as a stopper is great .Have fun,hugs
doreen

alethea said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours you ave used!! Thanks for a chance to win!! Hugs xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

absolutely gorgeous seaside card, you did this beautifull Brenda, love your work!

all the best with the hop!

Lynda said...

Your card is just delightful Brenda - what a beautiful image.

Love Lynda xxx

Carole of Brum said...

What a fabulous card and a brilliant take on the inspiration photo, love it! Happy Birthday Allsorts. CoB

Nana Connie said...

Incredible card! Great work with the 3-D effect. Love the colors you chose. Such a great take on the inspiration photo. Yummy! Happy Blogversary to the whole team!

Heidi said...

Thisis lovely Brenda, as usual, colours are great, hugs heidi x

Lindha said...

Lovely card! Love the colours!

Hugs Lindha

Rhynah said...

What a beautidul card. I love those Joanna Sheen stamps that you have used. Gorgeous.

- Rhynah

Dobra said...

Wow very lovely a card
I like to see your work

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love this card its stunning, Thanks for sharing. Hazelxox

Jacee said...

What a fantastic card Brenda, I adore that image!
Hugs Jacee

Lynda said...

Gorgeous image - such an elegant card.

Claire x said...

What an absolutely amazing card - I love those shells! Hugs, Claire x

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, what a wonderful scene - who wouldn't want to be by the sea looking at this! Beautifully soft colours, great shaped easel and those shells just finish it off perfectly
Love Nicola xxx

Jeanette Marchand said...

Such a pretty card - love the purples!

Mandy G said...

Hi Brenda,
I just love this card, its fabulous with a capitol F!!!!
You have been busy, loads of cards for me to ooooh and aaaaah at :)
Hugs
Mandy

Merry said...

Congrats on two years at Allsorts. This is such a fun card...actually your sentiment "Simply Fabulous" says it all. :-)

Shari said...

Love the color purple!! Beautifully done Brenda.

paperfun said...

I love the softness of your card.

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the images.

Jen

Louise said...

Such a gorgeous card, love the lilac shades and the seashells
Louise xx

KarenB said...

Wonderful card Brenda, the seashells look amazing!

Bizzi Hands said...

What a fab card and i love the idea of putting shells on it! just reminds me of getting sand between the toes!
Sally

Claire Phillips said...

Lovely card Brenda - the shells a great addition! Enjoy Edinburgh! Cheers Claire x

Craftdee said...

What a perfect card for this photo inspiration (or is that the other way round?!) I love everything about this card; the image, the colours the details, thanks for sharing, Thanks also for the chance at the candy, Donna (http://craftdeedonna.blogspot.com/)

Linda S said...

Love the way you used the shells!!
sew_great at hotmail dot com

mandy said...

Fab card I love easel cards and the shape of this one is just lovely and the lil shells are so cute hugs xxxx

Jack said...

Love your card and the shells on it.
My DD has just been to Edinburgh for the weekend to find a room as she is planning to go there to write her Masters Dissertation!
Jack xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the seashells and the image, makes me wish I lived nearer the sea. Hope you have a lovely time in Edinburgh xxx

Elfcrafts said...

Hi Brenda. I love the pastel shades of this card. Hope you have a lovely time in Edinburgh x

Lesley said...

I've just been having a browse, Brenda. I always marvel at your beautiful creations. I think my favourite one this week is the swan from your previous post - EXQUISITE!!
Hope you are keeping well.
Lesley x

Misty's Mum said...

An absolutely beautiful card. I love the use of the shells as the easel stoppers.

lindyloo said...

Such a beautiful card with stunning colouring hugs linda x

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Brenda what a fabulous cards. love them both. beautiful colouring. love the beach card.
Gr. Marja

Paula said...

This is delightful - those shells with the ribbon ruffles (echoing waves brilliantly) just utterly atmospheric. The soft colours are very atmospheric & I love that sky with the birds & the cloud detail.
Hope everything has gone well with the Edinburgh trip.
Paula (PEP)

Cami said...

Beautiful easel card! Love the pretty lilac colors and the pretty shells you've used as the stopper! Great idea!
Happy Birthday to Allsorts and the DT!

Hugs, Cami

LittleSunday said...

You make beautiful cards!!! Happy Birthday to the team!

Teresa said...

How delicate this card! I like the different levels! and that image is beautiful!
Have a nice day!

Nannieflash said...

Happy 2nd Birthday, and what a stunning card, love the whole card design and the images are fabulous. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Kathleen said...

lovely card - love the way you've used the border punch!
kathleen mc xx

Tracy said...

A gorgeous creation brenda. love your choice of stamp. Great hop too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linda said...

Just my sort of card. I love it. Now for some more blog hopping!

Linda H

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Brenda ,,, I love this image ,,, it IS fabulous and the shells are perfect :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

oops ,,, pressed too soon :-) Happy Birthday :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lu CY said...

Uau! beutiful!!!!!!!!! it'a amazing card!

Annette said...

Your card is so pretty...

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card! I love the seashells and the 3D effect.

Sandra said...

Oh, that purple card is soo beautiful!

ellabella said...

WoooowWWwww beautiful cards!

Jodi said...

LOVE this! The image looks fantastic popped up. I love how you added the ribbon and those sea shells make the perfect "holder"!

Maya said...

Such a wonderful card!
Love the fab details and the pop up :)
Hugs from Maya
(Here is my card for the challenge;
http://mayas-hobbyblogg.blogspot.com/2011/05/guest-designer-pennys-paper-crafty.html )

Craftnut said...

Great card and challenge as always. Tracy xx

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Very nice colors, I want to be at the seaside now! :)

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

ChickieChirps said...

Wow! This card is just beautiful! I love the way you have popped the girls out and the shells are gorgeous!

Arabella