Saturday, 24 May 2014

Happy 5th Birthday Allsorts


Using air dry clay, DP's, cardstock and ribbons from Baker Ross

It's our 5th Birthday at Allsorts and we are celebrating !!

And we have loads of prizes from Marianne Designs, Crafty Ribbons, Yours and Mine Papercrafts, A Passion for Stamps, FlonzCraft,  Baker Ross, Scrappers Delight as well as a prize for the winner of the secret words and a prize from each of the DT form a lucky winners from those leaving comments on their personal blogs.

I find it quite amazing that it's five whole years, I have been there from the start and can't quite believe how quickly that time has gone. The fact that we are still going as strong as ever is testament to the wonderful crafters who join every week, not to mention our fabulous sponsors and talented Design Team.

Using Distress Markers and Hero Arts stamp

So as you might guess we are having a Blog Hop and have loads of fabulous prizes to be won both on the challenge blog and each DT's own blogs. Lots of you know the ropes but there are always new crafters joining us so just to confirm you need to start from the challenge blog here then visit each DT's blogs, collect a letter and leave a comment and hopefully you should have arrived here from Helene's blog and hop next to Wendy's blog. Once you have collected all the letters sort them into two words and mail you answers to me. Hopefully by now you know the letter you need to collect from my blog ?

Good luck to you all and here is the prize for the winner randomly selected from comments on my blog.

91 comments:

Andreja L. said...

First of all ... I like your new picture on the top of your Blog!
And you made such a lovelly cards, both are adorable ...
Congrats for 5 years :-)) I like your challenges!
Hugs, Andreja

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous cards, so pretty.
Sending you warm and sunny greetings;-))m

Sarah said...

A great duo of cards Brenda, love the clay daisies on the first and the twinkly butterflies on the second. xx

Gertrude said...

WOW, das sind total schöne und Stimmige Karten, wunderschön
glg Gertrude

Craftnut said...

Great card Brenda for this week, very you. Happy Saturday Tracy xx

Glennis said...

Two lovely cards today - the air dry clay sounds interesting

Jane said...

Many congratulations Brenda, you should be proud of running such a popular challenge blog. You and your team are such a kind friendly bunch and I am pleased to regard you as a real blogging friend. Your work is always so inspiring and I always enjoy my visits. Your clay daisies on your card are fab. There are some wonderful prizes on the hop...I will be visiting everyone later. Thanks again for everything and sending you huge crafty hugs xx

Tirpuunen said...

Congrats on your 5th birthday - well done!
A lovely card today

Norma said...

Beautiful card, Brenda. Love the diecuts and the embossed paper.
Happy 5th to all you Allsorts ladies.
Hugs,
Norma

rachel said...

morning Brenda - just hopping by this morning - happy Birthday to Allsorts! Hope you have a great day! Hugs rachel xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous card Brenda and love the embossed backgrounds on both...

Anne

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda, I hope you are feeling a bit better
Kevin xx

iReneM said...

Congratulations to you, Brenda and all the ladies at Allsorts.
Two lovely cards! great embossing on both. Beautiful clay daisies on the first and super blingy b/flies on the second.

I will do my best to join in the blog hop.

Hugs
Irene
x

Julie said...

Two lovely cards.

vinita jain said...

Have a great 5th blog Birthday!!! You have made two awesome cards. I would say simplicity is the best. The clay daisies on the first and the Hero Arts stamp on the second are eye catching!!!

Pretty Cards 4 You said...

Lovely card Brenda !! The colours Black and Red go really well together. Happy 5th Birthday Allsorts. Hope you have a good weekend Brenda. Hugs Gina

Mari said...

Such lovely cards! Happy 5th birthday :)
Hugs, Mari

Del said...

I love those colours on the first card and those flowers are fanastic. Great layout. Happy 5th Birthday xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.Hope you'r feeling better.
Blessings,Elly

Jacee said...

Such gorgeous work Brenda, I'm loving the colours of the first, so pretty, and those sweet little butterflies on the second, two fabulous cards!
Hugs Jacee

Minna Kärkkäinen said...

Lovely card:)

ALI said...

Beautiful work Brenda.

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Brenda but 1st one is fave. So many hopping today, just put my laptop on and loads of comments, XXXXX

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Love both the cards Brenda! Really gorgeous! and the mod flowers look awesome!

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! Happy Birthday Allsorts!

Sharon said...

Lovely cards Brenda. Love the colours on both.
Happy Birthday to Allsorts.
Sharon x

Kirsi H said...

Many times the simple card is the best and both yours cards are just stunning!

Pia S said...

Two well put together cards! It's really difficult to pick a favorite. I like the green one, I find it so hard to use green colors myself, and I like the layout and the clay flowers. Your second one is right down my alley with the clean design and the mix of red, white and black, so pretty!

Kat said...

Happy birthday Allsorts. Gorgeous cards Brenda. You must have made lots of fabby cards for Allsorts in that time Brenda.

Take care,

Kat xx

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful card Brenda I love the colours and designs of each of them, superb work, hope you are well.
hugs
lorraine x

linda said...

gorgeous cards brenda, i love the colours and dimension of the flowers of the first one and the butterflies on the second. happy 5th birthday.

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the designs.
Congratulations on your 5 years at Allsorts.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations, Brenda, that's awesome - 5 years! Happy Birthday to Allsorts! Your 2 cards are beautiful (as usual)! Love the embossing! Really love the red/black colour combo of your second card and those gorgeous butterflies! Sending you well wishes, my friend!

Marjut said...

So beautiful cards.

Jessi said...

Wow, sooo lovely spring cards! Congrats on 5 years!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I decided to do your blog hop, Brenda! Thank you for inspiring me to check it out! I will email you my answer shortly!

Karen Petitt said...

mmm so beautiful mm! gorgeous card, will pop on over to them and do the hop now, thanks for letting us know Karen x

Linby said...

Love the new header.
Congrats on 5 years. Love the cards, especially the layering on the first one.
Lynn x

catherine said...

Both of these are just fabulous cards Brenda. happy birthday to the blog and perfect cards for the celebrations. I have my letter for the blog hop - thank you
x catherine

Vicky said...

Simply beautiful hun....:o)

Enjoy your weekend...

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, great colour choices and lots of lovely flowers.
Huge congratulations on the 5 years at Allsorts, great challenge blog only wish I could get round to entering more often.
I will be away for 2 weeks from the 31st so forgive me for not commenting on your blog.

Kath x

cheryl said...

Oh hunny 2 lushes cards and big congratulations on your 5 years at allsorts s
Just shows how dedicated and how super talented you are hunny just love yoyr work hugs cheryl xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Amazing cards and I totally love how you used the paperclay! Those flowers look brilliant!
Happy birthday to Allsorts too!

Paper Profusion said...

Congrats Allsorts for 5 years, that is serious dedication. Truly fabulous cards Brenda, just love how the diecuts fit into the embossed areas on your first card - what brilliant design! Wishing you another successful 5 and then more. Nicola x

Debi said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the embossing, punching, and die cuts. Great color choices, too. TFS

Gail said...

Beautiful cards, and Happy Anniversary!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the embossed layers on each one.... adds a fun look! Beautiful stamps and color choices too!

die waldfee said...

Happy 5th birthday Allsorts Challenges and happy crafting for the next ones! You allways post so gorgeous inspirations for all,amazing and always interessting,enjoy it every time.
Yes,time is fleeting - five years a long time,you must be very proud of this.
Both cards you showed us today are so beautiful,pretty colors and loveley layouts.
Hope you feel better and wish you a sunny sunday,
big hugs die waldfee

Jackie said...

Two very different cards, but both of them are superb, wouldn't like to choose between them :o)
Jackie xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Mmmm I wonder what your letter is Brenda!
Two beautiful cards as usual.
Happy Birthday Allsorts.
Hope you are feeling well Brenda.
Hugs
Lesley

Gerrina said...

Love the way you made beautiful cards with so less colours! Congrats on 5 years Allsorts, hugs, Gerrina

Stacey Schofield said...

Love these beautiful colours. your blog is fantastic. will finish the hop then im coming back to have a nosey around some more. Following on bloglovin and google x Stacey x www.lasatas.blogspot.com x

ALWAYS WITH A SENTIMENT. said...

Hello Brenda. Two amazing and beautifully crafted creations. Love them both.
Love Sandra xxx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Both of your cards are just stunning - but I really love the look of the black & white & red! :)

Eli Kvinge said...

Hello Brenda
I think your two card is beautiful.Great colors ;)

Jacee said...

Beautiful card, love the colour. Enjoying the blog hop!
Hugs Jacee

Clare said...

Stunning cards, you have such creative talent!

sonja_w said...

Hi Brenda. Happy 5th birthday to the Allsorts Team, I am really enjoying the blog hop and your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creations x

sonja_w said...

Hi Brenda. Two beautiful cards. Happy 5th birthday to everyone at Allsorts, x

Crafters Guild Sisters said...

I love your cards! Gorgeous die cuts and love the dry embossing :)

Dawn Lancaster said...

Just hopping by on the Allsorts Birthday Hop!
Not just one but two beautiful cards! I love them both!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Monika Reeck said...

Both are lovely cards but I really loooveee the one with hero arts stamp its soooo elegant and nice design too...great card and great Blog Hop....hugs, Monika

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous! I love the sketch and elements! xo

auntbeespickles said...

Two very amazing birthday cards! Love all the details in the first card. Then all those tiny jewels. I have never tried the clay but now I know it is a must. The second card is so beautiful how you layered it. I'm gonna have to steal that idea too. Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration!! =) Also, thanks for hosting such a fun birthday hop!
Hugs, Sarah T

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards Brenda!! love the colors...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

cebelica said...

These cards are awe-ma-zing. I love them both, but the design of the first one really caught my eye. So clever! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs! xx

Annette said...

Wow, very pretty cards, I love the embossing.
Fab cards.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Juls said...

fabby cards!!! Hugs Juls

Helene said...

Lovely card and Happy Birthday to the Allsorts Challenge blog.

crafty said...

Beautiful cards

kanda said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda. Love the embossing on both and fabulous designs xx

mags said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Happy birthday to Allsorts too.
Mags
x

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely cards and lovely candy :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beautiful cards today x

Michelle J M said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda. The air dry clay daisies are fabulous and look so effective on your card. Absolutely love the colours and image of the second one. Hope you are well. Michelle x

Loreal Blondi said...

Love both of Your Cards, the Green one and the Red one :)

Helen said...

Beautiful cards - love the embossing!
Helen x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Stunning cards!

Nicola Gold said...

Wonderful card. Love the embossing and image

Bridie Payne said...

Fantastic card, I love the ribbon detail on the spine

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a fab day.

Hugs

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Adriana Morales said...

Wow! Love both your cards. What stood out for me at first glance was the colour combos in each.
Really creative :)
Oh and 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'

Simone said...

Happy Birthday to you 'Allsorts Challenge' girls!
Love your card, it´s awesome! ♥
Simone

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards B xxx

Cazzy said...

I love both cards, great colours!

Carmen M. said...

Wow Two beautiful cards. I love the flowers you made! I have had a kit to make some forever and haven't done it now I need to they are amazing. Thanks for another chance to win... Happy Birthday Allsorts Challenge.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, Cathy x

Linda Simpson said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the gorgeous flowers and the card designs.
Hugs
Linda xxx

coops said...

both so stunning brenda.gorgeous floral images and i love your designs and embossing ;D

xx coops xx

Stephanie said...

So pretty, Happy Birthday Allsorts!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous cards in lovely colors!
Hugs, Sandra

Tracey Boley said...

Beautiful card always love that colour combo

Tracey xx