Saturday, 20 May 2017

Happy 8th Birthday Allsorts challenge



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that means it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week we are celebrating our 8th Birthday and really doing it in style as every single entrant will be a winner...........how I hear you ask, well Tattered Lace are not only offering a main prize of a £50 voucher to spent at their Crafting store as every entrant will be eligible to claim a £5 voucher to spend there as well.

And to celebrate I will also be drawing a name from the comments on this post and sending a little surprise to them. I will announce the name on my Allsorts post next Saturday.

You will need a code to claim your voucher, it's a really simple one and you can collect it by visiting each of the DT's blogs where there will be a letter/number and once re-assembled which will give you your code. I am sure you will instantly know which letter I am offering.

We have kept the theme nice and simple, it's Happy Birthday and I have created a little house of butterflies and blooms. I painted the chipboard house with acrylic pain and then made little panels to go into each section using some DP's and a mixture of Chocolate Baroque stamps. I used TL Anne border to go along the eaves, a TL Happy Birthday which I cut from grunge board three times and stuck together to give more depth and the three blooms are some of the newly released TL Fleurs Flower Forming kits which I believe at the moment are only available from Create and Craft TV.

Finally I stamped more Butterflies, cut them out and added to the house along with wire antenna and pearls down their thorax.



Rather belatedly here's my mid month Penny Black inspirational card, I started by stamping the PB Poppies, then brushed on masking fluid before adding the Brusho's for the background, rubbed out the masking fluid and coloured in the Poppies with Brushos and added a PB sentiment.


And carrying the Tattered Lace theme, today seems the appropriate time to share one or two of my samples from the release yesterday on Create and Crafts TV of the Beauty and the Beast range of dies and products. Rare Earth also had a release of beautiful watercolour stamps this week but I will save those for another day.





I really hope you will join in the fun this week.

43 comments:

Mervi said...

Fabulous set of cards and beautiful decoration for wall.
Happy Allsorts birthday and thanks for all of your work!
Sunny greetings, perfect day for gardening;-))m

Loreal Blondi said...

Love the Box with Butterflies! ...and those other cards are beautiful.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh wow where do I start with the commenting. Love everything, so varied and all beautiful

Crafting Queen said...

wow, I love the little house and the cards are great as well. Enjoy your sunshine.

Craftyfield said...

Love your little house Brenda, delicate, feminine and understated. The Beauty and the Beast range are out of my comfort zone but you've done well showcasing them!
Thanks for the ribbons Brenda, got them so quickly too (Monday). I'm off to collect my leTTers...xx

Juls said...

Stunning collection of cards xx

Wendy L said...

Beautiful creations Brenda, xxx

Jeni Mc said...

Brenda this is just so beautiful and must have taken you ages to make . What a wonderful birthday present
Jenix

Glennis said...

Hi Brenda, your little butterfly House is so pretty, what a lovely idea.
Happy birthday All sorts

ALI said...

Gorgeous selection of creations today Brenda!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful butterfly house Brenda and beautiful cards.
Gr Karin

KarinsArtScrap said...

and forgot to say and a gorgeous prise from tattered lace and you are also so kind to give something.
Gr Karin

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow, all of your artwork is gorgeous. Love the butterfly house :) I hope you are doing well, sorry that I haven't been around. Take good care, Shirleyxx

Jane said...

Many happy returns to Allsorts Brenda, that is a real achievement! I love your cards, especially the Beauty and the Beast...Dan Stevens, the lead in the new film version is an old school friend of my SIL...LOLOL! Thanks for all your inspiration and hard work. Crafty hugs xxx

Robin said...

What a wonderful display of creations today! I adhore the butterfly house! The papers are so beautiful and the butterflies are fabulous! I so love Beauty and the Beast and you have displayed them so gorgeous! I just love these all! Hugs, Robin

Ellibelle said...

These are all amazing Brenda, beautiful work!
Hope you're having a good weekend! Rainy here today but hoping for some sunshine for Sunday!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous projects Brenda. The butterfly house looks fabulous, and I love the Beauty and the beast cards but the poppy one has to be my favourite!
Lorraine x

Fiki said...

Gorgeous projects Brenda!
love them all!
Happy birthday All sorts!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oooohhh... Your house of butterflies and blooms is a true delight!! Brilliant creation and how many amazing details on it! That sentiment is really beautiful! Fab cards, too, the flowers of the second one are so lovely on the blended bright bakground! Fabulous also the cards with la Bella e la Bestia!! Your post is so fun, too! :D
Buon Compleanno (Happy Birthday) to Allsorts!
Here today was sunny. Hope that also tomorrow the sun will shine!

susiestacey said...

Love the decorated house Brenda it is so pretty. The poppy card is gorgeous and l have love the theme. Beauty and the beast is all the rage isn't it and a lovely card too. I took Caitlin to see it when she came up at Easter to a large cinema in Elgin it holds about 24 people. Loved the film. x Susan x

Kathleen said...

Your Allsorts creation is fabulous and you have used some gorgeous dies, love the way you have decorated each little 'window' for want of a better description, fabulous make.
Great PB card too and the other samples and brilliant.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful projects Brenda I really love the poppy card and little butterfly house
Carol x

Sarah said...

Gosh Brenda you have been extremely busy and every single one is gorgeous although the house is my absolute favourite, it's all the little cubby holes for bits and pieces that appeals to me!! Happy Birthday to Allsorts, you are a firm favourite to lots of us, here's to many more!! xx

Linda Mc Enery said...

Wow! What a fantastic display of your talent Brenda! Talk about inspiration!!!
Allsorts of Happy Birthday wishes to you all!!
Linda

Helene E said...

such wonderful projects!

Gerrina said...

Your house looks so cozzy and like it is summer there; great!
Love the BD-card; the brusho background is beautiful just like the poppies!
And such dreamy B&B-cards...so much in this post! Hope you can enjoy a sunny day! Hugs, Gerrina

Maxine D said...

Oh Brenda This posT is wonderful - your birThday house is amazing, and the cards sTunning.
Blessings
Maxine

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Waauuw wat zijn je kaarten prachtig. Het kastje is ook schitterend.
Groetjes Gerrie

Di said...

LOVE your house B - and the cards are stunning as well. Happy 8th Birthday - you should be so proud of running such a lovely challenge for so long. I'll try to join in but am up to my eyes in various things here right now.

Hugs

Di xx

Liz said...

Love your little house - just stunning! Great selection of cards too. xx

Linby said...

Love that house and of course the poppies. What a beautiful dress die from Beauty & the Beast too.

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful projects they are all amazing love your house so much and all the new TL goodies as well Love and hugs Caorle x

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Brenda amazing creations and congrats on the 8th year...simply fabulous !!! Hats off to you

Cheers
Dr Sonia

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Congrats on 8 years of All Sorts. I love that challenge.

sue w. said...

Hi Brenda, I love your box of butterflies, what a beautiful keepsake. Love the papers and colours. Just gorgeous.
Hugs Sue W.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous projects, but Beauty and the Beast is my all time favourite film, I have phone case, ornaments and other things LOL so those cards are my favourite, totally gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Donna Ellis said...

Happy birthday to Allsorts! Beautiful project, B, and gorgeous cards!

Pia S said...

You certainly have been productive! I really love the little house with the wallpapered niches and so beautifully decorated with flowers and butterflies. It's gorgeous.
I also wanted to confirm I have received the prize you posted to me. Super prize, the dies will certainly be used, thanks a lot!

KandA said...

Sorry I'm so late in coming to see your fabulous makes Brenda but I'm running so behind this week. I love your wonderful butterfly house and those beautiful poppies and super sentiment. Great beauty and the beast makes too xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Brenda, all the cards and the house are wonderful.
Happy birthday to Allsorts!
Hugs Carola

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Beautiful work!! Everything is so beautiful. Amazing work

Greta said...

Oh wow--that house is stunning, Brenda! Love the cards, too!

Barb said...

A stunning set of cards Brenda and your butterfly house is adorable. Barbxx