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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Ally Pally Demo Alert and Ticket Giveaway


UPDATE: The draw is now closed.  Thanks to all who took part.

Hello all and welcome.  So glad you liked my Tim tag that I managed to squeeze in!  I'm back tonight with an exciting post.

We're just a couple of weeks away from the big Ally Pally stamp show - Crafting at Ally Pally it's now called - and there will be lots going on at the PaperArtsy stand… including yours truly having another go at the demo table.  I'm there on the Saturday from 12.15 - 2pm.  Do drop by if you can.  You might see one of these teaser tags in action...




There are Make and Take sessions which you can sign up for, as well as a full programme of demonstrators all day Saturday and Sunday.  For the full details check out the PaperArtsy blog this evening.  There are also some fabulous sneak peeks of what everybody's going to be up to on the demo desks.








These are just some little sneak peeks of my demo-ing plans.  If you want to see the whole tags you'll just have to come to Ally Pally (oh, okay, I'll probably share them here at some point too!).

I'm in a Hot Picks frenzy with the July release and some even newer stamps (there's a really naughty sneak peek here if you look carefully!) and new paint colours.

And I've been playing with the PaperArtsy glazes too.  Think bright colours, vintage images, gloss and matte resists and finishes, metallic shimmer and of course my favourite - crackle!







Even better, I've got a pair of tickets for the show to give away, courtesy of PaperArtsy.  All you need do is mention in your comment that you'd like to be in the draw and I'll pick the winner in a week's time, next Sunday.










That should give them time to get to you in the post by 19th/20th September.  I know this is only any good for those geographically and temporally able to visit Ally Pally - but I'll be having another giveaway soon - with some of these samples in the mix - so keep your eyes peeled.












And that's not all you need to keep your eyes peeled for... it's another BIG PaperArtsy week this week.  I'll be back before you know it, and you'll want to keep a close eye on the PaperArtsy blog all week - lots of excitement for you.





In the meantime, don't forget to mention in your comment if you'd like to win the tickets, and good luck everyone!  I hope I might see you at Ally Pally...

Far and away the best prize life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

(But free tickets to the Crafting at Ally Pally show are pretty good too!)

26 comments:

Helen said...

well If I'm not there, I'll be in trouble... looking forward to watching you demo.. although that may make me even more nervous! Great samples, btw.

Deborah said...

These glimpses are very tantalising. Visitors to the PaperArtsy stand are in for a treat!

catherine said...

I am so pleased for you Alison to be demoing at the show and only wish I could come and say hello. I am sure you will be perfect for it. Sorry I have been a bit absent lately but I am about to return to college next week after 20 years out!! I am studying theatrical costume design for the next two years but still hoping to keep my blog going and show all my work!! Hope everything is ok with you and good luck!
x catherine

Terry said...

There are certainly going to be in for a treat with you doing demos! Off to check out these lovely glances! Hugs!

Meggymay said...

Love your sneak peeks, your demo's will be great. Its such a shame I live so far away from the venue, this sort of show never comes to the N.E. of the UK [Roman Wall country}
Yvonne xx

Julia Aston said...

Looks like lots of fun stuff here Alison - so wish I lived over there!!! Julia xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I would love to join you Alison! Wishing fun for you!♥♥♥

brenda said...

Different colours for you Alison and what a gorgeous make it looks and the crowning glory for me is of course that lush Poppy.

B x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Exciting news - wish I could be there! Chrisx

Lin said...

Oh there is going to be a great couple of days at AP this year with all these patwits on the stand..can I go in the draw for a ticket please Alison..ether way I'll see you there!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

They look wonderful. I hope to be there on the Saturday.

Astrid Maclean said...

Have loads of fun!! Wished I could be there, but am busy working and it's just a bit far from E'burgh... :o(

Brenda Brown said...

Looking forward to seeing you and your gorgeous work xxx

Sandy said...

Have you ever seen a 70 year old woman pulling on her hair and screaming with her whole might! Those two free tickets need to include round trip air tickets too. Oh Alison, how I would love to be there - see this beautiful work and meet you in person. Tell Astrid that Edinburgh is a lot closer than Florida. Look at all the people that are going. It is such a pity that I can't be there too! Oh woe is me ......
Sandy xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

I hope to be able to see these intriguing and beautiful sneak peeks irl! I am really hoping to get to the Saturday Ally Pally show, as a kind of pre-birthday treat. Please include my name in the draw, if that's OK. :) xx

Sue said...

Really gorgeous Alison, love all the shiny! Wish I lived closer I would love to see you demo xx

Anita Houston said...

These snippits are wonderful! I know you will be grand!!! Congrats to you!!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

How I wish I could jet over the pond and join in the fun at Ally Pally, your sneak peeks are very enticing Alison! Have fun at the make and take and good luck to everyone who enters for the tickets, you lucky ducks! Deb xo

Laurart said...

I will (hopefully) be going to Ally Pally on the Sunday (a free ticket is always good!) Fantastic work as always! xxxx

JackieP Neal said...

ahhh, if only I lived closer! ") xo

Shari Trumbull said...

If I lived in the UK, I'd be totally stalking you at Ally Pally, Alison!! :) But, I'm a crafty stalker and only want to learn how to be more creative like you and I'll just have to stalk you here at your blog!! Can't wait to see what you share with us from Ally Pally!! XOXO-Shari

Team Clark said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing! Thanks so much!

Coco said...

Your samples look FABULOUS Alison!!!! Don't count me in the draw as I'm too far away unfortunately.. but wow, how much I would have loved seeing you demo-ing like on these great sneak peeks you offer to us! Would love winning one of these one day... :) Hugs and good luck for the demos, but I'm sure you will rock! xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'll bet it is fun to watch you demo because you always do so much to each piece and it is all fabulous and works well together. Enjoy the show and I'll stay tuned to see what these sneak peeks are all about. They are definitely interesting.

Mrs.B said...

These sneak peeks look fabulous, how I wish I could just pop down. I really must get organised and drag(sorry take) DH away for a lovely weekend next time the show is on.
Avril xx

jasann said...

Hi there, I would love to be able to be there for your Demo's, but live too far away, in Australia, but I do love your work, it is fabulous!!!!!