Sunday 14 July 2013

Winners ....

I'm glad to say that normality... (well maybe "normality" isn't a word you would associate with Mr and Mrs PA lol) ...some sort of 'normality' has (hopefully) resumed within the PA HQ team and apologies to France and all blog followers for last week's Sunday evening post having to be delayed at the last minute.

I can safely report that the retailers event was enjoyed by all, huge thanks to Leandra and Mark for all their hard work on the run up to the event and on the day itself .... they also deserve a medal for putting up with us {Me, Michelle and Darcy} too for the weekend! It was also lovely to see the ever so friendly faces of Lin Brown and Jo Firth Young. The venue was wonderful and we were very spoiled with the most beautiful buffet.

 {Darcy in pre-set up mode}

{Lin, Leandra and Sam (event manager) working out what goes where}

{On the day fun fun fun}

{Dinner/ Lunch has arrived}

{Oh la la look at these beauties}
{Thanks to Michelle and Darcy for the pics}

Leandra says: A huge thank you to the 50 retailers and tutors who came to this sold-out event and persevered in the scorching heat, managing to concentrate right through to the very last technique! Lucky we managed a slight breeze through the venue, but the air con certainly wasn't used to dealing with that temperature!

We had a wonderful day sharing so many ideas with you all, and will deffo plan another event again. To those who missed out, so sorry, wish we could have you all and that the date would suit everyone, but hopefully you will make it next time!

As another week draws to a close we would like to say a huge thanks to France ,who once again came up trumps with her beautiful projects this last week on the PaperArtsy blog. 

This week's winners from France's challenge are ....

Random winner #1 from last week's first draw (every single entry linked): Julie Ann Lee

Random winner #2 (selected from one entry per person linked) is: Sam

Congratulations! Please email Leandra with your snail mail address, and let her know which A5 plate you would like as your prize! 
NB the new summer JOFY's are now visible online if that helps!

As we move into a new week we would like to welcome back Carol Quance as our Guest Designer for the coming week.

first post will be live in just 15 minutes time. This week Carol is showing some super cool projects using Shrink Plastic and Acetate ... all will be revealed in due course!

If you are inspired by Carol's challenge this week, then simply upload/share your work with us HERE

Each week we do 2 draws, one pool for every single entry, and another where multiple entries are only allocated 1 spot in the draw. So whether you enter multiple projects, or just one, you have the same chance of winning.


sam21ski said...

WOW looks like you had a fabulous time playing with all the fantastic PA products

When is the next PA workshop for us paupers going to be, would love to come, missed out on all the previous ones!!!

Well done Julie, and thanks for picking me again too!!

Sam xxx

Helen said...

Well done to Sam and Julie Ann.
That buffet looks amazing!! The event sounds incredible hard work, especially in the heat. Shrink plastic - oh no!!! I'll be back to check it out though...

Lin said...

woo hoo well done girls!!! and I second that Sam we want a work shop!!!

Kathi said...

The tables filled with food and product look fabulous!

Sarah B said...

well done - afraid I've had a mad week so didn't have a chance to enter.
Would definitely love to attend a workshop - in the Northants area ? xx

Michelle Webb said...

It was so much fun, I had a blast! Meeting up with you Gillian and Darcy. Then driving down to the wonderful hospitality of The Franich's. Weren't they just fantastic? Then to spend the day creating was just icing on the cake. We had a scream, I can't wait to do it again. If we're allowed. Michelle xxxxxx

craftimamma said...

Congratulations Sam and Julie. Have fun playing with your goodies when they arrive.

Lesley Xx

Alison said...

Congratulations Sam & Julie Ann! xxx