Thursday 9 April 2015

.....PaperArtsy at {Ally Pally, London} April 11,12, 2015

Hi Everyone, Leandra here

Well by the power of magic scheduling, I am currently demoing in Paris while also telling you about what is happening on the PaperArtsy stand this coming weekend in London!

Yes, our 2 favourite shows have clashed on the same weekend this year, but have no fear, we have a presence at both events, so we are also in London this coming weekend with an amazing line up of events to see on our usual stand, number 56.
We have partnered with It's Crafting Time, and Nina will be there with a full team of PA helpers and plenty of stock for the Big Stamping and Scrapbooking show, Alexandra Palace, London.

The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show
Alexandra Palace 
Alexandra Palace Way
N22 7AY

Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm

Closest Tube?
Wood Green Tube, complimetary bus brings you to the show

PaperArtsy Stand?
Stand 56. Our usual spot down the back near Creative Expressions, looking up at the amazing wood organ

More? Show info here

Over the course of the weekend there is lots to do....

...Demonstrators ...

Both Emma Godfrey and Darcy Wilkinson will be on the stand demoing morning and afternoon with their wonderful stamps. These two will also each be doing make and takes (Emma mornings, Darcy in the afternoons), more on that soon.

Saturday in the middle of the day, Liz Borer will be doing a session on the demo desk too with her Art Nouveau stamps.

As a special surprise, we also have an amazing line up of some of our regular blog contributors demoing too

...Saturday 11th April Demos from...

10:30 -12:30 Alison Hall
Alison will be mashing up Ellen Vargo background stamps with Sara Naumann images, and of course Fresco paints. Expect lots of layers and advice on composition. Alison is a whizz at backrounds that might be suitable for journalling and more.

12:30 - 2:00 Gabrielle Price
You might have seen Gabby on her blog recently mashing up Lynne Perrella 'heads' with Lin Brown flower used upside down as a skirt, it is this idea that Gabby is exploring in her demo.

2:30 - 4:00 Jo Myhill

Jo is well known for her shabby, soft colours, gritty texture, and it is this and more she will be showing you today. She's a messy pup, but fascinating to watch. If you don't know how to let go and explore, this demo is for you!

...Sunday April 12th demos from...

10:30 - 12:30 Deb Wainwright
Deb is fast gaining a reputation for her journalling, and has a real talent for drawing faces on her pages. She layers up paint beautifully, there is a great freedom about her work. If you want to know more about the journalling process, then this demo is for you! She will incorporate some JoFY stamps along the way.

12:30 - 2:30 Alison Bomber
Alison is particularly drawn to the Lynne Perrella stamps. If you saw her stained glass samples she made earlier in the year with the new Fresco blue translucent paints, and gloss glaze on top, then you will love to see them in person! Lynne Perrella stamps ALWAYS come to life when you add colour to them, Alison will share all her tips with you.

2:30 - 4:30 Julie-Ann Lee
When Julie-Ann created these bird-ladies on her blog we all went into a frenzy! Such a fun idea, we even made them into a make and take! Come and watch Julie-Ann share her tip and techniques for success with stencils, paints and stamps.

...Make and Take Programme...

The make and take programme will have 4 options over the course of the weekend

To book your place you need to come to the stand as soon as the show opens and see Courtney who will be taking the booking. 

To be fair for everyone, initially she will book you for one slot only until we assess demand. You can book any session (£2) over the course of the day, but we are only taking one booking per person. 

This will be reviewed at lunch time, if there are still spaces later in the day, you may get a chance to do a second session. No children are permitted to do make and takes due to  our on-stand insurance obligations.

Make and takes start every 45 mins, and are £2 each.

...Saturday Make and Takes...

Saturday Morning with Emma (10:15am- 12:30pm)  
Emma Godfrey Stamps - Project Life 4" x 6" layout

Emma is a scrapbooker at heart, and Pocket Scrapbooking has been high on her list of things to do over the last few years. Pocket Scrapping is small format size layouts (3x4", 4x6", 2x2"). You can fill 12x12 with pocket-sized patches, but of course, this size lends itself to crossing over into mini books, journalling, card making too. Emma will share these ideas when demoing, but also in this make and take she has designed for Saturday morning. 

She will be applying paint with baby wipes, spraying paint through stencils, and using her new scribble circle stamps which are fabulous! (see below) If you don't want to use a photo, the layout can easily be adapted to utilise stamps as the focal point.

Saturday Afternoon with Darcy (2:00pm - 4:15pm)  
Lin Brown/ Lynne Perrella Stamps - Bird Ladies

This make and take is one that Lin Brown has designed for Version Scrap, but as it was Julie-Ann's idea (and she is also demoing these on Sunday) we thought it would be nice for Saturday Ally Pally people to get a chance to make one too. Darcy will be your hostess, and as you can see, it's a Lynne Perrella 'head' mash up with Lin's new Fresco paints, stamps and stencils. Lots to enjoy here!

...Sunday Make and Takes...

Sunday Morning with Emma (10:15 - 12:30pm)  
JoFY Stamps - mini chipboard book cover

Yes, that sneaky sausage Jo Firth-Young has designed some new stunning stamps to work with her classes in Paris this weekend, but I'm sure you will find plenty to do with them too!! 

This focal flower also has matching chipboard shapes, and there are 5 sets of chipboard shapes for you to pick from that co-ordinated with several of Jo's stamp sets. These are limiterd edition shapes for this show only, so don't miss out!

Emma will be taking this Make and Take, but of course, it was designed by Jo, and shows off her new Limited Edition paints, newest stamps and is a lovely 6x6" size, so you could convert it into a book cover perhaps?

Sunday Afternoon with Darcy (2:00 pm - 4:15pm)  
Darcy Stamps - mini book, brayered and stamped (colours may vary on the day)

Darcy, being the magician that she is, has designed this Make and Take with her stamps. She will show you how to create a brayer background, then in a flash it will magically become a mini book. Next you get to decorate it with stamped images from her newest stamp sets. Looks like fun to me!

...New Products...

Jo has released 2 new stamps, with words and phrases in French, but we think they may well appeal to you in London regardless. We have some chipboard shapes to match some of the shapes too..

In addition we have 2 new stamps sets from Emma Godfrey, which also have French elements...perfect for pocket scrapbooking!

On the PaperArtsy stand (No 56) we will have all our new release 2015 PaperArtsy products, numerous stamp collections, stencils and of course Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints. To see all those products, videos and more go here.

In addition, Nina will be bringing many of her products from her shop, It's Crafting Time, that she knows you enjoy, including gelatos, gels and pastes from the Media Line from DecoArt, and numerous other goodies and embellishments!

We hope you have a wonderful time at the show, we have put a lot of hard work in behind the scenes to make this an amazing event, I'm sure you will all have a blast! 

Make sure you take lots of photos for us, and don't forget, drinkies in the bar on Saturday after the show closes for any interested #PAtwits !




Helen said...

Looks like you've cooked up lots of things to tempt us this weekend! the make and takes look great fun.

Hazel Agnew said...

Great stuff! Sounds really exciting on both days! Good idea to give us an outline! So sorry to miss the Sunday crew! Xx

Gabrielle said...

Really looking forward to seeing the PATwits on Saturday! Know those new stamps will *have* to come home with me!!!

Jo said...

One of the highlights of he year, looking forward to getting messy and chatting!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Very excited and very scared lol xx

Julie Lee said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone and hopefully making some new friends too! Please do drop by and see me if you can on Sunday! I am so excited! xxx

massofhair said...

Sorry i will miss out on a wonderful weekend, would be great to see all the demos and the PATwits. Enjoy everyone and congrats on the gig! Looking forward to lots of photos & blog posts:-) xxx

craftytrog said...

Can't wait to see everyone, it's going to be a fab weekend! Very excited to be demonstrating next to the lovely Darcy :-)

Seth said...

Best wishes at both locations. Wish I could visit you at each one.

Minxy said...

You're all going to be amazing, can't wait to see you all x

Kirsten said...

Sounds like a very exciting weekend, good luck to all the new demoers - is that a word?? :) - you'll be brilliant. So pleased I'm going to be there tomorrow to see everyone.

Kirsten said...

And I forgot to say that Jo & Emma's new stamp sets look great.

Unknown said...

Hope u all have fun! Sorry I can't be there to meet u all. X

Cocofolies said...

Oh that's great to see all these photos, thank you for this really nice report of the event Leandra... Hope you didn't regret too much to not be there but in Paris instead on the PA's stand at VS. For me, it was a real pleasure to meet Jo and see Linda and you demo-ing, Mark and part of the team again as the last years. Hope you can continue to come in the future, well accompanied by a group of lovely ladies, fingers crossed! Hugs Coco xx