Saturday, 17 September 2016

Crafting at Ally Pally - always a good day out

Just got home from a fab day stalking the Paperartsy stand at Ally Pally - a great day out as always and wonderful to catch up with people- though sadly not as many as normal..
straight to Paperartsy of course...
Leanda and Emma on demo duty

 Leandra using some fabulous Donna Downey stencils
 the water extraction technique from Seth's workshop, between us we remembered what we were doing!
 Leandra adding watered down paint to her background
 had a quick wander, Alison (Craftytrog) doing a make and take for That's Crafty
 Kim Dellow doing make and takes for Paperartsy..
 Lucy came to do some infusion demos for Paperartsy while Leandra had a break

 Emma was rocking the backgrounds, she made loads!
 then moved into her journal
 some great infusion work here too
 Lauren on make and take duty at That's Crafty

 Met Chris (Pearshapedchris) a WOYWWer who was down in London for a few days and popped along.  Will be meeting her again at Port Sunny in another couple of weeks!
 a trio of Franich's!!

 Leandra back demoing, the new Fresco's over a crazing gel (Tim's)
 Alison came over and was persuaded to get painty again with a gelli plate demo
so much so that I bought a small one!
 these action shots are really to remind me what to do....
 a quick all round shot, it was nearly closing time so getting empty!
not quite sure what was happening here...
 some of Alison's gelli tags


 and Leandra did a rusting powder demo - we had to search high and low for some vinegar to get this going.. the light doesn't help but it was working by the time we fiished!

 and of course, we decamped to the bar for a swift drink after the show!
Mark, Emma and Leandra, and I've cut off  the other Emma..
 here she is, with Kim and Lauren
 and Alison and Courtney.
and some shopping... not much today, I was very good - you didn't believe I could do it!
Mainly stencils

22 comments:

Miriam said...

Looks like a great day....and great stash....love the new paperartsy stencils....can't wait to get them

Miriam said...

Looks like a great day....and great stash....love the new paperartsy stencils....can't wait to get them

craftimamma said...

Lovely roundup of the day Helen! Looks fab and gorgeous new stencils....I neeeeeed! Some wonderful samples from the demos. One day I will get to watch some Gelli demos.....never seen one live yet!

You were really restrained with your purchases but I bet you make up for it at Port Sunlight, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great to see all about your day out and I always love to see what you buy. So thrilled you had a lovely day. Tracy x

Hazel Agnew said...

Great post Helen...so pleased to share it with you. Looked amazing! Xx

sam21ski said...

You still managed a great stash!! Fab stencils, hope there are some left for Port Sunny xx Thanks for sharing your day with us and can't believe you ended up with a gelli plate after refraining all this time xxx Well done Alison!!!

craftytrog said...

Great post, was fab to see you Helen! Thanks for all the flattering photos! Lol

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Great round up Helen! It was a stencil kind of day wasn't it!! Great purchases!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

It was a lovely day, Helen! Thanks for the round up!

Lucy x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Great post Helen. Fab PA new stencils, thank you for sharing. xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Chris said something about meeting someone in London and I said I couldn't guess, but since she was going to Ally Pally, I'm sure she'll see Helen. And sure enough!! There she is with you. What fun. Did she go alone, or did Mr. Pear Shaped go with her? He loves to shop with her.

I was delighted to see all you purchased. I have a suggestion about old stencils. The ones you no longer use, you can send to me (JUST JOKING)!

I hope you like that Gelli. I can't wrap my mind around mine, but I can see you using yours because it is small and they advertise that you can use it like you would a stamp. And we all know you LOVE your stamps!

Thanks for sharing this day with us. Seems it wasn't as large as it was either two or three years ago when I first followed you there.

Brenda Brown said...

Great to see your photos Helen and to catch up with you at the show xxx

Chris Cresswell said...

Oh dear. I looked through all these fab photos last night then completely of orbit to comment! How rude! I love this post bit gives a real insight into a day at the PA stand. You've caught some lovely moments. I love the one of Leandra really laughing and Hugo quietly smiling just behind her. The samples are wonderful. I think I'm going to stay by the PA stand all day at PS. Love that rusting effect. Would love to see how Leandra does that. You have a wonderful stash of stencils there which I know I'm going to fall for. But with over a hundred stencils in my stash I really don't need any more - or do I!!lol. I love layering with lots of stencils - Dina Wakley taught me that - so these samples are fabulous in showing the marvellous effect of lots of layers. So pleased you had a great day! See you at PS!

Claire said...

Fab post Helen as usual. Love seeing the demos - really lovely samples. I might think about getting my gelli plate put again soon lol! You really did buy a lot of stencils.....but in my opinion you can never have enough stencils!! Hope you have a nice relaxing Sunday now playing with all your new stash! Claire xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant photos Helen! So pleased to see you - glad you paced yourself spendwise - you have 2 weeks to build up for PS! Hugs, Chrisx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely to see all the photos and read up about what I missed! Love your excuse for buying... it doesn't count if it's flat, yes? Despite their flatness, there seem to be quite a bit here and I bet you'll enjoy them with the Gelli plate (I haven't taken the plunge yet).

Kirsten said...

So nice to see everyone, you obviously had a great time. I love your new stash.

Kyla said...

Looks like a great day and Ali Pali is such a stunning setting.
As to buying more stash...stencils are great as they take up NO room :-)

Kyla

Lauren Hatwell said...

Brilliant round up Helen. Really enjoyed all your fab photo's. Lx

Astrid Maclean said...

Thanks for these great photos Helen, wonderful for us "far aways" that can hardly ever make it to any of these shows... The stencils you got look amazing, as do all the makes of course....

Shoshi said...

It sounds as if everyone had a great time at Ally Pally. Thanks for sharing such a lot of fabulous photos - I feel as if I was there! Great to see so many demos going on. It looks a great day out all round. Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm glad you like my Zentangle tracings. I did manage to do a bit more today but no photos yet. I've got a busy couple of days ahead with probably no time for more, but at least I feel as if I'm making some progress now! Glad you like my old cases. Mum was chucking them out when we were clearing everything their house, and I knew I just had to keep them as they make a lovely feature, as well as being useful storage - they've got lots of lace and trimmings and things in them. I was going to restore them, but I rather like the beaten up look of them and the tatty handles!

Thank you for your kind thoughts - I am back on track now re my scan and I'm actually far more worried about my dental appointment tomorrow when I have to have a filling - I'm terrified of that!! I've put some nice music on my iPod and hope that will distract me somewhat, but nothing drowns out that ghastly noise...

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #46

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen. I didn't get chance to have a look at this last week. You obviously had a brilliant day. The trouble when Paper Artsy are around I just want to stay at their stall all day Lol! Have a lovely crafty week, Angela x