Giveaway: Win Some Gauche Alchemy!

Happy Saturday! Amy here to announce a Gauche Alchemy giveaway!

Gauche Alchemy Giveaway!

Unlike the poor dude pictured here, our contests are designed to be humiliation free. No risk participation! Go for it!

So, here’s the idea. Spread the word about Gauche Alchemy and get a chance to win a delish goody bag on us. It will have a little of this and a dash of that – guaranteed some of our favorite finds.

From now through Valentines Day, any Tweet that includes the hashtag #GaucheAlchemy and a link to our blog (http://GaucheAlchemy.com) will be entered to win. Simple right?

Same goes for Facebook – any post that meets these two criteria will be entered to win (make sure to mark that post public so we can see it).

You can also enter on Pinterest by pinning your favorite product from our shop (found at http://GaucheAlchemy.artfire.com) or pinning a project that features our products (yours or anyone else’s, including our designers), of course including #GaucheAlchemy and our blog link in the description of the photo.

Three ways to win! Get crackin’!

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she’s completely batty!!!!

batty bat made from ouchless cardboard.

Hey ho and hi there,

It’s Ngaire here, with a REALLY simple, and easy to throw together halloweenie display for your home.

I had a ball making these little guys with some of our fab ouchless cardboard.

I downloaded a  free pattern from here, traced onto the back of the cardboard and cut out . ( Kids could totally do this too.) Coloured them with some black paint and stuck on vintage googley eyes.

dangled the bats from skewers with orange embroidery thread...

I got a heap of cool stuff from the dollar store ( the whole  lot came to just  $10.00!!): plastic caldrons, bat and ghost rings, white and black skellies, and fold out pumpkins. I stuck a bat on a stick inside each fold out pumpkin… ( I painted the skewers black too)

I popped a skellie into each caldron, with a couple of the spookie  rings and a  strawberry chocolate frog. ( cos nothing says gross more than a flat brown frog with pink guts, right?)

oooooh spoooky!

I then gathered the letters to spell ‘EVIL” from my stash, and used some black lace from the Halloween colour mixed media kit,  and paper from the Nevermore kit, and made teeny tags for the caldrons.

"evil" tags

you can see them here:

E.V.I.L. yes indeed...

You will notice the skellies all have teeny bows in their “hair”. BECAUSE I COULD, that’s why!!!!

bubble bubble toil and trouble...

I bundled the lot onto a thrifted tray, ready for unsuspecting visitors…

all in together. Bwa hahahahaaaaaaaa...

and there you have it:  cheap , cute, revolting and cool. what more could you want, my pretties?

Until we meet again….

Ngaire

xx Ps.. hey! what’s that behind you????

Happy Halloween !!!

Giveaway: Odds and Ends

Hi everyone!

Maggi here to announce the last of our birthday celebration giveaways! Vintage addicts and altered artists alike will go nuts for this one! I almost didn’t tell you about it because…quite frankly…I want them all to myself. Alas, that cannot be so I have to be the one to deliver the bad news…you have a chance to win one of these super happy fun cool vintage found objects. *sigh* Isn’t it terrible?

But chin up Maggi! I’m willing to be selfless and allow the Gauche Mamas to give away these awesome things to not 1, not 2, not even 3 but FIVE lucky winners! That’s right, we will be picking 5 winners for this giveaway, one for each vintage item. How’s that for birthday presents? Here’s what you could win:

An aspirin tin

A boric acid tin

A flower fashioner

An oven thermometer

Any of these found objects would be perfect in your vintage collection or to alter the hell out of. So get your entry in! All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment on this post TELLING US WHICH PRIZE YOU WOULD PICK IF YOU WON by Midnight, Wednesday September 28th.

All winners from all giveaways will be announced here on the blog on Friday, September 30th. Again, in your comment you must tell us which object you would pick if you’re a winner.  And don’t forget about our other birthday celebration giveaways!

Show your love for GA & enter to win a FREE 3 month ACME kit subscription!

Leave a comment for a chance to win a Postal Mail Art Prize Pack!

Leave a comment for a chance to win our Lace and Ribbon Variety Pack!

Put our blinkie on your blog for a chance to win a color kit of your choice!

Now go glue something awesome onto some awesome something!

Maggi 😀

Giveaway: Blink and You Win It

Hi everyone!

Maggi here with another GA birthday giveaway! The whole month of September Gauche Alchemy is celebrating their 3rd birthday and you get the presents! We’ve already announced our 3 month ACME kit subscription, the postal pack and the Lace and Ribbon Variety Pack giveaways.

Today we’re giving you a chance to win a Mixed Media Color Kit of your choice from the Gauche Alchemy store!

Our yellow Mixed Media Color Kit, Banana Hammock

For this giveaway, all you have to do is link to us by putting a Gauche Alchemy blinkie in the sidebar of your blog or website! How easy is that? Just pick a blinkie, copy the entire code and stick it in your sidebar!

You can choose from such blinkies as…

GABlinkLink
<a href=”https://gauchealchemy.wordpress.com/&#8221; title=”Gauche Alchemy”> <img width=”152″ height=”160″ src=”http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h460/GABlog/blinkies/GAnaughtybutton.jpg&#8221; style=”border:none;” /></a>
GABlinkLink
<a href=”https://gauchealchemy.wordpress.com/&#8221; title=”Gauche Alchemy”> <img width=”160″ height=”154″ src=”http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h460/GABlog/blinkies/GApleasebitchbutton.jpg&#8221; style=”border:none;” /></a>

We have plenty of fantastic blinkies for you to choose from so visit our Link to Us page to pick one for your very own! Link us up and then leave a comment on this post, giving us the link to your blog or website so we can check it out! You have until Midnight on Wednesday, September 28th, all winners from all giveaways will be announced here on the blog on Friday, September 30th.

Our pink Mixed Media Color Kit (and my personal favorite), Pink Parts

So don’t miss out on this and all of our giveaways: 3 month ACME kit subscription, the postal pack and the Lace and Ribbon Variety Pack! All of our giveaways are open to everyone so get your entry in today!

Now go glue something awesome onto some awesome something!

How to Make Your Own Wedding Bouquet

Hi everyone!

Cheryl Whittaker created this wonderful tutorial just for Gauche Alchemy showing how she made her own wedding bouquet!  If it moved a little too fast for you on the origami part – go back and re-watch it a couple of times… the technique is simple and the effects are SO worth it!  Congratulations to Cheryl on her nuptials!  I wonder if she used our Wedding Night mixed media kit for her garter?

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And as if that rockin’ video was awesome enough, we’re continuing our month of birthday celebration giveaways by giving away a Lace Ribbon Variety Pack to one lucky commenter! Giveaway now closed, thanks for playing!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Midnight on Wednesday, September 28th! We’ll pick a winner at random and they will be announced here on the blog on Friday, September 30th along with all of the winners from our giveaways this month.

Additional entries are up for grabs, all you have to do is one (or all!) of the following:

-Like us on Facebook
-Follow us on Twitter
-Retweet: @GaucheAlchemy is celebrating their 3rd birthday by giving away a Lace Ribbon Variety Pack! http://bit.ly/p9UazG

Leaving a comment on this post is all you need to do to be entered once. If you do any of the extras, please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

And don’t forget about our 3 month ACME kit subscription giveaway and our postal pack giveaway!

Giveaway: Postal Prize Pack

Hi everyone!

Maggi here with another giveaway for Gauche Alchemy’s 3rd birthday celebration! All this week we’ve been showing off our brand new Going Postal Mail Art Mixed Media Kit and our mini kit Please Mr. Postman. Yesterday we Played Post Office with our guest designer Dina Wakley and today you have a chance to go postal on your projects with this mail art prize pack!

You’ll get everything you see here, direct to your mailbox to use on your own mail art to then send out of your mailbox. See how easy that was? 😛

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Midnight on Wednesday, September 28th! We’ll pick a winner at random and they will be announced here on the blog on Friday, September 30th along with all of the winners from our giveaways this month.

Additional entries are up for grabs, all you have to do is one (or all!) of the following:

-Like us on Facebook
-Follow us on Twitter
-Retweet: @GaucheAlchemy is celebrating their 3rd birthday by giving away a Postal Prize Pack! http://bit.ly/qhtWZn

Leaving a comment on this post is all you need to do to be entered once. If you do any of the extras, please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

And don’t forget about our 3 month ACME kit subscription giveaway! Get those entries in and link it up!

Now go glue something awesome onto some awesome something!

Maggi

Giveaway: 3 Months of ACME Awesome

Hi everyone! Maggi here with the first of many giveaways to happen in September! As you know, Gauche Alchemy turns 3 this month so…

LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh yeah baby! Y’all can’t see me right now but I’m dancing around my laptop as I post this. We are celebrating Gauche Alchemy’s birthday all month long with an awesome guest Alchemist, a new kit AND you have a chance to win the birthday gifts! Trust me, this will be the most exciting month EVER!

Since we’re turning 3, the Gauche Mamas have gone nuts and decided to offer this to one lucky winner:

A FREE 3 month ACME kit subscription!

No freakin’ way, did I really just write that? You bet your sweet tushie I did! We want to know about your love for Gauche Alchemy and the winner of this contest will receive a FREE 3 month subscription to our fantastic ACME kit! Our ACME kit is a subscriber exclusive and here’s your chance to experience the awesome creative power for yourself! (Or extend your current sub)

Woo hoo! All this for FREE!


For three months you’ll receive our ACME kit and each kit will contain different items of artistic heaven, ready to get into your greedy little hands to be glued, stapled, painted and slapped on to your latest projects. No two kits are alike!

Here’s what you have to do to win: Show us your love for Gauche Alchemy! Create an altered piece, card, layout, journal page, anything showing how much you love GA! You don’t have to use Gauche Alchemy products to enter, just get to creating and show us what you got. Then leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation by Midnight on Wednesday September 28th.

Now for those of you that are more digitally inclined, you can enter too! Create a Gauche Alchemy blinkie or try your hand at making a banner for our blog or even create a landing page for us to use on our Facebook group or a background for our Twitter page! Link it up in your comment for us to see and you could be the winner!

Since I’m already an Alchemist I can’t win (BOO!) but I love GA and made this:

I cut a strip of Ouchless Cardboard for the background then added some pieces from our ACME kit. I used some Punchinella as a stencil and also stapled some to the cardboard. I painted over part of the cardboard with Distress Crackle paint and decided to add some pieces from our Banana Hammock, Wedding Night and Blue Streak Mixed Media Color Kits.

See? Easy peasy! Remember, whether made with your glue gun or your mouse, create some love for Gauche Alchemy and leave a link to your creation in this post by Midnight on Wednesday September 28th. The winner will be announced on Friday, September 30th so you have almost a whole month to get your creative juices flowing!

Now off with you! Go glue something awesome onto some awesome something! (Then link it up so you get a chance to win this amazing prize!)

Maggi