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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Tim Holtz Workshop Adventure

The adventure started back in June when Tim's blog post popped up announcing the UK Workshop hosted by Personal Impressions! The line would be open on 1st July and after repeatedly trying from 9am I finally got through at 1pm! PHEW!

All booked now just the long wait. I suggested my husband take the day off work to drive me from down here in Surrey, up to Coventry and then he could do his beloved cycling whilst I swooned over all things crafty, he jumped at the thought of the former - LOL.

The day dawned quite a few times for me as I just couldn't sleep and soon we were on our way.

Thanks to WOYWW one kind lady called Kay (known on-line as Incy) offered to meet up with me there along with 4 of her friends. It was a pleasure to meet them, all lovely ladies, we had a blast.







I got a photo with Mario first, soon followed by Tim himself and then Dyan, who was also there. I got my Book I and apron signed and soon it was down to business.


What a roller coaster, all that inking and stencilling and adorning of the tag pages with loads of ideaology products to make a super little tag book bound with the new ruler, nuts and bolts kit.





Must admit I was flagging towards the end of the 3 1/2 hours, I had an almighty headache and one of the organisers, Jayne, found me a "4head" to use and that eased it, I am indebt to her.










Soon it was time to leave and not only did we get the apron, but Book II all signed plus all the products on the table, including a distress pad, stain, paint, 3 pens (my first ever), 8 tiny stamps and acrylic block, a stencil, chit-chat, glossy accents, and 2 tissue tape reels. And then a workshop only messenger bag to put it all in. How brilliant was that?











Personal Impressions even gave us a Craft Scrubbie too as our fingers were in a right state by the end - LOL.

A great day was had by all and thanks to Tim, Mario, Dyan and the gang and to Jayne and her gang for organising such a wonderful event. Also to Kay and her friends for being so inviting.


Hoping Tim's first venture into international workshops has encouraged him to have more,
let's hope, let's dream, let's imagine.

19 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, lovely post on what appears to have been a wonderful workshop - and a great bunch of photos for the scrapbook. Love the tag book, and all the gorgeous goodies, and that bag is to die for. Shame about the headache though - hope you are feeling better today. Elizabeth xx

Nikki said...

BJ sounds like you had such a fun time at the workshop minus the headache of course your Tag book looks wonderful and to get all the goodies from the table too. Have fun with your new stash hugs Nikki

Karen Gist said...

I have been sitting by my computer waiting for your post my lovely haha! What a fantastic time you had and what an amazing amount of goodies to bring home as well as some lovely memories. Fabulous photo's to scrap...I particularly like the one of you and another lady sitting down with Tim between you...you look so relaxed! Thanks for showing us! HUGS xxx

TiaraHelen said...

I looked at this but didn't act quick enough! It looks like you had a great time, thanks for sharing the photos.
x

thriftycrafter said...

Sounds fabulous, crafting, stash and good company, what more could you want, apart form no sore head of course, but what a good day. Liking your hair up and down :)

kay said...

Hi Bj,it was so good to meet you yesterday and what a awesome time we had. Well add pics on my blog tomorrow as worn out now from the big adventure. Pleased the headache went x

Helen said...

wow, I am even more jealous now, what a great day it sounds, apart from your headache!

Anne said...

Hi BJ your day looks and sounds wonderful ( not the bad head bit of course)Gorgeous tag. Anne x

Belinda Basson said...

Sorry you had a headache, but glad that got sorted. You got some stunning photos and I love the project you guys made as well as all the products you got to take home. Sounds like a fabulous day and altogether a worthwhile exercise!

Cass said...

Very jealous of all the goodies, but I know that you will make good use of them. So happy that you had such a good day, in spite of the headache. And just love what you created.

take care

Cassidy xx

Dawn said...

Awe brilliant post BJ, fab pics and very happy memories for you by the looks of it. Thank-you for sharing such a special day on here.
Huge hugs x

Shaz Brooks said...

Glad you had such a fab day, despite the headache. What a lovely load of goodies to come away with too.Hugs, Shaz xx

Annette said...

Hi BJ
It was so lovely to meet you. What a great time we all had, and all those amazing free gifts. Great day. Thanks for taking so many lovely photos. Take care. Sandra x

Angie`s Inky Fingers! said...

great times had by all, it was a pleasure to meet and play next to you BJ, great memories, xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Despite the headache, it sounds like it was one of those days you will never forget. Of all the goodies you got, I think I like the stencil best. Memories, photos, and goodies to keep, all made for a perfect day, I'm sure.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the bag! And I love Tim! His classes are always so wonderful; glad you were able to take one.
Rinda

Peg Robinson said...

What a fun day.

JansArtyJunk said...

Wasn't it a great class BJ....I was in the first class of the day...a whirlwind of inkiness, shame you got a sore head, but glad you enjoyed it all the same :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! It looks like wonderful times were had by all. I understand about the flagging after 3+ hours. You'd think crafting all day would be therapeutic and it may be, but it is also exhausting!