Friday, August 30, 2013

In A Word...FABULOUS...

Hi folks...there is only one word to describe my trip to Coventry to attend the Tim Holtz UK event....
I know that's 3 words but hey you could use every descriptive adjective in the dictionary and you wouldn't come close to describing how fabulous it was. I've got zillions of photos but I won't bore you with them all...time to grab a cuppa and a comfy sofa for what can best be described as a great big Tim Holtz love fest. And what a great start to the day when I met my lovely buddy Olive and her hubby George on the flight from Aberdeen....Olive has a craft store in Spain...has been back in Aberdeen over the summer and has attended some of my workshops at The Papeterie...what a hoop-de-doo surprise when we realised we were both heading for a fun day with Tim at the Windmill Village Hotel...
 a beautiful venue with great views...
 and little did I know when I took this bedroom was the one far left...
and super luxurious it was too...crikey I felt a little bit lost in the huge ever so comfy bed...
we had a yummy lunch with lots of eager beaver crafty folks all whipped up into a Tim Holtz frenzy of "could hardly contain our excitement" and it was so special to finally meet up with my fellow Scots and lovely bloggy buddies/Tim Holtz groupies...Rita and her daughter Annie...
before we all headed off for a fun afternoon of playtime Tim Holtz style...
and a "can't wait to delve in" class kit...
 with oodles of gorgeous bits and pieces to whet our crafty appetites...

 and don't you just love the look of concentration on these gorgeous faces...
Tim's workshops are fast paced...he's so passionate about sharing as much inspiration as he can in the time allowed but you're guaranteed when he's in the room...there's also going to be lots of fooling around...practising his hokey cokey moves perhaps...
and look away now if you're of a nervous disposition...a chance for this wrinkly old crafter to have a snuggle with the sweetest guy on the favourite BTS Man and Kitter Extraordinaire...the gorgeous Mario...check out the mega inky hands and guess who forgot her scrubbie...
 love this photo of Mario & Rita...
Rita and Annie with the fabulous Jane from Personal Impressions and woohoo...I think Annie is rather happy with what she's made so far...
And an extra special treat for me...finally I got to meet up with my Craftwork Cards teamie...the lovely and mega talented...Emma...

I have loads more pictures of bloggy buddies on my tablet but this technology challenged crafter has no idea how to transfer them on here and I'm not sure if this will work either...but click on the link for the whoopy-de-doo mad video I took of the woohoo muchly excited happy and very noisy crafty folks when the goodie bags were handed one does GOODIE BAGS like Tim and Ranger...mega mega hugely generous...class fee back over and over again generous.
I know I'm teasing you but Mr Blogger is having a "how many photos are you intending to upload" little tantrum so you'll have to come back tomorrow to see what we made and the reason for all that muchly excited wild whooping...
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Oh so pea green right now Kath! Looks like a fab day was had by all - glad you enjoyed it and thank you for sharing the photo's with us! One day, one day! Looking forward to seeing more hugs Karen xx

  2. God, how I envy you all! What are you fellows! You, Kath, well done! SUPER!

  3. Fabby photos Kath! Especially love the one with Mario and your inky fingers..... what a great day for you all. Hugs, Anne x

  4. What a really fabulous time Kath...and you got to meet Brenda who I met for the first time at her class on Tuesday..what a great blogging world this is ;0) Jane x

  5. Fab pics, thanks for sharing. To transfer from your tablet you need a USB lead. Enjoy your weekend x

  6. It looks like you had a fabulous time. The photo's look great.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  7. Oh wow Kath it all looks fab.....jealous muchly! xx
    When is he coming back?!

  8. Oh wow Kath I'm positively green! What a wonderful time you had. Can't wait to see what you made! I hope sir Tim visits again soon! X

  9. Really glad you shared your experience with us, helps to ease the envy slightly! Can't wait for tomorrows instalment. Valxxx

  10. I spotted you at the afternoon workshop as have often popped in and out of your fab blog and I agree the most amazing time and can't wait to play more with my new goodies x

  11. Looks like you had a brilliant time Kath. Love the photos.

    Kat xx

  12. So glad you all had a fabby time... it looks mayhem!!!. Looking forward to your make and takes.
    Heather W

  13. So glad you had a fabulous day Kath, looked like loads of fun. X

  14. Hi Kath, looks like you all had a fabulous time down there and boy do you deserve it. You have been working those fingers to the bone this summer so it was lovely to see you enjoying what you do best. What a beautiful hotel venue it was, pity you only had the one night there. Looking forward to seeing your makes and more photos of your friends enjoying themselves...Trish

  15. Hi kath
    Well what fab photos it really was an amazing time, shame we didn't get a chance to meet you, my friend and I did share a taxi back to the airport with Rita and Annie what lovely ladies.It was a day I will cherish forever .
    Sandra x

  16. What fabulous photos, Kath... and even one of me that I like!! I love the one of all of us concentrating so hard...
    so thank you for that!
    Alison x


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