Saturday, 31 August 2013

My Big Day Out....

Hello friends and happy weekend!!

Well, I DID IT!!! After the last eight month's that I've had, it was something that right up until the last minute, I didn't know if I would make but thanks to my parents who drove me and with a lot of determination, gritted teeth and painkillers...I got there, and it was one of the best days of my life!!

Of course, as always with a Williams journey, we got lost on our way there, but as the English countryside whizzed and quite a few rests at every service station along the route, we finally made it to the hotel!!

...and this is what greeted me when the doors were opened!!
Here's Dyan Reaveley chatting away to some fellow classroomers...
...and of course, the man himself ~ Mr Tim Holtz who spent so much time with us all, signing aprons, books and having his photo taken!!!
 

Before the class started, I finally got to meet so many friends and fellow bloggers, including the beautiful Kaz, my fellow Craftwork Cards teamie, the fabulous Kath, the lovely Alison, Rita and Annie, my twitter friend, Tracey and also Helen and her friend, who I sat next to and who kept me company throughout the afternoon!!

Last but by no means least, I did bump into this person....
...thank you to Kaz who took this picture that I will treasure for a long, long time!!

So, after all that...the classroom began and here's Tim introducing Journey's Of The Past...
...and this is the kit we were working on!!
As you can imagine, time flew and the end of the class came before we knew it but there were some very happy crafters, including me!! I haven't stopped smiling since and look at what I came home with!!!!!
Now, I'm going to finish my project and to whet your appetite, here's a little sneaky peek of what we were making...watch this space for when it's finished!!!
So, after all the excitement of the week, all that's left for me to say is....THANK YOU Tim and everyone who was involved in putting this wonderful event together and thank you so much for stopping by today...this weekend is going to be all about rest for me, (if I know the meaning of the word, lol) so I will bid you farewell and see you all tomorrow with my latest piece for The Artistic Stamper!!
Bye for now and see you soon!
Love (smiley) Emma xxx

17 comments:

  1. Aw lovely so glad you made it and got to meet Tim! Fab photo of you. Sounds like a super day. I'm definitely planning on going to a workshop with Dyan at some point. So talented are these crafting legends!! Take care and rest up . Zo xx

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  2. Looks like BRILLIANT fun and with the added bonus of meeting Sir Tim of Holtz too! Yee Haa - stopped smiling yet?

    Kathyk

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  3. WOW You look so happy with mr Holtz!!! So glad you managed to go, super :) Hope you have a great restful weekend now, Much Love Hazel;xoxo

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  4. oh brilliant - so glad you got there and had a wonderful time (most envious of you...wish I could have gone)Have a very restful weekend Emma x

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  5. Oh Emma -- Such an absolutely perfect day! Thanks for all the pics. So glad you enjoyed every minute (big hugs to your parents for getting you there). Have a very restful weekend! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  6. So happy that you had a fabulous day! I'm not at all jealous that you got to meet his Timness! Hugs, Jo x

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  7. Sounds amazing Emma, so pleased you were able to go and I look forward to seeing the finished project, take care...xx

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  8. So happy for you :) Tim is such a wonderful teacher...now go and rest!! BIG hugs xx

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  9. Hello lovely lady! So made my day to meet you....after all this time!have a lovely weekend! make sure you rest up......
    hugs xx

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  10. So pleased you managed to get there Emma and that you enjoyed your day, what a thrill. I am envious. Take it easy for a week now. Tracy x

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  11. One of your dreams fulfilled - so pleased for you!
    Vicky xx

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  12. WOW!!! What a journey, but so worth it! I love all the photos, and your project will be fabulous completed! So glad you were able to go!

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  13. Well done you. What a heck of an effort on your part but worth every minute of it. Hope you get plenty of rest now. Hugs, Jenny x

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  14. Hi Emma - I had no idea you weren't feeling great - It just goes to show what a tonic our crafting is to us all. It was great to meet you and share such a wonderful day. Hugs Helen x

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  15. So lovely to meet you... so glad you were able to push through and be part of the day. Loved the workshop, though I'm still looking at my too-pink book and plotting how to remake it!
    Alison x

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  16. Hi Emma. What a fabulous day it was too. It was so lovely to meet up with you and your lovely parents. You must have been so tired by the time you got home. Wonderful memories for all of us. Hugs Rita xxxxx

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  17. I'm thrilled for you and thanks so much for sharing the photos of the day. I LOVE the one of you and Tim, that's awesome. Sounds like he is one wonderful bloke and its always nice when you get to have his hands on experience and get to chat.
    Fantastic memories of a wonderful day

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Emma ~xx

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