Monday, 21 February 2011


Hi peeps - hope you are all happy and well.
Just a short(ish) post today, firstly to apologise for not visiting my lovely friends and followers as often as I would have liked, over the past couple of weeks. I will get back to normal in a day or two (please forgive me)! 
 Thought it best to visit GP today and was prescribed antibiotics - apparently there is a secondary chest infection on top of the original flu bug.  However, there's always a glittery lining to every cloud - I've shed half a stone in weight in the last couple of weeks!!
Anyway - enough of that  - on to the second bit of my Post - the Tim Holtz class last Thursday - whoo-hoo!!
The class was fantastic (of course).  Everyone created a hard backed journal book, full of pockets, tags, fab. Tim Holtz papers, products I had never used before such a Kraft Resist, Tissue Tape, Facets, plastic Alpha Parts, etc etc etc. The 4 hours were crammed with hints and tips and loads of techniques, and I would not have missed it for the world. The pages require some more detail adding, to finish them off, and I may store some inspirational crafting ideas in the Journal, as a book of reference for the future. 

Tim is the most amazing guy, with a great sense of humour, and totally approachable.  (He even signed my Journal - how cool is that) !!!
This one may amuse you (or maybe not)!!
I cropped this picture as I was grinning sooooo much (well, who can blame me) -  I looked like a manic Cheshire Cat - very scary indeed!! (Does anyone remember the "WOT" cartoon character)??!!!
Have a wonderful week.  See you all soon. 


Fleur said...

Oh Sylvia, it looks like you had the most amazing day ~ I'm sooooo jealous. I love your photo with him ~ It made me smile!
Hugz fleur xXx

Fliss said...

So glad to hear you had a great time Sylvia and lucky you too.
I love Tim too as I did one of his workshops at the NEC trade show a few years back and it was the best one I've ever done. He made all of us feel so relaxed that we all made more in his class than we'd than in any other one.
Hope you're fully recovered now and sorry to hear you've been unwell.
Fliss xx

Christine said...

Ohhh Sylvia how lucky are you..a whole 4hrs of TH you ladies must have been in craft heaven..where was the class??? awesome journal too look forward to seeing some new techniques when your feeling 100%
take care get properly better.

smiles Chrisatine xx

lisa said...

If you get this twice, Sylvia, I'm not going mad, just the computer playing up!!
You have been through the wars, I'm glad you went for a check up and hopefully will be feeling much better very soon.
Your photos of Tim are gorgeous and the journal looks amazing. I can't wait to have a good nosey!!
What a photo to show us of you both!!!
Take care of yourself and looking forward to seeing you soon.
Hugs Lisax

Lisa Jane said...

Glad you had such a fabulous time . LOve the craft journal and that little pic is wonderful..
Lisa ;)

RefRacBe said...

I'm glad your feeling better and you made it to Tim's class. It great to hear you had a fab time.
Rachel x.

Pami said...

Some great photos, and what an amazing opportunity to do his workshop. You are very lucky! Pami x

Sally H said...

Hlope you are feeling better soon, Sylvia. Very very envious - you had every reason to be grinning like a Cheshire cat - who wouldn't? Maybe we should have a gallery of standing next to Tim smiles!!!

Jo said...

I was wondering today how your day with Mr Holtz had gone and then I see this post, weird or what? Sounds like you had a brilliant time and was well worth the cost!

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia so glad you had a super day chum, your journal is gorgeous, and thanks for sharing your lovely pic's and you had every reason to have a huge smile chum!! Hugs
Sarah x

Berry said...

Lol Sylzia I would so be grinning like a crazy woman too!! I don't think you would even be able to crop out my smile!! The journal looks amazing you were so lucky!!! hugs Rebekah xx

G Peplow said...

Hi there Sylvia, I'm so glad you recovered enough to go to the class and I hope you're much better now. Love your pics, it looks like you had the best time and made a fabulous treasure, hugs:0) xxx

cheryl said...

oh hun i too would have been grinning from ear to ear too,you lucky thing you,looks like you had an amazing time that journal is stunning,hugs cheryl xxxx

CraftinGranny said...

You lucky lady. Glad you were well enough to attend and to come home with such an awesome project. He's coming to KC in April and I'm sure hoping there is enough room for me as they haven't even opened up reservations yet. Can't wait!! Take those meds and get well. Praying for you. "Hugs" Carol

Christine L said...

Wowwwwwwwww what a fab journal.... and no wonder you were grinning!! And yes...... i remember the WOT character!! hehe....
PS Hope you feel better soon...

Nannieflash said...

Oh dear Sylvia Im not sure it might have been better not to crop your photo as the remark make me laugh just thinking of it.
Sorry to hear youve not been well, I do hope you soon feel completely better. It looks as though you had great fun at the class, and its something I would have enjoyed to. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my what a fantastic time you must have had and your creation is amazing!
Fabulous photos!
Hope you feel better soon.
kim x

Larissa said...

Hi Sylvia, it sounds like you had a fabulous workshop! Love your book and the picture of you and Tim is so funny!
I hope you will finally feel better soon.
Have a great week! :)


Beryl said...

Oh you lucky girl. What an experience to have. Glad you were well enough to go and I hope the antibiotics soon help to get you back on top form.
Beryl xx

Mina said...

oh no for the infection Sylvia you poor thing, take care of yourself to the day with the amazing TH and your book is amazing work, I thought TH had made it before I realised it was your
Mina xxx

Sylvia x said...

how lucky are you, so pleased you had such a great time with "Tim" i love the journal and no wonder you had a chesire cat grin!!!

Hope you soon feel 100% soon

sylvia xx

Claire Phillips said...

Looks like you had an absolute ball and I can tell from your wonderful creation alone that you really enjoyed the workshop! Brilliant..... Cheers Claire x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh, it definately looks like you had a fabulous time! You even got a piccie with Tim! I'd love to have one, too and I was wondering whether there will be any time/opportunity for a photo session, I'm sure the queue will be miles long! Fabulous project!
Hugs, Joanna x

Gwendolyn said...

You lucky girl! MEeting Tim H.! Love the book!

Cheryl said...

I hope you are feeling better soon!

Looks like you had fun in the class. The book is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

You lucky gal, the book looks amazing and it sounds like it was a total blast! So jealous!! :D

Liz said...

lucky lady that journal looks so good but glad you had a great time youur crafting is so good you should be doing classes yourself lol

liz xx