Sunday, February 21

Everything and More!

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Sorry to be so late guys ... I have just spent the last hour and a half coaxing my internet to work!

But you don't wanna know about that ... now do you? You wanna hear all about Lord Tim of Holtz ... the man that can craft on water without so much as a pair of armbands ... remain completely dry and erect a sky scraper at the same time with a Sizzix die and a 2" square of Grunge paper. Tday12102

If you thought my hero worshipping was sad before ... well best you look away now ... because I am about to become a whole lot worse.

He is charming and clever and funny and his art is soulful and seamless and amazing. Grab a cuppa ... make yourself comfortable ... you wanted the details ... so here goes!

Tday22102 My day started at 5am ... trust me ... I don't get up in the middle of the night for just anyone! I got as far as the turning for Milton Keynes and it snowed ... and it snowed ... and it snowed. It looked really bad and like it was settling in for the day ... but the wonderful Lin Brown did n't let a small thing like a blizzard spoil our trip ... oh no! She battled on in appalling conditions to get the lovely Karen and I to our destination. 

We had a fab day and I waited patiently until 1pm to meet Lord Tim and watch his demo ... I say patiently ... I did a little dance when I spotted Mario in one of the aisles ... actually it was quite a big dance ... I knew Tim must be close by and then I did another little jig when I saw Tim's left arm from a distance ... a very lovely arm it is too ... but other than that I was patient. Tday32102

At 1pm we made our way to the demo stand and then discovered I had another two hours to wait because the main attraction was not due to appear until 3pm. Was he worth the wait???? Oh Boy ... was he ever!!!!

He was nothing but charming when I stood and gawped at him ... I did n't tell him that Wendy V said to say "Hi" ... sorry Wendy ... I did n't tell him that Andrea said to say "Hi" ... sorry Andrea ... I did n't ask him to wave to me while he was on QVC as I had planned ... I had my picture taken and then I watched in awe as the master worked his magic ... in his laid back ... funny and uber talented style ... I really have it bad now! Tday42102

So Thank you for all your lovely wishes ... here are some piccies as promised and a couple of pearls of Tim's infinite wisdom for you ... This is n't exactly what he said ... but you'll get the gist...

1. Don't fanny about with Rock Candy stickles ... whack 'em on and work them with your finger ... the mica dTDay52102oes all the hard work for you ... and holy moly is that a great looking sparkle!

2. Don't listen to me when I say that some of the lighter colours of distress inks are a bit wishy washy ... what do I know??? ... I have blending tools for all 36 colours!!! ... With the lighter shades you don't need 'em ... go direct to paper people and use white or a pale card stock ... S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!

That's me then guys ... I will see you all tomorrow ... see the pictures of the tag that Tim ... the man that can swim the channel without taking a breath ... while making a grunge paper rose wreath ... with his feet made ... the one with the rose ... and the gorgeous die cut bird ... and one of my favourite Idea-ology frames ... well he made that for little ole me *Swoon*

And if you ever pop by this way Lord Tim ... Thank you ... you really were brilliant :0)

51 comments:

Ann said...

AW Linda thank you soooooo much for such a descriptive & eloquent picture of today's events, I've been sat here waiting with baited breath (hopefully not bad breath!!) & you didn't dissapoint Linda!! Thanks hun
xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

All I can say is that if you could have seen Linda's little face today you would really know that she has gotta be T!m's #1 FAN :O) That tag that Linda had made for her is BEAUTIFUL ... she let me actually touch it for like 3 seconds!!
I actually think it excited me more seeing Linda getting so excited about seeing Tim than seeing him myself ROFL :O))

Hels Sheridan said...

**that sounded bad....like I wasn't excited to see him...erm...if Tim does read this, ignore the last bit of my comment above** ~ROFLMAO

Alana said...

Oh Linda, it sounds like you had a blast today, but how will you fill your days now with no Sir Tim countdown? But I am sure you will come up with more Timmy moments!

Sid said...

Ohh Linda, so glad your anticipatory feverishnesh has been sated ! The tag looks fab and I am sure you will be an even better woman after seeing your idol !

Really though, so glad you had a simply fab time !

craftimamma said...

Er, so you had a good time then Linda, did you?!? Lol!

Seriously thanks for letting us in on the details and if I were you I'd have that tag in one of those special glass cases, in a specially lit room so it doesn't get spoiled by sunlight or the atmosphere, Ha! Ha! It truly is gorgeous!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sherry Goodloe said...

I am soooo glad that you had such a wonderful time today with Tim *smiles*

Angie said...

How wonderful to hear that he is as nice in real as he seems on video.
So glad you had such a great day ...did he give a hint as to what the QVC tsv was going to be ?????

Lynn Stevens said...

Sounds like a fab-u-lous time, I would Love to see a video of you seeing Tim, now that would be worth watching!!! I bet it would make "Americas Funniest Home Videos" for sure, proubly even win you 100 thousand $.!!! LOL

Paula Gale said...

Oh Linda - I's so made up for you - I noted on Glenda Waterworths Blog that she was wherever Tim was today - or was that another meet?

You've made me smile with your countdowns - now are you going to be watching QVC at midnight Mon Night/Tue morn??? He's the opener (If I remember right) of the 24 hours show - then on later in the day. I must say - he's a bit of a looker isn't he? Did he remember reading your blog? I bet he was as excited as meeting you as you were of him!!!!

Hugs
Paula x x x

Paula Gale said...

p.s. I forgot to say - his roses are almost as good as mine (tee hee)!!!!

Paula x x x

Dan said...

So glad that you had such a great time, not that it was ever in any doubt! :)

Heather said...

Sounds awesome! You are one lucky lady! The rose wreath is AMAZING!!!!

Susan said...

So glad the wait was worth it - like we doubted that! Your tag is fabulous - did you get him to sign it? Love the wreath also - wow! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm with us.
Susan

Carmen said...

Aw Linda, you even got a piece of his work. What an amazing experience. I can just imagine the jig at the sight of his arm *g*

So glad he was all you hoped he would be :P And more by the sound of it ;)

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Diane.W. said...

Awww,bless ya Linda!!! You sound sooo happy!!!
All the makes are fab,esp the rose wreath,wow!!! :o)x

Daniele said...

hiya Linda
so glad you had a great day did catch the back of your head wtching Rachel Greig from darkroom door well I assume it was you as Lin and Karen was there as well, I got to watch Sir Tim as well make a lovely tag here are the piccies of Sir Tim and tag looking forward to the class on Saturday
hugs from Daniele

Helen said...

Wow, lucky lucky you. I love the tag Tim made for you, how awesome is that! Glad the day lived up to your expectations, and that you got there and back safely!!

Effie said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

Carol Quance said...

Thanks for the fab report back - almost as good as being there!

TinaB said...

Sounds like you had a fab time Linda xxx Beautifil tag xxxxxx

voodoo vixen said...

OMGoodness me! He made you a tag? And such a beautiful tag too! So happy for you Linda... are you still floating about? LOL

magpie said...

Fantastic Linda..... So pleased you had a great time...... You may get some sleep now !!!! well I'm joking you will have to play with all the new stuff and techniques....
Sharon xx

All Pink girl said...

Hi Linda xxx
Huge thank you for yesterday it was so great to meet you and your friends lolxxx
your work is stunning and love your blog xxx
hugs and thanks again
Dawnxx

Denize said...

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Simply beautiful and so pleased you weren't disappointed. xxx

Andrea said...

Linda I just love reading your description of how your day went, you make me laugh in a great way, thankyou for that, glad you had the bestest ever day and yout tag he made you is stunning xx

georgina said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your day, he's wonderful isn't he? love the stuff you did too, luv georginaxx

Andrea said...

forgot to say I do not mind that you never said Hi to him for me after all I like you have a tag from him to so the Hi is not that important :-)

Rosie said...

Does that ever sound like a WONDERFUL and inspirational day! The only problem is that it makes me want all the "Tim" stuff but is it kinda expensive .....

Alix said...

oh linda...such a lovely recounting of your day...you've really made me smile...and i can only hope that tim was as impressed with your left arm as you were with his!!! xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

So glad you had a fabby time, not that there was ever any doubt ;) The tags are fab-u-lous and lucky you gettig your very own - wonder how much you'd get for it on ebay? hehehehehehehehehehehehe - kidding of course! Is the ring of roses something Tim had on his stand? Had to read the post of course, but it's just as well, though I knew it was Tim's TSV I hadn't thought about it starting at midnight -duh!
Anne xxx

Debi said...

Wonderful pictures!! Gorgeous tag too! Glad you are having a fabulous time.

nessy said...

oh linda you have it really bad!!~gosh he looks quite young or am am i getting so much older??
sending you a wave
vanessa xx
ps are you recording tomorrows qvc???

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

hi Linda, it was a fab day wasn't it :D i learned so much and didn't want 2 go home :D i got a tag too :D Julie xx

karenm said...

What a lucky girl you are! I wish I could have been there. I have planned to stay up tonight to watch the great Lord on QVC. Can't wait. Have told Hubby to expect major damage to be done to the credit card1

Allyson said...

Are you down off Cloud Nine yet Linda, or still floating somewhere way, way, way above us? That tag is to die for, you are so lucky to have seen the Master at work. So, the big question is are you all fired up with new ideas now for the next round of classes 'cos I'm first in the queue.

Glad you had such a great time.

Allyson xxx

Glen said...

Welcome back Linda. Thank you for the pics and info. I can really feel your excitement and am so looking forward to watching all of the shows tomorrow on QVC. I'm expecting to see you there one day! You are so creative and give me inspiration but alas, I don't have my house in order and therefore, am not using my stash to the best of my ability - yet! LOL. TFS. ~Glen~ Oh....and thank you so much for leaving lovely comments on my blog! :)

Debsg said...

So glad you enjoyed your day. The tag is wonderful. I have a tag Tim made 2 years ago when I saw him, think I may just re-post to celebrate his UK appearance.

The Crafty Chick said...

Linda I tweeted the piccie I took of you and Tim, but looks like you are not tweeting... ;)I loved that vintage box he had with all his bits in it was pretty wicked! And I did laugh at the way you were holding the gorgeous tag he made you like it was some religious relic! LOL Leandra

Lottie said...

I am so thrilled that at last you realised your life long ambition - I can feel the excitment coming off the page and I am so very happy for you.

One thing I was disappointed about though - was the tiny weeny photo of you two - I thought you would have it enlarged to mega pixels on here.

Do please put the photo in your blog post - it is too small for me to see.

Hope you frame that tag and have it hung in a prominent place in your craft room.

Oh happy days.
xxxx

Linda Cain said...

So glad you got to meet "the Master", as I call him!!! And the other word we use here is as you also described him as "Brilliant."
The man is amazing, and I simply LOVE Mario to pieces.

Love, Love, Love your work.

Your Friend in ART,

Linda Cain

evie winter said...

Such a funny post! Glad you got to meet a hero of yours - you should email the blog address to his agent with an invoice for the advertising he got!

AngelaC said...

I didn't really want to read this Linda... because I am sooooo JEALOUS!! BUT I started it and had to carry on cos your account is so funny and entertaining!

Sally said...

LOL - you lucky lady!

Helen said...

Oh my God! You are soooooo lucky, what a day. I love Tim Holtz! I would have just dribbled!

Helen said...

You lucky lucky lady!

What a day! And what a lovely lovely man!

I am just lusting over the flower wreath! If I had seen it, I would have whipped it subtly under my coat! You wouldn't know where I could find instructions for it?

Stay on cloud nine as long as you can!

Shazza said...

WOW, WOW, WOW how exciting s day did you have and the tag that your idol made for you is amazing. hope it is taking pride of place in your room of craft
x

KAT said...

I love Tim too! Looks like you gave up some sleep - but I know you had a wonderful experience. Have you ever had the chance to take any classes with him?

jay670120 said...

You did make me laugh in your post xxx I spent a 3hr workshop with him last weekend but wasn't as excited as you were lol !

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