Friday, 10 September 2010

**Drum Roll Please...**

Once upon a time Lin Brown (LB Crafts) and Leandra Franich (PaperArtsy) taught a class together, and had so much fun they decided they should do it more often, and regularly! Shortly after they gave birth to their joint altered art event and called it ArtsyCrafts. Over the last 3 years, they have organised more than 14 weekend or day-retreat events of the highest calibre with the focus on stamping, metal working, and mixed media classes. Their passion is to teach you awesome techniques with the products they love best.

But this week is special. You have seen all the hints on twitter, facebook and the's true.... Lin and Leandra have some really big news breaking tonight. As they enter their 4th year of ArtsyCrafts events....they are thrilled to bring you Tim Holtz as a guest tutor in February 2011.

Tim has kindly accepted the challenge to come and teach a totally awesome doozy of a class, the sort of class that we have not before had the opportunity to participate in here in this is it ladies and gentlemen, the opportunity for you to take part in learning directly from Tim himself in a masterclass using Tim Holtz products from his signature ranges which you know and love to use: Ideology, Tim Holtz stamps, Ranger inks and paints, Sizzix dies and oh so much more. It is going to be the class of the year.

In Tim's own words, just for you:

Imagine a place where your creative visions can be displayed for the world to configurations! These dimensional and completely customizable shadow boxes can be configured to share your creative thoughts and artful treasures just the way you want. Learn techniques on collaging, distressing with inks, paints, and more using a variety of Ranger products as you assemble this one of a kind creation. You'll be supplied with ephemera, trinkets, and found objects to feed your altered desires. The time has come to create the configuration of your imagination that's as unique as you...

Not only will you have 4 wonderful hours of creative opportunity with Tim, but also you will have a 2 hour class with Lin and Leandra who will share their unique techniques with Ten Seconds Studio metal, PaperArtsy Stamps, Ranger products and embellished with our most favourite of Tim's products.

On site we will have a shop stocked with all the items used in class so you have the chance to get your hands on the latest and greatest products used in class, and some of those hard-to-get-in-the-UK items. We will be pulling all the strings we can to make sure it's all there for your shopping enjoyment!

The same session ( 4hrs with Tim, and 2hrs with Lin and Leandra) will be available 4 times:

24 Feb 2011 8.00am - 4.30pm
Thursday 24 Feb 2011 10.30am -7.00pm

Friday 25 Feb 8.00am - 4.30pm
Friday 25 Feb 10.30am - 7.00pm

DeVere Harben House, Newport Pagnell, near Milton Keynes, just off Junction 14 of the M1, and 25 mins from Luton Airport.

£150 +VAT . Please note if you live outside the EU you will be charged the VAT (17.5% until Jan 4th 2011, 20% on/after Jan 4th 2011) at time of booking as this product will be consumed in the UK, not that we will let you 'consume' Tim! But you will consume the class here in the UK!

Tickets are available to purchase from the retail shop at after 8.00pm GMT on Monday 13 September, 2010.
Limited to a maximum of 2 tickets per household. You can only book to attend one of the 4 sessions.

When you book your ticket, you will also need to let us know your lunch preferences, by selecting one of the 3 options for each ticket you buy. You will be sent a lunch badge to wear on the day, so please make sure you add one of the following options to your order - and wear your badge on the day!
option 1:Buy a packed lunch from DeVere (sandwich, crisps, chocolate, fruit, bottle of water) £5.00
option 2: Buffet lunch at deVere (served in the coffee lounge area, selection of sandwiches, wraps, bruschetta, hot & cold fork-food, salad and fresh fruit) £7.00
option 3: 3 course restaurant sit-down lunch (soup, selection of a variety of hot food dishes, salads, desserts, cheeseboard) £10.00

Your event ticket and wear your lunch badge
A pair of Tim Holtz non-stick scissors. No other craft tools are required. We provide everything!
Oh and don't forget your handbag - but make sure its a small one (see T&C's)

Please read full
terms and conditions before booking!


Jackie said...

Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic!

The Crafty Chick said...

How awesome is this going to be!!! Still pinching myself even tho WE organised it! ROFLOL Leandra (excited)

Anne Jagger said...


Donna said...

AArrgghhhhh!!........ How utterly gobsmacking! I will book the day off work - this is just fantastic.

mustavcoffee said...

Yeah, totally excited and saving, now!:) xx

Doone said...

ooh I will try to book Liz & I into a session - but please tell me that the Disappointed Ones - will still get an arsty craft chance to see you and Leandra and the Ladies Who Help Teach Us later in the year?


Saskia said...

I'm so jealous I don't live in the UK! :(

Linda Cain said...

CONGRATS LADIES!!!!!!!!!! Whoo, hoo! What a fabulous event. To use one of my favorite words from you guys over there.."simply gobsmacking!"

Wish I were there!


helen said...

Oooh, salivating at the thought.

Karin said...

I'm so excited! The ArtsyCrafts events are truly awesome but having Tim Holtz along too is totally gobsmackingly brilliant! Thank you so much.

Sarah Somerset said...

very very very excited, and so much time to save up for the shopping, no xmas presents just cash please :-)

Linda64 said...

I wish I lived in the UK... Have great fun!!

Daniele said...

well my hubby wanted to know what I wanted for my birthday....I'll sit him down and then tell him, great news looking forward to Monday just hope that there are some tickets left

Piddawinkle said...

i am so excited have stopeed watching finla night of BB

Li'l Pidge said...

Wow, what a fantastic opportunity, well done ladies. Its a week after my 40th birthday, so going to ask hubby if he knows what to get me?! (I live NO WHERE near the venue, but this is TOO good an opportunity).

Allyson said...

Wow, Wow and just in case I didn't make myself clear...WOW!!! I shall be hovvering over the computer at 8on Monday trying to type with my fingers crossed hoping to get a place. How brilliant are you!

Anonymous said...

Utterly fabulous, I shall be up at dawn on Monday ooooohhhh so excited and cannot wait. Contgrats to you and Leandra for organising this event.
Sheelagh T.

Val said...

Well done Lin and Leandra. I am so excited ........


Pat said...

How will I ever wait and eat and sleep til Mondag's registration.

Thanks Lin , Leandra and Tim for this oportunity.

Hope I'm one of the lucky ones.
Pat from Norway

chris'nlinda said...

Oh wow! This will be THE event of the year! Monday evening is going to be nerve-racking - how will we know if we're successful? Hope you're ready for the stampede!!! very excited in Staffordshire!!!!

Jackie said...

Me again - one question! Does booking open at 8pm GMT i.e actually 9pm British Summer Time, or is it 8pm BST?

jojo79 said...

Wow, I hope I am one of the Lucky ones


Liz said...

Fantastic, fantastic i hope i manage to get a place.