This is a unique challenge blog where we are inspired by and focus on the Vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial, timeworn and steampunk genres and encompass the talent, flair, expertise and ideas of many artists that we are inspired by. We welcome all types of projects - cards, journaling, assemblage, layouts, albums, atcs, altered art in fact whatever you want to share (as long as it is in good taste).

Friday, 28 March 2014

Our latest Challenge Winner

 
In fact our first ever challenge winner at A Vintage Journey.
 
The second Friday in our fortnightly calendar is when we announce the Creative Guides’ chosen winner of the previous challenge and today it is with great pleasure to announce that this is …..


 
Nicola

This entry had us all feeling well prepared for the journey with these amazing suitcases in which to pack our goodies.
Strapped and tagged we are ready to go. 
What an inspirational idea let alone a fantastic project.These are the epitome of a stack of old cases you can see on the station of any train museum and have been cleverly altered both inside and out. If you haven’t had the chance to see Nicola’s post then I do urge you to go and check it out as there are loads more photos and a great process step by step for you to read.

Thanks Nicola for creating and sharing these wonderful cases with us for our first challenge and congratulations on being the first Traveller to gain the Winner’s badge. You will soon receive notification of your prize which is a £10 voucher to spend in-store at Country View Crafts.
 
Thank you also to everyone else who joined us on this first stage of our Vintage Journey, we so loved looking through all your amazing projects and I have to say you made it so very difficult for us to whittle down all of them to just one, but we got there in the end.
 
Don’t forget we are already half way through the second challenge where the lovely Alison is challenging you all to use words in your projects, but please read the Travelling Instructions as we found several people had eliminated themselves from the chance to win the prize as they hadn’t read the instructions and followed them. We will check they have been followed to ensure fairness to all those who have read them and do comply.
 
Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to catching up with you again on Monday.
 
hugs Brenda and the AVJ team
xxxxx
 
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
Larry Bird


31 comments:

  1. Wahoo!!! Huge thanks to Brenda and All at A Vintage Journey. I'm over the moon happy! What an honour to be the first winner of this first class new challenge. I'm so pleased and shall sleep a happy sleep tonight. Thank-you all so much again. Nicola x

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    1. So well deserved Nicola and you stayed up too. Sleep well xx

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  2. Huge congratulations to you, Nicola! Your vintage work is always so masterfully done. It is always a treat to see your art and read your blog post. Thank you so much for joining our Vintage Journey challenge! X, Candy

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  3. Yes a well deserved win. What a wonderfully delightful piece this is. I love it!!! CONGRATULATIONS Nicola. Karen.x

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  4. Huge Congratulations Nicola. Your fabulous cases deserved to win. Hugs Rita xxx

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  5. Congratulations Nicola and enjoy your happy sleep! What a wonderful project you shared! Hugs!

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  6. Congratulations, Nicola, its a wonderful creation :)

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  7. Congrats Nicola it's a stunning work! BARbarayaya

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  8. A well deserved winner, congratulations Nicola.

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  9. Stunning stunning stunning! Nikki xx

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  10. Congratulations Nicola stunning project

    MaggieH

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  11. wow - what a stunning project - such a worthy winner xx

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  12. BIG congrats to you Nicola, your project just oozes vintage beauty, I love every single detail of it, it is such an amazing make. You are such a deserving winner and we are so happy you joined us!!

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  13. Well done Nicola, a worthy winner, this project is stunning. Chris xxx

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  14. Brilliant! So glad you won Nicola - I loved this!!

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  15. Congratulations Nicola, such a fantastic project and well deserved win. So pleased for you.
    Julie xx

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  16. Well done to the team for picking such a worthy winner. I am so pleased for Nicola, this was my favorite too. Mo x

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  17. Congrats Nicola!! Such an amazing project and a well deserved win. What a great way to start off the first ever challenge :) Spectacular! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  18. Truly deserved! Well done, Nicola! Wow!
    Claudia x

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  19. Thank-you so much everyone for your lovely good wishes. I'm still smiling! Nicola x

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  20. Congratulations, such a deserved winner
    Absolutely fabulous

    Jools x

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  21. Very well deserved Nicola - this was an absolutely amazing make. So pleased for you. Margie x

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  22. I went to yr blog Nicola to see full magnitude of your incredible creation! Totally gob-smacked, these cases are just a work of brilliance. I have left my 'gushings' under yr post on blog.
    Boy, am I glad I was late entering this challenge. Phew!! :))(

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  23. Congratulations Nicola - this is just an amazing make! xxx

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  24. This was just so stunning, Nicola: a well deserved win! Congratulations! Julie Ann xxx

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  25. HUGE congratulations Nicola on your very well deserved win. Your suitcases are stunning and they look almost real - you are a very talented lady! Hugs, Anne xx

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  26. Well done Nicola! A well deserved win with these utterly gorgeous suitcases. I love the attention to detail with those straps and tags. Jenny x

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  27. Well done Nicola , this is an amazing piece, just absolutely gorgeous! hugs trace x

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  28. very worthy winner. i LOVED this project.

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  29. Wow, so happy for Nicola, her project was absolutely FANTASTIC, even beyond words... :) Hugs xx

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