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Friday 5 June 2015


Hi Vintage Journey travelers and welcome to a new challenge.
It's S@ndy here as your host for our theme Celebrations.  June is a month for so many wonderful events calling for a celebration.  It can be as simple as the last day of school, a wedding, an anniversary, a graduation, Father's Day or, as I have chosen, a birthday. If I have forgotten anything, please add it.

 Our challenge is a monthly one and a randomly chosen winner will receive a £20 gift voucher from our very generous sponsor, Country View Crafts. We will have our Pinworthy blog badges awarded to the Top 3, who will be chosen by the Creative Guides.  Don't forget that we are a Tim Holtz inspired challenge but you do not have to use his products, just let us know how you have been inspired by one of his techniques or colors.  To check out all the rules (not too many) simply click here. 

It would be lovely if you could join us this month - the Creative Guides love seeing how you interrupte the theme. You have until June 30, at 6:00 pm

For my birthday celebration card I choose Tim's Birthday Blueprint Stamp Set.  Tim always says he is most comfortable with, you guessed it, brown - but I felt bright colors were called for here.  I invite you to hop on over to my blog,  My "Crafty" Life On The Internet, for more photos and details.

 Who said there was only one day a year to celebrate Love?  And why wait until October to celebrate the things that go bump in the night--like Zombies?  S@ndy's challenge theme of Celebrations carried me to several places at once!  I'm using Tim's techniques and goodies to create this Zombie-licious jumbo tag to celebrate Amour-Zombie style! 


Today I am celebrating LOVE - using some of Tim's brand new stamps and dies.  Please stop by my blog to see just how I put this together.

I have used the fabulous Runway stamps on my celebration card with three different embossing techniques. For all the details do hop over to Addicted to Art.

I love these crazy bird stamps and the antics everyone gets them up to. With Sandy's theme and it being Spring Time I thought it apt for these little birds to have some babies, so we could celebrate their new arrivals. Would love you to pop over to my Blog HERE

 I made a simple tag card to celebrate the great man himself! Celebrating Tim Holtz my favourite crafting hero. If you want to see more details all you need to do is click

Sandy could not have chosen a better challenge theme than "Celebrations" for this wonderful month of June! It just so happens to be my Hubby's 60th birthday. I have Crackle, Embossing and Eroded Metallics going on and for all the details, please visit my BLOG.

I have made a celebratory card for my inspiration piece this week. It's an 11th wedding anniversary card for my son and daughter-in-law made in the mixed-media genre with lots of layers. Tim's thinlits dies came in very handy with the perfect sentiment and I added an 11 to go with it.

I decided to make a Baby Card for my challenge project as there is nothing nicer to celebrate than the birth of a new baby.
Tim's Blue Print Stamp Set was perfect for this and I was delighted to maintain a vintage style whilst keeping it pink. For more details and to view the inside you can visit my blog by clicking HERE.

Looking forward to viewing your entries xx


I'm celerating love, for anyone, any occasion, with my little trinket box.  My inspiration is just 2 Tim products to prove that you don't have to own much to be able to join in with us!  As usual, there are more pics and a step x step on my blog.  Have fun!!  Chris xxx
My wonderful hubby celebrates another birthday at the end of the month so I thought I would grab the opportunity to make him a celebratory card based on this month's Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015,  Not being a big coffee drinker (hubby is more of a tea urn!) I grabbed the Sizzix Bigz Die 'Packages and Bows' and got to work with lots of surfaces. See more over on my blog.

Thank you team - for such great inspiration.  Now we want to see your celebrations.


  1. Wonderful and Fun and Lovely and Fan-TIM-tastic creations, Ladies!! There is such an array of talent and inspiration here, I'm just spinning from creative overload!! I can't wait to get to everyone's blogs to read and see all of the work that went into each and every project!! S@ndy--I think you're in for a doozy of turn-out for this one!! :) :)

  2. WOW, everyone rocked the CELEBRATIONS! I can't wait to see more on your blogs. YUMMY... I want to play too.

  3. WOW!!! What a gorgeous collection of DT inspiration!!! Love it!

  4. So many wonderful things to celebrate with all this creativity from the Creative Guides! Lovely variety ladies! Julia xx

  5. An amazing array of inspirational creations.....A great challenge theme Sandy x Hope to get around everyone's blogs over the weekend.

    Huge Hugs Annie xx

  6. My thanks to the entire team for such wonderful creations. I think we have covered all the June events. Great inspiration from all of you.

    S@ndy xx

  7. A great theme......just celebrate life! The DT have made some amazing creations as always. Here's to celebrating a flaming June I hope x

  8. I love the variety of ideas and the incredible talent that has pulled together this collection of amazing pieces for Sandy's great theme. Ladies you know how to celebrate in style. Xxx

  9. An incredible line up of wonderful celebratory projects ladies - and a great challenge theme S@ndy! Anne xx

  10. As usual, I am blown away by the design team creations! Love this challenge idea, gotta put my thinking cap on! See you soon, hugs :)

  11. Fabulous challenge theme, Sandy and just in time for me!!! What a great line up of talent from the DT and certainly will put everyone in a celebratory mood! Fun!

  12. So let's celebrate! Beautiful ideas from the DT, Thanks!

  13. Stunning and wonderfully diverse makes ladies. Nicola x

  14. A wonderful selection for this great theme Sandy. Nikkixx

  15. What a fantastic selection and great interpretation for the celebration challenge.
    Julie x

  16. What a wonderful challenge theme and amazing inspiration from the Creative Guides as always! Thanks for another great challenge, always something to celebrate at AVJ!

  17. Fantabulous inspo by the DT! Wonderful challenge theme because everyone loves to celebrate something! Awesome sauce! ~Niki

  18. Beautiful inspiration from the DT!!

  19. Absolutely incredible inspirations! You are Amazing! BArbarayaya