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Friday 8 January 2016

Vintage Christmas Winner, Pinworthies and Secret Santa Give-Away Winner

Hi everyone and welcome to our first Winner and Pinworthies post of 2016, and just to make it extra special we've got our Secret Santa Give-Away winner to announce too.

It's so nice to be able to celebrate the Winner and Pinworthies of our Vintage Christmas Challenge theme, but as always we thank all of you who joined us on the journey last month.

We had so many fabulous entries to the Vintage Christmas Challenge, incorporating some wonderful details using Tim's products and techniques to create the most amazing projects. Visiting your blog posts was a real delight for us and it really has been hard to choose our favourites.


So on to the Vintage Christmas Challenge Winner and Pinworthies. First of all here is our randomly chosen winner, who will receive the prize voucher from our sponsor, Country View Crafts.

  Congratulations Sara!
Such a beautiful Vintage make with those stunning colours and that Santa is one of my favourite of Tim's Christmas Stamp Sets. Gorgeous poinsettias too. We hope you will be Guest Creative Guide with us here in the future and your voucher and winner's badge will be with you very soon.


Now on to the Pinworthies...........which was such a hard decision for the Creative Guides to make. With so many fabulous entries it was difficult to pick our favourite three.  Here they are, in no particular order other than their # number.

#4 - Alicia of Golden Goddess Designs
We were all blown away by this wonderful project, Alicia. The details are so amazing..right down to those stunning transparencies. Thank you for sharing with us here at A Vintage Journey and Congratulations on being chosen as a Pinworthy. Your blog badge will be with you shortly.

Nicola's Vintage Christmas Decor piece is stunning with such wonderful details. I am sure you will agree her creations are amazing and its so worth visiting her blog.

The details on Autumn's Triptych card are fabulous and we loved the inside too.


Congratulations to our fabulous four. Badges and Invitations will be on their way to you soon.

Huge thanks to everyone who entered, your creations were amazing and inspiring to all of us here at A Vintage Journey Challenge Blog.

Great to have you on board today and I do hope you will stop by here again on Monday 11th January when one of our Creative Guides will be sharing a Destination Inspiration Travel Bag post full of inspiration and details using various products and techniques. 

There's also a new challenge theme, which kicked off on the 1st January, so I hope you will enter Brenda's fabulous Vintage Travel challenge, it's always great to have you hop on board with us.  And don't hop off just yet... 

Brenda has also drawn the Secret Santa give-away and the winner of the prize is ....

Rupa if you please email Brenda on with your address she will get the goodies in the post to you as soon as possible.

Have a great weekend.

Huge Hugs
Annie and the Creative Guides xxxx


  1. Oh Boy! This is a great start to the new year. Firstly,congratulations to all the winners and thanks Santa...for choosing me! I am just short of words here....a BIG THANKS to the entire AVJ team. Hugs Rupa

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  3. thank you so much for picking me as Pinworthy!! I worked really hard on this one! Thanks for noticing the transparencies, I threw away several tries first!


  4. Congratulations to the winners! You all deserved the prize with your beautiful vintage projects!!!

  5. Congratulations to all of our Pinworthies, there were so many amazing creations for this challenge it was a very hard decision to make but all of your projects were wonderful! Congratulations to Sara as our random winner and to Rupa on winning the Secret Santa giveaway too! Deb xo

  6. Well done everyone, such gorgeous vintage Christmas work x

  7. Congratulations to our Challenge winners Sara, Alicia, Nicola and Autumn . Your projects were fabulous - thank you so much for sharing them with us .
    Congrats too Rupa on your Secret Santa win - enjoy your goodies .
    Amanda x

  8. Congratulations to all the winners today - there really was an overabundance of wonderful Christmas inspiration to be found within the challenge this month - thank you all for sharing your lovely projects! Julia xx

  9. Congrats to all of our winners, awesome projects from you all!!! Well deserved!

  10. Congratulations to the winners! Awesome projects!
    Linda xxx

  11. Wow, how very generous to offer a secret santa giftie. AVJ is the best! The projects this month were jaw dropping beautiful, I am very honored that mine was considered pinworthy. Congrats to everyone who played!

  12. Congrats to everyone and Happy New Year.
    Julie x

  13. Congratulations to Sara, Alicia, Nicole, Autumn and Rupa! All of your projects were fabulous! Anne xx

  14. Congratulations to all our winners and pinworthies - and thanks to all for playing along and making the journey such fun.
    Alison xx

  15. Woo HOO! I am so thrilled to be a lucky winner! A big round of applause to the Creative Guides for choosing Alicia, Nicole and Autumn as deserving; their projects are amazing! Well done, ladies! And congrats to Rupa! We are both so lucky!

  16. Woo HOO! I am so thrilled to be a lucky winner! A big round of applause to the Creative Guides for choosing Alicia, Nicole and Autumn as deserving; their projects are amazing! Well done, ladies! And congrats to Rupa! We are both so lucky!

  17. Huge congratulations to all of our winners and pinworthies! We were inundated with the most amazing entries so you really are the cream of the crop! Jenny x

  18. Thank-you very much ladies for selecting my sleigh amongst your pinworthies - I'm delighted to be included (as are my sparkly deer!). Congrats to Alicia and Autumn for their gorgeous makes. May Sara and Rupa enjoy their goodies too - well done. Nicola x