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Friday 19 May 2017

More Pinworthy Inspiration

Hello and thank you for stopping by. We are excited to introduce our talented Pinworthy winners from February's challenge: Jan from Scrapbooking From The Attic, Kasia from Papierowy Wymiar and Zelda from Out Of Africa Creations. They have all made wonderful projects for our current 'Use A Quote' challenge, enjoy!


Hi, so excited to be here! I seem to have been crafting forever, I enjoyed art at school and college but was always more interested in sculpture and 3D work. I am easily bored and look for new ways to use my stash. The best thing about crafting is the amazing people you meet and the inspiration you get from their enthusiasm. I am inspired by colour, texture and shape in the natural world and architecture.

The theme of Quotes, chosen by Jenny was interesting. I have a small jar full of quotes so I chose a
couple and the one that appealed to me was:

" You are the only one who can make your dreams come true"

I wanted to make a journal cover for experimental creations and trying out new techniques, so the quote fitted well. I chose the colours from a photo I had taken of Spring blossom. I used the journal to find acrylic colours which would match my palette.

The colours reflected the dream like feel I wanted to create and linked to my Pinworthy hanging.I used stamps, stencils and added machine sewing to add more texture and interest.

Thank you to AVJ for this opportunity to join in the May Challenge. I hope you get an impression of my work, details are on my blog


Hello, I'm Kasia from Poland and I am so excited to be a Pinworthy Guest at A Vintage Journey.

I love creating LO and albums and my son is my greatest inspiration :) I wanted to keep memories for my family and this is the reason why I started scrapbooking. Now, it is a part of my life. I often incorporate stitching on my pages and I'm always looking for elements in everyday life.

This month's theme ‘Use A Quote' inspired me to create a vintage card with quote in its inside.

I used here old laces, crochet napkin and some beads. I dyed all these elements by coffee. There is broken pendant in the center, it's metal purse and I put there some flowers.

The quote is from 'Norwegian wood' by Haruki Murakami: "All of us are imperfect human beings living in an imperfect world. We don’t live with the mechanical precision of a bank account or by measuring all our lines and angles with rulers and protractors."

I hope you like it.

All my scrapwork can be found here on my blog: Papierowy wymiar


Hello everyone! I'm thrilled to be back at A Vintage Journey as a Pinworthy Guest and excited to share my 'Use A Quote' project with you.

I've always enjoyed creating but only discovered blogland and online challenges a few years ago. I love trying new techniques and different styles and I find participating in challenges encourages me to do just that.

Today's project is an altered box which I made for my daughter's birthday and I found the perfect inspirational quote.

I had a box which was the exact size needed, but it required altering as I wanted a hinged lid. I also reinforced the inside with chipboard to make it very sturdy. I then selected the color scheme, matching patterned papers and all the embellishments I wanted to add to my project.

Here is the inside:

I distressed and inked all the edges and added lace to finish it off.

The inside of the hinged lid.

Once again all the edges were distressed and inked. I inserted a panel covered with satin material, added some lace and the two triangles of patterned paper which create a pocket. A lace die cut border and pearls finished it off.

For more details please visit my blog Out of Africa Creations.  Thank you so much to A Vintage Journey for inviting me.  Have a wonderful day!


Thank you so much to Jan, Kasia and Zelda for sharing their lovely creations with us all and I hope that you have been inspired to enter our 'Use A Quote' challenge, you have a chance to win a generous gift voucher from our sponsor That's Crafty and to be chosen as one of our Pinworthies.  Can't wait to see what you link up, happy creating!

Deb xo


  1. Fabulous projects ladies! They are all so inspiring x

  2. What an outstanding collection of quote based projects! I love the mix of textures on Kasia's card, the total transformation of Zelda's box and as for Jan's journal - I want to go sit beside her and watch her work! Magnificent! Thank you all for joining us at AVJ this time xx

    1. Thank you Jenny, you are welcome to visit the attic lol x

  3. Wow, what wonderful creations from you all and such inspiring quotes too!! I love each and every one, and how interesting, they all seem to fit together too in their shabby subtle gorgeousness..... I can't wait to check out the details on your blogs and thank you all so much for sharing your talents with us here at AVJ!

  4. Congratulations Kasia and Zelda, I love your creations which fit your quotes perfectly. X

  5. Welcome Jan. Kasia and Zelda . Your 'Use a quote' projects are all fabulous and so inspiring. Some lovely chosen quotes Ladies. Thank you so much for sharing your creative talent with us.
    Have a lovely weekend everyone

  6. Oh my goodness! What amazing inspiration! We are thrilled to have you lovely ladies share with us. Your projects are each so wonderful and creative. Thank you so much for joining us. Hugs, Autumn

  7. What beautiful, thoughtful and inspired projects Jan, Kasia and Zelda - I can tell that your hearts were really put into these creations, thank you so much for sharing them with us! Julia xx

  8. These are all amazing! Fabulous inspiration and loving their amazing projects.
    Linda xxx

  9. Jan's journal cover is wonderfully elegant, Kasia's card is so beautifully vintage with the lovely pendant and Zelda's altered box is gorgeous. All of the quotes are superb too - thank you so much ladies for sharing your amazing art and wonderful talent with us! Anne xx

  10. What fantastic creations from all the Pinworthies. Looking forward to hopping round to leave some individual love soon.
    Alison x

  11. How lovely to have our February Pinworthies here with us , sharing beautiful and inspiring creations for Jenny's use a quote challenge. Love your journal cover Jan and Kasia your card details are charming, bet your daughter loved this stunning box Zelda xxxx great work

    TFS Annie xxx

  12. Wow! Jan, Kasia and Zelda have each done an amazing job with their Pinworthy Inspiration projects! Jan your journal cover is Beautiful in color and texture, and I'm sure you will be turning to it often--I know I would want to! Kasia, your vintage card is lovely with lace, pearls and that beautiful locket and paper! Zelda, I know your daughter was so happy with her gift! This box is full of gorgeous details and the quote is perfect! Thank you ladies, for sharing your talents with us here!