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Friday 10 November 2017

October Crazy for Autumn Colour Winner and Pinworthies

Hello everyone! 

Well here we are already in November and about to announce the winner and pinworthies of our October challenge: Crazy for Autumn Colour. There were a fabulous number of entries and as usual you made it very difficult for us all to decide on our top three entries. 

Thank you again for travelling with us on our Creative Journey here at A Vintage Journey, we really appreciate each and every entry.

But first ...... a drum roll please .... for our randomly drawn winner of last month's prize sponsored by Calico Craft Parts. And Mr has chosen ......

That's #37 Jane of Jane's Journal who created this fabulous page spread full of light and shadow and autumnal colour.

Congratulations, Jane!  We'll be in touch shortly with your Winner's Badge, and to arrange delivery of your prize package from Calico Craft Parts.


And now we turn to our three Pinworthy choices. We challenged you to be Crazy for Autumn Colour and these three fabulous entries really shine through with colour! 

The fabulous use of Distress Oxides really shines through the darker colours and we loved the addition of textiles in this wonderful autumnal tag.

Maria has used many gorgeous layers of textures and stunning colours on her Autumnal page.

Bursting with colour and cogs! Swagatika has managed to create an amazing piece of art from an old computer mother board.

Congratulations to our three Pinworthies this month and thank you all for brightening our month with so much wonderful colour. We will be in touch shortly with your Pinworthy badges and invitations to be a Guest Creative Guide here at A Vintage Journey sometime in the future.

Don't forget to come back again on Monday for another Destination Inspiration using those wonderful travel bag goodies and we do hope you find time to join in our latest challenge which is Mini Marvels. All the details can be found HERE.

Have a great weekend!

Jennie and the Creative Guides


  1. Wonderful entries from our winners, the colours and textures just glow! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous wrk with us ladies!!! Each one is a total beauty in its own right!

  2. Glorious autumnal colours all round - congratulations to our winner and all the Pinworthies. It was another fantastic field of entries from everybody too.
    Alison x

  3. Gorgeous designs, such magical creations! Congratulations all x

  4. Oohh, thank you very much, I am honoured! :))) Congrats to everyone!

  5. Thank you so much!!!!!......all the creative entries were fabulous!!! Congrats to winners.

  6. Congratulations Jane on being our random winner. Enjoy your fabulous prize package .
    Congratulations too to Mary Elizabeth, Maria and Swagatika on being our chosen pinworthies . All your projects are fabulous. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us .
    Have a lovely weekend everyone

  7. Huge Congratulations Jane x.....lovely project xxx Huge congrats to our amazing pinworthies too.....fabulous creations.

    Huge hugs Annie x

  8. Congratulations to Jane and the fabulous Pinworthies! Four fabulous projects! xxx

  9. Woo hoo Jane! How exciting! And biggest congrats to Mary Elizabeth, Maria and Swagatika! What exquisite projects from each one of you. Thanks so much for continuing to support our challenges. Hugs, Autumn

  10. Such wonderful projects chosen - each celebrating gorgeous autumn colors in very different creative ways! congrats to Jane as prize winner - and to Mary Elizabeth, Maria and Swagatika for being chosen the Pinworthies - and thank you to all the other entries for sharing your creativity with us this month! Julia xx

  11. Oh wow thanks so much for my prize. I am delighted. Sorry to not have stopped by earlier, it's my granddaughter's 4th birthday tomorrow and I have been in full cake decorating mode. Well done to the pinworthies and thanks again. Hugs xxx

  12. Fabulous winners one and all! Congratulations to Jane on her win and to Maria, Mary Elizabeth and Swagatika on being chosen as our Pinworthies this month, such amazingly talented artists! Deb xo

  13. Amazing 'Winners', so very creative and so creative. Fabulous gallery and wonderful inspiration for the team x

  14. Huge congratulations to all our worthy winners, your creations are all so inspiring! xx

  15. Congratulations to all the winners! Your Autumn inspired projects were all so amazing! There were so many wonderful entries this month; we appreciate them all!