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Friday 8 December 2017

November Mini Marvels Winner and Pinworthies

Hello and welcome A Vintage Journey Travellers, Anne here to announce the Winner and Pinworthies from our Mini Marvels Challenge.  A huge thank you to all of you who joined in, with your wonderful creations!  

First of all, our Winner, chosen by Random Org is:

That's #12 Elaine of Waves of Creativity who shared these wonderful collections of inchies and ATCs with us.

Congratulations Elaine!  We will be in touch shortly with your badge and also to arrange delivery of your prize from Southern Ridge Trading Company - a $50 varied selection of chipboard and wood veneer laser cut embellishments!  We hope you will enjoy playing with your prize!


And now for our Pinworthy choices.  As always there were so many beautiful entries, it was almost impossible for the Creative Guides to make their choices, you are all winners in our eyes!  In numerical order:

No. 6 - Jo

These beautiful co-ordinating white on white little ornaments were made from things Jo found in her stash, the finishing touches are wonderful and they will make an amazing wintry window display!

No. 13 - Maria

These very tiny (5cm by 7cm) books are actually necklaces and the detailing on each little book is just exquisite!  Maria shares others in her post which are equally beautiful!

No. 14 - Lys

It is so hard to imagine that this fabulous book is only 3cm tall!  Lys has packed it with Christmas Carols, Recipes and Christmas Cards - definitely a mini marvel!

Huge congratulations to our three Pinworthies this month, you really did create the most wonderful Mini Marvels, thank you so much!  We will be contact with you regarding your Pinworthy badge shortly, along with an invitation to be a Guest Creative Guide with us at A Vintage Journey at some point in the future.

We hope you will visit again on Monday for our regular Destination Inspiration post, using the contents of the monthly travel bag, and we hope too, that you will join in our current challenge - Winter Wonderland, details of which can be found HERE.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Anne and all the Creative Guides  xx


  1. Thanks so much for choosing my mini-book as pinworthy! Congratulations to the winners!

  2. Congratulations! Elaine on being our random Winner- Enjoy your fabulous prize. Congratulations! Jo, Maria and Lys on being our Pinworthy Winners. Each of your projects are for sure 'Mini Marvel's! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us .
    Have a lovely weekend

  3. Congratulations to Elaine for winning this months prize and to our Pinworthy Winners, Maria, Lys and Jo xx Fantastic makes from all of you xxx

    TFS and best wishes

  4. Congratulations to our winner, Elaine, and to all three Pinworthies, Jo, Maria, and Lys - what amazing projects from you and from all the entrants. It was a pleasure hopping around Craftyblogland to see all the Mini Marvels!
    Alison x

  5. Big congrats to Elaine, enjoy your goodies and what wonderful projects from our 3 pinworthies, thank you so much foor playing along and sharing these beauties with us at AVJ!!!!

  6. Wow, thanks so much for awarding me your Pinworthy status for the winter wonderland decorations that I entered into your "Mini Marvels" challenge! You have really made my day 😁. I always enjoy getting creative to join your monthly challenge and have gained so much inspiration and insight from your amazing Creative Guides, thank you! Many congratulations to the winner and all the other Pinworthies! J 😊

  7. What a surprise and thanks for organising the Challenge. I think I will spend the weekend browsing the Southern Ridge Trading Co website!! Elaine xx

  8. Congratulations to our lucky winner Elaine and to our very talented Pinworthies Jo, Maria and Lys, thank you for sharing your talent with us all! Deb xo

  9. Congratulations to Elaine! Enjoy those goodies! And huge congratulations to Jo, Maria and Lys! What amazing miniature works of art you created! Hugs! Sara Emily

  10. Congratulations to the winner of the prize this month and to the lovely Pinworthies - so many wonderful Mini Marvels to inspire us! Julia xx