This is a unique challenge blog where we are inspired by and focus on the Vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial, timeworn and steampunk genres and encompass the talent, flair, expertise and ideas of many artists that we are inspired by. We welcome all types of projects - cards, journaling, assemblage, layouts, albums, atcs, altered art in fact whatever you want to share (as long as it is in good taste).

Friday 8 March 2019

Your Hearts Desire February Pinworthies

Hi everyone x It's Annie here with the details of our pinworthy choices for "Your Hearts Desire" Challenge.  As always it is very difficult to choose from all the amazing entries and we thank everyone who hopped on board with us in February. It's always a pleasure for the Creative Guides to visit your blogs to view the creative process and to leave a comment,

So in no particular order, here are our Pinworthy choices :

 Barbara created this amazing textured Etcetera Tag using plaster/Nuvo Mouse and various other elements. The  textured Snowflake and heart are just stunning......such a clever design.

We absolutely adored Kerstin's  celebration box and the beautiful decoration/embellishments, but in particular the amazing heart that takes centre stage.

We loved Cathy's textured heart that was baked, patina'd rusted and painted with an amazing grungy outcome.

I will be sending your Pinworthy Badges to you shortly ladies xx

Once again, thanks to each and everyone of you who entered our February challenge and we hope that you will also consider entering our 5th Anniversary Challenge,

"Celebrate The Journey" 
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Here is a reminder of our Birthday Challenge Description.
"Back on the 7th March 2014 we tasked ourselves to design, devise, invent, imagine and construct to inspire and encourage you to take this path with us and what an incredible journey it has been so far. Many of you have been here since the beginning hopping on board when you can and it's been amazing seeing all your contributions as we've travelled together.
We are hoping that lots of you will join the journey for our Birthday challenge. To do so we are asking that you include the word or any images that depict a 'journey' or even something that shows a creative journey you are on. Please tell us how your project fits the theme in your blog post and remember to create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk."
The challenge theme runs until Thursday 4th April at 18:00 and you can click HERE to view the wonderful projects created by our guides. 

   Can't wait to see what you create!

Lots of Crafty Hugs
Annie and the Creative Guides xx


  1. Thank you so much for this honor!

  2. A gorgeous choice, I adore your projects Barbara and Kathy! Thank you very much, that makes my day!

  3. A fabulous line up of pinworthy projects, congratulations Barbara, Kerstin and Cathy these are fabulous makes. Yes we’re looking forward to seeing your celebrating the journey projects for our 5th birthday lineup. Have a great weekend everyone xxx

  4. Congratulations to Barbara, Kerstin and Cathy on being our chosen Pinwrthies. You are all very worthy winners. Thanks you for sharing your creativity with us here at AVJ.
    I will pin your projects to our pinterest board straight away .

    Wishing everyone a lovely weekend
    Amanda x

  5. Congratulations to all of our wonderful Pinworthies, Barbara, Kerstin and Cathy! xx

  6. Congratulations to our fabulous Pinworthies, amazing creations one and all! Deb xo

  7. Stunning creations.....Congratulations x

  8. Thank you ladies! So honoured for this! Congrats to Kerstin and Cathy! Barbara

  9. Well done pinworthies. So glad the journey is still continuing, hope to get time to join in this month. Thanks for all the inspiration along the way. x