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 12 April 2019

Birthday Celebration Winners and Tag Friday Winner

We really enjoyed looking through all the birthday celebration winners posts, thank you to everyone who joined in and some of you who shared more than one project with us - that is sooooo supportive and we so appreciate the entries you all make. Thank you also for all birthday wishes you left for us on your blog posts.

So onto the three Pinworthy projects chosen by the Creative Guides and myself and you certainly made it difficult to narrow it down to just three, But after much deliberation these are the ones highlighted for this month and because you made it so difficult I made it four!





Unfortunately we are unable to choose a winner for the Tag Friday post due to a lack of entries. We hope that more will join in next time.

I would like to link back to our challenge post for April and ask you to share a project here focusing on "The Neutral Zone" where we are creating with the black, white, grey, beige, cream and brown colour palette. There are wonderful inspirational projects from the Creative Guides and a linky for you to add your project to. Inlinkz have changed their platform and ask you to register but they say you only have to ever do this once and in the future you will not have to repeat the process.

In the challenge post you can also read about a call out for anyone interested in maybe becoming a new Creative Guide - that might be you, so please do go take a look to see how you can find out more information about the role and please email me if you are interested.

Thanks for all the support we receive both in comments and entries and we look forward to another happy year of themes and wonderful creative projects.

hugs Brenda and the Creative Guides. xxx

Vintage picture courtesy of the Graphics Fairy


  1. Congratulations to Kerstin,Hazel,Tracey and Irina! Each one of your entries held its own special charm and delight, each one so distinctively beautiful and thoughtful. In the spirit of recognizing each of your creations as a work of creative art, I will be so bold as to say that my favorite one of them all is Tracey's...something about her creative intuition spoke to my heart and I thank her for sharing her treasure.

  2. Congratulations to all the Pinworthies - it was a fabulous birthday collection of entries all round.
    Alison x

  3. Congratulations to our Pinworthy winners- Hazel, Irina, Kerstin and Tracey. I will pin your wining entires to our pinterest board .
    Thanks to everyone who shared their creativity with us.

    Have a lovely weekend everyone

  4. My congratulations to all the Pinworthy winners - Hazel, Irina and Tracey, beautiful and very inspiring projects! and a big THANK YOU, I'm very honoured and happy!! Creative Hugs from Kerstin xx

  5. Congratulations to Kerstin, Hazel, Tracey and Irina! Your artwork is stunning and very deserving of the honors! We had so many wonderful entries that made it very difficult to choose favorites!

  6. Huge congratulations to Kerstin, Hazel, Tracey and Irina and thank you for sharing your creative talents with us. Hugs, Anne xxx

  7. Congrats to all - such wonderful creative projects!

  8. What a lovely surprise. Thank you so much to all the Design Team for your constant inspiration that keeps these creative cogs moving along. Congratulations also to Kerstin, Hazel and Irina and again a Huge Happy 5th Birthday to all at A Vintage Journey xx

  9. Congratulations Kerstin, Hazel and Tracey - great projects! Thank you very much, I am very glad to be in such a company!

  10. Huge congratulations to Kerstin, Hazel, Tracy and Irina xx Stunning projects

    TFS and hugs Annie x