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Friday, 6 March 2015

A Vintage Journey Celebrates One Year !

We are celebrating OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY at A Vintage Journey - I can hardly believe it is a whole year and what a wonderful year it has been too !  It really is a fabulous team to be part of and it is huge thanks to Brenda and Chris and the whole fabulous team.  Before I show you my creation I have some news!  Good news!

We are changing things up a bit a A Vintage Journey in that we are moving to a monthly challenge to give everyone more time to get their creations together and enter.  There will be a prize of £20 per month from our wonderful Sponsor - Country View Crafts and our overall winner will now be chosen by Random Org.  Since it is our first birthday there are even more prizes on offer for this month's challenge, which incidentally is 'Anything Tim'.  Three Pinworthies will be chosen by the Creative Guides and each one will win a fabulous 'Tim' prize (Tim and Mario have generously donated some prizes) and we will choose one random person from all who comment to win a fabulous prize too!  Please pop over to AVJ for more information!

Those of you who know me will know that I do not normally do the grungier side of Tim, I generally stick to the prettier side - but I thought, in honour of our birthday I would do a grungy piece (or at least it is grungy to me....)... I hope you like it.

I am not going to go into great detail on this as there is a lot to see and read over at A Vintage Journey and I would love for you to see what my talented teamies have created for this special birthday post.  

I used Tim's new paper pack - Correspondence for my base.  
 I also used Tim's Chevron Stencil, the new thinlets Scribbles and Splats and Mixed Media dies, lots of paint and inks, Idea-ology, Remnant Rubs, a Big Chat sticker and Crinkle Ribbon.

Please do join in our latest challenge 'Anything Tim' and help us celebrate our first birthday over at A Vintage Journey, it is going to be a great challenge with lots of wonderful prizes on offer.

The items I have used in my project can be purchased from Susan at Country View Crafts.  Susan stocks oodles of Tim's products and her postage is free here in the UK too.

Thanks so much for looking, I hope to see you again soon.  Hugs, Anne xx


38 comments:

  1. Must add the heart splat dies to my wishlist as you have made me want them even more Anne, i do love how you have chopped up the mixed media die to create your corner. Stunning colour palette and amazing textures, such a pretty Grunge Tag :-) xxx

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  2. Anne, your birthday celebration tag is exquisite! Love that heart, so cool it is! Oh and I always love all your grunge pretty or on the edge! Fabulous tag! Hugs!

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  3. I'm loving those new thinlet dies and the new papers you used on this tag Anne! I thought I didn't need these new things (!) great colors - love the metal, your wonderful bow and that bit of honeycomb in the corner!

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  4. love those gorgeous colours and those dies are fab ! I love the colours and ho you have used them to create such an eye catching piece, and yet such softness to! trace x

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  5. This is wonderful Anne. I love the paper you have used for the base and all your detailing looks amazing.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. The colours drew me in, the perfect way you used those new dies got me hooked, the altered metal and ribbon excited me even more and as for the correspondence papers - well now I need them!!! Anne, whatever style you tackle the end results are always outstandingly beautiful and elegant. Happy Birthday! Jenny x

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  7. Fabulous tag Anne and happy birthday to all at a Vintage Journey.
    Toni xx

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  8. Spotted you today on my Bloglovin' and fell in love with your tag. Super Duper as always. Love how you have used all those products to create your tag - they marry so well.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  9. Gorgeous Anne, the pop of red is a gorgeous touch and I love your ornate plate and delicious background. Tracy x

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  10. Fabulous Anne! Love the rusted effect on your frame and the touch of honeycomb in the corner! Great splash of red, really pops! hugs :)

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  11. Truly beautiful Anne. Gorgeous use of all the newbies. Just the right amount of grunge for me too. Have a lovely weekend, temperatures are rising... Nicola x

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  12. I love this style of yours Anne, such a beautifully balanced tag with gorgeous colours. I now realise I 'need' those scribbles and splats you use them to such great effect. This is perfect birthday piece for our AVJ celebrations. Thanks for everything you do.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  13. A brilliant tag Anne! Like Brenda above,. you have made me look at those dies in a new way, yet another one on the wishlist....

    Love the balance and colours on this tag, and last but not least, it's been great to work together and alongside you on AVJ!!

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  14. Stunning Anne. The heart caught my eye first, I think it is amazing; but then again, everything you touch turns out amazing ((hugs)) xo

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  15. Hi Anne, it is very clear to see a lot of thought and inspiration of our birthday celebrations went into your beautifully designed tag. Love it.
    Have a lovely weekend, Julie x

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  16. Fun Fun Fun, Anne!! I love your 'grungy for you' tag :) It's Fabulous!! Love those scribbly die cuts and your colors of red, blue & natural are wonderful!! I'm soooo super excited to be an AVJ CG with you!! XOXO-Shari

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  17. Love that heart die! Your grungy tag is gorgeous, the design is fab and the colours work so well, happy birthday to you all at AVJ! Hugs Carole Z X

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  18. Anne does grungy! Fabulous composition and combination of new papers and the thinlets dies. Love how you have used the scribbles and splats with the ideology. Nikki xx

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  19. I also love your grungy style, Anne! And how this red so nicely married to the blue.

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  20. I just love your tag! The colors are fantastic and the use of the die is just wonderful. What a great way to celebrate our first birthday.

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  21. stunning tag Anne - love the grungy look - beautiful colours! Can't believe that AVJ is only a year old - it seems to have been here forever - and so it should be! Glad you've gone to monthly challenges - its so hard to fit everything in! Big hugs to you - struggling to find a day when I could come over to visit - will pop that stencil in the post in case I don't manage to get over for a while!!! Big hugs my friend! Rachel xx

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  22. Ooh wow this is... AMAZING!! I love your use of his new die, and you have his new paper pack - jealous...!!! ;) Seriously though, everything works beautifully together and the red heart just pops!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  23. Happy Anniversary to you and all at AVJ! This is such a fabulous tag, Anne - so many great details to draw they eye around. This is the first time I'm seeing that thinlit you used with the black - LOVE the texture it adds and the way you used it behind the ornate plate.

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  24. Happy anniversary from me too. So pleased AVJ is going monthly, the weeks just seem to run away with me. Your tag is brilliant, love the new heart die it's just arrived at mine.
    Sending big hugs, Angela x

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  25. A totally fabulous tag Anne. Gorgeous colours and those new dies look wonderful.
    Like you I can't believe its been a year. Here's to the next year.....happy Birthday x

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  26. Wonderful Anne - great design work. This is one of those makes that say YES!
    Sandy

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  27. It shows what I know about this incredible style of crafting that your tag does not look all that grungy to me, Annie! I think it is really pretty, even romantic with that cool heart! I love every stunning element, as always! That ribbon is really fantastic!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  28. thats one lush tag, love the colours and the ribbon is brilliant x

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  29. Congrats on your 1st Anniversary and long may the Challenge continue. Love your style of grunge and that red scribbly heart looks great!! elaine x

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  30. Brilliant Tag Anne, love everything you have used on it.
    Your usual fantastic design work
    Hugs

    Patricia x

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  31. Awesome tag Anne love how you have used the new dies on that great background

    I've just linked mine to this wonderful challenge

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  32. While this _is_ just a bit grunge-y for your style, it's still much too pretty for me to call it grunge! Love the colors, the way you've used the embellies, and that raggedy looking cross-die is wonderful texture on this super tag. Like an old pitchfork or somesuch. Love the patina you've achieved on the embellies, and I think the quirky red heart is a wonderful feminine touch to the grunge! Well done! TFS & Big Hugs.

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  33. Such a fabulous "grungy" tag Anne - I love your wonderful mix of colours and embellishments - the ragged heart just pops in that gorgeous red. I hadn't thought about using those dies, but now I want them !!! (Sorry to be so late in visiting - finally back from Ireland!) xxx

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  34. I really love this tag, Anne - the colours are sensational. I love the blue-greens, especially on the Ornate Plate and on the number 1 - and how fabulous the scribbly dies look. The pop of red from the heart is simply perfect! Like Jennie, I'm offering apologies for my late visit - but so happy finally to be catching up with the birthday creations.
    Alison xx

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  35. Yay to AVJ!!! Gorgeous tag! LOVE the ornate frame and mixed media heart scrolly piece! Beautiful tag!

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  36. Great tag!I love each detail, your use of new Tim's dies is gorgeous! Barbarayaya

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  37. Beautiful tag and the tonal colours all work well together Anne especially the red.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  38. Anne, what a wonderful tag, perfectly grunged :O) Love the scribbly heart and the honeycomb from the MM die and your colour palette is gorgeous. The pop of red echoing the airmail paper from the Correspondence pack is perfect!

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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