Friday 4 December 2020

Merry Christmas at A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone I hope you are well and keeping safe xx Christmas will be quite different for many of us this year as spending time with family and friends is acceptable but not recommended.  On a positive note we are informed there is light at the end of the tunnel as vaccines become available in the UK/aroud the world.

Over at A Vintage Journey this month the Creative Guides have created Artist Trading Cards for our last ever challenge. It is with great sadness that this amazing challenge blog is ending, however, due to many changes with blogger,  various platforms now available to showcase your crafty makes AVJ has seen less peeps visiting,  commenting and participating in our challenges.

Brenda has explained our ending beautifully  on the challenge blog and you can read it by clicking HERE

When AVJ started out we were creating in the style of Tim Holtz, therefore I decided to create my Merry Christmas ATC's using his products. I do apologise for the poor quality of the photographs, which appeared fine until I edited them.

Below you can view my "Farewell" ATC, again in a vintage shabby style, using lace/ribbon etc from my stash, together with Tim's Paper Dolls and leaf dies.

I have had the most amazing time being part of A Vintage Journey as a Creative Guide. I have learned so much and been inspired by my uber talented teamies/friends both past and present. (I have also been fortunate to meet with many of them too x ) So much inspiration has also been provided by  AVJ followers and entries to our challenges and although I shall miss that I have managed to catch up with quite a few peeps on Instagram. So "Farewell" to AVJ it has been a blast but I think it's the right time as with any journey we frequently change direction. 

Best wishes and thank you for all the lovely comments left over the years. I have treasured memories and I am sure I will keep in touch with my friends at AVJ x

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2021

Best wishes

Annie xx

post signature


  1. Beautiful work Annie, have a great day, take care, hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow, what stunning ATCs! I love your Tim Holtz designs, the colours and die cuts are full of Christmas cheer and those paper dolls are adorable 😁. Your farewell ATC looks so elegant with the lace background and ribbon trim, so beautiful! I have really enjoyed being part of the Creative Guide team over at A Vintage Journey with you and I'm grateful for all your support and friendship. You've been such an inspiration - thank you so much for being part of my creative journey and Merry Christmas! Love and hugs, Jo x

    1. I received your Christmas card today, thank you so much for thinking of me! I was so surprised to receive it and I love the way you mounted one of your Merry Little Christmas ATC designs onto the card to send to me, that is so kind and thoughtful and I will treasure it always 😀. I'll be sure to stay in touch with you on Instagram too, thank you for your support and friendship! Big hugs, Jo x

  3. Goodness - what cute little kids on your sweet Christmas ATC's Annie - so pretty with the greenery on each one - and your farewell ATC is appropriately so vintagey! I have enjoyed being a Creative Guide with you all these years and wish you the best! Julia xx

  4. It's a sad thing really. I too have less blog activity and I can't even imagine a challenge blog with less, so I get it. Instagram has changed the blog thing for crafters I think. Anyway, love your atcs in TH Christmas style. All beautiful. Hope you continue making and blogging.

  5. Absolutely Stunning ATC cards Annie. Such a pity that it’s finishing up. No doubt something else will turn up. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Lovely lady, let me start by saying that your ATCs are absolutely lovely! So colourful and fabulous, beautifully put together.
    Well, what else can I say, it really is a bittersweet occasion to say good bye to AVJ, it has been an amazing journey and we all have become good friends, - I cannot believe it has been almost 7 years. Happily I know we will stay in touch, on Instagram in any case, but also IRL, hopefully before too long....
    Meanwhile, wishing you and Ronnie a fabulous Christmas and all the best for 2021 Huge hugs, Astrid

  7. Such enchanting ATCs, Annie, to commemorate and celebrate this sad, sweet end of an era. It's been such a pleasure to travel alongside you on this Vintage Journey - and I especially associate you with the Tim Holtz days (since it's your persistence on the phonelines that I have to thank for getting me a place on that UK workshop all those years ago!) so it's lovely to see that TH influence lasting right to the final projects. I know we'll keep in touch, so this is au revoir not goodbye, and I wish you a peaceful, joyful, but above all safe Christmas, despite everything!
    Alison x

  8. Annie, your Christmas ATC's are such wonderful, miniature, vintage pieces of artwork! I do see the sparkle, but can imagine it's even more shimmery in person. And what a sweet farewell ATC! You have been an inspiration to me for many years! All the best to you in the New Year! Big hugs! Sara Emily


Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog. I really do appreciate your comments and will always do my best to return them.

Annie x