Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

The Frosty Festivities PDF, and the Challenge Winners!

Hello! This took me a little longer to put together than I expected, but The Frosty Festivities PDF is now available!
Just click HERE!
You should then be able to view, download, or print the PDF, it’s 40 pages packed with festive prettiness! PLEASE NOTE when you first click through it might take a little time to open on your screen, because the file is large. So if the SkyDrive screen looks blank to start with just leave it open for a minute and the PDF should appear!
 You can keep lots of the projects from the Frosty Festivities weekend, both mine and some of the Blog Hop posts, readily accessible for when you next need some inspiration!
Just please only keep this for personal use – and if anyone else wants a copy ask them to come to this blog post to download it themselves!
This is the first time I’ve made something like this, so I’d be grateful for any feedback, especially whether you think this is useful (I don’t want to spend hours on a PDF again if it’s no use to anyone!). Let me know in the comments below or by email at jennifergrace (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk. Thanks!
And now, to announce the winners of the Frosty Festivities Challenges!
A Challenge to Be Inspired Winner = Jackie Edwards
Congratulations winners! 
 (details of entrants to each challenge, and the random number generator to select the winners, are available as a word doc if requested)
Please contact me by email (address above), with ‘challenge winner’ in the subject line. Tell me your mailing address so I get get your prize on it’s way to you!
Thank you so much to everyone who entered, I loved looking at all your projects! I hope you’ll be back for the next event in May or June 2013.
Finally, I have a shameless request for votes! I’ve entered my ‘Advent Wishes Jar’ into a Christmas Craft Competition. If you are on Pinterest, and you thought the project was good, could you please click HERE and ‘like’ the project on the competition board? Who ever gets the most ‘likes’ wins an Amazon gift card so I’d love to win! And there’s still a bit of time to enter something of your own if you want to!
Well, that concludes the Frosty Festivities posts (for this year at least!). Jennifer’s Jumbles can now resume regular programming. I hope you are all feeling nice and festive now! x
Cardmaking, Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

More Winners – and thanks to all who entered!

It’s time to announce some more Frosty Festivities winners! 
But first I want to say thank you to everyone who entered – I’m sorry you can’t all win. I wish I could come up with a prize for each of you, as I’m so grateful to you for visiting my event and leaving such fabulous comments!
Supplies mainly Pink Paislee City Sidewalks
Don’t get too disappointed if you’re not a winner – remember the Challenges are still open until Sunday (you can see links to them all on the Finale Post here). You can also look forward to the next event, I’m planning it for sometime in May/June 2013! 
If you’d like to be added to my email list, to be contacted about future giveaways, events, or classes at Jennifer’s Jumbles, then leave me your email as a comment, or send it to me at jennifergrace (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk. Your email address will not be passed on to anyone else, and it will only be used for above information – I won’t start filling up your inbox with random updates! (If you’ve already left your email address on the survey then I’ve got it – thanks!).
I’ll stop babbling now, as I know what you really want to know is – who won? Here’s the answers:
Congratulations!
Winners need to email me with their mailing addres – please put ‘giveaway winner’ in the subject line. I shall get your prize sent to you as soon as possible!
Thanks again to everyone who joined in – and remember to enter the challenges!
x

 (details of entrants to each giveaway, and the random number generator to select the winner, are available as word docs if requested)
Cardmaking, Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Thank You to Sponsors – And Winners of Sponsored Giveaways!

This post announces the winners of the Sponsored Giveaways from my Frosty Festivities weekend. But before I tell you the winners, I want to say a big, huge, THANK YOU to the sponsors!
Supplies mainly Crate Paper Acorn Avenue

The weekend wouldn’t have been the same without the generous prizes from SJ Crafts, talktothesun, and Scrap and Create!
I’m incredibly grateful to these wonderful shops for offering prizes! 
Whether you are a winner or not it would be lovely if you can show support to these shops by visiting them next time you want to top up your crafting supplies. Remember that Jayne is offering 3 bonus flair buttons to anyone that orders from Scrap and Create between now and 15th of December, quoting ‘Jennifer’s Jumbles’, and don’t forget to keep an eye on SJ Crafts and talktothesun’s Facebook pages for updates or special offers!
Without further delay, here are the winners of the Sponsored Giveaways:
Congratulations Winners!
Please contact me at jennifergrace (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk (you could also click the envelope icon in my right sidebar to send me an email) – put ‘giveaway winner’ in the subject line. From Nikki D I need your mailing address, from Marilize and Louise I need to know if you have an Etsy username. These details will then be passed on to the shop owners, so they can sort out delivery of your prize to you!
I shall be back in about an hour to announce the winners of the Grand Giveaway, the Blog Hop Prize, and the kit of Old Christmas/Winter Stash! 
In the meantime don’t forget that the challenges are still open (the Finale post has a link to them all), and, if you haven’t had a chance to fill out my survey yet, I’d be so grateful if you can do that here. (Thanks to everyone who’s already filled the survey out!)
x

(details of entrants to each giveaway, and the random number generator to select the winner, are available as word docs if requested)

Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

The Frosty Finale!

Oh, it’s come to the end of a wonderful festive weekend! I’m exhausted but I’ve had so much fun! 
I have one last item to show you, and a request for you to fill out a survey about the event, but first I want to remind you of all the giveaways and challenges in case you missed any of them:
The Challenges – These are STILL OPEN until next Sunday (25th November) at 10.59pm GMT:
The Giveaways Are Now CLOSED! Winners will be announced Thursday 22nd. Thanks to all who entered!
    There were plenty more posts, full of tips and tutorials, but I can’t link back to all of them! My favourites will appear on my ‘Tutorials’ page at some point! There will also be a PDF available to download, featuring lots of the tutorials and projects by myself and others, but this will not be ready until all the giveaways have closed, so keep checking back! 
    Before I show you one final item, I’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who’s visited this weekend, and commented, and some of you have started entering the challenges too. I feel so blessed to have you lovely people reading my blog, I love sharing my crafts with you, and hearing all your comments – it’s great to get to know you too.
    Obviously I put a lot of work (and money) into the event. I absolutely love doing it so it’s really, really worth it. But I’d be so grateful if, in return, you could just fill out this quick survey about the event and the Jennifer’s Jumbles blog. It’s only 8 questions, so it shouldn’t take too long, and you’d be really helping me to plan for future events!
    Here’s my final project, an idea for gift wrapping using doilies. They’d look great under the Christmas tree:
    The gift wrapping is quite easy to make: 

    One has paper doilies glued onto brown wrapping paper using spray adhesive, I’ve tied this package up with lace trim from a haberdashery:



    Another has four paper doilies glued together at the edges, and then wrapped around a tissue paper wrapped present. I’ve tied that gift with a tape measure:
    The last is a cone for sweets or chocolates, made by cutting into the middle of a paper doily, then curling it in on itself until it forms a cone, and glueing in place. I attached a red polka dot ribbon to hold it with, or to hang it from a Christmas Tree.

    I like the cone the best, but that might be because I’m craving some chocolate right now!
    One last Be Inspired: Use a doily on your next project!
    Thanks so much again. Don’t forget to fill out the survey if you can. I shall look forward to seeing you at the next event, sometime in 2013!
    Frosty wishes to you. x
    Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

    Winter Woollies Recycling

    (This post is part of my Frosty Festivities Blog Event)

    I saw this pin on Pinterest, and I had to try out the ideas to recycle some winter woollies! I popped to the local charity shop, and picked up this jumper-dress:

    And so far I’ve turned some of it into a bracelet (by following this tutorial):
    And this pair of mittens (by following this tutorial):
    I love them both! And I’ve got lots of material left – I’m planning on a scarf and a cushion cover. All from a jumper for £2! I shall be looking out for more!
    Be Inspired:
    • Use a pin on Pinterest to inspire you 
    • Alter something old that needs a re-vamp
    • Add some wool to a project
    Don’t forget that a comment on this post, or on any of my posts from this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}– but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that here!

    Have you ever recycled old clothing into something new? See you soon for the Final Frosty Festivities post! x
    Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter, Scrapbook Layouts

    A Challenge – To add Glitter or Shimmer!

    (This post is part of my Frosty Festivities Blog Event)

    It’s in the sparkle of frost, the twinkle of fairy lights, and the glitter on baubles. So now I challenge you to add some shimmer to a project – go crazy with it!

    I think by now everyone knows that my favourite way to add sparkle is with gems and pearls, and this layout is no exception:
    The journaling reads:
    ‘We went for a family walk at Upton Country Park, and it was so super frosty! The leaves crunched underfoot, and the pond was iced over really thickly. We dried dropping stones on the icy pond to break it, but they just skidded across it to the far shore. It all felt like a magical other world.’
    I used a mix of Crate Paper’s Sleigh Ride and Acorn Avenue collections, I love the stripy Thickers:

    The gems are a mix of Papermania, Hero Arts, and Kaiser Scrapbook. They shimmer nicely, and with the pale leaves from Acorn Avenue, they set the scene very well:


    Be Inspired:
    • Add lots of shimmer, glitter, or sparkle 
    • Mix two collections from the same manufacturer
    • Place all your details in a central square panel
    So now it’s your turn!
    To enter this challenge: make a craft project and add lots of Glitter or Shimmer (your favourite kind), blog about your project (or upload it to an online gallery), and link back to this post. Then come back here to link your project up! You can combine this with other challenges.
    The challenge will close next Sunday, 25th November at 10.59pm GMT. All the challenges are open Internationally.

    The winner will receive a mystery pack of papercraft supplies! I’m not sure what will be in it yet, but it will definitely include some shimmmer – there will be a whole pack of these in there:

    And lots of other stuff too!

    Don’t forget that a comment on this post, or on any of my posts from this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} but challenge still open!– but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that here!
    The event is nearly over – two posts to go! The penultimate one will appear soon! x

    Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter, Scrapbook Layouts

    ‘Snow is Too Cold’ Layout

    (This post is part of my Frosty Festivities Blog Event)

    I don’t often do Double-Page layouts, but every now and then there’s a few photos that I want to use in a large size without hiding them, and I have a longer story to tell. That happened here:

    This was my daughter’s first experience of real snow, and she wasn’t too sure about it, which shows in her expression:
    The journaling reads:
    “We don’t get snow this deep at home, so this visit to granny’s was your first walk through proper snow. We wrapped you up warm (you wore Auntie Katy’s hat) but you still weren’t sure – you kept saying ‘it’s too cold’! You didn’t like touching it to build a snowman, and we had to carry you over a lot of drifts as you didn’t like the crunch underfoot!

    You like snow a lot more now, but I will never forget your confused little face from that chilly January day!”
    We kept trying to coax Little Miss to play more in the snow, but she wasn’t budging:
    I brought the pages together by using 2″ punched circles down an edge on each, and slanting some washi tape across them both to draw your eye across the page:
    Be Inspired:
    • Slant some washi tape or patterned paper across the top or bottom of a page or card
    • Use a line of punched circles or other shapes
    • Make a project in a larger size than you usually would

    Don’t forget that a comment on this post, or on any of my posts from this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} – but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that here!
    Do you make many double page layouts? I’ll see you again, right here, in an hour! x