Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter, Scrapbook Layouts

Frosty Festivities Blog Hop & Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED}

Hello! If you’re new here, welcome to my blog, and to my Frosty Festivities weekend – don’t forget to check out the other posts and prizes that are part of the event!

This weekend isn’t just about winter posts by myself – you also have a Blog Hop (right now!), featuring some of my wonderful blogging companions to fill you with frosty & festive feelings!

And if you hop all the way around, commenting as you go, you’ll be in with a chance to win this sensational seasonal prize {NOW CLOSED} :
Which includes over £25 worth of Carta Bella Winter Fun, and Basic Grey Aspen Frost, plus Maya Road ‘Vintage Lace Daisies – Milk’, a few buttons and a sheet of red cardstock!
To enter the giveaway {NOW CLOSED} you must comment on all the blogs in the hop, and then stop back here at the end to let me know you’ve done so. Also make sure you tell me how to contact you if you win, if you’re not easily reached via your google account.

The giveaway closes at 10.59pm (GMT) Monday 19th November, and is open internationally. The winner will be announced on this blog, Jennifer’s Jumbles, on Thursday 22nd November. 

Once you’ve finished here, the next stop along the line is Abi. At the bottom of my post there’s also a master list of all the blogs taking part, in case you get lost anywhere along the way!

Right now I want to tell you one of my favourite things about winter…

Frosty Outside, Cosy Inside:

On warm sunny days I like to go out exploring, but I could never live somewhere that’s hot all year around, because I like the flip side too. I love it when the weather gets colder – it gives me a great reason for staying inside, wearing my slippers, reading a good book, and sipping hot chocolate!
Here’s how I put the ‘frame’ onto the layout:
I took two sheets of white cardstock and cut them in half:
I marked on the back of two of them how deep I wanted my transparencies to sit:
And then I drew a freehand wobbly line, to look a bit like snow built up on a window, leaving an edge all around to fix my transparencies to:
I cut these out, then put them onto the other cardstock halves, right sides together, so I could draw the shapes that I’d cut onto the other half. Once I’d drawn it, I cut them out to match, so that the cardstock halves would sit together:
And then I stuck them together, sandwiching the transparencies in between (sorry it’s hard to see on the photo):
To fix it to the layout, I used Washi Tape on the front and back of the join, to make a hinge. I also did some zig-zag stitching on the edges of the washi tape to strengthen it, and stop it from coming off the paper, as Washi Tape doesn’t have strong adhesive on it and I want the layout to last! (Sorry I don’t have any photos of this bit)
Then I decorated the inside of the layout:
Supplies: American Crafts Cardstock. Pink Paislee City Sidewalks 8×8 Papers and Ephemera. Crate Paper Sleigh Ride 6×6 papers, 12×12 Tag Cut sheet, and Vellum tags and numbers, Acorn Avenue Thickers. My Mind’s Eye All is Bright Stickers and Decorative Tape. October afternoon Tiny Type Stickers. Various Gems, Sewing Machine, Black Journaling Pen.
The pile of books are ones I often like to re-read in Winter: ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Twilight’, ‘Graceling’, and ‘Wintersmith’. I’ve read these books so many times that the spines are cracked, and the pages have blobs of hot chocolate on them! They are great to snuggle up with when the weather is cold.
To decorate the front ‘frame’ of the layout, I protected the inside with a sheet of white tissue paper, so I could still see where the lines were on the layout beneath. Then I coated the transparencies with Sparkle Mod Podge, not worrying too much if I went onto the white frame a bit. I stuck the ‘frosty outside’ wording down on top – I went over the word ‘outside’ with Mod Podge too as it was cut from paper, and the Mod Podge would help to protect it::
I like opening the frame to peep inside at the cosy layout beneath!
Do you have certain books to read or games to play in the winter? Or any other wintry occupations? Have you scrapbooked them?
Now it’s time for me to send you off around the hop! You should go to Abi next! If you get lost at all, here’s the master list:

Don’t forget to comment all the way around, and then stop back here to let me know you’ve done so, and you’ll be in with a chance to win the prize!

Also remember 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!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy the hop. I’ll see you here again in one hour, though the next post is a short one to give you more time to soak up the hop posts! x

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