Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter, Giftwrapping

Frosty Festivities ~ Welcome & Grand Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED}

Challenges are STILL OPEN, but the giveaways are now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Giveaway winners will be announced Thursday 22nd November.

Hello and welcome to my Frosty Festivities weekend! I’m so pleased you’re here, and I hope you’ll find lots of inspiration and enjoyment from all the winter themed posts this weekend!

If you haven’t previously heard about this event, then here’s what’s going to happen. This weekend (the 16th – 18th November), from 4pm-10pm Friday (today), and 10am-10pm Saturday and Sunday (GMT), there will be posts going live here every hour, on the hour (if all goes well!). There will be tips, tutorials, challenges, crafts, a blog hop, a chat room (for details see here), a PDF to download after the event, and lots of GIVEAWAYS!

The giveaways {NOW CLOSED} will stay open until Monday (19th November) at 10.59pm GMT, so if you’re away for any part of the weekend you’ll have Monday to try and catch up! The challenges (there’s four of them) {STILL OPEN} will be open until the following Sunday (25th November 2012) too! All the giveaways and challenges will be open internationally.

And, we’re kicking off the giveaways right here, right now, with a Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}:


The prize includes (worth over £40):

  • 5 sheets of Crate Paper Sleigh Ride Patterned Paper (Let it Snow, O Christmas Tree, Rudolph, Blue Christmas, Tag Cuts)
  • Crate Paper Sleigh Ride ‘Mini Alpha Stickers’ and Vellum Die-Cuts ‘Tags & Numbers’
  • 4 Sheets of My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland Patterned Paper (Flakes, Presents, Polka Dots, Tags)
  • My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland ‘Decorative Buttons’ and ‘Enamel Dots’
  • 12 sheets of Pink Paislee City Sidewalks 8×8 Patterned Paper (this is half a pack)
  • Pink Paislee City Sidewalks ‘Ephemera’, ‘Paper Garlands’ and half a pack of ‘Chipboard Snowflakes’
  • 3 Sheets of 12×12 Cardstock, 10 yards of Bakers Twine Divine Twine ‘Cherry’, and pale blue Kaiser Scrapbook Pearls.
What do you think? Definitely a lot of bits to help someone with their winter crafting. A lot of the papers and embellishments could be used on non-Christmas or winter themed pages too, so they’ll be good in your stash all year round! 

So how do you get your hands on this prize? Just leave a comment! You could just leave one on this post, but every comment on any post this weekend will count as another entry into the draw! (That’s commenting on posts that have been newly posted this weekend, from now until Sunday 10pm – going back commenting on old posts won’t count – sorry!)

You will only be entered into the Grand Giveaway draw if you have commented on this welcome post – that way if you don’t want to win the prize (perhaps you’re lucky enough to already own all this stuff?!) then don’t comment here – but you can still leave commments for the rest of the weekend (and maybe win some other giveaways!), without being entered into this draw. (I hope that all makes sense!)

And to tempt you to enter, and to start of the winter inspiration, here’s a tag I’ve made using products the same as those in the prize – all I’ve added is adhesive, red ink, and some gold glitter glue:

It looks good on a parcel wrapped in brown paper and lace:
To make one of your own: 1. Take an ephemera piece and ink the edges with red ink, mount it onto a pale blue patterned piece of paper. Ink the edges of this and mount it onto red-and-white patterned paper, ink the edges again. 2. Place a sentiment in the middle of the tag, and then add a scattering of chipboard embellies, enamel dots, and another bit of ephemera stuck on with a strong 3D foam dot. Add a few drops of glitter glue, leave to dry. 3. Punch a hole at the top of the tag and thread with bakers twine. Attach to a gift or project!

Be Inspired:

  • Make a tag with layers of ephemera and patterned paper
  • Use lace to wrap a parcel

Don’t forget to leave a comment here to be entered into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} – the giveaway is open internationally, and it will close at 10.59pm (GMT) Monday 19th November. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win, if you’re not easily reached via a Google account.

 I’ll see you again at 5pm!

81 thoughts on “Frosty Festivities ~ Welcome & Grand Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED}”

  1. HI There! How exciting :o) I’ve been really looking forward to this event, loved the last one – will have to pop in and out as we have a lot going on, but hopefully I won’t miss too much – have fun everyone and thanks for all your hard work Jennifer!

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  2. Just love your tag. It’s vintagy christmas style is so appealing. Thanks for the having such a wonderful frosty festivities celebration. here in the tropics we don’t have any chilly weather but i’m looking forward to your hourly posts

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  3. I’m just catching up on your posts and I’m finding it all very inspiring. It’s definitely helping out me to get in the festive mood! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. what a lovely tag idea. I love using brown paper for gift wrap at Christmas and this tag really fits with it beautifully and injects some vintage colour. Well done 🙂

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  5. Oh my goodness I am here by the skin of my teeth!! What a fabulous giveaway and what a fantastic tag. I love handcrafted packaging and it looks as though there is going to be plenty of inspiration on your blog to create the gift inside too :0)

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