Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Welcome and Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}!

(This post is the first of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

Hello and welcome to the start of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event!

Frosty Festivities 2015 Crafty Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

In case you missed the previous news about the event, here’s how it’s going to work…

There will be at least one post a day between now and the 30th of November, all on the theme of Winter and Christmas crafty inspiration (including scrapbook layouts, cards, diy gifts, home decor, and more), plus a blog hop, giveaways, and challenge prompts (giveaways and challenges will stay open until the 6th of December)!

For every post there’s a ‘Be Inspired’ section at the end, to give you pointers to new ideas. If a post doesn’t feature your usual craft (eg if it’s kids crafts and you don’t have kids) you can still look at the ‘Be Inspired’ section as it will have ways to interpret the post to suit other crafty activities, eg. using the colour scheme, patterns, etc.

Let’s kick things off with the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}!

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

One winner will receive all these goodies! The prize includes:

4 sheets of 12 x 12″paper from Basic Grey Juniper Berry (‘Journal Cards’, ‘Good Cheer’, ‘Holly Jolly’ and ‘Rooftop’)

1 sheet of Juniper Berry 5 x 12″ Cardstock Stickers

5 sheets of 12 x 12″ paper from Shimelle Christmas Magic (‘Deliver’, ‘Click’, ‘Joy’, ‘Trim’, and ‘Bright’)

Christmas Magic Bauble Stamp

4 sheets of 12 x 12″ paper from Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes (‘Christmas Parade’, ‘Winter Joy’, ‘Oh Deer’, and ‘Starry Night’)

1 pack of Christmas Wishes Puffy Stickers

The My Mind’s Eye Christmas On Market Street 6 x 6″ pad, Glitter Foam Stickers, Cardstock Die-Cuts, and Enamel Dots

So how do you get the chance to win these goodies?

By commenting! You could just leave a comment on this post – that will give you one entry into the draw. But every comment on any post that goes live this month will count as another entry into the draw! (Commenting on posts that were published prior to November 2015 will not count.)

You will only be entered into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} if you have commented on this welcome post. That way if you don’t want to win the prize – maybe you already own all these goodies (?!) – then don’t comment here, but you can still comment on all the other posts this month (including all the other giveaways) without being entered.

To tempt you to enter, and show you what can be done with some of the items in the prize pack, here’s a tag I made using the same supplies…

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

I knew I wanted to use the Juniper Berry sticker with the floral Christmas On Market Street paper, as the colours just looked so good together. But when I cut the sticker out (leaving the backing on so I could test it) and laid it on the floral paper, I realised it would look way too busy:

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

So I cut the paper to just fill the bottom of my tag. Then the sticker stood out nicely, and I could fill up the top of the tag with a pretty scene!

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

The deer at the top of the tag is fussy-cut from the Basic Grey Juniper Berry ‘Journal Cards’ paper, I think he looks very dapper! The present and the teal star from the Christmas Wishes puffy stickers go really well with the other elements too.

Be Inspired:

Use floral or busy patterned paper at the bottom half of a project, with plain paper or card at the top

Fussy-cut a deer, tree, present, or other Christmas symbol

Mix items from at least 3 different crafty companies on your next page, card or tag

Make sure you have ‘liked’ the Jennifer Grace Creates Facebook Page if you want to chat during the event. If you enjoy the blog posts during the event it would be great if you could share the posts on Pinterest or other social media, or post your projects to my Facebook page etc (you can hashtag #frostyfest2015 on anything to do with this event). It makes my hard work worth it when I see my posts, or your projects inspired by them, popping up all over the place!

Don’t forget to comment here to be entered into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}! The giveaway is open internationally, and it will close at 10pm (GMT) on Sunday the 6th of December.

Are you excited that the event has started?! I’ll be back later today (4pm GMT) with the Challenge To Be Inspired!

Jennifer x

133 thoughts on “The Frosty Festivities 2015 Welcome and Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}!”

  1. Thank you for offering this lovely frosty giveaway. A Crafty and Creative Christmas – makes this time of year even more special. No frost here – just a warm glow!

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  2. I just found your site, so I have a lot of catching up to do to look thru all the wonderful projects you have posted for the holiday season. Have signed up for your newsletter and now following the blog as well. Thanks for the chance to win such goodies for the holiday season.

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  3. Looking forward to taking up crafting as a serious hobby now that I have had to leave work through ill health, thanks for an amazing giveaway and festive greetings to you all, good luck everyone x

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  4. I love seeing crafty people’s inspiration, always helps me with getting some and gaining confidence in trying to make my own stuff x

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  5. What a wonderful selection of papercraft goodies! I’m new to papercraft this year but already I’m addicted and I thought the selection of stamps, papers and embellishments in your photo were a perfect combination to be creative with. I loved the tag you designed and its made me think of lots of different ways I can decorate my presents this year. Many thanks

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  6. I never think of making tags even though I’m an avid card maker. This has inspired me to try and make some pretty tags this year.

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