Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Announcing Frosty Festivities 2015 (+ a Giveaway!)

I’m here at last to announce Frosty Festivities 2015! Keep reading for more information on this fun & free event, and for a chance to enter the announcement giveaway!

(P.S. The event has now started! See the list of all the posts, including more giveaways, HERE!)

This time, due to my busy life, I’ve decided to run it as a month-long event (instead of cramming it all into one weekend). There will be at least one post a day from the 1st to the 30th of November.

If you’re new to my Frosty Festivities event you should be prepared for lots of Winter and Christmas crafty inspiration (including scrapbook layouts, cards, diy gifts, home decor, and more), plus giveaways and challenge prompts (giveaways and challenges will stay open until the 6th of December)!

Frosty Festivities 2015 Crafty Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

I would like to have a blog hop, but I haven’t arranged one yet! Would anyone like to join in with a blog hop on Sunday the 15th of November? You’d just need to post a winter or Christmas crafty project, then link to the next person in the hop. If you want to join in please email me by Sunday the 1st of Nov at jennifergrace(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk.

Now it’s time to kick things off with the announcement giveaway – by sharing news of this event you could win this prize:

Frosty Festivities 2015 Announcement Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

The prize includes some American Crafts Be Merry stickers, ephemera, and a 6×6 pad, as well as a few other Christmas bits-and-pieces I found in my stash.

Please note: To enter this giveaway you must click on the Rafflecopter Widget below. Just leaving a blog comment won’t enter you – you need to then click on rafflecopter to say you’ve commented. Leaving a comment isn’t mandatory – and you can also complete other options, like sharing this post on Facebook or Pinterest, for more entries! Of course you can also comment and share without entering the giveaway if you wish.

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 One winner will be chosen at random from all entries. It is open internationally. The giveaway closes on Monday the 9th of November at 12am GMT. The winner will be announced on the post for that day.

I hope you are excited about the event and the season. Tell me what you are looking forward to in the comments below!

Jennifer x

Your Craft & Soul Events

The Focus Your Craft & Soul Welcome and Grand Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)

Hello and welcome to the start of my FREE blog event. It’s time to…

Focus Your Craft & Soul!

Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates 15th-17th May 2015

If you haven’t heard about this event before, then here are the details: This weekend (15th-17th May 2015) from 4pm – 10pm Friday and 10am – 10pm Saturday and Sunday (BST) there will be posts going live EVERY HOUR! There will be lots of crafts, tutorials, challenges, tips, a blog hop, and of course some lovely giveaways!

All giveaways AND challenges are open for entry until Sunday the 24th of May at 10pm BST {NOW CLOSED} so you’ve got a week to join in.

The theme for the event is loosely based on my word-of-the-year ‘Focus’. This will cover a variety of ideas on how to focus your crafting, about living in the moment, making sure you appreciate the little things, and how to use focal points. We’ll also be using a lot of icons like targets, frames, arrows, triangles, and cameras!

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

The Focus Your Craft & Soul Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates! Closes 24th May 2015 at 10pm BST

One lucky person will win this prize package. It contains…

Big Things:

4 sheets of Simple Stories 12×12 paper (I Am ‘4×4 Elements’ and ‘Beautiful’, Life Documented ‘The Daily Lens’, and Daily Grind ‘Rise & Shine’)

3 sheets of Crate Paper 12×12 paper (Craft Market ‘Pattern’ glitter paper and ‘Studio’, and Journey ‘Tribal’)

Simple Stories I Am 12×12 Fundamentals Stickers

A Heidi Swapp 12×12 Stencil (Arrows)

A My Mind’s Eye 6×6 Pad (Just Splendid)

Embellishments:

Freckled Fawn Puffy Alpha Stickers (Pink) and Wood Chips (Arrows), AC Shimelle True Stories Camera Stamp, Crate Paper Journey Puffy Stickers and half a pack of Craft Market Wood Veneer Embroidery Hoops (winner gets 3), half a pack of Simple Stories I Am Chipboard Frames (winner gets 12), AC Pink & White Bakers Twine and Teal Polkadot Ribbon.

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

We’re going back to the old way to win the grand giveaway – 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 weekend will count as another entry into the draw!

You will only be entered into the Grand Giveaway 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 weekend (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 brooch I made using the same supplies…

Wood Veneer Hoop Brooch:

A Brooch using the Crate Paper Embroidery Hoop Wood Veneer Shapes at Jennifer Grace Creates

To make one for yourself:

1. Draw around the hoop wood veneer on some patterned paper.
2. Cut the circle out, and stick a phrase on – I cut the ‘on a journey’ phrase up so it didn’t cover up all the arrows on the paper.
3. Add some Mod Podge or other wet glue around the back of the wood hoop.
4. Press the circle onto the glue. If any seeps out onto the front of the circle then smooth it out with a piece of kitchen paper.
5. You can also add some Mod Podge around the edge of the hoop to make sure the paper is sealed at the edges.
6. Stick on a brooch-back using Glossy Accents or a similar strong glue.
7. When the Glossy Accents is dry flip the brooch over and finish decorating the front. I stuck half the butterfly stick straight onto the hoop and used a foam dot under the other half to make sure it was level.

A Brooch using the Crate Paper Embroidery Hoop Wood Veneer Shapes at Jennifer Grace Creates

I will add a brooch-back into the prize package in case the winner wants to make this too!

A Brooch using the Crate Paper Embroidery Hoop Wood Veneer Shapes at Jennifer Grace Creates

Be Inspired:

Use some papercrafting supplies to make a brooch

Fill a negative space (eg inside a circle) with some arrow patterned paper

Cut up a phrase to make it fit your project

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 weekend 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 #focusyourcraft 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! The giveaway is open internationally, and it will close at 10pm (BST) on Sunday the 24th of May. {NOW CLOSED}

I see you again at 5pm! Are you excited that the event has started?!

Jennifer x

Your Craft & Soul Events

Focus Your Craft & Soul Announcement & Giveaway!

Ooh, the next (completely FREE) blog event here at Jennifer Grace Creates is fast approaching! I’m here to tell you all about it, and I have a giveaway to entice you to spread the news!

It’s time to Focus Your Craft & Soul…

Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates 15th-17th May 2015

Mark your calendars for May the 15th – 17th!

The theme for the event is loosely based on my word-of-the-year ‘Focus’. This will cover a variety of ideas on how to focus your crafting, about living in the moment, making sure you appreciate the little things, and how to use focal points. We’ll also be using a lot of icons like targets, frames, arrows, triangles, and cameras!

The event will follow the same format as my previous Blog Events, with posts from 4pm – 10pm Friday, and 10am – 10pm Saturday and Sunday (times all BST). There will be lots of crafts, tutorials, challenges, a blog hop, and of course some lovely giveaways! The giveaways AND challenges will all stay open for a week this time to give you a chance to keep up with commenting and creating.

If you would like to be part of the Blog Hop please email me at jennifergrace(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk by Friday the 24th of April!

Let’s kick things off with the announcement giveaway! I have this prize for one lucky person:

Giveaway Prize To Announce Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates (This Giveaway Closes 11th May)

It includes 7 sheets of paper and two sets of stickers from the Webster’s Pages Dream In Color collection, plus a pack of MME On Trend enamel shapes, a couple of wood veneer cameras and some sequins.

To enter this giveaway you need to use the rafflecopter widget below. One of the options is to leave a blog post comment telling me what helps you get focused on your crafting (eg challenges, new stash, or a clean craft room… what makes you more efficient?) – please note you need to leave a comment AND click on the rafflecopter widget to say you’ve done so, as that’s where the winner will be chosen from. There are also ways to earn more entries by sharing the news on Pinterest, Twitter, etc.

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday the 12th of May at 12.00am GMT, and will be announced a day or two later here on this blog. It is open internationally.

Of course you can always comment and share news of the event without entering the giveaway if you would like to!

You can also ‘like’ my Jennifer Grace Creates Facebook Page for sneaks and a ‘guess the projects’ contest (with another prize) in the run up to the event!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read all this, I hope you are excited about the event, I will look forward to seeing you then!

Jennifer x

Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Frosty Festivities 2014 Announcement and Giveaway!

Today I’m here to share news about my next big (and totally free) blog event, Frosty Festivities 2014!

Mark your calendars for November the 7th – 9th, and read on for a chance to win a jolly holiday themed Smash Book!

Frosty Festivities 2014 Free Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

Whoop! I love this time of year, when I’m elbow deep in crafty projects to prepare for my next event!

If you’re new to my Frosty Festivities event you should be prepared for lots of Winter and Christmas crafty inspiration (including scrapbook layouts, cards, gifts, decor, and more), plus giveaways and challenge prompts (lots of prizes), with posts going live every hour! 

For regular event attendees you should know this time a few things will be changing…

THINGS THAT ARE DIFFERENT FOR THIS EVENT:

The Grand Giveaway will now be The Challenge Prize – there will be just one Challenge post to link up to, you’ll be able to use any of the ‘be inspired’ ideas for your projects, and enter as many times as you like! One challenge winner  drawn at random will get the Grand Prize, and there will be another prize from me for a project that catches my eye. I’m hoping you’ll all join in lots! The challenge linky will stay open until Monday the 17th of November.

There will be no Blog Hop. While I love the blog hops they take a long time for me to arrange and I didn’t have the time right now. Instead I’ve asked three fabulous friends to be GUEST DESIGNERS with a blog post each during the weekend, so you will have some inspiration from someone other than me. They’ll be using some Happy Scatter items so I can’t wait to see their finished projects!

The times are going to change slightly so I can go to bed a bit earlier! Posts will now go live from 4pm-8pm Friday, and 10am-8pm Saturday and Sunday.

THERE WILL STILL BE:

Lots of comment-to-win giveaways from me and sponsors, tons of inspiration for a variety of crafty projects, and a host of ‘be inspired’ prompts!

Let’s kick things off with a giveaway right now! Want a chance to win this:

Smash-Book-Folio-Holiday-limited-Edition

A limited-edition holiday-themed Smash Book, perfect for a December Daily or JYC project, or just to record those memories after Christmas is finished!

Please note: To enter this giveaway you must click on the Rafflecopter Widget below. Just leaving a blog comment (telling me whether you make handmade gifts to give as Christmas presents) won’t enter you – you need to then click on rafflecopter to say you’ve commented. Then you can also complete other options, like sharing this post on Facebook or Pinterest, for more entries! Of course you can also comment and share without entering the giveaway if you wish.

One winner will be chosen at random from all entries. The giveaway closes on Thursday the 6th of November at 12am GMT. The winner will be announced here later that day.

Thanks for reading. I hope you’re excited about the next event!

There will also be another ‘guess the project’ contest on the Jennifer Grace Creates Events Chat group in the week leading up to the event, with a prize for the most correct guesses, so make sure you join the group if you want to have even more fun!

Tell me, do you make handmade gifts to give as Christmas presents?

Jennifer x

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Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event Announcement and Giveaway! Plus Free Cut File & Printable Sheet!

It’s time to share details about my next, completely free, blog event!

Mark your calendars for June the 6th-8th, and read on for more details (plus the chance to win a 7 Dots Studio Illumination Collection Kit)…

Refresh Your Craft & Soul Online Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

The theme for the event is loosely based on my word for the year ‘Cleanse’. However, ‘Refresh Your Craft & Soul’ will expand to include a variety of ideas, including water themes (rain, sea, rivers, drinks, watercolour paints, water activities), fresh air and outdoors, trying new things, simplifying clutter, clean and simple projects, being healthy, letting go of worries, etc!

The event will follow the same format as my previous Blog Events, with posts from 4pm – 10pm Friday, and 10am – 10pm Saturday and Sunday (times all BST). There will be lots of crafts, tutorials, challenges, tips, a blog hop, and of course some lovely giveaways!

The giveaways will close on Monday the 9th of June at 10.59pm BST, but the challenges will have prizes too, and those will stay open for entries until the following Sunday (15th June) so there’s time to play along with those even if you’re not about for the actual event. Below is a glimpse at the many many prizes which will be up for grabs:

Prizes for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’ll be using a lot of these products for my projects too, so if you want to pull together some things from your stash or order anything in then you should look for:

refreshing blue colours

uplifting orange hues

crisp whites

positive phrases

raindrops / clouds / umbrellas

anchors / sea symbols

flowers

things that inspire you!

To add to your items you can also snag the below FREE printable sheet and cut file / digi stamp:

Free Printables for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

Grab this printable sheet at A4 size HERE or at Letter Paper Size HERE

Free Cut File or Digi Stamp for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

The SVG for this ‘Refresh’ word is HERE or the PNG with Transparent Background is HERE

This is what they look like printed / cut:

Free Printables for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

If you want even more bits and pieces you can check out my Etsy Shop Happy Scatter, which I’ll be adding more items to over the next week!

Happy Scatter Etsy Shop

Of course NONE of the above stuff is necessary for you to come along and be inspired, I aim to give you lots of ideas no matter what products you have!

Who would like the chance to win something now? How about this 7 Dots Studio Illumination Collection Kit?! It’s full of uplifting phrases and has papers with a chalkboard-effect on one side and refreshing pastel colours on the other side!

Giveaway of 7 Dots Studio Illumination Collection Kit

Enter using the rafflecopter widget below. One of the options is to leave a blog post comment telling me what makes you feel refreshed – please note you need to leave a comment AND click on the rafflecopter widget to say you’ve done so!

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The giveaway closes on Monday the 2nd of June at 12.00am GMT, and will be announced a day or two later here on this blog. It is open internationally.

Of course you can always comment and share news of the event without entering the giveaway if you would like to!

Also come join the Jennifer Grace Creates Events Chat Facebook Group for sneaks and a ‘guess the projects’ contest in the run up to the event!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read all this, I hope you are excited about the event, I will look forward to seeing you then!

Jennifer x

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