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The Winners From Focus Your Craft & Soul!

Hello everyone!

It’s time to announce the winners from the Focus Your Craft & Soul event! This includes ALL the giveaway and challenge winners, so check to see if you won anything!

Focus Your Craft & Soul - The Winners! At Jennifer Grace Creates

Before I announce them all I just want to say another big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the event. I am still reading through the 770 comments but I promise you I will read every single one, they are making me smile so much!

It was also FANTASTIC to see the projects entered into the ‘Challenge To Be Inspired’. Almost all the entries were pinned to my ‘Inspired by Jennifer Grace Creates’ Pinterest Board HERE if you want to take a quick look at what everyone was up to! There were just a couple I couldn’t pin from wordpress.com blogs for some reason.

I also want to say another thank you to sponsors, but I’ll tell you who won the prizes first, as I know you are waiting to find out!

The winners are…

The ‘Guess The Project’ Facebook Contest Winner: Daphne Wunn-Rihm with 9 correct guesses!

The Grand Giveaway: Karenladd

The Blog Hop Prize: Furrypig

Giveaway From The Cut Shoppe: Jackie Edwards

Giveaway From Unwrap Colour: KT Fit Kitty

Giveaway From The Little Stamp Store: Dawn Cheshire

Giveaway From Happy Scatter: Lizzy Hill

The PIN IT Giveaway: Mandysea

The Challenge To Be Inspired Random Winner: Frances

The Challenge To Be Inspired MY CHOICE Winner: Deb

I chose Deb because she’s new here yet she still managed to enter a few beautiful projects in the challenge, I was particularly impressed with her pocket scrapbook and her art-in-miniature teeny art journal:

My Choice from the Challenge To Be Inspired - Deb is the winner!

Aren’t they lovely?!

Congrats to all the winners! Please email me at jennifergrace@hotmail.co.uk with ‘Winner’ in the subject line. Just send me your email address for now and then I’ll let you know if I need your mailing address, or if I’m passing your details on to an Etsy owner for them to post it out to you!

I am so sorry that I couldn’t send prizes to everyone. I wish I could! I will be back in November for another Frosty Festivities event!

In the meantime, one last thank you to the giveaway sponsors – please don’t forget to spend money in these Etsy shops next time you want some new stash, it’s a great way to say thank you and encourages them to sponsor more events (not just mine but giveaways in general!) in the future…

The Cut Shoppe

Unwrap Colour

Little Stamp Store

Happy Scatter

The Focus Your Craft & Soul Giveaway Sponsors

That’s all for now, but tomorrow I will be back with a Guest Designer post with Melissa Vining, she’ll be sharing how she’s used some Happy Scatter items!

Bye for now,

Jennifer x

(P.S. details of the entrants in each giveaway, and screenshots of random.org selecting the winner, are available as documents if requested)

Your Craft & Soul Events

Focus Your Craft – The Wrap Up Post!

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

Well, we’ve come to the last post of the event!

I have one more project to show you, but first I want to say a big thank you to the Etsy Shops who sponsored some giveaway prizes:

The Focus Your Craft & Soul Giveaway Sponsors

Thank you to:

The Cut Shoppe (giveaway HERE)

Unwrap Colour (giveaway HERE)

Little Stamp Store (giveaway HERE)

There’s also my Etsy shop:

Happy Scatter (giveaway HERE)

You’ve helped to make the event much more fun, it’s always more exciting when there’s things to win, right?!

Don’t forget to enter the other giveaways, and of course make sure you enter the Challenge To Be Inspired. Links to all the posts from the weekend can be found HERE so you can check you didn’t miss anything! All the giveaways and the challenge stay open until Sunday the 24th of May 2015 at 10pm BST so you have all week to play!

{ALL NOW CLOSED}

I also want to say a big thank you to YOU! I’m so glad you stopped by, left comments, and joined in where you could. The events wouldn’t be possible without your support and encouragement! I have a ‘Thanks’ tag to show you for the last project:

Thanks Tag for the Wrap Up Post - Focus Your Craft & soul at Jennifer Grace Creates

I created a little mountain scene to point at the sentiment, by using some new items I bought at the Unwrap Colour Etsy Shop! I used the Teal Triangles and Yellow Geometric Washi Tapes, and the Gold Metallic Triangle Stickers, anong with a ‘thanks’ stamp and a couple of wood veneer triangles.

I’m going to make a bunch of these tags to send out with the giveaway prizes, so if you are a winner you can look out for it!

Be Inspired:

Use triangles to create a mountain scene

Create three layers of the same shape (eg. here the triangles are on washi, stickers, and wood veneers)

Make a focus inspired thank you tag

I hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend. What was your favourite post?

If you have any questions about anything please contact me at jennifergrace@hotmail.co.uk

That’s it! The winners will be announced on Thursday the 28th of May, so check back then to see if you won!

Jennifer x

Your Craft & Soul Events

CLICK! Camera Mug – A Quick Make

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

As the event draws to a close (this is the penultimate post) I’m finishing off with a quick make – a mug featuring a camera:

Click Camera Mug at Jennifer Grace Creates

All you need is a mug, some porcelain Pens, and an oven to bake it in!

I used ordinary Sharpie pens, but in my experience these don’t last forever on ceramics. You have to wash them gently and they will still eventually fade. So I’d recommend porcelain pens if you’re giving this as a gift. I will update this post once I’ve tried it with porcelain pens too. There are some tips HERE for drawing on mugs, of which I’m going to try a few out.

If you are keeping the mug for yourself it doesn’t matter so much, because when the design eventually wears off you can just draw a new design on!

Click Camera Mug at Jennifer Grace Creates

Doodle on a camera, an arrow, and the word ‘click’ with the black Sharpie:

Click Camera Mug at Jennifer Grace Creates

You can wipe the design off with a wet piece of kitchen paper if you go wrong at any point.

Colour it in with the gold Sharpie:

Click Camera Mug at Jennifer Grace Creates

And bake it in the oven for 30 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s recommended that you put the mug into the cold oven, then once the oven reaches temperature you start counting your 30 minutes. Then turn the oven off and let it cool down with the mug still inside. This seems to give the best chance for the design to stay on longer!

The colours of mine did fade a bit in the oven too, another reason I’m going to try some different pens:

Click Camera Mug at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’m happy to use this in the meantime though!

Be Inspired:

Doodle a camera or arrow on your next project

Criss-cross some lines to make a diamond pattern

Use black and gold for a bold design

What would you draw on your mug? I want to get a whole bunch and start doodling!

I’ll see you soon for the last post of the event!

Jennifer x