About Me, Giveaways / Winners

Our Florida Holiday & A Crafty Giveaway – Edited To Add Winner

Hello. Today I want to tell you about the vacation we took to Florida during August, and I also have a crafty giveaway of some items I purchased in Target, Michaels, & Jo-Ann’s while I was there!

Our Florida Holiday & A Crafty Giveaway!

We are so lucky that my lovely in-laws asked us to go to Florida with them. They have visited the Summer Bay Resort many times and this year they asked us along to enjoy Orlando and the theme parks!

It wasn’t mine or hubby’s first times out there, as we’d both been before. But it was the kid’s first time. They had been to Disney Land in Paris, but Cheeky Boy was only 1 at the time so he doesn’t remember Paris at all. Little Miss had a couple of memories, like being scared on Big Thunder Mountain, but she was only 4 so again she couldn’t remember much.

They were both super excited about the holiday, and it certainly matched their expectations, and more! We had a wonderful time. And though it was baking hot – I mean really super hot for us English fragile beings (100 degrees F / 37.7 degrees C on some days) – we manage to stay cool a lot of the time by picking the right times to watch shows or sit in queues. Plus it rained on a few days, which cleared the air but didn’t last so long that it spoiled the day.

Here we all are on our way into the Animal Kingdom:

Our Florida Holiday & A Crafty Giveaway!

The kids loved the Safari ride here, which we went on twice and saw different animals both times. I enjoyed the Expedition Everest ride which was new for me, and hubby just about stomached it (he doesn’t like roller coasters that much).

One of the best things about Disneyworld is the little extras that kids can do for free – at Animal Kingdom it’s collecting stickers to become ‘Wilderness Explorers’ (you do a variety of things like play music, find out animal facts, and learn about other cultures), at Epcot it’s collecting stamps from each country on a Barney Bear picture (which you can also colour in on your way around), and at the Magic Kingdom there’s both the ‘Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Challenge’ (using picture cards to cast spells at magic portals throughout the park), and the ‘Pirates Adventure – Treasure of The Seven Seas’ (using a treasure map to find marked spots in Adventure land, where things come to life and the clues lead you to treasure at the end – you keep the map and the treasure card). These were all fun and we could have done lots more if we’d had longer – there were more Sorcery Cards and more Treasure Maps which we didn’t have time for. These extras are not advertised very much so make sure to look out for them if you go there.

My favourite place to go was Harry Potter World at Universal Studios. I have been dying to go here since it opened. My friend Rosie and I actually planned out our own Harry Potter World on a long bus journey once when we were at Uni together, then when the park opened years later we wondered if some Universal Studios bigwig must have been sitting behind us on the bus?!

Our Florida Holiday & A Crafty Giveaway!

I’d made shirts for us four to wear to Harry Potter World using my Cricut Explore and iron-on-vinyl. They say:

Mine – ‘I’m still waiting for my Hogwarts letter’

Hubby’s – ‘If you can read this my invisibility cloak isn’t working’

Little Miss’s – It’s leviOsa, not leviosA’

Cheeky Boy’s – ‘You must be a boggart because you look Riddikulus’

These were so fun to wear, all the cast members kept reading our shirts and laughing! The kids loved showing them off. I wished I’d made Disney ones too!

Harry Potter World lived up to my expectations, I loved the Hogwarts Express, the Escape from Gringotts, and the interactive wands especially. The ride in Hogwarts itself made me feel a bit sick though! I will do a post on Harry Potter World another day as I could say so much about it!

All in all, we had an amazing time. The kids will have so many fabulous memories…

Our Florida Holiday & A Crafty Giveaway!

And if they ever forget they can watch the movies I made. Thanks to Blogtacular and Xanthe Berkeley’s Video Workshop, I had learned the tricks to be able to record and edit daily videos using my iPhone and the Adobe Clip app. I saved videos that were 1 minute long, which I shared on Instagram and Facebook, and some that were longer (approx 5-8 minutes per day) which I am keeping for family memories. If you missed me sharing them on social media, you can watch the 1 minute long videos stitched together as one video (less than 15 minutes long) here:

Or click HERE to view in YouTube.I also enjoyed visits to Target, Michael’s, and Jo-Ann’s for buying some crafty supplies. I bought lots of bits and pieces, including a Marquee Love letter J, a D-Ring 12×12 album, some paper, material, paints, and more! I was in heaven.I wanted to spread the joy, so I bought some items for a giveaway for you!Here’s the items you could win:

Our Florida Holiday & A Crafty Giveaway!

Including some pencils, washi tape, twine, enamel dots, a ‘be creative’ wood plaque, and a cute little notebook – here’s a peek at the pages inside:

Our Florida Holiday & A Crafty Giveaway!

Aren’t they fun?!

To enter to win this giveaway just leave a comment at least 8 words long on this post. For additional entries you can also comment on either of last week’s posts – ‘Minc Reactive Paint & Toner Pen’ or ‘Kickstarter Campaign For Jennifer Grace Creates’. So you can earn up to 3 entries.

Minc Reactive Paint and Toner Pen Test               Jennifer Grace Creates Mugs Kickstarter Campaign

This giveaway is open internationally and it will close for entries on Thursday the 20th of October at 10pm GMT. The winner will be drawn from all entries using random.org, and I’ll post the winner on a blog post at some point that weekend (21st – 24th Oct).

The Giveaway is now closed – the winner was KT Fit Kitty! Thank you to all who entered!

If you have any questions or are having problems commenting please contact me at jennifergrace(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

Thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer x

Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter, Giveaways / Winners

The Winners From Frosty Festivities 2015!

Hello! Sorry this post is a day late, but when I said I’d post the winners yesterday I didn’t realise what a hectic week this would be. They are all ready to announce now though!

The Winners From Frosty Festivities 2015 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 all the wonderful 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 few I couldn’t pin from Flickr for some reason – possibly a privacy setting.

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 Grand Giveaway: Shelley (Who Said ‘What a fantastic giveaway. Your projects are great – a lovely showcase of the prize package goodies’)

Giveaway From Lettera Etc: Margot Mac G

Giveaway From The Paperdashery: Jacky S

Giveaway From Little Dorrit: Julene Matthews

The Blog Hop Giveaway: Fay

Giveaway From Feed Your Craft: K

Giveaway From SVG Files Shop: Leslie Smith

My Wish List Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Diana Fernandez

The Challenge To Be Inspired Random Winner: Karen Ladd

The Challenge To Be Inspired MY CHOICE Winner: Lizzy Hill

Lizzy joined in lots during the event but it was this card, with teeny tiny mason jars, which totally stole my heart. What a unique spin on my Twine Wrapped Gift Jar post:

Mason Jar card by Lizzy Hill

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 contact you directly!

I am so sorry that I couldn’t send prizes to everyone. I wish I could. There will be more giveaways coming at some point next year, though I haven’t decided if I’m going to run another event again. I’m still thinking about it. Life is a little chaotic lately and I don’t have as much time to prepare for them!

I just need to finish by saying one last thank you to the giveaway sponsors – please don’t forget to spend money in these 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…

Lettera Etc.

The Paperdashery

Little Dorrit & Co.

Feed Your Craft

SVG Files Shop

That’s all for now. Thank you so much for your participation!

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)

Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter, Home Decor Craft Projects

Concertina Christmas Trees and the Frosty Festivities 2015 Wrap-Up Post!

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

Well, it’s the last day of November, which means it’s also the last day of my Frosty Festivities 2015 event. Have you enjoyed it?! I have a few things to mention and then I have one last project to inspire you with!

There’s a list of all the Frosty Festivities 2015 posts on THIS PAGE of my blog. Make sure you check to see if there’s any posts you missed, especially all the giveaways {ALL NOW CLOSED}! Look at all the fabulous prizes you could win:

Frosty Festivities 2015 Prizes at Jennifer Grace Creates

Al the giveaways and the challenge to be inspired stay open until 10pm GMT on next Sunday the 6th of December {ALL NOW CLOSED}. Winners will be announced on Thursday the 10th of December so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won.

If you have enjoyed the event, I’d be really grateful if you can pin or share the projects you like. Whilst I do enjoy making all the projects, running the events, and reading your comments, it’s visitor numbers that convince me to run it again and convince sponsors to add a prize. So the more visitors the better!

Talking about sponsors, make sure you shop at Lettera Etc, The Paperdashery, Little Dorrit & Co, Feed Your Craft, and SVG Files Shop, when you can, to thank them for being fabulous sponsors!

If you have any questions or suggestions about how these events are run, then don’t hesitate to contact me at jennifergrace(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk!

Now for one last project, these Concertina Christmas Trees:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor using My Mind's Eye Christmas On Market Street at Jennifer Grace Creates

These were a fun way to use a bit more of my favourite Christmas collection (Christmas On Market Street by My Mind’s Eye)!

I started with a pile of items from the collection, plus some plastic cups, a score board, a hole punch, a hot glue gun, some sand, and some bamboo sticks:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor at Jennifer Grace Creates

However I did end up swapping the bamboo sticks for chopsticks, as the bamboo sticks were too thick, and swapping the hole punch for a big bite hole puncher, as the normal hole punch couldn’t reach far enough:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor at Jennifer Grace Creates

If you want to make some of your own…

Step 1: Cut 2 triangles from patterned paper. One of mine is 11″ tall, and the other is 7.5″ tall:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Score the trees horizontally at regular intervals – my score lines are about 3/4″ apart:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Concertina the trees by folding back and forth along the lines:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Draw a line down the center vertically on the back of your triangles. Then punch holes on each panel, along the line:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Make the holes a little larger by gently pushing the chopstick through, from the front of your triangle to the back, to widen them:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Push the trees onto the chopsticks:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Use hot glue to add some embellishments – I added a gold snowflake and a gold garland to the tops of the trees, and sentiments in the middle:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Add any other embellishments – I added a few enamel dots to each tree:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: Decorate the plastic cups by hot glueing on some glitter ribbon at the top, and another die-cut card embellishment at the front:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 10: Fill the plastic cups with coloured sand (I had to add some coloured stones too as I didn’t have enough sand), then stick your trees in and put them on display:

Concertina Christmas Trees Home Decor using My Mind's Eye Christmas On Market Street at Jennifer Grace Creates

Make sure you display them somewhere that they won’t get knocked over and spill sand everywhere!

These concertina trees would also look good made in miniature and added to cards and scrapbook layouts! You don’t even have to punch holes and add a stick if you’re going to be sticking them down flat.

Be Inspired:

Make some concertina Christmas trees

At glitter tape around the rim or edge of something

Use a wooden stick on a project or page

Remember to let me know what you thought about the event. Which was your favourite project?

Thanks so much for stopping by! I have enjoyed reading every single comment! Bye for now,

Jennifer x

Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter, Giveaways / Winners, Industry News & Reviews

My Crafty Christmas Wish List 2015 – And A Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED}

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

As we’re getting close to the end of the event (tomorrow’s the last day), I thought we’d have one last giveaway {NOW CLOSED}. Today I’m going to share what I’ve got on my crafty Christmas wish list this year, and I’m giving away a £10 GBP Amazon Gift Voucher (or nearest equivalent in your local currency) to one winner, so they can put it towards something they’d like! If the winner doesn’t have Amazon in their country we’ll think of an alternative prize, but I think most of my readers do!

My husband asked me to make a wish list for him to choose something from for my Christmas present. I love it when he asks me to do that, as then I can browse and ‘window-shop’ lots of things I’d like, but it’s still a surprise as to which item he’ll choose to buy.

Here’s my Crafty Christmas Wish List 2015. The links go to Amazon UK but they are not affiliate links, I don’t have any connection with them, I just thought you might like to see more about the products. Amazon also have full release on anything to do with the giveaway – they are not involved at all.

1. ‘I Just Like To Make Things’ book by Lilla Rogers – I’ve been wanting to take Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells Classes, about designing illustrations and patterns for scrapbooking, clothing and more. But they cost hundreds of pounds so are out of our price range right now. This book looks like it would be a nice taster of what the courses are about:

My Crafty Christmas Wish List at Jennifer Grace Creates

2. Cricut Faux Leather in Walnut – Cricut have recently added some more materials to their line-up, and this one excites me the most – faux leather in walnut woodgrain. It looks like a nice warm colour which I can imagine cutting embellishments and jewellery from using my Cricut Explore. You can see some items made with faux leather on the Cricut US blog HERE. I can’t wait to get my hands on some:

My Crafty Christmas Wish List at Jennifer Grace Creates

3. ‘Doodle Stitching, The Motif Collection’ book by Aimee Ray – As you can probably tell from the Little Dorrit Embroidery Patterns Giveaway, and my Embroidered Tags, I have been enjoying embroidery lately. This collection of ideas looks like it would be fun inspiration for a host of projects:

My Crafty Christmas Wish List at Jennifer Grace Creates

4. Pink Paislee Memorandum Gold Phrase Stickers – I want a lot of Pink Paislee’s Memorandum and Cedar Lane collections, but this is one of the bits I want the most. So shiny and fun, these would make any scrapbook page special:

My Crafty Christmas Wish List at Jennifer Grace Creates

5. ’20 Ways To Draw A Jellyfish (And 44 Other Amazing Sea Creatures’ book by Trina Daziel – As I’ve been wanting to practice my drawing for illustrating scrapbook items or for clothing design etc, the ’20 Ways To Draw’ books caught my eye – they have a variety of titles. This one is the one I want the most, because I live by the sea and love the beach:

My Crafty Christmas Wish List at Jennifer Grace Creates

6. DIY Wooden Clock Kit (19cm) – We need a new clock for our kitchen. We have needed one for years, but I’m fussy and can never find one I like. Then I had a brainwave moment when I was scrolling through more clocks online that I didn’t like the other day – why not just make our own? This kit looks good because it comes with the numbers pre-drawn, which would save a lot of ‘time’ with measuring it out:

My Crafty Christmas Wish List at Jennifer Grace Creates

7. Becky Higgins Blush 12×12 D Ring Album – Well really I just need more 12 x 12 albums in general, as I have too many pages to store. This one is particularly gorgeous, and on trend for 2016, when this blush-pink colour is supposed to be really popular according to trend forecasts. But I’ll settle for most 12 x 12 d-ring albums:

My Crafty Christmas Wish List at Jennifer Grace Creates

8. ‘Creative Lettering & Beyond’ book – Since writing my first post on brush lettering I  have discovered Dawn Nicole, a fabulous designer, who has a blog, and wrote a post recommending hand lettering books HERE. She also has a free facebook group with lessons and tips on hand lettering which you can join HERE. This is the book she recommends the most, and I have to agree it looks very helpful:

My Crafty Christmas Wish List at Jennifer Grace Creates

9. A T-Square – This is simply to make it faster for me to draw straight lines for my brush lettering:

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10. A Minc Toner Pen – At the start of the year I bought a Minc Machine to do some foiling (see my original post about it HERE), but I haven’t used it nearly enough. Mostly because I don’t like being limited to the Heidi Swapp designed items, and I’ve found it difficult to get my printed items to look good – which I think is a problem with our laser printer rather than the Minc. When I saw they’d brought out a Minc pen I got quite excited – I would love to try this out:

My Crafty Christmas Wish List at Jennifer Grace Creates

My husband is spoilt for choice on what to get me, huh? I do have some non-crafty items on my wish list too, including a mini food processor so I can make hummus, and the game Rummikub which I could remember playing with my grandparents, but only recently discovered what it’s called!

Now for the giveaway:

My Crafty Christmas Wish List at Jennifer Grace Creates

One person will win a £10 GBP Amazon Gift Voucher, or closest equivalent in their local currency. If the winner doesn’t have Amazon in their country we’ll work out an alternative prize.

To enter to win: Just leave a comment telling me a crafty item or two that’s on your wish list this Christmas! What are you hoping Santa will bring you this year?

The giveaway {NOW CLOSED} closes at 10pm GMT on Sunday the 6th of December 2015. It is open internationally. The winner will be announced here on Thursday the 10th of December, so make sure you check back to see if you won.

I’ll be back tomorrow for the final Frosty Festivities post. See you then!

Jennifer x

Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

A Giveaway! Sponsored by SVG Files Shop! {NOW CLOSED}

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

Here’s another fabulous giveaway {NOW CLOSED} for you from an exciting Etsy shop…

A Giveaway! Sponsored by SVG Files Shop!

SVG Files Shop is a recent discovery of mine. It has almost 300 wonderful images which you can use with a digital die-cutting machine. Trish is so talented to design all these – I wanted to buy so many files! And they are very reasonably priced. A great way to build up your SVG collection!

Read on for the chance to win YOUR CHOICE of 10 FILES from the SVG Files Shop!

A Giveaway! Sponsored by SVG Files Shop!

Here’s a few of the SVG Files which go well with the Frosty Festivities theme…

1. Christmas, Holidays, Merry – I am in love with how the ‘Merry Christmas’ on this is spelled out with candy cane letters. So much fun! This would make a great window or wall decoration:

A Giveaway! Sponsored by SVG Files Shop!

2. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year – The way this is arranged around a Christmas ornament is genius! I love the reindeer leaping and the twirly bits above the sentiment which end with ornaments hanging from them. The attention to detail is so impressive:

A Giveaway! Sponsored by SVG Files Shop!

3. Happy Holiday – The wreath on this is so pretty, I’m sure I can use it on lots of projects all year round. The bow at the bottom is just lovely:

A Giveaway! Sponsored by SVG Files Shop!

Now for the giveaway…

A Giveaway! Sponsored by SVG Files Shop!

One person will win 10 files of their choice from the SVG Files Shop! Yep, you get to choose which ones you want to win, how awesome is that?!

To enter to win this prize {NOW CLOSED} you just need to visit the SVG Files Shop, take a look around, and come back here to leave a comment telling me what caught your eye in the store! It doesn’t have to be Winter / Christmas related. Just find something you love and tell me about it!

You could also pop by the SVG Files Shop Facebook Page or Twitter Account and thank Trish for sponsoring, and maybe give her a follow! This isn’t compulsory though.

The giveaway closes at 10pm GMT on Sunday the 6th of December 2015. {NOW CLOSED} It is open internationally. The winner will be announced here on Thursday the 10th of December, so make sure you check back to see if you won.

Good luck! I’ll be back tomorrow to show you something I’ve made with files from the SVG Files Shop!

Jennifer x

DIY Gifts, Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Hop & Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED}

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

I’m so excited, as it’s time for the Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Hop! It’s a chance to hop around and visit some of my online friends’ blogs, to see how they’ve been inspired by the winter or Christmas theme. If you’ve only just discovered my blog via one of the other blogs in the hop then ‘hello’! It’s nice to meet you. I’m Jennifer Grace and I’m the host of the hop – it’s part of a month-long event I’m holding, full of tutorials, giveaways, and more!

Frosty Festivities 2015 Crafty Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’m going to share a project, then at the end of this post I will send you on to the next blog in the hop. I’ve also got a list of all the blogs in the hop in case you get lost anywhere. If you visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop then you’ll be entered to win this prize {NOW CLOSED}:

Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Hop Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

It includes a Lawn Fawn ‘Ready, Set, Snow’ stamp set, half of a ‘Let’s Bokeh In The Snow’ 6×6 pad, and bakers twine, along with an A5 sketchbook,  some metallic rhinestone stickers, a couple of Christmas ribbons, and a few other bits and pieces!

The giveaway is open internationally, and it closes on Sunday the 6th of December 2015 (the same as all the other giveaways that are part of Frosty Festivities 2015 – see them all HERE). The winner will be announced on my blog on Thursday the 10th of December, so make sure you check back then to see if you won!

Here’s my project for the hop. I decided to keep it simple with a decorated notebook which could be a stocking filler or teacher gift:

Decorated Notebook Stocking Filler or Teacher Gift at Jennifer Grace Creates

I started with a plain notebook (or sketchbook – the pages are plain), the stamp set, rhinestones, and some scraps of paper from the 6×6 pad:

Decorated Notebook Stocking Filler or Teacher Gift at Jennifer Grace Creates

I stamped the snowglobe, trees, sentiment, and snow all as one layer onto a piece of white card, using Avery Elle ink pads:

Decorated Notebook Stocking Filler or Teacher Gift at Jennifer Grace Creates

I cut some squares of different sizes from the paper scraps, then cut the squares in half diagonally to make triangles. I didn’t measure them at all. When I’d cut a good number out I arranged them on the notebook cover, with the snowglobe, and stuck them down once I was happy with the design:

Decorated Notebook Stocking Filler or Teacher Gift at Jennifer Grace Creates

I dotted a few silver metallic rhinestones around the triangles pattern:

Decorated Notebook Stocking Filler or Teacher Gift at Jennifer Grace Creates

And used Mod Podge to add some green fine glitter to the trees to make them look a bit more special:

Decorated Notebook Stocking Filler or Teacher Gift at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then it was all finished and ready to gift to someone this Christmas:

Decorated Notebook Stocking Filler or Teacher Gift at Jennifer Grace Creates

Be Inspired:

Cut some triangles from Christmas patterned paper to use on a project

Stamp an embellishment to use near the center of a scrapbook layout or card

Use 4 shades of green (I used 2 colours of green ink, green paper, and green glitter – all a slightly different shade)

Now it’s time to send you on to the next blog in the hop – the fabulous Claire at Creative Makings!

If you get lost during the hop then here’s the full list to help you out:

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Remember to comment on them all for the chance to win the blog hop prize of Lawn Fawn goodies and more!

I’ll see you again tomorrow for the next Frosty Festivities project!

Jennifer x

Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

A Giveaway! Sponsored by Little Dorrit & Co! {NOW CLOSED}

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

It’s time for the next sponsored giveaway {NOW CLOSED} from a wonderful Etsy shop…

A Giveaway! Sponsored by Little Dorrit & Co!

Little Dorrit & Co is a shop selling embroidery patterns, and it’s run by a mother & daughter team – Chris & Julie. The designs stood out to me because most of them are inspired by stories and writers including Dickens, Austen, and Shakespeare. As I have always been a book lover (I studied English & Creative Writing at University, while I studied at Uni I also worked part time at the Jane Austen Center in Bath, and I’m now a school librarian!) these amazing creations really spoke to my heart and mind!

A Giveaway! Sponsored by Little Dorrit & Co!

All the images are so unique and full of special details!

Here are a few that are particularly suited to the Frosty Festivities theme…

1. The Gingerbread Man PDF Pattern – I love baking gingerbread at Christmas, and we usually end up making a gingerbread family to look like ourselves! Plus this design is so cheerful and bright, it would look magical hanging on any wall or perhaps embroidered on to a Christmas cushion:

A Giveaway! Sponsored by Little Dorrit & Co!

2. The Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come PDF Pattern – This image is so striking and contemporary. I love the moon and the stars in the background. This would be a fantastic thing to embroidery for someone who doesn’t like too much ‘santa and sweetness’ at Christmas time. Or stitch it for yourself as a reminder of the lesson Scrooge learnt on Christmas eve:

A Giveaway! Sponsored by Little Dorrit & Co!

3. The Little Elves PDF Pattern – How cute is this?! We are going to be doing the ‘Elf On The Shelf’ for the first time this year, so this picture of 2 little elves really caught my eye! I could imagine using the wreath around the outside on it’s own for other projects too:

A Giveaway! Sponsored by Little Dorrit & Co!

Aren’t they all full of gorgeous details?!

Now for the giveaway…

A Giveaway! Sponsored by Little Dorrit & Co!

One winner will receive 2 PDF patterns from Little Dorrit & Co – ‘The Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man’ so whether you prefer bold and slightly scary, or cute and sugary, you’ll be covered either way!

To enter the giveaway {NOW CLOSED}: Just pop over to the Little Dorrit & Co. Etsy Shop, take a look around, and come back here to leave a comment, telling me about an item or two that caught your eye (it doesn’t need to be Christmas or Winter related, just anything you like).

You could also pop by Little Dorrit & Co’s blog and social media pages. It’s not compulsory to visit these to enter the prize, but obviously Chris & Julie would love it if you stopped by. Make sure you tell her ‘thanks’ for sponsoring a giveaway prize! Here are the links:

Blog: http://button-button.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littledorritandco

Twitter: https://twitter.com/juliezryan

The giveaway closes at 10pm GMT on Sunday the 6th of December 2015. {NOW CLOSED} It is open internationally. The winner will be announced here on Thursday the 10th of December, so make sure you check back to see if you won.

Good luck! I’ll be back tomorrow morning to show you something I’ve made with The Gingerbread Man pattern!

Jennifer x