Frosty Festivities 2013 Welcome and Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}!

Hello, and welcome to my Frosty Festivities weekend! Grab a glass of mulled wine, and prepare to sparkle and shine!

Frosty Festivities Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

If you haven’t previously heard about this event, here’s how it works: This weekend (8th – 10th November 2013), from 4pm – 10pm Friday (today), and then 10am – 10pm Saturday and Sunday (GMT), there will be posts going live every hour. There will be tips, tutorials, challenges, a variety of crafts including scrapbooking and cardmaking, a blog hop, and lots of giveaways! Also, if you feel like chatting to me and other participants, you can come and join the Facebook Group!

The giveaways will stay open until Monday 11th November at 10.59pm GMT, so if you can’t manage reading it all in a weekend you have Monday to catch up!  The challenges (there’s four of them) will stay open until next Sunday (17th November) too. All giveaways and challenges are open internationally.

To begin the fun here comes the first giveaway… The Grand Giveaway! {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}

Frosty Festivities 2013 Grand Giveaway

The prize includes (worth over £40):

4 Sheets of Basic Grey’s 25th & Pine Paper (‘Santa Highway’, ‘Nutcraker Court’, ‘Sleigh Bell Trail’ & ‘Mistletoe Junction’)
25th & Pine Chipboard Shapes and half a pack of the Chipboard Letters (two of each letter)
7 Sheets of Crate Paper Bundled Up Paper (‘Jack Frost’, ‘Snowy Day’, ‘Candy Cane’, ‘Winter’, ‘Noel’, & ‘Bundled Up’)
Bundled Up Chipboard Elements, and Journal Cards
5 Sheets of Webster’s Pages It’s Christmas Paper (‘From Me To You’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘All is Bright’, & ‘Reindeer Flight’)
It’s Christmas Alpha Sticker Sheet and Mini Trim Pack
Two rolls of American Crafts Bakers Twine (Red and Blue)

I tried to choose things which can be used for all kinds of winter projects (not just Christmas), and a lot of the b-sides of the papers can be used year round!

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 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 tag I made using the same supplies:

Holly Jolly Christmas Tag by Jennifer Grace

The only things I used which aren’t part of the prize were a piece of cream card (to cut the tag base from) and some clear gems. The tag has something from each collection to show how well they can work together! Tip: I adhered the silvery It’s Christmas trim by putting a tiny dot of Glossy Accents on the back of each circle. The 25th & Pine Chipboard Shapes are adhered with 3D foam pop-dots. I can’t wait to attach it to a Christmas present!

Be Inspired:

Add an embellishment that goes over the edge of your project

Mix three different paper collections

Include something with a reflective shine

Don’t forget to comment here to be entered into the Grand Giveaway ! {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}The giveaway is open internationally, and it will close at 10.59pm (GMT) on Monday 11th November. Make sure you check back to see if you won, or leave me a way to contact you if you win – I’ve had to re-draw prizes in the past because winners haven’t responded!

I see you again at 5pm!

Jennifer x

EDITED TO SAY: This is just the first post. There are many many more already posted – click on the header above or on THIS LINK, then scroll down to read all the Frosty Festivities posts!

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86 Comments
  • Sarah
    Reply

    Yay!!! So Excited the event has started!! can’t wait to get stuck into a weekend of fun, chat and craft!! Gorgeous tag too!! xx

    November 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm
  • Fab tag, looking forward to a creative weekend 🙂

    November 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm
  • Oooo hello, beautiful tag and very excited for the weekend 🙂

    November 8, 2013 at 4:36 pm
  • Great start. I love the layered look.

    Julie
    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Love your Frosty Festivities!!! Super tag…can’t wait to get started!!!!!!!!!

    November 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Meant to say…awesome prize!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!

    November 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm
  • Jo welsh
    Reply

    What a great festive prize 🙂

    November 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm
  • Lisa H
    Reply

    Gorgeous prize and how wonderful to be able to get into the Christmas spirit all weekend! Can’t wait.

    November 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm
  • Love the tag….and that’s a wonderful prize.

    November 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm
  • Wonderful prize and I love your tag! Looking forward to this weekend – will try to keep up but I am out all day tomorrow visiting my son – how inconvenient lol!

    November 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  • I love the graphics in the collection!
    Here’s to another great blog event!!!
    Rinda

    November 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm
  • dan
    Reply

    What a great start to a weekend of festive fun! 🙂

    November 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm
  • Jennifer,
    I love this so much!! Looking forward to getting home and playing :). Great give away too! Thanks for the chance.
    Blessings ~~ dawn

    November 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm
  • Alison
    Reply

    What a fab prize!…..I’d totally forgotten about your weekend..thanks for the reminder!
    Alison xx

    November 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm
  • Dawn Cheshire
    Reply

    Love the tag, have been looking forward to the event, can’t wait to see what other fun projects you have lined up!

    November 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm
  • Janis in ID
    Reply

    Really looking fwd to this event! Love Christmas inspiration. Thank you for offering amazing prize opportunities, too!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm
  • Amanda
    Reply

    Beautiful tag!

    November 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm
  • I am so glad it is a weekend and I can play along.
    Love the tag

    November 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm
  • Sally
    Reply

    Looking forward to an inspiring weekend.

    November 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm
  • Laura G.Turcotte
    Reply

    This looks amazing! Very exciting!

    November 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm
  • Jean Bullock
    Reply

    this is a darling tag. Love the colors and layers and also the bling. giveawayjean at gmail dot com

    November 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm
  • This looks like lots of fun, off to get hopping Tx

    November 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm
  • Great tag. Love the colors and layers. This sounds pretty fun and exciting.

    November 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm
  • Bethany Hardy
    Reply

    How did you know that I have been CRAZY to get my hands on the Bundled Up Collection! So I had better hustle to get my name in a bunch!

    November 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm
  • Jenny
    Reply

    Lovely weekend! hope to be the lucky one 🙂

    November 8, 2013 at 9:38 pm
  • Petrina
    Reply

    Great tag. Looking forward to trying out ‘ blog hopping’ this weekend 🙂

    November 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm
  • Going to be working, so will dip in and out this weekend…suspect that this may well be the prod that I need to start really feeling Christmas in my crafting!

    November 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm
  • Lynne
    Reply

    Love the tag and what a great idea the weekend is. Looking forward to joining in

    November 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm
  • It’s all very exciting. I love Christmas! I can’t wait to see everything you’ve got planned for us this weekend.
    xx
    Natalie

    November 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm
  • Amy
    Reply

    Can’t wait for the fun.

    November 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm
  • Wow, that is one fab prize!
    Your tag is really fun!!
    Thanks

    November 8, 2013 at 10:54 pm
  • Loved your hop it was so inspiring 🙂 now I’m off to make some xmas cards

    November 9, 2013 at 12:08 am
  • Would love to win! Please advise by email as I will be working…
    This looks like mega fun – can’t wait to play along.

    November 9, 2013 at 1:18 am
  • Lesley Thomas
    Reply

    Wow, that’s a bumper pack of goodies you are offering, I’ll have to keep popping back to see what you are up to this weekend.

    November 9, 2013 at 1:19 am
  • Cassandra Duchaine
    Reply

    Love the tag! Great mix of collections! Cassandra D.

    November 9, 2013 at 3:02 am
  • jengd
    Reply

    Your tag is adorable! Thanks for the chance at the great prize!

    November 9, 2013 at 3:50 am
  • Frances
    Reply

    I am so excited about this event for this weekend. It will get me ready for Christmas. Thanks for hosting this Jennifer.

    November 9, 2013 at 4:57 am
  • justasiam
    Reply

    I cannot imagine not wanting to be entered into the grand giveaway…what a great prize. Let the fun begin!

    November 9, 2013 at 6:52 am
  • Judith Armstrong
    Reply

    Great prize looking forward to getting lots of inspiration on the blog hop

    November 9, 2013 at 7:39 am
  • SammyB
    Reply

    Brilliant blog hop, makes me feel Christmassey already xxx

    November 9, 2013 at 7:41 am
  • Looks like a fantastic giveaway and a very exciting weekend! I’ll have to catch up on everything I’ve missed so far. If I win, could you please email me? loz_ritchie @ Hotmail.com

    November 9, 2013 at 7:59 am
  • Elaine
    Reply

    A fab weekend of activities.. I hope to get something done!

    November 9, 2013 at 8:12 am
  • Gill
    Reply

    Ooh how very festive! Getting itchy fingers thinking about all I could do with this wonderful giveaway from SJ crafts……very exciting…..& not long to go now before the big day!! Please email me if I should be so lucky as to win. Thank you. Gill

    November 9, 2013 at 8:36 am
  • Kirsty A
    Reply

    Just stumbled on this – been off the Blogosphere all week – and looking forward to hopping along. I’s love to be in the draw too. Thanks

    November 9, 2013 at 9:03 am
  • How wonderful – a great prize and I am up for some challenges this weekend and will pop back.

    November 9, 2013 at 9:08 am
  • Such a cute tag Jennifer, I’m off to hop (at last!)

    November 9, 2013 at 10:08 am
  • gemma steele
    Reply

    Looking forward to joining in this 🙂

    November 9, 2013 at 11:05 am
  • wow that is a totally amazing festive giveaway…. looking forward to joining in from the sofa as feeling a bit poorly this weekend xxx

    November 9, 2013 at 11:14 am
  • Brenda W
    Reply

    Just hopped over from CKC and I’m inspired already! The giveaway is incredibly generous.

    November 9, 2013 at 11:41 am
  • Lesley Thomas
    Reply

    I commented here yesterday, but can’t find any subsequent posts for today – where are you?

    November 9, 2013 at 11:56 am
  • Rachel
    Reply

    What great challenges! Sounds like a fun weekend.

    November 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    What a super hop Jennifer!! My Little legs are quite worn out!!! LOL Everyone has done amazing projects so lots of inspiration for Christmas!!! Great fun!!!!!
    Tried to leave this comment on the blog hop but keep getting error!!! Will try again later!!

    November 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm
  • Cate
    Reply

    Thanks for all the great inspiration!

    November 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm
  • Gemma Jackson
    Reply

    Lovely tag. Christmas is my favourite time of year can’t wait for all the inspiration 🙂

    November 9, 2013 at 1:58 pm
  • I’m really excited to check out this weekend event. Thanks so much for working hard and sharing all of these ideas. This is so amazing!

    November 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker
    Reply

    YAY! I will be checking in often during the event! Thanks for making my weekend fun!

    November 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm
  • rhonda n
    Reply

    Love your tag,this is going to be a fun weekend! Thanks for the chance to win!

    November 9, 2013 at 2:47 pm
  • Diana Cotter
    Reply

    You’ve got a really lovely selection of festive goodies there – most inspiring 🙂

    November 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm
  • Oh thank you, the prize is too cute 🙂

    November 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm
  • Wow Wow Wow! What a cool prize pack!

    November 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm
  • Margie
    Reply

    Lovely prize and tag!! I have so been looking forward to this weekend-thanks for doing it!

    November 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm
  • Sue L
    Reply

    Just wandered in for a look around…WOW what a great prize.

    November 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm
  • Just found you from UKScrappers. That’s an awesome giveaway.

    November 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm
  • Kelly B
    Reply

    How exciting! So glad I found this blog today…totally getting me in the spirit for Christmas!!!

    November 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm
  • Gwen T
    Reply

    Wow! What a lovely set of goodies. So kind of you to do this. Thanks for the inspiration

    November 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm
  • yay!!!! I was out of internet the past 2 days and finally I have it back and couldn’t wait to get on here and catch up on all of the amazing inspiration I knew you had in store for us!!! Thanks so much!

    November 9, 2013 at 9:55 pm
  • Looks like lots of fun is in store. I won’t have much time until Monday, but then I will immerse myself. Back soon!

    November 10, 2013 at 12:17 am
  • Julia Colli
    Reply

    Can’t wait to see what you have in store 🙂 thanks for the giveaway.

    November 10, 2013 at 1:19 am
  • senoritascrapper
    Reply

    Wonderful prize and inspiration. Thank you!

    November 10, 2013 at 2:19 am
  • Oh dear I must be getting old. I can’t recall if I registered here or not. Consider this my official post.We don’t have snow at Christmas but I will try to get in the spirit anyway.

    November 10, 2013 at 2:47 am
  • What an amazing prize! You always have such wonderful inspiration so I can’t wait to see what wonderful things you have planned!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:58 am
  • Wow! what an amazing colleciton of goodies Jennifer and a very pretty tag – I’ve been missing all the fun, but hope to catch up on everything I’ve missed now, very exciting! :o)

    November 10, 2013 at 11:54 am
  • Dawn
    Reply

    What a beautiful prize! I’m looking forward to going through all of the posts and getting some Christmas inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

    November 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm
  • my favourite time of year, can’t wait to get started!

    November 10, 2013 at 1:54 pm
  • Kelli B.
    Reply

    Super cute tag! I love it!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:56 pm
  • Such a cute cute little tag x

    November 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm
  • Running so very very late but cant wait to catch up with what you’ve put up this weekend.

    November 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm
  • Miriam Prantner
    Reply

    What a fantastic prize pack! Looking forward to checking out all the inspiration from this weekend!

    November 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm
  • Julie
    Reply

    I have made all the rounds. Had a fantastic time.

    Julie
    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 11, 2013 at 1:33 am
  • Ceri
    Reply

    Just found you today and amazing inspiration – Thanks!

    November 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm
  • Cindy F
    Reply

    Wonderful projects, thanks for all the inspiration
    Cindy F

    November 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm
  • Gina
    Reply

    This is so fantastic. I am catching up for the weekend. What fun!

    November 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    • Gina
      Reply

      I forgot to leave my email. vma0703 at gmail dot com. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

      November 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm
  • i’d been looking forward to you weekend for a long while and then things happen that mean i can’t join in……….still…I can read, make a note and have a list to create when i’m able too xx

    November 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm
  • Yay! I thought I had totally missed out on participating in the challenges … so glad to see I have 6 days to complete projects and enter! Your tag is gorgeous & you definitely have me inspired.

    November 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm
  • Such a great project and a great prize! Thank you for doing all this. I can crack on with the inspiration now in between bashing away at my word count! 😉

    November 11, 2013 at 10:18 pm

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