Frosty Festivities ~ Welcome & Grand Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED}

Challenges are STILL OPEN, but the giveaways are now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Giveaway winners will be announced Thursday 22nd November.

Hello and welcome to my Frosty Festivities weekend! I’m so pleased you’re here, and I hope you’ll find lots of inspiration and enjoyment from all the winter themed posts this weekend!

If you haven’t previously heard about this event, then here’s what’s going to happen. This weekend (the 16th – 18th November), from 4pm-10pm Friday (today), and 10am-10pm Saturday and Sunday (GMT), there will be posts going live here every hour, on the hour (if all goes well!). There will be tips, tutorials, challenges, crafts, a blog hop, a chat room (for details see here), a PDF to download after the event, and lots of GIVEAWAYS!

The giveaways {NOW CLOSED} will stay open until Monday (19th November) at 10.59pm GMT, so if you’re away for any part of the weekend you’ll have Monday to try and catch up! The challenges (there’s four of them) {STILL OPEN} will be open until the following Sunday (25th November 2012) too! All the giveaways and challenges will be open internationally.

And, we’re kicking off the giveaways right here, right now, with a Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}:

The prize includes (worth over £40):

  • 5 sheets of Crate Paper Sleigh Ride Patterned Paper (Let it Snow, O Christmas Tree, Rudolph, Blue Christmas, Tag Cuts)
  • Crate Paper Sleigh Ride ‘Mini Alpha Stickers’ and Vellum Die-Cuts ‘Tags & Numbers’
  • 4 Sheets of My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland Patterned Paper (Flakes, Presents, Polka Dots, Tags)
  • My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland ‘Decorative Buttons’ and ‘Enamel Dots’
  • 12 sheets of Pink Paislee City Sidewalks 8×8 Patterned Paper (this is half a pack)
  • Pink Paislee City Sidewalks ‘Ephemera’, ‘Paper Garlands’ and half a pack of ‘Chipboard Snowflakes’
  • 3 Sheets of 12×12 Cardstock, 10 yards of Bakers Twine Divine Twine ‘Cherry’, and pale blue Kaiser Scrapbook Pearls.
What do you think? Definitely a lot of bits to help someone with their winter crafting. A lot of the papers and embellishments could be used on non-Christmas or winter themed pages too, so they’ll be good in your stash all year round! 

So how do you get your hands on this prize? Just leave a comment! You could just leave one on this post, but every comment on any post this weekend will count as another entry into the draw! (That’s commenting on posts that have been newly posted this weekend, from now until Sunday 10pm – going back commenting on old posts won’t count – sorry!)

You will only be entered into the Grand Giveaway draw if you have commented on this welcome post – that way if you don’t want to win the prize (perhaps you’re lucky enough to already own all this stuff?!) then don’t comment here – but you can still leave commments for the rest of the weekend (and maybe win some other giveaways!), without being entered into this draw. (I hope that all makes sense!)

And to tempt you to enter, and to start of the winter inspiration, here’s a tag I’ve made using products the same as those in the prize – all I’ve added is adhesive, red ink, and some gold glitter glue:

It looks good on a parcel wrapped in brown paper and lace:
To make one of your own: 1. Take an ephemera piece and ink the edges with red ink, mount it onto a pale blue patterned piece of paper. Ink the edges of this and mount it onto red-and-white patterned paper, ink the edges again. 2. Place a sentiment in the middle of the tag, and then add a scattering of chipboard embellies, enamel dots, and another bit of ephemera stuck on with a strong 3D foam dot. Add a few drops of glitter glue, leave to dry. 3. Punch a hole at the top of the tag and thread with bakers twine. Attach to a gift or project!

Be Inspired:

  • Make a tag with layers of ephemera and patterned paper
  • Use lace to wrap a parcel

Don’t forget to leave a comment here to be entered into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} – the giveaway is open internationally, and it will close at 10.59pm (GMT) Monday 19th November. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win, if you’re not easily reached via a Google account.

 I’ll see you again at 5pm!

  • Wow what a super duper giveaway. Lovely tag too!! I’m off to get the ironing finished and tidy the lounge, then I can take the weekend off without feeling guilty. I’m hoping to make a mountain of Christmas cards this weekend as I am seriously behind – so need all the inspiration that I can get.Karen x

    November 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm
  • And we’re off! Yay!! And what a great start to the festivities – a gorgeous project, and an amazing prize 🙂 Can’t wait to see what other treats you have in store for us!

    November 16, 2012 at 4:11 pm
  • Love the tag, I know many quilters and sewers that would love to use this as a Christmas ornament as well.

    November 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm
  • WOW! Fab giveaway Jennifer, & lovely tag :)Cant wait to see what all the other projects etc will be this weekend.

    November 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm
  • I’ve never scrapped Christmas but I will hopefully be totally inspired by the end of the weekend.Love the tag x

    November 16, 2012 at 4:29 pm
  • Ooooh! Exciting stuff! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    November 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm
  • I’ve been looking forward to Frosty Festivities all day and I’m so happy to be a part of it!! The tag is gorgeous! Fabulous Giveaway too!! Now, I’ll try & patiently wait until 5pm for the next post!! 🙂 xx

    November 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm
  • I am new to your blogg, but this weekend looks fun, hoping to join in

    November 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm
  • so glad to see the festivities have started really hoping I can join in lots of the events this weekend but I always seem to be away when you host!

    November 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm
  • Wonderful giveaway to start such a fun weekend…and love that tag.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm
  • Looks like a fun weekend ahead, an amazing prize too 🙂

    November 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm
  • What a cute tag and a great giveaway! Found you through Craft Gossip….I’ll be here all weekend!

    November 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm
  • and we’re off again hopping all over the world. Love the cute tag what a gr8 idea. So lovely to be joining in with another hop along,Jo xxx

    November 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm
  • How exciting is this – AND a giveaway too – me please, me please. 🙂 – cantstopstampin on UKS…….Look forward to the rest of the weekend now.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm
  • a great start….and a lovely grand prize!

    November 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm
  • Very cute tag and one that is going on my pinterest board. Thanks for the chance to win!

    November 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm
  • looks like it’s going to be a fun weekend, love the card and tag x

    November 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm
  • I love that tag. Great start to the weekend. I was a little slow getting there-had my time off as usual, but on ready now!

    November 16, 2012 at 5:59 pm
  • oooh fun! Love the Grand Prize 🙂

    November 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm
  • what a fab giveaway. I love your tag idea, looking forward to seeing what other lovelies you’ll be posting.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm
  • Zahra

    Stunning tag and what a lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance!

    November 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm
  • Hoping it all goes well and is lots of fun for everyone!

    November 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm
  • glad I found this blog – was looking for something to do this weekend….

    November 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm
  • Love the tag. Being a fabric addict, it would suit me down to the ground. What a fantastic give away. Thanks for the chance x

    November 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm
  • this is a gorgeous giveaway Jennifer!! This week end is gonna be lots of fun i’m sure of it!

    November 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm
  • oh i love the present wrapped in brown craft paper i think il be doing that this year. ohhhhh just imagine all the pressies under the tree. exxxxccciiiteddd xx great blog

    November 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm
  • Lots of wonderfully yummy things in that prize Jennifer – thank you for organising this again xx

    November 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm
  • What a fabulous prize! Thank you for offering the chance to us.I am a quilter and will certainly use the tag idea for my quilty friends present

    November 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm
  • This is a truly yummy prize. And I’ve already seen so many Frosty Festivities posts pop up in my browser I’m looking forward to visitingthem all

    November 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm
  • Tag looks good may have a go at that sometime.

    November 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm
  • Anonymous

    Oh lov this! Will need to try this…maybe a start of a tag book for dec daily!!! Thank you for sharing and doing this. Oh and would lov this kit too…

    November 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm
  • Love your tag…think I will have to have a go at some!! Super giveaway too…thank you for the chance to win!!

    November 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm
  • wow what an amazing giveaway 🙂 i look forward to seeing what you’re doing on here over the weekend.

    November 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm
  • Fab giveaway, I just love Christmas craft goodies. These would be a great addition to my Journal your Christmas stash.

    November 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm
  • WOW great give away. I have a whole weekend to follow and plan what I’m going to do with it! 🙂

    November 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm
  • What a super weekend and hopefully I will get a chance to look at all of the posts. I love winter and so crafty ideas like these are going to kick start my mojo Fabulous and thank you

    November 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm
  • Great giveaway Jennifer…and love that tag!Alison xx

    November 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm
  • Cute – I need to make some more tags – they are one of my favourite ways to use up scraps.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm
  • Yes, yes! I would love the chance to win such a fabby prize! Thank you!

    November 16, 2012 at 10:06 pm
  • So going to be following this on the weekend. i am going to a 12 hours crop tomorrow (with no internet) but will catch up when I get home.What a fab prize this is…so many lovely items. Thansk for the chance to win!Your tag looks great…I love the vintage look of it!

    November 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm
  • I’ve been seeing lots of announcements that this weekend was coming, so I’m looking forward to lots of inspiration! What an awesome prize package – would love to win that. Your tag looks fantastic on that package!

    November 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm
  • Wow… so generous and gorgeous. I love anything to do with Make do and Mend and sewing, so am inspired by your tag. Thank you for the chance to win !!

    November 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm
  • I own heaps of lace that I never use, (not to mention ribbon, of course!) so I love the idea of wrapping it around gifts! Thanks for the weekend and all the inspiration!

    November 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm
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    November 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm
  • I love when you do this specials weekends, I learn a lot and also i can find lots of amazing blogshugs from Méxicosra_de_romero(at)

    November 17, 2012 at 3:05 am
  • I definitely want to be entered!!!Thanks for the chance to win.Rinda

    November 17, 2012 at 3:45 am
  • Wow! GREAT prize!! Thank you so much for the chance to win-I love your tag, it really makes the package special!

    November 17, 2012 at 3:46 am
  • SO excited for this and can’t think of a better way to spend a chilly weekend other than being inspired by this event! What an amazing prize and the tag is so lovely….

    November 17, 2012 at 4:14 am
  • Anonymous

    I thought this was going to be a sleepy weekend, but then I found out about a rummage sale and these giveaways…Thanks for the chance!sandralclark at

    November 17, 2012 at 4:27 am
  • Oh wow, this is super exciting! You just brightened up my weekend! Thanks! 🙂

    November 17, 2012 at 9:16 am
  • HI There! How exciting :o) I’ve been really looking forward to this event, loved the last one – will have to pop in and out as we have a lot going on, but hopefully I won’t miss too much – have fun everyone and thanks for all your hard work Jennifer!

    November 17, 2012 at 9:25 am
  • Wow – what a fab giveaway 🙂

    November 17, 2012 at 11:56 am
  • What a great giveaway! I just finished the blog hop and had so much fun collecting inspiration for the holidays. Now off to catch up with all your other posts!

    November 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm
  • Just found this – great! Thanks so much!Sue x

    November 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm
  • This such a great idea. Love the inspiration. thanks for all your hard work in bringing everything together

    November 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm
  • What a fantastic give-a-way and a beautiful tag too. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fab stash x

    November 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm
  • Wow what an Awesome give away, perfect for doing the Daily December etc and for the xmas shots. Thank you for the chance, think this would make my Xmas x

    November 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm
  • A fantastic giveaway and some wonderful inspiration on your blog 🙂

    November 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm
  • Looking forward to lots of inspiration – and what a great giveaway, perfect for JYC.

    November 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm
  • Lovely giveaway and I am loving this weekend of posts!

    November 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm
  • What a fab blog and I love that tag. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome kit 🙂

    November 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm
  • I’m so excited for your blog event! I could definitely use some inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!

    November 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm
  • I love that ephemera piece :-)Loving everything I have read so far (as usual I am going backwards through the posts!!!)

    November 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm
  • Missed out on the festivities today, but hoping I can catch up a bit tonight! Need coffee!Thanks for the awesome give-away chance, too!

    November 18, 2012 at 1:55 am
  • Just love your tag. It’s vintagy christmas style is so appealing. Thanks for the having such a wonderful frosty festivities celebration. here in the tropics we don’t have any chilly weather but i’m looking forward to your hourly posts

    November 18, 2012 at 2:35 am
  • What a lovely mistake led me here :)Very exciting.Thanks for the chance to win!

    November 18, 2012 at 4:14 am
  • I’m just catching up on your posts and I’m finding it all very inspiring. It’s definitely helping out me to get in the festive mood! Thanks for the chance to win!

    November 18, 2012 at 5:47 am
  • wow, what an amazing event! so much inspiration. thank you!

    November 18, 2012 at 8:24 am
  • Gorgeous giveaway! Loving the retro feel to the papers.

    November 18, 2012 at 9:32 am
  • I’ve been reading your posts this morning (all of yesterday’s, in fact) and you’re giving me so much inspiration. Thanks for this event!

    November 18, 2012 at 10:18 am
  • Wonderful!!! This is a fantastic prize…thanks for this chance.

    November 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm
  • Thanks for the holiday inspiration!

    November 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm
  • thanks for the chance!

    November 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm
  • It’s my 30th this week and I would really love to win this. Holding thumbs :)Thanks for the chance.

    November 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm
  • Thanks for hosting this weekend. Have loved looking through all the posts. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

    November 19, 2012 at 8:25 am
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    November 19, 2012 at 8:26 am
  • Ness

    what a lovely tag idea. I love using brown paper for gift wrap at Christmas and this tag really fits with it beautifully and injects some vintage colour. Well done 🙂

    November 19, 2012 at 11:24 am
  • Fab giveaway xLove the tag you made 🙂

    November 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm
  • Oh my goodness I am here by the skin of my teeth!! What a fabulous giveaway and what a fantastic tag. I love handcrafted packaging and it looks as though there is going to be plenty of inspiration on your blog to create the gift inside too :0)

    November 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm
  • Wow, I wish I’d seen this earlier, just made it. I’d love to win this fabulous set to share with my daughter and friend. Thank you

    November 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm
  • Not sure where I am supposed to state it but I have finished and commented on everything.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm

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