My Crafty Christmas Wish List at Jennifer Grace Creates

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:


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

  • I would love to check out that creative lettering book myself! My wishlist has the Heidi Swapp planner on it. I’m loving planners right now.

    November 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm
  • Dawn F.

    I would love any of the kits from Illustrated Faith and the deer head punch from EK Success. Who am I kidding – anything craft related would be welcome under the tree! Thanks for the chance.

    November 29, 2015 at 1:10 pm
  • Shelley

    I hope you get many of the items on your wish list. My wish list includes a few craft books too…I have a nice little collection and books are always so instructive and inspiring.

    November 29, 2015 at 2:49 pm
  • KT Fit Kitty

    Oh I really enjoyed looking at your wish list! I like your idea and our family does something similar and it makes it so fun! No more ugly sweaters haha! I would love to have the We R Memory Keepers fuse tool this year! Thanks for your awesome giveaway and I can’t believe tomorrow is the last day! I don’t want it to be over! I’ve really been liking the inspiration here!

    November 29, 2015 at 5:57 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    I love your list Jennifer!!! Hope you are lucky and get a few things on it under the tree!! I too need some new albums, but I like K & Co. and they are a bit expensive…so perhaps one!! But I would really be happy with anything that is crafty!!!!!!!! LOL

    November 29, 2015 at 7:15 pm
  • Loved looking at your list….and I think the Doodle Stitching may be added to mine. I think what I’d really like is some vouchers for craft stores so that I could happily spend hours browsing…..and hopefully pick up some January sale bargains.

    November 29, 2015 at 9:13 pm
  • I desperately need more 12×12 albums… I REALLY want one of those new stamping tools – can’t think what it’s called, that you lay your stamp on & then close like a press…..made to order, just about, in the USA by a girl who worked the system out. But I don’t stamp enough to justify one. Doesn’t stop me wanting it! Hope you get a lovely surprise from one of these fab gifts in your ‘santa’ bag. Loving those PP gold stickers. Lusting, more like it… thanks for another fab giveaway, too :):)

    November 29, 2015 at 10:18 pm
  • Great list, Jennifer!! I already put in a order of things for my hubby to give me for Christmas, but that doesn’t stop me from having even more things on my Christmas wish list…….like a pillow box punchboard, more color sets of Spectrum Noir markers, and reinkers for my mini distress ink pads. 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win and for all the awesome inspiration this month. I don’t want it to end!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 29, 2015 at 10:36 pm
  • I really need a new camera! I know its not crafty.. .but its necessary!! LOL!
    Great prize… and so many tempting products… each one, I thought… yep… love that!

    November 30, 2015 at 12:46 am
  • I have so much crafting stuff that I’m not putting anything crafty on my list this year. My 2016 resolution will be to use some of my stash up!

    November 30, 2015 at 3:29 am
  • sheena

    I’ve been looking at the Minc Machine all year…I’m very tempted.

    November 30, 2015 at 8:05 am
  • I have a journal, a scrapbook album and some american craft collections packs on my wish list and the latest Nigel Slater cookbook. I’ve not done as much craft this year so I’m hoping that will change in 2016

    November 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm
  • My almost new sewing machine has died suddenly, so it looks like my hubby will have an easy time guessing what I want! I can’t thank you enough for this awesomely inspiring November! Let the Christmas crafting begin 😀

    November 30, 2015 at 6:29 pm
  • these look awesome… for my list I have papercraft magazine subscriptions, as I miss having one in my hand!

    November 30, 2015 at 8:22 pm
  • Denise Bryant

    Some great suggestions! I am hoping for a Misti and some dies tat I have my eye on!

    December 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm
  • karenladd

    Oh, I do hope you get at least a few of the goodies on your crafty wish list this year! My own list always includes dies, as I have been learning to use them on my projects and love the convenience!

    December 3, 2015 at 6:18 am
  • I love that blush album and the Pink Paislee Memorandum Gold phrase stickers

    December 5, 2015 at 1:06 am
  • I pin a wish list for my OH to go from. This year it includes the fuse tool & shimelles enamel holly stickers

    December 6, 2015 at 6:34 pm
  • what a great idea to give your hubby a list not sure what he will get me this year but have definitely got the silhouette cameo on my wishlist..have bought a few crafty items from Amazon in the past year

    December 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm
  • your wishlist is wonderful!
    I wish only one thing -die cuting machine.

    December 6, 2015 at 7:42 pm

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