Frosty Festivities 2015 Crafty Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Welcome and Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}!

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

Hello and welcome to the start of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event!

Frosty Festivities 2015 Crafty Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

In case you missed the previous news about the event, here’s how it’s going to work…

There will be at least one post a day between now and the 30th of November, all on the theme of Winter and Christmas crafty inspiration (including scrapbook layouts, cards, diy gifts, home decor, and more), plus a blog hop, giveaways, and challenge prompts (giveaways and challenges will stay open until the 6th of December)!

For every post there’s a ‘Be Inspired’ section at the end, to give you pointers to new ideas. If a post doesn’t feature your usual craft (eg if it’s kids crafts and you don’t have kids) you can still look at the ‘Be Inspired’ section as it will have ways to interpret the post to suit other crafty activities, eg. using the colour scheme, patterns, etc.

Let’s kick things off with the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}!

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

One winner will receive all these goodies! The prize includes:

4 sheets of 12 x 12″paper from Basic Grey Juniper Berry (‘Journal Cards’, ‘Good Cheer’, ‘Holly Jolly’ and ‘Rooftop’)

1 sheet of Juniper Berry 5 x 12″ Cardstock Stickers

5 sheets of 12 x 12″ paper from Shimelle Christmas Magic (‘Deliver’, ‘Click’, ‘Joy’, ‘Trim’, and ‘Bright’)

Christmas Magic Bauble Stamp

4 sheets of 12 x 12″ paper from Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes (‘Christmas Parade’, ‘Winter Joy’, ‘Oh Deer’, and ‘Starry Night’)

1 pack of Christmas Wishes Puffy Stickers

The My Mind’s Eye Christmas On Market Street 6 x 6″ pad, Glitter Foam Stickers, Cardstock Die-Cuts, and Enamel Dots

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 month will count as another entry into the draw! (Commenting on posts that were published prior to November 2015 will not count.)

You will only be entered into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} 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 month (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…

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

I knew I wanted to use the Juniper Berry sticker with the floral Christmas On Market Street paper, as the colours just looked so good together. But when I cut the sticker out (leaving the backing on so I could test it) and laid it on the floral paper, I realised it would look way too busy:

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

So I cut the paper to just fill the bottom of my tag. Then the sticker stood out nicely, and I could fill up the top of the tag with a pretty scene!

The Frosty Festivities 2015 Grand Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

The deer at the top of the tag is fussy-cut from the Basic Grey Juniper Berry ‘Journal Cards’ paper, I think he looks very dapper! The present and the teal star from the Christmas Wishes puffy stickers go really well with the other elements too.

Be Inspired:

Use floral or busy patterned paper at the bottom half of a project, with plain paper or card at the top

Fussy-cut a deer, tree, present, or other Christmas symbol

Mix items from at least 3 different crafty companies on your next page, card or tag

Make sure you have ‘liked’ the Jennifer Grace Creates Facebook Page if you want to chat during the event. If you enjoy the blog posts during the event it would be great if you could share the posts on Pinterest or other social media, or post your projects to my Facebook page etc (you can hashtag #frostyfest2015 on anything to do with this event). It makes my hard work worth it when I see my posts, or your projects inspired by them, popping up all over the place!

Don’t forget to comment here to be entered into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}! The giveaway is open internationally, and it will close at 10pm (GMT) on Sunday the 6th of December.

Are you excited that the event has started?! I’ll be back later today (4pm GMT) with the Challenge To Be Inspired!

Jennifer x

  • Eeek! It’s started. I’ve got a page set aside to write down all the inspiration…this looks fabulous…might make me some Chrissy tags to go with the pressies…..GREAT first inspiration. Oh! And of course the prize looks fantastic:):)

    November 1, 2015 at 9:02 am
  • Jen Hart

    I have never joined in before so I am looking forward to seeing all your posts. Off to like your fb page.
    That kit looks gorgeous, I love the Market Street collection especially.

    November 1, 2015 at 10:39 am
  • Absolutely gorgeous products!!! and you’ve done them justice with your tag… its LOVELY! Now I’m inspired!!!
    Its great to be back!! whoohoo!

    November 1, 2015 at 10:47 am
  • Julia

    Now you’ve got me wanting to make all my present tags this year! Need to win some Christmas goodies first though 🙂 thanks for the inspiration.

    November 1, 2015 at 10:48 am
  • Oh My what a wonderful give away ! I am really looking forward to joining in for the first time. Your tag looks fab, I am a big fan or reindeers

    November 1, 2015 at 11:29 am
  • Nancy Bradford

    What a lovely giveaway. I love the stag gift tag (cute) x

    November 1, 2015 at 11:47 am
  • Really looking forward to it….and a great giveaway.Love the first tag.

    November 1, 2015 at 12:49 pm
  • really looking forward to this and hoping to get some crafting done

    November 1, 2015 at 12:57 pm
  • Annie

    Fabulous prize Jennifer and I love the tags! Don’t think I will have too much time to play along this year, but I look forward to checking out all the posts anyway and gathering lots of ideas to play with later :o)xxx

    November 1, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  • Victoria Prince

    Ooh how exciting, count me in please! Dying to get started making Christmas Cards now I’ve seen that fabulous prize, I love Christmas 😀

    November 1, 2015 at 2:09 pm
  • DJ

    Awesome! I love crafting for the holidays. It’s so much fun!

    November 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm
  • Suky

    What an amazing giveaway, would love to win even though I have more than enough Christmas stash! Looking forward to joining in with this as much as I can.

    November 1, 2015 at 3:21 pm
  • justasiam

    Can anyone ever have enough beautiful scrapbooking supplies??

    November 1, 2015 at 3:34 pm
  • So love your tag Jennifer. Love the little scene. Really excited about meeting up here daily. Thanks for everything!

    November 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm
  • Janet

    I have been so looking forward to this! I would love to win the grand prize!

    November 1, 2015 at 4:28 pm
  • Pat Stubbs

    Love the JOY stickers and the designer paper pad.

    November 1, 2015 at 4:36 pm
  • Wow, looking forward to see all the inspiration.

    November 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm
  • I hope you have some card inspiration. I always leave it too late and this is a chance to get a head start.
    Lovely prize too as always.

    November 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm
  • Louise

    Fantastic giveaway. The fussy cut deer is super cute. Can’t wait to see what other inspiring makes you share

    November 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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    November 1, 2015 at 5:17 pm
  • Sarah

    Fab giveaway! And you’ve made a gorgeous tag 🙂 x

    November 1, 2015 at 5:30 pm
  • KT Fit Kitty

    Yay! Your Frosty Festivities have begun! Count me in! Love your inspirational tag – I’m getting lots of ideas here already! I’m looking forward to a fun and inspirational month ahead – thank you, Jennifer!

    November 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm
  • Wow this looks great. How exciting! A fabulous tag. Fab design x

    November 1, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    November 1, 2015 at 8:28 pm
  • Candee Schamber

    Oh, what fun!!!!

    November 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm
  • Sandy Parpart

    Very pretty. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.

    November 1, 2015 at 10:27 pm
  • Yay so excited Frosty Festivities is back…hopefully I can join in a lot more with it being spread out over the month…love the giveaway the Christmas MME papers and embellies are gorgeous, a friend showed me them and they are totally lush with all the foiling. Loving the first post and taking the inspiration away to use on a layout soon I hope.
    Looking forward to seeing you every day! xxx

    November 2, 2015 at 12:02 am
  • Yay so excited Frosty Festivities is back…hopefully I can join in a lot more with it being spread out over the month…love the giveaway xxx

    November 2, 2015 at 12:03 am
  • So excited to see this FUN event underway. Cue tag to start off the festivities!

    November 2, 2015 at 1:12 am
  • yay!!! So excited this starts! LOVE this paper and all you’ve created with it!

    November 2, 2015 at 2:07 am
  • I love your tag…..totally gorgeous and so inspirational.

    November 2, 2015 at 4:34 am
  • Pick me!!! Pick me!!! I adore your pretty floral tag and that giveaway is to die for………..sigh.

    November 2, 2015 at 5:19 am
  • Looks like lots of fun, thanks for making it all happen Jennifer. Off to make a page now!

    November 2, 2015 at 6:54 am
  • What a lovely bundle of nice things for Christmas 🙂

    November 2, 2015 at 10:14 am
  • Yvonne Crook

    Fantastic giveaway, I can’t have enough crafting supplies

    November 2, 2015 at 10:15 am
  • Susan

    What a wonderful assortment of goodies!

    November 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm
  • Steven

    What an amazing giveaway. This is positively a plethora of prizes and please consider me entered. 😉

    November 2, 2015 at 6:12 pm
  • Lovely tag and looking forward to all the crafty inspiration. Not sure if I will have time to join in but a girl can dream!

    November 2, 2015 at 9:06 pm
  • Teresa

    Fab giveaway full of loads of inspiring things fingers crossed good luck everyone

    November 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm
  • Fay

    Looking forward to seeng what you have in store each day. Fab giveaway as always

    November 2, 2015 at 9:48 pm
  • Ding

    What a fantastic start to a fantastic giveaway!

    November 2, 2015 at 11:06 pm
  • jackie curran

    There are some amazing items there , great competiton

    November 2, 2015 at 11:53 pm
  • Margaret Clarkson

    Thank you for this, I’m looking forward to all your posts.

    November 3, 2015 at 10:08 am
  • Catherine

    Amazing items plus love to learn new ideas x

    November 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    Super giveaway Jennifer!! Love your tag!!!!!!!!! Don’t usually make tags…perhaps I should start!!! You make them look so quick and easy!

    November 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm
  • Laura Pritchard

    What a lovely selection of goodies! Thanks for the chance!

    November 3, 2015 at 6:24 pm
  • Trudee Hartley

    I love to craft & this is so generous and so amazing
    thank you for this wonderful chance x

    November 3, 2015 at 7:22 pm
  • Julie Daly

    what a lovely give away, makes me feel very festive x

    November 3, 2015 at 10:07 pm
  • Emily

    I love the tag that you created! Super cute!

    November 3, 2015 at 11:27 pm
  • Tracy Newton

    I have never made my own cards before. I have left it a bit late this year, so I am going to attempt to make gift tags

    November 4, 2015 at 1:48 pm
  • Shelley

    What a fantastic giveaway. Your projects are great-a lovely showcase of the prize package goodies.

    November 4, 2015 at 2:27 pm
  • Catherine

    Shared on pintrest have a craft page on there x

    November 4, 2015 at 2:43 pm
  • SusieF

    I really like the Christmas on Market Street paper pad, and the way you used it.

    November 4, 2015 at 6:32 pm
  • susan younger

    This is making me feel very Christmassy

    November 5, 2015 at 9:04 am
  • A fantastic way for me to build up to December festivities, reading your blog each day. Im unlikely to be able to join in as much as I usually do as baby Ava is taking up so much of my time but I shall try 🙂

    November 5, 2015 at 9:59 am
  • Trudee Hartley

    Amazing Prize! You have totally got me in the Christmas Mood now x

    November 5, 2015 at 11:57 am
  • Madalene Beattie

    Lovely chance thank you!

    November 5, 2015 at 1:29 pm
  • Hazel Rea

    What a great giveaway – and great that we will have inspirational ideas to keep us going in the run up to Christmas.

    November 5, 2015 at 4:22 pm
  • What a fantastic giveaway and sweet tag you’ve made love it !!

    November 6, 2015 at 12:37 am
  • shartl

    What a great festive prize and so many fun projects! Yes, I would love to win this goody collection and am hoping to get a good start on some of my holiday crafting with this challenge. I love that deer with the sweater…so cute and fun!

    November 6, 2015 at 2:01 am
  • karenladd

    How exciting to see you start your 2015 Frosty Festivities Jennifer! I am looking forward to seeing a lot of unique and creative crafts to inspired us!

    November 6, 2015 at 3:20 am
  • Adeline

    I love getting crafty with the kids at Christmas to make special cards to send to friends and family!

    November 6, 2015 at 9:10 pm
  • Marylyn Hammersley

    That’s one crafty little Christmas tag, I love it. Brilliant Christmas advent.

    November 7, 2015 at 6:20 pm
  • So excited to get started on holiday crafting with your wonderful Be Inspired ideas!!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize package!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 7, 2015 at 6:34 pm
  • MelodyJ

    This is a very nice prize pack.

    November 8, 2015 at 2:43 am
  • Denise Bryant

    love your tags and card! what an awesome prize package! looking forward to checking out the Frosty Festivities this month!

    November 8, 2015 at 3:18 am
  • Siren

    I can’t wait to get crafting with my granddaughter she loves coming to my house so she can make crafts with small pieces safely out of reach of her baby brother. He is at that stage where everything goes in his mouth!

    November 8, 2015 at 10:39 am
  • Handmade cards always mean more 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity and (an early) Merry Christmas!

    November 8, 2015 at 12:07 pm
  • Fiona K

    fantastic range of Xmas goodies. Homemade tags and cards are so much nicer than store bought.

    November 8, 2015 at 3:38 pm
  • I am so excited! I love your deer project. I have just found your site so I will continue to follow for all your project ideas!

    November 9, 2015 at 12:26 am
  • Eeeek fingers crossed! I’ve just stumbled across your lovely blog! This does look rather exciting so good luck all 🙂

    November 10, 2015 at 1:37 pm
  • Julie Boccara

    Fabulously Festive !!

    November 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm
  • Michael Rattray

    Looking good

    November 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm
  • Lynne

    So much inspiration! Where to start? 🙂

    November 10, 2015 at 9:50 pm
  • What a beautiful tag. Looks like you are having a month full of fun.

    November 12, 2015 at 10:44 am
  • Michael Rattray

    Greta prize. Something to keep me busy.

    November 12, 2015 at 12:51 pm
  • caroline tokes

    great prize will keep someone busy x

    November 14, 2015 at 8:51 am
  • Gill

    What fun- thanks!

    November 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm
  • rach

    Really enjoying your posts. Thanks for putting so much effort in to the series. xx

    November 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm
  • Joschi

    What a wonderful blog event!

    November 16, 2015 at 3:17 pm
  • Pauline

    What a fab giveaway and so much in it to inspire!! Fabulously festive!!

    November 17, 2015 at 5:12 am
  • Karen Lowe

    Woo hoo-amazing prizes x

    November 17, 2015 at 10:50 am
  • Anne behardien

    Wow you have inspired me today! Need to make my xmas cards asap! Fantastic giveaway!!! 🙂

    November 18, 2015 at 10:27 am
  • Amy

    So much Christmas loveliness!

    November 18, 2015 at 3:59 pm
  • I am so happy to finally have a chance to come & play! Am making a list (and checking it twice… no, wait a minute! lol) so that I can make some magic happen in my studio from now until the end of the month. Thanks for being so generous with your time, talent & treasure – xoxoxo

    November 20, 2015 at 12:19 am
  • WOW what a grand event you have planned. I just discovered your blog and am very happy to be here. Would love a chance to win but I think just seeing the beautiful creations day in and day out is gift enough !!!
    Dr Sonia

    November 20, 2015 at 3:22 am
  • What an amazing giveaway thank you so much for the chance

    November 20, 2015 at 5:34 am
  • Joanne Hayes

    Fab prizes. Good luck everyone xxx

    November 20, 2015 at 11:13 am
  • Arabella Bazley

    I’ve just started making my own tags and you’ve given some great inspiration

    November 20, 2015 at 7:24 pm
  • debbie anne hume

    Lovely prices…fingers tightly crossed xxx

    November 22, 2015 at 11:51 am
  • debbie anne hume

    Lovely prizes…fingers tightly crossed xxx

    November 22, 2015 at 11:52 am
  • Katie Walker

    What a grand giveaway indeed so many goodies:)

    November 22, 2015 at 6:43 pm
  • denise cross

    The prize is great and the first inspiration is an ‘inspiration’!

    November 22, 2015 at 6:58 pm
  • Kim M

    Wonderful giveaway x Merry Christmas !

    November 22, 2015 at 10:30 pm
  • susan oliver

    Great Prize xx

    November 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm
  • SandraB

    Feeling inspired!

    November 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm
  • Kelly Ellen Hirst

    Fabulous giveaway

    November 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm
  • zoe spinner

    Great prize of such beautiful things

    November 24, 2015 at 10:35 am
  • Gerri Tennant

    What a great idea and great fun, will look forward to it unfolding, many thanks.

    November 24, 2015 at 7:42 pm
  • Ruth Carson-Byrne

    Great giveaway. Love the gift tags 🙂

    November 25, 2015 at 1:00 am

    What a wonderful prize – fingers crossed!

    November 25, 2015 at 1:23 pm
  • denise cross

    What a wonderful, generous person you are.

    November 25, 2015 at 6:44 pm
  • Mark Mccaffery

    Good luck

    November 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm
  • Rose P

    Looks like you have Christmas wrapped up!

    November 26, 2015 at 4:24 am
  • Manikally_Kaos

    Lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance.

    November 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm
  • Dawn F.

    Your events are always so inspiring. I get so many ideas each time. Thanks for the work you put into it.

    November 26, 2015 at 7:27 pm
  • Claire P

    Thank you for offering this lovely frosty giveaway. A Crafty and Creative Christmas – makes this time of year even more special. No frost here – just a warm glow!

    November 27, 2015 at 10:40 am
  • Heather Cain

    ah this is a lovely prize thanks – so many great gifts and ideas and such an inspiration

    November 27, 2015 at 8:20 pm
  • Kelly H

    I just found your site, so I have a lot of catching up to do to look thru all the wonderful projects you have posted for the holiday season. Have signed up for your newsletter and now following the blog as well. Thanks for the chance to win such goodies for the holiday season.

    November 29, 2015 at 8:44 am
  • Linda Guest

    I’d love to have well wraped presents this year. It would certainly be a change from my ususal untidy efforts

    November 30, 2015 at 5:08 pm
  • Kirsty Woods

    Awesome prize

    November 30, 2015 at 6:09 pm
  • Gill Colling

    loving the deer in a jumper 😛

    November 30, 2015 at 11:01 pm
  • Tracey

    Looking forward to taking up crafting as a serious hobby now that I have had to leave work through ill health, thanks for an amazing giveaway and festive greetings to you all, good luck everyone x

    December 1, 2015 at 2:30 am
  • ayse erdin

    I love seeing crafty people’s inspiration, always helps me with getting some and gaining confidence in trying to make my own stuff x

    December 1, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Lovely bundle of goodies

    December 1, 2015 at 11:29 am
  • Louise K

    Amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed 😀

    December 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm
  • Jamie Gallant

    Xmas always comes around so quickly

    December 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm
  • Sarah Cooper

    Such a lovely prize

    December 1, 2015 at 6:20 pm
  • Steven K

    Nice prize!

    December 1, 2015 at 7:52 pm
  • claire woods

    Such fab items.

    December 1, 2015 at 8:48 pm
  • SandraB

    What a fabulous prize. I’m keeping everything crossed. Thanks for the chance!

    December 1, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Amazing prize!!!

    December 1, 2015 at 11:47 pm
  • Zoe

    Late to the party but still wishing everyone good luck!

    December 2, 2015 at 12:03 am
  • Shirley Evans

    Brilliant prize,love to win

    December 2, 2015 at 1:59 pm
  • Allison CB

    Awesome giveaway – would love it!

    December 2, 2015 at 9:44 pm
  • Oh my gosh, your creations are so cute! And great prizes! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @

    December 3, 2015 at 2:56 am
  • Anne Woodthorpe

    I love your blog, so fingers crossed and keep up the good work 🙂

    December 3, 2015 at 7:47 am
  • michael boothby

    great prize thanks for the chance and great blog

    December 3, 2015 at 11:11 am
  • Deirdre M

    What a fantastic prize! Thank you!

    December 3, 2015 at 5:29 pm
  • Julie Thomas

    What a wonderful selection of papercraft goodies! I’m new to papercraft this year but already I’m addicted and I thought the selection of stamps, papers and embellishments in your photo were a perfect combination to be creative with. I loved the tag you designed and its made me think of lots of different ways I can decorate my presents this year. Many thanks

    December 3, 2015 at 11:06 pm
  • Diana Croos

    How lovely 🙂 fingers crossed !!

    December 4, 2015 at 6:09 pm
  • Hazel Smithies

    I never think of making tags even though I’m an avid card maker. This has inspired me to try and make some pretty tags this year.

    December 4, 2015 at 11:19 pm
  • Naomi

    I love reading your tutorials and am about to try and made A Diamond Pattern Pot Of Inspiration as a gift for my daughter. x

    December 5, 2015 at 11:22 pm

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