Friday, November 16, 2012

Frosty Festivities Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to all you newbies visiting from the Frosty Festivities Blog Hop.  I hope you'll enjoy my site enough to hang around a little while and explore.  For my regular followers, this is the blog hop that I posted about here.
If you are following the hop,  then you should have landed here from Jo's site, Curly Scrapbooker.  Be sure to comment on each blog in the hop beginning and ending with Jennifers Jumbles.  If you do, and you let Jennifer know, then you will be in the drawing to win a spectacular seasonal prize of Basic Grey Aspen Frost  and Carta Bella Winter Fun items, worth over £25! 
All entries must be received by Monday the 19th of November at 10:59pm GMT.  Your next stop along the hop is www.journalofcuriousthings.co.uk
In keeping with the Winter theme, I have a neat project that I made using recycled materials. 


I know it's hard to read but I couldn't get close enough and still include everything.  It says "Winter, A season of 4 letter words, snow, coat, sled, cold, soup".

How cool is that! 

Well, I thought it was cool.

I decided on the light blue color because it reminded me of winter, and snow, and cold.

Here is a close up of the top.

The chain and flowers are made with paper quilling.  This is my first try at that.

Not too bad if I say so myself!

These are the materials and supplies that I used.

Cereal box cardboard
Kids school papers (ready for the trash)
Junk mail
Paper cutter
Hole punch
Glue











Everything laid out, glued together, holes punched, and waiting for the quilling to be finished.

The wording still needs to be cut out and put on the other side of the blue oval. 





Quilling finished and waiting for final construction.
I considered putting a pop of color on it but didn't think it looked as good as without.

What do you think?  Should I leave the pink on or not?













I hope you enjoyed my project.  It was a lot of fun creating it.  I will definitely be doing more quilling.

Below is a list of all the blogs in the hop in the correct order, just in case you need it.  Again, the next blog to hop to after me is www.journalofcuriousthings.co.uk







78 comments:

  1. What a cute project, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. What a great idea - and very adaptable :) I've done a little bit of quilling but although the effects are great I find it too fiddly to think of doing it often!

    Oh, and I think I prefer it without the pink myself, more wintry that way :)

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    1. It was fiddly, especially the chain, but I really enjoyed it. Thanks.

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  3. i love a project that uses recycled materials. a great idea x

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    1. I know, right! I can't throw anything away. I'm a closet hoarder. :)

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  4. Great idea with so many possibilities...

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  5. I luv this and I've never tried quilling either. Mind you neither had I made salt dough. Love this idea,
    Jo xxx

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  6. Great idea. I prefer it without the pink too

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  7. I wouldn't have realised those chains were from quilling very clever!

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  8. A seaon of four letter words - that's a really fun way to look at it. I'll be seeing what other ones I can come up with now, you have thrown down a challenge :)

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  9. Think I just lost my comment, so I'll have another go :) I love the idea of the four letter words and I'm going to be thinking of any others I can come up with now. You have thrown down a challenge!

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    1. Sounds good to me. Can anyone else think up some 4 letter winter words?

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  10. Oh, I love this! The quilling is fantastic, I thought it was real chain when I first saw it, what a great way to re-use some paper. I also love the four letter words, though there's never enough snow here to use a sled (which makes me sad!).

    I like it better without the pink though, it looks extra frosty then!

    Thanks so much for joining in with my blog hop! x

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, and thank you for hosting this hop.

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  11. Cute project. I like the idea of it being a season of four letter words too.

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    1. I'm so glad everyone is liking that. I wasn't so sure ya'ld get it.

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  12. I've never tried quilling....it looks really cute....and love your finished project.

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  13. lovely idea where are you hanging it.
    I like it much better without the pink

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    1. Thank you Mary. I think I want to put it right in front of my desk, so I can see it every day. It's kinda uplifting to me.

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  14. Super idea...love the quilling!!

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  15. Hey that's so cool! You could keep adding extra "four-letter words" as the winter goes on...

    The quilled chains are very clever and such an unusual and original idea - I love it!
    The flowers are pretty. A third one would be good, but I agree that the pink is a bit bright. Perhaps another blue one, to balance the opposide corner?
    Anyway, it's a lovely project - I love how you recycled materials to make it!

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    1. Thanks Lizzie. I think I will add another blue one.

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  16. Very clever project ... I was wondering what sort of 4 letter words they would be! I agree that the pink is a bit bright but another blue one would be great - they are very pretty!

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  17. Your quilled chains remind me of decorations we used to make as children, and hang up at Christmas

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    1. They reminded me of that also, just a very small version of it.

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  18. such a fab project - thanks for sharing. I'm with the others and would change the flower to another blue one.

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  19. Great project, love how you've used recycled materials!

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  20. I wouldn't do the pop of pink...but I would add a third flower where you have the pink...but I would make it blue.

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    1. I think after all the input that that's what I'm gonna do.

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  21. It's fun to see so many different crafts on this blog hop. I really admire anyone with the patience for quilling

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  22. That's so cute - and I love that you've used recycled materials :o)

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    1. I know. With recycled materials, there are so many possiblities.

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  23. LOvely idea, the quilling looks fab, although not sure I would have the patience for it! I prefer it without the pink too! xx

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  24. Love your project....I'd stay away from the pink too!
    Alison xx

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  25. This is very pretty, great idea!

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  26. Great project; I've never tried quilling.

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  27. This is a really cool project - not something I have ever tried

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    1. Figure something to make and then try it. You'll like it.

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  28. I had a friend who did the most amazing quilling projects - astonished at her patience. I like the sentiment and choice of words, not so sure about the pink..

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    1. Actually, I did the quilling while watching tv.

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  29. Well done with the quilling! I'm amazed that you got such results with your first time.

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  30. Really beautiful! I also prefer without the pink!

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  31. Lovely idea. I like the thouch of pink

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  32. Love the quilled flowers and the colours are beautiful

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  33. That's such a cute idea and I love how it turned out. I like how you could add new words or switch them out (at least it looks like you could). I haven't tried quilling before but this has me thinking that maybe I should...

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  34. Love the colors you used, very cute!

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  35. Quilling is something i have never tried

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  36. This is such a fun idea! I've never seen anything like this before! I'll definitely have to make one for myself!

    I would love for you to stop by and say hello sometime! leslyni.blogspot.com

    Have a great week!

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  37. So adorable and creative! I'm following you cause I bet you got more purty stuff comin' up soon. I love your ideas!

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