Friday, December 1, 2017

Get Creative Holiday Giveaway!

It's that time of year when I start feeling super crafty. The problem is, there are so many ideas and so little time! Fortunately, I started the Sweet Christmas Cottage back in July, so I had a lot of time to make the many little things I dreamed would go into it. There is truly nothing better than seeing your ideas come to life!

But what about those of you who didn't have four months, and still want to do something creative for the holidays? Well, I might be able to help with...


A Get Creative Holiday Giveaway!


I made up some extra minis, and along with an old Michael's Hutch, you may just be able to pull together a nice vignette!

The Giveaway items include:


Gingerbread House on Landscaped Board &
Christmas Stocking (not pictured)


Apron and several Rugs


Gifts, Wrapping Paper Rolls, Gingerbread Cookies, Candy Canes, Christmas Cards, Clock and Art Prints


Old Michael's Hutch

All the items are in 1/12th scale.

The rules to enter are:

  1. Follow my blog.
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post with your idea for a holiday scene.
  3. Live somewhere on planet Earth.
A Christmas Elf will come by on Friday, December 8th to draw a name from the entrants. The winner's name will be posted right here, so check back quick! I'll need to mail this stuff to you pronto!


And if you need some inspiration, get your Google on! There are a million ideas out there so enter, and best of all, let that creativity flow!

Big Mushy Christmastime Hugs,
Jodi

59 comments:

  1. OOH OOH. Me me me me me!!... Lol, no, I don't expect you to ship to Oz.. too expensive.. but what cute items you have made! I :wub: them! That gingerbread house is scrumptious and the apron and mats and wrapping & gingerbread men *swoon*
    I made a cheeky offer on the Gumtree house, just waiting to hear back.. so I might have cute a project. :D...
    Someone is going to be a lucky mini winner!

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    1. Hi Sam! Thank you for entering! I really hope you get that adorable house, and if you should win the giveaway, I'll be thrilled to mail the package to Oz! Some of the nicest people on the planet live there! :O)
      Keep us posted about the house!

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  2. Oh my goodness!! Please, please, please, count me in!! I am crossing everything right now. What a wonderful and generous giveaway. Your giveaway will make a wonderful Christmas scene itself but something I have had in mind lately is the entrance and part of the front of a New York house, those we see on films, all covered by snow and beautiful lights and Christmas decoration on the facade and windows. Let´s see if I can make it one day :)

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    1. Oh did you mean a scene with your wonderful giveaway? Easy! Just a box with some Christmas wallpaper, a window with a view of falling snow, a comfy chair, a small table with goodies and all the wonderful things you made. That's it ūüėä

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    2. Hi Alex! You are most certainly counted in! :O)
      What a fantastic idea! I can picture the scene and love the feeling it evokes! I hope you make it happen and share it with all of us!

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    3. I meant anything your creative mind can imagine! But your second idea sounds awesome too!

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  3. Hey, I live on Earth! Most of the time anyway.

    Count me in please :)

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    1. You are in Keli! Travelling in our minds to the netherworlds is encouraged, A-Okay, and no reason for disqualification! :O)

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  4. Hello Jodi,
    What a great giveaway. I would love to participate, but given how much work I have to do on the manor I will pass...it should go to a home where someone can treasure it. Best of luck to everyone!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thanks for the commenting, Giac! Big Christmas Hugs back at you! :O)

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  5. Oh yes please... I have a pretty box with a clear cover that ties in a bow to close and I've been wanting to do a Christmas scene in it. One of my projects for after my contest entry is in.

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    1. Oh that sounds like fun, Sheila! I can't wait to see it and I wish you good luck in the drawing! :O)

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  6. Please count me in! Love all the goodies, especially the gingerbread house. I have so many ideas that I am not sure where I will start. I am working on a scene of children making gingerbread houses. But that's because, unlike your gingerbread houses, my gingerbread houses looks like it was made by children :)
    I also need to work on improving my Santa workshop scene in a wreath - giving it a plexiglass frame etc, and then the dollhouses decorated for Christmas and then the toy store decorated for Christmas, and then . . .

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    1. Hi Penelope! You are definitely in! I love your ideas and can't wait to see the kids decorating gingerbread houses scene! It sounds adorable!
      You must be the busiest person I know, and how you get life done and minis too is amazing! I wish you loads of seasonal time, fun and of course good luck in the giveaway! :O)

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  7. I follow your blog with Feedly. Living as I do in a golf community, I envision a tree with golf clubs and such under it.

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    1. You're in Fribble, and I love the golf themed idea - so fun! Whether you win these minis or not, you should do it! :O)

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  8. Oh my...! 0_0 *gasp for breath*
    Gosh... Needless to say, that definitely me-me-em want things.. More than perfect - just few days ago told my hubby that I have one wish for my mothers day present when that day arrives.. I want 1 more roombox just like the one he gave me some days ago so that I can make a Christmas box to our shops window.. So they would definitely have a place there.. I'm sure these would get my mini making mood run wild..
    And that Hutch! (**) L O V E it! But I would fill it up with potion bottle and such.. My Lily Luna is already saying it has her name on it and I'm desperately trying to remind her how bad my luck usually is, but she's already thinking what potions to put there..
    So I guess it's quite clear - I' love to enter, so hope you'll count me in.
    Me and Lily Luna are keeping our fingers and toes crossed *grin*
    Hugs, Irina

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    1. That is awesome Irina! I think your mind works like mine - too many ideas all the time! All of them sound great! I am usually not a winner of things either, but just last month I won a book on Instagram and Drora's giveaway, so never give up! :O)

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  9. Vaya lote bonito!!! Yo me apunto!!!. Me encantar√≠a hacer un mercadillo navide√Īo, con muchas luces y elementos decorativos de la navidad, incluido un bonito √°rbol.

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    1. ¡Un mercado con muchas luces suena encantador! ¡Hay tantas cosas divertidas que podr√≠as hacer! Gracias por entrar y buena suerte! :o)

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  10. Hi Jodi! You did a charming giveaway. I have a Christmas roombox and I plan to add some details to it - embroider socks, add a wrapping paper, maybe a rug ... Christmas is a wonderful theme and everyone realizes their vision. Hugs, Julia

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    1. And yet it seems interesting to me to have a shop with gingerbread houses. They are very different, but all are beautiful. Maybe gingerbread, sweets ... Such a sweet shop.

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    2. Hi Julia! The socks sound wonderful! I love it! You are right - there are so many ways to show our joy in little projects like these!
      A gingerbread and sweet shop would also be delightful! Whatever you do, I hope you share the photos and let us know where we can see them!
      Hugs!
      Jodi

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  11. So I'm dumb, and I have literally no idea how to follow a blog. :( I do things the manual old fashioned way, and bookmark and check it every day for updates. So if you can give me instructions I'll try it!
    I've loved following your gingerbread house. So many cute and thoughtful details. My real house is decorated in gingerbread for Christmas, and I have a gingerbread cottage made from a Buttercup. I wish I could say watching you has motivated me, but yet I still sit on my behind and haven't filled it. I want to be motivated though! And I sure am jealous of your yummy landscaping!
    I have a pretty good collection of gingerbread houses for my cottage, but besides some canisters, that's about all the accessories I have... And no furniture to put them on! I did get a Mr and Mrs Claus this year though, and I found some hallmark stove and fridge ornaments!
    It will be adorable one day!

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  12. Hi Tracy! Not to worry! Just look for the link in the top left portion of the page and click the "Follow" button under the lovely faces. And you must be a super smart person, because you love minis!
    When my kids were growing up, our house was all about the gingerbread and candy theme, too! Now that they are grown, I have scaled back the Christmas decorating to the minimum. If ever I have grandkids tho - it's on! :O)
    Your buttercup gingerbread house sounds adorable, and it sounds like you've found a little inspiration with the Clauses and the Hallmark ornaments! Sometimes just making a start is the hardest part. I often have to stop listening to my brain and just move my body to the work table. Try that and I bet you'll be on a roll in no time! It will be adorable soon!
    Thanks for entering, and good luck!

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  13. I just discovered your blog last week, so I am a new follower :) What a fabulous giveaway - it really doesn't need much more to make a wonderful vignette, maybe a kitchen table and chairs. When I lived in an apartment, the kitchen table served as the wrapping station between meals.

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    1. Hi Kathe and welcome! It's great to have you here! We have lived in some pretty compact spaces too, where anything we brought in was required to perform at least three purposes. :O) A table and chairs with gift wrapping in progress is a fantastic idea!
      I had a look at your blog, and I love the cards you make! I am going back to read further again soon. It sounds like you are a fun and adventurous soul with lots of humorous stories to share!
      Thanks for entering and good luck!

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  14. Hi Jodi,your giweaway is great. Count me in. I follow your blog and live on the Earth, in the Nothern Europe, Scandinavia,Finland.
    I love Christmas and think that I never have too many Christmas treasures. Emily´s home will be decorated day by day in December http://emiliankotona.blogspot.com and my Christmas shop (a room box) on my second blog: lakeudentie20.blogspot.fi/search/label /Joulupuoti is also perfect for your lovely things.
    It would be so fun to win. I´m sure I could find good places for these

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    1. Hi Sirkka! I'm so glad you entered! It would be so fun to send these minis to Finland and they would be lucky to be among your wonderful creations! Can't wait to see the Christmas treasures you add to Emily's home on your amazing blog! Good luck!

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  15. Please count me in for this wonderful giveaway. It can be part of a Christmas room box or a little scene by itself. I especially love the gingerbread cake. Your link will be on my blog.
    Thanks and a warm hug,
    Drora


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    1. You are definitely counted Drora and thanks so much for the link on your blog! Big warm hugs right back! :o)

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  16. Please count me in...... what a wonderfull giveaway. When I win this, it will come by mij own Christmas box, and maby because it is so much, I made a new one. My Christmas box is very fulled. Like always I loved your work, so for this giveaway.....
    Regards Thea

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    1. Hi Thea! Thanks so much for entering the giveaway! It would be so neat to have my minis in one of your beautiful projects! Good luck! :o)

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  17. Please count me in! I'm having surgery in a couple of days and plan to spend some of my recovery time on my minis. I'm more into room boxes than houses since my workspace is somewhat limited (though I have 11 houses!) so I think I would make a kitchen room box scene showing Christmas baking in progress. Cookie sheets with Christmas cookies in various stages, bowl with cookie dough in it, pans of brownies cooling, etc. I think it would look great.

    Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn! I think room boxes are a wonderful and smart way to still enjoy mini projects when space is at a premium. 11 houses! Wow! I'd love to visit your home and see them.
      A Christmas baking scene would be so much fun! I had a great time making mine! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  18. Hi Jodi! What a great and generous giveaway! and,yes, I live on planet earth, but my granchildren says often that I lived on the moon...Your miniature work is amazing.
    I am now busy with 2 Xmas vignettes for my grandaughters Blanche(9) and Malou (7). It's the opening scene of the ballet "Nutcracker" from Tcha√Įkovski with the big Xmas tree in the ballroom , full of Xmas gifts on the floor, and doll Clara dancing with the Nutcracker received from uncle Drosselmayer... I's will be great to place your giveaway under the tree...
    Sorry for my bad English, but I speak french...I am your follower, and your blog is for a long time on mine!
    I wil be very happy to participate in your giveaway. Thank you very much ! No√ęlle.

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    1. Hi Noelle! I very much enjoy seeing all your work! It is truly magical!
      I bet the girls are themselves going to the moon when they see what you have created for them! It sounds delightful!
      Your English is wonderful, so please don't apologize! I admire you for speaking and writing in another language.
      It is so nice to have you here, and I wish you good luck in the giveaway!

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  19. Woo Jodi has creado unas preciosas miniaturas, siempre he deseado hacer una escena con motivos navide√Īos.Me encantar√° participar en el tuyo. Feliz domingo:-)

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    1. Hola Rosa-Maria! ¡Me encantar√≠a ver qu√© har√≠as con una escena navide√Īa! ¡Y ser√≠a divertido enviarle un paquete en Espa√Īa! Gracias tambi√©n por agregar un enlace para el sorteo de su blog. ¡Fue muy amable de su parte!

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  20. Hola, soy nueva seguidora, acabo de descubrir tu blog por medio de Drora's.
    Voy a pasar un ratito viendo tus minis.
    Me encantaría participar en tu sorteo.
    Tengo dos proyectos en mi cabeza de Navidad. Una escena con √°rbol y chimenea y un sal√≥n donde ense√Īar todos los regalos que he recibido de mis amistades. ¿para cuando??? Ufffff
    Besos

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    1. Bienvenido Marion! ¡Es tan agradable tenerte aqu√≠! Me alegra que nos hayamos encontrado a trav√©s de Drora, ¡y estoy deseando leer todo sobre tus proyectos en tu mini blog!
      ¡Tus ideas para una escena navide√Īa suenan hermosas, y te deseo buena suerte en el sorteo! ¡Abrazos!

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  21. acabo de descubrir tu blog y me quedo por aquí, te invito a conocer el mio...participo con mucho gusto en tu sorteo, sería bonito hacer una escena de navidad...subo enlace a mi blog

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    1. Hola Carmen! Es muy agradable conocerte y te doy la bienvenida a mi peque√Īo lugar en el mundo. Disfrut√© visitando el tuyo y te agregu√© a mi lista de blog de Great Reads. ¡Espero leer m√°s acerca de usted y sus maravillosos mini proyectos! ¡Gracias por agregar el enlace a mi sorteo! ¡Buena suerte con el sorteo!

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  22. Hi Jodi, awesome giveaway and really well done pieces for the prize! I'm currently working on two holiday vignettes. One is a sort of simple(but still filled with firsts), a nice little faux gingerbread house. Not too much being done on the interior as it will be a table centerpiece for my mom's holiday table. lol Second that I'm working on as I get the time is a cottage of sorts for Santa and Mrs. Claus, a showcase I'm thinking for that time after the big day... still working it out in my mind, but as I've too many projects going on I'm letting it percolate in my mind a bit more. lol Thanks again for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Kelli! It's nice to have you here! Your projects sound like so much fun! Your mom is so lucky that you are making a centerpiece for her, and the 'after Christmas cottage" is such a great idea! Projects always come out richer when you allow the ideas to percolate, so you are smart not to put yourself on a deadline. Good luck with the giveaway drawing!

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  23. I have an empty lantern from Michael's that so needs a Santa scene! Love your work, you are awesome!

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    1. Hi Deb! I am excited to see the lantern project! They make such a neat housing and with your talent and creativity it will be stellar! I love your work, too, and am excited to see work continue on the quilt shop, Good luck in the giveaway drawing! Hugs!

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  24. I was really inspired by your Sweet Christmas cottage so I made a vignette box for my aunt as a Christmas gift. My Dad carried it safely through the airport screening. My Aunt was thrilled with it.
    http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=gallery&module=gallery&controller=browse&album=8084
    Thank you Jodi for being so friendly and inspiring to the new kids on the block! XX

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    1. Hi Carrie! If my project inspired you to make that wonderful vignette box I am so happy! I hope everyone will go take a look at it because it will be the inspiration for a ton of holiday vignettes itself! It is so adorable and well done!
      I am so happy to hear that your dads mission was successful! And I am not surprised at all that your aunt loved it! She must feel incredible loved and special that you would make something so lovely for her!
      Good luck in the drawing - you may just have to make another little Christmas scene for yourself! :o)

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  25. Hola, no sé si he puesto el comentario
    Quería participar en tu sorteo.
    Muchas gracias.
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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    1. Hola Maite y bienvenido! Recib√≠ tu publicaci√≥n y est√°s ingresado. ¡Buena suerte con el sorteo! ¡Es bueno tenerte aqu√≠!

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  26. Hello, I'm a new follower. Please count me in your wonderful giveaway. I love your work, your Christmas Cottage is wonderful. I started to make miniatures and roomboxes years ago, and I'm building my first dollhouse. My son was born 5 mounths ago, so now I have no time to make Christmas decoration into my dollhouse, so would be great to win your giveaway. :) Your link is on my blog. Hugs, Melli

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    1. Hi Melli! It is so nice to have you here! I follow your blog and love the mini things you make too! I know how much time a new baby takes, but I hope you are able to find some time to work on your new dollhouse project. Good luck in the drawing, and Merry Christmas!

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  27. I wish I could! Im in the process of building my daughters Christmas gift, only started now and way more into it than originally planned! I want to make a Christmas tree with ornaments next to the fireplace Im building with Christmas stocking hanging from the mantle and Christmas presents under the tree. And never forget the mistletoe!

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  28. Hi Cleo and welcome! Building a Christmas dollhouse for my daughter was exactly what started me on this amazing journey. The scene you've set sounds wonderful - Your daughter will be thrilled!
    I wish you good luck in getting it all ready for the big day, and good luck in the giveaway drawing!

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  29. Count me in please in your very fine give-away. I think it would nice to make a Santas workshop with children´s toys and wish list.
    Britt

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    1. Hi Britt! You are in for the giveaway, and I have added your blog to my blog roll. I really enjoyed seeing your Rose Cottage and look forward to reading about more of your creative projects! Good luck with the drawing - a Santa's workshop sounds darling!

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  30. Hi Jodi!
    Please count me in for your awesome giveaway. Even though people think I am away with the fairies I do live on planet Earth!
    This would be a fun project to make. (I know a little Elf named Kinsey, who needs some Christmas cheer. She is so busy packing boxes for her upcoming move that she has had no time to even think about Christmas!)
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Sam! I'm so glad you're throwing your hat in the ring! It would be an honor for me to have minis from my house in Kinsey's new one! Give her a hug from me and tell her I said Good Luck!

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