A Child is Born + Giveaway + Winner

I am really proud and happy to announce the birth of…a new shadow box card design! Those of you who know me must just have let out a breath of relief that I didn’t have another child! Don’t worry, I am happily in my “menopausing” stage and our kids are nowhere close to being parents! I am surrounded by younger friends though who, along with my kids, keep me young, so these cards were made for them.

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  I made this card for my daughters’s favourite teacher, who is expecting in March.As she doesn’t know the sex of the baby, I used orange and green to keep it neutral. The one below is going to my cousin Jessie who just gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl! Congratulations Jessie! I used the baby wrap in your baby photo as the inspiration for this card!

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The cards are a personal design done in Silhouette studio and cut with my Silhouette portrait plotter. I wanted a fresh nature theme to these cards and also bring out the handmade aspect with some water colouring.

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They are decorated using flowers from Winnie & Walter’s “The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mum” digital cut file and stamped with flowers from CASual Fridays “Bold wishes”, using Momento and Stampin Up inks. The stork was coloured using my Zig clear brushes and the typewriter sentiment comes from W&W’s new release “The Big, the Bold and Baby” stamp set. Justrite’s “Congratulations” was stamped and heat embossed with Wow embossing powder.

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The sides were also decorated with stamps from the same CASual Friday set. I made them in three colours and I’m in the process of making one for twins too!

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Heres how it looks illuminated with a led light that is put in a slot behind the card. It would make a great night light too I think.

So to celebrate this birth, I will be giving away one of these cards! Just leave a comment here by 28th February, telling me which one is your favourite card. You must be a follower of my blog to be eligible for the prize.

Speaking of prizes, in the Breast Cancer Awareness post here, I offered to send some love to a commenter, with the card I made and a Hope paper ribbon. I want to thank you all so much for your kind comments, it is really heartwarming to know you appreciated the card I made. So the winner is Mary Holshouser!

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Congratulations Mary! I like the idea that you will wear the ribbon to remind other ladies to get themselves checked too. Send me an email at desperatehousewifecraft@gmail.com with your postal address so I can send them to you.

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Oh I just have to add that I was interviewed for the first time as a crafter, in a Singaporean craft group called Crafty Singapore! I’m so excited and honoured to be part of their group and to be recognised as a crafter! You can read the interview here if you like.

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my new baby!

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I’m playing along at:

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – Use your favourite tool. Again my heat tool, but I have to say my Silhouette plotter comes a close second!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Fantastic florals

Winnie & Walter’s Three challenge with Shay – There are 3 layers to my card!

Love to create – Anything Creative/Mixed media goes

Imagine that creative playground – Anything Goes

Crafting with Drangonflies -One for the girls

Through the craftroom door – Anything Goes

 

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