1st Year Anniversary GIVEAWAY!

One year ago today, I started seriously crafting and blogging about it! I can’t believe its only been a year as I have learnt soooo much and come so far. I went from not even knowing what stamping or die cutting meant, to creating my own shadow box designs for my Etsy shop and registering myself as a small business here in Germany. (Yes I never do things half measured!)

I am now a passionate, (even obsessed my hubby would say!) card maker and I owe all this to all you fellow crafters and bloggers out there. Without your tutorials, videos, tips and supportive comments, I would have given up a long time ago I think. In this digital world of ours, it is so nice to see so many people still taking the time and love to make hand crafted cards, tags and objects.

So I wanted to say thank you by hosting my first giveaway! I was very hesitant to do this as I’ve only been around blogger world for such a short time, but I think theres never a bad time to say thank you is there? And my daughter said it was a good idea too, so that was all the encouragement I needed!


So all you have to do to win this personal giveaway, with free shipping included, of

  • Marta Stewart’s circle edge punch
  • 2 cartridges to use with it
  • 2 Memory Box love dies
  • 1 hearts and roses shadow box card designed and made by me

Is to:

  • Follow my blog

  • Follow me on Instagram & tag a friend

  • Follow me on Pinterest

by 28 FEBRUARY 2017 12h CET

I will announce the winner on the same day on Instagram and on my blog!

And if you’re already an avid follower of mine on all the above, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Just leave a comment here saying you are already following me and I will add you into the draw.


I am also recycling my first die cutting machine and its dies, by giving it to the friend you tagged on my Instagram account. Maybe this will help a new crafter get started in the amazing world of scrapbooking and card making! The box looks shabby but I’ve only used it twice, as I had forgotten I had it when I bought my Big Shot Plus, so it still works perfectly!

Just to let you know how ignorant I was when I first started, when I bought this above machine,  I thought it was to make my own dies and I didn’t know how to use it for a very long time! I also remember I went to a scrapbooking class in France and while everyone had papers and ideas to start their project, I went wanting to learn what scrapbooking was! The poor teacher was really frustrated with me when she realised I didn’t even know what to do with the one photo I brought!!

All this to say that EVERYTHING can be learnt if you are passionate about it and have great teachers to learn from.

So once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you out there and


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Disclaimer: This is a personal giveaway and I am not affiliated with any of the brands in the prize.

18 thoughts on “1st Year Anniversary GIVEAWAY!

  1. Hello Gwen, it was a nice surprise to see your comment on my blog, I followed the link and found your website, after looking around, it seems like this is the latest post you have, I am hoping that I can connect with you somehow since I am very happy that I found a fellow Singaporean card maker as well, alright, stop by my blog (I check that on a daily basis) or send me an email if you read this so I know we are connected, I will share my Bakwah recipe and chat more soon! : )

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    1. Hey Kirsty. Great to hear back from you! I know my google link is not the best but i can’t use the wordpress link cause wordpress and google are not best friends so I actually had to create a google portal to leave comments! Anyway heres my email desperatehousewifecraft@gmail.com . Looking forward to hearing from you again and can’t wait for the bak kwa recipe!


  2. So glad to know about your crafty passion now! I know Monica Reeck one of my best friends from Germany and you are the next one now:). I am from India!
    Awesome giveaway and any crafter would love to win! Would love to be the part of this! And I visited your blog and all ur creations are so fab and creative! Looking forward now………!
    Not able to follow on any social media shown in the sidebar. It saying Page not found, maybe I am facing some problem! Kindly you also check.
    Count me in your awesome draw!

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    1. Hey thanks for following me Vinita! Are you in Munich too? We have to meet up during the Craft fair end February. I just updated my site so maybe I have to redo the links. Thanks for letting me know!


      1. Hi again!
        I am from India! Monica is my sweet email friend through this crafting world.
        Still, I am unable to follow all your social media. Again got the same messages: Page not found!
        Here I copied and paste the message which i got on all social media:
        Sorry, this page isn’t available.

        The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed. Go back to Instagram.

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      2. I contacted wordpress support and I realise now what i did wrong so i’ll rectify it and let you know


      3. OK all fixed…except for google+…so you should be able to follow me on the other social networks now! Thanks dear.


  3. I have had the pleasure to personally witness the joy that you spread and the pure creative energy that simply make you one of the most soulful people I have ever met! I wish you great success ahead. You have inspired me to find creativity within me! Thanks to that painting and card making time that we had! Stay passionate!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Linda, it really touches me to know that I can in turn inspire others! We have to craft again soon. 😘😘😘


  4. Congrats on your 1sr Anniversary Gwen and I am happy to know you leave near Munich…
    I am already following you and If I am the lucky one I will take this to Ulm hehe just joke..
    I remember 2015 I was made my Bday linky Party and it was a success linky party…I made a post and the ladies can CASE ing my cards…then it was around 40 ladies joining my Link…I was so happy and I give 2 giveaways too on that time..
    Ok Gwen we see us soon okay…send my regards to Archana your neighbour..


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    1. Thanks Monika, I hope I get as many people as you did but since I’m very new to the scene, I just want to say thank you to those that have supported me so far!


  5. Great giveaway Gwen!! Nice to see your creativity…and your passion of learning new techniques. I still remember our stuttgart messe visit…where you did tons of stamps and Dies shopping !! Great going!!

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