Monday, 12 March 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Hello everyone

Just to let you all know i have been nominated for the versatile blogger award and i would like to say thanks very much i really do appreciate it.  Once again i have been very tardy and not acted upon the first one straightaway so i've ended up with 5 nominations i think.  Thanks you all very much ladies and apologies if i have missed anyone.

Thanks to ZoLindsayMariePauline and Jan.

This award comes with its rules ..........

"If you are nominated, you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger award".  First, you should thank the person who gave you this award. then:

  • Include a link to their blog,
  • Select 15 blogs that you have either recently discovered or follow regularly,
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award,
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Ok so 15 Blogs...decisions....decisions! i am also going to say why i nominated each one as i really do enjoy looking at all their fab creations and get loads of inspiration from them.

My nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award are all people who in their own way have an impact on me,  in no particular order.  

Linda   Lindas work is absolutely, awesome, amazing, stunning, brilliant and any other word you can think of.  If ever i need to see how to colour something in i go and check lindas work out as she is just brilliant.  She is also the queen of paint fusion after Sheena of course.

Ali  Ali is just amazing too.  She makes fabulous cards and other projects.  If ever i need some inspiration for Clean and simple cards or elegant and stylish ones.  She is also an extremely lovely lady who listens whether you are up or down.  

Marcea  Marceas colouring is amazing too and i often pop along to her blog to see how she has coloured images in.  I also take inspiration from her layouts and colour schemes as she is fab at putting cards together.  

Lynsey  Lynsey makes some stunning cards and again its her layout and colour schemes i love to look at.  She is also a fab scrapbooker and i know the next time i am going to get round to putting some together myself i will be popping over to her blog for ideas.

Lisa  lisa is a fabulous card maker and if you haven't been over to her blog yet you should do asap.  she seems to get the colours and layout just perfect every time.  i love looking at her cards as i love every single one.

Katina  Katina, what a lovely name and i have only been following katina for a short time but i have fallen in love with her cards.  She is another card maker who has perfected the style of clean and simple and her cards are amazing.

Karen  Karen really is an inspirational crafter she even designs her own cards of which i purchased a number of kits.  Her colouring is superb and i often pop along to her blog just to look at what she has been up to next.  

Kerry  Again i have not long been following kerry but there is not a card on her blog that i dont love to bits.  She has made some stunning cards and they are all so stylish.  

Kate  Kate is an amazing card maker, another clean and simple style.  When looking at her cards recently i went off to try and find one of the stamps she had used so she must be inspirational to me if i want to buy something that she has used and made such a fab job of.

Marianne  Marianne has a fantastic style in making her cards and putting them together.  she puts fab colours together with amazing papers and such a wide range of stamped images.  i love looking at her cards.

Donka  Donka makes some fab cards and she has the knack of getting colours just right.  Her cards are just stunning and the composition of her cards are fab.  She is fab at colouring too.

Catherine  Catherine is someone i have been following since i started blogging and i have missed her of late.  i love looking at Catherine's cards as she is so versatile and i never know what type of cards she will make next.

Sharon  Sharon has a lovely pretty style to her cards, again simple and stylish.  The colours she uses are soo pretty and she doesn't swamp her cards with loads of unnecessary embellishments.  Each card is just right.

Beckie  Beckies cards are just my sort of style which is why i like them.  they are so well laid out and colourful.  I have only been following her for a short while but i really look forward to viewing each one.

Margaret Margaret has only been blogging since january and she has posted lots of stunning cards in these couple of months.  All of her cards are just gorgeous i really don't know how she comes up with so many different styles.  

Ok there is my fifteen and I'm sorry if your name is not above but i love looking a t loads more blogs than these.  If i listed every single one that i love i would be here till Christmas i can tell you.

Ok now i have to tell the people who nominated me 7 things about myself.

I have been married for nearly 30 years.
I have two children who only have 51 weeks between their ages.
I am related to a pop star.
Myself and my daughter are in a madonna dvd.
I love tennis and have been to Wimbledon 4 times in the last 6 years.  One was the final with Federer and Nedal.  AWESOME!
I love the grand prix too and have been to milan and silverstone.
And lastly have at least 3 phobias, tomato sauce, bridges and birds.

hows about that then, it took me ages.

see you soon with some more cards.



  1. Why thank you lovely lady...I'm ALWAYS here for you....and you have ALWAYS been there for me too which I appreciate so much!

    I <3 you lovely lady


    Ali x

    1. You are very welcome... MWAH! Right back at ya!

  2. Hmmmmm who you related too then, which Popstar??

    Ali x

  3. Wow, thank you Louise, though I am going to struggle to find time to blog this at the moment! I think you and I must have started blogging at around the same time because I have been following you from the beginning too and love your work. I am missing my blogging just now but know if I don't stand firm I will never get my other projects finished by Easter!

    Catherine x

    1. Its not a problem Catherine, you can only do it when you have time to and i know how busy you are at the minute. That would not have been a reason to leave you out of my list though. xx

  4. Thank you very much for this award Louise, I am really flattered that you like my cards enough to do this.
    I have already received one from Abbie and I haven't been able to compile the list etc so will try and get that done tomorrow.
    Thanks again - appreciate it.


    1. You are welcome Kate and that's what happened to me, i just didn't have time to post it and then ended up with 4 or 5 nominations so thought while i was watching tv last night i would write my mammoth psot. So glad i have as it gave me some time to sit and ponder and really think why i love all of you lovely ladies work as i really wanted it to mean something instead of me just doing it quickly and picking the first fifteen people without a good reason. xx

  5. Oh wow! Thank you so much honey for including me in that uber talented list above, a true honour... I only received this award the other day and cannot believe I have now got another one.. :0)
    But thank you so much for thinking of me.xx

    1. Love your work Karen and sorry i hadn't realised you had already been nominated. Great you can just sit back and relax and enjoy and no need to nominate another 15 people. xx

  6. Wow, thank you so much for my award. I feel very honoured and I love looking at your blog too. I will be putting this on later and awarding 15 of the blogs I follow. I look forward to seeing your amazing cards more too.

    1. Thanks very much Beckie and your cards are an inspiration. xx

  7. Thanks so much for the award Lou. Very intersting facts, I want to know which pop star you are related to now.

    1. No probs Marianne i love looking at your cards and its Chris Rea. Only very very distantly related, but related none the less. I have never met him and he won't even know that i exist. ha ha xx

  8. Hi Lou this is so kind of you! Loved reading your interesting facts.
    Hope to see you scrapbooking soon!
    Hugs Lynsey x

    1. Thanks Lynsey, i actually enjoyed sitting writing it all and i had been putting it off as soo much to do. But thought i should just get on and do it as i kept getting nominated. xx

  9. So pleased I nominated you for this award as it's lovely to read the things about you - do tell, who are you related to? lol I love F1 too, but have never been so lucky you! Thanks for sharing. Zo xx

    1. Hi Zo, its Chris Rea but as i have said above its only very distantly and i have never met him and he won't even know i exist. Buts its a piece of good trivia about me that i bring out every now and again. Milan and Silverstone were fab, such an experience. xx

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    1. thanks vee, i'm often over looking at your blog too xx

  11. Ooh Louise, you left me speechless, humble and honoured. Thank you very much for your kind words.

    1. Hi donka, much appreciated and i know these things can sometimes be just a quick find some names to get it done, but i really thought about each and every one and its true i really do love looking at your cards. keep up your fab creations ...... i have noticed on your blog that the majority are Crafters Companion products and i am so pleased you love their products. xx speak soon.