Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Saturday 10 March 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

Wow, I could hardly believe it when I read the message in my in tray - I had been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the fabulous Michaela. I am so thrilled to be nominated for this award.

Michaela is a very talented lady who has only been making cards since June of last year, I know I have said this before, but I find it amazing that she has been paper crafting for less than a year.  If you do not already know Michaela's work, please pop over to her blog and take a look at it.

It is such an honour to receive this award and I should like to say a massive thank you to Michaela for nominating me.

This award comes with its rules (click here to read the rules in full) ..........

  • You should thank the person who gave you this award.
  • 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.

"If you are nominated, you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger award". 

My nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award are all people who inspire me with their amazing work,  They are:

Clairebears @ Clairebears World
Denise @ Crafty Daffy
Emma @ Emzycards
Gabrielle @ Crafty Thoughts
Kerry @ Scrapbookerry
Michaela @ Michaela's Blog
Stephanie-Emma @ Crafty Boots
Tracie @ Crafters Block

I could have nominated many more people, including everyone in the Teddy Bo DT, who I think are just amazing.

Now the hard part, seven things about me ....
  1. I have been crafting almost all of my life.
  2. I am interested in lots of crafts, not just paper crafting, like cross stitch, crochet, cooking and other things that do not begin with C. 
  3. I have been married for 33 years.
  4. My husband and family are the most important things in the world to me and I am particularly blessed because I have two wonderful families.
  5. I probably have the worlds messiest home because I cannot find places to keep all of my craft things, they seem to tumble out of every corner and it is no longer safe to go into some of the rooms in our house, LOL.
  6. I watch far too much TV, mostly crime dramas and repeats of old family favourites.
  7. I make cards and scrapbook for my own pleasure but I harbour a secret desire to be able to do it for a living, no stop laughing!



  1. Thank you for this lovely post and for the award as well. Massively appreciated!!!
    Michaela xx

  2. Oh wow thank you Dionne! Hmm this is going to be hard choosing! Zo xx

  3. Thank you for nominating me Dionne .
    Of course I will accept with pleasure. I may take a couple of days to get it all set up.
    I have just come home from a trip to london and have lots to do ( washing etc ) and as you may see on my blog today I have just accepted a leibster blog award for the second time , which has taken a while to set up on my blog this afternoon, I will get to your lovely award in the next couple of days.
    Thank you so much for nominating me I am thrilled.
    Hugs Elaine

  4. Thank you Dionne , I will get my thinking cap on . Much appreciated
    Emma xx

  5. Gosh! Thank you. Firstly congrats on your award, it is richly deserved and secondly thank you for passing one to me! I am truly humbled by the lovely comments on my blog and emails you send and, believe me, on the dark mojo-less days they really keep me going! Much love and heartfelt thanks once again x

  6. Hi Dionne, everything is up and ready. I have posted my 15 and linked back to you.
    Thank you again.
    Hugs Elaine

  7. Hey Dionn. Thank you SO MUCH for nominating me / my blog for this award and congrats to you on your own nomination. I shall have to decide what talented bloggers to pass the award on to. There are so many it will be a difficult choice. Thanks again for thinking of me. xxx Denise


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