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Tuesday, 5 June 2012


My apologies folks ...
This post has been an awfully long time coming and is well overdue.  Unfortunately life has been crazy busy these last months and we've all been a little unwell too ... BUT I hope this post gets my blogging mojo back into gear lol :-)

I say all that because back in March I was thrilled to be chosen by Kenzie at Kenzie's Kraft Escapes to receive a blog award!!  It's called the 'Versatile Blogger Award'.

 I was blown away and it's just soooo exciting!!

So, first up I just want to say a BIG SORRY to Kenzie for the time it has taken me to acknowledge this wonderful 'gift' and then I want to continue on with A HUGE THANK YOU to Kenzie for passing on this award to me ... It really is a HUGE thrill and I don't who was more excited ... me or Miss 9, Isabella lol.

Please head over to Kenzie's blog HERE to check out her work ... I'm sure you'll really enjoy her creations.

Well for this award first ... you have to thank and link the person who has sent you the award, then second ... you have to choose 15 people with either new blogs you have found or older blogs you love to visit and then third ... tell 7 things about yourself ...

Well, I've thanked (and apologized) and linked to Kenzie's blog, so onto step 2 ...

So for my 15 blogs .... There are so many wonderful blogs out there and this award is specifically for new blogs or older blogs that you love to visit .... It's going to have to be a work in progress but here's what I've come up with so far:

Vicki is a friend of mine that I regularly catch up with to 'play'.  We both have a love for copics, stamps (both rubber/acrylic and digi) and for all things goregous ... espescially patterned paper and flowers.  Vicki is an awesome copic colourer and is incredibly modest about her talent.  Vicki is the person who introduced me to the wonderful world of colouring and stamping and I have not looked back.  Go on over and have a look around her blog, you will seriously love her stuff!

Kat is one of the very first blogs that I ever followed and she in turn followed me back :).  I have watched Kat go from a fantastic colourer and card maker to an absolutely fabulous colourer and card maker and has the most amazing talent of embellishing her cards like pieces of art ... Kat is on a number of great design teams and has accomplished this in a realtively short period of time ... Head on over to her blog and you will not be disappointed I promise you.
Cheryl is another of my very first favourite blogs that I follow and another wonderful crafter who creates beautiful cards and always inspires me to get my mojo on lol.  Cheryl is a fellow Aussie and you'll find her blog so worth the visit.

I started following Annie not that long ago and just love her work.  Annie designs for one of my all time favourite stamp companies, Tiddly Inks, and she is very very talented. Annie is one of those people who (unlike me!) who has an eye for colouring with beautiful, bright, bold colours which match her cards to perfection.  I am always inspired by her work and I think you will be too.

I just adore Wendy's cards and designs ... If you want to see some seriously brilliant colouring (espescially of Saturated Canary stamps) then you need to check her out.  Wendy is probably one the most brilliant colourers and card makers I've ever seen and I only just discovered her blog after seeing her post on the Saturated Canary facebook page.  I can say nothing else about this lady except for go and look at her amazing work.
Well ... how could I possibly ignore my beautiful Miss 9 ... Isabella Laura ... who loves to scrap and make cards and just had to have her own blog! Mind you though, getting her to take photoes and post them is another thing. So, if you've got some time I'm sure she would love it if you headed over and left her a comment and/or became a follower ... I think this would definitely inspire her to post more.

Wow! Carly is an amzingly talented young 13 year old girl who not only has her own blog but has her own sketch challenge blog which you can find HERE and is also selling her own digis.  I love that children get involved in such a wonderful activity like craft and that we should support them where we can.  You seriously need to check her out and she is defintely one to watch take over the art and craft world lol.

I have been a fan of Coops (Nic) for ever ... She is incredibly talented and her colouring is perfection.  There are always oooh's and aaaah's from me whenever I check out her blog.  I am a real girly girl colourer and card maker and Coops make me feel that boy cards are achievable becaue she does such a wonderful job on both ... Check her out for yourself.

Wow, is there anyone who hasn't seen this amazingly talented ladies blog??  With over 4000 followers I would find that hard to believe :).  Jacque falls into my 'older blogs that you love to visit' and is seriously one of the most generous, kindhearted and talented bloggers I've had the priviledge to come across and I look forward to my email notifications from her every day.  I am always inspired by her work and I am sure you will be too.

Yet another long term fave of mine.  Delphine is from just outsise of Paris and who doens't love all things French lol ... You will not be disppointed when you vist her blog, she works mainly with copic markers but also uses Polychromos pencils ... Delphine is an extraordinary colourer and her creations just keep  you gasping and wanting to see more. 

Honk If You Scrapbook
This is my cousin Heidi's blog that she has just started ... Heidi has been scrapbooking and colouring for ages and I have been 'encouraging' her to start a blog for her creations and to enter challenges for ever :D  Head on over and have a look you won't be disappointed ...

And now for the seven things you don't know about me
(except you Vicki and Heidi lol)

1.  I don't smoke but I love a nice glass of wine ... red, white, bubbly whatever, ... and I really enjoy an icy cold beer or cider on a hot day.
2.  I was born in Australia to Krystyna who was born in Germany to Polish parents during WWII and Angelo who was born in Northern Italy ...
3.  I have a beautiful daughter, who is 9 years old and I absolutely love her to bits through good and 'not so good' times and a husband that loves and supports me no matter what happens :)
4.  We still live in the same house that we built 17 years ago but I have had itchy feet now for about the last 5 or so years ..... Problem is my hubby doesn't have those same itchy feet lol.
5.  I absolutely love to cook and have a "kitchen gadgets" and Kitchenaid addiction ... I have the mixer (with the matching colour bowl scraper), processor and blender (all in red) and am willing my hand held mixer to 'die' so I can get Kitchenaid one lol!! And the kettle and the toaster .....
6.  I love to colour with my copics and make cards but my first love is scrapbooking and I just never seem to be able to spend the time doing it .... Though making a card is sometimes just a mini layout.
7.  I have a real 'savoury tooth' rather than a sweet tooth .... Give me a bag of chips, a cheese/antipasto platter or a really divine main course and I'm in seventh heaven.  Can always skip dessert but will always be tempted by an entree (appetiser) before my main lol .... yum yum

Ok, well this has been a long post and I appreciate the time you've taken to stop and read it and I hope you take the time to go and have a look at these blogs and the others that I will try and add as I think of them or discover them ...
For now though


  1. Hi Julie, firstly congrats on your award, it is very well deserved. Secondly what can I say, I am very humbled that you have chosen me, your lovely kind words have made me go all teary! I am a soppy sod sometimes! Lol
    Really thank you from the bottom of my heart you are so kind. I will get around to posting my award as soon as I can.
    Love and hugs
    Kat xx
    Ps I am celebrating my first blogaversary by giving away some delicious blog candy, remember to get your name in for the draw. Xx

  2. Welcome back, Julie! :) Thank you SO SO much for this kind award! I will post it on my blog with pride. :) Hope everyone gets feeling better and that we will see more of your gorgeous creations soon!

    Luvs and huggles,
    Annie Rose