Saturday, 6 June 2009

Awards & Inspirations

Thank you so much, Rkdsign88, for the "Lovely Blog Award". This is a real compliment because she shows such beautiful work on her site & shop. She’s an artist who makes such simple, happy pictures and I can’t help but smile whenever I see them. That’s one of her laughing little girls above. She’s recently created a lovely “My Moo Moo” print which I will let you go take a sneak peak at on her site here. Thank you also Shirley of Nannieflash for the Lemonade Stand award. Shirley makes really adorable cards, the one below is hers. They're always so vibrant with detail and often have 3D elements like the flowers.

Right, so the general rules for the awards are to pass them on to other bloggers that inspire and delight. I am nominating the following blogs for both awards:

1 Maroinette a Kauai artist who paints gorgeous paintings and silk scarves based on the inspiration of her Hawaiian home. That's hers below.

2 Clare for raising awareness about the wonderful work the Royal Marsden hospital is doing. She has a really cool slide show, but you will just have to check out her blog to see it!

3 Sheena for the unique cards she makes. Check out the bees she has sewn below.

4 Bei Tesori for her lovely lovely pictures. That's hers below. I think she's even cuter than the Little Mermaid!I hope all of you Extremely Crafty readers find inspiration from the wonderfully diverse work of some of these cool crafters. Seeing them, I just want to sew cards, silk paint, and create wall hangings.
If you have any suggestions of other unique sites you've recently found, please post about them so we can all take a look. Thank you heaps!
p.s. - Check back tomorrow when I announce the winner of the "How to Sell Greeting Cards" pdf e-book!


Clare said...

Thanks Michelle for nominating me for these awards for raising awareness of the Royal Marsden. It's very kind of you. I love your blog and the things you make are beautiful. I will post the awards on my blog with pride, thank you. hugs Clare x

rkdsign88 said...

You deserve it Michele. Thank you so much for posting my print on your lovely blog :)
Congrats for you other award too!

Liz said...

Thankyou for the kind comment you left on my blog. The construction of cards, favours, boxes etc has fascinated me since I was little. So I am always looking for new ideas and new inspiration. Your blog looks very interesting and covers a wide variety of crafts. Good luck for the future.

mi sello personal said...

HI i love your blog is fantastic and congrats for your award...Hugs laura

Manuel said...

Hi Michelle:
I like your writting so much.
Your blog's fresh and good.

Cheers from Spain

Manolinvicio said...

I am charmed with your blog...

Marionette said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful award! Your blog is beautiful!

Aloha from Kauai,

Sheena said...

Thank you so much for the lovely award and the lovely comments! It's very humbling when people pick you for these awards so it's very much appreciated!
Sorry it's taken so long for me to get back to you but I've been away for the weekend and am trying to get caught up on everything!
I'm gonna go now and have a look at your other nominees blogs!
Thanks again!