Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Another Award!

WOW - I'm being lavished with awards this week!  I posted the Sunshine Award I received a few days ago, and the very, very talented Kirsty Brown left me a message to say she'd nominated me for the same award!  Thanks!  She wrote the loveliest comment that had me close to tears.  :-)

That's not all!!

I had a lovely email from Mae Collins telling me that she's nominated me for a Beautiful Blogger Award!  Thanks, Mae!  Make sure you check out Mae's blog - she's been doing the most beautiful Medallion cards over the past week.

And I had another one from Jenny Hayward to nominate me again!  Thanks so much, Jenny!  I'm feeling the love at the moment.  :-)

And again from Helen Williams, who actually said I've been an inspiration...  *Danielle's jaw hits the floor*  Me???  Really?  Thanks!!

I couldn't find a hidden candid camera, so I guess I'd better post the award!

The rules are that I must pass the award on to another 10 Beautiful Blogs AND tell you 10 things about myself. 

I decided to share some blogs that I always get inspiration from - So here are 10 11 Beautiful Blogs...

It goes without saying that I think the Design Team from Just Add Ink all have beautiful blogs!! 

Amanda Reddicliffe
Bronwyn Eastley
Chantell Randall
Delys Cram
Kirsty Jeffery
Nicole McMurtrie
Sarah Klass
Tania Gould
Adele Khoo
Jodene Tripp
Tui Nathan

Just to give you an idea of how hard it was to choose such a small number of blogs, go to my profile to check out the 100+ blogs I follow!  That's me limiting myself too...

And 10 things about me...

1. I moved to Tasmania 6 years ago from NSW with my hubby (before we were engaged), and LOVE living here!  Funny story - when we announced we were moving to Tassie, a relative (that's all I'll say!) asked us if we were planning to ever come back to Australia... Ummm...

2. When I was a kid I wanted to be Olivia Newton-John!  And no, that's not how my daughter got her name... my husband picked it out!

3. I hate having my photo taken.  With a passion.

4. My uncle came to my wedding dressed as a woman... yes, really!  Long story...

5. I worry about every creation I put on my blog.  My internal dialogue goes something like this... I can't put that up there, it's awful.  What if everyone hates it?  What if no-one looks?  Does anyone even look?  Maybe I'm sleep-commenting on my own work to make myself feel better...

6. I procrastinate... a lot!  I started writing this post 3 days ago!!

7. I love to sing.  :-)

8. I'm a really messy crafter.  I usually have four or five different projects on the go at once.

9. Before I became a stay at home mum, I was a high school Drama teacher.

10. I've re-read this post a ridiculous amount of times, and once I post it I'll read it again, find a mistake and re-edit.  Yep.  I do that with every post!

Re-edit... *sigh* I'm back.  I wasn't happy with the formatting!!  lol



  1. I used to think Olivia Newton John was a band of 3 people. Olivia, Newt and John. I also used to think the Eastern Shore was Melbourne when looking at it from Hobart, but thats another story...

  2. LMAO... Olivia, Newt and John. That's hilarious!!

  3. OMG ... Danielle, you are soo funny .... you can always make me smile .... no, *edit that* ... you can always make me laugh ...and how about this comment from "Anna", now that is HILARIOUS!!! Love it!!!

    Thank you sooo much Danielle, for nominating me ... for even thinking of me, my gosh of all the talented and beautiful blogs that come by your way on a Daily basis and you had to pick me ..... I am speechless, proud and ever so grateful. You are an inspiration, and from the number of nominations you have received for this award .... to alot of other people as wee .... need I say more!!!

    Thank you and God bless!!!

  4. Oops .... last line was meant to say .... "to alot of other people as well" ....

  5. Wow Danielle, apart from numbers 1, 4 and 9 this could have been written by ME!! lol We are very similar obviously :) Oh and #7, I do love to sing but nobody should ever have to hear it!
    Thanks for the nomination ... I promise to get around to putting this on my blog as soon as I can think of 10 things to write.

  6. Danielle, You so deserve these awards. You underestimate yourself! So, as for no. 5 don't ever think those thoughts again. So many people are inspired by what you do. I don't think I'll ask questions about some of those other things!! :)

    Continue sharing your beautiful creations and Well Done!

    Love Jenny H.

  7. Thanks Danielle for the award and you are such a dipstick! Of course we love your creations ..we all doubt ourselves didnt you know?
    Love Annas comment too and I used to think I could sing like Olivia Newton John but obviously its skipped a generation from my Father to my
    Im a master of procrastination here though so can relate!

  8. Hey Danielle I nominated you for a beautiful blogger award too, just forgot to email you! Ooops. I love your 10 things too funny. Now I am wanting to hear the story about your uncle at your wedding LOL.
    Thanks for putting a smile on my face!!!!!
    have a lovely day!

  9. Hi Danielle. I'm with you for point number 10 but you need to stop fretting and never express point no. 5 again!!! You're so talented and I am inspired constantly by your creative ability!! Appreciate you heaps!

  10. You make me laugh, half of your comments sound just like me! Hopefully all these award nominations are helping you to realise how talented you are and how much inspiration you give others :o)