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Blog Award Nominations! Lots Of Them...........

As I received two Sunshine Blog Awards this week I've been busy choosing 24 of my favourite blogs to pass the award onto.

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blog world.

The rules for accepting the Sunshine award ~
Put the logo on your blog or within your post

Pass the award onto 12 bloggers
Link the nominees within your post
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award

Here are my 24 choices ♥

My six nominations for the I Love Craft Blogs Award, simply because they're fab are ~

I think I need a cup of tea and a lie down now :D


  1. hello gorgeous! Wow, what lush awards, and deserved too! ;o)

    I have clicked on each and every one you have listed to pass the awards onto and there are some LUSH blogs there, so I think I will be following a few more!!!

    I notice you have a hello gorgeous on your list, I must admit I got a bit excited, I clicked on it to check it out, as it could be someone else (you never know!!) but it leads to an "empty" blog, so was disappointed too!

    Anyway, congrats again! ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  2. Congrats on your awards !!!
    Twiggy x

  3. Congrats on your award, you certainly do deserve it. I love the items you find on Folksy. I just found them about a week ago.

    Thank you for passing the award on to me. I will wear it with pride.
    I have just now added a blog list (I'm still figuring out all the gadgets on blogger)

    I also love your spiral 16g earrings. I have a wire jig, have not really used it but you have inspired me. I did just use my coil maker on a necklace. Way Cool.

    I will also be checking out the other blogs on your list. You picked me so I know you have a most excellent taste in blogs...HAHAHAHA

    Thanks again for the bloggy love,
    Turn Left at the Pigs

  4. ooo, I AM excited now! THANKS sweetpea!


    hello gorgeous xxx

  5. Thank U so much! I am on a computer that I am not good at at Office Depot. Computer is sick & won't get it back until Monday.
    Congrats to you! And Thank you so much for including me on the FUN!!!
    Will be back Monday!
    Linda :)

  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you, blush, gosh, I would like to thank, my mum for giving birth to me, my dad who past the sewing jeans on, my brother....... opps sorry to long a speech. Kx

  7. Congrats on yours and thanks for mine :)

    TFT x


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