Friday 13 February 2015

Apologies for my absence & The Liebster Award

Wow, it's 2015 and I haven't blogged since the beginning of December!  You can forgive me though as my 7 month old baby girl has been taking up a lot of my time, so I haven't done much crafting.

Even with my lack of blogging, I was nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Milka of Crafty Milka.  Many thanks to you Milka. 

I have seen this award previously on other blogs and wondered what it was all about. I am stealing the information Milka found on WordingWell as this seems quite in-keeping with what I've seen elsewhere. 

This award exists only on the Internet. It is given to bloggers by other bloggers. 

Award has German origins. The word "liebster" has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart.
This award follows similar principles as a chain letter, in a sense it should be passed forward to a certain number of people. 
The choice lies within each of us to accept the award and continue forwarding it. 
You are not obligated to accept the award and can stop the chain. 
Over the time, variations have been made to the "rules". 

The Official Rules of the Liebster Award
If you have been nominated for the Liebster Award and you choose to accept it, write a blog post about the Liebster Award, following few simple rules.
1) Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog .
2) Display the award on your blog by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a "widget" or a "gadget". 
3) Answer 11 questions about yourself asked by the person who nominated you. 
4)  List 11 random facts about yourself. 
5) Nominate 5 - 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 1000 followers.  
6) Create a new list of questions for the nominated bloggers to answer. 
7) List these rules in your post. 
8) Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it. 

If you will use information provided above (italic text) in your own blog post, please be kind and link back to the original post, not mine. 

Thank you

Milka asked these questions:
1) What made you decide to start a blog? 
I'd been crafting for a long time and was checking out the internet for ideas. I saw lots of other blogs and thought I would give it a go myself.
2) What is the most rewarding thing about blogging? 
I love other people being able to see my work and leaving lovely comments
3) What is your favorite craft?
I love papercraft and cardmaking
4) What time of a day do you do most of your crafting? 
Before having my baby, I was mostly crafting when my little boy was at nursery and in the evening when he went to bed
5) What do you do with all the items you create?
Some I make to give/send people and some I make to sell
6) What is your favorite color? 
7) What is your favorite instrument? 
I love the drums
8) What is your favorite season? 
Spring. Not too hot, not too cold and I love seeing the blossom on the trees
9) Which holiday is your favorite? 
I love Halloween as I get to dress up and do funky makeup
10) If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? 
I'd love to go to Egypt to see the pyramids
11) What makes the world go ´round for you? 
My two darling children

11 random facts about me
1) I was born in Bournemouth, UK
2) I have one sister
2) I'm a Libran
3) I love Cadbury chocolate
4) My favourite movie genre is horror and I especially love vampires
5) I named my son after a tv vampire
6) I used to be able to sit up all night playing computer games
7) Stephen King is my favourite author
8) I've tried many crafts including cross stitch, glass painting, encaustic art, and scrapbooking
9) I have weak muscles in my left eye, causing it to wander when I look up
10) I have four tattoos
11) I wore a red wedding dress

I would like to nominate the following blogs:
1) Rae Ann of All That Glitters is Smurphy
2) Jennifer of Jennifer D's Blog
3) Angela of Ange's Treasures
4) Kitty of KT Fit Kitty
5) Sandra of Crea-Sandra

I'd like to ask the following questions:
1) Where are you from originally?
2) What's the item you think is the best you've ever made?
3) What's your worst crafting mistake?
4) If you could craft something for any celebrity, who would it be and why?
5) What's your favourite food?
6) What style of music do you like?
7) What's your day job?
8) If you could only use one craft tool for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
9) Do you prefer physical or digital art/craft?
10) Where was your favourite holiday?
11) Describe yourself in three words

Many thanks again to Milka and I hope the award continues to be passed along

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