Friday, 20 July 2012


A very big thank you to the extremely talented Shoshi over at    She has nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award - thank you Shoshi!  Do take a wander over and see the amazing work that Shoshi creates - her blog is well worth a visit.

Now I need to do the following:

1.  Thank the person who nominated me and leave a link to their blog.
2.  Include the award image in this post.
3.  Give 7 random facts about myself.
4.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and leave a link to their site.
5.  Let the other bloggers know they've been nominated.

So, here are 7 random facts about myself:

1.  One of my favourite books is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
2.  I collect dead things - bees, moths, butterflies, maybugs etc (they are already dead when I find them, I don't kill them myself!).
3.  My favourite band is Jethro Tull
4.  I am terrified of slugs (yes, I know I can out run them so why be scared!)
5.  I adore my two nephews 
6.  Jane Goodall is one of my heroines
7.  Odilon Redon is currently top of my favourite artists list (it changes regularly!)

And here, in no special order, are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award - each one has been a joy to visit, an inspiration, and a source of kind words and encouragement.  Why not take a look for yourself!

I don't know if I'll get to 15 as several people I had in mind have buttons on their blogs saying they don't do awards - and apologies if I didn't see any 'don't do awards' buttons on the above blogs!


  1. Dear Diana, your blog is beautiful, I shall follow you on here now! You are very kind to nominate me for this award, however I shan't be doing it, not because I don't believe in them, but because as I still have to work in my retirement years I have to be selective on my use of my internet play time. I do hope you understand, but many many thanks for your kind thought. I guess I will have to find one of those 'Don't do' buttons! With love x

  2. Hi Diana, it's loVely that you have been nominated, your blog is beautiful & your work is of exceptional is so loVely of you to think of me, I appreciate all your kind words and that you follow my postings it really does mean a lot...I hope you don't mind but i will decline, the reason being is I already have 2 Liebster awards I had to decline a 3rd and I have been awarded the versatile blogger already but didn't take it up...I work full time and already fill all my spare time keeping up my crafting commitments but a big big thankyou for thinking of me...Melxx :)

  3. Hi Diana, Thank you so much to think of me when you were nominating.. so very kind of you.. your blog is beautiful.. and I enjoy my visits.. as Mel above says I have two libster awards and 1 versatile blogger award.. I shall add the date above the other award if thats ok with you.. I do so appreciate you thinking of me Diana... Much love May x x x

  4. You're so welcome, Diana - if anyone deserves an award it's you! I love your blog and every piece you produce is soooo beautiful!

    Thank you for your kind words above!

    Even if you don't manage to nominate 15 (and they don't have to accept - just be nominated!!) it's a lovely excuse to spread a bit of encouragement about, and to find out a bit more about each other, and the blogs we enjoy! I'm off to look at the blogs on your list.

    I've been having such fun with my new Dylusions inks! Hope to post about the card I made yesterday, but want to make sure the recipient gets it first!!


  5. Thank you so much for thinking of me, Diana - I am amongst good company :) As my time is so limited I have decided not to 'do' blog awards, but I appreciate your thought.

    I am, however, very nosy and really enjoyed reading your 7 Random Facts (I really couldn't get on with the Poisonwood Bible, is that strange?!). Terrified of slugs? What.....???!!


  6. Thanks for thinking of me too Diana... I don't 'do' awards but it is nice to be included in your list.

    I can understand your dislike of snugs.... poor things don't really have much going for them, at least snails have a shell :)


  7. Hi Diana, I like everyone else thank you for the lovely comments about my blog. As a big fan of yours and a big admirer of your photography I feel honoured that you should want to pass on the award. Unfortunately time does not allow me to carry out the instructions needed to accept but I really do thank you for thinking of me.
    Lynn x

  8. Hi there! Whether or not I "do" awards is not something I've ever thought about, since it's never been an issue before! Personally I'm thrilled, especially since the nomination was from you, what a lovely thing to return from vacation and find out! Once I'm caught up at work this week and can relax a little, I'll find some blogs to nominate as well and do a post. Better start thinking now about what 7 facts about myself would be...Thank you!

  9. Hi Diana, Thank you sooooo much for your lovely and kind words you left on my made my day...your blog is wonderful and inspiring and I'm a big admirer of your artwork and it is especially lovely of you to include me in your list, ....but like some of the others I don't really do the award thing...(mainly due to time commitments) but I do fully appreciate you thinking of me :)
    ...and eek... I HATE slugs as well LOL!
    Jan x

  10. Thank you Diana! I hope you don't mind, I nominated you back ;)