Okay, I’ll stop with the all-caps now. Anyway, as I was saying, I’ve been nominated in the Dotcomgiftshop Blog Awards 2017. How cool is that? I’ve been selected as as one of the best craft blogs, along with twelve other awesome crafters. Woohoo!

If you want to get straight to it, then scroll down to see how you can vote for me – you will even be entered into a competition to win £100 of goodies. (THANK YOU SO MUCH IF YOU DO VOTE FOR ME! Whoops, sorry, I just can’t resist the all-caps today…).

What is the Dotcomgiftshop Blog Awards?

If you haven’t heard of them, then prepare yourself: I’m about to make your day. Dotcomgiftshop, as the name suggests, is a one-stop online shop for gifts. It sells some seriously cool stuff. I especially love their gift wrap designs, a few of which I’ve repurposed as framed artwork in my home.

I LOVE the splash of colour that this poster from @dotcomgiftshop adds to my studio 😍👌🏼💯 well, it’s technically wrapping paper – but it seemed criminal to cut into something so intricate! I’ve hung it up simply with some bulldog clips attached to small nail tacks. Simple and effective 👍🏼

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This year, the Dotcomgiftshop are running a series of awards for bloggers. I’m over the moon to have been nominated in the “Best Craft Blog” category! Just to make the final list of thirteen blogs is so awesome. Thank you Dotcomgiftshop!

Please vote for me!! Here’s how…

The actual winners of the awards will be selected by public vote (eek!) on 27th October 2017. It would honestly mean the flipping world to me if you could spend 30 seconds and give me your vote. It’s completely free and super easy; simply hit the button below and fill in the form. You will even be entered into a competition to win £100 worth of goodies, so it’s a win-win!


So, if you are reading this (that includes you! Yes, you!) and have enjoyed any of my blog posts in the past, please consider voting for me. Or, if you’re a newbie to my blog, then hello! Have a little look through my archives (some of my fave blog posts to date are this, this and this). If you like what you see, then maybe you would like to vote for me too? I really do hope so!

Public voting is open NOW, and will close on 23rd October. There’s not long! A huuuge thank you in advance if you do vote for me. And, of course, thank you to Dotcomgiftshop for selecting me in the first place.

Have a great week guys! – Mike.