The British Craft Awards – I got nominated!!!!

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles -The British Craft Awards – I got nominated!!!!

Oh my goodness!

Well you could knock me down with this piece of news that I received just a couple of days ago, that I was nominated for this year’s Papercraft Blog of the Year!

I didn’t even know that the British Craft Awards were shortlisting nominees, so to find out that I’m in the running for the 2nd year has humbled me in ways I genuinely can’t describe.

I’m thrilled to have won the award last year, and really didn’t believe I’d be even shortlisted, let alone nominated again, so whoever it is out there who put me up for this award, thank you so much! I’m blown away!

Like last year, it’s a vote for the winner, and I would love it if I could ask if you could vote too. I’m in the Papercraft Blog of the Year category as “Stampin’ Up!”

There is a prize draw for UK residents, but you can vote from any country in the world. I’m very happy that you can vote from outside the UK as I know that many of you who read my blog are overseas and I do believe that your votes count, and clearly so does the BCA committee!

And I’m super excited to share that Stampin’ Up! have been named in 2 categories too, plus all the categories have an ‘other’ option too! I added in that I couldn’t live without my Simply Scored Scoring Tool!

Voting is HERE, and open until December 17th if you’d like to cast a vote, I’d be humbly grateful.  Simply choose Papercraft and you’ll see the options.

thank you all for reading my blog on a daily basis and for being so very much a part of my crafting and blogging life. You make me fly.

S x




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  1. Monika Gallard says:

    great news good luck hope you get it
    cheers from Australia, love your work

  2. Johnnice Steele says:

    Congratulations Sam! I’m so happy for you. You are very deserving of this nomination. I happily voted for you.

  3. Voted! Hope you win again Sam.
    Groetjes/greetings from the Netherlands.

  4. Fay Marie Gardner says:

    Congratulations, Sam! I just voted!! Good luck!!

  5. Belinda Litsch says:

    Congratulations Sam. Hope you win again this time.

  6. Congratulations Sam.. you are so deserving of this award.. Off to vote for you now.. Good Luck! greetings from Western Australia .. 🙂

  7. Mary-Ellen says:

    Congratulations – you deserve not only the nomination, but another win. I live “across the pond,” so I cannot be one of your loyal stampin up customers, but I am a Stampin up customer here in the US. But, they did allow me to vote for you — Yeah! Love your blog – so many wonderful ideas. Thank you! Best of Luck to you.

  8. Congrats, Sam. I voted for you. Glad I can pay back a little for all the inspiration you’ve given me. I’m in the US, so can’t purchase from you.

  9. Lynette Pearce Sewell says:

    Sam…I wake up with you every morning in the USA. I just couldn’t do without you and my cup of Butter Toffee coffee. I’m a retired Nurse Practitioner and a S/U demonstrator to a small group.
    You are the best! Love your accent, your projects and your sweet positive attitude. When the votes are in, I’m sure that you will win again.

  10. Peggy Moberg says:

    I enjoy your posts and videos so of course I Pevoted for you!! Congratulations on being nominated for the 2nd year.

  11. Voted for my inspiration, Sam Hammond!!! Keep up the Awesome work!

    Helene Hebert
    StampinUp! Demonstrator

  12. Gayla Hunt says:

    Casted a vote your way.

  13. Karen Castanheiro says:

    You so deserve this nomination and the win. You have my vote!!!!

  14. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Awesome news Sam, you deserve it.

  15. Good for you, Sam. Thank you for all your ideas and fun videos. Voting for you from North Idaho, USA.

  16. Barbara Pike says:

    I voted for you. Love your projects. Thank you for putting measurements in imperial and metric.

  17. Fabulous news. Voted immediately for my favourite….you! Hugs Lorraine

  18. Dianne Massie says:

    Yeah, Congratulations Well Deserved.
    Will Certainly Vote

  19. Charlotte Bishop says:

    Well deserved. You’re such an inspiration for all of us who love papercrafting and Stampin Up.

  20. Kay Carlson says:

    Congrats to you, Sam! I just went and voted for you. Thank YOU for all of the directions for your projects – especially for converting into inches for us “Yankees”!

  21. Debie Jonsson says:

    I voted for YOU and hope you win again this year. Your blog truly is the best!!

  22. Linda Imler says:

    Just voted for you, hope you win, you deserve it.
    GOOD LUCK!!!!
    From Florida, USA

  23. Sharon Kent says:

    I voted for you from the United States. I hope you win again this year.

  24. Hi very happy to vote for you as you are an inspiration to us all – all done good luck I hope u win again Xx

  25. I voted for you again this year – hope you win again!! Love your blog – thanks for all the inspiration, videos and detailed directions! You are appreciated by so many!!

    Elisha Smith – Ohio – USA

  26. I was so happy to be able to vote for you! I love your blog and often give you a shout out on my blog when I CASE your projects. You are so talented and I’m so grateful you share your talent with those of us in the US. I hope you win!!!!

  27. Twila Franklin says:

    I love your creations. I voted for you last year and this. Good Luck Twila

  28. Brenda Blum says:

    Sam – Just wanted to let you know … I put my vote in for you. Hope you win!! Best wishes … Brenda

  29. Elisabeth says:

    Voted ! So normal to say you thank you for your nice blog, your ideas, your videos are really a pleasure. I hope you win. Good luck from Paris-France.

  30. Edith Heyns says:

    Hi Sam, I and a few of my friends love your blog and your projects. I wish you all the best. Edith from New Zealand

  31. Voted! Hope you’ll win again Sam.
    Greetings from Germany.

  32. You deserve this award. Love, love, love your posts and videos. Good luck and best wishes from Australia, Sam.

  33. Voted – like last year. Good luck❣️

  34. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! . . . voting for you is another way to thank you for everything we learn from you . . .I already voted and I am very happy for you . . . Regard from Algeria!!

  35. Donna Sicafuse says:

    Congrats, Voted and hope you win—good luck!

  36. Babe O'Mara says:

    Hi from California!! Just voted for you. LOVE your blog.

  37. Congrats, Sam

    voting for you is a great way to thank you for all the inspiration you’ve given to me. (I love your banging and your laughter :))

    I live in Germany, so can’t purchase from you.
    Good luck and best wishes

  38. Voted for you, hope you win again. 🙂

  39. Brigitta Gaisser says:

    Great news. Congratulations from Germany.

  40. Karen Camposano says:

    Of course I have voted for you. Who else would deserve it?

  41. Done! You are tremendous and very generous! You deserve this award!

  42. Michele Orr says:

    Congratulations! I voted for you and Stampin Up!

  43. Michele Orr says:

    Congratulations from the USA! I voted for you and Stampin Up!

  44. Congraulations from the USA, Sam on being nominated again! Who else brightens our day with such creativity! Voted for you and hoping you win.

  45. Congratulations Sam
    You are an inspiration for me. Unfortunately, I am unable to buy from you I live in New Jersey, USA I voted for you and Stamping Up! Good luck!!

  46. dawn Topping says:

    good luck hun just voted for you x

  47. GOOD. LUCK

  48. Fran Macpherson says:

    Congrats and good luck. Enjoy your videos. Stampin up all the way!!!! Charlestown, MA USA

  49. Anne Lumsden says:

    You more than justify the nomination. My day starts with your daily post and your unending enthusiasm for the craft is quite simply awesome!!! Keep going and every success.

  50. Congrats, Sam! Love your blog and fun projects! Got my vote… also votes for Stampin’ Up! as a fave company! Good luck! 🙂

  51. carole mobberley says:

    Even though I can’t order as I am in Cincinnati, OH USA, I do enjoy reading your blog daily and am very inspired by your beautiful projects. the aware is well deserved.

  52. Lori A Reinholz says:

    Congratulations Sam! What an honor for you, which you richly deserve sweetheart! I just went and voted for you. I love your videos and the amazing project that you make. Thank you muches and bunches.
    USA Fan

  53. Happily voted for you Sam. Celia in Australia

  54. Nylin Tennessee says:

    congratulation Sam, you are blessed and highly favored by God!!!SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !!!LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO

  55. Nylin Tennessee says:

    congratulation Sam, you are blessed and highly favored by God!!!SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !!!LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO bye,bye

  56. Sandy in Virginia says:

    You get my vote…love boxes….thanks 4 sharing! USA:Virginia

  57. Gaylene Clarkson says:

    I am honored to be able to vote for you. I am in Colorado, USA. What a great thing for you to be nominated again. Congratulations. I hope you win. I love reading your blog everyday and watching your videos. I have learned so much from you. I am also a S’U! demonstrator and my club loves seeing the things I have learned from you. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. God bless you.

  58. Judyann Kenmuir says:

    Congradulations! I have voted for you from Canada! You deserve to win again! I love how easy it is to follow your lessons through video! I love your work & I use your projects a lot. I am a Stampin, up demonstrator and when I am looking for something different for a class you always inspire me. I love receiving your mail! Thank you.

  59. Congratulations on winning the award! It is well deserved considering all the beautiful inspiration you have gifted us in the past. Well done Samantha!

  60. Voted for you, congratulations and greetings from México .

  61. Congrats!!!

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