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Monday, May 21, 2012

DUST Team Awards 2012 - Part 1

Dust Team Awards 2012. This is a blog post I have been meaning to write for quite some time. I wanted to share with you all some of the wonderful achievements and the equally wonderful folk who make up part of the amazing DUST Team Community. The DUST Team Awards were held earlier this year. Here is a showcase of the 11 Categories, The Overall Winners and a selection of the wonderful creations they make. We really are an incredibly talented and diverse bunch of artisans ! In DUST Team Awards Part 2 (which at this stage I intend to publish next Monday) I will share with you a photographic journey of the creative process that went into making a custom collage for Erin at Inner Earth Soaps and also I will share a picture of the amazing goodies that Samone from Red Letter Studio sent me as my prize for the Social Bunny Award x

The Julie-Ann Memorial Award AKA : The How on Earth Does She Do It Award !
Overall Winner : melanie 

Nerys the Welsh Witch Award 
overall winner : Inner Earth Soaps

The Main Event DUSTer Award
overall winner : uniquedichroic

Best DUST blogger Award 
overall winner : Epheriell

Best New DUST Award 
overall winner : Cricklewood Chocolate 

The Social Bunny Award 
overall winner : Maddo  (that's me !)

The Guru Award 
overall winner : melanie

The Green DUST Award 
overall winner : hundreds of buttons

The Wacky Wonder Award 
overall winner : ben conservato

The Undiscovered Treasure Award
overall winner : jewelflyt

The Gathering DUST Award 
overall winner : inner earth soaps 


  1. very nice!! Gorgeous selection of goodies there :) Must be some very talented people in that team ;)

  2. I have to agree, there is an amazing amount of talent in the dust team
    I was very honoured to win & to be part of this post :)