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Be bold? I’d have to be pretty bold to enter and ask you to vote for me in the 2015 UK Blog Awards after winning in 2014, right? I love being bold…or italic, but never regular (beautiful letterpress print by Cabaret Typographie)… Yes, my Young Persons Blog Award is still pride of place in my room and I still can’t really believe that I won. As I mentioned in my ‘In it to win it’ post,...

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So talk about last minute, but I’ve been meaning to write a post about why bloggers should enter blog awards. TODAY nomination for the UK Blog Awards 2015 closes at midnight, and you should enter! Things that might be in your head right now: My blog doesn’t deserve an award. Awards are only for ‘big bloggers’. I don’t want to blow my own trumpet. Blogging is just a hobby. I’m not interested in awards. What is...

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When I heard about the Anthony Nolan* ‘Kindest of Stranger’ campaign I instantly loved the idea. Basically the idea is to spread love by talking about good deeds – either something you’ve done for a stranger or a stranger has done for you – watch the Anthony Nolan video with some inspiring stories here. Going out of your way to do something good for someone is such a great feeling for both the good do-er...

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Last night I was very excited to attended the Cosmo Blog Awards 2014. Graphique Fantastique was shortlisted for ‘Best Careers Blog’ which I was so pleased about, especially when Cosmo revealed that around 47,000 blogs entered – WOW! I feel so lucky to have support from you guys – I couldn’t have done it without you! (Charli, Sara and Jake showing some support on snapchat) As a ‘design blogger’? (I don’t really know what you...

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Whether you’re just starting or  have nearly finished a degree, there are items which all creative students need in their toolbox. When your student loan only stretches so far buying the right items is important, and after graduating in Graphic Design last year I’ve got a bit of experience when it comes to stationery shopping. I know it can be a little overwhelming, so when Ryman chose me as their August Blog Party winner, I...

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Hello everyone! I’m recovering from my operation (which went well btw – thank you for all of your support!) and ‘resting’ but typically I’m itching to be better and get on with life! I thought I would ease myself back into blogging with this tag post. The other week I was tagged by Naomi from Hello, my name is Naomi to complete the Creative Update Tag. When Naomi tweeted me to let me know, I realised...

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I was browsing twitter, as you do, when I came across a tweet from Nora of Hello You about a #BloggersFilmSwap. When I read the post I was instantly hooked – what a great idea! However I noticed that at that point only 4 people had signed up so over the next week I spent a little while trying to persuade  more people to get involved. Last Sunday Nora emailed to reveal who I had been partnered...

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Winning the Young Persons Blog Award at the UKBA in April was an amazing experience – I met some lovely bloggers and gained confidence with my blog. After leaving University I was worried that my blog would either turn into a series of depressed  posts about unemployment or finish altogether. I’m really glad that I didn’t give up and turned my experience into posts which will hopefully help/support other graduates. I wasn’t sure about asking you guys to...

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So I know that I’ve only just won the UKBA Young Persons Blog Award and I can’t tell you how amazed and grateful and happy I am about it, but a little birdy (twitter) told me about the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. Normally these kinds of things are just for Fashion and Beauty bloggers but this year I noticed they have a ‘Best Careers Blog’ category. Well, Graphique Fantastique is all about my journey as a...

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I can’t believe it’s been just over 2 weeks since the UK Blog Awards – time has flown! Lovely snapchats from Alice  & Sam, Jess, Lydia and Yuliya! Thank you again to everyone for all the kind words and support – it really means a lot! I’ve received lovely comments, exciting emails and a round of applause at the studio on Monday morning when they found out – I blushed! And if I didn’t already...

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Oh, what a night! It seems a long time since the announcement of the finalists in February for the 2014 UK Blog Awards, but on Friday night it was finally time to get glammed up and celebrate. After finishing work, I rushed to Nadia’s to make myself look half presentable and then we dashed to St Pauls in search of the venue – The Grange Hotel. Lost, we hailed a taxi and was then asked...

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What is a bloggy face? Well, it was my (poor) attempt at twisting that old saying ‘not just a pretty face’. Sorry guys! So you might remember way back in December I asked if you would vote for me in the UK Blog Awards public vote. I didn’t really expect to make it through to the judging stage but you guys came through for me and in February I found out that I had been...

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So you’re looking for inspiration but where do you start to look? Well, chances are that your 1st stop is probably google, but how many other people have googled the same thing as you? Plenty. Which makes it hard to find something a little bit special and ‘out there’ – you want to find something different and exciting, right? Also, as great as Google is, the success of your search depends on the wording you...

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So this is the 4th and final post in the ‘168 Hours in London’ series. It seems like we got here really quickly – where has the time gone? It’s my last week as an intern at gp studio living in London, so what have I been upto? Well at the weekend I travelled West to Chelsea for posh charity shops and rainbow coloured houses – read the post here: Living for the weekend like...

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With the shortlist being announced at midnight Sunday 2nd Feb, I tried my best to stay awake but apparently fell asleep – oops! However, I just woke up to the best news – Graphique Fantastique is shortlisted in TWO categories! I really can’t believe it – I’m so excited and grateful to everyone who voted for my blog! I am up against some really good blogs so it’s going to be tough, but after all...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020