Thursday, 28 December 2017

Meet The DT - Part 1

Welcome to our first installment of our MEET THE DT series of  posts.
We would love to to meet our New DT members and get to know our long service ladies a bit better too.



Kelly



I’m a 40-something mum to two boys, wife to hubby,
fur-mama to Sasha the cat and Angus the dog. 
We live in the Wellington area of New Zealand.
I love watching my boys play rugby in the winter and cricket in the summer.
I have a paper addiction that goes back to when I realised my favourite space in any 
workplace is the stationery cupboard. I’ve been scrapbooking even before I knew what it was – 
but definitely enjoy using the pretty papers and doodads having learnt scrapbooking was
a thing close on nine years ago. I began to use the Project Life form when I went back to work. However, I still love 12x12 scrapping. My philosophy is any story or photo documented 
is better than none and I don’t necessarily worry about chronology. I create cards too. 
Often well after they should have been sent. I make a dutch apple tart better than 
my dutch mother-in-law. But shhhh, Hubby said I mustn’t tell anyone!


Anne

Hi, my name is Anne & I live in Rangiora, New Zealand with my hubby, 2 daughters (20 & 18) & 3 furbabies (2 dogs, 1 cat).
 I have always loved crafts & have been scrapping now for 10 years. I love creating 12x12 layouts & am addicted to patterned paper & my growing collection of mixed media products. 
With my girls now grown up & doing their own thing I have more time for scrapping & can usually be found playing in my scrap room on the weekend.
 I am loving being on the Southern Girls team with such a talented group of girls!

Annes Blog - http://anne-tripney.blogspot.com/


Agnieszka

Hi! My name is Agnieszka, my nickname is chanya13 and I live in Poland. My husband and I have 4 cats and a dog.

I have been scrapbooking for 5 years now and I’m totally crazy about this hobby! My favorite things to make are cards, ATC’S and notebooks but most of all, I love to make multilayer cards. I also like making exploding boxes and scrap book layouts.

I have my own style and I love to use flowers. I sometimes make my own, either from paper or foam. I add butterflies, different media and lace of all kinds to my projects. I have a weakness for purple and pink and use them quite a lot. Vintage and romantic styles are my favorites. 

In my free time I like gardening, rock climbing, hiking and traveling. I also love photography.

If you want to see my work, look here: http://cardmakinghobby.blogspot.com/


Carol
Hi, my name is Carol, AKA Cass (in blogland).  I've been crafting in one form or another since a very early age, thanks to my Mum who taught me  basic needlework stitches at the age of 4.  I do a lot of different crafts, paper, digital artwork, I've even been known to do a bit of leadlighting as well.  I'll try anything new I see along the way. I've been lucky to be on the Southern Girls Challenge Design Team for 12 months now.  Hop over to my blog http://casscreatingnow.blogspot.com.au/  and check out some of my creations, I don't have any particular style, in fact pretty random.

Virginia

Hi, my name is Virginia, I am 32 and live in Manawatu, New Zealand. I have been married for nearly 8 years with a 4 year old daughter as well. I live on a Pedigree Jersey dairy farm that my husband manages and I rear all of the calves in Autumn and Spring. I also have a white dove release business. I have a huge passion for animals, nature and of course creating! I have painted since my early teens and discovered scrapbooking in my early 20s.... last year I fell in love with card making and art journalling and ever since then my life has been consumed with paper, paint and photos. I am looking forward to being a part of a creative team and taking part in challenges. 

Virginia's You Tube Channel - http://www.golddovecrafts.weebly.com/

Michelle

I'm Michelle. I live in Hamilton, NZ. I'm a mum of 2 children, Brooke 
aged 13 and Isaak aged 11. I've been crafting since my children were 
babies, and have collected a lot of crafting products over the years. I 
LOVE making cards, especially interactive ones. Stamps and dies are 
still my favorite crafting items, it seems I can never have enough. I'm 
sure if the house burned down, after my family, my crafting items would 
be the first things I'd save!

I have been a member of the Southern Girls challenge this year and I'm 
enjoying it immensely. It's giving me a reason to break out my supplies 
and use them in creative ways.

Michelles FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/michelle.janssen.14?hc_location=ufi


Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Winner's Circle ~ Team Lou ~ Anything Goes

Welcome back to the Winner's Circle
for challenge #174
'Anything Goes'
Team Lou

Thank you to everyone who joined in our last challenge
we love visiting your fabulous blogs.
We had two awesome sponsors
for this challenge



Our first lucky winner for the 
'Team Lou 'Anything Goes' Challenge #174
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-
(drum roll please)
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is
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#34

Bernadet it's you chick!

Here is Bernadet's elegant entry
(A sad reason to craft, but so beautifully done)

Winning an Awesome Prize from
Our First Fabulous Sponsor


pn


Our second lucky winner for the 
'Team Lou 'Anything Goes' Challenge #174
-
-
(drum roll please)
-
-
is
-
-
#29

 Zora it's you chick!

Here is Zora's fabulous entry
(I am totally in love with your sweet tomtenisse card!)

Winning an Awesome Prize from
Our Second Fabulous Sponsor


Lacy Sunshine

Congratulations ladies!!
Please take your Winners badge from above
and email Tracy at tracy(dot)rich(at)xtra(dot)co(dot)nz
to claim your prize.


We had a wonderful number of entries
this last challenge, which makes
our job choosing the Top 5
really difficult!

You're ALL awesome
But I'm sure you'll agree
The Top 5 deserve a high 5!


Ladies, Please, Come On Down
To The Winner's Circle


This mountain scene is so beautiful. I love your ink work!

This card is so gorgeous! I love those beautiful hues.

Stunning white on white Christmas card.

Aukje
I just love this serene nautical scene. Beautiful!

Lynne
Your snowy scene is utterly enchanting, love it!


That is one outstanding line up of talent.
Congratulations to you all!!

Ladies, your creations are wonderful, innovative,
clever, creative, inspirational and oh so perfect for our
Team Lou 'Anything Goes' Challenge
We honour your crafting genius.

 Welcome to the Southern Girls Winners Circle
Please take your Top Pick badge and wear it on your blog with pride

We are looking forward to seeing you back in the New Year
for lots more Southern Girls Challenge fun

Happy Christmas to you all
and thanks for sharing your crafting joy with us this year

Big hugs,
Wends and the Southern Girls Design Team

Thursday, 14 December 2017

All That Glitters with Team Trace

Hello, welcome to our last challenge of the year here at Southern Girls.

We will be posting a few things here over the break so be sure to stay tuned to see what we have in store. (hint there will be a blog candy coming up ;)

For our last challenge it seem appropriate as it is Christmas (just about anyway) to have a glittery blingy challenge challenge for you to play along with.

We would love to see glitter on your project!
Whether it is something that glitters or good old fashioned glitter is up to you, but make it shine.

And here are our two very awesome sponsors for this challenge....

http://krafterscart.co.nz/

Polkadoodles

Thanks so much to both of our fantastic sponsors, be sure to drop by their web stores to see the wonderful products that they have available.


And here are the fabulous DT Lovelies projects to inspire you....


Dawn
Using Altenew Build a Rose set available at Krafters Cart




Meighan




Michelle 
using Mama Elephant little Reindeer Agenda from Krafters Cart
Featuring Mama Elephant Little Reindeer Agenda from Krafters Cart



We look forward to seeing your creations
But PLEASE have a look at our rules before entering
There aren't many, but we have to discount so many entries
when the rules are not followed and we don't like having to delete
your gorgeous creations. So please, please follow our simple rules to enter

New creations only please ~ no backlinking
Please link directly to the actual post you're entering
Only NINE other challenges plus ours ~ TEN in total
Please remember ~ ONE entry only in Anything Goes Challenges
You may enter 3 projects in themed challenges but add #2 or #3 after extra entries
If you are located in Australia or NZ please add your country to your link name
No derivative artist images please ~ see header for details

You can make any papercraft creation you like, we love them all
Happy Crafting!  
Lou and the SGC Girls xoxo

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Winner's Circle ~ Team Trace ~ Let's Get Inky

Welcome back to the Winner's Circle
for challenge #173
'Let's Get Inky'

Thank you to everyone who joined in our last challenge
we love visiting your fabulous blogs.
We had two awesome sponsors
for this challenge


Our first lucky winner for the 
'Team Trace 'Let's Get Inky' Challenge #173
-
-
(drum roll please)
-
-
is
-
-
#4
it's you chick!

Here is Carol's fabulous entry
(I love the soft ink work in the grass)

Winning an Awesome Prize from
Our First Fabulous Sponsor




Our second lucky winner for the 
'Team Trace 'Let's Get Inky' Challenge #173
-
-
(drum roll please)
-
-
is
-
-
#6
it's you chick!

Here is Sharon's fabulous entry
(I love the way your card lights up!)

Winning an Awesome Prize from
Our Second Fabulous Sponsor


Ppinkydolls


Congratulations ladies!!
Please take your Winners badge from above
and email Tracy at tracy(dot)rich(at)xtra(dot)co(dot)nz
to claim your prize.

It's a busy time of year and we didn't have
a huge number of entries for this challenge so
this week we have a Top 3 line up


Ladies, Please, Come On Down
To The Winner's Circle


Beautiful ink and paint work!

Such a fun pair of cards.

Clearly your lucky day. Lovely ink work!


That is one outstanding line up of talent.
Congratulations to you all!!

Ladies, your creations are wonderful, innovative,
clever, creative, inspirational and oh so perfect for our
Team Trace 'Let's Get Inky' Challenge
We honour your crafting genius.

 Welcome to the Southern Girls Winners Circle
Please take your Top Pick badge and wear it on your blog with pride

Please remember too folks we have a 'three entries only' rule,
no use of derivative artists and no more than 10 challenges in total.
Please make sure you're eligible for the prizes by following our simple rules

Hugs and happy crafting

Wends and the Southern Girls Design Team

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Anything Goes with Team Lou

Hello and welcome to our second to last challenge for 2017.

We have decided to make things nice and simple and this one is an ANYTHING GOES
challenge.

Our 2 fabulous sponsors are.....

pn

Lacy Sunshine

Thanks so much to both of our sponsors, please visit their online stores to see what they have to offer.

And now for your inspiration and viewing pleasure here are our DT's projects, including our brand new design team members projects.  Welcome again to te the team!


Karen O
using Lacy Sunshine image


Wendy
using Lacy Sunshine Snow Bunny Ethereal Enchantress


We look forward to seeing your creations
But PLEASE have a look at our rules before entering
There aren't many, but we have to discount so many entries
when the rules are not followed and we don't like having to delete
your gorgeous creations. So please, please follow our simple rules to enter

New creations only please ~ no backlinking
Please link directly to the actual post you're entering
Only NINE other challenges plus ours ~ TEN in total
Please remember ~ ONE entry only in Anything Goes Challenges
You may enter 3 projects in themed challenges but add #2 or #3 after extra entries
If you are located in Australia or NZ please add your country to your link name
No derivative artist images please ~ see header for details

You can make any papercraft creation you like, we love them all
Happy Crafting!  
Lou and the SGC Girls xoxo


Friday, 24 November 2017

Introducing Our New DT Members

Hello, I just want to let all our lovely followers know who our new DT members are at Southern Girls Challenge.

Joining Team Lou we have....

Nicky

Lyne ( returning after a break YAY)

Beth

and

Sabrina


Joining Team Trace are...

Anne



and




Welcome to the team ladies!
I am sure you will wow all our followers with your awesomeness




Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Winner's Circle ~ Team Lou ~ It's A Stick Up


Welcome back to the Winner's Circle
for challenge #172
'It's A Stick Up'

Thank you to everyone who joined in our last challenge
we love visiting your fabulous blogs.
We had one awesome sponsor
last challenge


Our lucky winner for the 
'Team Lou 'It's A Stick Up' Challenge #172
-
-
(drum roll please)
-
-
is
-
-
#9
it's you chick!

Here is Vivi's fabulous entry
(I love your sweet sticky back hearts Vivi!)

Winning an Awesome Prize from
Our First Fabulous Sponsor



Congratulations lovely!!
Please take your Winners badge from above
and email Tracy at tracy(dot)rich(at)xtra(dot)co(dot)nz
to claim your prize.


Now onto our fabulous Top 5


We are always so impressed with the amazing talent out there in blogland,
which makes it very hard to choose a Top 5 from our awesome entries.
The task this challenge fell to me.

Ladies, Please, Come On Down
To The Winner's Circle


Your sweet puffy owl sticker is brilliant!

Your little present stickers are brilliant on this fun card

Barbara
What a great use of multiple stickers

Such a lovely pocket letter. The silver stickers are perfect!

Jaana
Lovely use of sticky back gems in this pretty, icy blue card

That is one outstanding line up of talent.
Congratulations to you all!!

Ladies, your creations are wonderful, innovative,
clever, creative, inspirational and oh so perfect for our
Team Lou 'It's A Stick Up' Challenge
We honour your crafting genius.

 Welcome to the Southern Girls Winners Circle
Please take your Top 5 badge and wear it on your blog with pride

Please remember too folks we have a 'three entries only' rule,
no use of derivative artists and no more than 10 challenges in total.
Please make sure you're eligible for the prizes by following our simple rules

Hugs and happy crafting
Wends and the Southern Girls Design Team