Please do not enter our challenge using Sherri Baldy images. We do not allow these images to be used in projects by our DT for this blog so ask that you do not enter using her images. Entries that do so will be removed. Thanks.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Winner's Circle ~ One For The Girls

It's time to announce
the lucky winners and Top 5
from our 'One For The Girls' Challenge
Our First Winners of 2016

I hope you've all had a truly wonderful start to your New Year
How many of you got crafty goodies for Christmas?
Have you used them yet??

Let's reveal our first Winner's Circle for 2016


We were fortunate to have two amazing sponsors for this challenge
So that means two winners!

Our first lucky winner this challenge ~ Number 51
Woohoo - this week it's you Stacey

 This was Stacey's beautiful entry

Winning an Awesome Prize from
Our Fabulous First Sponsor



Our second lucky winner this challenge ~ Number 43
Woohoo - this week it's you Linda

 This was Linda's fabulous entry

Winning an Awesome Prize from
Our Fabulous Second Sponsor



Congratulations Stacey & Linda
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 

Did you know, that all the Southern Girls DT vote on our Top 5?
That's why it takes a little longer to post our Winners
But it means that the cards shown here
were the best loved by ALL the DT
So that's a bit extra special

Ladies, Come On Down
To The Winner's Circle


Claire took our breaths away with this stunning Polkadoodles creation

Pamellia had us mesmerised yet again with this beautiful Vintage card

 Stacey made us all smile over this utterly fabulous twisted easel design
(Top 5 too - Must be your lucky day Stacey)

Kevin bowled us over with this stunning mermaid pair


Caz wowed us with this utterly fabulous box aperture creation

Congratulations to you all
Your creations are wonderful, creative,
original and perfect for our 'One For The Girls' challenge
We honour your crafty mojo

Welcome to the Southern Girls Winners Circle


Please take your Top 5 badge
and wear it on your blog with pride

Thank you to all who have played along with the Southern Girls in 2015
We have some utterly fabulous sponsors lined up for this year
We're looking forward to seeing all our regular players
again in 2016 and hopefully some new fans too

Hugs and happy crafting
Wends and the Southern Girls Design Team

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Anything Goes - Team Lou

Hello and welcome to Team Lou's first challenge for 2016.
We thought we would make it really easy for you this challenge
with an ANYTHING GOES challenge.
One entry per person please.
So why not break out and try your hand at something new :)
We welcome our new Team Lou members this challenge too,
joining us we have Kelly and Vidya,
HUGELY happy to have you joining us ladies.

For this challenge we have two fantastic sponsors.
Be sure to click their images and check out their stores.


The East Wind

A Random Fan


And here is the DT's gorgeous inspiration projects for you.....

Alethea
Using Aurora Daisy from The East Wind

Alicia
Using Jack's Plane


Using Pirate Adventure

A 12 x 12 Scrapbook page

Using Flower Fairy by The East Wind


ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE COMBINED WITH MAXIMUM OF 9 OTHER CHALLENGES ENSURE YOU LINK BACK TO SOUTHERN GIRLS IN YOUR BLOG POST. LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG, IF YOU ARE GOING TO BACK LINK MAKE SURE IT IS IN THE SAME WEEK THAT OUR CHALLENGE WENT LIVE. NO SHERRI BALDY OR SCRAPBOOK SOCIETY IMAGES PLEASE. IF YOU ARE BASED IN NZ OR AUSSIE PLEASE PUT EITHER NZ OR AUS AFTER YOUR ENTRY.
One entry per person please.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

One For The Girls - Team Trace

Happy New Year and welcome to our very first challenge for 2016.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our followers very much for your support last year, without people to play along with our challenges there wouldn't be much point, 
so thank you to EVERYONE that played along in 2015 :)
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Team Trace's new DT members 
Clarinda, Annie and Chrissy to SGC.

Now onto our challenge - We want to see a whole load of 
girlyness on those papercraft projects,
and remember we are open to ALL types of papercraft, as long as your 
creation contains paper you are good to go.

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are....



Make sure and drop by their stores and check out their gorgeous digital designs.

And here are our fabulous DT's samples for you.....


using Party Frock from All Dressed Up

using For You


Clarinda 
using Lonely Sisi from Ppinky Dolls




ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE COMBINED WITH MAXIMUM OF 9 OTHER CHALLENGES ENSURE YOU LINK BACK TO SOUTHERN GIRLS IN YOUR BLOG POST. LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG, IF YOU ARE GOING TO BACK LINK MAKE SURE IT IS IN THE SAME WEEK THAT OUR CHALLENGE WENT LIVE. NO SHERRI BALDY OR SCRAPBOOK SOCIETY IMAGES PLEASE. IF YOU ARE BASED IN NZ OR AUSSIE PLEASE PUT EITHER NZ OR AUS AFTER YOUR ENTRY.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Meet The Design Team - Team Trace

Exciting!!!!!  Today you get to know Team Trace a little better :)

Now here are the wonderful members of Team Trace.......

Hi, my name is Tracy and I am co founder of  Southern Girls with Lou. I have been 
 crafting for many years, starting of as a card maker, but as time has gone on I am finding I try my hand at anything. At the moment I am  enjoying Art Journaling, and getting down and dirty with Gelatos.  Although you will often find my beloved copic pens will always be my right beside me!!! I have two beautiful teenage daughters, one has her head constantly in her ipad but the youngest is often found at the table with me doing her own art journal. I also have to Shit-zu's, Molly and Ruby and a Burmese called Charlie. I work full time, so I use my creative streak and a de-stresser. Thank you for joining myself and Lou  at Southern Girls and making it such a successful challenge blog.

 Hi aNNie here, and most of you know me already.....I live in Australia in the northern part of New South Wales. Married with three kids, and three grandies and one supportive husband. Oh and one shadow, my Labrador dog, Thye, who sits and crafts with me each day.
I am a Registered Nurse, and retired having to care for my elderly dad, sadly recently passed away.
Love to do any type of craft and have taught card making and scrapbooking. Interior designing and landscaping are my two other loves. My outdoor recreations are walking and swimming.

 Hi, my name is Meighan and I live in Sydney Australia. I have a wonderful supportive family and a little girl who is 11 and is the light of my life.

I have been crafting for over 10 years and stumbled on stamping, after attending my first class I just wanted to learn more. I love learning new techniques and more recently over the past year or so I have loved learning how to use Copic Markers and going back to my childhood and colouring.

I work full time and between getting a little person organised, attending after school sport, my time to craft is limited during the week but it is my down time. I need to let the creative side of my brain take over after a full days work.

I am a fairly new team member of the Southern Girls Design Team and I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful team. I cannot wait to see what this year brings and how I am inspired by my fellow team mates and the participates of our challenges.



My name is Ngaere Bennetts and I live in Eltham which is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand. I have a son and daughter and four gorgeous grandsons.  I have been creating and crafting most of my life in one form or another.  I became fascinated with scrapbooking a number of years ago and after making scrapbooks for my kids and their children I began to experiment with mixed media. This has now become a passion.   I tend to have a unique perspective on things and usually end up making projects that are different in one way or another. I look at a project or material and think about how I can use it in a non traditional manner.  I love to recyle/upcycle items/ materials that would be normally thrown away into something unique and beautiful. I enjoy playing with new products and I believe in sharing what I learn with others..  I participate in several challenge blogs as I find it keeps my thinking fresh and It motivates me to stretch myself artisticly. You can see more of work on my blog at nysbiz.blogspot.co.nz or on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NysBiz/

Hi I am Sarah, I live in Queensland, Australia with my husband and 2 girls.  I’m currently a full time Uni student and will finish with a Bachelor of Early Education – yep I’m going to be a teacher!  I’ve worked in Childcare for 10 years and love sharing my love of crafting.  I enjoy scrapbooking, cardmaking, off the page projects, altering absolutely anything and my new-found love of Pocket Letters.  I also enjoy baking & decorating sugar cookies, reading, drawing, crafting with my girls, walking my dog and Geocaching.  Everything around me inspires me and I never stop learning new techniques and different ways to craft.  You can see all my creations at www.papertree.blogspot.com – it’s my home away from home, and portal to so many friends, blogs and websites that I love.


I’m Chris, I live in the south east of England with my husband, Geoff, and our very spoilt Great Dane, Mathilda.  I have a daughter, a son and three beautiful granddaughters who are my pride and joy.
I’m now retired ( and loving it!) after working in libraries for most of my life,  both as an assistant and a children’s librarian, I was responsible for running craft activities for children and producing displays.  I am passionate about books and reading, and read a wide variety of genres…mainly fiction I have to confess!
I’ve always enjoyed being creative, I knit, sew and have dabbled in drawing, scrapbooking  and altered art. I love card making, especially stamping and colouring. 
Chris' Blog - http://andheresoneimadeearlier.blogspot.com/



My name is Clarinda, although most of my FB friends know me as Charlie, and I live in beautiful Redland Bay in Queensland Australia. I live with my three gorgeous kids, two fur babies named Daydream and Nightmare, and my husband of forever, Craig. I work full time as a Special Education Teacher and in my spare time I craft. 

I have been crafting all my life. I used to enter colouring in competitions all the time as a kid and did a lot of cross stitch and quilling. Then, years later, I started scrapbooking and over the last 4 years I have discovered so many other exciting crafty outlets. I love colouring with copics, making cards, sketching and painting, mixed media and off the page projects, and I have just discovered photography. I am continually learning new things and meeting new people. 

Being chosen to join the Southern Girls Challenge Team has ticked a box on my bucket list, and I am very excited to begin this exciting new adventure.

Clarinda's FB Link - https://www.facebook.com/Clarinda.Swan?fref=ts



Hi! My name is Chrissy and I live in beautiful Napier, New Zealand.
I live on my own with my dog ‘Harry’ and work full time [plus] as a caregiver..
I have three grown children and four wonderful grand children..2 of each.
Never been a crafting person, but started scrapbooking when the G/kids were small..
My crafting is my relaxing pleasure at night time and sometimes on the weekend..when time allows.
My style is where ever it takes me at the time..I don’t usually prepare for what happens when I start a project it just.. happens..but I do love doing little animated scenes and just started mixed media
 canvases.