Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bling it !

Its time for our new challenge at Southern Girls .  This challenge we want to see you bling out your projects, shimmer shine and dazzle us.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Rick St Dennis...  I just love these morning goddesses!!!  Makes me feel right at home   :)

Anyway,   this is my last post for Southern Girls. Sad, as I've been on the team since it was set up. But I find I'm having trouble getting motivated and my craftroom just isn't my favourite place to be at the moment. Might have something to do with having so much fun with Riley at agility at the moment, my little boy is doing so well!!!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas wishes

Time for our last challenge for the year at SGC.  Never fear though we will be back in the New Year on the 16th January.
This challenge we would love to see your Christmas themed projects.

Our sponsors are Saturated Canary and Marianne Design

The image I have used is " Stockings" from Saturated Canary.

Friday, November 15, 2013


Time for another challenge at Southern Girls. This time we want to see some circles!   I've used an image from Just Some Lines ...called " Fairy Kyra Watching".   
 I used my polychromo pencils this time, I LOVE my pencils!

Right, now to to brush and trim Brodie, ready for his first walk in the A & P Show Parade.  I just hope he will behave, though after a hot morning at agility and a play with his friend Lulu, I think he's tired enough to be calm....I hope!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

What a poser!

This years National Dog Agility Champs (NZDAC) are being held this weekend at Bulls which is just down the road ( an hour and a half away) and our club is running one of the rings so I couldn't pass up the chance to take Riley for his first taste of a BIG show, (but just one day for us, I don't think I'd cope with 4 days!!!!)  Up at 5am yesterday, snuck out of the house with Riley tucked under my arm , and off we went.
 Ran in Starters, got disqualified. Not a bad run but stuffed up the weaves.  Ran in Novice, and was much happier with our run, we went clear! Yay! Ran Jumpers C , another nice run by the little ginga, another clear!  And we both had FUN!  And I didn't trip myself up, even better! LOL 

 Got the surprise of my life when I went over to HQ to check the provisional results and found he was second in Jumpers and 3rd in Novice!!! Then at prizegiving got another surprise when he was awarded 2nd in Novice as well...serve me right for not checking the final results! 

So, 2 second place ribbons, some prize money to spend, and a very tired poo in the car on the way home...and a huge fireworks display in Hawera when we arrived home just after 9pm. I'm sure Riley thought they were for him. LOL.

  Proud wee Poo this morning, posing for his mama 

 So maybe I should get my A into G and travel to some more shows...he's obviously ready for it!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Shine on!

This fortnights challenge at Southern Girls  is all about the shimmer & shine.  So get your projects shimmery and shiny with glitter, embossing, shimmer paint, perfect pearls - the options are endless. 

Once again we are sponsored by Marianne Design, Flourish with a bling and Rhoda Design Studio.

I decided this time to use a Marianne Design Don and Daisy stamp, called Just Married. Aren't they cute?!!!

I'm going to enter this  in Card and Scrap -  Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries
    Creatalicious Challenges- Weddings.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Its time for a Southern Girls challenge again and this time we want to see Monochrome projects.

Once again we are sponsored by Marianne Design and Rhoda Design Studio.
I've used Windy Day Margo from Rhoda Design on my card .....couldn't use any MD diecuts cos Trace stole my cuttlebug! Well, she did!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Warm and Fuzzy

This week at Southern Girls we want to see your projects for " Warm and Fuzzy" , however you want to interpret that!

We have on board the wonderful sponsors  Rhoda Design, 7 Dots Studio and Joybells Scrapbooking.  The image I have used on my card is a cutie from Rhoda Design Studio and I coloured him with polychromos pencils.

I'm entering this is C is for Challenge:  Animals

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Animal Antics

Time for another challenge  at SGC and this week we want to see those have the theme Animal Antics!   So anything with an animal somewhere on your project will do.Remember you can enter by email if you don't have a blog and we accept any type of papercraft projects.  

My card is made using a gorgeous digi from Milk Coffee called " Tiffany reading book" .  I coloured with copics and finished shading with prismacolour pencils.

And here are our fabulous sponsors this fortnight

The Paper Shelter

Milk Coffee Stamps

I'm entering this in Fashionista Challenge-  Wings 

Friday, June 28, 2013


Time for another challenge  at SGC and this week we want to see those leaves!   Remember you can enter by email if you don't have a blog and we accept any type of papercraft projects.  

Using FWAB Olive leaves
Delicious Doodles - Butterfly Bliss
Flower trim- Retail Girl

And our fabulous sponsors this fortnight are......

Delicious Doodles

Louise Delore

Flourish with a Bling

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Time for another challenge here at SGC and this week we have made a Tic Tac Toe board up for you to choose your line from.  Just pick a line going anyway and include all 3 things on your project. 

 Remember you can enter by email if you don't have a blog and we accept any type of papercraft projects.  Here is the board for you.....

 I actually used more than the three, but have included Ribbon, stripes and a charm.
The image is Multi-tasking mama from Saturated canary

I'm entering this in Ladybug Crafts- Oh baby
                        kaboodleDoodles- Anything goes 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Colouring Withdrawals

Time for this weeks challenge :) at Southern Girls. This time we would love to see sentiments or quotes on your projects.  We have a couple of our DT on leave this week for personal reasons but the rest of the ladies have created wonderful projects to inspire you.  We look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge.  Thanks to our awesome sponsors :), The Scrapbook Store and Marianne Design

Its been ages since I've had a colouring play and decided I had to ink up this sweet Magnolia stamp for the first time.

Now head on over to check out the other awesome DT creations!

I'm entering this in Fresh Brewed Blog challenge- Flowers
The Perfect Sentiment- Feminine & Sentiment

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Very Bad Blogger

Yep, it's been a few months of no real blogging and what is my excuse?  Dog shows, holidays, playing with photo name it, it has kept me out of my craft room! 
On our holiday to Hawkes Bay I picked a pile of old negatives and slides and have been busy playing with them. Here are a few digitised images just to bore you

 Me and my beautiful big sister

 All the cuzzies at the beach , and our beach transport! (me with the gollie!)

My fabulous pool.... :(

And a real at about 14 years old with my big brother in his BODYSHIRT! Woohoooooo!!! Remember them?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Show us your stripes!

Its time for another challenge  at Southern Girls.  This fortnight is Team Trace's turn in the spotlight  and the whole team have been sponsored by THE PAPER SHELTER and MARIANNE DESIGN who are our awesome sponsors this challenge.
As you may be able to tell by the blog post title and the thing all the DT cards have in common, it is all about stripes.  So get out those stripey papers, ribbons and embellies and come and play with us.  

I've used " So Stylish" from The Paper Shelter

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tag You're it!

Ok, so this fortnight the theme at Southern Girls  is for all all you crafters that like to see tags! Another easy challenge with a great chance to win some amazing prizes from our wonderful sponsors... and speaking of sponsors.. look who we have this round..

Stampotique Originals
with a yummy $30 gift cert

I love these quirky images from Stampotique Originals. This one is called Best Buds 
and the sentiment on the tag is Dream Definition

Now head on over to the challenge blog and check out all the DT creations!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Don & Daisy

Just thought I'd quickly share a card I made as a guest designer for the Don & Daisy challenge blog last month...yep I know LAST month, but I blame Tracy for not telling me when it was being used! LMAO!

A circle card with a sentiment in a circle...easy peasy lemon squeezy, and all Marianne Design Dies used and yes they cut so nicely when your C plate hasn't wandered off somewhere (it was having a holiday down behind my desk....must've been the cat's fault cos it wouldn't be mine, I'm so tidy and organised...NOT!)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Bling it

Hello, hopefully you are back into the swing of things and are happily joining us here at Southern Girls. For those of you that have kids, I hope it all went well on their first day back at school.
Ok, so this fortnight the theme is for all all you crafters that like to see lots of "bling".
This round we have 2 lovely sponsors

Scrap of Bull with a great prize pack

Marianne Design 

I had a play this time with my Distress Ink markers that I've had for a wee while ( like over a year!LOL!) and never really touched them. Took a bit of getting used to but I think I love them! Just have to remind myself "don't overwet the paper or everything bleeds" .....!!!! 

I used a couple of different dies to embellish my card but had trouble cos I lost my C plate for my cuttlebug!!!!!!  Yep, found it the next day after it was TOOOOOOO late. Anyway the dies are Marianne Creatables LR0156 & LR0017.

And for a different take on bling, I used nail polish on my large chipboard butterfly thanks to a suggestion by a fellow crafter (clever Amanda) and it looks very cool IRL!!!!! 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A morning at the beach

We're having such glorious weather, it was time for an outing to the beach for the Brodsta and his friends.

Brodie decided to chase seagulls, Solly followed for a wee way then SENSIBLY turned back. Sir Dork however went backwards and forwards after the birdies that just kept flying away. Who would've guessed?

You think I should try again Mum? There's another birdie out there........

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It must be Love!

Hi everyone and welcome to another week and another theme at Make it Crafty.

 With the gorgeous new Geeky Love wedding images available at MIC what better than to showcase love and  weddings….and I’ve tried to follow the colour challenge as well which is to colour white.

The MIC products I have used are

I’ve  coloured this with copics and finished off with polychromo pencils ( which I didn’t write down!!)

Dress: T0, T1 E51 ( and some diamond stickles on the veil) 

Her hair: E51, E53, E55

His Hair: E23, E25, E29

His suit: B34, B37, B39

Church E40, E41, E42, Y28

Roof R05, R07, R39

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 R02

Bushes: G82 G85

Friday, January 11, 2013

New Beginnings

Its a blog hop for the New Year , the Make it Crafty Inspiration hop, and we are welcoming our new DT members ! Yay! Though it is sad to see some of our friends leaving....we'll miss you guys!

You should have arrived from the talented  Amanda but  if you  have just joined us you may like to start HERE

I've used the MIC image called Slimy House and gorgeous chipboard leaf branches, and  delicate corners.

The flowers I made from resin, coloured with pearlex in the molds. The paper is BG Marjolaine.

Now next stop for you is the wonderful Kasey HERE 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Southern Girls- Thank You Kindly

Hello, welcome back to our very first 2013 challenge here at Southern Girls. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years with your family and friends.. hopefully you are all well rested and rearing to get into another year of creating with us here at Southern Girls Challenges
Ok, so this fortnight after all the yummy unexpected gifts you may have received over the last month from crafty friends, family and friends we want you to create a project that says "thanks".
This round we have 3 lovely sponsors:

Marianne Design

A Day for Daisies

Louise Delore (Retail Girl)

My card is made using the " A day For Daisies" image called Lady Bug Buddy,
a Marianne Design Butterfly die, and the gorgeous pearl border and pearl button from Retail Girl.

Check out the rest of the DT and see what they have made HERE


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