WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS FOR 2015 - Please contact Trace at tracy.rich{at}xtra{dot}co{dot}nz if you are interested in sponsoring us :)

Thursday, 27 January 2011

A Pressing New Challege.........


Onto another challenge.... the weeks are really flying by and we are almost at the end of January already. This weeks challenge is an awesome technique challenge, we would like to see


DRY EMBOSSING



on your card, layout or off the page project. We don't mind how it's done as long as we can see some dry embossing we will be happy.
We were blown away again with the amount of entries in the last challenge and really impressed that EVERY single one of the entries followed the guidelines... YAY! You guys are awesome.
We have another 2 fabulous sponsors for you this week, make sure and go check out their websites.

International Sponsor



Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide range of digital stamps and designer papers which are delivered straight to your email 24/7!
In addition we also have a growing range of "Delightful Piecings" which are paper pieced files designed to be used with your cutting machines or for hand cutting.
Fancy a new blog makeover, header or new watermark, then stop by our sister site Delightful Custom blogs.


Wendy is also on the hunt for 2 Design Team Members at present so be sure to go and check out the info HERE

NZ/Australia Sponsor

Scrapbook Dreams is a NZ owned and operated online scrapbooking store. We take pride in providing our customers with a top quality service and products at competitive prices. We offer regular classes to our ladies here in Rotorua as well as the surrounding areas. We also host Scrapbook Retreats with our next one being in March 2011. Our online forum offers monthly challenges, ATC swaps, Circle Journal swaps and other online events... and our online gallery is a great way to showcase your creativity! We stock a varied range of products including lots of Tim Holtz goodies that you can purchase in smaller quantities. Ink is one of our favourite things and we always stock lots of Distress Ink because it̢۪s such a great medium to use on all your projects. We also offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50! To keep up with all that's happening at Scrapbook Dreams sign up for our newsletter and join in on our friendly forum and gallery.



And here are our fabulous Design Team Cards for your veiwing pleasure......

Marie



Alicia




Autumn



Bettina


Carol




Julie




Karen



Michelle




Sue




Trace




Viv

IF YOU LIVE IN AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND PLEASE ADD EITHER AUS OR NZ NEXT TO YOUR NAME IN THE LINK ENTRY. If you live anywhere else just put your name. The following rules stay the same and we will now be deleting entries that do not follow these simple guidelines as is not fair on the people that do. We are not trying to be mean, just fair.....

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE

ENSURE YOU LINK BACK TO SOUTHERN GIRLS IN YOUR BLOG POST

LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG.



Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Loved up winners plus top 5

Wow, you guys rocked this challenge! Such eye candy to look at with all those entries.
I'm not going to drag this out today...... here are the two lucky winners

Tickled Pink prize - #86 Sonya

Pink Cat Studio prize - #68 Tracy S

And onto the top 5... which could have easily turned into top 20!

#22 - Dora
#46 - Zoe
#65 - Denise Lynn
#98 - Colette S
#101 - Gio
and because I cant count... #110 - Karen

Congrats ladies. It was such a hard choice. You certainly don't make it any easier on the DT to pick!! Winners and top 5 can email us here.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Challenge 10 & a rule change, please read......................

Welcome to another Southern Girls Challenge, we are so happy you are here!
Wow what a huge couple of weeks we had for the last challenge, a huge response, fingers crossed this week we have as many of you playing along. Due to the amount of links we had to alter and exclude from the draw for Challenge #9 we have decided to have a change of the rules, please read carefully!!!!
From now on
IF YOU LIVE IN AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND PLEASE ADD EITHER AUS OR NZ NEXT TO YOUR NAME IN THE LINK ENTRY. If you live anywhere else just put your name. The following rules stay the same and we will now be deleting entries that do not follow these simple guidelines as is not fair on the people that do. We are not trying to be mean, just fair.....

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE

ENSURE YOU LINK BACK TO SOUTHERN GIRLS IN YOUR BLOG POST

LINK TO YOUR POST NOT YOUR BLOG.

Now we have that sorted we can move onto the fun stuff...... YAY!

This week our challenge is......

totally loved up!!!!!!

We want to see all things lovey dovey and romantic and we have another two awesome sponsors for this challenge, please giive a warm Southern Girls Challenge welcome to......

Our International Sponsor



Pink Cat Studio is all about offering fun and whimsical stamps to inspire your creativity. They have a huge selection of super cute digi and rubber stamps to choose from and they add more each week. Owner and artist Melissa started PCS in 2005 and over the years nothing has excited and inspired her more than to see your creations with her stamps. Melissa’s goal is to continue to delight & surprise you with her designs. Stop by the studio today and get in on the fun!



Our NZ/Aus Sponsor


Tickled Pink Stamps has a range of stamps from companies such as CC Designs, Magnolia, Kraftin' Kimmie and more. Kellie is busy gathering new stock for the new year and has a great range of paper pads and MORE coming. Tickled Pink Stamps is known for their very own range of stamps Lil Lolita's which are now joined by Lil Lads. And the cute little gal Cherrie. Tickled Pink Stamps has a range of sentiments and dies to come in the New Year you wont want to miss!

Make sure and check the DT blogs as most have used an image from the alternate sponsor on their blog.
And now for the DT Samples using images from our fantastic sponsors.....

Alicia - Tickled Pink Cupcake Cherie


Michelle - Used Pink Cat Studio "Rex Ate The Valentines"

Patricia - Using Tickled Pink Lil Birthday Luca


Julie - Using Pink Cat Studio Lily Lovebug

Trace - Using Tickled Pink Lil Valentines Lolita Lillith


Alicia - Using Pink Cat Bronte

Louise - Using Tickled Pink Lil Lolita Birthday Kellita


Sue Using Pink Cat Studio Monkey Love

Please read the new rules for entering at the top of this post. Any links that are inncorrect or do not follow the guidelines will be removed to make it fair for those that do link correctly. You are most welcome to come back and add your link correctly or ammend your post etc if it is removed

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

2 winners, 5 top fives, & highs and lows

I thought since this was the first post for the year I would give my thoughts on the highs and lows of co running a challenge blog in the first 6 months, then I will move onto the winners and top 5.

Highs
We are humbled and blown away by the amazing response from sponsors around the world. This challenge blog is run by myself and Lou... from a little country down under (New Zealand), where we are trying our best to introduce Nzers to the amazing online world of digis and paper craft products that have not hit our shore. So a BIG thank you to the wonderful sponsors who have helped make this happen.

Secondly, we are stoked that so many of you (blogging buddies) join us and the amazing Design Team each fortnight. Thank you for making our challenge blog such a success.

Thirdly, we have the best Design Team ever, apart from being talented, these ladies have a wicked sense of humour and don't need any sleep at all!!!

Lows.. yes there is only one!!
We have tried putting the rules on the side bar... then up the top of the blog, then after the beautiful DT projects before the linky thingy.... and yet there are always people who are not playing the game!!! We hate to delete anyones stunning work they share with us, but to make it fair to those who play by the rules, it is only the rule abiding citizens who gets put in the draw.... in saying this, because a massive amount of you are INT.... we are changing the rules... so please read carefully before linking your card to the new challenge tomorrow... right enough of that.. onto the lucky winners

Debs Creations - #181 Katie Tate
Trace & Lou's product stash - #98 Suzanne K
Top 5
#156 Jenny B
#152 Zoe
and special mention

Congrats crafty ladies! You can email us here for your prizes and blinkies