Sunday, August 22, 2010

Southern Girls Challenge Blog – DT Call

Southern Girls Challenge

Tracy and Louise have set up a blog to add a down-under feel to the www challenge realm (Click on their banner above to pop on over and check it out).

Yay for them! Even better – they have put out a call for applications to be on their Design Team.

This is something I would so love to be a part of! As they say “Gotta be in to Win”.

These are the projects that I am showcasing for the girls to look at.

A set of 4 cards using stamps, inks, vintage atlas paper, diecuts, vintage photo images, printed digital scrapbooking elements and journal spots, done in collage style.

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A collage of photos showing two of my off-the page projects. The mail-box and the bird houses were cut using my Silhouette, inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink and decorated using a mix of Websters Pages (6 x 6) and various printed digital images. There is some additional stamping on the mail-box which closes with jump-rings and a Tim Holtz hitch fastener.

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It wasn’t the easiest job to photograph the 3-D objects and the weather has been dismal for so long that I jumped at the first opportunity to photograph them outside in natural light.

The mail-box measures approx 4” deep x 1.5” wide x 2.5” high.

The tallest of the birdhouses stands 5.25” , the middle sizes one at 4” and the smallest is a smidge under 3”. They are each about 2” deep (give or take) and 1.75” wide.

The edges of all the cut outs are inked too – you should have seem my fingers, lol! A bit fiddly but absolutely worth it!

You know – whether I make the design team or not – I loved doing these projects and I am so happy to share them with you.


  1. Oh I hope you make it onto the design team.

  2. Esther I love the mailbox the papers are lovely and you have made an awesome job on it. The cards are fantastic too.
    Thanks so much for your application for our DT, we will be choosing the DT after the 27th so you will hear from us soon. Thanks again.

  3. OMG You are so clever.. These are Fabulous, I love them all.. Fingers crossed for you from down this way xx

  4. Oh WOW Ester...I LOVE the cards and the mailbox!!!! Beautiful detail work!!!!! I also wanted to THANK YOU for the awesome comment on my blog!!!!!! You are very sweet!!!

  5. Esther, you are one talented LADY... Wishing you the very best to make that design team.

    Elaine xx

  6. Thanks so much for following my blog (best say that before i forget ) I was just blown away by your fabulous projects, all of them are so beautiful. what brilliant work you do
    hugs June x

  7. Stunning work esther hope you get on...

  8. Beautiful work Esther. Love all of them. Good luck for the dt xx

  9. Hi Esther, i just popped by to say thanks for your best wishes regarding my slimming ... its going well but wont know until saturday how my first week went :)
    Hugs June xxxx

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  11. Everytime I come to your blog I just fall in love again with your mailbox and birdhouse....SO SO SO pretty!!! I came by to THANK YOU for your very sweet comment on my blog....I hope you have a very blessed day!!