Sunday, March 31, 2013

Challenge #5 - Anything Goes.

Good morning and a very happy Easter!

Hope the Easter Bunny's been busy dropping off lots of Easter Eggs.

Well, today is the start of challenge #5 over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge and this time around the theme is the ever popular ANYTHING GOES!  Yay!  So hop over and check out the winners of challenge #4 and the beautiful inspiration from the Sunshine Girls.

The winner (as drawn by Random.Org) receives a $30 voucher to spend at the Lacy Sunshine Store and the top three win their choice (excluding retiring and pre coloured) of two digis from the store.  There are blinkies up for grabs too.

Don't forget that if you use a Lacy Sunshine digi (and there's a free one if you'd like to use it for the challenge) you will be entered into the draw twice for each entry (maximum of three entries).

AND if you put GDT after your name when you enter, you have a chance of being selected for the Guest Design Team Spot for the next challenge.

So, get crafting and good luck everyone!


Friday, March 29, 2013


Hi everyone.

I hope you are  all  ready to have  a  fabulous  weekend.   Since Easter  will be   this   Sunday...Lacy  Sunshine's    Super  Sunday    Stamp  Release will not  be  taking place.  Instead...   New   Digi stamps  will be   released  today and  tomorrow.    

Here is a lil  peek  of some of the new  stamps that have  already  made their debut in the   part couple of  days!

I hope you love them as much  as  much as I loved creating  them.

Introducing Liam... Karate Boy.
Lenore Muffet Melancholy Moppet

Eleanor and Pickles Summer Fruits

Meet Wilbur Werewolf

Meet Mumsford Mummy

and   Emily Spring Ladybugs

More  NEW Lacy Sunshine Stamps  can be found at  my shop.

Oh before I  forget   Our New Lacy Sunshine  Challenge will  start  this  Sunday, as  planned.

Oh and please check out  our   beautiful  NEW  Blinkies/Badges  Page  here on   the Lacy Sunshine Blog.  Tons for you  to  chose from.. Take one or  collect them all:)

Well all for now ...  I am  heading  back into my  studio to create  more  magic:)   I hope you have a wonderful  day and  for those  of  you   who  are celebrating Easter and  traveling... Have a Happy Easter and  safe travels.

Until next time...

Copyrights sole property of Heather Valentin.



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Rosalind Melancholy Moppet by Janet

Hi Folks
I am back again with another one of my favourite images, well I love them all really,
Rosalind Steampunk, I know steampunk  usually means brown, but
I wanted a pink one.
Hope you like my creation.
Janet xxx

Monday, March 25, 2013

Millicent - by Mandy

Hi, here is a card made with Millicent Melancholy Moppet - part of the new range from Heather which you will find over at the Lacy Sunshine Shop.  I have used the png file, created a scene in Serif Craft Artist, and then coloured Millicent in with Copics.

And don't forget there is still time to enter the current Lacy Sunshine Challenge which is Lots of Layers, so pop on over and join in the fun!
Happy Crafting!
Mandy x

Materials Used:
Lacy Sunshine - Millicent Melancholy Moppet digi
Copics - B000, B00, B02, E000, E00, E31, E33, E95, R81, R83, R85, C00, C1, C2, C4, C5, C6
Memory Box - Corner Bow die
Tonic - petal pairs punches 880E and 894E
Core'Dinations - Pink and cream card
Hole punch, embossing tool and mat - to make the "dotz"

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Lillianna - by Janet

Hi All
I hope you are all staying safe from the snow and rain
I have just made a card using our favourite images
Melancholy Moppets
this time I have chosen
Lillianna, she looks so sad.
Copics used
BV 23,25,29,31

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Even though it might be the  first  day of  Spring......( here in  Michigan today we  had   freezing cold temps and snow flurries).....  these  are   my  top  five favorite spring things.

1. Cherry Blossoms. 

2. Walk in the  spring  rain.

3. Lilacs.

4. Butterflies.

5. Baby  ducks.

What   are you   favorite  spring  things?

Until next time...

Anastasia and Poppies - by Janet

Hi Folks
Another gorgeous image to colour, could life be any better
Hope you like my card
Copics used

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Eleanor & Lily - Strawberries - by Mandy

Morning everyone! Today I have a colourful cheery card with Eleanor and Lily eating strawberries to share with you. Its one of the pre-coloured digis from Lacy Sunshine that you can find along with tons of other yummy digis in Lacy Sunshine Shop.

I've had this paper pad for ages, it was free with a magazine some time last year I think, and this is the first time that I used any paper from it - oops, I really do have too much craft stuff... :-)

Happy Crafting! Til next time,
Mandy x

Materials Used:
Lacy Sunshine - Eleanor and Lily Strawberries pre-coloured digi
Raspberry Road Designs - Summer Goodness paper pad
Core'Dinations - So Mod card stack
Craftwork Cards - white scalloped edge card blank
Hole punch, embossing tool and mat - to make the "dotz"

Monday, March 18, 2013

Millicent Moppet - by Mandy

Hi, here is a card made using one of the Melancholy Moppets - a new range from Heather Valentin which you can get over at the Lacy Sunshine Shop. Here I have used the png file of Millicent, and created a scene in Serif Craft Artist, and used my beloved Copics to colour her in.

If you'd like to see all the stunning samples made by the Lacy Sunshine Creative Team then take a look at the blog and watch the video that Heather has created for you - I'm sure you will agree the team have done a brilliant job!

Happy Crafting!
Mandy x

Materials Used:
Lacy Sunshine - Millicent Melancholy Moppet digi
Copics - C00, YG61, YG63, YG67, E000, E00, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E43, E53, E57, E95, 100
Spellbinders - Fleur de lis motifs
Core'Dinations - Nostalgia card stack
Craftwork Cards - ivory card

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Melancholy Moppets.


These  original lil  derelict darlings.... Melancholy Moppet Digis.....can only be found  at artist
Heather Valentin's Lacy Sunshine Shop. 

To  view more  wonderful  creations  made  by  Lacy Sunshine's Creative Team with these digis ,  please visit  the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Page. 

Our  new "Layered"  challenge   starts  today and  is a  fortnight challenge. 

"These darling girls, these forgotten lovelies are just looking for a place in your  heart ... so  welcome them in like a rainy day".

Until next time...


 * Melancholy Moppets copyrights the sole property of artist and their creator Heather Valentin.
All rights reserved.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hollywood Starlet - by Janet

Hi Folks
Sorry for not being around for a while have been busy with workmen and Housework( sorry for mentioning the dreaded word)
Hope like my Starlet, she was wonderful to colour, I did put loads of glitter on her, but
it is not showing up, my photography skills are nil!!

Copics and Promarkers used
R35,3, 7,39
Lemon, yellow,  gold and Dusky Rose

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Meredith's Been Busy!

Here are a few cards I have made... Still need to get them on my blog.. Never seems to be enough hours in the day!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Adelaide...Melancholy Moppet by Janet

Hi Folks.....
I am here again with another card using one of the new images
Melancholy Moppet   This one is called
Adelaide, and she is gorgeous, I think she is my new favourite,
mind you, everyone I colour is my favourite!!
Copics used
Heather's  Adelaide Digi stamp can  be  found  only at her Lacy Sunshine Shop.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Eleanor & Pickles - The Staches - by Vicky

The Statches - Crafting Vicky

It's been awhile since I last posted on the Lacy sunshine blog ;)  So thought it was time for another one of my creations.  I wanted to play with the gorgeous digi called Eleanor and Pickles the statches.

For this card I used paper from Desert Bloom - First edition.  I used some flowers from my stash.  I added some leaves that I cut using my new Cheery Lynn Design dies - Tropical leaves.  I also put some Robin's nest dew drops.
Here's a closer look at the digi that I colored using my copics and the fabulous sentiment from Create with TLC:
Aren't they cute?!?  If you want more details on where to find the sentiment you can check out my blog.
So that's it for now ;)  Hope you have a wonderful day! 

I’m doing a giveaway to celebrate my 1 year of blogging! If you are one of my followers you can enter at this post and if you’re not now is a great time to become one…

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Melancholy Moppets

"Derelict darling....
are my Melancholy Moppets.
Misplaced memories
fading into forgotten oblivion,
like the pressed flowers in a 
moldy  dictionary.
Beautiful once...
now faded and frayed."

Introducing my  new original  series...

Created in the wee part of Feb. 2013.... my darling Moppets emerge from the shadows and
debut today... March 5, 2013.

Here is  a  peek of my New Melancholy Moppets which are Now Available in my Lacy Sunshine Shop. 

Meet Adelaide...

Here is Millicent...

And  Gwendolyn...

 and   here is Lillianna...

Many more of my Melancholy Moppets will be  arriving real soon.

Enjoy  and having an enchanting  day.

Until next time...

Melancholy Moppets. Copyright Sole Property of Heather Valentin.
Pur Imagination/Lacy Sunshine.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Bunny Trail.

Soon  Mr. Cottontail  will be  hopping  down the bunny trail, once again.
And  I thought it would be  nice to  get into the spirit of things  by  giving you  an  adorable   Easter  Digi today.

This is how  my original and the  ONE and ONLY Pickles, Eleanor and Tilly  ....  wander  down the bunny trail...  spreading  Easter and  Spring  Cheer.

My Original Tilly (Dinosaur)  debuted  late last  year   at  one of my solo Holiday  art events. Since then  Tilly has  become   a  very  popular  character  of mine.  So rest  assure   you will see plenty more of my  Tilly  around. Speaking of  around.... just  keep  your  eyes  open  for imitations of my original  Tilly, Pickles and Eleanor. (The imitations  made their   debut in  Feb. 2013 and  chances  are  the imitator will  probably offer  their  "tilly" look alike free  too in the next   day or two)
They say  that   imitation is  the sincerest  form  of  flattery.  But not in this  case.  So,  I  just  wanted you  to all know...  that I  am  the original creator  of Tilly.   I know  for myself, when buying art of  any sort....I  want to  know  if  it  was  done  by the original   artist.  Anyway......

If   you   would  like  my Eleanor, Pickles and Tilly ... The Bunny Trail Digi Stamp for FREE...  all you have to   do  is be  a  follower of my   Lacy  Sunshine Blog and  Lacy Sunshine Challenge  Blog
Then  send me  an email   ( with  "TILLY" in the subject line.  Your  Free digi will  be  emailed to you   within  24 hours of your request. 

Hurry   for this   offer  is  for a limited time only.   

Have a wonderful  crafting  day  my friends and  fans!
~Until next time....

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #3

Good morning everyone!

Hope you are all well and having a good weekend?

Today is the start of Challenge #3 over on the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog .  The winners for Challenge #2 have been announced (huge congratulations to all of them!) as well as the new theme for the new challenge - Double Trouble.

In Double Trouble we want to see either two people or two animals or one of each.  We want to see two friends having fun, causing mischief, having an adventure...whatever you like.  So there's a lot of scope for different possibilities to suit everyone's tastes.  It can be girly or masculine...choice is yours.  The Sunshine Girls' cards are leaning towards the masculine for a very special reason.  Last night Heather released a whole load of very special digis featuring a new character and an old friend.  Please visit the Lacy Sunshine store to check out the latest digis.  The fabulous new character is a little boy called Jamie who is based around my son, Jamie.  He's a real little adventurer and has lots of fun with his friend Maddie as you'll see from the incredible images.  Heather really has surpassed herself this time.  They are stunning and they are suitable for crafters of all skill levels to use.  If you take a look you will see that Jamie & Maddie have already had some wonderful adventures and I think they have a lifetime of fun and mischief ahead of them.  With luck, Heather will be showing us some of their exploits in future digis! 

Right, back to Challenge #3 - the prize for the winning entry (drawn randomly) is $30 worth of Lacy Sunshine digis, and the Top Three each receive their choice of 2 of Heather's digis (excluding precoloured or retiring).  They will also receive blinkies to display on their blogs.

Challenge #2 was extremely successful as we had 97 entries!  Wow!  They were all incredible as well and we all had so much fun looking through them.  Hope you all join us this challenge.  If you've never entered a challenge before...just go for it.  It's fun!  And even if you don't have a blog you can still email Heather your entries and they will be added to a special blog and linked to the challenge for you.  So join in the fun and who knows?  You could be the winner next time? 

So good luck everyone.  Can't wait to see your entries this time around.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Super Saturday.

It's  Super  Saturday  at  my Lacy Sunshine  Digi Store once  again..... and   do you know what  that means???

NEW Original  Digi's  from  me,  artist Heather Valentin!

I have  been  hard  at  work in   my  studio, the  last   few  days  creating these  fun filled adventuresome  digis.

A  new  character   debuts.... his  name,  yes I   said   "His" .......  is  Jamie.  What a handsome   lil lad  he is.

This week's  release   features   Jamie  and   his best  friend Maddie( and her lil  pet  Clover... even makes  an appearance or  two).

So   come  on  over  and check out   my Lacy Sunshine's   NEW   Digi stamps.   Perfect for  all occasions.

Have a  wonderful  day and happy crafting!

Until next time~