Friday, September 30, 2016

Annie's Poinsettias

Hi Everyone!

Just sharing one of my projects for Lacy Sunshine this month. I had this super cute Annie's Poinsettias image to colour. Christmas is going to be here very very soon (too soon if you ask me :() So it's always great to work on Christmas images all through the year as then you don't have to stress in December that you have not started on your Christmas Cards!!

Here is my image coloured with Copic markers, please refer to recipe card below to see the colours I have used.
Keep on colouring!


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Rorykin, Tipsykin and Poseykin Trolls!

Hi Lacies!

More Sunshine Trolls are afoot in my studio and store!

Perfect  for all your coloring and crafty fun!
Tipsykin Troll's Christmas © Heather Valentin

Poseykin Troll © Heather Valentin

Rorykin Troll's Flower Pot © Heather Valentin

Hugs, Heather

And More TROLLS!

Hi Lacies!

TROLLS are  everywhere here at the Lacy Sunshine Studio!

Growing up I  was always afraid of trolls... and thru the years, thankfully have overcome that fear.  I  don't know what it was about trolls that  bothered me so.. was it  the tales that were spun and the  way they stalk and pop up on you out of nowhere... when you least  expect it.... maybe a  combination of that too along with their big hair and feet that no pedicure can help...but now when I see them in my imagination,  then transformed into my art.. how  can they be  scary. These are Sunshine Trolls which  can only warm your heart and bring smiles to faces young and old.

More of my adorable Troll cuties decided  to make their public debut today. Public debut means they have been hiding for a while on my desk.   It's funny after they started overrunning my studio yesterday and made their debut... Trolls just  starting appearing literally everywhere from California to New York and beyond.

I'm glad I'm a  trendsetter for so many others.

Cheers to the Trolls... may they forever bring joy to your  crafting tables.

Blisters Troll ©Heather Valentin. Lacy Sunshine

Rorykin Troll ©Heather Valentin

Fernkin Troll @ Heather Valentin

Hugs, Heather

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

More TROLLS!!!

Hi Lacies!

More  Lacy Sunshine Trolls are popping  up everywhere  in our studio and store... spreading  so much  fun  and  excitement.

Here is  another little  peek of these cuties  which  have made their public debut and  are now available for your coloring and crafty projects in our Lacy Sunshine Shoppe!

Tipsykin Troll ©Heather Valentin/ Lacy Sunshine

Mushykin Troll@Heather Valentin / Lacy Sunshine

 Have a wonderful crafty night!
Hugs, Heather


Hi Lacies!

I have some thing  so  fun and  adorable to share with you today!

My Lacy Sunshine Trolls TM have finally officially made their public debut!

Here is a little peek of some  my adorable trolls that  are now available in my shoppe!
Broomkin Troll ©Heather Valentin/Lacy Sunshine

Daisykin Troll ©Heather Valentin / Lacy Sunshine

Have  a wonderful crafty  day!
Hugs, Heather

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SOCKS... One Striped and One Polka Dotted

Hi Lacies!

I love looking back thru my work and seeing some of my first Lacy Sunshine images... Here is Eleanor.. with her signature look  one striped and one polka dotted sock, with her long sleeve baggy sweater..  my lil mismatched girl... only thing  missing  is  her lil pet frog Pickles who is  probably off getting into trouble, (wink).
©Heather Valentin /Lacy Sunshine

My adorable Eleanor  can be  found in my Lacy Sunshine shoppe!

Have a wonderful crafty evening!
Hugs, Heather

Jingles stars in Rory's Sweet Urchin Christmas -A Coloring Storybook Adventure!

Hi Lacies!

I have some exciting things to share with you today!

First of all I am happy to report that my Rory's Sweet Urchin Christmas -A Coloring Storybook Adventure, which is available on  Amazon..... Is on the Best Sellers list! I am so  over the  moon  about this.  It's  been  a long  time  dream of mine to write a book and to  be in the top 100...  well  a huge thank you to all of you for believing in my Rory!

For those of you who still need to get  this book... Click here! 
This is book is  perfect  for those who believe in  the magic of Christmas and the  value of family!
It has over  40 story pages and  every single page  has  something to color. Also  in  the book are some new Lacy Sunshine characters which have finally  made their public debut. One being Jingles, one of  Santa's elves!

Jingles also  made his  public debut recently in my Lacy Sunshine shoppe with a  couple images  from this book being released as  digital stamps and coloring pages! Here is  a little peek of Jingles from my  book and  even in  some other Lacy Sunshine digis....

Now another treat... I have publicly  debuted a new collection called Pretty Parcels TM, which  are  available in my shoppe too!

Here is a small peek of  these new cuties!

 I hope you love these images and characters  as much as I do and I look forward to  seeing  your wonderful colorings and  creations featuring these cuties!

Have a wondeful crafty day!
Hugs, Heather

Share a Cuppa!


Can you feel it?  Fall is in the air.  I must say I love the changing of the colors when fall peeks around the corner....but around the next corner is winter and that does not make me happy.

This month for my Lacy Sunshine image I used Rory's Coffee on a Chilly Autumn Day!
While coloring her I decided to show you how I put shadows on her scarf.

I took an ultra fine red sharpie and outlined the areas on her scarf that I wanted red.
Like I did in the above photo.
Next I grabbed my R27 and colored an area in the middle of that area leaving the sides in that space white.  As you can see below.

I now take my R89 to color in the white areas.

I grab my R27 again and blend R27 and R89

For the white areas I add a bit of W0 to the edges

Followed by a bit of W3

And her scarf is finished....on to the rest of the image.

She's finished.

Important links
There has been so many new things happening at Lacy Sunshine that we as teamies are very proud to ANNOUNCE......
Images next month are going to be from the NEW Rory's Sweet Urchin Christmas....A Coloring Book Adventure.  It is a coloring book and story book all in one that was created and written by Heather Valentin.  This book is now on the Best Sellers list Top 100. 
Come back to get a sneak peak next month!!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mathilda Boo's Pumpkin

 Hey Lacies!

Kitty here. Today it's my turn to show you something I made. With Halloween around the corner it's time for me to create some fun Halloween cards for my family. I made using Matilda Boo's Pumpkin. Isn't she cute?

The image is colored with Promarkers. Here is the recipe card with the colors I used.
I used a Kraft card base and some orange cardstock. The digi papers are from Far Far Hill called Merry Halloween. The border is a svg cut from the Silhouette Store.

Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Rory's lil reindeer friend

Hi everyone,

Today I would like to show you Rory's lil reindeer friend from Secret Garden of the month club. Isn't she cute? Below the card you can see which colours I have used to color Rory. I hope you like her!

Thanks for looking, see you next month. :)

// Eja

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rory's Sweet Urchin Christmas- A Coloring Storybook Adventure

Hi everyone!

I am so thrilled to announce the grand  debut of my new Rory's Sweet Urchin Christmas Book! Written and illustrated by  me, Heather Valentin!

This is a coloring story book which  features over  40 pages to color and read  the  magical  Christmas tale  featuring my ever so popular the one and only Rory the Sweet Urchin and her two best friends, Patchy Penny and Myrtle! There are also a couple  new characters that make there  debut too.

This book is  truly a  labor of love  and  a must have for those who love  Rory and  for all who believe in the Magic of Christmas. it's perfect for all ages!

This book is destined to be a classic!
Follow Rory on her latest  adventure where she and her friends, learn about making correct choices, the value of family, and the magic of Christmas.

I would  also  like  to  say  that  this book is dedicated to my "Moms" who believed in the magic of Christmas.

This book is now  available  at Amazon!

Make sure you get your Rory Sweet Urchin Christmas book today!

Hugs, Heather

Violet - Autumn Stroll from Secret Garden....

Hello Lacies,

Today it is my turn (Natasja) to show you a card. 

I have played with Violet. It was so much fun with the leaves and mushrooms.

I colered her with Faber Castell Polychromos. You can find the colors on my recipe card. 

I hope I gave you soms inspiration.

You can still enter our current challenge - Anything goes. 

Hope te see you next time.

Big hug,


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sept 17th - Anything Goes Challenge!

Hi Everyone!

A new bi weekly  Anything Goes Challenge  starts today  but  before  we  see  our   Design Team A  inspirations   for this  challenge, which  by the  way they are  awesome... We need to announce  last  challenge's   winners! Also I  invite you to  join our Lacy Sunshine FB Group  a  fun and exciting  group to  share  all your  Lacy Sunshine Coloring and  Crafty Projects.

Now it's time to  announce our winners from our last challenge.

 Now for Heather's Choice for the Grand Prize: You may choose 3 Free Digis.
#41 Chris

Please email Heather to claim your prize.

Now for our two Runner-Ups.    Each runner up  will receive one free digi stamp each of their choice.
#5 Nana Connie
#39 Just Christine's Creations

 Now  let's indulge in some amazing eye candy  from my wonderful Design Team A! Like last challenge, Team A was  given the same image- Rory's Witches Brew.  The team each colored and created  a beautiful  card showcasing this  image. It's so  interesting to  see one image created numerous  ways.

 This adorable  image  can  also be found as a digital stamp  only  at my Lacy Sunshine Store.

Now on to  see  the  stunning projects  from Julie,  Rora, Eja, Mieke, Natasja, Kitty and Kristina.



Thank you Team A for your gorgeous and outstanding Rory's Witch Brew Inspirations.  Now it's time for you to join in the fun. Start coloring and  crafting and  enter  our challenge now for your chances to win  some  digital stamps.

Have Fun! Happy Coloring and Crafting,
Heather and LS Team A Lacy Sunshine

Heather Valentin's Rory The Sweet Urchin NEWS Flash!

Hi Lacies!

You LOVE Rory The Sweet Urchin as a digi!
You adore her  coloring books..... but what Rory does next will blow your mind!!!
Stay tuned for all will be revealed very very soon!♥


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Be Zombified!

Hello, and Happy Sunday!  Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.  We're edging ever closer to Halloween. I'm not a huge Halloween fan, but I do like the cute, kids in costumes, let's go trick-or-treating side of the holiday.  Today, I have a tutorial on how to color zombie skin.  Follow along below, if you're interested!

This image, from Lacy Sunshine, is Be Zombified! from the Rory Be Happy Coloring Book, available at

Zombie skin.  I've never seen a zombie.  I don't watch any zombie shows (not even The Walking Dead), so really, who's to say what a zombie looks like.  This gives the artist pure artistic license, so have it, right?!?

My interpretation of a zombie, that also has to remain cute, because she is, after all, a Lacy Sunshine digi, is this:

Skin: Copic markers colors V000, V01, G000, G00, BV000

Eyes: BG000, B12, B14
lips: R21, R22

Hair: E50, Y21, YR24

Wrappings: E30, E33, E35

Clothing: V12, V15, V17
YR00, Yr02, YR07, E15, E18

There's an anything goes challenge happening on the Lacy Sunshine blog, so come join the fun!  I have 2 Facebook groups for you to check out, too.  There's the Lacy Sunshine Color N Craft Community and the Coloring Without Boundaries Facebook Group.   Both are wonderful, supportive communities to show your work, get inspired, and hear of sales and news.