Sunday, June 30, 2013

Challenge #11 - Midway Reminder

Hi Folks!

Here we are back with a mid challenge reminder for CHALLENGE #11 and a little bit more inspiration from Team Lexie!

You may notice a new face in the team as well...the fabulous Nat has joined the Sunshine Girls.  Yay!  I think Nat's stalking me as she's on all three of the teams I'm on now, lol.  It's lovely to have you Nat, and hope you love working with us.

The Sunshine Girls were each given a new Sticky Wings digi for the challenge and Team Heather's were shown last week (opening of the challenge) and those ones were released into the Lacy Sunshine Store, and the ones we're showing today will also be in the store later today.

And here they are...the brand new Sticky Wings images from Lacy Sunshine.

Hope you like them and that they inspire you to enter CHALLENGE #11 which is, as always, Anything Goes!  You have until 6 pm (GMT) on Saturday 6 July to get your entries in.

Don't forget, if you would like the chance to be GDT on the challenge, don't forget to put GDT after your name when you enter.  Good luck.

And if you've not seen it already, take a look at Heather's gorgeous little Oz video which features cards made by the Sunshine Girls.  It's a lovely little video and we can't stop watching it!  Oz Video

Take care everyone.
Happy crafting!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Challenge # 11 - Always Anything Goes.

Hi Folks!

Thank you so much for joining in the fun over the last two weeks with the first anniversary of the Lacy Sunshine Gang.  It was wonderful seeing all your incredible projects featuring Heather's adorable characters.

I know you're all dying to know who won the seriously Limited Edition CD containing each and every one of the Eleanor & Pickles digis.  There were 51 entries which used a Lacy Sunshine image so I renumbered everyone in the order they entered.  

The winner of the fabulous CD (as drawn by Random.Org) is:
 Which is Jeanette! (8, originally 12).

Congratulations!  It's a beautiful card and we're all looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful Lacy Sunshine creations.  Please contact Heather at with your name and address and CD Winner in the title so that she can get the CD in the post to you.

Now, moving on to the Top Three as selected by Heather and no particular order:

Sharyn Moy (22)
Angelique (50)
Naomie (58)

And the GDT for the next challenge will be:
Zoe (37)

Thank you so much everyone and congratulations.  All the projects are just stunning.  Please contact  with your choice of 2 digis and Top Three in the title.  Also, please could the GDT contact Heather so she can send you the digi for the next challenge.

Now onto the next bit of news...we have been expanding our Sunshine Girls Creative Team and have split them into two teams (Team Lexie and Team Heather) and we will now be running a mid challenge reminder.  Each challenge we will be rotating the team which starts off the challenge and this time is the turn of Team Heather and she has a couple of new teamies in the lovely Julie and the equally lovely Nikki.  Really excited to have you both on the team and looking forward to working with you.  

And now onto Challenge # 11 which is, as always, Anything Goes!  Yay!

For this challenge Heather has come up with some beautiful new digis for her adorable Sticky Wings collection.  Team Heather will be sharing some of them with you this week and Team Lexie will be showing off ours here next weekend as a little mid challenge reminder and a little more inspiration.  

As always, Heather has a free digi for you to grab  so please email if you would like to use it for the challenge.  Remember that now only entries using a Lacy Sunshine image will be eligible for the Winner prize (drawn by Random) which is $30 worth of digis to spend in the Lacy Sunshine Store, although other entries will qualify for the Top Three prizes of their choice of 2 digis (excluding retiring or pre coloured) each and one of our lovely blinkies.  

This challenge's free digi is the adorable Gemma Gumdrop Sticky Wings.

Don't forget to add GDT after your name if you would like to have a go at being Guest Design Team member.

And here are the beautiful inspirational projects from the super talented Sunshine Girls!
Good luck everyone.





And GDT this week is Lynne Kirsch who has come up with this lovely card:

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Special Anniversary of the Lacy Sunshine Gang Challenge #10 - Please Read Post for Special Rules and Very Special Prize!

Hi everyone, is the start of a new challenge here at Lacy Sunshine and it's a very special challenge as June marks the first anniversary of the birth of the Lacy Sunshine Gang which all began with Heather Valentin's gorgeous Eleanor & Pickles.  Yes, they've been with us a whole year now and they've been fabulously successful.  Heather has created a beautiful video with many of the cards that the DT have made over recent months featuring the images.  The link to that is over in the right sidebar. 

So we're having a special challenge to celebrate and that means special rules so please read them carefully a little further down the page.

Firstly, though, I would like to announce the Winner and Top Three from Challenge #9

The Winner as selected by Random.Org is:

Which is Vicky P-R with this stunning card!

Congratulations Vicky...gorgeous card and your colouring is fabulous!

The Top Three as selected by Yours Truly (and it was NOT an easy task!) are as follows (in no particular order):
Pat K (73)
Nikki P (97)
 Angelique (151)

And the next GDT is:
Lynne Kirsch (170)

Congratulations to all of you...standards were so high and it really did take a long time to pick the Top Three.  Fantastic cards all round!  Thank you everyone for entering...we loved looking through your cards and it's incredible how much talent is out there. 

Please could the Winner and Top Three and GDT contact Heather at with your choices of digis from the Lacy Sunshine Store and your beautiful blinkies, putting Winner, Top Three or GDT in the title.  That's $30 worth to the Winner and 2 digis each for the Top Three (not including retiring or pre coloured). 

 And now onto the special rules for Challenge #10 - The Anniversary Challenge. - Anything Goes (must include hand coloured image).

Basically to be in with a chance of winning you MUST use a Lacy Sunshine Stamps digi.  You will still be eligible to be placed as Top Three and GDT but you will not be entered into the draw unless you use a Lacy Sunshine digi.  There is a free one further down the page if you wish to use it. 

For this challenge only there is an incredible prize for the Winner...a CD containing every single Eleanor & Pickles digi to date 'Eleanor & Pickles The First Year - June 2012 to June 2013.'  That's over 90  digis from the very first one to the very latest one...ALL of them...even the retired ones!  How fabulous is that for a prize?!  It is worth an absolute fortune and the CD will be packed with the most adorable images.  Wow!  Someone is going to be very, VERY lucky.  The Winner will be drawn by Random.Org so that everyone is in with the chance of winning even if they've only just started crafting.  Can't get fairer than that. But remember you MUST use a Lacy Sunshine digi if you want to be in the draw for the big prize!

As always you are allowed to enter three times and each entry featuring a Lacy Sunshine digi will be entered into the draw once.

Top Three and GDT will follow the usual rules and all other rules remain unchanged.


And now for another very exciting piece of news...we would like you to welcome two new and fabulous members to the Sunshine Girls (DT)...the wonderful Manderly and the equally fabby Andree.  We're all thrilled to bits to have you with us and really look forward to working with you both and seeing the incredible creations I know you'll both come up with using Heather's Lacy Sunshine digis!  

So lots of exciting news in one post! Thank you for taking the time to read it all.

Here's the freebie that Heather is offering to you all this week.  If you would like the digi please contact Heather at and put Challenge #10 free digi in the title.  This one's so cute and features Eleanor & Pickles on a camping exhibition but they are awakened in the night by strange noises.  They peep out of their tent to find a naughty baby bear cooking smores on their campfire!!! 

And now, in case you're in need of inspiration, we have some beautiful cards by the Sunshine Girls for you to enjoy, and I think you'll agree that they've all done fantastic jobs with their cards!

As it's such a special occasion being the anniversary of the Lacy Sunshine Gang we have all been given brand new Eleanor & Pickles digis to use.  All these digis are to be released this weekend along with a whole lot more!  I know the girls have had a lot of fun with these and I am sure that you will too.  They will be available over at the Lacy Sunshine Store.

Good luck everybody, and don't forget that if want to be in the chance of winning ALL the Eleanor & Pickles digis to date, then you MUST use a Lacy Sunshine digi.  Also, if you'd like the chance of being GDT for a challenge, you must put GDT after your name when you enter.

Take care and happy crafting!



And the GDT card for this week is this absolute stunner by Julie J
Thank you so much for your beautiful creation.