Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mid-Challenge Reminder- Lacy Sunshine's Challenge #13!

(if you are looking for Challenge #13, please click here, but we hope you'll continue reading on with exciting updates and the Sunshine Girl's Mid-Challenge simply marvelous makes! You'll be glad you did!)

Hi there Lacy Sunshine Friends!
Mid-challenge reminder time- our last!  Lacy Sunshine Girl's are coming back together as one team- YAY!  So next week when Challenge 14 starts, you will get all of our makes, which means more inspiration and more fun for you!

We have also decided to go back to having Themes...can't tell you what Challenge 14's theme is yet, you have to stay in suspense til then!  

Did you notice we have thumbnail pictures of your entries now?  Isn't that wonderful?  The fabulous Julie did that for us!  Thank you much, Julie!

It's not too late to get your Lacy Sunshine Challenge image!  We have started a "loyalty program," which is if you use a Lacy Sunshine digi in the current challenge, you get the next Challenge Digi free!  If you are new or did not use a Lacy Sunshine image in the previous challenge, your Challenge Digi will be $2.00 to start, then as you continue to use Lacy Sunshine images in our challenges, your next is free and so on!  Pretty good, don't you think?  We also have many gorgeous images available for $1.00.  If you need to receive your first digi, please go to the Lacy Sunshine Store and purchase the Challenge Digi as you normally would any other image.  If you did use a LS digi, then continue to email Heather at, putting "Free Challenge Digi" in the subject line, and Heather will get your Challenge Digi out to you.

(PS. if you would put the # symbol behind your name when you use a LS image, that would sure be helpful come winners day!  Remember to put GDT after your name if you would like to be considered as our Guest Designer!)

Let's get on with showing off our very talented Sunshine Girl's makes!  Here we go!






Aren't these Gnomes of Snarly Pines awesomely fun?!!  Wonderful work, Sunshine Girls!  Amazing artwork by Heather, eh?

See you at the challenge blog with your wonderful hand colored creation!  We hope your coming week is a nice one for you.

Heather and Manderly

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Challenge #13 - Anything Goes - Must Use Hand Coloured Image.

Hi Everyone!

Hope you're all ok and surviving the hot/cold weather, depending on where you are?

Before moving on with the new challenge we'll announce the Winner, Top Three and GDT from
Challenge #12.

To qualify for the winning prize of a $30 gift certificate for Lacy Sunshine Digis   you MUST use a Lacy Sunshine image.  (This gift certificate  excludes  Memory Box Dies and retiring digis). There are squillions of stunning digis available in the Lacy Sunshine Store so grab a cuppa and go and have a little browse.

The winner is drawn by Random.Org.  As non Lacy Sunshine entries are excluded I have renumbered the Lacy Sunshine entries in the order they were entered and then did the Random draw.

The winner of Challenge #12 is:

Margaret A (Granmargaret) (original number 79)
with this lovely card

 Congratulations Margaret!  A beautiful card and a well deserved win.  Please can you contact Heather at with your choice of digis putting 'Challenge #12 Winner' in the title.

The fabby (no...I did NOT say flabby!) Tracey has taken her turn at picking the Top Three and GDT this week and here are her choices:
Top Three (in order of entry)
Mian (3)

Sara S (25)
Bettina (102)
GDT is:
Angelique (96)

Congrats Girls!  They're all so beautiful and I think Tracey chose brilliantly.  Please could the Top Three email Heather with your choices of 2 digis each (excluding retiring and precoloured) and could Angelique also contact Heather for your GDT digi...all putting a relevant title in your email?  Thanks girls...have fun playing with your new digis!


Just want to make a little comment at this point.  Nat, one of our lovely Sunshine Girls, has been taken poorly so will be having a break.  I just wanted to let Nat know that we're all thinking of her and wishing her a speedy and full recovery so that she can come back and show us all more of her beautiful projects.  Get well soon Nat.xx

And now on to Challenge #13, which is, as always, Anything Goes.  Please remember that your entry MUST include a stamped or digital image which you have coloured by hand.  Also, only Lacy Sunshine projects will be eligible for the main prize, though other entries still qualify for the Top Three (2 digis) and GDT spot (if you have put GDT after your name when entering).

There's a slight change this week...due to the huge amount of people requesting the free digi and not using it in the challenge, which is what it was there for, Heather is now offering a new digi each challenge which will be discounted to $2 for the duration of the challenge.  But if you purchase the discounted challenge digi and use it in the challenge the next discounted challenge digi will be FREE on request, as will the follow on digi if you use that in the challenge and so on.  There are also a lot of retiring digis for $1 each over at the Lacy Sunshine Store or, of course, you can use a Lacy Sunshine one from your own collection.

Here is the discounted digi for this challenge which is available from the Lacy Sunshine Store for $2.  Please do not email Heather to request this digi but if you wish to purchase it you can make your purchase in the same way as you usually would.  Thank you.
Don't forget that if you wish to have the chance of being selected as GDT for the next challenge you must put GDT after your name when entering.

And now onto the Sunshine Girls' inspirational projects.  This week Team Heather are showcasing a new range of Gnomes of  Snarly Pines digis - Gnomes on Vacation!    I bet they're causing chaos all over the place.
Have to admit, all the DT have a lot of fun with the Gnomes...I absolutely love them and they're always great for a funny card. is the first episode of Gnomes on Vacation!   Don't forget to tune in next Sunday for the second episode featuring the makes of Team Manderly!

Take care & happy crafting!





and our GDT Naomi has made this stunning card for us...thank you Naomi!

Note- if you are using a Lacy Sunshine image, please add the # symbol behind your name so we will be sure not to miss you!  We check each entry but just to be sure!  xxxooo  (beginning as of 07/27/13)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mid Challenge Reminder - Challenge #12

Hi Folks!

Just a quick reminder that you have until 6 pm (GMT) next Saturday to enter Challenge #12.

Just in case you need any further inspiration we have Team Heather's projects to spur you on.  Heather and her team have been using more of the fabulous, brand new and original Santa and his Lil Helpers digis.  These unseen before digis will be availiable at the Lacy Sunshine Store this weekend so head over and take a look.  And take a look at our 'retiring' section where digis are just $1 each!

Don't forget that there is a free digi available from Heather on the Challenge #12 page if you would like to use it for the challenge.  Remember to check the rules and add GDT after your name when you enter if you'd like to be chosen as Guest Design Team member for the next available challenge. 

So, without further are the gorgeous projects from Team Heather!  I'm sure that you'll agree that they're absolutely stunning.

Take care everyone.
Happy Crafting.  


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Challenge #12 - Anything Goes - Must Include Hand Coloured Image.

Hi everyone!

Here we are, back for another challenge.  Before we go into that, here are the winners from  Challenge #11. 

As only the entries using a Lacy Sunshine image are eligible for the Winner prize of $30 to spend at the Lacy Sunshine Store I have listed those entries and then re numbered them in the order they entered.

So, the Winner of Challenge #11 as drawn by Random.Org is:

 Which is Penny!!!  (original number 74) 

The Top Three as drawn by our lovely Sunshine Girl Jill are as follows (in order of entry):

Lorrain (12 )
Kate (20)
Renata (Stitch & Greet) (60)

And the GDT for the next challenge, again selected by Jill, is:

Naomi (63)

Congratulations all of you.  All stunning projects and well deserving of a place.  Please can the Winner and Top Three email Heather at with your selection of digis (2 each for the Top Three - excluding retiring and pre coloured) and your blinkies.  And please could the next GDT also contact Heather for your digi for the next challenge.  Thanks're all stars.

And now onto Challenge #12.  As usual it's anything goes but please read the rules before entering.  Your entries MUST include a coloured image (stamped of digital) and if you wish to play for the top prize then you must use a Lacy Sunshine digi.  And if you would like a free one, Heather's giving you this beautiful 'Coco - Santa's Hot Chocolate' free to use in the challenge if you email her on the address above.  
And don't forget...if you wish to be in with the chance of being our next GDT add GDT after your name when you enter.

As you can see, the Sunshine Girls are getting into the Christmas spirit this week.  It's always Christmas in our house as me and my little lad love it, and it's high time people got cracking on their Chistmas cards, so hope that the DT's stunning cards, which are showcasing some of Heather's brand new digis, will give you some inspiration.  

These are only a few of the brand new Santa and his Lil Helpers digis as some won't be released until next week, but these are available in the Lacy Sunshine Store  today.  Team Heather will be showing more in the mid challenge reminder next week, and those digis will be in the shop then, so don't forget to come back for the mid challenge reminder next Sunday.

So, without further are the cards from Team Lexie!!!!!!

Good luck everyone!
Happy crafting.



And our lovely GDT for this challenge is 
Zoe with this beautiful card.