Thursday, July 31, 2014

Patchy Penny Sweet Urchin

Today, I am pleased to  announce the  official  public  debut of a darling  NEW Lacy Sunshine Sweet Urchin!

Please  meet...... Patchy Penny!

This   little  Sweet Urchin created by the one and  only Heather Valentin.... is  so Precious. As  you can  see  by the  amazing  coloring and  creation  from Sunshine Girl, Ria.....she is a   dream  to color  with  all  her patchworks and  tattered bows in her  lush  wavy   hair!

Thank you  Ria   for  the  amazing   eye candy!. Now....  If you  want to  adopt  Patchy  Penny, a NEW SWEET URCHIN and   start creating  amazing  projects  with her..... then   hop on  over  to  Our  Lacy Sunshine Crafter's  Candy Shoppe. She is  now available in the  new  section to   our  shoppe!

Have  a super  crafty  day   everyone!
The Lacy Sunshine Family!

Christmas in July at Lacy Sunshine

It is the end of July today, so why not show you a project that I worked on as part of Heather’s Lacy Sunshine Creative Team. This is one of the most awesomeness creative teams that I have been on in my Copic marker journey.

Today I want to introduce you to Eleanor, Santa’s Little Helper. This is the one and only Eleanor in the art world and she was a joy to color with my Copics. After the coloring was complete, Eleanor was trimmed with a die and then layered on several layers of cardstock, red and green of course.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, and R20
Hair: C1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 100 black
Reds: R81, 83, 85, 89
Greens: YG61, 63, 67
Yellows: Y11, 15, 17, with
E31, 33 for shading
Fur: C00, 1, 2

I kept the holly motif going throughout my design. I really had a lot of fun with all the holly dies that I used in this project. After die cutting some of them, and before they were released from the die, I added some distress ink to the embossed areas. In some of my pictures you can see where I added some clear glitter pens to the holly leaves. This helped bring out the green. To complete the card I added the red flat-backed pearls. After this little piece of art, I need to purchase more of these little gems. ;)

Complete recipe:
  • Eleanor digital image
  • Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!’s Graden Green and Cheery Cobbler
  • Designer paper: Gina K Designs Merry Little Christmas
  • Dies: Spellbinder’s Matting Basics A and Holly Motifs
  • Glitter: Wink of Stella Brush Marker Clear
  • Ink: Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • My stash: Red Flat-backed Pearls

We have a lot going on in our Lacy Sunshine circle. There is a bi-weekly challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog. Our challenges include a “loyalty program.” Check out the details here. I know you don’t want to miss that. We also have a fun Lacy Sunshine Facebook group. There’s usually contest and other fun happenings there also.

Thanks for stopping by. There is no shortage of creative inspiration here on our Lacy Sunshine blog. Why not stop by every day and get your creative spark going.
Aletha Jane
AJ’s Design Artz
Lacy Sunshine Creative Designer

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Victorian Lizabeth by Ria...

Hello Lacy Sunshine Fans,

Today I want to show you this easelcard that I made this afternoon. I coloured Victorian Lizabeth who debuted a couple of months ago in the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe and was a freebie on the Lacy Sunshine Facebook Group for a few days and is now to be used for the Contest going on Facebook. I coloured her first with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers and then enhanced her a bit more with Prisma and Spectrum Noir pencils. Also used Dies from Joycrafts/Marianne's Designs and Embossing folders on the card. The Digipapers are Made by Moi...yes sometimes I create my own digipapers. The crystals on the card are real Swarovski crystals.
I totally love how she turned out and hope you like it to and come join us in the Facebook group.

Copics rv11-32-R81-83- G21- Spectrum Noir BG4-6-7 Copic E41 hair- Skin R11-E11-21- Pencils Prisma's warm grey 90%-50%-Black-Black cherry Spectrum Noir pencils. 101-26 think that where all the numbers used.

Hugs Ria

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lucky Bamboo by Sunshine Girl Chrissy

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a terrific  weekend and your  week is  starting off  on a good note.

Today  I  would like to  take the opportunity to spotlight one of  my  amazing  Sunshine Designers....  Chrissy!

For  our  current  challenge "Flowers",  Chrissy  created  with  one of my  new  flower pot pretties.. this one  called Lucky Bamboo!  

This is  a fabulous  card  and   very unique  color palette.  Dainty and  elegant  comes to mind  when I  describe this beautiful creation!

Thanks  so much   Chrissy   for being a Sunshine Girl!

If you would like  to  create  with Lucky Bamboo.. this  beauty  is  available in the  new section to my Lacy Sunshine Shoppe:)

Have a wonderful  day... till tomorrow my  crafty  friends!
Hugs, Heather

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A lil bit of Christmas and more

Hi  everyone!

Hope you are  all  having  a great crafty  day!

As most  of you I have  been  extremely busy  with my  big move.... and  finally  yes I can  seee light  at the  end of the tunnel. Only  a few more  boxes  left. Yayyy!  It's been  an adventure  and  so  worth it.  Here  are some  photos,  which I  have  promised to share with  you. Even including  a  photo  of my  drawing  inspiration room  before it's makeover.  The  completed photos  of my   new  studio drawing  room   will be coming real  soon.

My   before the  makeover  drawing inspiration room photo.
I  so  love the master  garden jacuzzi  tub.  Perfect  for  relaxtion.

  So   this  is  why I have been   a  little MIA.   One  thing  for  certain..  I   am  loving   my new   house and   so   are  all my   fur babies!  They are  having a blast  chasing  each other  thru  all the  rooms.  The are    not   too  thrilled with  the   construction/remodeling noise in  my   downstairs  studio  area   but  only  a  few more  days   and that will  all be completed.

Now   let's  change   gears  and  look at some  amazing   Winter and  Christmas  creations  featuring some of my new  digis by  some of my design  and  creative sunshine girls. Also  check out my  store  for more  new  digis I  just  listed today.  Yes I  have been  a very  busy  girl(wink) and of  course I will  have more new  digis  coming out over the  next  couple of  days!

Hugs, Heather

A little Boo from Lacy Sunshine!

Hello everyone, my name is Carla and this is my first post as a Lacy Sunshine Girl!  I am soooo excited and happy to be here.  Here is my card, I have used Emmilou Boo, Oink and Oinker from Lacy Sunshine A Crafters Candy Shoppe!  There are so many adorable images, one suitable for everyone and every occasion so pop on over.  I grew up on a ranch so can sooooo relate to this little cutie Boo!  Little piglets are soooo cute you just can't help but cuddle and love them, giggle!  So when I saw this little Emmilou Boo I just had to colour her up! 

I know the side senti is a bit hard to read, it says Memories are timeless treasures of the heart!  Soooo true.

Materials:  Copic maarkers, Southern Ridge Trading Co (wooden dies cuts), Glossy Accents by Ranger, Spellbinder dies, Craft Cardstock, Vintage Autumn Basics DP-Maja Designs from Live & Love Crafts, stamp from Lily of the Valley Stamps.

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Good morning

Today is my turn again to show you something inspirational.
Summer time is well and truly in ful swing so what better than to see a summer time wishes card.

I have used the lovely digi called Crys Cherished Wings and she can be found in the shoppe  HERE.

I have coloured her with copic markers and cut her out close around the edges.

I have used the following products :
Studio light paper
Creata mirror card
Joycrafts flower border die
Joycrafts billies circle die
Spellbinders ditty blossoms die and leaves
Spellbinders butterfly die
Embellishments and sentiment from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today and i hope you like my make. See you again soon

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Molly’s Gone Fishin’

Happy Thursday to everyone out in cyber space. I have a very special project for you today creating with Heather’s Molly Gone Fishin’ digital image. Heather has a line of red rubber stamps and digital images exclusively through Sweet Pea Stamps.

For my cute little Molly (Do you think she is playing hooky?) I colored her with Copics and trimmed the colored image. I then layered her with two colors of cardstock.

Copics used:
E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, & R20
Hair, stump, andpole:
E25, 29, 31, 50
Grass, pants, and eyes:
YG61, 63, 67, & G29
Shirt and bows:
Y11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 32
B12, 14, 16, 18, and
YR21, 24, 27
B12, 16, 18
W00, 0, 1, 2, and
B12, Y18

To complete my piece I added several Cheery Lynn dies for the flowers and the butterfly. After attaching these to my card I added some Liquid Pearls to the centers and the body of the butterfly. The final embellishment is the grosgrain ribbon for the two corners.

My complete recipe:
  • Molly Gone Fishin’ digital image
  • Copics (see list above)
  • Stampin’ Up! cardstock in Pacific Point and Crushed Curry
  • Designer paper from Gina K. Designs Shabby Spring collection
  • Cherry Lynn dies: Embellishment #1 and Exotic Butterfly Small #1
  • Spellbinder’s dies: A2 Matting Basics A & B
  • Liquid Pearls: Cantaloupe and Royal Blue
  • Ribbon: Blue Grosgrain from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

That’s it for me until next week. I want to invite you to our Lacy Sunshine Facebook group. Heather has lots of little contests that go on all the time. We also have a Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog. This is a progressive challenge, so I know you will want to check that out.

See you again soon!
Aletha Jane
Lacy Sunshine Creative Team

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PNGed 'Dandi Lion Flower Pot Pretty'

Made my background with a free picture from the web and my digital software from Stampin' Up, MDS2.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sammi Boo Caroling

hi everyone, caroline here. My turn to blog today hopefully all goes ok as our internet not playing nice at the moment.
I have used Sammi Boo Caroling which can be found Here in the new section of the Lacy Sunshine shoppe, she is such a sweetie. I have colored her with graphit markers. Around the edges of the image i have embossed with Fran-tiag. shabby white. The lamp i colored some acetate with the graphit markers and stuck behind so it looked like the light was on.
The die cut corners are by memory box, The holly and christmas rose decoupage is a sheet i bought years ago but could not find a name on it. I have also used glamour dust on the tree to give it a nice glittery feel. I also used flower soft snow around sammi boo's feet for the lovely wintery look.
Why not take a look at all the wonderful cards on the lacy sunshine challenge blog and also join us at our facebook group, please keep coming back here to visit to see what the next creative team posting will be.
Thats me signing off till next time, hope to see you all soon
caroline x

Tuesday, July 15, 2014



( in  particular order)

My parents for their love and support.

My  two new little shih tzu puppies.

My  life. Which I   am   so  thankful  to God  for all his  blessings.

My  amazing talented  and supportive fans.

My  loving friends.

The  individual who  finds   my  work so inspiring  that they  must  copy  my  characters at every turn.

The  world in  all it's glorious beauty.

What  amazes  you?

 As   you can see  I  am in  a  very  thought provoking  mood  today:)

It turned into  a  nice  summer  rainy day and just been  doing  alot of   thinking and  soul searching. Sometimes, its nice to  sit  and  reflect on  your life and  all around  you. Sometimes its  just the  little  things, thoughts and  actions  that  really  inspire me and bring a  smile to my   heart:)

Anyway...   before I   end this  post  I  want to  share with you several  beautiful creations that have been  created  with  one of my  Rory  Digital Stamps.    A  few  weeks  ago, Tiets, one of my  creative  team members, asked if I  could  create  a  Rory  digi  for her   crafting club.  She   asked for  one to  work well with  a  gorgeous  lighthouse.  And  well here is the original digi  I  created. Rory Sailing.  (By the  way this image is  registered  with the copyright office).  As of   today  this  adorable  digi  is    now  available to  all my  fans. So please  come  visit my  Lacy Sunshine Crafter's  Candy  Shoppe  to   get this  precious  stamp  now.

Now  enjoy   some  gourmet  crafter's   eye  candy  featuring  the original  Lacy Sunshine Rory Sailing.

Have a  great day  my  fans and  friends!