Thursday, 3 January 2013

A Couple of Announcements and a Coloured Image!

Hi Folks!

Hope you're all ok and that you've had a good day?

Well, today I have a couple of little announcements to make.  Firstly, a few weeks before Christmas I received an email from the Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine congratulating me on being placed as a runner up in their 2012 Card Designer of the Year Competition!  Woohoo!!!!  I was so pleased...and even more so when I found out that Paula (my boss at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog) had also been placed as a runner up!  In the competition there is one winner and 9 runner ups who are on an equal footing.  I've put an image of the mag over on the right as a blinkie to acknowledge my pride in being placed.

At this point I'll say congratulations to the winner, Sharon Curtis, and all the other runners up who did such beautiful jobs with their cards.  I'm amazed they think I'm worthy of being placed amongst such fabulous crafters.  I'll add the three cards I entered in the Blog Challenge Results section...see link below my header.

Now, my second announcement is that I am now a Sunshine Girl!  Me, Heather Valentin, Linda Simpson and Lou Price are setting up a dance troupe and will be touring all the town and village halls in the country doing our version of the Bluebell Girls.  Well...ok...that's a lie but I couldn't resist.  Really, we are Sunshine Girls but we're Heather Valentin's Sunshine Girls over at Lacy Sunshine.  We are her brand, sparkly new Senior Creative Designers - how posh is that?  :oD  So there'll be lots more cards from me made using Heather's stunning digis and I'm so excited.  I think the four of us have lots more adventures ahead of us.  Right now Heather is busy creating our own personal blinkies  and I've had a sneak peek at an early version of mine and can't wait to show it off once it's ready.  Can I take this opportunity to wish Heather Valentin masses of luck on her brand new enterprise...I know it's going to be a huge success and she has a very enthusiastic team behind her!  Good luck, Heather...and thank you for having me! xx

So, along with my little win over at Passion for Promarkers the other day, this year is looking flipping fantastic already.  All I need now is a lottery win.  :oD

Anyway, today I've been having a little play with another of Heather's new digis...a biggy this time!  It took me hours to do as I blew it up bigger so I could give it as much detail as I could.  Sorry about some of the colours again...can't work out why cameras pick out one or two colours they play around with.  That awful orangy brown in the big girl's hair is actually raw sienna and looks lovely in the flesh...and the white bits in Eleanor's hair are actually pastel yellow, as I'm not brave enough to leave much white yet, lol.

I've not made it into a card yet as I didn't want to rush it and may even frame it for Jamie's wall as it's a bigger one.  I'm not sure what the big girl's name is, but the digi is a new one called Eleanor & Pickles Mammoth Ride and is available only from Lacy Sunshine.  Please head over and take a look, and also, why not pay the Lacy Sunshine Blog a visit and follow to keep up with the latest news and offers.  Lots of exciting things will be happening in the future, including a new challenge which is coming up soon. 

And here's the image:
Isn't it adorable?  I've coloured it using my promarkers on Supersmooth card this time, and given Eleanor a change of hair colour because of the mammoth's colouring.  Maybe next time I'll make Mrs Mammoth a blonde instead?  Please ignore the gingery bits in Mrs M's hair...they are not there in real life, lol.

I'm not sure if Heather's going to come up with some more mammoths, but I do know there are some very exciting ideas in the pipeline so keep your eyes peeled and keep checking Heather's sites (links above).

Hope you all love Heather's digis as much as I do...they really are so much fun.

Take care everyone and happy crafting!


  1. OMG - I love this !!
    Your coloring combined with that digi ?
    Perfect combo !!

  2. Congratulations and well done! See what happens when you listen to me and kept nagging you to start your blog!!! I am delighted for you and I can't wait to see the outfits for our dancing troop!!!

    Hugs to you both
    Linda xxxx

  3. Congratulations Lexie, you deserve all these good things that are happening to you. I'm sure it's going to be a fabulous year for you too.
    This image and you colouring are fab, can't wait to see what you do with it.
    Loads of hugs

  4. Well done on being runner up Lexie, how did you manage to keep it to yourself for so long. And congratulation on being a Sunshine Girl, great time of the year to let a little sunshine into our lives.

    Andrea xx

  5. Congratulations Lexie all such fab news whoop whoop go you :) look forward to seeing lots more from you Hun. Your colouring is totally awesome and i think it will look fab framed :) xxx

  6. Congratulations and Congratulations again! I'm so pleased for you Lexie, you are having a great year so far. I do hope The Sunshine Girls will be appearing in our local nightclub, lol.
    Your colouring has, yet again, come up trumps and I think this image will look lovely on my wall x

  7. Its so nice to hear some good news for a change Lexie. I am so pleased for you. Went to get the magazine today but they didnt have one so will try somewhere else tomorrow.

    Is this the one to be framed cos it deserves to be so. Keep up the good work.

    Carrie xx

  8. Congratulations Lexie on all your fabulous news,seen your gorgeous cards in my copy of mag, well deserved....that image is fab.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  9. Wow congratulations!!! How totally awesome! Just adore your coloring

  10. BIG congratulations again Lexie. Your cards are wonderful and you deserve all your success.
    That is a fabulous image and your colouring looks brilliant too.
    hugs Sue xx

  11. Lexie! I am thrilled to have you part of my Lacy Sunshine Design Team. You Linda and Lousia are the perfect choices. I am so happy you love my images so.

    You three and this dance troop...LOL. Have given me a wonderful idea:)

    As for the colored Eleanor, Pickles and the Mammoth .. all I can say is Perfecto!

    Awesome job Lexie!
    PS- Yes more Mammoths and that coming!

    1. Thanks Heather! I can't tell you how pleased I am that there will be more mammoths and things. They're so different to everything else out there and are such fabulously strong characters...long may they live!

  12. double congrats and love the image
    Hugs Kate xx

  13. Congratulations Lexie - well deserved - great colouring on this one.
    (I had commented under the Blog challenge results!)

  14. Well done Lexie,so well deserved.Love the fab

  15. Congratulations sweetie and so well deserved. I am really pleased for you. Loving your coloured image too, so adorable and beautifully coloured
    Lindsay xx

  16. Congratulations on all your achievements Lexie. Wow. Dont run yourself down girl. Your work is stunning. With all that crawling, can I get a front row seat!! No seriously your work is beautiful. Wendy. Xx

  17. Congratulations Lexie, well deserved, your colouring and choice of colours is stunning and very inspiring :-) xxx

  18. Congratulations on your double good news. The card is fantastic, and will we be seeing you all on TV or You-tube any time soon!!! lol x

  19. Brilliant news Lexie, congratulations. Linda x

  20. Congratulations and well deserved my lovely! Elaine-xxx-

  21. Congratulations, very well deserved!!(and thanks for your kind comments). Can't wait to see what you come up with - Heather's designs are just amazing x