Sunday, 17 March 2013

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #4 DT Card

Hi Folks!

Hope you're all doing ok?  All well at this end, just extremely busy as I'm working on so many projects...not all craft related.  I'm going to be making and blogging less cards for a while, but will post some coloured images which will be made into cards at a later date.

And sorry...I'm absolutely rubbish at keeping up with the comments.  If you would like me to try and keep up with your blog, join the Lacy Sunshine Facebook group and post them on there so I don't miss them, otherwise it's going to be seriously hit and miss.  We welcome all sorts of images on there (excluding Sherri Baldy images) so just feel free to join and show us your cards and other projects.    Also, I am unable to comment on every post you make but will do as much as I can...some of you are posting 2 or 3 times a day and I hate missing your cards but it's just impossible to look at and comment on them please forgive me!  :o) is the start of Challenge #4 over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge and we have a fabulous theme this week which is 'Layer it Up!'  So you can use any digi (those using a Heather Valentin digi will be entered into the Random draw twice for each entry) apart from a Sherri Baldy image, but we want to see lots of lovely layers on your projects.  So it's a nice easy, fun one.

The winner (drawn by Random.Org) will receive a blinky and $30 to spend at the Lacy Sunshine Store.  The top three (picked by a member of the DT) will each receive a blinky and two digis of their choice from the store (excluding retiring or pre coloured).  Also, if you put GDT or GCT (Guest Creative Designer) after your name when you enter, someone will win a guest spot with the Sunshine Girls!

Heather Valentin (the boss!) recently released some fabulous new characters in the store.  They are so beautiful and are called 'Melancholy Moppets' and have a really old, sad and neglected Victorian feel to them.  They are stunning and can be used in so many ways and coloured in so many styles.  They're proving a big hit and there will be new digis added to the collection in the future...and several more added this weekend!  The Sunshine Girls have used Melancholy Moppets on their cards this week and everyone has had a lot of fun with them.  The Melancholy Moppets have their own page at the Lacy Sunshine store and Heather is adding thumbnails to all the digis so that you can see sample cards made using the digis to help you imagine how they'll look on your cards.  She's started off with the Melancholy Moppets so head over and have a look and you'll see the fabulous samples by the Sunshine Girls.  Also, if you visit the Lacy Sunshine blog you will find a video Heather has made to show off more Sunshine Girl samples featuring the Melancholy Moppets...the video is here's my card featuring Lacy Sunshine Stamp's adorable Adelaide...

I absolutely love, love, love this little Moppet...she's so pretty and cute and I've coloured her several times now because she's so rewarding.  She's also very easy to colour so if you've not coloured much before, she's a great one to start with.

I've used Promarkers and three Copics to colour her as follows:

Skin:  Copics E00, E11 and E21  and Promarker Baby Pink.
Hair:  Caramel, Sandstone and Satin.
Shading on white clothing:  Cool Grey 1 & 3 and Blender.
Pink clothing: Antique Pink & Baby Pink.
Eyes:  Marine, Turquoise and Cool Aqua.
Lips:  Antique Pink and Baby Pink.

I created the sentiment on my lappy and it's a quote from Edgar Allan Poe and reads:

'Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?'

The papers I have used are from Bearly Mine (link in right sidebar) and are from the Love Dreams set, which is very useful to have.  These have been matted onto pink card from my stash and have been layed out in my favourite (at present) layout.

The flowers have been cut out of the matting card using Cheery Lynn's Medium Rose die and fixed together with some silver, heart shaped brads from my stash.  That's it.  The artwork is so fabulous and the papers and layout so decorative that it really doesn't need any further embellishing.

The card base is a 6 x 6 scalloped edged, and the inside has been decorated to match the front.

Really hope you come over to join us in the Lacy Sunshine Challenge this fortnight.  We accept email entries as well, so no problem if you don't have a blog.  So head over to the challenge, have a look at the fabulous Creative Team inspiration and get crafting!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:  - Anything Goes - 1 of 2 entries - ends Friday - Anything Goes - ends Thursday - Anything Goes - ends 31 March - Add Pink - 1 of 2 entries - ends 19 March - Seeing Double (2 flowers) - 1 of 5 - ends 25 March - Anything Goes - 1 of 5 - ends 25 March - Anything Goes - ends 31 March - Lots of Layers - ends 22 March? - Fav Two Colours - ends 18 March - Spring or Pastel - ends 31 March - Make it Pink - ends 22 March? - Anything Goes - today - Anything Goes - - Always Anything Goes - 1 of 3 - ends 29 March - Anything Goes - 1 of 2 - ends 31 March  - Something Old (pink card) - ends 23 March

Take care everyone & happy crafting!


  1. Gorgeous card and love this image too. Beautiful papers and love the gorgeous design. Don't you just love these Moppets. These have now become my very favourite digi's from Heather :)

    Hugs to you and Jamie
    Linda xxxx

  2. beautiful card so sweet.

    greetings karin

  3. Love this card, the image is beautiful and the colours are gorgeous :-) xxx

  4. Beautiful Lexie.. Adelaide is next in line for me to colour!!

  5. Lovely image, beautiful card

  6. Lovely card Lexie. I love the image

  7. This is gorgeous, and such beautiful colouring!
    Mandy x

  8. Beautiful card,your colouring is stunning txx

  9. Hi Lexie, A very very beautiful card, and Adelaide looks gorgeous. The background papers and your colouring are wonderful
    Janet xxx

  10. I totally ADORE how you have colored this one up. I'm missing this image in my moppet collection. I'm going to have to get it. Your color combination is just fabulous.

  11. A gorgeous card Lexie. I love the papers and the layout. Adelaide looks wonderful x

  12. Gorgeous card Lexie. I love the image and your colouring is wonderful. The papers are so pretty and the layout is fabulous
    Take care
    Sue xx

  13. Stunning Lexie :). Love the colours and lay-out.

    Hugs, Mette

  14. Just too cute, love the image!...thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!

  15. I am loving that image and your design and colouring is fabulous.

    Joan x

  16. I love those images, I think I may have to visit and gget me some to colour.

    I too struggle to comment on everyones work, so know exactly where you are coming from. Just hope everyone understands that time is precious and the crafting should come first, and we very much appreciate any time anyone takes to comment.

    Lovely blog.

    Claire x
    (Crafty Bloggers Network DT)

  17. Oh Lexie, she's adorable and you've coloured her so beautifully! Love your gorgeous papers you've used to co-ordinate her with!
    Hugs, Tracey xx

  18. Love the pretty pastel pinks and the so cute image. Thank you for joining in our challenge this month.

    Crafty Bloggers Network Design Team

  19. Gorgeous card ,Lexie!Thank you for joinig us at Card Mania!

  20. Your card is very beautiful ! Thank you for joining us at NMWC. Christa.

  21. So gorgeous Lexie! Another fabulous image and I adore all the pinks!

  22. Love this card Lexie - this image is so adorable.

  23. Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge: Anything Goes

  24. Gorgeous card Lexie, pink and white is so fresh and clean and you've coloured her so beautifully

    Andrea x

  25. Oh my word this is

  26. This is gorgeous. I love the cute image and the papers and design are stunning.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  27. This is gorgeous, great image coloured beautifully
    Thank you for joining us this week at Anything Goes Challenge Blog! ! good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Tamara
    PS I have blog candy to give away on my blog Posh Cat Crafts!

  28. HI, gorgeous card, love the cute image and all the pink papers. Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge!
    Hugs Charlotte

  29. Fabulous creation, such a pretty colour you have used and the image which is so sweet has been coloured so nicely. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

    Cards by Lady Anne

    Lady Anne's Challenge
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

  30. Gorgeous, love the sweet image and the sentiment and the papers are lovely
    Lindsay xx

  31. Beautiful card. I like your image and colouring!

    Thanks for playing at NMWC this month.

    Happy Crafting