Monday 24 June 2013

Lacy Sunshine....News

Good morning everyone! Do you ever get up in the morning wondering whether or not you have actually been to bed:( Well I am having one of those mornings.....I have had a very fun filled weekend and was working on the card I have to share with you today until 12 o'clock last night. I then got woke up by a knock at the door (mr postie bringing me some crafty goodies, so not complaining) ....and thought who on earth is knocking this time of night LOL! Then remembered that I had a conversation with hubby at 5.30 this morning and my son at 7am so what happened to my sleep I don't know!!!! and I also feel like I have a massive hangover:( So anyways not a good start!!!! for a Monday morning...but have taken some tablets and had a strong coffee and now feeling good to go!!!...which is good as I am busy! busy!

Well! now that I have that off my chest I will tell you all my exciting NEWS...I am now a SUNSHINE GIRL!!!!!...

I was asked a few weeks ago by the very talented artist/designer of Lacy Sunshine Stamps  Heather Valentin if would like to join the design team and this was one that I was not going to turn down:) I have been using her images for a good few months now and I adore them!!!! So you will be seeing lot's more of these gorgeous images popping up on my blog:)
For my first DT card the image is Sticky Wings.... Bubbles Ice Skating. I have coloured her with copics and although she is not necessarily a Christmas digi.....well you don't have to skate just at Christmas! I decided I would make my first Christmas Card of 2013 with her! I haven't gone with the traditional colours with this one I thought I would go with pale pinks, blues and green.

So here she is my debut card on the Lacy Sunshine Design Team:  The challenge over on The Lacy Sunshine blog is as always 'Anything Goes'....So get creating and hop on over to the challenge blog and join in the fun:) and also check out the gorgeous cards that the other Sunshine Girls have created!!!

What do you think?..... I have to say I was really nervous on this one, but thought hey just go with what you know best! Bling, pearls and of course lot's of glitter and of course the frantage has made another appearance! I just love Christmas!
Also just to let you know...There are some adorable new images available on the website all created and designed by the extremely talented Heather Valentin.....  Check them out HERE
  • I have used Go Kreate Xl frames frilly #10
  • Papers is from Prima: Jack & Jill. blue and pink card stock.
  • The flowers, lace, pearls and gems are from The Hobby House.
  • The snow flakes are punches.
  • The corners are Melissa Frances available from Live and Love Crafts.
  • The die cut arch is from the Heartfelt Creations new Collection....Ornate gateway die.
  • The sentiment is a Papermania stamp.
  • The frontage that I have used is aged aqua available from Live and Love Crafts
  • I have also used a Stampendous frontage embossing tinsel in vintage blue which I purchased from Sir Stampalot
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue - anything goes
Challenges 4 everyone - always anything goes
Crafty Friends - use a charm


  1. A fabulous card Nikki, I love the way you've coloured Bubbles and the background you've given her.
    Welcome to the Sunshine Team, it's great to have you on board x

  2. What a gorgeous card Nikki! Congrats on your DT post!! Susan x

  3. Beautiful card Nicki, Congrats on your DT the Sparkle... Hugs May x x x

  4. How wonderful to be a new Sunshine Girl...Congratulations...I love your card it is just adorable...Hugz, joann

  5. Great news Nikki! Where do you find the time to make all your lovely cards and projects ? Cute card! Carole Z xx

  6. congrats and cannot wait to see more of your gorgeous work using these super images
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Absolutely stunning, Nikki! Love that you've made the card in non-traditional colours - they are definitely my preference too :) So pleased to be working alongside you on this fabulous DT also - can't wait to see your future gorgeous creations with Heather's fab digis!
    Hugs, Tracey xx

  8. This is gorgeous,love the colours and fab

  9. Very pretty card and a lovely charm, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends this week, xxx

  10. LOVE your card!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!!
    Have a GREAT day!


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