Thursday, 18 June 2015

Lacy Sunshines Eleanor and Pickles through the years blog hop

Late one night in June of 2012, Heather Valentin was on the phone with her best friend and was drawing, like many of us do when talking on the phone, and the result, the first Eleanor and Pickles image – Eleanor and Pickles Book of Spells. The first image of Eleanor by herself, was Eleanor Bookworm.

Now, 3 years later, Eleanor and Pickles make up the largest category of images created by Heather Valentin for Lacy Sunshine Stamps. Eleanor and Pickles along with various other character friends, like Tilly the dinosaur, have had many adventures over the past 3 years and Heather continues to draw new images of these delightful characters.

Over the next 2 days, the Lacy Sunshine DT gals will be celebrating Eleanor and Pickles 3rd Anniversary/Birthday with our Through The Years Blog Hop. Please come hop along with us to win some “Pickletastic” prizes and see some Heather’s favorite Eleanor and Pickles images. You can visit Lacy Sunshine Shoppe to view the entire range of images available for purchase.

The hop begins here at Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and then follows the order below. Make sure you stop at every blog on the hop and leave a comment. Don’t forget to leave a comment here too. Our prizes will be announced along with our New Challenge post on June 21st. Hope you enjoy the hop!!


So here is my card using Lacy Sunshine's  fabulous Eleanor and Pickles Batty Bats digi image which is available in the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe HERE

 I have used the following Copics to colour

Other ingredients used

Go Kreate Dies
Scalloped circle and plain circle nesties
Lilac Satin ribbon with piece of card candi in the centre
LOTV circle sentiment stamp
Happy Birthday Banner die from Poppy Stamps
Patterned papers, butterflies and flowers are from Nitwits Promises FQB
Tiny bows on the bunting and Octagon buttons are from Robert Addams Buttons and Bows die set
Pearls in the centre of the flowers

I am entering this card into the following challenges 

Di's Digi Designs Die cuts
Scrappers Delights  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps  Summer Colours
Dragonfly Dreams  Special Occasions
Electic Ellapu Anything Goes
GreaImpessions  Anything goes
That Craft Place  Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges  Pile it on
Artistic Inspirations  Anything goes with layers
Craft Deebowz  Anything goes with a hand made bow
Crafting from the heart  Anything Goes
Craft your passion  Anything Goes
Love to scrap  Anything Goes
Melonheadz  Bright colours
The Paper Girls  Happy Birthday
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Inky Chicks  Butterflies
Papertake Weekly Oh so pretty

 Thanks for looking


  1. Very pretty love the subtle colours
    Lynne x

  2. Hi,

    Congrats on the 3th anniversayr of Eleanor and Pickels. Great card you have made.


  3. Adorable. I love the colours

  4. This is so cute, love it!

  5. o such a sweeeetie gr monique love it in blue

  6. What an adorable image!! And you have made a darling card with it. Great colors and layout. :)

  7. Great shaped card. Love the banner sentiment.

  8. Adorable card, love the colors. The images are so cute

  9. I love everything about this card: the shape, image, banner, embellies! Those teeny bows on your banner are just too cute.

  10. wow your cards are just so gorgeous love them all my favourite images are the elenor and pickles so a great blog hop for me xx hugs lorrain

  11. What a cute image and I like the colouring!!

  12. This is beautiful with such a delicate look to it. Barb

  13. so lovely and sweet card with the soft colours.
    beautiful done

  14. She is a cutie. Love your coloring and embellishments. I am hopping along the Lacy Sunshine Blog Hop.

  15. Another darling card, Julie! LOVE the blues this time! Fabulous coloring and wonderful mix of embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  16. Lovely card. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop

  17. Oh, this is adorable! I love the colors you've chosen. And I love that you took the image to a different place. My knee-jerk reaction would have been a Halloween card, and this is so much better! Thanks for dropping this by 613 Avenue Create this week. We hope to see you again soon!

  18. What a cute card, Julie! Such a sweet image. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

  19. Cute card, love that shape! Thanks for sharing at Crafting from the heart.

  20. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

  21. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

  22. Such a pretty card and colour palette.The banner and flowers are pretty additions.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  23. Lovely birthday card!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

  24. This is so pretty Julie - love how you used the image for a birthday card.

    Hugs, Vannessa x

  25. another FANTASTIC Card!!! Thanks!!!
    Cristina, DT for Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog.

  26. Beautiful card, Julie! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

  27. What a delightful birthday card - so cute with your banner. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  28. Another Cutey!
    Thanks for playing along at Eclectic Ellapu.
    Lisa - Eclectic Ellapu DT


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