Thursday, June 18, 2015


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 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 hop on over and join in the celebration!


Artistic Inspirations:  ATG/Layers
Aud Sentiments Challenge:  Summer
As You  Like It:  Fav book Hide Tide in Hawaii, because of the fabulous pics and story. Eclectic Ellapu:  ATG
Great Impressions:  ATG
 Addicted to Stamps:  Summer Colors
Scrappers Delight:  ATG
That Craft Place:  ATG
Crafting from the Heart:  ATG
Dragon Fly Dreams:  Special Occasions 
Craft Your Passion:  ATG


kizzy said...

Lovely, true sunshine scene!

monique said...

lovely card so sweet gr monique

Suze said...

Lovely summery scene - wish I was there!

Terry Sullivan said...

Such a cheerful image:)

Annette Reed said...

Wow!! This is incredible! I love the trees and the way everything is layered. Your image is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

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

joke said...

Aloha!! This is so beautiful!! Summer feelings!!

Dora said...

beautiful background have you made.
the image fits really well into this card.
beautiful whole.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wonderful card. Love your coloring and added details. I am hopping along the Lacy Sunshine Blog Hop.

Granmargaret said...

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

~ginny said...

Great showcase for that image Barb! Love the scene thru the portal! And the very large palm tree balancing your image is a nice touch. Delighted you are sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#134 – Summertime Sentiment]
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Marlies said...

A lovely card with a perfect summer scene! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Marlies

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is a wonderful summer scene and looks fun.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Mynn Kitchen said...

What a fabulous summery card! LOVE the bold colors--your coloring is magnificent! Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Vannessa said...

This is gorgeous Barb - love the background images you used. So perfect for the Eleanor digi! Hugs, Vannessa x

Theresa Burnham said...

Love your beautiful project, but we have a max 10 challenges entered.
kind regards
Theresa TTPH dt

Jane Tillsley said...

lovely card thank you for joining in our challenge at Scrappers Delight x

Patti J said...

What a beautiful summer scene! Love your card, Barb - thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

Libby said...

Oh my goodness--these are totally cute and super fun. They give me the giggles from pure delight.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi and what a beautiful card love it and ty for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams crafty hugs Judith DT x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous scene, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

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