Friday, 2 March 2012

Signs of Spring

We are looking for Signs of Spring this week on the Cute Card Thursday blog, this is a new cutie Daisy stamp Marianne has just released, and seeing those pretty Spring crocus flowers I immediately thought of purple and yellow as my colour scheme. I've used my Copics to colour the image: skin tones with E000, E00, E01 & E21; hair with E50, E51 E53 & E55; yellows with Y13, Y35 & Y38; greens with G20, G21, G24 & G28; purples with V12, V15 &V17

I've yet to add any of Marianne's papers to my stash so dug out some pieces of polka dots and gingham along with plain card in white, green and lavender. In addition to Marianne's cutie image I've used the new Creatables CR1203 square doily behind the image and the smallest of the flower dies that comes with it to cut the solid flowers. The other flowers are from LR0112, the pretty scallop cut in white is LR0201, and the ivy with birdhouse and bird are all from LR0206. I couldn't waste the little heart that cuts out from the birdhouse so have put it in the top corner of the image. I've finished with my Waco white pearl maker pen to make the centres of the flowers.

The purple crocus flowers in my garden have started to bloom, but as they don't get a lot of sunshine they are rather reluctant to open for more than a few hours each day, thankfully the sun shone so I could take a snap. The daffs behind should be open in a few weeks, the straggly grass looking leaves in the middle are actually garlic chives and they don't flower until late summer, to the left is a clump of large leaved thyme, and to the right is a patch of marjoram - both starting to freshen up over the last couple of days with the sunshine we've been enjoying down here. Fingers crossed it continues so I can persuade one of the boys to cut the grass .. ..


  1. The card matches the crocus in your garden so beautifully Annie!!! Beautiful card!!!
    Dutch Tulip

  2. Gorgeous spring card Annie - love the crocus!
    Keryn x

  3. Hi Annie love the card it's gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful card Annie - and the crocus also. Hope you get the grass cut!! Lynn ♥

  5. wonderful card annie ,I love the papers and the stamp so cute
    hugs Lia

  6. ooooooooh just adorable ~such a sweet image and love your colour combo and all those added details
    vanessa xx
    ps everytime i look at one of your cards my must have "die cut" list gets longer and longer!!! thanks for pointing me in the right direction!!

  7. Oh my Annie!! Just adorable image and fabulous shades of lilac on your design!! :) Oh how I wish I could be seeing those flowers coming up in my yard...they're gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing hun! Have a great weekend!! HUGS

  8. It's great seeing you playing with the Marianne products & I do love the way you used that little heart from the bird house - it balances the design beautifully. I've loved crocus colours as long as I can remember & this is just a lovely creation.
    Our daffodils are just starting to peek our today in our woodland.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. what a gorgeous card love the image so sweet and its nice to know that spring is on its way
    have a lovely weekend

  10. Lovely card Annie and the image is cute. Love the coloring of it.
    Hugs Gretha

  11. Your blog is bad for the health of my pocket, Annie! Too much prettiness all of which is coveted by me! A lovely make! Hugs, Lesley

  12. Aaawww this is just adorable, I love the cute image and pretty colours too :)


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