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 .. ..