Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Crocus

Hello friends.

Today I have a touch of spring to share.


Crocus are one of the earliest spring flowers although I think the daffodils
bloom earlier in my yard.

Both of these stamps are from my win at Serendipity Stamps.

I'm entering this in 


Here's another project I made. This time I used the Serendipity Blackeyed Susan Alphabet stamp
and the PPP Scalloped Borders 2 die that came from Serendipity also.


I've enjoyed using it with the last two books I read by a NC author,
Donna Everhart.  It's always fun to have a new bookmark and find a new favorite author!

I'm having a wonderful time creating with these stamps.

Wish I had more creative time because I have a few more that I'm longing to play with.

Since I've used snippets for the bookmark, I'll take it over to


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Crocus, Lilacs Cling Set (Serendipity)
Ink:   More Mustard, Ripe Persimmon, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass (DI), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Paper:   Neena, Mixed Media
Other:  Stitched Square Die (SSS)

Bookmark Recipe
Stamps:  Blackeyed Susan Alphabet (Srndpty)
Ink:  Crushed Curry (SU)
Paper:  Naturals White, Chocolate Chip Textured (ret. SU)
Other: Scalloped Border 2 Die (PPP/Serendipity), Stitched Squares Die (SSS), Seam Binding


22 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

Yummy sunny yellow!
I love them both and your card looks like a painting!
Bravo!!

Pat said...

These Serendipity stamps are beautiful Bonnie, and I love that personalised bookmark with the prettily highlighted letter, and the crocuses are gorgeous and love the watercolouring. x

Marcia HIll said...

BEAUTIFUL card and lovely bookmark too!! Your Crocus's are so pretty and painted beautifully...makes me think Spring might actually come??!! Love that you like to make bookmarks too...I'm always making up new one's from scraps to use in my reading adventures!! :0)

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty crocus! I have lost most of my bulbs to time and critters, but I do love them. How fun that you made a book marker! I enjoy using a real one, but often just use a receipt. I should probably make a few of them! TFS!

MaryH said...

Wowsers, you got some great stamps with that win. I absolutely love the yellow crocus. I think we have daffodils around the neighborhood (and we even have a couple by our front steps, but think the ones in the front flower bed have gone by the way). Love the mottled background that lets the wonderful shades of yellow shine out so cheerily, and of course, the bookmark is a stunner. Very classy & elegant. TFS & Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, both are gorgeous, I love Serendipity stamps. Lucky win, I'm sure there are more on your list. the crocus bulbs are a great reminder spring is just round the corner :)

jimlynn said...

Love that gorgeous card! It looks like a painting and should be in an art gallery. Beautiful!
The bookmark is just as lovely too. VERY pretty and useful!
Lynn

JosieD said...

Beautiful card and book mark, Bonnie. The card definitely puts us in a "Think Spring" mood. We sure need it around this area given latest weather. The bookmark is such a good idea. I belong to a book club....hmmmm, you've got me thinking.

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! so beautiful, love those crocus, we have some flowering but only purple and white, would love to have some yellow :) Your tag is fab, you must get some joy from it, in placing it in your books.
Faith
x

Nancy Stislow said...

What a beautiful job you did on your crocuses, Bonnie! Love the water coloring on these. The book mark is wonderful too- SO fun! I agree on the discovery of a new author too. Both of these are fantastic!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored crocus and very creative bookmark, Bonnie. So fun using new toys. TFS my friend. Hugs

Di said...

Hi Bonnie - lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground! What a wonderful card and bookmark - they both sing out 'Spring is coming'!Beautiful water colouring as well.

Hugs

Di xx

Susan said...

Loved seeing all that yellow on this grey rainy day in Vancouver! I have that Serendipity crocus stamp - I should get it out as it's such a good one. Both are so well done - love your watercolouring and framing of the crocuses, and the great scalloped border and scrunched ribbon on the bookmark.

Kara Lynne said...

Your crocuses are so gorgeous and what a wonderful bookmark! You are right, there is never enough crafting time. Ever.

JoAnn said...

Beautifully colored crocus on your lovely card. The tag is very pretty also. Have a wonderful day.

Bobby said...

The crocus are so beautifully painted, Bonnie. I can't wait to see them peeking up through the ground. The monogram fits perfectly on the bookmark, all fancied up with that edge die and wonderful ribbon.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Yummy crocuses, Bonnie, & I love your monogrammed bookmark too!!

Loll said...

Your crocuses are so pretty, Bonnie. It is the sign that spring is here and hopefully we'll see them in our garden soon! :) Your bookmark is beautiful ... that stamp is awesome! xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another miniature work of art here Bonnie my friend!! Love it. And that tag is just beautiful! Have a lovely day! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful water coloured card Bonnie, truly a piece of art. Fun bookmark and yes great to have a new one x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my gosh!! if there is a sign that Spring is on it's way is the peeks of green of bulbs and your card is a gorgeous example of that.
So beautifully water colored Bonnie, the stitched frame is perfect for this lovely image.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.
Hugs.

Trina P. said...

I have a crocus stamp, but have not yet used it. Your watercolouring and the colours are so pretty and fresh. Wonderful spring card. xx