After the lovely real winter weather we had recently it has become just....dull. All this week it has been that kind of week where it never really gets light. The weather men are forecasting some brighter colder weather by late weekend so I hope the sun returns then. We have had some much needed rain but that has not done much to cheer so I thought I would share some colour on a dull winter day.
Last week I found these snowdrops in flower in my parents' garden.
Unlike last year when there were carpets of them, this year there are only a few clumps. I think snowdrops need a really cold winter and as we have had such a mild one they are taking this year off!
We saw some beautiful Helebores at the garden centre and this one even had a bee buzzing around !
Here is another lovely clump.
My parents also had a lovely pot of tete a tete daffodils in flower in their garden.
Do you remember my little one outside still in bud a few weeks ago...?
Here she is today, fully opened in my raised bed. How I love my daffodils.
Also my hyacynth in water has bloomed and the scent is just divine. As I come into the house that spring- like scent greets me....
This was last week..............
Here she is today, looking out into my very bare garden.
The flowers have a lovely purple edge to them.
How beautiful they are. I have so enjoyed watching my bulb in water grow from first putting down some roots last autumn to her splendour now.
Even Billy is looking out for some colour in his garden
from the heights of my studio roof.
So what else can I offer for some colour on a drab day....how about my latest card challenge offering?
I chose to make a really bright cheerful card using bright blues.
I used my trusty Promarkers to colour her and highlighted using my prismacolor pencils.
I cut a border with my Martha Stewart lace punch and added a bright blue ribbon and 2 bright blue polka dot buttons. I used twine to tie the button to continue with the "garden" theme. I stamped my circular sentiment using bright blue ink.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Passion for Promarker's recycle something I have recycled some of my garden twine to tie the buttons with.
Papertake weekly challenge Happy highlights I have highlighted my card using bold blue ribbon, buttons and bright blue ink to stamp the sentiment.
Simon Says Stamp anything goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge crafty bargains My bargains are the polka dot buttons found on Ebay as a craft destash...!
Joanna Sheen celebrations
Creative Craft the colour blue
Die Cuttin Divas buttons, bows and/or bling I used a lacy scallop square diecut.
Party Time Tuesday colour/photo inspiration I used the colours and the photo as inspiration but gave my card a spring rather than a winter feel to cheer us up!
I hope my post has put a little splash of colour into your day?
It's nearly the weekend again, have a great one when we get there.
Bye for now,