Spring Crocuses

Hi there 🙂 I was recently talking to my sister, who lives in Santa Fe, and she told me that she has kept the prairie crocus that I pressed for her about 15 years ago (when she was living in Venezuela) all these years!! She takes it out and remembers the crocus hunts that we used to go on in our Mom’s “secret” crocus places. The crocus and the pussy willow were always the first, and most convincing signs that spring had arrived after a long, cold winter. The image, Winter Pick Me Up, from Power Poppy, has got to be my favorite spring image, ever!! Not only is it the perfect image for my sis’s birthday card, but it’s also ideal for the new challenge at Power Poppy! I colored the beauty up with my pencils, then did some rather confusing layering, partial fussy cutting, and die cutting to create this slim line card. A quick stamped and embossed sentiment on a die cut banner finishes this card off. I love the result, and hope my sister does, too, and that it brings back fond memories for her 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Power Poppy’s Blossom Challenge – Bring those May Flowers

Mirtillamente Challenge – #10 ATG

Coloring With Pencils – May ATG

Crafty Catz – #598 ATG/Celebrations

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2223 ATG


  1. This is just stunning Susan! Your pencil work is glorious! And its so beautifully framed in this slimline design! Thanks so much for joining us in The Blossom Challenge at Power Poppy!

  2. A very lovely card. Your coloring is so great. I love it!
    Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again.
    Alena DT Mirtillamente

  3. I adore this image and your card is so very pretty! I colored this one up for a January panel for my desk! I have a new flower each month! But this one….so pretty! Thanks for playing along in the Blossom Challenge at Power Poppy!

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