Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Card and An Afghan!

 Hi Friends!

I'm feeling pretty confident that the new batteries for my camera did the trick. I was able to take a bunch of pictures for this post and the camera didn't shut off. Whoo hooo!!!💃😊 (Blogger now allows me to add emojis!)

When I was at Michaels a week ago, I came across a display that had several different stationery type items that one could color. I found card sets that included 6 cards of one design and envelopes. The kicker is the pack was $1.50! There were several designs, but the flower ones really drew my eye. There were also gift bags with designs, gift tags, gift boxes. I just got the cards. And I colored one of them this past Sunday while watching the football playoff games.
I really liked that the design continued to the back side of the card!
This was colored with my Prismacolor pencils. And I took my Clear Sparkle Spectrum Noir pen and filled in the background of the front of the card. I love the sparkle it adds. I also added a bit of glitter gel pen to the stamens on the flower. Very fun! 

As most of you know, the lighting in my house isn't really conducive to cardmaking at night, but I am always working on some sort of handwork project in the living room. I recently finished crocheting a granny square afghan from a book called A Granny Square Christmas. I got the book from Joann's and fell in love with the afghan on the cover. Had to make it! I started around Christmas and finished a couple of Sundays ago. I used all Red Heart Super Saver yarn. 

Amy wanted to photobomb and I told her to go ahead and sit on the afghan to give you some perspective as to the size of the squares. 

Then sitting  led to laying down. LOL She is about 5'3"

That's it from me for now. I hope you are having a good week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sharli Schaitberger said...

First - Amy looks amazing - she is so fun! Your afghan is larger than I would have realized so I'm glad Amy added some perspective! I love the colors!! I am also really impressed with the cards you've colored - they are gorgeous and how nice it is to have things to keep your hands busy! I'm glad you mentioned the sparkle background - you made me look again and I must tell you, I LOVE it!


Happy Crocheter said...

OH my gosh Jeanne. When I saw that you posted about your card and afghan I couldn't wait to read. You know I love the cards you make, but I especially love the crocheted afghan. And when did Amy get to be 5'3"? That's how tall I am. :) Thanks for sharing. Love and Hugs, Tamara

Loll said...

Hi Jeanne. Your daughter is beautiful! Don't they grow up too fast??!! The card is so pretty. Great colouring and love the sparkly background on the front of the card. And your afghan is awesome! You sure whipped that up fast! Love the colours. xx

Kay Miller said...

Well look at all of this eye candy here! Your card is beautiful! Those coloring sheets look like lots of fun, and your coloring is really amazing! The afghan! Wow!! That is so pretty, but the fact that you started it around Christmas and it is now complete is what is really boggling my mind! That is seriously fast! Amy looks so cute being the afghan model :) She's taller than I am! Hugs my friend! :)

mE said...

WOOHOO!! Love that afghan and that is some serious progress, Jeanne! I am still tryign to finish the one I started in 2015 ;) I love those colors, fun and happy and retro!



I Card Everyone said...

Gorgeous coloring! and what a great little shopper you are, Jeanne! LOve that the design continues to the back side... why don't we do that more often? Gorgeous card, loveliest colors!
So glad I stopped by ...

Patti said...

Beautiful cards!! amazing Afghan and adorable daughter!! : )

Jeanne I am sorry it has taken me so long to write to thank you for your loving thoughts and prayers and or the beautiful ornament you crocheted and included in my Christmas card!! I am blessed beyond measure by your friendship!

I am feeling much better and hope to be back to blogging soon.

BIG (((Hugs)))