Points: one card created and shared (2). CARDtober #1 plus twist (2), #16 used only solid cs (and then inked it) (1), #34 hand cut template (1), #50 two scraps (2), #51 stamping (1), #58 dies (1), #65 rectangle (1), #79 Christmas card (2). Total: 13
grammadee 'Cardtober #1' Beautiful Cardtober challenge illustrated with an even more beautiful card! I absolutely love the hints of moodiness in your card rendition with those slightly dark clouds on the horizon. The pine trees peeking out from behind the top hill are such a cute touch. I love your mixed media touches to give extra texture and dimension. And those blue robins are absolutely adorable (I love that you put them down on the snow rather than close to the sky for some extra contrast).
nylene 'Cardtober #1' Oh my, look at your lush and perfectly blended background! So rich in colour and so even. Love the white splatter (I'm very partial to this technique) and your decision to use black and white contrast to add to your beautiful background. It's striking! Those black flora elements are perfect. All in all, you're making me swoon and dream of those long summer eves that are now gone... The recipient will be very happy finding this in the mail.
boymom5, I'm sure you can make cards. There are some great sketches and ideas on Pinterest and the Cardtober prompts this month here in the Stamping section are great helps. They can be complicated or very simple. Try some. I'm sure you will surprise yourself.
nylene I may give it a try. When I have in the past, they just never look as fabulous as others like yours! That truck is adorable! I need to catch up on my books since I'm so behind. One day the cards will come!
boymom5, Those are great pages. I love that front page with the wreath of flowers. Very beautiful. I love your Pirate papers and the cute embellishments, especially Captain Hook and the croc. This is a great project. You are right, cards can come later.
grammadee and @ nytlene - I will be leaving card love over in the CARDtober challenges boymom5 - Love the paper wreath, that must have taken some time but well worth it. kitbop - Really love the Christmas page, it's so well balanced.
grammadee - Your sunrise card is just amazing! I love that touch of pink and it just feels like a cold winter morning! Exactly what the inspiration photo showed!
nylene - Your day 1 challenge card is amazing too! I love the black flowers on the background, it really makes the design pop! And Your Halloween truck is the cutest thing! Are your little guys stickers, stamps, die cuts?? So, cute!
@buysmom5 - Wow! That wreath is amazing! Just gorgeous! I am sure that was so much work, but it was worth it in the end. And your pirate pages are so fun! Where were you vacationing?
kitbop - I agree with you, I love that the page is Christmas but has a different vibe too.
Dictionary - That monster card is so cute! I love it! And your day 1 challenge car is just amazing! I am such a newbie card maker I just can't even imagine how you made it.
I am sharing this because I made this shirt, not sure if it will count for points because I am not sure other crafts is on the sheet this month. So, I will see when the official sheet is done. Anyway, on a Silhouette Design facebook group this stacked font design on shirts has been floating around. I got the itch to try it. I had bought the glitter iron on stuff so I just jumped in. It is by far the most complicated shirt I have ever done. Well, to be honest, it is the third shirt I have ever done, so I am pleased with the results.
boymom5 , those pages are AMAZING! That 3-D wreath is gorgeous, and great work using those perfectly suited Neverland papers for the boys’ adventures! Such different moods, but all creatively fantastic! I love scrapping a vacation right after returning home when all the memories are fresh and new.
That shirt looks really cool, lynnek. If the other crafts didn’t pop up this month, you can still claim any of the team challenge points that apply.
Dictionary - great cards. I love the pp you used to matte your yetis and your halloween girl: the colours pop out so well. And your nighttime scene is so lovely! lynnek - that shirt is so professional looking! Wow!
8 Halloween cards: I started singing this song to myself during Halloween skeleton animal cardmaking last year and then had the idea to make cards of it (a Friends reference that I hope most people recognize!). I will probably add a note inside that says "it's not your fault!" (btw I'm keeping this picture set to private so my friends don't see it on Flickr before they get it in the mail.)
I printed the text using Photoshop and added the cats (Michaels skeleton animals stamp from 2018, cut with SNC). I'm still figuring out which text style I like and what copyright free font/lettering I can use to be able to sell this.
Fall cards: sorry about the weird light on these. I made 22 cards yesterday, destined for my shop, once I figure out how to group them. Two sets of 6 cards (3 fall leaf cards and 3 mason jar/mouse cards). The papers are from Doodlebug, an older fall collection I got in a "seasons" bundle. Random inherited cardstock for mat layer. Fall card sets by jo.blackford, on Flickr
left: offcuts cards using leftovers from another set of cards I made. The sentiments are from a cut apart sheet. right: 4x6 cut aparts from the same Doodlebug fall collection that was part of the "seasons" bundle I bought. Slightly trimmed to fit on cards with little scrap banner details. Fall cards by jo.blackford, on Flickr
From the same Doodlebug "seasons" package, unknown fall collection, 4x6 and 4x4 cut aparts die cut or just trimmed to fit on cards. The bold floral is the backside of two cut aparts I couldn't use. Sentiments from a cut apart sheet, layered and/or trimmed into banners. Fall cards by jo.blackford, on Flickr
I'm working on some fox cards today but it's slower going. Gotta get my headphones on and get in the zone.
This is a scraplift of a layout I saw somewhere on the internet. I used the 'Fresh Start' kit by Neia Scraps, and I tweaked the colours a bit so they matched the photos better. Here is the template if any digital scrappers want to use it: Template
Oh my goodness boymom5 I love your pages! That wreath is fabulous! And I love the stories on the Pirates pages! So cool!
kitbop I think that Christmas layout may be one of my favorites of your pages. I love how bright and happy it is.
joblackford I love your cards! They inspire me to give a cardmaking a try! I had to LOL at Skelecat because that smelly cat song started running through my head before I even finished reading the front of the card lol.