A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

September 28, 2014

NBUS Challenge #2 Winners!

Hi Everyone!

Here is the posting of winners for my second NBUS Challenge! The response was even more over-whelming than the wild participation in the first NBUS Challenge! There were a total of THREE HUNNERT AND EIGHT (308!) entries!! Reach around and pat yourself on whatever you can reach without pulling a wing out of its socket!

You guys are the best for supporting my movement to bring love and attention and scissors and ink to the neglected Never-Before-Used-Schtuff languishing in craft rooms all over the world! Younger, prettier, more modern products appear and tempt us constantly, pushing the older models to the back of the shelf before they've ever been used. Some even drop down behind.

But no longer! In a world going green and fighting against bullying and waste, we ... oh, never mind. I'm preaching to the choir!!

Congratulations to all the winners chosen by Hammy, in colladoration with Dr. and Mrs. Random Org. While not setting any presidents, with over 300 entries, how could I not award FIFTEEN prizes?!

Let's give the winners a huge round of applause!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!




Sheila H. Lala Crafts

Joyce of Cards-by-the-Sea

sunflower
Taunya of Daisies Girl

Lindsey of Occasional Crafting
Chriss of Botanical Cafe

Sindu of Trapped in Craft

Shona of Twine Around


Jenny L. of Cardsarus

Karen of Stamping in Pink

Harriet of Ally Cat Cards

Karen of Made by Meadie

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*Winners, you have the choice of a $25 gift certificate to either

 Inspiration Emporium
or
 Simon Says Stamp!!   

Please email me at darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com to let me know your choice.

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Thank you, again, and enjoy your day, every body! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!**

As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower! Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor!

Thank you, again!!
  
 
**Life Is Too Short!

92 comments:

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to all the glorious winners! And congratulations to you Darnell, for the success of this fabulous challenge! xxx

Jasleen said...

Wow! Congrats to all the winners.You all are so lucky!! And Darnell, you are so generous.

Becca Cruger said...

Congratulations to you awesome crafters!

Anita in France said...

Thanks so much, Darnell, for such generosity and for another brilliant NBUS challenge ... what a cat A-list you are!! Congratulations to all the lucky winners ... just think, more NBUS for next time! Hugs, Anita :)

Rita said...

Congratulation to All the Winners. Hugs Rita xxx

Laurie Unger said...

Congrats to all the winners and Darnell for another awesome challenge!

Sue - said...

Congratulations to you Darnell for running such a great challenge and to all the lucky winners. Hammy did a great job too - lovely pic of him!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I would say your NBUS challenge is definitely a success! Congrats to the lucky winners! And thank you, Darnell, for encouraging us to use our NBUS! I still have lots more that I haven't used LOL!

Milka Gubo said...

Congratulations to all :-D Very very pretty cards ladies :-D
This challenge was very fun :-D Thank you Darnell :-D

conil said...

All you NBUS winners....KUDOS!

Cazzy said...

Congrats all, Mr Random must be tired now!

Cazzy x

Karen Petitt said...

Oh WOW! I really wasn't expecting that huni. Thank you, hamster and Mr Random thingamebob! Just got to check them both out and will email you! Karen xx

Liz said...

Congratulations to all the winners! A great challenge, Darnell, with very generous prizes. xx

Bobby said...

Clap, clap, clap for all the winners. And hugs to you for getting us all to use our NBUS, Darnell.

SARN said...

Evening Darnell . . . sending many congrats to all your winners.

You are one VERY generous lady.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congrats to all of the winners. I am feeling very privileged to be a part of this awesome community of kind crafters. Thank you Darnell for your generosity, your humour, your kindness and the time that you devote to each and every one of us with your thoughtful and encouraging comments! You are a gem.
Hugs, Chriss xox
Thank you for getting us onboard the NBUS train!

Sue said...

Oh My Goodness! Thank you so much for your generosity Darnell, seriously - FIFTEEN winners!. I am totally thrilled to see my card picked out by Hammy, in colladoration with Dr. and Mrs. Random Org!
You are such a special lady who brings so much joy to others.
Off to Email you now...
hugs Sue xx

Janis said...

Congratulations to all the winners with their amazing creations. Darnell, you are wonderful for hostessing this with your generous giveaways. Thanks for all the fun!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

oldpunca said...

It's a great idea to encourage girls to craft with "forgotten" creative tools. Congratulation to you for so many entries and congratulation to all winners. :-)
Sonja

Cathy said...

Hi Darnell, congrats to all of the winners and thank you for inspiring us all to use all of our schtuff, Cathy x

Karren said...

Fifteen prizes? Darnell - you are a legend!!! Congrats to all the winners - beautiful cards!

Pat said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners, and thank you to Darnell for such a great challenge. x

Taunya Butler said...

I am SO impressed with you and your generous spirit!! You have done an amazing thing with this NBUS challenge - such a brilliant and genius idea!! Thrilled to have been picked as one of the winners!! Thank you for the incredible blessing you are to all who know you!!!

Sheila H said...

I am so surprised and happy to be one of your winners, Darnell. You are so generous and kind. Thanks very much for your amazing generosity.

Sarah Gray said...

Congrats to all of the winners and their wonderful creations! So many prizes - you are so generous, Darnell :)

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Congrats to the winners, what an awesome turnout and so many beautiful cards <3

Jacquie Southas said...

Congratulations to all the winners and thank YOU, Darnell for such a fun challenge. I'm looking forward to NBUS#3 in the new year and will work diligently to find more new schtuff to fill my craft room and be ready for when you offer the next challenge :)

Gay Peplow said...

WOW What a surprise, to see my name picked, how wonderful:D Thank you so much Darnell, you're such a generous lady!! Congratulations to all the winners and we are all winners really because we got to use our new schtuff and saved it from anonymity in the bottomless pit of our supplies, hugs Gay xx

Beebeebabs said...

Congrats winners!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats to all the winners! And look at all those great cards!
Darnell you are so generous and your challenge is always so much fun. Thank you again having this challenge.

Nora N. said...

Congratulations to all the winners!! Their cards are fantastic!! You are so sweet for doing this Darnell!!! Thank you so much for the challenge!!

Judy1223 said...

Congratulations to all the winners! (Hey, the real winners are the NBUS that have now been used, right?!) Darnell, thanks for encouraging us to break out our new toys and give them some love! Good times!!!

stampwithsandy said...

What a fab challenge! Congrats to you
Darnell for such a great turnout, and of course congrats to the winners! And thanks to Hammy for all his hard work!

Kylie said...

Congratulations everyone!! Thanks to Darnell for such a wonderful challenge. xx

Cornelia W said...

Hooray to all the winners!

KimCreate said...

Amazing participation in this challenge. Congrats to all the winners and for everyone who has another card in their stash with a NBUS item!

Hussena said...

Congrats to all the winner's ..Wow !! so lucky :) And really appreciate your generosity Darnell that's a huge line up of of prizes :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners! You are so generous, Darnell! And your challenge is so much fun! Looking forward to #3!

Kris B said...

Congrats to all the winners!! Thanks for a wonderful and fun challenge Darnell!

cm said...

Cheering and applauding all the winners, and ESPECIALLY you, Darnell, for hostessing such a fabulous challenge! Looking forward to NBUS #3, because a certain 'someone' went on another spree...
Hugs~c

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats to all the winners! Even though I am not one of them, I wish you all well and hope you have lots of fun shopping!!!

Thanks again for a really fun challenge, Darnell!!!

Denise Price said...

Congratulations to all the winners. It's great to see so many people participating in this wonderful, fun, and "green" endeavor. (You know me, I like green stuff.) Have a good week! :)

Carol L said...

Congrats to all of these lucky winners! Enjoy your goodies, and thanks for a fun challenge Darnell!!

Sindhu said...

OMG Darnell!!! I just can't believe I won the gift certificate! Thanks so much! You are so sweet and generous! Hugs...

Lisa said...

Congrats to all of your winners Darnell and thanks for another fun challenge!!!

Nan G said...

Congrats to all! A lovely bunch of cards ladies! Hammy must be tired from pulling all those numbers or spinning the random wheel, Darnell. Take break you deserve it. Hugs

Kelly Latevola said...

Congratulations ladies! I loved playing along Darnell! Thank you so much for hosting this fabulous challenge :)

Scrapbook Lynne said...

Cogratulations to all the winners, awesome cards all. aND I just want to send a HUGE thank you to YOU Darnell, since I KNOW you made the time to comment personally on each and every entry! PS: your blog makes my heart happy!

Maura R said...

Oh, my gosh - That is so fun to see my name picked!! Darnell, your generosity is amazing and I don't mean just the prizes! (Although that IS amazing too). Your kind words about our cards and the humor you share with us in your blog are real gifts to all of us. I am grateful.

hellerlittle said...

I´m new at your blog followers and left the challenge but
Congratulations to all the lucky winners ... just think, I´ll have NBUS for next time!*lol
CU hellerlittle

Janelle said...

Congratulations Darnell on a wonderful Challenge. I didn't quite make it in on time, but I thought about it! :) Luv ya! Janelle

Sarah said...

Well done everyone and thanks Darnell for hosting this fab challenge!! xx

Shery said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners! Thanks so much, Darnell, for a fun challenge! Loved playing!!! :o)

Karen B said...

Many congratulations to all the lucky winners. Such a great idea Dippy...not surprised you got so many entries. Can't wait for the next one!

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Congrats to all winners
fantastic cards
hugs to all
Tamara

Vicky Hayes said...

Ahhhh! All those entries are a tribute to how loved you are in our online crafting community Darnell. Congrats to all the lucky winners! Vicky x

Shona Chambers said...

EEEEKKKKK!!! I just can't believe it! Thank you so much Hammy and the Random Number thingy, you have so made my day. And thank you Darnell for such a generous prize and for setting up such a fantastic new challenge. The amount of entries really does go to show how much you are loved in the crafting community and you totally deserve it!! Maybe you will break 500 with the next one???? Congratulations to all the other excited winners too!

Viv said...

Wheeee Dee thanks for picking my card as a winner too! soo many fabulous cards and another great challenge too.You can see just how loved you are by all the many comments you receive....love ya Dee mwah ;) Vee xxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
I am sooooooooo! pleased to be one of your winners.
My you are such a very generous lady.
I cannot believe that Hammy and random thing has selected me as one of your winners, on my first entry to you wonderful challenge, as I missed your 1st one due to illness.
Thank you for creating this wonderful challenge,and all your hard work involved, it sure gets us using things we might well forget to use.
Will email you shortly.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Monika Reeck said...

yeah you really made many ladies happy to put more prizes Darnell you are really a lovely Woman...yeah....now congrats to all winner....enjoy shopping ladies...hugs from Munich, Monika

Redanne said...

Huge congratulations to all the lucky winners - yay!! What a fantastic response to the challenge Darnell - congratulations on that too! Love the picture of Hammy! He is adorable. Hugs, Annie xxx

Karen Mead said...

Thankyou so much Darnell and congrats to the other winners as well - 15 prizes is truly incredible! Looking through all the entries is amazing - so much Nbus love LOL - Hope you have a great day - hugs xx

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Darnell sorry I haven't been around, congrats, so may wonderful crafters playing along with you, that's because your a joy to play with, and so generous of you to award 15 crafters, koodoos for being our Green Warrior, hope you have a lovely week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am sorry I did not get to play this time, Darnell. Congrats to all of these fantastic winners! Beautiful work!

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Darnell,
congratulations to all of the winners and well done to you for another fabulous challenge.
Dumbo here missed the deadline so I didn't enter but that's my fault for being so disorganised. Oh well!!.......sigh!
Hope you have a wonderful week.
xx
P.S thank you for your lovely comment on my Penny Black card!

LauraJane:) said...

Hammy is so handsome!
So many NUBUS cards to look at:) 308!!!
Congratulations on the success.

Em Louise Fairley said...

wow, congrats to all winners! Darnell, you're SO generous! :)

very_inky_fingers said...

Congratulations to all of the winners! A whole lot of talent has been seen!!

dottielottie said...

Congratulations and big crafty hugs to all the winners. Good job you had hammy and good ole Random to help choose the winners Darnell I think that it would have been an impossible task with all these fabulicious cards to choose from. Big thanks and hugs to you too Darnell for a great challenge, and thank you for your comment on my blog (made me laugh)
Hugs Lottie x

Happy Dance said...

Darling friend. I'm pretty sure that when God saw that he needed an earthly angel, he decided that you way more than qualified for the position. How sweet of you to not only make up NBUS, make up a challenge with prizes, but then go and add even more prizes!!!! You are a dear friend to so many of us out here in blogland. You really are an angel. We are all blessed to know you. Bev

*Vicki* said...

Congrats to ALL winners!!
Hanging head in shame that i didn't join! I will be certain to play along in your next one my friend! ;)

Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Helen F. said...

CONGRATS to all the lucky winners!
Great challenge, Darnell~Thank You!!

Petra Swart said...

A great big congrats to all the lucky winners and a huge thank you to you Darnell for hosting this fun challenge!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Congrats to all the winners and Thank YOU Darnell ;)

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners and thank you for the awesome challenge, Darnell! You ROCK!!!

Sian Ridley said...

A big well done to all those who entered and those who won some super prizes! An ever bigger pat on the back to you Darnell for bringing everyone together and inspiring us to use our NBUS because we are all guilty of hoarding it!!

Unfortunately, I have been suffering with a lack of time and internet connection and it's only just been resolved so I missed the deadline - I am now eagerly awaiting the NBUS challenge #3!

Karenladd said...

Congratulations to all the winners! What fabulous entries and creative designs. Thank you Darnell for giving us that push to pull out all the old schtuff and start using it! Not that this alone will change my hoarding habits, but it might take the edge off!

Brenda said...

How wonderful there were so many entries Auntie Darnell! I want to say a HUGE Congrats to the winners!!! There are some names that I recognize and I'm so excited for them! Hugs, Brenda

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh wow! How did I miss that this fun was going on? I SO want to get in on the next challenge. When will you be posting it Darnell? Love the idea of using up some older stash! Awesome. Hugs, Wends x

Bonnie said...

These were some of my favorite cards from the gallery! Congrats to the winners and well done to you my friend!

Greta said...

Congrats on your over the top successful challenge #2, Darnell! Great cards by the winners, too--deserving even it wasn't random!

frommycraftroom said...

Well done and thank you Darnell for running such a great challenge. Love your humour. :)
Congrats to all the winners :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderfully prizes and card shares by some many NBUS followers! great kind generous offering too! oh and thanks for popping over too Darnell, Shaz in Oz.x

Sam said...

Holy crow that's a lot of winners! And what a varied and inspirational set .. great to see such a great challenge doing so well too :)

*bouncing waiting for the next challenge*

Loll Thompson said...

Congrats on the success of your NBUS#2 challenge Dolly. It's a testament to your constant source of entertaining blog posts and support of your friends you've made along the way. Lolly xx

Shelly said...

Congrats, to all!!! Such fun and fabulous cards!

Maria said...

Big congrats to all the winners! And, wishing you continued success with your wonderful challenge blog, Darnell! You have such a fun blog...thank you!

Sue Rose said...

Congrats to all the winners! Thanks, Darnell, for offering this fun challenge!!! 308 entries...WOWOWOW!!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Congrats to the winners and congrats to darnell for hosting another fun challenge!

Donna Ellis said...

congratulations to the winners - thanks to everyone for sharing your beautiful skills!

Cris G said...

Congratulations to every winner and to you, Darnell... your challenges always have so many entries.
Hammy knows his job, he looks like a pro.

Lindsey said...

Darnell, I truly can't thank you enough! Your generosity is astounding!!!!