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!

April 2, 2015

WINNERS! NBUS Challenge #4!

THANK YOU to everyone who played in my NBUS Challenge #4! It only ran for ten days, but there were an amazing 330 entries! My heart is full!

Please remember that the NBUS galleries are always available to you for inspiration! There is a tab at the top of my home page with links to all the former challenges and I also have NBUS gallery boards on Pinterest.
The winners of the five $25 gift cards in number ethical order are:




Congratulations to all the winners! Of course, you are all winners to me! Ladies, please email me to let me know the US company you would like your gift card from and I will make the necessary arrangements. My email is darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com.

I'd also like to thank my new followers! I will continue with your introductions on my "New Friends Corner" as soon as I can. And, finally, special thanks to those of you who made the effort to visit and comment on your fellow gallery entries!!

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Light It Up Blue

I'll be back in a few hours with an entry for the Autism Awareness hop. I'm happy to also be one of the sponsors. I hope you can join in with a card, but if not, please try to comment on as many of the lovely entries as you can. There are lots of prizes being offered by both individual bloggers as candy and by many famous retailers! The links will be provided in my next post.

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Naturally, I made you a card today.
I just had to make a spring card with this adorable Paper Smooches bunny! Especially since there are a couple five challenges I was really hopping to put him in to show off his orchid "white" space:
  • Addicted to CAS: Cute. Or even stinkin' cute.
  • Butterfly Spot Challenge: C is for Corners + Butterfly.
  • CASology Cue Card: Spring.
  • Pixie's Snippets Playground: Use Those Snippets.
  • Words 2 Scrap By: The Earth Has Music. 
    • Firstly, it's about spring and secondarily, it's about birds singing or howsoever you interpert it. As it applies to my card, you might be interested to know my bunny (whom Hammy and I call Towzer) can sing "Butterfly" by the BeeGees, which, as you can see, the butterflies love! Here is a verse for you...you'll have to pardon the lisp, what with his buck bunny teeth and all.
Green fields where we used to wander
Purple valleys, near my home
We would play there, beneath the sky
And then I kissed you, butterfly.

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The links will provide you with the details on rules, sponsors, and prizes.

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Bloggie Break

I'm going to try to take a little break from blogging after tomorrow's hop if I can stop myself from checking out the challenges! I'll still show up around Blogland now and then as I catch up on visits and commenting, especially to the NBUS entries I haven't yet visited. 

My card says Happy Spring and it comes with my best wishes for Happy Easter or Happy Passover or Happy Day to you and your family! The Mister and I will be hosting Easter celebrations here on Sunday for family and friends and then I'm hosting a stamping workshop here on Tuesday. I'm looking forward to both funtivities!

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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! 
  
 
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86 comments:

Loll said...

Congrats on another successful NBUS challenge, Dolly!! :) And congrats to all the winners.

Absolutely LOVE your cute (actually, it's stinkin' cute!) :) bunny card. LOVE the purple polka-dot background and the sweet little bunny with the wobble eyes! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS! :) Lolly xx

Greta said...

Can I come to the stamping workshop?! Just gotta talk hubby into a little longer drive than usual--LOL! Wonderful bunny card--LOVE the purple white space! So glad you joined us at W2SB! Congrats to the NBUS winners!

Maxine D said...

Congratulations to the NBUS winners - I will miss you and your wacky humour Darnell, but if you need a break, take it and enjoy it.
Blessings
Maxine

Marianne said...

I never knew bunnies could sing, but you've proven me wrong. And your card is stinkin' cute indeed! Thanks for hosting another NBUS challenge and congrats to the winners.
Marianne x

Sarah said...

Well done to the #4 winners and a huge thanks to you Darnell for hosting this fab event!! Have a blessed weekend with your family and see you soon...smashing card by the way!! xx

Lizzy Hill said...

Feeling sad I simply didn't have the time to play along.. feeling chuffed you had so many players.... feeling HAPPY for the winners, BIG congrats girls...... And Happy Easter to you and yours, Darlene:):)

Inkyfingers said...

Well done for hosting another great challenge Darnell and congratulations to all the winners. Love your fun card and I swear I could hear that bunny sing when I enlarged him to get a better look! Have a great Easter.
Hugs
Carol x

Inkyfingers said...

Well done for hosting another great challenge Darnell and congratulations to all the winners. Love your fun card and I swear I could hear that bunny sing when I enlarged him to get a better look! Have a great Easter.
Hugs
Carol x

Milka Gubo said...

Congratulations to all winners! As always, so fun to play NBUS challenge. :-D

Your springy card is adorable, Darnell. :-D

I wish you beautiful day.

hugs

Milka xx

Di said...

Well done to the lucky winners! Kath is on a roll right now, perhaps she ought to do the lottery?

Love your card Darnell - such a cute buck toothed bunnykins :)

Enjoy your break, but come back soon!

Hugs

Di xx

Liz said...

Thanks for hosting another NBUS challenge, congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Cute card, Darnell, it's definitely stinkin' cute!

Enjoy your break, but don't stay away too long! xx

SARN said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners.

Terrific googly-eyed bunny card Darnell.

HOPPY EASTER!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue said...

Loving the Spring card.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

dottielottie said...

Congratulations on your hugely supported NBUS #4 challenge Darnell.
Love your bug eyed bunny Easter card, well why wouldn't I when he is sat on that lovely purple dotty background lol. Well done to the winning lady's too. Wishing you and your family a happy Easter weekend and fun workshop Tuesday. Hugs Lottie x

Sue - said...

Huge congrats to you Darnell for another great NBUS challenge and to the lucky winners! Love your cute card with the pretty lilac background. Hope you have a very Happy Easter with your family.xx

Sammy said...

Oh noes! I missed the NBUS! *sobs*

Serves me right for letting life get in the way of spending time on blogger! Gorgeous cards by all. So glad you had another super successful challenge. x

Carol said...

Congrats too all the winners and thanks for hosting the NBUS challenge for us all Darnell. Your card is definitely stinkin' cute...the colours are so pretty. Enjoy your weekend. Carol x

maria f. said...

Those creatures on the Paper Smooches set always bring a smile to my face. Love his eyes (and his song). Happy Easter to you and the family, Darnell.

hellerlittle said...

first a big Congrats to all winners !!!

sec. i big congrat to that (stinkin´) cute bunny card !!!!
Have a great easter holliday and fun blogging around
CU hellerlittle

Pat said...

Firstly congratulations to you Darnell for such a 'mahoosive' entry to your 4th NBUS challenge, and secondly congratulations to the lucky winners! Today's card with that so so cute bunny is a definite winner and love the prettily coloured dotty background and butterflies and the way he is peering at us through the grass in that goofy way! Have a great break Darnell, we will miss you but 'enjoy'. Happy Easter to you and your family. x

Pollard Carole said...

Congratulations to the winners fab cards Love your card today such a cute image and brilliant colours. Have a very Happy Easter Love and hugs Carole x

Joanna Harty said...

Big congrats to all the winners! And your bunny card is so cute! Love the googely eyes, it makes him even cuter! Thanks for sharing with us over at Addicted to CAS!

Diane said...

Congrats to the winners and thank YOU for hosting another amazing challenge!!
AND..OMG your card is so dang CUTE!!! What a cutie pie bunny!! Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy your family and have fun with your stamping group!!

Becca Cruger said...

Ok that bunny is heeee-larious !! And the row of delicate grass is so cool. Congrats to your winners!

stampwithsandy said...

Well you put a big smile on my face this morning as I see my name in lights! Woo hoo, I'm so excited! Thank you so much for putting together these NBUS challenges, Darnell. It's so much fun to play along and the galleries are AMAZING!

stampwithsandy said...

Oops forgot to comment on the bunny card! Adorable! I love him nestled in the grass and his googly eyes make him look so silly!

designbydonna said...

Thanks to your number picker for choosing my card as winner. I love your purple polka dots card. And what a cutie bunny--love anything with googly eyes.

Karen Petitt said...

I popped on over to see your blue card and scrolled down to find this seriously cute card! I love the demented looking bunny and the grass and butterfly are the perfect finishing touches - this card has made me chortle - thank you huni Karen x

Julia Aston said...

Congrats to the winners! love your cute google eyed bunny!

ionabunny said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Love your googly eyed spring bunny. So cute. Maybe even stinkin' cute. Have a happy Easter. Hope you get lots of time to chill. Hugz

Ruby N said...

Wow, congrats to the winners!!! Having it for 10 days is great <3 what a cute card. love the purple!

Birgit said...

Congrats to the winners. Love the fun Bunny whose name must be Harvey:) I love the spring look and the grass

Harriet Skelly said...

I can't believe how lucky I've been in winning random draws - thank you so much Darnell! And congrats to the other winners! I love that cute bunny card - have a fabulous Easter Darnell! See you next week! Hugs, Harriet

Helen F. said...

Congrats to all the winners!
Thank you Darnell for another fun and fabulous NBUS challenge!
Your Welcome Spring card sure will make the recipient HAPPY and thanks for the reminder (I think I have this PS set in my NBUS pile) :-)
XOXO

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congrats to all the NBUS winners! It was fun - thanks so much for having it, Darnell!

What an adorable card for the Butterfly Challenge - this little bunny with his googly eyes made me smile! Love this colour combo too! Great interpretation of our C for Corners theme!

KT Fit Kitty
Guest Designer
Butterfly Challenge #27

Sharon Underwood said...

What a great Happy Card! I love the cute bunny and his googly eyes. The butterflies are a nice addition.

sofia andersson said...

Big congrats to all the winners! And to you too, for the massive turnout! Wish I had had the time to join with 3 entries, but maybe next time ;)
Such a stinkin' cute bunny! Love it!
/Sofia

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on another successful NBUS challenge! Of course you had over 300 submissions...it's a great challenge and always fun to visit your blog! Huge congrats to all the winners, too!

Love, love, love this bunny, Darnell! His googly eyes are too cute and I love the lavender polka dotted card base! Fabulous card to welcome spring!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I meant to add: Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS...We always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations to the NBUS winners!

Your card is so adorable, Darnell! Enjoy your bloggy break and have a very Blessed Easter! Hugs!

Redanne said...

Thank you so much for another fantastic challenge Darnell, it is a measure of how loved you are that you get so many entries... Congratulations to all the winners and thanks so much for choosing me as one, I am thrilled!

Love the fabulous bunny card. Happy Easter wishes to you and your lovely family,hope you enjoy it and also your little blog break too.

My computer has decided to pack up today, I am not very fast on this iPad thing but will email you soonest. Big Hugs, Annie xxxxx

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to the fab winners and congratulations to you for hosting the awesome challenge which is always so successful! Love your spring card with the cute bunny! Have a lovely Easter weekend, take care! Luv Chris xxx

Laura Norris said...

CongrTs to the NBUS winners! So excited to see so many people playing along. All that NBUS being used is wonderful. Love your buck toothed bunny- he is adorable signing his heart out to those butterflies! Happy Easter to you Darnell.

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners! Your googly eyed bunny totally brightened my day! What a cute card! Enjoy your Easter among family and friends and your stamping workshop! Both sound like loads of fun!

Lynn said...

Love your adorable card and a big congrats to the winners Darnell!

Carol L said...

What a perfect way to welcome spring with a fun card like this! Congrats to all of your winners and congrats to you for winning so many followers as well! Have a very joyful Easter break!

Mary-Anne V said...

congrats to the winners.Thank you Darnell for such a fun challenge and have a wonderful break!

cm said...

Congrats on another awesome NBUS challenge, my friend. Love them oodles! Your bunny: yes, stinkin' cute for sure! Happy Easter, Happy Crafting Funtivities (wish I lived closer), Happy Blog Break! You'll be missed, but taking a breather is important!
Hugs galore and MWAH!
~c

KandA said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners and thanks Darnell for having us all come to play with you - can't wait for the next one xx

oldpunca said...

Thank you for the beautiful spring card, dear Darnell. :-) Congratulation to all winners!
Hugs, Sonja

joy said...

Congratulations to all of the winners! Enjoy your prizes.

Your bunny card is just too adorable, Darnell! I love it and the song lyrics are perfect to go along with him!!

Have a wonderful Easter and take some much needed YOU time.

conil said...

Muy congrats to all the winners. Have fun with the GC's. I love the BeeGees and I can just hear this funny bunny singing. Hope you have a terrifiv blog-cation. See ya soon.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love your Easter card - those goggle eyes make me happy!
Congrats to winners of NBUS. hugs

Pawsitively Creative said...

Congrats to the lucky winners and what an amazing turnout, as always! Happy crafting and have fun! Carpe Diem! ~Niki

Bonnie said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the one with the butterfly lit on his ear too! Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Bonnie said...

Oh, and I was supposed to say so glad you shared with us at ATCAS!

Hettie said...

Well done to all the winners.
I love your card Darnell. Cutie
xx

JD/ Jill said...

Adorable card!

Congrats to all the winners!
And thank you Darnell for another wonderful fun challenge!

Joyce said...

Adorable card, Darnell. Love that cute bunny. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Alanna said...

What a super cute card. I adore the googly eyes. Enjoy your Easter weekend.

Lisa said...

Congrats to the winners!! And a BIG congrats and thank you to you sweet Darnell!! Another fun and successful hop encouraging us all to use our schtuff!!

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter ~HUGS from afar :)

Mrs A. said...

Love your bunykins buck tooths and all. Internet is back to playing up again so resorting to iPad and predictive text. How comes if itt's so predictive it gets what I'm thinking wrong !? Thankyou for bringing your bunny over to the butterfly patch . Hugs Mrs A.

Taunya Butler said...

Congratulations to the NBUS winners and happy shopping to you!! Darnell - your bunny card is so fun - it made me smile BIG!!! love the wiggly eyes and the added touches with the grass and butterflies!! Just so fun!! I hope you will have a great break and that your Easter will be fun!! Also, hoping you get a chance to come over and see my Doodlebug posts - there is something be won as well!! Hope to see you soon!! But, seriously - Take Care!!

Maura R said...

Thanks Darnell for your generosity of time and treasure in hosting the 4th NBUS challenge! You are a dear (and that is one talented bunny!) :)

Cheryl W. said...

Congratulations to you and all your winners, Darnell! Best darn challenge on the internets.

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on another wonderful challenge, Darnell ... and to all the lucky winners! Cuteness abounds with your sweet googly eyed singing bunny .. he's adorable! Easter Blessings to you too, my lovely friend! Hugs & Bisous, Bisous, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

Yay!! Congrats to all the winners and to you for staging this great challenge ... Loving your fun card!

Regina said...

Congratulations to the NBUS winners!
Your card is so adorable!
Regina*

Chrissy said...

Hi! Darnell..thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment..delighted to see you join me and now I can stalk..err...follow you too.Love your playhouse and love your cute little spring bunny with his googly eyes. Happy Easter..

luv CHRISSYxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Congratulations NBUS winners! Thank you for the challenge Darnell, you're a sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Stinkin' cute is the best way to describe your boggled eyed bunny. So fun!

Shona Chambers said...

Congratulations on another triumph with the NBUS challenge. I don't blame you for taking a break, that's a lot of commenting to do although its so lovely leaving nice words for everyone. Have a wonderful Easter with the family, eat lots of chocolate and we will see you back all refreshed soon!

Lisa said...

Congrats to the winners and thanks for another awesome challenge!! Your card is so sweet!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

BobbisTreasure said...

Nothing says spring like a bunny - and I love how you embellished him with the googly eyes! Thanks for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By!!!

Penny Ward said...

How stinkin' cute is your purple googily eye card?!? Love, love, love the grass die cuts! Thanks for playing along with us at Words 2 Scrap By.
You ROCK lady!

Geri said...

Wow - another successful NBUS pal - congrats!

Absolutely adore your spring card! Those googly eyes had me smilin' all over my face! Love the flutter-byes!

Jen W. said...

That Paper smooches bunny always make me giggle but he's especially hilarious with those goggly eyes! Love the dotty purple background and the grass - you have serious patience to glue all those bits down! Hope your Easter celebrations were haooy and have fun with your stamping workshop! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Darnell!! I love your nice bright purple card. Purple is my favorite color so pulled me in right away!! Your bunny is so cute and funny. Such a great card for Easter and Spring!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

Bobby said...

Congratulations to all the winners and a big THANK YOU, Darnell, for hosting an NBUS challenge once again. If a vacation from blogging is what you need, you go for it. I was off a week while my daughter was visiting and I couldn't wait to get back to it.

Benzi said...

Congratulations to the winners. What a wonderful NBUS challenge.
I love your bunny card....he is just too cute.
Relax, relax, relax. See you when you return.

Skylark said...

Thank you so much for another great NBUS Challenge Darnell and congratulations to all the lucky winners! Stef x

Brenda said...

A big congrats to all the winners!!! Your NBUS challenges are so popular Auntie, I think you could hold one every week with no prizes and you would still have a great turn out!! I also love your cute card, who can resist that bunny?! Too cute! Hugs, Brenda

Clare said...

Bahaha, that rabbit is so hilarious! Love his googly eyes! And the colors are so perfect for SPRING!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Ha ha ha - that is one crazy bunny with those googly eyes!

You are too flattering with your comments - shoes blown off by my card - LOL- I just envision you with bare feet and hammy nibbling on your toes....

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Darnell!

First of all, congrats on hosting another rockin' challenge... and congrats to the winners.

Secondly, love your adorable googly-eyed bunny! Actually, love everything about this cute card -- the design, the colors, the butterflies, and that little bunny.

Finally, thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By! You're a good friend and we appreciate your support. :)

Marybeth said...

This "welcome spring " card is simply adorable , love the clean look and the butterflies.