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 20, 2015

NBUS CHALLENGE #5 WINNERS!

Hello and Happy Sunday!

THANK YOU to everyone who played in my NBUS Challenge #5! It only ran for ten days, but there were an amazing 501 entries! I know there are only (only!) 500 entries in the gallery, but I received one entry via email, as well. My heart is so full of love and appreciation for all of you!

THANK YOU to all the companies who so generously sponsored NBUS Challenge #5! It is very much appreciated and I hope to see you back here for 
NBUS Challenge #6!
THANK YOU to all of you who visited these company sponsors and who visited each other's blogs to leave com(pli)ments!

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Without further a dew, here are the lucky winners, as chosen by Random Number Generator:

Bozena, Art Card Box, #46 ~ Serendipity Stamps ~ $20 Gift Certificate
Barb Williams, Far Away Crafts,  #107 ~ Poppystamps ~ Die
Kitty, KT Fit Kitty, #272 ~ Waltzingmouse Stamps ~ £20 GBP Gift Certificate
Neha, Periwinkle Creations, #263 ~ Uniko Stamps ~ One Stamp Set
Karen Ladd, Flickr, #291 ~ Happy Little Stampers ~ One Stamp Set
Vickie Z., Smitten, #328 ~ Happy Little Stampers ~ One Stamp Set
Kathy K.Purplicious Princess Diaries, #378 ~ STAMPlorations ~ $25 GC
Sarah G.Funky Fossil Designs, #193 ~ Pretty Pink Posh ~ $25 Gift Certificate
Becca CrugerDamsel of Distressed Cards, #28 ~ Paper Smooches ~ $25 GC
Vikki HeinVikki's Paper Crafting, #448 ~ Paper Smooches ~ $25 Gift Certificate
Ann TuckPaper Hugs, #206 ~ Top Dog Dies ~ $20 Gift Certificate
Lee Ann BarrettGreyt Paper Crafts, #342 ~ Winnie & Walter ~ $25 Gift Certificate
ClaireLife On the Scrap Heap, #149 ~ Rubber Dance Stamps ~ $25 Gift Certificate
EvaHellerlittle, #442 ~ Rubber Dance Stamps ~ Grab Bag
Lynne in NIRuby Dooby Doo Crafts, #236 ~ Rubber Dance Stamps ~ Grab Bag
LesleeCanadian in Montana, #103 ~ Your Next Stamp ~ $25 Gift Certificate
Marcia HillMarcia's Stampin Pad, #162 ~ The Twinery ~ $20 Gift Certificate
Lynn H.Creative Crafts by Lynn, #221 ~ Precious Remembrance ~ Coffee Love Set
Lisa F.A Mermaid's Crafts, #141 ~ MHK Designs ~ Three Digis
SarahSazzle Dazzle Crafts, #427 ~ CAS-ual Fridays Stamps ~ One soon-to-be-released Holiday Stamp Set and Coordinating Die
Ruby N.A Rare Ruby Crafts, #33 ~ Technique Tuesday ~ $25 Gift Certificate
SueSusan's Card Creations, #163 ~ djkardkreations.com ~ $25 Gift Certificate
Paru, Paru's Perceptions, #132 ~ djkardkreations.com ~ $25 Gift Certificate
Sarah-J W, Mallow's Crafty Bits, #156 ~ djkardkreations.com ~ $25 Gift Certificate
Kymona, Kreative Kymona, #293 ~ djkardkreations.com ~ $25 Gift Certificate
Pat, Colourful Card Creations, #147 ~ djkardkreations.com ~ $25 Gift Certificate

Congratulations to all TWENTY-SIX winners!

I have notified the sponsor companies of all the winning names and contact information. The companies will be contacting the winners directly. Winners, if you have not heard from the companies within a few days, please let me know.

THANK YOU again to my friend Jeanne who was instrumental in securing a lot of these companies as sponsors and helping me with the logistics and the company logo collage!

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NBUS Galleries


Please remember that all the NBUS galleries are 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 a NBUS gallery board for each one on Pinterest. 

[Please note that I load the cards to Pinterest in the order that I comment and because I am way behind on commenting, you may not see your card(s) saved to my Pinterest NBUS#5 Board until later. Since The Mister is still bedridden as he recovers from hamstring reattachment surgery and, now, also with DVT Syndrome, that may be much later. Thank you for understanding!]

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New Followers:

THANK YOU last, but not least, to all the ladies who have joined the Playhouse! I am so pickled tink to welcome you! I will be introducing you as soon as possible in my New Friends Corner!

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Of course, I made you a thank you card so I'll close with it!
 
I used a Hero Arts wooden stamp for the image and a SU wooden stamp for the sediment. Both were heat embossed with NBUS platinum e/p by Ranger, which shows up better in the close-up below. The watercoloring was done with Ziggies.  

Challenges
  • Happy Little Stampers: Sketch Challenge.
  • Less Is More: Technology. The Hero Arts line image stamp I used on my card reminds me of those boards you see when you take any modern electronic devise apart. You know, because hamsters like doing that.
  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Love This Technique: Two of them: heat embossing and watercoloring.
We'd love you to display our bannerSimon Monday Challenge Blog

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136 comments:

Kathyk said...

Bless you Darnell, for running this fab challenge and for picking my name as one of your winners - I LURVE Stamplorations too - so am double dog pleased!

Kathyk

Milka Gubo said...

Congratulations to everyone!!! Dear Darnell, thank you for another NBUS challenge! :-D Oh yes, BEAUTIFUL card!
hugs
Milka

Kylie said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Well done Darnell on a bumper challenge! Your thank you card is a BRILLIANT take of the Happy Little Stampers sketch. I love it! Thanks so much for playing along xx

Andrea said...

WOW Darnell well done 501 entries that must be some kind of record. sorry to hear mister now has DVT love and best wishes to you both.I do hope all gets back to normal soon big hugs Andrea x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Darnell you are simply AMAZING! What an incredible task you set yourself with nbus and I'm squealing with excitement about my win... Can you hear??? Thanks so so much and I hope your mister is on the mend very soon. X

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Sarah said...

OMG Darnell THANK YOU and Mr Random for picking me!! I am beside myself with excitement!! Well done to all the lucky winners and thank you again, lovely lady for putting on such a great challenge!! ((xx))

Kathyk said...

Oh dear, sorry Darnell .... in all my excitement I entirely forgot to say how super your card make in this post is! FABBYLICIOUS!

Congrats to all of the other 25 winners too

Kathyk

Sue said...

Congratulations to all your winners! Thank you so much for such a fabulous challenge and your card is wonderful, such a stylish design.
I hope all is well with you.
hugs Sue xx

Annie said...

Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to you Darnell for organising this mammoth challenge. I hope I spot the next one earlier as I really need to use some stash.

Annie xxx

Marianne said...

Thanks again, Darnell, for hosting this challenge and giving us all an extra incentive to use our NBUS. Congrats to all winners and a big thank you to all of the sponsors!
Marianne x

Marianne said...

Forgot to say I absolutely love your card. Pity the gold embossing does not show in the large photograph, because it looks just great!

Sue said...

Nice bright Thank You card.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Julie C. said...

Congratulations to al. Winners and thanks to Darnell for hosting NBUS #5. I am looking forward to #6! Giving me the insensitive to use my NBUS! Brilliant~ ^_^

Jane Willis said...

wow, 501 entries! I'm thinking about all that lovely SCHTUFF that, thanks to you, is no longer unloved! Well done to all the winners, and big hugs (if you allow that kind of thing from other women!) to the mister.
Jane

Chrissie said...

I hope Mr Darnell is recovering, I hate to think of him ailing!
You are a star for thinking up and organising your challenge, its popularity is completely down to you... so take a bow!
I'm sorry Mr Random didn't come up with my number but many congrats to all those whose did!
Your card is ingenious and looks completely ACE!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Inkyfingers said...

Congrats Darnell on another fabulous challenge, and congrats to all the winners too! Love your stylish thank you card Darnell and I my book that is a winner too.
Take good care of yourself as well as Kevin.
Hugs
Carol x

Karen Mead said...

Thank you Darnell for hosting another wonderful challenge and Congrats to all the winners:) xx

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

Darnell, thank you for organizing such a huge challenge! So many entries))) so many talented people!!!

Giorgia Rossini said...

Congrats!

Lucy said...

Congrats to the winners!
Awesome CAS card-perfect for the sketch!

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
congrats to all the winners.
They all looked so wonderfully crafted.
Thank you to the wonderful sponsors, and thank you also for devising this wonderful and unique challenge.
Also thank you for your very hard work involved in this great challenge.
Love and hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SARN said...

Wahooooooo . . . . CONGRATULAIONS on another very successful NBUS Challenge Darnell. And congrats to the many winners too.

LOVE your thank you card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jenny L said...

ooooooooo! I forgot to say how wonderful your card is, and the great design.

Lizzy Hill said...

Congrats to all the winners, especially those girls I know.... & to you Darnell for organising and running it! That's a MASSIVE undertaking....& congrats on having sooooo many entries:):)

Rema said...

Congrats to all the winners!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful challenge Darnell, God bless you for still running this challenge even when dear hubby was so unwell. Huge congrats to all the winners too,
Love your thank you card, it is a really wonderful CAS, Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Deborah Frings said...

Darnell - this is stunning. I love your combination of challenges. The grid does remind me of a circuit board. Great work.

Congrats to all the winners!
I do hope that your husband gets better soon. xx

ionabunny said...

Hi Darnell, congrats on a very successful NBUS. Thanks for all your hardwork and for being such a lovely fun lady. Hope the mister is feeling better soon. Thanks to all the generous sponsors and congrats to the lucky winners. Love the card. That's a lovely HA stamp. Hugz

Pat said...

Thank you for another fabulous challenge Darnell and with all those wonderful entries I am just over the moon to have been lucky enough to win one of your very generous gift certificates! Congratulations to the other winners too. I adore your thank you card and your beautiful Hero Arts stamp works perfectly for the challenges and love that complementary red card. I do hope the medication is working and sorting the mister's painful DVT problem out and I'm sure you will be so relieved when this difficult time has passed, and in the meantime am thinking of you. Big hugs. x

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Congrats to all of the winners

Birgit said...

Thanks so much Darnell for this wonderfully fun challenge!! I love the graphic design on this fab card done in gold. AWESOME! Thanks also for joining in on the fun at the Happy Little Stampers September sketch challenge.

Jeanne said...

Thank you, Darnell for continuing with this challenge even though you have faced a difficult and time consuming challenge at home. I truly hope your mister is now speeding along on the road to a full recovery. Congratulations to all the winners! Finally, your card looks fantastic! What a neat image and I adore how you watercolored it. Excellent. Now take a load off and relax a little bit! :) Hugs!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wohooo!!! Way to go, Darnell, a whopping 501 entries and 26 prizes!!!! That's an amazing achievement.

Gorgeous CAS card with beautiful embossing and colours blocks.

Enjoy your weekend, sweetie.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Congrats to all of the winners! Thanks so much Darnell! Don't know how you do all that you do. Your HLS challenge is just perfect! I was intrigued by that sketch but have not come up with anything . Keeping you and hubby in my prayers during this difficult time.

Di said...

First of all - HUGE congratulations to all the lucky winners and thank you so much Darnell for hosting this - and also many thanks to your lovely sponsors of course.

LOVE your card, and am also sending love and hugs to the Mister. He never does things by halves does he?!?!

Hugs to you and Hammie of course. I owe you an email but am trying really hard to keep on the move as much as possible - apart from the Playground - old age ain't no fun :)

Di xxx

Carol L said...

Huge thanks for holding these fabulous challenges, and big congrats to all of your lucky winners! I love your take on the HLS sketch, but we owe you all the thanks :) Have a great week ahead!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations to all of the winners! Thanks, Darnell, for another amazing NBUS challenge! You are one amazing and generous gal to co-ordinate all of this and thank you, Jeanne for all of your co-ordinating too! Thanks to all of the sponsors!
I love your technology card with the perfect grid element, colours, and my favourite Platinum EP! I am slightly addicted to this colour finish!
I sure do hope and pray that Mister continues recovering with gentle leaps and bounds !
Hugs, xox

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners,to the generous sponsor e to you, Darnell!!!
Your CAS is just wonderful, so elegant and happy!
Have all a lovely Sunday!

Christy Q said...

Darnell - wow!! What an amazing challenge and generous sponsors. It was so fun seeing a lot of the projects created with NBUS so THANK YOU for setting this up and bringing us all together. Congratulations to all the winners!

Love your card for today, Darnell! The CAS-ness of it makes my heart sing! :)

Ruby N said...

WOOHOOOOO Thank you!!!! Congrats to ALL the winners! Your card is fabulous, but you are more fabulous!! You're a rockstar! :D

Jenni's Jems said...

Congrats to all the winners and to you to Darnell for p being the hostess with mostest...fun ,followers and prizes in one challenge !!!! Hee he x

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on such a successful Blog Hop, my friend! You are much loved! I LOVE this stamp and it's so perfect for the HLS sketch. Your bit of watercolor is delightful. Love that textured cardstock you use too. It gives a bit of texture but not too much. I'm wondering where it comes from?

KT Fit Kitty said...

Woohoo! Thank you so much, Darnell! I am squealing with delight at having won such an awesome prize! I don't have any Waltzingmouse Stamps so this is perfect- I am super excited about this win! Big congratulations to all the winners -I recognize a lot of those names!

A big thank you to YOU for organizing - and sponsoring - this wonderful and fun event! You've once again inspired us to use more of our NBUS - and would you believe I still have lots more NBUS in my stash but at least I made a dent in it! Another big thank you goes out to all of your generous sponsors!

Darnell, I am so sorry about your hubby's hamstring - it sounds very painful - I hope he heals quickly. Sending hugs to both of you!

KT Fit Kitty said...

And I forgot to say... your card is so pretty! What a neat stamp and I love the gold embossing and CAS design!

KT Fit Kitty said...

And I forgot to say... your card is so pretty! What a neat stamp and I love the gold embossing and CAS design!

Leslee said...

Thank you Darnell for your wonderful challenge. Congrats to all the other winners to. And I love your simple, beautiful card. Hope your husband is doing better.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Congratulations on running a hugely (is that a word?) successful challenge. Also congrats to the large list of lucky winners. I hope you are doing well and that "The Mister" recovers quickly. Take good care, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Sharon Underwood said...

Congratulations to the winners! Darnell, you're a true gem for running this challenge. Keep up the good work! You are loved!

Marilyn said...

Brilliant card Darnell and I love the CAS design.
This was my first time entering your NBUS challenge and I have to say, it was fun, fun, fun and good on ya for creating such a sensational stir out there in the paper crafting world. You had quite a buzz going... I saw your logo everywhere.
Congrats to all the winners!

Karen Petitt said...

Congrats to all the winners!! Well done Darnell: you and your NBUS challenges are blooming awesome hun.
The logistics makes me scratch my head, lol, well I'm not as great with the Blog or computer stuff than I would like to be some of the time.
Time for you to recharge your batteries and play with your stash and NBUS items just for fun for you. Hope you have a lovely Sunday Karen xx

TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL the lucky winners!!!
THANK YOU for hosting this challenge Darnell, it was so much FUN to participate and work with some NBUS :)
LOVE your ELEGANT card, GOOD LUCK for the challenges you have entered too!!!

KandA said...

CONGRATS to all the lucky winners and well done on hosting another AMAZING and hugely popular challenge Darnell. Thanks for your generosity and that of your fabulous sponsors and also for all your hard work.

Sending best wishes to the Mister and I hope he recovers very quickly.

Oh and I almost forgot - I love your fabulous card xx

D.Ann C said...

Thanks so much for the fun and congrats to all the winners!
Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

CONGRATS to all the winners, and you Darnell! 500+ entries is over.the.top. awesome!! Looking forward to the next NBUS Challenge~

I Card Everyone said...

You rocked it, D... congrats to all the winners! We all look forward to #6!
=] Michele

Loll said...

Congrats on another successful NBUS Challenge, my friend!! 501 entries ... AMAZING!! You deserve all the love that has come your way --- you inspire us all!

LOVE your thank you card. Beautiful and creative design using the sketch from HLS --- thanks for playing along. Lolly xx

LauraJane:) said...

Thank YOU, Darnell. You are the tops ! A bright light in Cardmaking Blogland:)
Congratulations to all the prize winners...Happiness to all of us for getting to play at the Playground:))

Greta said...

Oh wow--one of my favorite cards, Darnell--what a neat stamp & love the little bit of watercoloring! Congratulations on another overwhelmingly successful challenge! Congrats to all the lucky winners--some of them must have luck in their DNA as I keep seeing their names in winner's circles! Clearly I need to get in better with Mr. Random--LOL! Loved making my cards to enter, so that's a win!

Pawsitively Creative said...

You are such a doll D! Thank you for another NBUS challenge and I am not in the least bit surprised with how many entries you had. Your blog is a highlight with Blog land and I have learned a lot from you dearie. Hugz! ~Niki

Sue - said...

Just come onto your blog to get your email address and found I'd won a gift certificate from you! You've really made my day! Fabulous thank you card too - I'll go finish writing the email now!

Megan said...

Wow, another impressive challenge, Darnell! That is a lot of entries! And a whole lot of prizes. Thanks for all the work you put into these!

Helen F. said...

WOW! 501 entries of NBUS. Congratulations on such a successful challenge, Darnell~~and you are a card making rockstar, love your CAS card. A HUGE 'Thank You' for all your hard work and organizing here, also for your fab sponsors! Happy crafting to ALL your lucky winners :)
PS: Hoping and praying for a speedy back-on-his-feet-soon for your husband!

OH Babs said...

The thanks go to you Miss Darnell for being so generous with your time, talent and friendships. A nice comment from you is all any of us need. Now go take care of the Mister.

Krisha said...

Congrats Darnell for having a fantastic turn out for your NBUS #5 and congrats to ALL the winners!!

I'm so glad you posted them all on Pinterest, now I have them all bundled in one place (not that your blog isn't good too....*grin*)

Congrats again for a job well done.

jimlynn said...

Well, blow me down with a feather! Mr. Random picked me! YEA! Thanks so much for all you do Darnell - and I'm very excited about being one of the winners.
Love your card and the wonderful take on that sketch. Fabulous!
Hope the Mister is recovering and all is coming along good. Thinking of you.
Lynn

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations to all the winners! It was a fun challenge! Thank you, Darnell, for inspiring us to use the stuff we buy!
Your card totally rocks and is so perfect for the sketch over at HLS! Love, love, love it!

Linda said...

Thank YOU Darnell for hosting another fabulous, fun challenge. Congratulations to all the winners too. I think you deserve a rest now after all that ... big hugs ..... Linda xx

Leslie Hanna said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

Hamstring reattachment?! #ow And DVT syndrome? You take your time, sweetie!

PS: Love that linen card stock! :)

Brenda in IN said...

Congratulations to all the NBUS winners. What a turnout you had, Darnell. Beautiful cards and so much inspiration. Can't wait for the next one! Hugs to you and Mister and I hope he is on the mend.

hellerlittle said...

thanks so much to buddy random for choosen me...
Rubber Dance Stamps (Bibi) was such fast to write me, that I had a very loud scream after my sundayworking.
I´m so happy to be a winner !!!
I´ll be sure be part in NBUS#06 !!!
Thanks for doing these wonderfull journey again sweety
CU hellerlittle

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for doing this, Darnell!! And I'm so thankful to be a winner!! Congrats to all of the others, too!! Your card is beautiful!! I love the pretty design!! It's fabulous!! Thanks again!! Can't wait for NBUS #6!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

nancy littrell said...

Congratulations and a Big Thank You Darnell for a hugely successful NBUS #5 Challenge. So many awesome prizes too. 501 entries...wow! Can't wait for #6 my sweet friend. Hugs, Nancy

Jeanne said...

Don't thank us...it's you that is so generous and the author of such a wonderful and fun challenge! Congrats to the winners. Darnell, you are the winner in my book. Hugs to you and Kevin. Wishing him a smoother recovery from now on.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I am so happy that I was drawn at random to the prize. It's an extraordinary experience. Thank you Darnell, and thank the sponsor Serendipity Stamps.
I can not omit your last card. It is perfect for challenging the sketch. It is extremely delicate, small spots of color are those oases of joy on the card. I love your interpretation of the sketch. Great!
hugs,
Bozen

Jerrie said...

Woot Woot!! What a fun challenge!! Hope hubby recovers quickly from his surgery!

Nora N. said...

Congratulations to all the winners!! Thanks Darnell for hosting this. Made me pull out some of my lonely stamps!! LOVE your card. It is so pretty. That stamp was perfect for the challenges!!

Kathleen said...

Very well done Darnell for running the challenge, so sorry I didn't make an entry but a very busy week last week, pulling out fitted furniture and trying to get things sorted for the new stuff.
The challenge was a huge success and well done to all the winners.

Love your thank you card.

Kath x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Congrats to all the winners ! Well done ladies. Also thank you Darnell for organising this marvellous challenge especially with all that you have going on a the moment too.
Lorraine

Sylvia said...

Darnell, Five hundred submissions is terrific! Congratulations. I missed it this time around as I was preparing for a craft sale. I'm glad it was so successful. Sylvia D.

rachel said...

an amazing response to your challenge .. it says a lot! big hugs! rachel x

Liz said...

Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your prizes. Thank you, Darnell, for a organising a great NBUS challenge.

Love your card, perfect for the LIM challenge, I'm struggling to come up with an idea. xx

conil said...

First, congratulations to all you winners. Your cards were fabulous. Second, Darnell, hope the Mister is having a better time with his recovery. Still sending healing thoughts. Lastly, where did you find the time to make a card adn such a terrific one, too. Geez, woman, if I had your energy, I'd never leave the craft room.

Carol Cel said...

Saying prayers for your Mister. That is most important.
Congrats on NBUS 5.

Vikki Hein, southern Oregon said...

Oh, my, stars! thank you Darnell for the reminder to enter the challenge last Thursday! I quickly photographed mine and blogged about it that day. It's a great day to win a Paper Smooches gift certificate!

Karenladd said...

Congrats to all the other winners and thank you so much for this NBUS challenge with all the giveaways! I was tickled to be one of those winners and have already been contacted by Happy Little Stampers. I love that your NBUS challenges remind us to dig into that pile of stash and dust off some under-utilized (and sometimes lonely) supplies and make something with them! I find that it's almost like shopping for new things when you discover something you forgot you even owned!
Hope the Mister is continuing to heal and that you and Hammy can enjoy some time in the Playhouse now and then.

oldpunca said...

Congratulation to all winners! And congratulation for so many entries! :-)
Hugs, Sonja

Lynne in NI said...

Delighted to be one of your lucky winners ... congrats to all the others and thank you for setting the challenge :)

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Cathy said...

Fantastic card Darnell, love that stamp and the colours you chose. Congrats to all the winners and thank you again for the fun challenge, Cathy x

Kris B said...

Congrats to all the winners! And a BIG thank you to Darnell for such a wonderful challenge! Always so fun to play along!

Cindy H. said...

Darnell, I love your card!! Thank you so much for this fun challenge. While I don't have a blog, I do visit your web site every day - unless of course, life gets in the way as it can do. I'm looking forward to NBUS Challenge #6, too:) Thanks to all the lovely companies who donated prizes! Congratulations to all the lucky winners! Enjoy your prizes. I was lucky to win Serendipity Stamps random drawing for commenting on their blog:)

Sorry, I deleted my first post because I forgot to add congratulations to all the winners.

Elizabeth S. said...

Darnell...I must say you did an awesome job with this challenge again and can only imagine all the hard work you did....WOW 501 entries. It encourages all of us to pull out are NBUS sets and play. Congratulations to all the winners!

Cazzy said...

Congratulations all, and you would need Mr Random with all those lovely entries to look at!
You run such great challenges, wonderful prizes!
I look forward to the next one, and lovely card.

Carol

Becca Cruger said...

Miss Darnell, thank YOU so much for all the wonderment of your blog and the amazingly fun NBUS challenge. I hope the Mr. is starting to get back to fighting shape. I"m SOOOOO excited to have won the PS gift card, too!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congratulations to you Darnell! 501 entries!!!! WOW!!!!! Thank you for ALL you do for us crafty folks!!! You ALWAYS bring a smile to our faces!!!!

Bobby said...

Love your card, Darnell, but all the thanks should go to you for hosting such a spectacular event and encouraging us to use our NBUS. I know it's been difficult with the Mister being laid up and all, but you stuck with it and whenever you get around to commenting is perfectly fine. We all understand.

Taunya Butler said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all you do - for the whole NBUS challenge and just for being so marvelous!!! I hope you and the Mister are well!!! I am such a HUGE fan of yours but I really need to let you know that I won't be around in the bloggy world for the next 10 days - I am taking a much needed break - so except for already written and scheduled Design Team posts I will not be around and that includes commenting!! Please know that it is nothing personal!! But I am excited because when I come back I will be celebrating my 4 year Blogaversary with lots of giveaways all during October!! I did leave some details about that on my blog!! Hope the rest of your September is beautiful and that you keep happy!!! Hugs!!!

Carol said...

Congratulations to all the winners...sorry I didn't get to take part this time, my NBUS stash is eyeing me with contempt! Love your card and hope Mister hits that road to recovery real quick. Carol x

Nikki C said...

Congrats to all your lucky Winners :)
and such a perfect card
hugs Nikki

Cat Craig said...

Darnell, fabulous that you had such a wonderful turnout. One of these days I will be in town to play along live. Congratulations to all your winners. Your thank you card is just fab.

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous and I do mean GORGEOUS thank you card! Congratulations to you!

Paru Mahtani said...

Yippie! Yay!!!! Thanks Darnell!!! I'm so thrilled to win!!!

Neha said...

Thank you so much Darnell for running this bumper challenge. So happy that i am one of the winner. Love your take on the card. Hugs

Lisa said...

Congratulation to all of the winners!! And a BIG congrats to you Darnell for another successful NBUS challenge!

Jill Norwood said...

Thanks for another wonderful challenge! You are such an inspiration!!!!

Suchi said...

Wow...congrats to all the lucky winners!! :) Darnell, your card is so striking..! :)
Suchi xx

sandie said...

Thank you for this fun challenge again and congrats to all the winners. I absolutely love your card. The grid you have stamped is so close to the texture of the card..inspired my friend x

Claire said...

Chuffed to bits to get a prize Darnell! Thank you so much. And was a brilliant card - love how you've been inspired by the HLS challenge photo...too clever!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats everyone! LOVING that card! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Congrats to all of the NBUS winners! Thanks you Darnell for sponsoring such a fun challenge, full of delightful creations and inspiration!

Shelly said...

Congrats to all!! :)
Such an awesome card too, Darnell!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Huge congrats to all winners and an even bigger THANK YOU to you, Darnell, for running the challenge!
Hugs,
Em

Daniela Dobson said...

Congrats to all the winners. Beautiful card Darnell!!!

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you Darnell for the wonderful challenge, such good fun, I love it! xxx

Pollard Carole said...

Well don't to all the winners brilliant challenge and your Thank you card is so lovely and very thoughtful love and hugs Carole x

shirley-bee said...

Congrats to all the winners! So wonderful and generous of you to host another NBUS, Darnell! You really are the best. Mwah! Love the Ziggy squares on your thank you card :)

Pia S said...

Congrats on having completed yet another successful NBUS challenge, it sure is popular event.
Cool graphic style card, love its contemporary look.

LesLee said...

Thanks Darnell you bring JOY to my life.. I love this challenge.... maybe you could host a purge challenge LOL my in box is fuller than my out box

Joyce said...

Congratulations on the overwhelming success of your NBUS challenge. Clearly, you are an inspiration to all of us who like to shop and craft--and we need the encouragement to craft with what we have shopped. Your card is a wonderful interpretation of our Sketch this month and thank you so very much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stamper Sketch.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Thanks for an awesome challenge Darnell. Congrats to all the winners. Hugs, Wends x

Gerrina said...

Congrats to all the winners!
And what a great gallery it has become!

Even my DH thinks the "Mondrian"-card you made looks beautiful!
Have a fun and colourfull week! Hugs, Gerrina

Aileen (mum) said...

Congrats on a job well done, it was a massive feat and handled perfectly. I hope the Mister is doing better so sorry that things have not gone well.
Love the card you have signed off with, what a beauty. Love that stamp you used for the lines, verly noice.

Barb said...

Hello Darnell, I've been away since last Saturday and only just got back to the news that I won a prize. Thank you so much for the random pick and congratulations to all the other winners too.

Many thanks to you for hosting this very exciting challenge and to your great sponsors.

I do hope that your Mister is feeling a little better by now. I was so sorry to read that he was now also suffering from DVT syndrome. It must be a great worry for you both and you managed to complete your NBUS #5 in spite of all the things that have been going on for you both.

Your Thank You card is a smasher. I love those neon colours. Barbxx

Gail said...

Happy Dance to all of the winners!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations to all the winners, to every player, and especially to you for such an amazing feat, Darnell ... you are a shining star! Hope Kevin is feeling easier ... and that you are having a little breathing space ... thinking of and praying for you both! Awesome card, btw ... LOVE that shimmery graphic pattern with just a touch of vibrant colour ... yum! Big hugs & bisous, bisous, mon amie, Anita :)

honeybeelane said...

Hey Darnell! I wanted to tell you how much I love this card! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers! Also, thanks so much for the birthday card! I can't wait to find a way to use the "sweets" that you included. Praying for healing for your household! Oh, and your NBUS #5 was a fabulous success. 501!? Congratulations! Melissa L.

Julia Aston said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners - and thanks for running your fun challenge Darnell - will keep the Mister and yourself in my prayers for continued improvement - What a great stamp on your thank you card - pretty gold embossing and colors! Julia xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oopsie Darnell! Forgot to thank you for entering the techno challenge at Less is More with this superb and clever image. It certainly does remind me of a circuit board and combined with the clean lines and fab colours it works brilliantly. Thanks as always for playing along at Less is More. Sarah x

Tracey McNeely said...

Congrats to all the winners and congrats to you Darnell for yet another successful NBUS challenge. Beautiful thank you card!

Anne said...

Super stylish techy card Darnell, love your take on the challenge.
Congratulations to all who dusted off their NBUS and took part, it's a brilliant concept and acronym :)
Thank you for joining us
Anne
"less is More"

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous card and congrats to all the winners!

Neets B said...

Just catching up with commenting and so sorry I'm so late with this one hunnie! Fabulous card for our technology challenge and I love how your image matches the texture of your card, so clever, and great colours too. Congrats to all the winners of your fabulous prizes!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Gloria Lee said...

Just fantastic!
Love your clean and simple design!
Thanks for playing at Happy Little Stampers sketch challenge!

Kit said...

I'm late to this challenge but I love the techy card. Can I ask which HA stamp it is made from?

Kit said...

I'm late to this challenge but I love the techy card. Can I ask which HA stamp it is made from? My Email is caryxc@bellsouth.net.

thanks,
Kit