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!

March 6, 2016

NBUS Challenge #6 ~ Day Six and a new prize!

[The NBUS Challenge #6 InLinkz button is at the end of this post.]

Happy Mothering Sunday to all my British friends!!

Hi there! Happy Sunday Funday!

I'm going to be showcasing patterned paper on the post toasty today! Yay for patterned pattern that we all hoard cherish! Some of you call it DSP for Designer Series Paper. I just call it pp cuz I'm a 12-year-old boy in my heart.

Let's start with this floral pp designed and printed by the famous paperist, K&COMPANY:
The NBUS being featured on these first two cards is the "You've Been Framed Oval Die" by Papertrey Ink. The sediment is from Hero Arts.
For this card, I trimmed the pp to allow the card base to show. It adds another frame and more interest to the design. The NBUS sediment is from the "Word Salad" set by Paper Smooches. 

And this card:
PP is perfect to use with this sweet NBUS sediment die called Greetings Bottom Edgers from Impression Obsession. A bit of matching card stock and pretty ribbon and pips your squeak! (And high five for using those, too, NBUS or not!) 

I have several more examples I've made and have never blogged before. I've made a collage so this post doesn't go on in my usual epic fashion down past your keyboard, over your lap, and onto the floor. This cards show how simple it is to make a QACAS card in a jiffy just by using a piece of pp. If you can't afford a jiffy, you can just use a regular desk.
Two of those pieces of patterned paper have lots of glossy embossing built right in for extra pizzazziness!
There you go. Lots of great ideas for using pp to make elegant last-minute cards or cards for your stash. Also for entering into NBUS Challenge #6! Tick tock!

There are lots of entries as we edge closer to 200! I'm very pleased and grateful to those of you who have played, so I'm adding another thank you prize:
Yes, that's right! A complete and NBUS set of Brushos! This prize is open to all participlayers anywhere in the world! If you have already entered and are interested in this prize, please let me know in an email to darnell dot knauss at g mail dot com. For new entries, you can let me know either in a comment or via email.

If you are not interested in this prize, you don't have to mention it and you will simply be in the drawing for the cash prizes.

Did I just make more work for myself and confuse everyone? I hope not. I trust everyone will proceed in an orderly fashion.

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Get going! Enjoy your day! Enjoy the challenge! No, seriously, enjoy! LITS!*

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Head's UP! Some of you do not have blogs and when I click on your name in the comment, I get a "no reply blogger" message or a Google+ profile with no information. That means I have NO WAY of contacting you if you are a winner! You must leave me your email address in your comment or email me separately with the information. If I can't find you, you can't win a prize! Thank you!!


59 comments:

Kathyk said...

So great to see so many entries for your fab NBUS challenge, Darnell. Loving your makes today too

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

Annie said...

omg your cards are stunning and the new prize just happens to be on my wish list big time. Must get myself into action and use some more of my NBUS Annie xxx

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, More lovely cards.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Yolanda Garrido said...

Darnell!!! Wow!!! So much inspiration! I love the delicated ribbon you used on the green card! It's so nice! And the way where you put the sentiment! Love it!

Sharon said...

Wow! So many gorgeous makes from you today Darnell. The idea of the collage photo is brilliant (need to try that myself sometimes! ) Fabulous hero arts sediment but that thank you card is Dee-lish! You are so generous with the prizes too. (That'll be a yes to the brushos from me then) ;-) Thanks for all your inspiration. xx

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - I admit to being a hoarder of papers! Fabulous prizes and I would love to have a chance of winning the Brushos, please. I'll see you with another NBUS entry soon!
Kath x

Claire said...

You've showcased those patterned papers perfectly Darnell - thanks for letting us all have a chance at winning some goodies. (Because we all need more new stuff don't we?!)

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning Darnell and thank you for letting me join your challenge. I would so love to win something and the Brusho prize is just fantastic.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Rahmat said...

Darnell, I was thinking to get my pp out use, thank you for sharing your lovely cards with the use of pp.
A big yes to the brushos, these are not available here, the craft store had no idea when I asked for these.

Valerija said...

Wow, so many wonderful cards from you today! Well done!
Yes, I would love to win the Brushos, please.
Many thanks for the chance.
Have a lovely sunday, Valerija xx

Pat said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards made with these beautiful pp's Darnell and love that frame die too. I must get a wriggle on to get my entry in and thank you for adding another prize into the mix. I don't have any Brushos so will definitely be e-mailing you! You are a very generous lady! x

Pat said...

Sorry Darnell I have just re-read your explanation and realise that I don't need to e-mail as I haven't entered yet and just saying a 'yes please' to everything here will be sufficient. x

scrAPpamondo said...

How many entries! Congratulation!! :D
You have made very lovely cards with your NBUS, Darnell! Love expecially these with the You've Been Framed Oval Die and that wonderful papers, so spring-like and sweet! They really made me smile and feel happy! Great inspirations as always, thanks so much!
The new prize is really yummy!! :D I have never tried them, but I have seen that they are very versatile and bright! I e-mailed you :D
Thanks for the chance

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Luce the card, Darnell, well done on two NBUSes, too clever, have that IO bottom edger too.
Love DP as well, as I call it but PP works too.
Can you see two hands and two feet, twenty digits in all all waving say yesss please for dem dere Brushos???????????
They've been on my wish list forever..
Well almost. :)
Shaz in Oz.x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards!!

cm said...

Well, now you've done it: sparked a sudden desire to go scrounging through my patterned papers that I've put away, for the sake of tidiness (our kitchen is looking more like a crafting zone than a kitchen!), to find some pretties to showcase. Your array here: gorgeous! My eye is drawn, especially, to the wee framed dragonfly in the first...Your Brushos prize: I am most definitely interested, my friend, especially given how water-colour challenged I am. Maybe these will help remedy my 'want to but can't because I'm a klutz' situation! Again, your generosity is fantabulous!
Hugs~c

Sarah said...

These are wonderful Darnell and being a boarder of pp (!!) am always looking for interesting ways to use it up!! Love the look of the bottom edger die xx

Julia Aston said...

what lovely cards using the DP - there ARE so many beautiful, shiny and textured papers out there - it doesn't take much to make them into a pretty card! I'm feeling crushed today - I just read in your ABOUT ME on the right sidebar that Hammy is only imaginary (WHAT??!!) - and here I have been thinking of him happily spinning on his wheel beside you while you craft..... whispering ideas to you for design (!) Julia xx

Megan said...

I *may* have just a small amount of pp in my stash. So thanks for the push to go use it!

Carol L said...

You always make me chuckle with your words, and today is no exception. So you like to call it pp because you're a 12 yr old boy? OMG, you should have been a stand-up comedian! LOL I just love the different ways you've shown us to use that pp/dsp with your cards! And thanks for the new prize you've added too! Your generosity is beyond amazing!

Anita in France said...

You must have such a wonderful collection of cherished DP, Darnell ... these are all spectacular ... the three from today and those delicious collaged ones ... been enjoying time with every single one! Brusho's ... as I'm not using my existing stash nearly enough at the moment, please leave me out of your generous draw ... hope they go to a home where they'll be joyfully and regularly used! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

ionabunny said...

Great to see your pp ideas. I have a small stack of that. Regarding the brusho's.... I think you should have just drawn them and if the person was not interested you could have drawn again. Or, emails from those who are not interested, cos I am sure there are less of those than there are ones who are currently drooling, but not in the brusho's, cos that would get colourful. I expect you email has just grown by a 100 or 200 emails. Good luck with that. Thank you for your lovely comment on my librarian. Unfortunately I have no spectacles in her size, but I suspect you are right and she would suit them very well. Hugz

Megan said...

(On a side note, I have stumbled on some NBUT (Never Before Used Techniques) and NBUC (it's stretch, but Never Before Used Challenge) as I've perused all the entries. Lots of fun and inspiration!)

conil said...

Well, seems you've been hoarding...er, collecting lots of pp. How you's put it to use is really something. The way you envisioned how they'd look with those dies is awesome. Maybe I need to check out my hoa...er, collection, too.

MaryH said...

What a wonderful use of the gorgeous patterned papers, which I buy, and never really know how to use. They are so beautiful, I hate to cut up the design, so - yep, a NBUS. You've done some clever & lovely treatments on each of these beauties to show off the printed design. Love the different dies you've used - which work perfect with the papers too. What a super-duper prize you're offering with the Brusho set. Will do my best to enter, and gosh, I have lots & lots of NBUS! Big hugs & hope your day is going just splendidly. MWAH! TFS

Heidi Stamps said...

You are right that we definitely have a lot of patterned paper, but it also makes cardmaking a lot easier in many instances! Your cards are lovely. Brushos are another great prize! I would be pleased and thankful if I were picked for anything. Have a great Sunday!

Lisa said...

Your cards are all amazing, Darnell!! I love the frame on the first one!! What an awesome added prize, too!! I've wanted to try those for so long!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

LauraJane:) said...

You are absolutely a HOOT!! I'm dazed and confused with the Brusho instructions..I just want to leave some Sunny day LOVE for ya!!
You are a BRIGHT light in a seemly dark world! You are LOVED and the cards shared today are fresh and loverly too!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You are o right - I really should use my PP more often. But I have a PP phobia....rarely get myself to use it and my stacks are certainly growing - crazy, isn't it? i already have Brushos, so you can make somebody else happy :) - thank anyway, you are so generous!

designbydonna said...

Love your NBUS cards. That oval die frame is great for highlighting a space. Would love to win the Brusho set. I am wanting to try new techniques this year.

OH Babs said...

Man where do you find the time? I know having a maid, butler, personal assistant, chef, gardener and cleaning lady help, BUT when do you sleep? All the cards are wonderful, each different and creative. Have a good week SuperWoman. :)

Redanne said...

What a gorgeous feast for these old eyes today! I love the way you have used the patterned paper, you make me want to get mine out and have a go!

Thanks for the Mother's Day wishes too... Big hugs, Annie xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such pretty papers Darnell! They certainly lend themselves to very pretty QACAS cards, as you say, you are spoiling us with these fabulous prizes my friend, so good of you! Have a lovely Sunday evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Happy Dance said...

I'm behind. Waaaaaay behind. John had a bad few days, and I've been hovering like a helicopter. Better so far today. Anyhoo.... I love the pretty dp on your first card. That little lady bug (almost wrote 'but') is so sweet. The flora is pretty, and I'm loving that die. It's your second card that has me all in a swoon, however.... I. Love. This. Card. Forever & ever. Amen. I can see I've got more shopping to do, lol! And what a gorgeous collage you've made too. Dang girl... I don't know how you do it! I'm delighted with all you got here. Will try to get a card into the NBUS challenge, if time and DH permit. You know how it goes. MISS you so darn much!! Bev

JoAnn said...

Love your cards. Great entries for the NBUS #6. I am working on mine. :)
Have a great day.

Susanne Vargas said...

Thank you so much for giving us some ideas how to use all the patterned paper we have in our stash. I tend to forget about mine...
Just entered my card in the challenge! Hope to find time to make more... There is definitely no lack of NBUS...
I am very fascinated by brushos and have them on my wish list so I would love to win a set!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! What a lot of entries Darnell - you are such a generous lady with your NBUS challenges and what a load of talent too. There some stunners in that gallery including your own beautiful designs! Have a great week. Sarah xx

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet pair of cards Miss Darnell...love the soft pretty colors.

Patti said...

Great use of pp!! : ) I love pp so much that I can't bear to use it LOL I seriously need a therapist. I have some pp from 1997 that I won't use - why? cuz then it's be gone! : )

Love your delightful creations!! I hope this means you are feeling 100%!!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! 200 hundred entries. That is wonderful! And, I love all the beautiful cards you made with pattern papers.

Karenladd said...

Wow, these quick and easy pp cards (and yes, I prefer to call them pp as well), are going to make me look at my hoarded papers in a new way. I must have at least one die that would make a great card design, right? I have so many large or bold print designs that i can't bear to cover up...and what a wonderful way to showcase them. As for those Brushos...I would love to be considered for this, or any prize from you!!

Greta said...

I missed that PTI die & oh my goodness--I love it! All your cards are so inspiring, Darnell--thank you! Gotta finish my 3rd entry & I'd love to have the Brushos to play with! Take care of yourself, my friend!

Lisa said...

What beautiful ways to use you pp (hehe) Darnell!! These are all refreshing and happy!!

TK said...

In my experience, pp can DEFINITELY be NBUS too. I love that you used yours in some QACAS cards for your NBUS challenge too! Thanks for the challenge, I'm really enjoying using some of my NBUS and seeing all the wonderful cards posted.

Cheryl W. said...

You amaze me with the number of beautiful, interesting and creative cards you make! I have added an entry to your challenge and hope to add another one before it closes. Would love to try my hand at those Brushos! Thanks so much for throwing my name in the hat. Have a fabulous week!!

Debbie Nutt said...

Thanks, Darnell, for the generous prizes. I would LOVE to win the Brushos. Thanks for the lovely samples of PP cards! I don't think my stash has such pretty PP, but I should look through. You never know.

Maxine D said...

Gor-juss cards Darnell - I really ought to use my pp more, and you have inspired me - now to apply the inspiration!!
Blessings
Maxine

Gerrina said...

You did a great job using the DP like on these cards!
(have to try it myself in order to get my craftroom emptier, or maybe I stick to use it behind my photos in the PL-books? Have to get rid of half of that stash this year;that is my goal...)
Enjoy a good monday!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful use of patterned papers! Your posts are always fun to read. And adding Brushos, oh my! This is something I have on my wish list.

Ros Crawford said...

Well thank you for your wishes! Gorgeous cards!

Karen B said...

What a wonderful array of cards Dippy but especially love the CAS Thanks so Much card.

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Linda said...

WOW! What a fabulous collection of challenge entries ...... and what a stunning array of cards from you today. Great use of all those gorgeous designer papers ..... mine just get taken out of the box and stroked occasionally!!!! xx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved your card ! Wow New prize that too Brusho ,would love to be considered for winning it ! Just linked my second submission :)

jimlynn said...

Great way to use all the patterned paper we have! Thanks for the inspiration.
I'll toss my name in the hat for the Brusho's too - Finally got a card up this morning.
Lynn

Bobby said...

I may just have to get out some of my pp, including a K and Company one similar to yours, and make some cards. Your new dies are fabulous with the pp.

Put me in the draw for the Brushos, please. I've seen so many wonderful things done with them and I'd love to give it a go.

Kay Wallace said...

I call it "pp," too, Darnell! And, yes, I have lots of it--some of which I have had for years. Like you, from time to time, I am moved to actually use some of it. Love how you have used it here with your die frame. Love that idea!!

Olga Fink said...

Great cards Darnell!
Xoxo Olga

Brenda said...

Wow, I am so loving how you showcased these beautiful papers Auntie! I never thought to do it this way before, but I am so loving them. Love that die too!! Who can't resist K&Co paper?! But sometimes I hate to use it because it is so beautiful. But the way you have used these beautiful papers makes total sense! And I love that they are quick, easy cards that even I could pull off. lol Hugs, Brenda

D.Ann C said...

Brushos... are you kidding?!! That's fabulous!! Since I'm getting around to commenting late, I e-mailed you in case there's still a chance. Meanwhile, I'm still rolling on the floor laughing about your post coming off the screen over the keyboard and onto the floor... you're too funny! What a terrific batch of cards! I have several I haven't posted and I keep losing the little notes I made with the materials used, so they are just sitting all lonely and underappreciated until they go out the door. lol! Your sunflower card especially draws my eye!!