Saturday, 27 August 2016

It's time for NBUS #7!

What's NBUS? It's an acronym for Never Before Used Schtuff, all those lovely things that we crafters simply can't do without - and then get them home and never play with them. Don't you dare pretend you haven't got any, because I know you have! The term was coined by the lovely Darnell of djkardkreations who is hosting the challenge, one of a series of occasional challenges.

To play along, crack open that schtuff and give it some love! Ink those stamps, stop just stroking those papers, peel off those stickers and use them in the way their creators intended us to! And then head over to Darnell's blog by September 5th and share with us what you've created.

My card uses two lots of NBUS, a house mouse stamp sheet called Love Chocolate Heart which I think I won from the Playground - I'd been reluctant to cut into the rubber because I'm always scared that my colouring skillz aren't good enough to do justice to house mouses, and a pad of paper called Simply Creative Shabby Chic, which was in a recent goody bag I won. The paper clips I've added are a mixture of ones from my stationery drawer and ones from a very old HOTP kit.


Di said...

Yes indeed Jane, you did win this fabulous image in the Playground - perfect colouring too! You've even shaded round the outlines - lovely work. And adding the paper clips is a clever touch as well.


Di xx

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, this is adorable. I love House Mouse and this image is the cutest thing. The papers you won are so pretty and the addition of paper clips was very clever. Your coloring is perfect.

Liz said...

A really cute image, Jane, beautifully coloured. I love how you've added the real paperclips - a brilliant touch. xx

Cara said...

Great use of NBUS! A wonderful card with fab colouring. Cara x

cotnob said...

A super card Jane, such a sweet image and great colours.

crafty-stamper said...

Cute image and fabulous colouring,love the papers and added paper clips
Carol x

Darnell said...

Don't you dare come down hard on yourself about your coloring, Jane! I won't stand for it! You know art is in the eye of the BEHOLDER ~ that means WE get to say if your coloring is good or not and I declare it to be fabulous! Oops, sometimes I just get the urge to be bossy as all get out! But, seriously, you should go forth and use as many house mices as your heart desires! You do them proud and this one is especially cool with the fun paperclip design!!

Thank you so much for your very kind words of support and your dedicated post! I very much appreciate it and having you join in the fun of my NBUS Challenge #7! Huge hugs, Darnell

Barb said...

Well done winning that super cute stamp Jane. The colouring looks lovely. I love the colours and the paper clips look great. A really fun card. Barbxx

Sue - said...

Well your colouring of the meeces looks great to me! I think you're being too hard on yourself.