Sunday, 4 January 2015

NBUS Challenge Number 3

Over at Darnell's Fab Blog its her NBUS challenge number 3!  NBUS means 'Never Before Used Schtuff' and its great fun to join in - we all have so much stuff we buy and then take ages using!

Here is my card - I don't use patterned papers much and I really enjoyed making this - I used a stencil and drew round all the sections on two pieces of co-ordination paper then cut the pieces out and glued them down using the stencil as a guide.  I have all the sections left to make another one with the patterns in alternative places.

There are three different items on here that I have had for a while and not used yet until now, they are the papers which are Lili of the Valley and came free with a magazine., the fairy stamps which are from a Cardio set and the Clarity stencil that I used as a template to cut out and arrange the papers. I drew stitch lines round everything and added some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink around the edge of the main piece.  A touch of glitter and four blue stones and that was it.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Darnell's NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Blue Is The Colour
Buckwells - Anything Goes

Please visit these challenge blogs - they are all fabulous!

Have a good week - From Tuesday, I am going to be spending it with my Daughter, Son-in-Law and gorgeous one year old Granddaughter, Freya.  Loads of Freya cuddles for me!

Thank you so much for visiting me!  I value your visits and comments so much!  Take Care. Christine xxx


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is lovely Christine! Hazel x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, wow, Christine, oh, wow! Your quilted card with the pretty patterned paper and hand-drawn stitch lines, sponged edge, and sweet stamps is extraordinary!! This will be cherished by the recipient!! Thank you so much for entering it in my NBUS Challenge #3!!

Have a fantastic week with Freya! I know you will! I can't believe she is one year old already!! (I'm jealous of those baby cuddles you'll be getting!) Hugs, Darnell

chrissies said...

Great ideas on this

Love Chrissie x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Happy New Year Chris! Sorry I have not been round earlier but I have been looking after my two Grandsons Harrison and Raif, so exhausting but fabulous! Love your card what a unique design and good on you for using your NBUS! Have a wonderful time with Freya!! Hugs Susan x

Anita in France said...

Wow, Chris, this looks just like a wonderfully soft and cosy quilt ... all the detailing with the silhouettes and bling is fabulous! Have a great time with your family! Anita :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous work Chris!
You always seem to be thinking "outside the box"
Thank You!!

Redanne said...

Your card is beautiful Chris, I love how you used the stencil for the design, such a clever idea and it worked beautifully! Enjoy all those cuddles... Hugs, Anne xx

Liz McGuire, said...

What a cool idea, makes a brilliant card, Liz x

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful faux quilting. Such a good way to use up snippets too.
I saw your comment left on Lesley's blog and see that you love butterflies. I have a challenge specifically for butterflies which runs fortnightly If your interested details are on the side bar of my main blog hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

P.s. Thankyou for following my blogs. Hugs mrs A.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun patchwork piece! Too nifty for sure.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

what dedication there Chris!!
It is quite superb, love it!! but dont think I could be that patient I just know I would lose some pieces halfway through!

Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

Jackie said...

Such a delightful card, Chris. I bet it took ages to line up all the different elements. I love the pastel shades against the black. Jx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Christine I'm afraid its me again but this time with my DT hat on! Brilliantly designed card, I love it! Thank you so much for joining in this month at Buckwell's Crafty Challenge - good luck hugs Susan x

JD/ Jill said...

How creative and pretty! Really like this...thanks for sharing!