Wednesday, 4 October 2017

A NBUS Christmas

This card has been a LOT OF FUN!!!

There are a lot of NBUS items on this card (Never Before Used Stash). It was great fun finding all these  papers, stamps, and other elements, in my craft room. I am taking this card over to the 12th NBUS Challenge at Darnell's Blog djkardkreations. Darnell has a fabulous challenge with over a dozen prizes.

The first NBUS is the card base and envelope which are from a Hunky Dory 6x6 square easel card set.  I paid one dollar for 4 cards and envelopes still in their package, at the September 13th  papercraft garage sale.

Second NBUS is the three Design Papers. They are all from the Tim Holtz, Idea-ology Yuletide Paper Stash. The red snowflake border is K&Co, from my stash.

Third NBUS is the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Mini Holidays CMS 177 stamp. The Horse Drawn Sleigh stamp and the Christmas Greetings stamp are both from this set. The sentiment is stamped onto an edged diecut that came with the Yuletide paper pack mentioned above.

Fourth NBUS is the Darkroom Door trees stamp. I used my Misti for all the stamping as I find that I do not get even coverage from these silhouette type stamps, without it. Even with the Misti, it took three stampings to get them even! I used two shades of Momento green ink and sort of swirled them onto the tree stamp. It gave a mottled green look that I was quite happy with.

I used a snippet of another K&Co border, to anchor the sentiment die. I pop dotted it to help hold the easel card open.

Fifth NBUS is the rusty/copper coloured mini diamond bling. I popped them on the stars in the top piece of DP and also onto the fabric snowflakes I used on the snowy hills. The hills are just snippets of Bazzill ivory heavy card, cut by hand into hills, pop dotted together and Nouvo drops painted onto the edges. Nouvo drops were also dotted onto the trees. A few more brush strokes of Nouvo drops around the tree bases as well as under the sleigh and horses, helped to ground them all. I think they are NBUS as well...but since I am not sure, I will not list them as such!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. 12th  NBUS djkardkreations - must use at least one NBUS item



  1. Love your silhouette sleigh and horses with the snowy hills! Very pretty card!

  2. Great easel card, love the papers and the silhouette :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  3. Wow, such fabulous scene you have created!!! Very inspiring card, so beautiful inside and outside!!

  4. Love it Maureen....and like you so much unused stash to find and use....great card xxxx

  5. I love this gorgeous card Maureen, well done for using so many NBUS things on this one.

    Sue xx

  6. Hi this is a stunning easel card. I love finding stuff that I have forgotten about. If I am truthful I never need to buy anything apart from glue again. But that just isn't going to happen. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Hi Maureen,
    what a brilliant card and such a great scene too.
    My you have used such a lot of wonderful Nbus items on this delightful creation.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Such a pretty Christmas card design. I love the horse drawn sleigh on it.

  9. Hi there, what a charming card, Mo, I love the image and the pretty papers, brilliant easel design too, Kate x

  10. A super card Maureen, such a fabulous winter scene and great design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  11. Lovely card Mo, I like the papers you used and the great stamps that you've made the winter scene with.
    Jean x

  12. I think you top the list of the most used NBUS in one card, Mo! And what an amazing card it is, too!! Whoever gets this Christmas card will save it and bring it out every year as a table or mantle decoration!! Thank you so much for playing three times in my NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Beautiful winter scene! Love the silhouette and all the NBUS you were able to use here, Mo!

  14. It's a beautiful scene, I really like this one.


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