Friday, 18 September 2015

Darnell's NBUS challenge .....

Happy Friday folks,

Phew!  What a busy week .... and it's not over yet!!
Talk about being on the last minute (as usual!!!) ...... but I was determined I wasn't going to miss this

My lovely blog buddy Darnell is hosting her 5th ..... yes 5th NBUS challenge!! And what a popular challenge it's turned out to be!  There's been an amazing number of entries, the list of sponsors is spectacular and the prizes ...... well!!!  Pop over and say 'Hi' to the lovely Darnell and check out all the details here.

If any of you are wondering who is Darnell ..... and what is NBUS ..... where have you been?? Darnell is one of the Queens in blogland .....  she's talented, funny, brings a smile with every blog post, and is one of the best blog buddies you could wish for!  As for NBUS ..... well the badge says it all ...... NEVER BEFORE USED SCHTUFF!!!  Come on .... own up .... I bet you've got a small box full of schtuff that hasn't seen the light of day since it found its way into your craft room ...... hahaha ..... small box???? and only one??? Hmmm .... well now's the time to use it.  You'll have to be quick though the challenge closes tonight (I did say I was on the last minute!)

I'd better get a move on then hadn't I ...... here's my entry

I dug deep into the box of schtuff, and found this little guy .... never seen an ink pad (awww!) and he's sooo cute!!! He's the Moon Gazing Hare from Lavinia stamps
I have this thing about hares ...... there's a couple in the lounge ....

And one in the dining area ...... another one gazing at the moon .....

And there's even one on my crafty 'write it down or I'll forget' note book ......

Back to my card ...... I stamped my little hare onto a piece of white card and then masked around the edge with some low-tack tape.

I added my sentiment ..... another stamp that hasn't been inked (I'm afraid I do have a few!!) ..... I thought this one was perfect to go with my little hare ......

I added coloured to the words using Spectrum Noir pencils and then created my moonlight scene using Distress Inks and some hand cut masks for the hills.
To finish off I added a touch of fine glitter to the moon and dotted a few stars in the sky.

Oh well .... must dash ..... the clock is ticking.

We've got a bit of a busy weekend ahead ..... it's the Isle of Man Food Festival ....... one of my favourite events .... time to buy my Christmas pud!!!   Hubby's parents have arrived on the island for the weekend, so we'll be out and about a bit with them,  and ..... we've also got a birthday party tomorrow for a certain little man who's five on Monday ...... I wonder who that can be .....

There'll be no time to spend in the old craft room I'm afraid ....... so it looks like next week will be a busy one too!!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day, and have a fun weekend.

Cheerio until next time



  1. I love those NBUS stamps of yours, they've made the most beautiful card! Your coloring is dreamy :)

  2. Your card is so beautiful and I love all the techniques. Have fun at all of your events and happy birthday little man!

  3. A fabulous card and lovely sentiment. Have a great weekend and enjoy the Food Festival, your families and the little man's birthday party.
    Kath x

  4. Your design is fantastic, Linda! I love that hare looking at the moon and back and your masking and sponging is always perfection! Thank you so much for taking some time to play in my NBUS Challenge #5 ~ which was so long ago now! I’m sorry that nursing the Mister back to good health has delayed my visit to thank you. Thank you for your good wishes and prayers along the way, too! Enjoy your day and Happy Belated Birthday to the Little Man!! Hugs, Darnell


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