Friday, 20 January 2017

NBUS challenge .........

Happy Friday evening folks .......

Well .... the dreaded lergy has got me good and proper this time ...... I feel like crap!!! Excuse the language ...... I'm not very good at feeling under the weather.
I was hoping a couple of days in bed would do the trick but no ..... it's determined to spoil my weekend!  But we won't go there.

You all know the lovely Darnell ..... and if you do then you'll be familiar with her very popular NBUS Challenges (Never Before Used Schtuff!)
If you're wondering who or what I'm going on about ..... where have you been!!!  Get on over there and check out Darnell's Blog .... you'll love it.

There's a little bit of celebrating been going on over in the playhouse ...... anniversaries, Blog birthdays, a new look to the blog .... it's all going on.  And to mark the occasions Darnell is hosting not one NBUS Challenge, not two, but THREE back to back challenges.  Each challenge will run for a week and each one will have an optional theme ..... how much fun is this going to be.

This week it's NBUS Challenge #8 ........ and the theme is to use coloured pencils on Kraft card.

I do like using Kraft card ...... but I must admit I don't use pencils that often.
For this card the stamp is my NBUS item ..... a Stampendous design from way back last year I think.
Simply stamped with Versamark ink and then heat embossed in white ......

I then used Prismacolor pencils on the balloons and blended the colour with Sansodor to get a nice even finish ........

The confetti I coloured using gold and silver gel pens to add a touch of sparkle

This week's challenge is open until January 22nd so there's still time to play along ....... I'm sure you've got a mountain of NBUS stash just like the rest of us!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your evening and have a great weekend.
I'm off to snuggle on the sofa with my honey and ginger and catch up on some TV.

Cheerio until next time


  1. I love your balloon card Linda, the colouring looks great.

  2. Absolutely lovely, you've got a super bright colour on the balloons. I've never tried using pencils with embossing, I'd be worried the embossing would crack. Hope you feel better soon

  3. Get well soon Linda, your card is lovely

  4. I always love your work on Kraft and this card looks wonderful, the pencil colours show up so beautifully against the white embossing. So sorry to hear you have the lurgy, we got it on 1st Jan and it is still lingering, hope you feel better soon! Anne xx

  5. Gorgeous card! So bright and cheerful! I hope you feel better soon! xxx

  6. Aw, Linda, I feel very special that you got up off your crappy sick bed to join in my celebrations with your NBUS! Your card is so festive and fun and schparkly! I have to Google a Sansodar and get one of those because your pencils are blended beautifully! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #8 and joining in the optional theme!! Hugs, Darnell (I hope you are back on your feet and feeling like yourself in no time! Mwah! And, again, Happy Blogaversary to you, too!!)

  7. Looks great. I like the stamp and sentiment you chose.

  8. Great job! I popped over from Darnell's blog.

  9. Beautiful card, great colouring too. Hope you are feeling better now!

  10. super fun and festive it on the kraft..
    xx Karen


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