Thursday, 25 September 2014

NBUS (never-before-used schtuff) Challenge - Anything goes

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Hello to you, I hope all is well with you and yours on this rather cool and dull day ( well it is here  in Yorkshire) you can definitely tell Autumn is fast approaching. Don't get me wrong I love this season it's just that you know that winter will soon be following eek!

Any way I am here with two cards to link up with Darnells NBUS ( Never Before Used Schtuff ) challenge. I am very late entering but if you would like to take a look for yourself you can follow the link above. 

I have chosen option  #3 Make two Christmas cards using the same stamp



 On card  #1  the Reindeer is from a set of Christmas  stamps that came with a magazine (NBUS) I used Imagination crafts snowflake stencil (NBUS) for the background with Texture paste and glitter, the larger die cut topper is cut from Sizzix Labels also NBUS, the smaller one I used is Spellbinder labels 18 .



On card  #2  I used the snowflake from the above mentioned stamps to create a background and Spellbinder Nested Hearts (NBUS) to cut a vellum topper for the Reindeer, I also used the embossing paste through the pattern of the die to create the pretty filigree border. as you can probably see I managed to smudge some ink from the Reindeer, I wont tell you what I said !! my black Stazon had dried up so I had to use my Versafine pad and the ink just would not dry. The sentiment is also (NBUS) from Stamptivity which is no longer trading.  

So that's about it, I enjoyed making these two Christmas cards, and maybe this will be the incentive for me to carry on and make some more (don't hold your breath) lol. 

Thank you for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend

Happy Art making

Hugs Lottie x




  1. Yay, you made it Lottie! You must've felt the breeze from the door closing on your backside!! I'm so delighted and appreciative that you entered these two fabulous and bright Christmas cards in my second NBUS Challege!! They are gorgeous! When I get a smudge like that, I just very lightly smudge around the other side, too. You know, like it was meant to be there! (I'm pretty sure that even the primmest church ladies must swear when inking vellum!!) You should also link your two cards up at Sarn's "Stamping for Pleasure" Rudolph Day challenge! Hugs, Darnell

  2. love the bright pink and pretty reindeer! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment!

  3. These are so fabulously festive, Lottie ... the reindeer is such a lovely image, beautifully framed ... and the snowflake backgrounds are just gorgeous! I especially love all that texture and shimmer! Thanks so much for popping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment ... it's much appreciated! Anita :)


Thank you for paying me a visit today and leaving your comment and a little crafty happiness. Hugs Lottie x