Tuesday, 31 March 2015

I'm Using My NUBUS

Hello to you on this wet, windy and snowy Wednesday here in Halifax. Hope you are faring better with the weather wherever you are.

I am blogging a Card I have made to join in with Darnell's  NBUS challenge # 4. 
NBUS is an acronym that Darnell christened and stands for Never Before Used Schtuff  and the challenge is to encourage us to use some of our  stash that has never seen the light of day since being purchased to create something. So if you would like to play along click on this link djkardkreations to find out her Require-Mints, but you will have to be quick as it ends at 11.55 PST, March 31, 2015. Which of course is TODAY !!!   I'm not called Last Minute Lottie ! for nothing you know.
So here is my card

I made this card in memory of my mum.

I used Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve DI to colour the masked panel then went over with a
Dutch Doobadoo  chicken wire stencil. I then stamped using Archival black ink and a Inkylicious Water Rain Drops stamp then lifted some of the colour out of the droplets and added highlights with a white Signo pen.
For the embellishment I stamped a Butterfly from the A Muse Studio Pappilon  stamps in Versamark and embossed in gold, then coloured with Distress Markers. The sentiment came with a magazine.
I like how realistic those water droplets look and the pretty Butterfly embellishment, though I would prefer the stenciling to be a little lighter next time.
So my NBUS are :-
Dutch Doobadoo  Chicken Wire stencil
Inkylicious Water Rain Drops stamp
A Muse Studio Pappilon  stamp set
Magazine freebie sentiment stamp
So happy to have been able to play along in Darnell's NBUS challenge # 4.

See you soon and thanks for dropping by

Happy Art making
Hugs Lottie x 


  1. Hi Lottie, I love this card. If you're like me it's not difficult to find something you've not used Lol! It was sunny when I left Lincoln today but by the time I got to my mum's near Rotherham it was pouring it down!
    Hope you are well and sending big hugs, Angela x

  2. Beautiful card! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  3. Hi Lottie, we have had rain, sun, snow and hail here today, four seasons in one! Your card is beautiful, I really love the raindrops and that gorgeous butterfly! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Pretty card...to make in memory of your Mum! I do that too...I make lots of cards in her memory. I also miss my Mom!

  5. Thanks for your comment on my WOYWW post. The cogs with the hearts in them are metal ones by Prima. Not sure if you can still get them...I am a hoarder of stuff...Love the colours you chose to use on the card in rememberence of your Mum. We never have snow...not know what its like...heat and rain we do get though!

  6. Hi Lottie ^.^ thank you for stopping by my blog ^.^ Your card is very cute...I hope you win ^.^

  7. Oh, Lottie, this is sensational and so sweet to be in memory of your mom! I love, love, love your design, especially on that beautiful paper! I'll be steal, er, CASEing this beauty! I apologize for being so late in coming to comment and thank you for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4. Life and Easter company got in my way this time, but I really appreciate that you came out to play with me!! Love and hugs, Darnell

  8. Oh Lottie, what a stunning butterfly and card creation in memory of your mom.

    Hugs Diane

  9. Thanks for your encouraging comment on my journal video, it means a lot.


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