Monday, 22 January 2018

Doncha love using NBUS?

Morning all,

As the title of the post says ... "Doncha love to use NBUS"? That's Never Before Used Stash if you've never heard the acronym, coined by the lovely Darnell - anyhoo, I kept seeing the set of camel images in the run up to Christmas and was powerless to resist!

My card - inside reads "Don't get the hump! and Happy Birthday"
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • One piece of grey pearl card cut to 14cm square 
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 13½cm square
  • Using a square die I cut a centrally placed aperture in the grey card panel and drew a pencil line through it on to one of the white panels
  • Hobby Art camel image (from Camel ye faithful) stamped using the black soot ink from the Tim Holtz distress mixed media ink and also on to a white snippet
  • I stamped the fez (from the same set) on to a snippet of red using the same Distress mixed media ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pens were used to colour both images
  • I fussy cut the head of the camel and fez (from the snippet images), glued the fez on to the head and set aside to dry.
  • Applying glue to the grey aperture panel I positioned the coloured camel image behind and, once happy with positioning pressed firmly in to place before attaching the fez/head using dimensional foam tape
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle sentiment partially stamped on to white snippet using masking paper and the Distress mixed media ink, once stamped, I cut in to a banner end and then matted on to a snippet of red card
  • Hobby Art sentiment (from the above camel set) stamped on the insert panel (and coloured using Kaisercraft black gel glitter pen) and also added the Happy Little Stampers birthday greeting (from Butterfly Birthday)

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Seize The Birthday - January 18th challenge - BIRTHDAY with optional topping (not used) OF ONE LAYER
  2. Sweet Stampin' - January 20th challenge - MENS CARDS
  3. Brown Sugar - challenge No. 274 - BIRTHDAY
  4. CraftyCatz - challenge No. 400 - ANYTHING GOES with optional twist (used) of MALE BIRTHDAY

And now ...... a One Layer Card - I so often FORGET that a challenge is ONE LAYER, make a card and then look at it and think BUM! However, this one really IS a One Layer Card!

My One Layer Card
And a closer view of my image panel
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White 15cm cm square, 300gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized card
  • One piece of white 300gsm card cut to 14cm square - for the insert
  • Penny Black wood mounted image (2443K - "skipping") and Happy Little Stampers sentiment (from Butterfly Birthday) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink .. the wood mounted stamp is such an old one (from 2002) it was HIGH TIME it saw ink again!
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour and blended using Sansodors and a paper stump
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 363 - OLC week and CUTE ... 2nd entry 
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 74 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Dragonfly Dreams - January 7th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Penny Black - Saturday challenge - ANYTHING (Penny Black) GOES


Jo said...

Two fab the camel lol but oh my, I find one layer cards soooo hard to make........but you've aced it! x

Sue - said...

I just lurve that camel! His face says it all!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

aww your stick girl is so cute with her big grin and purple ddress...perfect

Aunty Sue said...

2 fab cards but the top one is so funny and thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week and dont forget we have a GDT call for February still time to apply closed mid day thursday

Pat said...

These are both very cute images Kathy, but your camel has the fun element too, and both beautifully coloured. I also love the added sparkle on your sweet little lady. x

SARN said...

Brilliant camel image and the fun sentiments that go with it inside and out.

Loving the one layer card too. A real cutie.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

carol said...

wonderful creation, thankyou for joining us this week at CRAFTY CATZ, hope you can join in again soon, x carol

Jac Curran said...

What a fun card with the camel, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Barbara Bruder said...

Two cute cards. Love that camel and I love your one layer card. Cute image and love your colors and glitter. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Lilian said...

two great cards Kathy. Just love the camel,


Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Kathy, wonderful cards! The camel is hilarious ;) and I really love Stardust stickles which you added to the girl card. - Sweet Kobylkin

Cara said...

I love your camel card, the sentiment is genius. Your other card is just so sweet, but not at all the type of card I'd associate with your style x

crafty said...

What a cute stick girl. Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams.

Cass said...

Super cute cards. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Rahmat said...

Oh Kathy, your first card made me laugh so hard, I love it, and your LIm entry is really cute, and CASlicious.

shirley-bee said...

Hehe. love that camel card! I nearly bought it last year, and now I wish I had! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Trina P. said...

Both cards put a smile on my face, Kathy. Kudos to you for remembering to make a OLC. The girl image is cute and the added sparkly Stickles is a fab finishing touch. Thank you so much for joining us again at Less is More.

Joanne James said...

Love the camel card and that cute girl - she reminds me of me rushing to remember someone's birthday!

Sharon said...

Ooooh! I do love those camels too Kathy. They really make me smile so I may have to invest as well. Your LIM card is gorgeous. Fab image and the addition of the stardust stickles (my personal fave)is all the embellishment needed. Love it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Less is More xx

Helen said...

So cute!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x