I coined the acronym NBUS in 2013 and ran several challenges until 2017. The term caught on and is still being used in Blogland, so I thought this would be a good time to resurrect my NBUS challenge. I set up this dedicated NBUS website for crafty artists to share their works of art containing any brand-new virginal Never-Before-Used-Schtuff! We bought it ~ now let's use it to share and inspire others!

"I've come to the conclusion that buying craft supplies 
and actually using them are two separate hobbies." (Unk)

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

NBUS Challenge #39

This is a wonderful place to find design ideas
as we all share with each other how well we are doing
using our Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (NBUS)!

It's great to see you and I hope you're doing well! Thank you for playing in the May NBUS Challenge with all your new goodies! From all the incredible entries, I have randomly chosen #110 Hilary to be showcased!
Congratulations, Hilary, and thank you for sharing your wonderful creations using NBUS! 

The basic idea of this challenge is evident in the name. Whether it's something you have just purchased or something collecting dust in the back of a drawer, it feels good when you use something never-before-used in your creation and here is where you share and show-off those NBUS works of art! And as you can imagine, I have a huge mountain of NBUS, so I will also proudly share whenever I excavate and use something. Instructions for how to link are on a tab above.

Guest Designer!

To thank you for sharing your NBUS all these years (and/or to schpark your fire if you're in a bit of slump), I am randomly inviting participants to join me as guest designers. This month I'm delighted to welcome Pat of Colourful Card Creations!

Hi everybody.  I was so thrilled when Darnell asked me to be the Guest Designer this time! Most months I dive into the NBUS box (or if I'm honest, boxes, lol) of brand-new or older-new items waiting for their debut performance and I join in the fun here. Thank you Darnell for giving us the opportunity to use our NBUS!

I have always crafted in one way or another with knitting and needlecrafts and some oil and watercolour painting, but it was when I decided to turn some cross-stitch into cards that I became hooked, and now cardmaking is my main hobby. Like many others, I started with paper-crafting (including decoupage), but then I decided to try stamping and I was hooked!  Shortly afterwards I started my blog (Colourful Card Creations) and I enjoy being part of this wonderful crafting community.  I love trying new techniques and enjoy all types of cardmaking. On the whole over the years, my style has become less fussy and I mainly use my stamps with inks, stencils, dies, and embossing folders, with much less of the papercrafting I started out doing.

Here is Pat's beautiful card to inspire you:
Thank you for being our June Guest Designer, Pat!

There are no limitations on what you can create, but there are a few RULES which you can find on the tab above. If this is your first visit, please take a minute to read them. You can also click here for answers to any questions you might have. 

You may use this badge for your blog post if you like, but it is not mandatory. 
I can't wait to see what you share with us! 
The challenge closes June 30, 2022, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Have fun!
Thank you!

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Pat said...

Thank you again for asking me to be the GD this time Darnell and great to see Hilary as the randomly chosen showcased card which is a cracker!! I'm looking forward to seeing the gallery fill with lots of NBUS creations. x

HilaryJane said...

How wonderful to see one of my cards being showcased this month. Thank you Darnell and congratulations on your GD spot Pat. Your iris card is just spectacular xx

Darnell said...

You are both very welcome! It's a pleasure to have you as GD, Pat, and to showcase you, Hilary! Your support and friendship are very much appreciated! Hugs, Darnell

Sandra H said...

Congratulations Pat on your GD spot and what a fabulous card and Hilary your card is so lovely congrats to you too x

Di said...

What lovely cards by Hilary and Pat! My NBUS basket seems to be fuller than ever - help!


Di xxx

Craftychris said...

Lovely cards by Hilary and Pat! Take care. Hugs xxxxxxxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Two of my favourite designers being showcased and guesting this month - and terrible enablers the pair of them!! Congratulations Hilary and Pat and what fabulous cards! Thanks again Darnell for providing a safe place for us all to confess our total addiction to shopping for crafting supplies :D

TK said...

Stunning card, Pat! The iris is just gorgeous. I absolutely adore Iris, and my yard is proof of that. Congrats to the GD spot