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, November 1, 2023

NBUS Challenge #56

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 October challenge with all your beautiful goodies ~ 150 entries! Since we cram three holidays into the space of two months, I've chosen three Showcases this month to represent Halloween (yesterday), Autumn (Thanksgiving), and Christmas.

Congratulations to Bonnie, Helen, and Linda 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, you are proud when you use something never-before-used in your creation! This is the place for you to share those NBUS works of art! I will also proudly share whenever I excavate and use something!

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 November 30, 2023, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Have fun!
Thank you!

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Marianne said...

Wonderful picks.
Have a good month everyone / Kalo mina!
Marianne x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful cards Bonny, Helen and Linda xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats to Bonnie and Helen - gorgeous cards! And thanks for the feature, Darnell & for continuing to encourage us to use NBUS!!!

Pat said...

Congratulations to Bonnie, Helen and Linda with their great use of NBUS items. I don't think any of us are going to run out of our NBUS items any time soon..lol. x

Julia Aston said...

Three wonderful holiday cards from Bonnie, Helen and Linda!

Helen said...

Thank you so much for sharing my card and well done to Bonnie and Linda too x

Bonnie said...

Thank you, Dolly! I had so much fun making this card! Congratulations to Helen and Linda!

Vicky Hayes said...

Such inspiring cards from Bonnie, Helen and Linda! A great big thanks to you too Darnell, encouraging us to use our NBUS even while straddling your holiday tables! Vicky x

Bunny said...

One thing I've learned about NBUS is that you have to be careful while viewing other people's NBUS. Because all of the sudden you find yourself purchasing that item and now it's your NBUS. Hmmmm.......It's a vicious circle but someone has to keep it going round.Right? [Bunny]

Loll said...

Beautiful showcase of cards from last month, Dolly!! So happy to be playing along! xx

Craftychris said...

Three wonderful showcases! So glad to have managed to join in this month. Take care my friend, hugs xxxxxxx