Sunday, 15 June 2014

NBUS - ewe inspire me

 I've been whingeing all week about not getting into the craft room, so of course today I got in there and my mojo promptly left.  I've been seeing lots of fab cards for the amazingly talented Darnell's NBUS (never before used schtuff) challenge and decided to use that to kick start the cardmaking into action.  My main NBUS is Just for Ewe, a Pink Petticoat digi set that I bought ages and ages ago but have never even printed, never mind used!  I needed a Thank You card for a friend who enjoys having sheep in the paddock beside her house so I came up with this very simple effort, based on the layout at Sketch Saturday.  The stamping is also NBUS, from an Inky Doodles set.
 Next card came about as the images print four to a page and I fancied making a girly card along the same lines.  Delightful Challenges has the theme Tickled Pink this week.

Mojo was creeping back by now and the next card has the sheep mirror imaged and my own text beneath, using Problem Secretary font.  The little hearts were cut with a Silhouette files for a stencil, this is an NBUS.  I added some Glossy Accents to them, mainly because a tiny bit of GA seeped out when I stuck them down!
This is an entry for CASology, where the key word is Anniversary.

 Final card in the set has no sheep, but uses the stencil that I cut out for the anniversary card.  To enter the Simon Says Challenge this week of stencil it I used some Grunge Paste, an NBUS that I have never tried before, though I've seen some wonderful creations using embossing paste.  I was quite pleased with this, my first effort, but the next one I tried was far too thick and looked silly!  Sentiment is from Inky Doodles.  Added a few of the red hearts to the paste, mostly where the hearts were a bit blotchy.

Darnell what a wonderful challenge idea and thanks for inspiring me to get crafting!


  1. Very cute - I love this punny set of cards! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  2. Love these ewe cards, Anne! So fun - they have really made me smile :)

  3. You're very welcome, Anne! Thank you for playing in my NBUS Challenge, posting my button, and spreading the word! I appreciate that very much!

    I'd say you went off like a rocket once you started excavating your NBUS mountain! Those ewes are so stinkin' cute! Your friend is going to love her thank you card!

    In fact, all of your designs are CASlicious, which goes so perfectly with the sketch image. (I have to tell you I LOL at the font "Awful Secretary" with the loopy letters. I think naming fonts must be a dream job! And "two ewes" was right up my alley, too. I'd say you were channeling my inner punniness when you made these!)

    Good job with the stencil embossing, too! I'm still avoiding that until I can get a few other things I want to try done first. You had me along the whole way while you were making this and neither of us broke stride for a second when that GA oozed out!! lol!

    Yup, I think your mojuice is flowing freely!! Thank you, again, and thank you so much for joining my blog, too!! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Your ewe cards are adorable, Anne! I love the fun way you outlined them! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  5. These are all fabby Anne..I love them all!

  6. Such great cards!! I am a new follower and would love for you to visit my blog and become a follower too.

  7. Cute cute cards, love the puns. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

  8. "Ewe" made me smile big time with all these adorable cards! I love the anniverary card -- I do love a good pun! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  9. Gorgeous cards Anne, the are all so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  10. Such a cute card. Love how you used the sketch in your CAS card. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Cathy xx

  11. Such a cute card. Love how you used the sketch in your CAS card. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Cathy xx

  12. very cute cards :) love the way u designed them !


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