Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) Challenge


I'm playing along today with Darnell's NBUS Challenge.  She sponsors this challenge a few times a year asking you to use some of your Never Before Used Stuff.  It doesn't matter if it's brand spankin new or something you just haven't gotten around to ink up!  She's got something new going this time too!  Lots and lots of sponsors - so you better go check it out.  There's some serious blog candy up for grabs from some of your favorite companies including Waltzingmouse Stamps, The Twinery, Top Dog Dies, Poppystamps, and Serendipity Stamps.
Yep some older stuff on this one - including some of my favorite Basic Grey Paper - the Persimmon Collection, and a stamp I've used before from the Serendipity Stamps September release.  So whats new?  Well... My never before used stuff on this one is from Top Dog Dies - The Pocket Page Fall Die Set and Borders Two dies.  They're perfect for fall inspired cards.   Don't you just love that little squirrel? 
I love all the pierced detail on the dies.  Dies are the perfect accents for your favorite stamps!

One more picture so you can see the completed card.   I used The Twinery natural solid twine to anchor all the layers and popped up pieces. 
I hope you'll join Darnell's challenge!  She's a real sweetie and I know she'd love to see your projects featuring some of the new or neglected stuff from your stash!


Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps "Take Time"
Dies:  Top Dog Dies Pocket Page Fall Die Set, Borders Two
Twinery Natural Solid Twine
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey Persimmon Collection
Sequins Pretty Pink Posh 

30 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Good Morning, Well just had to stop by and say Your Card is Gorgeous!! WOW girl I love what you created using all the fun dies. The colors are beautiful and your scene is so cute. You so did a super outstanding creative job!!
YOU so ROCK!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Popping in from Darnell's blog to thank you for all the work you did lining up this long list of sponsors!
Your fall card is delightful!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

"Take Time" looks perfect for you colorful fall card!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the pretty fall colors, and the scalloped border die, pretty card, Jeanne!

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Jeanne!!! Oh this card is just so wonderful... every element, detail, and color! LOve the sentiment!
=] Michele

Chriss Blagrave said...

Such a pretty card, Jeanne! Love all of the details on this, from the pretty stitched leaves, scalopped borders, twine and the dotted floral centers! The darling little squirrel is enjoying all and taking it all in :)
Have a wonderful day!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Jeanne! You put your layers together so perfectly, like I wish I could!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous fall card! Love the vibrant leaves !

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful fall card Jeanne! Kent and I often sit on our deck and look into the little hillside behind our house and watch the leaves turn (or the birds feed, or the squirrels jump around the trees!)

Heather North said...

Your lovely fall card puts me in the mood for the autumn season to begin. Thanks for helping Darnell put on the newest NBUS challenge!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ah, to be able to layer cards like you do must be so awesome, Jeanne! When I try to do it, it looks like the dog's dinner!! I love the design, colors, and texture of this beautiful autumn card!! Thank you so much for helping me out obtaining sponsors for my challenge, your technical help with writing my posts, and now for this enthusiastic dedicated post and card supporting me!! You're the best!! Hugs and MWAH! Darnell

pam said...

Gorgeous fall card Jeanne, you put the most amazing colours together along with die cuts!!!Stunning design.
Hugs Pam x

Carol L said...

This is one amazing and stunning fall card! Every element is perfection and I love how you layered it all together! Classic beauty!!

Kylie said...

A wonderful arrangement. Love the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in over at Darnell's using your NBUS. Good luck. Kylie - Happy Little Stampers xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

I agree, NO one layers like you girl, NO ONE... NO ONE... truly.
love the girl and the sweet doily!!!
Rocked the colors and sketch!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Woops I commented on BOTH the FUSION and the NBUS at the same time..
Thats what I get when I get tired!!!

HUGS to you!!!!

Lisa said...

Such a sweet fall card Jeanne, love the bright colors!!

Sharron said...

Just love this fall creation! All those layers and elements are so gorgeous! Your photo is pretty awesome too!

Becca Cruger said...

Oh goodness, this is so stunning! Layers and layers of die cut goodness and you chose the perfect patterned paper to go with those vibrant hues. Bee-you-tee-full!!

Beverley said...

This is a stunning Autumnal card, the rich colours against the crisp white is beautiful. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

KandA said...

Hi Jeanne, I've just popped over from Darnell's blog to add my thanks for all the help you've given organising so many wonderful sponsors for her challenge. Love your super card with all the layers and cheery colours xx

artful-notions said...

So easy to say, my favorite in the lineup! Perfect pattern mix, bright fall colors, and gorgeous dies! Not to mention layers of loveliness!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful Fall inspired card, Jeanne! Love the pretty DP, leaves, acorns and cute squirrel dies too :-)

JD/ Jill said...

Absolutely perfect card for fall! All those pretty colors. This card really reached out to me. It reminded me of a special day I had last fall!

Deborah Ehrhardt said...

Such a sweet card! Like how you layered the little squirrel for added dimension.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful fall creation! Love all the great detail!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card...makes me wish fall were here and the heat gone. Would love to see beautiful leaves like the ones on your card.

Miriam Prantner said...

One of my favorite BG collections, perfect for fall, love all those great die cuts!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear Jeanne,
Had to pop over and say a humongous thank you for your help to Darnell to get all those wonderful sponsor's I reckon it must be a record number myself..
.. but perhaps my experience is limited :D
Have joined you blog by the way as one of your encouragers .. least I could do ;)

And well this card for autumn/ fall is just gorgeous as you say the stitching really makes it think that is most lot have sen on one card .. and as it is spring Downunder, it seems strange to see autumn leaves :D
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}


cm said...

WOW! You have captured the images and essence of fall entirely on this card! From the colours, to the leaves, to the acorns and the little star of the show, the squirrel, this is outstanding in all respects! Forget crushing over and being smitten by...I'm in full fledged love!
Hugs~c