Sunday, June 15, 2014

NBUS #1 Challenge at Darnell's Playhouse

To celebrate the Queen of the blog-asphere's reaching 500 followers.... and still growing... Darnell is offering a challenge...check it out here  then come join the fun. I know after reading her quirky words you'll be following her too!

This piano card is from the Summer Box Collection at SVGCuts... pretty simple. I added black enamel accents to the keys, the legs and the stool to jazz it up.The flowers are stickers I've had for years so I think it qualifies for Darnell's challenge NBUS "Never before Used Schtuff" The top hat I made and covered with glossy accents and a bit of a broken chain. I'm still looking for tiny music print.

Up next is the Festive House. Very patriotic... it looks like July...with hydrangeas blooming.

 I'm not the best photographer... but maybe you can see the stickles sparkling on the fence and arch...and some on the sun peeking out from behind the tree. 

Below is a cute little girl's tea party using the plain box svg and adding my own embellishments. Scraps and bits used for the panels and a fence paper punch. "TEA" is made using MS mold and clay.(NBUS) That's glued to a sheet of acetate as well as the dress and purse sticker. The tea pot and cup are bits left from our celebration. A MS pink floral sticker and die cut from SB. NBUS

Gosh I don't know what I did but my font got very small and I've got to fix it. I hope you join the fun at Darnell's Playhouse.

Be well and please do leave a comment. Thank you


  1. These are all really cute and so well done!

  2. These are all fabulous! So cute, great designs! Hugs Carole Z X

  3. Wow, I am so loving all your box cards!! Each is so detailed and so fabulous that I could never even pick out a favorite. lol You are really good at these too. Hugs, Brenda

  4. I'm so glad you entered one of your magnificent box cards in my NBUS Challenge, Carole! You are going to become the Box Lady ... better'n a bag lady, right? lol! Seriously, as I told you, you rock these box cards! Your imagination and ability to take found objects and put them on cards is perfect for these sweet cards with millions of little details! I see a book coming in future, perhaps???

    I so appreciate that you linked to my challenge and spread the word to your readers! Your support and encouragement mean the world to me! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Your box cards just amaze me, such creativity! They are all just gorgeous, but the music one is my favorite.

  6. What a pretty bunch of box cards for the NBUS challenge! I have a whole pile of NBUS too and so I joined this fun challenge. I am now a follower of your blog and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

  7. I love all the different styles of box cards you have made! And what a great way to do the NBUS challenge. JD/Jill is trying to get me to join that challenge, but I'm so busy with work and life, that I put my crafts in second place. I'm just going to have to sit down and do it. Sounds like fun!


  8. Wow o wow! Love the pi-annie! Your boxes are all fab, Carole.

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  9. That piano is brilliant! Great job!!

  10. Wow these are so fab Carole! You're very creative!
    Lucy x

  11. You have been quite the busy lady with all of your card-in-a-box creations! They are so pretty! Having a nerve study done on my hand/arm tomorrow, so we will see. Something tells me I will need surgery. Ugh! Just want to be better so I can stamp more.

  12. Hi Carole, I saw this on Darnell's blog and just had to come over and say how much I LOVE the piano card - it is absolutely fantastic and I love the others you have made too. Anne x

  13. Oh my heck! You have taken these box cards to the next level for sure. I love them all. They are so creative. I just love it!!!!


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