Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Coffee and Friends ....

Today's card is for entering into Darnell's NBUS #5 Challenge.

I've got quite a lot of NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) and I've a sneaky feeling I'm not the only one either!

I used Papermania papers and embossed the background paper first.  I inked round the edge and added some hearts washi tape from my stash, a heart that was left over from a pack of free chipboard pieces plus a little punched heart.

The coffee mugs and sentiment are my NBUS items. I coloured the lids with a Pro Marker and paper pieced the holders round the middle.

 I've had this Stampin' Up set for some months now and it's the first time they've seen any ink.  So I'm off to link up on Darnell's blog with all the other hoarders!

14 comments:

  1. Smashing make, Barb and you're not wrong - I've loads msyelf!

    Kathyk

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  2. Lovely paper piecing, Barb. The coffee cups look great against the embossed patterned paper. xx

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  3. Well I'm glad you broke out the hoarded stamps and made this card! It's so much fun, and I love the embossed background with those cute cups!

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  4. Glad you decided to ink up and have a play. Like how you have paper pieced the band. hugs Mrs A.
    p.s. Off to see if I can find anything any unused stuff. Might just come across the odd item or two. Who am I trying to kid!!!

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  5. Yeah, I still have tons of NBUS! Love your paper-pieced coffee cups! Great stamps! I like how you embossed the patterned paper too!

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  6. Love the coffee to-go cups, Barb! Great card and fun sentiment.

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  7. Great card! Love the embossed paper and the coffee cups.

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  8. LOVE the dry embossed background & beautiful colors here, Barb! One of my all-time favorite coffee cards!

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  9. Hi Barb you made me laugh with the NBUS comment, oh my word I'm sure I could set up my own craft shop with my unused stuff. I've decided I am a collector of fine crafting products instead!
    I too have these coffee cups, I love what you have done with them. Great colour combo.
    A perfect friend card.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  10. LOVE this coffee & friends card Barb. It's a good set! Love the embossed background paper too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  11. Hi Barb, thanks for the visit to mine. Thought I would pop over and see what you are up to, love this card. Great colour palette and love the images. Have a good day and happy crafting, Angela x

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  12. Pretty card! You are right...you will never be alone with being the only one having NBUS! I don't even want to count how many stamps I have that have never seen ink!!! smile!

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  13. And Congratulations on it winning a prize too

    Kathyk

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  14. Hi Barb, you congratulated me on my snippets win,now I congratulate you on your NBUS win, well done dear friend, Shaz in Oz. XXXX

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