Sunday, June 8, 2014

Celebrating with Darnell


My friend Darnell over at djkardkreations is celebrating her 500 followers by holding her very first challenge! Yay Darnell, congrats on reaching such a milestone! She's gone and had this fancy badge made, and created a fun challenge for all of us to play along with right here. The challenge is "friendship" with anything goes and be sure and use some NBUS! That's the phrase Darnell coined which means "Never before used schtuff."

My card uses a NBUS dachshund image by Rubber Cottage that I bought at a craft expo recently and haven't gotten around to using until now. The Darice Paw Prints ef is also a recent expo purchase that hadn't been used until today (although I'd borrowed someone else's previously.) The sentiment is from a MFP stamp set I've used again and again, but somehow this sentiment never got inked until this card! The SNSS grassy die cuts were done with 2 shades of green and the card stock is soft sky and marina mist. We used to have a dachshund and I get suckered into buying dachshund images whenever I see them it seems. I just love the breed!

I'm also entering this into the OWH ODBD challenge for June to use die cuts or punches.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Carol

25 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Now that sounds like a fun challenge! It is such a shame that I never get new supplies to use for that challenge...(NOT)! I see you beat me in using the Doxie, and quite well I might add. I shall be casing you very soon. Happy Sunday, Carol!

Desire Fourie said...

Just wonderful. Loving the grass and the paw print embossing.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Donna Hanley said...

Love this dachshund image. Along with the grass and paw print embossing you've made a darling card. Any dog lover would really appreciate this one. Enjoy the day.

StampTramps said...

Great job, Carol! Love the challenge, I'm sure I can rustle up something NBUS!

Linda said...

Wonderful card and use of all those supplies...esp the grass!

JD/ Jill said...

Fabulous card. I just commented on Mary Anne's blog. (Loved her horse card) It reminded me of your great humor...and Darnell's of course!) I just purchased some neat Fabric at that new craft shop that I went to (Yes, I went up there a second time) Hopefully, I will get out my sewing machine and sew again...wishful thinking.
Sorry about the rambling, Hope you get to enjoy our beautiful weather.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the embossed doggie background, and the cute doxie image! Our new dog is part doxie and we love her to pieces :)

jimlynn said...

You already KNOW how much I love this!!! TOO cute and of course the doxie is precious. Love that embossing folder you used too.
Lynn

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card, love the layers and the fabby textures.

Maarit

Darnell J Knauss said...

WOW, Carol, this darling card is a veritable parade of NBUS!! I love it! I've never seen that ef and I think it's awesome (eeekaroo, more NBUS comin' in!) and I love that two-shades of grass.

As for the doxie, I think I may have mentioned once how much I love them! I didn't use to love them; in fact, for most of my life when I saw one, I would think, what? What IS that about, silly-looking dog? But then I went and spent some time with my sister helping her when her husband passed and then staging her house and she has a little doxie named Lucy. Well, please!

We have had two golden retrievers, a yellow lab and a black labs which tells you I am a "big dog" person. Nn-uhn, not any more! The Mister isn't too enamored of the idea, but he knows that IF we were ever to get another dog, it'll be a wee weinie dog. Lucy is SOOO smart and those eyes that are SOOO human? OMG, she just hooked me all the way!

Sorry for the ramble, but I had to share when I this sweet card that looks EXACTLY like Lucy!

Thank you, my friend, for your fab shoutout and for supporting my NBUS challenge! I appreciate it very much!! Mwah! Darnell

Carol said...

So adorable.I love the embossed background. Great added touch. TFS!

scrappymo! said...

Fantastic! My friend is newly into card making and likes dog cards...doxies in fact!
I will show her your fabulous card!

Love the paw background you created too.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your card and I am loving the cute little scene you created. I should join that challenge as I have lots of "schtuff" that I purchased and never used. This sounds like fun so hope I can play a bit with it.

Nora N. said...

This is so cute. I really like the embossed background with the foot prints. I also love that little dog. Awesome card.

Sue from Oregon said...

Yep, gotta love a doggie card! Thanks for the shout on Darnells celebration too!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Morning Carol and super cute doogie hun love it love the blue brown colour combo too hugs Judith x

Brenda said...

This is such a cute card Carol and perfect for Darnell's challenge!! Which I am hoping to be able to join in on too because I have tons of never used stuff!! lol Not good I know but there are just never enough hours in the day! Your sweet doggie is just adorable and I love the sentiment! Hugs, Brenda

Irish Cherokee said...

A great card as usual Carol. Love the dachshund and grass.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a special card! I like how you did the grass with two layers of green. That really does something to the look. Love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

always love a pooch card....great that you used a virgin stamp

MaryH said...

Super card, and wonderful for Darnells NBUS, which I hope I can get something done & entered. You & Lynn have THE best doggy stamps, and what a terrify EF for this image. Great card, and TFS.

Karen Hasheck said...

Such a fun card for the NBUS challenge! I have so much NBUS I just had to enter this challenge too. I am now a follower of your blog and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/2014/06/nbus-friendship-challenge-card.html

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card Carol. Love your fab dog and that lovely pawprint backgrounD.

Karen x

Diane said...

OMGoodness, this is so cute, it caught my eye right away....of course dogs are close to my heart...and I LOVE the EB folder, one I don't have...yet!! I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow me....and I have a bit of blog candy, too!!!
http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

Love your card! I'm a small dog person myself and I used to dog-sit my friends doxie. Great background ef. Sending smiles!