Saturday, January 25, 2014

House Mouse and Friends - NBUS Challenge

I'm so excited that I just found out what NBUS means!  NBUS = Never Before Used Stuff!  Not that any of us crafters have any of those kinds of things lying around, oh no!!!  But just in case, on some off chance that you do, and it is House Mouse (or friend) themed, the House Mouse folks are hosting a challenge to get you to use it.

That's right, House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #161 is to ink up that never before used House Mouse Designs stamp and have at it. I just so happened to have bought myself an Easter Mouse right before Christmas and here he is.
During the design phase of this card I knew it was lacking something so I consulted my husband.  He is not in the least bit crafty but often has some good input.  He said the egg needed grass, because it isn't Easter without Easter grass and by jove, he was right.

The Fine Print: "This Egg's for You" House Mouse stamp by Stampabilities, paper from my stash, egg die by Cheery Lynn, grass die by A Muse Studio, Madera Corner die by Memory Box, and pink bling by Queen & Co. And yes, next month I plan to be more timely with this challenge.


Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card! if you enjoy these cute images you might want to pop over and join in with our challenge
Shaz x

Krisha said...

Judy, this is really a pretty card! I have tons of HM stamps, but none that have never been used.

America said...

What an adorable Easter Creation! Your hubby was right about adding the grass. Its perfect and so cute!! Love the textures and cuts. Lovely work. Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck to you and please come join us again! :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Judy :-) the image is super cute and the egg shape and grass IS perfect ! LOVE it :-) Fab paper and I love the corner detail too :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Lols x x x

Sue said...

This is so darling. Can't wait to start making Easter cards. Love the Spring colors. Had to laugh, your husband sounds like mine, could care less, BUT his imput worked, looks great and adds texture. Thanks so much for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
New challenge starts tomorrow, hope you can join us again.


Christine said...

Awwww what a little cutie ..this super mighty mouse is just so gorgeous in the egg shape very creative love the spring colours too.

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Monday chall"

smiles Christine x

butterfly said...

So cute - and a good call on the grass!
Alison x

Darnell J Knauss said...

What an adorable card, PJ! I'm so glad you have hopped on my NBUS movement! I put the info in my blog banner, but you know how we don't actually look at each other's blog banners and side bars! At least I'm guilty of that.

I went over to the House Mouse challenge to see if they had used my term and maybe even credited me, but they didn't. Thaz okay, lots of people know and it's fun to see it spreading! It makes me feel good that I'm not the only greedy goose who keeps buying schtuff and putting it away without using it at least once and NBUS has really helped make a dent in it. Okay, I'll let you go. I'm sure you weren't interested in the PhD thesis I'm writing on the subject!!

Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

Patricia said...

Great card, love that cute little mouse and yes! he did need the grass to show him off.
Beautiful colours and a fantastic design.

Patricia xx

Janet McLaughlin said...

Love your design....the egg shape is perfect! And the background papers are just perfect for this card!

Barbara Murphy said...

I love this! The sweet image is perfectly colored love the ornate corner scroll. It's so pretty!

Wishcraft said...

Aww the little mouse looks so cute in the egg shaped die... and of course the grass is the perfect finishing touch :o) Hugs, Lisa x

MaryH said...

Hi Judy, I can feel your NBUS excitement & I just saw the comment from that word-a-licious Darnell who coined the phrase. Now it's all over blogs! I think it should be in the dictionary too! Also VOS ...Your card is so cute, and good for you getting an Easter jumpstart. Your DH was spot on with the grass, and I loved your color scheme too. Not sure if that is stitching I see or part of your paper design. Loved your corner MB dies too. TFS

Janeen said...

okay, so tell me you didn't stitch that but if you didn't, how did it come to be? cuz if you stitched it, i am so bowing down to you.

Carol L said...

well the hubster was correct when he suggested to add grass! The decorative corner looks pretty, and I love the dsp! Did you stitch it or was that in the paper itself! Either way it looks great!

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge-Unused Stamps!

Hello Princess JP! Love your early start on Easter creations-good thinking and so nice of your sweetie to have input on your creations! Mine is not in the least bit crafty!

♥ Sue Kment