Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hello...The Cutting Edge Challenge, NBUS Challenge #1: Anything Goes Friendship Theme

Scooching in really quickly because, as usual, I'm 'this close' to a challenge closing...and THIS challenge is ultra special because it's a 'new kid on the block.'  Just yesterday - yes, yesterday!! - I discovered, wandering through the blogs of some of my favourite people - about The Cutting Edge Challenge, created by the most amazing and talented Jackie Rockwell (so awesome to see her back in the land o'challenges!!) and a DT of exponential talent.  I'll wait while you go check it out...

See, what did I tell you: inspiration galore, or what??

This first challenge invited us to case one of the cards from this scrumptious array of eye-candy


The stripes, sun, clouds and "hello' card on the lower right caught my eye, so I had to give those 'colours' a whirl with some of the new goodies that arrived earlier this week.  Let's just say that  my intention to 'not' shop until July went whooshing out the window...and that's okay (see, I have a 'justification' for everything) because finally I have stitched circle dies!!   A couple of them are making their debut here, and since they qualify as NBUS, I'm also heading to the 'celebrating 500 followers' (we know she has at least 500 x 500 followers, really!!)  challenge over at Darnell's blog


Darnell...happy sighhhhh.  The mere thought of her has planted a mega-watt smile on my face. Her posts, as many of us know, are highlights of our day. Need a good ab workout - just head over there, and you'll find yourself laughing to the point of conniptions.  Need your spirits boosted - just head over and she'll delight you with a heaping helping of 'sparkle'. Need some card inspiration - just head over, and you'll be dazzled, delighted and amazing by her creativity and talent.  Darnell's blog is a place you want to visit...often!!  Thank you, Darnell, for being so "Darn - ell-uminating" in every way!!! 

Here's my little number...


I just took a glance at the NBUS sitting in my crafting zone (aka kitchen counter), and if Darnell will have me, I'll be delighted to play again (and maybe again....)

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!!



19 comments:

  1. This is so cool and unique, I like the stripes on the base and all the rest CAS :)

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  2. I have ALWAYS loved shaped cards! This is awesome, the "hello" looks great and I'm loving the striped paper too! Thank you for submitting your card into The Cutting Edge Guest Designer Contest!

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  3. What a fun shape that is, Carol! I don't think I've ever seen one like that ... wait are you saying that Lil' Inkers now makes those WAVY circle stitched dies?! OMGee, this is ridiculous! Here I am challenging everyone to use up their NBUS and in visiting and commenting my sweet participants, my Wish Book is now exploding with more NBUS to buy! This is a truly enabling community, isn't it?!!

    Anyway, I do LOVE this!! The stripes are so colorful and they really emphasize the awesome shape of your card and then your concentric patterned circles are the perfect accompaniment. The bold Hello and dots of punctuation are mwah!!

    Thank you for your enthusiasm and your sweet compliments, my friend! Garsh! And thank you for joining in my NBUS Challenge and for posting my button to help spread the word!! I appreciate it very much! You can join three times! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Extraordinary Carol. This is a creative insight if ever there was one. Beautifully done. excellent card and very creative as well.
    Blessings
    Jim

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  5. That is one cool sentiment on one cool shaped card.

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  6. What an awesome card,my sweet friend!! I love the shape and the paper is awesome,just like Hello!!! You did a fabulous job!!!
    BIG HUGS,
    Cindy

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  7. Yay your goodies came in the mail!!! Oh my Carol, you have done a great job getting inspiration for the eye candy at TCEC and boy do I ever love how you used your stitched/pierced circle dies and wavy die!! I am in love with the papers and colors you chose and love that "hello" die too. Well, you have rock this out for both challenges!! And I can't even imagine you not winning or Darnell not wanting you. Your way to awesome and talented to keep hidden away my friend! Hugs, Brenda

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  8. What a fun wavy circle card, Carol ... as ever, your choice of DPs is fantastic ... and that luscious hello popping in the middle ... awesome! Hugs, Anita :)

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  9. Ooooooh how fun is this!! I love your new stitched dies! What company are they from? I have some but mine look different. I made need yours! haha! I love the shape of the card and the cute hello!! Fabulous work! ((Hugs))

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  10. I think this is the best card you have ever made, such a smiling card, so colourful and pretty I love it so much, love the word too front and centre and of course the stitched edges, look amazing, another for my wish list, gorgeous sweetie huggles Pops x x x

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  11. I love your sweet shaped card...full of rainbow colors, so very happy!

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  12. What a fabulous shaped card. I just love it. Thanks for leaving me an organization tip the other day.

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  13. Hahahahaha!!! Darn ell-uminatimg!!! That is AWESOME! And yup, so is she, and yup, so are YOU!!! Oh these circle dies ate to die for!! And man you have showcased them with deserving delight here!! Simply sweet as can be!!! Oooh la la j'adore!!!

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  14. GORGEOUS card! I love the "hello" die so much! Where is it from? Thank you so much for joining us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!

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  15. Oh wow!! I love the shaped card!! And the hello! Awesome!!

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  16. I am a sucker for shaped card and i never make them! What a pretty card Carol, I love your patterned papers, stitched dies and happy Hello!! Great job!

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  17. Fun card that would really make someone's day! Great work, Carol!

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  18. Wow...another amazing and fabulous card! I love your stripe paper, so vivid and fun and that hello...oh my goodness, it just pops right off your card. I love it. You are such a sweetheart.

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  19. Oooooh, very fancy!! Loving the stripes, the shapes, the boldness and all together gorgeousness. xxxxx

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