NBUS #4, Less Is More #217, Uniko #19, SSS Wednesday 25/3, SSS Monday 31/3

There’s not been a lot of crafting time over the past week … so I needed to get a wriggle on to make a card before Hammy pushes the Playhouse door shut on Darnell’s latest NBUS challenge (celebrating 800+ followers!!!).  Here’s a QACAS card that practically made itself …

NBUS 4, LIM 217, Uniko 19, SSSW 25-3, SSSM 31-3… with a little help from my lovely friend, Michele (I Card Everyone), who sent me this rather splendid (NBUS to me) SSS Fresh Daisies paint chip die cut (among a host of other gorgeous goodies) … thanks again, my friend!  I cut the SSS grid border into a white card panel, mounted the daisies onto it and stamped the Papertrey sentiment in grey.  A piece of grey striped DP was adhered onto the card base under the grid and I popped the panel up over it on foam tape.  A scattering of blingy dew was the finishing touch.

I’m playing along with …

Darnell’s NBUS – Anything Goes … félicitations, mon amie … what a difference you make in blogland … so many people delighting in sharing the joys of life in and around the Playhouse!

Less Is More – Combine Any Three Previous LIM Challenges … mine are #2 (Flower or Tree), #146 (Use DP in a CAS way) and #213 (This Makes Me Happy) … CAS is my happy!

Uniko – Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

SSS Monday – Pastels (those yummy ombré yellows)

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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42 thoughts on “NBUS #4, Less Is More #217, Uniko #19, SSS Wednesday 25/3, SSS Monday 31/3

  1. ardythpr1

    That simple cut behind the flowers adds an amazing amount of interest and gives your card just a tiny bit of edginess. So pretty! Hope you’re linking up to CASology: Spring with this!

  2. djkardkreations

    Hammy sends you one of those big smoochy hamster kisses you love!! Thank you for playing with your NBUS and linking to my challenge with your QACAS beauty, Anita! Your card is another masterpiece! I love that classic design and the grays and yellows are fabulous together!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. icardeveryone01

    Oh look at this!! So pretty – the nearly-lattice die cut is perfect … but love the addition of the grey stripe… you know how much I adore yellow and grey together!
    =] Michele

  4. Tracey McNeely

    Anita that delicate flower over top of the grid border is very cool! This is perfect to link upp to CASology!

  5. chriss58

    OMGoodness ! Another masterpiece and you make me laugh…”practically made itself”. Love the dimension with that lattice grid die layered with the lovely bloom. Love!

  6. Claire A

    Stunningly simple Anita – you just can’t beat yellow and grey for a colour combo! I think that grid border may be going on my very long wish list…..

  7. Pam

    Love gray & yellow. What an awesome die that grid is. I don’t think I’ve seen it before. Great card!

  8. susannev2014

    Even though you didn’t have much time lately to stamp you obviously haven’t lost your magic touch and created this gorgeous card! Love the color combo, too!

  9. Brenda

    Oh my goodness Anita, this card is simply beautiful! I love that die cut grid border, so pretty and the flower is just perfect on it. Love that Michele cut it from paint chips, now that is a fabulous idea! Hugs, Brenda

  10. Lindsey L

    Brilliant! I love how you used that awesome paint chip flower. And I think I even have the border die you used…yay! I definitely want to be CASing this one. 🙂

  11. Sarah

    Simple sheer elegance Anita and love your choice of past challenges to combine.
    thanks for linking up at Uniko Studio too. Sarah x

  12. BarbGhig

    Stunning card, Anita! I love the die cut panel with this beautiful bloom and the sentiment is so lovely! Great job combining challenges, too 🙂

  13. kimheggins

    Anita….this is just so beautiful. I love your paint chip flowers, such an elegant look you created with them. Love the wee bit of bling too!

  14. Bev

    DP???? You???!!! But it’s tastefully tucked behind that lovely die cut panel. Those gray stripes are perfect to add depth and dimension to this beauty, Anita. LOVE this card. And yellow posies too…. Perfect for Springtime. You soooo rock. Wishing you all the blessings and promises of this Easter season. You’re invited to Easter dinner, btw. Actually, you’re invited for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday! Then I wouldn’t have to tell you how much I miss you! Anyway, love this card. And I do miss you. Bisous, bisous. xoxo

  15. chrissieann

    This is stunning Anita, that grid die cut is superb with the fab flower superimposed!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  16. Joyce M.

    Oh, this is so gorgeous, and I had no idea it was a paint chip. I’ve got oodles of them. Brilliant. Love how it is offset over your die cut grid.

  17. Jill D

    I thought has already commented on your card…but I don’t see a comment, so I will try again,
    This card is really stunning! It popped out at me, because I have that die and have never used it…(another NBUS item in my craft room) you sure have inspired me to get it out and use it.

  18. Jenny M

    Beautiful card, great way to use the die as a backdrop and thanks for reminding me I have that same die languishing somewhere 🙂
    Jenny x

  19. ejstardust

    I love the colour combination and the card is just so pretty and elegant ~ just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog ~ Happy Easter! 🙂

  20. Anne Ray

    Ooh Anita this is so stylish, I LOVE that grid border!
    Thanks so much for combining challenges at LIM!
    Less is More

  21. Bobby

    This is fabulous in every way, Anita. Design, dimension, color (I didn’t know paint chips came that large) I love the stripe behind the die cut.

  22. Geri G

    Awesome card! Such a cool idea to add the grid paper behind the die cut squares! Wasn’t sure I was at the right blog when I read “Designer Paper”! Nice subtle pop of yellow from the paint chip flower! I really have to remember to ‘borrow’ a stack or ten of these paint cards next time I visit the hardware store!

  23. c

    What a fetching treatment of your awesome paint-chip flower, Anita! How sweet of Michele to send this gem your way, and wow…you’ve modeled it with your signature style and flair! Another card of yours to love!


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