A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

March 8, 2016

NBUS Challenge #6 ~ Day Eight

Eeks! Only Two Days Left!!
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Hi Everyone!

Hey, did you know that today is International Women's Day!
International Women's Day
We work tirelessly for parity, but throughout it all, we love a good laugh! So to that end, I'm bringing you women and humor on my handmade cards today. Let's get started.

The lady images with accompanying sediments are the brilliant work of American Art Stamp artist Emerson Quillin.
I'm dedicating this first one to my big sister who has had a rough week. It gave me the opportunity to use yet more of my hoarded cherished papers: this time from my Specialty Papers Drawer. You know, the one with the homemades, mulberries, vellums, and super-shinies.

I consider these handmade papers to be organic, so I'm entering the "Organic" challenge over at Twofers.
Next up:
I'm dedicating this card with its NBUS image to my dear friend Cheryl cuz it's her birthday tomorrow! We've been known to knock back a few drinkie-poos in our sun bonnets. Wait. What? I don't mean we drank out of sun bonnets. Well, not in the beginning of the day anyway. I thought it was appropriate to cockeye the panels. The sweet sediment is from Paper Smoochers "Yummers" set.

And, then:
And this last one, also NBUS, will go to one of you. If you're reading this blog, you obviously have a great sense of humor! You might notice I took a bit of artistic license with regard to her hair style. The fun poppies are NBUS from Rubber Dance Stamps and the snarky sediment is from Stampa Rosa Inc.

This card will play at Sweet Stampin' Challenge where the brief, if you can believe it, is "Unusual Hair Color!" (I made this card two weeks ago!)
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Okay, get going! I want to see you enter your work of art into the NBUS Gallery before it's too late!! Thank you to all of you who have already done so!! Here's a reminder of the prizes:
Prizes:  FIVE (5) $25 gift cards 
from any US domestic company of the Winner's Choice!
and
For more detailed rule information and instructions for how you enter if you don't have a blog, please click HERE. For history and prior challenge winner information, please click HERE.

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67 comments:

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell these are really fun - love the last one in particular!!! I don't think I will be making the NBUS challenge this time - life is against me at the moment. But never mind, there will be other opportunities :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Sarah said...

LOL!! these are ace Darnell!! xx

Gerrina said...

Well this is the first time I'm the first to comment! Has the early out of bet got a second good reason today! Sorry first is seeing the daughter of to school...
And a fun way to start the day with your fun cards with humoristic (wicked?) sentiments! Love how you combine images of all brands; they look all three like they should be together! Enjoy a colourfull fun day!

Gerrina said...

And by the time I was finished typing there were two more commnets; oh well it is no race :) Thanks for the smile this morning!

Rahmat said...

Wow, you are a roll Darnell, my favorite one has to be the last one with the funky hair and hilarious sentiment. Very cool!

Karenladd said...

I always love a humorous birthday card, and when you add in crazy hairstyles and color it's a sure winner for me! The wild hair and those globular poppies give it a through-the-looking-glass kind flavor!

Stephanie said...

Hehe, I love your card, Darnell!! They are fabulous and cheerful. I love reading your commentary, it inspires me to add a little bit more of "me" to my write up. Thanks for sharing as always. LOVE HER BLUE HAIR!! :D

Stamps and Paper said...

Really fun cards Darnell they made me smile ...

Anne

Petra Swart said...

What cute and fun cards, Darnell!!! I had to LOL!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab cards Darnell love those images, such fun! Where has this week gone I may miss this challenge!
Val x

Carole said...

Hi Darnell...thank you for making me laugh...these cards are super funny but the last one is a corker...LOVE it! Life is 100 in a 70 zone at present so no time to enter your fabulous NBUS challenge, but I spy some wonderful works of art in the entries...some very talented people...and like me some hoarders!!!!
Hugs xx

Barb said...

Three great cards Darnell. Those images and sentiments are great fun. I hope things look up for your sister very soon. Barbxx

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Loving the cards.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Aileen Ryan said...

Ohh Darnell I think if you look back at the last time you used one or two of these I commented on them. I love LOVE them. I have actually found another company now selling them, so will be able to build my supply st last as it had seriously stalled. I love the look of these women and the ohh so snarky comments. You have made me smile after five nights of migrains, thank you. I love each and every one, particularly that beauty with the adjusted hair.

frommycraftroom said...

Fabulous cards. Love the blue hair and the sentiments. Glad I popped in before heading off to bed - made my day :)
Hope your sister's week is a little easier.

An Occasional Genius said...

Hi Darnell, I've deleted your wrong card from the Sweet Stampin' challenge as requested. Thanks for letting us know. I love all of your cards, they made me chuckle! Thanks so much for joining us over at Sweet Stampin' x

Jeanne said...

Absolutely awesome cards! Adore the one with the blue hair. I adore your generous spirit and humor! Thank you for sharing it all! :)

I Card Everyone said...

I adore these fabulous stamps, Darnell! OH my goodness I couldn't pick a favorite ... okay, I will! That first one just says it all, as far as what life has taught me! Think I haven't one NBUS? Think again - thanks!
=]

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Ohh these are fun !Something different :)

Susanne Vargas said...

The sentiment on the last one made me laugh! Love it! And the blue hairdo! Thanks for sharing these fun cards! I am sure the first one will cheer your sister up! Hope things will get better for her soon!

Diane said...

Haha, these are so funny, you have enticed me to do the same...using the same artist as you and I have had these stamps forever it seems, they haven't seen ink in years!! Great and fun cards!!!

designbydonna said...

ROTFL!! These are a hoot. Love the colors on the first one. Those are really special papers. That last one--well it is just a good thing I didn't have a mouthful of coffee. I love that sentiment. I am always looking for fun birthday sentiments. At my age, we just have to laugh about them.

cm said...

Well, if these cards don't bring a turbo-boosted lift to your special gals's spirits, I don't know what well! These are fabulous! The hair style on the last one = bed head at its finest! Love these!!
Hugs~c

Cindy H. said...

What fun cards, Darnell! Love them all!

Jen W. said...

Darnell, these are hilarious!! Such fun and sassy ladies. :) Nice use of specialty papers on the first card. Not sure if my specialty paper drawer would even open these days - it's been so long it might be frozen shut! The cockeyed panels not he second card are perfect and I LOVE the spiky blue hair on the last lady! Thanks for the giggles this morning. :)

Shelly said...

FAB cards, Darnell!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

ha ha ha, hilarious cards! Especially the last one! Gave me a well needed laugh! Love that blue hairdo - always wanted blue hair - perhaps one day I'll go for it!

Brenda said...

OMGosh, all these cards cracked me up Auntie! I love them all, they are so wonderful. They will definitely put a smile on the recipients face!! Hugs, Brenda

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh my . . . only two days?!! I have sooo much NBUS!!! Help! Thank you for making me giggle today Darnell . . . but then, you ALWAYS do!! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Patti said...

I'm so surprised you even have these hysterical images Darnell - what with you being so pensive and reserved! : p

Thank you bunches for the morning's giggles!!

Patti

OH Babs said...

Love the Emerson stamps, I have a couple. Thanks for mentioning mulberry paper I bought some at a garage sale. Hope sis has a better week. 1, 2, 3 cards from me - I'm outa here. Hugs, B

conil said...

Do you think any challenge will have a "rolling on the floor" cue. Because I'm sure I'd win after reading your blog. These cards are really hilarious. I especially love the blue hair because that's how I feel about my birthdays.

Charlene said...

These are fabulous and gave me a laugh, esp the last one :-) Have a wonderful day Darnell!

Cara said...

Happy Women's Day to you! Love the cards today, I think we need more humour in crafting. Cara x

ionabunny said...

Love that third one Darnell. Fabulous sentiment. Hugz

Bobby said...

Wherever do you find all these darling stamps and different challenges. You must spend all your time on the internet. At least when you're not taming the hamsters, creating masterpieces and sipping a little wodka. ;)

Em Louise Fairley said...

Three fabulous cards, Darnell! I love the humor. Grin. I'll be entering my third and final card in the challenge tomorrow. You'll be sick of the sight of me LOL.

Hugs,
Em

Jean said...

Fabulous fun cards Darnell, I love the images and the sentiments.
Jean x

Dana & Glen said...

Too funny! Fabulous cards Darnell, perfect for International Woman's Day.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are so fun!

scrAPpamondo said...

Really fun cards, you have always a lot of very original ideas!

rachel said...

such fun Darnell - these are wonderful cards xx

Jerrie said...

I love your cards made with these quirky stamps! The sentiment says it all in a fun way! Thanks for the NBUS chaallenge you are rocking it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Cute, cute cards and so appropriate for this special day. I love them.

Olga Fink said...

I love your cards! They are so fun and creative! Happy women's day!
Xoxo Olga

maria f. said...

That was more humor than I can take in one day. What fabulous stamps! Love the design you used for the last one.

Lisa said...

These are so fun!! I love the images and sentiments!! They totally make me smile!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Brilliant and hilarious at the same time..............and the cards lol!
Best wishes.
Fatty Puss x

Linda said...

Darnell these are absolutely fabulous ...... so funny!!! Great images and I love the words.
Thank you so much for my lovely birthday card too which arrived today ..... mwah xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell these make me LAUGH--hint hint!I always love to visit your blog for a smile. It seems that #6 is going fabulously my very famous friend!

Carol L said...

Bwahahahahaha!!!! I absolutely LOVE these cards! They're all hilarious and uplifting, and the last one has the most uplifted hair I've ever seen! LOL

Cat Craig said...

I've had my evening giggles thanks to your cards. I love them! I also gotta get another entry in before the deadline...yikes where did the time go?

Janis said...

Finally getting a card linked up for your latest NBUS challenge. What's the hurry, right? After all, sooooomebody has to sit in the back of the NBUS! :)

Really fun cards you made! Love the wild hare. I'm sure there's a rabbit in there somewhere! In the grass, not in the hair.

Thank you for hosting another NBUS challenge. These are always so much fun. I hope you get feeling better.
<3 J

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Sybrina K said...

Darnell, What fun, fab cards for International Women's Day!

Lesley said...

I wish I was stamping more right now but alas my MOJO has flown the coop! Your challenge is amazing! Look at all the inspiration linked up! Wow! Congratulations my friend! xo

Lisa said...

HA!!! How funny are these and what great sentiments!! Love the first one. Those high top sneakers are a hoot!

Birgit said...

These are great cards and so funny. Your sister will lover her card.

Greta said...

Wowzer--I can't believe you made 3 incredible cards when you haven't been feeling so well! Your coloring really caught my eye on all of them--artistic & perfect, my friend!

TK said...

Such fun!!! Hey, who doesn't love (and need) a good laugh now and then... I especially LOVE the blue hair because, well my Hubbs is just weird enough to do this once a year, and he loves it! BTW I have been hoarding a few punny stamps myself...sounds like a NBUS to me! Better get on it!

Jean said...

Love these!

Cheryl W. said...

These strong women cards are awesome! Love that wild blue hair! I hope to look just like that if ever I have to live in a nursing home. I would like them to know me by my wild blue hair. ha ha

Jane Willis said...

Three fantastic cards, perfect for International Womens Day. Thanks for sharing your Organic design with us at Twofers
Jane

Anita in France said...

The hair, Darnell!! This is what my hair's like at the moment ... 'cept it's not blue ... it's such a great look isn't it?! These three just gave us our lunchtime laughs ... thank you ... they're fun, fabulous and so arts-ily and brilliantly coloured! Miss you, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Christi Conley said...

Hysterical!!!! Love these cards - every one of them - but, I am partial to the one you entered in our TWOFERS challenge - thank you SO SO SO much! Xoxoxox Christi

Helen F. said...

Hahaha! Fabulous cards, darling! The third one describes my attitude about my birthdays ;-)

D.Ann C said...

What gorgeous papers and fun stamps!

Cathy P. said...

I LOVE the sentiment with your card! That blue hair is fabulous!