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!

September 27, 2017

NBUS Challenge #12 ~ Day Four!

Hello, Stamplings!

Welcome to Day Four of our ten-day challenge to USE NBUS! For all the details on the history, rules, and prizes, please go here. If you have a card to enter today, the linky tool is below!

Here are my cards for today. They all feature sketchy lady stamps designed by Artist Emerson Quillin. These stamps come with their own snarky sediments, but I took some artistic license as indicated.
The base matting is a piece of glittery pp. The NBUS sediment is from Rubber Dance Stamps. The splatter dots are from Stamps By Judith.
Sediment from River City Rubber Works. I added the doodle border by hand. I'm entering this card in the Cards in Envy challenge, which is "Easy as 1-2-3."
This is a NBUS Emerson image with the sediment that comes with it. I added the hearts, and the frames are from Impression Obsession dies. It looks like it might be one white frame, but it's actually two red frames. Relax your eyes  and cock your head and I think you'll be able to see them. No? Maybe try a sip of my wodka and then look again. 

I'm entering this card in the challenge at Shopping Our Stash: "Not your mama's card!"

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Off you go now, chuckling all the way! Use that NBUS!!
Thank you to all of you who have already entered! I'm enjoying my journey through the gallery, slowly, but Shirley!!

Enjoy the challengeNo, seriously, enjoy!








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63 comments:

Greta said...

Oh these are just too funny! I really love the first one & these days it fits me! Just let me stamp & I'm happy!

Karren said...

These are hilarious! Oh I do appreciate a good and snarky sentiment :) Love, love, love the Santa card and sentiment! Fabulous job on all of these, Darnell!

Mimi said...

Hey! Thanks for joining us at SOS this week... these are hilarious!!! Love that third one ­čśâ! I've been so busy (in mostly good ways) that I didn't know you had an NBUS going on... I'll try to get over there-- I love the NBUS concept (just like Shopping Our Stash!) Xo

Jane Willis said...

Hilarious cards - and OMG the gallery is looking blooming amazing too!
Jane

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Darnell - love the sentiments on them all!
Kath x

Valerija said...

Aww, so sweet and fun cards. Love the sentiments.
Valerija xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your humourous cards Darnell and such brilliant sentiments

Anne

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Fab cards. They did make me smile:)

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Inkyfingers said...

You are on such a roll with the funny cards Darnell - these are great. I must start looking for snarky sentiments - you have pointed out a glaring omission in my stash lol!
Hugs
Carol x

Sherri Thacker said...

All of these are hilarious and oh so funny! Love the added doodling too. I need to do that more! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

Ros Crawford said...

What fun and fabulous cards today Darnell... sorry I haven't been around and had time to enter... I have a few NBUS items too, just so much happening right now there hasn't been time to create. I hope all is well with you... sending hugs

Birgit said...

Fun! Fun cards!! Love those witty sentiments and the fun images! Thanks for the morning smile Darnell!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

What fun cards and sentiments!

Gerrina said...

Super texts! I'm sitting here with a big smile on my face... Huygs, Gerrina

Fiki said...

Oh your cards are awesome!
love them!
have a nice day
hugs

Marilyn said...

Cute cards!! Love the sentiment on both cards!

Carol L said...

I love me a good snarky card and here you've made 3! Good job, and thanks for the daily chuckle :)

Pat said...

Three really fabulous fun cards Darnell and I don't know where you find the sentiments but they certainly have the laugh factor. x

Diane said...

Fun cards again, I have a few of her stamps and just love them!! What fun cards to receive on a day that you just might need a good laugh!! I actually got to join in today, too...whoot whoot!!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Darnell, you really made me laugh this morning. All three are wonderful and just my sense of humor. I'm not playing in NBUS for prizes, just for the fun of it. I love all the cards entered.

Sheila H said...

I'm laughing at your funny sentiments, Darnell. You've brightened my morning with these cute cards. I especially like the second one!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my, Darnell!!! You rock! I have never seen some hilarious cards as them!!! LOVE!!! :D They make me laugh so much! Great how you put together different images and sentiments! Well done!

cm said...

Hahahahahha...these are awesome! I'm totally relating to the first one! Heading back for another bout of giggles...
Hugs and love~c

Julia Aston said...

Goodness - such fun cards Sis - and one slamming sentiment after another! I'm still chuckling!

Donna said...

I just love your fun cards, your blog always makes me smile!

Redanne said...

Each of the cards is wonderful, I just love those sentiments you added, they are such fun! Yes, I did cock my head and yes, I could see - very clever the way the eyes trick us... Hugs, Annie xxx

OH Babs said...

So clever your card for Kathryn. I love these zany sentiments we can finally use. Gracias.

conil said...

Sadly, I haven't entered yet but I am so enjoying your snarky images and sentiment. The hand drawn frame is a piece of brilliance that I'll be copying...er, I mean CASEing. And the sentiment on the last one is, oh so, true.

Mac Mable said...

Another fun day of cards....keep them coming, loving a good laugh, thank you x No favourites, of course but love the last one!

Sarah said...

Lol!! These are brilliant!! xx

Helen F. said...

Love the sketchy art stamps on your 3 fun cards today, Darnell!
Thanks for the reminder to grab mine out out the NBUS pile :-)

Pam Sparks said...

Hysterical cards Darnell! Thanks for the laughs!

Leslie Miller said...

Ack! Those sentiments are hilarious! I do have a few snarky sentiments that need to be used. #2 is perfect for a friend of mine, not that she's not a nice person, but she likes to air her gripes. Love 'em all, Darnell!

Sandy Trefger said...

Fabulous simple cards! I love the one linked for our Easy as 1, 2, 3 challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Sandra H said...

Such fun cards they are Darnell x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Tadam! This is my third entry and I very much regret that unfortunately last - - (It was great fun, now I'm just watching all the beautiful cards taking part in the challenge and commenting on them.) I wish you all success !! cause my cheeks hurt from smiling constantly at the thought of these funny cards I love your cards and your sense of humor.
Hugs,
Bo┼╝enA

Pia S said...

These are so fun! Especially love the sentiment and design of the Christmas card:)

Ina G said...

I love waking up and checking out your fun quirky cards Darnell. Gets my day off to a great start. Love both these cards. Nice to get away from mushy for a change. Keep them coming.

Kathleen said...

Three fabulous card, so funny too, especially the second one.

Kath x

shirley-bee said...

Love all three of 'em! And I can relate to all three of 'em too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card designs these days just crack me up. I love all of them. Thanks for the entertainment and chuckles.

Cat Craig said...

you've got me rolling around and laughing for sure Darnell. to funny

Kathy S said...

Love that sentiment. Great entry for the Easy as 1, 2, 3 challenge for Cards in Envy. Appreciate you joining us!

Pat McCleary said...

Love today's post, Darnell. Am a big fan of Emerson's art, but have never seen any stamps. Can you direct me? Please & thank you. FYI, even though I'm not submitting an entry, I am working on my NBUS. Have an amazing start to a new month.

jimlynn said...

Love ALL your cards! So cute and fun.
Lynn

Bunny said...

These are so cute. I might actually be one of them. Or two. [Bunny]

Lisa Elton said...

HA!!! Thanks for the good laugh and your FUN cards!!

Leanne said...

Hilarious cards! Yes I has to look at red & white card twice without needing a sip of vodka. Enjoying your challenge & have linked up my 2nd card using the wierdest NBUS. As long as I'm blogging, you can expect me to be a regular here. Hugs. Leanne

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Darnell, I'm so happy you stayed up to see our SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge because this cards are awesome and oh! so funny.
Thank you for sharing them with us and I hope you play again next time.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.
PS. I have a couple of NBUS sets that I haven't ink up yet, will come back to post to your challenge.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards, Darnell. I'm really hoping my mojo shows up this weekend and I get something entered.
Hugs,
Em xoxox

Tina Z. said...

ooo, amazing sentiments, I love them all.
hugs xx

Karen Knott said...

Oh Darnell these have cheered me up no end...I'm still chuckling at the santa one so so funny !
Hugs Kaz xx

Liz said...

Thanks for the giggle. How do you find so many great sentiments??!! Especially love the last one. xx

Barb Ghig said...

OMG, too funny! Thanks so much for making me smile, Darnell!

Donna said...

Fab collection of cards Darnell!
Thanks for playing along with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Cara said...

Fabulous cards! Such humour x

Loll said...

So funny! Especially love the sediment on the second card. :) Great cards that provide so much fun for all of us. Thanks Dolly! Lolly xx

Anita in France said...

Hahahahaha ... what a riot, Darnell ... all three! I especially love the second with the hand drawn border and the sit by me sentiment (particularly as I had that honour, though as I recall, the conversations were all good!!). LYAMYLMASEATLAOMFC! Great big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Craftychris said...

Hilarious cards! All absolutely fabulous! You always lift my day! Hugs my friend. xxx

Cheryl W. said...

These really made me smile. Love them!

Zelda C said...

LOL! Brilliant cards, love the humor!

JD/ Jill said...

You are really on a roll. Love on these fun cards!

Barbara Godden said...

All your cards are awesome, love your sense of humour, thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the "not your momma's card"