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 30, 2017

NBUS Challenge #12 ~ Day Seven!

Hello, Stamplings!

Welcome to Day Seven 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!

So here we go with today's laughs! I only used two sediments, but I made six cards because I wanted to ink up all six of these fun NBUS Katzelkraft dogs!
Background is pp, bottom border is Washi tape. The sediment is from "Funny Bones" by Riley & Company. The pile of crap was cut from a roll of Washi tape I have that is a long series of face emojis, along with the pile of poo poo! (I drew the stink and shadow lines.) 
This is super QACAS with a double-row of Washi tap for a top border. And isn't he so proud that he did his business?!

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Below are four more dogs and a bone from the NBUS Katzelkraft set, decorated minimally with Washi tape or a bit of coloring or googly-eyes. 

Aren't they such great drawings by the artist?!

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Some of you have asked where I find all these funny sediments. A few of them are from my early days of stamping and the companies are out of business. If I know the name of the stamp or the company, I am putting that information on each post and then you just need to Google where to find it in your area. If you would like information on the 5-mile sediment, please let me know. Another source for fun and snarky sediments (besides Google) is The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

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Off you go now! USE that NBUS!! You're doing great! I hope you are finding some time to visit the other ladies in the gallery, too, and leave them some love and thanks for their cool design ideas!
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Enjoy the challengeNo, seriously, enjoy!








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57 comments:

frommycraftroom said...

Day 7 and just linking up my first card!
Love your cards. Thinking I should have named my dog 5 miles too!

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, I love the dog cards. Did chuckle at the 5 mile one:)

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love your doggie cards Darnell and such brilliant sentiments
have a great weekend

Anne

Carol L said...

These are all hilarious and I especially like the dog named 5 miles! LOL I love the snarky cards you've been making because with the world as it is, we can all use a good chuckle or a smile! Thanks for all the fun I've been having lately :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Fabulous and fun! Jo x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE those goofy dogs Darnell! Such fun! Now you just know that soon these will just have to be NBUS to me too! I MUST find some time to gt my NBUS out before this one ends! Off to look for those quirky dogs! Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Marilyn said...

OMG!! I love your cards and sentiments especially the first one!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my!!! Absolutely cool and funny, Darnell!!! You stunned me again! Love these sentiments, especially the first one!!! :D Can you hear me giggling? :D
These dogs are really very sage! LOL :D

Ros Crawford said...

You're cracking me up with these cards! I LOVE them!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Morning, Darnell! Just wanted to tell you that I found the info for the inside stamp I used yesterday and adjusted it on my post. I know you liked it so well! LOL!

Barbara Godden said...

love those dogs, your cards are all fabulous, so happy you put some ink to them.

Brenda in IN said...

I love this assortment of dogs. I especially love that first sentiment. Very good advice! Cute way to use washi on your cards.

Birgit said...

Love, love LOVE these fun cards! That 5 mile sentiment is a hoot! Happy weekend my friend!

Pat said...

These dogs are all adorable Darnell, and yet more of your fun sentiments including your very inventive pile of dogs do dos...lol, also your washi tape, googly eyes and colouring have finished these cards to perfection. x

Maura R said...

Oh, my gosh - I LOVE these sentiments -especially the first one!!! Such a fun set of cards, Darnell, and I love all your simple overall designs to let the sentiment and dogs be the star of the show.

Dee Earnshaw said...

OOOH these cards are adorable - love these images and the fun sentiments:)

Trina P. said...

Eeeeeeeek! (that's me squealing at your cards 😉😂😂) Those cards are awesome, Darnell! I can always count on you and your posts and your cards to brighten my day. Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful week. Hugs, Trina xx

Mac Mable said...

Such fun sentiments and your cards are beautifully CAS x

Bunny said...

OMG these are such cute cards. Love them all. [Bunny]

Megan said...

You know, you have a pretty diverse group of followers! It's fun to look through the challenge gallery - so many different styles, so many different stamp companies. Thanks for the continued crafty inspiration and building of the craft community!

Cara said...

Another fabulous set of card. Love that you cut out the poo emojis!

ionabunny said...

Them dogs be cool and fun sentiments. If you want to laugh til you leak you should really check out the sentiments at Carmen's Veranda. I used one on my second entry. I am 202!! Looking good for my age eh?? I'll put the link here so you don't have to hunt for em. If you don't laugh at at least one of these I'll eat your hat. Hugz http://www.carmensveranda.com/clearstamps.html

Bożena Adamusińska said...

The first cards have a universal, great motto for life! 1000% optimism :-) I love your cards and your message.
Hugs,
BozenA

Sandra H said...

Lol...........Darnell your cards are amazing and so amusing too they have me lol for sometime your so talented hope your enjoying your weekend x

conil said...

Clearly, the serious gene isn't working for you this last couple of weeks. I adore Katzelkraft critters...what I need is a stamp that's a pile of poop. Using the washi both as part of the focal poing and the embellies is a pure stroke of genius. It looks amazing on this set of cards...I'm sure the pooches appreciate it.

Bobby said...

I agree that those Katzelkraft critters are the best, Darnell. And so are you. I'm loving your crazy cards. They're good for a laugh or two any day.

Robyn Oliver said...

How darn cute are those little doggies, Darnell.... fabulous sentiments, just my thoughts exactly. Thanks for encouraging us to use all those products we buy, so sad to see some of my very old wooden block rubber stamps are no longing useable... think I should check them all out and stamp up some images of those looking bad. Hugs Robyn

Carol H. said...

LOVE those cards and the cute dogs! The snarky sentiments are so funny! You are so good at making CAS cards!!

Marianne said...

Fun cards, Darnell. I particularly like the 5-mile sentiment.

Sybrina K said...

What great washi tape ideas! I never know what to do with that. So glad to be linking up a card for NBUS Challenge #12 -- wasn't sure that was going to happen. LOL -- and super glad that we'll be making cards again this year at Santa Saturday. Thanks, Darnell, for hosting a new NBUS challenge.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fabulous fun cards with such awesome sentiments. I like what you did with the Washi tape too. I have so much Washi myself that I have not used so this is an inspiration to me as well.

Chris Dring said...

OMGee!! Those sentiments are absolutely perfect with those adorable doggies!! Love all your cards, and thanks for the shout out to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Craftychris said...

These dogs are all awesome! Fabulous stamps - so full of character. Love the sentiments too - mega fun. Hugs xxx

Cathy said...

Love these sentiments with these pooches Darnell! I have the Katzelkraft set but haven't used all of them yet, that 5 miles one is hilarious! Cathy x

Karen Knott said...

Darnell I really need to learn not to read your blog while drinking coffee as it invariably ends up on my keyboard Lol Your doggie cards are absolutely brilliant....those sentiments !
Hugs Kaz xx

Jeanne H said...

So much fun, your dog cards! Though personally, I love the "hairy" kind of dogs. teehee Thanks for doing your challenge. Just got one card in, but that's OK. Happy Weekend.

Jean said...

Such fuN!

Helen F. said...

Oh, how funny! LOVE your dawg cards, Darnell! The sediments are a riot and sooo you :-D

scrappymo! said...

OMG I am laughing so much!
Fabulous cards.

Linda said...

These are so funny ..... love the sentiments! Great start to our journey home xx

ike said...

Bwaahahahaha - hilarious cards and I love the cool dogs :-) xxxx

Fiki said...

those are so amazing cards!
love them all!

cm said...

Oh my gosh...the poop piles! Hahahahahahaha! LOVE these immensely! Now I really want a puppy, which is an increase in the 'previous' really want I've been having!
Hugs and love~c

Olga Fink said...

Fabulous cards Darnell!
xoxo Olga

Susan said...

As you might have guessed, I'm a dog lover so your cards all really appeal to me - and your sentiments made me laugh out loud! What a great set of cards! I have to get a third NBUS entry made!

Leslie Miller said...

These dogs and sentiments are hilarious! I'm glad you used all of them. I've seen and been intrigued by the Katzelkraft stamps. So cute! You have some awesome Washi tape, too! I'm loving seeing all the NBUS and have visited many. Makes me not feel so bad about all my NBUS.

Susanne Vargas said...

Fun, fun, fun are these sentiments and these dogs! And I see you are on your way to use up all your Washi tape, hehe! ;) You must really have made a dent in your supply. ;)

Cobnut Crafter said...

I did enjoy these cards and had a good chuckle over the '5 miles' sentiment - must get my grubby little paws on some of these! x Anne

JD/ Jill said...

More fun cards! Great images...love the 5 miles one!

Cat Craig said...

Oh I so laughed at these Darnell...in the best way possible. Love them all.

Daria Z. said...

Fab cards, Darnell! And that second sentiment is just classic!!

Lisa Elton said...

HA!!!! Now these are fun. Your cards always bring a smile to my face Darnell and tonight a chuckle or two to accompany it!

Greta said...

Those doggies are so cute, but of course it's hard to find a doggy I don't love--haha! The 5 mile sentiment is so much fun!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love your cards and love your humor. Grin.
Hugs,
Em xoxox

Loll said...

:) Good laugh again for today, Dolly! :) Only you would add poop to your cards. LOVE the stink you've added - hilarious! Those dogs are so adorable --- great expressions on their faces. No wonder you bought that set. Lolly xx

Anita in France said...

Tee hee ... cute pooches, Darnell ... and giggly sentiments ... oh, and such creativity around the piles of poo!! LYAMYMAHYESQTN! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Only you can get away with posting cards with a steaming pile of Fido Slip on them lol!
Side splitting, belly laughs!
Ang x