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 26, 2017

NBUS Challenge #12 ~ Day Three!

Hello, Stamplings!

Welcome to Day Three 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!

Thank you to all of you who have already entered! I love the enthusiasm!!

I have two cards for Day Three:

The beautiful NBUS sediment from Hero Arts is not funny, but I'm hoping you find the card itself humorous, given the look on the face of that jiraffe with a knot in his kneck ~ maybe from carrying around a jiant jingle bell! The giraffe is a NBUS stamp from Katzelkraft which I colored with pencils and Ziggies.

Here's a closeup of the metallic red jingle bell I cut from a Lil Inker die.
I just love that side eye and the way the artist drew the mouth. Our dogs would look just like that after they'd done something naughty!

Challenges
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So what happened was a few weeks ago was my friend Susan sent me a funny cartoon perfect for us card artists:
Har-Har! Corny, but pretty cute, right?

Some of you might remember that we have a niece who recently became a doctor. Her name is Kathrine and she chose her specialty at the same time Susan sent me the cartoon. 

Well, so, given her specialty, Hammy insisted that I make Kathrine a personal card! I used the "cardiologist" cartoon above for the front of the card ... and then I hand-drew my own cartoon using her specialty on the inside and typing the sediment on the computer: 
Groooooan?! I couldn't resist! (BTW, I know it doesn't look like Kathrine gave the gentleman very good news, but I'm sure with diet, exercise, and some medication, he'll be able to change the path he's on for the better!)

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Off you go now! Use that NBUS!!

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71 comments:

ike said...

Hahahahahaha - totally LUV the look on the giraffe's face and your medical 'puns' card really rocks. !!! I think she will love that. It set my brain off trying to think of all the medical punny things I could :-D xxxx

Valerija said...

Such a fun card with giraffe. I love it!

Marianne said...

Fun cards, Darnell. Both cartoons made me laugh. I'm sure Kathryn will love the card. Great job on the hand-drawing too.
Marianne x

Jane Willis said...

That giraffe's face! And the medical card is hilarious, your niece will be thrilled with it
Jane

Cathy said...

Awesome cards Darnell, I love giraffes and this one is so cute! Love the cardiologist and the pathologist puns too, I'm trying to think of more lol! Cathy x

Stamps and Paper said...

Your Giraffe card made me smile Darnell it’s great... the card from your friend was brilliant

Anne x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This card put a big smile on my face and I'm very sure that it will do the same to whoever receives it. I just love Girraffes and this one is no exception, It's fabulous Darnell. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Sue - said...

Love 'em both, especially the giraffe and that look on his face!

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell i am still giggling over both those cards - thank you for the smiles :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Fiki said...

Love that card with girffe!
love it!
other cards are so funny!
have a nice day
hugs

Birgit said...

Love those fun cards!!! Where ever do you find these images and sentiments you use. I always look forward to my visits here for my morning chuckle!

scrappymo! said...

Two hilarious cards that have me grinning!
Ahhh...it is a great way to start my day. Hoping to get intomy craft room today to work on my next card!

scrappymo! said...

Back again with my official hat on. I think this Christmas card is the funniest that has ever been entered din the Rudolph Days Challenge.
I am still grinning...

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

Cara said...

I love how you added the bell round his neck! So funny, as is your card you made for Kathyryn, bet she groaned when she read it!

Marilyn said...

Cute cards! Love the sentiments!

Diane said...

Fabulous cards and super funny for an early morning with my coffee...what fun stamps you have!!

Jeanne said...

You are the BEST, Darnell! I just adore your sense of fun and whimsy. Something so desperately needed these days. Thank you so much for the smiles. I wish I could give you a big hug. I also wish I could participate in your challenge. Alas, high school marching band season is kicking my tushie. Next time...maybe! Keep up the awesome work!

Pat said...

Oh Darnell, your blog posts never cease to bring fun and laughter to our day. I adore your jingle laden 'jiraffe' and the cartoon you drew is perfect and will make your niece smile and groan at the same time. x

KandA said...

Two more brilliant fun cards Darnell, especially the second... I'll definitely see the medical profession in a new light now! Am enjoying seeing everyone's NBUS cards but it's making my wishlist grow at a rapid rate xx

frommycraftroom said...

Day 3 already! Boy time gets away. And before I forget the postie has been kind and delivered cough cough 5 parcels! in one day and as predicted hubby was home! Lucky all the parcels weren't stampy things (only 4 of the 5).
I have been rather indulgent.
Such fun cards that poor giraffe. Perfect card for a pathologist!

designbydonna said...

LOL! Good thing I wasn't drinking coffee at the time. I love the giraffe's expression. And being in the medical profession, I love the cartoons on the second one.

Colleen said...

OMG you had me cracking up...that last card with the doctor is hysterical! I LOVE it! And you are so clever with your own twist...
Where do you find such clever stamps...a giraffe with a knot in his neck? OMG and you have the perfect sentiment to go with it. Totally terrific, Darnell...Heart Hugs, Col

Donna Nuce said...

Best pun card ever!! I will try to get my act together and post a NBUS card. Have a great day Darnell!

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
oh my word your cards did make me chuckle.
Poor Giraffe fancy having to lug that bauble around no wonder he has that expression.
I love the other card and your doodling inside is brilliantly created.
I bet she was so pleased with it, and it did make her chuckle so.
Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, these made me giggle! The giraffe looks like he's wondering how he got himself into that pickle. Sometimes we do feel all tied up in knots. Love the giant jingle bell! And your hand drawn cartoon is brilliant for your brilliant niece! Fantastic!

Dee Earnshaw said...

these cards made my day -love the Dr pun and the fun giraffe image:)

Kara Lynne said...

Oh boy, I haven't been here for a long time (took a summer break from blogging), and I've missed you! That giraffe is hysterical and I recon the bell around his neck is the size of a VW Bug! Love the pathologist joke. I was a speech pathologist before the kids were born, so I REALLY love it - I guess I changed my career to "Card"iology!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Oh just too funny Darnell! Both your cards and you're an amazing cartoonist too! Thanks for sharing and making us laugh!

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Loving the cards. Did chuckle at the two cartoon ones.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Billie A said...

Your card is so cute and funny.. (I love all of your cute funny cards) The Christmas one, his face is darling. Thanks for sharing over at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
Billie A
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Linda Harris said...

Love your fun cards. Yay I finally got round to joining I with your NBUS challenge. Xxx

conil said...

I can see already where this NBUS is going...I'll call it "Hilarity, Ink." You slay me girl. That poor strangled giraffe, you're right the rolling side eyes and distressed expression makes this card. And who knew you could draw...well you can and the pun on the card and is fall down funny. I'm sure your niece fell down laughing, too.

Mac Mable said...

Such fun and brought a smile to my face.....thank you for the inspiration and spreading the fun x

cuilliesocks said...

Such fun cards, love them Kate x

Jean said...

Oh - those made me laugh!

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing!
Janis, The Merry Christmas Challenge Owner/DT

Sandra H said...

Two fabulous cards Darnell and made me laugh too! x

Redanne said...

The jingle bell giraffe is so funny!! Your Pathologist card is just genius, I love it!! Congratulations on another great NBUS too, so many great entries so far... Hugs, Annie xxx

Donna said...

I am impressed with your drawing skills, Darnell... and a little jealous!
Me thinks the poor giraffe may need to see a doctor! Great card. X

Daria Z. said...

I was waiting for this! I have too much NBUS - I really am trying to use it. ;) Such a great list of prizes, Darnell...if I am lucky enough to be one of the winners I would love to win either #1 gift certificate or #11 Distress Oxides. Thanks for the chance.

Kathleen said...

Well I have heard the saying "don't get your knickers in a twist" but never don't get your neck in a twist.
Another fun card with a super image.

Kath x

Ina G said...

Oh Darnell these new cards are just soooooooooooo funny. Great way to start my day with a good laugh. Thanks.

Jackie C said...

Great fun!! Thanks so much for sharing this gem at The Holly & The Ivy, good luck and do come back again. Hugs Jackie xx

Craftychris said...

Ooh the expression on the giraffe's face is priceless! Love the card you made for Kathryn too! Both are hilarious! Hugs xxx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

:-)) The card for Kathryn is great, very funny. I'm sure Kathryn was laughing too. And the other card with giraffe - stunning !! I love all these cute animals from Katzelkraft. Great Christmas card. I love the metallic luster of the bell.
Hugs,
BożenA

Carol L said...

Oh my gawd, that tied-up neck with a jingle bell is hilarious, but not one bit less funny than the cardiologist card! I'm gonna have to remember that one for the future! Brilliant ideas, brilliant cards!!

Pat McCleary said...

The dr. card had me in sutures.Love a good pun.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the cards you made. The get well one is awesome. If the patient didn't have stitches already I am sure reading that card would have them in stitches for sure. So fun and sure to cheer someone up.

Karenladd said...

Oh man, nothing as fun as a corny pun, and now I won't be able to get these out of my head. Looks like the pathologist recommended that the patient give up sugar, caffeine, and get more exercise....which would put that look on anyone's face!

Lisa Elton said...

Haha, that giraffe is a hoot! A fun card from you and a good giggle from your friend!!

Susan said...

Love the card you made for Kathryn - so glad that the cartoon I sent you inspired it!! Your other card is great too - the giraffe made me laugh!! Love his red bell!

Now off to make NBUS entry number 2!

JoAnn said...

What a fun image. Love the red bell and the knot is his neck. Cute card.
Got a chuckle about your cardiologist and pathologist card - so cute.

Bobby said...

You crack me up, Darnell. You and those crazy Katzelkraft animals.

Helen F. said...

Your Twofer today brought a smile to my face, Darnell. Funny cards!

vinita jain said...

Both of your creations are super fun! The giraffe face is soooo cute and you have such a gr8 collection of cartoon stamps, made me giggle!!

Greta said...

Well you did make me laugh today, Darnell! I bet Katherine loved her card!

sandie said...

love the red jingle bell, such a fun idea and the second card gave me a giggle! I made a card yesterday with a NBUS, so will hopefully post before the challenge ends...need some sun here to get some decent photos!

oldpunca said...

The best of the best! Both cards. :-) The word play on doctor card is fantastic, but loses every sense by translation. :-))
Hugs,
Sonja

Inkyfingers said...

Yay for NBUS challenge being back again! Your giraffe is just hilarious Darnell your cartoon card is amazing! These are going to leave a great smile on the faces of their lucky recipients.
Hugs
Carol x

Gerrina said...

The first card looks so good for a christmascard; that was unique to do, but the 2nd was even more "uniquer"...! Hugs, Gerrina

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards, Darnell. So sorry I've been AWOL. My mojo still is and it's been totally frustrating me, but I'm trying to get caught up with blogs.
Hugs,
Em xoxox

lauren bergold said...

soooooo adorable and your coloring is AMAZING! great take on our JINGLE BELLES tic tac toe game, so happy you could join our fun!

Anita in France said...

You're busy keeping everyone in smiles with your fun cards, Darnell ... another two that got the old laughing gear going! Brilliant idea to add that shiny jingle bell to the knotty giraffe ... he'd give a St Bernard with his brandy cask a run for his money! Fabulous cartoons (both of them) ... such clever and giggly plays on words ... Kathrine must have loved it! LYAMYMATFKMSAOMF! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

Well, I just love the jiraffe with his mega jingle bell, and I'm so impressed with your personalised card for Kathrine!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your holiday card is hilarious even though the giraffe doesn't look too happy!
The cartoon made me laugh out loud and the card for your niece is totally brilliant! Soon you'll be giving all your stamps away and draw the designs yourself! Or you'll be coming out with your own line of stamps! Boy, am I full of good ideas tonight!

Loll said...

:) You've got me laughing again, Dolly! I love your hand-drawn cartoon people ... I see a new career in your future! :) Love the expression on the giraffe's face. xx

Cheryl W. said...

You are just too funny!. I'm hoping to be able to make some cards again in the near future...once I'm done catching up on all the fabulous posts that have appeared in my feed over the last week or so (when I had no internet access).

Zelda C said...

Oh my gosh... they're just keep getting better and better! Soooo funny! It pains me to swallow (on behalf of the poor giraffe ;) ... and I love your pathology card! So clever :)

Jerrie said...

awesome medical clips. looks like that giraffe is going to be taken down by the jingle bell if a strong wind comes along!

JD/ Jill said...

Great cards. Love that cartoon!

Whisper said...

OMG hun your super card made me LOL (and i'm going to show it to my 10 year old son, as he will love it too) and Happy Belated Rudolph Days, so sorry for the late commenting, Luv Sam x