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!

October 1, 2017

NBUS Challenge #12 ~ Day Eight!

Hello, Stamplings!

Welcome to October 1st! And welcome to Day Eight 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!

Just like this year, this NBUS challenge seems to be going by too fast! Today I have a coupla cards for you and a recipe. You might say the sediments on these cards are updated versions of "Old Wives Tales!"
On a light pink card base (which  looks jaundiced on my monitor!), I stamped one of the "My Ladies" stamps from Stamps By Judith. Thankfully, Judith is still in business along with her daughter! I colored this zany chef with my Ziggies and added a sediment from an ancient black foam-backed stamp with no name. Then I used a piece of old SU! pp to cut a fun frame from MFT.

I think she is making Christmas Rum Cake, don't you?!

Christmas Rum Cake
(unknown source)
Before you start, sample the rum and check for quality.  Good, isn't it?  Now, go ahead.
Select a large mixing bowl, measuring cup, etc. and check that rum again for quality.  It must be just right.  With an electric mixer, beat one cup butter in a large fluffy bowl, and add one teaspoon of sugar and beat again.  Meanwhile, make certain that rum is still the best quality.
Add two large eggs and two cups dried fruit and beat well until bery high.  If fruit gets stuck in the beater, pry it out with screwdriver.  Sample rum again, checking for consistency.
Next, sift in three cups of baking powder, pink of rum, one seaspoon toda and one cup of pepper.  Or is it salt?  Anway, don't fret, just test the rum again.  Sowie . . .
Now, sift in half a pint of lemon juice, fold in chopped buttermilk, and add strained nuts.  Rample the sum again.
Now, add one bablespoon srown tugar or whatever color is around.  Mix well.  Grease oven and turn on cake pan to 350.  Now pour the whole mixture into the oven and ~ oops ~ now where did I put that mop?
On second thought, gorfet it, check the rest of fa rum, and go to bed!
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I also colored this character with my Ziggies, but this time I drew a funky frame around her. (She looks like she stayed up half the night making two batches of Rum Cake!) Then I stamped the NBUS sediment from Cheeky Monkey and added the Washi tape. Yes, I know, I'm using a lot of NBUS Washi tape ~ bonus!

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I want to share two links with you as additional sources for funny/snarky stamps. Gail told me about Carmen's Viranda (just the company name karacks me up!) and Mary Anne told me about Creative Vision Stamps. Enjoy!

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Off you go! Have a great day using that NBUS!!
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52 comments:

Lia said...

My 4th contribution to the fun challenge! Autumn is here!
Lia xx

Marina said...

These are fun cards ! Hope you're well and happy.

Jane Willis said...

hahahaha..... I have a very similar but different IYSWIM Christmas Cake recipe somewhere. I wonder if I could incorporate it into a card?
Jane

Stamps and Paper said...

Love ve your humourous cads Darnell these would fit a few people I know lol lol

Anne

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Loved both cards.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Sandra H said...

Such fun cards Darnell you never fail to amuse me......sending lots of love x

Dotty Jo x said...

Totally terrific! Jo x

KandA said...

Both super cards Darnell. I just popped by with a second card xx

Birgit said...

Super cute cards Darnell! I used to have a couple of those stamps by Judith. I'm wishing I had held on to them. So cute and fun!

Fiki said...

This is so great card!

Marilyn said...

Cute cards!!

Barbara Godden said...

Your cards are adorable, the links are great for sentiments and that rum cake sounds like fun. I never thought about washi tape I have a hoard of it and I washi tape challenged.

Pat said...

Two more great makes Darnell and two more really fun sentiments to boot! Wonderful colouring and NBUS washi, and a great doodled frame on the second. x

Donna said...

So glad you suggested commenting on 3 entries, it made me stop and look at all of them and WOW, great inspiration and enjoyment slowing down and browsing, thanks!

cm said...

One seaspoon soda...hahahahhahah! Love the recipe; love your cards! I may have be indulging in rum after we come home from officiating today's bike race; both a snow AND wind warning in effect. Yep...longjohns and mega-huge parka day! The gallery is ahhhh-mazing!
Hugs and love~c

Bonnie said...

He, he, he! Yo karack me up, Dolly!

Jerrie said...

darnell, i am loving your humerous cards!!

Bunny said...

Once again, I forgot what you made because I was too busy reading the snarky sentiments on the 2 links. Good gosh some of them really do make me laugh out loud. Oh, now I remember, rum cake and a terrific recipe and some lady mixing it up. Love reading your posts. [Bunny]

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
as usual brilliant cards and brilliant sediments too.
Their designs are super and those stamped images are super also.
Thank you for sharing the link for the sediment stamps.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! I feel quite drunk after reading about your Rum cake now I nee a lie down.
Love and crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

Dee Earnshaw said...

You are right Darnell, these web sites are hilarious - thanks for sharing:)

OH Babs said...

I love the zany dogs and boy have you been using your stash of washi tape. Isn't it fun?
QUESTION: Have you seen a stamp that reads "Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry." I love it and saw it painted on a bedroom wall at an estate sale. Have fun Irma. BBB

Christine Alexander said...

What a hoot, I love those wonderful ladies. Thanks for brightening my day

Redanne said...

I really LOVE the sentiments today - they are just hilarious, I am loving all of your makes during this NBUS challenge - I even managed to join in! Hugs, Annie xx

conil said...

When NBUS is over, where am I going to go to laugh my ass off...it really does need reducing. You keep coming up with these tired old hags...and make them look so good. Maybe I should just take a picture of myself and slap it on a card.

Leslie Miller said...

Hahahahaha! Now, stop! I can't take anymore! I had to go look at those sentiment sites. Pretty funny! If anyone's interested, Rubbernecker has good sentiments, some snarky, but not too severely snarky. Lots of other good sentiments, too. I think they're a much neglected site.

Cobnut Crafter said...

Lovely cards - and I must try that recipe! x Anne

JD/ Jill said...

These great cards definitely gave me my laugh for today...very nicely done!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous cards and what a great recipe...WOW! Love your handmade frame and cheery color palette on both cards, too! Thanks so much for another really fun challenge, Darnell and thank you for keeping me smiling every day ;)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Thanks for the laughs. I just love the cards you made this time too!

cuilliesocks said...

Two more fabulous funny cards, love them Darnell, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Another fun day and thank you for the recipe for the rum cake x

Cat Craig said...

HA HA HA good ones. I am loving the cards and the bit of lovely snark.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

It's a great wish for friends :-) hehe, as always a great sentiment and a perfectly matched image. Thank you for smiling, Darnell :-))

Bobby said...

Another day of fun and laughter. Great cards, Darnell. I've seen the sentiment on the second one before and it's my favorite. I hope you were able to copy and paste that recipe because I don't know how else you could keep it straight. Oh wait. I guess it doesn't matter. ;)

scrAPpamondo said...

Darnell, you made me laugh a lot, again!!! :D Such fabulous funny/snarky cards!! You made my day (evening), :)thanks so much!

Carol H. said...

That's exactly how I feel about housework!! LOL! Such fun cards!!!

Lucy E. said...

I Love your fun cards
& the Rum cake recipe is
too funny!

Carol L said...

Thanks for sharing that great rum cake ressapie! I tird it and siz yhummmmmmmmmmeeee. BTW, ur cardizzzzzzz are funeee too! Hic!

Linda S. said...

Darnell, I very much enjoyed today's cards. And a big thank you for giving us links to those two sites. I've already been there to look/see, and am just about to go back to spend lots of $$. Oh, and before I forget, I will be making that version of Rum Cake for my next Girl's Day Out get together. If anyone makes a snarky comment about the taste, I'll just say, "It has to be right, I got the recipe from the internet". I promise I will not incriminate you in any way. Hugs

Zelda C said...

Two more great cards and I can relate to the sediment about housework.... dangerous stuff that :) Thanks for all the laughs and inspiration. Hugs, Zelda

Lisa Elton said...

Loads of fun!!

Greta said...

Cute, cute, cute! The frame you drew is amazing, Darnell--love it!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Yet more great cards xoxox

ionabunny said...

Fun cards Darnell. Just linked up my third entry. NBUS mountain still bigger than Everest. Ready for NBUS #13 bwahahahaha. Thanks for the shout out. Hugz

Gerrina said...

Thanks for bringing a smile with those sediments and cards! Needed them it between the pile of serious analitic work I'm doing today! Thanks and hugs, Gerrina

JoAnn said...

You are a hoot Darnell. What a fun card and a fun post.
Have a great week my friend.

Helen F. said...

Too much fun happening in your kitchen, Darnell~wish I lived closer!!
Your cards are so cute, thanks for the funny/snarky stamps link, I will take a look see there next!

Cheryl W. said...

Two more fun cards! I've really been enjoying your humorous creations. I checked out the links you listed for humorous stamps. I love the creativity of the two companies. Found myself laughing out loud, with my husband wondering if I had finally gone off the deep end.

Cara said...

Fabulous cards, love the humour! I daren't look at those links or Mt NBUS might grow another couple of feet!

Anita in France said...

Hahahahaha ... so fun, Darnell ... those sentiments are brilliant ... knew there was a reason for me not doing housework ... and not baking!! Thanks for those links ... I'm still wiping away the tears!! LYAMYLMAHYHAHD! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
This is precisely why I avoid housework lol!
Very funny cards and I think we have all used that recipe at some point lol!
Ang x

Craftychris said...

Fab funny cards and love the tipsy recipe! xxx