07 December 2020

Elf poem

Hi Everyone, my offering today was influenced by another poem by Gill Reed about an elf! He was tired of snow, I wonder how many of you are?

image - Tired Elf by Elizabeth Dulemba 
papers and beer - Pixel Scrapper
tree - Kit Cart Designs
sentiment - Gingers House
Distress ink
markers - Spectrum Noir

Ooops I forgot to add the photo!


Santa’s Little Helper was tired of the snow

And being elf sufficient, he found a place to go.

To leave the Pole he thought would be a barr-elf-ul of laughs,

If only he could find himself on someone else’s staff.


In his dreams he saw himself an elf-made millionaire,

The welfiest elf you’ve ever met, with skills beyond compare.

A career in hospitality was his big idea

An empire built on cocktails, spirits, wine and beer.


He found a bar in Benidorm and named the place El Fin,

He put a sign beside the door, “We are open, now, come in.

Rest your feet, have a drink and be our special guest,

I personally guarantee, elf service of the best.”


But elves make toys, they don’t mix drinks, elf discipline went to pot

Santa’s little helper, very soon lost the plot.

Elf and safety laws were never on his mind

And very soon his guests took sick – the salmonella kind.


The police arrived, arrested him, for causing an offense

In court the judge declared, “There is no elf defence.

I say it every time,” she said, “punishment must fit the crime.

A life behind bars is what you’ll get, your pour decisions you will regret.”


This had to go into the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers


Mac Mable said...

What a fun poem Faith and it made me giggle....Thank you x.
Your card made me laugh too and what a happy elf and love the funny sentiment too x.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such fun! Both the poem and your card!

Shirley Young said...

What a clever poem Faith, made me smile. Love the card too. We had snow on Friday but thankfully it had disappeared by Saturday, I only like snow if I don’t have to go out in it xx

Beebeebabs said...

LOL - love your card and image thanks for sharing!!!

Carol L said...

I love the cute card and fun poem too! Thanks for the giggles today :)

Chana Malkah said...

This is so cute! I love the sentiment and that delightful image! Another cute poem!

Chana Malkah

Sue said...

This actually made me laugh out loud Faith!!! fabulous card great poem! lots of huggles Sue x

NanaConnie said...

Love the card, Faith, and the wallpaper, and the tree, and the poem! I guess I just love it al. lol

Hetty said...

Loving your card, Faith, fun and beautifully made.
Great inspiration that poem.

Maria said...

Your elf card s so cute!! Love the poem, too!!

Lindsey said...

Great card inspired by this fun poem! Awesome mix of elements to bring this card together. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Mia said...

A fun poem perfectly matched with the fun and beautiful card! I love the sentiment!
Kisses, my dear friend.

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous card Faith, I do love your elf he's such fun, super colouring too.
The poem is pure dead brilliant, really made me chuckle, Kate x

cotnob said...

Another fabulous Poem Faith and a super card to go with it, such a fun image and sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Greta said...


Aimeslee Winans said...

Dear Dear Faith, I have been chuckling at those poems whilst having a catch up here. So enjoyed your history too! And all your cards are delightful. Boy, Pixel Scrapper's mention brought back memories. Although I did try digital, my fingers just could not take all of the learning curve so now I happily do the hybrid digital stuff that helps me and leave the rest to capable hands like you! I had forgotten I'd used Paint Shop Pro since the 1980's! Back when Jasc owned it. After Corel bought it, I became less and less happy and moved to Photoshop Elements which is more than enough for me. XOX

Helen said...

LOL!!! Awesome Elf card! And yes, it had to come to the Sisterhood! Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

JulieP said...

Boozy elf cards are totally Sisterhood material! So cute!!! Thanks for playing along with us!

Vicky Hayes said...

Thanks for the chuckle Faith! Love this cautionary tale and the fab card! Vicky x

Sally H said...

Lol! that made me chuckle!

Marlena M. said...

So cute and fun Faith! ;)

Rosemary said...

great card and poem, faith!

Dotty Jo said...

Great fun! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, Jo x

Kate said...

Poor elf - both on your fun card and in the poem!! The sentiment on your card is fabulous! I've not heard that before!

We've got snow here although most melted today due to rain.

wannabcre8tive said...

Too cute and so fun.. I love the tired little elf.