There once was a Mermaid…

There once was a Mermaid…

Hi there,

Thanks for popping in. Been on Stamp cleaning duty all day, with lovely Leanne from Clarity. Been going like the clappers, we have !! Whatalottastamps!

But now it’s time for Chicken Jalfrezi and Philip Pullman! Time to kick back and grab an hour of the weekend before it’s over again!

But before I do that, I thought we’d have a little competition – a Limerick competition! Been cleaning Mermaid stamps, so I guess that’s where I got my inspiration this evening. Here are the rules:

I’ll give you the first two lines of the limerick. Then you copy and paste those first two lines below – and complete it! We will then pick a winner – they usually jump out, don’t they? And that winner will receive a £20 Clarity Gift Voucher. Nothing like a little blog candy on a SUnday evening, right?

Ready? Here then are the first two lines….

There once was a Mermaid from Rye,

Who decided she wanted to fly.

Gottabeinittawinnit, right? It’s an easy one – loads of words rhyme with Rye, right? I look forward to a good chuckle…

Love & Hugs,

Barb xxx

57 thoughts on “There once was a Mermaid…

  1. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    She gave a big jump
    Landed hard, in a lump
    I am putting it down to the pie…….

    Enjoy your evening. It’s strictly results and catching up on The Capture for me

  2. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    She strapped on some gear,
    but had no idea.
    But knew she just wanted to try.

  3. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    But they said, ‘With a tail
    You’re more suited to sail’
    So she decided to give THAT a try!
    Xx

  4. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly,
    With a flick and a swish,
    She landed straight in a dish ,
    and now she is Stargazy pie .

  5. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    So she got a black hat,
    a friendly black cat
    And a broomstick she is ready to try.

    Enjoy “His Dark Materials” it will be my breakfast viewing.
    Love and hugs,
    Linda

  6. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    Flying is decicedly harder than swimming.
    But the mermaid was not for give in-ing.
    So the maid of the sea, she soared high

  7. There once was a Mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    She puffed out her chest,
    Wiggled her tail with zest
    In the hope of making the sky!

    It seems mermaids keep cropping up with me at the moment ….. no idea why but I keep hearing about them ! X

  8. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    The GP said ‘S. A. D
    Is making you mad.
    Get a cuppa and crafting. Bye, bye!’

  9. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    With flying fish for wings
    From her catapult she sings
    Adios and a cheery goodbye

  10. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    With flying fish for wings
    From her catapult she sings
    Adios and a cheery goodbye

  11. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    Barb stamped on the wings
    And a few other things
    Hey Presto a flying fresh cut die!

  12. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    She gathered some birds, tied ropes to their wings
    Now she’s rising way up in the sky

  13. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    She booked on PanAm
    Without giving a damn
    She’s now on her way to Shanghai. 🛩️

  14. Hilarious answers. Good luck everyone.
    Been Grooving n stamping all day so I’m totally shattered now but lots of next years cards are made which will take some pressure off.
    Sleep well
    🍒🍒🍒

  15. Sorry can’t sleep until I’ve written down these 3 going round in my head.

    There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    With a click and a splash
    She had spent all her cash
    On a 5 night short break in Dubai

    There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to flY
    The leap from the water
    Didn’t go as it oughta
    So she landed on a beach quite nearby.

    There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to flY
    Without any water
    To sustain and support her
    Sad to say that the end now draws nigh.

  16. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    She crafted some wings
    Out of parchment and strings.
    Didn’t work, but it was a good try

    Looked up Chicken Jalfrezi and found a great recipe on a BBC site. Will have to try it soon.

  17. Hello Barb, wow what fabulous Limericks, don’t think I can better any of them, but will give it a go!
    There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    She perused all the options
    Not sure which one to drop on
    And finally gave up with a sigh
    Well done everyone. Take care. Bx

  18. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    Friends and family flocked,
    But it all just flopped,
    ‘Cos you need wings AND a tail in the sky!!

    Another, sorry,
    There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    So she hopped on a plane,
    All the way to Spain,
    Waving everyone “Goodbye”

    Barb, you got the old brain cells gong there.
    Had lots of fun trying, and then reading them all
    Take care, Corinna

  19. There was once a Mermaid from Rye
    Who wanted to learn how to fly
    She popped on the scales
    And said “what a whale”
    I really must cut out the fries.

  20. There was once a Mermaid from Rye
    Who wanted to learn how to fly
    She popped on the scales
    And said “what a whale”
    I really must cut out the fries.

  21. There was once a young Mermaid from Rye
    Who wanted to learn how to fly…..
    She made some fine wings out of Clarity things
    But alas it was pie in the Sky.

    Xx

  22. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who wanted to learn how to fly
    Words fom a fish
    Youll end up as a dish
    Tomorrows special ‘fish pie!’

  23. Here’s my effort

    There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    She sat on a strong spring
    Shot up with a loud ‘ping’
    And was launched high into the sky!

  24. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    She traded her tail
    For wings and a veil
    And now she can swim in the sky

  25. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    She asked a flying fish,
    If he could help with her wish,
    And now they are both sky high.

  26. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    She was warned by a fish
    She’ll become the dish
    Of a ‘Daily Special’ fish pie!

  27. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,

    Who decided she wanted to fly.

    oh my i’m gona be in so much trouble
    if i burst this bubble
    but decided it was worth the try

  28. My first effort appears to have flown away like our mermaid! Apologies if it appears twice!
    There once was a mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly,
    She traded her tail,
    For wings and a veil
    And now she swims in the sky

  29. There once was a Mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    It was like a bad dream,
    she started to scream,
    Oh Bugger I’m too young to die

  30. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly.
    She sprang from the water
    A Clarity Die and adhesive caught her!
    Mermaid scrap and canvas captured forever.

  31. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    She landed on her head
    So she took to her bed
    Saying, ” I’m gonna get a black eye! ”

    Patricia (grunes haar ) x

  32. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    She tried drawing some wings with a pencil
    Then she tried with a stencil
    But instead cut them out with a die

    Nowhere near as good as all those other attempts but thought I’d give it a go anyway. Lol
    Hope you enjoyed His Dark Materials – I think it is fab. xxxxx

  33. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    She’d stamped and cleaned all day long
    With Leonie and a Clarity song
    Now to rest and give a big sigh…..my oh my!!

    Rubbish!! I was going to do another verse but thought my limerick skills had gone far enough…what DID I learn in school?!!! xx Well done all those above,XX Will it be lucky 31??!!
    theuva Barbara !!

  34. Another from me, jotted down at 3.00am.

    There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    She soared over Kent
    with one clear intent
    just to peep in Barb’s art room and spy.

  35. There once was a Mermade from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    So she fluttered her finns
    Which turned into wings
    And now, see her fly in the sky

  36. Thought of this while crafting this afternoon. It’s got two verses, hope it gives you a smile.

    There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    A fish scoffed ” What a notion.
    You belong in the ocean.
    Mermaids can’t fly in the sky! ”

    Our mermaid was undaunted
    Seaweed bikini she flaunted.
    “You silly old sturgeon
    I’ve booked seats with Virgin!”
    And laughed as she waved them goodbye.

    Patricia (grunes haar ) x

  37. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    So she bought a blue kite
    And tried with all of her might
    But only managed to get 2 foot high!

  38. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    She tried with all her might
    But she couldn’t take flight
    So she said I will try again by and by

    There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    A seagull said it’s not easy you know
    But give it a go
    You won’t know till you try

    Funny how these things run through your head when you are nodding off to sleep. I forgot all about them until I read today’s blog.

  39. There once was a mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly,
    Then she met a Merman
    With a FAR better plan …
    And the rest I’ll relate by and by ……

  40. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly,
    Then she mat a Merman
    With a FAR better plan …..
    And the rest I’ll relate by and by …..

  41. There once was a mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    Her mer-friends all told her she’d die
    But Faith insisted she try
    Hitched to a sea plane by tie
    There was only one way it could end, so why?
    Now a mer-Angel with wings on high
    She flies forever in the big blue sky

  42. There once was a Mermaid from Rye,
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    She kicked off her flippers
    Put on her big knickers
    To cover her bum in the sky

  43. There once was a Mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    Her mer-friends all told her she’d die
    But Faith insisted she try
    Hitched to a sea plane by tie
    There was only one way it could end, so why?
    Now a mer-Angel with wings on high
    She flies forever free in the big blue sky

  44. There once was a Mermaid from Rye
    Who decided she wanted to fly
    Her mer-friends all told her she die
    But as her name of Faith does imply
    She insisted she must try
    Hitched to a sea plane by tie
    She soared way up in the sky
    There was only one way it could end, so why?
    She’s now a mer-Angel, with wings, on high
    Forever flying free in the big blue sky

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