Saturday, 23 May 2009

Tom's Card

Well, here it is,Tom's Card. Couldn't put it on til now, because, one I hadn't finished it and two we couldn't get connected to the Internet. (Aaagh!! Hair turning grey...hands shaking uncontrollably, eyes fixed in a glazed stare!) Although, according to the animated voice message, all was well with Orange. When John finally 'talked' to someone (In India) and asked how the weather was there, he was told, it would be put right by this morning.. no it wasn't...(althought the weather hasn't been too bad) but after nearly ten hours without Internet connection my (still very sick) laptop suddenly sings 'Connecting to Internet server' (It sounded sooo happy!)
Anyway, John spent his time today trying to find out what's wrong with my laptop and I've been finishing off Tom's card.
During the week I got John to take two cards to work with him so he could cut those slots in them. (He has this binding machine at work. It's like a gi-normous bind-it all, only better, but not so pretty.)
I used birthday wrapping paper to cover the front. What processed me to do that I have no idea...As you can see, I've tried my best to cover it up! There's even a Penny Black Stickeroo frog hidden under there! It just goes to prove, any mistake can be fixed!
I had it in my head that I wanted to do some kind of 'story' but once I arranged and coloured in all the Dustin Pike's cartoons that I wanted to use, none of the backing papers I had were bright enough. So, I decided to draw my own back-grounds. (Which is why there's a colour difference around the drawings as they were drawn and coloured in, cut out, and then stuck on to my backgrounds. You can see it on the kite, but I think I've hidden it quite well on all the other's.
The two Monkey's on the front of the card are mine (drawings that is, I don't actually have monkeys living with me...well...not real ones anyway!)
Last year we cashed in our Tesco vouchers for tokens so Tom could be a racing driver for a day and this year we thought he'd like to have a go at...ah wait a minute... not gonna tell you ..yet...
The front of the card starts off with...'Hope you like your pressie'. ..then goes on to say. "Driving through Mud?? No!... An assault course??... Nope.!..Nothing to do with Flying...or catching anything..(maybe a cold)...but we can promise'll get wet! '
All the drawings, the dragon, bee, jeep, monkey are freebies from Dustin Pike but all the backgrounds are mine.
I like the monkey best. He's really the one who started the whole idea off. I just added a few more vines. I used mostly Whisper pens as I have more colours but also ProMarker pens, which were a lot better. The white lines were made with a Sakura GellyRoll pen. I then threadled ( I know that's not a word, but that's what I say!) I then threadled some sticky ribbon through the slots to hold it all together, not too many, as it's for a guy!
Pictures of Tom drowning will probably be posted at a later date!!(Only kidding Tom!)
Now then...Looking into my crystal ball, I can see that I'm going to enter this card into a Challenge over on The Pink Elephant Challenge blog some time in JULY...(clever huh?!) It'll be all about using animals on your cards and guess what!! Dustin Pike will be sponsoring it! Which means, lovely downloads for the lucky winner!!! So, when July comes around you will all be ready with your made cards!! (I love Blogging...)


  1. Lyn I just love this card what a fab idea, I'm sure Tom will love t too

    Just seen you joined Crafts by Catolyn forum, I'm on there too I just joined a couple or so weeks ago, will chat to you on there sometime I hope

  2. Wowee, what a fab card, so much work has gone into it! I bet Tom will love it, fab idea!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  3. Thanks for the comment on my blog regarding the Friday Freebie! And yes, thank you for putting my blinkie on your blog- great blog! :)

  4. this is great love it gosh so much work gone into it have a great weekend love cheryl xxxx

  5. If I keep looking at your blog I may give up in despair at my cardmaking. What on earth are you going to do to top that next year? Hugs BettyXXX

  6. fantastic, what a lot of effort too but so worth it. I'm sure Tom will love it


  7. This card is awesome! So fun!

  8. Hiya Lyn, thanks so much for your comment my friend. I love your fun cards they are so sunny
    Hugs June xxx

  9. Hi Spyder!
    Thanks for the comment! What link do you mean??

    I absolutely love this "card"!!! More like a book!! Can't wait to see what you've got lined up for Tom!

  10. Beautiful cards as always..Hugs Laura

  11. Hi,this is absolutely brilliant, the detail and work gone into it is fabulous, I love it. Joey.x

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  13. It is confusing about the links!
    The only thing I can think of is that you have "links to this post enabled", maybe it brings up my blog cos I have you in my blogroll..
    Don't know - if it gets you to my blog then I don't mind! lol!!!

  14. Oh this is brilliant, such a lot of work but well worth it.

    Glad to hear you are back must have been so horrible for you!!! I can't even image not being able to get on my blog!!!! :o)

  16. That card is such great fun, I love it!

  17. This is just wonderful, I'm sure Tom will love it :)

  18. Wow that is just amazing fantastic work.

    Ann xxx

  19. Love how you've created all the backgrounds, it's like a story book...fabulous :)
    thanks for sharing it with us at TPE...

    Carol x

  20. Wonderful work!! Thanks for playing along with us at TPE!!

  21. Super duper Fun!!! Thanks for joining us at TPE!!


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