Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Happy Birthday Darling Hubby, John!

Well, he is my rock, only far better than a rock. (he does the cooking!) He was up so early this morning he didn't have time to open any of his cards... never mind, he'll be too busy to sneak in here and peek! This is the card I made him. Both of us had motorbikes and we used to have a motor-bike shop.
When the girls  were babies, we lived over it, but the need for a garden and smell of engine oil drifting up into all the rooms soon made us jump onto the mortgage boat, and buy our own little home, with a tiny garden and a little later to where we are now. No more bikes, but John's only got to sniff the sight of one, and I know he misses them!
 Back to the card. KennyK image. (Yes I bought this one back in March BUT It's now the June Freebie HERE! left sidebar when you get there) First I was going to do that acetate thing I did with the seahorses, but it didn't quite work out, (Flip the digi and then stick the two together, and print it out on acetate too, and then fix that together ~but I forgot to put a cord/thread through the middle to attach it to the card~ so did this version of a sort of gate fold instead, but not. 
It's a bit top heavy as it's an 8x8 card, with a 5 and a half x 5 and a half  card used as the topper (Why isn't there a half sign on the keyboard?) so I've added acetate to the bottom of the smaller card topper to help stabilise it.
We used to go and watch bike scrambling, (more skilful!) not Dirt Bike racing, but never mind!
I couldn't think of what papers to use, so didn't! Just black, yellow and red card, and a bit of embossing, and die cutting (only my old Bigshot wasted loads of scraps of card, by not cutting! Grrrr)  One of the inside embossing was made using a freebie folder, which came in this months Simply Cards and Papercraft, which also came with some stamps too! 
Of course I've coloured up with ProMarkers (with the tiny tip addition...the metal tip ones work far better, the others didn't work at all, but Letraset kindly send me replacements awhile back!) Did hunt the internet for a coloured picture of this, to give me some idea of what was what, but could only find a very small one, in mostly grey, so, went with yellow and red instead.
There's a little D attachment, to the side of the top card, which I bought in a gardening store, 3p each, can't be bad! and the 'manly' cord ribbon came off a bosh carrier bag! 
Freebie Fonts: I've used Cool Dots and Smarty Pants BTN  there's the link to download, or just google the names. That's it I think! Happy Birthday John, see you later! Hope to add this to same...
Kennykskraftykrew-Father's day (*WINNER)
613 Avenue Create - anything goes/celebrations
 Fab n funky challenges-birthday.
Pin and tack -anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Created with love-anything goes
 Simon says stamps challenge-transport.
Anything goes - for the boys
Crafts 4 Eternity - for the boys
Cards for men-boys will be boys
Milk Coffee - Father's day

Kaboodledoodles-for your favourite guy
Ladybugcrafts-for the men in your life.
 City Crafter.All About Him
The kraft journal-just for him
 The artistic stamper creative team-makes for men
 Get inky challenge.-creations for boys and/or men
 Crafty Sentiments-card/project for male (*Top Three)
Sister Act - anything goes
Inspire me fridays-anything goes
Digidarlas-fancy-folds or no square cards
 Alphabet challenge blog- i is for Image


  1. What a beautiful card Lyn.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Oh wow Lyn your hubby is going to love that card, your card is just stunning, I love your gogs and your colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxx

    1. I did love making this card Shirley, don't think I've done a flod like this before, but it did need the acetate to help it stand up!

  3. Lovely card Lyn great image and i love the cogs! I bet John will love it :-)

    Rose xx

  4. Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  5. hat a lovely card for your hubie thanks for sharing with 613 AVENUE CREATE challenge this week
    happy crafting to you
    Rachel DT

  6. GREAT card. Happy Birthday to John.
    Hugs from Oregon Coast

  7. Bet he really likes it!!!Happy birthday to him!

  8. I am sure your card will be loved by your DH.
    I love the cogs too.

  9. Wow! A lot of work went into this card. I am sure your hubby will like it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

    1. Thank you Edwina, it would've been quicker if my old bigshot could cut the clogs!

  10. Super cool card! Love all the cogs in different colours, I'm sure John was over the moon with it.
    Hope he's having/had a great day!

  11. Great fold on the card! I wondered what this image would look like on an actual creation (It is the June Freebie at Kenny K). I think you have done a fabulous presentation. Wonderful layers, perfect color choices, and all those gears. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

    1. Thank you Chana, I bought it back in March, love this image, it just had to have flaming yellow and red! I've added the link to the freebie.

  12. Wonderful card for your husband, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  13. LOVE this card Lyn, such fab one and popped over and picked up the freebie mind you dont know anyone who rides a bike but your never know do you - love the way you worked all the elements together too!!
    and thanks for popping over to my desk.. happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #4

  14. Goodness this is amazing!! what terrific work ... Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

  15. This is awesome!!!!!!!Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

  16. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love Challenges.


  17. Awesome card! I love all of the detail!

  18. Fabulous card Lyn :-) I am sure John will love this ,,, so much thought has gone into this and it really shows ,,, GREAT card ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Lols x x x

  19. amazing card, love the fab image and black background with the colourful clogs works really well
    thanks for joining us at Cards for Men


  20. this is fabulous - really striking colours and design - and thanks for the heads up on the freebie! Thanks for joining our challenge aat crafty sentiments and good luck xx

  21. Oh my goodness what a gorgeous card!! I love the design and the colours you have used. Just perfect

    Thank you for playing along with Kenny K this week :)

  22. fab masculine card, love the design
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  23. How creative! Your hubbie will LOVE it!

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  24. Wow hun what a fantastic card and I am sure he loved it. Great colours and the cogs are brilliant. Great to see you joining in at Aud Sentiments and sorry I haven't been by for ages. Blogging as taken a bit of a backseat along with crafting I am afraid - two active young ladies take up all my time!!

    Big hugs Ali xx

  25. Fab card Lyn, I love the yellow and red on the black background! Fab image too, especially when you know the reasoning behind it!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  26. Brilliant card and I am sure your husband loved it once he got to open the card. I love the way you have put the background together. I usually stick to using metallic tone card with my cogs dies but I will be giving this a go with the bright colours, having seen how well it works. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab n Funky this week.

    Alli D
    GDT Fab n Funky

  27. Great, cool and creative card! Thanks for joining CCCB this week. Hugs and happy day, Wendy

  28. Amazing card and I'm sure your husband was thrilled to receive it. Great colours and fab design.

    Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  29. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men and good luck! Hugs, Anne (DT)


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