Thursday, June 14, 2012

Confusing? Exactly!

Please take a moment to look at the cover of this card and decipher the cryptic message...
(I'll hum the Jeopardy theme song while you look)
 Okay, time's up! Did you figure it out?
For those of you still scratching your heads, let's go on a little trip through my brain.  Some of you have already been introduced to the inner workings of my noggin' and know what to expect.  However, for the newbies, I'd just like to make this announcement:
"Please keep your hands and feet in the ride at all times!"

And we're off...
Soooo, this is the card I've designed for my dad.  He doesn't like to read instructions, nor will he stop to ask for directions; therefore, I had to make a card that incorporated BOTH of those 'endearing' qualities that I find so completely baffling.  The hardware represents the times he decided to assemble a project; directions must have been sold separately, because they are absolutely NOWHERE to be found.  Inevitably there are always extra pieces (even more than the allotted 'extras') when it's finished. 
The twine wrapped around the hardware represents a map.  One must follow the map to deduce the message.  I'm pretty sure he'll just meander aimlessly over the card and notice the pretty pictures!  Which is why I talked myself out of using papers with maps for fear that he wouldn't even pick the thing up!

Okay, now that you've traveled this far,
Take another look and see if you can figure out the message.
Each image, free from the fabulous Pamela at Free Vintage Digital Stamps and Graphics Fairy, was specifically picked to relay,  in a rather complex and confusing manner (resembling the aforementioned "endearing' qualities), a very simple message.

I've included the message on the inside....
Did you get it? 
Okay, that's my card and I thought I should probably explain the inner workings of my thought process just so you're not left going..."what the..huh?"
I hope my dad appreciates the fun jab as much as I appreciate him!

Thanks so much for stopping in and I hope you've enjoyed the visit and my wacky, weird and quirky brain.


Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:
Art Impressions - #67 Husband/Father
Craft Challenge - #159 Father's Day
Charisma Cards - #23 Male Cards
DYSU Challenge Blog - #76 Boys/Men
PaperPlay Challenges - Week 24; For a Man (With Twine)


32 comments:

Lori said...

How fun! Your dad sounds great - I bet he loves this card. Love all the clues and the black and white images!

Marie Gamber said...

What a super Father's Day Card! I think I must be related to your dad! I always have missing nuts and bolts!!!!! And there are always nuts and bolts left over when I am finished putting something together! Does he have a missing relative?
Hugs,
Maire XX

Tracy said...

I think you need to require 3D glasses too for that ride. If you're going to take the trip you need to get the full experience. LOL
I think you're going to enjoy watching your Dad decipher that card. It's so much fun to perplex the male species. ;-) Way to go Twang! H

Shelby said...

This is so awesomely creative and just love how you've completely personalized it for your Dad! He's gonna love it

Shelby

Denise and Louise said...

Fantastic card - bet your dad will love it.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant card - great thinking. Your dad will love it.

Sue said...

Hi Quirks
Just brilliant and very clever. It is an amazing card.
Smiles:)
Sue
O

Alyce said...

Lisa this is the most fab project!! Your dad is going to love this and I really love how you have put so much thought into the message behind it. Hehehe I love the extra screwbits for him ;) such a cute touch! Great work lovely :)

Shahrul Niza said...

Fabulous card, Lisa! it's almost like a treasure game, I hope your dad find the bolts & nuts there. Beautiful monochromatic work!!

Sandy said...

Love the string idea leading to the messages.. What a great card so much detail bet your Dad loves it. Sandy :)

Kate Swanson said...

What a fun card! I love the message, gives great meaning to your images! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week!

Tammy said...

Super card, love your attention to details and I'm glad you walked me through the card!

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. Thanks for the walkthrough! Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love it .. and i think i would be a perfect match for your father .. i never never read instructions.. i love to work it out myself .. so your card was perfect for me!
Lisa x

Sarah said...

Such a fab card, so much detail, I'm sure your dad will love it, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

Chrissy said...

This is amazing, I get it now...I followed the trail and I got it..your brain is an amazing weapon..so very clever, I'm sure your Dad will love it..Fabulous card Lisa.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Mitra Pratt said...

DUDE! Sweet card!

Love it a whole lot but the thought process behind it all "mapped out" really makes it shine to me!!

Margaret said...

I love these little visits into your inner sanctum! I'm hoping he takes the time to try to decipher this! Such fun!!
I love how personal you have made this for him and your 'map' is so wonderfully fun!!

kerenbaker said...

Hi! I've just come from Moxie Fab World via a random no. Generator to your fabulous blog. The card is incredibly inventive and I love the thought you've put into it- your Dad is lucky to have someone so thoughtful. It's a cool card and you have a fab blog. Keep being inspiring !

Lisa S. said...

Ingenius my friend! I sat there, enlarged the photo, and all the while I kept hearing "I'm late, I'm late, I'm late" from the white rabbit. He had me so rattled I couldn't decipher the deep meaning of your card. Time, what about time my brain kept asking. So I cheated and clicked on the photo of the inside and the light bulb went on. Hehehe! This card is too cool and your dad is sure to love it.
Oh, just so you know. I kept all limbs in while on the ride and when it stopped I exited left as I was told. Thanks for the grand adventure! :-)

skated said...

Brilliant card, thank you for joining our challenge this week at Charisma Cardz

Kate - Charisma Cardz Challenges DT

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, I think you really thought this card out perfectly and what a outstanding job. I can just hear him saying I'm late, I'm late....Wonderful sentiment.
Hugs

Anita Houston said...

Funny how men are so much alike! I so get your card!!! And...it's absolutely FABULOUS!!! The stitching, the texture, the color, the theme, and the overall design are all amazing!!!!!! Love your writing style as well!!!

Sandy said...

It's too late at night and I was never good at Cryptic crosswords, but I love your clever card. Fab idea for your dad.
Sandy

WencheP said...

This is awesome! Great details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

wannabcre8tive said...

I absolutely love this card and the style. You have done a fab job on wishing your father a happy day.

angelwhispers said...

Lisa this is just fabulous and love all the workings of the card sure hope your Dad appreciates it! Love Chanelle xxx

Jeanne J said...

You are oh so clever my friend! Love your card and all the fab details! I thought it was only my dad that has pieces left over every time he fixes something! I would love to hear what your dad said when he deciphered the message - I know... they have no patience do they? I think it's awesome!

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!

Sandy said...

When I first saw this card I said to myself - "what is this, what is this?" And then read the title of your blog LOL! Now I am gonna have to go back and study it again oh talented Lisa.
Sandy

Sandy said...

From this very creative card - I have concluded that you are probably the smartest person I know and it would not surprise me if you are a member of Mensa. Now tell the truth - is you IQ through the roof!!!!!!
Sandy

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

This is so unique! I love it! The hardware is great. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions. Hope we see you again soon.
Renee