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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

All Change

I've been really busy here at Daftoons Towers.  Not only have I been hard at work on new ecards, but those lovely people at www.123Greetings.com have been updating their website to swap all of the Flash-based cards for video versions.  Why?  Well, more and more people are using phones to access their ecards and sadly, most mobile devices don't support Flash.  So, I've been reworking some of my old Flash cards to make sure they work for everyone.

Meanwhile, three new ecards have been added to my collection since my last post.

Firstly was my "Mother's Day Song" card.  This went up just in time for Mother's Day in the US.



You can view it here: http://www.123greetings.com/events/mothers_day/happy_mother/mothers_day_song.html

I've always found frogs fascinating, especially when their throats puff up like balloons.  I thought it might be fun to use the idea to help "Frog Dylan" play a song for this Happy Birthday ecard:


http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/frog_dylan.html

And finally for this post, I was asked to create a card for the "I love You" category.  Cats are always popular with users so I had a bit of fun turning this feline into a singer.  I hope you like it.



That's all for now, folks.  See you next time.



Friday, 28 April 2017

I've Been Training!

This month I've been creating a new birthday ecard featuring a train character.  I like the idea of this little train chugging along the "Track of Life" with all its ups and downs and arriving each year at your birthday station.  I tried to make the music trainy too, so I hope I've achieved that.  Hope you like it.  You can view and send it here: http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/your_birthday_train_song.html


Monday, 27 March 2017

You Can Run the World

This month I've gone for something I haven't tried for a number of years.  Instead of creating an eCard for a specific occasion, I've added one that is a general everyday greeting that might be sent to someone at any time to wish them a happy day.  What's more, the card gives the recipient the chance to run the world.  Let's face it, there are plenty of people out there who seem to know how to do it.  What will they do with their stint in the role?

You can view and sent the card here: http://www.123greetings.com/general/have_a_great_day/you_can_run_the_world.html



I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Feline Good!

My new birthday card featuring a group of singing cats - The Cat Chorus - has just gone live on the 123Greetings site and I'm hoping that it will be well received.  It's a lively little ditty, so you might be surprised to learn that when I first set about creating it, I had a very different style in mind.  Rather than the clapping and dancing, I was planning a folk song - a single character with a guitar and harmonica.  But that's the way it goes with these cards - it's not until I start recording the music that I really know where I want to go with it.

But before all you folk music fans hold an anti-Daftoons rally, never fear, the folk ecard is just around the corner.  I have a nifty character in mind and can't wait to work with him/her/it (tantalising, eh?).

Anyway, in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the Cat Chorus ecard.  You can view and send it from here: http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/cat_chorus_birthday_song.html


Friday, 2 December 2016

Poles Apart

I've added a few more cards to the catalogue in recent months including one for Jewish New Year and one for Halloween.  But I'm thrilled to say that my "Beak Boys Birthday Song" ecard is going great guns.  It's inspired the Beach Boys and anyone who knows me will tell you what a huge fan of vocal harmony I am, so it was enormous fun putting the card together.  You can view it here: http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/the_beak_boys_birthday_song.html



So from the South Pole, we now move to the North Pole.  It's Christmas time again and there is rarely a better time to connect with friends, relatives and business acquaintances.  I've put together a little ditty in a card featuring Santa, sending Christmas and New Year wishes to the recipient.  I hope you like it.  You can view it here: http://www.123greetings.com/events/christmas/merry_christmas/santas_christmas_song.html


Of course, don't forget that there are lots of other Christmas eCards in my collection including last year's Ethelred the Unready Turkey card that arrived quite late for last year's rush, so why not send it this year?  You can find it at: http://www.123greetings.com/events/christmas/merry_christmas/ethelred_merry_christmas.html



That's all for now.  Happy Holidays and I look forward to seeing you next year.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Altogether Now

It's been a busy time at Daftoons Towers.  I've managed to make a few eCards and am happy to report that they are performing well.



I reworked an old Messenger Wink animation of mine from several years ago to create an aeroplane-based Father's Day card that really took off (sorry!) over the event's weekend.  You can view the card here: http://www.123greetings.com/events/fathers_day/happy_fathers_day/biffo_the_skywriter.html


After Father's Day came another birthday eCard - this time featuring a cute, but naughty dog.  You can view the card here: http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/naughty_dog.html



A more recent addition to the stable has been an Anniversary card.  It features 2 loved-up jigsaw pieces who were "made for eachother".  I had some assistance with this one from the very talented Raffy Lachter, who spent the week with me do work experience.  You can view that card here: http://www.123greetings.com/anniversary/wedding_anniversary/couple/anniversary_jigsaw.html



And finally, a bit of news on good old Moanin' Mo Baggins of Baggins' Blues fame.  He now has a single out called "Password Blues".  In it, our hero sings about the woes of choosing a password.  You can preview and even buy the song from here:  https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/moaninmobaggins

That's all for now.  See you next time.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

A Little Bit of Country

This month I thought I'd take a walk on the country side.  Randy Fawcett is my new country singing character, making his debut with a birthday song about his suit (not his birthday suit!).

This was a fun card to make and nice to have my son, Jonah, on board adding a few tasteful licks on the guitar.

Hope you like it.  Here's the card http://www.123greetings.com/birthday/happy_birthday/country_birthday_song.html