Friday, 2 August 2013

65th Birthday

Hello everybody,

This year has been an epic one for me regarding milestone birthdays - most of them male!!  Initially this was quite a challenge but I think I have got over the panic of a man's card now.  I'll never be as comfortable as with female ones, but they don't hold the same terror for me as they did! Just as well since I have two more 70th cards to do in October.  I had a male 70th this week for John's cousin and popped it into the mail before I realised I hadn't photographed it. That's twice recently! Old age catching up fast I'm afraid.  But not quite as fast as my sister (not the one I will be staying with next week) who reaches a milestone too.
My Card

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As you can see my sister will be 65, although I'm not sure she will thank me for displaying her age.  Lol!

I used Marianne Creatable die Anja Squares and used every die in the set except for the centre flower die. Instead I used SB Parisian accents so that I could add a sentiment label.  I matted it onto card stock that I had embossed with SB Garden Lattice.  All it needed then were the pearls to embellish. I have changed the pearls on the sentiment  label since I took the picture but I didn't re-take it. It was bad enough the first time because it so dark and overcast it was difficult to get a decent picture and I didn't want to use flash. Yesterday I had the exact opposite problem - the sun was so bright that it again made the photograph difficult to take.  You just cannot win.

Tonight we are off to St Albans to celebrate John's cousin's birthday - the card I forgot to photograph. It's going to be a busy journey because the celebration starts at 6.30 - 7pm. Getting round the M25 would be a nightmare at that time so we'll have to find a different route.

Have a good day whatever your plans are.

Love and hugs from Christine xx


  1. Hi Christine,
    Lovely card, I too reached a milestone birthday this year 70th where do the years go.

    1. Not sure whether you will see this comment Lydia, but just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comments on my work! Christine xx

  2. This is just gorgeous,love the

  3. Well ditto to the above, the years roll on by but we're only as old as we feel you know....inside my head I'm still in my thirties!
    Nice card Christine,

  4. Wow, a gorgeous card Cristine! nd I love the giftbox below: it's smashing!! (Hope the M25 is free: last June when we were there, it was not possible to drive there for hours: not on the northside and either on the south side. Horrible!!)
    Have a nice party!
    Lia xx

  5. Prachtige kaart Christine, gefeliciteerd met je zus.

    Groetjes Karla

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Christine love the effect of your dies
    jacqui x

  7. een beeldige kaart
    groetjes Janie

  8. Absolutely lovely Christine! My hands are bad so will be brief!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  9. Beautiful card Christine, love the dies and the gold and white is stunning. Have a wonderful time at the celebration, Kate x


  10. hi too in Jan where do the years go...a really lovely card...I love that die.....hugs Margaret xx

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  12. Hi Christine,
    such a very beautiful card. Love all the ingredients for this. Especially the colour.
    Happy Birthday to your sister.
    have a wonderful crafty weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Gorgeous card Christine. Love the colours and the dies. Have a lovely evening.

  14. Beautiful card Christine, I love that Die which I have in my box .... forgotten!!!
    The delicate colours make it so effective.
    Happy Birthday to your sister
    Hope you had a great evening

    Patricia xxx

  15. A gorgeous card Christine. I love the die cuts, very elegant.
    Lorraine x

  16. Such a beautiful card Christine. I love the elegant design and gorgeous colours.
    I hope you have had a lovely evening
    Sue xx

  17. Gorgeous card Christine , so very elegant in your chosen colours. Hope you had a great time and the traffic was reasonable. xx Flora

  18. Een prachtige kaart Christine en nog gefeliciteerd met je zus
    Groetjes Gerrie

  19. A really elegant card Christine I just love you colour combinations


  20. A gorgeous card Christine. Very classy.
    Love Lea x

  21. Pretty card and I love the delicate yellow xx

  22. Magnificent card Christine. Enjoy your night. Hugs Rita xxx

  23. Stunning card Christine, beautiful use of the dies, Carole Z xx

  24. Absolutely stunning, very very elegant and chic Karen x

  25. Gorgeous card Christine have a fab time lots of huggles Sue xx

  26. Just catching up after my holidays! A gorgeous card Christine, love this set of dies they make such an effective card. Carol x

  27. Gorgeous card, Christine! Love the die cuts and the great embossed background! Hugs

  28. Ooops, I nearly missed this one Christine - how gorgeous this looks! I bet she was absolutely thrilled. I love the touch of the darker shade underneath. These dies are some of my favourites and I forget to use them! duh!

    Hope you have had a lovely time with your sister.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  29. This is so beautiful. This is a really lovely die and layering it like this is perfect.

    I have been to St Albans! I went sightseeing there and we went to the cathedral. What a small world!


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