Sixty Years Young

I am thankful we are spared the usual Monday routine today, as the dark wet morning would be a spectacularly miserable start to the week. Although saying that, my husband has already done his pretend phone-call to Switzerland for me this morning, citing a persistent sore throat and my hormonal challenges (day 19 today = danger zone) as the reason I can’t go on anymore. He is the family joker. His ever-so-serious conversations into his hand always make us smile. He even did one to Santa, a few days ago, as our eldest stated “you can’t talk to Santa like that!”, although not taking any chances, immediately ceased the behaviour that prompted the phone-call in the first place. We wondered yesterday if it is too early to start phoning him about next Christmas.

My dad recently celebrated his 60th birthday, another of life’s milestones, although he seems younger now than he did twenty years ago in some ways. Certainly happier and that’s what counts. So I am sharing the card I managed to create for him in the midst of the Christmas run-up. To be honest, this was a bit of light relief!

60th birthday card

Using a gold 8×8″ card blank I layered up with LOTV Country Gent paper and more pearlised gold and creamy coloured card. I used Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles and the beautiful Hunkydory Celebration Clearly Stamp which I wanted for ages and got at a bargain 50% off in a December promotion!

Clearly Champagne Glasses

Gold embossing really suits the champagne glasses and this Ranger powder really shows up the fine detail. I also embossed the Memory Box Precious Heart dies and sentiment too, to compliment.

2013 011 sig

I made an attempt to ‘age’ the edges and the number 60, in view of the celebration! Adding the chocolate brown satin picot edge ribbon offers a touch of luxury and I finished with some Star Dust Stickle bubbles.


What do you think?

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lisa B Designs – December Challenge – All That Glitters

Papertake Weekly – Pick of the Year – Occasion-ally (from August)

Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog #149 – Anything Goes

We’ve got family visitors today, which leads to high levels of excitement as the boys absolutely love it when anyone comes to visit, even the postman and the food shopping delivery man, they’re not fussy. Little chatterboxes the pair of them. I’ve just got to keep my hormones in check, prepare a meal and try to block out the noise that four small people under the age of 5 make as they wreak havoc about the place. Think I’ll be making frequent trips to the utility room to drug myself with Christmas chocolate in secret.

Wish me luck!

Emma x

Sixty Years Young

Sixty Years Young

9 thoughts on “Sixty Years Young

  1. Beautiful card Emma!!!! you make such elegant cards! I’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year!!! we will push though it like a storm! (not sure if this makes any sense…). for a great 2014!
    Mirella xx

    • Thank you Mirella x errr not sure about the storm bit – is it because it’s a bit windy up where you are???! Happy New Year to you too, looking forward to sharing our crafting journey next year! Love your baby card btw, so much lovely detail xxx

      • it made sense in my head!!!! can’t explain it! (I tried to literally translate a spanish saying into english but it didn’t work!). lol. anyway… I hope you had a great New year’s eve and day!

        Mirella xx

  2. Hi Emma

    Loving your card.

    Those champagne glasses are gorgeous! and look even more spectacular gold embossed!!

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you all the best for 2014.

    Love Jules xx

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