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Thursday, 22 December 2016

59 Today, 60 Tomorrow!


I celebrated my 60th Birthday on Sunday! My actual Birthday wasn't until the following day, Monday the 19th.  These are the candles I had on the table!  Everyone thought they were funny:-)  I had invited friends and some of my wonderful neighbours who have become good friends.  We all had a fabulous day!  Lot's of laughing and lots of Champagne!!  Not to mention Pavlova, cakes, and other goodies I had made!
The candles above is what I had on my real Birthday, on the 19th.  I went out for lunch with a cousin and we found a nice Gluten Free Cafe not far from here.  We are both Coeliacs so I was in good company! It was a very relaxing day.  Below is what "The Birthday Elf" bought me...a new Sizzix Big Shot Plus!!! You can see how big it is compared to my Cuttlebug that I was using! It is much easier for me to use than the CB, and I can cut or emboss multiple items in one go!
Below are photo's of the dies it came with, and the embossing folders.  There was also several packets of various embellishments, tags, mini clothes pegs, ribbon, buttons, bakers twine, and lot's of other bits and pieces!  Woohoo , lucky me!  I  thanked "The Birthday Elf" very much!!
The candy cane die, above is about 51/2 inches tall by 3 1/4 inches wide.  The butterfly die is about 3 inches by 3 inches.
Below is the matchbox die that came with the Bigshot Plus.  It has nine dies and the box is about 3 3/4 inch by 2 1/2 inches.   

Above is one of the match boxes I made. I made a snowflake to put on top and that die is about 3 by 3 inches.  
These are the embossing folders by Stephanie Barnard.  I haven't had much time yet to 'play' with everything because of organizing my Birthday, preparing the food, and getting ready for Christmas all at the same time!  But I am hoping to do something 'crafty' today!  Oh!  And the box that this was packed in makes a great toy for my cats!  They are having lots of fun playing inside (and on top of!) the packing box!

And here is a photo of some of my guests at my 60th!  
Thanks for dropping in, {HUGS} from me to YOU:-)

2 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh what a special celebration! Happy Birthday! Correction - Happy 60th Birthday! Something is coming soon to help you celebrate.

twinkletoe said...

Yay glad you got your toys in time!