Monday, 4 August 2014

Nesta's 60th Birthday. . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning all you lovely folk. Hope you are all well. Ita, great to read that you are out of hospital. Hope that you will feel better for being at home.

Its been a busy few days at The Pond. Did some extra hours at work last week as the owner was in for a visit, then out for the day with Nesta on Friday for her 60th, then mine and Mr D's wedding anniversary on Saturday. . . . . . . .its all go!!!
By the way, Gail hope you and hubby had a wonderful day on Saturday celebrating your anniversary too.

As for Pokeytoolgate, I did say to Mr Duck "Would you kindly refrain from putting your cotton buds in my bin". . . . . . . . Well, I forget the exact conversation but I think it was something similar lol! I suppose I should be grateful he hadn't been using my pokey tool to clean his ears. One thing did surprise me, for someone with apparently clean ears, he never hears me (unless its "Do you want some pudding? or "whose is that £5 note?")

Now, I must apologise for the very picture heavy post as its Nesta's card and box in various poses (just be grateful that I've saved the gift bag for another day lol!)

Yes, I was sad enough that pattern on the box lined up with the pattern on the card below.

The card packs flat into the box but then is 3D when standing. . . . . .its about 7"x 7"

The centre portion is suspended with jewellery illusion line and has the same "60" panel on all three sides.

White card
The Striplet
SB Fancy Tags Three
SB Classic Ovals
Sissix Square dies
X Cut Circle die
Card-io Rose stamps
Docrafts Number and sentiment stamps
Inkylicious sentiment stamp
Distress Inks
White embossing powder
Sanctuary Beads satin ribbons
Pink bling
Acetate (for lid of box)
Illusion cord

                                                         The inside base of the box.

Once again, apologies for all the pictures. Nesta loved it and I must admit, I was pleased with the way it turned out. 
Nesta has also asked me to thank you all for your kind birthday wishes. The gal may be 60 but she only looks 40. . . . .its sickening lol!!! Wish I could show a snap but she still wants to be anonymous (to protect the innocent).

Next post will be the matching gift bag housing 60 packets of chocolate buttons!!!

Til then, be good.

Ang x


  1. Wow! Oh! Wow! no wonder Nesta LOVED it.
    Ang everything about it is STUNNING, love, love, love, it. The box is also so beautiful altogether a treasure, forever. Happy Birthday Nesta.
    Happy Anniversary to you and Lee with many more to come. Sorry!!! how did I mange to miss that??
    Have a great day and week ahead

    Patricia xxx

  2. Hi Ang. What a fabulous card and box, I'm not surprised that Nesta loved it! By the way, I would have to line up the pattern on the card and box too : ) I'm looking forward to seeing the gift bag now. Belated Happy Anniversary to you and Mr D, I hope you had a good day : ) Have a good day. Take care.

  3. Morning , a beautiful card, love the roses that you've stamped around the edges. I'm sure she will love it
    Janice xx

  4. Morning Ang,
    Fabulous card and box, all that cutting with the striplet and matching it up, must have taken an age. Can fully understand that Nesta loved it, anybody would. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.

  5. It's beautiful I'm so jealous - chocolate buttons yum! I'm only kidding If I received this card that would be gift enough because it's stunning

  6. Both gorgeous creations Ang, quite unique. xxxxx

  7. Good morning Ang. Happy belated anniversary to the both of you, also belated birthday wishes to Nesta. Well no wonder she loved her card and box who wouldn't , it's stunning . I very clever design. Been away for a few days so it's back to normality for me today, like washing and housework. At least no work till next week. Hazel xx

  8. Stunning card Mrs Duck! I love how you have made it 3D by lining up all the die cuts so beautifully. Great box too, and 60 packets of something nice to eat would be my idea of birthday heaven. Happy Birthday to Nesta, and Congrats on the Wedding Anniversaries too.

  9. Hi Ang, what a stunning card for Nesta, the design is fabulous and such pretty paper too. Love the design too, no wonder Nesta loves it. Alistair is deaf too when he's getting checked for something he aught not to have done, or when asked to do something around the house, it's a man thing, have a good day, hugs Kate x

  10. Hi Ang,
    what a stunningly beautiful card and box.
    My there was a lot of work gone into that superb creation.
    I bet she was sooooooooo! pleased with it.
    Can I ask is the lovely flower edges a stamp?
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Hi Ang,
    I have just taken a closer look and can see it is a very lovely stamp.

  12. Hi Ang,

    WoW! you have excelled your self with this one gal, stunning, loads of work gone into that getting it all lined up, great use of the striplet. Love it.

    Happy Belated anniversary to you and Mr Duck, hope you had a good day.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  13. OMG Ducky you are so funny with your words, always make me chuckle...awesome card and yes funny how everything just happen to line up....mmmm clever or what....hope you guys had a fab anniversary..

    The Journey is the Start

  14. Wow, what a fab creation and so unusual - luv it xx and all those stamped roses too - what a labour of love but so well worth it xx Thanks for the Anniversary wishes and ditto back to you and hope you had an enjoyable one - you did make me chuckle out loud with the sore foot/sand comment!!! Cheeky Monkey (Duck) xx GailT xx

  15. Beautiful card ! Now I know why your pony tool is so very important,
    Sandy xx

  16. Wowee!! Nesta must have been thrilled with this absolutely fabulous creation! Hugs Christine xx

  17. Wow! What a gorgeous and intricate card!! I absolutely love it!! I love Sue Wilson's dies too!!

  18. Hi Ang. Beautiful card and box and I KNOW it is definitely the Striplet die this time Ha Ha.
    Nesta must have been so happy with and a bow to match.amazing.
    Lovely to hear Ita is out of Hospital.

    Bye for now.
    Val x

  19. This is gorgeous sorry I've been a bad blogger but pooch has been really ill and I've also got family staying so I'm playing catch up huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

  20. Holy cow! This is just amazing! You are a genius with die sets! Wowsers!! :)

  21. Wowzers - that is truly a work of art (and LOVE) - an amazing gift! Nesta must have been over the moon to receive that treasure!

  22. It is wonderful, it is so delicate it looks like lace.