Today is my husband's 50th birthday - a very special day. So I made him this special card.

He is very much into cars, posh ones and vintage ones alike. So I thought I'd wink at his age by adding the contrast between the two types of car. The top image is decoupage, and I used silicone glue so that I could shape the paper to mimic the car shape. That doesn't show up very well on the photograph. It says 'Abraham' on the car. Over here there is an expression used for men at the age of fifty. For some reason they get called Abraham and are assumed now to know where Abraham gets the mustard (don't ask, I don't know). Women at fifty are Sarah's - nothing to do with mustard in their case, that much I do know.

The little milestone in the decoupage picture says 50.

The man in the car happens to have an amazing likeness to the love of my life. I just had to use this image, it was perfect for him.

The ribbon is glued on the front, and then lifts to the inside to keep the tag there. On the tag it explains he has a surprise to come. It gives him the option either to keep the tag and be patient, or to hand back the tag and find out what the surprise will be.

Also the base card from Hunky Dory not only has the vintage car, which he thought may well be a Rolls Royce (much appreciated!), it also has a faint reproduction of a street map. He reckoned it was Paris, as it has the Seine on it, and wondered if this is a hint towards the surprise... It suits him, though, in any case, as he is a geographer. Through a turn of circumstances he had never been able to use his training in his work, and has turned to teaching in the last couple of years, which has taken him back to the subject he truely loves. It has brought him to life again. Well, they do say life begins at fifty! 

He is most definitely the special man in my life. So I'd like to enter the card in two challenges around this theme: Lexi's Creations and Love to Create Challenge. Here come the boys happen to have an anything goes challenge on, so that's a perfect one to enter as well.

Wish me luck!

I hope the teams like this card as much as my hubby did when I handed it to him just after midnight, as his birthday started. He had a great big smile from ear to ear for ages as he just kept looking at it.

Always love to read your comments!



05/06/2012 12:29am

Anneke that is fab i am sure he will love his card and treasure it xxxxxxxxx Again Happy 50th Birthday Jean, enjoy every minute of your special day xxxxxxxxxxxx

05/06/2012 3:27am

Love this xx Jan

mad marie
05/06/2012 3:28am

fab card hunn hugs

05/06/2012 5:16am

Hi. Great card, love the design and different cars. Lots of lovely detail.
Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
Love Sandra x

05/06/2012 7:36am

Thanks so much for sharing your hubby's card... and the story behind it... in the Here Come The Boys Anything Goes challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time too, <a href=>Donna ☺</a>

05/06/2012 12:22pm

Lovely card xxx

05/06/2012 1:39pm

Lovely card Anneke, love the idea of the tag and I'm intrigued as to what your husbands surprise is......

05/06/2012 1:42pm

an't tell you yet, as he might read along. But I promise when the time is right, I will tell you all about it!

05/06/2012 1:55pm

Love the card. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. joann sassy raggedy

Martha Pineda
05/06/2012 2:17pm

so gorgeous

06/06/2012 2:55am

Very cute card and your image is fab! Great job! thanks for joining us at Love to Create!

06/06/2012 5:12am

This card is great! I love it, I'm sure your DH love it more! :)

Maya xx

06/06/2012 7:44am

Brilliant card, I'm sure he loved it. xx

06/06/2012 1:52pm

Happy Birthday to your hubby. (sorry a bit late). A beautiful card as always xxx

06/06/2012 9:38pm

Two great car images and a wonderful card. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Love to Create. NancyD

Tracey Mo
09/06/2012 7:05am

Great card for the men in your life!!! Fab image

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Tracey DT

09/06/2012 6:44pm

What a Great Card! Thank you so much for Joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!! Please Come back and play with us again soon!

Many Blessings,

16/06/2012 2:24pm

I'll bet hubby was thrilled with his card. You put a lot of thought into it, and it shows. They are great images x


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