Monday 5 September 2011

Happy Birthday Moira!

It's my 'uber bestest friend' Moira's birthday today - whoop, whoop!!!

We got back a loooooong way, met at the age of 13 when we were incarcerated (today's big word)  in sent to boarding school on the generally freezing North coast of Germany.  As we now live such a long way apart we don't meet up very often but it's at least once a year for a long weekend - and it always seems just like it was only yesterday when we'd last met up. That's the way with special friends - you fall straight back into the easy banter right away:)

So, a special friend deserved a special card:
Another easel card and I knew exactly which image to use - being as our meetings do tend to involve a little bit of time celebrating with a drink or three.  Coloured with Pro Markers and twinkled with some touches of Ice Stickles, with some Anita's clear gloss on the glasses.

I got a little bit wicked with the sentiment:
The sentiment was produced on the PC and using this website here to generate the upside down text :) In truth, it's not the best way of doing upside down text as the result isn't a totally accurate flip but I'm running on Ubuntu here rather than Windows and it was going to take me a while to figure out another way of doing it. It works though I think!

This used:

- Background papers from Kate Knight Totally Tropical set (free with Card making and Papercraft magazine)
- Turquoise card by Core'dinations
- Joanna Sheen's 'Cocktail Diva' stamp set
- Pro Markers - Satin (skin), Burnt Sienna (hair), Bright Orange (dress and hat), Soft Green (shoes, cocktails and cocktail umbrella), Lime Green (olives), Burgundy (lipstick).
- Anita's Clear Gloss
- Ice Stickles - Coffee Ice (hat), Mint Ice (shoes)
- Flowers, brads and Card Candi - from my stash

Happy Birthday Moira, hope you have really super-spiffing totally great day!!



  1. Morning Di

    That's a lovely easel card with a terrific sentiment! Moira is bound to love it.

    Hugs, Sandra

  2. Beautiful easel card - love the sentiment too - have used that one before - just perfect for so many people!

  3. Happy Birthday Moira! What a fantastic easel card Di! I love that sentiment as well, goes perfectly with that fun image as does that wonderful paper. I'm sure she'll love it.

  4. Hi Di, how lovely that you keep intouch after all this time, your card is beautiful and special like you say! love the image love the layout and especially love the fact that if for your friend :) Sandra H

  5. What a lovely card for your friend, Moira. The best sort of friends are those that you just pick up from where you left of with aren't they.
    I've just been having a catch up with all that you've been up too over the last few weeks and had to laugh at your cats, what a scream!!
    Hugs Lisax

  6. thank you di great card very apt (little word for today)

  7. Hi Di - if its any help - text can be flipped using Powerpoint, put the text in a 'text box' - grab the green dot at the top of the the text box and turn it. I have a friends 50th card to make and this is such a fab idea. Gorgeous card! x x

  8. I love easel cards and this is gorgeous. Love the image and all the detail.
    Diane xx

  9. Great easle card and fab image and I love the papers you have used.
    Is that where you get the flowers for your hair from when you are on a spree with your best friend lol.
    Cat piccy tickled me.

    Kath x

  10. Thanks Anj! I now know there's a Presentation package with Ubuntu so I've just had a little play - problem sorted! Di xx

  11. Brilliant! Great colours and that sentiment is just awesome :) Only you would have thought of turning the last word upside down - wonder if it I could do that with my dtp software. Elizabeth x

  12. Hi Di, thank you for your comment, and yes l am :) Sandra H


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