Tuesday 1 January 2013

A New Year's Day birthday

One of my school friends from boarding school imprisonment days has her birthday on 1st January. So it's a double celebration and this is the card I sent:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- backing paper from Prima's 'Firefly' collection

- a LOTV Cute Square, chopped down a bit - which was pre-coloured I hasten to add

- toning mauve card, punched using a new MS PATP set called 'Cherish' then run through the Cuttlebug and embossed using a 'Swiss Dots' folder

- guipure lace and mauve organza ribbon, plus layered flowers

- sentiment by Craftwork cards, layered onto a SU punched shape using the 'Decorative Label' punch

Happy Birthday Angie, and a Happy 2013 to you all.



  1. hahahha...I didn't board but was a day student at a boarding school...I,m a little weird cuz I loved it!!! But then i didn't board so there's the difference.

    Gorgeous card...I think it will help the memories of the imprisonment years fade!i

  2. Happy Birthday Angie!!!! Was she the first baby of the year where she lived? For some reason that info always makes the news. Very pretty celebratory card! Does it cost extra to send square cards? Or do you just stick them in regular shaped envelopes?

  3. Happy New Year my friend. Hugs Mrs A.
    Did you have any fireworks? We went outside the front at 12 and a few of the neighbours across the stream let off a few.

  4. Luffly Di love LOTV!!

    Obviously not sunny over there from pickie must e hard...

    Oh, and yes, Mrs A. (not that you were asking me I know) we had fireworks down at the jetty but saw the 9.30pm ones from our back yard but not the midnight ones.. God bless for 2013, Shaz in oz.xxx

  5. Happy Birthday to your friend-love the lilac card-lovely
    We are in new year now.
    I hope it is going to be good.
    Have a nice day
    Hugs Tamara

  6. A beautiful card, love the lilac and imgage.
    Happy New year.

  7. I was singing happy birthday to someone at the band party in the early hours of 2013!! Love your card :)
    Wishing you a really Happy New Year! Xxxx

  8. Aww . . . such a cute and gorgeous birfday card. Happy punching.

    Sarn xxx

  9. Yummy cake! (Oh and the card's not too bad either....LOL) Happy New Year

  10. Double celebration indeed! Lovely bright colours and a great card! Happy new year!

  11. Oh if only that cake was for really yummy!! gorgeous card Di and your friends will love it...take care xx

  12. Hi Di,

    Tee hee. Was boarding school a common thing? The birthday card is very cute!!!

    Happy New Year to you and Len.


  13. Gorgeous card Di! Love the colours.

    I always wanted to go to boarding school, probably because I read too much Enid Blyton and thought it would be like that. Maybe I just liked the idea of packing a trunk to take with me, filled with chocolate, ginger beer and hockey sticks, lol!

  14. Lovely Birfday card there Miss. I have a 1st of the year birthday too which I have thrown into the Playground!!

  15. Fantastic image Di, love the choice of colours and a great layout.
    Hope you had a great NYE, I will mail you about mine, great start to 2013.... NOT.

    To be quite honest, not sure what day it is at the moment.

    Kath x

  16. Adorable and gorgeous card Di.


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