Monday, 13 May 2013

Happy Birthday, Mynnette - blog hop!

Wooo Hooo, Mynnette!!!

Happy Birthday to you!!!

We thought your birthday would be a wonderful opportunity for a blog hop with birthday cards for you and, of course, some awesome BLOG CANDY for one lucky winner participating in this lovely event!

For your birthday surprise each of the DTeamies was to choose a favourite technique shown with your challenge blog to create a birthday card with and I decided to try the beautiful Bargello technique (Stepxstep to be found here).

My card says "Alles Gute!" which is German and means "All the best!". So "All the best to you, Mynnette! May your new year be filled with joy and happiness!"

If you, dear readers and followers, want to try this technique too: it is perfect to use up left over patterned paper scraps ;) and really looks awesome. I also added some texture using a stencil and DI.

I really enjoyed doing this technique (which works best with small patterned papers) and will definitely use it again. You should give it a try too!

The flower was cut from the same papers, using the Tim Holtz "tattered florals" die.


In order to have a chance to win the blog-candy, you need to visit each blog from the list below and leave a comment with each one. One of the sites will be randomly chosen and then we will randomly choose a winner from the comments on that site, using 

To celebrate, we all chose our favorite technique of this year and made a
special card for Mynnette.  To see which technique each of us chose, and to
have a chance to win some BLOG CANDY, here is the blog list for you:

*    Technique TimeTuesday 

*    Ellen In a World of Craft

*    Karen  Simply Frenzied

*    Die amelie VonPappe II  (you are here now)

*    Louise Cats Cards and Cupcakes  

*    Karen P stamping in pINK  

*    Rocky Rocky's Crafting Blog  

*    Hayley Hayley's Paper Garden
*    Nancy The Trinket Collector

*    Julz Ribbons& Julz

*    Tracey Serene Stamper  

*    Katy I Like to Cut and Paste
*    Adrienne Crist Paperdiva Scraps

*   Want more? The Inkspirational  DT is also hopping for
Mynnette's birthday!

The blog hop will run until 5:00 PM EST on Thursday May 16th. Good luck!

Happy Birthday, Mynnette!!!! 

Claudia - die amelie xx

I am entering Simon Says Stamp and Show's "little paper" challenge with this card. 


  1. ...gorgeous card Claudia, love the flower and a very effective technique which I'll try for your blog header too...Melxx :)

  2. Such a fun and sweet idea and an interesting choice.. Your card certainly looks so effective! No idea whether I'll manage to get round all the blogs, but like I said, a lovely idea to give someone a special birthday treat!

  3. Sehr Gut (I hope I have spelt it correct!).I too love bargello technique and had seen it first on Technique time tuesday only.your card has fab mix n match of patterns ! Thanks for the Blog hop !

  4. That paper blocking technique is so effective Claudia, I love the muted colours of the papers you have used and that flower is just stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Beautiful card Claudia. Many happy returns Mynette - have a great day. Just travelling on the blog hop run.

    Karen x

  6. Claudia this is gorgeous! Love that flower!!!

  7. Love the papers you used and the stenciled effect. Beautiful card.

  8. Beautiful use of the technique Claudia, love the colours you've used too hugs Karen x

  9. A great result Claudia, the patterns fit so well together.

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  10. This is just gorgeous! The flower is awesome! And the BG technique one I need to try, because it is really wonderful. Well, done!

  11. Delicious... the flower is fabulous, and I love your tiny patterned papers in the background (thought for sure you were leading up to entering it in SSSaS!)...
    Alison xx

  12. Claudia, you are such a dear! This card is absolutely beautiful! LOVE the patterns you put together and I adore the amazing distressing! Thank you SO MUCH for this amazing surprise! You are fabulous and have made my birthday absolutely perfect! :) PS: I hope you're feeling better and I hope you know that you are loved! <3

  13. Sorry pressed the wrong button, so please delete the last comment Claudia. I wanted to say that I love the technique you used it is so effective and you have created a fabulous card using it.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

  14. I love this card Claudia, especially the colours. I've not tried this technique so thanks for the link x

  15. Claudia..your card is so lovely. I love those colors you've used. That stenciled pattern is brilliant on top of the patterned paper! That dimensional flower that you've created is absolutely gorgeous on this card! What a wonderfully sweet birthday surprise to your friend, Mynnette. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful artistic talent with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  16. Love your card! How clever to use a stencil on top of the bargello! The flower is so pretty too! :)

  17. A very cool technique and that stencil you used creates even more interest! Beautiful flower, too.


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