Monday 13 May 2013

Happy Birthday Mynnette! * Blog Hop *

Today is the marvellous Mynnette's birthday and a blog hop has been arranged in her honour.  Happy Birthday Mynnette, I hope you enjoy your surprise blog hop and have a wonderful day!  If you are hopping along you came here from the very sweet Sandie's London Days blog, welcome!

To celebrate we have birthday cards for Mynnette and we also have blog candy on offer!  In order to have a chance to win, you need to visit each blog and leave a comment on each one, including this one. You will have until 5:00 PM EST on Thursday May 16th to leave your comment. One of the sites will be randomly chosen and we will randomly choose a winner from the comments on that site, using The winner will be posted Friday May 17th!
Our instructions were to go to Mynnette's blog, choose one of her cards to CASE and then make our version into a birthday card.  Sounds all fine and dandy doesn't it, nice and easy?  Have you ANY idea how many fabulous creations are on Mynnette's blog to choose from?!  I spent hours - happy hours I must say! - at On a Stampage.  I set up a secret board on Pinterest and as I came across CASE candidate cards I pinned.  I kept pinning, then I narrowed it down and I finally chose this beautiful card to CASE.


Here is my version.  I stayed pretty faithful to Mynnette's card, I just changed the colours and used a doily in place of the scalloped circles.  

To make the flower and leaves I did some 'messy work' as my friend Jan calls it.  For messy work I place my craft mat on my desk, pat ink pads on it, spritz the mat with water and then smoosh a piece of CS around until the piece is covered.  I dry the piece with a heat tool, stamp the images and fussy cut them.  For the flower I used Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Melon Mambo inks and for the leaves I used Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive inks.  It's such a satisfying, fun technique but you do get very inky hands!  

I punched a circle of Old Olive dotty paper to go inside a builder brad to embellish my flower centre.  After I'd stamped the sentiment I wished I'd used two different colours so I then stamped it again on a separate piece of CS in Old Olive ink, cut out the words and glued them over the top.   I popped up the doily and the flower and added the Mynnette signature bling!   

Here's the inside.

Here's the front of the envelope.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Yvonne's blog Journey Into Artistry.  Happy hopping - don't forget to leave comments as you hop to be in with a chance of winning the blog candy!

Here's the full blog hop list:

Stamps: Hero Arts 'Small Sweet Petals', 'Three Leaves', 'Fabulous Birthday' stamps, inside sentiment from 'Yummy Treats' clear set, SU! 'Frames with a Flourish' set
CS: SU! Old Olive, Melon Mambo & Whisper White

Patterned paper:  SU! Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive
Tools: Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily & French Pastry Doily Angel Wing dies, SU! Lacy Brocade embossing folder, SU! Eyelet Border punch, heat tool, paper piercer
Embellishments & accessories: craft mat, SU! Builder Brad, Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals

 photo FlowerBoxRuth.gif


sandie said...

Your messy work sounds so much fun and makes for a gorgeous looking flower. The sentiment looks fab, great case Ruth x

Kylie said...

Beautiful CASE, Ruth! How hard was it just to select one of Mynnette's cards!! Hooly Dooly!! You have created a wonderful card for the hop xx

Unknown said...

love the stamps uv used and the detail on the inside finishes it off!x

Nikki said...

Great CASE Ruth. Love the colour combination.


Anonymous said...

Very beautiful Ruth! Great CASE. I really like how you pieced together the sentiment and your doily is perfect for this sketch!
- Shauna

SD pooja said...

I can understand how much difficult it must have been to choose one card from Mynnette's blog as I too have spent many Happy hours there :D !I loved your card ,the doily looks very pretty n so the flower.So thoughtful of you to make a coordinating envelope ! Thanks for the blog hop Ruth !

Debi said...

Lovely card Ruth! I enjoy doing the envelopes too!

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful CASE Ruth, love everything about it hugs Karen

Pia S said...

I clearly see the link between yours and Mynnette's card. Although the design is very similar the cards look very different - it's amazing the effect colors have on a card! When it comes to voting for which is the most beautiful one.... It's a tie!!!

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous take on Mynn's card! It was hard to pick just one!

Deepti said...

beautiful Casing, I love the use of doily and embossed strip :)

Mynn xx said...

You chose one of my recent faves, Ruth! I think I even got a Hero Arts set similar to this for my bday today! GORGEOUS--LOVE the doily!!! Thank you SO MUCH for this amazing surprise! You are fabulous and have made my birthday absolutely perfect! :)

Unknown said...

Ruth this is fantastic! I love, love, love those flowers!!!!

Marina said...

Love your vibrant colours. Great CASE.

Zella said...

Love your flower and color choices - Beautiful!

kReN said...

Very pretty cards. I like them all! TFS.

Come and see what I've done lately! kren@

Katy said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the happy colors and how you used the doily! :)

Heather said...

You chose a gorgeous card to CASE and you did a fabulous job! Love your flower and the matching inside and envelope.

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