Monday, 19 March 2012

Color Me Creative 2nd Birthday Blog Hop



This week the Color Me Creative Classroom is celebrating its 2nd Birthday and we are celebrating in a BIG WAY with a week long bash 

There will be fun challenges, games and some awesome prizes to win and EVERYONE is welcome to join in on the fun! 

Everyday there will be a new game/challenge that you can participate in for a chance at some great prizes!  Head over the CMC Classroom and find out more details---the Birthday Bash info can be found in the GROUPS tab, just click on the Birthday Bash Group to join in!

And today the CMC Challenge DT has a fun Birthday Themed Blog Hop to kick off all the fun! 

Make sure to hop along and leave a comment, two lucky commenters (picked at random) will each win a $20 Gift Certificate to a crafty online store!!  So have fun and party, party, party!!

You should have arrived here from Suzy Q's blog but if not, and you want to hop along, then head back to Steph's Blog where all the fun begins.



Ok, so I am not a CAS gal but lately I've been dabbling and it's not as nerve wrecking as I thought it was. CAS just doesn't come naturally to me - I LOVE loadza layers and bling and flowers and ribbon and lace.. and ... and.. you understand, right?! ;) I initially assembled this card without the doily but I quite like doilies so in it went! 




I coloured up the Magnolia gift image with my copics, trimmed it out and mounted it onto 3D foam dots. The sweet sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps Compact Sentiments.

Next and final stop on your hop is Dana's blog.

Happy Hopping!!

Sandie
xx

90 comments:

June Nelson said...

What a brilliant idea..........love this xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Beth said...

Very cute! Nice layout!

Tami G said...

So very pretty... Happy BDay CMC

Stephanie Lee said...

*** swoon *** LOVE LOVE LOVE that CAS look you created!! how many times can I say LOVE your CAS card!! and that doily is the perfect touch Sandie!! a woman after my heart! ♥♥♥

Erla Maria said...

So simple but so elegant in its simplicity.

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty card! The CAS stile really makes the stamp pop!
Thank you for the inspiration. I love your coloring!
Hugs Elizabeth

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty card! The CAS stile really makes the stamp pop!
Thank you for the inspiration. I love your coloring!
Hugs Elizabeth

Betsy said...

Great CAS! Love the versatility of that Christmas box stamp!!
Happy Birthday, CMC!!

Pam said...

Love the colored gift. Cute card. YFS & Happy Birthday CMC

Carla S. said...

Beautiful CAS card, Sandie! I love the color combo and the pretty doily and twine!

Ruby said...

I love this! It's so simple but so effective!! Love the addition of twine!

habarijoy said...

I love your use of the doily.

Tina said...

Super fun CAS card!

Michele Spera said...

Beautiful job:-) I love that doily with your image:-)
Hugs
Michele

Mel said...

This is very pretty. I love the CAS and look to your card.

Jenn said...

Sandi I LOVE your CAS birthday card! Coloring is fabulous!

Jenn

Lorraine said...

Beautiful CAS card!

Mary said...

Love how you put the present on top of the doily and I really like the way you did the twine! Great card!

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandie, Simple and very nice. I agree the doily looks very nice. I find it so hard to make a clean and simple card as it is so easy to add all the wonderful embellishment. Great job and the twine is perfect. Happy Birthday CMC!
Hugs, xxx

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful CAS card. Love the birthday gift on the doiley. Great job!

jennifer said...

Nice card - Happy Birthday CMC

Teresa Arsenault said...

Sandie, this is SO lovely. For someone who doesn't usually do CAS, your design shows you off like an expert.
Blessings,
Teresa

Marie said...

Nice and simple .... love it.

Renkata said...

Very elegant Sandi.

Joyce said...

I love this card! Great use of details and love the simplicity!

Kim said...

Came out great! I know myself I keep adding things then it is no longer CAS haha. I like that you used the baker's twine, it still keeps it clean but adds a bit extra!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Well I think your CAS card is darling and fabulously done Sandie. Love the pop of bright colors agains the white and the present is beautifully colored. Thanks so much for all you do and glad to have you on the team!

hugz,
Suzanne

Elizabeth said...

Cute idea to put the doily behind the image. Fun card:)

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

What a great clean card. LOVE it.

Brandy said...

Very pretty!

Brandy said...

Very pretty!

Stacy H-W said...

LOVE your CAS Card!! Beautiful. Happy birthday to CMC! I'm hopping along...

Bonnie K said...

This is very pretty. I love the crisp white it makes the colors pop

Bonnie

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a pretty card - love the colors, the simplicity

Penny said...

Sandi, this is such a pretty CAS card! I think the doily is the perfect finishing touch!
Hugs,
Penny

anaRy said...

What a delicate look! Super cute.
Huggies from your teamie
anaRy

Loveybit said...

I love doilies too. So cute.

Lynne said...

Such a simple card that turned out so elegant. Will have to try a doily that way. Hapapy Birthday to all at CMC

Patti said...

Beautifully elegant! CAS isn't that bad, is it?? You rocked it!

Jennifer said...

Simply elegant! Very nice.

Deonna said...

Such a beautiful card! Great coloring!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I agree! The doily is perfect for your image!

Pendra said...

Simply sweet card! Love the simplicity of your card and the beautifully colored image, just pops, great touch with the bakers twine! Beautiful card! Happy Birthday to CMC!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Wow this is Stunning Sandie, I am beginning to love the simplicity and clean lines on CAS cards and this is perfect, the twine and present add a touch of colour that makes it lokk so Elegant, Love it!
TFS this Amazing card,
Love n Hugzz
Kenzie xx

Danie May said...

I love CAS Designs and this is a real winner. The beautifully doily and twine really highlights your sweet image. Its perfect for your Birthday Celebrations at CMC. Enjoy!

Mackenzie Pearce said...

Hiya Miss Sandie, i love your card, and the doily is very cute I love your colours on the present its really nice
I am your 700th follower and can not wait see some more of your cards
From
Macka age 6 x

Lisa said...

Gorgeous Sandie! I have a hard time with CAS also! You nailed this one! Your coloring is awesome!
Big Hugs!

miatagal said...

Sandie, Simple, but gorgeous card. Beautiful colouring!

Sassy Cheryl said...

Simply elegant. Absolutely LOVE IT!

Cindy's Creative Corner said...

What a sweet color, love how you used white with a splash of color.

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

The doilie looks good on the white background.

joy said...

Awwww. This is a sweet card --Beautiful coloring.

Lorianna said...

This is so cute!!
LOVE everything about it!
CAS
Thanks os much for sharing your talents with all of us!
Hugs
Lorianna

Brook Guinn said...

Sandie, beautiful CAS card! Love the bit of color on the twine. So pretty.

Ann said...

Very pretty card ~ love it's clean and simple look!

janet said...

Love the doily! Great card!

engie said...

love this idea thanks for sharing

zehra said...

CAS is hard for me too, but yours is awesome. Lovely colors and sweet layout

Irish Eyes said...

Lovely card. Love the all white with a pop of color!

Stacey Boyd said...

Great card, luv the layout and simplicity of it. Happy Birthday CMC

carrie said...

Great card! Such an effective CAS card. Love the doily and red/white string for this card.

Bonnie said...

Simple but elegant card

Rosalinda said...

Simply Beautiful.! Love the Layout and the soft Colors.

Happy Birthday CMC.

~ Connie said...

Sweet, simple and beautiful! Love the paper doily, too. TFS

Angel said...

Sweet Card

Angel said...

Sweet Card

CraftinGranny said...

Great CAS card! Love the doily. "Hugs"

mama razzi said...

I think you did a great job on your card...sweet and simple.

julieprice3 said...

What a clever design, just lovely
Hugs Julie P

Mae said...

Very sweet package.

luvthatstampin said...

I'm not a CAS girl either,but you did a great job.

Jeannean said...

Thanks Pat for spelling out CAS: Clean and Simple for me...

I do like this layout for the CAS card, and love how you colored the ribbon!

alex said...

Love the doily idea really sets off the focal image, such an elegant yet fun card :-)

Debora said...

Sweet card!

Lydia said...

So cute...I wonder what's in that box...

Carol said...

Notice job

Cathi said...

Very sweet card - the doily is a nice touch.

Robin said...

Wonderful card!!! I love the doily and the twine!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy Frazier said...

So very elegant!

Andrea said...

Hey I have been doing the CAS too and know how you feel! Hard to leave so much white space but holy cow does it look good like on your card today hun. Love love love how the twine showcases your wonderfully coloured prezzie. hugs teamie!! xo

Shanna Shands said...

Love the twine.

Gab said...

Very fun - I love the doilie background and the twine

Denise E. said...

Nice simple card. Glad you used the dollie it was the right touch.

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a gorgeous and elegant card. your pretty coloring just "pops" on the white. Love it!!

FLstampaddict said...

Clever! Very simple design but so beautiful. Hugs.

Dana said...

Wow...such a lovely card. Love the simplicity and elegance you created.

Julia said...

Lovely creation! TFS!
Hugs,
Julia

MeMe's Little Nook said...

Sweet simple card
Dana

Teresa Buchholz said...

very cut and original

Pat said...

Cute Card.