Friday, September 14, 2012

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - The CAYG Freaks Got Me In The End

The trouble with participating in a challenge is that it's hard to have a catchy title without getting into trouble. At risk of annoying my regulars (cough, cough) I have tried to add one in today's title. Let's just hope I now don't get in trouble with my non regular SSS Challenge people.

As you might have guessed I have created a card for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. SSS people - I promise I will add the proper link this time :)

The challenge was to use the current trends on a card: hexagons, ziz-zags and neon. Here's my take:

This card came together really quickly (for me anyway).  Remember the blue 65 BDay card I made a few months back? Well, I made two card fronts as I was playing. This one was done with three tones of red/orange/brown inks (they were all Stampin' Up from memory). I pulled out my newly made cards container and pulled this one out where I stored it until I would use it. This is a new container I have where I throw in bits and pieces suitable for card making: free printables from magazines, celebration tokens like Happy Birthday, bits from commercial cards that I could re-use, pre-made pieces like this one etc. So today, instead of throwing things in, I started pulling things out and the card developed from there. The dress form die cut was from the first time I played with a MFT die+stamp set. Once I saw it I knew I wanted to use it. Then came the doily and the rest was history so they say.

Sadly, I have a use for this card as it will be sent to someone very extra special to me very soon which is why I selected that particular sentiment. On the inside I have embossed a stamp of the verse from Romans 8:28 For we know that all things work together for good. This is a verse which my very extra special friend has drummed into me over the years and now it is my turn to remind her.

I had a better, watermarked image that I wanted to use here which would've showed you the verse better....Just a word of warning here: I am about to break into an anti-blogger rant before I get to the catchy title bit. I am so over blogger! For some reason it has decided to not load my pictures any more from my laptop. Of course, lately I have been entering challenges which means I need to upload photos. To get around it I had to download and setup a Google+ account which I do no want!  Have you read the mobile Terms and Conditions? Have you realised what information they have access to when you use it? I was stuck so now I have it and 'they' are watching me. (I'm honestly not a conspiracy theorist, I just don't want people I don't know knowing goodness knows what about me that I don't even know about myself). Argh!

Rant over

For now...

So, if you read my post you will see that I mentioned a newly created container for card stuff that I throw random useful things into. It seems I am now more organised. I even occasionally try to put things away after using them. My desk is fairly clean. I don't know how it happened and I tried to fight it as long as I could but it seems that the CAYG Freaks have won. But don't worry there is still a portion of my desk storing items that need to be housed and if you turn around from my desk you will see that the office chair is piled high with stuff. Phew, it looks like I can be redeemed after all :)

[CAYG stands for Clean As You Go]


  1. A fabulous card Manda, your chevron dp are stunning, gorgeous colour and details, your doily and image are wonderfuol.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  2. Thanks Rica. I appreciate your comments and you dropping by :)

  3. Gorgeous card Manda, I love the pretty doily and the sentiment is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

    1. Thanks Mandy. I appreciate you popping in to check my submission out.