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Saturday, December 10, 2016

December Verve Diva Inspirations Hop


Well, it's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!  You should have made it here from Maureen's BLOG, but if you've just joined us, there's a link list at the bottom of this post so you don't miss a thing!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until January 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!

Find a little inspiration from this sweet stocking graphic, make a colorful winter card, or head off in your own direction. There are no rules.. just have fun creating!
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Well, I took the inspiration to heart this time and tried to stick with the photo as best as I could.  I don't have any "stocking" stamps from Verve which would have been perfect, so I went with this cute little hanging ornament from the BRIGHT SPIRITS stamp set and used the latest MOJO MONDAY SKETCH 477 that you can find HERE.  I found some sweet papers that fit the color scheme, but that I could still lend to a Christmas themed card.  Finally, to shabby chic it up a bit, I added the rhinestones coming down from the top of the main panel and used my finger to pounce some Stardust Stickles over the papers, snowflake embossing and ornament.  These colors aren't my usual thing for Christmas, but I'm pretty smitten with this very sparkly card!  (Oh, I forgot to share that I used my favorite jingle bell brads that I got at Hobby Lobby last year!)

Next up on your hop lineup is TERESA!!!!! Go take a look at what she's sharing today, you know it will be a masterpiece!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Thursday, January 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!
1. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Susan
4. Christyne9. Teresa
5. Laurie 10. Sankari
  

21 comments:

  1. I love your cards. Colors are great and your design is wonderful! I really do like them both

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  2. Oh, this is so pretty! I love that little ornament with all the gems surrounding it. Love the colors!

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  3. Love both your cards especially the second with all its wonderful shiny bling:)

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  4. Love the bright colors and gorgeous sparkle.

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  5. Love, love, LOVE this card!! All that bling is perfect!

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  6. Love the patchwork on one side and the
    embossed snowflakes on the other side
    of the background. The bling and
    glitter of the ornament are great.
    thanks for sharing a fantastic card.

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  7. This is such a sweet card, I just love those gems you've added. Happy Christmas and can't wait to see more beauties next year.
    Sue

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  8. I'm really loving this color combo! Great design, Susan.

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  9. So gorgeous, Susie! I love the soft colors, the shimmery snowflakes, and that amazing waterfall of bling!

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  10. So stunning, Susan!! I love the embossed panel you added on the upper right, the bells, the sequins and shimmer. So many wow factors that all work together so nicely.

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  11. The colors on these cards really made me smile. And the bling and shine...!!! Just perfect to brighten a dark winter's day!

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  12. Bling, bling, bling, bling! Lovely, lovely lovely - such a grand eye catcher here! you did a fab job! TFS

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  13. Love your pretty card!!! Really adorable!!!

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  14. What a beautiful card! The falling rhinestones are such a lovely addition!

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  15. This is just beautiful, Susan! Love the blingy snowfall!

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  16. I'm loving your mix of papers here ~ perfect! So much color, shine, and texture! Pretty!

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  17. Love the textures and patterns! Pretty card!

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  18. Very pretty colors and I like the bling and the jingle bells.

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  19. very pretty card :) love all the details you've added
    cheers
    preety

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