Thursday, September 19, 2013

September Diva Dare ~ Day 10


Hi, Janelle here, with Day 10 of the Diva Dare Challenge "Tic, Tac, Toe". 

We are challenging you to create a card or project using inspiration from a tic-tac-toe board. For example: x’s and o’s, hugs and kisses, squares, circles, grids, you get the idea. 


The gallery samples have been so awesome that I was wondering how I could bring a fresh take on this challenge. Back on Day 1, Diva Marisa mentioned that her family uses the saying "smakies and squashes" for hugs and kisses, so that gave me the idea to search on variations to tic-tac-toe.

I found the UK naming, "Nought and Crosses", and that was enough to get a fresh take on the dare.




My "nought" is nothing extravagant (or CAS) and my "crosses" is the dainty and wonderful little cross to pair with a sentiment, both from the Peace on Earth set. I used one of the banner dies from the Banner Bundle Die Set for the sentiment layer.

The banner is longer than the die and here's a little trick I use to do that. When cutting the die, I leave the top plate away from the top flat edge of the die so it doesn't cut it. I finish cutting it down to the right length with a paper trimmer.
For even more cross images from Verve take a look here.


Here's some info on how you can play along:

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, September 25th.  Entries must be new (posted 9/6 or later), include at least one Verve product, include inspiration from a tic-tac-toe board, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 9/25/13.



During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Tic-Tac-Toe" Dare and link up your card (created September 6th or later) to the linky widget below to be eligible to win.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post.

Win a set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's "Tic-Tac-Toe" Diva Dare posts!  One lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!  Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is September 25, 2013.

You can link up your take on the dare here.


Winners will be announced on September 26, 2013.

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Simple. Beautiful. Gorgeous!!

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  2. This is so beautiful. Saving it for ideas for my Christmas cards.

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  3. Beautiful CAS card! Love your unique take on the challenge! TFS

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  4. Beautiful card. Very creative way to add a different perspective to the challenge.

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  5. Wow, what an elegant CAS card.

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  6. what a creative take on this dare...I love how you thought completely outside the box!! Way to rock it!!



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  7. Janelle, I love this CAS creative take on the challenge for this month. Such a pretty colour combo too.

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  8. Gorgeous CAS card! I really like it.

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  9. This is gorgeous in all it's CAS-ness! Sometimes less is definitely more! And such a great twist on the challenge.

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  10. What a great twist on the challenge - and perfect for Christmas! Love the simplicity!!
    c

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  11. Very nice...like the clean lines and the cross stamped on the yellow.

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  12. You get the creativity prize for this challenge, Janelle!!! LOVE your take on it and LOVE the card :)

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  13. I love how you brought "Christ" into Christmas with this card. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  14. What a fun take on the challenge. LOVE your card. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  15. This is beautiful! I love your take on the challenge and the dimension on that cross is amazing!

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  16. What a very simple and beautiful card!!

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  17. Very pretty card! Love the cross and the design. Thanks for sharing about the banner die.

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  18. Love your fresh take on this challenge! Such a simple, beautiful card!

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  19. What a clever and sweet interpretation of the challenge! Love your card and that wonderful set which happens to be part of my Verve collection! TFS such a great card!

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  20. What a sweet CAS card and thanks for the tip on using the banner!! Love the layout.

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  21. CAS and elegant and beautiful!!!

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  22. Such a calming card...I love that!

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