Thursday, December 12, 2013

December Diva Dare - Day 5

"Playing Favorites", December Diva Dare

Welcome to the last Diva Dare of 2013!  This month's Dare is entitled "Playing Favorites" and it is a fun one indeed!

What we're daring you to do this month is to post your favorite Verve Stamps 2013 creation OR make a new card using your favorite Verve stamp set.  


Hello Verve Fans, Christyne here answering this month's Diva Dare!  This month's dare involves your favorite Verve set, and well, that's so hard to choose.  If I had to choose, it'd be a holiday set as these were the first stamps that caught my eye from Verve.  In honor of Verve's amazing holiday sets, I created a card for you today with Holiday Greetings and a couple of my favorite colors and embellishments including the Scalloped Trim Trio DieVerve ribbon, the pastel sequins mix, and the Borderline stamp set for accents and borders.  The sketch inspiration for this card was this week's Mojo Monday sketch (#323).  




I had trouble highlighting just one favorite set or card, so here are a few other favorite Verve projects that I've created this year!


As a fun extra this month, the Divas are answering "The Diva Fab Five Questionnaire."  Here goes!

What are your three favorite Verve products?
This is such a tough question, but if I have to choose, I don't think that I could live without the Banner Bundle Die Set.  It's constantly out on my stamp desk and as you can tell from the cards above, it makes an appearance on my cards more than it doesn't.  The second Verve product that I couldn't live without is the new Seam binding collections.  It's hard to choose a favorite among them, so I'll have to pick the whole ribbon collections line!  My final favorite Verve product is the Scalloped Trim Trio die set, I specifically love the simple rounded lace border as it works so well as a subtle accent.  

What is your current go-to color combo?
My absolute favorite color combo is black and white with a bold accent color, as I'm sure you can tell from the above cards.  I simple think that you can't go wrong with simple.  However, if I'm working with a bunch of patterns and colors, I like to extract a bolder color in the pattern for accent purposes!

What is your current go-to embellishment?
My current go-to embellishment is jingle bells for the holiday season. However, sequins are really becoming a favorite of mine as well, I only wish I had more colors!  

What is your favorite stamping or organizational tool?
My favorite organizational tool is probably DVD cases for my Spellbinders dies.  I like to put a little double stick or magnetic tape on the insides to hold the dies in place.

What is your favorite treat to eat while stamping? 
My favorite treat while stamping is definitely Gevalia's Pumpkin Spice coffee with a touch of cinnamon while brewing and some French Vanilla creamer!  While I'm normally a dark roast fan, this light roast has a subtle flavor and isn't so strong that I can't set those rhinestones!!





Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Thursday, December 26th.  Entries must be posted 12/6 or later, include at least one Verve product, be your favorite Verve Stamps creation of 2013 or a new creation using your favorite Verve Stamps set, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 12/26/13.   As an reminder, last month's $40 gift certificate winner did not use any Verve stamps on her card so she was not eligible to win and we had to draw another winner.

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

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Playing Favorites" Dare and link up your card (created December 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 "Playing Favorites" 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 December 26, 2013.

Winners will be announced on December 27, 2013.

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -

26 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your holiday card! Such fun fresh colors, and the use of the Verve sketch is perfect. You have a wonderful collection of favorites too!

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  2. What a wonderful set of cards! Your bows are fabulous and I love the cluster of blooms on your Birthday Wishes card! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. A gallery of gorgeous here! Each card is a show-stopping piece of art! Beautiful creations; amazing inspiration!
    c

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  4. Your cards are beautiful. I LOVE them all. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  5. Christyne
    Your work is "scrumptious" - I feel like a kid in a candy store just looking at your gorgeous art! Thanks for sharing!
    -Ruth

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  6. Amazing collection of cards, Christyne!! Love them all!!

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  7. Such beautiful cards! Love the new one with the wreath and the frosted jingle bells!

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  8. Gorgeous cards. Love them all.

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  9. This is so beautiful!! Love the color scheme; pink is a great addition to the traditional Christmas colors, and I really like that "wreath" with the hearts and stars.

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  10. What a beautiful selection of favorites!! Love them all!!

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  11. You have an amazing style! I love all of these cards, in fact, some of them I recognize because I've pinned them to my favorites on Pinterest. And your new card that you featured today is fantastic, I especially like how you did the sentiment piece.

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  12. What a gorgeous new card! I love those frosted bells. The is a wonderful colour combo using these pretty papers. The wreath you created using Borderline and sequins is beautiful especially with the added seam binding bow. Thanks for the inspiration on a new way to use this set.

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  13. all the cards are gorgeous in their own way! :-)

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  14. Love the Christmas card - the colors are so unexpected. And the birthday card is just beautiful! All great designs.

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  15. Very nice take on the sketch...love the use of pink.

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  16. These cards are all so amazing! I don't think I can pick a favorite!

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  17. Love the cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  18. Great cards. Love the idea of three strands of twine spread over the card. Makes an interesting design.

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  19. Very pretty papers and love the jingle bell bow.

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  20. Love your flouncy bows that seem to be a delicious recurring theme in your wonderful cards.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  21. Love all the beautiful layering on your cards. Seize the cupcake - love it!

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  22. your a flower girl...i can see that...all your favorites include flowers...Verve has great flowers!! Fantastic work showcasing these great stamps!!

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  23. Wow ... what a selection of the most amazing bows on lovely cards! Anita (in France) :)

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  24. Wonderful cards. My favorite is the gray and red card. Really beautiful.

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