Thursday, February 20, 2014

February 2014 Diva Dare ~ Day 9

"Perk Up", February Diva Dare

Welcome Verve lovelies, it's Andrea with you here today to share with you my version of February's Diva Dare!  This month's challenge is entitled "Perk Up".     

What we're daring you to do this month is make a card or project to perk someone up, whether it’s with a warm beverage or just a heartfelt sentiment to brighten someone’s day.  No shortage of options as Verve has some wonderful coffee and tea sets as well as a multitude of uplifting/heartfelt sentiments. 

I always find it so hard to narrow down my options with my Verve stamps, but since I chose to go with the java theme...as well as the 'day brightening' theme...these two sets were the obvious choice:


I figured that Maja Design's Ska vi ta en fika collection would pair perfectly with Verve's Better With You set. I also borrowed the little coffee cup designs from Verve's Sip and Savor set. I roughed up all edges, made a pretty seam binding triple bow with a pearl accoutrement and some strategic liquid pearls. The sentiment was stamped on a Flag It die set from Verve's A Cut Above dies.

I modeled my project after this week's Mojo Monday sketch:


Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, February 26th.  Entries must be posted 2/7 or later, include at least one Verve product, a warm beverage or heartfelt sentiment, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 2/26/14.   

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


Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Perk Up" Dare and link up your card (created February 7th 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 "Perk Up" 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 February 26, 2014.


Winners will be announced on February 27, 2014. 



35 comments:

  1. What fun background paper! I love the color combo, too, and that big beautiful bow!

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  2. Love the distressing and the adorable paper!!! The deeper color themes remind me of a morning cup of coffee before the sun is up yet. Wonderful card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  3. Lovely card, Andrea! The rich colors and distressing are perfect!

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  4. Such a wonderful card! Love the purple highlights! Such a lovely vintage feel!

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  5. So pretty. The purples just pops against the browns. Love the distressing and pretty papers.

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  6. Beautiful card! I love the paper you used.

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  7. So pretty! Perfect papers for this. Love the detail on the little cups and I love the little clothespin too!

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  8. PERFECT choice of stamps!! LOVE this gorgeous card, Andrea!

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  9. Love this card - the colors, the distressing - so pretty!

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  10. How pretty. I love this colour combo and that beautiful bow.

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  11. What an amazing bow ... the lace and tiny pearls are so pretty!

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  12. Very pretty! Especially like the purple and brown together, and your ribbon is beautiful.

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  13. I have to say that this is a most wonderful card, it would perk up anyone's spirits.
    Sue

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  14. So beautiful!! I love the purple and brown combo. Don't think I would have thought of using them together, but it works so well! The bow is stunning and the little cups adorable!

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  15. WOWSERS -- love the fun fun fun background! And what's not to love about coffee?? :)

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  16. This is so beautiful! I love the colors!

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  17. Very pretty with the touch of purple.

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  18. Wonderful card with such detail and great use of the sketch.

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  19. Always love your shabby layers. The perk up sentiment is perfect, and I love the punch of purple!

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  20. So very pretty. and
    the clothespin added
    to it is super cute.
    Love the purple.
    Carla from Utah

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  21. This is lovely! That paper pairs so nicely with the sentiment and Verve cups!

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  22. What a fantastic card! Love the brown and purple together, and the Liquid Pearls, especially on the cute little cups, looks great!

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  23. wow love the touch with the purple! It really makes the card stand out!

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  24. Outstanding. Such a pretty color combination and I love the little coffee cups with the pearl accents.

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  25. Your card is beautiful.
    The background paper goes perfectly with the cups.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  26. Gorgeous card! I just love the colors you used. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  27. Very pretty card. I've been thinking I need to use more purple. I'm stuck in a rut with blues and reds. thanks for the push to change.

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  28. nothing says perk up like a perk up sentiment...darling...love the color combo!!

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  29. Wow! so pretty! I love all the layering and distressing, and I wish I could make a big fancy bow like that :)

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  30. Perked me up! A lot of ooooing and weeeing! Love it all...

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  31. Another beauty in the gallery..love it!

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous card. I love the colours, all the lovely layers and distressing

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  33. FABULOUS card & gorgeous colours Andrea!

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  34. Love your distressing and the beautiful bow. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Gorgeous - love the distressed layers, the ribbon, lace and bling.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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