Monday, March 17, 2014

March 2014 Diva Dare - Day 7


"Do The Polka", March Diva Dare

Hello Dare Challengers! It's your St. Patty's Day birthday Diva bringing you lucky Day 7 of the March challenge for "Do The Polka".  
 
What we're daring you to do this month is to use polka dots somewhere on your card. Whether you choose to strut your polka dot stamps, paper, ribbon or all of the above, we want to see you do the polka! 
 

 I am always up for some bright Spring colours and a whole lotta gorgeous shamrocks!  I thought I'd mix it up a bit and use some non traditional colours for my St. Patrick's Day card :)  It was so fun to make a doily out of some light grey polka dot paper and a fun double bow with some green   Pastel Polka Ribbon.  I've made a cluster of Lucky You shamrocks stamped in Kiwi Kiss green and Bermuda Bay teal.  I made the sentiment panel with the Classy Label Die and matching label image from Love Notes.  Now, I have one more card for you!  It's actually the first card I made for the Dare and then I thought,"Hey!  It's St. Patrick's Day! I can't NOT post a St. Patrick's Day card!"  LOL  So here's another card using the just released Better Together stamp set, Curvy Bookplate die with matching frame image from Tag Time.  The polka dots on this one is courtesy of the Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection


Before I go I want to wish everyone a wonderful and happy St. Patrick's Day!  Erin Go Bragh!

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, March 26th.  Entries must be posted 3/7 or later, include at least one Verve product, polka dots, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 3/26/14.   



During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!
Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Do The Polka" Dare and link up your card (created March 7th or later) to the linky widget 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 "Do The Polka" 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 March 26, 2014.
Winners will be announced on March 27, 2014. 
 
- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -


37 comments:

  1. Both these cards are just lovely. Do like the polka dot card very pretty. I don't do St Patricks day cards and sometimes when you see them they are too in your face but not yours quite lovely.
    Sue. C

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  2. Such pretty cards ... wonderful textural elements and lovely colour palettes! Anita :)

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  3. What sweet cards and St. Patrick's Day-ish, too!!

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  4. Great cards today, Maureen! Love the dots mixed with the gingham on your St. Pat's card, and the softer colors on your 2nd one!

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  5. Both cards are beautiful! Love all the colors and layers! Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  6. Both of your cards are fabulous. Love all the layers and pretty bows.

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  7. Happy St. Patty's Day...two great card for today's showcase of Verve awesomeness!! Seems weird that we are in the middle of a March snowstorm here in VA on St. Patty's Day!! We are at about 6 inches with it still coming down!! I really want spring!!

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  8. How perfect that you are sharing your Diva Dare card today - Happy Birthday to you! Have a fabulous day:) This is such a fun card - love all those shamrocks.I really like your second card too. Love this new sentiment and the wonderful polka dot ribbon.

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  9. Such beautiful cards and such lovely ribbon. Happy birthday.

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  10. Great cards - just love that bold polka dot ribbon - Happy St Pat's to ya all!

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  11. Love all the polka dots! They see to help tie everything together is a very fun way. Lovely, fun cards!

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  12. Love that gray polka dot doily and your sweet shamrocks!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  13. Cute cards and
    so fun with all
    the layers on them.
    Love the ribbons.
    Carla from Utah

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  14. Hi, I'm kind of new to Verve. I have a couple of questions, hope you don't mind... Do we need to use Verve products to participate in the challenge? And is the winner chosen by random or vote?

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  15. Love the green ribbon on the St. Pat's Day card. It really makes the card. The black/white card is so pretty. that seems to be a popular color combination this year. I know I like it.

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  16. What fund cards! Especially love the first one with all the shamrocks and that fun polka dot ribbon!

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  17. Very pretty cards, love the polka dot ribbon.

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  18. Love your cards, especially the St. Patty's Day one! Love the shamrocks. Thanks for the inspiration. :D May the luck of the Irish be with you today.

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  19. I like your choice of papers on both cute cards.

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  20. Oooo . . . aren't these both so beautiful!!?? LOVE the polka dotted ribbon on both.

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  21. Such wonderful cards...love the St. PAtty's day themed first one.

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  22. Beautiful cards...love them!

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  23. Happy Birthday, and thanks for sharing two beautiful cards! Love the bright colors mixed with green!

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  24. Happy St. Patty's Day!
    Your cards are wonderfully beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  25. These are both gorgeous! Happy St. Patrick's day and happy birthday!

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  26. Hi Gracielle! For the Diva Dare challenges you do need to include at least on Verve product on your creation. Winners are chosen by a random draw from all participants. Thanks!

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  27. Love the doily and the polka dot bow.

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  28. Such pretty cards - I love all the layers and the polka dot ribbons.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  29. Both cards are awesome! Love the colors on the shamrock flowers. Such a pretty "Irish" card!

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  30. Beautiful cards! I especially like the first - such pretty colors!

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  31. I really like the way you used the polka dot paper to make the doily. Beautiful!

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  32. Your cards are amazing with awesome layouts. On the first one, I love the green dotted double bow and the doilies look great with colourful shamrocks. On the second the colors are beautiful. Love the arrangement and sentiment.

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  33. My favorite is the second card but both cards are lovely and I love the papers you used.

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  34. Fantastic cards. Your layered and combination of papers is always inspiring.

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