Thursday, December 10, 2015

December Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings! You have until January 5 to link up, so feel free to play as often as you like.

Our November challenge is Cup of Kindness

Everywhere you look this time of year there's a flurry of color. Shiny ornaments, twinkling Christmas lights, window displays decked out in the merriest of brights. And not to mention all the sweet little wassail, hot cocoa, tea and coffee cups all around. So this month we're challenging you to share a cup of kindness with us. Get inspired by the graphic or blaze your own color trail, just show us some colorful creations!

Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Tuesday, January 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

For my card I chose to create a fun and colorful background to mimic the cup of colorful ornaments in the inspiration piece.  I chose four colors of ink and used my round blending tools to create the concentrated color circles.  I added some doodles to add a bit of whimsy.  Next, I die cut Verve's Flourished Tag die set.  I stamped a sentiment from Verve's Get Together stamp set.  I die cut a cup from Cup of Cheer die set in black card stock and embossed this fun white polka dotted coffee mug.  I finished my card with a few tiny stars from Verve's Hocus Pocus and Aqua Skies Shaker Mixes.  

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've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee6. Susan
2. Amy7. Stacey
3. Betty8. Maureen
4. Sankari9. Marisa
5. Sarah

As always thanks so much for hopping by!



  1. such energy in these colors and I guess we could all use a little more of that especially this time of the year!

  2. What a happy and lovely card design!

  3. Just darling! Love that sweet background you created!

  4. very fun card and I love the vibrant burst of colours combo!

  5. Beautiful card! Love the bright colors

  6. So bright and cheery!! Love those colors on this dark, dreary day. :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Great cheerful colors for a cup of Cheer! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Your colorful card is so festive! Just in time for the holidays!
    Take care!

  9. Love the fun, brightly colored dots! Super card!

  10. WOW!! I love your background most on this card!! It's a perfect backdrop to your sentiment!!

  11. Your card is cheerful! Love the sentiment and colors :)

  12. Wow! I would have bet that was design paper...awesome!

  13. A wonderfull card with an awesome background. Like your idea on making the background with the doodeling around it.

  14. Such a fun card, love how you did the background/polkas!

  15. Love your colorful background Betty!

  16. I LOVE how you created the background!! It is adorable! Pinning this so I can remember to try it! Love the sentiment tag!

  17. This is one fabulous card Betty...just love all those beautiful colors.

  18. So fun! Those bright circles are fabulous and I LOVE those little tiny stars.

  19. What a fantastic card. Love your brightly colored circles. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  20. Beautiful card!! Love the tags!! Love the circles in the background!!
    Moxie Craftie

  21. I just love that little polka dot cup - so cute! Pretty card.


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