Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Viva La Verve November 2014 Week 3 Recap and Viewfinder

Hey Viva la Verve-ers!  It's Julee popping in today with this week's recap and Viva la Viewfinder.  Christyne posted a gorgeous inspiration pic and fun circle trio sketch on Friday, and I've been itching to take a crack at it!

Here is my sample card using the newly released Pinecone Christmas set and coordinating Poinsettia Pinecones Die Set.

This is the third of four sketch challenges in November... play along with us and link each of your challenge creations to our Entry Form link list.

The link list will be up for the whole month and we'll choose a random winner at the end of the month to win a $100 gift voucher to Verve. Challenge rules can be found on the Rules tab at the top of the blog or by clicking here. You don't have to complete all of the sketches to win, but the more cards you enter, the greater your odds of winning are. Verve stamps are not required to play, but we do love to see 'em!

Here is the Week 3 sketch + inspiration.


And here are a few cards from the gallery this week that caught my eye.

Vickie created this darling card using Christmas Joy and I smiled the moment I saw it.  Such splashy colors and those vellum snowflakes are just gorgeous!

I just love the cozy Christmas feel to this card by Claire using Merry & Bright.  The distressing is so soft and perfect that it looks almost like fabric rather than paper.

This elegant vintage Christmas creation by Rosemary using the Peace on Earth set made me stop and stare for a bit.  What's not to love about that big glittery gold doily snowflake?  {sigh}

And finally this clever little card by Designs by dragonfly using the Take Note set.  I love how she used the envelopes and those little white stars in the corner balance things out perfectly.

Great job, ladies!  Thank you for joining in the challenge!  We'll see you back here on Friday for the final challenge of November.  Have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Frequently Asked Questions...
Are Verve stamps required?  
Nope.  We do love to see them, though!  ;)

Where can I buy Verve Stamps? 
Verve Stamps are available online only through our website.

Can I combine challenges?  
Yes.  As long as your card meets the challenge criteria, feel free to do a two-for-one. 

Where do I link my card?  
There's an entry form tab at the top of the blog where the link list for the entire month resides.  Or you can click the Viva la Verve Link Up badge on the side bar.  Or you can click this Entry Form link right here. 

Can I still link up my card after Tuesday?  
Yep.  You can link up your challenge cards in any order until the deadline at the end of the month.  One link list to rule them all!  :)

What are the rules?  
You can read the full list of rules here.   Basically follow the challenge, link back to us in your blog or gallery post and HAVE FUN!