October 6, 2013

October Diva Inspirations Hop - HUGE prize!!!


Welcome to the World Card Making Day edition of Verve's Diva Inspirations Hop! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time. Along today's hop you'll see some fresh new ideas for some beloved older sets, as well as some fantastic pairings of our latest release with existing sets. It's sure to be a treat, and we've got treats to give away, too!


Want to win Verve's ENTIRE September Release? Jut leave comments on all of the blogs on today's hop to be entered in the drawing! 

Can you believe it's October?! Christmas is scary close! I have a nautical card to share today, I had fun putting together some gorgeous Verve sets! You should have arrived here from the lovely Sankari - here's the full hop list in case you need to start at the beginning!

1. Julee10. Marisa
2. Amy11. Teresa
3. Betty12. Maureen
4. Jessica13. Charmaine
5. Karen14. Christyne
6. Sankari15. Andrea
7. Sarah16. Amber
8. Susan17. Stacey {Guest}
9. Tiffany
Here's my card...


I coloured the ship and sentiment from Learning to Sail with copics and fussy cut around the image. The sails were paper pieced. I stamped the wheel from Strong Anchor on some woodgrain paper and cut it with the Nautical Die Set. I added lots of sponging, distressing, some twine and a little stitching to finish it all off.

Here's the inside...


I added a banner and layered the awesome Scroll die, stamped with the matching Scroll Plain Jane. An anchor finishes the simple inside.

I've just ordered a bunch of gorgeous Christmas Verve so hopefully I can make a start on my holiday cards...you can shop too - it's sale time!!
Since World Card Making Day is the official start to the holiday card making season, Verve has a 25% off sale on Christmas stamps this weekend only!


It's time for you to go visit with the so-talented-it-should-be-illegal Susan! Enjoy the rest of the hop!  

Stamps: Learning to Sail, Strong Anchor, Scroll Plain Jane (Verve StampsPaper: Down by the Shore (Fancy Pants) Ink: Memento Brown and Black, Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger) Dies: A Cut Above Dies: Nautical Die Set, Banner Bundle, Scroll Die (Verve Stamps) Tag, Waves (MFT) Other: Sequins, Twine, Copics, Sewing Machine

65 comments:

  1. Wow...... a beautiful card with amazing detail (love the inside of the card too)! Happy WCMD!

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  2. adore this! still love the nautical theme. this is awesome!

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  3. This is fabulous Sarah I just adore your paper choices!!

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  4. Sweet cards! Verve's entire September release? Yes, please!!!

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  5. So pretty. Love all the layers and sweet little ship with the sentiment. The inside is just as pretty. Happy WCMD.

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  6. Wow! What a gorgeous card filled with so many wonderful details! Love it!

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  7. Great card - the papers and all the details - outstanding!

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  8. Love the card, and the inside is just as cute!
    Claire xx

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  9. what a great card -- lots of skill and time! love it.

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  10. wow - super card - love the navy blue anchor print with the red polka dot paper and the twine and the framing and stitching and sequins and ... just love it! Happy WCMD!

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  11. OMG- just amazing! love everything about this card!

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  12. Super card! Love the colors and the distressing. Plus anything nautical grabs me!

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  13. Wonderful nautical card--I like the stitching and the polka dots.

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  14. Stunning card, outside and inside! Love the nautical theme - beautiful showcase!
    c

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  15. This is just fabulous, Sarah! I love the papers and all the distressing and stitching. It's just perfect in every way. Hope you have a fantastic day!

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  16. just adore the polka dotted sails on the ship!!

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  17. Love all the stitching and distressing- looks fabulous with this sentiment and images!! The waves in front of the little ship is perfect.

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  18. Wow, fabulous card. Love the nautical flavor and the amazing sentiments.

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  19. Love the Learning to Sail stamp! Your card is one of my new faces. It's great!!!

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  20. Absolutely beautiful card! Love it! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  21. your cards are always so amazing.. this one is just gorgeous!!

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  22. Oh this card is gorgeous. I love the wonderful DPS and stitching and the distressing. The waves die cut is perfect here. Love the addition of the sequins. The inside is gorgeous too.
    Darbaby on SCS

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  23. Everything about this card is fabulous!

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  24. i THOUGHT it was great until i saw the inside - even better!!!! this is an awesome card. thanks for sharing! i love the wheel on the front and the stitching adds something extra-special!

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  25. Great card....inside and out!! Love the sequins!!

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  26. Fabulous card! Love the stitching and I LOVE that stamp set...It's on my wish list. :)

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  27. I love this card--I learned sailing a couple of years ago--great detail!!

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  28. wowsers...this is awesome...love love love it...especially what you did with the inside...darling!! This is one of my favorite Verve sets...I use it all the time!!

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  29. Wow!! Amazing card and I love that stamp set. I think it's time to add it to my collection.

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  30. Fabulous Card - love the colors and the ship!thanks for the hop and Happy World Cardmaking Day! http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  31. What a fantastic card! I can see this in a frame on a wall as well. :)

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  32. LOVE your card! The distressing, the stitching, the waves, the sequins, the cute little boat! Amazing! TFS

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  33. Outstanding artwork! Love your stitching!

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  34. Wow! Everything about this card is awesome, love the stitching!

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  35. Amazing detail in this card. I love the nautical them.

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  36. Love your card! Design, patterns, and all. :)

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  37. Your card is fantastic! I love that sentiment:-)

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  38. Love your card! The paper piecing of the sailboat is wonderful and the inside is just as special as the outside!

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  39. I absolutely adore your beautiful card! The Strong Anchor set is on my wish list and the nautical die is a must have too! I pinned your card on Pinterest -- just love it!

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  40. Your card is wonderful. I LOVE your paper piecing. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot

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  41. I just love this! Great colors and I think the sentiment in the tag shape was a brilliant idea!

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  42. So awesome and I love that you finished the inside too!

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  43. Absolutely LOVE this card! So many things....the stitching, the colours, the combo of stamps!

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  44. Awesome card -- have to get those sequins!!

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  45. Fabulous nautical card - and your distressing is awesome!

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  46. Awesome card - you really did a nice job on it!

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  47. Love this card Sarah, awesome job!

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  48. So much dimension here! Love the wave borders and the fussy cutting on the boat, the stitching is so fun too!

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  49. Love all the distressing and stitching you've done! Very sweet card!

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  50. Wonderful and colorful card. The detail is terrific with the layers and shapes. Such a cheerful card! Love it!

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  51. Wonderful card with great detail! You did a Beautiful job on it!

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  52. This is a great card with tons of incredible detail and a wonderful choice of colors and design papers. I love this Alcott quote.

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  53. Love this card and all of the details and stitching!!

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  54. Awesome card. Love all the detail. I just recently purchased this set because I love the "life is but a dream" sentiment so much as well and the little sailboat and other images.

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  55. Ahhhh I love that you did your inside too! What a great card!

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  56. Oh my goodness! That was my first Verve set! I love it and your card is amazing! Great colors and the inside is magnifique! :)

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  57. Amazing...love the distressing and the stitching...wonderful design.

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  58. Stunning card. I love everything about it - the great papers, the stitching, the wave die, that woodgrain wheel, the sequins, but most of all the stamps you have chosen. I love these nautical sets from Verve. I have admired them for some time.

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  59. Wow this is beautiful!! Love the stamps and the colors!The nautical stamps and sentiment are perfect! Would love to add to my Verve Collection!

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