Friday, May 20, 2016

Day Three of the Verve Stamp Release {Product Review} & the new Viva La Verve Sketch


Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's May Spotlight Hops!  It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! 2 beautiful new sets, 3 die sets and a sequin mix just released and they're all available to order right now. To celebrate our new release, we're putting on another blog hop!
Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves!

Verve Stamps May 2016 Spotlight Hops

I just had to make a bright and colourful card using these new goodies! The flower in the set is so pretty and fun to colour. These flowers were completely coloured using my Copic makers. I used the flicking technique once again on the blooms.


I used the new stitched banner and an older honeycomb embossing folder! I die cut the little leaves from black card stock and then added some sequins with the twine. I think this is my favourite card from this week's release. I almost shared it on Day 1 but wanted to finish off with my favourite! I hope you like it too!


Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!

Beautiful ThingsBeautiful Flowers Die SetStitched Pennants Die Set
Love EverlastingEverlasting Heart Die SetCopper Blush Sequin Mix


Day 2 Hop List
1. Julee7. Lesley
2. Lori {guest}8. LauraJane {guest}
3. Betty9. Marisa
4. Charmaine10. Maureen
5. Christyne11. Stacey
6. Laurie

I also have a card made for today's Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge! I LOVED using the sketch created by Maureen!
Vlvmay16sketch2

I decided to use an older Christmas sentiment set and to create a Christmas card! I loved the large circle and the clean lines of the sketch!


The sentiment comes from the Verve set called Peace on Earth. One of my favourite Verve sets! I used my Spellbinders poinsettia die and some gold embossing for the sentiment. The side panels of the main card are embossed and then I used various dies to add dimension to my card. I hope you will play along with us! There are two prizes up for grabs this month!


Thank you for stopping by and for your kind and thoughtful comments over the past two days! Please hop along to LauraJane to see what she has created! I wish you a fun-filled and relaxing weekend!


64 comments:

  1. Your coloring is amazing! Those blooms just jump off the page. I also love all the beautiful cream layers on the Christmas card! Lovely.

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  2. I love the first card! The verve sentiment stamps this release are awesome!!

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  3. Love your coloring of those blooms! It's my favorite card of yours for the release, too.

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  4. Wow!!! You know my love of flower stamps, these flowers are calling to me!!

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  5. Love these bold and bright blooms with amazing arrangements and Love the awesome Christmas creation with gold sentiment!

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  6. Wow, both of your cards are stunning beauties, Lesley! Your coloring of the first is amazing, and I love all the delicious layers on the Christmas card!

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  7. Beautiful. Love the color pops on white!!

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  8. Fantastic cards Lesley. I love the honeycomb EF for the background. Very pretty. I can't wait to see the rest of these new products in full swing. LOL
    Your Christmas card is stunning. (Call me odd, but I love making Christmas cards this time of year. I feel less pressured and more inspired!) TFS!

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  9. So love the honeycomb background and black "greenery"! Such a great touch!

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  10. You've been busy! These cards are both gorgeous! I'm loving the new flowers and sprigs in the new release, and the black sprigs here match the blood coloring of the flowers so well! I'm going to have to try getting away from just green for my foliage!

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  11. Here's the thing--you were made to make amazing cards! Indeed!

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  12. WOW! Awesome cards! Love the colors and the layers.
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  13. LOVE the gorgeous coloring job you did on those flowers!! They look terrific against the white honeycomb background!

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  14. Oh, Lesley, you are one busy gal with doing a release card and working on Christmas cards (which I should be doing all year myself!!). I LOVE the first one with your beautiful flowers colored with Copic markers, and the layout is amazing! And I love your Christmas card and don't have that set! I love it with the stitched pennant die! Stunning each one! Hugs and thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Great coloring on your flowers! Love the boquet nestled on the background! I love the layering on your second card and it highlights the sentiment!

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  16. Love the honeycomb to It is such a pretty card is coming early Christmas

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  17. Lesley, this is absolutely stunning! I love all the textures, the sprig of leaves, the twine, the colored flowers, the banner and that background, it's all so perfect together. What a treat for the eyes! And although I struggle to make Christmas cards at any time of year, but Christmas..it's a joy to look at them and yours is beautiful here!

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  18. These are both just stunning!

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  19. Both of these are beautiful! LOVE how you colored those fabulous flowers in the first one ♥

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  20. Your floral card is gorgeous, Lesley! Not only is the colouring spot on, but all the little deets you added are perfect!

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  21. Love the background and beautiful colors of the flowers. Your Christmas card is gorgeous.

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  22. Oh, wow, Lesley! Those blooms just came to life in your hands! Gorgeous coloring and so much texture and beauty! And the Christmas card is so lovely, too. Always love what you create with that gorgeous poinsettia.

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  23. These cards are gorgeous! That first card is definitely my favourite though. Those flowers and in such bright cheery colours, the background, the sequins....all create a stunning creation.

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  24. I like how some of the flowers are peeking out from the greetings strip. Very nice job in coloring and layout. Thank you.

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  25. Your hop card is just gorgeous! The pop of black against the white really sets off the colors you used for your flowers. I'm jealous that you're already working of Christmas cards! You inspire me to think about starting that! LOL

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  26. I love Verve stamps and you have such a special touch! It is fun to see how you use them, and your coloring is an inspiration!

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  27. Such pretty happy flowers, Lesley! Love, love, love!

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  28. Beautiful flowers on the first card and I love the Christmas card. Christmas cards are my all time favorite!! Great job Lesley.

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  29. Love both of your cards and all the layering. Your white embossed back ground makes the colorful flowers really pop out. Beautiful cards.

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  30. both cards are so beautiful!!

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  31. I love the flowers in the first card and your shading and honeycomb background. It is just so pretty.

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  32. I like the colors of the flowers and the honeycomb background. Wonderful Christmas card too.

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  33. Going to have to CASE that white card with 3 colors and black! Beautiful!

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  34. Beautiful cards! I am going to have to buy some more copic's. 🙂

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  35. I love both of these cards. I love to see Christmas cards at other times of the year because you appreciate them more.

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  36. Great coloring on those flowers. Makes the card pop! Love love the new stamps and dies...as I hop around I'm seeing such beautiful cards are being made with these!

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  37. Leslwy, your hop card is incredible! Love the colors paired with the black. And what a delight to see a second card, too....so pretty!

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  38. Both cards are just wonderful Love them both. The first is so clean and crisp and the Christmas one is very special.

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  39. Wow wow and wow both stunning cards <3

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  40. Very pretty. This flower is the best for coloring.

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  41. Your flowers are colored so wonderfully Lesley! love how they are tucked behind the sentiment panel - two beautiful card designs!

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  42. Wow! Your favorite is my favorit's, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Beautiful coloring, love how the embossed background sets off the gorgeous flowers.

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  44. Your copic coloring is gorgeous!

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  45. STUNNING, Lesley! Beautiful coloring, detailing, and design!

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  46. Nice detailing on those blooms! LOVE the textures from the embossed papers:)

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  47. LoVe both of your beautiful cards. Your flowers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
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  48. Gorgeous cards!! Love those colorful flowers on white with a touch of black.

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  49. Especially like all beautiful coloring of your first card! I would like to be the recipient of the lovely poinsettia Christmas card!

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  50. Love the beautiful flowers on the first card, and being a lover of Christmas cards, I have a special fondness for your poinsettia card!!!

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  51. Your coloring on those flowers using the flicking technique is Amazing! Love your Christmas card too! Great job with your first Verve release!

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  52. Two simply stunning cards Lesley...your flowers are so beautiful.

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  53. This is soooo stunning!! Those flowers are gorgeous and all the textures you added really set them off.

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  54. Great cards. Glad to see someone besides myself getting in a few Christmas cards.

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  55. Love the new Verve flowers! Your color choices just make them pop! Beautiful Card!

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  56. Love your layers, love the sentiments, love your designs. LOVE your cards!

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  57. I just love the flower tucked behind your sentiment and the texture that the embossing adds.

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  58. Oooo! Those embossing folders add so much! And I totally can see why that first is your favorite! YUM! Great color, and the pops of black are so striking against that field of white!

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  59. Gorgeous cards, Lesley! Love them both!

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  60. These flowers are absolutely amazing.

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  61. Two amazing cards Lesley. You are a layering wizz and I do love your use of twine.

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Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the time you took to leave me a little stamping love!!
Lesley :)