Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 11!

By Taheerah | 11th December 2015 | 179 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 11 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

If you missed Day 10, click here!
If you missed Day 9, click here!
If you missed Day 8, click here!
If you missed Day 7, click here!
If you missed Day 6, click here!
If you missed Day 5, click here!
IMPORTANT: Day 4 had an extra secret destination added part way through the day. If you want an extra chance to win, click here and open the door again to get your final link!
If you missed Day 3, click here!
If you missed Day 2, click here!
If you missed Day 1, click here!

I’ve always loved the concept of Advent Calendars. There’s something special and magical about those little treats hidden behind those little doors – and the idea of a secret little something to be unwrapped every day really is a wonderful way to build the excitement towards Christmas, not to mention a fun tradition as well!

As the years roll by some of these types of tradition can be lost when we grow up, and it seems a real shame to lose some of that magic and wonder. And really there’s no reason at all why something such as an Advent Calendar can’t be revamped and repackaged for grown-ups, crafty grown-ups… grown-ups like you and me!

So one day in November I dreamed up a fun idea for a event. I didn’t know if it would work, or if anyone would be interested. I approached some crafty friends, and others recruited themselves – everyone loved the idea! Behind the scenes I worked hard to put together something rather different and very special. So a month later, after much organising, coordinating and planning, I’m really thrilled to finally bring to you a very special, very fun, very festive series!


Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

Eek! How fun does that sound?! 25 full days of surprises, inspiration and prizes!!

In case you’re wondering just how it’s going to work, I’ve put together this little video for you:

I’m so excited to be bringing you this event! I really hope you’re going to enjoy it as much as I am!!

Let’s get on with Day 11, shall we?!

I’ve got some really awesome guests and surprises for you today! Just click on the door to reveal today’s surprise destinations and prize! Tip: click at the side of the door, not in the middle! And also, open on the blog directly, not in a feed reader!

Exciting right?! Isn’t it fun to not know what’s in store at the other end of those links?! Make sure you click each one to reveal the surprise and leave comments at the destinations to win!

And speaking of winning…

Today’s sponsor is Blitsy! The home of all your favourite products and amazing deals every day, Blitsy are often my go-to when I want to stock up *big* on products! I’d never have been able to complete my Distress Ink collection without their discounted prices for example! *wink*
Blitsy are sponsoring a $50 gift certificate to their store. They have some truly awesome products so I know you’ll grab yourself something amazing with it!



Now that you know what you can win, I’m sure you’re eager to head off to all those secret destinations to check them out! But before you go, some inspiration from me:


Another ‘free’ day for me so I decided to create another tag, this time with a masculine look! Sometimes I enjoy creating Christmas tags even more than cards! *wink*


I die cut the tag from Kraft cardstock and stamped it with the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain stamp. I took a piece of Smokey Shadow cardstock and inked it all over with Hero Arts Blackboard ink then created the chalkboard look with the All The Christmas You’ll Ever Need set from Lil’ Inker Designs, stamping and embossing it with WOW! Opaque White embossing powder then adding some shadowing with a white pencil. Some snowflake sequins finished off the look!


It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Blitsy so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from behind the door, and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments! 
Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

I hope you love this event just as much as I do! I would love to know what you think of Advent Calendar Extravaganza! Do you love the format? The secret destinations? The endless inspiration? I bet you certainly love the chance to win prizes! Please make sure you leave a comment below! Thanks so much for stopping by – I’ll see you back here tomorrow!



179 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 11!”

  1. This is such a fun blog hop…..seeing all the spectacular projects, cards and tags is fantastic. Your tag today is so cute and perfect for those guy gifts. Thanks for organizing this!

  2. Your chalkboard and woodgrain tag: handsome and striking, as well as incredibly pretty! Your festive showcases really are adding to the joy of the season! Thank you!

  3. Another gorgeous tag Taheerah. I love this idea, it is fun and not as overwhelming to have just 3 or 4 to hop through each day. I am not sure as it gets closer to Christmas day how many will still find time to play along but I am sure we will try our best! I love the concept and the secret destinations. Its a LOT of fun! Thanks for doing this!

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