Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 13!

By Taheerah | 13th December 2015 | 172 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 13 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

If you missed Day 12, click here!
If you missed Day 11, click here!
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 13, 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 Pinkfresh Studio! I cannot say enough good things about Kinnari and her designs! Fresh, funky, modern, clever – and with so many unique little touches. It was love at first sight for me when I came across them a couple of years ago, and that love continues to go from strength to strength!

Pinkfresh Studio are sponsoring one heck of a prize. They are giving away the complete Christmas Wishes collection!! If you haven’t seen this collection before, prepare to fall in love! It is the most amazing collection of fabulous papers, die cuts, embellishments and more! The entire collection is worth over $50!! 

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:

I this this is possibly my favourite project so far for Advent Calendar Extravaganza! Apart from the snow bank, a few sequins and the ribbon, everything is from the Christmas Wishes collection!

I edged the top of the snow bank with Distress Glitter and used the same mists to paint the window and door of the house, and heat embossed the sentiment. Pinkflair Glue Gel continues to be my go-to adhesive for custom dimension, drying clear and being strong as a rock!

Can’t get enough of that little bear carrying the presents! So cute!!


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 Pinkfresh Studio 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!



172 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 13!”

  1. Adorable card! I looked at this kit and everything in it is amazing, what a wonderful prize. Love the little bear balancing those gifts. I have never heard of or tried that adhesive, but it looks like it works really well. Can I ask where you purchase it? Thanks!

  2. This is the first I've seen of this wonderful Hop, Taheerah! HOW did it escape me all this time?! So glad I've seen it and can join in the fun! Your card is adorable! Thank you for ALL the work this must have taken, and now I'm off to check out all the days I missed!

  3. Your little bear, balancing his stack of gifts, is precious! The village, the sky…what a wonderful scene you've created for him! So fabulous…as is this series! Love it!

  4. First, have I thanked you for putting this awesome event together? So far, it's been a lot of fun and very inspirational. I'm very thankful for your kindness & generosity as well as that of all the wonderful sponsors. Your card is so adorable. That bear is so cute (he can bring me presents any time. haha).

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