Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 15!

By Taheerah | 15th December 2015 | 183 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 15 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

If you missed Day 14, click here!
If you missed Day 13, click here!
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 15, 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 Neat & Tangled! From the cute and whimsical to elegant, to downright geeky and unique, Neat & Tangled have some of the most amazing goodies around – and did you know they were one of the first companies to stock sequins for cardmaking, before it was even cool?! That’s how ahead of the curve Danielle is – her designs are always on-trend, and so versatile! And she is one of the sweetest people I know too, it’s an honour being on her DT!
Neat & Tangled are sponsoring a $25 gift certificate to their store. Perfect for treating yourself to some truly awesome goodies, take it from me!

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:

One of the most awesome dies that Neat & Tangled have is the Box die (designed by my awesome friend, Miriam Prantner!) and I really wanted to put it to good use here to create a fun box of Christmas lights! I die cut the box twice, once from patterned paper and once from glitter paper, to give a totally festive look!

I used a string of decorations to fill my box, then added the larger sentiment from Santa’s Tags and the smaller one from Little Santa Girl, and of course my card base had some spatter to finish it off! I also stamped some of the asterisk shapes from Happy Holidays and Winter Wishes.


Pinflair Glue Gel put to good use again for the custom dimension off the card base, and to keep those top flaps in position too!


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 Neat & Tangled 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!



183 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 15!”

  1. Just finally getting a chance to check out your Advent Calendar and I love it! This card depicts my weekend perfectly! I'm off to check out what I missed. Happy holidays!

  2. Oh dear…this is exactly what Christmas reminds me of.Tangled lights, right out of the box. Taheerah, this card is simply brilliant (no pun intended…wait, maybe it was). Anyhoo…fantastic.

  3. this has been so much fun. I love going to old friends (Neat and Tangled) and meeting new friends (companies I've not heard of before). Everybody has such different products – you never know when you'll find something you can't live without.
    thanks for having the party – I know it's a lot of work and your work is appreciated.

  4. Another great card! Following this Extravaganza has been lots of fun – the little secret doors, the daily inspiration, the wonderful prizes – it's all good, and I wouldn't change a thing!

  5. Wow, I hadn't seen this box die and boy have I been missing out! I LOVE what you did with the glitter paper and this string of light! This die would be great all year round. Thanks to Neat and Tangled for being a sponsor of this great hop.

  6. Now that is one dazzling card!! WOW!!! What a clever way to fill your box. Love that die!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Taheerah….breath-taken-away in seeing this gorgeous card! Talk about 'realistic'! The box, the lights, the design…in love! Another fabulously inspiring, inspired, innovative card! Oh, how this series brightens my day. Thank you!

  8. Just found this great hop via Ellen Hudson blog!! Love your card, love this idea! The N&T box die is amazing and on my wish list!! Off to catch up and get inspired – Thanks for your hard work organizing this!!!

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