Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 18 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!
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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 taheerah-atchia.com 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 18, 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…
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 made a trio of tags featuring the beyond-adorable Toboggan Together set! I just instantly fell in love with this set the moment I saw it and just had to have it and use it today!
I die cut some vellum snowbanks, edged with glitter as I’ve been doing a lot lately, and adhered to my Tag, You’re It tags, and added the sweet images from the set!
I used Pinflair Glue Gel again for dimension, gold metallic string to ‘tie’ all the sleds together, and Copic colouring for my sweet images!
The snow was stamped using the Let It Snow set – another favourite of mine!
I just love how this trio of cute turned out!!
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!
197 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 18!”
Love this cute trio of tags what a fun idea!
Your trio of tags is adorable! I'm in love with the reindeer pulling the sleds. Too cute!
Everything is so adorable!
Your tag banner is so adorable!
These tags are adorable! Time to make some tags now!
Adorable!! Love these tags!
Lawn Fawn is an absolute fave! These tags are just adorable! Love the trio idea too! Would make a darling card as well!
Super tags. My favourite is the one with the pile of presents.
Cute tags. Would be great for a card too.
love how you connected the tags–adorable project!
You're completely brilliant. Such a charming and festive tag array.
Like the Tags. Especially like that they are joined together as they complement one another for a wonderful scene.
How awesome and so
cute! Great trio.
Carla from Utah
Oh my goodness–may be my favorite tags of the season–so darling!
I just fell in love with your sweet tags and had to pin them! LOVE how they go together with the metallic string – adorbs!
Cute tags! Love how they go together…but don't have to!
Oh, super cute, Taheerah!!
These are so cute! I'm having a tag making party tonight with some friends and I'll definitely be showing them these!
I love your adorable trio of tags!:) I love how you linked three tags together to form a single image. I agree that Lawn Fawn is the epitome of cuteness. That deer melts my heart!:)
beautiful tags and I LOVE that you joined them together – so perfect
Those tags are the cutest ever!
Love how these connect.
these tags are genius! I think your creativity just went into overdrive!
Super cute! 🙂
love those tags . such a cute idea
The stamped images are so cute and fun to play with! Gorgeous and adorable tags!
This is just the cutest thing I've ever seen! I LOVE this tag idea!
Super cute today!
The tags are darling. Lawn Fawn does have the cutest stamps.
thanks for putting this hop together. It's fun and informative.
I just love it!!!
Love how you've used vellum for snow bank. Cute tags..
Love Lawn Fawn and that is a great way to use tags and the stamps! Thanks so much for sharing.
such a cute idea to make them linked!
Cute, cute tags.
How adorable are these tags!!! I love the silver, gold and vellum snow.
A trifecta of cuteness! I love the Toboggan Together set!!!! Thanks for another great share!!
Soooooo cute! Love them especially the backgrounds. 🙂 Thanks so much.
awwww…love the continuing tag look! This is darling!
Love your super adorable tags, cute die images and sparkly background are fabulous!
Never would have thought to string the tags together like that… so very clever. You never fail to amaze!!!
I have never heard of pin flairgluevery cool
Trio of *exponentially* cute, Taheerah! What a wonderful idea to 'string' these images together; so sweet! I'm smiling alllll over my face in seeing this! Love it…and again, love this Advent series!
So sweet! Love those tags!
Oh my goodness this is seriously ADORABLE! I HAD to pin this one too! O.M.GOODNESS! this is sweet!
This is just such a great idea! Love that it's a triptych, but obviously can be used separately. What a great gift these would make too as a set!
So cute! Love how they're a trio that also work individually!