Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 2 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!
In case you missed Day 1 yesterday, 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 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 2, 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!
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 CAS-ual Fridays! Producing a trendy and oh-so CAS-tastic range of stamps and dies, CAS-ual Fridays really have some truly awesome, trendy products – and their owner, Michele, is just the most amazing person ever!! I am so excited to have her be a part of my event!
CAS-ual Fridays are generously sponsoring a $25 gift certificate to their store! With an amazing array of products you’re really going to be spoilt for choice spending it!
And that’s not all!! We love you guys so much that Michele has so very kindly provided you all with a special discount code! From today until 25th December you can use the code ADVENT15 to receive 15% off your purchase, even on top of sale prices at www.cas-ualfridaysstamps.com !
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 created this card using the fabulous Exclamations set, using the asterisks to create snow! I heat embossed them onto watercolour paper then watercoloured with Glimmer Mists and added some spatter too!
I die cut the snow word from the panel and then backed it onto several of the same die cut to raise it off the panel, edging them with gold ink to help give a fun glow!
Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com 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!
242 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 2!”
SO beautiful! LOVE the softness of the background and the lovely colors. Such a calm and serene image. 🙂
I love, love, love this card, it is so pretty!!
The raised lettering for SNOW is great! Beautiful card.
So fun! I love your card, T.!
Really love this card, not complicated, but it looks like it is and is super pretty. I think this hop is fantastic and am so impressed with you coming up with the idea and executing it. All of it is fun, the surprise element, finding great inspiration and new blogs to follow, all of it. Of course, the chance to win prizes is super fun too, but honestly it is great on it's own,
Love this blog hop! 🙂
Gorgeous background!! Love how you popped up the sentiment!!
Just found you, so the
whole idea is amazing!
Thanks so much.
Carla from Utah
The surprise visits are brilliant, Taheerah … you've assembled some awesome talent! Your card's fabulous … love the camoflaged die cut and the colours are just delicious! Off to see what's behind the door! Anita 🙂
What a fun and festive idea!! I just love your creation – it's everything that's good about fresh snowfall. The colors are whisper soft and oh-so-lovely!
Great idea to edge the stacked die cut with gold. It gives a wonderful glow to the word.
that gold glow behind the sentiment is AWESOME! I saw that right away and loved it. Your background is so gorgeous too, makes me wish it was snowing right now instead of raining! LOL!
love that background…wish I had time to play today and see what I could come up with!!
hey there… i was going to let you know too what an AWEsOme looking card you made here! simply gorgeous.. yes, i did this as a second entry so one of these can be discounted.. i simply had to tell you:)
greetings taheerah! wow… thanks so much for coming up with this super idea! i love the click-on-the-door idea and i think its super of you to go to this work for your blog lovers…:) thanks…
Love this technique, and love your idea for this fabulous, festive holiday bloghop! Just found it, and can't wait to make my comments! BTW, your bg is subtle gorgeousness!!!
Oh my! I hope you know I'll have to CASE this card! Thanks for the know-how instructions! LOVE it!
Clever girl to use the CASual-Friday's asterisks for snow…the the watercolor-y background.
I adore this card! What a great way to make snowflakes & I love the camouflage die!
BEAUTIFUL Card! Water coloring with glimmer mist.. I must try this!! 🙂
Off to ENJOY the rest of Day 2!!
Gorgeous card! Love how soft and sweet it is!
I love this pretty, soft color palette! Just beautiful!
Love the muted details on your white card. Looks like a like a snow bank.
Such a beautiful card. I adore the touch of gold!!
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Beautiful and dreamy looking!
Beautiful card! Love the soft background!
Great and beautiful idea for snowflakes! Unique background 🙂
Beautiful background on your card! And once again, a fun hop to see the fabulous cards by the other designers. Thanks for sharing all this fun goodness!!
That is a beautiful background!
What a sweet and beautiful CAS card, Tahserah! Love the raised snow panel. Gorgrous soft color-background stamping too.
What fun is your Advent Calendar Extravaganza. Thank you so much. I love you card.
Love the raised word on your card. And big thumbs up for your ACE aka Advent Calendar Extravaganza:-)
Such a beautiful and very neat card!!!
Clever and creative card, Taheerah!! Loved visiting the other three destinations today too!
What a clever concept – I love how the "SNOW" blends in – just like a blizzard on a card!
Love your card! So beautiful!
Beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing.
LOVE your card!!
Your ADVENT idea is an amazing idea not to mention very giving also! Your card is so peaceful. Beautifully created. Thank you
Very nice card
Terrific card, thank for sharing. I think your idea of an Advent calendar blog hop is just brilliant!
Love this card!
Fabulous card! Thanks for the inspiration – I ordered the same die last month and am waiting for it to arrive. Now I know exactly how I want to use it.
The watercolour effect using Glimmer Mist is really awesome! For the Advent Event, I am fascinated by the surprise awaiting behind the door and of course the prizes offered are the icing on the cake.
This series is so fun!, love your card. And those glimmer mists are new to me. Oh no!
Taheerah, I love this Advent series you've created…in fact, I'm as giddy as I was when I was a child (eons ago!) opening up the door to see the 'secret gifts' revealed! Talk about adding to the Christmas spirit in an innovative, inspiring way. Your card is gorgeous…as lovely as real snowflakes, falling gently to the ground, evoking a sense of peace. Thank you for sharing your abundant creativity with us! Now…time to open the door! Yayyyy…
Love the softness of this, beautiful an subtle, but big impact!
Love your project!
The tint touch of gold edges really create the depth and dimension on the word snow, cool and stunning creation!
Love your card, Taheerah. Gorgeous colours and those gold edges really make the sentiment pop. 🙂