Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 2!

By Taheerah | 2nd December 2015 | 242 Comments

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 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 !


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!


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 CAS-ual Fridays 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!



242 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 2!”

  1. What a great winter card! I am finding joy in visiting many 'new to me' talented artists. Many thanks for putting this wonderful Advent adventure together.
    Lu C

  2. THIS is my new favorite form of Advent Calendar – eat you heart out Dairy Milk (my daughter will be horrified – LOL).
    Lovely, LOVELY snow card! Beautiful and very motivating too 😀

  3. Like the heat embossing & watercoloring. I was not able to access the blog all day and I see all the comments so there must have been something up with cyberspace.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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