Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 20 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 20, 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…
Altenew are giving away a $30 gift certificate to their store! With classy products galore you will certainly have fun spending it!!
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 went classy but CAS for this one – using the foliage from the Poinsettia & Pine set and a sentiment from Festive Silhouettes to accompany it.
I dabbed some red ink into some of the berries, then coated them with Joyful Stickles to finish it off!
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!
199 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 20!”
Love this one layer kraft card!
Love this card! And love everything from Altenew!
simple but very cute.
Lovely – simple and elegant.
Love the simple elegance of your card!
Love the simplicity of this card using white on Kraft. Little bits of bling using Stickles and it's a perfect CAS card, Taheerah!
White on kraft … how fabulous, Taheerah … such delicate foliage … and gorgeous pops of colour! Anita 🙂
Simple, Elegant… always my fav. 🙂
Whata stylish card you have made with the stamps
Like the Clean & Simple CAS with style of the foliage card. Like the right amt of stickles added.
I've always loved white and red on kraft card stock, such a perfect color combo!
Love white on craft! Lovely
Simply. . .beautiful! White and red on Kraft is perfect!
Love your white on kraft with pops of color!
Love your clean & simple card.
Pretty card! I love Altenew. They have such high quality products. Thanks for sharing!
Red and white on kraft card stock always looks terrific. Cheers.
Red & white on kraft is such a terrific combo!
Love this simple card!
Elegant is right for certain. Such a calm, sophisticated card. Love it!
Very pretty. The colors are muted and the berries really pop.
It's plain and simple and I love it.
thanks for sharing.
I love a good CAS card!
How is it that it took me till DAY 20 to find this. Just perfect. Can not wait to sit under the tree and catch up.
Thank you for sharing such a great concept, amazing artistry, and incredible inspiration. Happy holidays, indeed!
I adore simple cards. This one is perfect. I love it.
LOVE the clean design! Very pretty!!!
CAS and perfect in every way!!
Exquisite…clean, simple and festive. Just beautiful.
Very elegant card.
I love how simple and elegant this card is.
Love this CAS card!
Lovely card with
a simple design.
Carla from Utah
I love the simplicity and fold of this card.
So pretty, love the embossing and the pops of color!
This is so lovely. Simple, beautiful and very elegant!
Simple and elegant!
This card is so CAS. I'm totally head over heels in love with the simple yet beautiful design of this card!:)) As they always say, "less is more". It's totally true!:)
Simple but sweet card!
This is CAS at its best! Thanks for this whole series!
Lovely card! Thanks for sharing and the giveaways!
What a lovely card!
Your card is so beautiful!!!
CAS and classy, Taheerah! The pops of red are so eye-catching! Thank you for today's 'surprises'!
A very sweet CAS creation in beautiful colors!
I live the way CAS cards look amongst the busy, but beautiful, cards of the holiday season!
Love the simplicity of the card!love how the colors go well together!
Sometimes CAS is the way to go. Very nice!
Oh so pretty! VERY NICE!