Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 23 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 23, 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…
WPlus9 are giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store. With so many amazing products to choose from you will be more than spoilt for choice!
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 really wanted to create a more traditional card, but once I’d created my wreath focal point using the Woodland Wreaths stamp set and die it kinda dictated the rest of the design, taking me in the direction of a sort of modern-traditional result!
I die cut the wreath and did a lot os misting and splattering, a little light stamping and added some sequins too! The sentiment, from the Christmas Greetings set, was heat embossed onto vellum and fussy cut out and adhered in place, with selective inking/embossing of the companion sentiment done separately and adhered with Pinflair Glue Gel for dimension. I wish my photos could do the detail justice but the light has just not been playing nicely for me today!
The wreath got the same dimensional treatment when adhering it to my base, the panel of which was inked with the new Rose Gold Bangle ink from The Ton! Again, this is one I wish you could see in person to truly appreciate it!!
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!
187 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 23!”
Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the gold!!
As many have said before – – WOZA!! I like the white on white and all the gold, sparkles, etc. embellishments!
Absolutely beautiful card,it's so elegant,delicate,gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
My card last year featured a shimmery white wreath but I just love the bling on yours!
So delicately elegant! Love the dimension and subtle bling.
Love how the wreath pops off the card.
So pretty and shiny.
thanks for having the hop. I'm meeting lots of new companies and designers.
Oh I do love wreath cards. Just beautiful. Cheers.
Wow…this is so pretty!
Love this card!!
Perfect…just perfect. You nailed this one and you should get an award for meticulous fussy cutting. I was dumbfounded when I saw it.
Oh my, so glad to changed your mind while making this card. It's gorgeous!
Absolutely Stunning! I love the silver and gold with the warm white and the slightest hint of red. Gorgeous card Taheerah.
Oh this is gorgeous!
Awesome job on it, love
the sparkles you added.
Carla from Utah
Nice, delicate card. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.
Absolutely stunning. I love this stamp and die set and you showcased it so beautifully!!!
Gorgeous wreath card with beautiful embellishments!
Like the color combo on the wreath card.
Your card is so beautiful in winter white. The gold details add splendor to it. I am so glad I've kept up with my comments. Thanks.
Beautiful card! Love the white and gold combo!
Elegant wreath, l really like that Rose Gold Bangle ink
your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!
This is stunning!! Your fussy cutting of the sentiment is amazing! What a fabulously festive creation!!
Classic and elegant, love it!
Your card is stunning and so classic. The wreath die would be very versatile too
White and gold make your card so elegant! I love it! TFS
spectacular! And I'm breathless that you fussy-cut the sentiment. This is gorgeous!
Love the limited palette. It's so elegant and beautiful! TFS
So elegant and lovely! The gold and white is just breathtaking!
ANother clever idea to use the die cut for the wreath! Lovely!
Ohhhhh. That's just so pretty.
beautiful – love the sprinkles on the wreath
Simply elegant and gorgeous!
Love the sparkle with all that gold. Very elegant!
SOOOO gorgeous Taheerah!!! I agree – I love Wplus9 too! One of my favorites!
This is an exquisite *class act* card, Taheerah; a gorgeous gift in-and-of-itself! Thank you for sharing another beauty with us this morning!
Absolutely elegant! Love the gold & white always, with all the sparkle. And just a hint of the scarlet jewel base is lovely.
Gorgeous! The one I like the most so far
What an elegant wreath, Taheerah … gorgeous and deliciously contemporary! Anita 🙂
Oh, this is a beauty! The soft colors are amazing.
That ink IS lovely isn't it?! Very pretty card…..
So elegant and modern…I can't believe you fussy-cut the greeting. Spectacular.
Wow! I love your card, Taheerah. It's really elegant and classy! Gorgeous beyond belief!:))
Beautiful! Your fussy cutting is amazing and the card is spectacular.
Beautiful wreath! Stunning Christmas card…! 🙂
Gorgeous card, Taheerah! Thanks for having me along on your advent calendar adventure!