Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 3!

By Taheerah | 3rd December 2015 | 249 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 3 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

If you missed Day 2, click here!
If you missed Day 1, 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 3, 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 Winnie & Walter! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this company and the people behind it! They produce the most amazing array of trendy and stylish products, and are honestly the sweetest, kindest, most generous and most humble people I have ever known!

Winnie & Walter are generously sponsoring a $30 gift certificate to their store! With an amazing array of products you’re really going to be spoilt for choice 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 created this card using the fabulous Merry & Bright set, stamping the sentiment and snowflakes onto a watercoloured panel! I added a die cut wreath created with the In Bloom: Paulina’s Greenery Cutaways dies

See the red watercoloured stripes on my card base? I used the Scenery: Classic Diagonal Creative Screenings stencil as a mask to guide my freehand stripes!


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 Winnie & Walter 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!



249 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 3!”

  1. Beautiful wreath Taheerah! this was a fun day, loved seeing what the ladies created over at the W&W blog, and of course Michelle had awesome cards to share too! fun day!

  2. So far, this is my favorite card of the Advent Extravaganza blog hop! It is beautiful and beautifully created. BYW, there are some other great cards on this hop as well and lots of inspiration and fun!

  3. Your card looks just perfect with that wreath and the red stripe background. Just wanted you to know this advent idea is brilliant and very well thought out. Great job.

  4. I love this beautiful card, and agree with you about Winnie and Walter, really nice people! Thanks for this fun advent hop and all th chances to win the great prizes as well.

  5. Beautiful photo styling and photograph! I can't seem to get the door to open for day 2 and day 3. Every time I click on the side of the door the big P logo appears and clicking just takes me to a page with a larger version of the door. I've tried clicking in different areas on the side of the door, at least five times. Yikes.

    1. Hey Kathy, can you try a hard refresh (Ctrl+Shift+R on PC, Cmd+Shift+R on Mac) of your browser window? I deliberately disabled my Pinterest button for the doors so they -should- work!

  6. I, too, love W&W – and your wreath just reaffirms *why* I love them….gorgeous images, wonderful versatility. I'm smitten with your stylish card, Taheerah. This Advent series is such a gift…thank you!
    ~c (carol)

  7. Day 3 and I'm loving all of the inspiration! That delicate wreath is amazing….love the Merry & Bright set…I just received it and can't wait to ink it up!

  8. Another beautiful card! I have just bought the Merry and Bright stamp set and am looking forward to using it now. I had trouble with the first link today as it says that the page doesn't exist, but I found the post on the site's home page. I'm really enjoying your advent calendar – thank you.

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