Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 5 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!
IMPORTANT: Day 4 had an extra secret destination added part way through the day. If you want an extra chance to win, click here and open the door again to get your final link!
If you missed Day 3, click here!
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 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 5, 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…
Both prizes have a value of $20 and will ship worldwide!
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 Chalk stamp, heat embossing with two different colours of WOW! embossing powder!
I watercoloured an ombre look over the sentiment to give a bit of contrast.
Just look at that shimmer and glitter!
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!
212 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 5!”
I like the watercolor with the sparkly embossing. TFS
Love the sentiment font and of course, the glitzy embossing powder 🙂
Gorgeous card! Love the background and the colors…..then there's the silver sparkle….YUM!!! ♥
So festive & beautiful–love the shimmer!
Another beautiful card — love the multicolored embossing and watercolor wash! Thanks for the inspiration!
Water coloring adds a great contrast to the embossed sentiment.
Lovely card. I need to try that duo color embossing.
Day 5 Already!! Fabulous watercolour background, and just love the big sparkly greeting 🙂
Oh my! I am an embossing junkie so I love this!
Another very pretty card! Thanks for the inspiration.
LOve, love love the mixed embossing powders!
Oooh, BEAUTIFUL card!!
I love how pretty that pink and gold embossing look! Gorgeous!
Love all the sparkle and the pink is gorgeous!!
Lovely and sparkly! 🙂
Love nothing better than ombre and glimmer. This great card serves both beautifully.
This is very pretty. Like the silver!
Great card the wow products are wonderful.
WOW! Love your card and love this extravaganza.
I., too, LOVE Wow! products!!! Your card is just lovely with the big sentiment and the lovely shimmer and sparkle!! WOW!
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very pretty. I like the use of two colors of embossing powders.
So simple and pretty.
Love embossing and your card is fabulous!
LOVE it!! I must go buy that stamp!! 🙂
Off to enjoy the other creations!
Have a GREAT Day!
So lovely and
color is fabulous!
Carla from Utah
So lovely and
color is fabulous!
Carla from Utah
Beautiful shimmer pink!
This card is simply WOW! Loving tje colors!
Love the two color embossing on your card. Love the background and the elegance of the card!
Oh my, the shimmer on your Merry and Bright card. I, too, love WOW embossing powders. Now I just need to add some watercoloring, ink blending, or other mediums for color. Awesome Extravaganza, Taheerah!
Beautiful card. I love the glitter.
The minimal coloring is great.
thanks for sharing.
Fabulous ombré, Taheerah … and such wonderful shimmer! Anita 🙂
Your card is really effective and I like using WOW embossing powders too.
Beautiful ombre watercolour effect card…such brilliant technique!
Like the use of the chalk & heat embossing for wonderful sparkle.
Wow!! This is gorgeous!! I love the embossing and just a little bit of color in the background!!
Beautiful! Love all the sparkle!
Your card is a Merry and Bright WOW, Taheerah! Shimmery, glimmery and all around gorgeous! I'm so loving this series!!
Wonderful sparkle and shine! Great card.
So pretty! Very lovely card. Thanks for sharing!
Love the sparkle and the embossing. Beautiful!
Oh, wow!! I just love everything about this card – the watercoloring, the sparkle, the layout, the sentiment style – just everything!!
Just got to love a bit of glitter!
Love the spark of embossing powder with beautiful ombre look! I am also a big fan of Wow powders and always used them in my creations for gorgeous look! Thanks for the opportunity win with WOW!
I am a big fan of embossing and love the contrast with watercolor:-)