Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 5!

By Taheerah | 5th December 2015 | 212 Comments

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 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…

Today’s sponsor is WOW! Frequent visitors to my blog will know that they are my go-to for embossing powder, and I just *love* their products! I would be lost without their fabulous range of colours and finishes! And they don’t just carry embossing powders – they also have their own range of stamps, foils, silicon moulds and more!
WOW! are also very generous people too – sponsoring not one but TWO prizes today! And that means there’ll be two winners from today’s post!!
Prize 1 is a collection of six embossing powders.
Prize 2 is a collection of two stamp sets.

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!


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 WOW! 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!



212 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 5!”

  1. I., too, LOVE Wow! products!!! Your card is just lovely with the big sentiment and the lovely shimmer and sparkle!! WOW!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. 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!

  3. Your card is a Merry and Bright WOW, Taheerah! Shimmery, glimmery and all around gorgeous! I'm so loving this series!!
    Hugs~c (carol)

  4. 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!

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