Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 17 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 last year 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. After much organising, coordinating and planning, I’m really thrilled to finally bring to you a very special, very fun, very festive series! It was *hugely* popular, and so, by popular demand, I just had to bring it back again this year!
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, here’s last year’s video (I’m afraid my filmmaker friend was unavailable to help in time for this year!) to explain it:
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 17, shall we?!
I’ve got some of my very favourite designers lined up today to continue the fun! Just click on the door to reveal today’s surprise destinations and prize! Tip: you will need to do this from the blog itself, not from a feed reader or e-mail!
The door is a bit different this year (curse of moving over to WordPress!). So, now you’ve opened it, please use the image below to find your secret links! As you see, there aren’t any text links, but tap or click on all the decorations/presents in the image below and you will find your secret destinations! *wink*
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 Reverse Confetti! With an array of fun, quirky images, Reverse Confetti have some really great stamps and dies, and this year branched out into cardstock, patterned paper and inks too! They are headed up by the my friend Jennifer, who is just awesome! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event again this year!
Reverse Confetti are generously sponsoring a $25 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 know I only gave you a one day break from the cute, but this is more on the side of quirky so I hope you’ll forgive me! I paper pieced the fun little moose and the trees from the Merry Christmoose set, and even paper pieced some of the snowflakes too!
The ground is some gold glitter paper, and the sky is a pale grey ink blended one, with some white splatter and some shimmer too! Isn’t that sentiment hilarious?
Don’t forget 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!
241 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 17!”
Oh how I love the patterned papers used! So cute!
Love your little moose card!
Super cute and fun card! I am currently crushing on moose images so this one got me right away.
Such a cute card!!!
HaHa! this is such a whimsical wintery scene! Love it, Taheerah
Love it…still chuckling about the sentiment.
As you say, very quirky! Such a lot of work, I’m glad you had fun.
This is so funny, punny and cute. My youngest grandsons would love this! Me, too!
Ooooh, this moose is adorable on its own, but paper pieced he looks soooooo fun! 🙂 Such a cute and happy card!
I love the cute card! Very adorable!!
Very fun card. Love the soft colors too! Great paper piecing. Well done.
OMG!! LOVE this whimsical and fun card! The moose is totally loveable and cute! I am loving this fun and inspirational hop!!! TFS!
Ahh…your moose is just to stink’ cute! Love him.
The little Moose is just too cute! Love all you whimsical cards. Keep them coming
Such a cute card – I love the paper piecing, especially on the moose!
Love the paper piecing – great design:)
I love paper piecing. Your card is whimsical and fun!
Very cute! Love your card. Thanks for sharing.
Great card, I like the paper piecing. Thanks for the awesome giveaways!
Oh I LOVE Reverse Confetti!! Your card is so cute with the patterned paper and the shimmer ground. Adorable!!
This would be a fun card for the teens and pre-teens on your list, very colorful and clever!
So Adorable, I love what you are doing, this is such a cool idea, I just heard of it. Thanks.
Love the wonky moose and trees.
Always good to have some fun with the holiday cards.
thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas and Happy new Year
I like cute and this card is. Great paper piecing.
LOVE this super adorable paper pierced scene! This Advent Extravaganza is so much fun!
Really cute card – the paper piecing is an unexpected twist that I LOVE!
I love this moose! He is just too adorable. Love your pretty card & the gorgeous colors.
Oh my gosh! This little moose is so cute. Bullwinkle has got nothing on him (if you’re old enough to know who I am talking about) and yours is a lot more colorful. What I love about this is it doesn’t really look Christmasy if you know what I mean. This could all just be a winter scene and not just for Christmas. If you added a Happy Winter Birthday or something like that, it could be a birthday card or a Thank You card or a Thinking Of You Card, do you see where I am going with this?
I have to say that I loved when you did this last year and I am loving it this year too. It’s so much fun to see what is behind the door and sometimes find new companies that I have never heard of before. Thanks for doing this!
Love this technique. I like cute cards, and this one is definitely one of my faves of the series.
love the play on words on your “moose” wonderful card!! beautiful coloring too!
SO CUTE! I LOVE paper piecing! I don’t think people use it as much as they should though! LOL SO CUTE!!! 😉
Very cute! Love Reverse Confetti!!
How delightful! Love the moose!
Your patterned paper moose melts my heart! Too cute!
Adorable card – very fun. Love the patterned trees
I love cards that make me smile or laugh, and this one certainly does. What a clever use of technique. The sentiment is a stitch. And I’m having a ball doing the Advent Extravaganza.
Love your paper piecing Taheerah! What a great card. That moose with his hipster scarf is da Bomb!
The moose is adorable!
Adorable patterned paper moose
Love how you used the patterns! So cute!
Super duper cute!!!
I like cute and quirky! This one is just so much fun! We were not meant to be elegant all the time!! Thanks.
What a cute little moose. Love the colors!
Oh, how FUN is your card?!!….Super sweet, Taheerah!
Mooseology…very cute indeed!!
Oh my stinkin’ FUN.
Way to rock the RC.
Love Reverse Confetti!!! The paper pieced moose is just so adorable and happy!!! The Advent Extravaganza has been so much fun!!!