Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 17!

By Taheerah | 17th December 2016 | 241 Comments

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!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza 2016
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 ONE HUNDRED 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 guests 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 await 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, 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:

It's The Moose Wonderful Time Of The Year Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

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!

It's The Moose Wonderful Time Of The Year Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

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?

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 Reverse Confetti 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 Saturday 31st December to leave all your comments! 

Don’t forget 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!


241 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 17!”

  1. Love the non-traditional colors, especially the paper piecing. I have yet to try paper piecing, you have inspired me to try. Cute moose/

  2. Awe love your cute moose card and I look forward to each day of the advent calendar and going to all of the different guest pages to see what creations they have made along with yours
    plus we get a chance to win a prize that’s fun
    Happy 17 day to you

  3. I’m not familiar with Reverse Confetti but your blog has made me curious. Your designs are adorable and now my creative side is getting itchy. Thanks for the creative ideas.

  4. It IS the “MOOSE” wonderful time of the year Taheerah and your advent extravaganza make it even MORE wonderful! Your card is sweet!

  5. I love your colorful moose and all the paper piecing!!! Lots of fussy cutting here and great that you used nontraditional colors too!! Funny and beautiful all at the same time!

  6. What a cute set and your paper piecing just adds more fun to your card! I love cute and quirky so you can never have too much. Thanks for today’s inspiration! I’m really going to miss each day’s mini hop when we get to the end of the month!!

  7. Very fun card…Sentiment and stamp are a great set.
    Enjoying all the sponsors and inspiration in this Advent Calendar Extravaganza.

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