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!”
Cute and fun card.
Fun card…love the paper piecing!
A fun card that really teases the sense of humor. Love the moose!
I love the adorable little moose.
Super cute card!
Love the non-traditional colors, especially the paper piecing. I have yet to try paper piecing, you have inspired me to try. Cute moose/
Love the use of patterned paper; it adds a nice touch.
So cute. I like your choice of soft colors.
Your Moose is the most beautiful Moose I’ve ever seen !
What an adorable card! Love the paper piecing design. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀
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
Such an adorable card!
A different and oh so cute Christmasy card! Love the trees!
Love all of the wonderful inspiration!
love the paper that you used for the moose and trees! love this advent format!
Love this. It is so fun!
Only one more week til Christmas!
Are you ready?
That moose is so cute! I love the way you paper pieced him! Your trees are adorable too!
Nice fun card!Thank you for sharing 🙂
The play on words is so cute. Lovely card.
Merry Christ….moose! LOL! I really like the way you paper pieced the moose and trees!
Love the trees and cute moose! 🙂
Awwww Taheerah,such a darling card.This little guy just looks so innocent.
Always nice to be reminded of paper piecing as a great technique to add fabulous pattern to a card.
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.
It IS the “MOOSE” wonderful time of the year Taheerah and your advent extravaganza make it even MORE wonderful! Your card is sweet!
Adorable card, I love that moose.
Very fun and cute!
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!
The moose is wonderful! Love the choice of colors…not normal Christmas ones but this works well!
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!!
Oh my goodness! That reindeer is adorable!
So Cute! Love the paper piecing.
This is so cute! Love how delicate and light it is.
I love the use of patterned paper and the sweet sentiment.
Cute adorable whimsical paper pieced moose Christmas card.
What a fabulous fun card. I love the colours you’ve chosen.
RC is an absolute favorite! Love your delightful paper pieced trees and moose! Darling card!
What a fun card. Thank you for sharing.
What an adorable moose!
How cute. I love how you used the patterned paper for the die cuts.
A cute but quirky card. Interesting colours stop it being too cute!
Terrific job of paper piecing!
Very cute card!!!
The moose sentiment is so Canadian! I need it!
Reverse Confetti’s creatures are adorable!
Love your Chrismoose card! thanks for this fun and magical hop!
Very fun card…Sentiment and stamp are a great set.
Enjoying all the sponsors and inspiration in this Advent Calendar Extravaganza.
This Christmoose is one of my favorite RC stamp sets! Love your paper-pieced card!