Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 19 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 19, 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 Ellen Hutson! What can I say about one of my most favourite companies, and people?! Ellen Hutson is another fantastic papercrafting store full of all your favourite supplies and brands, as well as an exclusive line of stamps and dies designed by pretty much my all-time favourite designer, Julie Ebersole! Ellen and her entire team are honestly the nicest bunch of people *ever* and Ellen herself is an absolute diamond of a person. I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event again this year!
Ellen Hutson 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:
Tee hee, I had so much fun creating this retro-modern style card featuring one of Julie’s sets called Fat Pants! Each of the elements works so well together and I wanted to go with something sparkly and shiny, but not overpowering!
I stamped all of my elements(other than the sentiment) with Versamark ink, and heat embossed them with an array of WOW! embossing powders! Some real favourites in terms of colours here, with mint, pale pink, gold, platinum and a sparkly gold/platinum mix called Midas Touch!
I used a fine paintbrush to paint Multi Matte Medium onto the round bauble so I could heat emboss some stripes on it – such a fun extra touch! When all my heat embossing was complete I stamped the sentiment repeatedly (thank you MISTI!) and then drew little strings on the ornaments too. My favourite is the one hanging off the sentiment!
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!
242 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 19!”
Cute card and sentiment!
What a wonderful card design. I love the use of all the different ornaments and embossing them with different colors. This is truly a unique card and my list of favorites!
I LOVE the VINTAGE ornaments!!! 😉
I agree, the EH team is the best – amazing customer service and lovely products.
Those ornaments are fantastic! I love the sentiment too.
the Baubles are brilliant!! I am loving yur blog hop, so much great inspiration!!
Love it! It made me actually laugh out loud! 🙂
Love the sparkle and the fun sentiment. The rest of the stamps in that set are pretty awesome too.
Fantastic holiday card!
I love how the ornaments are quietly in the background (yet so pretty) allowing the fun sentiment to be the star of the show!! TFS!
I’m relatively new to card making and had never seen any embossing powders other than metallic gold and silver, clear and white. Pink? Mint? This girl’s in love and hoping for a shopping spree from Santa this year!
I do love that bauble hanging
on the sentiment! All of them
are so pretty.
Carla from Utah
Fabulous combination of elegance and fun in this card – love it!
Very pretty card!Thank you for the inspiration!
Love your shiny ornaments!
Beautiful embossed ornaments.
I just found your blog & Advent Calendar. WOW. I am amazed. What an enormous project to undertake. It is fabulous !!
Pretty card! Love your embossed ornaments! Fun sentiment too!
Beautiful ornaments and love the big sentiment. Perfect! Thanks for sharing!
I love how the ornaments look, they remind me of ornaments that where in my tree when I was a child.
That sentiment is such fun.
thanks for sharing
Love the ornaments and the sentiment is so fun. Would love to send this card to my sister!
I LOVE the snowman with scratch off!!
Love the sparkle and colors of those ornaments. I obviously need some WOW! embossing powder. Thanks for the inspiration.
Such a great array of embossing powders! This is currently one of my favorite Ellen stamp sets and the sentiment and your creative design mesh perfectly.
Yes! My favorite is the one hanging off the sentiment. Beauty for sure.
Ha! I love this and the details on your card are awesome. Love Ellen Hutson and the designers there too. Thanks!!
Such a fun and funny sentiment card!! Anyone would love to receive this one and I just know it would put a great big smile on their face along with a laugh!!
Love these vintage ornaments and your card is gorgeous. I just love the mint macaroon embossing powder – beautiful.
This blog hop has been so fun. Thanks!
Very pretty card. I like the looks of the embossed ornaments. Great products from sponsor Ellen Hutston..
Love this card. It’s so fun!
Love that you used so many different embossing powders here! This is such a fun card.
Love that card! Julie comes up with the coolest images and Ellen Hutson has so much that I want!
Great card. Love the sentiment.
A darling sparkling card!
Lovely sparkly card! Great card!
Oh my the sentiment is just to much. Love it!
Haha…that sentiment just cracks me up! Awesome card!
What a fun card! Cheers.
That is fun, fun, fun! I love the variety of embossing powders you used. And that sentiment cracks me up!
darling card Taheerah! love the classy sparkly array of ornaments with Julie’s fun sentiment!
Ellen Hutson…hmmmmmm another I have never heard of…will be checking it out…Thanks
Very pretty, sparkly ornaments!
Love the sentiment on this card and the baubles are pretty.. Also, the baubles remind me of some on our tree when I was growing up.
Hahaha why didn’t I get this set for my husband’s card?! Hahaha. Love it. And love Ellen Hutson so fast with the shipping and always a little freebie ribbon. Super pretty card Taheerah – love the stripes.
This is so much fun! I love the whimsical touch of the hand drawn “strings” and the one hanging off the sentiment is just too darn cute! It’s just quirky and cute and fun and whimsical and silly and sweet and…