Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 2!

By Taheerah | 2nd December 2016 | 385 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 2 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

In case you missed Day 1 yesterday, 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 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 2, 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 Lawn Fawn! The very epitome of cute and adorable, Lawn Fawn have been rocking my world for years with their sweet designs and even sweeter owner, Kelly Marie! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event again this year! 

Lawn Fawn are generously sponsoring a $30 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: 

Santa Paws Is Coming To Town Card by Taheerah Atchia

Gah, so cute! I created this card using the awesome limited edition Happy Howlidays stamp set that Lawn Fawn released in collaboration with Simon Says Stamp!

Santa Paws Is Coming To Town Card by Taheerah Atchia

I coloured my pup and scene using Prismacolor pencils. This was actually my first attempt with the pencils (other cards you’ve seen on my blog recently were created after this one!) and I had so much fun with it! I loved adding the touches of glitter for the snow and adding the hat and scarf with dimensional adhesive so that they really pop! The trees were stamped really faintly and then lightly coloured over so they blend into the background. 🙂

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 Lawn Fawn 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 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!


385 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 2!”

  1. Love this Advent Calendar! It is exciting not knowing what is behind each door. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!

  2. I love your card today and love this blog hop! I can’t wait to make my Christmas cards… Gotta get thru my daughter’s baby shower tomorrow, and then I’m Christmasing all over the place! LOL

  3. OOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This is so sweet! I love the darling little puppy and that sentiment is adorable!! I am so glad that you are doing this event again this year!!! TFS!

  4. Thank you so much for doing this. Your Advent event really puts me in the holiday mood. I love having so much inspiration.

  5. I’ve wanted a puppy for ages and seeing your cute little guy, romping through the snow, really seals the deal! The *woof*: ACK! Super adorable and your ‘first’ outing with prismacolours is amazing! Natural talent, you have, my friend! Day 2 of the extravaganza is awesome (just like day 1!)

  6. Love this, Taheerah! The coloring is just super sweet and the scene is gorgeous. I’m inspired to get my set out today and make something with it since I haven’t inked it up yet (oops!). This extravaganza is off and rolling with lots of awesome inspiration!

  7. Such a fun card and sentiment…perfect for all my dog loving friends.
    Great products at Lawn Fawn to keep us creative. Glad to see them as one of your sponsors.

  8. Love your Santa Paws. Hooray for day 2.
    Just quickly I wanted to say I got a chance to watch the video and I loved the snowflake necklace you had on.

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