Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 20!

By Taheerah | 20th December 2016 | 225 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 20 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 20, 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 Pinkfresh Studio! One of my all-time favourite companies that I’ve ever worked for, Pinkfresh Studio are still a fairly young company that are on the trendsetting end of the papercrafting world! Their collections and designs are *amazing* and truly a joy to work with, as is their owner, my very good friend Kinnari. I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event again this year! 

Pinkfresh Studio are generously sponsoring a $40 goody bag, filled with goodies from their Oh Joy Collection! This collection is *fabulous* so you will definitely have fun creating with 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! I Know Him! Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I’ll confess – whenever I create with the Pinkfresh collections I just can’t stop!! So be prepared for a bit of an onslaught today – starting with this fun Elf-inspired card!

Santa! I Know Him! Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I used patterned paper, Thickers, acetate shapes and washi strips for this one, and added some splatter for extra fun!

Jingle All The Way Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

Here I combined a couple of the patterned papers, some of the acetate shapes, a puffy sticker, gold foiled phrase stickers, and washi strips!

Jingle All The Way Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

All the items work so well together in the collection, and I used just a touch of dimension for some of my elements for added impact!

'Tis The Season Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

Next up, I used one of the patterned paper designs and an acrylic mirror sticker. I added some Stickles and a label maker sentiment, backed onto a strip of gold glitter tape, to finish up!

'Tis The Season Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

You don’t really need anything more when the patterned paper is the star of the show!

You Had Me At Ho Ho Ho Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

And finally, a combination of patterned papers, gold foiled acetate sheet, acetate die cut, and a puffy sticker!

You Had Me At Ho Ho Ho Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

Lots of dimension on this one, and it looks amazing in real life!

And here are a couple of shots of them together. Go on, pick a favourite. 🙂

Oh Joy Christmas Cards by Taheerah Atchia

Oh Joy Christmas Cards by Taheerah Atchia

Oh Joy Christmas Cards by Taheerah Atchia

I’m sure you can see why I love this collection and this company so much, right?!

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 Pinkfresh Studio 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!


225 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 20!”

  1. What fun fresh cards! They’re all great! I’m really enjoying learning about companies I haven’t heard of before this Advent Calendar.

  2. O my goodness, you have been busy! Hard to pick a favourite, but love the quirkiness of all these cards. Thanks for sharing

  3. I’ll bet you had a lot of fun putting these together – they’re awesome! The first one totally cracked me up and I also really love the Tis The Season card.

  4. Ok, but only because you asked: I think I like the Jingle all the Way card best. It looks like how I like to play: give me a pile of fun stuff and get out of my way! I have so much fun just pulling different things together. Maybe when I grow up and my craft room isn’t a mess I will outgrow this, but for now I am enjoying playing with all my toys and goodies! And truly, all your cards reflect that today. THANK YOU.

  5. Wow!!! You did a great job showcasing the collection! Love all the cards, great ideas for using pattern papers, stickers and washi tape!!

  6. It appears you did have a fun time creating with these stamps and supplies. I had to chuckle at the Elf inspired card. That is one of my favorite movies?

  7. So many wonderful cards.
    Clever and pretty – lots of fun.
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas and happy New Year

  8. All of the cards are so festive season and fun since I like ELF I have to go with your first one as my favorite
    Thanks for doing this calendar

  9. Modern and fabulous colors! Great set of cards to wow all of our recipients! Love those O Joy alpha chipboard letters especially.

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