Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 24!

By Taheerah | 24th December 2016 | 257 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 24 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!! Happy Christmas Eve!!

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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 24, 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 Clearly Besotted! This UK-based company is well known for its super-cute stamps and fun designs! They are headed up by my awesome friend Steph – sweet and generous to a fault! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event this year! 

Clearly Besotted are generously sponsoring a prize pack (hand-picked by me!) worth an incredible $72! You’re definitely going to love these, and with the store being closed until next year this might be one of your only chance to get these products!!

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:

'Tis The Season To Prance Reindeer Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I had such fun with the Let’s Prance set and created a fun little scene featuring these reindeer friends!

'Tis The Season To Prance Reindeer Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I stamped all my images with black ink then watercoloured my scene with my Zig Markers. They are fast becoming a favourite medium! I drew the hills to ground the scene and added a little shimmer to the snow with my Wink of Stella pen, and some heat embossed snowflakes in the sky. My favourite detail is probably curving the sentiment!

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 Clearly Besotted 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 for the very last day!!


257 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 24!”

  1. I think those are some of the most adorable reindeer I’ve ever seen! Love the scene you created on your card! Super fun!

  2. One of the cutest Christmas cards I’ve seen–those reindeer are just precious! Love this event, Taheerah! Thanks for all your hard work putting it together! Happy Holidays!

  3. Love the line stamps.
    Don’t always need a lot of detail in our stamps.
    The card is such fun.
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  4. What a fun card to spread Christmas cheer! I have never heard of this company before but will definitely check them out! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. I love the card, these reindeers are so cute, I love water coloring with my zig markers as well but mine never look as good as all of yours or the other designers in this extravaganza but that’s okay I will get there one day I hope.

  6. Very cute card and I love your details! Clearly Besotted is a great company! Thanks to them for sponsoring. Off to hop…

  7. Totally in love with your darling card!! Love the flying reindeer and your colors are spot on!! The curved sentiment is the perfect finishing touch!!! Merry Christmas and tfs!

  8. Love these whimsical “Lets Prance” reindeer since the first time I saw them. Your watercolouring of them really suits their style. You have a great eye for fitting your mediums to the stamp style.

  9. Merry Christmas Eve to you
    Love the reindeers your cards have been all wonderful
    I have enjoyed all your guest and their creations they have shared and yes I am wishing that I win one of the prizes

  10. HOW CUTE!!!! You’re RIGHT Taheerah! This WOULD BE FUN to create this little scene & make others SMILE!!!! 😉 SUPER JOB!!!

  11. That is adorable, I love the little deer. Merry Christmas and thank you for this wonderful Advent Calendar hop.

  12. Taheerah, your reindeer are adorable. I want to thank you for doing this extravaganza. I am a new card crafter and I have learned so much by following these past 24 days. I ‘ve connected with a whole bunch of designers and shops. This was a great idea. Merry Christmas!!

  13. LOL, Taheerah, your card is just adorable! Love the sentiment with your images, super cute and fun! I have a few CB stamps and they are awesome. Fantastic quality and fun images! ♥ them!
    Happy Christmas Eve…

  14. Merry Christmas! Your card is beautiful, I love Clearly Besotted images so very much, and can’t wait for reopening their store again.

  15. Very sweet and adorable card!!! Thank you for doing this again this year!! I always look forward to your advent calendar days!!!

  16. I love it! I have started playing a little with bits of watercolor and hand drawn little images.. so much fun to do, even for a non-artist! I don’t think I could replicate the reindeer, but I love the trees! Overall, just a great card to give someone a smile, or-in my case- a real laugh! Thanks. I am off to finish wrapping (just one more) and cooking. Merry Christmas.

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