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. Such a whimsical scene with prancng reindeer!! I personally have loved all the inspiration from your Advent Calendar Extravaganza. Your design and talents to achieve all of these gorgeous cards is amazing!! Enjoyed finding new blogs and designers and all of their fabulous work as well. And when it is all over, some will really be happy when they win!!

  2. I love the secret destinationservice
    for the packagesame at thevdoor!
    So fun not knowing where you are
    heading. Merry Christmas Eve.
    Carla from Utah

  3. I look love the reindeer, especially the one jumping through the air. They’re out in the snow together and frolicking as reindoor do. I think every bit of this card shows the fun but also nature’s part of the holiday season! Thank you for sharing.

  4. It’s hard to believe it already Christmas Eve! I have so enjoyed this amazing event – thank you so much for organizing and creating so many beautiful projects to share with us! <3 Merry Christmas!

  5. Cute and fun. This would be fun to give to a dancer… or a prancer… or a donner or vixen, lol. Merry Christmas and thanks for the fun Advent calendar this year.

  6. Love how you have placed these adorable reindeer esp the one that is leaping with ‘joy’. Love how you curved the sentiment – a great way of getting a different look from your stamps. Thanks for the inspiration;)

  7. What an absolutely delightful design. Prancing reindeer puts a smile on anyone’s face this time of year. Thanks for sharing your creativeness.

  8. How cute are the raindeers, so much fun! Love the curved sentiment really makes a difference. Just beautiful and crazy fun! Have enjoyed this Advert Extravaganza hop. Have learned so much over the past few weeks. Thank you so much and merry Christmas xxx

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