Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 4 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!
In case you missed Day 3, click here!
In case you missed Day 2, click here!
In case you missed Day 1, 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!
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 4, 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 SugarPea Designs! With a great mix of cute and graphic, SugarPea Designs have something for everyone! And their owner, my friend Wendy, is such an awesome lady too! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event again this year!
SugarPea Designs 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:
I have really been enjoying colouring cute images with Prismacolors lately and this Santa from the Here Comes Santa Claus set is no exception! He’s so adorable! I stamped him onto kraft cardstock and coloured him to give a vintage feel, adding a few glittery details with a Sakura Clear Stardust pen.
I adhered him to a panel stamped with images from the Santa’s Gift Tag and Sweet Treats – Christmas sets, then mounted my panel onto a kraft card base stamped with the holly image from Sweet Treats – Christmas. Some Stickles for the berries were the perfect finishing touch, and the extra cream dots really add a great pop that contrasts with the base but marries with the panel perfectly!
Don’t forget the 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!
271 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 4!”
Love the Santa! I am going to try this with my PTI kraft paper.Thanks for the ideas and the Advent Calendar hop!
I’m really enjoying all the inspiration and the Sugar Peas Design stamps…..
Cute card – love the background stamping.
So cute! Love the adorable Santa! 🙂
Another cute card:)
Cute card! Love your stamped background!
Love the card!!
Such a cute card & I LOVE the background you stamped–would make a great card front! Thanks for another wonderful event, Taheerah!
Day 4 and the inspiration is wonderful from you and your guest thanks again for doing the advent calendar
Love your Santa card now I have to go look for the other surprises
Santa’s coloured on kraft? Simply fabulous (you’re a prismacolour pro!), as s your background stamping on kraft. My kraft simply doesn’t get enough attention, so thank you for that first piece of inspiration! Second piece: using the tag sentiments as part of your background. Very clever and very eye-catching! Third: glitter!!! Fourth: the overall festive-y, vintage-y impact! Truly charming and delightful! Forgot to add in my comment for Day 1: love the click-on images! So artistic!
Adorable santa card!
I love the holly images stamped onto the kraft cardstock.
Have yet to try prismacolors.
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Darling card! So cute!
I am having so much fun with your advent calendar! Today’s card is too cute I love the prismatic coloring.
Beautifully finished. Love the Santa stamp and the background.
Love your card design! The gift tag stamp is gorgeous and really fits with your vintage Santa. I must try colouring on Kraft! I keep saying that then forget to try it. I’m enjoying having the grown up advent to look forward to each day! Thank you so much.
Adorable card and I love how you colored Santa!
Love this card …I collect santa’s. I really like the background stamps used.
Another great calendar day with SugarPea designs
Oh my goodness… Your card is so adorable!!! My granddaughter Lilliana loves your card!!!
Love all those images stamped behind the Santa. Very fun!
Love these Sweet Pea designs, and your card is adorable. Thanks for such a wonderful hop.
This is one of my favorite Santa stamp of this year releases : he looks very sympathetic !
Love your Santa card!
So super cute!
Fun! I’m loving this daily hop!
That Santa is adorable and I love the pattern stamped on the card base!
Darling card! Love the whole design & stamps you used.
Cute card! I love the glittery touches.
I LOVE your sparkly Santa! he is adorable!
Cute card. Never underestimate the power of a pencil crayon!
Thanks for another fun hopping day! Your card is amazing 🙂
Great coloring on the Santa. I love the simplicity of this card.
Super gorgeous card! I love the sparkly Santa and your coloring is sweet!
Nice vintage card!
Beautiful vintage style Christmas card, awesome coloring of Santa and I love your stamped backgrounds too! I love this event, clicking on all the secret destinations is fun.
This wants is so cute. I just can’t buy anything more! I think I need counseling ! Lol
Ho! Ho! Ho! Cute card. Love the papers and the Santa.
Such a cute Santa!
Cute card! I really like the subtlety of the background image.
So cute!!! I adore this Santa image – I had to have that set as soon as I saw it!
Love the vintage feel to your Santa. Thanks so much for this blog hop with a twist, I love seeing what everyone does and exploring different techniques.
Your card is very cute! Love the Santa!
What a jolly Santa! Such a great traditional card.
Love the background.
HO, HO, HO….hi Santa..I have been good this year!!!
Wow,your coloring is spectacular. Love this idea of yours. Thank you.
I’m new to your Advent Calendar Extravaganza, how wonderful! What a fun card to Our!
Such a sweet Santa card!
Such a nice card! Love the Santa on it! I am going to have to look into the stardust pen.
That Santa is so cute! Especially with the glittery details.