Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 4!

By Taheerah | 4th December 2016 | 271 Comments

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!

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 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:

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Card by Taheerah Atchia

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.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Card by Taheerah Atchia

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!

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 SugarPea Designs 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!


271 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 4!”

  1. Oh, this is so sweet Taherrah. I love the cute Santa and the vintage look. The sparkle looks nice… also love the tag! So perfect!

  2. This is so much fun! Thanks for this advent extravaganza. Love your Santa card! Thanks for all your inspiration!

  3. Thank you again, Taheerah, for your inspiration with this cute Santa. It is very cheerful. Love Prismacolors.

  4. Lovin’ your Day 4 card with Sugar Pea Designs! That Santa is fabulous, and I love the awesome background you created!

  5. Love today’s card! That Santa is one of the cutest guys around! I have been trying to use my Prismacolors more so thanks for the inspiration. I hadn’t tried stamping on kraft yet!

  6. This is so cute. That Santa is just one of the cutest I’ve seen! Love the tag stamp you used as the background ….. so perfect together. Will definitely check out these Sugar Pea designs. Finding new companies is one of the good things about this blog hop! Thanks!

  7. Lovin’ how sparkly and glittery Santa is, he’s very festive indeed. I think this blog hop is most ingenious indeed I love how everybody is in a festive and sharing mood. Have a fabulous day. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  8. Your Santa is colored perfectly! LOVE this event and am so glad to be a part of it! Looking forward to the 25 days of fun! TFS!

  9. Such a fun and festive shimmery Sandta, Taheerah … so cute! Enjoying all the secret destinations … never know where we’re going or what we’ll see! Anita 🙂

  10. Beautifully put together card. I love the holly base you created but my favourite is the subtle background you’ve made for you Santa.

  11. That’s got to be the cutest Santa I’ve ever seen!! And I love the tracking and delivery ticket in the background—-fun details!

  12. Super cute card! Beautiful coloring and I love that you started with a kraft cardstock base, really adds to the vintage feel.

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