Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 6 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!
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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 6, 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 Altenew! Run by two of my dear friends, Tasnim and Jen, Altenew’s designs instantly win you over with their assortment of stunning florals, bold graphics, and much more! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event again this year!
Altenew are generously sponsoring a $30 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 really love the large scale of the images in the Poinsettia & Pine stamp set and wanted to do something a bit different with it for this card! I stamped the images with Distress Inks to create a frame, then watercoloured over them with a little more Distress Inks to soften them and add some colour. I wasn’t going for an even look (both in terms of symmetry of the frame, or the watercolouring) so that it felt more ‘organic’.
I spritzed and watercoloured a little with some Perfect Pearls Mist too for some extra shimmer! To finish I die cut the sentiments using a die set from The Ton, heat embossed them with gold glitter embossing powder, then adhered them in place!
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!
294 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 6!”
Thank you Taheerah for your card. I love the look of watercolor and love the layers too. Very festive. Nice poinsettias. Altenew has such a variety of products. I love their store.
Sooo pretty, Taheerah!
Beautiful card! I’m loving the secret destinations!
Your layouts are wonderful.
Love the gold embossed
letters on your beautiful
Carla from Utah
Very pretty card. I love the poinsettias,
A hit as usual….You are a very talented lady….thank you so much…I love AlteNew!!! Happy Holidays!!!
Such a pretty card Taheera. Love the subtle coloring! The touch of gold adds a nice charm to the card.
Gorgeous inspiration today! I need more Altenew stamps…
What a fun event…enjoying seeing the destinations!
A lovely card and the Advent Extravaganza is a great idea! I stumbled across it this year and I’ve been following it for the last two days. Thank your for all the work you do to make it happen!
Beautiful! Love the soft watercolor background with some hint of darker color and shimmer! Thanks for sharing this awesome inspiration. Off to hop and see more fabulous creations.
Very pretty card!
Love seeing Altenew in ALL it’s Christmas glory!
Oh what a beautiful card!
Perfection. I love the beautiful sentiment and the soft background. Just gorgeous.
Gorgeous! Love the soft colors and tone of the card!
Just love the soft colors and sparkle of gold. Just can’t go wrong with Altenew.
lovely soft colors, wonderful design, great watercoloring – all in all one gorgeous card!!
Yeah ! ANother fun day!
Stunning MERRY CHRISTMAS card thanks for day 6 !
this one! this one is stunning! I love your organic, easy look!
Simply beautiful! A very elegant card!
Love the organic look of the watercoloring. Such a lovely card.
Very pretty card, love the soft colors
Gorgeous poinsettia card! I am enjoying the Advent Extravaganza so very much, the fun destinations and wonderful card designs.
Beautiful colors. The poinsettias are
gorgeous – I look forward to getting a plant
every holiday season.
thanks for sharing a fantastic card.
So soft and pretty. Love the pink poinsettia. Another awesome day of inspiration with Altenew stamps.
I love the Advent Calendar hop – it’s so much fun to discover what’s behind the door each day!
Very pretty card! Love the colors.
Love your beautiful poinsettia card!
Love your card and all the cards on this hop today! Love Altenew products!
Lovely card! Awesome color combo and the soft look o f the background.
This card is gorgeous! Love the soft watercolor look!
I love these poinsettias. The pink ones in real life are absolutely beautiful. Just as the card is.
Beautiful card & sponsor company today. Still patiently waiting to be an Altenew winner.
Love the beautiful soft colors on your card:)
I love the softness of your card. I need to try your technique of watercoloring over the distress inks.
soft and lovely!
Extra shimmer! That is exactly what evert card needs. Thanks so very much!
Just recently bought some stamp sets from Altenew And i really like the impressionability and quality.
This is such a wonderful card design. The color scheme and the use of the perfect pearl gave the card that special look of elegance.
Beautiful card! Simply amazing. Thanks for sharing!
After seeing all of projects using this set, I may just have to have one of my own!
Oh so pretty! That word die is so delicate. It looks stamped and embossed it’s so fine. Wow what possibilities a die would give you!
The soft watercolour look is just beautiful.
Taheerah, this is so pretty! Love your color choices.
Thanks for inviting me to join in the fun!
THis is a lot of fun.
I adore your beautiful card — the poinsettias, the soft colors and touch of gold are all stunning!