Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 7!

By Taheerah | 7th December 2016 | 285 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 7 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

In case you missed Day 6, click here!
In case you missed Day 5, click here!
In case you missed Day 4, click here!
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 7, 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 Hero Arts! This industry giant I’m sure need no introduction! One of the most genuine, ethical companies I have ever had the pleasure of working with, Hero are just one of my absolute favourite. Their products are known for their quality, variety and timeless nature. I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event again this year! 

Hero Arts 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:

Believe Forest Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I really can’t get enough of that Forest And Deer Bold Prints stamp. It’s just so elegant! Here I heat embossed it onto shimmery cream cardstock using Platinum embossing powder.

Believe Forest Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I blended some rose gold ink around the edges and a bit onto my panel, then I reached for another product I can’t get enough of – that Believe die that’s part of a die set from Lil’ Inker Designs! I die cut it several times to provide some height, and heat embossed the top layer with Platinum sparkly embossing powder, then adhered it in place to complete the look!

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 Hero Arts 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!


285 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 7!”

  1. I do love that Bold Print background stamp from Hero Arts. I have a couple of them now and they stamp so well.
    I don’t have this one yet but it’s on my list.
    Love the platinum colour with the blush of warmth added too.

  2. Love that pretty card and the stamp you used!
    Each day is a treat to check in here! I look forward to seeing which company you are featuring and your beautiful cards! Enjoying the blogs I’m visiting each day!

  3. Oh, wow!! This is just stunning! I love the embossed background and the diecut sentiment. So beautiful and elegant!

  4. Your card is masterful and dramatic. Love that background stamp; Santa is going to need a U-Haul for all the items I keep adding to my wish list. TFS

  5. Your card is so beautiful, I love that background! so fun to check in every day and see what you have in store for us!

  6. Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love the Forest and Deer stamp! It is so elegant! The platinum embossing is perfect!

  7. What a gorgeous background stamp you have showcased all embossed in silver…paired with the gorgeous believe die and you have created a stunning card, love it! Thanks for sharing all your creative goodness and this amazing blog hop. Have a most wonderful day. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  8. That background is gorgeous! I need to buy more background stamps they really elevate the card. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Gorgeous card. I love that background stamp especially in the pewter colour you used.
    My first year for your Advent Extravaganza and I love it. It is like Christmas every day opening the door and I also love being introduced to some new Sponsors and seeing their products.

  10. Taheerah, I really love that HA Forest And Deer Bold Prints stamp and your card is beautiful! The silver embossing is perfect!

  11. Another gorgeous card. Love the soft muted background. It gives such a peaceful feel. The sparkle of the sentiment just adds to the feel of the card,as does the sentiment itself! Beautiful!

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