Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 10 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!
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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 a couple of years ago 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 a quick video that explains how to find those special links!
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 10, 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 Seven Hills Crafts! For those of us in the UK or Europe getting our fix of US crafting goodies often comes with a hefty price tag due to shipping and Customs. Seven Hills takes that out of the equation by selling all our favourites without having to worry about paying extra! They’re headed up by the awesome Tara, and I’m very lucky that I get to design for them too! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event this year!
Seven Hills Crafts are generously sponsoring a prize pack worth $59! All of the goodies are perfect for starting some 2018 crafting, so you will definitely want to get your hands on them!
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:
This is so shimmery and elegant! Perfect for those who love a sophisticated look!
I started with a white card base, believe it or not! I smoothed several colours of Nuvo Gimmer Paste onto my base for a gold ombre look! When that was all dry, I stamped and heat embossed the Hero Arts Star Patterns Background Stamp with gold embossing powder!
The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Handwritten Holiday stamp set, and I heat embossed it with some glittery embossing powder to finish the classy look!
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!
213 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 10!”
What a beautiful and elegant card! By the way, I was unable to leave a comment on one of the links for today.
Gorgeous card! Such inspiration today!
Love the classic elegance of your card.
Wow!! didn’t know that glimmer paste could look so good!! Amazing card!!
Love your beautiful card!
What a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing.
I couldn’t love this more!
I love how with one background and sentiment stamp, you created a beautiful, elegant card!
Very elegant, grown up card, sleek x
Wow, ooooh, aaaaah! Classic, classy and elegant. Love the gold on gold!
Wowzer–what a wonderfully elegant background–love the ombre gold!
That is an amazing background. The colouring or stamping alone would have been great but the sum exceeds the component parts!
A gorgeous background with this font.LOVE!
Your card is so elegant and over-the-top.
It’s beautiful and whoever receives it
will feel so much love.
thanks for sharing.
Loving this advent calendar- the cards are wonderful
Very nicely done! Love the ombre effect and the elegance of this card.
Love all that gold!
Beautiful and elegant card!
Wow! very elegant.
such a classy and elegant card – just beautiful!!
Thank you Seven Hills Crafts for this chance to win!! Merry Christmas!
Classy, stylish card ! Thank you for another day of the calendar – I’m off to discover the hidden projects !
Love this gold on gold on gold card, so festive and classy!
Beautiful – I love all the gold and shimmer
This is GORGEOUS. Love all the gold goodness.
This card proves simplicity can be gorgeous.
Elegant card! Love the ombre effect and the lovely colors you chose! Beautiful Star Patterns Background stamp!
Oooh, gorgeous card!
So pretty. I really like the background stamp.
Love this golden beauty!
Brilliant card….what an amazing background stamp! Love it! Cheers.
Great card! I would never have thought to use the Nuvo mousse to make that background. Wow!
Beautiful and super elegant card today, love it! I am well familiar with Seven Hills Crafts and order from them every now and again – they come handy in Europe for sure! 🙂
WOW!!!! What a stunning and very beautiful background!!!
Such an elegant card!! So beautiful! I’m glad to be playing along and left some love on all the participating blogs for Day 10 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
Wow! Stunning gold card!
This is my favorite! I LOVE the richness!
I love that background stamp….so elegant!
Wow – that is some golden glow. Very luxe looking card and I love the monochromatic texture.
WOWZER….What a stunning card. Love it!
Oh – love this! So elegant!
So elegant and classic! Love this beauty with gold!
I can’t believe that your card began with plain white cardstock. Amazing! Gorgeous ?
Beautiful, love that background!
Amazing. I am claiming this as my very first birthday card!!! Thank you. It is just stunning. Gold on gold… so elegant.
Very classy card. Love the background!