Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 11 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 11, 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 Waffle Flower Crafts! With a mix of quirky, trendy, and funky designs they’re sure to help you create fun and unique cards! They are headed up by my awesome friend Nina, who is one of my Gallery Idol alums and a really talented designer in her own right! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event this year!
Waffle Flower 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 wish you could see the shimmer on this in real life! It’s so festive!
The image from the Poinsettia set is so beautiful and makes for a unique layering stamp! I used Altenew inks for the flowers and leaves, and Versafine Vintage Sepia for the branches.
The sentiment is from the Peace On Earth stamp set, and I heat embossed it with some platinum embossing powder. I watercoloured the whole card with a mix of shimmery gold spray and then inked the edges with gold ink as well! I finished with a few flicks of mist and some Nuvo Glitter Drops for maximum shimmer!
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!
215 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 11!”
I love the soft colors on your lovely card!
I love the poinsettia. Great card.
Pretty colours and a great sense of joyous movement in this card.
Your card has a very unique design to it. I love it.
Love the colors you’ve used in making this card design.
Such a lovely and delicate card, it’s a great design! Thanks so much for another fun day of your Extravanagza!
Great color combination!!
Love the soft look and the way you used gray for your sentiment!
Gorgeous card.. love you soft colors… and Waffleflower is so amazing.
Lovely poinsettia card!
Beautiful card! Love the soft colors and that gorgeous poinsettia design!
Pretty! Love those peach ink colors you used! Thanks to you and Waffle Flowers for today!
So pretty! Love the soft, nontraditional colors!
Beautiful vintage colors and design.
This hop is so much fun! I love advent calendars and this is the only one I have for this year. It makes my day each morning to see all the paper goodness each day. Thanks!!!!
This is so very pretty. To me, it’s a vintage style and I just love that.
Love the muted colors.
thanks for sharing.
I love that unique poinsettia. Thank you for sharing.
Well, my first comment was meant to go on the Round Here blog but I was on the wrong tab in Google! So will repost it there and here wanted to comment that I think the Waffle Flower poinsettia set is one of the most unique and prettiest ones out there – it is on my wish list for sure! Beautiful card Taheerah!
Wow – love this card, and am now more excited as I actually have the Riverside stamp set and hadn’t even used it yet; thank you for the inspiration – doubt I’d ever have thought of such a pretty winter scene as you did with your card!!!
Love the retro tone of this card! The soft colours are wonderful and I love the script of the sentiment!
Beautiful card! Love the softness!
So soft and pretty!
Beautiful card! Great hop!
I love the colors you used – so soft and pretty!
Love the poinsetta and the sentiment font
How pretty your layered poinsettia; love the pink/blue combination! And pairing those with all that shimmer and shine…swoon-inducing! Another fabulous festive design, Taheerah!
I bet the shimmer looks spectacular in real life. Thanks for sharing!
This is such a sweet and soft color combination! Thanks so much. Now that I’ve seen it, will I ever do red again??
Beautiful card. I love the soft colors.
Beautiful card, I like the soft colors.
Your poinsettia card is so soft & pretty!
Soft and lovely. Well done you. Cheers.
How pretty this sweet poinsettia is!
So pretty – love the soft nontraditional colors!
Such soft colors, lovely!!
This has been so much FUN I love doing this Advent calendar everyday. I love you card today, the poinsettia is so pretty and I love the pink ( it’s my fav color ). No fussy cutting today, lol.
This is gorgeous! I love the beautiful, soft pastel color of the petals and leaves! Very pretty!
The colors are so retro. I’ve always liked the pink and green color scheme!
So soft and pretty – almost ethereal!
This is so soft and pretty! Love it!
your pink, mint and gray color combo is so pretty together,
This card is soft and delicate looking! Very beautiful and elegant! Your poinsettias are stunning! They are one of my favorite flowers next to sunflowers! The shimmer is perfect for this lovely creation!
I am really loving this hop and look forward to seeing what the designers have created each day! TFS!
Love the pink for the poinsettia. So pretty. Thanks for another amazing Extravaganza
That’s a soft beautiful creation 🙂 I’m so glad to be playing along and left some love on all the participating blogs for Day 11 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!
Wow! So pretty!
Oh Gosh! That poinsettia is so pretty with all shimmers! Love it!
Thank u for sponsoring Waffle Flowers!
sigh, so pretty! really love the pink!