Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 15!

By Taheerah | 15th December 2017 | 229 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 15 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!

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 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 15, 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 Lawn Fawn! The very epitome of cute and adorable, Lawn Fawn have been rocking my world for years with their sweet designs and even sweeter owner, Kelly Marie! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event again this year! 

Lawn Fawn 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:

Ice Skating Polar Bears Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia
Isn’t this just the cutest?! I love those adorable bears! 

Ice Skating Polar Bears Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

The bears, snowflakes and sentiment are all from the Beary Happy Holidays. I used some simple masking to extend the size of the ice the bears are skating on and to allow them to be skating on it!

Ice Skating Polar Bears Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I heat embossed the snowflakes and sentiment (the snowflakes are stamped in grey then heat embossed with a sparkly clear embossing powder), and watercoloured my scene using Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, mixing the colours with a little mist. Simple but sweet, and beautiful!

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 Lawn Fawn 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 Sunday 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!


229 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 15!”

  1. Just lovely. I love your soft colors and simple touch of sparkle and texture. So soft and cute. Happy Holidays!

  2. I love how you created the snow scene. I never thought to use grey, but it was perfect. Ice dancing bears are a treat.

  3. I will admit it, but just to you, I LOVE LAWN FAWN, hush don’t tell anyone x
    This card you’ve made with the divine little skating bears is great, so fun, cheerful & bright, I love the fact you have a front & back with this bear x

  4. As soon as I saw your card on Instagram, I knew it was Lawn Fawn day! I love these little skating bears, and I love how you made it look like they’re dancing with each other. Since they’re made with spinner cards in mind, that’s mostly how I’ve seen them used, but these make for a perfect little ice dancing pair. And let’s face it, you can’t go wrong with Lawn Fawn! Thanks for such a cute inspiration card, and bravo for being over halfway through! You, your cardmaking skills, and your powers of organization are to be commended. 😀

  5. Oh man that is a stamp set I have been coveting…. I love those little bears. It looks like they are dancing… doe see doh!

  6. These adorable bears are on my wishlist and your inspiration is tempting me more! Love your take on the beautiful card <3
    I'm super happy to be playing along and left some love on all the participating blogs for Day 15 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  7. A very cute card! It’s nice that you were able to use both the front and the back of the bear without having to make a spinner card.

  8. Totally awesome card! Love your ice skating bears in this adorable scene! TFS!
    Can’t believe the Hop is halfway done! ? so glad that I am hopping around for tons of inspiration!

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