Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 18 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 18, 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 The Stamp Market! A new kid on the block, this exciting company have the most perfect modern designs, especially perfect for lovers of a CAS style, but versatile enough to be used in a multitude of ways! They are headed up by my awesome talented friend Amy Yingling, who is just as amazing as the products she designs! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event this year!
The Stamp Market 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:
After having gone through several iterations of this card, I am so happy with the bright, almost jewel-like tones of this offering! Who says you have to stick to just a few colours?!
I stamped the background of trees using every single image stamp from the Tiny Trees set. This little 3×4 limited edition may be small but it certainly packs a punch! My Catherine Pooler inks made stamping this a breeze!
I stamped the NOEL sentiment from the Holiday Cheer set (another limited edition beauty!) with Versafine then drew a border around it using a pen. Simple yet stunning!
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!
210 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 18!”
Very vibrant and pretty ink colours.
Excited always to hear about new companies and what they are doing! Always love checking them out!
Oh, this is a new brand for me, haven’t heard much about them – thanks so much for sharing their products today. Your card is awesome, I love the graphic look, and the colours are really lovely!
Just love the colors in this card!! such a fun event, seeing all the talented designers!
Love those pretty, colorful trees!!
Such pretty colors. I like the looks of those designs. Can’t wait to see more.
Very fun & festive–looks like designer paper!
Love the color choices on this card. beautiful design, too!
Cute tags on the Stamp Market blog.
What a fun card! I love the cute trees and the colors you used!
Just a quick note for The Stamp Market since they don’t have a comment section on their blog. Love the plaid background!!
LOVE the very bright colors you have used on this card! Such a trendy and modern look to it too.
Love the colors and graphic feel!
This comment is for http://thestampmarket.com/blog-1 since they said no comments there. Awesome bold Merry, love this tag!
I love traditional cards but I have come to love non traditional ones too. So unexpected and unique! I love the rainbow effect of these trees!
Love the lovely background with the highlight sentiment! Great hop!
Love the colorful trees!! So graphic, love it!!
I love this colorful card.
I love these trees in the bright CP colors. Cute card. Thank you for sharing.
Love the different designs and colors of the
Christmas trees. A welcome break from red/green.
thanks for sharing.
Fun card! I’ve never heard of the Stamp Market before – looking forward to getting acquainted!
Lovely tree card!
What an amazing choice of colors! This card is festive, fun and fabuliscious! I am off to check out The Stamp Market because this is the first time I have heard of them and I like what I have seen on this Hop today! TFS!
So pretty! Love all those little trees, and the colors are beautiful!
Love this graphic card with its on-trend colors.
Pretty card, it like all the colors.
I just the bright colors on this card. So cheerful.
The Stamo Market did not have a place to comment, so I just want to say I really like the font on the “Merry”stamp, and the plaid insert on the envelope was very cute.
The colors are a great choice and show us not everything Christmas is green and red. I like all of those tiny little trees too!
I love the many different versions of a tree… Such a great set and cute card!
Taheerha, I’ve been swooning over every. single, product that The Stamp Market has released so I’m exponentially thrilled that they’re one of your sponsors! And you, my friend, have showcased beautifully the Tiny Trees set that I’m totally crushing over! I adore your jewel coloured whimsical forest; the kind of forest that makes me want to bundle up and go for a stroll…Love this!! Off to see what other fascinating Stamp Market delights await…
ooo nice colors!
wonderful card design – fantastic colors – and love the “noel” in the center!
This is a GORGEOUS and very festive Christmas card!! I LOVE the colors!!
Fun and unique card!
Very imaginative Thank you..
Love the background you have created with all those trees. Brilliant. Cheers.
Such a bright and fun card!
Using these tiny trees together creates a big impact card. So pretty!
Adorable card for today, trees of many shades, so cute! Love the colors you used, very unique, love that they are so pretty. Looking forward to tomorrow! Thanks.
So whimsical and pretty! And this company is totally new to me, Thanks for introducing!
Such a fun and festive holiday card -I love the different trees in these non traditional colors! This is a new-to-me stamp company too, gotta check them out, thanks!
One of my favorite stamp sets.You rocked it,love it.
so pretty card!
Love this stamp set. Your colorful design really shows off the trees perfectly.
You are right. The colors do work well.
…nice trees…..I love the Christmas tree image and the wreath. Those two images are Christmas!
Fun and whimsical! Love the bright colors!
Such a sweet card.
oh I have this set. this is fantastic!!! I should get started on next year’s cards!!
Very funky cool design on the card. Well balance presenation