Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 18!

By Taheerah | 18th December 2017 | 210 Comments

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!

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 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:

Bright Trees Noel Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia
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?!

Bright Trees Noel Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

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!

Bright Trees Noel Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia
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!

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 The Stamp Market 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!


210 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 18!”

  1. 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!

  2. Just a quick note for The Stamp Market since they don’t have a comment section on their blog. Love the plaid background!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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