Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 19 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 19, 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 Winnie & Walter! One of my most favourite companies, Winnie & Walter are well known for their trendy, stylish, and downright awesome products! They are headed up by my brilliantly kind and talented friend Shay, who is an absolute gem. I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event again this year!
Winnie & Walter are generously sponsoring *two* $30 gift certificates 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:
It’s Christmas, so sooner or later the Buffalo Plaid had to make an appearance!
I used the Scenery: Buffalo Check Creative Screenings stencil to stencil my pattern onto some red cardstock. Easy peasy plaid in one step! I used a white pen to add some lines for a bit of contrast. Not a traditional Buffalo Plaid at all but hey, who says I can’t use a little creative license? *wink*
I used the awesome In A Word: Holiday Tiles Cutaways dies to cut all my phrases in one go by keeping them all wired together. I adhered my panel onto my card base using Pinflair Glue Gel for a little dimension.
See that gold glitter beneath it? I used my Nuvo Glimmer Paste to transform what was once a white card base! Some sequins to finish off and this stylish number was done!
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!
204 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 19!”
very nice card!
hugs , Fiki
Great card for a man!
I love the buffalo plaid background
Beautiful winter plaid background. Makes me warm and snuggly like my favorite flannel pjs!
Beautiful use of the plaid in combination with the glitter.
That Buffalo plaid is stunning as a background! I love the glitter peaking through.
Oh I LOVE today’s card Taheerah! I am a huge fan of plaid and the way you used sparkly paper behind the sentiment cutout is perfect! Thanks for putting together these fun giveaways – it is fun having something to look forward to each day!
Oooh, this is awesome!! Love it!
Red, black and gold – what a fabulous and festive color combo.
Great card, love the plaid background.
Love the plaid background.
Great buffalo plaid stencil!! Love the gold used with it, too.
Glad the buffalo plaid made an appearance. Love what you did with it. Red & black rules. Great job.
So shimmery with pretty plaids with so much dimension on it, love it!
LOVE Winnie & Walter! Awesome card with that pretty background and rthe gold glittery sentiment!
Love the Buffalo Plaid look with the gold lettering! Thanks for sharing the tips…the white lines and gold outline look great! As always, sequins are the cherry on top!! Merry Christmas Taheerah!
Love how you backed the die cuts with sparkly gold!
??? the Buffalo Plaid background with the sparkaliscious sentiment! Absolutely breathtaking and elegant! Everything about this card screams happiness and joy! TFS!
W&W is one of my favorite companies & I love how you used their products for this festive, creative card!
Awesome card!! What a great idea to use the glitter paste to keep the glitter under control!
Love the glitter and plaid!
Wow, when I first looked at the card I thought that patterned paper and glitter paper were used, but then read on and see that you created both yourself! Impressive!
Awesome background with the embossing.This is wonderful.
…I’m plaid you organized this wonderful event!
Eeeek! Winnie & Walter is my favorite stamp company, so I had to stop in today. Love that gorgeous and warm plaid….oh, my. Beautiful with the gold.
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Love this big bold sentiments in gold on black & red plaid!
🙂 Can’t beat a little buffalo plaid!
WoW, I LOVE the Buffalo plaid, this card is just darling, so cute! Loving the colors.
Very nice. Love the way the stencil works. Your card is wonderfully warm and festive!
Plaid is so fun. I’ve seen a lot of it this year, and I’m glad because plaid just makes you feel warm when you see it.
The perfect card! Loving the red and black plaid!
Love the big plaid! Great card
Gah! Red and black plaid with gold??? I’m in love!!
Love the plaid and gold glitter! So Christmassy!
Very pretty with a wonderful warm feeling! Love that gold!
Love the background…it really makes the gold stand out even more. Cheers.
This card would be perfect to send to a man, I think. It’s bold and masculine, but still very festive.
Super cute and cozy card!
What a great combination for a holiday card! I really like these In a Word Tifles Cutaway dies and can’t wait to get some for myself.
love love your plaid background with the glittery gold – wonderful card and think i really need that stencil!!
I love the plaid background!! I am going over to buy that product right now!! Thanks for sharing.
Wow! Love your bold stenciled background and I am very impressed with what the Nuvo Glimmer Paste did to plain white cardstock!!!
Great job ! Happy holidays!
Love that plaid and in stencil form, there are so many possibilities. Thank you for sharing.
Great card and plaid background!
Wow..Simply beautiful..love the plaid background alobgwith gold ..Hugsxx Deepti
Your combination of the plaid and the sparkly message is a knock out! Very nice card!
I’ve seen tons of plaid stamps but this is the first plaid stencil I’ve found. Love the flexibility it gives. Your card is a knockout, especially with the contrast between the plaid and the glimmer paste.
Wow!!! Stunning plaid background!!! Great card!!!