Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 19!

By Taheerah | 19th December 2017 | 204 Comments

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!

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 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:

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia
It’s Christmas, so sooner or later the Buffalo Plaid had to make an appearance!

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

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*

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia
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.

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

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!

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 Winnie & Walter 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!


204 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 19!”

  1. Buffalo plaid has certainly been the cool pattern of the season and I love your version. The stencil is an especially great way to create the pattern and I love the added white. The sparkly gold sentiment is perfect!

  2. I love a new way to do a plaid background. The white lines are a perfect addition. So love the advent calendar. Thanks again

  3. Never noticed that stencil, but it looks fantastic as a plaid background. Love the gold glitter paste. Onto my wish list. ? Another simple and beautiful card.

  4. Plaid is so in now….all the rage! Love this card. Its so festive! Great colors. I love Winnie n Walter. I have a few of their stamps/dies. But id love more.
    Ps.. my hubbys name is Walter but Im not bias. Lol
    Thx for sharing

  5. What a stunning card, great to see some Buffalo Plaid out on display, I actually have all the elements to try & remake this card, going to try & see what I manage tomorrow, thanks for inspiring x

  6. Love the plaid background. Classic Christmas. Just the right amount of shine with your homemade glitter paper.

  7. Oh, yes, indeed! Plaid is essential for Christmas in my book, and I love this card. My favorite gift wraps are plaid–I could get by with only those, but then where would I put the shiny foiled papers??? thanks again!

  8. Buffalo plaid, shimmery gold sentiments and a smattering of sparkly sequins…oh my! Gorgeous in a classy, cozy way! LOVE!!

    1. Wanted to add: mega thank you to W&W for offering TWO gift certificates! Talk about generous; two people will have wonderful shopping sprees!

  9. Oh pretty buffalo plaid background, love the thin white line detail and the gold glimmer NUVO on the card base is so clever as backdrop for the die cut negative space.

  10. Very pretty. The glitter add such a tough of elegance

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  11. Lovely Christmas card! Thanks to today’s sponsor – they have some cut outs that match my stamps from them that I’d love to get.

  12. I love that plaid background—thought it was patterned paper—great imprint for a background stamp. Every year on this hop I discover a new company or a new blogger. Thanks!

  13. Hi, Taheera!
    I love your sweet Christmas plaid with touches of gold and little sequins. Such a sweet card. Thanks again for all the fun and inspiration. Have a wonderful day, and bless you for all your special efforts.
    Karen Letchworth

  14. Buffalo plaid and glitter…why not?. It looks just perfect to me! Love this blog hop for all the inspiration it provides. Thank you so much!

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