Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 2 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!
In case you missed Day 1 yesterday, click here!
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 2, 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 Altenew! Run by two of my dear friends, Tasnim and Jen, Altenew’s designs instantly win you over with their assortment of stunning florals, bold graphics, and much more! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event again this year!
Altenew 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:
I am really digging using non-traditional Christmas colours this year, and this modern mistletoe card is no exception!
I used Altenew’s Mountain Mist and Blush inks for the leaves, with a little Peach Perfect for some shading! I used rose gold embossing powder for some fun details and the sentiment!
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!
326 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 2!”
Such beautiful cards today! I was blown away!
I’ve been coveting this mistletoe set from Altnew! Just love it and love your card!
Lovely colours, lovely card!
Love,love,this background.Im so glad you did this again this year.Uber inspiration.
Very pretty. I love the colors you used on the card.
I love these stamps by Altnew, your card is beautiful
Love the muted colors.
After awhile – red and green starts getting too much.
thanks for sharing.
I am loving the nontraditional colors.
wonderful inspiration..love the card!
Very pretty card. Love the embossed look.
Really fun hop! Thanks
Your card is beautiful! It’s only Day 2 and I am having so much fun already!
Fabulous color combo! I bought this set but haven’t had a chance to open it yet!
Like the non traditional colors and your design.
Advent Calendar Extravaganza is a fantastic idea. We can always use MORE inspiration !! Thx
I really like that ‘rose gold’ embossing powder. Very nice shade.
Your card is so pretty! I have bought this stamp set but not used it yet, so thanks for the inspiration!
These colors are beautiful together! Lovely card.
Love the soft and pretty colours of your card, Taheerah. I love to alternate the colours on my Christmas cards between traditional and non-traditional.
Simple elegance. Fabulous card.
Such beautiful and creative ideas!
The non-traditional colors are fabulous!
BEAUTIFUL CARD and i loved the Alte New stops on the hop!
Now I’m digging the non traditional colors! Thanks for giving me a little kick to get my head going!
Love this color combo.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Stylish and chic, your lovely mistletoe, Taheerah! Swooning over the colour combination; a refreshing alternative to traditional red-and-green! Hopping off I go….
I love the soft colored leaves behind the gold embossed ones. Lovely card.
So many beautiful cards from the guests and I love your color palette! Lovely card!
Lovely card with non-traditional colors!
Lovely color combo!
Beautiful card. I like the layering of colors with the embossing. Thanks for this fabulous Advent hop!
Beautiful card. I love the colors used. Thank you for sharing.
I like the fun of the surprise each day.
Such a beautiful card and love the use of non-traditional colors.
Beautiful nontraditional colors and such a fun card! Great Day 2!
This is really pretty! I like the unique holiday colors and the fun sentiment!
Very pretty card—unusual colors for Christmas—I love it!
Love the effect created when using nontraditional colours!
Love this mistletoe set. And your advent calendar hop
Oh wow, I really love these colors! I just love a
stamped all over design like this. And I want some
rose gold ep!
Oh I love this set, and your card is making it hard to resist! The advent “hunt” is easy to follow and so much fun! Thanks for a giggle.
LOVE your card Taheerah…the colors are delish!
Soft, beautiful colors.
So gorgeous!!! LOVE the rose gold embossing!
Stunning and striking! Love it!
Again some wownderfull cards behind door 2 today.
I have enjoyed looking at them all.
Forgot to write that your card with misletoe is just wonderfull toooooo.
I love this quirky card! Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com