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!”
LOVE THE LAUREL BRANCHES AND THE SOFT CHRISTMAS COLORS YOU USED!
This is so much fun, I am glad I got to be part of it this year. Your card is so pretty and I love your colors you picked, it’s nice to see something different for a change, way to go !!!!
couldn’t love this more!
Love your card!
Ok, the second door took me nowhere yesterday, even though I clicked on each item in the doorway. And today, I doing even have a second door to click on! What’s going on? Frustrating. ???
Very pretty card Taheerah! I love the colors of this, I really like non-traditional Christmas colors, but I tend to stick to blues.
I love your design and the colors are beautiful!
Beautiful modern card! That mistletoe stamp set is on my wishlist–so, love it!
Great card ! I love this rose gold embossing powder and use it very often.
This is such a fun event! Your cards are beautiful!
Gorgeous!! I love the embossing and non-traditional colors!!
What a stunning card!! I love the mistletoe stamps from Altenew!! The colors you used are gorgeous!!
Love your card. Really pretty colors – and I have to get that Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Such a great color for sentiments all year long. I’m a bit of a newbie so this hop is a lot of fun and so inspirational. For me, it’s an opportunity to learn from others who have so much more experience – but the same passion that I have.
Beautiful color combo!
These colors are lovely and I agree Altenew’s stamps are wonderful. I’ve been eyeing them for too long and hope to get my hands on them this Christmas.
I really like the color of that rose gold embossing powder. Beautiful!
Very pretty–I like the non traditional colors.
Beautiful! Just beautiful!
I have this stamp and I have seen so many inspirational pieces. This is beautiful. I love the depth that you have with the die ink stamping and embossing. Well Done!
Absolutely gorgeous again! Lol. And the cards on the hop are fabulous! Thank you so much for the great inspiration and a chance to win some fun prizes! 🙂
Love your card and the use on non-traditional colors! Altenew stamps are one of my all time favorites and I love watching their Facebook Live events to learn what is new as well as new techniques!
Oooh, I love the design and soft colors of your card.
Taheerah, I love your gorgeous pastel design! All of your guests have made beautiful cards as well. I love Christmas, and I love your Advent Calendar Extravaganza! 🙂
Your card is so pretty! Love the colors!
Such elegant cards today! Beautiful images and embossing!
Love these cards and the rose embossing.
This colour combo is totally gorgeous, love it!
I love the colors you used for the mistletoe!
I really like the idea of these 25 days!!! The card is simple and easy to make but also elegant!!!
fabulous card. Love the non-traditional colors. And so easy for mass production.
I love your non-traditional colors-fabulous card! Thank you, Susan
I’m digging your non-traditional Christmas colours too – gorgeous!
Beautiful! Love the soft non-traditional colors! The rose gold embossing looks stunning!
Love the muted colors–so much traditional red and green– I am happy to see something different.
Lovely mix of ink and embossing, great overall pattern.
Wow, I love this card! Love the non traditional colors!
The muted colors make this a very elegant card.
Absolutely love the non traditional Christmas colours! Am now going to buy rose gold embossing powder 🙂
Love the color combo and the font of Merry & Bright
Thank you for creating the Advent Calendar Blog Hop. All your artists inspire me with different perspectives. You are assisting me with so much inspiration. I an already looking forward to tomorrow’s posts.
Love Altenew! And always fun to go with the non-traditional colors!
Love your color choices for this lovely card! Today is another inspirational day showcasing one of my absolute favorite companies! The designers have done a fabulous job making their products shine! TFS!
Love the card. Lovve Altenew stamps and inks and LOVE this yearly blog hop event!!
Thanks for another super fun hop! I look forward to seeing what other designers do with their stamps. Very inspiring.
Love how you used non-trditional Christmas colors to create your Beautiful Holiday Work of Art! Love the colors you chose as well with the Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I am in the process of making an Advent Calender Tree with Kraft cardstock, various shafes of green cardstock for mini die cut trees to stamp numbers with versamark and emboos with rose gold embossing powder. Thanks much for the “outside of the box” holiday inspiration!
I love the card and I prefer untraditional Christmas colors. I need some rose gold embossing powder… Altenew has so many wonderful products. Would live to win a gift card for their site. Thanks for sharing and I love the surprises!
Love your card, as always! There is so much inspiration here already, it will be difficult to top it!
Love the colors on your card!
Beautiful card and I love Altenew! Off to hop…
love the sweet background on this card:)