Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 4!

By Taheerah | 4th December 2017 | 244 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 4 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

In case you missed Day 3, click here!
In case you missed Day 2, click here!
In case you missed Day 1, 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!

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 4, 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 Reverse Confetti! With an array of fun, quirky images, Reverse Confetti have some really great stamps and dies, and this year branched out into cardstock, patterned paper and inks too! They are headed up by the my friend Jennifer, who is just awesome! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event again this year! 

Reverse Confetti are generously sponsoring a $40 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:

O' Christmas Tree Bear Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I have really been enjoying colouring cute images with Prismacolors lately and this Santa from the Here Comes Santa Claus set is no exception! He’s so adorable! I stamped him onto kraft cardstock and coloured him to give a vintage feel, adding a few glittery details with a Sakura Clear Stardust pen.

O' Christmas Tree Bear Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I adhered him to a panel stamped with images from the Santa’s Gift Tag and Sweet Treats – Christmas sets, then mounted my panel onto a kraft card base stamped with the holly image from Sweet Treats – Christmas. Some Stickles for the berries were the perfect finishing touch, and the extra cream dots really add a great pop that contrasts with the base but marries with the panel perfectly!

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 Reverse Confetti 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!


244 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 4!”

  1. Such a cute little Santa Bear! I just love him. My granddaughter would love this card! This is so much fun! Thanks for your great idea! Merry Christmas!

  2. Your background is so soft and delicate looking! I love this little bear and the birdie! So excited to wake each day and come hop along with you! Seeing what is behind each door is fun and inspirational! Thanks for the chance to learn new things, get inspired and hop along!

  3. Such a sweet card! Very pretty 🙂 I love playing along here and left some love on all the participating blogs for Day 4 🙂

  4. Love your sweet teddy bear card and now am humming the tune of O’ Christmas tree!! Such a fabulous company too!

  5. I love RC’s adorable creatures in their stamp catalog. This card is so sweet, with its delicate bokeh background and perfect coloring of the Santa Bear. You always wow us!!

  6. Your bear-and-birdie are simply darling, Taheerah – and choosing to colour with pencils accomplishes your vintage-feel goal! Super cute; super sweet!

  7. WOW! I went back over the past days I missed. Thank you for introducing me to so many new sites and so many new ideas. I will be back every day!

  8. Again wonderfull and lovely cards and gifts behind door 4 today.
    This is my 1st Advent Calendar Extravangaza but I’m lovin’ it Taheerah.

  9. This is so beary cute (couldn’t resist!). II love the little birdie
    sitting atop the darling bear. Your card is so cute!

  10. Yay! Love Reverse Confetti…your card is ADORABLE!
    Thanks for the invite, it’s such a treat to be part of this party!

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