Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 5!

By Taheerah | 5th December 2017 | 246 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 5 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

In case you missed Day 4, click here!
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 5, 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 Pretty Pink Posh! Known far and wide for their awesome sequins and shaker mixes, Pretty Pink Posh also have a growing collection of dies and ultra cute stamp sets too! They are headed up by my awesome friend Paulina, who is truly an inspiration and a gem! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event this year! 

Pretty Pink Posh are generously sponsoring a $25 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:

Reindeer Presents Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

Isn’t this just the cutest?! I absolutely fell in love with the Reindeer Friends stamp set the moment I saw it, and couldn’t wait to put it to use!

Reindeer Presents Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I masked the stack of presents a few times so I could create a mountain of gifts for one of the little guys to hang out on! So fun! I coloured everything with Copics, then masked the reindeer and blended some ink over the card to create a subtle sky.

Reindeer Presents Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I’ve been enjoying playing with Nuvo Drops lately! A glossy brown for two of my little guys’ noses, and a glittery red one for my leaping Rudolph finished off this scene 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 Pretty Pink Posh 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!


246 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 5!”

  1. How cute! I love the tiny ?! The mountain of pretty presents is Lovely!
    Each day of the hop gets more exciting and inspiring! Can’t wait for tomorrow’s hop! TFS!

  2. I love Pretty Pink Posh. Who wouldn’t love your adorable reindeer with their mountain of colorful gifts. Super cute card!

  3. You must have enjoyed colouring those vibrant packages! The subtly sponged sky is the perfect finishing touch.

  4. Such fabulous inspiration – net enough days in December to try them all out – will be burning the mdinight oil !!

  5. Oooh, those presents are a feat of masking! And the hopping Rudolph is very merry. I love it. How bold of you to do a PPP card without any sequins! But it is a great way to show off their other products that might not be as well known. I feel like those reindeer might fit in with a Lawn Fawn scene too, and it’s always nice when one can go cross-brand. Thank you for a delightful card!

    And as always, *\o/* rah rah cheerleading for all the behind-the-scenes work. I don’t even want to think about how many hours a day you spend on this, but I’m thankful you do.

  6. Love that stack of presents; masking is magical, isn’t it? PPP is a wonderful company. Off to see what the designers have dreamed up!

  7. that brought a smile to my face.
    Love the little deer sitting on top of the
    pile. Just a sweet card.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Impressive masking in creating your mountain of gifts, Taheerah…and seriously, how beyond adorable are these reindeer! Love the ‘I’m the king of the castle’ one on the top of the heap o’gifts! Super cuteness!

  9. These little Christmas deer are so cute! Beautiful coloring technique and a truly heart-warming design! Love it!

  10. Awww I love this cute adorable card 🙂 Super fun and beautiful coloring!
    I am super happy to be playing along and left some love on all the participating blogs for Day 5 🙂

  11. what a sweet, cute and fun card – those little reindeer hopping around and the the one on top the pile of presents are just adorable!

  12. Your lovely card made me smile on this dark and cold day here in the Netherlands.
    Again seen some wonderfull cards behind door 5 today.

  13. Woooot, I love PPP and their recent winter/Christmas releases, they’re simply amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this cute card with us, and inspiring us all so much!

  14. Awww cute! Masking those presents must have taken some time. I’m surprised you didn’t use any sequins 😉 I just started adding their stamps and dies to my collection so looking forward to trying them out soon!

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