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!
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:
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!
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.
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!
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!
246 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 5!”
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!
A very sweet card! Love the leaping Rudolph! Thank you so much for all this inspiration!!!!
I love the reindeer. So cute. Gotta make this for my grandson
What a fun card. Love the huge pile of gifts.
I love Pretty Pink Posh. Who wouldn’t love your adorable reindeer with their mountain of colorful gifts. Super cute card!
You must have enjoyed colouring those vibrant packages! The subtly sponged sky is the perfect finishing touch.
What a fun card! You deserve a medal for your masking and coloring skills!
Such fabulous inspiration – net enough days in December to try them all out – will be burning the mdinight oil !!
Oh my goodness–so cute with that huge stack of bright, beautiful presents! Great card!
I love the stack of presents but it looks like a lot of masking. Adorable card.
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.
This is the cutest!
LOVE PPP! Darling card!
What a fun card! The reindeer are adorable 🙂
Such a sweet card. I love the leaping reindeer. Thank you for sharing.
Love this happy card. Reindeer are cute. Thank you for sharing.
Such a fun card!!
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!
Those reindeer are so stinkin’ cute, love your card!
Cute busy reindeer and great stack of presents.
that brought a smile to my face.
Love the little deer sitting on top of the
pile. Just a sweet card.
thanks for sharing.
Such a cute card! Pretty Pink Posh has adorable stamps!
those reindeer are adorable!
Super adorable reindeer, love their shiny noses and playfulness, and the stacks of presents so fun!
Fun , colorful scene and I love the sentiment.
Eek! So cute!!! I love it!
What a cute and colorful card! Love those sweet reindeer and their cute little noses!!
I love these little deer!!! On my wish list!
Wow what a lot of presents !!!!
such a sweet card:)
Those little reindeer are having so much fun. Cute card!
I love Pretty Pink Posh… and your reindeer card is adorable! Love the giant stack of gifts… so fun!
Those tiny reindeer are just too cute! Love this card!
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!
Oooh! I have the Reindeer Friends set – I love your card!!!
I just love today’s card.
Love the reindeers!
These little Christmas deer are so cute! Beautiful coloring technique and a truly heart-warming design! Love it!
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 🙂
So fun! Kids would just love this colorful card with thatcolorful pile of presents.
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!
The reindeer are adorable!And I love the huge colorful pile of gifts!
Love that pile of presents and the great colors on your card!
Such adorable present scene, beautiful masking work! love it!
Love Pretty Pink Posh! Your card is soo cute!
Yes….that is just too cute! What a great stamp set and a brilliant card. Cheers.
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.
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!
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!
What an adorable scene! Thank you for creating this advent calendar event!
Cute card, especially with all the brightly coloured presents.