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. Every time I see the reindeer from this Pretty Pink Posh stamp set, it makes me smile. Such a bright and fun card.

  2. LOVE this set–the little reindeer are so adorable! And your card is wonderful.Your colorful presents are so much fun. Looks like the reindeer are really enjoying themselves!

  3. LOVE this set–the little reindeer are so adorable! And your card is wonderful.Your colorful presents are so much fun. Looks like the reindeer and really enjoying themselves!

  4. I am so enjoying looking forward to opening the calendar every day, thank you for creating such a source of holiday joy and inspiration. Love the use of color on your card today that must have taken a lot of masking.

  5. Your adorable deer make me think of the reindeer games in Rudolf’s song!! So fun and festive!! Brings a smile on my face! Pretty Pink Posh are my favorite critters!! As for your Advent Calendar Extravaganza, I love your energy and expertise!! The work to put this on must be overwhelming but I personally LOVE it!! I get so excited and love seeing your posts!! Am on the edge of my seat every day!

  6. Oh what a gorgeous card.. .I love it too. So cute and your colouring in is great. My favourite part apart from the great colouring in is the stack of present. I certainly would be happy as a little reindeer if I woke and had all them goodies. Thankyou for being part of the blog hop and to pretty in pink for supplying a prize too. TFS

  7. What a fun and happy card in great colours. Thank you for the daily inspiration.
    Off again for your great Advent Calender. Thanks !

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