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. The reindeer playing around the very colorful presents is so adorable! This card brought a smile to my face when I saw it. Thank you!

  2. Taheerah, I adore your card! It brought a huge smile to my face today and I needed it. I love the detail you added to your reindeer noses, especially Rudolph’s!

    Thank you for pulling together all of the fantastic designers for inspiration today! I am feeling inspired by what I have seen and feel like I can actually make a few Christmas cards that are inspired now! And all because of your awesome extravaganza!

  3. Adorable! I love the reindeer sitting on top of the mountain of presents! The flying reindeer is too adorable! Fabulous!

  4. Great card, the reindeers are just so yummy scrummy, Pink Posh have got these spot on, right down to their little expressions, if you want to send this card out let me know & I will send you my address, lol. x

  5. P.S. Just a wonderful idea and hop. Please consider me next year for your hop of designers. I’d love to be included. Thank you.–

  6. Your card is so playful and colorful!
    Those little reindeer are so adorable.
    That stack of presents is amazing!
    Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  7. I absolutely adore Pretty Pink Posh! I love the way you’ve used the reindeer! Especially the little guy on the stack of presents. ? ? ?

  8. I LOvE 25 days of prizes, inspiration, and destination hops, but 25 days might be too much. Maybe just 12…it’s a lot of hopping each day for 25 days during such a busy time…but hey, it’s also 25 prizes, so can’t really complain. lol. Love your cards. So cute and bright and cheery. Happy Holidays!

  9. SO many fabulous products at Pretty Pink Posh. Thanks again for everything. I hope YOU are having a blessed day!
    Karen Letchworth

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