Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 6!

By Taheerah | 6th December 2017 | 223 Comments

Hello everybody! And welcome to Day 6 of Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

In case you missed Day 5, click here!
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 6, 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 Flora And Fauna! A new kid on the block, Flora And Fauna are well known for their quirky, modern sets and eclectic style! It was love at first sight from the moment I saw their designs! I’m so thrilled to have them sponsor the event this year! 

Flora And Fauna are generously sponsoring a $30 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:

Peace, Love, & Holiday Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

A super CAS design with a very modern flair! This card would be great for mass production!

Peace, Love, & Holiday Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I stamped the trees from a few different sets, then heat embossed the sentiment and the snow with gold embossing powder. I am completely in love with the bold, modern look!

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 Flora And Fauna 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!


223 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza – Day 6!”

  1. Your card is so cute, and I’m so happy to have found Flora and Fauna. Thank you for this special event, Taheerah.
    Sierra Winters

  2. This is beautiful and elegant. I made more of my cards this style, this year, and I loved the results. This blog hop is fantastic! Thank you!

  3. I had not heard of this company before. Thank you for the introduction. I love your CAS design, soft colors, and the foil. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

  4. Thank you for introducing me to this new (to me) company! I am ALWAYS on the lookout for new products and ideas! And Penguins are my fav!

  5. I love the elegance of the Peace, Joy, Holiday card with the evergreen trees. You are very talented, and your art is a joy to view. SO much inspiration and fun!
    Karen Letchworth

  6. Peace, Love & Holiday are the wishes I have for this year, what I want for the world, not just my family and friends.

  7. This is a new company for me, so I’m excited to look at the day’s offerings! I always think of sketchy stamps as more childish (not in a bad way, but as in whimsical/for children), but this is a very sophisticated look. I love how it packs a punch without having to do a lot of work. What can I say? I’m inherently lazy. Thanks for sharing a great idea and a new company. And, again and always, thanks for all your work putting this together. I’m having a great time with the daily surprise cards and exploring new companies and new people’s designs.

  8. I can’t seem to get away from using layers and layers on my cards. I love seeing how simple can look so good. Thanks for sharing!

  9. So simple that it is genius! I totally love this card because of the simplicity of it! Something like this would be perfect for my granddaughter to do. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Hi, the fun continues, your card is beautiful, the look of cas cards are always so pretty to me. I do not know Flaura & Fauna Co, so the was interesting to me to get to know them, the only thing is going thru the hop, when I got to their page their was nothing on my screen?? so weird, I have had no problems so far thru these 6 days with anyone else showing up, this is the first time, I don’t see anyone else saying they had a problem so I don’t understand that, just wanted to mention that. Thanks.

  11. Bold, modern and beautiful! My CAS-loving heart has been completely captured with your lovely forest! Flora and Fauna…new to me, so the hop will be especially eye-opening! Off I go…

  12. I love the Advent Calendar every year! Flora and Fauna was new to me this year, and I confess to having collected a few of their adorable stamp sets. I might need those great trees!

  13. Flora and fauna is a new company for me . Thanks for sharing their modern and chic look. The card you made is so striking and the sentiment says it all. Nothing like snow on trees to make you feel peace

  14. Such a beautiful card! I am happy to be playing along and left some love on all the participating blogs for Day 6 🙂

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