12.20.2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza Time!


Hello, all! I am excited to be participating in the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah today! This is a month long event STUFFED with inspiration and prizes, galore! You won't want to miss it!


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 over 60 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 well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Today's sponsor is Altenew!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises wait behind the door!


Let's Get Our Merry On


Because Altenew is sponsoring today, I wanted to pull out some Altenew stamps! YAY! I used the Modern Beadwork stamp set to create a super fun "ugly" sweater style card. I had a BLAST creating this card! 


Let's Get Our Merry On (detail)



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 Altenew, so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 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 taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

172 comments:

  1. LOL. A great sentiment and the card is lovely!

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  2. I live the humor this card brings!

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  3. Love the colorful BG in happy colors, Super fun!

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  4. Tee hee...your "ugly" sweater card is fantastic! Brilliant! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Advent series!
    ~carol

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  5. Fabulous card!!! I love the deer!!

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  6. Love the little deer! Such a colorful and fun card! :)

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  7. I really love the simple design of your card and I also love how you incorporated the adorable little deer heads into your card!:))

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  8. Love everything Altenew! Thanks for the great ideas.

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  9. The ultimate ugly sweater card! Fun and funny!

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  10. Can I tell you how much I absolutely LOVE this?!

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  11. Love those beautiful reindeer and, of course, the lovely card!

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  12. Fun card, with the deer as dimension! "Ugly sweater"-- made me smile ;)

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  13. Wow, how ugly
    I mean um unique
    a card! Fun!
    Carla from Utah

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  14. Super fun design! I just bought those deer heads & plan to use them next year.

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  15. Very cool! Love your 'not so ugly' sweater card!

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  16. festive background! love the bright colors!

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  17. Love the deer heads.
    The ugly sweater made the grade.
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas

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  18. The sentiment is quite fun, as well! :)

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  19. Super fun design! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas

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  20. Ugly sweater taken to new levels of creativity! Woot! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I hadn't seen that stamp set... it made such a cool background!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. This card (and your post) is a smile in an envelope! TFS

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  23. Your card really is eye-catching! I love the little deer heads, are the resin?and where did you get them? I really like the bright colors.

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  24. Fun card! Love the design. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Thansk for the inspiration. I have that stampo set and have not used it yet!

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  26. Like the card with an ugly/cute sweater look to it.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  27. The deer heads look beautiful on your card

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  28. Bold and bright, Jennifer ... and so fun! Anita :)

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  29. Your ugly sweater card had me smiling as it's very cleverly done, Jingle.

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  30. Your card made me LOL! Great concept!

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  31. fun Ugly sweater card using this neat stamp.

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  32. Great play on the ugly sweater idea!

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  33. U have modernized the ugly sweater...and I love it! Ho!ho! Ho!

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  34. That modern beadwork color combo is quite the "ugly sweater". Love the stags too. :) HO now.

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  35. Cute idea for an ugly sweater card.

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  36. Wow!!! What a unique card!! Love the background and the deer heads!!

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  37. This is such a fun design! Great background and I love the deer!

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  38. So fun! LOVE those deer heads ♥

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  39. Awesome background with the deer heads.

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  40. Appropriate sentiment for your whimsical card. Love the deer heads.

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  41. Very cute! Whar would we do without those ugly sweaters. LOL

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  42. Such a fun card! Where did you get the deer's head? TFS

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  43. Love the pattern and the color combo. So unique!

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  44. Such a fun card -- love the stags! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. The reindeers looks so adorable...against the colorful background! :)
    Suchi xx

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  46. Wow this card is so awesome! I love the colors so much!

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  47. Wow this card is so awesome! I love the colors so much!

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  48. What a fun card and great colors!

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  49. For an 'ugly sweater' this card sure is pretty! Love the added deer heads for finishing touches! Thank you so much for being a special part of my event! <3

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  50. Love your take on an "ugly sweater". Terrific card!

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  51. How festive and fun is this?!! So unique - love the deer!

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  52. Love the designs and color choices. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  53. The modern beadwork background is beautiful with the stags! LOVE it!

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  54. Lol, I think I owned this sweater a long time ago!

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  55. Ha! This is so fun and AWESOME!!

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  56. Great cards! Love the dimension of the deer heads.

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  57. ugly sweater or cute? I'm going with cute! love the deer heads...where'd they come from?

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  58. How fun!! Awesome idea and great look.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  59. Such fun card!! Nice idea!! Love the design!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  60. Cool card. It reminds me of a toy I had as a kid when you make a picture with coloured wooden pegs.

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  61. OMGEE this is the most adorable card! I love those little deer heads for this ugly sweater inspired card! LOVE, I mean LOVE! tfs and inspiring!

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  62. Love your fun and festive ugly sweater card!

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  63. Wow what a fun card! Getting the party started, LOL!

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  64. Wow,what a outstanding card,just love it.It's unique,original and very creative!

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  65. Love the fun and trendy design! Beautiful card!

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  66. SOOO fun! This card must makes me smile! The colors - and those deer!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  67. That is SO cool! I love the deer heads!

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  68. Love your "ugly sweater" bg! Such a fun, colorful card.

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  69. What a fantastic way to use this stamp set and turn it into an "ugly" sweater background - just genius! I love the card!

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  70. Love your wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  71. Different, colorful, and FUN. Great card--thank you! Merry Christmas!!

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  72. Such a unique take on an ugly sweater card. Fun

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  73. Very neat "ugly" sweater design!!

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  74. Those resin reindeer are adorable! I hope you and your loved ones have a very Merry Christmas Jen. Thank you so much for another year of breath-taking inspiration.

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  75. What a fun card -- from the "ugly sweater background" to the reindeer heads to the wonderful sentiment! It is a delightful card!

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  76. Too fun! Love the idea of the ugly sweater card, those deer heads are perfect!

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  77. WOW wow WOW
    LOVE your HO HO HO filled card Jennifer - your background is AWESOME!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  78. Wow. Busy and fun. THanks for sharing.

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  79. Striking background - very effective.

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  80. Oh, this is so gorgeous. love the deer heads. Great design and festive inspiration:)

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  81. What a fun card! Love the idea of an ugly sweater

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  82. LOVE your beautiful "ugly sweater"! Where did you get those lovely deer heads? I would love to get my hands on them!!! TFS! Merry Christmas!

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  83. What fun! Love the way you used the materials!

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  84. SQUEAL!! Just AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to WIN too!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  85. Such a colorful, vibrant card. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Very cute... A great non traditional card example...

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  87. SO FREAKING CUTE!! Love that sentiment!!

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  88. Such an unusual card, love how modern it feels.

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  89. I love the unique way you sued the Ugly sweater stamp to create the background for your card. Thanks.

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  90. What a fun card. Love the ugly sweater background. TFS

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  91. So cute and fun, love this card, love the background patterns too

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  92. You definitely captured the spirit of the ugly sweater theme and I love the stags - such a fun touch!

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  93. Very fun! Like the non traditional take on holiday card

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  94. I don't know about ugly, but it looks fun)

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  95. WOW - very impressive card! Thanks so much!

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  96. It's a great card, and would make a sweater I'd even wear! Assuming it was cold enough. And in different colors. I definitely look bad in these colors! Thanks so much for a very fun idea.

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  97. Perfect sentiment to go with your bright and wild card.

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  98. Super cute! Love the deer embellishments.

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  99. What a fun card! Gorgeous background and funny sentiment! Well done!

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  100. Such a fun card, thanks for sharing your work and participating in this HUGE blog hop!

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  101. I love this card! It's so fun and modern!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  102. This is so cool, Jennifer! I love it!

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  103. What a terrific card and especially loved the deer and the funny sentiment!! Sounded like me! You are so creative!

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  104. What a fun design, you did a wonderful job incorporating the modern bead stamps on this card, TFS!
    Have a wonderful day

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  105. This made me smile. The sentiment goes perfectly with your "ugly sweater" analogy. TFS.

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  106. You make me want to buy the Modern Beadwork stamp set!

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  107. Surely a beaded work card, looks stunning.

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  108. What a neat way to use that stamp and the colors. The reindeer head gives it dimension to the card.

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  109. Love this card! Such a cute idea!

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  110. I like your "ugly" sweater card! It's fun!

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