12.09.2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello, friends! It has been a long time, I know! I took a bit of a break from blogging after stepping down from my design teams, but I am super excited to be participating in this exciting event! Taheerah does such a great job putting it together and the sponsors this year are AMAZING!!! TWENTY FIVE days of inspiration and prizes, people!!! For. Reals.

 


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 taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!


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I created this super fun card using a slightly less traditional color scheme. I absolutely LOVE this Very Merry stamp set from Simon Says Stamp! I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and used a couple of washi tapes in black and gold to get a cool, modern vibe. Spectrum Noir's Glitter brush pens added the perfect sparkle to the ornaments and the stars!

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 Simon Says Stamp so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! 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 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget 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! 

Have a super Happy Christmas!!!!


195 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute. How did I miss this stamp set from Simon Says.
    DebbieC

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  2. Nice a really unique take on christmas

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  3. Very cool card, non traditional, but still packs a punch! Great use of washi tape!

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  4. Fun card! Love that "noel" stamp!

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  5. Oh what a great stamp! Black is the new green? Ha! Very modern Jingle. Have a great Christmas.

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  6. Cute card! Love the color combo.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  7. What a great image! I love the silvery tree!

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  8. Fantastic card, Jingle!! Great color combo and good to see you again!

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  9. Cute card! Thanks for sharing some holiday inspiration!

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  10. Love the non-traditional colors!

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  11. Beautiful card, love it. Nikki

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  12. Love this design! πŸ’“ Colors are great together! 😍

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  13. Very cute and what a great idea. Simple and sweet.

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  14. Super cute card, love your coloring too!

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  15. I love your card! The sentiment is so whimsical.

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  16. Love the scripty Noel.
    Such a pretty way to dress up a card.

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  17. Like the modern colors you chose.

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  18. Such a sweet card! Hreat coloring!

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  19. I love seeing nontraditional cards, they always inspire me.

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  20. Cool and contemporary, Jennifer ... and such great shimmer! Anita :)

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  21. Very pretty coloring! Nice work.

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  22. Love the modern twist on Christmas cards. The colours are wonderful - love the gray tree!

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  23. Very pretty card. I like your use of washi tape for the top and bottom borders. The perfect touch!

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  24. Beautiful! I love the non-traditional colors, they really work on this card.

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  25. The simplicity of this card makes it that much more incredible! LOVE the gold and black "bands" around the top and bottom and the tree is so pretty! TFS!

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  26. unusual color scheme, but it works. thanks so much for sharing.

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  27. Very creative design and fun non-seasonal colors - very inspiring:)

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  28. Oh wow--this is so cute & festive--love how you used the Washi tapes!

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  29. Welcome back and
    your card is so
    pretty! Love the
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    Carla from Utah

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  30. Great card! Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza blog hop!!

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  31. Great card, I love that stamp. Thanks for the card idea.

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  32. Love the Very Merry Stamp from SSS. So happy to see your very modern take on a holiday card using this! TFS

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  33. Great card.. love the stamp you chose. Cheers.

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  34. Totally cool & modern! Awesome card, Jingle!

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  35. my goodness, the modern look of this one is amazing! The washi and the black sequins hit the spot!

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  36. Such a pretty card!! Great color combo!

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  37. Beautiful! Love the simplicity.

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  38. Super cute - I really like the grey tree with red balls - looks cool and modern!

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  39. Such a lovely set of stamps and they look so fresh with the non-traditional colours you have used.

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  40. Clean and simple and so pretty.
    Love this it's not so fussy -
    less is better.
    thanks for sharing.

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  41. Very unusual color scheme. What a fun card!

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  42. Such cool color choices on your holiday card, must try this!

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  43. What a fun, festive little card!!!!!!!

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  44. Thank you, Jingle. I love the Merry stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I love how the Noel looks like it is ribbon. Very nice

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  45. Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  46. Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  47. This is very merry, very contemporary and very cute!

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  48. Cute and so cheerful. Thank you so much.

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  49. Very cool looking card. Never thought of black as a Christmas color but you sure used it to show me no color is impossible for Christmas.

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  50. I like the simplicity of your card. Nice.

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  51. Wonderful card! Very festive and "artsy". Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  52. Love your adorable card, that tree with the Noel in front is just perfect! I missed this stamp set somehow and now that I have seen your card ~ I WANT IT!!

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  53. I don't recall seeing this stamp before, but I absolutely am crazy about the lettering! Your color scheme is unusual, but it works! Great job. Thanks.

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  54. Great card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  55. Love the whimsicality and offbeat color scheme of this card. It made me grin!
    Ingrid

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  56. Awww, this is such a sweet card. Great job!

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  57. This is a really cool card! I love the noel tree :)

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  58. Such a great card! Love the colours.

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  59. I love the modern look of this card with the non-traditional colours.

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  60. Beautiful card! Love the colour combo!

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  61. Super cute card. Thank you for sharing.

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  62. I love the tree..it's so unusual!tfs

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  63. Very pretty. Love that tree image and the coloring... the gold/black borders look great.

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  64. Such a cute card. Love the coloring.

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  65. You broke the.mold on this very cute card. Well done.

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  66. So cute, love the modern look! The colors are wonderful!

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  67. love the big sequins and little tree!

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  68. so cute! Love the sequins and chevron tape

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  69. I love your colors and coloring.

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  70. I love the clean and simple look to this card. Great!

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  71. So much fun. Love your color choice. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. FAbulous design. I like the washi tape borders.

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  73. Great card! I love that stamp. It's very cool.

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  74. Fabulous, Jennifer! Love the tree :-)

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  75. I like this card. Thank you for sharing how you created it.

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  76. I have never seen this stamp set from Simon, even though I'm a big fan of their products. I love the addition of the sequins as bling for your card! It is very creative!

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  77. What a neat color combo! So cute and cool at the same time!

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  78. What a great card. I really like that fun stamp.

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  79. You are right different but effective color scheme!

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  80. Love your modern upbeat card! The gray with red accents/word is wonderful and then to trim your card in gold and black, stunning!

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  81. Gray and red is one of my favorite combinations, and I love that stamp!

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  82. Such a beautiful and fun card. Thank you so much for sharing

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  83. Nice color scheme and I really love the Noel die.

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  84. What a pretty clean and simple card! I love the grey and red colors and the NOEL die is wonderful!

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  85. I love how you colored the tree! So cute!

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  86. Very merry and bright! Love it!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  87. I can see why you love this noel-and-tree image; so pretty! And the washi tape most definitely adds a modern vibe! So eye-catching! Thank you so much for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
    ~carol

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  88. Love your card, very "hip" and I am partial to non-traditional colors on a Christmas card.

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  89. Love the tree and the NOEL! Colors are great also!

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  90. Great modern vibe! very cool color combo.

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  91. Very cool! Love how you colored the tree. Looks great with the colored lettering.

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  92. Love the non traditional colors you put together. Such a pretty card!

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  93. Very pretty! I love the colors & the pop of gold!

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  94. Very stylish design with the gold and the black! Love that awesome and super fun tree!

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  95. I love seeing unique color schemes for Christmas Cards - it brings such a fun element of surprise. This is BEAUTIFUL!

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  96. Fabulous design. Always love your work!

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  97. Love the wash tape borders - the gold really draws you eye into the gold on the star and your beautiful tree!!!

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  98. Yay! fun seeing you designing! This is wonderful...crisp and fabulous.

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  99. Really fun card--thanks so much for sharing! (Peg)

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  100. I keep forgetting to use washi tapes in my projects. This looks great.

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  101. This is such a cute card!! I love colors you used. 😊

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  102. Very original and striking ... and love that Noel stamp!

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  103. Love your dual-toned card, and that wonderful scripty sentiment!

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  104. Love the stamp design and color scheme you used. It looks so sharp and crisp. Great job.

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  105. Not a color combo I would normally associate with Christmas, but it is such a striking card!

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  106. Really lovely, unexpected colors!

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  107. Super cool card - I love your colour choices and the design!

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  108. I LOVE IT!! The colours are so different but still so ΔΊovely.

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  109. I keep looking at this stamp set...so cool. Love the way that you showcased it...great card!

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  110. Very cute card. Love the non traditionnal colors!

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  111. I like the non-traditional look of your card.

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  112. The image is great and you really pulled out a non-traditional look & Feel Christmas card. THX!

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  113. Fantastic CAS card! The red really makes your card pop.

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  114. Gorgeous card! Love the washi tape concept! πŸ™‚

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  115. such an ADORABLE stamp!! and love the colors!! hooray for washi!!

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  116. Simply adorable! Love the colors!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  117. Nice card, I like it when we use non traditional colors

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  118. so playful! i've also taken a liking to using washi to amp up my cards. such an easy way to add extra interest

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  119. I always love Christmas cards with non-traditional colours and this is no exception. So wonderful to see your work again!

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  120. I love the non-traditional color scheme! Great job!

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  121. Non traditional colors but the card pops. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  122. Love the stamp set and non traditional colors!

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  123. Such a beautiful card! Love the colors you have used!

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  124. Super cute! Love the non-traditional colors you used!

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  125. Fantastic card! Love the strips of black and gold!

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  126. Love it! Clean and modern and the colorway is perfect. So nice to see a card free of fluff, flowers, lace, etc. Fantastic.

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  127. Interesting and creative card!

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  128. I love this modern vibe on this card.

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  129. Cute card, love the little stars entwined with the Noel.

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  130. Sweet, sweet card-I really like it! TFS!

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    1. Ps-I'm also a Big, Big fan of happy! Thanks for giving me a dose :)

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  131. Love your non-traditional colour scheme! Great modern look!

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  132. This is fabulous! Your non-traditional colors make this all the more striking!

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  133. I like the nontraditional colors and style of card! Great design!

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  134. How cool that you've used non-traditional colors for this cool holiday card!

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  135. Fun. Like what you did with the sequins.

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  136. I love this I always think green green green for trees this shows it can be something other than green and it looks AMAZING!

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  137. Cute!!! LOVE your fun color combo!!

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