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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!

Thanks for stopping by for this exciting event!  The very creative Taheerah Atchia has created a super fun bloggy event for the holiday season!  It is the Advent Calendar Extravaganza! 

 
 
 
 
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!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises wait behind the door!
 
Here is the project that I created for this exciting event:
 
 
 
 
 
 
To create this greeting card, I first scored and cut a piece of kraft cardstock to a standard A1 card size, 4 1/4" by 5 1/2".  Then, I took a piece of Copic Mini Pack Paper For Markers and several colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink (mostly in light purple, light blue and darker blue shades) and sponged the ink to create a sky background.  Next, I took the snowflakes stamp from the Reverse Confetti Jolly Holiday Stamp Set and my Versamark Embossing Ink Pad and stamped a snowflake pattern to the background.  Using Recollections Snow Detail Embossing Powder and a heat gun I embossed the snowflakes.  Next, I cut by hand two snow hills and attached them to the sky background at the bottom.  I glued this entire element to the front of the kraft card.  On a small piece of paper, I stamped the reindeer image from this same stamp set using black ink.  I colored the image with markers. 
 
Then, I cut the trees from a holiday paper pack from The Paper Studio.  I attached the reindeer and trees to the card using dimensional adhesive.  Using the Reverse Confetti Winter Words Die Set and a tablet of American Crafts Metallic Cardstock (gold) I die cut the word "peace".  I used another paper from the Paper Studio paper pack and cut a strip for the bottom of the card.  I attached this strip then added the die cut word using dimensional adhesive.  I glittered over the die cut, the trees, the snowflakes, the snow hills, and the  reindeer with Wink of Stella (clear).  I added gems to the reindeer's eyes and nose.  I colored the reindeer's antlers with Wink of Stella in gold.  I cut an extra embossed snowflake and placed it atop a golden bow of string tied to the card.
 
http://simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=336176&c=988
 
 
https://reverseconfetti.com/shop/winter-words-confetti-cuts/
 
 
The sponsor of the blog hop today is Reverse Confetti!  Be sure to visit their website and all the blogs linked up today.  Comment at the blogs when you visit and increase your chances of winning a prize!  It is that simple and that fun!  Best of luck to you and all who visit and comment!  Woohoo too fun!   
 
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 Reverse Confetti 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!






 



 

 
 


154 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh this is wonderful, SO SWEET!

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  2. The Kraft cardstock makes for a wonderful combination with the reindeer & sparkle.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. Great card. I just love cute animals like this little guy. Cheers.

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  4. What a sweet scene, Christine ... that little reindeer is just adorable! Anita :)

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  5. Oh my cuteness! I really love this stamp set. Might have to run over to reverse confetti to grab one!

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  6. Your little reindeer is darling and what a pretty winter wonderland you've created for him to enjoy! The kraft is a lovely special touch! Gorgeous!
    ~carol

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  7. This is a cut little card. I like the colors you used for the trees

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  8. Lovely card, love the stamp set and the final scene you created!

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  9. Love your sweet winterland reindeer scene! I love this Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

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  10. Adorable little scene with the wonderful snowy sky.

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  11. Sweet reindeer card! Love the pretty color combination too!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  12. Darling little reindeer card.

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  13. Lovely card. I like
    the background
    and the trees!
    Carla from Utah

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  14. Love your cute card! Very sweet reindeer and great scene details! Love the sky!

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  15. I love this stamp set! Adorable card; love the juxtaposition of the craft paper and the icy winter colors. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us all!

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  16. Love your pretty scene, especially the snowflakes.

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  17. I love this adorable set and really enjoyed hearing how you created the whole scene. I am loving this hop and seeing what each person has decided to create. Thank you for inspiring me.

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  18. Darling scene you have created :)

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  19. That reindeer is the cutest ever! I love the coloring! what a great card!

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  20. the little deer is so cute but my favorite is the trees!

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  21. Such a sweet winter scene. Well done!

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  22. This card is sooo cute--I love the layout and the gold framing. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  23. Super cute!! Love the little scene and the gold!!

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  24. This is such a cute scene that you've created! Just an adorable card.

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  25. Adorable card! I love your snowy sky, and the bespoke trees (great way to use scraps). The brushstroke letters on the die-cut words are nice and bold and don't get lost against your little scene.

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  26. Nice card! The blue and gold together is really pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Too cute! Love all the gold ♥

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  28. Love that cute little deer, and the snowy scene along with the unique trees.

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  29. This is such a sweet and lovely scene!

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  30. So adorable, you created the perfect Winter scene! Thank you so much for being a special part of my event, and for all your support and kind words too! xoxo

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  31. Such a cute design. Love the little reindeer. TFS

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  32. What a lovely card! I love all the details like the patterned trees.

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  33. Super cute card Christine. Love the fun scene... the background looks awesome with the heat embossed snowflakes and the dark blue.

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  34. Adorable card. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Totally adorable little guy. Love your card :-)

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  36. Love your sweet card! The reindeer is so cute!

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  37. Fun little reindeer! You've created such a sweet scene on your card.

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  38. Such fun! Love the cute reindeer and Christmas tree with fun BG!

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  39. Very cute car, love the silver stars too.

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  40. CUTENESS GALORE :)
    LOVE your SWEET scene and PRETTY inking Christine!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing!!!

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  41. Great scene, great coloring. "Peace" is my favorite word ever!

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  42. such a cute, cute card! I love that puppy!

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  43. What a cute Christma Puppy!!!!! Love the trees and your sentiment die too :)

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  44. Lovely card! Love the pretty sky and the cute trees!

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  45. Cute scene. The reindeer is darling.
    thanks for sharing.

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  46. Cute and whimsical. Such a wonderful reindeer!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  47. This card is so cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  48. Such a CUTE card!!!
    Happy Holidays!
    Have a GREAT Day!!

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  49. Love your darling scene--beautiful sky! Those word dies are going on my wishlist--love them!

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  50. Beautiful card!! Love the trees!! Very beautiful!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  51. Great card & great layout! That is one cute stamp set!

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  52. Darling stamp set and card. So cute!

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  53. LOVE the color combo and adorable set used!!

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  54. Such a great scene. Love the rich blue sky and those open snowflakes. So fun!

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  55. Love the card. This is a very cute card!

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  56. Love the overall design of this card.
    So festive!

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  57. What a cute scene! I love that reindeer!

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  58. Loved your background and the doggie is fabulous
    and Thank you for a chance to win
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    soniasv@rediffmail.com
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  59. Such a precious little reindeer on a beautifully colored background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  60. Beautiful scene and adorable dog!

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  61. Cute and elegant! I LOVE the blue trees.

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  62. Christine, such a cute scene! :-)

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  63. I feel there is something about reindeer and Christmas, can't have one with out the other - LOL! So sweet :-)

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  64. Love your creativity in showcasing that adorable reindeer!

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  65. Very sweet card. Thank you for sharing.

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  66. Very cute card. Love the sky. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. The little reindeer is so sweet!

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  68. Ooh this is an adorable scene card!

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  69. The snowy scene is lovely. Love that peace die cut

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  70. Gorgeous! Love that background and your color choices for this scene!

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  71. I really need to get more word dies! Cute card!

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  72. The card is very cute and creative!

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  73. love the cute reindeer with the elegant background and accents

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  74. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the adorable reindeer!

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  75. Lots of great elements on this card - - love it.

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  76. Such a super cute reindeer card, love your ink sponged background and patterned paper trees too!

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  77. Love this!! one of my favorites!

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  78. Thanks for sharing your sweet card. Love that cute reindeer.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  79. Great use of the products and design!

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  80. What a cute card - very creative!! Merry Christmas!

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  81. Lovely card - I like all the gold foil accents. Merry Christmas!

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  82. Terrific, I love that the trees are all different

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  83. Love this cute wintery scene!

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  84. Adorable card! The wintry scene is lovely, TFS!
    Merry Christmas!

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  85. Cute! Love the sky and the hills!

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  86. I love your sponged background. I don't think I have seen this technique yet. Very clever. Thanks so much.

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  87. So very cute! Thank you very much for sharing!

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  88. What a fun scene, love this beautiful card

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  89. This is a beautiful little scene!! I love the blue & kraft & gold together and the fun designs on the trees & bottom of the card under your sentiment. Really like those die cut sentiments!!

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  90. Such an adorable scene!! I love the colors you used on your card.

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  91. What a fantabulous blend of stamps, papers and design! Cutest card I ever did see! TFS!

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  92. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  93. Love these stamps... He is my favorite!!!

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  94. Aw, what a sweet card! This is adorable!

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  95. This is such a cute stamp set and the reindeer is my favorite. Great card with all the patterns and shapes.

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  96. Cute card, nice use of the different stamps.

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  97. Love the texture on the sponged sky!

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  98. Another cute card featuring Reverse Confetti! This is so cute for Christmas!

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  99. Darling card. Thanks for including the instructions

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  100. I love the scene you created. The sky background is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. Too cute, love the background and the reindeer.

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  102. What an adorable card! I love Reverse Confetti stamps! They have the cutest designs, it'd be hard to pick a favorite!

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