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Monday, December 12, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi everyone and welcome to this year's exciting Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!  I  hope your holiday season is treating you well!
















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!










I created my card for this hop using Waffleflower's adorable monkey stamps!  The monkey on the left is from the Willy set and the monkey on the right is from the Faye set.  I colored the images using Copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added them to the card front using dimensional adhesive, and added a Santa hat to each from another stamp set that I own.  After die cutting some snowflakes and adding gems and twine and a "joy" diecut,  I placed the entire front card panel atop an invitation sized card with rounded corners.  So quick and easy, but so very 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 Waffleflower 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! Merry Christmas!


193 comments:

  1. Love the dancing monkey. My first thought was hula girl, but maybe it's a tutu! So much fun with a Santa hat! I really like how the joy diecut looks out of the candy cane stripe! Very cool. Thank you.

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  2. OMG!!! These monkeys are darling! My first word was monkey and I have loved them ever since!! I am in love with this sweet card! TFS!

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  3. How cute! Love the snowflakes behind the darling monkeys. Well done.

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  4. So cute...I like the snowflakes. Cheers.

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  5. Oh my gosh! So cute! Thanks so much.

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  6. Awesome card you made! So cute.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  7. Those little monkeys are just adorable!

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  8. Very cute card. I really like the "YOU" cut out of the candy cane striped paper.

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  9. Adorable fun card! Sweet little monkeys and I love the snowflake backdrop

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  10. Darling card...my youngest is a big monkey fan!

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  11. Super cute card - the snowflakes are a great way to showcase the little monkeys.

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  12. What a cute card, love the little Santa Monkeys!

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  13. Thank you, Christine. I think this is the first ever for me, monkey cards. So cute and festive. I love the JOY in the corner and the twine adds so much. Nice Waffle Flower stamps. Oh and the adorable Santa hats on them...

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  14. These little monkeys are super cute! Love the color too!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  15. Love these cheeky monkeys! So festive. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Love those cute monkeys! Darling card!

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  17. This card is a lot
    of fun and love the
    design.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Super cute monkeys on your fun and festive card, love the Santa hats!

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  19. what an adorable and festive Christmas card. The snowflakes, gems and twine all add a great element.
    DebbieC

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  20. Very cute and the juxtaposition of monkeys and snow adds to the fun.

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  21. Cuties! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Oooh these little monkeys are so cute. Love this card:)

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  23. What a pretty red and white colour combination. Those are very pretty snowflake dies. I must check them out!

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  24. Ha! those little guys are too adorable, Christine. The snowflakes add the perfect touch :o)

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  25. Love the colors!
    What a great hop and
    Advent calendar!

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  26. Those monkeys are so stinking cute! They sure look like they are having a lot of fun! Love those beautiful snowflakes too!

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  27. Not a big monkey person, but this card is pretty cute. Nice work.

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  28. Oh Christine, your card is positively ADORABLE! Love these little guys and those snowflakes are beautiful!

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  29. How darling are you little monkeys, sporting their festive Santa toques and dancing about in the snow! Sweetness! Thank you so much for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
    ~carol

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  30. What a great way to take one image and make it seasonal - with hat and snowflakes. CUTE!

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  31. The monkeys look so cute in their Santa hats. Fun card.
    Ingrid

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  32. Very cute little monkeys! Such a fun Christmas card!

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  33. Awwww, those little monkey's are so adorable! Those faces!!! And I love the design of your pretty card.

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  34. Cute little monkeys on that card!

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  35. Make regular stamps in the holiday spirit... excellent! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. The hats on the monkeys and the snowflakes make the card very festive.

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  37. I love the monkey stamps! Such a cute card!

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  38. What an adorable card. Love the sweet image. :)

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  39. Your two little monkeys with the Santa hats is so very cute.

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  40. Fun holiday card! The monkeys are cute and I love the die cut snowflakes.

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  41. Monkeys and Christmas....too cute!!

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  42. What an adorable card! Love those monkeys. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  43. Adorable card and the cute hats are da bomb!

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  44. Very adorable card with the cutest monkeys ever! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. These monkeys just make me smile.Such an adorable card. Thank you so much for sharing

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  46. Too cute, it's always fun to add santa's hat to cute characters!

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  47. These monkeys are adorable!Super cute card!

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  48. These monkeys are adorable and I like the snowflakes in the background.

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  49. Cute little monkeys. I like how the twine goes under the snowflake!

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  50. The monkeys are really cute but I love the die cut snowflakes!

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  51. Adorable! Sure to put a smile on the recipient's face!

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  52. So cute and fun! Love the elements and layers. Great use of twine.

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  53. Love those little monkeys! She is adorable on her party skirt!

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  54. Your card just makes me smile, so fun and whimsical!

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  55. The little monkeys are darling.
    they are having so much fun.
    thanks for sharing.

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  56. Partying monkeys ... how cute, Christine ... so fun and festive! Anita :)

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  57. Two little monkeys sitting pretty on your festive snowy card!!!

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  58. The monkeys are so cute. What a fun card.

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  59. A very cute Christmas card that's colored wonderfully!

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  60. Such a cute card! Those monkeys are adorable!

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  61. What a fun card! Cute, cheeky monkeys 🐒 🐒 . 🙂

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  62. Those little monkeys look like they're scheming for some mischief! Too cute!

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  63. So cute. I love the background!

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  64. Such a cute card...love the patterned paper that you used for the sentiment!

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  65. How fun are those little monkeys! You put a smile on my face--thank you for spreading some real Christmas cheer! (Peg)

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  66. This card is just adorable! I love the fun, festive monkeys! This card would make anyone smile!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  67. seriously LOVE those monkeys! loooooove the santa hats on them!! ha!!

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  68. So cute! Love that JOY is candy cane striped.

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  69. so very cute. thanks so much for sharing.

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  70. Cute layout and details. Those monkeys remind me of Monkey Boy on Sat. Night Live, years ago!

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  71. Christine your card is absolutely adorable!! I love the little monkeys 😊

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  72. Love those monkeys! Great job!

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  73. Cute card! The monkeys are adorable!

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  74. Such a happy and fun card - I love those adorable monkeys and the snowflakes.

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  75. What festive monkeys. They are so much fun in their Santa hats.

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  76. Cute little monkeys. I love the joy die cut as a candy cane.

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  77. Happy little monkeys such a cute Holiday card

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  78. Adorable cards. I love the monkeys

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  79. Hehe...love those little Christmas monkeys :)!

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  80. Really cute Christmas monkeys love how you did the word joy. Thank you for sharing.

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  81. They are just so cute! Love them with the all white background!

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  82. Love how you used the snowflakes behind the monkeys to add layers and dimension. I also like how you put the Santa hats on the monkeys to make them more christmasy. Cute card!

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  83. Very cute card--I love the snowflakes, which add dimension.

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  84. Sweet little Santa Monkeys! Very cute.

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  85. So adorable! Love those little monkeys!

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  86. What a sweet card! Great coloring too!

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  87. Love the card design and the monkeys are adorable.

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  88. Such a fun card, love this stamp and the snowflakes accent this card beautifully.

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  89. darling little monkeys - very fun card!

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  90. So cute! I love those cute monkeys!

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  91. Such a cute and fun card! It put a smile on my face. Thanks!

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  92. I love the adorable monkeys! They look wonderful against the simple snowflake background!

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  93. Love these delightful monkeys & this adorable card!

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  94. Such a cute monkey card and love the added snowflakes.

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  95. Oh those little monkeys with the hats and then the snowflakes behind are just darling!!

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  96. It looks like those monkeys are enjoying Christmas. Cute card.

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  97. I adore these little monkeys! They look so cute in their Christmas clothes!

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  98. Cute monkey card. Love the demension on your card.

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  99. What a fun and festive card!! Very cute.

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  100. These monkeys are so cute and festive!

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  101. Smile... I love these happy monkeys. The sentiment is perfect as that is exactly what your card brings when I see it.. Joy.

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  102. Really festive and happy making card .

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  103. Fun combo of stamps for this cute card! Love the snowflake background!

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  104. So cute...we have 3 day old twin grandchildren (boy and girl). How much fun to make these to send next year! Thanks!

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  105. Love those cute little monkeys and the striped sentiment!

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  106. ha ha so cute ! Love how the snowflakes add a nice background for the monkeys Merry Christmas

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  107. These monkeys are so adorable! I just happened to get this stamp a week or two ago, and now I really want to play with it! Love your card, super cute! :-)

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  108. Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  109. This is adorable!!! And LOVE that snowflake die; so gorgeous! My daughter would love these cute little monkeys!

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  110. Oh my gosh adorable! love those little monkeys!

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  111. Avery Elle Snow flakes , my favorite ones ! My only ones 😂.

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  112. These two cutie-patooties look like they're having a blast!

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  113. Hahaha, oh this is sooooo adorable! This made me smile. Thank you!

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  114. Awwww So cute!! Love these love-monkeys :)

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  115. Super cute card !! Love those monkeys.
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers and happy new year!
    preety

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  116. Oh how cute, Christmas monkeys. Love it and thanks for sharing!

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  117. I believe this is the first time I've ever seen monkeys on a Christmas card!

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