Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Advent Calenda Extravaganza

Hello and welcome as we continue to kick off the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah this month!  I was so excited and honored to be part of this event with Taheerah and so many other amazing guests.

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 to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

taheerah card

I created a hanging ornament holiday card for Taheerah’s event!  I am always looking for ways to use my stamps in unintended ways. So I grabbed my Round and Princess Cut Diamond sets and turned them into ornaments!  I heat embossed the ornaments in gold glitter embossing powder.  Then I watercolored the facets of the diamonds.  Next, I heat embossed the sentiment which comes from our From Ours set.

I did not have any thin line stamps to create the string that the ornaments hang on. So I took my bone folder, dipped it into my Versamark ink pad and then lightly (without scoring) drew a line from the ornament to the top of the page. I created slivers of lines for each ornament.  After I finished creating the lines, I heat embossed those lines with some glitter gold embossing powder.  It created very delicate looking lines which I was very happy with!

taheerah card2

After I heat embossed the card panel, I watercolored the ornaments. The card above was watercolored with our new Red Sangria Hybrid Ink on heavyweight 110 lb card stock.

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This card above was watercolored with paint on watercolor paper (the watercolor paper/panel has a bit more creamier tint to it).

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! For today’s prize, we are offering up three $20 gift codes to our shop so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on one of them! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter – then head back to 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 every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!


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