Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

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Advent Calenda Extravaganza Hello My friends!  Goodness, me!  I can’t believe it!  I am the very first surprise guest behind the door in Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza!  WOOOT!

Advent-Calendar-Extravaganza-2017 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 to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Winter Woodland deer The Emboss Resist Technique – with inking, embossing and water droplets is a perfect technique for the Winter Woodland Stamp Set!

I started by stamping the trees in Versamark ink, then I poured white embossing powder over them, tapped it off and heat set.

I sponged Something Borrowed over the trees (the embossed trees resisted the ink and stayed white…you will need to wipe it down with a tissue to remove the excess ink, but it does not stick!), concentrating more around the edges and in the corners.  I finished off with a bit of Black Jack very lightly sponged around the top corners and edges.

I stamped the deer in Black Jack (our very dark grey ink) and stamped the bird on his bootie with Midnight (black)…I wanted the bird to be darker so he showed up…and he sure does!  HOW STINKIN’ CUTE IS THS!?

I got the idea from Chrissie Tobas.  Totally awesome.

Winter Wooldand deer2 A simple sentiment banner finished it off!

Back to the Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!!

If you’ve hung out with me at all, you know we believe in PARTIES and PRIZES!

Today’s prize is generously supplied by ME! so you’ll definitely want to enter to win!

What is today’s prize?  I’m going to bundle up all the CP products I used on this card (the stamp set, the card stock, the ink pads), but I’m not going to stop there.  I LOVE surprises, so I’m going to load that box up with extra goodies – $$$ value with be $100 in CP goodies.

Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to 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 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget 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 and Happy Holidays!

Leave a Comment

  • Avra Williams December 4, 2017, 4:52 pm

    This set is definitely on my wish list! I love how you stamped the bird ina darker shade to show up on the deer!

  • Teri S. December 4, 2017, 5:09 pm

    Love the colour of the background you created & the birch trees too. Great card!

  • Sabrina Radican December 4, 2017, 6:53 pm

    What an adorable card!!!

  • Laura Miller December 5, 2017, 9:52 am

    I really love the silhouette animals – – I already fell in love with them during your release week blog hop. Since I didn’t purchase at time time – – I’d love to win your prize!!!

  • Isabel Z December 5, 2017, 7:07 pm

    Such a beautiful card!

  • Christy Q December 5, 2017, 7:55 pm

    Beautiful card! I love the colors you used – captures the winter colors beautifully!

  • D.Ann C December 5, 2017, 9:04 pm

    What a darling scene… I love the birdie on the deer’s back… Soooo Disney! : )

  • Sharon Nesvog December 5, 2017, 10:39 pm

    I love the simplicity of your card Taheerah! Very beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!☺

  • Helen Gullett December 6, 2017, 10:38 am

    How beautiful… I love the resist technique on this background.

  • Jeanne H December 6, 2017, 11:45 am

    Your blue background with the white & touches of black is really, really pretty.

  • nancy y December 6, 2017, 2:20 pm

    this is a great set, I love that deer. It is on my wish list!

  • Linnea Sundstrom December 6, 2017, 2:28 pm

    really like the silhouettes

  • Kimberly Rendino December 6, 2017, 11:00 pm

    Ooooh, the contrast of the blue/black/white is so eyecatching! Love it!

  • Helen F. December 6, 2017, 11:32 pm

    Love the cute forest scene, Catherine! Pretty background too

  • Beverly Sizemore December 7, 2017, 8:52 am

    Fun card! I especially like how you stamped the deer and bird (making the bird darker)…neat little trick (and idea). ;) You definitely know how to party…Thank you for your generous prizes!!! Happy, happy holidays! :)

  • Susanne H. December 7, 2017, 9:04 am

    What a fun technique with such a stunning result. Very beautiful card!

  • Robin P December 7, 2017, 9:57 am

    Love the whimsical look of this card.

  • Karen Letchworth December 7, 2017, 1:05 pm

    Such amazing artwork, and AWESOME products, Thanks so much for sponsoring, and for sharing your talents with us all in this very special event.
    Karen Letchworth

  • Lisa A creations December 7, 2017, 2:00 pm

    Yay! I’m so excited to see the Advent Calendar again this year. I participated last year and it was a lot of fun. Cute card! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Chrystyna Bryndzia December 7, 2017, 11:07 pm

    What a beautiful card! I love the little bird on the back of the deer. Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  • Rose December 8, 2017, 7:17 am

    This is such a cute card!. I have several people on my Christmas card list that like deer. Merry Christmas to you!

  • Angie Hall December 8, 2017, 2:22 pm

    Neat card. Love all the techniques you used. Thanks for the terrific prize.

  • Casey Thrush December 8, 2017, 5:17 pm

    So pretty!!! Love that you are part of the advent.

  • Indy December 9, 2017, 7:27 pm

    Oh wow! Fabulously done!

  • Lonnie December 10, 2017, 12:08 pm

    You just can’t go wrong with a deer! Love this card.

  • Janet Sisk December 10, 2017, 11:42 pm

    WOW! Love your card. Thanks for the tutorial and chance to win some great prizes. Merry Christmas! :D

  • Tracy December 11, 2017, 7:40 pm

    Fun card, love the emboss resist technique.

  • Shanna December 12, 2017, 6:53 am

    I love your card!

  • Lynne Platt December 12, 2017, 8:43 pm

    Iove the silhouettes, bird and the color blue

  • Christa N Hamilton December 12, 2017, 9:34 pm

    Thanks for the technique! Cute deer card!

  • Andrea Shell December 13, 2017, 4:54 pm

    Fantastic card! Love how vibrant the blues are – they really make those trees pop!

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