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!

  • Tracy December 11, 2017, 7:40 pm

    Fun card, love the emboss resist technique.

  • Teresa L December 11, 2017, 10:16 pm

    I love, love, love, the bird on his booty!!! What a great idea to stamp him just slightly darker. Thanks for sharing.

  • 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!

  • Ceal Pritchett December 13, 2017, 9:56 pm

    Love this card! thanks for a chance to win!

  • Suzann Webb December 14, 2017, 2:10 pm

    What a beautiful card, I always forget to do the resist technique….but always think it looks so pretty when I see it!

  • Heather Nelson December 14, 2017, 4:01 pm

    Beautiful deer and bird silhouette. I love your background with the trees.

  • Tina Miceli December 15, 2017, 4:13 pm

    I love learning new techniques like this. Thank you!

  • Sammibug December 15, 2017, 8:59 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this set! Very clever to stamp the bird in the darker color

  • kimberly December 16, 2017, 6:36 am

    Beautiful Card! Beautiful Colors! Thank you :)

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