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 taheerah-atchia.com 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 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 2017 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 and Happy Holidays!


  • Andrea Hastilow December 1, 2017, 7:26 am

    Well what a great card, I have yet to try this technique, great little idea with the advent door, have seen some fantastic cards on day 1. x

  • Amy McCue December 1, 2017, 7:35 am

    I love this forest scene!

  • ~amy~ December 1, 2017, 7:40 am

    Catherine, this is so pretty! LOVE the blue background and the Winter Wonderland set!

  • Vinita Jain December 1, 2017, 7:46 am

    Such fun and sweet creation, love it!

  • Jayell December 1, 2017, 7:55 am

    Gorgeous card!

  • Barb MacAskill December 1, 2017, 7:59 am

    What a darling card! I love that you stamped the deer in gray and the bird in black and the blue background is lovely! TFS!

  • Ruby N December 1, 2017, 8:17 am

    Great scene and choice of colors!

  • Sharri Reeves December 1, 2017, 8:26 am

    This was so much fun last year, so excited to be doing it again. Thank you Catherine for the awesome ideas and chance to win.

  • jean marmo December 1, 2017, 8:28 am

    What a lovely card! Love the advent hop!

  • carol December 1, 2017, 9:08 am

    How peaceful and lovely your winter wonderland scene is; I want to go for a wander there…I’ve heard only exponentially positive reviews about your inks. Saving up to invite some into my collection soon! Thank you for being such a generous sponsor of Taheerah’s Advent Extravaganza!
    ~carol

  • Jennifer Schuler December 1, 2017, 9:11 am

    Lovely card. Love the intense colors.

  • Lori M Osborne December 1, 2017, 9:46 am

    i LOve this card! The technique is one of my favorites!

  • Meg Crawford December 1, 2017, 9:52 am

    Oh wow! This is going to be so much fun!!!!

  • Hope Angotti December 1, 2017, 9:53 am

    Stunning!!!

  • betty lou December 1, 2017, 10:19 am

    What a pretty card! Love the blue! Thank you for sharing!

  • Be December 1, 2017, 10:20 am

    birch trees and deer always make such a wonderful CAS card – love yours!

  • Becca Yahrling December 1, 2017, 10:21 am

    I love when the Extravaganza is here! It’s so much fun and the sponsorships are so AWEmazing and generous. THANK YOU! And your card is just beautiful. I love this resist technique. And being a birdie lover, I’m happy to see one here.

  • Susan White December 1, 2017, 10:25 am

    Oh my Gosh!! This card is super cute. I love this set and have been playing with it this week.

  • Arianna Barbara December 1, 2017, 10:39 am

    Amazing scenery!!! Love so much the beautiful colors!!!

  • Terri Scott - terriavidreader December 1, 2017, 10:42 am

    Lovely card. I’d love to win .

  • Karen P December 1, 2017, 10:44 am

    Catherine your card is so cute. really like the colors of your new inks too.

  • Kristie Goulet December 1, 2017, 10:49 am

    Love this, Catherine! ♥

  • Denise Bryant December 1, 2017, 10:57 am

    Love your card! The deer is adorable! I’m anxious to try out your inks… have heard so many good comments on them!

  • Julie December 1, 2017, 11:10 am

    Fun hop! I was eagerly awaiting Dec 1 to see who would be featured this year. I love this card and think your “surprise package” sounds amazing.

  • Amy December 1, 2017, 11:17 am

    Catherine,
    Lovely card and the directions were easy to follow.

    Thank you for supplying such a generous gift to one lucky winner today. If this is the first time the winner has tried your inks, they are in for a treat. Your inks are fabulous.

  • Marcia L Rollins December 1, 2017, 11:26 am

    I miss the birch trees of CT but these will do just fine! A lovely card all around.

  • Linda December 1, 2017, 11:31 am

    Beautiful serene card!

  • Kathy Serrahn December 1, 2017, 11:31 am

    Beautiful card

  • Karen Kreider December 1, 2017, 11:38 am

    I love the emboss resist technique! This set is perfect for it!

  • Lynn December 1, 2017, 11:56 am

    LOVE it! I’ve seen that emboss resist technique several times now and I still haven’t had a chance to try. That is a beautiful card!

  • Janet December 1, 2017, 12:44 pm

    Great card! The colors combined with the white trees and black critters is just great!!

  • Marianne December 1, 2017, 1:09 pm

    So pretty, Catherine! I do love me some blues and I like the way the sweet bird stands out against the grey-black of the deer.
    Marianne x

  • Terrie December 1, 2017, 1:24 pm

    What a cool card! I love this stamp set :)

  • Ashlyn December 1, 2017, 1:31 pm

    What a fun idea! I love the forest scene.

  • Carla Hundley December 1, 2017, 1:43 pm

    Gorgeous card and
    love the trees and
    deer.
    Carla from Utah

  • Shelly December 1, 2017, 1:58 pm

    This is so pretty!

  • NinaS December 1, 2017, 2:11 pm

    Gorgeous card.

  • Vickie Jo Buehler December 1, 2017, 2:18 pm

    Love your card, Catherine, and I love your products! Your inks are wonderful!

  • Tasha Dawson December 1, 2017, 2:25 pm

    Your card is gorgeous!

  • Lori Walker December 1, 2017, 2:26 pm

    It seems so simple but so effective!! What a great card! I just joined Stamp Nation so I because I’m so intimidated! You make it look sooooo easy!

  • MarjR December 1, 2017, 2:27 pm

    Wonderful card! Love the background!

  • Ree Donnelly December 1, 2017, 2:30 pm

    Such a pretty card!! Something Borrowed is such a great color!
    This Advent Calendar Extravaganza is so cool!!!

  • Melody Moore December 1, 2017, 2:36 pm

    Beautiful card. I love emboss resist and I love that stamp set! TFS and for your generous prize offering! And good luck to all!

  • Dana W December 1, 2017, 2:38 pm

    Love the inking and stamping!!

  • Ellen C. December 1, 2017, 2:44 pm

    I love this cute card!!

  • Paige December 1, 2017, 2:52 pm

    That little bird steals the show! So cute!

  • Sandi hansen December 1, 2017, 3:18 pm

    Beautiful card and super generous giveaway!

  • Trina Chaska December 1, 2017, 3:48 pm

    Love this card. This stamp set is on my wish list.

  • Jessica December 1, 2017, 4:41 pm

    Love the blue! I must try some of your inks!

  • Stacey Kowbel December 1, 2017, 4:50 pm

    Fabulous card! I love the bird sitting on the deer’s bootie – so cute!

  • Marcia Hill December 1, 2017, 4:51 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful card! Love how the trees pop against the lovely blue background and am totally head over heels in LOVE with that deer!! :0)

  • Charlene December 1, 2017, 4:57 pm

    Love the card! Want to try this out soon!

  • Priscilla Steele December 1, 2017, 5:26 pm

    Loving the “bootie birdie”….

  • Sandy December 1, 2017, 6:19 pm

    I never thought of embossing tree trucks Thanks for the great idea

  • Leanne in Cali December 1, 2017, 6:35 pm

    Love this event every year and I love your card! Thanks for sponsoring Taheerah and for sharing your wonderful card!!

  • Deborah Kaye December 1, 2017, 6:38 pm

    Great card and super giveaway!

  • Theresa Robinson December 1, 2017, 6:53 pm

    Love the winter woodlands stamp set….will be case-ing this card for sure!

  • Margaret B December 1, 2017, 7:21 pm

    I love this event and always see so many creative and awesome ideas! Thanks for sponsoring it and providing such an awesome prize! Love your products!

  • Teresa Doyle December 1, 2017, 7:38 pm

    Such a sweet card Catherine the bird on the deer’s bootie is so cute. Thanks for offering up such a generous prize.

  • Lynn Hardy December 1, 2017, 7:41 pm

    What a lovely card! I don’t have any of your products yet, but I know that Taheerah raves about your inks, so I’d love to try some out. Thank you for generously sponsoring the Advent Calendar Extravaganza this year.

  • Patricia Mello December 1, 2017, 7:48 pm

    Love it.

  • Laura Harding Peddicord December 1, 2017, 8:04 pm

    Thank you for being the first guest behind Door #1 for this fun adventure and generously sponsoring one of the prizes. To top it off, you shared a wonderful card. Thank you.

  • Mary-Anne V December 1, 2017, 8:05 pm

    Gorgeous card and love your inks.

  • Jane December 1, 2017, 8:23 pm

    Love your adorable card!

  • Pollyanna Roberts December 1, 2017, 8:28 pm

    Enjoyed this card with the embossing and love that deer stamp.

  • Pennie Glasser December 1, 2017, 8:31 pm

    Love the card, so cute! I just bought some of your inks and they are amazing! I look forward to getting more of your products in the future. This is a really fun event!

  • Aletha J Williams December 1, 2017, 8:43 pm

    So much fun is coming StampNation’s way. Looking forward to the journey!

  • JmB December 1, 2017, 8:46 pm

    I am so digging the winter wonderland stamps and designs I’ve seen. Gorgeous techniques. So versatile and, just, timeless. Thank you for sharing.

  • Lori Kobular December 1, 2017, 8:53 pm

    Love the deer with the bird on his back! Great card and what a fun giveaway!

  • Michel Espey December 1, 2017, 9:12 pm

    Love the card.

  • Angela Person December 1, 2017, 9:12 pm

    Wonderful first Advent day card! I love the deer with the cute bird sitting on it. So adorable. Thanks so much for the chance to win such an amazing craft selection.

  • Lindarub December 1, 2017, 9:32 pm

    Love your card.

  • Sue LD December 1, 2017, 9:33 pm

    FAbulous woodland scene. Love this technique.

  • Abby December 1, 2017, 9:34 pm

    Sweet card!

  • MelissaF December 1, 2017, 9:39 pm

    Beautiful card, love the rich Blue background and the bird on the Deer is super cute. Great tip about using the dark gray and black for more depth. Thanks for the generous giveaway to this Advent event, one of my faves of the year!

  • Tammy Nyenhuis December 1, 2017, 9:42 pm

    Great card, love that the heat embossing resists the ink!

  • irene grau December 1, 2017, 9:43 pm

    I love emboss resist. It makes things so much easier than masking everything. lol Thanks for joining in. I look forward to this Advent Calendar event all year!

  • melissa bi. December 1, 2017, 9:43 pm

    What a pretty card! Great sentiment choice.

  • Debbie Selby December 1, 2017, 9:44 pm

    Great looking card. Love the embossed resist technique.

  • Natalie Winterstein December 1, 2017, 9:52 pm

    Gorgeous card! Love that beautiful blue background and cute animals! :)

  • Mary W December 1, 2017, 10:06 pm

    Great tip to make the tiny bird a little darker – really did help it to stand out!

  • Sharron Gregory December 1, 2017, 10:32 pm

    Love this adorable scene! The embossing on the trees is a wonderful idea!

  • Kelley December 1, 2017, 10:46 pm

    Great card.

  • Greta H December 1, 2017, 11:07 pm

    I love emboss resist & you used it to perfection here!

  • HelenK December 1, 2017, 11:07 pm

    What an awesome prize Catherine!

  • Debbie December 1, 2017, 11:08 pm

    You are simply amazing! Full of talent and Inspiration and generosity as well!❤️

  • Sarah greber December 1, 2017, 11:09 pm

    Wow, what an awesome event! And an awesome prize!!! And an awesome card! Love the dark bird over the deer!

  • Bev Karolak December 1, 2017, 11:14 pm

    Great card! Love the little bird addition. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Fran W December 1, 2017, 11:31 pm

    Oooooh, I’m loving that little birdie sitting on the deer. Just adorable. And your background is “stellar”!

  • Jean Nelson December 1, 2017, 11:38 pm

    What a striking card! I love the design and the colors~ blue, white and black. I learned something new too- the emboss resist technique….I want to try it as soon as I can. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sandy G December 1, 2017, 11:43 pm

    Such a cute card. Thanks for participating.

  • Vicenta Ghylin December 2, 2017, 12:05 am

    Awesome card. Thank you for sharing.

  • Barbara Brennan December 2, 2017, 12:55 am

    Simply “adeerable”! I need to try the water droplets. I love this look.

  • Jan Clothier December 2, 2017, 1:05 am

    The water droplets are a great addition to the background.

  • Laura Bruntz December 2, 2017, 1:07 am

    What a cute idea! I love the embossed trees. And that bird! (swoon)

  • Teresa Cherka December 2, 2017, 1:41 am

    Happy Holidays! Great card, great products! Thanks for the opportunity to be inspired.

  • Erum December 2, 2017, 2:11 am

    SO cool!

  • Wendy Hughes December 2, 2017, 2:29 am

    I love CP products. You have created a great card-very inspiring.

  • NivesK December 2, 2017, 2:53 am

    Great first Advent day and Thanks for the chance to win. Love the card design!

  • Janet Ingraham December 2, 2017, 2:58 am

    Love this effect and your tips. So awesome. Thank you.

  • Carey Nusbaum December 2, 2017, 3:02 am

    I love this resist technique for backgrounds! It looks lovely on your card! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  • Isabelle December 2, 2017, 5:50 am

    Beautiful card ! The idea of the gray deer to have the bird more visible in black is excellent. I love this Something Borrowed color….

  • Shikira Brehm December 2, 2017, 6:01 am

    That card is amazing. I hope one day to be this good.

  • Lorie Brunner December 2, 2017, 7:05 am

    What a wonderful gift! Thanks for being a part of a great community!

  • Laurie Liebich December 2, 2017, 7:25 am

    Thank-you for this awesome opportunity. Love the card!

  • Colleen December 2, 2017, 7:28 am

    Fabulous card, Catherine and how generous you are with the gift for a lucky person. I haven’t missed any of these fun events that Taheerah has had the last several years! You are going to be hard to top with this fabulous card and awesome gift package!

  • Lisa Kind December 2, 2017, 8:04 am

    Beautiful card and I love the images!

  • Carla vdM December 2, 2017, 8:05 am

    Wow what an wonderfull card, I like the whole look of it.

  • Liz mca December 2, 2017, 8:40 am

    Congrats on your ink release. Hope to try them soon.

  • Deb December 2, 2017, 8:49 am

    Great card. Emboss resist is such a great technique…the results are always stunning! I Looking forward to the 25 days of inspiration.

  • Teri W December 2, 2017, 8:49 am

    You are right! Stinking cute!

  • Michele K. Henderson December 2, 2017, 8:50 am

    I love the beautiful, textured contrast of the trees against the background with the resist technique! It’s so adorable! Really cute card!

  • Aunt Min December 2, 2017, 9:00 am

    Awww, your bird and deer friends card made me smile! Thanks!

  • MRy Ellen Lounsbery December 2, 2017, 9:02 am

    Love this card. Especially the whimsical dear and bird!

  • Donna Rinckel December 2, 2017, 9:03 am

    Gorgeous card! Love the little critters. Definitely a winter wonderland!

  • lisa808 December 2, 2017, 9:05 am

    Pretty card. Love emboss resist.

  • Bobby December 2, 2017, 9:30 am

    The deer looking at the little bird is so cute, Catherine. It truly is a winter wonderland.

  • Lagene December 2, 2017, 9:33 am

    Awesome resist technique forest scene! Wow what a generous prize!

  • Akedrn December 2, 2017, 10:02 am

    Love this card! Oh, and the stamp set!

  • Theresa December 2, 2017, 10:13 am

    Super cute card Catherine!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Mary Holshouser December 2, 2017, 10:50 am

    Love the forest scene.
    It’s plain and simple but so pretty.
    Thanks for the tips on the technique.

  • Sarah M December 2, 2017, 11:01 am

    Love the cute deer and the great colors on this card!

  • Cynthia Cole December 2, 2017, 11:03 am

    Your card is adorable!

  • Valerie Breingan December 2, 2017, 11:08 am

    Fabulous background.I love this deer.

  • Kim Salito December 2, 2017, 11:14 am

    Great silhouette card. Love the background.

  • Stanlee Runner December 2, 2017, 11:16 am

    Beautiful card, as always. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Megan N December 2, 2017, 11:34 am

    Your rainbow of ink colors in your line is so gorgeous! Thanks for sponsoring and kicking off the event!

  • Sue McRae December 2, 2017, 12:40 pm

    Very sweet holiday card and I love the modern feel of this deer!

  • Nancy Wilcox December 2, 2017, 12:56 pm

    Love the bird on the deer!

  • Memoriesbymanda December 2, 2017, 2:04 pm

    Oh lovely card. I must admit I don’t have any CP products (yet). The prize pack would be a great starting point for my hoard, I mean, craft supplies

  • Sandy M December 2, 2017, 2:23 pm

    Love the winter wonderland card. It always amazes how something as simple as water spots can help make such a stunning card.

  • annheidel December 2, 2017, 2:45 pm

    Super cute! I love the wintry scene.

  • Michelle W December 2, 2017, 4:29 pm

    What a cute scene, Catherine! I love how you’ve stamped the bird darker than the deer, a great effect!

  • Janelle H. December 2, 2017, 4:51 pm

    What a fun event! Your card is adorable and the black bird is the perfect touch!

  • Karen Baker December 2, 2017, 5:11 pm

    Beautiful, nighttime scene! Love the birch trees too!

  • Roberta S. December 2, 2017, 5:16 pm

    Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing.

  • Aletha J Williams December 2, 2017, 5:36 pm

    Gorgeous! I love your layout too. Thanks so much for your daily inspiration too.

  • Catherine December 2, 2017, 6:11 pm

    What a lovely card…and it reminds of that fun Christmas song too.

  • Deepa Lakshman December 2, 2017, 6:18 pm

    A big thank you to you for sponsoring this great prize. Love your card and all the stamps.

  • Pai December 2, 2017, 6:32 pm

    Thanks for sponsoring taheera’s hop!

  • Tracey Magner December 2, 2017, 6:45 pm

    This is so much fun, this is also my first time doing this, very cool !! Love your card, so pretty, thanks for sharing.

  • barbara lassiter December 2, 2017, 7:07 pm

    What a cute card. Love the blue and white!

  • Trina P. December 2, 2017, 7:26 pm

    Sweet card.

  • chark December 2, 2017, 8:05 pm

    love the inks you used on this card–congrats on being Day 1! thanks for joining in, it’s always fun!

  • KRISTEN December 2, 2017, 8:18 pm

    WONDERFUL CARD! IT’S SERENE YET COLORFUL AND INVITING!

  • Sophia December 2, 2017, 9:04 pm

    Such a great card! Emboss resists was probably one of my first techniques to learn when I first got into card making, so much versatility, always looks amazing!

  • Stacey L Palmer December 2, 2017, 9:11 pm

    Love this card. The deer is so cute.

  • Dana M December 2, 2017, 10:17 pm

    Fabulous card, wonderfully graphic! Amazing prize package, thanks for your generosity!

  • Betty Sue December 2, 2017, 10:39 pm

    I love this sweet card!! The colors are perfect!

  • FD91354 December 2, 2017, 11:40 pm

    So stinkin cute! And so generous of you in the give a way. Pick me, pick me :)

  • Dawn T December 3, 2017, 12:29 am

    Stunning Catherine. What a great card and how generous you are with your prize.

  • Annalisa December 3, 2017, 12:49 am

    Awww, I love the little forest friends! This is the perfect type of card for my mom, so thank you for the idea. And thank you for your kindness and generosity with your prizes! You’re always so sweet when it comes to encouraging surprises in our lives. :D

  • Christine December 3, 2017, 1:23 am

    Your card is so sweet. The animals are cute and that blue is beautiful.

  • Vikki H December 3, 2017, 1:45 am

    Gorgeous winter scene on your card!

  • Laura Zepeda December 3, 2017, 2:34 am

    Such a great card love the colors!

  • Mirella Rogan December 3, 2017, 3:06 am

    Lovely card design, thank you so much for supporting Taheerah in her fun extravaganza!

  • Manda December 3, 2017, 5:32 am

    What a beautiful card! Love the blue background (and the name of the ink!)

  • Melanie Ann MacKenzie December 3, 2017, 7:49 am

    What a wonderful card…love this kind of winter scene. Cheers.

  • MoJo December 3, 2017, 8:05 am

    I love your silhouette design! It is so pretty.

  • Henriëtte December 3, 2017, 8:06 am

    What a awesome cute card, I love it. I didn’t know your brand but what I see is gorgeous and the Winter Woodland Stamp set will definitely become on the top of my Wish List.

  • Nox December 3, 2017, 8:06 am

    Wonderful card! Love that winter woodland scene.

  • Diane Stricker December 3, 2017, 9:13 am

    Lovely card. Love the blue background.

  • Leanne December 3, 2017, 9:15 am

    Beautiful card! Looking forward to winning some awesome CP products.

  • Gerrina December 3, 2017, 9:31 am

    Great how you used the blue; it looks like a printed card; beautiful!

  • Susan O'Halloran December 3, 2017, 9:39 am

    Really stunning card! I love the colors, the composition, and the techniques!

  • Michelle Hackett December 3, 2017, 9:41 am

    Love this card. Silhouettes are such a great way to make a beautiful scene. So excited you are sponsoring day one. I love your products, but your inks especially.

  • Diane Holland December 3, 2017, 9:51 am

    Adorable card, I tried something similar to it last night.

  • Daniela May December 3, 2017, 10:03 am

    “stinking cute” indeed – great work

  • Marg December 3, 2017, 10:38 am

    What a great look. The emboss resist is such a ‘cool’ technique.

  • Tess Inman December 3, 2017, 10:50 am

    Very nice card. Simple yet sweet.

    Tess

  • Debbie Christensen December 3, 2017, 10:58 am

    Having fun on advent hunt. Cute little birdie riding on his friend.Wonderful card, thanks for Sharing

  • joy meadows December 3, 2017, 11:21 am

    Love the emboss resist and the colors of ink used on this card. the stamp set is wonderful too. Thanks for offering up such a wonderful prize, too. Good luck to all!

  • Debbie Rumpza December 3, 2017, 11:34 am

    Lovely card! I like how the colors are a bit translucent! So delicate.

  • Carol g December 3, 2017, 11:37 am

    Love that night sky background.

  • Lori Ritchie December 3, 2017, 11:45 am

    Beautiful card, and a great way of hopping through a blog!

  • Laurie December 3, 2017, 12:26 pm

    Cute card!! Love the blue and the design.

  • Cynyhia Koop December 3, 2017, 12:33 pm

    Your card is so cute! I love CP products and am excited about the Advent Extravaganza!

  • Patty December 3, 2017, 12:56 pm

    Thanks for participating! Love the emboss resist technique.

  • Marianne B in AZ December 3, 2017, 1:03 pm

    What a fun way to get the party started. I can just see the smile on that little deers face. Of course, the bird is smiling right back! Thank you, Catherine, for being today’s sponsor. Your card is gorgeous and your prize is very generous!

  • Olive December 3, 2017, 1:45 pm

    Love the simplicity of the design, so elegant.,

  • Nikki Anderberg December 3, 2017, 2:03 pm

    Wonderful card. Would love to win some CP products.

  • F. Andre December 3, 2017, 4:07 pm

    Lovely scene and background created with those inks. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Daria Zender December 3, 2017, 4:47 pm

    Such a sweet scene with the little bird on the deer’s back. Striking color combo, too.

  • Lynne Jardine December 3, 2017, 5:13 pm

    Oh wow, what a fabulous forest scene, love your little birdie! And what an amazing giveaway too!

  • Lieve S December 3, 2017, 5:24 pm

    Beautiful card in great colours ! Thank you for sharing your talent.
    And a big THANK YOU for your generosity !
    Happy Count Down !

  • Nancy-Anne Rockwell December 3, 2017, 5:43 pm

    I’m loving the emboss resist. This is one of the few stamps that I don’t have yet lol

  • Iris Soscia December 3, 2017, 5:48 pm

    Lovely card – love the emboss resist techique.

  • Judie Attard December 3, 2017, 6:19 pm

    This card is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  • justasiam December 3, 2017, 6:19 pm

    I am so glad I found this extravangza…this is going to be so much fun!!

  • Kati Caprara December 3, 2017, 6:47 pm

    This is a lovely card. It is such a serene scene with the deer and the beautiful blue background behind the white trees! Great inspiration!! Thanks for your generosity!! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  • Patt H. December 3, 2017, 7:07 pm

    Such a fun hop! Love all the surprises & absolutely adore this cute card! The little deer is perfect!

  • Amy Cooley December 3, 2017, 7:27 pm

    Beautiful wintertime scene!

  • Elizabeth Motyka December 3, 2017, 8:11 pm

    What a great card and a nice surprise – glad to discover this great calender

  • Flo December 3, 2017, 9:39 pm

    Cute stamp set, I hadn’t seen it before. Great card too.

  • Carol December 3, 2017, 10:00 pm

    fun card — could be for those men in your life

  • Sara Wright December 3, 2017, 10:36 pm

    I’m big on colors! The blue on your card is astonishing! I love how deep it is but it still holds a tropical luxury in the lighter hue… I love it! I’m new to card crafting and even newer to many of the amazing vendors out there, I’m so glad for this opportunity to find new and awesome products. Merry Christmas!

  • Dawn Kloman December 3, 2017, 10:52 pm

    Love the versatility of the stamp set, this card is so cute.

  • Kris Reeves December 3, 2017, 11:36 pm

    So darn cute!

  • Nandini Karmarkar December 3, 2017, 11:37 pm

    Such a beautiful card! Love the colors. The CP inks are at the top of my wishlist this year!

  • Kathy Schweinfurth December 3, 2017, 11:42 pm

    FABULOUS silhouette card!

  • Katie Baird December 3, 2017, 11:49 pm

    Beautiful card, love the emboss resist technique. And the deer and bird are adorable! Thank you for such a generous giveaway. I would love to win so I could try out some of your inks everyone talks about!

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER December 4, 2017, 1:09 am

    This is a super lovely card with a beautiful sky/background ! margessw@icloud.com

  • Karthikha Uday December 4, 2017, 1:19 am

    I love the emboss resist technique and this card is so beautiful! Love the blue and the white :)

  • Kavita December 4, 2017, 2:12 am

    The blue background is so beautiful. Love the scenery.

  • Barbara December 4, 2017, 8:48 am

    Very pretty – love the blue background!

  • Donna Oates December 4, 2017, 9:10 am

    Love this cute card. And thank you for your generosity as well!

  • Marilyn December 4, 2017, 9:36 am

    Beautiful card. The resist with the blue sponging background is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

  • Rae December 4, 2017, 1:47 pm

    I love this card. It is going to be my project to complete for today.

  • Oliev December 4, 2017, 2:18 pm

    Awesome card!

  • Caroline B December 4, 2017, 2:41 pm

    I love your card! The scene looks so Canadian, although I know you are in sunny NC.
    How fun is Taheerah’s annual Advent calendar? I look forward to it every year.
    Thanks for the prize donation–fingers crossed! And happy Christmas planning :)

  • Ericka Strange December 4, 2017, 3:03 pm

    Such a cute card and I love the blue background. Great job!

  • Kim Klinkovsky December 4, 2017, 4:27 pm

    Super cute! Love your colors, patterns, design, and cute little characters. Love it!

  • 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!!!

  • Jane DeJesus December 5, 2017, 6:19 am

    Beautiful! Love the blue.

  • Debbie A Smith December 5, 2017, 7:57 am

    I am not sure why but the reindeer speaks to me. He just to stinkin’ cute!

  • 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!☺

  • Jeanne Beam December 5, 2017, 11:24 pm

    Such a beautiful card. I love the background. Thanks for sharing…

  • Jean G. December 6, 2017, 9:43 am

    I LOVE this card. The blue background really sets off the deer. Making the bird a little darker was genius.

  • 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

  • Kari D December 6, 2017, 6:06 pm

    So stinkin’ cute is right! Just love this card.

  • 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

  • Laura Greig December 7, 2017, 8:49 am

    Great card, thank you so much for sharing it!

  • 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.
    Blessings,
    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!

  • Sam Burnett December 7, 2017, 5:43 pm

    Wonderful technique and so excited for the chance to win goodies from you! Love this blog hop; TFS!!

  • 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!

  • KarenHTK December 8, 2017, 10:02 am

    Love the Beautiful Shades of Blue background…bird on deer’s back is a cute bonus.

  • Sara B December 8, 2017, 1:12 pm

    Super cute! I had never heard of your inks before until recently, and now I’m seeing them everywhere! I’d love to win and get to try them out! :)

  • 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.

  • bev p December 9, 2017, 11:24 am

    Wow, that IS generous. I have heard the name, but am not familiar with your products. What a wonderful way to learn about more crafty goodness. Thank you. Love the little bird on the deer–so cute. Altogether wonderful card.

  • Indy December 9, 2017, 7:27 pm

    Oh wow! Fabulously done!

  • Linda December 10, 2017, 4:53 am

    This an absolutely adorable design! Love your products and can’t thank you enough for being such a generous sponsor.

  • Lonnie December 10, 2017, 12:08 pm

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

  • Karen Hale December 10, 2017, 3:03 pm

    Beautiful background and a very sweet 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.

  • 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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