Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Thank you all for joining me today! I'm so excited to be a part of this fun holiday event! 



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 taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

Now onto my card! I decided to pair my favourite colour combination of the season with some of my favourite CAS-ual Fridays Stamps products. 


After watercolouring the background with Zig Clean Color markers, I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die. A fun sentiment from Snowflake Greetings was white heat embossed on a smaller Bubble Box Fri-Die. After cutting out the Flurry Fri-Die in double sided tape, I added glitter then adhered it to the card with some sparkly silver thread behind. A few large clear sequins, and some teeny blue stars finish it off. 

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 CAS-ual Fridays Stamps so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com 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 taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! 
Merry Christmas!

180 comments:

  1. Swoon! I love that watercolour background, and the pairing with the chalkboard-style sentiment and glittery snowflake is just awesome! Thank you for being a special part of my event! xoxo

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  2. Wow! What a dramatic background! your card is fantastic, Marcie!

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  3. Love the color combination and this pretty background!!

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  4. What a gorgeous background! Love the sparkly star too!

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  5. Your background reminds me of the deep night skies we used to see when I was a child and my family traveled north to visit my grandparents at Christmas...such wonderful memories! The shimmery snowflake...stunning! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Advent series...
    ~carol

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  6. That background is simply stunning!

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  7. Love your inky goodness! beautiful!

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  8. Beautiful. Love the shimmery snowflake. Cheers.

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  9. Love the background. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. The watercolor background is stunning! :)

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  11. Gorgeous colors and technique. WOW!

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  12. Awesome watercolor background! LOVE those colors!!

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  13. Beautiful! LOVE that background and the colors ♥

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  14. Wow fantastic watercolor background and I love the sentiment and sparklu snowflake too!

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  15. Great blue watercolor background--it really makes the white snowflake stand out nicely! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Lovely! The watercolor background is perfect with the sparkly snow flake!

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  17. Beautiful watercolor background!

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  18. Love your background and the sparkly white snowflake.

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  19. What a magical night sky background!! Wonderful card!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful background! And love the sentiment with the snowflake!

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  21. Love that sparkling, glittery snowflake!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  22. I love that background, and the sequins are a lovely accent. Very pretty, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  23. LOVE your watercolor background!!!!

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  24. Loving all those moody blues of your backgrond. Lovely card.

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  25. Hi Marcie! Lovely bluey bg! Perfect for a snowflake!

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  26. Just started watercoloring...love yours. The colors make the snowflake pop.

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  27. Beautiful background and I love the simple elegance of the card.

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  28. That background is sooooo g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! The depth and richness of the colors make me swoon!

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  29. One of my fave colour combo's too, Marcie ... you've used it to perfection! The watercolour background is just stunning ... perfect behind that crisp, shimmery snowflake! Anita :)

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  30. Lovely work with the
    watercoloring. Love
    the snowflake.
    Carla from Utah

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  31. Oooo...that glittery snowflake is stunning on the blue background! So festive and wintery!!!

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  32. Gorgeous background!! Love it!!

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  33. I love the color combo you used and that gorgeous watercolor background. I also really liked where you placed your elements, it is a very pleasing placement and the whole card is a lot of fun! Thanks for your part of the Advent hop and for bringing me a smile.

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  34. Wow, what a gorgeous card. I love the blue background and awesome snowflake.

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  35. Love the RICH background and the silver sparkle just POPS! :)

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  36. Blue is my favorite color, and you used it fabulously in your background! Lovely card. TFS

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  37. cool washed background for your snowflake, it looks fantastic.

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  38. GREAT to see you as one of the Advent Creators Marcie!! LOVE the BLUES, do any of those shades match your...glasses or hair?

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  39. Fantastic card Marcie. Love the background to that glittery snowflake.

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  40. Like the watercoloring. I need more practice with watercoloring.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  41. Beautiful midnight blue watercolor background and sparkly snow flake! :-)

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  42. Beautiful water colored background. And those teeny tinsy stars are so cute!!!

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  43. Beautiful background for this sparkly snowflake.

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  44. Love the watercolor background. TFS

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  45. Love the colors and the snowflake.

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  46. Wonderful watercolor background -- it's my favorite technique! Lovely card. TFS!

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  47. Love your background and your snow embellishments.

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  48. I am a sucker for blue watercolor backgrounds and yours is delightful! I'm sure I will be making a similar one soon!
    Lu C

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  49. Your water coloring is lovely. You have made a beautiful card .

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  50. Your glittered star and chalkboard sentiment really pop on your beautifully watercolored background. Love this!

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  51. Love the background that you have created (aren't the Zig markers fab?!) and the glittery snowflake.

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  52. Very pretty, it looks like a snowy night.

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  53. Stunning watercolor BG and love that chalkboard sentiment with a snowflake!

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  54. The water colored BG is absolutely beautiful :)

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  55. Love the elements here, the beautiful background, fiber, sequins. Just fabulous!

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  56. Love the watercolor background. This is a beautiful and elegant look!

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  57. Your gorgeous background makes everything else pop...wonderful.

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  58. That is a fabulous background - love those colors!

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  59. Beautiful! Love the watercoloring and the wonderful sparkles!

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  60. Such a beautiful card!! Love the background!! Very beautiful colors!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  61. Fabulous background and love the sparkling snowflake -- beautiful design!

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  62. Your bg is just beautiful! Love the black sentiment strip with the sparkly snowflake.

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  63. WOW Marcie! THAT background is so pretty. Just beautiful.

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  64. Such pretty colors and yet simple. Love it.

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  65. The blue background looks cold and wintery.
    Love the silver
    Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  66. Awesome card, I love your watercolored background and that stitched rectangle die! I love this Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

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  67. So beautiful and just love that blue background you created. The glittery snowflake is the perfect embellishment!!

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  68. great colors...love the sparkle too!

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  69. love that background and sparkly snowflake!

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  70. Absolutely gorgeous card. Love all the meticulous details like the snowflake for the "o" and the beautiful watercolor background. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  71. BEAUTIFUL card Marcie!!!
    WOW - your background is GORGEOUS, LOVE your sentiment with the snowflake and the extra accent SPARKLING snowflake too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your inky INSPIRATION and giving me another reason why I NEED to get on Santa's nice list to get these MAGICAL Zig markers :)

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  72. Beautiful water coloring! I love your card!

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  73. Yummy background colors which set off the sparkly sentiment & snowflake!

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  74. the bright and glittery snowflake looks so pretty against the darker blues in the background.

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  75. Some of my favorite colors! Love how Zig Markers helped create that background! Such a perfect night sky!

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  76. I love the watercolouring background with Zig Clean Color markers..such a stunning effect!!

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  77. Wonderful background. I love the white embossing!

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  78. Great use of the stitched die.
    Love how you created your background.

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  79. fun card... love the watercolor background!

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  80. Oh so rich and beautiful colors !! Love it

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  81. Beautiful card, I love the background colour. I find water colors so hard to work with. You rocked it! Germaine

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  82. That watercolour background is perfect for the sparkly snowflake!

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  83. Very beautiful background!! Beautiful card!

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  84. Striking card Marcie! Amazing background and so perfectly accented with the black and silver.

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  85. Absolutely gorgeous background! WOW!

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  86. Clean and simple but with such vibrant color. Love it!

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  87. Beautiful background. I really like the die that you used. Other people must feel the same way because it's sold out!

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  88. Beautiful background. I really like the die that you used. Other people must feel the same way because it's sold out!

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  89. Stunning! The colors and sparkle are just beautiful!

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  90. Stunning card. Love the background and color combo.

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  91. Love the background. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Love the beautifully watercoloured background and how the 'o' is replaced with a snowflake!:)

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  93. Love the stitching - and the background is gorgeous!

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  94. The dark blue sky and snowflake are perfect! Merry Christmas!

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  95. You did the whole background with Zigs?? It's blended so well, I never would have guessed!

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  96. What a gorgeous background! I really need to get some Zigs!

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  97. What a gorgeous watercolor background! And another use of the wonderful die that I can't wait until it comes back in stock.

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  98. beautiful watercolor background...and that black tag/white snowflake stand out wonderfully

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  99. love the watercolor background the snow flake really looks nice with the card

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  100. lots of various techniques showcased on this card; I never think of adding a twist of thread behind my major embellishment

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  101. Zig Clean Color watercolor marker background. White embossed on black sentiment. Appropriately placed sequins. Glittery snowflake. Just love the details of this card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  102. Awesome card, especially with that rick and gorgeous background.

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  103. Beautiful card, love the watercolored background!

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  104. Very beautiful! Love how you did the background!

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  105. Your card is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  106. Great use of the products and design!

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  107. What a beautiful card - the background is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  108. Oh, this is so gorgeous. Great design and festive inspiration:)

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  109. Simple but effective, terrific background!

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  110. So pretty! Love the background, and iam swooning over the snowflake.

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  111. The final result is beautiful! Love the simplicity and the contrast.

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  112. Watercolor backgrounds are just so pretty and I love this one!! Gorgeous card.

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  113. I really like how the background contrasts with the silver snowflake.

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  114. Fantastic card! Love the watercolour background. :-)

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  115. Love the background! It's very beautiful!

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  116. Great card. Love the watercolor backgound.

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  117. Your background makes the sentiment and snowflake pop.

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  118. love the pop of the sparkling snowflake over dark blue background, so pretty

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  119. your background is SO pretty with the single snowflake

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  120. Beautiful water coloring & bold sentiment out front!!

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  121. Beautiful card! I love the watercolor background you created.

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  122. What an amazing watercolored background!!! Love the glittery snowflake that you popped up against it as it really pops!

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  123. Great colors! LOVE the sparkle too! The deepness of the colors really make the sentiment stand out!

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  124. What a great watercolor background. I like the Avery Elle die cut you used. The silver snowflake works well. Nice clean and simple card for the season.

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  125. Pretty card and perfect for the season!

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  126. Your watercolor background is beautiful and it really makes the accent pieces pop. Great job!

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  127. I need to make some cards trying to copy the pretty blue background, night sky.

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  128. Your glittery snowflake looks gorgeous on the blue background! It stands out perfectly!

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  129. Fabulous background! Gotta try making this, TFS,
    Have a wonderful day!

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  130. This is so pretty, love your background.

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  131. The background is fabulous, the black label is dramatic and the glittered-up snowflake make this a dazzling card. Thanks.

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  132. The glitter is fabulous ! Very nicely done!

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