Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!

Hello everyone!

I'm thrilled to be part for the first time of the 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 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 since today's sponsor is SugarPea Designs, there's no way I would miss an opportunity like that :-)

Here's the card, or shall I say, trio of cards, that I created with the lovely Merry Makers stamp set


This is a true favourite of mine, as they look so whimsical! Each card was created on the same concept, meaning that I started with a 110lbs white cardstock folded in two, to get a regular 4¼"x5½" cardbase. Then, I added an inked background made with different Distress inks.

On the first one, I used the SugarCut – Starburst Cover Plate to die-cut the inked panel, and then stamped a sentiment (also from the Merry Makers stamp set), onto which a popped the little elf with foam tabs. 


I completed the project with iridescent sequins and some glossy accents on the lightbulbs.


On the second one, I used the SugarCut – Arrow Cover Plate with the inked panel and to make sure my image would pop, I added it onto a SugarCuts – Zig Zag Stitched Circle made with white cardstock. 


Again, a few dabs of glossy accents on the red paint, and some sequins to complete the project.


And one the third card, I created my own panel by adding some heat embossed snowflakes from the Flurry Of Warm Wishes stamp set  on the inked panel. 


I rounded the corners with a punch and really like the finishing touch it gives. What do you think? I also popped the heat embossed sentiment on the cardbase with foam tabs, and added sequins once again.



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!

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 SugarPea Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! 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!

178 commentaires :

Michele K. Henderson a dit...

This little collection of happy elves looks so beautiful, and so richly colored too! Love the gorgeous designs!

Cherri B a dit...

Cute, cute cute!! I love the Elf set - need to get that one! Thanks for the great ideas!

Arianna Barbara a dit...

Oh my!!! Super super cute!!!

Rose a dit...

Very colorful cards. Definitely brighten up the recipient's day.

Rebecca Yahrling a dit...

That elf is so adorable and fun! Gorgeous cards!
I love the snowflake panel you made, beautiful;
love the colors.

Kristie Goulet a dit...

These are adorable cards! Love those elves!

Melissa Friedrich a dit...

Super cute cards, love the elves and the vibrant backgrounds are so festive!

Christa a dit...

Love the bright and colorful cards! Really love the delicate snowflakes on the third card.

Diane Stricker a dit...

Your cards are super cute. Beautiful backgrounds.

Laurie a dit...

Very cute elves!! Your cards are adorable.

Mirella a dit...

WOW, your cards just blew me away! Fantastic colours, great designs, and they're so fun! Thanks so much for the great inspiration!

Susie Sonnier a dit...

OMG these cards are GREAT!!!

Teresa Doyle a dit...

Oh my goodness what fun, whimsical cards! I love the Starburst Cover Plate and those elves are adorable. Fantastic colouring on them all.

Debra Rumpza a dit...

What a set of amazing cards I love your backgrounds and your coloring. And those SP stamps are so stinking cute!

Tracey M a dit...

Your cards are the cutest cards I have seen!!! so ADORABLE, they made me smile and made my day. Thank you, Tracey Magner

Melanie MacKenzie a dit...

Wow! Amazing cards. Cheers.

vinita jain a dit...

So colorful, fun and festive with pretty coloring!

Natalie Winterstein a dit...

Adorable! The little elves are so cute! Beautiful coloring. :)

Denise Bavaria a dit...

I LOVE these!!!

Denise Bavaria a dit...

Colors really pop!

Jan Elmore a dit...

WOW...I love your cards and your art and your zest for it all! Those elfs are the best ever!

Laura Buehler a dit...

I really like those elves. The one carrying the present is my favorite.

Melissa Bi. a dit...

Love the beautiful background on these cards. Great use of colour!

Avra Williams a dit...

Love these little elves!

Kim Salito a dit...

I love this stamp set, great cards.

M DelValle a dit...

Very colorful and festive card!

Linda Droege a dit...

Super cards using such adorable stamp sets!

Polly a dit...

How so very cute. Like the backgrounds.

Greta a dit...

Very festive & cute!

StampinLouie a dit...

The cards are so cute! Love the set.

Sarah M a dit...

Love your fantastic bright colors and those cute elves!

Crafty Math Chick a dit...

I love the intensity of your color! WOW! SO vibrant and pretty!

Lagene a dit...

AWESOME cards, I love your cuties and wonderfully bright colors!

Jane Crisci a dit...

Such adorable little elves! Great cards!

Momcat a dit...

Adorable cards!

Denise Bryant a dit...

Very fun cards! I love the color combinations and backgrounds you created for the cute elves!

Cynthia Cole a dit...

Wonderful Merry elf cards!

cm a dit...

Your trio of festive cards are 'merry makers' indeed! Bright, colourful and filled with Christmas spirit! Thank you for sharing your abundant creativity at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
~carol

Jennifer a dit...

Colors really pop! Very festive design - Love your sunburst effect

Jean a dit...

Such fun cards! lOVE THE BRIGHT COLORS!

A Crafty Person a dit...

All three of your cards are adorable. I love the little elves with the distressed backgrounds.

Karthikha a dit...

Fantastic cards!! They are super bright bold and striking!! Love them :)

Stanlee Runner a dit...

Absolutely adorable cards, the elves make me smile. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dee Earnshaw a dit...

amazing looking cards - LOVE the coloring :)

FD91354 a dit...

Super cute idea.. I really love the blue card with the elf carrying his too huge package! Adorable.

Sam B a dit...

Wow - these are all such colorful and clever cards! Love them all but the candy cane wishes (last card) is my favorite I think. Those little elves are all so cute, and I love the snowflake stamp! TFS!!

Jan Clothier a dit...

What fabulous cards - they're such a joyful riot of colour! Love your backgrounds - you've really showcased these products wonderfully!

Barbara a dit...

Such adorable little elves on your beautiful cards!

barbara macaskill a dit...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful QUARTET of cards! The last two are my absolute favorites! I love the bold colors and embossed snowflakes for the background! I can’t decide if I like the gold or copper (? Or maybe bronze?) sentiment and some of the snowflakes or the pretty gold ones!
That is not to say that I don’t like the first two cards! The yellow/red/orange background is perfect for this little sleigh guiding elf and the green background on the sweet candy cane painting elf is awesome! That is a job I would love as long as I could nibble as I work! LOL TFS!

Karen H a dit...

The little elves are adorable. Love your beautiful backgrounds, awesome!

Shelly a dit...

Oh, these are sooo pretty and sweet!

lritchie a dit...

Beautiful cards, these images are so stinkin cute!

NinaS a dit...

Fantastic cards. Love the bright colors.

Meg Crawford a dit...

Your little elf cards are adorable! Love all the color!

NanW a dit...

Your bold colors are perfect with these elves! Lovely.

Iris a dit...

Super cute cards - love the brilliant colors.

Viki Banaszak a dit...

I love your cards! They are so cheery and colorful!

Betty a dit...

What cute and colorful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Indy's Designs a dit...

Those elves are just darling as are your cards! Super fun and festive!

Karen Letchworth a dit...

Such fun, bright cards here, Stephanie. Thanks for participating in this special event with Taheera. I love your exciting art work. Have a blessed Christmas.
Karen Letchworth

Lieve a dit...

Three bright and happy cards in great bold colours ! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

My Kraft Kloset.Kim Klinkovsky a dit...

So bold and bright. Just lovely designs and colors. Happy Holidays!

sammi a dit...

All of your backgrounds are fabulous! I need to take lessons from you!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Kim Faucher a dit...

So super cute! I love elves and such beautiful backgrounds

Mary Holshouser a dit...

the little elves are having so
much fun. they are darling
and the coloring is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Pam a dit...

I love the bright colors you have used in these cute cards!!

justasiam a dit...

I am really loving the backgrounds, especially the one on the last card!

Ellen C a dit...

These elf cards are so cute and adorable.

Sherry W. a dit...

For the record, it was hard to find how to leave a comment on your blog. I guessed and got lucky. Anyway...your cards are so bight and cheerful. Very festive.

judy a dit...

I love the vibrant colors on your fun cards!

JmB a dit...

Very sweet and colorful cards. Thank you for sharing.

Mary-Anne V a dit...

These elves are just so cute and whenever I see them they bring on a smile. Wonderful cards.

Sue LD a dit...

What a fun and colorful trio of cards.

Trina P. a dit...

LOVE this set and what you did with it! So bright and colourful. Beautiful colouring. This list has been on my list for a while...

bev p a dit...

I love the offset of the last card...and the frowny face on the elf. Someone must have asked for a very heavy gift! Lovely bold and bright colors really add to these very fun images. Thank you so much.

Memories by Manda a dit...

Super cute elf cards!

Sharron a dit...

Love these fun little elves! The bright colors make your cards so festive!

cghundley a dit...

These three cards
are so fun and I
love the inked
and embossed
background on
the last one!
Carla from Utah

Tammy Nyenhuis a dit...

Wonderful cards, your coloring is brilliant! Love this!

Andrea Hastilow a dit...

Oh these cute little elves are so yummy, they have such adorable little faces & they just look so mischievous but in a good way, I can't pick a favourite out of your cards, they are bright, fun, modern, the backgrounds give real pop to your cards, thanks x

pcm a dit...

These are so fun and bright!

Kirsty Vittetoe a dit...

Absolutely fabulous!

Christy Q a dit...

Beautiful cards! I love the vibrancy of your cards and how you colored in the adorable elf on each one. Thank you for sharing your creations with us.

Jeanne Beam a dit...

The elves are so cute and your cards are adorable. Thanks for sharing...

Cindy a dit...

Love your fun cards!

Patricia Mello a dit...

Your elf cards are super; they are bright and colorful and so cute.

Isabel Z a dit...

Your creations are stunning!!

Nox a dit...

Wonderfully fun, dynamic, and colourful cards - sure to bring a big smile to anyone's face!

phlower a dit...

A trio of really cute cards! Love the bright colors and the darling little elves!

Amy C. a dit...

Beautiful! I love the bold colors!

grammyg a dit...

Those little elves are so cute!

Vickie Buehler a dit...

Really cute elf cards! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Daria Z. a dit...

Fabulous cards! I love the blue one - great background.

mgpm a dit...

What fun, vibrant cards! Those elves really are cute.

Char K a dit...

love the backgrounds on each of these for these cute elves!

Scraplea 1 a dit...

Cute, fun ideas for cards! Thanks for participating in Taheerah's great event!!

Laura Peddicord a dit...

Your whimsical cards are so cute. I enjoy the playfulness of them that puts a smile on the receiver's face. Thank you so very much for sharing them.

Helen F. a dit...

Wonderful cards! Love the elves and your bright bold colors :-)

Heather M a dit...

Love your elves! Adorable! I love how you used the sunburst behind the first elf. The elf painting the candy cane is fabulous!! :) I love your background with the card, too. Your third elf is fabulous! I love his face and your coloring. The snowflake background is lovely!

Alaska .Kris a dit...

That's some lovely vibrant colors!

Annalisa Young a dit...

Wow, what a gorgeous set of cards! I love the vibrant colors of the distress ink backgrounds to set off those cute elves! My favorite has to be the snowflake background, because those snowflakes are so intricate and delicate; I'm in love. However, while I love that grumpy little elf carrying the huge package, I'm really taken with the elf that's painting the stripes on the candy cane. So cute! Thanks for giving me so many great ideas and introducing me to a really cute stamp set!

Lynne in NI a dit...

Aww so cute! I love your bright happy colours!

Karen Tomisato Kanda a dit...

WOW! Love th Bright, Colorful, backgrounds especially, the snowflakes. Great designs, use of color! Well Done!

Maureen Jones a dit...

Oh wow, all three are so adorable! I love your bright colors.

Karen B. a dit...

So super sweet, and love your colors!

Isabelle a dit...

Tes cartes sont juste adorables !!!! Et avec toutes ces couleurs, elles transmettent beaucoup de joie. C'est vraiment un magnifique project !

Tommie a dit...

Amazing backgrounds and the elves make you smile.

~amy~ a dit...

You absolutely ROCKED these. Gorgeous colors!

Debbie Selby a dit...

Love the intense colours on these cards.

Dana M a dit...

Fabulous, fun and vibrant. Amazing cards!

Angie Wylie a dit...

Love these cards! They all brought a smile to my face. I love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing.

Patty a dit...

These elves are adorable. Love the backgrounds, especially the one with snowflakes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Wendy Fisher a dit...

Such cute colorful cards!!!

Jeanne H a dit...

Thanks you for sharing your fun and colorful cards. Love the expression on the elf carrying the heavy package.

Eve N a dit...

Love these lovely little elf cards!

Jayell a dit...

Love these images, great cards too.

Michelle H a dit...

These elves are so adorable. Great cards.

Abby a dit...

Very cute!

Kimberly Rendino a dit...

Awesome backgrounds - and the elves are just adorable!!!

Dana a dit...

Wow!! These cards are amazing!! The coloring is stunning!!

Kristen Olsen a dit...

Wow! Your cards are wonderful! Color, composition, creativity...wonderful!

Kati Caprara a dit...

I love these cute little elves!! They are just adorable!! And the bright colors you used are amazing!! The elf holding the two light bulbs reminds me of when my brother discovered Christmas lights!! My favorite one though has to be the elf struggling with the package because I love the snowflakes against the ombre blue background and the cute sentiment!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Janet S a dit...

So fun and festive! I just love the bright colors. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Janet S a dit...

So fun and festive! I just love the bright colors. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

halomom a dit...

I love those little elves! Very festive csrds!

TinyCrafter a dit...

I just clicked on the link to this company and I love a lot of their stamps! I had never heard of them before. I love all your elves! They are all so cute and colorful, especially the elf who has my favorite color in the whole wide world on his card, yellow. I love the elf trying to carry the box that is bigger then he is because that is me! I'm the size of a 10 year old according to the tags on children clothing but I'm 63 and I have carried those boxes before, The boxes with all our Christmas decorations for one this year. They are big!
Thanks for showing us all your colorful elf cards and for giving us the chance to win something. When I win, I want some of those elf stamps and the snowflake stamps. Those are so intricate and beautiful!

Nives K a dit...

Lovely, colorful cards! Thank You for sharing.

Sindhu a dit...

Super bright and fun cards...

mandalj a dit...

Fabulous cards - your backgrounds are just beautiful and highlight the cute elves so well!

Shanna a dit...

Love your Ideas!

Oliev a dit...

Awesome trio of cards!

Ruby N a dit...

these cards are amazing!!

Joy Meadows a dit...

Love these cute little elves! Your coloring and the backgrounds are superlicious!!!

Bobby a dit...

What wonderfully colorful elf cards.

Irene Grau a dit...

Your cards are so bright and happy. Love them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rae Moan a dit...

So colorful and cute!

Stacey Kowbel a dit...

Oh my goodness, such cute cards - I love that stamp set! I love the bright colours you used!

D.Ann C a dit...

What fabulous backgrounds! I especially love the colors in the sun rays and the pretty snowflakes!

Ann Kowalczyk a dit...

Super adorable stamps!!!

Leslie Gladney a dit...

I love thAT THESE XARDS ARE BOTH REALLY LOVELY AND SUPER FUN!

Lisa A creations a dit...

Cute trio of cards!

Annheidel a dit...

These cards are flat out fun! I love the bright colors.

Judie a dit...

Gorgeous fun cards! Love that they're so fun and colourful!

Laura Miller a dit...

your elves are soooooo adorable -- what a delight.

Heather DePasquale a dit...

Such bright colors and beautiful backgrounds. Merci beaucoup!

vicenta ghylin a dit...

Love your cards. Thank you for sharing

Nandini a dit...

These are gorgeous! Love the super bright backgrounds which go so well with the cute images!

Lindsay S a dit...

The colors are so bright and fun!

Bagheera a dit...

whimsical and colorful - beautiful work Stephanie

Andrea Shell a dit...

All three cards are phenomenal! Love your coloring and ink-blending!

Margaret a dit...

Love these cute elves and thank you for sharing your designs!

dligon a dit...

those elves are adorable

Lisa's Creative Niche a dit...

Love your bold backgrounds!

Ceal a dit...

wow Fabulous card! so colorful and fun!!!

Katie Baird a dit...

Love the elves, and your coloring is great! My favorite thing out of all three cards is that panel you created with those embossed snowflakes! Gorgeous result!

Bev Karolak a dit...

Amazing cards! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Irene a dit...

Awesome cards! Your backgrounds are beautiful and thanks for introducing me to the fun stamp set!!

Birgit a dit...

What a darling array of cards here! Your coloring is fabulous! Thanks so much for the wonderful insiration.

F. Andre a dit...

A lovely trio of cards. Your backgrounds are lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com a dit...

Am in love with the Sugar Pea Elves you showcased today!!! SO many ways to delight people with the fabulous sentiments and your cards are beautifully colored!! Such talented ladies to showcase this Christmas Advent and am in awe of yours especially!

Sabrina a dit...

Super adorable cards!!! I love this stamp set!!

Nandini a dit...

Very cute cards. The super bright backgrounds are really gorgeous and festive.

Flo a dit...

Your backgrounds are so vividly colorful. The elves are cute. Great cards.

Tina Miceli a dit...

Your elf cards are so vibrant and adorable!

Susan T a dit...

I love how you changed the backgound and ended up with several amazing cards. So cute.

Denise Gutshall a dit...

What a wonderful collection of adorable elf cards! Thanks for sharing!

Larissa Heskett a dit...

SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I just ADORE these Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

Ericka Strange a dit...

Love the bright backgrounds and these elves are adorable. Great job!

Kathy Johnson a dit...

The elves are adorable!

craftymom205 a dit...

Cute cards.

Debbie A Smith a dit...

I see why the elves are one of your favorites. They are very cute.

mtscrapgal a dit...

I enjoyed all of your bright and shining cards. Great coloring.

Rita Wright a dit...

These are so bright and fun!! Love them all.

Karen R a dit...

These are just too colorful and fun!! Great job!

JessicaK a dit...

I was just watching Prep and Landing, and these elves made me smile

Marjorie DUMONTIER a dit...

That’s a great, cheerful set !
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Tracy a dit...

Love these bright and cheery cards!

Lynn Hardy a dit...

Three fabulous cards - those elves are so cute!