Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi All,

I'm participating in the "Advent Calendar Extravaganza" event again this year.



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!

I have two cards to share with you today. The first card is a geometric holiday card.



I used a stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio, called Best Things. I stamped the hexagon image repeatedly on a piece of white cardstock. For the card base, I used some grey cardstock from PTI. I also used some gold sequins to embellish the card. 


The second card has more colors than the first card.



I used several stamp sets from PTI for the second card. For the wreath, I used a stamp and die set from PTI Make It Market Tinsel & Tags kit. The center image comes from another PTI Make It Market kit, All through the House. The sentiment comes from a PTI set called Stylish Sentiments: Holiday. 



I stamped the center image and the sentiment on a piece of pattern paper from Pinkfresh Studio's Life Noted collection. After I arranged the small die cuts to create a wreath, I adhered it to the stamped pattern paper.

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 Pinkfresh Studio 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 2016 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!




183 comments:

  1. Love the geometric background on the first card and the wreath is also very beautiful!

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  2. I especially like the wreath you created!

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  3. I am sad this hop series is almost over......

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  4. WOW! Your wreath card is amazing. Cheers.

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  5. Both of these are awesome but I absolutely ADORE the Geometric card! Fantabulisciousness! TFS!

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  6. I love your colourful wreath card!

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  7. Love the geometric card, it is so unique and eye catching. The wreath card is so colorful and festive. Great job!

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  8. WOW! Love the repeated geometric; it's like leaded glass. Just stunning.

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  9. Love these cards - esp the geometric one - very inspiring:)

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  10. Very nice cards... Love the wreath

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  11. Great cards. Love the hexagons.

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  12. So modern and fresh. A new take on the season. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Super cute cards. I especially love the wreath card. A great design!

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  14. Thank you, Anna. The second card is my favorite. I love the Holiday Sentiment with the stars separating words. I am wishing Peace, Love and Joy for you also this Christmas.

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  15. Two awesome Christmas cards! I love the hexagon card.

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  16. Great card! Love your hexagons with the shiny square sequins. Super modern card reminiscent of stained glass windows. Fabulous!

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  17. These cards are so adorable! I love the geometric holiday card, and that wreath is amazing!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  18. LOVE both cards, although the wreath is a little more traditional!

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  19. Love the contemporary geometric background and the wreath is really so pretty!

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  20. Awesome cards! I love the wreath with the Santa and reindeer image inside!

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  21. Two very different cards. The hexagon one is truly unique so it catches my eye.

    Ingrid

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  22. Very creative--wonderful cards!

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  23. Lovely cards! Love looking at Santa through the wreath, cute.

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  24. Love both cards! The geometric card is stunning in its simplicity

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  25. Lovely cards,
    different look
    to them.
    Carla from Utah

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  26. Both cards are lovely and I especially love the wreath.

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  27. I really like the wreath card with Santa flying through.

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  28. I like the hexagon design on the first and the beautiful wreath on the second.

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  29. Love Santa's sleigh! The geometric card is unusual and very, very cool.

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  30. The hexagon card is interesting and unique. I like the wreath and sleigh on the second. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your cards!

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  32. Great combination of collections! Love the sleigh from Life Noted collection especially!!!

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  33. Love the wreath card love the colors you choose

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  34. Love the card with Santa flying through
    the sky. The geometric card is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful ideas.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  35. I really liked your wreath - sleigh card. Both cards are inspiring and great.

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  36. Fabulous cards! I love the graphic elements you included in them.

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  37. The geometric is certainly a wonderful, non-traditional image. Great imagination. And then with Santa seen thru the wreath. Well done.

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  38. I love your cards. I will be sad to have the blog hop end such talented people and great ideas and inspiration! So glad I found the site and was linked to others.

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  39. Great cards. The first one has an industrial look. I love wreath cards too.

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  40. Both cards are very unique. The colors are fun.

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  41. Your geometric card is amazing, but the one with the wreath is so pretty, that is my favorite!

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  42. Wow!! Stunning cards!! The geometric card is really awesome!! I love it!!

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  43. Love your wreath with Santa and sleigh.

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  44. beautiful cards. The wreath is my favorite!

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  45. Very stylish cards! I especially love the wreath card!

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  46. Love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  47. Both of these are awesome but I am especially intrigued by the first one with the graphic images and ombre sequins. Gorgeous!

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  48. The geometric design card is great!

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  49. wonderful cards, especially love the wreath!

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  50. Can't wait to try some of you wonderfully creative ideas. Cute cards that bear repeating!

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  51. Ohhh these are both fun and graphic! Love them!

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  52. Great cards! Love the wreath card! 🙂

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  53. Lovely cards - the wreath is beautiful and I love the graphicness of the first!

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  54. I love that wreath - it makes a great, colourful frame!

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  55. Wonderful colors on that wreath card!

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  56. Your cards are so different from each other and they both are terrific. Geometric designs seem to be so popular nowadays so it's the perfect card at the perfect time. The wreath is very uplifting with it having the flowers. It's very colorful and makes one think about the holidays where it is much warmer and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your cards.

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  57. Love that hexagon background! Great cards!

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  58. Two great cards. I like the colourful wreath and santa.
    DebbieC

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  59. 2 great cards. Love the geometric

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  60. Your cards are so unique and pretty! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  61. Two lovely cards. Thanks for sharing. Love the ombré look of the sequins on the first one.

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  62. Love both the cards - especially the geometric one. That seems to be an up and coming trend! Thanks!

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  63. Fun ideas! Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza!!

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  64. I really like that wreath. Great color choices.

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  65. Cool cards! I especially love the lovely wreath. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Geometric.... The math side help create the crafty side. Nicely done!

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  67. Great cards. Love the Santa framed with the wreath. Thank you for sharing.

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  68. I had to look twice at the first card to see the sequins! Love the gradient colors and the squares are just perfect with the geometric look! I don't think I would have thought to put Santa in the center of the wreath (which is most likely why I don't have my own blog!!! (smile)) Thanks.

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  69. Awesome and super original cards!!!

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  70. Uniquely beautiful! The geometric card is a great change up from the usual! Love it! Your wresyhcsrd is so colorful!

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  71. Beautiful cards! I love the contrast between the two different looks you provided. The geometric card is so eye-popping beautiful and the wreath is stunning.

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  72. I really like both cards but the wreath w/Santa in the sleigh has to be my favorite! Thank you for taking the time to share with us during this busy time of year! Merry Christmas!(Peg)

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  73. I too love your wreath and that darling Santa through the middles is fabulous!

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  74. A dynamic duo here! The geometric holiday is wonderfully eye-catching; the wreath, colourful and fabulous, especially with Santa and his sleigh nestled inside! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
    ~carol

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  75. What great cards but I love the geometric card. It's just fabulous! And the square sequins is the perfect finishing touch

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  76. Such a beautiful wreath and background.

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  77. Love the wreath with Santa in his sleigh!

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  78. Love the gold sequins on the hexagon card and the color combo on the wreath card, beautiful cards!

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  79. How interesting and beautiful are fhese cards! Love the dimension in your first card and the joy in your second...plus the colors in both!

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  80. From cool and contemporary to happy Santa wreath...you can do it All!

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  81. Beautiful projects, love that wreath!

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  82. Beautiful cards!! Love the wreath...it's adorable!

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  83. love the cute wreath & the unique background on the first one.

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  84. My favorite is the second card. Love the background.

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  85. Very unique geo card and the santa is a classic!

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  86. The first card is amazing...it looks like a technical drawing. Second more traditional...love the colors in the wreath. Thanks for sharing!

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  87. Cool, crisp and deliciously graphic first card, Anna ... the sequins in ombré order are such a great touch! Gorgeous wreath ... so fun with Santa and his team! Anita :)

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  88. Great cards...they are both so striking!

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  89. Wonderful cards. The wreath is very striking! Great colors!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  90. Beautiful cards. Thank you so much for sharing

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  91. Pretty cards. I like the background you created and the colors you chose for your wreath.

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  92. Great cards! I really like the wreath card!

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  93. The geometric card is very appealing!

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  94. Very pretty cards!! I love the one with the wreath and Santa sleigh inside 😊

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  95. Great cards. Love the geometric card. so unique and pretty!

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  96. Fantastic projects! I especially love the geometric pattern you created on the first one!

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  97. wonderful cards, I especially like that wreath, just gorgeous!

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  98. Such unique color combo on the wreath card, thanks for sharing.

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  99. The Santa silhouette is great in the center of the wreath!

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  100. Fab cards I particularly like the first - so unique!

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  101. awesome cards! love the geomentric one!

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  102. Love your geometric card and your pretty wreath too :)

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  103. Two very different but lovely cards! I love the graphic design on the first card and the sequins are a great touch.

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  104. I love the geometric card! So cool!

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  105. Very pretty!! The geometric card is amazing!

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  106. Love the cards! I especially love the Santa's sleigh stamp!!

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  107. The geometric card is very unique - love it!

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  108. Fun cards - really like the first one - very different and fun.

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  109. Love these unique cards, especially the geometric one!

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  110. WOW awesome cards you created.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  111. I adore the pops of color in your wreath!

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  112. LOVE that hexagon pattern! So gorgeous!

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  113. Both cards are beautiful, but my favorite is the hexagon design because it's so different! Merry Christmas!

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  114. Love the combination of Pinkfresh and PTI! These cards are perfect.

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  115. Really unexpected hexagon card! Very creative and unique!

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  116. I love that second card. I guess I'm a little traditional.

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  117. I love your wreath card! Your shape card looks so complex and sophisticated! Thanks for giving me another idea for a holiday card!

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  118. That geometric card is uber cool and so mesmerizing!

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  119. Beautiful cards! Love the graphic quality of both! Fabulous!

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  120. Love both cards but the wreath around Santa is pretty sweet!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  121. Unique cards. I like the wreath one b st

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  122. For some reason I'm not usually a fan of hexagons, but I like yours! Maybe it's just me, but I see a cat face in each complete hexagon. The wreath card is very pretty!

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  123. That geometric card is just so cool! Love!!!

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  124. Two terrific cards! The geometric patterned card is so versatile. I love how you stamped Santa and his sleigh in the center of your lovely wreath on your second card. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  125. Awesome cards...love the graphic hexagon design.

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  126. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers and happy new year
    preety

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  127. To very cool cards! Love the bright wreath elements on the second; so pretty!

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  128. Love these cards, nice geometrics. Thanks for sharing!

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  129. Beautiful! Love them both but especially the first one - just gorgeous and good for any season or event. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  130. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. The wreath is gorgeous on the 2nd card.

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