12.05.2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello all, today I'm participating in the Advent Calendar Extravaganza - thanks for joining me!

DETAILS




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!

PROJECT


Today's cards are pretty quick and easy Christmas cards, since it's only twenty days till Christmas, so, who really has much time to do anything fancy right now?! ;)


The beautiful Hero Arts Holiday Floral Background makes for some quick card making. I stamped it with Versamark, and heat embossed in White.


The sentiment, from The Project Bin Stamps Joyful Song, was inked with Versamark and Aquatic. Inking with the Versmark first, and then Aquatic gives the stickiness necessary to heat emboss the sentiment with clear Sparkle powder without having to stamp each separately.


The panel was die cut using the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity dies, and then popped on an A2 card base. Some pretty gems top it off.


I did another quick card on some orange-redish cardstock, by again stamping and heat embossing the Holiday Floral Background.


This sentiment is also from Joyful Song, and was inked with Versamark and Red Royal.

PRIZE


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 Pretty Pink Posh 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!

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: stash
Stamps: Hero Arts Holiday Floral Background, The Project Bin Stamps Joyful Song
Ink: Hero Arts Red Royal and AquaticVersamark
Other: Hero Arts White powder, clear Sparkle powder, and Teal gemstones

Tools: Cuttlebug, embossing gun, Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity dies

45 comments:

  1. These cards are stunning! Wow.

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  2. these are simple and beautiful!

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  3. Oohh my what Elegant cards you made, like the blue one.

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  4. These cards are nothing short of stunning! Cheers.

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  5. Wow, I absolutely love these cards - so gorgeous, and so different! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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  6. Simply stunning! Both colors are amazing.

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  7. Love the white embossing on the bold, non traditional Christmas colors. So pretty!

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  8. Very cool cards. Love the idea of using colored card stock and white embossing.

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  9. two lovely cards, Clare - the white embossing and the sentiments are wonderful!

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  10. Very pretty cards!! Beautiful with the white embossing!

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  11. I love how simple yet elegant the cards are. I've been getting feedback that mine are too cutie pie (aimed at kids) so this is great inspiration for me.
    Merry Christmas!

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  12. So pretty, especially love the blue color!

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  13. These are so pretty and really touching too! Love the color palette too!

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  14. You're right, Clare - with Christmas rapidly approaching, I'm in need of pretty, yet quick cards - and your showcases here have provided precisely that! Your floral backgrounds framing the sentiments: eye-catching and lovely! Thank you for being part of the amazing inspiration at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
    ~carol

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  15. I like how you only used a couple of colors, but went big with them!

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  16. these cards are very striking - thanks for sharing:)

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  17. You're right, we need quick cards!! Love it!

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  18. Love your beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!!

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  19. Your cards are stunning! So beautiful!!

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  20. I'm a big fan of white embossing. These are so beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful cards! I like the floral/nature border with the sentiments a lot.

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  22. Love that big background stamp.
    It does make the production go
    faster and you still have a
    fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  23. Beautiful cards, love their CAS design, great for mass producing.

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  24. Very beautiful cards and easy to do, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Love the white embossed designs on the colored backgrounds! Pretty cards!

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  26. Very elegant cards for being more simple (we are in a time crunch aren't we?). I love the stark white embossing on colored backgrounds. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Clare, beautiful cards. I am waiting for the rectangle dies to arrive. I stink at measiring and dislike wasting cardstock & having to adjust my planned out card. Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. What lovely cards! I wanted to put Christmas song lyrics on my cards, so I've spent a lot of time trying to learn to hand letter. However, this stamp set might be a game changer. I love the white florals on there; they really highlight the beauty of the messages of the stamps. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea!

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  29. Love these elegant cards and especially the sentiments!

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  30. Oh wow--I absolutely love these cards & now I "need" that HA stamp! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  31. Great cards using embossing and inks...love the simple and pretty look!

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  32. Beautiful holiday sentiments and lovely colors!

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  33. What a great idea! Love the backgrounds with a perfect sentiment! And your colors are wonderful!

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  34. Beautifully done! Love the design & awesome stamps!

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  35. Beautiful! I love the heat embossing technique!

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  36. Such lovely cards! Love the border and monochromatic look. Thanks so much!

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