Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Sunny Studio Stamps

Hello crafters! I am so excited to be guesting with my good friend Taheerah Atchia for her annual Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Sunny Studio Stamps

What is Advent Calendar Extravaganza? This 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’!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Sunny Studio Stamps

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 to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Today’s sponsor of the Extravaganza is one of my favorite stamping companies, Sunny Studio! This brand has so many adorable and sweet designs; plus the owner is another one of my friend, Mendi Yoshikawa! For my project, I’ve used the tree images from her sweet, Gleeful Reindeer stamp set and created a couple of Christmas tree scenes!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Sunny Studio Stamps

When I created these cards, I ended up deciding to color them with two different mediums; one features colored pencil and the other is colored with Copic markers. I love how both turned out and gift slightly varied looks, since both cards share the same design.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Sunny Studio Stamps

The fun baubles on the trees make me happy! These are from the Rainbow Sparkle Jewels mix by Lucy’s Cards and remind me of shimmering ornaments on a tree. They go great with the bold, colorful design of the card.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Sunny Studio Stamps

In addition to the beautiful stamped and colored trees, I also incorporated many new dies from Simon Says Stamp’s DieCember release! The playful, pinked-edge of the panel was cut from the Arched Stitching Borders set. For the background, you’ll notice the super-cute snowflakes surrounding my trees; these are created with the Sparkling Snowflakes die.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Sunny Studio Stamps

Naturally, no card would be complete without some wintry-embellishments! For a bit of frosty snow, I applied Nuvo White Blizzard glitter drops along the bottom of the trees. Then for some dimension on the snowflakes, I covered the largest ones with Clear Round Drops from Studio Katia. Adding little details like this always makes a big difference!

I hope you will watch the video above to see these cards – and the techniques I used – in action! Make sure to keep on reading for details on the giveaways that are part of Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza!



Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Sunny Studio Stamps

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 Sunny Studios, so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to 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 every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

195 Responses

  1. Lynn Hardy says:

    I love your bright card design with the jewelled Christmas trees!

  2. Jessica Kerr says:

    Beautiful, both the copic and the pencil trees, so pretty!

  3. Kathy Mc says:

    Both cards are lovely, Nina-Marie, and love the bold color scheme. Looks like you had lots of fun coloring these. Happy New Year!

  4. Angie Hall says:

    I like you r bright and dazzling card. It is so colorful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Miriam Prantner says:

    So bright and happy and festive! Love the pinked edge!

  6. Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    Beautiful Card!

  7. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I just ADORE this Card Design and the BRIGHT Colors!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

  8. Susan T says:

    So bright and cheery.

  9. Tina Miceli says:

    I love all of the dimensions to your card. The vibrant colors, shiny ornaments, and glittery snow make this a delight to the eye. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Michel Espey says:

    What a bright and colorful card.

  11. Very beautiful card. Those Christmas trees are simply adorable. And I love the bright colors.

  12. Flo says:

    Great card. It is so bright and cheerful.

  13. Sabrina Radican says:

    Very cute card!!! I love those snowflakes!!!

  14. Debbie A Smith says:

    Very festive card

  15. Kris Reeves says:

    Such vibrant colors!

  16. F. Andre says:

    You make such vivid, festive cards. Love those sparkly gems on the tree. Thanks for sharing the technique video.

  17. Donna Ligon says:

    I love your colors. cute

  18. Katie Baird says:

    Wonderful card! And those rainbow sparkle jewels are fabulous!

  19. Kathy, Western Australia says:

    I love how the brightness of the blue works with the colouring of the trees.

  20. Ceal says:

    Fantastic card, so bright and fun, great coloring!

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