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 taheerah-atchia.com 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!

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MORE EXTRAVAGANZA FUN & PRIZES!

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 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!

195 Responses

  1. Avatar Jan Elmore says:

    Your trees are priceless!

  2. Avatar Denise Bryant says:

    Delightful card! I love the layering and the trees! Lots of pretty details!

  3. Avatar Julie says:

    Love the bold colors and both coloring media.

  4. Avatar jean marmo says:

    Simply delightful! Bright and bold!

  5. Avatar Kim Klinkovsky says:

    Just stunning. I love the bright colors and seeing both designs with copics and colored pencils. Very nice. A lovely design, colors, patterns, and details. Happy Holidays!

  6. Avatar Stanlee R. says:

    Adorable card with beautiful colors.

  7. Avatar Linda says:

    So bright and colorful! This one will stand out from all the rest displayed in some lucky person’s home!

  8. Avatar Lagene says:

    Super CUTE! I love your jewel ornaments! Thanks for the video!

  9. Avatar carol says:

    Your trees scenes are absolutely lovely, Nina-Marie…I want to bundle up and go for a wander through your forest, to take in the delights of the ornament and the freshness of the snow! Thank you for sharing your amazing inspiration at Taheerah’s Advent Extravaganza!
    ~carol

  10. Avatar Debbie Rumpza says:

    What a bright and cheery card! I really love those baubles… Is that what they are called? I need to go find them! I just ordered to refill my stash of PPP sequins. Guess I need to go visit Lucy’sCards! Thanks for always inspiring, Nina!

  11. Avatar Dee Earnshaw says:

    wow this card is so bright and cheerful – love how vibrant the colors are:)

  12. Avatar Theresa Robinson says:

    Beautiful card!

  13. Avatar Betty says:

    what a cute card, Nina-Marie – wonderful cheery colors!!

  14. Avatar JmB says:

    So fibrant. I love the colors and those trees are sweet. I think the colored pencil look is my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Avatar Diane Stricker says:

    Lovely cards. Such pretty Christmas tree.

  16. Avatar Sarah M says:

    Cute card! Love the trees and all the decorations!

  17. Avatar Linda says:

    Interesting to see the subtlety between the two different coloring styles. Charming cards!

  18. Wonderful card…so bright and colourful. Love all the gems to represent the Christmas baubles. Cheers.

  19. Wonderful card…so bright and colourful. Love all the gems to represent the Christmas baubles. Cheers.

  20. WOW! So gorgeous! ♥♥♥

  21. Avatar Jane says:

    Love your adorable card!

  22. This is so pretty and bright! I love the bold, patriotic colors! Thank you for the beautiful holiday inspiration!

  23. Avatar Vinita Jain says:

    Absolutely gorgeous in bright and bold colors! Love each layer with the fun festive scene!

  24. So gorgeous, I love the bright colours – you always come up with such fun and full of bold colours designs!

  25. That’s one bright bold and gorgeous card!! Love it!! <3

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