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. Avatar Iris Soscia says:

    Such a colorful, festive card – love the trees with the sparkle jewels.

  2. Avatar chark says:

    super cute and love the gems!

  3. Avatar Jan Clothier says:

    So bright and joyful! Lovely sentiment.

  4. Avatar Lisa A creations says:

    Cute card! I love the details of the Nuvo Drops and the gems on both cards.

  5. Avatar Karen Letchworth says:

    Your card is adorable! Thanks for taking part in this special event with Taheera. I love seeing all the fabulous art from all the wonderful sponsors and their Design Teams.
    karen Letchworth

  6. Beautiful card. I love that bright blue background….it makes all the Christmas colors show up so well. :)
    Happy holidays.

  7. Avatar Pennie says:

    Super cute, Nina!

  8. Avatar NinaS says:

    Wonderful card. Love the bright colors.

  9. Avatar Jodi C says:

    Wow!!! What a fabulous card!! I love the colors and those gorgeous jewels add just the right holiday bling to it. Thank You!!!

  10. Avatar Leanne in Cali says:

    Oh my gosh, so fun and beautiful! Thanks for your awesome video and for participating in Taheerah’s fun event!!

  11. Avatar Trina P. says:

    Bright and vibrant card! Love that and the jewel baubles.

  12. Avatar Greta H says:

    Fun & festive–love those trees!

  13. Avatar Barb MacAskill says:

    Love this vibrant card! It would definitely stand out against the rest of the cards hanging next to it! A cute little scene too! TFS!

  14. Avatar Karen Hale says:

    Adore your bright and beautiful card. All the pretty colors of the Christmas holiday!

  15. Avatar Oliev says:

    Awesome happy cards:-)

  16. Avatar Natalie Winterstein says:

    Love the bright, bold colors!

  17. Avatar Cynthia Cole says:

    Such a bright and cheerful Christmas card!

  18. Avatar Mary-Anne V says:

    Wonderful cards showing how each looks with different colouring mediums!

  19. Avatar Valerie Breingan says:

    Love the bright colors and pretty shine

  20. Avatar Sam Burnett says:

    What delightful cards! Love the colors and the coloring rocks!

  21. Avatar Polly says:

    This is so darling.

  22. Avatar Avra Williams says:

    SO bright and happy!

  23. Avatar Becca Yahrling says:

    Love your beautiful and colorful card. And
    all the sparkle from the gems.

  24. Avatar Laurie O'Connor Liebich says:

    Your cards are so bright and make me happy☺️

  25. Avatar Nox says:

    Beautiful card – love the bold colours and the die cut edges – very graphic!

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