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 Kati Caprara says:

    You always have such bright, beautiful designs on your cards!! The sentiment is just perfect — these cards are magical!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  2. Avatar Christa N Hamilton says:

    What a bright and cheerful card!

  3. Avatar Daria Zender says:

    Such bright and happy cards, Nina! I love the baubles on the trees – so fun.

  4. Avatar Kristen says:

    Love your colors! Thank you for the comparison of mediums. Great cards and so happy ! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

  5. Avatar Janet Ingraham says:

    So bright and beautiful. YeH!

  6. What a great card, love it. I have never been to your blog, BUT I have seen you every week at SSS, you are AMAZING, it is cool to see what you blog looks like. Thanks.

  7. Avatar Isabelle says:

    Your card is beautiful ! Thank you for showing the result of two coloring techniques.

  8. Avatar joy meadows says:

    Really vibrant and pretty colors!! Love that you’ve used so many things to create these cards.

  9. Avatar melissa bi. says:

    Love the bright colours and those gems are the perfect finishing touch!

  10. Avatar Kim Salito says:

    Your card is adorable, thanks for sharing

  11. Avatar Susan O'Halloran says:

    Beautiful bright cards! The Christmas trees are wonderful and sparkly. Love your choice of colors and the composition. I would love to receive this card!

  12. Avatar Miriam Leech says:

    The colors and coloring are fabulous!!!!!

  13. Avatar Sara B says:

    Great cards! I love seeing the difference between Copics and colored pencils!

  14. Your fun trees are so bright and cheerful! I love the vivd and happy look and it all looks beautiful!

  15. Avatar Shanna says:

    wonderful card!

  16. Avatar Rose says:

    A very bright and colorful card. I like it a lot!

  17. Avatar Bev Karolak says:

    Beautiful cards! So bright and colourful. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  18. Avatar Rae Moan says:

    Your card is so bright and cheerful! Love it.

  19. Avatar Nives K says:

    Great card, Thanks for sharing!

  20. Avatar Janie S. says:

    Love your card. So bright and colorful.

  21. Avatar MoJo says:

    I love the bright green against that brilliant blue. So pretty.

  22. Avatar Judy says:

    I love the bright colors on your very festive card!

  23. Avatar Vickie Buehler says:

    So cute! Love it!

  24. Avatar elizabeth motyka says:

    Your embellishments really make your card pop. the ornaments and the snow really finish your lovely card

  25. Avatar Laura Harding Peddicord says:

    What an interesting comparison. I would have thought there would be more of a difference in their appearance. They are equally pretty. If you hadn’t shared how you made the cards, I never would have known.

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