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 susie sonnier says:

    How fun is this card!!

  2. Avatar Dana M says:

    Stunningly vibrant and festive! I love the texture of the pencil strokes on the trees and the snow at the base of the tree trunks – fabulous details.

  3. Avatar Indy says:

    Oh so fun! Love the bright colors!

  4. Avatar KarenHTK says:

    Love your Bright, cheerful, colorful creative work of art with a bit of bling! Great job…Well done! Receiver will be SMILING from ear to ear! Pure Happiness!

  5. Avatar Nancy Wilcox says:

    Love the bold colors!

  6. Avatar Laurie says:

    Beautiful card! its so festive and pretty!

  7. Avatar Meg Crawford says:

    This is the most vibrant colored Christmas card I have seen all season!

  8. Avatar Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    Okay, right now I am so mad that I don’t have a die cutter because I can’t make your beautiful trees and a card like yours! I love your 3 trees. They are so cute and those jewels on them are amazing! Talk about bling on a tree! If you can’t have ornaments on a tree, add some bling! LOL It would be even better if they could be real so they would really sparkle but even the rich and famous don’t put real jewels on their trees. I’ll take what you did. I love the snowflakes on the background and the snow underneath the trees. It is a real outdoor scene complete with bling. What more could you ask for?
    Thanks for showing us your blingy tree and for giving us the chance to win something. I want some bling from your tree when I win. It would look great on my Charlie Brown tree stamp.

  9. Avatar irene Grau says:

    Your card is really colorful. Lovely!

  10. Avatar Vicenta Ghylin says:

    Your cards are awesome. Thank you for making the video and sharing your ideas.

  11. Avatar Kathy b says:

    Love the bright colors and the rhinestones for ornaments!

  12. Avatar Patty says:

    Thanks for two cards showing different coloring mediums.

  13. Avatar Annalisa says:

    You have an amazing ability to throw bright colors together in a way that always works. I’m a little jealous, but mostly grateful you share your ideas with us so we can CASE them! The texture on the trees is fantastic, and I appreciate that you showed how to do it with multiple coloring mediums, because while I learn a lot about colors from watching copic videos, sometimes it’s nice to see it in the medium that I have. Thanks for participating in Taheerah’s advent extravaganza and sharing with us!

  14. Wow – your card is so brilliant!!

  15. Avatar Linnea Sundstrom says:

    such a happy card!!

  16. Avatar Daniela May says:

    Nice composition – beautiful bright colors

  17. Avatar Marjie Clarke says:

    Love you, Nina!

  18. Avatar Lori A Walker says:

    What a great card – I love the bright colors! thank you for the video!

  19. Avatar Stacey Kowbel says:

    Fabulous card! I love how bright and cheery it is :)

  20. Avatar Heather Nelson says:

    Lovely! I love the bright colors and your gorgeous trees.

  21. Avatar Janet says:

    Great job, Nina!

  22. Beautiful card! Love the bright colors and the added embellishments! So pretty and festive!

  23. Avatar Deborah Kaye says:

    Such bright and cheery cards! Thank you for sharing!

  24. Avatar Carla vdM says:

    A wonderfull card with the trees.
    I liked the way you showed in your video how to use colour pencils, have to remember this ;o)

  25. Avatar Marjorie DUMONTIER says:

    Your cards are awesome, so festive ! I love your ornaments !

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *