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 Helen F. says:

    Fun card! Love all the texture and dimension you created here!

  2. Avatar Lindsay S says:

    These jeweled trees are spectacular! I have to try this at home!

  3. Avatar Heather L DePasquale says:

    Love your card. It’s so bright and festive. Perfect use of those gems on the evergreens. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card!

  4. Avatar Beverly Jordan says:

    Today is the bright and festive cards for this month’s Christmas Advent and I am loving yours!! Gorgeously done!

  5. Avatar Judie Attard says:

    Wonderful bright card!

  6. Avatar Leslie Gladney says:

    What a bright and colorful card!

  7. Avatar Tommie Runner says:

    Beautiful cards. I love the bright festive colors.

  8. Avatar D.Ann C says:

    I love the extra detail of the piles of snow!

  9. Avatar Sindhu says:

    Bright and Beautiful card…

  10. Avatar Ann K. says:

    Love the video … thanks a bunch!

  11. Avatar Janet Sisk says:

    What a bright and cheerful Christmas card! Love it. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

  12. Avatar Karen B. says:

    I love how bright and happy this card is!

  13. Avatar Michelle Hackett says:

    I love how vibrant you made this card. The colors are gorgeous. Great job Nina-Marie.

  14. Avatar amy says:

    how pretty, such gorgeous vibrant colors!

  15. Avatar Margery C says:

    Such a cheerful card. Love all the sparkles on the trees. So festive.

  16. Avatar Gayle B says:

    This is such a cute, playful card. Love the bright colors.

  17. Avatar Christy Q says:

    I loved your video and the sparkles you added to the trees. Your use of color always amazes me and inspires me.

  18. Avatar Jess S says:

    Lovely card! Very bold colours and I love how you’ve used rhinestones as baubles.

  19. What a great card! I love the border that you used with the trees.

  20. Avatar Cindy K. says:

    Love the fun sparkle pieces on the trees! Even more fun than Nuvo drops ;)

  21. Avatar justasiam says:

    Wow! The colouring on this card certainly makes it pop!

  22. Avatar Kim Faucher says:

    Fabulous set of cards!!! I love the coloring and brightness

  23. Avatar Laura Miller says:

    What a fabulous pair of cards. I love the totally decked out trees with all their “ornaments”. Thanks for the video.

  24. Such a pretty card. Love the bold colors.

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  25. Avatar Carrie Erickson says:

    This is such a bright festive card! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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