Monday, December 4, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello, hello!  Today, I have a super fun project to share with you!  I am so honored to part of the Advent Extravaganza again this year!  Read on to find out more!




Advent Calendar Extravaganza 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’!

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!

Onto my project!  To create my fun holiday card, I started off with a Premier Polar White A2 card base, and I added some candy can stripes using the Striped Frame Cover Panel Confetti Cuts, cut from Salsa cardstock.  I ink blended a sky on the center cut out panel making sure to create an ombre effect so that the bottom of the panel would look snowy.  I stamped and colored images with my copic markers from the Bearing Gifts stamp set, and diecut them with the coordinating Bearing Gifts Confetti Cuts.  Then I stamped a sentiment from the Sentimental Christmas stamp set in Midnight ink, and popped the card and trees up with foam tape.

Merry Christmas

I added some white gel pen accents, and used Pure White Nuvo Drops for some whimsical snow falling in the background.

Merry Christmas

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 Reverse Confetti 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!

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

180 comments:

~amy~ said...

awwwww...so cute Audrey!

vinita jain said...

Absolutely fun and cuteness!

Sarah M said...

Cute stamp set and card. Love those trees!

Diane Stricker said...

Wonderful card. The bear is so cute.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is reallllly cute! Love the darling scene.
Love Reverse Confetti, too.

CarlavdM said...

Oh my goodness another great background die.
A wonderful card with the bear in his car bringing gifts.

Theresa Robinson said...

what a cute card...love the colors and that bear driving!

Kristie Goulet said...

Super cute, Audrey!!!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Oh...so cute. Cheers.

Jayell said...

Very cute, I love the festive red and white stripes too

Michele K. Henderson said...

This little bear is so cute! I love the gifts on top of the car!

Barbara Rokke said...

Oh this card is so colorful and adorable! I love the bright red background!

phlower said...

Love the bright colors, graphic design, and adorable bear!

Jean said...

A delightful card!

Joy Meadows said...

What an adorable little card; love the bear with all the gifts and the red and white stripes. Well, I guess I love everything about this cute scene.

Nandini said...

Just too cute! Love the sweet little scene.

Kathy Serrahn said...

Cute card

Betty Keefe said...

such a fun card, Amy - so merry and bright!

Bagheera said...

So cute

cm said...

Your card is 'un-bear-lievably' adorable! Cuteness galore alllll over this sweet gift-delivering scene! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
~carol

Cynthia Cole said...

Love this stamp set and your adorable card!

Debra Rumpza said...

That bear in a car is so stinking' cute!!

Barbara said...

What a fun and cute card! Very festive!

Sue LD said...

How cute and colorful. I like the striped background.

Meg Crawford said...

That driving bear is a cute one!

Greta said...

Just adorable! LOVE that background die!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a great image and I love the die for the stripes!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Who doesn't love a bear driving a car full of Christmas packages!! Love your coloring and design of your beautiful card!

Lagene said...

What a sweet little shopping bear!

Karthikha said...

What a fun and adorable card!! Superb! :)

barbara macaskill said...

So sweet and festive! TFS!

Patty said...

What a bright and happy card. Love the background die.

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

Ha ha! That little guy has purpose!

JmB said...

Very cute card. I love the striped frame.

Kati Caprara said...

Hi Audrey,

This is such a cute take on the red truck/Christmas tree theme!! I just love it. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Nouveau Chef said...

What a cute card! I love the frame die! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

Very cute! I love the background!!

NinaS said...

Such a fun card.

Oliev said...

Awesome card!

Laurie Liebich said...

Such an adorable card!

Rae Moan said...

This card is super fun!

Annheidel said...

Cute card! I love the bold red stripes.

Franka M. said...

Great scene. Love the bold background.

Iris said...

Super cute card - love the bear and I am putting that die on my wish list.

Ericka Strange said...

Great card! Love these colors and the bear is so cute.

mgpm said...

Very cute and love the pun!

My Kraft Kloset.Kim Klinkovsky said...

Super cute! Love your colors, patterns, design, and cute little characters. Love it!

Mary Holshouser said...

Cute card. Love the little bear
bent on getting his Christmas tree
home.
thanks for sharing.

Natalie Winterstein said...

I love your card, so cute!

Francine D said...

Adorable. Love the techniques you've combined. The background die is awesome and how you used it too.

Scraplea 1 said...

Cute card! I love the bear driving and that background in red is awesome. Thanks for participating in this fun event!!

Teri Smith said...

Such a fun, vibrant Christmas card! Yay!

Tracey M said...

So adorable, love your card. I love your coloring of the little guy and speaking of him, he is such a little cutie. Thanks for sharing. Tracey Magner

Lieve said...

Cute and happy card in great colours ! Thank you for sharing !

Memories by Manda said...

Adorable Christmas card. Love that cut out die on the front.

Melissa Friedrich said...

LOVE this adorable and fun card, that Bearing Gifts set is awesome!

pcm said...

So cute and fun!

Polly said...

Cute and whimsical.

justasiam said...

I always like the look of a layered card, and this one is no exception!

StampinLouie said...

I love your card!!! I think I need tha set.

Sabrina said...

Such a very sweet and very fun card!!

Patricia Mello said...

Bright and colorful, super cute

Vickie Buehler said...

so cute! Love it

Trina P. said...

Oh so cute. Great colours and colouring.

Shelly said...

This is so super cute!!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Oh so very cute, Audrey! Great card!

Bobby said...

Such a cute card.

Dawn Kloman said...

So fun and cute. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Love your adorable card!

Abby said...

Very cute!

Kristen Olsen said...

Cute,cute,cute card and perfectly colored! Love it!

Marg said...

I love that bear. What a great card. The background die cut really emphasizes the centre.

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable card! Love that car and bear for your cute scene! Awesome coloring!

cghundley said...

Oh I love this
bear driving the
car! Darling card.
Carla from Utah

Margaret said...

Love your whimsical card, from the bright colors to the bear driving the car with the presents on top!

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

Betty Sue said...

Such an adorable card!!!

emagine said...

clever way to blend the background to create a snow scape fun fun. Thanks

Dana said...

Adorable card!! Love how you did the snow in the background!!

Sharron said...

The striped die cut panel is awesome in red and a perfect frame for your adorable little bear!

lritchie said...

Such a cute little card, love the striped cover plate!

mandalj said...

This is a really happy Christmas card!

Dana M said...

What a sweet and happy card! I love red paired with blue and this is a perfect example of why.

Sandy M said...

Such a cute card. Love the red die cut background.

A Crafty Person said...

Adorable card!!

Laura Peddicord said...

The striped cover plate with the rectangle center is wonderful. I love how the bear is driving right on through! It's a really cute card.

Melissa Bi. said...

Such a cute design! Great colouring too.

Barb said...

Great card-love it!

Stacey Palmer said...

Absolutely adorable....Love the stripes and always smile when I see any cute little animal driving a car.

Jan Clothier said...

The striped coverplate makes an excellent frame for that adorable bear. The snow is amazing!

donna mikasa said...

Super cute and colorful, Audrey!

Roberta said...

Super cute card. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie Selby said...

Such a cute image and resulting card

Annalisa Young said...

Hmm, I clearly did not realize the full reach of RC's inventory before today. I recognized the images, but the die cut covers that include the middle highlight are so great. I love what you did to fill in that whole space and really take advantage of the long rectangle. It reminds of many a Christmas roadtrip. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Pennie Glasser said...

I love, love, love this set!

Dean Inman said...

Very cute cards

Tess

Mirella said...

Lovely card with a fantastic design! And the Nuvo snow is looking great, too! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Nox said...

Such a cute card and I am loving the die cut layers - including the backgrounds by Reverse Confetti - they give such a lovely textural look.

Teresa Doyle said...

Love the scene you created Audrey of this little bear "bear-ing" gifts. (Couldn't pass that one up! LOL) A seriously cute card, good job!

Ruby N said...

cute!

Lynn Hardy said...

Your cute card is adorable!

Michelle H said...

I love how bright and cheery this card is. Great job

Deborah Kaye said...

Awesome card! I need a bear driven car for my life! :) LOL

Dee Earnshaw said...

love the stripy background and the adorable bear image:)

Lorie Brunner said...

You created a very cute card and I have added another die to my Christmas list!!

Megan said...

:) Love this little guy!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Wow ! Everything about your card is amazing, from the background die to the colours chosen to the adorable little bear, wow !

Donna said...

Totally adorable and fun. Cute image and great dies!

Lori Walker said...

The striped frame is awesome - it makes this card look so good! Great job!

Marianne said...

So cute!

Nives K said...

Funny card, Thanks for sharing!

Stacey Kowbel said...

So cute! Love the trees beside the card.

vicenta ghylin said...

Super cute card. Thank you for sharing.

Isabel Z said...

I love what you created!

D.Ann C said...

What a cool frame and fab 'snow'! Love how the headlights glow!

Trina said...

So cute. Love the bear driving the car.

Amy C. said...

Love the bear and that great background die!

NanW said...

Love the adorable Christmas bear!

Sharon Nez said...

Eeeeeek!! Oh my Audrey!! Your card is SO stinkin' cute!! lol I love the bold background....and then that cute element in the middle? Just love it!!! Thanks for sharing!! ☺

Jeanne Beam said...

Your card is so cute and the bear is adorable. Thanks for sharing...

Sue McRae said...

Such a fun and cute card!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your card is truly adorable ! Love your color combo. margessw@icloud.com

Daria Z. said...

Very cute card! That bear makes me smile.

Christy Q said...

Such a fantastic scene!! That stamp set has long been a favorite of mine and I adore how you combined it with the die background.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, what a fan happy card, LOVE your little bear!

Kimberly Rendino said...

So super cute! The bear is totally ready for the holidays! :)

Patricia Barber said...

Adorable! Love that 🐻💕💕💕

Helen F. said...

Oh my, how cut is this! Fun card, Audrey!

Avra Williams said...

Adorable card!

QuilterLaura said...

Audrey, SO ADORABLE! Thank you for sharing!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is adorable! I always LOVE Reverse Confetti and seeing all the wonderful creativity! For sure one of my most favorite crafting companies EVER! Thanks for the inspiration.
Karen Letchworth

Lisa A creations said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing!

nancy y said...

so cute, driving in his car! A very fun holiday card.

Sam B said...

Adorable card Audrey! Love the striped background and that Bearing Gifts image; soo cute! TFS!

sunnee63 said...

oh what a HAPPY scene!!

Patt H. said...

Adorable card!! Love this awesome scene!

TinyCrafter said...

This card reminds me of the 69's. I don't know why but it reminds me of some cards we had in the 60's. I love it! I love the colors, and the bear driving the car. Can you imagine a bear really doing this? Yeah, right! LOL
What a great card! I hope whoever gets it enjoys it as much as I have.
Thanks for showing us your cute, colorful card and for giving us the chance to win something. I'd love to make a card like this when I win.

Rose said...

What a cute, whimsical card. A nice change of pace.

Deeps said...

Love the cute bear driving the car and bringing in presents. So cute.

Judie said...

Such an adorable card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda's Lovelies said...

I want that adorable little bear to chauffeur me in my car. How cute is this card!

Karen B. said...

Love this bright and bold background for that cute bear!

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Your colorful, creative work of art reminds me of road trip to gramma's house for Christmas...presnets packed in and on the car and juds asking "Are We There Yets!?" Driver Bear's expression is the same as many drivers making the Holiday Road Trips to visit family, relatives, and friends. Pure Happiness and Great Memories! Well Done!

Stanlee Runner said...

Adorable, fun card.

Debbie A Smith said...

I love the focal image. Its so cute.

S. B. said...

Such a cute card! Love the bear!

Casey-Diane said...

So CUTE!!!!!!

Aletha J. Williams said...

This is just darling! Started following you on Pinterest and Instagram. Love your style!

Char K said...

so fun!

Irene Grau said...

That bear is too cute. Reminds me of the song of going to grandmother's house. :-)

bev p said...

a-w-w-w, he's really stinkin' cute...and nicely colored too! thank you.

Jeanne H said...

Stripes and an adorable bear make for a wonderful card. tfs :-)

Linda Droege said...

Always glad to see a post from you, especially with RC product. Inspired, as usual!

Lonya Mathys said...

Your cute colorful card made me smile!

Karen H said...

Love your adorable card...hope he made his trip to grandma's house with no mishaps!!

Lyn Roberds said...

I absolutely love that striped frame cover panel - I have got to get that - the card is great and so cute - that cover panel could be used in so many ways

Laura Miller said...

So cure. Really like the candy cane frame, you great coloring and the bits of snow.

Shanna said...

I love your ideas!

Kim Salito said...

Adorable card, thanks for sharing.

Christa said...

What a beary cute card!

Tracy said...

Fabulous card, so fun!

Andrea Shell said...

Adorable card! I just love this bear, and your design is fabulous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling card Audrey. Love the sweet images and the whole scene. The striped background looks great.

Ceal said...

super cute card!

Heather M said...

Wonderful card. The polar bear in the car is so adorable.

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Simply adorable!!!

Linda T said...

Such a sweet card! I just love the red striped background! Such a sweet bear! Love it.

kimberlydawn said...

Fun Card! Thanks :)

Carrie said...

This is such a cute card! That stamp set is adorable!

Susie Sonnier said...

How fun is this card!!

Tina Miceli said...

Love the vibrant colors and cute design.

sammi said...

Awesome card! Love the striped panel - Really sets the card off.

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Cindy Huggenvik said...

Fun background.

Kim Faucher said...

HAHa Audrey that bear cracks me up!!! Love that cover panel

Viki Banaszak said...

So cute! I love the background/frame die you used.

Eve N said...

This is very cute! I've never seen this striped covet die, and now I need it!

Eve N said...

Oops, meant Cover Die.

Heather DePasquale said...

Your card is so Christmasy and fun! Love the bright bold colors and die cuts.
Thanks so much for sharing. Some great ideas.

Janet S said...

OMG! Love it! That bear is stinkin' cute. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Leslie Gladney said...

Oh my goodness that bear is so me! What an adorable card!

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