Saturday, December 23, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Good Morning! I am very excited to once again be joining Taheera Atchia on her annual Advent blog hop.

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!

Here is my card for today:

I created the background of this card with the Avery Elle Ikat additions stamp set using Simon says stamp fog gray and Hero Arts soft pool ink. The gold accents and sentiment were heat embossed with some glitter EP from Reflections. The sentiment is from Avery Elle's 'comfort and joy' stamp set.  I mounted the stamped panel onto a birchwood scalloped matt and a soft stone card base. I love the idea of making Christmas cards out of non Christmas 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 Avery Elle 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! 

Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the hop. :)
Natasha

168 comments:

  1. So elegant and peaceful, love the soft colors with sparkling effect!

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  2. Love the background design, the colors and the sparkle.

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  3. Love the background you created! So fun!

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  4. How pretty! LOVE the non-traditional colors...simply gorgeous.

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  5. Love the gold accents and layering on the card. So pretty!

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  6. Such an elegant card! I love the colors and the way the sentiment pops on the background! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. very elegant card. The background is just beautiful.

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  8. Very pretty! Love the gold accents - awesome job!

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  9. Very original using non Christmas stamps.

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  10. Lovely patterned card! The touch of sparkle and shine really elevates the card! Merry Christmas!

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  11. Lovely card,i really like the background.

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  12. I love the design and colors of this card!

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  13. You created such a wonderful background for this card! It's simply lovely!

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  14. Hi, Love your card, it is so elegant and I love the colors and the embossing. awesome job. TFS Tracey Magner

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  15. What a beautiful card with such a simple message. Very nice!

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  16. Lovely card! Fabulous background, perfect to highlight the sentiment and add a bit of glimmer.

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  17. Beautiful card! Love that pretty background!

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  18. Love the softness of the teal and gray with the glitter of the gold centers. Splendid card!

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  19. This card is very elegant. I love the colors and sentiment.

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  20. Love your color combo! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

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  21. Love the use of the untraditional colors.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

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  22. That's fantastic - you used non-traditional colours, AND a non-Christmassy stamp, and you made an awesome Christmas card. Well done! :-)

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  23. This is simple and elegant and the colors make it unique!

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  24. Beautifully unique! I love that sentiment stamp!

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  25. Love the colors! Love the background and love how unique and fun this card is! TFS!

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  26. Very modern and beautiful card. Love the simple sentiment.

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  27. such a unique background and pretty soft colors for your lovely card, Natasha!

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  28. All of my cards are made and sent for this year but I will definitely look at non traditional stamps like your card in 2018.
    Stunning!!

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  29. Stylish, beautiful card ! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  31. Festive with an unusual color combo....nicely done! Happy holidays!

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  32. Lovely and elegant card and I love the color combination!

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  33. Elegant and pretty. Lovely colours.

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  34. This is a beautiful card! I love how you coordinated all the colors! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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  35. Beautifully elegant. Love the non-traditional colors

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  36. So elegant, love the soft colors with sparkling effect!

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  37. love the soft colors you used on this card - so pretty:)

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  38. Very pretty. I love the background colors.

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  39. Very modern. I love the blue, gray, and gold together. A very pretty and creative design. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

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  40. Oooh beautiful! Love your colour theme :)

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  41. Love the colors in this card! Just beautiful!

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  42. Lovely colors! Just a fab background and card!!

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  43. What a elegant golden and peaceful design

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  44. A very eye-catching card in non-Christmas-y colors. Love it!

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  45. Classically elegant! I love Avery Elle and I love this card. Great job!

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  46. Love this background, such a pretty card.

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  47. A great non-traditional but still so pretty card!

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  48. I keep saying I am going to look at my Not-Christmas stamps, but then I get caught up in playing with the Christmas themed stuff that I forget! This is simple and lovely, and boasts a very nice color scheme. Love the bits of gold--just the perfect amount. THANK YOU.

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  49. Loving the colours on your card & design, the message is one we should all promote all year round, x

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  50. Love the background on the card. Nice twist to a Christmas card!

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  51. The detail you put into your card makes it absolutely stunning. Love the background and colors you used. I also agree with you about the use of non-holiday stamps for Christmas cards. Yours shows just how pretty they can be. Thanks so much for sharing

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  52. Lovely card with a beautiful color palette even if it's not traditional!

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  53. I sure like your background and the non-traditional colors you used. Thanks!

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  54. Such a lovely card -- fabulous cas design!

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  55. Love the beautiful background and details on this card! Thanks for participating in Taheerah's fun event!!

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  56. Beautiful use of a cool background! Love your color combinations and entire creation!

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  57. Your transformation of a non-Christmas stamp into one that is, is absolutely gorgeous! Love this! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity and inspiration at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
    ~carol

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  58. Lovely design to your
    card. Great colors.
    Merry Christmas.
    Carla from Utah

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  59. Very elegant card - I love that background pattern and the lovely colours!

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  60. Lovely.. So clean and beautiful. Love the color choices!

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  61. Pretty card - love the gold embossing.

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  62. Beautiful card, love your color choices!

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  63. What a great non-traditional card! A perfect year-round design, too.

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  64. Love those color combo on your beautiful Ikat background card!

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  65. Very nice colors, thanks for sharing!

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  66. The Ikat background is surprisingly good on a holiday card. Love your soft, pretty colors and design.

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  67. I love that cursive font on the "peace" sentiment!

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  68. What a brilliant idea to use the adorable Ikat design for nontraditional Christmas card! Great all year long! Love the soft greys and gold! Love Avery Elle and would be thrilled to win some!

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  69. Pretty card, thanks for sharing!

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  70. Awesome card...the colors that you used are so elegant!

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  71. Oh how beautiful. Love the touches of gold!

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  72. This is such a pretty card! Love the soft colors you used.

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  73. I am feeling the need to get more background stamps. This is a lovely example.

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  74. Pretty colors and I like the sparkle!

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  75. Pretty colors and I like the sparkle!

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  76. Gorgeous card and the background colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing...

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  77. Beautiful card, Tasha! Love the colour choices and pops of sparkle!

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  78. Beautiful Christmas card made from a non Christmas background. Looks lovely.

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  79. Hi Sahm,

    What a unique Christmas design, I love the subtle colours used.

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  80. These soft colors with the gold are such a lovely combination. Beautiful card.

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  81. Such a soft and elegant card. I love the sentiment.

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  82. Love the Ikat pattern especially with the gold! Merry Christmas!

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  83. You chose well on the non-traditional colors and non-traditional background. However - - the gold really adds the flare. It's a beautiful backdrop to a perfect Christmas wish.

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  84. Beautiful pattern on that background

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  85. What a pretty background and lovin' all the gold!

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  86. Sweet and simple....LOVE the overall design, and wonderful details!

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  87. Gorgeous card - I love the colours!

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  88. What a beautiful background!! LOVE pool and gray!

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  89. Very beautiful design. Happy holidays

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  90. Beautiful CAS design, colors used to create your Awesome creative work of art. Sweet!

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  91. Beautiful card, I love that background!

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  92. Beautiful, elegant card and I love the colors you used.

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  93. Love the gorgeous background. The color combo is beautiful and works really well with the gold embossing. Very pretty and elegant card.

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  94. Wow, I love the background and the colors used.

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  95. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

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  96. What a gorgeous card, Natasha! Thanks so much for taking part in this amazing event. I've had so much fun, and I really appreciate your inspiration.
    Blessings,
    karen letchworth

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  97. I really like the color palette that you used in this card.

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  98. The colors you used are beautiful.

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  99. Lovely! These colors are some of my Favorites! Thank you!

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  100. The pattern is gorgeous and the soft colors make it Wow

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  101. What a lovely creation! The pattern is so beautiful!

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  102. Love the pops of gold on the patterned background!

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  103. Lovely card and your choice of colors, gorgeous!

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  104. Love the colors and the background with the beautiful gold! Great job.

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  105. Your card is very pretty. Love the gold sentiment.

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  106. Love your non-traditional choices. Sweet!

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  107. Ooo, this is a fun twist on a Christmas card. I love the softness you get with a relatively bold background, but light inks. And the gold just makes it feel festive, without detracting from the sentiment. Thanks for sharing this great idea and participating in Taheerah's advent calendar!

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  108. What a beautiful ikat background! The colors are a fun and unexpected twist.

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  109. Great card! I love the peace on earth sentiment, so pretty!!

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  110. Beautiful card, I love creating backgrounds. I need more background stamps

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  111. A beautiful and elegant card! Love your choice of colors and the composition.

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  112. Your card is so classy! I love the background pattern. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  113. So pretty! Lobe the background created!

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  114. Love the colors and stamps that you've chosen. Great card!

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  115. Thanks for giving us some ideas of using non Christmas stamps for Christmas cards!

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  116. Love the unique background. Thanks for sharing

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  117. Gorgeous background. This card proves that sometimes less is more.

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  118. What a beautiful card! It's all sparkly and everything! I love glitter and embossing powder and anything that sparkles like your card. I love the colors of your card too. Thank you for showing us your pretty card and for giving us the chance to win something. I hope I win!

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  119. The gold embossing made the design really pop. Thanks

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  120. very pretty. I love the colors together.

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  121. I love this. Such a fun and different take on a holiday card. Just beautiful.

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  122. I love it and your concept of using a non-Christmas image in your creation.

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  123. Love your card! What a great nontraditional holiday card. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  124. Stunning patterned card! I love the colours you used!

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  125. You had me at ikat!! Live thos wirh the gold!!

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  126. Beautiful, nontraditional colored background but very elegant and peaceful. The gold embossing is outstanding. Happy New Year!

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  127. Very cool card, with a gorgeous background !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

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  128. fun background for this card!

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