Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia » Simple By Design

Hi everyone

Special post for today, I am super excited and honoured to be joining in the fun with Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia..

I have to add here that I had a bit of an oopsie this morning, I had my card ready to photograph and sadly my little Bentley accidentally hit my table and my half empty coffee went all over my card, with me running out the door only moments later for work, and working all day I had not time to recreate, insert crying…so I went through all the cards that I have created and I know I shared a sneak peek of the card I am sharing with you today on IG, but never have I blogged it, so thankfully the beautiful and gracious Taheerah is allowing me to share this so I can be apart of this wonderful event….

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’!

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!

So I love making Christmas cards, it really is one of the special times of the year that I adore to pull out all those gorgeous products and have fun interacting different stamp sets together and coming up with a unique design..

I chose on this card, to create a card using Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn products together, sharing a little scene, stamping out a panda and adding a santa hat to him, stamping presents and a little tree, colouring all these in with Copics and adding a soft background by adding distress ink Tumbled Glass, flicking water to create a wicking effect, adding my little images to the card and adding a sentiment that was from MFT…

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 SugarPea Designs 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 2016 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!

Thanks for swinging past today and thank you for understanding my dilemma!