Saturday, December 24, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia



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!


Before I get to my project, just wanted to give a big shout-out and thank you to Taheerah for organizing this event. I'm so honored to participate this year!


My card features the adorable Merry Christmoose stamp set from Reverse Confetti. I just adore this little guy and those super cute, whimsical trees.



I started by blending a gradient background in shades of aqua and turquoise. Next I used some embossing paste and a stencil to add some texture to the background. Next comes a stitched frame that I die-cut with the All Framed Up Confetti Cuts die, some sequin-topped Snowflake Trio Confetti Cuts die-cuts, a simple sentiment flag, and a twine-adorned clip.



And last comes the main event: the stamped and Copic-colored moose and trees. I think the moose looks especially sweet peeking out from behind the tree. I wonder what wonder he beholds?



Stamps: Reverse Confetti Merry Christmoose
Dies: Reverse Confetti Merry Christmoose, All Framed Up, Snowflake Trio Confetti Cuts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Reverse Confetti Iced Aqua and RC Aqua
Paper: Neenah Solar White, watercolor paper, Reverse Confetti Stone card stock
Other: ink blending tool, embossing paste, stencil, white satin sequins, Copic markers, mini paper clip, black and white baker's twine



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 Clearly Besotted, so you’ll definitely want to win! (Just FYI, the Clearly Besotted store is temporarily closed, but will re-open in the early part of the new year.) 

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 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget, the 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! 

Thanks for visiting, and Merry Christmas!

200 comments:

Kimberly Rendino said...

That moose is adorable! I love the soft background with the bright green trees!

Linda Droege said...

This is definitely an "Amy" card! So glad you ae part of the Extravaganza. The RC Christmoose is one of my favorites this year, and you have certainly done him justice. Love his sweet face peaking out from behind the tree and all the layers with the frame and the snowflakes. Such a joyful card. TFS

bev p said...

What a fun scene with lots of whimsy. I am not at the point of even attempting that much blending yet, so hats off to you! I do love the look, and I probably need to just sit down and practice, but right now, it's just frustrating. Maybe I will do that after Christmas--just sit down with a bunch of supplies and practice some skills...Hmmmmmm. Thanks for the idea! And the card. Merry Christmas.

Sabrina said...

Very adorable card!!

Teri W said...

What a sweet dimensional card!

Laurie Liebich said...

What an adorable card. I just love it!

CathyL said...

I love how you built a scene with die cuts!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Amy this is sweet. Love the Merry Christmoose set. He DOES look adorable peeking out from behind that tree!

Chris Handy said...

Darling card. Love all the layers

Eva Jura said...

Your card is lovely and super cute. Merry Christmas!

Cindy said...

Cute card!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This is so cute. I knew right away it was reverse confetti !

Patricia Mello said...

So cute!!

Laura Peddicord said...

Your card is so fun! The colors you used for the background make it look colorful but still obvious it's cold outside. This stampset is so cute. Wish I had it! Thank you for participating in the Advent Calendar and sharing your work.

TLady said...

SO CUTE & Your card is SO WELL DONE! PERFECTLY DESIGNED!! ;) LOOOOOVE the framing in of your scene too! ;)

Jackie Parkins said...

Your card is fabulous and that little moose is adorable. Merry Christmas!

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Your card is fabulous! Love the dimension and I love all your work! You have amazing card ideas and never disappoint!😀Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!

Betty Keefe said...

darling card, Amy - love the moose peeking out from behind the tree!!

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your scene and the depth and detail in it! Adorable!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a pretty card!

Melissa Bi. said...

Such a sweet card. The layering and mix of textures are amazing!

Sandra Carroll said...

Such a cute stamp set! Love it!

joy said...

Super cute - I love your card design, Amy! And, the colors are so nice, too.

joybird1223(at)gmail(dot)com

Sissyc said...

Adorable card. It looks like it took so much work to complete.

Zina said...

What a great moose Christmas card to share so happy

Melanie MacKenzie said...

What a sweet card. That wee moose is just darling. So cute. Cheers.

barbara macaskill said...

HOw sweet is that little moose?!?!?!?! I want to grab him up and snuggle him! Love this cute card!! Merry Christmas!!

Scraplea 1 said...

Very cute! Love your details. Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Darling card.
I love the layering - gives so much
dimension to the card. The frames
are so pretty.
thanks for sharing
Merry Christmas and Happy new Year

Barb said...

Love that sweet moose! The card is wonderful!

Martha Harris said...

Super card! I love all the elements and the distinctive coloring.

Abby said...

Very cute!

NanW said...

Adorable scene. Love the moose and the layers used.

Barbara said...

This is definitely one of the cutest cards, I've seen. I love the layering and the details, just creating a wonderful little scene. That moose is definitely cute, too!

Greta said...

Darling, perfected crafted scene! Love the blended background!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is absolutely darling, Amy!!! Love how you have the little moose peeking out from behind the tree!!! Happy Holidays!!

Dana M said...

Wow! Adorable moose and lovely card. Amazing dimension and depth and fabulous coloring.

Margaret said...

Such a cute moose! I love the many layers you created for this card - such a lovely scene!

Anita in France said...

Such fabulous layering, Amy ... the detailing is brilliant ... and that little moose is just adorable! Anita :)

Betty said...

Adorable card! Love all the layers and your great coloring!

M R Leech said...

So cute and festive!!! That reindeer is FUN!!!

Unknown said...

What a great fun card! Love the adorable moose and the quieter color combination.

Ingrid

judy said...

I love the color palette on your adorable scene card!

Debbie Vasel said...

What a fun idea of having a moose peeking out from behind the trees. Your coloring is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your card and I hope you have a very merry Christmas.

Glenna said...

Merry Christmoose! I love the colours in this card so inviting! thank you for sharing your inspiration

~amy~ said...

Sooo cute Amy!!!! Love the fun scenery!

Sue LD said...

Very cute scene you created. I like the big snowflakes.

Sharron said...

So adorable, and I love the dimension! Reindeer are such fun and always bring smiles at Christmas!

Barb said...

What a cute, fun card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Such an adorable scene - love how the deer is peeking out from behind the trees so funny lol:)

Colleen said...

You are so RIGHT, that moose is adorable. They are really quite cute creatures, but can be mean, However this scene you made is nothing but cuteness all around! I love those trees too!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable scene! Love the moose and trees! Beautiful layering and coloring too!

NinaS said...

Beautiful scenery. Love the moose.

Tracy said...

Cute holiday card!

Jean Bullock said...

Merry Christmoose to you too! Love how you colored and layered the die cuts. Well done.

Daria Z. said...

Such a sweet, sweet card. Love the aqua and the layers.

Irene Grau said...

Your card is simply adorable!!

A Crafty Person said...

Adorable Christmas card!

Jean said...

JUst delightful!!

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely scene on your card - I love the layers and the pun.

Heather DePasquale said...

Such a cute set. Love all the die cuts. Must try something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Samantha Mann said...

that moose is SO adorable! i am SO in love with it!! and that sweet forest scene is so cute!! happy christmas eve!

Natalie Winterstein said...

I love that cute moose! :) Merry Christmas!

Brithzi said...

Darling, cute, adorable! Merry Christmas!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. So cute.

Flo said...

Cute card and that moose is adorable. Love all the layers and the depth you achieved.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Such a darling card - love that moose from RC.

cghundley said...

How cute and
the Moose is
adorable! Fun
card.
Carla from Utah

Denise Gutshall said...

What an adorable card! I love the Merry Christmoose sentiment and the cute moose!

Shelly said...

Oh, ADORABLE!

Joyce said...

All your elements came together wonderfully!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh, your card is such an eye-catcher! Love the design, colors, elements...love it all!!

mandalj said...

Love the moose - such a cute card!

Patt H. said...

Such a cute card! I love all the layers & texture, the colors & the adorable moose!

Debbie A Smith said...

super cute and I love the moose

Ericka Strange said...

This moose is super cute! Love this set from Reverse Confetti. Great card!

suzanne chalk said...

That moose looking out from the trees is too cute. Thanks for making me smile

Betty Sue said...

Merry Christmoose!!!! Love this card!!!

Char K said...

so cute! love the frame too!

Isabel Z said...

I love the layered look of your creation!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Absolutely LOVE your card! Your attention to detail and that background is beautiful! Then your layering leads to your adorable Christmoose peeking out from behind the perfectly colored tree! Great job!

Rema said...

So adorable Amy!

Nox said...

Merry Christmoose indeed - adorable winter scene - very fun and cute!

Joni said...

I love your adorable peek-a-boo moose (sorry if this posts twice-I couldn't tell if the first one went through!) Thanks for the inspiration!

Rose W said...

Love the whole card. That moose is really stealing the show. Adorable.

Debbie Selby said...

The moose is adorable and so is the whole card.

Cheryl B said...

Love the Christmoose and your card is put together and colored so beautifully!

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

What an adorable card, especially the cute moose peeking out from behind the tree. Love the background effect you created very creative.

Barbie said...

This is so cute, and I love how you made so many layers. Thank you for the inspiration. May you all find peace and happiness

Pennie Glasser said...

This card is amazing

Janelle said...

So neat how you centered all that cuteness with the frame. Wonderful details!

Anna C said...

Soooo cute!

Roberta said...

Very cute card. Merry Christmas Eve.

Mary Alice Varallo said...

Great card...that moose is just too cute!

Carissa said...

one word : ADORABLE. That moose is just too cute.

Shanna said...

Love the card!

Indy's Designs said...

Such a darling card!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Such a pretty card. Great job!
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Jan Clothier said...

Lovely snowflake die cuts.

Nives K said...

Beautiful card.

Me said...

I LOVE this card! So cute and cheery and beautiful!!

Marina said...

Great Card! Thank you for sharing.

Deb L said...

That is an adorable moose and a cute card using many different details.

Irene said...

What an adorable card! Love all of the detail from the frame to the stenciling to the sequins...it makes the moose shine!

luvhymns said...

Love the moose peeking out..... so woods scene fun! And all the detail; snow flakes with sequins, embossing paste and framed with clip and bow. Love your attention to detail!!! A work of art!

Kulbir Kirkland said...

Your card is so adorable Thank you so much for sharing

Wanda Reynolds said...

Such a fun and whimsical card! Just perfect!

Kathy said...

My favorite card yet with Christmoose! Merry Christmas, Amy!

Wilma said...

This is a perfectly adorable card! I'm so glad I stumbled across the Advent Calendar event - I'm finding so many fantastic new bloggers to follow. I'm DEFINITELY going to follow you now. I love this card.

Anna Natalia said...

Such a cute card!

Kathy Thisted said...

Adorable card such fun

Kathy Thisted said...

Adorable card such fun

Kleri F said...

Awww this is soooo sweet!!Beautiful! :)

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Adorable moose and peeking out is a great design element!

Beastybunny said...

A fantastic whimsical card! Great job

cm said...

Mega-watt smiling in seeing your adorable deer peeking out from behind one of those fabulous trees! A sweet, eye-catching scene in every way! Love the 'little' touches, like the twine on the clip! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
~carol

Helen F. said...

Oh my gosh! How cute is this wintery scene! LOVE this sweet stamp set AND your card, Amy :)

Laraine R said...

Adorable fabulous card!

Nandini said...

Love the cute reindeer peeking from behind the trees. And the sentiment is really clever and sweet.

Trina said...

Your card is so adorable.

Nikki said...

Adorable card. Love that moose!

Cheryl said...

Adorable!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love your peeking moose scene, so adorable.

Mary W said...

Just adore that cute reindeer peeking from behind the trees. So fun!

Mirella said...

Ooooh such an adorable scene, that moose is so cute! Love your card!

Late Blooming said...

Well, if that is not the cutest moose. thanks for sharing.

Rae Dalphine said...

Adorable card! Love all the details

Judy Rice said...

Such a cute card!

Tracy Lustick said...

Such a great card !

My Paper Epiphany said...

Such a sweet scene! I love the layering - beautiful!

Linda Rubarski said...

What a fun card.

StampinLouie said...

Cutest card ever,]. Love the moose and the trees.

Marianne B in AZ said...

Yout card is adorable! I love the moose! Your coloring is done so nicely!

Michelle said...

Amy, you've created the sweetest little scene! I love your moose in the forest! Your blending is lovely (I wish I could blend like this). Merry Christmas!

Lori Kobular said...

Love your evergreen trees and that moose! The snowflakes you added to the sky look beautiful!

Christine Canfield said...

this is so fun! such a cutie hiding behind the tree

Rowena Miniaci said...

Adorable!!!

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you, Amy. I love the multidimensional card. Such cute stamps and images. I think the moose is being very quiet while watching Baby Jesus in the manger.

Amy C. said...

I just love this moose and the cute trees!

Amy Ames said...

Your card is too adorable!! The moose is so sweet. And I love all the elements on your card!! 😊

Lisa A creations said...

Cute moose and trees. I like the coloring.

Rose said...

Cute moose peeking out & cute sentiment too!

cheryltownley said...

Such a cute card. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration

Beatrice Lawson said...

I love scene cards, and as a Canadian I have a very soft spot for a cute moose:-) thank you for a fun and fabulous card!

sammi said...

Adorable card! Love all the layers and the addition of the twin!

Sammibug in Ohio

Oliev said...

Such a cute card:-)

Jenny Colacicco said...

Wow what fab colouring and layout - I really like the layered look you've got going on here , really stands out. I struggle with this and am always in awe of how simple you make it look!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Your moose is so cute! I love the texture in the background and the soft colors! Thank you so much for sharing!

mgpm said...

What a cute moose! Merry Christmas!

Judie said...

Awesome card and beautiful colouring!

FamilyDreamLab said...

Really, really nice

Naama said...

This is SO cute! the moose is adorable, even the trees are adorable! Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

Alma Dirpaul said...

Love that sentiment!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the framing on here! Too cute!

Deb said...

Such an adorable card! That Moose!

Kristen Olsen said...

Oh great card! Your moose is soooo cute! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Dana said...

So adorable!! I love the little scene you created with moose peeking behind the tree!!

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome card. Such an adorable moose. Thank you for sharing.

Jackie said...

I Love the soft background and the many layers to it! The scene you created with the trees, snowflakes and the moose peeking from behind the tree is coloured so nicely too. Love it!!

Annheidel said...

Darling card! I love how the moose is peeking from behind the tree.

Michelle Lupton said...

I love how you've placed the moose as if he's playing hide and seek behind the tree! Adorable!

Laura Miller said...

You created a scene worthy of framing. Wonderful coloring; wonderful placement.

Marianne said...

Such a delighful scene. Love the whimsical images.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

What a cute little moose. Love the card.

StarSpry said...

This card is so adorable! I love how the moose is peeking out from behind the tree :)

Carey Nusbaum said...

Adorable card! Lover the sentiment!

cropmom66 said...

This card is adorable! That little moose is so cute!

Jenny D said...

I love the moose!

CORNISH said...

Adorable card and a great stamp set.
DebbieC

Michele K. Henderson said...

This card is so cute! The moose is adorable!
Holiday Hugs!
Michele

Marcia said...

Such a great card. Love the vibrant colored trees and the moose is just so adorable!!

Lindsay S said...

Love the moose!

Shameless Sweets said...

super cute, I had not seen that moose before. May have to get that cute guy.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

So cute and adorable. The layers are perfectly placed.

D.Ann C said...

Those sequins centers in the snowflakes are a fab idea and I love how you colored the sky!

LC Lamothe said...

So sweet and pretty! Love the soft blended background! Very cute winter scene! Can't help but smile at that delightful moose:)

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Such a cute card!!! Absolutely adorable!!! Happy New Year!!!

Jen W. said...

That moose is so darn cute and I love all the details and depth on your gorgeous card!

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous!! I love that gradient background you created with the blending and the moose peeping through. So beautiful!

CraftyPaws said...

Awww what a cute scene you created. I love the way the moose seems to be peeking out from behind the tree. Great whimsical images!

Hannah said...

This is just too cute. Love this scene and how the moose is peeking. LOVE the background and the use of your frame. Thank you!

Love2papercraft said...

Absolutely precious card! The adorable moose peeking through is beholding YOU the one who put him in this great scene! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Lynn Hardy said...

Your cute card is just adorable! I love that shy moose!

Robin Platt said...

Great card and an adorable moose

Lisa Gross said...

Love the moose very nice card.

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous card! Cute moose! 🙂

Lynne in NI said...

Heee, I love your little peeking moose!

Laurie said...

What a fun card! I love your forest!

mtscrapgal said...

What a nice scene for the Christmoose to pose in. I made a Christmas shirt for my first grandchild with this sentiment. He was 26 last September. he he.

Anita said...

Darling card

Kelly said...

Awesomely cute card! Love the moose - he's adorable!

Andrea A said...

I love the Christmoose and the way you put this card together. Very sweet!!!Thanks for sharing.

Preety said...

Super sweet card.Thanks for sharing :)
Cheers and happy new year
preety

Karen B. said...

So gorgeous and fun with all the layers!

Berina RGA said...

Such a cute card. That moose is adorable!

trishden said...

Love this card, cute and great layering. Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

I adore the gorgeous soft background and sweet moose. Very pretty design.

Alaska .Kris said...

What a sweet little card!

Heidi said...

As always a sweet little card, that little guy is adorable!

pcm said...

sweet christmoose!