Friday, December 23, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi hi hi!!!

When I say I'm beyond excited to participate in the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia this year, it would be an understatement!!! Eeeeeee!!






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!

Today, I've been paired with the AMAZING sponsor (drum roll please...) Butterfly Reflections Ink!!!
I've been on that team as DT Coordinator for a LONG time, and I just LOOOOOVE Vanessa!! (can't wait to see you at CHA again, girl!!!) Ha! Ok, moving on!

Butterfly Reflections Ink has an enormous selection of Newton's Nook Designs products, and I just HAD to make a card with that ADORABLE stag die from Splendid Stags!!




I die cut the stag out of a gold foiled paper and then also 4 times out of regular white cardstock. I glued them all together to give my die cut weight and dimension. 



I stamped the background of the card with the beeeeeeaaaauuutiful leafy wreath from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set! I used various Distress Inks (Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers) to stamp the wreath. Then I spattered on some teeny, tiny splatters, and heat embossed the sentiment from the Fox Hollow stamp set! 



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 [sponsor’s name] 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 2016 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!


190 comments:

  1. Thank you for a great example of a card. It's interesting how you brought the holiday message together and the layers die. Cut. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  2. What a sweet card. I love the shape of the Newtons Nook stag heads, just a bit softer looking. If it wasn't for the huge antlers, the head is almost fawn-like. It really suits the softer colours of your wreath. Lovely card!

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  3. How gorgeous and stunning!!! Love the soft splatters you added. The soft colors really complement the gold stag head wonderfully!

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  4. This is pretty. I like how you did that background wreath! Nice

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  5. sigh, this is so pretty. love the combo of goodness. Thanks for the fabulous card💚

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  6. Oh nice, Sam!!! I love the gold stag!

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  7. Great card. Like the varied elements of the stamping and the stag's head. Cheers.

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  8. This is gorgeous! It's got a great modern feel to it.

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  9. Like be this, I have another stag and a different wreath stamp, but I can use them like this. Thank you, it's delightful!

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    1. Meant, love this! Dreaded spell checker! 😀

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  10. Beautiful card - love the metallic deer head and the beautiful colours of the wreath

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  11. Beautiful card, the gold stag head is so elegant and love the multicolor leafy wreath!

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  12. Your card feels modern with the design and retro with the color scheme. I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Such a pretty card - I love the gold accent with those colors.

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  14. gorgeous gold stag and it's set off so beautifully with the soft colors in the wreath, Samantha!

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  15. This card is SO pretty - love the soft colors of the wreath (and that you double stamped it) and the gold stag die is in perfect dimension to the wreath. One of my favorite cards of this advent blog hop!

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  16. Stunning deer head in gold...really makes a huge statement with the fun wreath behind!

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  17. Deliciously CAS, Sam ... such a pretty background wreath ... and a very handsome gold stag! Anita :)

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  18. Love the colors you used in the wreath. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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  19. I like the background for this shiny deer head.

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  20. Beautiful card Samantha, love how you inked up the leafy wreath. Super pretty and with the gold stag....perfection!

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  21. LOVELOVELOVE this fun card! I definitely need the Stag set because they are so cool! TFS! Merry Christmas!

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  22. Wonderful. I love the whimsical feel of the wreath the way you did it. Thanks so much.

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  23. Beautiful card! Love the colors in your wreath and the wonderful gold deer!

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  24. So pretty! Love the colors and how you made the stag!

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  25. Love this look! Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza!!

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  26. Love the simplicity of the wreath and the dimension of the stag. Great combo.
    Ingrid

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  27. I really like the wreath in the card looks fantastic. Merry Christmas!

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  28. Beautiful card. The design is perfect. Love the gold foil deer and the beautiful wreath.

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  29. Love your design and wonderful layered wreath.

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  30. Love the wreath and the gold stag! Beautiful card!

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  31. Fabulous card! Love the shine from the foil paper and fabulous wreath.

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  32. Love this card, it is gorgeous!

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  33. Fantastic! I love the addition of different colored wreaths!

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  34. Lovely card with
    the gold and love
    the washi tape (?)
    on the edge.
    Carla from Utah

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  35. Your card is very elegant. Really great !

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  36. Your wreath is a lovely backdrop for the gorgeous gold deer! Stunning! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; my festive spirit is aflame after visiting here!
    ~carol

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  37. Wonderful masculine card for the guys out know.

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  38. Completely adore that crazy, multi-coloured and besplattered wreath! Great card!

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  39. Love the wreath.
    the deer makes a great centerpiece
    for it.
    thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  40. Gorgeous card! The colors of the wreath are beautiful.

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  41. Lovely card. You've got me wanting to pull out my deer die to make foiled deers!

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  42. Gorgeous. Love the foiling.
    Merry Christmas to you.

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  43. Sweet card!! Really love the gold deer!!

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  44. I love the gold stag and your choice of Distress Inks!!!!

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  45. I really like your card - clean and simple, easy to make, and festive! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Love the swirley, curly wreaths that sets off that great golden stag!!! Great idea to pop it up with multiple layers! Great card!

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  47. The wreath is awesome and of course so is the deer!

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  48. Pretty card - love the Deer's Head image on the wreath:)

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  49. Oooh I love your card! Taheerah was the one who first introduced me to Newton's Nook and now I have a growing collection of their gorgeous stamps!

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  50. I appreciate the simplicity of your card. Lovely colors, too.

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  51. Lovely CAS design! The stags head in gold against the wreath looks fabulous!

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  52. Really great card. Like the colors. It all seems to come together so nice.

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  53. Lovely! I really like the repeated wreath!

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  54. VERY creative!!! Love the colors too!

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  55. Oh that deer and the wreath make a beautiful Christmas card!

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  56. Love your colors on the wreath - so bright and cheerful.

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  57. Thank you, Samantha. I loved the foiled deer. It really pops against the design of Distress Inks.

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  58. Pretty card thank you for sharing.

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  59. I really like your card. Thank you for sharing it

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  60. Love how the wreath and deer head are off center. I would never, but you did and it's stunning. Now, I'm scratching my head rethinking placement.

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  61. Great card! The Distress Ink colors go so well with the stag die cut!

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  62. The colors within the wreath - love!

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  63. Really nice card. Love the deer head in gold, it really makes the card pop.

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  64. Great card. Very simple and modern.

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  65. Like the fresh colours in this card. Lovely!

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  66. Love how you used the wreaths and deer head...very nice!

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  67. Super pretty card!! Love the golden stag 😊

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  68. Cool clean look with neat details. Love the deer!

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  69. Very unique and creative! Well done.

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  70. Love the different colors of the wreath.

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  71. Like how you used the three different distress inks and splatters. Nice effect! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. That deer head is really pretty. It looks feminine. Love the wreaths too.

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  73. Beautiful card! Love the gold deer!

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  74. Very pretty! Love that cute stag & the wonderful wreath!! Together they are awesome!

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  75. Great card. Love the wreath and the way you made it so pretty!

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  76. Lovely card! Love the stag and the wreath!

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  77. I loooooove this card! So clean and so cute!!!

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  78. Awesome card. Love the gold.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  79. Great idea - adding dimension to the die cut but cutting it several times. Thanks for sharing.

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  80. Beautiful card! I really love your design!

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  81. Adorable card! Love the wreaths! Great idea about stacking the deer die for dimension

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  83. I love the gold foil against the watercolour wreath!

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  84. Oh I love the blue and green wreaths! That gold deer head is gorgeous!

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  85. I adore the use of all that white space!

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  86. The deer die cut with the gold foil paper is simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  87. Beautiful card. The soft colors of the wreath are very nice. Love that you did the deer in the gold! Very striking!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  88. That gold stag is so pretty with the blues and greens!

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  89. Love the die cut stag on top of the stamped wreath - great dimension and layering look! Super pretty.

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  90. Awesome stamping and beautiful card!

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  91. Beauuuutiful~❤ Love the colors and the watercolor effect, just gorgeous :) Thanks you and happy holidays! ^_^

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  92. Really interesting, unusual card. I like how you bolstered the deer with layering so the delicate horns would be ok and three dimensional. thanks for the inspiration!

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  93. The stag head is so nice in the gold foil paper. I never would have thought to put it off center like that but I love it!! Love the colours you used in the wreath as well. A lovely card!

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  94. Well done with the gold stag head! Beautiful card!

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  95. Awesome card. Thank you for sharing.

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  96. Loving the gold stag head. What a fabulous card for someone with a cottage out of the city.

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  97. This is such a guy card or what I think of as a guy card. I'm not a big deer fan, sorry, but I like the card because you thought out of the box with this one and the deer is gold. I like the gold deer.

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  98. Love the dimension of the stag! and the colors of your wreath!

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  99. Clean and simple and such lovely colors.

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  100. Love the deer done in gold, the double stamping and the stripe on the edge!

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  101. This card is gorgeous! I love the gold accent.

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  102. Such a pretty card. I like that wreath stamp and how you layered the stag head on top of the wreath.
    DebbieC

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  103. Lovely!! The gold deer with the vibrant wreath colors really make a great statement!!

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  104. Love the color scheme of the wreath.

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  105. I like the simplicity of your beautiful card.

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  106. Beautifully done! I love the colors you combined to stamp your wreath. So pretty! The stag head in gold is a perfect touch!

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  107. Beautiful card! Love the colours in the wreath! 🙂

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  108. Simple, elegant beauty. I love this!

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  109. Soft and bold--what a great design!

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  110. This is CAS perfection, that washi is just right!

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  111. I love the way you pulled the elements together-that stag die cut from gold is stunning! Beautiful card!

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  112. Nice card. I like use of multiple, compliment colors used for the wreath.

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  113. Beautiful card! Love the wreath.

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  114. Thanks for a simply designed card with a dramatic flair. Love the gold stag.

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  115. I have to confess this is the first use of the stags head that I think I would actually copy. I have not been a huge fan, but I love your card.

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  116. Very nice card. The gold stag is great.

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  117. I love the water color look of your wreath and it's a nice clean looking card. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers and happy new year
    preety

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  119. Beautiful color combo. The touch of gold is great. That piece of black/white stripes balances the softness of the watercolor-like background. Cheers!

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  120. Such a beautiful card. Love the simple design.

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  121. So nice, simple yet elegant. Thanks for sharing!

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