Saturday, December 9, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia (2017)

Hi hi hi!!!
When I say I'm beyond excited to participate in the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia again 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!
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Today, I've been paired with the AMAZING sponsor (drum roll please...) Newton's Nook Designs! I'm right at home! SOOOO excited to share more amazing inspiration with this incredible shop!


I've been on that team as DT Coordinator for a LONG time (I was an ORIGINAL DT member when they started!! Love you Jen!)!
I used the ADORABLE Naughty or Mice stamp set to create my card! 


squuuuuueeeeeak! love it!
that little mouse with the reindeer antlers...I can't even! ha! I colored him up with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut him out with the coordinating dies


to create the trees, I die cut out 4 of the tree branch shape from white cardstock using the Festive Forest Coordinating Dies!! then on another piece of white cardstock, I did some watercoloring with Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover! once it was all dry, I die cut out more of the tree branch shapes, and used part of the sheet to back what had already been die cut out of the white cardstock! instant magic forest! 

to make this card even more fun, I added some white glitter stickles on some of the tree branches and did some small white polka dots in the sky with a stencil and white embossing paste! 

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!
enjoy!

166 comments:

  1. Oh how CUTE!!! He's so sweet and I adore those trees!

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  2. Wow! So much detail in a card that seems to be so simple at first glance!

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  3. Super cute! I love the funky trees.

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  4. I so enjoyed your card! Love those crazy trees and that sentiment is awesome!

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  5. Cute mouse and very fun sentiment!

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  6. Charming card. Love your magical forest!

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  7. What an adorable card, the sentiment is funny, and I love your colouring!

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  8. What a sweet Christmouse! I love the trees, too.

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  9. Wonderful card...adorable wee mouse! Cheers.

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  10. darling little mouse card - lovely coloring and design!

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  11. Wow, so many awesome details on this super cute card! I love the reindeer mouse, great coloring with the Zig markers and love the bright green trees with some glitter and embossing paste snow background.

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  12. How cute is your mouse, decked out in antlers and cozy in a wonderful plaid scarf! The background trees, the candy cane...such fun! So thrilled to see your creativity and inspiration at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
    ~carol

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  13. Very cute. Loved the inlay die-cuts as well!

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  14. What a fun card. I love the trees as they are quite unique. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Fun and sweet card; cute mouse, and beautiful trees that make a great background !

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  16. Your card is so pretty, love all the different dimensions.

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  17. cute fun card - love your coloring on Mr. Mouse!!

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  18. Now that is so squealing cute!!! I really like the dimension of the greenery behind that adorable mouse. Thank you.

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  19. Your card is so adorable, so cute. That mouse is so cute and love your coloring. TFS. Tracey Magner

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  20. What a lovely card, I love all the sparkly touches on the trees. Thank you for the beautiful holiday inspiration!

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  21. I adore this cute card with the row of trees and cute image with beautiful coloring!

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  22. Your little reinmouse is adorable amongst the 🌳 🌲 🌳 🌲! Lovely coloring too! The funny sentiment is perfection! TFS!

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  23. Lovely card. (And I love your blog wallpaper!)

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  24. Darling card! Love your coloring on that adorable mouse!

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  25. Such a fun and cute card...love the little reinmouse!

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  26. Absolutely love how you did the trees using the positive & negative die cuts--beautiful!

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  27. Cute card!! Love the little mouse and the trees. Adorable!

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  28. Oh My Goodness - love your card! The coloring is beautiful.

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  29. Such a cute little card with beautiful coloring and design.

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  30. this card is just darling - thanks for sharing:)

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  31. That mouse is just so cute! And what a wonderful and fun card.

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  32. The little mouse is darling.
    Cute card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  33. I love how you colored the trees with Distress Oxide inks!

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  34. Love the way you've coloured and glittered those trees!

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  35. So adorably done!! Love the Squeakson's greeting and your beautifully colored and adorable mouse!!

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  36. Such pretty coloring and dimension on this one....great job! Happy holidays!

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  37. Such an adorable card! Love the little mouse!

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  38. Oh my gosh. I love your card.. what an amazing job coloring... and I love the accents on the trees.

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  39. So funny! That Naughty or Mice stamp set is just hilarious. Great christmouse card 😉

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  40. What a beautiful card! I love all the watercoloring you did. It all goes so well together. And, of course, that stamp is just too cute (which might as well be Newton's Nook's catchphrase). I love how you colored the cheeks; they look like they're actually glowing like the mouse slightly misunderstood Rudolph in his attempts to be a reindeer. Maybe that's just my weird brain. But a lovely card; thanks for participating!

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  41. Those trees are great and the mouse is adorable... great card!

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  42. Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing in this special event with Taheera.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  43. Sweet little mouse on your very cute card! Love Newton's Nook.

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  44. Awesome texture and detail. The black sentiment strip really grounds the design.

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  45. The trees are awesome - the added dimension gives it a unique look!

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  46. Beautiful card, great trees and I love this little mouse image from NN! TFS!

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  47. You are correct on spreading inspiration, this cute mouse in the woods is so cute, love the colours you've used x

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  48. love the texture on those trees!

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  49. A sweet card Samantha, the mouse IS adorable with his little antlers on and your trees are beutiful. TFS!

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  50. Delightful card. That mouse is adorable.

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  51. I love this! The trees are wonderful!

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  52. Sweet card!! The trees are awesome!!

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  53. What a sweet card! The trees are fantastic!

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  54. This is a beautiful card with great colouring.

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  55. Your card is so adorable. Love the mouse ❤️Thanks for sharing...

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  56. Very cute card with such great detail! Thanks for participating in this fun event!!

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  57. Cute reindeer mouse and love the trees.

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  58. Love the card and the detail you put into it. Thanks for sharing

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  59. Adorable card - I love the little mouse, and those great coloured graphic trees in the background!

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  60. Awesome card! Love the sweet little mouse!

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  61. Lots to admire on your card...coloring, texture and cuteness. tfs

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  62. Darling - love that little mouse.

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  63. Another stamp company I've never heard of. Thank you. This is adorable. Love your design. Happy Holidays!

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  64. Adorable card. Love the mouse so cute!

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  65. Oh what a cute card! Love your composition and coloring! Nicely done!

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  66. So very cute. I love those wonky trees!

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  67. This mouse is adorable
    and lovely coloring on
    the card.
    Carla from Utah

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  68. The mouse you included on your card is just too cute! It is a great card! Thanks for sharing.

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  69. So lovely! The mouse is very cute and I love how you used both parts of the die cut trees!

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  70. So very adorable! Lovely design, awesome coloring.
    Love Newton's Nook!!! Such cute sets.

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  71. I LOVE the way you've done the trees! This is a really adorable and really festive!

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  72. Such a cute card! I love your layout!

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  73. How super adorable!! I love the antlers on the mouse!! Too cute!!

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  74. A gorgeous card with that cute mouse.

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  75. Wonderful card, thanks for the inspiration.

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  76. Your card is beautiful ! I love this little mice stamps set.

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  77. Cute card, I will use it for inspiration!

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  78. That is indeed an adorable little mouse stamp!

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  79. Such a cut card with yummy colors.

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  80. What an adorable mouse. How can anyone be afraid of something so tiny and cute.

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  81. I love the effect of the two ways for trees! Very neat!

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  82. what a fun pun love the dimensional snow

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  83. What a fun card - I love the little antlers on the mouse and the scene you created with the trees!

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  84. Haha! Cute little mouse and those trees are so fun :)

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  85. what a neat idea with the coloring an die cutting of these trees.. Great coloring on the mouse too!

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  86. That’s such a great card ! And you’re right, how adorable is that little mouse with these antlers ! margessw@icloud.com

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  87. Adorable card. Love the mouse.

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  88. Awesome card and beautiful colouring! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  89. ACK! That mouse is totally adorable!!

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  90. Darling card! Love the adorable mouse and the festive trees!

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  91. This is so CUTE! I love how your achieved your instant forest!

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  92. Such a cute card! I love that set and the sentiment is adorable!

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  93. Lol I love a good pun! Your colouring is gorgeous too :)

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  94. Very cute card! That mouse is adorable!

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  95. Wonderful coloring on that cute mouse.

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  96. So cute! Beautifully colored mouse and I love the distress oxide trees.

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  97. Super cute card. Thank you for sharing.

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  98. This is a really nice card. Mice aren't my favorite but somehow you made him look adorable.

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  99. Mice are NOT the most favorable critters however, this one is so cute and adorable. Amazing what pen, ink, paper, coloring mediums and imagination can create. Great job...Well done.

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  100. What a great card! I absolutely LOVE your watercoloring of that cute mouse, and those trees are to die for (no pun intended)!!

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  101. really a cute card, I love the addition of the stickles, just a bit not too much!

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  102. Cute card, and love the fun glittery trees in the background.

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  103. So cute! I loved the raised background

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  104. Your coloring technique is great. I also really like the trees with the hint of multiple colors, along with the glitter!

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  105. Such an adorable card!! This stamp set is awesome!

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  106. This little mouse is just adorable! I love how you dressed the trees and glittered them. The snow in the background is a fantastic touch. This is definitely a "nice" mouse! The sentiment is very cute also, and goes perfectly with this. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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  107. I love that mouse and the coloring on the card is great.

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  108. Love your adorable mouse. Fabulous coloring!

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  109. How darling is this!! Love how you did the trees and the mouse is colored beautifully!

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  110. I love the way you used the positive and negative of the die for the background. Very cute card!

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  111. Cute card! Love the sentiment. Very clever to use the die negative for the background.

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  112. That scarf is amazing and I love how you did the trees!

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  113. Love that darling little mouse in the row of trees!!!!

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  114. That mouse is so cute. Who could resist this card?

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  115. What an adorable card! Love that sweet mouse. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  116. Your evergreen die cut trees are so much fun. Must try!! Thanks for sharing!

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  117. Adorable card. Love the trees in the background and the cute little mouse.

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  118. adorable card, great coloring!

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  119. Great card, the trees are amazing.

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  120. What a darling card! The Christmas mouse is so cute but it is those adorable trees that really make the card pop! Thanks for sharing.

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  121. SQUEAL!! Just SWEET!! I just ADORE this FUN Scene Sam!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

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  122. Awesome card!!! The coloring on the mouse is fabulous!!

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  123. That mouse is so clever to pose as a reindeer. I like the forest you constructed behind him. Great card.

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