Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Advent Calendar Extravaganza ///

Hi guys!

Happy to be taking part today in my friend Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza by contributing a card.

First, let me tell you about the Extravaganza! Here are a few words from Taheerah!

“Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah 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!!”

So here’s what I have for you … in honor of the big celebration.

snowflakes card by Teri //

Made this guy with Technique Tuesday’s Snowflakes and Sparkle and Shine dies, as well as the Marquee Label die and Planner – December Story stamp set.

I was going for kinda of a chalkboard look so I adhered the snowflakes on black cardstock and then used my finger to rub (liberally) some white ink all over them. Then I added an enamel dot the middle of each snowflake.

snowflakes card by Teri //

Kinda fun, kinda different, right?

Alright. That’s all I have, kids. Be sure to stop by Taheerah’s bloggity blog for today’s fun. It won’t disappoint.

And remember: it’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize in the extravaganza is generously supplied by Technique Tuesday 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.

And 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! Happy holidays, friends!

347 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

  1. Your ‘winter wonderland’ of colourful snowflakes is gorgeous; a delightful palette and oh, how pretty those dies are! Thank you so much for being part of Taheerah’s Extravaganza; my festive spirit is soaring in seeing your card!

  2. Wow! What a great idea to do coloured snowflakes on a black background. Such a fun and different Christmas card.

  3. I think that this is a great idea for a card. Both planners and chalkboard art are very popular right now in the crafty world, so I personally would adore the person that sent me this card!

  4. would never have thought to just rub white on those snowflakes, but you captured that chalkboard look perfectly by doing that! thanks for the tip and for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  5. Love the bright colors against the black! I would have never thought to smudge white ink to give the chalkboard look. Thanks for sharing!

  6. The bright colors pop so wonderfully against the black background. Always love this (I quilt, as well, and have used this idea).

  7. What a great way to use
    the snowflakes and the
    black background. Very
    pretty and festive.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Really simple and fun card! It’s nice to see something a little different for the holidays. Thanks for sharing a great technique and card!

  9. I have only made transparent or white snowflakes. This is so pretty against the black and chalkboard effect. Love it.

  10. I learn so much with every visit here to your blog and find so much inspiration! Looking forward to the advent blog hop all month for additional inspiration! thanks!!!!

  11. Beautiful snowflakes, and I love the contrast with the black background. Thanks for a different take on a holiday card! 🙂

  12. Gorgeous card!! Love the pop of color against the black base – the chalkboard effect really adds to the snowed in feeling. Love this!

  13. I really love your card–I’ve been trying to think of something new to do with my snowflake dies (I’m tired of white or silver!

  14. Fingers can be fabulous tools for us crafters, yes? 😉
    Love the white and bright colors on top of black – great pop for the card!

  15. I also love the beautiful, bright colored snowflakes against the black cardstock. Your idea of giving it a chalkboard feel takes it one step further! Very pretty, very festive!

  16. I rarely think of coloring objects differently than how they usually are, but love how pretty the snowflakes look against the background. Thanks for your ideas!

  17. Stunning! Love the vibrant snowflakes on the black background and the hint of snow flurries with the brushes of white ink.

  18. TERI – you did good, girl! Very unique use of color and overall “look”. Hope your Christmas is as lovely as your card.

  19. Love the chalkboard look even more with your colorful snowflakes. Can’t believe I haven’t tried doing this effect yet but you reminded me to get with it.

  20. Love the awesome colours of the snowflakes and the black background of the chalkboard just make them pop even more. Beautiful!

  21. This is really beautiful! I’m a huge fan of using non-traditional colors on Christmas cards. Always such a surprise. Cute and clever way to attach the sentiment too. Overall, just a beautiful and fun card. TFS!

  22. Oh fun! Love how the colors pop on the black background. Thanks for being part of Taheerah’s fun extravaganza!

  23. Oh love this! What cheery bold snowflakes against the chalkboard! Can you imagine what a blizzard would look like if real snow was this colour? Fun!

  24. I really love your technique here! The softness of the white ink really looks perfect on the black cardstock, giving that chalkboard look you were going for, and also adding some snow magic to those snowflakes! I’m excited to try this technique out soon! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  25. Christmas cards can get so boring with all the red and green. I love your use of color for this wintery card. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors, and the rubbed white ink gives it such a unique look – a bit like frost on a window but with more texture somehow, LOVE it 🙂

  27. Sorry for the duplicate comments! (I wasn’t seeing them, so I thought it didn’t go through for some reason. LOL) 😂

  28. I just love bright colors and black together. And by adding the white over the snowflakes, it softens the colors and makes the black pop too!! Great job!

  29. Love the bright colored snowflakes on the black. I forget how good bright colors look on black. Thanks for the inspiration.

  30. I don’t h ave a die cutter, boo hoo! LOL However, these look just like some metal brads that I have! I wish I could show them to you because they do look just like them. They are so pretty! I love snow and snowflakes and saw a close up of a snowflake that someone took with a very special camera. It was so amazing! I don’t like when they get all full of dirt from all the sand trucks and plows. I like it when it’s just pristine, kind of like your card. Don’t get any sand truck dirt on it! LOL

  31. Wow, these cards are beautifully eye-catching. Very creative design. Love these blog hops because you get to find more crafters. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  32. Beautiful card Taheerah! I love the bright colors, but the hint of white ink is what really makes this card! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  33. Great card…reminds me of Christmas tree lights in a darkened your choice of the planner stamp sentiment.

  34. Love the unexpected use of color here. Most people would go with boring white but this is nicer, I think. Thanks!

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