Monday, December 21, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia




Hi all and welcome to Advent Calendar Extravaganza. This special hop was the brain child of Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! There are over 60 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 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 wait behind the door!

For my card today, I am showcasing The Ton Stamps who's also sponsoring today's event. I have made a card with a very similar design using this Holiday Flourishes set before. I just can't resist to repeat the design again with slight change here and there.




I love adding detail to solid stamped image. Here, on each leaf, I added some shading to create interest. Once I laid all the leaves, I added shimmer to the leaves and berry using Spectrum Noir Shimmer marker. Finished with various size sequins (I used Glass Slipper Sequins). To let the pretty layers on the card shine, I stick with CAS design. 

Of course, to make any event fun, we need to include a prize, right? With this event, there's prizes every day & there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by The Ton Stamps so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on The Ton Blog to enter – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too to double your chances! 

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 7am EST onThursday 31st December to leave all your comments!

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. Hope you enjoy today's event and thank you so much for stopping by here.

136 comments:

Debra said...

I love your design and color choices...understated yet festive. Thank you for the inspiration.

~amy~ said...

Super pretty Vera! Love the contrast of the blue and the green!

Angeline Choo said...

Beautiful design Vera! :) Love it!

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh so pretty! LOVE it!

Sherisse Ang said...

What a gorgeous card, Vera! That strip of gold glitter and sequins are the perfect finishing touch!:) I really love the simple yet stunning design of your card. Absolutely beautiful!:)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Those holly leaves are gorgeous! Pretty card.

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Gorgeous card! Love those hanging holly leaves!

cm said...

Vera, your holly and berries card is stunning in its simplicity! Such an eye-catching design! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Advent series!
~carol

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the holly leaves.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Linda Droege said...

I like the additions you made to the holly leaves. Really sets off the total design.

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the glass slipper sequins and the gold glitz on this card.
Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

pcm said...

lovely design!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Your card is very pretty. That holly and flourish stamp set is on my wish list. I just need to use some of what I have first!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful, Vera!!

Oliev said...

Loving those layers, awesome card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very festive and love the cascading leaves.

Beastybunny said...

Beautiful! Love the dimension of all the leaves.

StampingbugKerry said...

So pretty. Love the spray of holly and your layout. :)

Rosemary said...

simply beautiful!!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Very cute card! the clean and simple design is very pretty!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card with beautiful dimension! Love the coloring of the gorgeous holly leaves! Beautiful card!

Flo said...

Love the look of the cascading leaves. Very pretty card.

Buttarcrafts said...

Beautiful card!

Irene said...

Love the layered leaves...so eye-catching!

cghundley said...

Very pretty and the
coloring is wonderful!
Carla from Utah

Denise candelaria said...

Love the light of the colors and the holly beautiful work

AZ Lyn said...

Love your card, very pretty

Ruby N said...

Beautiful card, Vera!

Sue McRae said...

Lovely card! Your cascading leaves reminds me of a holiday door swag!

Greta said...

Beautiful design, Vera! Pinning to CASE!

Dawn E said...

I heart holly!!

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card, those leaves are so pretty!

NanW said...

Beautiful and I love the simple design.

Kari D said...

Really pretty....and Woot! Mailable. Must use this layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy Mc said...

The holly leaves look just like a swag and are highlighted beautifully. Love the pop of red berries and gold strip for a clean and simple look, Vera!

Super Stick Chick said...

So clever how you created the mistletoe. Great design.

Janis said...

Very lovely cluster of festive foliage!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Natalie Winterstein said...

So beautiful!

Sharron said...

Beautiful! Love your design!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card, the design is great! Love the stacked leaves :)

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Beautiful cards. Love the cascading holly leaves and the touch of gold. Cheers.

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous card!!!

KimS said...

This is so pretty. Love the cascade of leaves.

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card and design.

Dana said...

Sweet card!! Love the layout and holly!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the way this green pops on the blue

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the cascade of leaves.
the card is plain and simple - and very pretty.
thanks for sharing
Merry Christmas

M R Leech said...

Pretty holly!!

Scraplea 1 said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing.

Dana & Glen said...

Absolutely lovely card Vera! I love the bit of sparkle from the markers and the sequins.

Irene Grau said...

Awww...love the way that botanical flows! So pretty.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how the holy leaves are in a group.

StampinLouie said...

Love the layout of your card. Very nice!

Amy C. said...

A very clean and pretty design. I like the strip of glitter.

Jayell said...

Love the card, especially the touch of glitter

Barbara said...

"Simply" beautiful design and elegant!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Vera!!!
LOVE your layered holly leaves, LOVE the ELEGANT way you have layered them together too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION :)

Jan Clothier said...

Such a lovely card. I like the way you've used blue as a kind of 'white' space and the little detail of one rounded corner is a really nice finishing touch.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Vera! Love the simple design!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card Vera! starting with those colors together and the cascade of leaves. TFS

Patricia Gentilini said...

Very beautiful design

Lisa Gross said...

Love the layered leaves very nice card.

Memories by Manda said...

All those die cut leaves look fab!

Jeanie said...

Love the color scheme -- that bright green against the soft blue is lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous cascade of holly leaves, Vera ... gorgeous with the shimmery strip ... love the pop of colour in the berries! Anita :)

Colleen said...

Amazing way to use that wonderful holly leaf!!

Lori Kobular said...

Love your CAS style on this awesome card!

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card!

Christine said...

Great design!

Taheerah said...

Love the cascade of leaves and the perfect positioning of those sequins! Thank you so much for being a special part of my event! xoxo

Teresa Doyle said...

Your card is really lovely Vera. Your shading on the leaves is perfect. A great card.

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful CAS card! Love the design. Will definitely be sketching this one. Thanks so much!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

this repeated leaf design makes a good-looking card!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love this beautiful Holly leaves card, and the shading you added to the leaves is a fabulous detail!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful! Love the layout!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

How pretty! The sequins are a great touch!

Sweet April said...

Lovely way to express Christmas,it's so awesome,sweet and very elegant! It's unique!

Lagene said...

Lovely, I love the cascading leaves!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card, Vera! Love the color combo :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Using the leaves as Christmas floral is pure genius! Love your card design - very pretty!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a classy card! Just GORGEOUS! Love your layout and colors!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

theCook said...

Love that bunch of holly leaves!

Laura Miller said...

you made a great holly swag.... need it for my door!

Danielle said...

lovely card

Daria Z. said...

Fabulous design and I love the color combo!

Maureen Hayes said...

Vera,

I love the detail you created in these leaves, it really makes the card special. I am a fan of CAS and think there aren't many who do it as well as you do! Thank you for participating in this hop. I am having such a blast seeing who is behind each door and learning from each one of you. Thank you for being so generous with your talent and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Hugs,
Maureen

D- said...

Your card is soooo pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Robin said...

Simple, pretty, and festive! I really like the addition of the sequins. Lovely work! Merry Christmas!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your card is amazingly beautiful! You did a fantastic job taking such a simple stamped image and making this gorgeous cascade of beauty!

Me said...

Such beautifully arranged leaves!

Melitta Ball said...

What a wonderful card you created! I love the falling foliage of holly leaves and the elegance the squins adds! Awesome job! Blessings, Melitta

Kim Potts said...

You can never go wrong with shimmer and gold. Very pretty!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great design! I love the trail of holly leaves!

hthole said...

Fun card. Thanks for sharing

D.Ann C said...

The leaves are extra pretty as is that fab gold strip!

Carolyn Burch said...

You've been pinned! Loving this one as a starting point for next year's cards

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous. Great design and festive inspiration:)

Elizabeth said...

YOur attention to the detail on the leaves is pure perfection! TFS

Tammy J said...

your card is so pretty. I don't have any of their stamps yet but I do want some. They have several sets I really like.

barbara macaskill said...

Simple yet so pretty and timeless!!! TFS and Merry Christmas!

sandie said...

love it

robiw said...

I love the simplicity of this design -- and the colors!

Dorothy Kovak said...

Great design. So clean and simple. I like how you arranged the leaves. TFS

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to WIN too!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Lindsay Weber said...

Great card!

Debbie A said...

Such a beautiful card!

Lucinde said...

Love the layered leaves :)

Kim Faucher said...

Simply elegant with perfect details!!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Pretty card.

Patty said...

Love your card design!! I too am a big fan of CAS!!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for this stunning C&S card design. Love the detail of the swag of holly leaves.

zgagi said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful card.

Ria Montefalcon said...

Lovely clean and simple card, love those leaves and sentiment

rscholz said...

Very pretty card. TFS

Christy Q said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the beautiful layout and colors you used.

Maureen Chandler said...

Very cool card - love the layers!!

bev p said...

Your finished project is just beautiful. I am not sure I am ready to try one this involved, but I so appreciate your sharing your skills. It has been a delightful year of learning, but I am still a beginner! Thanks so much for inspiring me to grow!

LauraJane:) said...

Lovely cascade of leaves.

Leonor said...

beautifull

KT Fit Kitty said...

How pretty! I like the sparkly gold strip and the holly leaves! Nice CAS design!

Michelle Lupton said...

Simple and stunning. Love it!

Karen H said...

Thanks for sharing this pretty card, so festive!

Michele Henderson said...

LOVE this! Very fresh and modern!
Holiday Hugs,
Michele

Liz O. said...

Lovely card Vera! Modern and festive. TFS!
Have a wonderful day!

Rahmat said...

In love with those leaves, you have stacked those so well, beautiful!

Joyce said...

Holiday Fluorishes stamp set by the Ton is really beautiful for the hoildays.

Lanae said...

Lovely card!

Anna Natalia said...

Such a lovely card.

Tracy said...

Cool card!

hilhashi said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful stamp set. :-)

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love this project!

Christine Canfield said...

flows so well!

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the design and the shading on the leaves.

Lynn Hardy said...

Oh this is so beautiful!

Sandy Griffin said...

Beautiful. So simple and clean.

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