Sunday, December 4, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia





Hi everyone and welcome to Advent Calendar Extravaganza. This 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!

Here's my card that I created just for this event. I used SugarPea Designs Ginger Snaps set, which is just super adorable, especially because of the one li'l ginger fella who's not happy that someone took a bite of his cute li'l head. So, his buddies are trying to cheer him up. ;)




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 SugarPea Designs, 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!

Winner will be announce on Taheerah's blog from 1st January onwards.

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Jenny D said...

Those little gingerbread men are so adorable. They make for a lovely card.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very sweet card,

~amy~ said...

LOL...such a fun card Vera!

graham Brand said...

Fabulous card, so cute and adorable!

Liz Whitty said...

Co cute. Great card.

Karen B. said...

Oh my goodness, this card makes me smile so much! What a cute set and card.

Laurie said...

Very cute!

Rae Dalphine said...

I love that stamp! It is simply adorable! Thanks for sharing

Kimberly Rendino said...

Super cute!

Karen Kreider said...

These are the cutest little gingerbread men!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Oh these are so sweet!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super cute gingerbread babies, love your pretty card!

Taheerah said...

So adorable and sweet Vera, and funny too!! Thank you so much for being one of my special guests! <3

Bunny said...

These are cute little gingerbread men. That poor little thing got his head bit off but Granny always said that a gingerbread man was the only man you could bite his head off and not get in trouble for it. Cute card and images.

Melissa Bi. said...

This made me chuckle. Poor little guy lost his head.

Nives K said...

Cute card!

Christy Q said...

This made me crack up laughing this morning! Love the images and the sweet colors you chose.

Thordis said...

OMG! Your card is super adorable. The gingerbread men are so cute! :)

Deb said...

Those gingerbread men are just something else! Cute!

Annheidel said...

So cute! I love the bits of texture.

Jen W. said...

Ha! This is so cute! Love the sot colours and the touches of embossing paste.

Alma Dirpaul said...

The gingerbread man with a bite taken out always make me wince a little. Poor guy!

Debra Rumpza said...

Those are the cutest Gingerbread men I have seen yet!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I just love, love, love these ginger snaps! So stinkin' adorable!
But I always feel so sorry for the one with half his head eaten. So sad. But cute. Your coloring skills are lovely!

Shelly said...

Oh, too cute!! Love it!

Linda Lim said...

So adorable.

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your super adorable ginger snaps card!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I can't believe how cute these guys are! So adorable! i love the color too!
Holiday Hugs!
Michele

Sabrina said...

Oh my goodness.. The more I see these little guys the more they warm my heart!! They are so stinkin' cute!!!

CORNISH said...

Cute card....those are darling ginger snaps.
DebbieC

Linda Droege said...

This card made me giggle out loud. So perfect. TFS

A Crafty Person said...

Super cute gingerbread men! So very adorable.

Barb said...

Darling, sweet card!

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Adorable! Love this card!

judy said...

Very Sweet card!

bev p said...

What a great design! I laughed out loud, and am still smiling! Thank you, you have brightened my day!

BunnyD said...

LOL! I'm dying here giggling at how miffed the little gingerbread dude is that someone bit his head. Love his crossed arms! What a great card!

cm said...

Oh my! Poor little chomped-in-the-head guy; how lucky he is to have his friends nearby to cheer him up! Cute and charming! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring in seeing this (not to mention causing a fit of giggles *grin*)
~carol

Greta said...

Darling card--love the background stenciling!

Jacki said...

Oh, i saw this stamp set and was on the fence. Now i HAVE to HAVE it. Soooo cute!!!!! Thanks for Sharing.

Laraine R said...

These gingerbread men are so cute! Fabulous card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

cute card with the adorable little gingerbread guys:)

jane said...

This card is adorable. I'd love to get something like this in my mailbox.

Natalie Winterstein said...

Cute! Love the color scheme!

Barb said...

Awww....so sweet!

Mary Holshouser said...

What darling cookies.
The icing colors are pretty.
Couldn't eat any of these -
would break my heart to hurt
them.
thanks for sharing.

Sue Martin said...

Cuteness overload!! Beyond adorable!!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable card! Love the texture and soft colors! Darling cookies!

Patricia Mello said...

I really liked the texture added to the top of the card.

Colleen said...

What a cute and fun card! Love your added dimension with the paste in the background!

Lisa Petrella said...

Super cute! Your coloring is awesome and I love the texture you added to the background!

Jan Clothier said...

I like the touches of texture paste in the background.

CathyL said...

Very cute card and sweet, soft colors!

Dana & Glen said...

A-dor-a-ble! Love the texture from the embossing paste and the shimmer from the sequins.

Anita in France said...

Lovely soft colours, Vera ... and great texture! Anita :)

Robin Platt said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Cute card!

Kleri F said...

Cute and fun!Thanks for sharing!

barbara macaskill said...

These are adorable but for some reason the one with the top of his head bitten off disturbs me! LOL Must be my Zombie Apocalypse fears coming out! TeeHee! Great card and love the texture!! TFS!

Happy Grandma said...

OH my goodness...these are so cute!

girl with a curl said...

What little cuties these ginger snaps are! I love the textured pattern at the top of the card. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)

Barbara said...

Who doesn't love gingerbread men and these are just too cute! The card is so adorable!

Lori Kobular said...

Love your Ginger Snaps card! It is adorable, the soft colors and the added texture just add to the sweetness of your card!

Sharron said...

Such sweet images! Love the textured background and the soft pastels!

Irene Grau said...

Too cute!

Rose W said...

"tThe ginger snap kids"what a cute card. Gives a whole new meaning to spreading good cheer!

Memories by Manda said...

Cute card even though I feel sorry for the poor gingerbread person!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Those are some really cute ginger bread men! Thanks for sharing! (Peg)

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you Vera for designing. I love the cute little gingerbread people. So happy!

Debbie Vasel said...

So so sweet!

pcm said...

cute!

cghundley said...

Sweet looking card!
Very fun.
Carla from Utah

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I actually giggled out loud...what a super adorable card and darling gingerbread people images!

Jean said...

Such fun!!

Martha Harris said...

Fun card. I love your coloring!

mgpm said...

How sweet and fun!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my goodness, how super cute Vera.

Wanda Reynolds said...

Yummy sweet! I love your color choices too!

Betty Sue said...

Adorable!!

Teresa Doyle said...

This is just too sweet Vera. I love these cute little ginger snaps!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your embossed paste background that looks like walls. Gingerbread are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl B said...

These gingerbread folks are so cute.

StampinLouie said...

Oh the poor little guy that got his head bit off! LOL! So cute.

Mary W said...


The texture in the background and the soft colors make this really beautiful even if it is also cute!

Lynn Hardy said...

How sweet! I love their whimsical expessions.

Ericka Strange said...

Adorable card love the gingerbread guys and the added texture to the card. So cute.

Trina said...

Really cute card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Tee-hee. Super cute and so adorable! The textured background looks great.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Such a pretty card. Great job!

Trina P. said...

Too cute. Love those ginger cuties.

Sue LD said...

These ginger fellas are too cute. I like the texture in the background.

NanW said...

Too cute. The background is great.

craftymom205 said...

Cute card. Love this set.

Scraplea 1 said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing on this great extravaganza!!

froggers said...

Very adorable. Makes me want to bake some cookies.

Joni said...

Love the gingerbread people - too stinkin' cute! Especially the one who is losing his head! Thanks for sharing!

JoAnne R said...

Oh my goodness. How absolutely adorable

Lisa Gross said...

Love the gingerbread man to sweet.

Karen R said...

These cute little gingerbread babies would make a darling "welcome little one" card too!

Isabel Z said...

This is beyond cute!!!

Theresa said...

fun card. thanks so much for sharing.

Abby said...

Very cute.

Denise Gutshall said...

How cute are those gingerbread babies! What a fun card!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

Cute card

Linda said...

Super cute stamp set Vera and love your soft pastel shades

Roberta said...

Love the watercolor background and agree the ginger snaps are so cute.

Jackie said...

Such a cute stamp set and some beautiful colouring as well

Oliev said...

Such a sweet card:-)

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

What an adorable card design. The coloring is well done and look forward to trying to make this card. Thank you!

Deeps said...

It's so cute with one little gingerbread cookie being upset. Love this.

Kristie Goulet said...

So stinkn' cute!!!!

luvhymns said...

Love the card and especially the pouty ginger snap. What adorable little cookie babies.

Karine said...

Oh my! One of the cutest card i've ever seen!!!

Teri W said...

Such an unusual sweet card

Mary-Anne V said...

Love their expressions! such a fun card.

Nikki said...

Sooooooo cute, love it. Nikki

Lisa Buchanan said...

What a cute stamp set! Thank you for sharing!

Moosisk said...

What a "sweet" card! I almost feel like crying for that poor little guy with the bite out of his head. :D Thanks for a chance to win a great prize, too.

Stephanie Savidge said...

Haha, this card is so much fun! Great work.

Debbie A Smith said...

This is a cute take on the very traditional Gingerbread. Very cute

Erum said...

awww so cute!

Betty said...

Poor little guy! But, oh so cute!!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

This is a very fun card! Thanks for sharing it with us!

cheryltownley said...

It's nice to have something really different on a Christmas card, and this one really is different. Cute.

{VICKI} said...

super cute

Patt H. said...

Such darling little gingerbread men! Love this card!

Lindsay S said...

Such a sweet card!

Maureen Reiss said...

Omg!! Super cute card!!!

Daria Z. said...

This card is super sweet! Love the soft colors and the embossing in the background.

Laura Peddicord said...

At least the cute little guy has a few friends trying to make him feel better. It's a really cute group of gingerbread kids.

mandalj said...

What a cute card - love the little gingerbread guys!

Zina said...

Cute little gingerbread babies on your card

LC Lamothe said...

This is just the cutest! Love the soft colors you used. Such a sweet and lovely card!

KimS said...

Just super cute & made me smile. Love the soft colors.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Fun, fun ginger men!

Janis said...

Never seen gingerbread BABIES before. Super-cute!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

canadian_liner said...

So glad you've had some time to craft! Love your little ginger-babies. They DO look good enough to eat!

Shona Austin said...

The baby gingerbreads are so cute and the bitten one is so sad. Such an adorable card for the holidays.

Amy C. said...

Fun holiday card!

Rose said...

Love the soft colours of this card. Those ginger snaps are way too cute!

Lagene said...

Super sweet card!

Joyce said...

Too cute!

Helen F. said...

Your card is just too darn cute, Vera!

Char K said...

they look so tasty!

TK said...

Great design! Love your accentuating embossing paste!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

So much cuteness!!!

Debra said...

So sweet, no wonder someone took a bite!

Me said...

Too cute!!!!!

Shameless Sweets said...

I have not seen ginger snap stamps before. Very cute

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Just a cute card...the poor little guy! Cheers.

Beastybunny said...

Those little gingies are adorable! What a fun card!

Anna C said...

I absolutely love how you did the background!

Berina RGA said...

Such a cute card!! Love them! So adorable!

Macimbalo said...

Oh my, I haven't seen those cute gingersnaps! How adorable, love your card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

bwahahaha! This cracks me up everytime!

Flo said...

Cute card. Poor little gingerbread man.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Too sweet - love the soft colours.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

How sweet. Love the colors.

Sissyc said...

I've never seen Ginger babies before how unique! Very cute

Kathy Thisted said...

super cute

Rema said...

Super cute card and image!

Susi K. said...

Beautifully coloured images!

Dana said...

Hehe!! Funny and adorable card!!

Megan said...

Love the expression on the one gingerbread man! :)

Bobby said...

Love the soft colors and the embossing paste background.

Diane said...

This card is FUN. Love that you added the embossing paste. I wouldn't have thought of it...a small detail that adds a lot.

vicenta ghylin said...

Love your card. Those gingerbread are so cute. Thank you for sharing.

loulou said...

Adorable card. This image is so sweet.

Marianne said...

How totally sweet!

JBrady said...

How fun! I love the texture on this card!

LI$@ A creations said...

Cute ginger snaps!

Gabriela Seminario said...

Very cute card

Hannah said...

This card makes me smile! Love love it. Thank you so much.

Tasha Dawson said...

Such a fun card!

Linda Rubarski said...

What a fun card.

Jean Bullock said...

LOL, one little gingerbread boy is not very happy. How cute.

Frozenstamper said...

Cute, cute, cute, Vera!

Preety said...

such a cute card :) thanks for sharing!
cheers
preety

Brenna Kohlhase said...

I love it!!!

Kari D said...

Such a cute card. Love that you have used soft colors.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Oh wow, is that ever a cute scene!

Irene said...

Such an adorable card and stamp set. Love the stenciling in the background!

Nox said...

Oh poor ginger babies! But you look so deliciously cute!

FamilyDreamLab said...

Really sweet.

Jenny Colacicco said...

Amazing how this is so cute yet really a little guy had his head chomped off. I MUST GET THIS STAMP!! :D What a wonderful card, I love the size as well, very cool.

QuilterLaura said...

Super cute!

Angela said...

This is such a cute card, Vera. I love the story behind it. I feel sorry for that poor little gingerbread man who had the bite taken from his head, so I understand why he's grumpy! I hope his friends can cheer him up!!

Kulbir Kirkland said...

Super cute card. Thank you so much for sharing

joy said...

Super cute card!

Cheryl said...

So cute

Clara Callon said...

haha that's so sweet

Amy Ames said...

Vera your card is so adorable!! I love the gingerbread cookies from sugarpea!! And the pastels you used look amazing!!

D.Ann C said...

I love the little bits of texture that you added on this sweet card!

Christine Canfield said...

what a bunch of cuties!

Super Stick Chick said...

So cute and yummy!

Bev Karolak said...

What a gorgeous card! Cute gingerbread men! :-)

Samantha Mann said...

eeek! on my goodness!!! so much adorable happening!! ha ha! love the soft colors of those cute little treats!! <3

Julie A. Shearer said...

Baby gingerbread people..... these are sooooo adorable!!!

cropmom66 said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love these little guys!!

Mirella said...

Hahaha, that made me giggle! I'm not sure the gingerbread men are finding it equally funny, but these images just cracked me up! Fab card :-)

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