Saturday, December 16, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza With Taheerah Atchia

Hi peeps. Today I am excited to join my friend Taheera’s annual event, the advent calendar extravaganza. I always look forward to being part of this fun event and designed a fun, adorable card, and I hope you will love it. :) 

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’!




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!!

For my card today, I played with one of my favorite all time Christmas set from SugarPea Designs, the GingerSnaps set.




To start, I watercolor a piece of watercolor cardstock with Ranger distress ink. Once it dry, I used it with the Harlequin Cover Plate and adhere all the diamonds to the card base. To make sure they all stay lined up perfectly, I simply use the harlequin frame as my guide.

To create the tag, I used For You Tag. Again, I used watercolor cardstock for this to keep the same soft tone like the background. Adhere to card. Follow by stamping & die cutting the Gingerbread fellas. I couldn't resist this grumpy one. ;) Finish by adding the die cut bow (it comes with the For You Tag dies) and some sequins.




Now, 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, who I have the privilege to design for for the past few years. SugarPea is well known for its cute stamps, 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 2017 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!

180 comments:

Cherri B said...

This card is adorable! I discovered Sugar Pea from a past blog hop and they are one of my favorites! Thanks for the great idea!

Michele K. Henderson said...

These little gingerbread guys are so cute! I love your soft, fresh color palette too!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Super super cute!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Super cute! Love the background and the adorable images!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Tose GingerSnaps are my favorites from Sugar Pea - so stinkin' cute!!
Love your adorable card and the sweet design and the fun sentiment to
go with the poor half eaten snap. lol

Rose said...

Cute card. Love your humor.

Laurie Liebich said...

I love your card. The gingerbread are adorable.

Christa said...

This is such a cute card. Love the pastel colors!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super cute gingerbread men on this sweet card, love the soft watercolored background. The harlequin die background looks stunning on this card.

Diane Stricker said...

Sweet card, I love your background.

Mirella said...

Way to go on the background, and on the colour choice! Really lovely and cute card, made me smile :-)

Laurie said...

Cute card! Love the soft colors. Oh wow-so much work to put all the triangles on. Great job!

Lindarub 25 said...

Love the ginger snap kids on your card.

Susie Sonnier said...

HAHAHAHHA Great card

Teresa Doyle said...

So very sweet, I have always loved this gingersnaps set. Too cute!

Debra Rumpza said...

Oh my goodness. So cute. I love the angry cookie!

Tracey M said...

OMG, What an ADORABLE card, the bite out of the cookie, wow, so cute, I HAVE to have that stamp. TFS. Tracey Magner

vinita jain said...

Super duper cute with subtle background and the angry cookie reaction is too cute!

Natalie Winterstein said...

This is so cute! Love it!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Oh my....that is utterly adorable...what a darling little stamp. Love it. Cheers.

Betty Keefe said...

sweet little card, Vera! those cookies are just too cute!!

Laura Buehler said...

So cute!

Melissa Bi. said...

Very impressive background! Cute use of the stamps.

Kim Salito said...

So cute!

Avra Williams said...

Adorable!

Polly said...

Love the background idea and colors teamed with images.

M DelValle said...

Super cute and adorable!!

Linda Droege said...

The Harlequin cover plate is the perfect background for your adorable gingerbread cutouts. Great card!

Greta said...

Fabulous background & darling card!

StampinLouie said...

Oh so cute but poor littlle gingerbread man! LOL!

Sarah M said...

I love the background and the cute tag!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I like the cute little gingerbread men - I feel bad one got nibbled on though, ouch! LOL! Love the soft, pretty colors you chose for this card.

Lagene said...

This is so CUTE!

Denise Bryant said...

Love those cute GingerSnaps! darling card!

Momcat said...

These gingerbread kids are the cutest! Love the background you included to go with them.

Cynthia Cole said...

Cute Christmas card!

cm said...

Feeling the 'ouch' from the little guy with a bite taken but oh my; still an incredibly adorable card! Thank you for sharing your abundant creativity at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
~carol

Jennifer said...

Haha! So cute and clever - love your soft color choices!

Jean said...

Haha - this made me smile! So cute!

A Crafty Person said...

Very cute, adorable card!!

Karthikha said...

Haha your card made me smile :) Super adorable!! I lovvvve it :)

Stanlee Runner said...

A really cute, fun card, it made me smile!

Dee Earnshaw said...

cute little card - love the pastel colors you used:)

FD91354 said...

These are so cute.. Love the bah humbug, just the right finishing touch!

Sam B said...

Love the soft pastel colors, and those adorable gingerbread people! So cute; TFS!!

Sandy M said...

I have never seen this stamp company before but am headed there after this note I love the cute gingerbread boys. I would be grumpy too if someone were to take a bite out of my head.

Jan Clothier said...

Soft, sweet and lovely!

Barbara said...

Cute and sweet card. Adorable idea and gingerbread men!

Karen H said...

The little gingerbread babies are so adorable. Love your gorgeous Harlequin background!

Shelly said...

Aww...this is adorable, Vera!

lritchie said...

Vera a darling card, love the ombre background you have created!

NinaS said...

What a fun card. Love the background.

Meg Crawford said...

This is a new company to me. I will have to take a look! Great card!

NanW said...

So cute!

Iris said...

So cute - love the gingersnaps.

Viki Banaszak said...

How adorable! I love how you made the background!

Betty said...

Cute card! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO adorable, and I love the soft colors you used. Super lovely! Thanks for sharing your talents in this special event with Taheera. I'm SO inspired.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

My Kraft Kloset.Kim Klinkovsky said...

So soft and cute. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

sammi said...

LOL this is just too cute! Poor little gingerbread boy had a bit taken out of him! Super cute!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Lieve said...

Funny, original card ! Thank you for sharing !
Happy countdown to Christmas.

Kim Faucher said...

Such an adorable card. I love thesweet color scheme!

Mary Holshouser said...

Sweet card. Sorry one has a headache.
The colors are soft and pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

The background on this card is great!!!

justasiam said...

I have to confess I had never heard of Sugar Pea before this!

Sherry W. said...

Gingerbread babies....how cute is that? The pastel colors are entirely appropriate.

judy said...

I love the pastel colors on your adorable card!

JmB said...

Hysterically cute card. Thank you for sharing.

Sue LD said...

So cute. I really like how you created the background.

Trina P. said...

So sweet. Love the colours and the watercolouring.

Mary-Anne V said...

Cute gingerbreads...funny sentiment.

bev p said...

Such a fun image. Poor little guy...he looks like I feel most days...wandering around my house trying to remember what it was that I forgot. Brain leakage is no joke!!! Thank you for this. Great background, too.

Linda Droege said...

Love the Harlequin backdrop for these adorable gingerbread characters. Great card!

Memories by Manda said...

Poor ginger bread person! I love the argyle background.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Wow, where do I start on this amazing card, the background is modern & fresh in those pale shades, the ginger folk are so yummy cute I can't believe I've never seen these before. Everything about your card is great & I will have to buy these stamps after Christmas. x

Sharron said...

Aw, what adorable little gingerbread people! Love your background and the wonderful soft colors!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Oh, this is so adorable. First of all I love the colors you used and those little gingerbread men are so cute. Love the cover plate you used (reminds me of argyle and I love argyle). Love that tag too!

cghundley said...

So cute and I
love the background
and the colors!
Carla from Utah

pcm said...

LOL! cute!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What an excellent creation!

Christy Q said...

What an amazing card! I love the soft shading you added to the diamonds (and your attention to detail to place/adhere them all).

Jeanne Beam said...

Adorable and funny card. Thanks for sharing....

Cindy said...

Love your fun card!

Patricia Mello said...

I really like the soft colors with the gingerbread babies.

Isabel Z said...

So very cute. Thank you for sharing.

grammyg said...

Very cute. Am not very familiar with Sugar Pea, but am having fun discovering their products.

Nox said...

So cute! I really love that background - the texture and the ombre inking - gorgeous!

phlower said...

Very cute card! Love the soft colors and your composition. Thanks for the inspiration!

Vickie Buehler said...

very cute card! Thanks for sharing!

Amy C. said...

How cute! Love that background.

Daria Z. said...

This card just makes me smile! And, I love the soft colors.

mgpm said...

Someone's going to have a headache for Christmas! LOL! Very sweet card, lovely colors!

Char K said...

love!

Patt H. said...

Your card is soooo cute! Love those sweet images!

Scraplea 1 said...

Cute and creative card! Thanks for participating in Taheerah's fun event!!

Laura Peddicord said...

Hi Vera! Your card is so cute with the gingerbread . I really like the softer colors you used on the card, yet they're still so very colorful. Most of all, I love the watercoloring on it. 🙃

Helen F. said...

Very cute card! :-D

Heather M said...

Adorable! Love your Gingerbread men. The pastel colors are lovely!

Alaska .Kris said...

That's so fun! I love it!

Annalisa Young said...

I had never seen this stamp set, but it made me giggle so much. I love it! Plus, the harlequin background is really stunning in design, but also in how you managed to use just the right pastels so it didn't overtake the focal image. Thank you for showing off Sugar Pea so well and sharing your creativity with us!

Lynne in NI said...

Aww what a cutie - your background is absolutely gorgeous!

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

So Cute and Adorable...

Sharron Gunter said...

I love the type of funny ~sick humor of this card.The bite of course.Dont we feel like that at Christmas sometimes? I do! I need this set!Anything that makes me giggle is a winner!The characters are darling!

Maureen Jones said...

Omg they are adorable! I love the watercolor background you created as well.

Karen B. said...

Oh goodness, the sweetness!

barbara macaskill said...

This is a cute card but the grumpy one kinda creeps me out! LOL TFS!

Tommie said...

Beautiful background, the soft colors are gorgeous.

~amy~ said...

This is sooooo cute Vera!

Debbie Selby said...

Loving that background. The colours and the stitch lines are wonderful.

Dana M said...

So sweet and super cute! Love the soft coloring.

Dena Barrios said...

Great card, super cute!

Angie Wylie said...

This card is soooooo cute! I never thought about this side of Christmas!(haha) Thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

Love the soft colors...a nice change from the traditional colors. Those gingerbread guys are so cute.

Jeanne H said...

Too funny! Love your card!!

Jayell said...

Ha, ha, this card is so cute!

Eve N said...

These Ginger Snaps brought a smile to my face. So cute!

Michelle H said...

Lol!

Abby said...

Very cute!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Ha ha! This is so cute! I love the soft colors.....

Dana said...

Cute card!! I LOVE the background!!

Fikreta said...

its so cute!
Happy Holidays! 🎄🎅⛄
hugs

Kati Caprara said...

OMG, this is too funny!!! I love the pastel colors!! And the background is amazing!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!!

Janet S said...

What a sweet card! Those Ginger Snaps are adorable. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

halomom said...

Very sweet little gingerbread people! 😁

Lorraine Turner said...

Oh Ling, your Ginger Snaps designed card is adorable. As soon as I looked at it, I smiled from ear to ear. :O)

Nives K said...

What an adorable card! Thank You for sharing.

Sindhu said...

Super cute card..background is amazing...

mandalj said...

Such a cute card - love the gingerbread men, the lovely colour scheme and the full-of-texture background.

Shanna said...

Love your Ideas!

Oliev said...

Such a sweet card:-)

Ruby N said...

they're so cute!

Joy Meadows said...

A very cute card!! Love the soft colors and the gingerbread stamps are so adorable.

Bobby said...

What a darling card. I love the soft colors and the diamonds without the frame.

Irene Grau said...

This stamp set makes me laugh every time! lol Great card!

Rae Moan said...

Adorable card!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such a cute card! I love the design and colours!

D.Ann C said...

Oh, SNAP! poor little fella! LOVE the icing!!

Megan said...

bwahahaha. This is too cute!

Laura Turcotte said...

That is cuteness overload!

Kristen Olsen said...

Wonderful card! The background is so creative!

TinyCrafter said...

Everywhere I look on this advent calendar I find some of the cutest stamps or dies ever and this is one of them. Of course it's a die and I don't have a die cutter but if I can get this in a stamp set, this is what I want when I win. It's to cute for words! I love the colors too and the sequins add just the right touch. It's not to many sequins or to little, it's just right. Kind of like the story of the 3 Bears! LOL I would so love to receive this card and to make this card.

Leslie Gladney said...

Oh my goodness this card is so so cute! I think I need that stamp set now!

Lisa A creations said...

That watercolor background is beautiful! Cute card!

Annheidel said...

That is a super cool background!

Judie said...

What a super adorable card!

Laura Miller said...

great dimension and great coloring and blending!

Heather DePasquale said...

Such a sweet card! Love your soft coloring and background. Thanks for sharing!

vicenta ghylin said...

Cute card.

Nandini said...

So sweet and cute! And the background is just stunning!

Lindsay S said...

such an adorable card!

Bagheera said...

Love the card - the background is gorgeous and sets up the scene for these two adorable gingerbread "fellas" :)

Andrea Shell said...

How sweet! Love the soft colors!

Margaret said...

Love the colors on your cute gingerbread card!

Susan T said...

I like how you did your background

dligon said...

that's so funny! cute card

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

That background is so bright and pretty!

Ceal said...

adorable card, love the soft colors!

Bev Karolak said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Irene said...

Awesome card...the background is amazing and the stamped image so fun!

Birgit said...

This is such a darling card! I love the soft color you achieved for the diamond background. Something I strive to achieve.

F. Andre said...

Great muted colour palette on this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your background is so gorgerous!!!!! Bah, humbug is so fun and funny!!!! Am in awe of the talent today!!!

Sabrina said...

So super cute and very fun!!

Flo said...

Love that diamond background in the soft pastel colors. The gingerbread men are adorable too.

Tina Miceli said...

I really like the harlequin background and color palette on this card. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Gutshall said...

What a sweet card!I love the diamond background with the muted colors!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just too FUN!! I just ADORE those Gingermen!! HAHAHHAHA!! =)THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

Ericka Strange said...

Cute card! Love the soft background colors so pretty!

Kathy Johnson said...

Great card!

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

Debbie A Smith said...

I love the soft colors used for the card. The grumpy little guy is funny.

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mtscrapgal said...

This is certainly a justified "Bah Humbug". Such an adorable card.

Rita Wright said...

This totally made me laugh. lol I love these guys and their bad attitude. It's so me during the holidays.

Karen R said...

Oh my, this is just so funny and cute! Beautiful colors and design.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your card is so adorable !
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Tracy said...

Fun holiday card!

Lynn Hardy said...

Such a sweet card!

Barbara Rokke said...

Love the background!

Kilcha Goos said...

What a wonderful heart you have to have started the Caring Hearts Card Drive--delivering beautiful cards to those so often forgotten.

I am a stamper, and would love to win prize 2.

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