Friday, December 15, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello! Today I am part of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Teheerah Atchia.



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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I created a little winter scene with Perfectly Plaid Chill for the background and white die cut birch trees.  I added a little bit of Glitter Snow to the trees for texture and a little red die cut bird.  The plaid panel is layered over a Blue Jay zig-zag rectangle panel which I mounted to a card base white woodgrain embossed cardstock with a few pearl watercolor splatters. The sentiment is white embossed and die cut using the Happy Happy Happy Add-on set and a fancy folded banner die cut from Narwhal cardstock. 


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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 Lawn Fawn 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!

Please note that Taheerah will be announcing winners after the first of the year on her blog so please check her blog for the winners next month.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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185 comments:

Annheidel said...[Reply to comment]

That blue plaid makes a wonderful background for the birches!

Natalie Winterstein said...[Reply to comment]

So cute! I love that little cardinal.

Barbara said...[Reply to comment]

This is sweet and adorable. Love it!

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

Love this card. It is so clean and simple. Like the plaid background.

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

I like the blue and the red combination of colors for this card. It's an eye catcher!

janecrisci said...[Reply to comment]

Lawn Fawn is one of my favorite companies!! Thank you for sponsoring!!

Betty said...[Reply to comment]

So pretty!! Love the blue background with the pop of red!

JmB said...[Reply to comment]

I love the birch trees and the font on the dies is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

Avra Williams said...[Reply to comment]

Awesome card! Love the blue plaid!

Linda said...[Reply to comment]

The birch tree die is one of my favorites! Love the whole design of this card, from the folded banner to the cheery cardinal. TFS

Joy Meadows said...[Reply to comment]

LOVE this card! So pretty.

Tracey Magner said...[Reply to comment]

Love your card, so pretty especially the tree, adorbs. Thanks Tracey Magner

Arianna Barbara said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful card!!! Love it!!!

barbara macaskill said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful! Love how you folded the tag! It adds lots of depth to your card! I need to get my hands on the Birch Tree Die! TFS!

New Creations said...[Reply to comment]

I love those birch trees, so fabulous with Plaids!!!

Lieve said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card; I especially like that little red bird !

Sandy M said...[Reply to comment]

first of all the colors jumped out at me. I love your card. The bird is so cute.

bev p said...[Reply to comment]

Love that little sweet bird on a branch--it just makes my heart happy to see it! And I seriously WANT that banner die (not for myself, of course, just so I can make someone else happy with a handmade card!) thank you.

Greta said...[Reply to comment]

Love your card! The white woodgrain paper is so wonderful!

Iris said...[Reply to comment]

Love the birch trees and the cardinal.

Nox said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely card - some of my favourite themes - the die cut birches and the red cardinal are perfect!

Karthikha said...[Reply to comment]

What a lovely card!! Beautiful colors :)

kel said...[Reply to comment]

great card! love the unconventional idea of using a blue plaid background. looks great!

Teresa Doyle said...[Reply to comment]

A great card Chair. I love those birch trees and it all looks great on that plaid.

Mary Holshouser said...[Reply to comment]

Sweet. Love the Cardinal in the
tree by himself. The plaid
background is great.
thanks for sharing.

Cynthia Baldwin said...[Reply to comment]

Love the blue plaid for a nighttime sky. Great details with the diecut trees+glitter snow!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...[Reply to comment]

Wonderful card. Really like the birch trees and that sweet little bird. Cheers.

Trina P. said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely wintery card. The blue plaid sky is so cool.

Diane said...[Reply to comment]

Pretty card, love the plaid background.

Sue D said...[Reply to comment]

Love the blue plaid background for this woodsy scene.

Dee Earnshaw said...[Reply to comment]

sweet card. Love the fancy fold banner die - I might be too late to get it from Santa, though lol!!!

Cindy said...[Reply to comment]

Love your beautiful card!

Chark said...[Reply to comment]

love your dimension!

Crafty Math Chick said...[Reply to comment]

Ohhhh, this is awesome Chari! I love how those pretty white birch trees look with the pretty blue plaid (LOVE plaids!) background behind it. I swear, I just love your style, I love everything you make!

Debbie Rumpza said...[Reply to comment]

I love that your card is focused on the dies... they add so much details and dimension!

Amy C. said...[Reply to comment]

I've always loved those birch trees. Need to pick those up. Beautiful card!

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

Wonderful card! Thank You for the inspiration.

MelissaF said...[Reply to comment]

Pretty woodland scene card, love the woodgrain card with the blue plaid for the birch trees and cute red bird, and the bit of glittery snow is a pretty detail!

pcm said...[Reply to comment]

great classic card!

StarSpry said...[Reply to comment]

Your card is lovely! Such a perfect winter scene :)

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

I love how deceptively simple this card is. The whole of it is a beautiful study in a limited color palette, then as you look at it longer you start to see the details of the woodgrain embossing, the glitter on the trees, the banner dimension, and it all comes together to be just stunning. A fantastic example of the best of CAS cardmaking. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely idea and participating in Taheerah's advent calendar!

Andrea Hastilow said...[Reply to comment]

This card is amazing, its got so much texture, I love the blue tone with the stark white tree's & the cute birdie as just a fantastic pop of red, very seasonal x

mandalj said...[Reply to comment]

What a lovely card - gives such a calming effect in this busy time leading up to Christmas!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...[Reply to comment]

I love your colors, patterns, texture, that title is awesome, and great design. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

NanW said...[Reply to comment]

Blue plaid is the perfect background!

StampinLouie said...[Reply to comment]

Lawn fawn thanks fo sponsoring. Your are AWeSOME!!! Love the cards.

Mary W said...[Reply to comment]

Love the dimension and simplicity accented with that adorable cardinal.

Jean said...[Reply to comment]

I adore this! One of my favorite cards!

Denise Bryant said...[Reply to comment]

Sweet card! Love the birch trees and bird!

Dana said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous!! Love how you added a little bit of snow here and there!!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...[Reply to comment]

What a very neat scene you created, love it all

Margaret said...[Reply to comment]

Love the blue background behind the birch trees and the red bird pops.

Lindarub 25 said...[Reply to comment]

Cute card.

sparkling stamper said...[Reply to comment]

Love your color choices. I Love Lawn Fawn Stamps!

Memories by Manda said...[Reply to comment]

Oh what a lovely Christmas card. Love the single red robin.

Jeanne Beam said...[Reply to comment]

Very lovely card. Thanks for sharing...

Polly said...[Reply to comment]

This is just pretty.

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

CAS design, coloring for mass produced holiday cards. Great concept.

QuilterLaura said...[Reply to comment]

Love the blue plain background with the birches, that's my style!

cm said...[Reply to comment]

Chari, I'm ready to bundle up and head for a walk through that fabulous birch forest with the delightful plaid background and sweet little cardinal! Festive spirit soaring in seeing your wonderful card! Thank you for sharing your amazing inspiration at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
~carol

Abby said...[Reply to comment]

Nice card!

Cynthia Cole said...[Reply to comment]

Love your sweet card!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

I love that script so jolly, I always love the look of a glade of birch trees so peaceful

Daria Z. said...[Reply to comment]

Love the blue plaid background! Wonderful card.

Indy's Designs said...[Reply to comment]

Love the blue and white with the red pop of color! Wonderful card!

Shelly said...[Reply to comment]

This is beautiful!

Isabel Z said...[Reply to comment]

I love what you created.

Vickie jo said...[Reply to comment]

Very pretty! Love the birch trees

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

I like the simplicity of this card. Lovely!

Jeanne H said...[Reply to comment]

What I first noticed is the curvy banner. Very striking. Gotta get that! teehee

lritchie said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card, love the plaid background!

cghundley said...[Reply to comment]

Awesome background
and love the glittered
trees!
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

OMG! The blue plaid background with the white trees are fabulous! It's such a pretty card that's also patriotic when you add in the red, even though that really doesn't matter when making a Christmas card. I like it a lot! Thank you so much for sharing.

Karen H said...[Reply to comment]

Oooh, love your birch tree card! Simple but SO pretty.

Heather M said...[Reply to comment]

Love that little sweet cardinal on the branch! The blue plaid background is perfect!

Pam said...[Reply to comment]

The birch tree trunks are beautiful!!

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

Your birch trees are great! And LOVE your coloring composition !

A Crafty Person said...[Reply to comment]

Adorable card!

Claire said...[Reply to comment]

Perfectly executed and so striking . I always rate cards according to how I'd place them on my mantelpiece - this one would go right at the front in the middle !

Kirsty Vittetoe said...[Reply to comment]

LOOOOVE the sweet birdie in your lovely card!

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

I love the blue plaid!

judy said...[Reply to comment]

I love the plaid background on your very sweet card!

mgpm said...[Reply to comment]

Lawn Fawn is my favorite company. I have everything to make this card, and it's so beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration Chari!

Michelle said...[Reply to comment]

Chari, your card is elegant and whimsical all at the same time! I love that plaid background to the birches. Gorgeous card!

Michele K. Henderson said...[Reply to comment]

I love this iconic winter look, of the cardinal in the birch tree! This is so elegant and I love it's very modern feel!

Laurie said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card! Love the blue plaid.

Becca Yahrling said...[Reply to comment]

The Cardinal is my favorite bird so I really adore this
gorgeous card.

Kristie Goulet said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card! Love the cardinal!

Christa said...[Reply to comment]

Great card! Love the plaid and the cardinal!

Mary-Anne V said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful Woodland card I like how you layered up the Merry sentiment so it stands out!

Mirella said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely card, your design and colour choice are fantastic!

phlower said...[Reply to comment]

A really lovely winter wonderland! The blue plaid background really makes this card pop!

Susie Sonnier said...[Reply to comment]

How perfect for a Country Christmas

Marianne said...[Reply to comment]

Great use of non traditional colors! Love it

Melissa Bi. said...[Reply to comment]

love the background you used and the pops of red are just perfect.

Laura said...[Reply to comment]

What a fun card.

Mimi's Craftroom said...[Reply to comment]

Great card! I love the plaid.

Deb Selby said...[Reply to comment]

This card is wonderful. Perfect combo of colours and in the eye pleasing gallon/quart/pint proportions.

Lagene said...[Reply to comment]

AWESOME card! I love Lawn Fawn products! The birch tree die is awesome!

Patty said...[Reply to comment]

Love this card. So simple at first glance, then you see all the wonderful texture. Great design.

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

Great card, that plaid is great for the background.

jeanchaneyaz said...[Reply to comment]

I really love this, especially that tiny red bird that pulls it all together!

FD91354 said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, interesting..You wouldnt usually put a plaid background on a card like this,but oh, it is stunning! Love it.

Sam B said...[Reply to comment]

Great card - love the folded banner, love the birch trees; most of all love the COLORS!

Beverly S. said...[Reply to comment]

The navy background on this card makes it outstanding with just the touches of red. VERY pretty! Happy holidays!!!

Margery C said...[Reply to comment]

Sweet card. I love all your cards! Lawn Fawn is one of my favorites.

Jan Clothier said...[Reply to comment]

The folded banner and two coloured 'merry' are great against the trees.

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card. Loving the cardinal on the tree limb.

NinaS said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card with little bird.

Karen Letchworth said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Chari!
I love those birch trees. Thanks for participating in this special event with Taheera. I've been SO inspired and you've really done an amazing job showcasing the Lawn Fawn products.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

sammi said...[Reply to comment]

Great card. The birch trees are awesome. I need to make somethign similar for someone very special to me who loves cardinals. This would be perfect for her!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Kim Faucher said...[Reply to comment]

I really love to see the blue as the main color . Such a great card

Ellen C said...[Reply to comment]

A lovely card - I love the birch trees and the red bird is a nice pop of color.

justasiam said...[Reply to comment]

Plaid always looks so attractive on a card!

Amelialesley said...[Reply to comment]

Great use of the paper for a background.

Christy Q said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous! I love the crisp look of your card and how you added the banner. Yet something else to add to my wish list. :)

Patty-Treasures in Letters said...[Reply to comment]

This is one of my favorite cards this year.

Lazy Bee Garden said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful! Very well balanced. Great job!

Leanne in Cali said...[Reply to comment]

Great idea for such a nice card! Thanks for participating in this fun event!!

Patt H. said...[Reply to comment]

Awesome card! Love the almost masculine look , the woodgrain & the pretty plaid! Great card!

Helen F. said...[Reply to comment]

Sweet card, Chari! Great background :)

Lynne in NI said...[Reply to comment]

I love your beautiful card :)

Lisa said...[Reply to comment]

love how different this looks so more traditional christmas cards, i wouldn't have thought of that!

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

The red and white on blue pops so well! Gorgeous card!

Tommie said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful card, love the bird.

~amy~ said...[Reply to comment]

sigh
so pretty! Love the non-traditional colors!

Michelle H said...[Reply to comment]

I love that plaid is back. You chose just the right colors for this card. Great job.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...[Reply to comment]

Love your design - so crisp and clean! The plaid background makes it a perfect masculine card (always looking for those). Thanks for the inspiration!

Dana M said...[Reply to comment]

Fabulous card! I LOVE the plaid background and the pop of red.

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

Love that blue with a touch of red.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...[Reply to comment]

That’s a great card ! margessw@icloud.com

Wendy Fisher said...[Reply to comment]

A lovely card!!

Jayell said...[Reply to comment]

Great card. I love the colour scheme too.

Karen B. said...[Reply to comment]

What a gorgeous scene!

Kimberly Rendino said...[Reply to comment]

Love, love, love the plaid background and how the red die cut pops!!!

Kati C said...[Reply to comment]

Strikingly beautiful clean and simple design with nearly all die cuts!! Love the birch trees -- reminds of Finland. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas

Janet said...[Reply to comment]

I just LOVE your card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

robyn said...[Reply to comment]

love the plaid! it really makes it come together!

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

What a great use of the pretty plaid! I think I might just have to try this card out!

Sindhu said...[Reply to comment]

Pretty card with lovely layers...

Shanna said...[Reply to comment]

Love your Ideas!

Oliev said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely card:-)

Rubeena I. said...[Reply to comment]

using that plaid was a great idea!

Bobby said...[Reply to comment]

I love seeing a bright red cardinal among the wintery branches. Beautiful card.

Stacey Kowbel said...[Reply to comment]

Such a pretty, elegant card!

Susan said...[Reply to comment]

I love the blue plaid background. Great job on the card!

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

I love the birch trees on the blue plaid.

D.Ann C said...[Reply to comment]

What a cool idea to use plaid for the sky!!

Ann K. said...[Reply to comment]

I can see I'm not the only one struck by how nice the plaid looks...

Kris in Alaska said...[Reply to comment]

Birch trees are my favorite!

Lisa A creations said...[Reply to comment]

Awesome card! Thanks for sharing!

Judie said...[Reply to comment]

Awesome cute card!

Laura said...[Reply to comment]

I really like the clean look of just the three colors - white, blue and red - - tho typically 4th of July colors - - these colors make for a fabulous wintery card!

Heather DePasquale said...[Reply to comment]

Every element is perfect. Love the blue. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

Cute card

Lindsay S said...[Reply to comment]

love the color combo!

Daniela May said...[Reply to comment]

simply beautiful - color combination is great as well

Andrea Shell said...[Reply to comment]

Fabulous card! Love how the red pops off that blue!

dligon said...[Reply to comment]

great use of colors!

Ceal said...[Reply to comment]

Fabulous card, thanks for sharing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...[Reply to comment]

How pretty! Love the blue background

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Fantastic card! Has an updated traditional feel to it, which I love

Birgit said...[Reply to comment]

Oh how cute is this! Love the plaid background!

Irene said...[Reply to comment]

Awesome card!!! So many great details in this card from the cute plaid to the glitter snow!

Andre M. said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely card with fabulous papers. Love the bright red bird.

Karenladd said...[Reply to comment]

Love this snowy forest landscape with the tiny red bird

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...[Reply to comment]

Love your sweet red cardinal against the bold blue with the snowy birch trees!! Splendid and so cheery!! Love your card and Lawn Fawn and would love to win some!

Sabrina said...[Reply to comment]

Very sweet and cute!!

Nandini said...[Reply to comment]

Very cool and masculine. I really love the fonts that Lawn Fawn uses for sentiments.

Larissa Heskett said...[Reply to comment]

SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

Flo said...[Reply to comment]

Great card. Like how you used the blue plaid for the sky.

craftymom205 said...[Reply to comment]

Love the card.

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

Birch trees are a favorite of mine, and these look great with the blue plaid background.

Monica K said...[Reply to comment]

This is a beautiful border!

Denise G. said...[Reply to comment]

The plaid paper is a wonderful background for the the birch trees! It is a delightful card!

Susan T said...[Reply to comment]

I love the plaid background on this card! It pulls the rest together.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful Card!

Debbie A Smith said...[Reply to comment]

This would make a great masculine card.

Miriam Prantner said...[Reply to comment]

Love that this is on the more masculine side, the little red bird is perfect!

mtscrapgal said...[Reply to comment]

Love those Birch trees against the pretty plaid.

Rita W said...[Reply to comment]

I love this. The layers are awesome and it's so serene.

JessicaK said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful pop of color against the winter scene, just beautiful

Kathy Mc said...[Reply to comment]

Birch trees are so popular right now in the stamping world, and these look awesome. The plaid background really adds to the entire scene, and the red bird really pops. Beautifully done, Chari!

Tracy said...[Reply to comment]

Great holiday card.

The Hardy Stamper said...[Reply to comment]

Oh that's such a gorgeous Christmas card!

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