Thursday, 15 December 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello,

I am so excited to be joining Taheerah once again this year for her AMAZING Advent Calendar Extravaganza! It is so much fun! Twenty-five days of Christmas fun and inspiration. :-)



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!

Without any further ado, here is my card.


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 Concord & 9th 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! Merry Christmas!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx


197 comments:

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love your card. Beautiful

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Love your card! This is one of my favourite stamp set this season!

bev p said...

I love the balance: nice color choices, beautiful bold sentiment. And not a single little smudge! (I am still working on that!) Thanks.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love this beauty! Love how the sentiment is popped up.

Rowena Miniaci said...

Gorgeous card!!!!

Debra Rumpza said...

Love this card!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This looks gorgeous! I love the Christmas colors against the snowy white! So pretty!
Holiday Hugs!
Michele

Stephanie Savidge said...

Such a pretty card. Love how you made the sentiment pop on the card. Great work!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

That is a beauty...the just adore the sentiment. Cheers.

Beastybunny said...

Love the bright colors. Clean and simple but with a lot of punch!

Cheryl said...

Love the colors!

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

What a great card design. Love the colors and the sentiment seems to stand out on the card. One of my favorites.

Christine Canfield said...

loving how the sentiment is layered on top of the holly. so much dimension!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful card!!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your beautiful card!

Betty said...

Love your card! So pretty!

Natalie Winterstein said...

I love this card!

Shelly said...

So beautiful!

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! This is a beauty! LOVE the greenery with the pop of red from the berries!!! An awesome card! TFS!

Jean said...

Just a beautiful card!

JBrady said...

Fantastic layering here! I love how you stamped the sentiment and cut it out to mount it! Was that with a coordinating die, or fussy-cutting?

Linda Droege said...

Love the layering of the sentiment over such a CAS image. Perfect!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE that BOLD sentiment!

CathyL said...

Very pretty card!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love this card. Perfect color combo and scale. Thanks for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love the sentiment being front and center, with the beautiful greenery as the background! Great card!

Barbara said...

Love your beautiful card. It's just perfection in every way!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous holiday colors!

Cris G said...

So very beautiful, Michelle. Holiday perfection!

cghundley said...

Very festive and
I love the popped
up centerpiece.
Carla from Utah

Nox said...

A beautiful festive card - it really makes a great visual impact!

Greta said...

Modern & gorgeous--had to pin this!

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful, bold arrangement on your card!

richardbreaks said...

Terrific job! Love these stamps!

Nikki said...

Fantastic card. Great job.

Jan Clothier said...

Very effective card. The sentiment is a pleasing mix of fonts.

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous card! Love that sentiment and the perfectly stamped cluster of beautiful images behind it!! Awesome work!

Rae Dalphine said...

Gorgeous card! Love the side of the holly leaves and berries

M R Leech said...

A perfect red and green Christmas card!!!!

Barbara-Jean said...

Festive and fun!

Anna C said...

What a great card!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

This is so pretty! Love the colors and the layout. Thanks!

Anita in France said...

Just gorgeous, Michele ... fabulous popped up sentiment ... and such delicious traditional colours in your wonderful Christmas arrangement! Anita :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Wonderful card.
Love the greenery peeking out
from under the banner.
thanks for sharing.

lostinpaper said...

Love this fabulous design Michelle! The sentiment is perfectly matched to the bouquet and partial colouring of the letters....Shazam! I would love to borrow this idea if that's okay?

Janelle said...

This is my favorite today. I like the gathered 'greens' behind the bold sentiment. Great colors overall.

NanW said...

Very pretty card!

Unknown said...

Your card is striking, Michelle! I love the crispness of the design and meticulous execution. So well done.

Ingrid

Abby said...

Great card!

Zina said...

Like your Merry & Bright card

Barb said...

Love this card!

Kleri F said...

Great card!I love how the sentiment stands out!

CORNISH said...

Very pretty card. Looks like a great stamp set.
DebbieC

Lynn Hardy said...

Swoon! I am in love with your gorgeous card. I have that sentiment stamp and have yet to use it, so thanks for the inspiration :)

Martha Harris said...

Such a nice, basic Christmas card...

judy said...

Lovely card design--thanks for the inspiration!

Jean Bullock said...

The colors look great against the white. Love how you clustered and layered the die cuts. Well done.

A Crafty Person said...

Gorgeous Christmas card.

Kari D said...

Just love this card. Fun colors, great sentiment!

Mary W said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Chris Handy said...

Beautiful card. Love the layers

Darlene Wood said...

I love the holly. A sweet card.

Linda Rubarski said...

Cute card.

Debbie A Smith said...

Love it!

Helen F. said...

Absolutely love this one, Michelle!

Sharron said...

Love your design! That sentiment is one of the best introduced this year!

Rose W said...

Good card, really like balance between the holly background and the wording.

Kimberly Rendino said...

This is beautiful!!!

Lori Kobular said...

Love that bold sentiment in front of the holly leaves! Beautiful!

Margaret said...

This is one of my favorite cards...love the bold sentiment!

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely card. Love all the layers.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Michelle, this is a little gem! I love the large holly leaves and that sentiment/banner is fantastic!

cropmom66 said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors and the layout.

Rose said...

Love the sentiment layered over the holly. Lovely card!

Dana & Glen said...

Beautiful! Perfect in every way, just love it!

Betty Sue said...

I love the greenery with that fun, bold sentiment!!

Kristen Olsen said...

Great color combos and composition! Beautiful cards!

cheryltownley said...

A beautiful card

Theresa said...

nice composition on your card. thanks so much for sharing.

Annheidel said...

Love the sentiment layered over greenery!

Isabel Z said...

So very pretty.

Melissa Bi. said...

gorgeous card! the layering of stamps is so beautiful.

craftymom205 said...

Love this card.

Diane said...

I really like this card; the composition, the colors, the popped up sentiment... Thanks for sharing.

StampinLouie said...

Your card is beautiful. Just what I envisioned my christmas cards to look like.

Sue LD said...

I like the festive design.

Jenny D said...

Beautiful card. Everything works so well together.

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you, Michelle. I appreciate your lovely, festive card. Very nice.

Scraplea 1 said...

Oh wow, I love your card! Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza.

Laura Peddicord said...

The colors and layout really catches you're eye because it's so pretty.

Lisa Gross said...

Nice card.

Mary Alice Varallo said...

I love this card!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful card, love your stamping and design.

Moosisk said...

What a fabulous card! Love the way you colored it. Not too complicated, but still gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Cheryl B said...

Love the saying and your card~

Trina said...

Nice card. Love the saying.

vicenta ghylin said...

Beautiful card. Great sentiment. Thank you for sharing.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Such a pretty card! Great job.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

My Paper Epiphany said...

Classicly beautiful! LOVE this!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

This is kind of a simple card, not to fussy if you get what I mean but it is so what the holidays are about. I love it! It kind of reminds me of some cards we used to have many moons ago. Store bought cards because at the time I didn't make them and they looked like this. Of course handmade is always better, right? Great job on your card.

Roberta said...

I love the 101 ways the holly berry plant can be used as inspiration for a Christmas card. Love your card. Thank you for sharing.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Gorgeous sentiment and the background is so well done I kept trying to figure out why it looks 3D! Just lovely!

Irene Grau said...

That is such a happy card!

Denise Gutshall said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you cut out the wonderful sentiment and popped it on top of the stamped images! It really makes the card pop! Thanks for sharing!

Me said...

Nice stamping!

Me said...

Beautiful layout!

Nives K said...

Great card.

luvhymns said...

Love your placement of all the greenery of Christmas.

Mirella said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful! I love your design and placement of all of your elements!

Christy Q said...

Wow!! So gorgeous! I love how the sentiment is superimposed on top of the beautiful background. Such a great CAS card!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, this card is stunning. Love the layered panel:)

joy said...

GORGEOUS card!

Jackie Parkins said...

Very festive and perfect for the holidays. I almost bought that set, and now I wish I had!

Amy Ames said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the layered look with the background and sentiment.

Deb said...

What a gorgeous card!

Andrea A said...

This is a beautiful card!

Colleen said...

Gorgeous card...so clean and simple and so much wonderful white space, but your sentiment is the showstopper...your eyes are drawn to it and the wonderful greenery behind!

Patricia Mello said...

Super card. I really like Christmas cards with holly berries and leaves.

sammi said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you used the bold sentiment as your focal point!

Sammibug in Ohio

Teri W said...

Great card and sentiment!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

beautiful! Love the way you did the sentiment!

Ericka Strange said...

Great card. Love the bold sentiment and the red and green and great together!

Kari V. said...

This card is just beautiful! I love the background sprig of holly and the sentiment popped up in the front! So clever!

pcm said...

very classy!

StarSpry said...

This is a really pretty card!

Patt H. said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the colors, the images & the overall look of this one. One of my favorites from the extavaganza!

mgpm said...

Lovely card! Thank you for sharing it!

Michelle Lupton said...

Love all your layers, Michelle!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Michelle. Love the cluster of elements in the background. So festive.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh, I just love this beautiful, clean design!!

Amy C. said...

The various scripts on the sentiment are very pretty!

Wanda Reynolds said...

Merry and Bright for sure! A favorite of the year for me!

Char K said...

love your design for this one!

Tracy said...

Great holiday card!

Irene said...

Beautiful card...the layout is perfect!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card!

Nora N. said...

This card is amazing!! I LOVE the stamped background with the sentiment on top!! FABULOUS card

Joyce said...

Classic and clean, beautiful!

TK said...

Bright and bold; clean & simple - perfect!

sashasmum said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us.

graham Brand said...

Gorgeous card! Almost CAS but better!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing! (Peg)

Bobby said...

I love the design of your card and that large sentiment.

Megan said...

great stamping!

Debbie Vasel said...

Quite an elegant card.
Love the HOLLY behind the sentiment

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like your pretty card. Looks dimensional.

cm said...

One of the most eye-catching cards I've seen this season; stunning arrangement with the sentiment and holly! I would love to know the company who created these images; you've certainly created magic with them! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
Hugs~carol

Indy's Designs said...

Super festive! Wonderful design!

Shameless Sweets said...

Lovely. It's my favorite card today.

QuilterLaura said...

Love it, that card would be perfect for anyone!~

Jackie said...

Beautiful card! Love how you put the sentiment "over" the holly leaves and berries and the colours are perfect!!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I love the precious title and the layering against the stark white to really show it off!! Simply splendid!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

I totally love this card. It's one of my favorite from the hop.

Daria Z. said...

Fabulous card - love the design and dimension.

Dana said...

Fabulous card!! I love how you stamped the images on the card and popped the sentiment on top!!

mandalj said...

Lovely card - that sentiment is amazing!

Flo said...

Very pretty. I love that big sentiment.

Jenny Colacicco said...

Great dimension and perfectly stamped. The sentiment really pops and the card has a wonderfully clean and fresh christmassy feel.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! I love the spray of foliage behind the sentiment!

Cynthia Baldwin said...

Your card is so clean and crisp - love the sentiment for the holidays!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

What a fun card. So simple and yet so beautiful.

Robin Platt said...

Just love your card. Holly always gives the feel of Christmas.

Laurie said...

Beautiful card! Love the layering and colors!

Shanna said...

Love this card!

Lisa A creations said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Karine said...

Such a beautiful card. Love it!

jengd said...

Lovely card!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card... love all the details!

Bev Karolak said...

Beautiful card! Love your colour combo! 🙂

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the big bold sentiment.

maria f. said...

That's a beautiful spray of holiday greenery backing your sentiment, Michelle.

Jen W. said...

Michelle, this is gorgeous! I'm really regretting now that I didn't buy this set.

Glenna said...

wow the detail and precision in this card is amazing. I love it

Cindy said...

Adorable card!

Brithzi said...

Love the simplicity and elegance of your card.

Laura Miller said...

There's a card that needs to be framed - - lovely

happyscrap said...

Wonderful card! Concord and 9th - awesome company.

Anna Natalia said...

I really love this card!

Rema said...

Gorgeous festive card!

Samantha Mann said...

love your stamping! everything coming out from behind the STUNNING sentiment banner is soooooo pretty!

Heather said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you layered the sentiment over everything else.

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful graphic design! Great holiday card!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Very nice card!

Tracy Lustick said...

Love , Love LOVE !

Oliev said...

Amazing card!

D.Ann C said...

Fab CAS with just the right number of sequins!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Beautiful card!

Love2papercraft said...

What a beautiful card! Simple with extra little touches that make it just right - TFS!

Marcia said...

That is awesome!! Love that sentiment and how you created the background behind is really nice!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your Christmas card is so beautiful!

Hannah said...

Beautiful and elegant! Thank you so much.

LC Lamothe said...

Love the bold sentiment! Gorgeous card!

Naama said...

Really gorgeous card, love all these details❤ The coloring inside 'bright' adds so much, wouldn't have thought of that! Thank you :)

Anita said...

I love this design beautiful card.

Preety said...

Wowie!! Gorgeous card. The sentiment is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing :)
Cheers and happy new year!
preety

trishden said...

Such a clean crisp looking card. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing!

Alaska .Kris said...

Such a lovely card!