Friday, 15 December 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello!

Today I'm so excited to be joining in with Taheerah's Advent Calendar Extravaganza! This annual celebration is just amazing with so many cards to inspire us all. Taheerah brings together a huge number of people in the cardmaking world, including lots of awesome sponsors to make a fun journey through to Christmas.


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!

Today's sponsor is Lawn Fawn and I decided that I needed some new Lawn Fawn Christmas goodness (not that I need an excuse for new stamping goodies). I went searching for those cute Christmas penguins but they were very, very elusive (sold out everywhere) and so I went back to my wishlist and discovered that these gorgeous little Winter Sparrows were back in stock (you would not believe the number of times I've tried to buy these cuties). Yay! I think you'll be able to tell that I've had fun making these cards. This year is going to be all about singing sparrows as I send out my (very late) Christmas cards.
I used Winter Sparrows stamps and dies combined with Outside In Stitched Rectangles dies and added a little Copic colouring.

Patterned paper is Stampin' 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 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!


Michelle
xxx

178 comments:

Annheidel said...

Cute cards! I adore those sweet sparrows.

Barbara said...

Love the two different looks created with these adorable little birds.

Rose said...

Very cute cards.

Meg Crawford said...

I like that those cute little birdies are singing some holiday songs to me!

Linda Droege said...

Adorable images wonderfully translated. Such sweet cards!

JmB said...

Those birds are too sweet. Great card ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Betty said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!

Avra Williams said...

I am obsessed with adorable little birds!

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous cards! Love the different looks from the same basic central element. Well done!

Tracey M said...

Awww, so cute, those little birdies are so adorable. Thanks for sharing. Tracey Magner.

Arianna Barbara said...

Very cute!!!

barbara macaskill said...

It’s amazing how by just changing the background the same images are transformed from wow to WOW! TFS!

Sandy M said...

your little birdies are so cute. Love the look of both backgrounds.

vinita jain said...

Love these trio set of cards just changing the elements and design,Fabulous!

Lieve said...

What a great; happy set of cards; so adorable !
Thank you for sharing your creativity !

bev p said...

I don't usually get too wound up about "critter" stamps, but these little birdies make me smile so big!! Thank you. Love the scarf and earmuffs--so much fun.

Iris said...

Those little sparrows are so sweet.

Greta said...

Oh too cute! Love that these sweet images don't need a lot of coloring & make darling cards with a variety of frames!

Nox said...

My favourite tweets all year - especially love the black music themed background on the last one

Karthikha said...

Super cute and lovely creations :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Tweet cards.
Just a little change makes a
world of difference.
thanks for sharing.

Cynthia Baldwin said...

Glad you were able to get a hold of this set! These cards are so fun!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Such darling little birds...wonderful cards. Cheers.

Diane Stricker said...

Cute cards, sweet little birds.

Sue LD said...

Adorable cards with these cute singing birds.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Sweet cards - Love how you got 3 different looks using the same stamp - very inspiring:)

Cindy said...

Love your adorable cards!

Char K said...

so sweet--love the music paper!

Stanlee Runner said...

What adorable happy cards, I love them all.

Crafty Math Chick said...

The Season's Tweetings little sparrows are among my favorites too! Beautiful trio of cards showing them off!

Debra Rumpza said...

Adorable... those birds are awesome.

Nives K said...

Beautiful cards! Thank You for the inspiration.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super adorable sparrows on all of these cards! I love to color but it's hard to find the time on mass producing holiday cards, but these are perfect!

pcm said...

those birds are so tweet!

Annalisa Young said...

What a great idea to make the birds white and just put in the pops of color in the accessories! It looks particularly nice with matting cardstocks you chose. And I actually gasped a little at the snowflake/music paper. Where did you get that?? And everyone beware, because I'm going to go and buy up the entire stock of it. Thanks for sharing your creativity, and I hope you get your penguins soon!

StarSpry said...

Your cards are adorable! Merry Christmas :)

Andrea Hastilow said...

I really like all three cards, as like you I love the birdies, I especially like the card with the snowflakes in white on black. Thanks for sharing x

mandalj said...

Gorgeous cards - those singing birdies really reflect the joy of Christmas!

My Kraft Kloset.Kim Klinkovsky said...

I really like seeing the different colors and designs. Very sweet. I love the colors, patterns, and design you choose. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

Betty Keefe said...

darling little birdie trio!!

NanW said...

These birds are adorable!

StampinLouie said...

I have always likes the adorable little set “Season’s Tweetings”. thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

Simply darling!

Denise Bryant said...

One of my favorite sets! Adorable little birds on your sweet cards!

Mary W said...

I just adore the pretty black background behind the little tweeters!

Pennie Glasser said...

I love that stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dana said...

Oh so adorable!! Love them!!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Very cute! Love your second choice of the sparrows, you did a great job with them.

Teresa Doyle said...

Awww, these are just precious Michelle, the little sparrows are so cute.

Margaret said...

Those singing sparrows are so cute!

Memories by Manda said...

Cute Season's Tweeting cards. So funny.

Polly said...

Your whole card is whimsical and cute.

Jeanne Beam said...

Adorable cards. I love the birds, great stamp set. Thanks for sharing...

Sharron said...

Such sweet cards! Love, love, love the adorable winter sparrows!

QuilterLaura said...

Those are so sweet!

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Auwe...these are so Sweet, Cute, Adorable to frame and place on one's mantle. Creat Job! Well Done!

cm said...

I have these darling little sparrows and you've given me marvelous ideas of ways to show them with even more style and flair! Fabulous cards that have me festive spirit soaring! Thank you for sharing your amazing inspiration at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
~carol

Abby said...

Very cute!

Cynthia Cole said...

These cards are adorable!

emagine said...

lawn fawn has the cutest stamps to choose from. those sparrows are so cute, love the punny sentiments

Amy C. said...

So, so sweet! Lawn Fawn has the cutest products.

Daria Z. said...

I love those little sparrows! Three fabulous cards.

Shelly said...

Oh, these are so super sweet!

Isabel Z said...

These are too too cute.

Vickie Buehler said...

such cute cards!

Irene Grau said...

I love these little tweeters. Great cards!

Jeanne H said...

I've been wanting to get those little birdies. I like the card with the black music behind them. Very striking. tfs :-)

lritchie said...

Beautiful cards, love these little birds!

cghundley said...

How cute these
birdies are! Fun
Christmas cards.
Carla from Utah

Laura Peddicord said...

The birds on all 3 cards dressed up in their winter finest are so cute. It's interesting how one change to a minor detail Makes the card so totally different. Thanks for sharing.

Karen H said...

All three cards are so darn cute. Love those little birdies! Lawn Fawn has such adorable critters.

Heather M said...

Adorable sparrows! Love the colors!

Pam said...

The cutest little winter sparrows!!! All 3 cards are great!!

Kristen Olsen said...

One stamp and such cute, creative ways to use them! Wonderful cards!

A Crafty Person said...

So very cute.

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Oh this is my lucky day too. I actually have that stamp set! So cute. Thanks for sharing. A very merry Christmas to you and your family.

Claire said...

Lovely to see 3 different ways . Wished I'd bought that set .

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So so SWEET!!!

Sarah said...

so great that you went back to an older stamp set!

judy said...

Adorable cards!!

mgpm said...

Very sweet birdies! Thank you for the inspiration! I am also StILL making my cards for this year, so you aren't alone!

Michele K. Henderson said...

These tiny birds are so adorable! Cuteness overload! LOVE it!

Laurie said...

So cute!! Love the little birds. So cute!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Well, this birdie lover adores all of your cards - so sweet!!
And I also love a musical score, so the Stampin' Up paper BG
is my favorite. Just darling!!

Kristie Goulet said...

These are super cute! I have this stamp set and I need to get it out and use it! Thank you for the inspiration!

Christa said...

Those birdies are sooooo sooo cute!

Lonya Mathys said...

Love he little song birds.

Natalie Winterstein said...

So cute! Love the little birdies!

Mirella said...

I love these cute little birdies, and used them a lot myself last year. I really like the first design of yours - they look fantastic!

phlower said...

Adorable little cards! I just ordered the sparrow set and can't wait to make cards with these cute little guys! Thanks for the inspiration.

Susie Sonnier said...

Love the card with the musical notes background so cute

Melissa Bi. said...

These are just too 'tweet'!

Laura Buehler said...

So cute.

Kim Salito said...

Great card! So cute.

Debbie Selby said...

Super cute card. Those birds are just fun.

Lagene said...

AWESOME card! I love Lawn Fawn products! Love the variety of background papers!

Amelialesley said...

This is so sweet!

Patty said...

Cute cards. The little birds are so 'tweet'

FD91354 said...

these little birdies are so darn cute. Love how you've used them on these card designs!

Sam B said...

One of my all time favorite Lawn Fawn stamps - such a cute card!! TFS!

Beverly S. said...

I always enjoy seeing different looks with the same stamp set so thank you for sharing these CUTE cards!!!! Happy holidays!

Jan Clothier said...

Lovely! My favourite is the first one because the soft colours, the stitched frame and their adorable hats added up for me. The second one is still fabulous.

Laurie Liebich said...

Super adorable singing birds!

NinaS said...

Adorable cards.

Karen Letchworth said...

Awww....SO cute! Thanks so much for sharing your talents in this very special event with Taheera.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

sammi said...

Tweet tweet! how cute! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Viki Banaszak said...

What wonderful combinations of cards! So sweet.

Kim Faucher said...

ALways love the caroling birdies. I like the variations to this cute set.

justasiam said...

I can see I am going to have to get one of those stitched rectangle dies!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute LF birds...love the clean designs.

Christy Q said...

Beautiful cards - I love the CAS look of each card and how you used those adorable birdies in different ways.

Patricia Mello said...

I love bird stamps. Your cards are adorable!

Scraplea 1 said...

So cute! Thanks for participating in Taheerah's fun event!!

Helen F. said...

Oh how cute are these three little birds! Love these :-)

TinyCrafter said...

Oh my gosh, those birds are so cute! I want them! When I win that's what I am getting. You made 3 different cards with one stamp. That is versatile and what I love about stamping. When my dad was alive he always made sure the birds were fed. However, those nasty mutant ninja squirrels got more food then the birds did! LOL My sister is complaining about how the birds land on her window screens and leave holes in them so she can't open her windows when it's hot out. She would like these birds though because they can't put holes in her screens but they can sing! LOL Of course waking me up at 6am with there singing is another story altogether.
Thank you for showing us your cute, colorful cards. I love that paper with the music notes and snowflakes. Where did you get that? I have to get some! Thanks also for giving us the chance to win something.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww cute little birdies!

Lisa Marie said...

I love the black background, it gives the card a completely different look!

Maureen Jones said...

I love the black n white paper from SU! All three cards are adorable.

Karen B. said...

Two fantastic renditions of the card! Love the black.

Tommie said...

What a fun, happy card. I love the birds.

~amy~ said...

Love your card trio!

Michelle H said...

These are adorably simple. Love it.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Those sweet little birdies are so adorable! Love the ways you used them in your cas designs!

Dana M said...

Adorable! I love both versions, fun to see how different backgrounds make such different cards.

Cindy Huggenvik said...

I love to the older sets. Your sparrows are so tweet!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These are two adorable cards ! margessw@icloud.com

Eve N said...

These little birds make adorable cards!

Jayell said...

Great cards, these bird stamps are so cute.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Super cute! The music notes paper really makes the image pop!!

Kati Caprara said...

These are adorable simple and clean cute little birdie cards!! I love how you accented the accessories only with color!! A very effective look! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Janet S said...

Love your variations on a theme! These cards are just so darn cute. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

robyn said...

super cute birds!

Leslie Gladney said...

This is a super cute set of cards and I won'tshake a finger at you, since my cards are jsut as late!

Sindhu said...

Super cute set of cards..

Shanna said...

Love your Ideas!

Oliev said...

Cute set of cards:-)

Ruby N said...

these are super cute!

Bobby said...

Those little birds are so cute.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such cute cards! Love the music note background!

Rae Moan said...

Cute cards.

D.Ann C said...

Tweet birds and I love the snowflakes and music notes paper!

Megan said...

An oldie but a goodie! Great cards!

Alaska .Kris said...

Those birds are just the sweetest thing!

Lisa A creations said...

Very cute and simple cards! I ♥ Lawn Fawn!

Judie said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Laura Miller said...

So cute. I love a solid layout and a versatile/repeatable stamp set so you can create a number of cards - each just a bit changed up! And I have that SU! DSP - - love it!

Heather DePasquale said...

Cute birds. Love the black and white musical background. Thanks for sharing!

vicenta ghylin said...

Super cute cards

Lindsay S said...

I have this stamp set - now I really want to use it!

Bagheera said...

Adorable all of them

Ceal said...

adorable cards! thanks for sharing

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the different backgrounds!

Katie Baird said...

Super fun trio of cards!

Bev Karolak said...

Cute cards! Love the little birds! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Birgit said...

These are all so cute! What can be sweeter than a trio of happy birds singing Christmas carols together.

Irene said...

Such happy cards...a beautiful showcase to these great stamps!!

F. Andre said...

Such simple, elegant cards. Love the pops of colour on the birds. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kimber Kangas Young said...

Michelle, such a cute card. Love lawn fawn and all their cute animals! They are guaranteed to send a smile in an envelope!!

Karenladd said...

These singing birds couldn't be cuter and I love the layered stitched frames!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You lucky girl!!! These sweet little Winter Sparrows are out of stock all the time! YOur cards are so adorable and loved the blue framed one the bestest!! Sweet!!

Sabrina said...

Both cards aew super adorable!!

Nandini said...

Loved all the versions of the card. Those birds and the sentiment are really adorable!

Flo said...

I love to see older sets used for new inspiration. Cute cards.

craftymom205 said...

Cute cards.

Tina Miceli said...

Adorable cards. My favorite is the one with the black background with the music on it.

Monica K said...

Love the variety you've offered!

Susan T said...

Each of these cards are cuter than the next. Thanks for sharing what dies you used and where the adorable paper came from. These birds are sweet and I think that who ever gets these cards are lucky. They should be singing for joy.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I just ADORE ALL of the Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

Kathy Johnson said...

Adorable Cards!

Kathy Johnson said...

Adorable Cards!

Debbie A Smith said...

Your cards are super cute.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Love how easy to mass produce they are and the little birds are so sweet!

alo said...

So cute! Love this stamp!

mtscrapgal said...

Your cards are so adorable with the framed singing birds. Thanks

Rita Wright said...

Such cute sparrows. I love these!

Kathy Mc said...

Very cute cards, Michelle! I feel your pain when you're ready to buy something and it's OOS. Seems like forever before they are restocked because I'm not very patient. : )

Tracy said...

Great cards, love those little birds!

Lynn Hardy said...

What fun cards! I love those cute birdies!