Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!!

Hello friends!!

Advent Calenda Extravaganza

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If you’re new to my blog, welcome!!  I’m so excited to be joining in on all the fun to be had during the Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!  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 Pretty Pink Posh!  I’m so very lucky to call the owner of Pretty Pink Posh, Paulina, a friend.  She’s one of the hardest working and most generous ladies in our industry, and I’m so incredibly proud of the amazing company that she’s created!  I had so much fun playing with some of her newly released holiday products – Merry Christmas Script Dies, Festive Holly Dies, and the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set!  I was also able to include one of my most favorite Pretty Pink Posh products – the Stitched Banner Duo 2!

INSTRUCTIONS:

I ink blended some Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks onto some Bristol Card Stock, and die cut the Festive Holly Dies and the word Merry from the ink blended panel.  Then I blended some Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple Distress Oxide Inks onto more Bristol Card Stock, and die cut the Festive Holly Dies and the word Christmas from that panel.  I die cut the Merry Christmas dies three more times from white cardstock, and adhered the layers together with a glue pen.  I added the ink blended word die cuts on the top layer.  I die cut the Stitched Banner Duo 2 Die from some Neenah Solar White 110# Card Stock.  I adhered a strip of black and white striped patterned paper to an A2 white card base.  Then I trimmed another panel from more white cardstock and applied some Texture Paste and sprinkled some Warm Diamond Glitter while it was still wet to give it some sparkle!  I assembled the pieces using foam squares.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set onto some black card stock using some white pigment ink, and heat embossed it with some white embossing powder.  I trimmed it into a thin strip and adhered it to the word die cuts. I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below!

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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 Pretty Pink Posh 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 December 1st to the 25th, inclusive, so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I love having visitors, so I’m so grateful that you’ve chosen to spend part of the day

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199 comments:

Ruby N said...

this is fabulous, Karolyn! loving the design.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Beautiful card Karolyn...the Merry Christmas font is just lovely and the stitched banner is terrific. Cheers.

CarlavdM said...

Another wonderfull card with the leave dies and I really like the oxide colours you have used they give your card an awesome look.
Thank you for explaining how you made your card.

Mirella said...

This is so wonderful, I love the ombre colours on the sentiment! Fantastic card, I'd love to get one like that in the post ;-) Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

~amy~ said...

i love it! So fun + festive!

Maureen Jones said...

I love the ombré sentiment! Beautiful card!

Christine said...

The color really stands out. Nice design.

Christine said...

The color really stands out. Nice design.

vinita jain said...

Love the stitched detailing with an ombre effect, absolutely gorgeous!

Sarah M said...

Love your colors on this cute card!

Nandini said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the multi-colored sentiment.

Betty Keefe said...

so pretty - the black and white stripe is the perfect accent!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic card!! Love the colors and the gorgeous blending!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this terrific pop of color against the white tags! So cheerful and fun!

Laurie Liebich said...

absolutely love your card, and the colors :)

Diane Stricker said...

Lovely card. Love the colors on the white tag.

cm said...

Your holly and berries are lovely, Karolyn; pairing them with the crisp white, the strip of black/white and the matching colours sentiment results in a card that is simply festive fabulous! Thank you for being part of the amazing inspiration at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
~carol

Meg Crawford said...

Your color blending is beautiful! The black and white accent strip makes everything pop!

Lagene said...

GORGEOUS! Love the layout and ombre coloring on the sentiment!

Debra Rumpza said...

I LOVE your card! I love the black stripes, the depth, and the colors on the letters! Amazing!

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow this card is stunning. LOVE the sponged colors nd the black/white strip on the side:)

Betty said...

Beautiful card! Love your blended colors! Thanks for sharing!

Lorie Brunner said...

This is a pretty card! Love the holly die!!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Gorgeous! I love that beautiful color blended holly! :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you did the sentiment. Very pretty design.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the shading of the greens.
Great card.
thanks for sharing.

pcm said...

love your design!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Awesome ombré ink blending, love the stitching detail too!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the great design and the inking on the die cut sentiment.

Deborah Kaye said...

Very pretty card! I like that you created the custom cardstock to cut your sentiment out of. It looks wonderful!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love the ink blending colors on your card!

Joy Meadows said...

Such a beautifully designed card, Karolyn! Love everything about it!

JmB said...

Beautiful card with a bunch of great techniques included. Thank you for sharing.

Roberta said...

I love your ink blending. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the layering and dimension! Awesome coloring!

Barbara said...

This is beautiful and festive and bright for the Christmas holidays!

Greta said...

Stunningly beautiful card--one of my favorite cards!

Annalisa Young said...

I really enjoy this card. The white and black stripes offset the bright colors so nicely, and I love the sparkly dimensional snow you created with the texture paste and glitter. That is happiness in an envelope! Thanks for sharing with us!

Rae Moan said...

What a cure card. I really like the black and white striped paper on the side.

barbara macaskill said...

Awesomeness! I love your ombré sentiment and leaves! The layering is cool and I think the sequins are a great finishing touch! TFS!

NinaS said...

Gorgeous card.

Jan Clothier said...

The ombre colouring on the leaves is fabulous. The white background lets them shine.

Donna said...

Beautiful color blending! Love the die cuts. Gorgeous card!

Sandy M said...

I am obsessed with the blended colors you used for the die cuts. Beautiful card.

mgpm said...

Really beautiful card. I love the blending and colors on the Merry Christmas!

Lieve said...

Beautiful card and design in great colours. I like that "Merry Christmas" die !

Lori Walker said...

I loved the blending and the white on white look! Lovely card!

Shelly said...

Oh, this is beautiful!

Marianne said...

So pretty. My PPP wish list is growing...

Annheidel said...

Pretty card! I love the ombre look on the holly and sentiment.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such a stellar card and so clean!! LOve the rainbow Merry Christmas die cut! Gorgeous

Iris said...

Super cute card - love all the die cuts especially the holly.

Jean said...

Love your card and how you did the sentiment!

justasiam said...

I really like the diecut sentiment on this card!

Scraplea 1 said...

Wonderful card! I love all of the details. Thanks for participating in this fun event!!

Isabel Z said...

I love what you created!

Mary W said...

My 2 YO is in my lap waiting to go to be. He saw your pretty card and said "cake"! I do agree, it looks good enough to eat.

Patricia Mello said...

Very pretty and colorful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card in its simplicity!

Memories by Manda said...

Very pretty Christmas card.

Pennie Glasser said...

Cute card! I just love the festive holly.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

So beautiful! Love the sponging technique you used!

Sharron said...

Fabulous design! Love your die cuts with the blended colors!

Nouveau Chef said...

Oh my - I love the Merry Christmas ombre die cuts! What a great technique. Thanks for sharing!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Karolyn, this is so pretty, a great card as always.

Abby said...

Nice card!

Dana said...

Awesome design!! I love those word dies!!

Michelle H said...

This is a very pretty card. I like all the little details.

Cindy said...

Love your card!

lritchie said...

Lovely card, love the ombre sentiment!

Lyn Roberds said...

I absolutely love all of the dies, especially the Merry Christmas- the holly too, no I loved them all.

Polly said...

The ink blending with distress oxides makes the colors stand out so well.

vicenta ghylin said...

Super cute card. Thank you for sharing.

Trina said...

Beautiful card.

emagine said...

thanks for sharing your process lovely way the blended oxides looked die cut will need to give that a try

Nox said...

GORgeous colour blending on the holly and sentiment. Lovely colours too!

Melissa Bi. said...

Gorgeous layering and the blending on the sentiment is fabulous.

cghundley said...

Oh how lovely this
card is. Love the
layers and colors.
Carla from Utah

Amy C. said...

Beautiful card! The ombre sentiment is so pretty.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Jan Elmore said...

Such a sweet card. I am mad about holly leaves and berries and the sentiment is perfect.

NanW said...

I love how the color pops on this card.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing...

Sharon Nez said...

Hi Karolyn! What a wonderful card!! I love all the textures and dimension on this card!! It's just lovely!! Thanks for sharing!! ☺

judy said...

Lovely design!!

My Kraft Kloset.Kim Klinkovsky said...

Just lovely. I love your CAS approach, the colors, sparkle, and big bold title. Love it! Happy Holidays!

Lynn Hardy said...

What a beautiful card! The ink blending really makes that pretty script die pop!

Bagheera said...

what a beautiful card design - those colors pop on the white background - great dies xxx

Lucy E. said...

That’s some amazing ink blended
holly leaves-they really pop against
the white background! Lovely card!

mandalj said...

Lovely card! There are so many beautiful details, such as the embossed snow on the background!

Nives K said...

Wonderful card! Thank You for the inspiration.

F. Andre said...

Love the festive colours on this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy McCue said...

I love the way you colored the holly and merry Christmas! So pretty!

QuilterLaura said...

Love your card, very bold and eye-catching!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Great use of colours, the berries look fantastic with those colours, & the pop of black & white was brilliant

Trina P. said...

So fun and festive.

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet card - perfect seasonal colors - love it:)

Patty said...

Beautiful card...very festive

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card! I really like the ombre coloring on the sentiment and holly leave.

Debbie Selby said...

This card really looks nice with the Oxide and Ombre effects.

Sabrina said...

Very darling and festive!!

phlower said...

Great graphic design! Love the pop of color on the black and white.

Teri Smith said...

Even though there is layering & die cuts used, you've still managed to give it a CAS look. Love it!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love all the gradient color!

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh LOVE this SO much!!! ♥♥♥

Megan said...

I wouldn't have thought of the Peacock Feathers with the greens... but I love it! Lovely ink blending!

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

I love your colour blending!

Bobby said...

The ink blending looks marvelous and pops with the touches of black.

Kristen Olsen said...

Such a cheery card! Love your blending coloring. Not to mention the card composition with the card.

Daria Z. said...

Karolyn, I love the inking on the holly leaves - such a fun color combo. Beautiful card!

Christy Q said...

Oh my, this is just stunning!! I love the colors you used for the holly leaves - so bright and cheerful and elegant. This card is right up my alley and I'm pinning it for future inspiration!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful! Love your colouring on your sentiment 😀

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wonderful card! I love the way you inked the Merry Christmas sentiment.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the color combinations that you used!!

StampinLouie said...

Ve the large Holly dies! Your card is so festive and colorful.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Perfectly festive ink blending! Love this!

Patricia Barber said...

Beautiful Christmas card!

Helen F. said...

What a fun design ~ great ink blending technique!

Laura Peddicord said...

Really like your Merry Christmas, both the font of the die and how you colored it. It's a really great card.

Dean Inman said...

Very cute card. Love the bright colors
Tess

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

Theresa Robinson said...

What a pretty card- love the die cuts and the sequins!

Avra Williams said...

Great card! Love the color pops!

Dana M said...

Beautiful and festive card! I love all of the texture.

Karen Letchworth said...

I adore those leaves. Such a lovely card, and I thank you for sharing your talents with us all in this very special event.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

Kati Caprara said...

Hi Karolyn,

This is such a pretty card. I have always been a fan of holly!! But the sentiment just takes center stage. I just love this curly sentiment and bought it for my cards!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Lisa A creations said...

Stunning card! I love the colors you used and how you blended the Distress Inks.

nancy y said...

wonderful color blending, the sentiment is fantastic!

Sam B said...

What a cool card - I love your idea of texture paste with glitter in it on the background, TFS!!

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful card....love everything about it! Happy holidays!

Patt H. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!! I absolutely love this one!!

Sue LD said...

Pretty design. I like the ink blending and colors.

Margaret said...

Love this holly die and the Merry Christmas script!

Deeps said...

I want to go back and keep looking at your card. I love the colors there with the b&w striped paper.

Judie said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! I love the monochrome stripe on the side!

Rose said...

Very pretty card. Love that sentiment die. Looks like another one I need to add to my stash. Can't have too many since I make so many Christmas cards every year.

Lagene said...

WONDERFUL stitched banner Christmas card!

Karen B. said...

Love these simple layers, and beautiful card.

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Love the CAS unique background, colorful design with a touch of black and sparkle...Nice!

Stanlee Runner said...

A beautiful classic Christmas card. Love it!

S. B. said...

I love those blended pieces! They are beautiful!

sunnee63 said...

luv those two colors for blending. great card!

mtscrapgal said...

I love the ink blended die cuts that are the stars of your card.

Ericka Strange said...

Great card love the colors of your die cuts, so pretty and fun!

Casey-Diane said...

Love love love this!!! Totally my style!!

Aletha J. Williams said...

I am now in love with Pretty Pink Posh. Your card is amazing. Your ombre coloring is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

Char K said...

love your inking, so pretty!

Laurie said...

Such a great card! Love the ombre blending.

Debbie A Smith said...

Even though you created a clean and simple card, the color makes it. The color makes it fabulous!

TinyCrafter said...

I really love your card. It looks like a simple card but I know it's not. You used the Christmas colors and I love that. I try to use Christmas colors but sometimes it doesn't look so much like Christmas with the colors I use. Hey, it's not my fault I love all colors! LOL The sequins add just the right tough. There aren't to many and there aren't little, there is just the right amount. I wish I had a die cutter so I could make a card like this. Maybe Santa will get me one for Christmas? I hope he's listening.
Thank you for showing us your pretty card and for giving us the chance to win something. I can't wait to see what comes next.

Irene Grau said...

Lovely card. I really like the ombre look to the leaves and sentiment!

Oliev said...

Gorgeous card!

Patt H. said...

Beautiful card! The black & white strip really finishes it off!

Linda Droege said...

This card put a big smile on my face, especially the fabulously colored sentiment. Thanks for being part of the Extravaganza and sharing your creativity.

bev p said...

This is just wonderful. Every element compliments the whole. Don't you just love how a little black really pops the bright colors! Thank you so much.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s a wonderful card! I love how you’ve played with colours. margessw@icloud.com

Lonya Mathys said...

Lovely card. I like everything about it.

Karen H said...

Awesome card. Love the white on white with a pop of color and a bit of glitz. Beautiful!

Laura Miller said...

Your blending technique is awesome. Really stunning card.

Shanna said...

I love your ideas!

Andrea Shell said...

Beautiful card! I love how you colored and layered those gorgeous die-cuts!

Christa said...

This card really pops!

Tracy said...

Pretty card, love the inking technique on the holly and sentiment.

Carol Stockwell said...

Pretty card -- love the inking

Heather M said...

Beautiful card! The Merry Christmas font is just lovely. I love the black and white stripes.

Arianna Barbara said...

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

Susie Sonnier said...

How fun is this card!!

Carrie said...

Such a beautiful card Karolyn! I love the ombre effects on the sentiments!

sammi said...

Stunning card. Love the striped edge and the added touch of the sequins.

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Cindy Huggenvik said...

Love the simplicity of this card while there is so much going on.

Tina Miceli said...

Very pretty and festive card.

D.Ann C said...

Ok, so I'm just going to say it... I'm not usually a fan of green and blue... however... THOSE two shades I just LOVE together! MUST remember this!!

Sarah said...

The ombre sentiment is truly special.

Kim Faucher said...

The card is amazing ! Simple and elegant

Viki Banaszak said...

The colors are so gorgeous! I love this card.

Eve N said...

Lovely card. The ombre coloring is perfect,

Heather DePasquale said...

This card pops! I love your color combos. Simple techniques that I forget to try. Thanks so much!

Janet S said...

WOWSERS! I just love the ink blending on your die cut pieces. Fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Leslie Gladney said...

I do love that sentiment die an awful lot, but I think its the ombre technique I love best!

Sindhu said...

Wonderful card...

Ceal said...

Fabulous card!

Birgit said...

This is just stunning! I love the blended colors and your sweet design!

Maxine M. said...

Really like the ombre look of the die cuts.

Katie Baird said...

Wonderful card! Just beautiful.

Lindsay S said...

love the ombre style coloring!

dligon said...

i love it! So inspiring

Flo said...

Love the clean look of your card. The muti-color Merry Christmas die cuts are fabulous.

Denise Gutshall said...

Beautiful card! I love the clean and simple look with the gorgeous ombre colors!

Alaska .Kris said...

Oh, I love your ombre effect!

Carey Nusbaum said...

What a beautiful card! Your blending is perfect! I love the ombre Merry Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Monica K said...

Never would have thought to blend colours like that for my sentiments. Great choices!

Susan T said...

Blending perfection. Jelly!!

Kathy Johnson said...

Great Card! Love the colors!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just AWESOME!! I just ADORE this BEAUTIFUL Card!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

Tommie said...

Absolutely amazing card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Irene said...

Fabulous card!!! The colors and wonderful ink blending on the die cuts are stunning...and love the black and white strip!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Love the color blending on the letters, very nice!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Karen R said...

Oh Karolyn, I love your card! I love the shading and I always think that a touch of black adds so much. Thanks for sharing!!

Kathy Mc said...

OK, Karolyn, I want all of the products you used so I can CASE this gem. Love your color scheme, including the black & white side strip. Happy New Year!