December 11, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello and welcome back! I'm excited to be playing along in this years Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah 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!

For my card, I used today's sponsor, Waffle Flower, but I didn't have any holiday stamps made by them so I had to get creative. :)


I used the Riverside stamp set and tuerned the elemennts in this stamp set into a winter scene. I'm sure it's a little chilly in the tent, but I don't think the bunny minds LOL! When I stamped the bunny, I didn't ink the top of his head so I could draw a Santa hat on him and make him a little festive.

I did some masking to create the scene with the tent, bunny, trail and tree stamps and then I coloured the rest of the scene with my Copic markers to give it a night sky. I also used my white gel pen to make it snow.




Since the stamp set didn't have any holiday sentiments, I used a sentiment from a Neat and Tangled stamp set to complete 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 Waffle Flower 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!

184 comments:

~amy~ said...

WOW. Love your beautiful card...absolutely wonderful.

vinita jain said...

Oooh! Love that pretty sky, so fab creation!

Laurie Liebich said...

So cute!

Karthikha said...

Wow!! That's a gorgeous scene with amazing coloring! Fantastic!! <3

barbara macaskill said...

OH MY GOODNESS! What a fabulous card! I love that you thought outside of the box to stretch non holiday images into such a beautiful scene that is very Christmas’s! Excellent job! TFS!

Kristie Goulet said...

ACK! What an amazing scene!! ♥

Betty Keefe said...

you've created such a wonderful christmas scene, Stephanie!

Tracey M said...

What a pretty card, I love the whole image here so peaceful. Your coloring is awesome, I felt like it was really snowing. Thanks. Tracey Magner

Kimberly Rendino said...

Your scenes are always magical....this is no exception!!!!

Jan Elmore said...

Love that chilly tent!

Linda Droege said...

Clever design to turn non-Christmas stamps into a decidedly holiday image. So cute! TFS as part of the Extravaganza.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

What a beautiful card...that moon is positively GLOWING! Wonderful. Cheers.

Annheidel said...

Such a pretty snowy scene!

Jean Chaney said...

What a beautiful snow scene you created!

Sarah M said...

Love the cute tent! Great card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Awwww, such a cute scene (the bunny gets to sleep in the tent, right? He's SO ADORABLE!) That's a LOT of white gel pen work there, very impressive, and very pretty too. I love it. Thank you for the beautiful holiday inspiration!

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful winter scene.

Stanlee Runner said...

Beautiful card, I love the bunny.

bev p said...

So so sweet! Love the glow- something I have yet to attempt--it's beautiful! Thank you.

Lisa A creations said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! I love the moon and the background you created.

Lagene said...

Love love love your snowy scene, especially the radiating moon!

cm said...

The bunny, the tent, the glowing moon: such a clever, lovely wintry wonderland scene, Stephanie! So thrilled that you're part of Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza; festive spirit soaring in seeing this gem!
~carol

Natalie Winterstein said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Theresa Robinson said...

Wow - what a great moon and snowy sky!

Jean said...

Simply delightful!!

Avra Williams said...

Very cool background!

Betty said...

So pretty! Love your sky! Thanks for sharing!

Nox said...

Gorgeous night time snow scene. I love the blues of the sky, and I hope bunny can be warm in his tent tonight!

Sam B said...

I accidentally posted this on Taheerah's blog instead of here (on wrong tab in Google). So now, commenting where it belongs:

Wow – love this card, and am now more excited as I actually have the Riverside stamp set and hadn’t even used it yet; thank you for the inspiration – doubt I’d ever have thought of such a pretty winter scene as you did with your card!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

You did a fantastic job of adapting
a summer stamp to a winter project.
I'm sure the bunny will appreciate
the tent - better than being under
a bush. Great card.
thanks for sharing.

JmB said...

What a great card. You did a beautiful job on the sky/moon. Thank you for sharing.

Meg Crawford said...

Love this scene you created! The moon is so real!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is quite stunning and very creative since
you don't have any holiday sets by Waffle Flower!
And all that gorgeous snow - great job!

Beverly S. said...

Good job on using what you had and making a Christmas themed card. Cool the way you drew the Santa hat for the bunny. :) My favorite thing about this card though is all the falling snow....it is awesome! Happy holidays!

Purple Princess said...

So sweet!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this darling winter scene! The bunny is just adorable!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a lovely card!

Debra Rumpza said...

What a great scene you created. I love it when you can use stamps for multiple occasions.

Francine D said...

Super cute.. Great creativity.

Jane Crisci said...

Adorable card! Love these winter scenes!!

Mirella said...

Awwww, this is so cute - wonderfully coloured!

Sandy M said...

I love nothing more than camping. But not when it is that cold. Your card is so cute.

Jan Clothier said...

What a great camping scene!

NinaS said...

Wow. Stunning winter scene.

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning scene - love the background:)

mgpm said...

Such a sweet scene!

Dana said...

Wow!! That is one amazing scene!!!

judy said...

I love the night sky on you beautiful card!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun card design!

Barbara said...

This is so cute and so pretty. Love the scene you created.

Shelly said...

Oooh, this is beautiful!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a serene scene! Love the soft glow of the moon!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, love the night sky, the adorable bunny and how brilliant to make a winter scene with this stamp set!

Kristen Olsen said...

Great sky and moon! Your card is WONDERFUL!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is an adorable little winter scene ! margessw@icloud.com

Annalisa Young said...

I think you did a great job adapting the stamps you have to a holiday set! Honestly, that's a lesson we all could use so we can make more of our stamps. And your copic sky is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your creativity and participating in Taheerah's advent calendar!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww sweet little camping scene, your sky is fabulous!

Pennie Glasser said...

Super cute!

Jayell said...

What a cute scene!

My Kraft Kloset.Kim Klinkovsky said...

Such a sweet scene. Love all your coloring, masking, and design. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

Lieve said...

So creative ! Beautiful card, and perfect christmas hat for that bunny ;-) .

Char K said...

great scene and sky!

Isabel Z said...

I love what you created--a little piece of art.

Rae Moan said...

Very cute card.

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely snowy scene on your card.

Tracy said...

Fun card, love how you made it look like snow is falling!

Scraplea 1 said...

Oh wow, this is awesome! Your background and scene are amazing. Thanks for participating in this great event!!

Mary W said...

With the right colors, looks like most any stamp can make a great card. Adorable and brave bunny to be camping out! BRRRRR.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Great thinking on your feet, the card is fantastic, the colours, the snow, that cute bunny, so rich, bet the bunny has a really thick duvet in that tent x

Abby said...

Very cute!

Christy Q said...

Wow!! This is just amazing!!! I love the beautiful night sky you created and how you looked at your stamps in a different way to create this beautiful holiday card!

Bobby said...

This is so cute.

cghundley said...

Beautiful coloring
on your adorable
scene! Love the
bunny in the hat.
Carla from Utah

NanW said...

Perfect little snowy scene.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You wonderful card brings the feel of a bright wintery night! That moon draws me in! So gorgeously done!

Vickie Buehler said...

Wonderful card! Love the bunny! And your colors are super!

Daria Z. said...

I love this little winter scene! And, your moon is amazing!!

lritchie said...

Beautiful card, stunning moon!

Jennifer said...

So fun! The snow effect is awesome and I love the unique winter scene!

Iris said...

What a pretty winter scene. Love the moonlight.

Teresa Doyle said...

Stephanie you certainly did get creative and did a fabulous job at it! WOW!!!This is so cute. I have wanted the Riverside set since it was released and now I want it even more, it has just sprung to the top of my WF wish list. A great card!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful card. I love the background scene. ❤️ Thanks for sharing....

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

Ellen C said...

Pretty card -love the background details.

Polly said...

Adorable...lovely night sky.

Anonymous said...

Cute little card with amazing background!

StampinLouie said...

How creative. Love the winter scene!

Sue LD said...

Love this moonlit, snowy camping scene.

Amy C. said...

What a sweet winter scene!

Amy C. said...

What a sweet winter scene!

Greta said...

Gorgeous background & darling card! So creative!

Margaret said...

Love how you took the bunny stamp and made a winter scene as well as the tip on how you put his Santa hat on him.

Laura Peddicord said...

It's so obvious that you put in some time in order to get all of this done. Is that the man in the moon I see? It's a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

justasiam said...

Great idea for using what you have to make a Christmas card!

QuilterLaura said...

Just beautiful, love it!

Jeanne H said...

what a great scene! The moon and snow flakes are just wonderful!

S. B. said...

Wow! Great scene! That moon is amazing!

Karen H said...

Darling card and beautiful scene. That little bunny is so cute.

Teresa L said...

Such a precious card - I especially love the moon & that sweet bunny with his Santa hat. Nice job.

Claire said...

How did you get that sky so perfect ? Impressive !

Nives K said...

Fabulous background. Thank You for sharing!

Shanna said...

I love your ideas!

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful card!

Kim Salito said...

Such a beautiful card.

phlower said...

Beautiful and cute at the same time! Love that sky!

Oliev said...

Beautiful scene!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO cute! Thanks so much for sharing in this fun event with Taheera.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful card! Love the snowfall!

AndreaH said...

What a gorgeous card. It just goes to show you really can mix and match stamps and dies etc from all companies not just one. I find myself doing this more and more now. TFS. And thanks for being in the blog hop xx 🥂 xx

Andrea Shell said...

Fabulous scene! I LOVE your sky!

mandalj said...

You're so creative - love the festive bunny and the idea of Christmas winter camping!

nancy y said...

love your snowy little scene!

Roberta said...

This card is so cute. I love the snowing and your background is stunning. thank you for sharing.

Patricia Mello said...

I love the snowy, night sky and the tranquility.

Lonya Mathys said...

You did a fantastic job on that moon! What a good job on re-inventing uses for your stamps.

Ruby N said...

oh my gosh, I love it! your backgrounds are so fabulous!!!

Lindarub 25 said...

Cute card love the bunny.

Lynne Platt said...

This card is too cute and your creativity is great!

A Crafty Person said...

Super adorable card.

Christa said...

Love the night sky!

pcm said...

love how you did the moon!

TinyCrafter said...

You would have to be a very, very brave soul to camp in a tent in the winter but since bunnies live outdoors anyway, I'm guessing the bunny didn't mind. I'm cold just looking at your card but I am glad I have my flannel jammies on so I'm not to cold. I love how you used your gel pen for the snow. I have to check out Waffle Flowers to see what they have to offer. Maybe Santa will bring me something from them for Christmas? Thanks for showing us your very different and I do mean different Christmas card. I love how you made it look like Christmas but you didn't. I think you know what I mean. Camping in the snow is not something you see on a Christmas card and I am glad I got to see it. I am also glad I didn't have to actually participate in it! LOL Thanks also for giving us the chance to win something. When I win, I won't buy a tent so I can camp in the snow! LOL

J Sirak said...

What a beautiful scene you have created;!! I love it
Ldyjs@outlook.com

Rose said...

Very unique and interesting card. Love the sky background.

Melissa Bi. said...

This is so cute. And the background is amazing!!!

Joy Meadows said...

What a cut scene, Steph! Love that you made it look so Christmas-y with the little bunny wearing a Santa hat.

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Oh my goodness, I love your snowy camping background...so darned cute!!!!

Lori Walker said...

I think the best part of this card is the snow. I love it! Great job.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic scene Stephanie. Love the cute images and the intense blue sky!

Kati Caprara said...

I love how you created the moon -- so bright and full and realistic! It looks very cold for camping, but then some people stay in ice hotels!!! Great job! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Deborah Kaye said...

I LOVE your bunny Christmas scene! So adorable!

Patty said...

Thanks for the creative inspiration

Heather M said...

WOW. Love your beautiful card. I love your night sky with the moon!

Bagheera said...

very creative

sunnee63 said...

so unexpected and awesome!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

The background and snow are amazing!!!

Irene Grau said...

Great scene card!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Simply adorable!!!

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome card. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

WOW! Love the moonlit evening snowy sky and background! Beautiful! Great job!

Wendy Fisher said...

WOW! Love the card!!!The background is awesome!!!

Indy's Designs said...

Oh this is so fun! Your moon looks fabulous!

Suz said...

Love this card and the snow

Dana M said...

Gorgeous card, so beautifully colored!

Susie Sonnier said...

How fun is this card!!

Debbie Selby said...

This is brilliantly creative. I kept scrolling back to check it out several times.

Carrie said...

Love your card! It is so cute and I love the way you did the moon! It makes it look like it's really shining!

Laura Miller said...

Wow - what alot of work you did - - something I'm rarely willing to do. But your scene is so great. I feel like I'm outside, at night, in the falling snow.

sammi said...

Fabulous snowy scene! Love the background!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Wonderful card and how resourceful you are!

D.Ann C said...

AMAZING moon glow and snowfall!

Kim Faucher said...

Love your coloring!!! Such an amazing little scene!

Helen F. said...

What a sweet winter's night scene!

Michelle H said...

I love the snow effect on this card. Very cute.

Eve N said...

Lovely coloring. The happy puppy brings a warm feeling to the scene.

Janet S said...

So cute! Love the snow falling. Makes for a peaceful scene. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Ann Kowalczyk said...

Love the little tip about not inking the bunnie's head... sometimes it's those simple tips that are the most helpful!

Leslie Gladney said...

That is a charming scene, so talented!

Sindhu said...

Wow..fantastic card...

Tommie said...

Great card, the background is beautiful.

Judie said...

This card is super cute!

Heather DePasquale said...

Such a creative card. All your elements fit so perfectly together. You didn't miss a beat with your coloring. Thanks for sharing!

Nandini said...

Wow! Stunning background. Absolutely gorgeous card.

Lindsay S said...

the snow really gives the card dimension!

Ceal said...

your card is Fabulous, love the snowy background

dligon said...

such a beautiful card

Birgit said...

Awwww.... so cute!!!

F. Andre said...

Wow! This scene is stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie A Smith said...

Most creative and cute.

Alaska .Kris said...

I love your moon! Superb!

Karen B. said...

The snow on this card is absolutely amazing!

Sabrina said...

Very pretty card!!

Irene said...

Awesome card...great way to adapt the stamps!

Flo said...

Great card and love the cute scene you made.

Denise Gutshall said...

How creative you are to turn an non-holiday stamp set into a delightful winter scene! It is nice to see new uses for stamp sets!

Tina Miceli said...

I really love this wintry card, very creative. Happy New Year!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Susan T said...

Love it!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just AMAZING!! I just ADORE the Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

Kathy Johnson said...

Adorable Card!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cute card! I'm so impressed with what you created without the holiday sets, this is adorable!

mtscrapgal said...

You showed us your clever side by using non holiday stamps to compose a Christmasy camping scene. Love the Santa hat on the bunny. The night sky is gorgeous.

Lynn Hardy said...

Wow! What a wonderful card! I love your cute bunny gazing at the moon :)

JessicaK said...

Amazing example of masking and beautiful scene set up, wow