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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 to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Sugar Pea Shepherd’s Lantern

I owned a couple Sugar Pea stamps I found at an LSS in the midwest a few years ago…but hadn’t shopped at their store yet. (My bad, eh!?) When Taheera told me they were the sponsor for “my” day, I wanted to use their stamps – and I was delighted to see what’s offered in their shop! I bought the lantern die and little shepherd stamp, thinking the shepherd-in-a-lantern would be like my fox-in-a-jar obsession (ha).  I didn’t really look to see if the shepherd would fit INSIDE…but I’m actually glad at the way it worked out in the long run anyway! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Don’t forget to add a treat to the inside of your card! 

Another coloring of the shepherd image I finished last night…I made it a girl, too!

Sugar Pea Giveaway

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 Sugar Pea Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to 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 every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

230 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

  1. Oh my! I’m totally in love with both of your cards!

  2. Wow, these are fantastic!!!

  3. This is a super cute card !
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  4. You are such a wonderful artist and this card is just beautiful! I love your videos!!

  5. I’m always amazed by your coloring. I am hoping to take at least one of your classes in the coming year. I would love to learn to shade and color better.

  6. I like both versions of the shepherd. I like the lantern stamp too. It could be used lots of ways.

  7. Love the lantern die!

  8. Great technique to put the Shepard in the reflection of the lantern.

  9. Love the cards.

  10. Adorable Card!

  11. Great card! Love the coloring and the snow. So pretty!

  12. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I just ADORE the Lantern Card, but they are both AMAZING!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

  13. What a beautiful cards! I am so in awe of your coloring and design skills! Thanks so much for sharing a video with your techniques!

  14. Thank you for making a video on how you made your card. It helps me so much to see techniques in video format. Your cards are stunning. Thank you for sharing.

  15. You always have the best cards with the best backgrounds!! I’m hoping to try one of your background techniques within this coming year. If I can be brave enough! LOL!!

  16. Oh your skills are so remarkable!! I learn so much and this Sugar Pea design is so sweet!! The lantern die and aging on it is stunning!!! LOve your work!

  17. Creative use of the lantern die. I always enjoy observing you colour. Thanks for sharing the technique video.

  18. Oh my goodness, how cute is this!!! I so wish I had a smidgeon of your coloring skills. <3

  19. Your coloring always blows me away…very clever to use the lantern die! Awesome cards!

  20. Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for sharing.

  21. These cards are some of my favorites of this entire event! I am blown away, I love everything about them!

  22. The coloring on these is out of this world! Love this!

  23. these cards are stunning! you make coloring look so easy.

  24. wow, that’s a beautiful card

  25. These shepherd cards are beautiful, looks like I need to do some shopping and pick some Sugar Pea Designs stamps!

  26. Oh, the shepherd-in-the-lantern design is so amazing! Gorgeous coloring on both cards!

  27. Love – love – love these cards – your work is art

  28. Super cute! Love the image and message! Great idea on him being a reflection!

  29. Wow, the coloring is just fabulous!

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