Sunday, December 20, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia



Hello hello hello!
Welcome everyone!
Super stoked to be a part of Advent Calendar Extravaganza. How amazing the past 19 days have been eh?!
A BIG thanks to Taheerah for putting this together.

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 over 60 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 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 wait behind the door!


Altenew Peony Scrolls watercolored using distress inks.

I planned to use my new Altenew stamps since they are our sponsor today but sadly the package is still in transit (hoping it will reach me safely). I know all my friends LOVE Altenew so DO NOT miss this chance and DO leave a comment if you want to win a lil something something from Altenew!

I had the Peony Scrolls stamp set by Altenew on hand, 
I thought of using them a bit differently this time, so I added stems to the flowers! 
And to make it look a bit festive and sparkly, I used gold heat embossing and Tim Holtz distress glitter.

I watercolored the flowers and the background using distress inks. 
Wrapped some gold thread, added a few sequins and I was done!


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 Altenew so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too to double your chances! 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 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments! 

Don’t forget the 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!
ETA: Just saw the awesome prompt at Runway Inspired Challenge and I thought I'd play along.



That's it from my side today!
hugs,
Erum


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181 comments:

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW, Erum, this is simply gorgeous. Beautiful work!

Sindhu said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!! Love your coloring!

Liza Dehnel said...

What a beautiful card.

vinita jain said...

So rich in red and gold combo with a sparkling sentiment, love it!

cm said...

Your red peonies are stunning; a gorgeous, festive card! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Advent series!
~carol

Sabrina said...

Oh my goodness... Your card is so stunning and so breathtakingly beautiful!!!!

Suenu said...

Wow-a real beauty!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura M. said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for sharing :)

Bernice P. said...

Beautiful card! Love the poinsettia!

Sherisse Ang said...

I love your card Erum!:)) It is so pretty. Everything look good with gold!:)) I would be delighted if I were to receive this gorgeous card!:))

Patricia Gentilini said...

Gorgeous card!

REINE said...

Lovely card! I'll never look at my stamps the same again. Who would have thought the peony scroll images would make a beautiful Christmas card? Only you! Thanks for expanding the uses of stamps that I already have in stock.

~amy~ said...

gasp!
This is wow!

Carolyn Burch said...

LOVE LOVE!!!! those peonies done in red....the gold accents/sentiment....and the gold splatters.....pinned this one immediately!

TenSGal said...

Gorgeous and stunning! Beautiful card!

Kathryn A said...

Love this card! Absolutely beautiful!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

You make it sound so simple to create such a stunning piece of art! Gorgeous card.

cghundley said...

Gorgeous card.
The gold letters
and twine really
add to the festive
look.
Carla from Utah

conil said...

WOW! Your coloring of these peonies is extraordinarily beautiful. The entire card is a testament to your skill and talent.

Kimberly Rendino said...

So gorgeous!!!!!

Oliev said...

Beautiful card!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

WOWZA girl!!!! this is SOOOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The gold is beautiful.
It really highlights that bright red flower.
Love this card.
thanks for sharing
Merry Christmas

Megan said...

Beautiful. I'm going to have to shop my own stamp stash to find an outline flower. I love the gold embossed look with the watercolor!

Carol McCready said...

Your card is so rich and elegant. Just love it.

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Stunning and absolutely gorgeous and perfect!

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Gorgeous and perfect!!!😊

Kari D said...

Just.so.amazing. Love this from the dynamic coloring on the flowers to the great water colored background to the Bea-uuuuuuuu-tiful gold glittered sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing!

D.Ann C said...

I have a serious crush on those peonies stamped in gold and just the right amount of color and splats around them! Fab!!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

What a stunningly beautiful card!

Linda Droege said...

I love the nudge to get us to see our stamps in a different light. Great card!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beauty this is Erum
Cheers
Dr Sonia

LauraJane:) said...

GORGEOUS, Gorgeous GORGEOUS!!! Oh the GOLD twine:))))

SmilynStef said...

Your reds are so rich ... as always, jaw-droppingly stunning.

Liz Lumsden said...

E.T. phone home! Sorry, like you haven't heard that before. Your card is beautiful! I really love the elegance the gold give the card.

Tejal said...

With you at the helm every card is a masterpiece.. that amazing coloring.. oh gosh Wow!! Love it

Raluca Vezeteu said...

Oh my, Erum! This is so gorgeous! I'm speechless! Hugs xx

Sathya said...

Rich and so classy...Very Festive :)

Super Stick Chick said...

Stunning!

M R Leech said...

Just stunning! The rich red and gold together are amazing!

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful card! I love the gold with the red. Thanks so much for sharing.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

That peony scroll stamp is so fabulaous. I want it every time I see it used. Just beautiful

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful coloring! Love the flowers!

Sue McRae said...

Beautiful card! Love your coloring!

Buttarcrafts said...

Wow! What a stunning card! Love everything about it!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the coloring of the flower with gold. Like the background & embellishments.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anita in France said...

Striking and gorgeous, Erum ... the rich red with the gold is stunning! Anita :)

Kathy Mc said...

Gorgeous peonies and love the gold Joy. Beautiful card!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Such a beautiful card! Love every bit of it!

Jayell said...

Beautiful card. Love red and gold together especially for christmas

Lisa Gross said...

Wonderful card.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow simply stunning...the colouring and the gold accents just is so very pretty.

Greta said...

One of my all-time favorite cards! If only I could color I'd buy that stamp set!

Jan Clothier said...

That touch of gold makes the flowers instantly Christmassy. Lovely card.

StampingbugKerry said...

So beautiful. Love the rich colors, the golden threads and the splattering...Perfect combo. :)

Aliya Rose said...

Stunning! And yes, I definitely want to see what you do with the Altenew goodies once they arrive. I love how you used a nontraditional set and amped up it up.

Barbara said...

Love the watercolor with the gold embossing. Elegant and beautiful.

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

NanW said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Dana said...

Oh wow!! This is stunning!! I love it!!

Sharron said...

So gorgeous! Love the rich colors and the gold! The peonies worked wonderfully for Christmas.

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card! Love those gorgeous red flowers ♥

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!! The outline in gold and the sentiment with the gold look FABULOUS!!

Susi Kelly said...

The gold embossing with that deep red colour is simply stunning, Erum, as is the paint spattering!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your card the red really makes the flowers stand out.

Flo said...

Beautiful card, love the gold and sparkle.

StampinLouie said...

Your card is so elquant and lovely!

AZ Lyn said...

Gorgeous!

Skrater said...

This is absolutely stunning.

pcm said...

gorgeous!!!!

A Crafty Person said...

Gorgeous card!! I LOVE the vibrant red flower.

Debbie Vasel said...

Wow, so realistic!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card! The gold and red look beautiful! I also love how you styled you photo. TFS

Lisaerica said...

Simply stunning, gorgeous, beautiful! Can't wait to see what's up your sleeve when the new goodies come. Thanks for sharing.

Irene Grau said...

Your card is stunning! Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy C. said...

Gorgeous card! It pops right off the paper!

Phyllis Rodriguez said...

oh so pretty just love howthat came out '
phyllis rodriguez
pressnstamp@yahoo.com

bd389468-1ea4-11e4-b417-fb7c41fccc7b said...

Great card love the color

bd389468-1ea4-11e4-b417-fb7c41fccc7b said...

Great idea and you did a great job on your card!

Jeanie said...

Gorgeous card -- so luxe with all the gold! Thanks for the inspiration!

kiwi.koncepts said...

I am totally blown away by how gorgeous this card is!

dija farukee said...

You have magical aesthetics, Mashallah. Beautiful, beautiful anddddd beautiful.

Irene said...

Absolutely stunning card. The watercoloring is beautiful!!! And I love the touch of the gold string!

Taheerah said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - this card makes my heart skip a beat! It is, in a word, *perfect*. And the presentation as well, makes the whole thing so special. I wish this card lived at my house!! Thank you so much for being such a special part of my event! <3

Dana & Glen said...

Gorgeous card Erum! Amazing coloring and I love the sentiment resting on the gold thread.

Christine said...

Gorgeous! Love that you used your stamp for Christmas!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Totally breath-taking!! Love the gold touches and gorgeous background!

Debra said...

Love the designs and color choices. Thank you for the inspiration.

Angeline Choo said...

Absolutely STUNNING! LOVE the gold embossing and coloring. BEautiful!

Kristie Goulet said...

Stunning creation!!!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

great work!

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous coloring and designing E.T.!

Shelly said...

WOW! Hello, GORGEOUS!! Love this!

Beastybunny said...

Stunning! The bold reds with the gold is just gorgeous!

Ruby N said...

I have always loved your work!! You are soo talented, my friend <3

Janis said...

Sooooooooooo gorgeous and beautiful!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful card!! Love the colors!! Very beautiful!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Memories by Manda said...

Absolutely stunning card!

Colleen said...

WOW, this is stunning!! Love this flower!!

Amina Ishfaq said...

Oh Erum this card is such a beauty!!! a work of art.... makes one sigh.... you go girl.... love your work :)

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful!!! Love the sparkle and all that gold! YAY

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, love your coloring and the red and gold color combo!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS! Love your coloring and the splatters and sparkle!!

Sweet April said...

Absolutely stunning card,it's amazing,elegant and very creative!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Helen F. said...

LOVE this! Such an elegant look with all the gold, sparkle and shine

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So beautiful! I love how the flowers pop against that beautiful background,

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh my goodness! This is one GORGEOUS card! LOVE every little bit of it - the gold is perfection!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

theCook said...

That flower is soooo beautiful!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is beautiful! The gold is just stunning!

Laura Miller said...

like everyone else has already said - GORGEOUS. I liked the last little bit of gold string wrapped around the base.

Peggy Joyce said...

Love that you used another stamp set and just flat out went for it.....that's inspiring. Love the red and the gold outline. Excellent.

Danielle said...

beautiful!!!

Daria Z. said...

My jaw literally dropped when I saw this gorgeous card! WOW!!!

Maureen Hayes said...

I think you did Altenew proud using the peony stamp on this one! It is stunning! Just the right amount of everything, including that gorgeous gold embossing. Thank you so much for participating in the Advent hop. I am learning so much from each person and getting tons of inspiration.

D- said...

Your card is soooo pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Robin said...

This is so very beautiful! The background is lovely, the coloring is superb, and the gold threads are a wonderful touch. This card is truly gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us, and Merry Christmas!

Ericka Strange said...

Great card. Love you he r d and gold. Beautiful.

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! This is STUNNING! The depth of your coloring is magnificent!

Kim Potts said...

Your gold embossing really gives this card that punch! And I love the gold thread. Really beautiful card!

Denise Gutshall said...

Wow! A gorgeous card !!!!! Love the watercoloring!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is absolutely stunning! The flowers look amazing and I love the gold thread and sentiment.

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING card Erum!!!
LOVE your VIBRANT flowers, ADORE your GLOROIOUS golden accents, your splatters are FABULOUS too - LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

hthole said...

Great elegant card. Thanks for sharing

Zuby said...

I would love to see a video of how you made this awesome card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh, this is simply gorgeous. Great design and festive inspiration:)

Elizabeth said...

Totally STUNNING card, the gold with the red WOW! TFS

barbara macaskill said...

S T U N N I N G ! ! ! LOVE the gold outline on the flowers and the colors are so rich and elegant!!! TFS! Merry Christmas!

sandie said...

beautiful card

robiw said...

Oh, my, what a gorgeous card! I am such an Altenew fan!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to WIN too!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Lindsay Weber said...

Beautiful card!!

Dorothy Kovak said...

Beautiful, vibrant card. Love the intensity of the red flowers. TFS

Debbie A said...

What a beautiful card!!!

Lucinde said...

The flower looks amazing!

Carol w said...

Beautiful, love the vibrant red flower, Merry Christmas!

Kim Faucher said...

I think this is perfect!!! Love the festive feel and so great seeing how creatively talented you are to think outside the box and make something so very lovely!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Gorgeous card.

Nicki Wong said...

Wow, I love this card. Great thought on adding stems.

Patty said...

WOW!! So beautiful & sparkly...love the vibrant red outlined in gold!!

zgagi said...

Gorgeous card. Love your coloring.

mtscrapgal said...

The gold embossing is perfect for show casing the lovely Peony Scrolls stamp. With the festive sentiment you've made a wonderful Christmas card. Thanks.

rscholz said...

Beautiful card. Love the gold heat embossing. Nice touch. TFS

Ria Montefalcon said...

Wow! I love the bright red colors and the sparkly sentiment, so classy and beautiful

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous!! I love the use of the gold - so perfect for Christmas!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your card is just gorgeous - I love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

bev p said...

Even though it's not a traditional Christmas flower, it is just stunning! Love the outline done in gold embossing. It just makes it so elegant. Beautiful. Thanks so much.!

MTPatB said...

Water color is so pretty because it adds the extra dimension of shadows and a subtle background. The gold embossing, twine, sequins, and splatter all add up to a very beautiful card!

Michelle Axelson said...

Gorgeous blend of colours and gold!!

Leonor said...

love those colours

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is so lovely and pretty! The gold embossing is gorgeous! I really like how you photographed it too! This could be in a magazine!

Dodie said...

Your card is so pretty and elegant!

Karen H said...

I love your beautiful card, it's neat to see the pic of your runway inspiration!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful combination of red and gold in a gorgeous holiday card!
Holiday Hugs,
Michele

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love the gold with the deep reds! Beautifully done! Loved all the lovely details!

Rose said...

The red & gold together is stunning! A very elegant card!

Karen R said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love the gorgeous red flowers and the pop of gold adds so much. Great job!

Liz O. said...

WOW ! Erum, your card is stunning!!! I need to get those stamps and scraplift this one, it is absurd lutely gorgeous, TFS!
Have a wonderful day!

Daria said...

Stunning card! This is so elegant and beautiful. I love everything about this card. TFS.

Nandini said...

The card looks really rich and vibrant. Absolutely love it!

Rahmat said...

Lovely card, very different card with this set.

Ellie Knol said...

o, WOW, LOVE your card... it´s just perfect!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card for the holiday. I love Altenew stamps. You did a wonderful job. Your card looks store bought.

Lanae said...

Love how all of these components come together! Such a pretty card. Everything works together really well!

Anna Natalia said...

Super pretty!

Tracy said...

This is a gorgeous card.

Kathy BM said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card! I love how you have used non Christmas stamps to create a beautiful Christmas card.

Angela said...

I think this is a great card for Christmas. The card is gorgeous!

Bev Karolak said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. :-)

hilhashi said...

Such pretty flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love this project!

Christine Canfield said...

love that background!

Lynn Hardy said...

Wow! Your card is simply stunning! I have the peony scrolls stamp set but haven't inked them up yet, so thank you for the inspiration!

Sue D said...

This is gorgeous--I like all the sparkle.

Sandy Griffin said...

What a WOW card.

Crafty EllenH. said...

This is an amazing super pretty card!!! :)
Really pretty made sweetie!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! I love how different the flowers look once you add stems - lovely! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway, and Happy New Year! :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

Simply breathtaking card!!! LOVE the gold touches - absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Aleksandra said...

Erum the card is gorgeous! I love the combination of red, gold and brown... it looks great, so elegant... as all of your incredible work.

Sending hugs,
Aleksandra

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