Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


Hello everyone!!!!
I am one of the stops today, i.e. the 6th day of  the Advent Calendar Extravaganza by the totally awesome Taheerah Atchia!
So excited and absolutely honoured to be part of this event again!
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!


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 Altenew 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! 

I made two cards for this event. Here is my first card:

Altenew Peony Bouquet pencil colored for Advent Calendar with Taheerah Atchia

For both my cards I used Altenew's Peony Bouquet stamp set.
Here I used masking to create a floral border. I coloured the flowers using white Faber Castell classic pencil and a white gel pen.
The word "merry" is cut using Silhouette and I glittered the alphas to add the christmasy touch.

And my next card is a shaker card!

Altenew Peony Bouquet watercolored using distress inks for Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


This one looks a lot like the one I made last year for Advent Calendar Extravaganza but I really wanted to make a typical red and gold Christmas card this time too and followed the inspiration graphic by Altenew. Here I have watercoloured the flowers using distress inks and added black paint splatters to the background.




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 2016 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!


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237 comments:

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~amy~ said...

Your work is always gorgeous! Love your beautiful cards!

Shameless Sweets said...

Love the way you combined a shaker card with such a classy look. Just lovely.

Jenny D said...

I LOVE your shaker card! The peony is so beautiful!

gayatri v said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Simply stunning
Cheers
Dr Sonia

I Card Everyone said...

E.T. thanks for proving to me that this Peony can most certainly withstand a little Winter love!!!
=]

BunnyD said...

Both your cards are gorgeous! The first one is so unique! Love the way you added the extra white to the flowers. Brilliant!

Rae Dalphine said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Stunning, striking cards...beautifully done. Cheers.

Sathya said...

Super classy and Rich!!!

pcm said...

these are gorgeous!

Natalie Godfrey said...

OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.
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Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh my, your cards are just stunning. The reds you used with the GOLD is just so yummy. Thanks for sharing them with us:)

Leanne said...

Both gorgeous cards.

Bunny said...

Beautiful water colored flowers. A lovely card. Those paint splatters really add to it.

CathyL said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous!

Debra Rumpza said...

Stunning rich color! Lovely to use the Peony on a Christmas card!

Cynthia Cole said...

Wow! Such beautiful cards!

CORNISH said...

Gorgeous cards made with this stamp set. I like that the red is very bold and the red and gold is very elegant.
DebbieC

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are gorgeous! The shaker card is just stunning.

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the red flowers. The
white ink and the shading is
wonderful.
The shaker is gorgeous. Love
those red flowers. Again
the shading is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Savidge said...

Love both of your cards, especially the second one! Great work!

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

Thank you for sharing the two card design. My favorite one is the shaker card with the blossoms. Such a whimsical card. Great job.

A Crafty Person said...

OMG These are two gorgeous cards!! I love the red peonies on your first card.

Linda Droege said...

Such dramatically different designs, but both outstanding. I love peonies any time of year!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous!

merryf said...

oh my goodness, that shaker card is stunning!

Mary W said...

Altenew never looked so good! The MERRY card is amazing.

Betty Keefe said...

love how you used a non-Christmas stamp to make such gorgeous cards!!

Mary W said...

Altenew never looked better. Your Merry card is amazing!

LauraJane:) said...

Both are Altenew Lovely at it's best in your creative hands Erum!

Zina said...

2 beautiful cards thanks for sharing your work

Beastybunny said...

Those are absolutely stunning!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Gorgeous. Love the colors used.

Chris Handy said...

Two beautiful cards. You inspired me to try to make these also.

Annheidel said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Who would've thought Peony Bouquet would make such pretty Christmas cards? Love them!

Marianne said...

Love love love the first card. It goes to show that you don't always need Christmas images to create beautiful and festive Christmas cards.

Scraplea 1 said...

Oh wow, beautiful! The first one is very pretty and the shaker card is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing on this fun hop!!

Rajni Chawla said...

Both are STUNNING!!!

Trina said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing them.

cghundley said...

Very pretty and I
love the shaker
card!
Carla from Utah

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you, E.T. (Erum) for the beautiful cards. I love the red and gold card as it is so Christmasy. I appreciate your work.

Flo said...

Your celebrate shaker card is so pretty and elegant. Love it.

MaryAnne said...

Love your cards. They are so elegant and beautiful.

Betty said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous!

Shelly said...

WOW! Stunning cards!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! These are stunning!! Love this stamp set. It's nice to see ideas using them for Christmas cards.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Oooh! Love that Merry card - ever so chic!

Abby said...

Love the white on the rich red of the the Merry card.

Kleri F said...

Great cards!The shaker card looks super dimensional!Lovely!

StarSpry said...

What lovely cards! I especially like the "Merry" card :)

Jan Clothier said...

What beautiful cards! I have this set and have never thought of it as a Christmas set, yet it's so lovely in these cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Thisted said...

lovely cards so very holiday

Lindsay S said...

Love the bright red card!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful and festive cards!

Bonnie J said...

Stunning work!

Melissa Friedrich said...

These peony cards are so beautiful, love the white colored one and the vibrant red watercolored one, just stunning!

Laura Peddicord said...

Your cards are so pretty. I'm glad I don't have to choose my favorite one, because I'm not sure that I could. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

Janis said...

Whoa.........that red is a show-stopper!!! LOVE both cards!! Oh, my...I must try using more red this season!!! Gorgeous.
<3 J

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Sissyc said...

Such beautiful cards. I love love love the red, it's so vibrant.

Sissyc said...

Love the red card, the color is stunning.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Beautiful, elegant and fun. Love the shaker. Very classy.

M R Leech said...

Absolutely gorgeous use of the Peony!!!!! So Christmasy!!!!!!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your elegant shaker card. Rich colors...gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Moosisk said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning cards. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Sharron said...

LOVE your cards! They are each so different but equally stunning! Thanks for such wonderful inspiration!

Barb said...

Gorgeous cards!

Barbara said...

Both cards are so beautiful! I love the elegance of the red card and I love the shaker card, too! Actually, it's elegant as well!

Debbie A Smith said...

Wow your cards are wonderful, but I am loving your first card. It is so unstated and simple yet Oh so beautiful.

Nikki said...

Your cards are lovely. Love the shaker.

Sue McRae said...

Your cards are stunning. I love how the white flowers pop against the rich red background and your second card is so elegant with the red and gold.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Stunning cards!

Helen F. said...

Oh what elegant Christmas cards! Your coloring on the shaker card brings that beautiful peony to life and the white embossed flowers on red is amazing!

Joyce Casaldi said...

I was so inspired by your white in red I had to share it with friends, and I can't wait to try it!

Jacki said...

I love the highlighting you did to the first card, striking!

sherried said...

Love both your cards!

Rema said...

Gorgeous cards!

NanW said...

For both of these cards the coloring is amazing. They are stunning.

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Debbie Vasel said...

Way to go!
Always feel flower cards are the most spectacular.
Like the shaker card.

Anita in France said...

Wonderfully rich, bold and striking, ET ... these are both just beautiful! Anita :)

Rose said...

I really enjoy seeing different ideas for Christmas cards with non-Christmas images. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! Really love the shaker!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are stunning! That shaker is so elegant, but the first card has me swooning, so well done!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Both cards are stunning! Love the bold color of red you used.

Theresa said...

that peony is gorgeous. thanks as always for sharing.

cm said...

You've nearly rendered me speechless with your gorgeous cards that feature the peony transformed beautifully in Christmas blooms! In awe....complete awe! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
~carol

graham Brand said...

WOW! These are stunning cards and your are so talented.

Susi K. said...

Both of your cards are stunners! Love how you used Peony Bouquet in the holiday card - TFS!

Patricia Mello said...

Amazingly bright watercolors. The shaker card is elegant.

Nikki said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, really love the first one. Nikki

StampinLouie said...

Your cards are beautiful. I have that set but. Would never have thought of using it for Christmas. Now can stretch my stamps!

luvhymns said...

Both cards are stunning. And I love how you took the white gel pen and pencil to make the red flowers just pop.

Isabel Z said...

OMG, your cards are little works of art--simply stunning.

bev p said...

I NEED that stamp! I love how you did the red and white: so clever and just delightful. And then I saw the red and gold and my jaw dropped! It is stunning. Please don't ask me to choose. They are both simply beautiful and beautifully simple. Thank you.

Teri W said...

I love the use of a non holiday floral!

Laraine R said...

Awesome cards!

Janelle said...

Wow! These are both so elegant and rich looking! Lovely designs and details.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Erum, these are absolutely gorgeous cards! This is my all time fav. set although I don't have it yet but hope to someday... TFS!

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely cards - very glam.

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous use of this flower for a Christmas card.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

these two cards are just lovely, but I think my favorite is the bottom one!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Erum! Love the red with the white highlights and images. So classy. The traditional red and gold card looks so pretty. The water coloring is amazing! Love the rich colors... and those splatters.

Tasha Dawson said...

What a lovely card.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your shaker card.

Denise Bryant said...

Love these absolutely gorgeous card! The flowers are amazing! Fabulous colors and details! What a treat it would be to receive either one in the mail! I'd frame it!

Lynn Hardy said...

Two stunning cards, but I am head over heels in love with your shaker card! I love the bold colours and classy design.

KVencel said...

Love these card designs......both are so elegant!

Lisa Gross said...

Beautiful cards love the red on the one.

Betty Sue said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful! Love the shades of red!!

Denise Gutshall said...

What stunning cards! I love classic, simple look of the first card. The flower on the second card is gorgeous and what a clever shaker card!

Robin Platt said...

Beautiful cards. I love the deep,rich red color in both.

Mary Alice Varallo said...

Gorgeous cards. I never would have thought to use the Peony Bouquet stamp set for Christmas cards!

Patt H. said...

What fabulous cards! They are both stunning. Love the designs & the beautiful coloring.

Melissa Bi. said...

Wow - these are so stunning! I especially love the second card because I am loving gold right now. The recipients of these cards are really lucky!

Rose W said...

Your cards are great. Really like shaker card. Beautiful

craftymom205 said...

Both cards are gorgeous.

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards! I absolutely love the first one. The white printing on the red card...LOVE! It's absolutely stunning!

TK said...

Stunning! Wow!

Cheryl B said...

How creative to use the peony to make Christmas cards! They are beautiful!

Joyce said...

That red and gold card is just gorgeous!!!!

Jackie said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards!Absolutely gorgeous!! Love what you did with both of them

Jen said...

Wonderful, vibrant colors! A great way to get both a Christmas look and a special occasion look from non-Christmas stamps

Roberta said...

Wow! Love your techniques you shared for both cards. Love the shaker card with it touch of traditional color scheme. Love the elegance of the 1st card. Thank you for sharing.

Dana & Glen said...

Absolutely stunning! Amazing coloring skills.

Nives K said...

Gorgeous cards!

vicenta ghylin said...

Fantastic cards. Love your shaker card. Thank you for sharing.

Oliev said...

Amazing cards!

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the merry card! :-)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Wow, wow, wow -- your cards are absolutely amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and certainly, the inspiration!!

loulou said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but my favourite is the shaker such a fabulous design and awesome colouring.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like the colors of your gorgeous cards.

Sabine Edelmannn said...

One of my favourite stamp sets and you turned it into two gorgeous Christmas card! Love the merry card!

Unknown said...

First visit to your blog. Plan to return.
Love use of white pencil & pen on Merry card.
ingrid

Elvira said...

Love the stamp set, just gorgeous.

mgpm said...

Such beautiful designs. Bold and with a touch of bling!

Jen W. said...

These are both stunning but I especially love the first one!

cheryltownley said...

Wow, these cards are both so classy and stunning. It is hard to believe that they are both from the same stamp set. Really inspiring.

JBrady said...

Great projects! I love that shaker in particular! :)

KimS said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!

Hannah said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

LI$@ A creations said...

Nice card! I like the traditional red and gold colors.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I just love both cards. The first one is my favorite because I love the contrast of the white on red. Very pretty!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oh wow! Both cards are so rich and beautifully done!

girl with a curl said...

WOW two absolutely stunning cards! I love them both, they are soooo gorgeous. What a fabulous idea using a non traditional flower for a Christmas card with traditional Christmas colours very very creative, love, love, love them both. Have a truly amazing day. Cheers Donna Z :)

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards! Love the rich red, so gorgeous with the stamping. Great job!

Lori Kobular said...

Love both cards, but that shaker card with that rich colored poinsettia is just gorgeous! Love the gold shaker goodies!!

Lori Kobular said...

Two beautiful cards! Love all that beautiful red and gold! The shaker card is brilliant!

Char K said...

this is one of my fave stamps sets and you've used it beautifully!!!

Irene Grau said...

Fantastic cards. I'm totally CASEing the Merry card -- love the elegance and how simple it is for mass production. Thanks for the idea!

Dana said...

Wow!! Both cards are stunning!! Love them both!!

Christy Q said...

Stunning cards!! I love the floral frame on the first one - red and white are classic colors and you rocked them!

Happy Grandma said...

Beautiful cards! The use of white in the first card is exquisite!

Megan said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Daria Z. said...

Love that you showed how you can use non-Christmas stamps to make two gorgeous Christmas cards!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous cards! The stamps are fantastic!

Colleen said...

the peony is a stunning card, OMG really love that one! the other is so pretty too, love that you made it a shaker!

Amy C. said...

Stunning cards for the holidays!

Shona Austin said...

Both cards are wonderful. I love the peony stamps too. The red with white is stunning. Thanks for showing them to us.

LC Lamothe said...

Your cards are both absolutely stunning! Such beautiful, rich colors! So impressive!

Marina said...

Beautiful cards! I love the red and white color combo, must try this myself.

Gabriela Seminario said...

Very elegant cards!

Lisaerica said...

Drum, gorgeous as always! I love that stamp set and the colors are just striking. I remember your card from last year it was one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Deb said...

Oh my! Those peony cards are gorgeous! I think they've jumped to the top of my wishlist!

Karen B. said...

I adore your use of the bold red.

mandalj said...

Both your cards are so striking and lovely!

Jean Bullock said...

Exquisitely made.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Jaw dropping beautiful. I keep staring at both cards, they are wonderful. Starting to follow your blog now, I love your work.

Me said...

Love how you used peonies, not the usual poinsettias, for Christmas cards!

Richa Maurya said...

Hey Erum...Such Beautiful cards..love the use of red and gold...I came across your blog through insta..and cheecked out work ...its awesome...Now I am a fan of your cards and your coloring..
Love
Richa(your new follower)

Nox said...

Wow - both those cards are beautiful - but that first one - WOW! It is stunning! Love the white embossing on the red - just gorgeous!

Maja said...

Both cards are amazing!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous cards!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Simply jaw dropping - both cards are gorgeous, i particularly like the white pencil to colour in on the first card - so simple and elegant. but the red and gold flower in the second card is stunning. WOW!

Bobby said...

Your cards are amazing. The white on red is so eyecatching but the vibrancy of the red peony is stunning to say the least. And with Distress Inks. Beautiful job.

QuilterLaura said...

Wow, that is amazing!

Suz said...

Never thought of peonies as Christmas flower before,but these cards are gorgeous. Way to expand my outlook, thanks.

Suz said...

Never thought of peonies as Christmas flower before,but these cards are gorgeous. Way to expand my outlook, thanks.

Martha Harris said...

I would never have thought to use the peony stamp on a Christmas card, but your cards hve opened my eyes. They are both stunning!

Angela said...

Your cards are amazing! The first card is absolutely stunning. Glad to see someone else loves their Polychromos pencils! The second card is just as beautiful! It's hard to believe Peony Bouquet could make such beautiful Christmas cards, but you have definitely achieved that in each of your creations!

Irene said...

Wow! I am blown away by both of these cards...love the use of a non-holiday stamp on these cards!

Rose said...

Your cards are super gorgeous. I've wanted to do some shaker cards this year and yours is a beautiful example of one. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Kulbir Kirkland said...

your cards are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing

donna mikasa said...

Amazing, Erum! That is all....

Cheryl said...

Pretty

Clara Callon said...

Holy smokies! So beautiful

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic colors on your cards!

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful cards, love the intense red!

Love2papercraft said...

Wow! 2 gorgeous cards! I was hugely impressed with the first one, but then mesmerized once I saw the second one (& I didn't even get to actually shake the card lol)! JUST WOW!

Amy Ames said...

Your cards are stunning!! Your poinsettia is absolutely beautiful 😊

RoseLilac said...

These two cards are so beautiful!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow so stunning! I love that you've created such festive cards with a non christmas stamp!

Christine Canfield said...

wow, these are stunning! very vintage!

Kari D said...

Just SO STUNNING! Your cards are gorgeous and dramatic! LOVE them!

Bev Karolak said...

Just beautiful cards! Love the Peony Bouquet stamp set! :-)

JoAnne R said...

Wow.. this is so beautiful. I love how the details pop from your gorgeous color in the flowers.

Laura Miller said...

WOW - - really gorgeous. And an example of not having a specific poinsettia flower - - but taking a leafy flower and putting in red - - works fabulously!

Samantha Mann said...

wow! i'm blown away by the elegance of both cards! love the red! and love the gold in the sequins on the shaker card! i've never seen a more elegant shaker card! wow!

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous and so very elegant!! Love them!

Alaska .Kris said...

Those are both simply stunning!

Cris G said...

Wow!!! Your cards are all pieces of art!

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