Saturday, December 2, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello everyone!
This is my third time being a guest for the abofreakinlutely rad event "The" Advent Calendar Extravaganza hosted by the amazeballs Taheerah Atchia. The sponsor today is the amazing company we all love; Altenew. The only new thing this year is that now I am part of this awesome team! YAY!



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!

Altenew Build A Flower Poinsettia watercoloured with distress inks + Antique Gold crisp embossing powder | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I heat embossed the Build A Flower Poinsettia from Altenew with Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder onto watercolour paper. I used distress inks as watercolours.

Altenew Build A Flower Poinsettia watercoloured with distress inks + Antique Gold crisp embossing powder | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I have shown how to layer this Poinsettia flower to make it look more fuller in THIS post.
I did the same technique again for this card. 

Altenew Build A Flower Poinsettia watercoloured with distress inks + Antique Gold crisp embossing powder | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

There is tons of dimension on my card. The leaves and flowers (and some petals) are all on different levels. 

Altenew Build A Flower Poinsettia watercoloured with distress inks + Antique Gold crisp embossing powder | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I hope you liked it!


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! 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!

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Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Oh stunning !! Those dimensional poinsettias look fabulous and the bg too :)

CarlavdM said...

I for sure like your card, it is awesome, live the whole look of it.
This is a lovely surprise behind door 2 ;o)

Clare Dempsey said...

This is a fabulous card! Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Colleen said...

Absolutely stunning card! Your dimension and colors are just so lovely!

vinita jain said...

So much depth and dimension in this beautiful creation! Every time I enjoyed each of your creations!

Kristie Goulet said...

So very gorgeous!! Love!

~amy~ said...

absolutely GORGEOUS.

Aunt Min said...

I Love the rich colors and depth of your poinsettas!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Nope, I don't like it. I absolutely L*O*V*E this spectacular
and stunning card. The dimension is awesome and the coloring fabulous.

happyscrap said...

Wow! Your card is beautiful! And it’s very professional. Thank you.

Donna said...

This card just pops off the page. That gold embossing powder and distress oxide inks really are gorgeous! Thanks so much for the fun hop!

JmB said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. The flowers look so realistic and jump off the card. Thank you for sharing.

Karen B. said...

Beautiful, bold poinsettias, what a gorgeous card!

Deborah Kaye said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card! I love all the dimension with the poinsettias!

Jean said...

Such a beautiful card!Very elegant!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is so gorgeous! I LOVE the pretty poinsettia and all the wonderful details!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh my! This is absolutely gorgeous! The poinsettias look so real! Amazing!

Betty Keefe said...

this is so gorgeous, Erum - snd love the pretty pale blue and green for the background!

skatermom said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Bobby said...

This is gorgeous, Erum. I can't stop looking at it.

Lagene said...

WOW! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Kathy Serrahn said...

Beautiful card

Theresa Knopf said...

Stunningly GORGEOUS!!!!!

Trina P. said...

Stunning card.

Lynn Hardy said...

Wow - what a wonderful card!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous! Please note, though, that the link to your previous card is not working (i.e. you forgot to insert the link).

Jan Elmore said...


Gorgeous poinsettias....great color!

Meg Crawford said...

This card has so much depth! I like that you didn't leave the background white.

Denise Bryant said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the poinsettias and your fabulous coloring!

cm said...

The colour, depth and dimension of your poinsettias is absolutely amazing, Erum! A work of art that, if it were in my home, would be framed and showcased as Christmas decor! Stunning! So glad you're part of Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
~carol

NinaS said...

wow. Stunning card and amazing coloring.

Cris said...

Liked it?? I adore it...one of my favorites so far.

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful.
Love the gold edging.
The layers give the flower
so much depth.
thanks for sharing.

Polly said...

This is so elegant.

Kim Salito said...

Your card is beautiful. You did an amazing job coloring, it actually looks 3 dimensional.

Stanlee Runner said...

Amazing card, I love the poinsettias.

Betty said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

Sarah M said...

Always love looking at your beautiful cards. Love the poinsettias!

Dee Earnshaw said...

oh my this card is just stunning. LOVE the distressed look and the splatters:)

Vickie Buehler said...

Stunning card- a real eye-catcher! Great job on the coloring!

Cynthia Cole said...

Absolutely gorgeous poinsettia card!

Mary W said...

You really made this stamp shine with super coloring! WOW

A Crafty Person said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I love how you achieve the multi layered look.

barbara macaskill said...

Poinsettias are one of my two favorite flowers and yours are absolutely breathtaking! I think that if I touch the petals I would feel the softness of them.your card is total perfection! TFS!

Megan said...

WOW! So gorgeous!

Unknown said...

The red from the poinsettias are so stunning!

NanW said...

Wow! The background is stunning and the flowers are amazing.

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in this fun event Taheerah hosts each year!!

Theresa Robinson said...

What a beautiful card! Looks like you could dive right in!

Jan Clothier said...

Beautiful stamps, beautiful background, beautiful colouring!

Sharron said...

Truly stunning! The soft background is so lovely and the poinsettias are gorgeous--beautiful coloring!

Sandy M said...

Such a gorgeous poinsettia card. But then again, all your cards are special.

Memories by Manda said...

Gorgeous card! The gold embossing with the red is stunning. Lots of dimension to love too.

Annheidel said...

Wow, gorgeous card!

Vivian said...

Beautiful flowers! The gold embossing adds such an elegant definition.

Shelly said...

Oh my, this is stunning!!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, Erum! Your card is stunning! So rich and beautiful. I love it!

Margaret said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful and the red poinsettias are so vibrant! thanks for sharing.

Natalie Winterstein said...

Wow, your card is absolutely stunning! Love.

Teresa Doyle said...

Serum, this is gorgeous, the dimension on this certainly adds to the WOW factor. Simply gorgeous

Janelle said...

Absolutely LOVELY. All your details are inspiring.

Aletha J. Williams said...

I love seeing dimension on cards and you hit this one out of the park. Beautiful work!

Sue LD said...

Gorgeous--I like your coloring and the gold embossing.

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

Absolutely stunning!

Amy C. said...

Gorgeous poinsettia card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

STUN-NING!!

CatherineD said...

This is so beautiful. I love your poinsettias, stunning.

pcm said...

beautiful!

Deeps said...

I am just drooling over this card. The poinsettias are amazing. Love the watercolor.

Darlene Wood said...

I love love your card. The gold and scarlet are beautiful together. Also love the layers. Adds so much dimension. A lovely card. I would love to get this stamp set.

Dana said...

Wow!! Your coloring is amazing!!

Greta said...

Love the poinsettia image & your card is just stunning!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

What a beautiful card, the poinsettias are so real looking!

Pennie Glasser said...

Really pretty poinsettia card!

Barbara said...

This card is stunning. I love the dimension and the vivid colors on the soft background!

Fran said...

Those flowers just jump right off the card - AWEsome dimension!

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful card!

Char K said...

this is stunning!

Tracey M said...

Your card is STUNNING, so pretty!!! The embossing is amazing and the poinsettia is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this amazing Christmas card. Tracey Magner

Kristen Olsen said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD! VERY STYLISH AND "UPTOWN"!

Barb said...

Just beautiful!!!!!

Barb said...

Just beautiful!

Teresa Doyle said...

This is stunning Erum, the colour of your poinsettia is so rich and vibrant and the dimension on the flowers looms amazing.

Jen said...

This is a beauty! Great dimension and great watercoloring.

Stacey Palmer said...

Beautiful card!!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Breathtaking card! I adore everything about it from the dimension to your color choices!

Abby said...

WOW! Beautiful! Love the poinsettias!

Heather said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the gold embossing and all that fabulous dimension!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card. I love the poinsettas.



Karthikha said...

Oh my! Lovvvveee this gorgeous card! I remember your previous Poinsettia card and the stunning coloring on that! This one is super beautiful with all those dimensions!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very pretty. Love the gold and saturated red.

vicenta ghylin said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Amy McCue said...

What beautiful poinsettias!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card.

Lorie Brunner said...

You created a very beautiful card!!

Laura Peddicord said...

The 3-D effect of the poinsettias and their leaves is amazing. It's always fun to learn from someone who is so talented. Thank you for sharing!

Annalisa Young said...

What a great use of almost decoupage technique to make your card pop. Also, I love the background. It's just the right accent to your bold flowers. I'm really bad at backgrounds, so I try to notice when people get it right, and I think you definitely did! Thanks for sharing!

Irene Grau said...

Truly lovely!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply gorgeous!

Debbie Selby said...

The poinsettias look like they are leaping off the card. The shadows and depth is done so well.

Christine said...

The watercolor background complements the gorgeous flowers so well.

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Erum. what a beautiful card.

Bev Karolak said...

Stunning card! I love the way you layer the poinsettias. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Mirella said...

What a stunner of a card, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Nives K said...

Gorgeous card, Thank you for sharing.

mandalj said...

Your cards never fail to amaze and stun, in a good way of course! This is beautiful!

Mary-Anne V said...

Stunning and beautiful...love the design.

Patricia Mello said...

What beautiful poinsettias!! Awesome job.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Well...quite simply a gorgeous card! Cheers.

Nox said...

This is a wonderfully dimensional and just STUNNING card. It literally made me catch my breath, it is so gorgeous!

Nox said...

Wow - this is just a stunning card! It made me catch my breath it was so gorgeous. Wonderful painting and dimensional elements.

Henriëtte said...

I don't like your card, I LOVE IT! What a bright colours and dimension on this card, great work Erum, thanks for this gorgeous inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful poinsettias! Your work is just wonderful.

Diane Stricker said...

Gorgeous card. Your coloring is fantastic.

Gerrina said...

Great how the embossing just let the colours pop more!

Leanne said...

So happy to find the mystery door lead me here to find the Poinsettias I love. Georgeous card!

Sissyc said...

What a stunning card. It is absolutely beautiful.

Susan White said...

Beautiful Poinsettia Card!!

phlower said...

Oh, wow, what a stunning card! Beautiful composition, color choice, and technique!

Bagheera said...

Erum - this is art - gorgeous card - gorgeous use of colors - Love your work

Dean Inman said...

I absolutely love this card. There is so much depth. The gold is amazing. I am going to try and make a similar card.

Tess

Michelle H said...

You did such a wonderful job with this card. Absolutely stunning.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Beautiful colours on those poinsettia's & the gold edges are gorgeous to set off the edges x
Don't remember if I have commented on this before, sorry if I have

Joy Meadows said...

A really beautiful card; love the layers of the poinsettias. Your coloring is superb, too.

mgpm said...

Really gorgeous card. The colors are so vibrant and the poinsettias are stunning!

Debra Rumpza said...

Oh my. I love your coloring... very beautiful.

lritchie said...

Stunning is all I can say, the depth and dimension in this card is amazing. Great way to do this hop, lots of fun!

Sue McRae said...

The poinsettias are gorgeous against your soft water colored background!

Laurie said...

Beautiful card! I love the dimension of the poinsettias!

Amanda Osborne said...

Love love love this!

Marg said...

What a colourful card. I really like how the gold embossing highlights the petals.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your watercoloring with Distress Inks is gorgeous! But the Poinsettia from Altenew is absolutely fabulous to use and show off like this! Am in love with you beautifully designed card!!

Lyn Roberds said...

Love Altenew stamps, your card is absolutely beautiful with such depth, it turned out amazing.

Franka M. said...

Stunning dimension achieved on this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Daria Z. said...

Your bright, bold poinsettias are just beautiful! Your watercolor is perfect.

Lynne in NI said...

Wowee, what a stunner! LOVE your poinsettia stamp, and your coloured BG is gorgeous too :)

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic card! I love all of the dimension you created!

Iris said...

Such a pretty card - love the gold embossing and the vivid red poinsettias.

Judie said...

Absolutely stunning card!

justasiam said...

This is an example of my favourite style of card...bright and cheery!

Roberta said...

Stunning!, Amazing! & Oh my how beautiful! all come to mind with your card. Love what you did with the leaves. Thank you for sharing.

Patt H. said...

All I can say is WOW! Those gorgeous flowers just pop right off the card! Beautiful coloring!!

Bunny Dobbie said...

Lovely card. Can’t go wrong with beautiful poinsettias!

SueT said...

The poinsettias are so vibrant. Lovely.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how you did your flowers.

Melissa Bi. said...

Wow - this is stunning. Beautiful watercolouring. The gold embossing and sequins add a nice elegant touch.

StampinLouie said...

This is such a beautiful poinsettia stamp. Love the extra dimension you gave it.

Dana M said...

Wow! Amazing color intensity and texture. Love the colors.

Francine D said...

Lovely card. I love the dimension on the pointsettia! lovely.

emagine said...

those poinsettias are gorgeous I love the good and deep reds together. the dimensionality is stunning

Flo said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love it.

Dawn Kloman said...

Breathtaking

Nandini said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! The coloring is simply fabulous!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!! Your coloring skills are awe-inspiring for sure!

Katie Baird said...

WOW!!! This beauty actually made my heart beat faster. Absolutely stunning!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Such a beautiful card! Love how you colored the Poinsettias - they look so real!

cghundley said...

How pretty this card
is, looks like stained
glass.
Carla from Utah

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my goodness ! Your card is so beautiful ! Your poinsettias look real ! margessw@icloud.com

Jayell said...

Beautiful watercolouring on the poinsettias. Gorgeous card.

Barbara Rokke said...

Beautiful! I love how the flowers pop out - they are very vibrant!

Linda Droege said...

A masterpiece! Totally wowed by the dimension and the watercloring. TFS

Patty said...

Gorgeous card. Love the color and dimension.

Kati Caprara said...

Erum,

These poinsettias are just beautiful! I just love red. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Nouveau Chef said...

Oh WOW - that card is a work of art! I love the dimensional quality of the poinsettias. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Rae Moan said...

Very pretty card. I love the layering.

Oliev said...

Beautiful card!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the soft background. So pretty.

Lieve said...

Wow, your flowers look so real ! Amazing !
And great background too.
Thank you for sharing your amazing talent !

My Kraft Kloset.Kim Klinkovsky said...

Just stunning!!! Love your colors, patterns, design, and amazing stamps and coloring. Love it!

Teri Smith said...

I don't think I've ever seen a more beautifully watercolored poinsettia. Absolutely beautiful!

Avra Williams said...

Beautiful card!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Pretty pretty poinsettia Card, LOVE all the dimension!

Sabrina said...

Very beautiful card!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Very beautiful card.

AndreaH said...

Wow your card is GORGEOUS. Thankyou for being in the 'twisted blog hop'��. I love all the build a flower stamp and die sets and id love to get them all. Love your take on the card and your colouring is just perfect. Thankyou also for sharing your talent xx

Ruby N said...

of course your work is gorgeous! xoxo

merryf said...

what a spectacular piece of art! This card is stunning!

Lori Walker said...

Those poinsettias are ah-maze-ing! Love, love love!

Lisa A creations said...

Very cute Poinsettia card!

Isabel Z said...

I love what you created!

Debbie A Smith said...

Oh my...your is so pretty an festive.

Christy Q said...

Oh my goodness, this is just breathtaking!!! I love the dimension and fullness you created with that stunning poinsettia!!

D.Ann C said...

What pretty poinsettias (poinsettiae? lol) and I love the background colors you used!!

Sharon Nez said...

Your card is stunning Erum!! I love the dimension you created with your watercoloring! So beautiful! I purchased this stamp set from Altenew, however, I haven't had an opportunity to use it yet. This card has inspired me!! Thank you for sharing! ☺

sunnee63 said...

wow! the background is beautiful yet it doesn't distract from the beautiful flowers!! thanks for sponsoring!!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Red poinsettias and gold get me every time!!!!

Helen F. said...

Oh my! Those poinsettias are gorgeous! LOVE this, Erum

TinyCrafter said...

Your poinsettias are so stunning! That red color is beautiful and the embossing makes them pop. I love to emboss! Those sequins add just the right touch. Not to much and not to little, it's just right. Last year I bought a poinsettia plant but it was blue with glitter on it! It didn't last very long but it was pretty while I had it. Thanks for showing us your pretty card and for giving us the chance to win something. I can't wait to see what else is on here. I have lots of Altenew stamps but I don't have this one. I might have to think about it.

Ingrid said...

Truly one of the prettiest Poinsettia cards I've ever seen! I especially love that background. Just gorgeous. :)

QuilterLaura said...

WOW! That is just stunning!

Beastybunny said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the rich colors. It is so elegant!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your poinsettias are so beautiful, Erum. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us all.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

nancy y said...

gorgeous card, such wonderful watercoloring! Thank you for sharing!

Laura Miller said...

You truly have a gift in water coloring - - the flowers truly look 3-D. I know how to do shading but you take it to the next level. BRAVO!

Sam B said...

Stunning card! Gorgeous background colors too! TFS!

Kari D said...

As always, ET, your coloring is incredible and your card layout is spectacular. I learn something each.and.every time I look at your blog!

Beverly S. said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! What a beautiful poinsettia card! It needs framing! :) Thanks for sharing during this busy and happy season! :)

Robin Platt said...

What a lovely card. Poinsettias are quickly becoming a favorite holiday stamp set.

Chrystyna said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. The dimensional poinsettias just pop out of the card. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Chrystyna said...

Lovely card, so vibrant! Thanks for sharing!

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