Monday, December 7, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello crafty friends! I'm so excited to be joining Taheerah on this fun blog extravaganza. Be sure to read how this event works and how you can win!




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!



Today I created a card with Newton's Nook Designs Whispering Pines and Simply Seasonal. I love that Jennifer Jackson designed the set to make watercolor evergreens easy to achieve. For more on my card check out my video.


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 Newton's Nook Designs 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!



148 comments :

  1. oh my goodness Jess this is SO SWEET!!!! I love how you've pulled together this whole scene and the varying colors of the trees make it feel more realistic!

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  2. What a wonderful card. Makes you feel like you are right there...out in the woods on a crisp winter day. Cheers.

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  3. Love the whole wintry scene with your beautiful trees, Fabulous!

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  4. Sweet Scene, thanks for sharing! :D

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  5. Beautiful scene! Looks so pretty!

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  6. A card anyone would be excited to get. The color values on the trees are perfection. Love love love!!

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  7. Wonderful card! Can't wait for my "Whispering pine " stamps to arrive now! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Like the forest scene.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. A gorgeous winter forest scene that makes me want to bundle up and join the sweet dogs for a walk. So pretty; so peaceful! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's fabulous Advent series!
    ~carol

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  10. I love your card! I'm so glad that I've just ordered the Whispering Pines strap set now!

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  11. there is so much depth in this card.
    The scenery is beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love love love this! The water coloring is gorgeous! :)

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  13. Oh how cute are those two furry friends looking into the forest! Fabulous card!

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  14. Beautifully serene!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm headed down to the craft room and try creating a forest like yours - awesome feeling of serenity in your scene!

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  16. Beautiful forest scene, Jess! Love this stamp set from NND :-)

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  17. Awesome card. Love the forest. Thank you for sharing!

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  18. I just love the kitty and pup silhouettes in the snow looking into that beautiful forest of trees! Love this pretty card!

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  19. Just wondering what those two doggy friends are thinking of doing!

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  20. LOVELY Card!!
    Happy Holidays!
    Have a GREAT Day!!

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  21. I am waiting for my tree set - this is so beautiful - thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Beautifully made
    card and the little
    critters on it are
    delightful!
    Carla from Utah

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  23. Really pretty card and I love the "snow" glittery look with the perfect pearls sprayed on. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Awesome card, Jess! You've rocked the Whispering Pines set lately!

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  25. Beautiful scene card!! Love the stamping!! Very nice!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  26. Your scene is so beautiful! Thank you too for the video.

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  27. Thanks SO much for the video, not only did I learn a lot about how to create a background and foreground, but I also learned that Bob Ross's videos are available on Hulu! I used to watch him as amid on PBS all the time and would love the chance to be able to watch him again as an adult. Thank you for participating in this fun Advent hop. I really enjoy seeing who is behind the door each day and learning from and getting inspired by each of you.

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  28. Lovely forest of trees...very pretty.

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  29. Those little silhouettes gazing out at the Christmas tree forest are just a delight, Jess ... such a sweet scene! Anita :)

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  30. very preaceful woodland scene.

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  31. Wow!! The trees are gorgeous!! I love the scene you created!!

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  32. This is the sweetest card EVER! I love the dog and cat between the trees! Just amazing!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  33. WOW, Jessica. I love how your forest has come alive. Very nice outcome! Great tips in there as well. TFS!

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  34. Those little critters looking into your beautiful forest are just too cute. Great card, Jess!

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  35. a simple moment in time shared with a friend, a sweet card!

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  36. Such a wonderful scene with all those trees! Thank you so much for being a special part of my event Jess! xoxo

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  37. Love your forrest, it turned out so nice. Great scene with the silhouette pets.

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  38. Such a pretty car Jessica. Lovely scene. Those trees are amazing.

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  39. Sweet card. Those little critters look like they're just awestruck by the beauty of the forest. Lovely!

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  40. This card is great. I'm glad you did a video, I wasn't sure how to acquire the multi color look on the trees. I just love the puppy and kitty!!

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  41. Beautiful card! What a great use of the Whispering Pines stamp set! I think it has to go on my wish list!

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  42. Such a beautiful pine forest card!

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  43. Love those tree images - such a pretty card!

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  44. Fun! Love the forest scene you created....and the rounded corners too! :)

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  45. Adorable card! Love all the trees ♥

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  46. Love the beautiful variegated trees and the sweet dog and cat!

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  47. Love love love your card. A must have set!

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  48. What a fabulous forest of fir trees!
    So beautifully done!

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  49. Beautiful wintery scene! The trees look fantastic!

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  50. The trees look fantastic but the little cat and dog really top it off :)

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  51. Out of the 3 cards I love the peacefulness you've achieved in the dog and cat sitting watching the forest. Stunning!

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  52. Such a lovely festive scene, beautifully done. Hugs Bev x

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  53. Oh my goodness... What a gorgeous and very lovely card!!

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  54. Wow what a lovely scene ... I love it !

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  55. What a great card! The ribbon at the top is just perfect!

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  56. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the water-colored look!

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  57. Such a sweet scene -- love the doggy and kitty silhouettes! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  58. Wonderful colors on the trees. Such a sweet scene, too.

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  59. What a peaceful scene this is!!!

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  60. BEAUTIFUL card and FABULOUS tutorial Jess - it was FUN to watch you ink up your forest, LOVE the colour and depth!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION!!!

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  61. Terrific card Jess! The dog and cat just make me smile and I love the flirty font.

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  62. This stamp sure is a winner, and you made it proud (as usual!)

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  63. This is lovely with the repeated stamping of the trees, and the pets looks fun.

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  64. Very nice! I think you're very talented. Merry Christmas Jess!

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  65. Love how you did the Christmas trees.

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  66. Love the card!!! Thanks for including the video detailing the creation!

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  67. Love it! Made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. I just love how the animals are looking upon the scene.

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  69. Soo pretty and visually dimensional with the different shades of green in the forest. Love

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  70. Fantastic forest scene, amazing with those shades, so much depth. The little pet silhouettes are adorable.

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  71. love the trees!! and the red/white stripe across the top just makes it pop!!

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  72. pretty winter scene and love the pop of red in the ribbon

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  73. I love the forest scene, especially the silhouette of the dog and cat!

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  74. The card really draws you in... as a visitor along with the two animals looking into the forest - cool

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  75. Cute card. Great use of the products and design!

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  76. Wow this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  77. Love the forest! makes you feel like you are on a walk with them! Blessings, Melitta

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  78. Wonderful card - thanks for the video too!! Merry Christmas!

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  79. Very peaceful, could almost hear the wind thru the trees!

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  80. Terrific, you really got the forest effect!

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  81. loved this video and the techniques used. the forest looks wonderful

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  82. Great card. I enjoyed the video very much!

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  83. Love this! I'm waiting for the whispering pines set to come back in stock so I can buy it.

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  84. Beautiful, serene card. Love it!

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  85. I loved the stamp before I saw what you did with it, and now I really love the stamp. Thanks so much for sharing your process as well as the 'mistake' correction; that's what helps us newer card makers the most. I thought the card was done, but the pop of red and white really made it complete! Beautiful. Thanks so much.

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  86. I had been looking for trees and now I found them. Love what you did HUGS

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  87. Love the little critters enjoying the beautiful scene.

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  88. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait to get "Whispering pines" to play with that stamp set.

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  89. Love your technique. Great card.

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  90. Sweet card. Love the trees. TFS

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  91. Beautiful card, love the scene and silhouette

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  92. This is very sweet!! I love wintry scenery on cards..I haven't tried to create one myself but yours is awesome!

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  93. Love this adorable scene you created!!

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  94. Lovely card! I think the little silhouette images add a lot to the design. Thank you for the video tutorial.

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  95. Beautiful card! Love the different shades of colour in the trees. :-)

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  96. Love the card! Thanks for the techniques!

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  97. Very cute... Always love clusters of trees

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  98. This is gorgeous! I love this stamp set! Such a beautiful scene! I enjoyed watching your video too!

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  99. Thank you for taking the time to make the video. I love your forest.

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  100. Thanks for the great video. I love the trees and you did a beautiful job watercoloring them. And the pop of red was the perfect addition1

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  101. I saw this stamp set when it first came out. It was different than the usual "Newton" style but I really liked it! Your card is beautiful!

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  102. I like the use of the rounded corners. Something different.

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  103. Wonderful,gorgeous,unique Christmas card,it's awesome!!!

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  104. I love the forest you created. The pop of color at the top was genius. Thanks.

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  105. Lovely winter forest scene. The cat and dog are the perfect touch!

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  106. Awesome card, I love this stamp set, I am waiting fro it to come back in stock.

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  107. This card made me smile. So sweet.

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  108. I love the wee silhouettes, perfect touch!

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