Saturday, December 5, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello!  I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing hop/extravaganza!!! Read on for full details on how this hop works, and possibly giveaway info. *wink wink*



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 have created several Christmas cards using the same image and sentiment, but with various colors and patterned papers to keep things interesting.  If you are like me and you have lots of cards to make at Christmas time changing the colors can keep you from falling asleep in the middle of your work hehehe!







Both the little snow fairy and sentiment are by Penny Black, I used various Copics for coloring, Stickles on the wings, and Wink of Stella on her outfit.  The patterned paper comes from a mix of Fancy Pants and American Crafts.

Now don't leave just yet...


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 WOW! Embossing Powder, (woo hoo!) 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!

And Happy Crafting too!
Lisa

187 comments:

Oliev said...

I love the use of patterned papers, very nice!:-)

Effie said...

Lovely variations....

vinita jain said...

Omgosh! All are so beautiful in all variation of colors, love them!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Oh so cute!!!! i love your coloring, fabulous job!

Taheerah said...

What a fantastic set of cards, your colouring is awesome! Thanks for being a special part of my event! xoxo

Sabine Edelmannn said...

So so cute! Fantastic set of cards!

Natalie Winterstein said...

So cute and fun! :)

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Too cute! You did a terrific job colouring them all. Cheers.

cm said...

I agree that mass producing needs "something" to keep it entertaining, and you've certainly showcased how to do so with this array of cute AND classy cards you've created. You've breathed life into this charming image with your impressive colouring! Mega-watt smiles guaranteed when these fairies alight in people's mailboxes! Thank you for the inspiration and for being part of Taheerah's wonderful Advent series!
~c (carol)

Sharron said...

So adorable! Love the sweet snow fairy and your fabulous coloring!

Dana said...

Fabulous cards!! Cute image and awesome coloring!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the wonderful image & coloring of the image.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

paperpapier said...

what a stunning array of cards! Love the simplicity of it yet with unique detail such as the stitched-like border makes the card looks so stunning!

"glow" said...

The color combo you chose for this card is incredibly beautiful! thank you for sharing:) sincerely

Lynn Hardy said...

It must have taken you ages to colour all those! So cute!

Sabrina said...

Your cards are so gosh darn adorable and so beautifully colored!!

Brandi R said...

How precious are these?!?!?! Absolutely adorable cards ♥

Dotty Jo x said...

How lovely! Such a sweet image, a gloriously swirly sentiment and a pop of patterned paper - card making heaven, Jo x

Anita in France said...

Such cute images, Lisa ... and such wonderful colouring ... they're magical! Anita :)

Mary Holshouser said...

A darling card.
Love the idea of changing up the colors
If you are making a large number - it gets kind of dull
doing the same thing over and over.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card and for offering a prize.

Kathy Mc said...

Great idea, Lisa, to vary your colors. Surprising how much that changes the look of your magical fairy!

Barbara said...

Lovely idea. Changing the colors and the background papers gives the cards a different look and keeps mass production from becoming boring. The cards are really cute BTW!

Helen Gullett said...

Your cards make me smile! How fun!

LauraJane:) said...

Sweetness!

cghundley said...

These are fabulous
and so cute! Lovely
coloring.
Carla from Utah

BethieJ said...

Such DARLING Cards! LOVE that sweet image!!
Have a GREAT Day!

Christine Traversa said...

So creative!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great way to keep awake while making tonnes of Christmas cards..mix up the pp! I love the image and great cards.

Leanne said...

Lovely cards!

NanW said...

Cuties!

Janis said...

Super-cute set!! The image is adorable and so fun in all the different colors.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

graham Brand said...

Your cards are so cute and your colouring is AWESOME.

Flo said...

Love this set of cards. You did such a great job coloring, so cute.

Lisa Gross said...

So colorful love the cards.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

These little fairies are so cute

Michelle said...

Cute!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards! I'm going to make a set like this for next year, definitely looks like much less hassle!

Shona Chambers said...

Such cute little cards, that image is so adorable!!!

Michele Henderson said...

Your Christmas angel is adorable! Love those pretty colors too!
Take Care!
Michele

Shelly said...

Oh, these are soooo cute!!

StampinLouie said...

Your cards are so adorable and creative. Love the colors.

jintyoo7 said...

OH my, so lovely :-)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

Irene Grau said...

Awesome coloring on all of them!

Rahmat said...

Lovely coloring, and a great sentiment.

Jeanie said...

Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for the inspiration!

Greta said...

Love the sweet image & beautiful coloring! Darling cards!

Helen F. said...

Such a sweet set of cards, love the amazing coloring and 'different' outfits on this little cutie ;-)

Dorothy Kovak said...

Precious image! Love all the variations of color. TFS

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Pretty stamp mage. Awesome coloring.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling cards Lisa. Love the sweet image and the different color combos. The touch of sparkle looks wonderful.

Harriet Skelly said...

Love these cards - your coloring is fabulous!

Miriam Prantner said...

Adorable set of cards! Love that little angel and the great coloring.

Amy C. said...

Sweet collection of cards!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling cards- love the sweet image and your change up of colors is wonderful!

Lagene said...

WOW! These are precious! Love your coloring! I love this Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous work. Love the sentiment with this image.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous coloring! Love that design!

Robin said...

Your coloring abilities are out of this world!! I love your shadowing technique, too. Your work is very impressive!

Linda Droege said...

What a great pairing of colors and patterned papers to make each card unique. Such a clever idea.

~amy~ said...

Love your sweet card set!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL cards Lisa!!!
WOW - what a SWEET design and GORGEOUS colours & colouring!!!
They are sure to warm the heart and bring a smile to everyone on your Christmas mailing list :)
THANK YOU for sharing!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW, these are amazing and so is your colouring. Great cards.

Corinna said...

These are adorable! Wonderful colors!

Sue D said...

Very cute set of cards. I like the image to go with this sentiment and the changes in color.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

a darling set & nice variety of looks.

jessica said...

What adorable cards Lisa! These are so cute!

Maureen Hayes said...

She is an adorable image no matter what colo scheme, but I like how you changed it up for variety! Some WOW embossing powder for the sentiment would be pretty too😍 Thanks for participating in the hop, I am enjoying seeing what everyone is creating. It is so fun.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a beautiful set of cards! Your coloring looks awesome!

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing.

Frozenstamper said...

Stunning coloring and the PB image is so cute!

Barb said...

So pretty and whimsical!

Daria Z. said...

Very sweet and your coloring is amazing!

mandalj said...

Lovely set of cards! Your colouring is fabulous!

Berina RGA said...

Lovely cards!! Very beautiful!! Love the sentiments!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Denise Fonda said...

The little Snow Fairy is adorable and I love her little leg warmers. Your coloring is terrific, I am a new card maker but the cards look like you could feel her if you touched the little fairy!

Colleen said...

What a cute little snow fairy! and I know what you mean about getting bored...good idea to change out the colors and the pattern papers!

Toni C said...

Very sweet cards, love that they aren't typical christmas.

Scrapthat said...

So very pretty :D TFS

Nandini said...

Gorgeous cards! The coloring is absolutely fab!

Cathy Homan said...

I love this image! Your cards are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

Mom Cheryl said...

The little girl is quite cute but I love the sentiment. Great job!

Danielle said...

Adorable :)

Leslie said...

That image is absolutely darling and I LOVE the sentiment with it!! SO CUTE!!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Wow - such a beautiful image! Fabulous card!

StampingbugKerry said...

Love the coloring! I was thinking about this sentiment on the way to work and on the way back today. I need the sentiment! I've got a beautiful set of angel wings that I'd love to have accompany the sentiment! Pretty, pretty card! :)

Debbie Vasel said...

Over the top coloring skills.
So cute and playful!

Erum said...

OMG! these are so freakin cute!

Angeline Choo said...

Wow!! Love all the different colors you used. Simply beautiful to make a series of cards like this

Rosemary said...

beautiful and sweet set of cards!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

wow what a beautiful beautiful set of cards...so gorgeous to look at the details
and Thank you for a chance to win
Cheers
Dr Sonia
soniasv@rediffmail.com
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Beastybunny said...

Great card! And fantastic coloring! That little girl is adorable!

Lisa Petrella said...

So sweet! Your coloring is awesome! And I love the color combos you used!

Jayell said...

Very cute!

Unknown said...

Darling cards!! The pattern paper backing nice touch.
Lu C

Charlene said...

These are just darling!!!

Kathy BM said...

Gorgeous cards - love your colouring and the cute image.

Dana & Glen said...

Amazing! Your coloring is fabulous and I love the whimsy of the images.

Joanne Simpson said...

I love this!! The little girl is so whimsical!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the coloring of your snow fairies.

Irene said...

Wow! Your coloring is fabulous!!

kit cochran said...

One of my favorite Christmas cards so far. I love the stamp set. The sentiment font is beautiful and classy. The angel is adorable and your coloring is amazing. Great card. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

What an amazing and pretty set of cards!! Whoever receives one needs to frame it and keep it forever!

10s4funmom said...

Love your coloring and choice of colors!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are adorable. Love your coloring.

hthole said...

Way to go! great coloring. Thanks for sharing.

scrappin_in_AK said...

cute set of cards

Sherisse Ang said...

Love the adorable fairies:)

Margaret said...

Darling little snow fairy! I use WOW ep - great prize!

AZ Lyn said...

Love your fantastic set of cards!

M R Leech said...

The sentiment, Let Heaven and Nature Sing--I love it!!

Janet Zeppa said...

Such an adorable image and I love how you coloured it!

Megan said...

Glad you made it through all the cards without falling asleep :). Nice variety.

CraftyPaws said...

Perfect sentiment for this image. I love all the color variations too. Beautiful!

Danielle Dietz said...

Love, love all the different color variations!

Jennifer Greco said...

Beautiful! I love how you made variations and kept this gorgeous image as the focus of the card!

Memories by Manda said...

Your fairies are so sweet!

Memories by Manda said...

Your fairies are so sweet!

Alaska .Kris said...

So cute! I make two or three of the same style before switching to another!

rscowtown said...

that fairy is adorable!!! Love the colors!

Patricia Gentilini said...

Omg the cutest card I've seen

Aileen (mum) said...

Aren't they the cutest. I love how you coloured them all in different colours. I have admired this little cutie of Mo's forever but living in a very hot climate have never considered purchasing but looking at her in all these colours with no emphasis on the cold has me rethinking.
Beautiful collection.

D.Ann C said...

She's a cutie now matter how you color her!

Carolyn Burch said...

OMG that fairy is SOOO Cute! I love all the different color versions you did

Denise Gutshall said...

The fairy is just adorable! Thanks for sharing how tips on how to do mass production with some variability! The different backgrounds do change the card.

A Crafty Person said...

Adorable fairies.

Nicole Scholet said...

Thanks for sharing!

Phyllis Rodriguez said...

great job on the coloring

Laura Miller said...

what a novel image for "heaven and nature sing" - - fantastic copic coloring

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, so sweet! I love all the coloring combos and the peek of patterned paper as a border.

theCook said...

Beautiful cards!

Peggy Joyce said...

Well that was interesting.....clever.

Donna Cala said...

Spectacular coloring! Great job!

D- said...

Your cards are adorable. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Debra said...

Great use of the products and design!

Melitta Ball said...

Such wonderful coloring and such a sweet card! Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Melitta

Maureen Chandler said...

What a sweet card - love all your different colors - lovely!

Lanae said...

Very cute!

Ruby N said...

Beautiful set of cards, Lisa!

BunnyD said...

What a sweet image! Love your colouring. Very pretty

Elizabeth said...

Just a little difference between them, cuye card

sandie said...

cute card

Jana Bolster said...

Funny, I'm looking at your cute card listening to Christmas music and guess what songs playing?

Cheryl L. said...

Really nice colors and shading!

Lucinde said...

Cute cards!

Dodie said...

Lovely job! The patterned paper adds just the most special touch!

bev p said...

beautiful coloring. I am so not there yet! just got my first alcohol markers. as much as I love to color, I have resisted for at least a year. your color selections are amazing. thank you.

Liz O. said...

Super cute set of cards Lisa! TFS!

joy said...

Love this image, your coloring, the card design and the variation in colors, too! Beautiful cards!

Crafting Circle said...

gorgeous cards

Lindsay Weber said...

So cute!

Jackie Aune said...

Wowed, I absolutely love your cards and color. I think I need to add these stamps to my wish list.

Debbie A said...

Very pretty cards!

Linda T said...

What a truely adorable card! Beautiful coloring. Love the sentiment.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

So stunningly sweet and love every detail! Gorgeous coloring too

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colouring. :-)

zgagi said...

Great cards, beautiful coloring. TFS

Nicki Wong said...

Adorably sweet!

Carol w said...

Adorable cards....love that stamp!

Diana Jack said...

Those are stunning! Thank you for sharing your creations!

rscholz said...

Sweet card. Love the coloring. TFS

Ria Montefalcon said...

What a sweet card, love the coloring and the clean and simple style

Patty said...

OH WOW!! This is one of my most favorite set of cards from this entire hop!! I could never dream to color that beautifully!! I have some Penny Black stamps and they are always so cute!! I'm truly in awe!!

Christy Q said...

Such a lovely set of cards!! your coloring is just superb!

Daria said...

Cute image, lovely coloring/shading.
I love that sentiment.

TFS.

Sue said...

pretty

Patt H. said...

She is soooo cute! Love the cards & your super great coloring!

barbara macaskill said...

This has the OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO factor big time!!! LOVE the adorable image and the sentiment is perfect! Adding these stamps to my MUST HAVE list right now! Thanks for the inspiration!! TFS!

Leonor said...

so cute!!

Joyce said...

What a cute stamp. I loved how you colored it. Good job.

Kim Faucher said...

Cute... What a fun image!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very cute set of cards! Your colouring is beautiful!

Karen R said...

You did a beautiful job coloring this adorable angel and the use of the patterned paper really made the focal points pop!

MTPatB said...

Cute little fairy. Nice coloring.

Angela said...

Oooh! I love Penny Black stamps! Your coloring is gorgeous on each card!

livingonair said...

I love to color with Copics... and the idea to change backgrounds so as not to get bored is GENIUS!

Nikki said...

Love your cards. Your coloring is fantastic.

Debbie Anemaet said...

An amazing card!

Buttarcrafts said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful cards

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us so many samples of your work. Terrific coloring.

Anna Natalia said...

I love your coloring.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous coloring!

Shelley C said...

Just darling!! I like how you pulled the colors for the image from the paper.

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love this project!

Christine Canfield said...

the coloring is just gorgeous!

Sandy Griffin said...

What beautiful coloring.

Karen H said...

I love embossing! I think nothing else can achieve such impact & you get a lot of bang for your buck! Thanks for sharing!

 
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