Dec 20, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello and welcome!
Today I am so honored and excited to be one of the stops of Taheerah Atchia’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza :


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!

The Sponsor of Todays hop is Neat & Tangled, they have some of the cutest sets like the one I used Beary Merry. They also have some amazing stencils as well. I used the Tree Duo as my background.





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 Neat & Tangled 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!

Thanks for stopping by and if you are not my follower on Instagram I would love you to follow me @cealp






161 comments :

  1. Love your card! I love how you made the background of stamped trees! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love the stenciled background. Such a cute card!

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  3. Super cute card! Love that stamp set! Happy holidays.

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  4. What a darling card... you did a great job masking!

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  5. Cute card! Love that bear!

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  6. Love the cute image with shadow background trees, so beautiful!

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  7. You created a lovely scene with this cute bear, he's one of my favourite Christmas stamps!

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  8. sweet card - love this cuddly bear:)

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  9. So cute! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Love the card, great use of the stencil for the background. I love it!

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  11. This bear is so cute and tree stencils add so much.

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  12. wonderful card, Ceal! the bear among the presents is so cute!

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  13. Wonderful card love the colors and the big ole bear with the cheery pile of presents

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  14. Love the rustic and darling scene you've created.

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  15. I need to get that bear! We moved to the mountains this past summer so bears are a theme up here. Love your card!

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  16. This is SO pretty! I love the layered look of the trees! This is so pretty!

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  17. Fabulous bear. I like the pile of gifts in from of him.

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  18. How 'un-bear-lievably' adorable your little bear is, surrounded by the pretty trees and his stack of gifts! Thank you for sharing your amazing inspiration at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
    ~carol

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  19. Love the stenciled trees in the background and that adorable bear! Wonderful colors!

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  20. Adorable card - love the layered stampings and the great, festive colours.

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  21. So cute! That stamp set looks fun! Thanks for sharing your great card!

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  22. Oh this card is great! Bears, Christmas, colors and joy!

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  23. That is one lucky bear. He looks happy. Smiling here.

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  24. Cute design! I like the looks of the layered trees in the background and that you gave the cute bear lots of happy presents to open.

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  25. Such a cute little bear card! I love the trees behind him and all the presents that are "FOR YOU." He looks like he is pushing the presents towards you. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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  26. That's a great tree collage. It makes a super background for the bear.

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  27. What an adorable card! The trees in the background look fabulous, and your little bear is just TOO cute. Thanks so much for sharing your talents to inspire us in this special event.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  28. Great coloring. I like the tree background for this bear.

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  29. Gorgeous card - the bear is beautifully coloured and the background is perfect!

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  30. Love the huggable bear.
    the trees stacked on each
    other make a great forest.
    thanks for sharing.

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  31. Super cute. I love the bear and your layered trees. Great coloring and a great design. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

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  32. Lovely card! Thank You for sharing.

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  33. What a festive, cute card. Love the tree background!

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  34. Awesome card!! Love the bear with his presents!!

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  35. ADORABLE card, so sweet. Thanks for sharing it. Tracey Magner

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  36. What a cute card! Thanks for sharing the idea to stencil the background trees.

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  37. What a pretty card with the trees behind this cute bear.

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  38. This bear is so yummy, you've coloured him so well, & spying the stamp set it looks like he comes with many items to hug in those huge paws x

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  39. Sweet card. Great little scene. Beautiful colouring too.

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  40. Fun colourful card ! Thank you for sharing your creation !

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  41. Beautiful!! Love how you stamped this and the colors are so vibrant!

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  42. I just love the background you created for this adorable bear!

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  43. What a cute bear card. I love the tree stencil.

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  44. Pretty card and very sweet bear. Love the stenciled tree background.

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  45. So cute! Great tree layering - that's a cool look. Love your vibrant colors!

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  46. Such a fun card! I love the evergreens in the background. Your bear takes center stage. Well done! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Love your adorable card!

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  48. what a sweet bear. He looks like he's in a Canadian forest with all the trees behind him!

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  49. I really like the overlapping of the colors in the trees, while keeping the bear and of course the presents distinct. Thank you.

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  50. Very sweet card - love the bear and your stencilled background!!

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  51. I have these same tree stencils and love them. They are so much fun. Great card.

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  52. Darling card and
    love the background
    tree stamping.
    Carla from Utah

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  53. Hope that bear is sending one of those presents to me! So cute.

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  54. Such a cute bear with present on your card.

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  55. Love the bear on your card.

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  56. Your background is wonderful and sets off the cute bear, beary well!

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  57. Super card! I love the forest of trees in the background!

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  58. I love how you did the tree background and that bear is too cute!

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  59. Love this adorable bear--so sweet! Your coloring is fantastic!

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  60. Very adorable card. Thanks for sharing...

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  61. Pretty card. I bet you could make a bunch of these at home or on the go! Lovely

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  62. Such a wonderful card. Love the bear. Thanks for sharing...

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  63. Adorable bear and such a sweet little scene!

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  64. Fabulous card, Ceal! Love the bear and all the presents :)

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  65. Such a cute card. Thank you for sharing.

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  66. Cute cute cute! Love your cards, as always Ceal!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  67. You know, I always seem to forget about stencils until I see someone use them, and then I think "Those are brilliant; why don't I use them more??" What a perfect way to create a little forest behind your bear. I also enjoy the little snowflakes you added to the background to really fill in the scene. Thanks for sharing such a great card and reminding me of the simple ways to make my cards look better!

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  68. I love the background of stamped trees. What a great idea! It's a darling card. Thank you for sharing.

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  69. Absolutely adorable! Love that cute bear!

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  70. fun card! love the trees in the background!

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  71. Love your adorable bear with the presents! Your tree background complets your lovely Christmas scene!

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  72. Love the bear! So fun. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  73. I love the bear and the background trees--adorable card!

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  74. Awww, how sweet Ceal, love this bear.

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  75. Such a beautiful card, love your background trees!

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  76. Pretty card. Great job on masking.

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  77. Great card. Love the bear and the trees in the background.

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  78. How cute! Great job on the background "forest".

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  79. Great stencilling for background and I love, love critters so the bear on the front is absolutely adorable. :O)

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  80. Love how you did the trees in the background.

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  81. So cute and fun! A great Christmas card.

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  82. OMG that bear is too adorable!!!!

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  83. Love Neat & Tangled and LOVE your fabulous coloring of the adorable bear!!

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  84. The stenciled background looks great behind the cute bear.

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  85. Great card! Perfect for the holidays!

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  86. That little bear is too cute. Love the card.

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  87. Love the bear and the trees with those fun presents! Thanks for participating in Taheerah's great event!!

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  88. That sweet bear sitting in the forest is so stinkin' cute!!

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  89. The stenciled trees are so fun with the adorable bear! Great card!

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  90. Adorable! I love the forest of trees and abundance of gifts surrounding the cute bear.

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  91. Ceal, this is adorable!

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  92. Love that background full of trees!

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  93. Such a cute bear! I love the pile of presents in front of it!

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  94. Love the stenciled trees in the background of your supercute bear Card!

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  95. Loving that sweet bear and the layered, translucent trees in the background!

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  96. Cute card! Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Very cute!! The bear is just to cute!

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  98. Your card is so cute! That bear has no expression on his face but maybe because he's trying to be very patient until someone says he can tear all those presents open. I love the trees in the background and the color of all those trees. You're coloring is spot on. What a great card! Thanks for showing us your adorable card and for giving us the chance to win something. I love Neat & Tangled!

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  99. Very cute card and great color combination!

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  100. I like the great furry look you got on the bear!

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  101. Great CAS design, use of Bright colors...makes a Great birthday card too by switching sentiment! Reminds me of Yellowstone National Park in the Spring.

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  102. Very cute and sweet. Love the fun background.

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  103. Very cute card! Love the bear!

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  104. SQUEAL!! Just FUN!! I just ADORE this Card!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

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  105. Love that bear stamp set. Your card is great.

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  106. What a cute bear!! Love this card.

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  107. Lovely card with great colouring. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  108. You've got some awesome layering there, Crafty Lady! Way cool!

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  109. Such an amazing card - I admire your patience in putting it together as I know it required a lot of masking!

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  110. Adorable card, love the bear.

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  111. I love the homey bear card!

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  112. Cute card. I like the duo tree stencil you used for the background.

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  113. Cute card. Thank you for sharing.

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  114. What a gorgeous colourful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  115. I have got to get that bear. He is so cute! I love the background you made for him.

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  116. Oh how I love this bear stamp and how clever to nestle him in a little grouping of trees! Just darling!

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  117. Clever idea creating a background of trees for your sitting bear and all the gifts, Ceal. Love how colorful this is. Happy New Year!

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  118. That’s a great, very unique card design !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

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  119. Love your little bear sitting in a forest of trees.

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  120. Cute card, great coloring.

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