Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

 Hello, crafty friends, and welcome to a special event!


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!

Here's my project for today: 
I used the Newton's Nook set, "Beautiful Baubles", along with a sentiment from Mama Elephant "Merry Greetings". 

And I made a 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 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.

Thanks for visiting :) 
Isabel Z said...

What a beautiful card.

~amy~ said...

This is so pretty Michelle! Love your watercoloring!

Meg Crawford said...

Love the colors and the ornaments! What a beautiful card!!

Maureen Jones said...

Simply gorgeous! The silver embossing makes your ornaments seem so real.

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, the ornaments are absolutely gorgeous! Wow. Unfortunately, the video isn't available to watch you in action. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a beautiful and soft look you created with these gorgeous ornament images!

Avra Williams said...

Beautiful ornaments!

Linda Droege said...

Love this Bauble set and your choice of colors. Thanks for participating in the Extravaganza.

Mirella said...

What a lovely and elegant card - very classy design!

mgpm said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS. Such pretty colors! I love all the swirls.

Rose said...

Love this card! I especially like the colors of the beautiful ornaments.

Lindarub 25 said...

Love the coloring of your ornaments.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

This is utterly beautiful! Wonderful colour choices...love it. Cheers.

Cynthia Cole said...

Gorgeous ornament card!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card, Michelle - would love to watch your video only it's "unavailable" - i'll come back and watch when it gets fixed!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors!

Betty said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful colors!

Melissa Friedrich said...

This card looks so pretty, love this Blue and green color combo for these beautiful ornaments.

cm said...

Michelle, your baubles are incredibly pretty; the embossing and water-colour really enhances their intricate design! Your colour combination...oh my! Eye-catching! So thrilled to see your creativity and inspiration at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
~carol

mooch said...

Love the layout and colors. Like how you colored the baubles and background as well!

JmB said...

Gorgeous card. Those baubles are yummy and I love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

Lieve said...

Oh wow, this card is a beauty !! Great baubles in super colours ! Thank you for the inspiration !
(unfortunately I wasn't able to watch/open the video).

Sam B said...

what a beautiful card - your coloring is wonderful!!

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful card, love the blues.

bev p said...

Bummer...the video link came back with "this video is unavailable". Did you make YT angry?? Love your baubles--in my favorite color combos!!! Thanks.

Tracey M said...

I love your card, so pretty and I love the colors you selected. Thanks for sharing a wonderful Christmas card. Tracey Magner

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such peaceful colors, I love the soft quality your lovely card has. Thank you for the beautiful holiday inspiration!

Annheidel said...

Pretty card! I love the colors.

vinita jain said...

How pretty, love the glass look on the beautiful baubles!

Stanlee Runner said...

Absolutely beautiful card. The ornament are amazing.

barbara macaskill said...

This card is stunning! I love your color choices and the beautiful background! Very delicate and elegant! TFS!

Irene Grau said...

Lovely ornaments!!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous coloring on these beautiful ornaments! Lovely card!

Karen H said...

Your water colored ornaments are gorgeous, lovely card. I couldn't see your video so I'll check back.

Greta said...

Oh wow--some of the prettiest ornament stamps I've seen! Your coloring is gorgeous & makes me want to use my Zigs!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous card!! love the colors you used. So pretty!

NanW said...

Beautiful!!

Jen Scott said...

Amazing card! Thank you for the tutorial.

Laurie Liebich said...

Beautiful card - love the sentiment

Barbara said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Love the beautiful colors and the design. Wow!

Betty Keefe said...

your card is gorgeous, Michelle and loved watching you design it!

Daria Z. said...

Fabulous color combo on this beautiful card!

Mary Holshouser said...

The colors on the ornaments are
beautiful. they have so much
depth - look like they are popping
off the card.
thanks for sharing.

Karthikha said...

What a beautiful card!! Lovely colors and a very pretty design! :)

judy said...

Lovely card and beautiful color combination!

sunnee63 said...

your colors make this design feel like it glows!

Jan Clothier said...

Such glorious colours - the baubles are spectacular!

Shelly said...

Oooh, this is so pretty!

Oliev said...

Beautiful card!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

So elegant and magical with your gorgeously watercolored ornaments!! Thank you for the tutorial and showing us the versatility of Newton's Nook stamps!

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful ornament card....love your watercoloring! Happy holidays!

Deborah Kaye said...

Beautiful ornaments and gorgeous coloring!

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow, this is so beautiful... I love your color choices.

Memories by Manda said...

Pretty ornaments on your Christmas card. Love the blue and silver combo.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Theresa Robinson said...

Beautiful card!

Annalisa Young said...

I literally said "Wow!" out loud when I saw this card. I don't often think of NN for elegant cards (It's Newton! He plays in things adorably!), but this is so sophisticated and lovely. This stamp set is lovely, and you used it to its fullest effect! I love the watercoloring, your choice of colors, how you did the background...so, basically, I loved everything. Also, that was a great instructive video on what you did and why you did it, so I have subscribed. Thanks for participating in Taheerah's advent calendar; I look forward to seeing more from you!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a gorgeous cad. The ornaments are so pretty...just dangling there and sparkly and such. Delightful! Thanks for sharing in this special event.
Karen Letchworth

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful ornament card!!

Melissa Bi. said...

So elegant. Love the colours.

Jennifer said...

BeautifuL!!!! Love your color choices and the artist quality of your card

lritchie said...

Lovely card, the colors are beautiful, love NN!

Teresa Doyle said...

Michelle, this is beautiful, I somehow missed seeing this bauble set in the store. ♡ it!

pcm said...

beautiful ornaments!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours and your watercolouring.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Details on those baubles is amazing & the colours you chose made them really pop, we just call the thingy me Bob a crown, know that's not really its tittle but that was a child's decision. x

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Very pretty card!

Jean said...

So elegant and pretty!

Dana said...

Fabulous watercoloring!!

Megan said...

Love all your touches of shimmer!

Abby said...

Great card! Love the colors.

QuilterLaura said...

That card is just stunning!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing...

F. Andre said...

The colour combo on this card is fabulous. Thanks for sharing the technique video.

Scraplea 1 said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for participating in this fun event!!

Patricia Mello said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sue LD said...

Gorgeous ornaments!

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful card!

StampinLouie said...

Love the watercoloring. You make it look so easy!

Jeanne H said...

What beautiful colors you used on this card. I will have to try to get the same with the inks that I have. Super well done, Michelle.

Nox said...

I love those ornaments - that is a great colour palette you used!

Patt H. said...

How pretty, Michelle! I love everything about this gorgeous card!

Char K said...

lovely!

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - love the fancy ornaments.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful ornaments! Love the colors you used!

My Kraft Kloset.Kim Klinkovsky said...

Another stamp company I've never heard of. Thank you. This is STUNNING. Love your design. It's just beautiful. Happy Holidays!

Kristen Olsen said...

Beautiful card! Love your color choices and the entire card!

J Sirak said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the colors. Fun hop!
Ldyjs@outlook.com

cghundley said...

Oh how gorgeous
this is. Love
the embossing.
Carla from Utah

Laura Peddicord said...

Your beautiful baubles are painted fabulous colors which make them even more stunning. I really like everything about your card. It's just so pretty.

mandalj said...

They really are Beautiful Baubles! So lovely!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, this is so elegant and the
colors are divine.

NinaS said...

Stunning card.

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is just gorgeous! I just love this pretty ornament set and you have given me a wonderful new inspiration on how to make it look beautiful!

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful trio of ornaments!

Sabrina said...

OH MY.... Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love the colors and the shine is so beautiful!!!

Nives K said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for the inspiration.

Lonya Mathys said...

Love your color choices. Lovely card.

Patty said...

Your card is stunning...my favorite of the day! Thanks for the video!

justasiam said...

This has to be one of my favourite colour combinations for a card!

Polly said...

That is such a pretty stamp set. And I love seeing how others colors with the Zigs. Great card.

Sandy M said...

I'm getting those same markers for Christmas and can't wait to make a card as beautiful as yours. Absolutely gorgeous card.

Kim Marie said...

Stunning colors! LOVE the coolness for the season!
Kim Marie

CarlavdM said...

I toooo find your card wonderfull and beautifully coloured tooo.
Thank you for explaining how you made the card.

S. B. said...

Beautiful card! You make the coloring look so easy!!

Laura Turcotte said...

such a beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

I tried to post a few times but it did not seem to publish so disregard if this repeats. I just love this card. the water color with the embossing is just so pretty. I always love dangling cards to begin with and this one is stunning. The video was also a bonus and I just love the joy to you and msentiment I am a child of the 60"s

Christy Q said...

So beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your process with the video - your watercoloring is just lovely!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful water-colored ornaments, Michelle! This is gorgeous

Francine D said...

Beautiful card, but i really like that shimmery background

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous ! margessw@icloud.com

NinaS said...

Stunning card.

Judie said...

Beautiful and elegant! I love this card!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE those baubles! So pretty!

phlower said...

A beautiful card! Love the composition and your color choice!

Lagene said...

Absolutelu GORGEOUS! Thank you for the video!

Lisa A creations said...

Gorgeous ornaments! I love the colors you used.

Beastybunny said...

Sooooo pretty! Love water coloring and this one turned out great!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Ooooh, such a beautiful card!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, your baubles are gorgeous!

Vickie Buehler said...

Beautiful card! I love your technique with the Zig markers. Great job!

Bobby said...

The ornaments are beautiful.

Dana M said...

Gorgeous card! Fabulous water coloring and color selection.

vicenta ghylin said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for making the video and sharing your ideas.

Shanna said...

I love your ideas!

Ruby N said...

love the colors!

Kim Salito said...

Great card, thanks for sharing.

Dean Inman said...

Their is such a beautiful card. The color palette is gorgeous.

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Beautiful, Elegant CAS colorful creative work of art. Amazing what a stamp, Clean Color Brush Pens, Water, Shimmer CAN create Beautiful Works of Art! Great Job! Well Done! These baubles are a welcome addition to one's arts and crafts arsenal.

Andrea Shell said...

Such a lovely card! I love those watercolored ornaments!

nancy y said...

stunning card, the colors are truly delicious!

Roberta said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

Lyn Roberds said...

The card is so serene & beautiful and the colors blend so beautifully.

Tracy said...

So pretty, love the colors.

Christa said...

Beautiful watercolor card!

Lori Walker said...

THANK YOU for the video! That' the way I learn the easiest, and you made it look effortless!

Laura Miller said...

The ornaments are so pretty - looks like stained glass. Thanks for the technique video.

Pam said...

A beautiful holiday card!

Kati Caprara said...

This is just a breathtaking card! I love the colors of blue and turquoise and the design makes them look like stained glass! Just lovely! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Heather M said...

Beautiful ornaments! I love the colors you chose!! Gorgeous!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh wow -- this is BEAUTIFUL! Love the shimmer too!

Arianna Barbara said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love it!!!

Sally St-Pierre said...

Wow absolutely beautiful card, love the colour combo! Stunning :)

Susie Sonnier said...

So lovely!

Carrie said...

Love your card! So elegant with the white embossing and watercoloring! That's a technique I'd really like to try!

Debbie Selby said...

This is a beautiful card

sammi said...

Gorgeous card. Very elegant. Love the color palette.

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

D.Ann C said...

Beautiful color combo!!

Kim Faucher said...

Such a pretty card. Ornaments with watercolor are always a big hit!

Michelle H said...

These are gorgeous ornaments. I love the colors you used. Great job.

Janet S said...

Simply gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Denise said...

What a beautiful card and I love the colours that you used.

Leslie Gladney said...

Those really are beautiful baubles!

Sindhu said...

this card is so beautiful...

Debbie A Smith said...

Your card is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing you water color technique.

Heather DePasquale said...

I love ornament stamps for Christmas and these are awesome! Your colors are perfect together. Thanks so much for sharing!

Nandini said...

Very beautiful stamp set and and amazing card!

Lindsay S said...

Love the watercolors - just beautiful!

Katie Baird said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the colors, ornaments, everything!

Ceal said...

wow those are some Gorgeous ornaments! I love the colors!

Susan T said...

OMG! l Love your watercoloring. Thanks for sharing

dligon said...

your ornaments are gorgeous!

Tommie said...

Beautiful card, your ornaments are amazing.

Tina Miceli said...

Very pretty card.

Alaska .Kris said...

Simple and lovely!

Denise Gutshall said...

It is a truly a beautiful bauble card! The ornaments are amazing -- love the combination of blue and green! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Johnson said...

Beautiful Card!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

Irene said...

Beautiful card...love the sparkle and shine and the soft watercoloring!!!

mtscrapgal said...

What a beautiful, elegant card. I like your color choices. Thanks

Lynn Hardy said...

Such a pretty card - I love all the delicate details. Your blog header is very nice too!

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