Saturday, December 19, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!


hello! i'm elly and i'm one of the background peeps for Butterfly Reflections, Ink! usually i assist with the database stuff, but today i'm here to show you a thing i did.  :D  

i'm lucky to be involved with this Advent Calendar Extravaganza (am i the only one who hears that in RuPaul's voice?) that Taheerah coordinated.  she is an amazing papercrafter and person!  i am also very lucky to be able to work with Vanessa, proprietor of Butterfly Reflections, Ink and wonderful human!  

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!





because i don't do the blog thing often, i don't have a light box set up, so forgive the pix!



i have two favorite holiday collections this year.  the first is the Christmas Wishes collection by Pinkfresh Studio.  Kinnari is such a lovely person and i have loved her amazing collections since they first came out!  the second is Wish Season by Fancy Pants (best company name ever?).  they are both offbeat and funky, and with slightly unusual color palettes.

anyhow, i knew i wanted to use the Hero Arts Winter Scene stamp set, because i'm a bit obsessed with snow globes/jars at the moment!  so i started by stamping the jar onto cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which is always what i reach for to do base stamping.  then i added the snow in silver, and the deer in Memento Luxe Toffee Crunch, which is a color i am completely in love with.

then of course i added the tree and star from Fancy Pants' Mixed Shapes Puffy Stickers.

for the card itself, i used Lawn Fawn's Let's Bokeh in the Snow paper, and chose pieces of Pinkfresh Studio's Christmas Wishes 6x6 paper pad as accents.  attached those bits and the jar to the card, added some FA LAs to it from Fancy Pants' Wish Season ABC Black Puffy Letters and a wee star to finish it off.

the best part of this card is that it's very easy to make slight variations, as seen below.



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 Butterfly Reflections, Ink 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!

162 comments:

  1. Two lovely cards (and I think your photos are fantastic!)! The papers, the jar, the deer, the trees...festive and fabulous! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Advent series!
    ~carol

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  2. Gorgeous cards -- I love the "filled" jars!

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  3. I'm glad you ventured out of the background! :)

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  4. Fabulous card! I like the mason jar!

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  5. I love manson jars! Love what you put inside! TFS

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  6. So cute! Love the mason jar "shaker" and the adorable papers!

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  7. Really festive cards!
    So cheerful with the mason jars filled with Christmas!

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  8. Your cards are so, so cute. Absolutely inspired mix of different company's product lines that work perfectly together. TFS.

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  9. I love the card. Once you've decided on a base idea you can change whatever is in the bottle and change the placement.
    Great idea to get a lot of cards made.
    thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love your cards. They have a pleasant look about them when you look at them.

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  11. Such pretty cards, and I love the color combo!

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  12. Mason jars are so much fun to use and work in many scenes. Yours are perfect.

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  13. Terrific cards Elly! Fabulous scenes and the snow globe jars are so fun!

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  14. Wow, really cute! Love the jars with scenes in them. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Such delicious cards, Elly ... gorgeous little scenes in those Christmas mason jars! Anita :)

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  16. Delightful cards! Christmas Wishes is one of my very favorites too, and you found some awesome items to mix with that collection for your cards!

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  17. Lovely card and
    I love the jar
    on it! Really
    cute idea.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. What a fun hop. I've been so lucky to find new cardmakers to stalk...er... follow. Loved the Christmas in a jar idea. It makes for a brilliant card.

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  19. Love to see variations on the same theme. Thanks for inspiration!

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  20. Simply gorgeous cards! Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  21. What fab cards.. Loving the filled jars.

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  22. Nice work! I think I need some jar stamps and dies

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  23. Super sweet cards! So clever to stamp that mason jar for a DIY snow globe image. adorable!

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  24. Jars are popular and festive looking on your cards.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  25. Christmas in a jar - love how you did that! Hope we get to see more of your craftiness in the future!

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  26. super cute card! love the festive colors!

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  27. Love this collection. The little jars and those puffy trees are so sweet!

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  28. Such an interesting way to use the jars! Very sweet.

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  29. I love the retro feel of the colors, and of course the Fa La!!!!!

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  30. Both cards are very beautiful!! Love them both!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  31. fun cards! thanks for sponsoring this fun advent card hop!

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  32. Aren't mason jars fabulous?! I love them. Your cards are wonderful and I love the little deer.

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  33. Sweet cards!! Love that collection!!!

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  34. Wow I love this stamp set and that lawn fawn paper!

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  35. Adorable card! I never tire of cute mason jars!

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  36. Lovely cards. Both are so well done and so creative!

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  37. Love those Pinkfresh papers, your cards are wonderful!!

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  38. Cute cards love the idea of using the mason jar.

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  39. So fun with the mason jar snow globe and fun Pinkfresh papers.

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  40. Really like the scene with the mason jar.

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  41. Cute. And no worries about the pic -- we see it just fine!

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  42. what pretty cards - love the mason jar

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  43. I love your jar snowglobes! So cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. Clever scenes with the mason jars!

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  45. Wow, I love how easilt these cards come together, but how great they look! Since I am STILL making Christmas cards this comes in handy 😜 Thank you for participating in this great hop and to Butterflyreflectionsink for being such a generous sponsor (yea Vanessa!).

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  46. Love the cards!! I also liked the Christmas wish collection myself :-)

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  47. Love the cards!! I also liked the Christmas wish collection myself :-)

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  48. Wonderful festive design! Love the Mason jar shaker!

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  49. Love your design and papers you used!! Awesome cards!

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  50. Beautiful cards, love your colour theme too :)

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  51. What fun cards!!! You showcased the fun patterned paper beautifully!!!

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  52. Oh my gosh, I love these. So cute and the tree & deer in the jar is a sweet idea!

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  53. These cards are so cute! I think I need some snow globe stamps!

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  54. I have a jar stamp - ok I have several, now I have GREAT ideas

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  55. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing:)

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  56. wow, gorgeous card....thanks for the chance to win!

    merry christmas

    add a little glimmer to your life...sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  57. I love your cards. They are simply gorgeous and are so simple to recreate!:))

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  58. Elly! You need to blog more often! I love your sweet card!

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  59. Love this stamp set and the gorgeous colors you used!!

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  60. How fun to make a mason jar snow globe... and one on paper, too! : ) Thanks so much for sponsoring the hop!

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  61. Wow--you should show your projects more often! These are so inspiring!

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  62. Great cards...the mason jar offers so many possibilities!

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  63. Love the cards. I think the pics look good.

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  64. What adorable cards, love the jar for the snowglobe!!

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  65. Cute cards. You should do more blogging!

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  66. Love this advent hop! Wonderful snowglobe.

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  67. Gorgeous cards E - I love the scenes in the little jars! Thank you to both you and Butterfly Reflections Ink for being such a special part of my event! xoxo <3

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  68. Love the designs and color choices. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  69. the little snow scene inside the mason jar is so pretty!

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  70. Lovely card. The trendy colors and design are cool!

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  71. The sweet little snowy jars are adorable!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  72. What a unique card. Love the mason jar with the little scene so cute!

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  73. Super sweet cards!! I love the way you combined the different elements!!

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  74. I love mason jars. We used them at my daughters wedding reception. So cute how you turned yours into a snow globe!

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  75. Love the card designs and the Mason Jars!

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  76. Adorable cards!!! LOVE the colors and fun layouts!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  77. Absolutely fabulous cards,full of Christmas spirit!

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  78. Your cards are soooo sweet. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for being one of the generous hop sponsors.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  79. I like these two cards; they are different from many card samples I've seen in the past few months. The backgrounds and the jars work perfectly together, and even though they are more contemporary in design, they still feel very Christmas-y. Nice!!

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  80. Beautiful cards! The colors are gorgeous!

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  81. Love the triangle and diamond mosaic themes!

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  82. Who doesn't love a mason jar on a Christmas card! Reminds me of Christmas at my grandma's! Blessings, Melitta

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  83. Very sweet cards! Merry Christmas!!

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  84. Fabulous cards! Your background paper is wonderful and I love the darlining Mason jars. It all coordinates so well together! Bravo!

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  85. Fabulous cards! Your background paper is wonderful and I love the darlining Mason jars. It all coordinates so well together! Bravo!

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  86. Love the little deer in the jar! So cute! Merry Christmas!

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  87. Great card.
    THanks for sharing.

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  88. The mason jar cards are so CLEVER and pretty!

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  89. Oh, these are so gorgeous. Great designs and festive inspiration:)

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  90. Oh I love your cards! The homey mason jar snow globes are sweet! Love the shades of green and red you chose also. A fresh take on the traditional shades. Great job.

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  91. very cute card. a different take on a mason jar. I like it.

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  92. These are so cool! I never thought of doing this with my mason jar sets but am going to do it now!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Merry Christmas!

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  93. SQUEAL!! Just AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to WIN too!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  94. Two cute cards. Love your mix of graphics and the jars with trees. Also, love your choice of colors. TFS

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  95. What beautiful cards. I so love the jars and the beautiful Christmas design. Lovely

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  96. Happy Boxing Day! Thanks for the sponsorship of Advent Calendar Extravaganza. Love these cards (who knew you didn't blog your projects often). Love mason jar snow globes so this was just perfect. I like that you changed up each one with different elements....great paper, lovely colors, happy deer! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  97. I like how the colors are placed on the cards... balanced and pleasing to my eyes. Love your cards.

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  98. These are both very cute!! I do like those colors together!

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  99. Beautiful holiday colors and color combo. love the overall look of the cards, so lovely

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  100. Isn't wonderful how it is possible to mix products from different companies to come up with the perfect card. You did this so well--twice. Thanks

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  101. So gorgeous!!I I love the mason jar set you used!

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  102. Nice job! You should definitely add to the blog more often! I love the jar/snow globe. I agree about the deer color--such a luscious color! Thanks for creating and for sharing!

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  103. Christmas scene in a mason jar is definitely a unique idea for a Christmas card. It's cute and funky. The FA LA is the perfect sentiment too.

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  104. Hi Elly super cute use of those products!!! Such a fun advent hop!

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  105. Love this! So cute and whimsical!

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  106. Sweet cards! Love the products used!

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  107. Great use of the Mason jar stamps so many of us have!

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  108. Very pretty card, I love this line of paper! Thanks for participating in this hop, it's huge & fabulous !

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  109. Nicely done cards. The tiny deer is my favorite.

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  110. You did such a beautiful job..great cards. You need to post more often!!

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  111. Sweet cards, TFS, have a wonderful day,

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  112. Fun cards! Thank you for sharing the details about how you made them.

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  113. Very beautiful cards! Love the 'Christmas in a jar' theme.

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  114. 2 lovely cards, love the mason jars one.

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  115. Mason Jars are so versatile for any cards. Great holiday scene inside the jar.

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  116. Two lovely cards and a great choice of papers!

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  117. These are both awesome cards! love the colors.

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  118. Great card, I love this hero arts set.

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  119. Isn't this stamp set fun?!! It's so versatile! I love the cards you made with it!

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  120. Fabulous card! Cute stamp set. :-)

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  121. What adorable cards! Made me smile!

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