Advent Calendar Extravaganza 2017

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!

I’m sharing a card created with a stamp set I actually designed for today’s sponsor, Avery Elle.  The Holiday Bouquet set features poinsettia images which a simple to colour but give a nice big POP to a card!  The scalloped frame is also from Avery Elle as is the sentiment (which happens to be from another set of mine!!).

Supplies used:

Holiday Bouquet Clear Stamps

Holiday Bouquet Elle-ments

Retro Ornaments Clear Stamps

Large Pierced Scallops Elle-ments


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 Avery Elle 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!


  1. Beautifully colored floral arrangment.

  2. Pretty Christmas card!

  3. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    That’s the perfect greetings card !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

  4. Kathy Mc says:

    Caryn, you not only design great stamps but create beautiful cards. This is no exception. I love how you framed the cute sentiment and arranged your poinsettias. Happy New Year!

  5. Michele K. Henderson says:

    I love this bright, bold color! It’s really eye-catching and packs a beautiful punch!

  6. Judie Attard says:

    Beautiful festive card!!!

  7. Vicenta Ghylin says:

    Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Janet Sisk says:

    What a pretty card! I love your color choice. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

  9. Debbie A Smith says:

    You have created a beautiful image.

  10. Rita Wright says:

    Clean and GORGEOUS!

  11. Donna Ligon says:

    I love the poinsettias. Very beautiful.

  12. Angie Hall says:

    The card is gorgeous and congrats on designing such a beautiful stamp set. Thanks

  13. Laurie says:

    Beautiful card! It is so festive. Love the colors and design!

  14. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    Your called Glitter Me Silly. Where’s the glitter on your card? LOL
    I really like your card. Last year I was in a supermarket & I saw someone with a blue poinsettia plant with glitter on it. I thought it was artificial but it wasn’t. It didn’t last very long and some mutant ninja squirrels dug it up when I planted it outside but it wasn’t red. I had never seen a blue one before but I like the color of yours too. It looks so much like Christmas with the red and green and I love the border around the sentiment. Thanks for showing us your pretty card and for giving us the chance to win something.

  15. Tommie Runner says:

    Beautiful card, the design is so eye catching.

  16. Julia D. says:

    Such a pretty card! Love the coloring!

  17. Patty says:

    Such a pretty card…love it!

  18. Rae Moan says:

    What a bright cheery card!

  19. Anne Wylie says:

    Great composition! Love the blue and red together!

  20. Beautiful card! thanks for sharing

  21. Vickie Buehler says:

    So very pretty! Love it!

  22. justasiam says:

    I love the look of the sentiment on this card!

  23. F. Andre says:

    The florals are coloured beautifully. Love the quirky font used on the sentiment. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  24. Lovely card with such bold colors!

  25. Susan O'Halloran says:

    Love your beautiful card. Nice choice of colors and great composition!

  26. Kim Salito says:

    Love this card!

  27. Pamela D. says:

    Lovely card…. I love the holiday bouquet! It is so pretty!

  28. Pamela S says:

    Lovely card! That holiday bouquet is so pretty!!

  29. Michel Espey says:

    Love the card.

  30. Christy Q says:

    What a beautiful design! I love the use of the frame and the large and stunning floral spray underneath!

  31. Bev Karolak says:

    Gorgeous card! So colourful. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  32. Annalisa says:

    I don’t know if it ever gets old for you, using stamps that you’ve designed, but it’s certainly a delight for us to be able to see what the creator had in mind. Obviously your coloring is beautiful, and the mini-frame matches that sentiment perfectly, but I think my favorite part is that I can see this being used as a design year-round. I think your stamp is quite versatile that way, so thanks for not only a Christmas card, but probably a lovely idea for an Easter card as well!

  33. Stanlee R. says:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful card. I can’t wait to try something using a frame inset on the card,it makes a dramatic focal point.

  34. Suzi Metcalfe says:

    I love the bold red frame that leaves lots of white space. I struggle with white space, but now I want to try this! Thanks!

  35. Denise Gutshall says:

    What a pretty card! I love the sentiment and the pop of blue in the berries!

  36. Your card is pretty. The blue berries just pop.

  37. Ericka Strange says:

    Love the layout of the card with the pretty poinsettias. Great job.

  38. Lori Ritchie says:

    Such a lovely card with a beautiful image!

  39. Sue McRae says:

    Love the elegance of the frame and your pretty poinsettias!

  40. Lindsay S says:

    Love the font of the sentiment!

  41. Karthikha Uday says:

    Very pretty card! The poinsettias are sooo beautiful!!

  42. Katie Baird says:

    Beautiful card! Lovely colored poinsettias, and the frame sets off the sentiment perfectly! Thank you!

  43. Pat Ackley says:

    Very pretty card!

  44. Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    Great card!

  45. Susan T says:

    thanks for sharing your card. the frame was an interesting touch

  46. Betty Sue says:

    I love the font in this sentiment! The colors are stunning!

  47. Karen Letchworth says:

    This card is truly STUNNING! I love everything about it, and you’ve really showcased the stamps and dies so well. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration, and for your participation in this awesome event.
    Karen Letchworth

  48. Christa N Hamilton says:

    Very pretty poinsettia’s!

  49. Larissa Heskett says:

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

  50. Nandini Karmarkar says:

    Love the beautiful sentiment. And the poinsettia stamp is gorgeous. Love the pop that the frame adds too.

  51. Margaret B says:

    Love your beautiful card!

  52. Lagene says:

    Awesome card, Awesome stamps!

  53. Sabrina Radican says:

    Very beautiful and very lovely card!!

  54. KarenHTK says:

    Beautiful colorful design. Great color combinations. Well done!

  55. Michelle Hackett says:

    Caryn, your designs are lovely. Happy holidays

  56. D.Ann C says:

    Love how the poinsettias look 3d!

  57. Love this beautiful card.

  58. MandaLJ says:

    Lovely elegant card!

  59. Janelle H. says:

    Great composition…Wonderful poinsettia…Lovely card!

  60. Helen F. says:

    Lovely lovely card, Caryn! This poinsettia flower is beautiful!

  61. Kim Faucher says:

    Very pretty! Love that scalloped frame

  62. Laura Miller says:

    BEAUTIFUL!! I really like the poinsettia bouquet and the way you colored it. Love your design savvy!

  63. Mary-Anne V says:

    Wonderful and festive card. Merry Christmas!

  64. Laurie O'Connor Liebich says:

    Beautiful card!

  65. Marianne B in AZ says:

    Caryn, what a beautiful card! I love the poinsettias and the way you colored it is so pretty!

    Thank you, Avery Elle and Taheerah for this chance to win!

  66. Lorraine Turner says:

    Hi Caryn,

    Great card, love the stitched border in the middle.

  67. Natalie Winterstein says:

    Gorgeous! Lovely card.

  68. Debbie Selby says:

    I never tire of seeing poinsettias, either real or paper. Lovely.

  69. Avra Williams says:


  70. Jeanne Beam says:

    Wow! What a beautiful card. Love the flowers, sentiment and everything about it. Thanks for sharing..

  71. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Love your poinsettia card! Merry Christmas~

  72. Janet Ingraham says:

    Love the color and layout!

  73. Amy Cooley says:

    The poinsettias are very pretty. This is a very lovely Christmas card.

  74. SueLD says:

    So pretty. I like the scalloped frame and the poinsettias.

  75. Lonnie says:

    I also like the frame around the sentiment making it the focal point. Lovely.

  76. susie sonnier says:

    Such a lovely card

  77. Tammy Nyenhuis says:

    Oh, I really like your card. The stamp set is awesome and I love the sentiment too! Beautiful coloring!

  78. Birgit Norton says:

    Beautiful coloring on those gorgeous poinsettias! What a lovely card!!

  79. Beautiful stamp set!! The way that you used the frame is very clever…thanks for the inspiration!!!

  80. Oliev says:

    Beautiful card!

  81. Beverly Jordan says:

    Love all the vibrant, romantic colors!!

  82. Kris Reeves says:

    I love that you made the berries blue instead of red or white!

  83. Tracy says:

    What a pretty Christmas card.

  84. Eva Nelson says:

    Lovely poinsettia card…so vibrant!

  85. Vinita Jain says:

    Such a pretty Poinsettia card, love the beautiful coloring!

  86. MelissaF says:

    Beautiful holiday bouquet card, love the frame and awesome coloring!

  87. irene grau says:

    A stunning card. Love the way the sentiment is framed.

  88. so pretty!

  89. Iris Soscia says:

    Beautiful card – love the poinsettias.

  90. FD91354 says:

    What a beautiful card. Love the bright white background with the stunning poinsettia and blue berries. Gorgeous.

  91. Beautiful card – I love the depth of colour of the the poinsettia, and the purple berries are a nice complement!

  92. Love your beautiful card!

  93. Carla Hundley says:

    Fabulous looking card
    and awesome that you
    created the stamps!
    Carla from Utah

  94. carol says:

    Caryn, how proud you must be to have created such a beautiful set! Your showcase is nothing short of stellar! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity and inspiration at Taheerah’s Advent Extravaganza!

  95. Jean Marmo says:

    So pretty

  96. Angie Person says:

    Lovely card!!!

  97. Kristen says:

    So bright and cheery! I love your bold colors and HAPPY sentiment!

  98. Leanne in Cali says:

    Great card with beautiful detail! Thanks for participating in Taheerah’s fun event!!

  99. Kathy Schweinfurth says:

    Very elegant card and beautiful coloring!! Quite eye-catching :)!

  100. Isabel Z says:

    What a pretty card.

  101. Sharon O says:

    How lovely to be able to use items you’ve designed in your beautiful card!

  102. Jeanne H says:

    Such a pretty poinsettia, Caryn. Avery Elle has some great stamps, I am sure you agree!

  103. Laura Harding Peddicord says:

    What a beautiful card you made! I really liked the use of your scalloped background and the details of your card. It is just wonderful! Thank you very much for sharing your work.

  104. Very pretty!

  105. Karen P says:

    Beautiful card!

  106. Karen P says:

    Love the Holiday card! so pretty!

  107. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful card! Love all the white space – the red pops out so much!

  108. Andrea Hastilow says:

    Wow, your right the red does make this card pop, imagine being able to make a card with your own designs & seeing lots of others use it also, thank you x

  109. This is so sweet. Love the red frame touch to accent the lovely bouquet. Keep the florals coming!! Thanks so much for this inspiration and for sponsoring this event.

  110. Mary W says:

    That font makes me so happy. What fun!

  111. Patty Mello says:

    This is such a heart-warming, bright, and cheerful card. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  112. Isabelle says:

    Your card is beautiful and very elegant !

  113. Teresa Doyle says:

    Such a great card Caryn. The poinsettia is beautiful and I love the font for this sentiment, so sweet.

  114. joy meadows says:

    The scalloped frame is a reall beauty, as is the floral bouquet! Love everything about this card.

  115. Melissa bi. says:

    This is lovely. Beautiful colour combo.

  116. Elizabeth Motyka says:

    The colors are so vibrant and your floral design and sentiment are perfect together.

  117. Dana W says:

    Fabulous poinsettias! Love your coloring!!

  118. Sam Burnett says:

    Fab card … beautiful poinsettia!

  119. Lynne Jardine says:

    Beautiful card, fabulous colouring too!

  120. Kim Klinkovsky says:

    Very cool that you designed the elements used on your card. It’s just stunning. I love the poinsettia’s, the coloring, and the scallop frame is so fun. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

  121. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Lovely poinsettia card.

  122. Andrea Shell says:

    Lovely card! The blue is so unexpected, but it’s fabulous!

  123. Melanie Ann MacKenzie says:

    Beautiful card…wonderful colouring. Cheers.

  124. Dee Earnshaw says:

    sweet card and love color combo:)

  125. Tina Miceli says:

    Love the touches of blue in this card.

  126. Heather Nelson says:

    Beautiful poinsettias bunch. Gorgeous colors!

  127. annheidel says:

    I love the simple elegance of your card! So pretty.

  128. Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi says:

    Cute, cute, cute! The red frame really sets off the sentiment!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  129. Kati Caprara says:

    This card is just gorgeous!! I love the red poinsettias and how you shaded them! I also love that scalloped frame and the sentiment is just so fun and happy!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  130. Victoria Banaszak says:

    Wow! What a fabulous card! I love the coloring.

  131. Jan Clothier says:

    Beautiful poinsettia bouquet and the red scallop frame is a great touch.

  132. Shelly says:

    Oh, this is so pretty!

  133. I love the beautifully colored holiday bouquet!

  134. Beverly Sizemore says:

    Excellent job coloring the pretty Christmas floral image. Such a pretty card. Happy holidays.

  135. Daria Zender says:

    This card is simply gorgeous! I love the addition of the blue colored berries – just perfect.

  136. Nives K says:

    Gorgeous card! Thank You for the inspiration.

  137. pretty poinsettias. merry christmas!

  138. Linda says:

    Vibrant and beautiful!

  139. Lieve S says:

    Beautiful card; great colouring and combination of your stamps ! Thank you for sharing your creativity !

  140. Sandy M says:

    Your flowers are beautiful. The entire card is one anyone would love to receive.

  141. Diane Stricker says:

    Beautiful card.

  142. chark says:

    This is so beautiful!

  143. Trina P. says:

    Beautiful designed stamp. Your card is a gorgeous showcase of it.

  144. Tina Miceli says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card. Merry Christmas!

  145. Betty says:

    what a wonderful stamp set you designed, Caryn – and colored so beautifully!

  146. Becca Yahrling says:

    Your card is gorgeous. I love Poinsettias and this one is lovely.
    I also love the colors of the berries, which is different. Merry

  147. Kristie Goulet says:

    So very pretty!!!

  148. Such a pretty poinsettia card!!!

  149. Barb MacAskill says:

    Your poinsettias are colored beautifully! I love your layering of the elements to create a stunning card! Merry Christmas and TFS!

  150. Cynthia Cole says:

    Lovely poinsettia card!

  151. Valerie Breingan says:

    So very pretty.This is a gorgeous card.

  152. Arianna Barbara says:

    Beautiful card!!! Happy Holidays to everyone!!!

  153. Greta H says:

    Gorgeous bouquet & I really love that scalloped mat! Wonderful card!

  154. barbara lassiter says:

    Beautiful card and I love the design with the frame and also the colors used.

  155. Mirella Rogan says:

    That’s really lovely, I love the colouring, the images you used, and the whole layout! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring 🙂

  156. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the shading on the poinsettias.
    The layout of the design is great.
    thanks for sharing.

  157. betty lou says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card! Merry Christmas!

  158. Trina Chaska says:

    Your card is just beautiful. I love the stamp set you used. I will have to look for it.

  159. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

  160. Karen Hale says:

    Fabulous card! The red frame around the sentiment really makes it pop and your poinsettias and berries are gorgeous.

  161. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful card! Love the layering with that pretty shaped frame, and the poinsettias are lovely! Beautiful coloring!

  162. Dana M says:

    Fabulous card! The coloring is stunning and I love the blue berries.

  163. Jan Elmore says:

    What a delightful, beautiful card!

  164. Lindarub says:

    Love the frame with the flowers.

  165. Tracey Magner says:

    LOVE your card, so bright and pretty the colors pop. Love the Poinsettia stamp, super cute.

  166. Meg Crawford says:

    I like the bold colors you used. Very impressive!

  167. Carrie Erickson says:

    I love your card Caryn! Love that frame around your sentiment! That poinsettia stamp is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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