Dec 6, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

So happy to be part of the tremendously talented Taheerah Atchia's Advent Calendar Extravaganza this year! (Prize info at the end).




The Advent Calendar Extravaganza is "the" festive event of the season. This "hop with a twist" was dreamed up by Taheera 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!

Taheerah asked me to use products from my stash of Flora & Fauna stamps.  Since they are among my favorites, I was happy to say yes. I ended up making a Christmas and a birthday card.

I made this cute card way back in early October before surgery. I hope it will warm the recipient's heart. Love these penguins and sentiment from Flora & Fauna's Cozy Cuddles Penguin





Simply stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. Hand cut a little banner for the sentiment.

And then I needed a birthday card the other day, so I made this quick, very CAS card. Love getting back to stamping.






Stamps from Flora & Fauna's Birthday Set and Texture Two. Colored that little bird with pencils and Copic marker. Paper strip from Altenew. 

PRIZES!

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 Flora & Fauna, 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 December 31, 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from December 1st-25th inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! 


MOOD WHEN DONE: Happy!

197 comments:

New Creations said...

So quirky and cool, love them both!

CarlavdM said...

What a fun card with those cute Penguins aligned like a tree.
And your cas-card is just lovely.

Amy McCue said...

I love your penguin tree! They are so cute and cozy!

Becca Yahrling said...

I love birds, all birds, and penguins, too! Your penguin
tree is so cute & genius, too. And the CAS card is THE
sweetest. Love it!

Teresa Doyle said...

Love your penguin card Joan AND your birthday card. So happy for you that you are able to get back to doing what you enjoy. (Very smart to get your Christmas cards done pre-surgery.)

Cris G. said...

Super minimalist and adorable! Just love the little bird <3.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Loving the cute penguins & their smiley faces, your CAS birthday card is adorable with the colours you used x

Cindy said...

Love your adorable card!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful creations :) I love the cute penguins and the birdie card is perfectly CAS!

Unknown said...

Making a tree out of penquins = adorable!

Jan Elmore said...

I am such a softie for little birds. Love your cards!

Jean said...

Just such fun!

Avra Williams said...

So cute! I'm obsessed with penguins right now!

berokke said...

Both cards are cute! I love the penguins in the shape of a tree.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Great cards....absolutely love the penguins! Cheers.

MelissaF said...

So clever and fun, beautiful cards! I love the penguin tree and the sweet lil’ birthday bird is adorable too.

Lorie Brunner said...

Great job putting the Penguins in the shape of a tree!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

such cute, cool cards

Diane said...

Wonderful cards.

cm said...

Your penguins have certainly warmed my heart; so sweet in their cozy scarves. Your little birthday bird is darling as the star-of-the-stage! Fabulous showcases of this new-to-me company! Mood after visiting your blog: super happy!
Hugs~carol

Sarah M said...

Love those little green hats on the penguins! Cute card!

A Crafty Person said...

Adorable! Love the penguin pyramid.

Cynthia Cole said...

Great cards and love the penguins!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are so adorable, that penguin is way to cute and love the cas card also ths. Tracey Magner

Betty said...

both cards so cute - glad you are back to stamping Joan!

janecrisci said...

These are such great clean and simple cards! Can't wait to try these!

Sabrina said...

What a neat and fun idea!! The penguins are really cute!!

barbara macaskill said...

Love the adorable penguins 🐧 and the Birthday Card is super tweet! TFS!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet cards! Love the penguin Christmas tree design!

Debbie Rumpza said...

LOVE your cards!

Jayell said...

Love both your cards Joan!

Unknown said...

I like your simple style! It catches the eye!

Teri S. said...

Those penguins look like they need warm hugs too. Great CAS cards.

Lori Walker said...

So cute! I love penguins!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such sweet cards and adorable images!

Jeanne H said...

Fun design with all those cute penguins. Glad to see you a part of this extravaganza!Stay well and happy!

Leanne in Cali said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for participating in this fun event!!

Unknown said...

These are beautiful cards. I wasn't familiar with Flora and Fauna before today, but I really like how they do birds. I would definitely cuddle with those penguins, and the little happy birthday bird is adorable. And what a good idea to adhere it slightly askew to give it just a little more interest. I'm always impressed when people can make that look intentional; mine always just look confused when I try it. Thanks for the inspiration and participating in Taheerah's advent calendar!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Love the penguin tree, so cute!!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

I had not heard of this company before. Thank you for the introduction. I love your colors, pattern, and designs. Just love them. Happy Holidays!

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE these cards!! Super cute penguin tree!!!

Barbara said...

Oh, cute, cute cards. Love them both. So clever to create a penguin tree! :)

Susan Gosman said...

Those cards are both sweet and simple - sure to bring a smile!

Shelly said...

Such fun and sweet cards!

Jan Clothier said...

Both are lovely! The little Christmas tree of penguins is quirky and sweet.

sparkling stamper said...

So cute! Love the birdie bd card for a quickie to make!

Dana said...

Super cute cards!! Especially love the penguin tree!!

Ashlyn said...

I love the penguin pyramid!

Megan said...

Those little penguins are adorable!

Bobby said...

Cute cards.

Isabel Z said...

I love what you created!!!

Lieve said...

Fun and happy penquin card, but Oh so cute Birthday card !!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the tree of penguins.
thanks for sharing.

Daria Z. said...

Your penguin pyramid is just darling! And that sweet little bird on the birthday card is so cute.

vlrbreingan@yahoo.com said...

Omgoodness,I just adore the second card.simple yet fun

Christy Q said...

Love the penguin tree, Joan!! The addition of the sentiment is so perfectly placed. Hope you are doing well and recovering nicely from your surgery.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So so cute!

Betty said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

Lynne in NI said...

Aww these are sweet! Love your penguins! :)

FD91354 said...

lovely card ideas. Love the pengins stacked. Yes, I am sure they will brighten someones day

The Hardy Stamper said...

Two adorable cards! I love Flora and Fauna stamps! I hope that you are making a good recovery from your surgery.

mgpm said...

They both are lovely and sweet cards. I hope you are getting well quickly!

NanW said...

Very fun and playful!

Lindarub 25 said...

Cute cards.

Wendy Fisher said...

Just love the quick simple cards! Always need when you seem to forget at last minute. ;)

Vickie jo said...

Adorable cards!

Ann K. said...

Love the birdie card... so easy to adapt with other images & occasions...

Mary W said...

Cuddles the penguin is a happy way to make a tree!

Anonymous said...

Very cute cards, simple but colorful!

justasiam said...

Both of these cards look like they were a joy to make!

Trina P. said...

Eeeep! Love that pyramid penguin card. So cute.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Great cards! Love the simplicity of them!

Patty-Treasures in Letters said...

Very cut penguins.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute Christmas tree made of penguins...fun and clean Bday card.

Memories by Manda said...

Both of your cards are lovely. the birdie birthday card is neat - nice to see something other than a Christmas card at this time of the year.

Betty Sue said...

Love the penguins!! I also love the simplicity of the birthday card!

sabell said...

Your cards are beautiful! I Love birds, especially penguins. And your birthday card is a very cool design with that color strip at the bottom. Thanks!

StampinLouie said...

both of your cards are VERY CUTE! Love both of them!

Jeanne Beam said...

Both cards are so adorable. Thanks for sharing...

judy said...

So glad to see you back to stamping, Joan! I love both CAS designs and the fun Flora and Fauna images.

Michelle H said...

Very happy. These are adorable.

Abby said...

Very cute!

~amy~ said...

Yay for you stamping again! These are FABulous.

craftymom205 said...

Cute cards.

JmB said...

Sweet cards. Thank you for sharing.

Melissa Bi. said...

These are so cute! The penguin tree is so clever. Love the colourful yet clean design of the birdie card.

pcm said...

CAS and cute and fun! perfect!

Helen F. said...

Two fun CAS designs! Thanks for the clever ideas, Joan :-)

Polly said...

Those penguins are delicious. Have just loved the simplicity of design in these cards. Need to keep this company in mind.

Iris said...

Super cute cards - love the penguins and the bird.

phlower said...

Very cute cards! Love the darling penguins all cuddled up in their cold weather gear.

Greta said...

Your cards are fabulous--both of them!

Unknown said...

Your two cards are so cute! The way you stacked the penguins is a great idea and the little Birthday bird is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing.

cghundley said...

Darling cards! The
penguin tree is cute
and I love the little
birdie card.
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

Very cute cards. Love your design.
Tess

Claire said...

So stylish - simple yet eautifully executed .

Nouveau Chef said...

Love the little birdy birthday card! So simple yet beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Very cute cards.

Linda said...

Clever designs and so effective! These cards put a big smile on my face. Thanks for participating in the Hop.

mandalj said...

Such cute cards! Love your stacked penguin tree and the simple birthday card!

Unknown said...

Love those penguins and the sweet little bird. Great cards

Nandini said...

Love both the cards. The stacked penguins are adorable. And I love the simplicity of the birthday card.

QuilterLaura said...

both cards are super fun!

Leslie Miller said...

It's wonderful to see you stamping, Joan, and double wonderful to see these two clever and cute cards! You make those penguins look so easy and they sure do fill up the card with adorableness and fun!

Dana M said...

Adorable cards! Love the “tree” of penguins and pop of color on the bird card.

nancy y said...

those penguins are so cute, I love how you stacked them up like a tree!

Michele K. Henderson said...

These cards are really cute! I love the little tower of penguins!

Kati C said...

Hi Joan,

These are adorable penguins in the configuration of a Christmas tree!! How creative!!

And that sweet little bird wishing a Happy Birthday is just adorable.

Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Joy Meadows said...

Love both cards, Joan! They are so adorable and sweet.

Isabelle said...

A penguin Christmas tree, what an adorable idea and a beautiful card !!!!

Sam B said...

Cute cards - love love love the penguins! TFS Joan!

Andre M. said...

Adorable penguins and bird. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Adorable cards -- I adore the penguin one!

Beverly S. said...

Sweet cards! I especially like the penguin card! Sharp! Happy holidays!

Patt H. said...

Love your penguin tree & the cute bird card is wonderful!

Sue D said...

Both cards are so cute.

Roberta said...

Cute Cards. Thank you for sharing.

Margaret said...

Sweet cards - love the penguin tree.

Unknown said...

Really cute cards. Thank you for sharing.

Deeps said...

The penguins are so cute and I also love the cute birdie card.

Judie said...

Awesome cute cards! <3

Lagene said...

I love the idea of your Penguin Christmas tree! and the sweet birdie is awesome!

Rose said...

Love your cute cards. They are my favorite of all the whimsical cards I have seen on this hop.

Karen B. said...

Gah! I just love these CAS designs!

Patty said...

Great ideas and sweet cards

Deborah Kaye said...

The penguin pyramid is fabulous! Love the simplicity of the birthday card. :)

Stanlee Runner said...

Adorable cards, I love the penguin tree!

Unknown said...

Talk about CUTE! Love those penguins!

Nox said...

Sweet birdies!!!! The penguins are so cute!

S. B. said...

Love the little penguin tree! (At least that's what it makes me think of!) :)

Linnea S said...

oh what fun designs. luv the simplicity of the bird card!

mtscrapgal said...

These animals are sprinkled with cuteness. Great cards.

Ericka Strange said...

Love the penguins such a cute idea! Great cards!

donna mikasa said...

A penguin tree and a chirpy little bird! What's not to LOVE??

Casey-Diane said...

Oh my goodness...oh my goodness!!! These are TOOOOO CUTE!!!!!! Really stinkin' adorable!! Love it.

Chark said...

fabulous clean and simple designs!!
Glitter In My Kitchen

Laurie said...

I am totally in love with your penguin card! So clever!!

TinyCrafter said...

My nephew loves penguins. He has always loved penguins ever since he saw The Penguins of Madagascar. He would love this card. I love it too. Your second card, the birthday card, is so simple and colorful on the bottom of the card. It's something I never would have thought to do but I'd like to try it. I don't have a bird stamp like that but I could do something similar. Thanks for showing us your cute card and for giving us the chance to win something. Off to the next stop on the Calender.

Unknown said...

The penguins are cute, but that birthday card... I wish I could do CAS cards as lovely!

Oliev said...

Fun cards, really awesome!

Jennifer said...

Really cute designs!!!!! Love the penguins

Indy's Designs said...

A pyramid of penguins! Too fun!

Cindy Beach said...

I love the penguin-filed tree. Super fun design! The sentiment is perfect.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Adorable cards!

Amy C. said...

Super-sweet critter cards!

bev p said...

Note to self: don't be afraid of some white space! The birthday card proves it, although there is still a fair amount on the Christmas card. Sometimes simple is all it needs! Thank you so much. Your cards are at the top of my list of things to copy!!!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

The penguin-tree is so adorable ! margessw@icloud.com

Lonya said...

Penguins were a favorite of my cousin. I lost her this year so I think I should try this for her daughter.

Karen H said...

Love your penguin "tree" and the simplicity of your b'day card...sweet birdie!

Debbie A Smith said...

More cute penguins! Your little birdy is cute too.

Lisa A creations said...

I like the clean and simple look of your cards!

Diana K said...

So much fun! I absolutely adore the perch you created for your little bird to sit on. Clean, simple and fresh perfection on the two cards!

Ellen C said...

I love your cute and playful cards.

Jan said...

Colourful, clean and simple = ❤️

Shanna said...

I love your ideas!

Laura said...

Glad that stamping improved you mood. The "tree" of penguins is adorable. I'd be happy after making that card, as well.

Rubeena I. said...

I love your cards!!

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Cute cards, thanks for sharing.

Andrea Shell said...

I love your cards! Such a clean, graphic style! That penguin tree rocks!

Tracy said...

Great card, so clean and simple and striking.

Christa said...

LOVE THOSE LITTE TUXEDO GUYS!

Pam said...

Oh my gosh, these cards are too precious!! Love them!

Heather M said...

What a great card with those fabulous Penguins aligned like a tree. I love your little birdie!

AndreaH said...

I love the clean and simple birthday card but the set of cheeky penguins is so cute. Thankyou for sharing your talent with us xx 🎅 xx

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Simply adorable!!!

Unknown said...

It's a penguin pyramid; er, tree! I like it!!

Susie Sonnier said...

How fun is this card!!

Carrie said...

Love both of your cards! So adorable!

sammi said...

your cards are so cute! The card with the penguin pyramid reminds of me gymnastics. Who knew Penguins did gymnastics! :D

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Marine Mom said...

Cute cards. Penguins are a favorite in our house.

D.Ann C said...

Sweet CAS cards! love the little tweetie!

Kim Faucher said...

That penguin pyramid tree is everything!!! So cute

Margery C said...

Cute Penguin tree.

Eve N said...

Your little critters are adorable!

Janet said...

Oh, wow! I just love BOTH of your cards. So CAS and fun. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your penguin tree. So festive. Your CAS birthday card is so much fun. I wish I had the courage to just go simple. It really is effective. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love the stack of pengies, perfectly quirky!

Sindhu said...

super cute cards...

Ceal said...

Adorable cards, love the penguins

Maxine M. said...

So cute.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous one layer cards!

Lindsay S said...

love the penguin tree!

dligon said...

the penguins are adorable

Tommie said...

Adorable cards, I love the penguin tree.

Flo said...

The penguins are adorable and love the sentiment. Great card.

Denise G. said...

Such fun cards! Both are simple and adorable! What a wonderful Christmas sentiment.

Kris in Alaska said...

The penguins are cute but that other bird is adorable!

Monica K said...

Such cute ideas!

Susan T said...

You've left me speechless. Love these.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Adorable Cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just AWESOME!! I just ADORE these Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

Miriam Prantner said...

You are seriously the queen of CAS. I can never do it. All that white space makes me nervous but you embrace it!

Irene said...

Two fabulous cards!!! Love the arrangement of the penguins! Thanks for the inspiration!

@JoyceCasaldi said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Karen R said...

I love penguins and this penguin tree is simply adorable. Also, the little bird card is right up my alley, CAS!!

Kathy Mc said...

Joan, the layout of your darling little penguins is perfect and love the cuddles sentiment. That little birdie birthday card is very cute also. Happy New Year and I'm sure your thrilled your surgery is behind you!

JessicaK said...

Penguin, my favorite animal ever! Thank you for showcasing them, yay!