Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a card but I’m happy to be back with a quick and easy Christmas card for Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to film this card but I will explain clearly how I made this fun card. Let’s start this blog post with a bit more info on this event filled with inspiration, prizes and holiday fun!

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 to see what special surprises await behind the door!

For my project, I used the Wooly Winter set from Mama Elephant with a stencil, embossing paste and glitter (eek!!!!). This is the perfect combo for a quick and easy holiday card.

I started out by stamping these wooly critters with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on my favorite white card stock. Next, I die cut the sheep with the coordinating dies. I couldn’t find a right sentiment to match with the Wooly Friends set, but then I grabbed the Winter Wonderland set from Winnie & Walter. I simply love the font of that greeting! I stamped it with the Wow! Ultra Slow Drying Embossing ink pad and sprinkled on the Metallic Gold Rich Sparkle powder. The sparkle you get with this embossing powder is gorgeous!

Since I was short on time (I’m always keeping busy, lots of stuff to do for college!) I wanted to create a clean and simple card but I still wanted to add some more holiday sparkle to this project. I simply grabbed a stencil from Winnie & Walter and covered my sentiment with painter’s tape. Then, I used white Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste to create fun snow. I really like how fluffy the snow looks like! I thought it needed an extra oomph so I went ahead and sprinkled on some Rock Candy Glitter from Tim Holtz. Seriously, glitter was everywhere! EVERYWHERE! In my eyes, on my clothes, on the floor! I had to vacuum the whole room after working with this stuff, lol. Thankfully the embossing paste makes sure that the glitter sticks and stays put.

Finally, I finished off my project with some sparkle and shine. I adhered a couple of Pretty Pink Posh sequins (today’s sponsor of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza) and added a coat of Glossy Accents to some of the images.


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 Pretty Pink Posh so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to 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 2016 to enter.

That’s it for now! Thank you for your support, sweet emails and cards. I love reading your sweet messages and they always make me *so* happy. Sending big hugs and enjoy the holiday season!


I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook, W&W for Winnie & Walter



  1. I really like the extra touch of the sequins. Just enough added pop without detracting from the snow or the images. I crack up every time I see those sheep!!! Thanks for brightening my day.

  2. Oh, I just love those snowflakes and sweet sheep…so many cute details on your design!

  3. Super cute! Love that embossing paste background!

  4. Oh so CUTE. I love those sweet sheep!

  5. Nice to see you posting again! Cute little sheep!

  6. Snow joke! Ewe have created an adorable card that is sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face!! TFS!

  7. The background snow is really neat. Adding snow to any winter cards make them so breathtaking (maybe that’s because I live in Houston and seeing snow is a rare event?) I will have to learn how to do it myself. Thank you for telling us how you did it so I know where to start. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Such a sweet card. Happy to see you managed a little crafty time.
    Marianne x

  9. Those little lambs are so adorable! Such a cute card!

  10. Your card is cute as it can be! Love the snow you created too. Enjoy your Christmas break.

  11. Oh Laura, this is absolutely adorable! (Even I can do THIS! ♥ IT!) I know what you mean about the glitter, I love using it but it IS always everywhere. Even my husband will have a speck or two on his face and he hadn’t even entered the room! LOL
    Enjoy college and stay focused…
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  12. What an adorable card – those sheep are too sweet! Love the snowy background!

  13. I love your card, especially the glittery snow. I love glitter, but definitely not the mess it makes!

  14. I love it! The big fat snowflakes are fabulous and the sheep so cute!

  15. I love your card! So cute and festive!

  16. Adorable card, the coloring on the critters is fabulous, I just love how the snow looks on this card. Great job!

  17. SHEEP having fun in the snow..
    Hey, anyone can have fun in the snow.
    Snow is fun!

  18. great snow. thanks so much for sharing.

  19. Beautiful! I love the embossing paste “snow” and the little sheep are so cute. I hope to see more from you soon, I’ve missed your lovely creations.

  20. It’s too late to order this stamp set, but seeing your lovely card decided me to get it for my next year’s Christmas card !

  21. Cute card–I love the snow effect you’ve created.

  22. Very cute card for being short on time! Love it!! Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop.

  23. Those wooly winter creatures are simply adorable! Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

  24. This is super cute…just a fun little card. Love the snowy background and the sparkly greeting.

  25. Very cute card! I’m going to have to try the glitter in my embossing paste, too.

  26. Love your sweet lambs all in a row!! Great added PPP sequins and embossed snow background! Simply gorgeous!

  27. The little sheep are so cute and adorable. Love the snow, it looks quite real!

  28. Super cute!I love these sheep!

  29. The snow is superb! Great detail. I like how the snow is textured so it looks a bit woolly – just like the sheep.

  30. So very sweet and
    cute. The snow is
    Carla from Utah

  31. I love your card!!!! The little lambs are so adorable, and I love the soft colors you used on them. And the background with the embossing paste is awesome especially paired with the kraft cardstock 😊

  32. This is just darling and doesn’t look like a fast card at all. You have put on so many details…really cool! Thanks for the inspiration.

  33. What sweet little lambs. So very cute. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Love the sweet little sheep. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Love the cute little sheep and the way you made the snow – thanks for the inspiration:)

  36. Darling card.
    Love all of the snow falling on the little lambs.
    they are so cute.
    thanks for sharing.

  37. Love the snow fall on your cute card.

  38. This is my kind of card. Very little coloring! lol
    This is so cute!!

  39. Adorable card. I’ve never used embossing paste but may have to try it; love those snow dots.

  40. Cute card and wooly critters. I like the textured snow you added.

  41. Love the dimension and coloring! Very nicely done !

  42. Your snow is so full of texture, looks great, and looks like it was fun, too.

  43. What a cute card! i love the snowy background too.

  44. Love these sheep! They really pop against the Kraft cardstock. Ah the joys of glitter. Hubby said he discovered he was glittering at work today. I think I need to zip around with the Swiffer cloth. 😂😂

  45. You always make such cute cards and this one is no exception.

  46. This is a very cute card! I love how the kraft base really makes those sweet little lambs stand out.

  47. Love the texture on this card, and who can resist those cuddly sheep?! Such a cute card.

  48. Gorgeous!! I love the background you created and those adorable sheep. CAS perfection!

  49. Love your card. The snow looks real.

  50. So cute. I like the snowy background for these wooly sheep.

  51. What a great card–so sheepish! Your use of snow is really a good touch.

  52. So cute! The background turned out beautifully. It adds some nice dimension to the card.

  53. Beautiful snowy background! I hear you about the glitter, yet the mess is so worth it!

  54. Thank you, Laura for taking time out of your busy schedule to create this cute card. I love the sheep wrapped in the lights and the great embossed sentiment.

  55. These lambs are so adorable. Love the card!

  56. This is such a darling Christmas card, Laura! I LOVE your sweet little ‘Wooly Friends’, and how you added sparkle and snow to your design…so CUTE!!!

    I miss your Saturday blog posts and videos, but I think about you all the time, and I hope all is going well for you with college life! Wishing you a very, Merry Christmas…sending big hugs…Barb

  57. So cute! Love the snowy, kraft background.

  58. what a sweet card. I love the way you used embossing paste and glitter to create the snow!

  59. Very nice, you added some great touches. Love the snow!

  60. This is super cute love it. Thank your for sharing your technique for this card.

  61. That background is awesome and I found yet again something that needs to go on my wish list…embossing paste??!!!

  62. Adorable! Love the glistening snow, though you paid the glitter price 🙂

  63. I have fallen in love with the kraft paper look and those lambs are so sweet. Lovely.

  64. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing

  65. Those wooly critters are just adorable! Love the one with the antlers! Those snowflakes look amazing too!

  66. Your trio of woolies are simply adorable! Love the antlers, the scarf-and-toque ensemble and the tangle of lights! Mega-watt smiling in seeing these! Thank you for joining Taheerah’s Extravaganza; you’ve sent my festive spirit soaring!

  67. so darn cute! love the Kraft background!

  68. Such a sweet card! I love how you used embossing paste for the snow background!

  69. These little guys are so cute and the textured snow fits so well with them – softy and fluffy. A fabulous card!!

  70. Adorable!!! Those little sheep are so cute and I love how you added the glitter to the embossing paste! Will have to give that a try sometime.

  71. Such a sweet card & the snowy background is perfect & worth the glitter mess!

  72. Great card, Laura. Those little sheep are adorable!

  73. Very cute! So glad you found time in your busy college schedule to make this to share with us!

  74. Very adorable little lambs! Thanks for sharing!

  75. Such cute little lambs, and I really like the snow background.

  76. Oaky, I have to say that I have this stamp set. I just had to get it! Besides the fact that it’s so dang cute, my mom & my sister both knit and there is yarn and a knitting sheep in this set. How could I not get it? 2 years ago my sister felted me a beautiful yellow (my favorite color I might add) purse. Felted wool comes from sheep, right? Do you see where I am going here? LOL
    I love your card and how you made it snow in the background! I haven’t had a chance to use my stamp set because of going to visit my dad in his nursing home (he’s coming home next week), putting up the tree & decorating it, wrapping presents, sending out cards & making them and tons of other things. I haven’t even baked anything for Christmas yet! I want to do what you did with the snow in the background though so do you mind if I sort of copy it? Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Hi Gail! Thanks for your sweet comment. Of course you can use this idea! Enjoy your holidays. Merry Christmas! Xo

  77. Those little sheep are so adorable! Super cute card!

  78. Such cute stamps and I love how you did the falling snow. Well done.

  79. Adorable sheep Christmas card. Love it.

  80. Such a fun card using this great stamp set…the Kraft cardstock and stenciled background set it off beautifully!

  81. the snow background, glitter and adorable little sheep – all together a wonderful sweet card!

  82. Your card is so cute. Thank you for sharing.

  83. Those sheep are delightful! I love the dimension and sparkle you added to your background. Wonderfully done!

  84. What a cute card! Those sheep are adorable! I like how you added a little extra to the background with the textured snow! Thanks for taking the time to share!

  85. So cute!! Love the little sparkling details

  86. This card makes me smile! I love the adorable images and the glittered embossing paste just makes the card SO festive. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  87. Such cute wooly creatures! I know what you mean about glitter getting everywhere!!

  88. Oh my goodness, this card is adorable! Love it! Now you have me wanting to try embossing paste!

    Sammibug in Ohio

  89. Very cute! Love these fluffy little sheep!

  90. Such sweet little sheep, and I love the extra texture in the snow from the embossing paste and the glitter!

  91. This is so sweet!! I LOVE the snow!!!

  92. Thank you so much for sharing this adorable card! I love the texture you gave this wonderful project. Thank you for taking the time at this busy time of year to share with others!

  93. Your lambs are too cute and so is your card with the snow.

  94. Super cute card! I love using glitter and have never tried it with embossing paste. Thanks for the great idea!

  95. Really cute. Love Mama Elephant stamps.

  96. Awww, these precious little lambs are so adorable. The little guy in the middle is my favorite. Such a cute card.

  97. I love it! I really like embossing paste for snow backgrounds and it is soft and fluffy just like the little sheep 🙂

  98. I love how glitter makes everything look so much more special. This is a great card.

  99. Such a cute card – I love the snowy background!

  100. What a cute card. Love the embossing paste for the snowy background!

  101. The wooly sheep are just adorable! Too cute!

  102. Very cute! The snow is the perfect addition!

  103. I adore those little sheep and that textured snowy background is so cool!

  104. Really love the look (and fell) of the snow falling on these adorable sheep. All you really need is a greeting saying “Season Bleetings” (ha ha ha)

  105. Laura , this is just so cute !

  106. Adorable card! That is my favorite stamp set from Mama Elephant!

  107. So precious! Hard to believe you were short on time- it’s perfect. Thanks for taking time out to do this and providing such cute inspiration!

  108. What a sweet card! The PPP images really shine in this design! I hope everyone has a very blessed holiday season and new year!

  109. Cute sheep!! Love your background!

  110. So so cute! Just love these woolly fellas ^^

  111. Love those decorated and dressed up little sheep. So cute.

  112. Super cute card. Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Cheers and happy new year!

  113. Very cute card, love the sheep. Thanks for sharing!

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