Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi, friends! Welcome back to a new blog post. It’s been way too long, but I promise I will make it up to you as soon as I’m done with college. Today I’m joining Taheerah for her Advent Calendar Extravaganza since Christmas is just around the corner. How 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’m featuring festive products from Sunny Studio Stamps. I made an interactive slider card that I think you will love! Unfortunately, I don’t have a video tutorial this time. I made this card in bits and pieces in between studying and working on college assignments. So next time I’ll have a video for you! 🙂

I started out by masking off a snow hill with masking paper. Then I used Tumbled Glass ( HLM | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ), Broken China ( HLM | AMZUS | ELH | SSS )and Faded Jeans Distres Ink ( HLM | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ) to create a winter sky. To add some texture, I used Texture Paste  HLM | AMZUS | AMZUS | ELH ) and a stencil for a snow effect. I sprinkled on some glitter from Tonic ( HLM | AMZUS | SSS ). I’m in love with this glitter! It’s so sparkly and has a very fine texture. However, it’s SUPER messy and it gets everywhere. But it’s really worth it.

After creating my circle base, I stamped a cute penguin from the Snow Kissed stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps ( HLM | SNN | SSS ). I colored this little guy with Copic markers and then used the coordinating die to cut him out. Next it was time to create my slider piece! I used the Slider dies from Lawn Fawn ( HLM | SSS | ELH | AMZUS ) for that. Finally, I used a sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir ( HLM | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ) and the Clear Glaze from Tonic ( TNCUK | AMZUS | SSS ). You know how much I like to finish a card with some shimmer and shine! 🙂


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 Sunny Studio Stamps 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 2017 to enter.

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


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  1. How sweet! Love the interactive element and the snow and glitter!

  2. Charming card with all the glitter and shine! Thanks for taking the time to participate.

  3. What a cute penguin and such a cute card!

  4. Cute card, such a fun project.

  5. Such a cute penguin. Love that it’s interactive. Thank you for sharing.

  6. sweet little penguin slider card, Laura!

  7. Such an adorable penguin! Great job!

  8. How adorable your little penguin is, sledding across the snowy landscape! Thank you for sharing your amazing inspiration at Taheerah’s Advent Extravaganza!

  9. Lovely card….and I love the idea of the texture paste snow! I’ve been using a stencil with white ink but I like this three D effect much more. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Absolutely adorable card. I love the interactive feature.

  11. Adorable card! Love that sweet penguin!

  12. Really cute. Again went to stamp set to see other card examples and all are cute.

  13. Lovely card -beautiful shading and very cute little penguin!

  14. Adorable card! Not sure how you find time to stamp while studying for college. That is a lot of work😳

  15. Awww, he is so adorable! Love this little slider scene.

  16. Isn’t that little penguin cute, all decked out for winter and on his sled! Great card, TFS!

  17. Completely charming,just adorable.

  18. So adorable! I love that little penguin and the coloring is gorgeous!

  19. Love interactive cards and your little penguin is adorable!

  20. Absolutely adorable card! Your penguin looks like he is ready for a full day of sledding and outdoor fun! TFS!

  21. So cute! I love the details. Thanks for participating in Taheerah’s great event!!

  22. This is really adorable!! I love your ink blending and coloring!! Thank You!!

  23. Your tag is SO sweet, Laura. The little penguin is ADORBS. Thanks for sharing your talent in Taheera’s special event.
    Karen Letchworth

  24. Sweet and clean – a winning combination! Love the layout.

  25. Super cute – love that penguin!

  26. Fun! I love that little penguin and the slider aspect. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Super cute penguin, love the interactive slider feature, so fun and festive!

  28. Sweet card.
    The little penguin is darling.
    Love how he’s in the circle – makes
    him pop.
    thanks for sharing.

  29. That may just be the cutest penguin I have seen to date! He is adorable. And of course his sled needs to move! Great card. Thank you.

  30. Love this adorable interactive card. Clever design.:)

  31. Great card – I love the sparkle in the sentiment and the snowflakes!!

  32. Gorgeous card – a slider card is the perfect way to show off a cute penguin on a sled!

  33. such a cute card, I really like how you did your little scene on a popped-up circle.

  34. What a cute and fun card! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Cute penguin ! Fun happy card in great colours !
    Succes met je studies en prettige feestdagen !

  36. Love the snow effect you created on this cute card!

  37. I’m a huge kid & I love interactive cards, this is adorable. I like all the colour & texture you gave to the background & your colouring is fantastic, I aim to be like this, thanks x

  38. Really cute! I love that the sled slides.

  39. Pretty card. Thank you for sharing.

  40. That is one cute penguin…love the clean lines on your card.

  41. Your creation is too cute. I love it.

  42. very cute slider cards. penguins are a favorite of mine.

  43. Such an adorable little penguin, great job!

  44. Love the penguin and his ride

  45. Adorable slider card. Thanks for sharing….

  46. Awwww Laura, your card is too cute. Love this little penguin and you coloured it beautifully.

  47. What an adorable penguin card that includes an interactive slider piece…awesome job!

  48. Cute card and good luck with your exams!

  49. This is so sweet! Love the sliding sled!

  50. Yay! Hi Laura!!! Love your little penguin!

  51. So adorable. Like the shine and sparkle

  52. Adorable scene!
    The penguin is
    having fun!
    Carla from Utah

  53. Such an adorable little penguin! Love the sweet scene you’ve created. And adding the slider makes it even more fun!

  54. “Making cards is fun” Great title of your blog. Cute, cute penguin card.

  55. What an adorable card. By making it a slider card you made it even that much better.

  56. who doesn’t like to finish a card with shimmer and shine?- I am with you on that. Can’t wait to see the rest of your slider card they are new to me this year

  57. That is very cute. You are only 20? Amazing!1

  58. Very cute card. The penguin is so adorable.

  59. Adorable card! I love interactive cards and like to send them to my youngest friends and family. Thanks for the inspiration!

  60. Adorable card, thanks for sharing.

  61. This is adorable! Love the “snow” in the background.

  62. Oh gosh—too cute! Wonderful details and beautiful too!

  63. No need to apologize for being busy with school…I’m just really glad college is going well for you!
    LOVE this darling penguin and your blended snowy sky is gorgeous, Laura! Thanks for making me smile today 🙂

    Sending you big hugs and best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!!!

  64. Love the snow effect. the card is darling he is one busy little penguin, Down the big slope ,makes for a good Christmas break. Merry Christmas and Happy New years and Thanks for sharing.

  65. Oh how wonderful! Your card is so creative especially with the interactive part and the texture paste. Nice job!

  66. This is just the sweetest card! Your coloring is fabulous and I can imagine how fun the slider is.

  67. Love the interactive penguin!

  68. This is an adorable penguin!! I love how you made him interactive. He must be even cuter in action!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  69. What an awesome card with that Penguin and I like the way you did the snowdots.

  70. Adorable card! The penguin is so cute!

  71. Great card, love the soft color choices!

  72. Love your adorable slider penguin card!

  73. I love the sparkle in the sentiment! Love it!

  74. I know a lot of people said it but it is a very cute card xx

  75. What a lovely composition! You really don’t need much in the way of background when you have such a great focal point, and I love the idea of the penguin sledding. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea and participating in Taheerah’s advent calendar. I hope school continues to go well for you!

  76. Super cute card. Thank you for sharing.

  77. This has to be the cutest penguin stamp ever! My nephew loves penguins ever since he saw the Penguins of Madagascar. I love the adorable penguin in Happy Feet but this one is even cuter then that one! I need to have that stamp! I love how you used glitter on your card and how colorful your card is. I just can’t get over how cute this card is. It’s cuteness overload!
    Thank you for making my day with your adorable penguin and for giving us the chance to win something. When I win I so totally have to get this stamp! I must have it! LOL

  78. This is super cute!! I like fun winter cards!!

  79. Now this is a cute card! Thanks for sharing!

  80. Such a cute card!! That little penguin looks like he’s having fun!

  81. Auwe…such a cute and adorable penguin, textured snowy background, colorful, cheerful creative work of art! Great use of color and design! Well done! I Love Penguins <3

  82. Super sweet and fun card! Lovely coloring.

  83. Such a sweet card Laura! Thanks for sharing!

  84. I have watched your videos and always like your resulting projects. Penguin is so cute.

  85. JUSt ordered this cute set. Cannot wait to play!

  86. Slider cards are always a lot of fun!

  87. What a fun slider card with as super cute image!

  88. What a cute card! Really like this set.

  89. Great job…good luck on your finals…

  90. Such a cutie pie! Love your sweet card!

  91. This is so cute. It looks like the penguin is inside a bubble. Love it.

  92. Your little penguin is perfect on this cute card

  93. Your penguin card is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

  94. Such a fun card- cute penguin stamp & snow background. Love that you made this into a slider card.

  95. Adorable card, the sledding penguin is so cute.

  96. Amazing card! Love the focus in the middle!

  97. Penguins are so much fun for the winter season. Your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  98. Love the sparkles on the sentiment!

  99. This penguin is having so much fun! Great card.

  100. This penguin is just adorable. Beautiful card with a fabulous colour palette.

  101. I love that you took your card to a higher level by making it a slider. It is super cute with the slider but even better with it.

  102. So cute! Love that you kept the scene just in the circle and left all the white space. Awesome card!

  103. Cute card. Love that the little penguin slides along the snow.

  104. Great to see you as a part of this event Laura. Been missing your cards. Love the cute little penguin. He is absolutely adorable!

  105. I love penguins, and this card is so cute. I especially like the glittery touches to the sentiment.

  106. Fabulous. I would love to receive this card.

  107. SQUEAL!! Just TOO CUTE!! I just ADORE Interactive Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

  108. What a super cute slider card. I appreciate all the added details( stenciled snow, added shimmer and expert coloring). Thanks. It is refreshing to see a young artist share her talents. Keep up your excellent work.

  109. Cute slider card, Laura, and love that sledding penguin with your beautiful snowy sky!

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