Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

I'm happy to be participating in my friend Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza today.





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!

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 Neat & Tangled so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it!

Here's what I put together:



Dala Horse has surprisingly turned into my go-to set for quick Christmas projects.  I created this tag a while back, and wanted to do something similar in card format.

I just love how the horse looks embossed in white on kraft.

To add a little extra punch and interest I added watercolored accents in white and red using Kuretake Gansai watercolors.

The sentiment is from Bright Baubles and a bit of twine finishes it off.

I know you want to get your hands on that prize from Neat & Tangled, right?  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!

155 comments:

  1. Cute card and yet simple!! Need ideas like these around the hustle and bustle of the holidays!!

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  2. This is so pretty! It has a wonderful folk art feeling to it. It also reminds me of the Chinese Year of the Horse too! I LOVE it!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Michele

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  3. Great clean card and color choices. I LOVE your box die you created!

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  4. Kraft, red and white, paired with wonderful Christmas images = sheer delight! Such a pretty card! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Advent series!
    ~carol

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  5. Very very nice, love the colors combination!

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  6. Very nice card! The red, white, and kraft paper all look fab together!

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  7. From one Miriam to another, I love it!

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  8. Fabulous card Miriam! I LOVE the nordic horse.

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  9. Sweet!
    Love the kraft paper with the red. It is so classy!

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  10. Great horse! I love the red and white on the kraft background. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Fabulous! I love white ink on kraft!

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  12. Love it! Great card and color scheme :-)

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  13. A very nice card Miriam. There is just something about white on kraft cardstock that draws me to it. Love it!

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  14. Sweet card with such homey colors!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the look of red and white on the kraft cardstock.

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  16. Love the color combo on your card and that
    cute horse.

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  17. Beautifully done! I love the white and red contrast on kraft card stock! I can not love this more, Miriam!

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  18. White on Kraft with a touch of color never fails...always gorgeous!

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  19. Oh wow, Miriam! I love the white on kraft with red--fabulous!

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  20. I love this card. Love the Dali horse and it looks stunning on kraft

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  21. The white embossing of the horse on the Kraft is wonderful indeed.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  22. Oh my goodness, what a great idea to use not only the white heat embossing, but the Gamsi Watercolors to pull the white and red into the card! I love how it plays with the Kraft color. This is a pretty set and I hadn't seen it before. Thanks for participating in this fun hop!

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  23. Great card! That horse would come in handy with my horse loving family!

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  24. Darling card! Love the simplicity of it. Thanks.

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  25. Plain and simple but so pretty.
    You don't need a lot of fussy to have a great card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  26. I love red and white and on kraft it is perfect! Awesome horse!!

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  27. Lovely card and the
    colors are great.
    Carla from Utah

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  28. Nice design...love white and red on kraft!

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  29. Oooh love the white and red on the kraft. Was just at IKEA today and this has me thinking of a beautiful Prim Christmas. :)

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  30. Sweet and simple- I used to work at a house museum where we would sell the Dala horse figurines and art. I love it. It's such a wonderful reminder of the holidays around the world.

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  31. Very clean and simple card.love the red and white on kraft.

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  32. Being Scandinavian, I love the Dala Horse. Bring back great memories.

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  33. Red, white, kraft and the Dala Horse - win win!!

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  34. Great card. Love kraft with red!

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  35. Adorable card, The white and red on kraft paper is perfect.Thanks

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  36. Adorable card, The white and red on kraft paper is perfect.Thanks

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  37. Awww....I just love this image... SO love Dala horses.... Your card Touches my heartstrings. Love it!

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  38. Love how the red stands out on the Kraft paper.

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  39. Stunning simplicity Miriam - love the classic red, white and kraft combo, and it's amazing how festive Dala Horse can be! Thanks so much for being a special part of my event! <3

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  40. Very sweet. I like the white embossing on kraft and the addition of red.

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  41. Super cute. Love the classy colors.

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  42. So simple but oh so pretty! Love that image!

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  43. I love kraft cardstock for Christmas projects. The red and white look so special paired with the kraft!

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  44. Love the hse and hooe you made it into a Chritmas card. Also love your tags.

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  45. Fabulous card!! Stunning, also looks easy to make a bunch, i might have to CASE the layout!! Chemistry is finally done so i can get my Christmas cards done and get caught up on my commenting!!

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  46. What a sweet card! The kraft, red and white make a great combination.

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  47. Love this....looks so fabulous on the kraft ♥

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  48. What an adorable card1:) This card would be a perfect gift for a baby shower if the sentiment is changed!:)

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  49. I really love this card! Simply wonderful color combo.

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  50. Adorable CAS card! Love my Tambi Gansai watercolors, too!

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  51. Very pretty! That horse is CUTE...

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  52. Such a pretty card. Your water colouring looks vibrant ( sadly that is a technique I just haven't mastered yet!)

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  53. Kraft, red and white is one my favorite color combos! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  54. Miriam, this is perfect. love the kraft + red.

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  55. What a lovely card. Love the simplicity of the layout...it is so eye-catching!

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  56. what a lovely festive card...the twine adds such a gorgeous touch
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  57. How lovely, Miriam ... this folk art horse is just a delight ... fabulous in the kraft/white/red colour combo! Hugs, Anita :)

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  58. Super sweet card..love kraft and white and red! :)
    Suchi xx

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  59. Love the kraft paper simple easy card.

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  60. Beautiful card!! Love the simple design!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  61. Lovely, the minimal use of colors has worked a wonder with a simple image and sentiment.

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  62. Lovely! You can't go wrong with those colors. I love your card! TFS

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  63. The white and red look so crisp together on the kraft base.

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  64. GORGEOUS card Miriam!!!
    LOVE your ELEGANT design and colour combo - WOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  65. Beautiful! Love the classic look of the kraft, red and white!!!

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  66. gorgeous card - love the clean design and colors

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  67. Ha! I had no idea there was a Dala horse stamp set out there! Married into a Dutch clan. This would be so fun to use.

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  68. love this card Miriam!!! that color scheme is one of my faves for Christmas!!

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  69. I love this card! Pretty and creative!

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  70. Pretty card! I love the red, white and kraft combo!

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  71. Lovely card! The colors look so nice together.

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  72. Red, white and Kraft makes the perfect color combo. Cute card, Miriam!

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  73. Always one of my favorite color combos! Such a classic.

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  74. the red and white look great on this kraft!

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  75. Beautiful card, I love the white on Kraft with the pop of red! Great for making several cards at the same time.

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  76. What a cool horse! I love red and white on kraft!

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  77. Love the white embossing with the red details on kraft!

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  78. What a terrific CAS design and color combo!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  79. Red on kraft always looks great. Terrific card. Cheers.

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  80. I love this card so much! The colors could no be more perfect! Also... why do I not own this stamp set yet? It needs to happen.

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  81. LOVE the red/white on kraft!! What a great idea.

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  82. FABULOUS CAS card with traditional red, white and kraft! Love it!

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  83. What a lovely simple card! I just love the combination of the red, white and kraft paper!

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  84. The red and white of the stamped image and embellishments are wonderful against the Kraft background. Well done.

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  85. Great card, love that color combo!

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  86. Thanks for sharing your sweet card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  87. I love Dala horses, and I also really like the combo of red, white, and craft colors together. Great card!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  88. This is fabulous! The color combo is awesome!

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  89. What a simple and lovely design! Love how the white and red show up so nicely on the kraft cardstock!

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  90. So lovely! I adore the kraft, white, and red color combo!!!

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

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  91. This looks spectacular! I love the white and not over-powering color on this kraft CS! Great choices! Blessings, Melitta

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  92. Love the look of red, white & kraft, always have, just lovely.

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  93. Love Kraft cards. This is lovely:)

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  94. I love using kraft and red together, very effective1

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  95. Simple yet oh so cool! LOVE that horse!! TFS! Merry Christmas!

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

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  97. There is just something about white embossing on Kraft...and the red accents just take it over the top. So cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  98. Red and white on Kraft is a great combination. Sweet horse image, too. TFS

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  99. I love making simple cards with so much impact!

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  100. Beautiful! The red is really vibrant, even on kraft.

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  101. Wonderful card - love the colors! Thanks so much!!

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  102. Oh I just love the dala horse!!

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  103. I love the look of red and white on kraft paper. This is a wonderful example of how good it can look! Thanks so much.

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  104. Adorable CAS card. Love white and red against kraft background.

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  105. Cute card. Love the kraft, red and white color combo. TFS

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  106. Love this clean and simple card. So pretty

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  107. Cute card!! Love the red & kraft together!

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  108. Love this! Had to go order the dala horse as my grandmother was born where they originated in Sweden

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  109. Love the dala horse and how you stamped it on the kraft paper. The dala horse has been aded to my wish list for next year's card ideas!

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  110. Love what you did with the Dala Horse. Great kraft Christmas card. Thanks.

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  111. Very pretty! I love the white on the kraft!

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  112. Adorable! One of my favourite colour combos!

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  113. White on kraft paper always looks good and the red color is of course perfect for Christmas.

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  114. Ever so festive and full of fun! We were at Ikea yesterday, and these little Swedish horses were all over the place.

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  115. Red, white look awesome with this background, thanks for sharing!

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  116. Oh my gosh, I'm in love with the dala horses for Christmas cards! Love it :)

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  117. Love that horse; he reminds me of a piñata. The white on kraft looks wonderful. TFS.

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  118. Very pretty. Love the white embossing!

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  119. Awesome Christmas horse card,it's so cute,sweet and simple! Love it!

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  120. I have never seen this stamp and I just love it! You can't go wrong with white and red on kraft.

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  121. Lovely card. Looks very traditional.

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  122. Beautiful card! Love the Kraft card. :)

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  123. Another cute card with stamps from Neat and Tangled! I love the kraft card stock with the white and red. It's a great combination!

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  124. kraft cardstock always makes christmas cards look so classy!

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