Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi everyone

Special post for today, I am super excited and honoured to be joining in the fun with Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia..


I have to add here that I had a bit of an oopsie this morning, I had my card ready to photograph and sadly my little Bentley accidentally hit my table and my half empty coffee went all over my card, with me running out the door only moments later for work, and working all day I had not time to recreate, insert crying…so I went through all the cards that I have created and I know I shared a sneak peek of the card I am sharing with you today on IG, but never have I blogged it, so thankfully the beautiful and gracious Taheerah is allowing me to share this so I can be apart of this wonderful event….


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’!

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!

So I love making Christmas cards, it really is one of the special times of the year that I adore to pull out all those gorgeous products and have fun interacting different stamp sets together and coming up with a unique design..


I chose on this card, to create a card using Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn products together, sharing a little scene, stamping out a panda and adding a santa hat to him, stamping presents and a little tree, colouring all these in with Copics and adding a soft background by adding distress ink Tumbled Glass, flicking water to create a wicking effect, adding my little images to the card and adding a sentiment that was from MFT…

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 SugarPea Designs 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.

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!

Thanks for swinging past today and thank you for understanding my dilemma!


Joy Signature





  • Jenny D

    What a cute little card! The blue in the background really makes them pop and I like the speckles created from the water.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce

    I love the holiday panda, very festive!ReplyCancel

  • Sooo stinkin’ CUTE.ReplyCancel

  • sharon brand

    I LOVE it! It’s just so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Clare Dempsey

    What a sweet card! Thanks for the chance to win, cjdempsey9 at msn dot comReplyCancel

  • Melissa B.

    Such a darling card! I’m so sorry about your other card, it is so disheartening when you’ve put so much heart in a project and it’s ruined in a heartbeat.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Always nice to know other people have “those kinda of days”. Love the card.ReplyCancel

  • Aww, such a sweet combination on your card!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie

    Adorable card! Love the simplicity of it. The colors are perfect. So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Rae Dalphine

    Adorable little card! I love all the elements that you brought together!ReplyCancel

  • I love, love, love your perfectly colored packages!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen K.

    So sorry about the coffee incident! This is a cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Liz mca

    This is adorable! The sets from two companies blend beautifullyReplyCancel

  • Melissa Friedrich

    Super cute panda Christmas card, love the soft blue background too.ReplyCancel

  • I love how you combined all the sets. This is really cute. Plus, I love that they come with die sets.ReplyCancel

  • You are such a sweetheart. This card is gorgeous and cute and I love how you combined several different supplies! Thank you so much for being one of my special guests! <3ReplyCancel

  • Kim Faucher

    So glad you are still apart of this event. I look so forward to it every year.!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nives K

    Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Bi.

    Oh, this is too cute! Beautiful background inking too.ReplyCancel

  • Christy Q

    Aww, this scene is just gorgeous!! Love the pop of blue behind the images as it only enhances them even further. Sorry to hear about your oopsie!ReplyCancel

  • Love your simple and cute card :)ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Kaye

    What an adorable card! That panda is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Love the little Santa panda!ReplyCancel

  • Alma D

    Oh dear, accidents happen. This is a beautiful card. Will you redo the other one so we get to see it some other time?ReplyCancel

  • Jen W.

    This is so so sweet! Love the soft blue in the background,. the shading on the bear and the white doodled accents on the gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    I love the Christmas Panda! So so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    So very cute!! Lovely coloring.
    That panda is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • ADORABLE!ReplyCancel

  • Isabelle

    I love Panda bears and they can appear on cards all over the year ! Your card is really cute and perfect for the most wonderful time of the year.ReplyCancel

  • Nora Noll

    Oh this is so sweet!! Love how you mixed all these fun sets together!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Love your sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • This is so pretty and cheerful! I love these bright colors and your beautiful blending of color!
    Holiday Hugs!

  • Sabrina Radican

    So adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • DebbieC

    Very cute card. Thinking that Panda would love to unwrap those presents.

  • Lin

    SUPER modern feel to this adorable card. My daughter said it looked like Japanese artwork! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    Simple yet very pretty vardReplyCancel

  • Angie Person

    Such an adorable panda bear! Love this Christmas card.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Max

    So adorable! I love the panda :)
    Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    Very sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • bev p

    What a wonderful card. The panda is so sweet. That little pop of blue in the background just sets off everything so wonderfully! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyD

    I love what you can do with distress ink. Such a pretty background to your holiday scene.ReplyCancel

  • carol

    Oh my…I can relate to ‘card mishaps’ as well as the crying that accompanies it, especially when you’re under a deadline! Poor you (insert BIG hug!). Your ‘rescue’ card is sheer delight; how darling that wee panda, sitting amongst the gifts and tree! Sweetness! Thank you for joining in Taheerah’s Extravaganza; you’ve sent my festive spirit soaring!

  • Sweet & beautiful! Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Laraine R

    Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Very sweet card. Clever greeting!!ReplyCancel

  • Zina

    adorable panda with his Santa hat cute card very colorful thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Sabine Edelmann

    Love this card! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Awe, this is so cute:)ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Winterstein

    So cute! Love the panda! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jacki

    I love the Santa Panda! I love Pandas, period.ReplyCancel

  • Barb B.

    What a cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Martin

    I love this card…great use of colors!!ReplyCancel

  • Patty Mello

    The panda is so cute. It’s the first one I’ve seen this season and I can’t wait to get one.ReplyCancel

  • It is so fun to see non Christmas stamps used in a Christmas way, LOVE the little tree and gifts and of course the Santa hat on the little Panda! Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • CathyL

    Sweet little panda!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so sweet!! I love all of the festive details!!ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Lovely and sweet card! Love the colors and soft blue background.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Clothier

    Lovely colouring!ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet scene, Joy … those beautifully coloured little gifts, the tree and that cute panda are fabulous against the softly sponged and splattered background! Anita :)ReplyCancel

  • Robin

    Really cute and sweet cardReplyCancel

  • Kelly C.

    Adorable little scene!ReplyCancel

  • barb macaskill

    LOVE this sweet little panda bear!! He is adorable! Great card for a fun event! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri F

    Lovely little scene!Very cute card!Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • What a cute little festive panda just waiting to open his present! So sorry about your coffee dilemma we all have those kind of days….look at it this way, many of us wouldn’t have seen this little cutie if it didn’t happen, because I have no idea what IG is(showing my complete lack of computer knowledge here lol) Have a most wonderful day. Cheers Donna z :)ReplyCancel

  • barbara lassiter

    This is very cute.ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Leech

    What a sweet card!!! And thanks to Taheera for letting you post it here!!!!ReplyCancel

  • I love the little Christmas scene you created! That panda looks adorable wearing that Santa cap and I love the tree and presents! Great card! So sorry that Bentley bumped the table and spilled your coffee!!ReplyCancel

  • The panda is so adorable and perfect for your little Christmas scene! Love the background!ReplyCancel

  • irene Grau

    Oh no! I think you should have shown us your coffee-soaked card anyway. I’m sure we can all relate! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary Wallace

    Great card. Love the panda. Card gives a real happy feeling.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Such a darling card! Love the sweet Panda and the pretty coloring on your card! Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Memoriesbymanda

    Neat card. Love the Santa panda.ReplyCancel

  • GrammyP

    What an adorable little card! It is so lovely–your panda is ready to bring Christmas joy!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Klumph

    Thank you Joy for your design. I love the fact that you used several designers when creating your card scene. It brings me joy.ReplyCancel

  • D Vasel

    Such a fun blog hop!ReplyCancel

  • Pai Meng

    so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Santa Panda just could not be cuter!!ReplyCancel

  • Such a great little scene! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Martha Harris

    Sorry to hear about the accident and the ruined card! I think we’ve all had the experience… This card is really cute.ReplyCancel

  • So fun to mix and match different stamp sets!ReplyCancel

  • Super cute Joy. I love that Panda Poo.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda Reynolds

    That Panda is adorable!! Love all the trimmings with him too!ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid

    Loved the adorable panda with Christmas tree and gifts. The elements seem very well placed and I’m a fan of simple over frilly and fancy. Glad to have discovered your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Oh Joy, the scene you have created on your tag is just precious!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Very cute Panda scene. I like your coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Betty Sue

    What a cute card!! Love!!! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Heather DePasquale

    Such a cute card. Beautiful coloring! That panda is perfect. Gotta have this set! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Winters

    Love the card. Background really makes the card. Thanks, NikkiReplyCancel

  • Karen P

    Happy to see you use different sets on a card. I really struggle with that but am working on stretching my stamps. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Mary W

    Who wouldn’t love to find a cute panda under there tree? Really cute!ReplyCancel

  • That’s so cute! I love the festive panda in his hat.ReplyCancel

  • Ericka Strange

    Love the panda so cute! Great card thanks for sharing the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Trina Chaska

    Love the card. So cuteReplyCancel

  • Darling card Joy. Love the sweet images and the coloring… the soft sponging looks great in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley

    Cute card! The
    Panda is adorable.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Natalie Godfrey

    Really adorable card. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Wilcox

    Love the santa hat on the adorable panda.ReplyCancel

  • Michel E

    Great card.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne in Cali

    Cute card! This is such a fun extravaganza!!ReplyCancel

  • Joni Stoneking

    What a cute card! Love the panda! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnneR

    Awe.. Hugs to you for the frustration of having your creation covered in coffee. This adorable card is so much fun though.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Gross

    Very cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Isabel Z

    Love what you created!!!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Petermann

    cute card. thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Very cute.ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely card! I love your background and the sweet panda is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • this is the cutest card!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Darling card. So well colored.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    Cute card! I hope your day improved (Bentley’s too) after your morning mishap! I’m sure that card would have been cute too :)ReplyCancel

  • Roberta S.

    I love this card. The panda bear and santa hat. This is what I love about crafting you can mix and match and create awesome stuff to bring smiles to the receiver.ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Sweet sweet card:-)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie P.

    Such a cute card and that blue background just makes the little images pop!ReplyCancel

  • Aileene Y. Fitzpatrick

    A very sweet card design . Perfect for the holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Bette

    I didn’t know about Taheerah’s 25 days of Christmas till your card popped up in my email. Thanks for waking me up. I’ve had a busy morning catching up but well worth the time and effort. Your bear, tree and “prizes” with the white gel pen additives make a stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable card!!!ReplyCancel

  • karine boivin

    Such a cute little panda! Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Teri W

    Love the sweet pandaReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Such a sweet card. Very nice.ReplyCancel

  • {vicki} in ga

    cute and fun cardReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V.

    Sorry to hear about your coffee mishap but it happens! Thanks for sharing this sweet card instead.ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    Super cute card! Sorry about the coffee incident – things happen but it’s hard after you’ve worked so hard on a project.ReplyCancel

  • Love this card and the fact that it’s also a die set! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • What a cute card! Very nice work.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie A Smith

    Very cute card and something my daughter’s would just love.ReplyCancel

  • too cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Sisk

    Love the panda! So cute. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :DReplyCancel

  • betty lou

    So cute! Love your coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Lynette Ballard

    Way cute card! I’m sorry about your other card, things happen! I’m glad you had something you could still share! Thank goodness for that stash, huh!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl

    What a cute little panda santa! I really like the sense of dimension on this card. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Adorable!! Love the panda & the great coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay S

    Love the little stack of presents!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Reiss

    Super Duper CUTE card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Daria Zender

    Great design and colors – a sweet, sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Manda

    So cute – I love pandas!ReplyCancel

  • LC

    What a delightful card! I love all the stamp sets you chose to combine. It’s like they were made to play together :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim Strating

    So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Vikki H

    Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable little scene. Wonderful background and lovely coloring.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • Deb L

    Cute card, cute pandaReplyCancel

  • Shona Austin

    Oh what a cute Christmas card and panda. Reminds me of happy family time.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Peddicord

    I love the shade of blue you used as the background. Now it’s in my list of things to get. Thank you for such a cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    Sweet card for the kids!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely CAS design. Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Super CUTE panda card!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce

    I love pandas! This is just too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Super cute panda! Fun card.ReplyCancel

  • I love him in a santa hat!ReplyCancel

  • Love your coloring — great textures added to the wrapping paper!ReplyCancel

  • FeM

    I like the simplicity of your adorable card.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    Love this card! So nice and clean yet colorful!ReplyCancel

  • Sabra

    Tumbled glass was the perfect choice for the background! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Barb A in AZ

    Very cute. You can never go wrong with a panda.ReplyCancel

  • Cute! I love Pandas. Cheers.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Schuler

    Great card! Love that little Panda!ReplyCancel

  • Anna C

    Such an adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Angie

    Love this – great background and so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Flo

    Cute card. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Too cute … love the soft background.ReplyCancel

  • Maryjo Monterosso

    Very cute. Love the panda and the clean and simple design.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea A

    Very cute card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Carol g

    Soooooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Thisted

    Love the way you combined stamp sets together . Awesome cardReplyCancel

  • Troy Louise

    Darling card! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Rema DeLeeuw

    This card is super sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Awww such a sweet and adorable card!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Love your CAS card!ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    The soft color of the background nicely showcases the beautifully colored die cuts.ReplyCancel

  • You mixed those stamps beautifully to make a darling card.ReplyCancel

  • Diane F

    Cute card. I love that you combined different sets for a unique composition. Sorry that your original card was ruined. those things happen to me but usually by my own hand. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Gail Plaskiewicz

    What a cute modern card and I love the coloring! Someone won me a teddy bear and it’s my favorite color, yellow. Of course for Christmas, the teddy can’t be yellow. Thank you for the nice red present with the green bow. I will put it under the tree and I won’t open it up until Christmas. LOLReplyCancel

  • Vicenta Ghylin

    A really cute card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Linda F

    Totally adorable. Great colouring.ReplyCancel

  • This is so cute and so simple! I love the use of the Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant sets together here, and love the simple inked background.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa A creations

    Cute simple card. I like to keep it simple.ReplyCancel

  • Lovely scene!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful card and the sweet process it took to create such a cutie.ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Sweet panda and packages. I love the soft background.ReplyCancel

  • Tasha Dawson

    This card is so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie Breingan

    A little cutie.Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Lindarub

    Love the bear on your card.ReplyCancel

  • Jean Bullock

    Very cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Carol K

    such a fun card. . . .ReplyCancel

  • Such an adorable card and image!ReplyCancel

  • preety

    such a cute card!! thanks for sharing

  • Mary Holshouser

    Cute card.
    Great coloring.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kari D

    Really love the B&W sentiment. Really grounds this card and helps balance the panda against the soft background. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Beatrice Lawson

    Too cute by far!ReplyCancel

  • Irene

    Such an adorable card…Santa hats look right on everything!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Groff

    Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable card!!!! What a cute Christmas panda!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Colacicco

    Fabulous card Joy – i love the hat on the Panda and the ink blended background (always so tricky to get it perfect in the centre without coming off the edges in!!)ReplyCancel

  • Laura Greig

    Sorry to hear about your troubles, but this card is adorable…love the panda!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a cute card. I love how you combined stamps from different companies. I don’t usually do that on my cards. I feel like I’m making them cheat on each other or their loyalty to their companies. Crazy, right?? :) My sentiment stamps aren’t such prudes and are willing to be stamped on any cards. I will try to let your card inspire me to allow my stamps to meet new friends.ReplyCancel

  • Kulbir K

    That panda is so cute. Love your card with beautiful ink blending backround. Thank you so much for sharingReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    Love your card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl

    Very cuteReplyCancel

  • clara callon

    love the panda!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Ames

    What an adorable card Joy!! I love the mama elephant panda paired with lawn fawn 😊ReplyCancel

  • The tumbled glass background is perf to show off that cute panda!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Canfield

    CAS at its finest!ReplyCancel

  • super stick chick

    Wonderful card, delightful design.ReplyCancel

  • Bev Karolak

    So cute! Love your blended background! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • LOVE this little Christmas morning scene!! so adorable!! love the mix of products too!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy

    Super cute cardReplyCancel

  • Julie A. Shearer

    Oh my … super cute panda bears!!! Love this oneReplyCancel

  • Christine Cox

    That little panda is adorable! Love the layout and great coloring! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Such an adorable card, I love all of the pattern doodling you did on the pressies and the tree.ReplyCancel

  • Oh my gosh the little panda is too cute! Love this adorable card. The distress ink blue background really makes the image pop. Fun technique to use water to splatter for such a cool effect! I cant wait to try it!

    Sammibug in OhioReplyCancel

  • Love your sweet little panda Santa, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Brithzi Sandy

    Cute all around. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Awww what a cutie! Love the hint of blue on your BG too :)ReplyCancel

  • Love your sweet Christmas panda and the pretty blue background!!!ReplyCancel

  • Shanna

    Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Baer

    I too, love your card and the colorful packages!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    super cute card… love that wee panda!!ReplyCancel

  • jengd

    Adorable card! Your coloring is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Glenna

    I love the background on this card! soft and yet so effective. thank you Merry ChristmasReplyCancel

  • maria f.

    So cute. Hope your day got better…ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    Adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Duensing

    Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Gullett

    This is soooooo cute! LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Natalia

    That’s a cute panda card.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Reilly



  • Oh so super cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hall

    Great coloring. Terrific combo of 2 different stamp company’s images to create a cute scene. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Adorable card!! Love the beautiful blue background.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Lustick

    Love it !ReplyCancel

  • Carey Nusbaum

    I love pandas! Your coloring is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Miller

    Love the coloring you did – especially on the gifts. The hat on the panda is very cute.ReplyCancel

  • Naama E

    What a sweet card – I love pandas and this one’s a winner! Thank you ^_^ReplyCancel

  • Your panda Christmas card is super adorable! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Anita

    Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Trish F

    Cute card, it has all the elements, I like how you colored in the arms and legs on the panda. Sort of shabby chic. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning my friend! I love that Panda:)ReplyCancel

  • Kate B

    Cute panda card! Hope your holiday was wonderful!!ReplyCancel

  • A jingle panda… I love it!ReplyCancel

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