Thursday, December 8, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

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I am absolutely delighted to be part of Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia! This truly is a fun event for card-making bloggers. I hope you take the time to check this even out. Not only I get inspiration from this event, you will have lots and lots of chance to win a prize!!

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About Advent Calendar Extravaganza: 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 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 the fun every day at
Taheera.com to see what special surprises await behind the door! 
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Marbleized Stamp (available now over SSS)

For my project, I am using Winner & Walter products. This Marbleized stamp is part of the new release from Winnie & Walter.
love, joy, peace

I chose the three main colors for the watercolor--red, burgundy and brown. I colored the brown with a touch of gold from the Kuretake Watercolor set (36 Color). The frame was embossed in Antique Gold.


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I keep the embellishments simple and only used two DIY Nuvo Crytal Drops. I did spent some time in gold embossing the edges. I think the simple sentiment is perfect with this earthy design. My next card is a one layer. The images from the stamp set did all the work.

peace love & joy
 

  I always start with the large stamps with the vine images. Once the circle is stamped, I filled in the medium and small leaf and flower stamps. 

peace, love and joy  
Noticed the sentiment in gold and silver? I think the color combo works, right? 

It's not a party without a prize- and prizes every day there are several chance to win. Today's prize is generously sponsored by the wonderful Winnie & Walter, so you'll definitely want to win. Simply leave a comment on this post-then head back to Taheerah's blog 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 Taheerah's blog every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time. Merry Christmas! Enjoy the rest of your hop and don't forget to leave a comment for me! Thanks for stopping by!  



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Roberta said...

I love the both cards the colors and the stamps. Thank you for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

That marbelized stamp is on my wishlist, such a cool card, huge impact!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Super gorgeous!!!! Like a little bit of modern art that first card! so clever :)

LI$@ A creations said...

In love with the colors used in the second card!

Jenny D said...

Both cards are lovely. That marbleized stamp is beautiful

Teresa Doyle said...

OMGoodness Virginia, you never dissapoint! Love the marblized card, great colour choices.
Your 2nd card is beautiful as well and yes, I did notice the gold and silver and it DOES look amazing! GENIUS!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE these Virginia!!! ♥

~amy~ said...

Virginia, these are both beautiful but that first one = WOW!

Jayell said...

Wow, both great cards!

CathyL said...

I especially like your pretty wreath card!

cm said...

Two lovely cards, Virginia! Your second is a marvelous burst of colour with the pretty images. The first one..oh my! The marbleized image is stunning in the colours you've selected; transforming it into a Christmas card is sheer genius! Once again: dazzled by your creativity! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
Hugs~carol

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Wow ,lovely cards! My favourite is the first! It is different and has wonderful colours you selected!

Betty Keefe said...

two wonderful cards Virginia! love the earth tones and gold on the first one and the soft colors on the second - you are so good at arranging all those little stamps in designing a background!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow. Your cards are awesome.

Shelly said...

Oh, these are FABULOUS!!

Lynn Hardy said...

Two great cards!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the wreath card's multi-toned sentiment!

Jean said...

Very cool cards!

Noreen Fontana said...

Beautiful. I love the colors, the gold is so rich.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous cards! The first one is so unique, funky & fun.
And I love a wreath card; so pretty!

Cynthia Cole said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Hussena said...

Both your cards are just fabulous... I love the unique design on the first one

Beastybunny said...

Love the Marbleized stamp! Have never seen one like it! Both cards are gorgeous!

Deepti said...

Fabulous creations, I am so inspired by your first card 😍

Debra Rumpza said...

Awesome cards... I love both of them but the second is my favorite.

Natalie Godfrey said...

OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

bryansgyrl said...

The color combo is GREAT! I really love your cards.

Di Wong said...

Both cards are so unique and pretty. Love your colors!

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these are beautiful but the first one really catches the eye! LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE it!! The glittered framing is a perfect finishing touch! TFS!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Wow! The marbelized card is mesmerizing - I can't stop staring at it!!!!

LauraJane:) said...

That first card is SUPER COOL Virginia!!

Greta said...

Hurrah--you're one of the secret locations today! Love seeing what you come up with, Virginia--2 opposite & amazing cards! Love them both--the first one is so unique & I love your design & stamping for the second one!

Rachel A. said...

Your cards are so beautiful, Virginia! I especially love the first one with the red, burgundy and brown. So gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Both cards are lovely. I love the card design using the marble stamp set and I love the beautiful colors on the second card! Your color choices are always so pretty and interesting.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Pretty cards. Love the marbleized stamp - very dynamic and original:)

Theresa said...

so many ideas. thanks so much for sharing.

Super Stick Chick said...

Love the artsy look to your cards.

graham Brand said...

Two beautiful cards yet totally different. The marbleized one is stunning, love the colours.
The wreath is gorgeous and so colourful. These are a perfect example of creativity and talent!!!

Jackie Parkins said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the way you colored the marbelized stamp and the colors on the second one are so bright and happy.

CORNISH said...

Two great cards. Love the look of the marbleized stamp
DebbieC

cghundley said...

Lovely first card,
not necessary a
holiday card stamp
but works great!
The second card is
very pretty.
Carla from Utah

Colleen said...

Both are so clever and unique! Love the wreath with all the little stamps around it!

Joyce said...

Love your cards and they have given me some inspiration!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

The colors of that wreath are fabulous

merryf said...

wow, wow, wow! Both of these are stunning!

Annheidel said...

Great cards! I especially love the gold-embossed edges on the first one.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the color combo and look of the first card! Awesome marbelized design! And a pretty pattern you created with the stamps on your second card! Love the colors!

Frozenstamper said...

Love them both, especially the second one!

Jan Clothier said...

The second card is my favourite because of the fresh feel and the gorgeous stamping around the wreath.

Tasha Dawson said...

The second one is capturing me more. I like all the colors in it

Kathy B said...

Love your cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

the first card is unique.
The second is so pretty with the flowers.
thanks for sharing.

donna mikasa said...

Love to see you work your magic with color! The marbleized stamp card is pure gorgeousness and the two toned sentiment is genius!

Deb said...

Great cards, but that first one is WOW!

{VICKI} said...

GREAT CARDS
THANKS FOR SHARING
{VICKI} IN GA

Memories by Manda said...

Two lovely colourful cards!

Karen B. said...

The marble background card steals the show here, gorgeous!

M R Leech said...

Beautiful designs and colors!!!!!

Anita in France said...

Such lovely soft Christmas florals, Virginia ... and oh my, that cool marble background ... what a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

Winnie Walter said...

Adore both cards, Virginia! As always, you make w&w products shine. :-)

Harriet said...

My goodness I love that marbleized stamp .. very unique and your colors are exceptional. Both cards are wonderful, but my favorite is the first one. So creative and a beautiful color palette.

Char K said...

so, so pretty!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Always so much inspiration! really like your 2nd card with all the free stamping!

mandalj said...

Lovely cards - the colours of the first are so warm, and love the freshness of the second one!

Lori Kobular said...

Two beautiful cards! I love the rich swirls on your first one, looks like it should be dessert! The gold embossed edge is wonderful! Your second card is gorgeous with all those soft colors!

A Crafty Person said...

Two lovely cards!

Andrea A said...

The water color card with the gold embossing is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

judy said...

I especially love the one layer floral card!

Chris Handy said...

Love your floral card. Great colors and two-tone sentiment

Patricia Mello said...

Beautiful cards. The first one is so unique. I love them both!

Denise Fonda said...

The poinsettia at the end of joy is the perfect finishing touch.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your cards.

Wanda Reynolds said...

Ooooh how I want that marble stamp! Love both of your cards! I so love the new Nuvo crystal drops too!

Kristen Olsen said...

Never would have used the water ripple/tree ring stamp that way! Wow! Love it and the coloring on both cards is spot on!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Virginia! Especially love the frame you created for card 2!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous marbelized background and the one layer floral cards, love the color combos!

Denise Gutshall said...

Wow! What gorgeous cards! I love the colors and the design on the first card! What a great non-traditional card! The background print on the second card is wonderful! Both cards have great holiday sentiments! Thank you for providing creative inspiration!

Abby said...

Great cards!

Cheryl B said...

Love both cards!

Rose said...

Love both your cards but the first one is my favourite. Stunning!

Isabel Z said...

Love the uniqueness of your cards.

pcm said...

love love love that marbleized card!

Linda Droege said...

I was unfamiliar with the Marblized Stamp. Thank you for showcasing it in such an amazing card!

Mary W said...

The brown and red card makes me think of chocolate melting and swirled with cherries or caramel swirled with strawberry marshmallow creme - just delicious to look at!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

Beautiful cards!

Lisa Buchanan said...

I'm afraid of watercoloring, but you are giving me courage! Thanks for sharing!

Betty Sue said...

I love that marbled card! It's elegant!!

Sharon Klumph said...


Thank you, Virginia. I love your creation with the second card and the use of the wreath and fill in objects.

Teri W said...

The first card is an interesting take on modern. Second card is very bright and fun!

Dana & Glen said...

Stunning cards Virginia! I think I may have gasped out loud as I saw the first card - WOW!

Barb said...

Love both cards. Very unique!

Trina said...

Both cards are so different, but I really like both of them.

Laura Peddicord said...

The watercolor background on the first card took my breath away when I first saw it. In regards to the gold and silver on the word 'die' is a beautiful combination. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Your first card is so cool and I love the floral one!!

Moosisk said...

Love both of your cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love your first card a whole lot! It's so different from all the Christmas cards I have ever seen. It's not a Christmas card but it is. Wow!
The second one is very Christmasy but it also looks like it could be summery too. I never would have thought of doing either but I love both of them. Nice job with both of them.

Amy C. said...

Both of your holiday cards are beautiful. I especially like the first design...very unique!

Lisa Gross said...

Beautiful card love the water colors.

Sharron said...

Beautiful cards! The wonderful colors on your graphic design looks awesome! And the floral design is so pretty. Love the silver & gold sentiment!

Zina said...

Both cards are great but I really like the first one and the colors you picked for it

Helen F. said...

Two beautiful cards,Virginia! Love the watercolor technique you used to create the first card.

Jean Bullock said...

You showed off these stamps beautifully!

Beatrice Lawson said...

The gold edge embossing really makes the first card pop, loved it!!

Rae Dalphine said...

Both cards are amazing! I love the marble stamp, definitely could be used in many ways!

Heather DePasquale said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! You're definitely an artist. Love the softness of the colors in your second card. Thanks so much for sharing!

Anna C said...

I love the earth tones in the first card! Just beautiful!

Patt H. said...

Love the colors on the marbleized card & that gorgeous stamp. The second card is so pretty! Love those flowers!!

Sue LD said...

Both cards are fabulous.

teresa currie said...

Terrific cards, Virginia!

Rose W said...

Your cards are creative. That marble effect is great;The second card is so warm. Great job on both!

vicenta ghylin said...

WOW.. Love both of your cards. Thank you for sharing.

Kelly Griglione said...

Hey Virginia! Woah, I never would have thought of red, burgandy and brown ... they look amazing together, especially with the gold border!! Definitely has that "art gallery" feel with the bold design, and then the scripty font underneath, just like a signature. Striking! And way to go building the background of your second card. So fun. Hope you've been enjoying yourself these days! Hugs, kelly

Me said...

Such neat designs, especially the first one!

Nives K said...

Great cards!

cheryltownley said...

Both of these cards are stunning in totally different ways. I really love the surprise of the abstract one.

loulou said...

I'm a bit on an addict when it comes to background stamps and I really like that marbled on from W&W I haven't seen any quite the same before. Really like the colours on your second card - its so pretty.

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Shameless Sweets said...

So creative. Beautiful.

Michele K. Henderson said...

These are just gorgeous! I love all this cheerful color!
Holiday Hugs!
Michele

StampinLouie said...

Love both cards especially the Marblized card. So contemporary and unusual.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are both so pretty, but I am totally digging your take on the tree ring design, that is awesome!

Robin Platt said...

Great cards. The marblized stamp card is so peaceful and beautiful he has a festive look with non traditional colors.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Just beautiful...both of them. Cheers.

Marcela I. Alvarez said...

I like both of them, but the first is my favorite because it was just unexpected! well done!

Christy Q said...

Oh my goodness, Virginia!! Your first card is just amazing!!! I love the colours you used and the gold embossing really finishes it off beautifully!!!

Nikki said...

Really nice cards, thanks for sharing. Nikki

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Beautiful cards. Really impressed with the watercolor swirl card. Love the colors.

Janet said...

Unique cards! Love the spin! 😍

Laurie said...

Great cards. Very interesting use of the marble stamp.

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Both cards are beautiful! I especially liked the wreath card! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the candy cane swirl card!

Kleri F said...

Both cards are great!The one made with the marbleize stamp is my favorite though,I love the colors and the design.Very elegant!Thank you for sharing and for the blog hop :)

Stephanie Savidge said...

Very fun and unique Christmas cards! Great work.

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing on this fun extravaganza!!

Nox said...

Beautiful cards - the first is stunning - love the depth of colour and the metallic embossing. It is truly a small work of art!

Betty said...

Great cards! Yes, the silver and gold do go together! Love it!

Sissyc said...

Such great cards! I really like the marbelizing one

Carol Didier said...

Wow - your marble panel watercolor is ahhh-mazing!

Jenny Colacicco said...

That first swirl card is so awesomely cool - it's like modern art :D

Saybrah said...

I love the Joy card! Very much my style!

Hannah said...

Thank you for the wonderful cards. I love how cheerful they are.

Bobby said...

I love the way you painted the marble stamp.

bev p said...

What a difference in the two color schemes, but both are just wonderful. Well-played! Thanks.

Irene Grau said...

Lovely cards. That marbleized stamp is fantastic!

Unknown said...

Wow! Such different styles but both are beautiful.
Ingrid

Nikki said...

Love, love, love your cards.

Martha Harris said...

Both great cards. I love the effect of the marbleized stamp.

craftymom205 said...

Interesting first card. Thanks for sharing both cards.

Kathy Thisted said...

both cards a very nice but the second one is more my style. Very nice!

Melissa Bi. said...

I love how you used both of these stamps!

QuilterLaura said...

Love the modern look, very pretty!

Laraine R said...

Great cards!

Jackie said...

The colours in the first card are just lovely! Quite a different combination but just so perfect together, I think it's the gold that brings it all together! Just as perfect is the second card

Angela said...

Both of your cards are wonderful, as always Virginia! I think the first is my favorite because it's nontraditional and the sentiment is so understated. The colors and design are gorgeous! It is so unique in a lovely way!

Clara Callon said...

I love love love the joy card

Carissa said...

WOAW. So was not ready for that marbelized first card. Very different. Very creative and unique. The 2nd card totally different and also unique. Thanks for showing a variety of ideas.

Kulbir Kirkland said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing

mgpm said...

so unexpected and cool!

joy said...

Love these cards, Virginia! The added gold on the marblelized card is genius and I love the way your used the stamps as a background on the second card.

Cheryl said...

Fun

Pennie Glasser said...

I love these cards. Simply said.

Janelle said...

Your first card is a WOW! It looks like a hand-painted work of art! Your second card is quite happy. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jacki said...

I love that marbelized stamp!!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What wonderful cards!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love the first image so pretty with the beautiful colors you picked and the small sentiment. Great job!

LC Lamothe said...

Two beautiful and very creative cards! I love the gold embossed border on the first and the gorgeous colors on the second. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Love2papercraft said...

As soon as I saw your first card, all I could think of is the word ART! It's beautiful, it should be framed & put on a wall (just wish it was my wall lol!). Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

Sabrina said...

First card is so neat looking and your second card is very beautiful!!!

KimS said...

Lovely cards :)

Megan said...

2 totally different cards. Love them both!

Amy Ames said...

Virginia your cards are beautiful!! I really love how artistic the first one is. 😊

Irene said...

Fabulous cards!!! The watercolor piece is stunning!

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

What lovely cards, the first one is quite unique and the second card is so soft. The colors used are so pretty and well done.

Daria Z. said...

Both cards are fabulous, Virginia! I really love the first one - so striking and unique!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh, wow, Virginia, both cards are gorgeous works of art!!

NanW said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the marbleized stamp - so many fun possibilities!

Karine said...

Both cards are beautiful and so colorful!

Lindsay S said...

Love the idea of mixing gold and silver together in the sentiment!

Laura Miller said...

I love both your cards but I'm really impressed how you did colored the marbelized stamp image. That would work for so many sentiments.

Bev Karolak said...

Lovely cards! Very colourful! 🙂

Samantha Mann said...

fantastic cards! looooove the marbelized look in reds and browns! SOOO unique! and the bright colors of your wreath card are to die for! loooooove!

Gabriela Seminario said...

lovely cards Virginia, tanks for the inspiration

Christine Canfield said...

I create my own hand-marbled paper, so i'm in love with that first card!

Jen W. said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, Virginia, but I especially love the first one. So so pretty!

Kari D said...

.....your cards are each a masterpiece. So different, but love your details.

Shona Austin said...

Both cards would bring joy to the receiver. I prefer the more colorful. Would love to try the other one in other colors. thanks

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Virginia!! Love your first card!! Beautiful details!

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these cards are fantastic, Virginia, but that first one should be put in a frame!!! What a beautiful piece of artwork!!!

sammi said...

Great cards! The first card, with the marbelized stamp is so unique! Love how you thought outside the box on that one!

Sammibug in Ohio

Tracy said...

Interesting and creative cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards. I especially like how you coloured the woodgrain.

Nora N. said...

Both cards are beautiful but I ADORE the way you marbleized that stamp. It is AMAZING!!

Flo said...

Great cards. My favorite one is the second one with the flowers.

Mirella said...

Beautiful cards, both of them. The first one is so gorgeous and artsy that I would frame it! :-)

Indy's Designs said...

Wow, these are spectacular! Really love the artsy flair of the first one!

JoAnne R said...

These are both awesome cards. I love the way you used the negative space inside the wreath to incorporate your sentiment. My favorite, though, is the marbleized stamp card. I love the color red and brown combo you chose.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your colorful cards! Both have such a huge impact and are stunning for different reasons! You rocked it!

Brithzi said...

Great cards! The marbleize stamp is interesting.

Shanna said...

Love this card!

jengd said...

Wonderful cards both! I love the funkiness of the first and the colors and layers of the second.

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