Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello all!  Today, I am participating in a very super special, Advent blog hop!



Here's a little about the hop: 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!!

It’s not a party without a prize, right?  Today’s prize is generously supplied by Uniko so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! 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!

NOW let's talk about Uniko - Beverly, I adore your products and one day will have some of my own!  However - I am not the lucky owner of the products I've used today ... they all belong to one very generous sweet gal by the name of Deborah Frings - of Deborah's Gems, who was kind enough to allow me to play with her Uniko lovelies for a whole week!  Mind you, I did drive 5 hours to play, interrupted a class she was taking, forced to do a bit of shopping,  but I am so happy with the results ... hope you like them, too!


Each card was made on a linen card base, uses Delicata Silver ink, and silver thread:

 
 
 
 

 
Can you handle just one more?  My wish to Taheerah, and to all of you, too!

 
Join in the fun at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises wait behind that very magical door!

=]  Michele




 
 
 


 

155 comments:

vinita jain said...

Gorgeousness! Love the clean and crisp look on all creations!

~amy~ said...

BEAUTIFUL...worth the drive and the shopping :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Oooh! I just LOVE these, Michele! All the white space with the pop of color and the yummy silver thread (need to get me some). Swoon!!!

Dana & Glen said...

Fabulous cards Michele! I love the simple design of the ornament cards and the wreath card is so elegant.

Michele Henderson said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the pretty CAS style!
Take care!
Michele

Oliev said...

Lovely cards!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This is such a simple and quiet design ! Love it!

Angeline Choo said...

Pretty CAS cards! Love it

Daria Z. said...

Absolutely beautiful CAS card set.

Natalie Winterstein said...

These are all so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Beastybunny said...

So lovely! Clean simple and sophisticated!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love the set of ornament cards and the lovely wreath!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

CAS w/ style each & every one.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

cghundley said...

Such lovely cards
and that pop of
color sets it all
off!
Carla from Utah

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow! Michelle I am swooning at your use of those uniko sets! Wonderful creative fun! How sweet of debs too for letting you play! Awesome makes! X

Flo said...

The set of cards are simple and pretty but the peace and joy card is my favorite.

Greta said...

Love all your cards--CAS perfection!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you took a design and changed it up completely in each card.
they are all wonderful.
I'll be using this idea for my cards - I haven't finished all of them yet.
thanks for sharing.

Lynn Hardy said...

A great set of cards and I really like the wreath one.

Brandi R said...

Clean, Simple, and LOVE them! Great set of cards ♥

Mary-Anne V said...

Great CAS style with these ornament cards.

Janis said...

Simply stunning!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Love this clean and simple card! Thanks for sharing it!

Shelly said...

These are beautiful!!

Sharron said...

Love your fabulous CAS designs! They really show off the pretty colorful ornaments!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Michele! I love your CAS design with the ornaments, and your wreath on the last card is stunning! How wonderful that you traveled so far to have a chance to play with Uniko's beautiful products, too...WOW! Wishing you "Peace and Joy" during the holiday season, my friend! Thanks so much for all of the amazing eye candy!!!

Jayell said...

Love these cards, especially the set

conil said...

Where do you find the time to do so many beautiful cards at once? Especially since your dancing all over the blogosphere leaving such sweet and, I might add, greatly appreciated comments for everyone. Truly thank you for your encouragement and kindness.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful cards. So CAS and yet so elegant. Wishing you Peace & Joy as well. <3

Oreety said...

Very sweet and clean!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are gorgeous! I love the set, it's so simple and lovely! The bottom card is fantastic as well!

Scraplea 1 said...

Very pretty and classy! Thanks for sharing these.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Michele, JAW Dropping cards that are CAS lovely and SPECIAl the collection, I ADORE ADORE ADORE...I want to CASE them, and also do a class on them!!!!!

StampingbugKerry said...

So lovely! I love the pops of color in the ornaments and the addition of the angel hair-like silver thread. The pretty wreath is lovely with those itty bitty pearls! :)

Barbara said...

The cards are simple, elegant and beautiful. That's it, simple, elegant and beautiful. :)

Debbie Vasel said...

Terrific and festive ornament card set!
Love your design!

Carolynn said...

All of your cards are so stunning-- the stamping and designs are spot-on!

Lisa said...

Incredible CAS cards Michele, LOVE these!!

Linda Droege said...

Michele, these cards are to die for. Super on-trend and so elegant.TFS

Kara said...

So lovely!!! Love em all!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Michele, the results are just amazing! What a spectacular designer you are! Your cards are beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Michele. Especially love the second with the little bells hanging in the background. The wreath is so pretty on the last one... Wishing you the same. :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW these are so stylish and gorgeous to look at. Glad I hopped along. Would love it if you come visit me too
Cheers
Dr Sonia

StampinLouie said...

Love the simplicity of these cards. They are just GORGEOUS!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Michele!!!
Your ornament cards are SO ELEGANT, LOVE the designs, the silver threads make the perfect accent!!! LOVE your inky wreath too, the overlapping sprigs and colours are DELIGHTFUL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and sending Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas to you :)
PS - THANK YOU for going ABOVE & BEYOND with your travels to access the CRAFTY DELIGHTS you used too!!!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love these - beautiful, simple and elegant.

Robin said...

I just love these cards--so simple and so elegant! I really like the way that the softly-stamped images echo the bold image on the ornaments. You are very clever! May peace and joy be with you during this holiday season, and thank you for the Christmas card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love those gorgeous ornaments, what a wonderful set of elegant CAS cards!

Irene Grau said...

I love CAS cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy C. said...

These cards are beautiful! A simple yet striking design.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful cards Michelle! I love those elegant ornaments, my favorite is the red one. TFS

Jeanie said...

Such lovely crisp and clean cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

TK said...

Beautiful cards, each and every one!

Unknown said...

Your cards are divine! What a great way to make many cards with ease!
Lu C

paperpapier said...

what a lovely set of cas cards..!

Asha said...

CAS perfection in action! Well worth the 5-hour road trip!
x Asha

Taheerah said...

You really went above and beyond and my goodness, the results are amazing! Truly gorgeous cards and I love them all. Thank you so much for being a special part of my event! xoxo

Helen F. said...

What a special set of Christmas card, Michele. Each one is simply beautiful! TFS

Teresa Doyle said...

Michele, these are all stunning. Sadly, I have none of these products as today is the first I have heard of them. Glad I am playing along. Now I need to check THIS company out! TFS!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the design of your pretty baubles cards :)

Joanne Simpson said...

These are so nice.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love these!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Lisa Petrella said...

What a fabulous collection of cards!!! I'd say these were definitely worth the drive and the shopping!!!

Kathy Mc said...

Michele, your card set is simply divine. Love the white space with the pop of color in each ornament. Those stamps are perfect for the holiday season...now I want them!

Colleen said...

Stunning cards...love all the white space and your pops of color!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Well, that was certainly worth the drive! Fantastic cards. Thanks so much for sharing. Cheers.

Rahmat said...

All are so elegant and lovely Michelle, CaS fun.

hazelspaperdesigns said...

I can't tell you how much I love this set of cards! The bit of whimsical string added to each is so lovely, and the CASness and colours are magnificent. I love how you have shadowed the background images. So pretty. I don't have many of Bev's gorgeous stamps either, but what you have done with your 'loan' is so beautiful!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

this would make a very pretty gift set for someone special!

Sue D said...

Very nice set of cards!

Helen Gullett said...

They are beautiful cards! Love the CAS style!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the simplicity of these hanging baubles...classy set :)))

Dana said...

Fabulous cards!! Love the ornaments for each card!!

Nora N. said...

These are so pretty!! I love all of them and cannot pick a favorite!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Simple but pretty cards.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Your cards are very elegant - simply beautiful!

Christine said...

Wow! Beautiful collection of clean and simple cards.

lostinpaper said...

CAS Christmas genius, love those baubles!

pcm said...

these are lovely!

Maureen Hayes said...

Michele,

What dedication, a 5 hour drive and some shopping 😍😍, but seriously I hadn't been familiar with Uniko stamps before this either and I truly appreciate you using their products so we can see how lovely they are! Your cards are stunning and I am thankful you took the time and effort to make that drive and borrow those products. I am having a blast with this Advent hop, it is fun finding new friends behind the door each day and getting inspired by each and every one of you. Thank you for participating in the hop and especially for doing that drive.

Anita in France said...

Perfectly CAS, perfectly Christmassy, perfectly you, Michele! Your commitment to creating these beauties is awesome! Hugs, mon amie, Anita :)

Irene said...

Absolutely lovely!!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Brilliant set of holiday cards, and the last card is lovely!

Carol McCready said...

Great set of holiday cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

hthole said...

I love them. Simple and so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Sherisse Ang said...

I love the simple and clean designs of your cards!:)

Michelle said...

Love this set of cards SO much! Awesome!

AZ Lyn said...

Your cards are awesome!

M R Leech said...

Oh my!! Just lovely. . .and perfect for a set. So simple but beautiful!

Memories by Manda said...

Your cards are awesome. Love the Christmas bauble.

CraftyPaws said...

Oooh love these bright bold CAS cards!

KimS said...

I love KISS cards... especially when I haven't finished cards, yet!

Bernice P. said...

Beautiful cards!

Patricia Gentilini said...

Simple and elegant!

Patricia Gentilini said...

Simple and elegant!

rscowtown said...

OH wow those are awesome stamps!! thanks for sharing your creations with us!

Jan Elmore said...

Okay...I voted and I haven't seen prettier cards anywhere...this whole season that yours. The silver ink is stunning. The threads and the colors of the baubles....so so stunning. Now that's what I call a Christmas card!

D.Ann C said...

Pretty colors for your CAS cards!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, love the clean and simple look!

Carolyn Burch said...

Clean & crisp and just lovely....I especially like the ornament with the jingle bells hanging from under.

Denise Gutshall said...

Lovely simple cards with stunning colors!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Simple cards and variety too. Wonderful.

A Crafty Person said...

Gorgeous card set!!

Phyllis Rodriguez said...

love your card
pressnstamp@yahoo.com

cm said...

What can I possibly add to the 104 people before me? They've taken all the rave reviews! How about this: I LOVE your showcases here and you must, must and must invite some Uniko products to your collection! Most beautiful cards EVER! Seriously. EVER!
Hugs~c

Laura Miller said...

I really like your design aesthetic - - I don't do it well. But you've done it masterfully!

theCook said...

I like the wreath on the last card!

Kari D said...

ABSOLUTELY worth the drive...and the interruption. These cards are gorgeous. Clean and simple, but oh so elegant. THANKS so much for the inspiration.

Danielle said...

lovely cards

Debra said...

Great use of the products and design!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful cards.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Houses Built of Cards said...

So cute! LOVE the clean designs on these!!!

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

Maureen Chandler said...

Love the ornament cards - just lovely!

Ruby N said...

Nice cards!! :)

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Love how your cards and simple and very pleasing to my eyes.

Elizabeth said...

OUTSTANDINGLY beautifully simple!
LOVE< LOVE LOVE!

sandie said...

love the versatility this shows

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh, these are gorgeous. Great CAS design and festive inspiration:)

Liz O. said...

Peace and Joy to you too! This is a gorgeous set love your CAS designs! TFS!

Lindsay Weber said...

Simple but very cute!

Debbie A said...

Love the CAS designs!

Dorothy Kovak said...

Love, love, love your ornament card set. Simple and beautiful. Have to remember this for next year! Also, live your wreath card and sentiment. TFS

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! LOVE all four of these wonderful cards! Elegant, classy and oh so yummy! TFS! Merry Christmas!

Lucinde said...

Beautiful CAS cards!

Dodie said...

Each of these cards is perfect! I love the simple, elegant feel to them.

Jana Bolster said...

Very nice cards.

bev p said...

WOW!!! So simple, and so elegant! Thanks so much for sharing. Definitely worth a drive! What gold ink did you use on the last one. I have not found a metallic gold that I like.

Nicki Wong said...

I love the crisp whiteness of your cards with just a pop of color. Great job.

zgagi said...

Fabulous CAS cards, great for gift sets.

Ria Montefalcon said...

Love all these clean and simple cards. Great for mass production yet elegant in every way

Patty said...

Oh these are just so beautiful!! I love this clean & simple look!!

Christy Q said...

Michele - these are stunning CAS designs! I love how you added the color via the ornaments. So beautiful!!!

Patt H. said...

Awesome CAS cards. Love the elegant simplicity of these!

Leonor said...

simple but beautiful

Jessica Gerstner said...

Great CAS set!

Kim Faucher said...

So simple yet so very elegant!!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful set of CAS cards!

Diana Jack said...

I love these cards! They are amazing! Simple yet elegant!

Bev Karolak said...

Beautiful cards! Love CAS cards! :-)

Joyce said...

Quick and simple card and beautiful. Love it.

Karen R said...

I am fan of CAS and your cards are beautifully done!

Angela said...

I love all of your cards, Michele! The CAS designs are great! I love the white space with the bright pop of color!

livingonair said...

I love how clean and simple these cards look. So elegant with a touch of silver.

Nikki said...

Love all of these cards. Great work.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us so many beautiful creations for this event. The silver embossing is very effective. I used a 2 layered Christmas ball on my Christmas cards this year.

Marcie Lovett said...

Simply lovely cards!

Nandini said...

Love these beautiful, elegant cards!

patrap777 said...

Beautiful Clean and simple cards.

Anna Natalia said...

I love the cards!

Tracy said...

Love these cards, so clean and simple, yet stunning.

Buttarcrafts said...

Beautiful CAS cards!

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love these projects!

Christine Canfield said...

so simple and beautiful!

Sandy Griffin said...

So simple and clean. Beautiful.

Karen H said...

These are so beautiful! I absolutely love the simple but striking design! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards!