Friday, December 15, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello and welcome!!

Today's post is a special one because it's a huge blog hop during all December with around 100 participants (yes, that huge!) so if you didn't know about it you can start on day one and enjoy a lot of Christmas projects from amazing crafters :)

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!

I know Christmas is around the corner and everyone is super busy so I made a very simple project to encourage you to take a breath, sit down and enjoy crafting for a bit :)

I made this little ornaments that hide little surprises inside. You can hang them from your Christmas tree or give them as a gift and you can fill them with chocolates, sweet messages, little toys or even a jewel.

To make them you just need some red and green cardstock or patterned paper, red and gold cardstock, some twine and a pair of Lawn Fawn dies sets. I used the Tiny Gift Box die to make the little boxes and Santa's Belly dies to decorate them.

If you prefer, you can add numbers to create an advent calendar or other cute decorations to your ornaments.

I hope you like my project, and now let's talk about giveaways!

Because 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 Lawn Fawn 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!
Comments will be allowed until 31st December and then Tahherah will announce winners from 1st January onwards on her blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Woodland Critter Huggers - Lawn Fawn December inspiration week


Today I have something super cute to share with you, the last new product from the Lawn Fawn December release week: Woodland Critter Huggers dies. Awwwww I love them so much!!

I decided to use the pieces to create some racoons, I love the pun "You've stolen my heart" paired with a raccoon, they just match perfectly and it's a sweet message for Valentine's day :)

They are holding chocolate cookies decorated with a heart.

I inked the borders with my blending tool to add mnore dimension to those cuties and I also created a little card with a sweet message to include in the new pocket. A gift card would be a perfect addition too!

I hope you like my little racoons! For more amazing inspiration, please visit Lawn Fawn blog!

Thank you so much for your visit, have a nice day!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outside In Stitched Hearts - Lawn Fawn December inspiration week


I'm here today with more Lawn Fawn inspiration celebrating the December release week. This time I'm featuring the new Outside In Stitched Hearts Stackables dies and You're Sweet Border die.

By the way, I love these heart dies so much, I love that they are more rounded like the old ones and the outised stitched border if you (like me) decide to use the negative space of the cut.

I wanted to feature the cute Party Panda too. Just because I wanted to stamp him ;)
This is a special set (stamps + dies) that you can get totally free with your purchase at the Lawn Fawn store during your birthday month (and he's simply adorable!).

So for my card, I colored the background with Distress inks and my blending tool and added a panel that I previously die cut with several hearts. I used foam adhesive to adhere the panel to the base to create more dimension. Then I added some pandas here and there and the sentiment. Super simple and fun! To finish it up I just adhered some sequins :)

I hope you like my project for today! For more inspiration, please check out the Lawn Fawn blog. There's a video and a giveaway too!

Thank you so much for your visit, bug hugs!!

Supply list:

- You're Sweet Line Border die
- Outside In Stitched Hearts Stackables  dies
- Party Panda (Free Birthday Gift at

Monday, December 11, 2017

RAWR - Lawn Fawn December inspiration week

Hi there!

Lawn Fawn inspiration week continues today and we're featuring a new mini stamp set and matchnig dies: RAWR. If you know me, you know I love minis, they are so much fun, super cute and cuper cheap. And this is not an exception. This little dino is the cutest!! It just makes me smile :)

So I had to put two of them in my card. I used the mirror stamping technique and created this little scene.

The leaves and dinos are colored with Copic markers and I used Distress inks and my blending tool to add some color to the sky and grass. To add a little extra fun to the card, I put these cuties on action wobbles to make it intercative. I hope you like it!

To see what the other DT members have created using this new set, just check the Lawn Fawn blog. Psst there is a giveaway involved as well!

Thank you so much for stoping by, have a nice day!

Supply list:

- RAWR stamps
- RAWR dies

Thanks a Latte - Avery Elle card


I'm here today with a warm coffee card to share with you featuring Cool Beans stamps and dies from Avery Elle. It's cold outside and I really love coffee so I decided to create a warm and cozy card using this great set.

Thinking about Winter and cozy a pattern cames to my mind: buffalo plaid. So I took a piece of red cardstock, black watercolor and a white gel pen and I created my own buffalo plaid patterned background. I wanted it to look handmade and messy so I didn't put a lot of care while drawing it.

The rest of the card is pretty simple, just some stamping, die cutting and embossing. For the stitched frame and big sentiment I used another die set from the newest release: Wonky Squares. An easy card to warm a friend during these cold days. I hope you like it!

Thanks for you visit, have a nice day!

Supply list:
- Cool Beans Clear Stamps
- Cool Beans Elle-ments
- Wonky Squares Elle-ments
- Postage Stamp Elle-ments
- Pure White Fine Embossing Powder

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Avery Elle:


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