Sunday, December 11, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi there!! Happy Sunday!!

Today I'm super excited because I'm joining the fun Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

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 taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Today is day 11 of the advent calendar and it's sponsored by Avery Elle, one of my favorite companies and it happens that I have "some" of their amazing products ;) so I searched through my AE stamps and decided to make a card with this cute Christmas kitty. I made a Halloween card using her so I thought I owed her a Christmas one :)

I went with pink + gold with a pinch of red for this festive card and I need to say that I had a lot of fun creating it!



I started with a pink card base and adhered a golden triangle, then I used a handmade mask to add some texture with embossing paste.

I colored the kitty with Zig markers and finished the card with some elements using vellum and embellishments. As if all that gold was not shinny enough I added some more sparkling on the bow and Santa's hat with my Wink of Stella pen.



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 Avery Elle so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com 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-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thank you so much for stopping by, have an amazing day! And good luck with the giveaways ;)

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Lynn Hardy said...

I love your cute cat card and the gold and pink together look so classy!

~amy~ said...

Oh, this is SWEET. Love the pink + gold.

CathyL said...

Love the soft colors of the backgrouond.

Annette:) said...

The kitty looks retro 60's. Very cute!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the vellum snowflake

Lori Kobular said...

Love the pink background with all that lovely snow! That is one cool looking kitty! The pink and gold go together perfectly!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your color scheme on your cute card!

Linda Droege said...

Love your choice of pink and gold for this retro design. The vellum updates it for my money and takes it out of the kitsch category. PERFECT!! (Or is it purrfect?)

Jean said...

Such fun colors! Love that Cat!

Debra Rumpza said...

Adorable cat card!

Nikki said...

Wonderful card. Love those colors. Nikki

Sabrina said...

Very sweet image and adorable card!!!

BunnyD said...

Love the pink for Christmas! What a sweet card with the gold and white accents. Just darling!

Anita in France said...

Oh, that gorgeous pink and gold is perfect for this sophisticated cat, Yainea ... there's something of the 50s movie stars about her ... she's fabulous! Anita :)

Shameless Sweets said...

Pink and gold is a great combo

Candy B said...

LOVE that kitty! This card is amazing... the gold and pink.... just my style. Perfection!

bev p said...

She is a great kitty and definitely deserves a little sparkle. So what if she is sitting surrounded by shimmer and shine! Thanks for a great card. I love the pink. It's unexpected and it definitely works.

Nox said...

Gorgeous kitty - love the gold foil - it adds some superb glam, perfect for that pretty kitty.

Astrid said...

It is a very gorgeous card and I really like the cat..... but I'll admit that if I had the stamp set I'd use the "define naughty" sentiment with the cat simply because she looks so very "innocent?" and it is such a cute pairing of stamps.

cm said...

Pairing your kitten with pink and gold makes for one stunning card! So lovely! Thank you for joining in Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring...
~carol

Natalie Winterstein said...

So pretty! Love the color scheme.

barbara macaskill said...

Purrrrrrrrrrrrfectly adorable! LOVE the gold and pink and that kitty is so pretty!! TFS!

Trina said...

So pretty. I love the gold and pink together.

Cheryl said...

Love this sweet card

Shelly said...

Oh, so SWEET! Love this!

Deb said...

Such a sweet card!

A Crafty Person said...

This cat is so sweet and adorable.

CORNISH said...

The card is prrrr...fect. Love the gold and vellum you added.
DebbieC

Betty Keefe said...

pink, gold, vellum - fantastic color combo - and your kitty with the red bow is darling!!

Debbie Selby said...

Perfect combination of elements and colours on this card.

Barb said...

Great card! I love how you just slightly added color to the cat and then popped the bow and hat.

Sharron said...

Wow, love the pink and gold! Your card is stunning!!

Moosisk said...

Love your card! This retro kitty is fab. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Laraine R said...

Fabulous card! Love the color combo!

Denise Bryant said...

Love that kitty! Beautiful card in great colors!

Angela said...

I love seeing all of these cards featuring the new Avery Elle cat. I already have this set and it's great to see so many different ideas using it. Your card is beautiful. I love the color combination!

Sabine Edelmannn said...

Oh what a great feminine card! Love the colours and finishing touches!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cute card. Perfect for cat lovers!

Greta said...

Love pink & gold & it's the perfect touch of red! Wonderful card!

Nikki said...

Beautiful card. Love it!

Melissa Bi. said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful color combo and stunning texture.

Jan Clothier said...

It's been really good to see the same stamps used in different ways at the blogs today. I really like the little vellum snowflakes tucked in behind - it is a fabulous detail.

Amy Ames said...

Your cat card is absolutely adorable!!! I love Avery Elle too. The colors you used here are just so sweet!! Thanks for sharing 😊

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Ever so chic ... what a stylish cat!

graham Brand said...

Awesome, cute and adorable! Like the vellum snowflake and just love the cat!!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Very retro and elegant, love your beautiful pink and gold card!

judy said...

I love the pink and gold on your sweet card!

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet! Love the mix of the vellum, gold, paste, wonderful textures!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love that gold strip in the corner and so fun against the pink!

Barbara said...

Your card with this cute cat is adorable, sweet and elegant at the same time, with the use of the gold and the vellum. Purrfect! (sorry, I couldn't resist) :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Totally cute card...love the cat!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful card! That kitty is so pretty.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

Di Wong said...

What a a fun and pretty card.

Kim Potts said...

The pink and gold look elegant and so does the kitty.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Great looking card. Love the cat!
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Laura Peddicord said...

I love the cat sitting on the gold showing the festiveness with the gold 'Merry'. Love it. Thank you for sharing!

pcm said...

love that bit of gold!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

That kitty is so regal & divine; love her! Your card
is just gorgeous. Love the sparkle.

Kristen Olsen said...

Cute card! What a perfect use of the cat stamp. But it is also very elegant. Love the stripe of gold and the snowflakes. Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

Denise Gutshall said...

What a pretty card! The pink background is so unexpected in a holiday card but looks wonderful with all the gold and snowflakes. The cat is just adorable!

Daria Z. said...

Love the pink and gold background - what a pretty card.

merryf said...

oh my goodness, how absolutely adorably retro!

Saybrah said...

Beautiful card! I really want to pick up that banner for set. I can see myself using it often!

joy said...

What a fabulous card design! Love the pink, god and white together.

StampinLouie said...

Love the Cat and your choice of colors. Very nice!

M R Leech said...

Simply Purrrrrrfect!!!

KimS said...

Oh, my! This is just beautiful!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the soft colors. A fun combination.
the card is so elegant, a prissy cat and
lots of wonderful embellishments.
thanks for sharing.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the gold and snowflakes with the cat.

Margaret said...

Love this cat and your designs.

mgpm said...

Really lovely!

Chris Handy said...

Love the layout of your card

Isabel Z said...

I LOVE what you created. Thank you for inspiring me!

Mary W said...

Love the pink and gold and retro kitty! So pretty.

Tracy said...

Great card, love the cat, she looks like she could be from "Whoville"

Unknown said...

Love the cat, the layout, and the color combination. Beautiful work!
Ingrid

Rose W said...

Creation is wonderful, this card ranks as really cute. Love your colors and texture.

Christy Q said...

Wow! This is gorgeous - I love the gold with the pink and the cat is just lovely!

Kleri F said...

Super cute card!I love this sentiment stamp set. I have used it on most of my Christmas cards!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

Sweet card!

QuilterLaura said...

Fun super retro kitty!

Wanda Reynolds said...

Uniquely beautiful! ❤️ that kitty!!!

Betty Sue said...

That cat is adorable! Love the card!

Memories by Manda said...

The pink and gold is simply stunning!

Jenny D said...

I love this stamp! The shimmer on the bow and the hat really finishes it off.

Kathy said...

Sweet, elegant, and fun, love gold and pink.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOWZERS, Yainea, your card is simply gorgeous!

Debbie A Smith said...

Such a pretty card.

Theresa said...

great cat. thanks so much for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love this card - the stylish cat is so sweet:)

Amy C. said...

So sweet! I like the scattering of tiny stars.

Quiltin Kat said...

Both cards are equally sweet and remind me of some of my Mom's figurines from the day.

Heather DePasquale said...

Love, love, love your Christmas kitty card. I must make one similar. Thanks for such great inspiration!

Kulbir Kirkland said...

Your card is so pretty. love the colors. Thanks for sharing

Trina P. said...

So pretty. Great colours and classy look.

Anna C said...

Love the use of the gold triangle!

Cheryl B said...

Beautiful sassy cat! Love the touches of shiny gold, and the pink combination is perfect!

Abby said...

Love the cat!

Lisa Gross said...

cute card.

Karen B. said...

That cat steals the show on your card, just as they tend to do in real life!

Helen F. said...

Oh how darling is this cat!

Scraplea 1 said...

Such a fun card! Love this!! Thanks for sharing on this great extravaganza.

My Paper Epiphany said...

What a beautiful Feminine Card! I love that cat!

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you, Yeania for your card creation. Who would have ever thought of pink for a Christmas card. It is elegant with the gold and the feminine, regal kitty. I love it.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like the soft pink background.

cghundley said...

Oh this is gorgeous!
Love the colors,
especially the
pink and gold.
Carla from Utah

halomom said...

Loved that Retro Kitty stamp set! Your card is super cute!

Rose said...

Very cute card & I especially love the colours you have chosen. Beautiful!

LC Lamothe said...

So pretty! Love this color combination. The vellum snowflake is a lovely touch! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Me said...
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Me said...

Love the colors! Soft and beautiful! The cat looks so fancy in this card.

Rowena Miniaci said...

Such a sweet card! !!!

Roberta said...

Love your card and the color choices. Thank you for sharing.

Nives K said...

Cute card.

Rose said...

Love the design of this card and the cat is so prissy--Adorable.

luvhymns said...

I love how your red stands out on the cat's bow and hat and "Christmas," and yet your colors are pink and gold. Well thought up and I love the Avery Elle banner die!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Really cute...that kitty is adorable and I really like the vellum snowflake. Cheers.

Stephanie Savidge said...

Love the gold pop on the corner of your card! Also, love the pink and gold color scheme. Great job!

Beastybunny said...

Great card and stamp set. Reminds me of the Disney's The AristoCats!

Michele K. Henderson said...

What a purrrfectly sweet Christmas kitty! I love it!
Holiday Hugs!
Michele

Robin Platt said...

What a cute card!

Colleen said...

Your card is stunning...the design, colors, the added embellishments with the snow and stars and then those wonderful snowflakes all came together to make a fabulous card! That cat is something else!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Your card is absolutely adorable!!! <3

cheryltownley said...

What a smug looking Christmas cat. I'm sure he got all the cream! Thanks for sharing

Annheidel said...

I love your cute Santa cat and non-traditional colors!

Maureen Reiss said...

Super Sweet and Fun card!!

Debbie Vasel said...

A beautiful PINK card!
Ooh, I would love to receive this.

Andrea A said...

Great color choices to go with the retro kitty!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Love the cat and the pink and gold are gorgeous. Nice work.

Betty said...

Love your card! The colors are beautiful!!

Lindsay S said...

Love the colors and the sassy cat!

Laura Miller said...

Cute card - really like how you colored that sassy kitty.

Teri W said...

Love the retro kitty!

Char K said...

love your texture!

Megan said...

Super fun "non-traditional" color combo!

Joyce said...

That cat is too precious!

Dana & Glen said...

Perfectly lovely and fun. Every single detail is beautifully balanced.

SueT said...

Adorable card. I like the dimensional elements that give interest to your card.

Annette Reed said...

The snowflakes and stars are great additions and I love the addition of texture with embossing paste. Nice!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Pretty in pink and sparkles!! Love the smile on that kitty!! Great job!

Bev Karolak said...

Adorable card! I love the colours & the gold triangle! 🙂

Irene Grau said...

Oh man, I love this kitty! I do not need another cat or Christmas stamp. I repeat -- I do not need either. But I love this kitty! Great card!

Irene said...

Love the color combination and the stenciled background...perfect for that fun feline!!

mandalj said...

What an elegant card! Love the colours you've used!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

That cute little feline showed up in two cards today--and she is too fun! I really like your color combination of pink and gold--so different and yet so wonderful! Thanks for sharing! (Peg)

Lagene said...

Darling pink & gold card!

Leanne said...

So pretty!! The colors go so well together.

Lisa A creations said...

Very cute card! I love the pink and gold color combination.

sammi said...

Such a fun, feminine card! Love the pink and gold together. This card depicts such elegance. I Love it!

Sammibug in Ohio

Samantha Mann said...

LOOOOOOOOVE this!!! that cat image is SO ADORABLE! but the gold and pink - swoon!! wow!

Gabriela Seminario said...

Fun and cute card. muy linda!

Christine Canfield said...

she's so precious!

Janelle said...

This is So Cute! Actually your color scheme fits the Retro era of the kitty. They even had pink appliances! Lived through it.

JBrady said...

Nice! I love the gold triangle on your background - so easy, and so cool!

Clara Callon said...

Love the gold

NanW said...

Sweet and elegant.

Zina said...

Love your sassy cat card

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

It's not very often that cute and elegant apply to the same thing but your gold/pink combo with that darling cat does this.

Rae Dalphine said...

Amazing card! Love the pink and gold with a hint of red

Shona Austin said...

The adorable princess Kitty at Christmas. So so cute. Thanks for showing her.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card! Love the pink and gold colour combination! So different but so lovely.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh, this is SO pretty! Love the soft pink and vellum and, of course, the darling kitty!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty retro design and colors.

Martha Harris said...

Great card! I love the split background, and the snow.

cropmom66 said...

Love the colors and that cat stamp is so cute!

Kari D said...

Love the soft colors on this card and how the die cut snowflakes add dimension and softness to the cute little kitty! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing!

Lisa Petrella said...

Totally fabulous! Love that sophisticated kitty and your pink and gold color combo!

TK said...

Fabulous! Love the retro, and that slice of gold is fantastic!

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

Such a wonderful card and the color scheme is so fresh. Loved the facial expression of the cat,who seems to have a great attitude.

alo said...

Love the pink and gold with this stamp. Love the affect of the vellum snowflake. Great card.

richardbreaks said...

Retro elegance! Love the pink and gold!

Emily said...

So adorable!! I would love to win this prize! Thank you for having this giveaway. :)

vicenta ghylin said...

Your card is so cute. Love that stamp. Thank you for sharing.

Patt H. said...

Love this darling pink & gold kitty! The retro look is awesome!

Dana said...

Sweet card!! I love the cat and your background is amazing!!

Michelle Lupton said...

I love the pink with the gold - that triangle is very cool!

Nora N. said...

The pink with the gold is amazing!! I LOVE how you used the large triangle to ground the cat!!

Flo said...

Love this card for the soft colors and that cute cat image. The pink and gold go so we'll together.

Bobby said...

Love the background you made to display that sassy little kitty.

Indy's Designs said...

This is a darling card! Love the pastel pink and the gold accents! Nicely done!

Laurie said...

Adorable!! Love that cat!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the color combination of pink with gold. It really makes for a elegant card.

JoAnne R said...

So sweet. That little kitty is adorable.

Ericka Strange said...

Great card. Love the pink and gold. So pretty.!

Brithzi said...

Very elegant and sweet indeed.

Jenny Colacicco said...

What a beautiful background for an awesome image - I love the sparkly bow and matching hat !

Cynthia Baldwin said...

Such a pretty card! I love the vellum and the gold.

Love2papercraft said...

So glad you chose this kitty, she's pretty darn sweet (even tho she can be sassy too). Cute card-love all the elements! TFS!

Shanna said...

love the card!

Happy Grandma said...

Too cute...a Christmas cat with an "attitude!" Love it!

Cindy said...

Adorable card!

maria f. said...

I'm awestruck. Your design and colors are absolutely perfect for the feel/attitude of that kitty cat. Love this card.

Deb Galloway said...

This is absolutely amazing.

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous! That sassy kitty was just meant to be paired with gold and sparkle!

Glenna said...

She is so classy looking! Love how her expression sets the mood of the card. Merry Christmas

Mirella said...

What a beautiful layout, and the delicate feminine look - LOVE IT!

Linda said...

This card is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Anna Natalia said...

Such a pretty card!

Rema said...

Fabulous cards!

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