It’s My Birthday!! And there’s a GIVEAWAY!!

By Taheerah | 8th January 2015 | 74 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!

The title of my post says it all really – it’s my birthday! Yay!! ๐Ÿ˜€

As appears to have become tradition for me, I have created a card to post today that is a birthday card to myself. ๐Ÿ˜€ Nothing wrong with that, right? And even if there is, IT’S MY BIRTHDAY AND I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT.


So, anyway, other than a card I’m also here to announce the winner of my Season’s Givings Blog Hop giveaway! Thank you *so* much for the deluge of comments, follows, subscribers and, well, everything!! Your words brought so much sunshine to my day!! ๐Ÿ˜€

So, I let pick the winner for me:ย 


Congratulations Iris!!! Please Contact Me with your details so I can mail out your package!!!

Everyone else – I hope you’ll still stick around as I plan on bringing you plenty of pretty things to look at throughout the year, as well as inspiration in the form of my challenges and tutorials in the form of my videos!! And maybe even the odd giveaway too! *wink*

So, onto today’s card! I wanted to create something artistic and that felt a lot like ‘me’, so I came up with this:

*swoon* I am so in love with how this turned out!!!

I was in love with the Birthday stamp set from Studio Calico from the moment I saw it! I just had to have it!! And thanks to a super-sweet friend I was able to get my little paws on it before it sold out!

I began by watercolouring onto a panel of Pure White cardstockย then stamping the various shapes from the set using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I was sure to stamp my cat first so I could arrange the positioning of everything around him.

I painted some of the hollow stars, and the cat’s flag using Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Mist in Gold Lame, and also added a little spatter with it too. I adhered my panel to my base using Scor-Tape. This card has some of my favourite things so it’s just perfect for my birthday!!

And, seeing as it’s my birthday and I can do whatever I want *wink* I wanted to re-share one of my most favourite birthday cards I created in the past. It features a *ton* of stamping and heat embossing to create an amazing piece of subway art!

Awesome right?! It uses 57 different individual stamps, and 60 actual images in total!!

If you’d like to see more details on how I created it you can go to this post here. There are lots of close-up images there too, which are worth seeing also! ๐Ÿ˜€

Giveaway Alert!!

So, I know there are plenty of giveaways going on on my blog at the moment, thanks to the generosity of Winnie & Walter – but I’d really like for you to share in my birthday celebrations! So, to keep the party going, just leave a comment on this post wishing me a Happy Birthday and saying something nice about me or my work, and I’ll draw a random winner to win an (as-yet!) mystery prize!! I promise it’ll be a good one! You have until 23:59EST/05:00GMT tonight to comment!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



74 thoughts on “It’s My Birthday!! And there’s a GIVEAWAY!!”

  1. Happy Birthday!!! May your birthday month be perfect everyday, and the rest of the year be even better!!! Lovely party kitty card. Ha, cheerful and cute just like you!

  2. HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!!!!

    Lovely cards and as much as I love critter cards, the shiney takes the cake tonight! Love all the gold in your second card! Thank you for all the inspiration you provide to all of us! โ™ฅ

  3. Happy Birthday to you, Taheerah! Hope your day was wonderful as is your beautiful work! The card with the sweet kitty is awesome and the other card with all that stamping is just stunning!
    Hugs, Anja

  4. Happy Birthday Taheerah!! I love the idea of giving yourself a birthday card and better yet making it for yourself!! I absolutely adore your cards and I always get a lot of inspiration every time I come to your blog!!! P.S. I hope you get everything that you want for your birthday!!

  5. Love your sweet cat card, Taheerah! The inking is soft and lovely! The subway card is awesome! Wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a happy 2015 year ahead! May all your dreams come TRUE!

  6. Happy Birthday Taheerah!!! I hope you are spoilt rotten and get to eat lots of cake! Love the card you created for yourself, its awesome and can see why you liked the stamp set. And your card with the stamping extravaganza…its spectacular, no wonder your extra proud of it. Have a great day and yes, you can do what you want, its your day!!

  7. Happy Birthday! I love that subway art card – looks so much better when using gold and silver embossing powders! I can't believe you used that many stamps on one card!!

  8. Happy Birthday to you Taheera. Your work really shows your fun and spunky personality, love the happiness you spread with your amazing projects!!!

  9. Now what can I say about Taheerah, the birthday girl. Firstly, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Secondly, love your videos work with that gorgeous voice of yours that reminds me of melted chocolate. Thirdly, you always regale us viewers with lively, colourful cards that make us smile and wonder, "How did she manage that???".

  10. Congrats to Iris and thanks for your participation. Happy birthday to you, I wish you all the best and hope you have the most wonderful magical day (I hope you celebrate for a few days though, more fun that way…lol)

  11. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day and do something nice! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the daily posts. I love receiving the e-mail feeds daily and seeing your cards. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. You crack me up! Happy B-day to you, happy b-day to you, happy b-day dear Taheerah, happy b-day to you! (Hope you sang along.) I feel the same way about my birthday but I hadn't thought about making a birthday card for myself. You're BRILLIANT! We do celebrate Birthday Week here at our house. My husband's birthday comes first in the calendar year so I have to make sure to spoil him for seven days so that he reciprocates. Just a happy suggestion for you. Your next birthday is just a trip around the sun! Happy happy day.

  13. Happy Happy Birthday, Taheerah! I just adore that Studio Calico cat stamp! And your card is so VERY YOU! It is awesome! May your day be filled with joy and the coming year be filled with blessings!

  14. Happy birthday, Taheerah! Hope that it's as fabulous as you are and that you get to indulge in some great food and get to spend time with loved ones! Your first card is super adorable – aren't those Studio Calico stamps just so fun?? The second one is very creative…must have taken lots of time! Lol. I have loved your work ever since I've been following…You like to try different things and have your own style…loved reading about how you got more comfortable with your crafting over time ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Stopping in at your blog is always such a treat. Your designs amaze me and I'm constantly blown away! I hope your birthday is spectacular…from one crafty friend to another- Happy Birthday!!

  16. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ ..Hope your day and year ahead is just awesome !!Loved both the cards you have shared here today …They are Just brilliant !!!

  17. Happy Happy Birthday!!!! You are an inspiration and I love your work. Your subway card is so cool!!!! Looking forward to seeing what you bring us in 2015!! Have a terrific day!

  18. A very happy n fun filled birthday wishes to you Taheerah…always loved your creations as they are awesome and have a perfection enough to inspire us…. and its pretty awesome to make a card for oneself …Grt n nothing wrong…thanks for generosity for gifting away gift on your bday…its like a treat for all of us…thanks…

  19. A very HUGE Happy Birthday to you!! Nothing wrong with making a card for yourself at all!! Love your creations and your blog. Looking forward to what you will bring us in 2015! Your talent is off the hook!!

  20. A Big Happy Birthday to you! I found your blog when I saw the Leading Lady Blog post at WW, and I just had to subscribe to your blog. Your work is amazing, and I can't wait to see all your creations through out the year.

    I wish you a wonderful day! And I love your Happy Birthday Card for yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚

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