Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!
The title of my post says it all really – it’s my birthday! Yay!! 😀
As appears to have become tradition for me, I have created a card to post today that is a birthday card to myself. 😀 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!! 😀
So, I let Random.org pick the winner for me:
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 cardstock 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! 😀
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!!”
Have a very happy birthday! I just started following your blog and look forward to seeing your creations this year!
Happy Birthday Taheerah!!! Here's to a lovely 2015!
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!
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! ♥
Awesome cards! Loooove that cute kitty!
Happy Birthday to you!
A very Happy birthday Taheerah 🙂 hope you have a good one, love the cards u created 🙂
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!
Happy birthday, Taheerah! Your cat card is superb! I love it! And your subway art card is amazing! Have a great day, and a great year ahead! 🙂
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!!
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!
Happy day and year and oh my goodness you have hit trendiness smack dab on the head with El Gato Coolio! Fabulous card!
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!!
Wow! These cards amazing!!! I'm a huge fan of your work as I get it right in my inbox! Always so refreshing and new! Happiest of birthdays to you!!! And thank you too!
Happy Birthday!!! Today is also my birthday- great day indeed! Love your work!!!!
Happy Birthday to you too! 😀
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!!
Happy Birthday TO YOU!!!!! I hope it is super fabulous, Taheerah! I love that cat card! So unique, so cute, and so totally YOU!
dude, I want that cat stamp too and I don't even have cats!! happy birthday! SC makes lovely things.
Happy Birthday to you Taheera. Your work really shows your fun and spunky personality, love the happiness you spread with your amazing projects!!!
Happy birthday! You're adorable <3
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???".
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)
Happy Birthday! And I am so thrilled to be your Seasons Giving winner. Just sent you my mailing info.
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day! really like your cute cards!
Happy Birthday! Hope your day is a bright and happy one. Your card is gorgeous and I love the cat!
Happy birthday here too!!
Happy Birthday! Have a absolutely fantastic day! Love the kitty card…it's so cute! Gold and silver perfection!
Happy birthday! Way to be born! LOL You sure know how to work your way around silver and gold! These cards are stunning.
Great day! Wishing you a
And thanks for the birthday
gift to us! Love your cards.
Carla from Utah
Wishing you warm wishes Taheerah, from cold Canada. Love your birthday card. If you can't love yourself, who can you love. Have a fab day.
Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day and do something nice! 🙂 Thank you for the daily posts. I love receiving the e-mail feeds daily and seeing your cards. 🙂
I hope your day is filled with all your favorites and lots of pampering! Your card designs are very cool! Happy Birthday!
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.
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!
Love that cat! and the subtle shading is perf!
Have a great day!
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 🙂
Happy birthday!!! Have a FABULOUS day! And I LOVE your birthday cards…They totally ROCK!
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday n year ahead ! Loved both the cards first one is fun n second one Awesome take on subway art !
Happy Birthday! Love your card, just sums up your style perfectly. In total awe of your subway card
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!!
Wishing you a SUPER happy and wonderful birthday Taheerah!!! Your birthday card is ADORABLE!!! LOVE it!
Big birthday hugs to you Taheerah! I hope you have a really wonderful day. I am so glad to have you as a friend.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday 🙂 ..Hope your day and year ahead is just awesome !!Loved both the cards you have shared here today …They are Just brilliant !!!
Happy birthday! You already know that I love your work, but your subway art card is extra special – no wonder it's one of your favourites!
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!
Happy Birthday to yooooooooou!
Wait a sec, gotta pick my jaw off the ground. That subway card has made me WEAK! Too awesome.
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…
Happy Birthday!!! I've gotta tell you….the subway art birthday card is one of the most amazing cards I've ever seen. No wonder it's one of your favorites!!!!
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!!
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. 🙂
Happy Birthday! What a great way to start your birthday with a fab card for yourself. Looking forward to seeing what you create in 2015 🙂