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 { belated } Birthday Taheerah!!!
    Hope you had a wonderful day … I think you would have, given how DELIGHTFUL your card is – LOVE the cute kitty and MAGICAL background – WOW!!! Your other card is AMAZING too – 57 different stamps – AWESOME – LOVE the silver & gold too!!!

    SORRY that I missed your special – I was a bit late checking my Bloglovin' feed, so I have subscribed to your blog via e-mail as well now ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Happy Birthday, Taheerha! Hope your day was celebrated with flair and style, as befits a gal like you! May this be a year of wishes coming true, in every way, shape and form! As for your creativity: thank you for sharing your abundant talents with us! You're incredible!

  3. Happy Birthday, I hope you had a wonderful day. Your kitty card is great fun. I can't believe you stamped all those sentiments and images – this card is amazing. It was definitely worth all your time and effort – it is fabulous

  4. I think I missed the time for the giveaway, but I HAD to say I am so IN LOVE with that kitty card!!!! Your work is incredibly inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Birthday!!!!!!

  5. Happy Birthday to you!
    So, that cat card is beyond awesome…super love that guy! Your 57 stamp card…AMAZING. Sheesh, you've got some patience girl!
    I hope that this is really your birthday month and that you celebrate all month long ๐Ÿ™‚ You know that I love your work!

  6. Well, happy birthday Taheerah. I love your cards. Love that soft subtle layering on the first one and gold and silver together with all those fun sentiments on the second is so festive and awesome.

  7. love the classy color schemes of both cards. the one today is just too cute and the other one? wow! i can't believe how perfectly you fit all those sentiments together! Happy Birthday to you!

  8. Happy happy happy birhtday, Taheerah! Your cards always unique and fabulous. That subway card is super cool! Just wow you did amazing with stamping all those images ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you have a wonderful birthday today!

  9. Hoping you are having a wonderful day! Your work is always stunning! As one of my all time favorite designers, I love see your work!
    P.S. This might be a duplicate comment. Computer is being difficult!

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