Happy Birthday to Me, CHA, and a GIVEAWAY!!

By Taheerah | 8th January 2016 | 199 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! It’s a special Friday for me because it’s also my birthday!! Happy Birthday to me!! 🙂

As is usual on my birthday I have created a birthday card for myself, to share with all of you. 🙂

Totally loving how this turned out! I ran a little fun poll on FB asking my friends whether I should use doughnuts of cake. It was a pretty close vote, but doughtnuts were in the lead when I sat down to create. Plus it’s my birthday so I can have any card I want. 😛


I used the WMS Dinky Doughnuts set for my doughnuts, stamping the dough part with a mix of Mama Elephant ink in Hazel (stamped off once) and Palette Haystack ink. The icings were stamped with SU! inks in Soft Suede (stamped twice), Blushing Bride and GinaK ink in Ivory.

I watercoloured my base with Versamagic ink in Aquatic Splash, then splattered on some mists when the base was dry. I zapped it with my heat tool to speed that up as I hate to wait!

I stamped my sentiment from Concord and 9th’s Eat Cake & Celebrate set, stamping it three times to get that deep colour (God I love my MISTI!). Only when all my stamping was finished and I had adhered my panel to my base did I break out the Glossy Accents and give a thick coating of it to each of the doughnuts. And then I left it overnight like a good girl for it to dry without spoiling it. 🙂

Totally worth all that patience though – look at that dimension and shine!! And it looks so yummy too. I totally want doughnuts now.

So, this birthday is pretty awesome. Not only do I have doughnuts on a card, but I’m also lucky enough to be attending the CHA Trade Show in LA this year!! I’m working at the Pinkfresh Studio booth and so excited to experience the awesome event and to meet and hug a ton of crafty friends!! I’ll definitely be sharing a post in future with loads of photos of the hot products that capture my heart!!


So, my post title promised a giveaway, right? 🙂 Just hit me up with a sweet comment (the sweeter the better!) and I’ll pick one winner who’ll receive a $25 gift certificate to a crafty company/online store of their choice! I’ll give you until 7am EST on January 15th to leave a comment, so be sure to share with your friends too! And if you become a follower via a feed reader, FB, Twitter, Pinterest, e-mail or YouTube (links at the top right of my blog – except YouTube which is here) then you can leave an additional comment for each of those methods of subscription to improve your chances! Good luck!!

Okay, I’m off to party and celebrate! Catch you all later and thanks for stopping by!!



199 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Me, CHA, and a GIVEAWAY!!”

  1. Happy birthday to you, Taheera! May your next year be as sweet as those yummy donuts on your card! I wanna bite into them ;)! Wish your day is filled with joy and laughter and the next year fulfills all your dreams!

  2. Happy birthday to you…think it's lovely that you'd share your birthday card with us. And what a birthday card it is…not being a cake love those doughnuts make me very happy. Good looking enough to eat. Such a charming card. Wishing your day and the coming year is everything you hoped for.

  3. Amazing what you've done with those doughnuts – so real – they truly look as though you could pick one up and eat it! Hope you're having the "sweetest" birthday!

  4. Sweeeeet Birthday wishes coming
    your way, all day lonnnnnnnnnnng!
    Mushy gushy, down on my knees,
    reciting bad um delish poetry
    about your gorgeous eyes, cute
    nose, luscious locks of hair,
    cough cough, dainty feet, all
    for you Princess Birthday Girl!
    Carla from Utah

  5. Sweetness overload with all those yummy donuts. I like the use of Glossy Accents–they look real enough to eat. Hope you have a wonderful birthday and my wish is that you have a memorable time at CHA.

  6. A very Happy Birthday to you Taheerah…Hope you have an awesome year ahead….Totally love your card those doughnuts look real enough to eat for sure 🙂

  7. The card is striking! I always enjoy your color selection and this card didn't disappoint…you even make doughnuts look classy! 🙂 and of course, most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! – *Arina O*

  8. Happy birthday! Love this card, the glossy accents really bring out the doughnuts – they look good enough to eat. They are tempting me to go and get one. Enjoy the CHA, can't wait to see some pictures!

  9. Happy birthday! Your card is GORGEOUS! And I am so jealous that you are at CHA! That's one of my goals, to a attend a CHA some day! 🙂 Many happy wishes for your special day and a wonderful time in LA!

  10. Happy birthday to my (new) friend. Taheerah, your card looks good enough to eat. I have a hot cup of coffee here, and there's more in the carafe so hop on over. We can sit and cat and maybe craft a little.

  11. Happy Birthday, Taheerah!! I love your card and the depth you achieved with your inking! The donuts look so yummy and real – so tempting (and I don't even like donuts!). 🙂 Hope you have a great birthday and a great time at CHA!!!

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