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, happy birthday!!! Love that yummy card. The glossy accents make the frosting look so real. Enjoy CHA. p.s. – I love my MISTI too! Just got it for Christmas.

  2. Happiest of Birthday Wishes Taheerah, and what better way to spend it than having fun at CHA – all those fantastic new products and friends galore. Look forward to "hearing" all about it 🙂

  3. Happy birthday Taheerah! These donuts look so good it has left me hungry for more! I hope you have a blast at CHA and share all your recommendations soon. Excited to see what awesome stuff you fund. Again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  4. Those are the yummiest looking donuts I have ever seen on a card. Happy Birthday doughnuts sounds so good. I have a birthday soon maybe I will have to try some. Thanks so much for sharing the card and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  5. It's a good thing I don't live in the US (or anywhere where places stay open late!!) because I'd be heading out now to find some donuts!! These look amazing! The depth and shine are fabulous – really amazing.

  6. Happy birthday to you! Your donuts look yummy, especially that chocolate one! I'm not sure if I'd prefer cake or donut for my birthday, although donuts might be safer (depending on how many there are to begin with). lol Thanks for being generous on your birthday!

  7. Awesome party, Taheerah, and your donut card is fabulous! I wish you a birthday sweeter than cheesecake!! and meet ups with all your sweet blogging friends – I'll be there in spirit to help blow out the candles!!

  8. Happy Birthday Taheerah!!! Your card looks so yummy and fabulous!! I hope you have a very wonderful and crafty day and get all the yummies you want!!!!

  9. Happy birthday Taheerah! Your donut card looks good enough to eat! It's so sweet of you to give something away on your own birthday. I am already a follower on Facebook and you-tube.

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Taheerah! You are just such a treat, making yourself a delicious, yummy birthday card, to share with the rest of us! The donuts: perfect choice and those you've *baked* up look particularly tasty. One (or perhaps two) would go well with my cup of coffee; the only thing to make that little treat better would be the opportunity to share it with you! May your day be filled with dreams coming true…and may that hold for the rest of the year unfolding. Enjoy CHA immensely; on my 'wish' list…
    Hugs galore~c

  11. Happy Birthday!! If your day is as fun and sweet as your cards are then you are going to have an amazing day!! LOVE the donuts and now a craving a box filled with yummy donuts! Chocolate cream, Chocolate Frosted, Toasted Coconut, Eclairs, Chocolate frosted Boston Cream, Cinnamon Coffee Rolls, Bear Claws and Apple fritters are all on my list of yumminess today! I can feel the pounds going on my thighs as I drool!! LOL
    Have a wonderful day!

  12. I LOVE the idea of making your own Birthday card!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!!
    The glaze on top of those two donuts looks like Dble Dark Chocolate to me…SCRUMPTIOUS!!
    Have a BLAST at CHA!!

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