Happy Birthday To Me – Tea & Cake AND A Giveaway!

By Taheerah | 8th January 2018 | 99 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Monday! Forgive me the unusual publishing time, but I’ve been busy celebrating! You see, today’s my birthday. Happy Birthday to me!

It seems a lot of people shy away from celebrating their birthday as they get older – but I think you should celebrate it, whatever your age! You’re only as old as you feel – and personally, I don’t feel my age, and I don’t intend to either!

I’ve had a wonderful day, filled with doing plenty of the things that I love – including making myself a birthday card! It’s become a bit of a tradition now – but as a designer of cards, what birthday would be complete without a birthday card of my own?

Tea And Cake Happy Birthday Card by Taheerah Atchia

If you’ve visited me before, you know I take cake very seriously. And so, along with consuming actual birthday cake, I just had to feature some cakes on my card this year! This year’s card features the awesome Cake Love set from Altenew, and I just love it! No cupcakes as photo props this year – either I forgot to buy them or I already ate them… I’ll leave you to decide which! *wink*

Tea And Cake Happy Birthday Card by Taheerah Atchia

I coloured my teacup and cakes with Copics and added some Wink of Stella and a little diluted gold mist mixed together. I went for some of my favourite colours – pink, mint and gold, and lots of white space. I enjoyed colouring the images with a more whimsical touch, which suits their style perfectly!

Tea And Cake Happy Birthday Card by Taheerah Atchia

The card base is stamped with the Papertrey Shine set, and I splattered some black mist for a fun finishing touch! Pinflair Glue Gel was my go-to, as usual, for adhering my fussy-cut images with varying dimension.

Tea And Cake Happy Birthday Card by Taheerah Atchia

I’m really looking forward to making this year my best one yet!


It may be my birthday – but I’m giving you the chance to have a present from me! I’m giving away a $25 gift certificate to an online crafting store of your choice! To enter please leave me a comment wishing me a Happy Birthday and give me a compliment. This is very specific, so please take the time to follow the rules as other comments won’t count! *smile*.

I’ll leave this giveaway open until 23:59EST on Monday 15th January and will announce the winner on the 16th, all being well.

I’ll also be giving hosting another giveaway just for Instagram followers – so make sure you follow me on there and enter!

Good luck – and thanks for stopping by!


99 thoughts on “Happy Birthday To Me – Tea & Cake AND A Giveaway!”

  1. Omg. Happp bbirrtddday. Your post is just what iiedeedd. Folk up.. ommgm.. my iPad is doubling all my letters! It is like I typed Russia or something. Happy birthday! Your. Fun post is jwhat I needed today. It has been a rather stressful week end for my family. Too much happening in my teen daughter s life. Anyway, your posts always make me. Smile. It seems that you have a very kind nature, and that is the best thing anyone can be! Your request reminded me of Elizabeth Taylor. She would write into her contracts thhat she receive a gift. Everyday!sorry abou typiing…. not sure what’s happening but

  2. Happy Birthday to you…..
    Happy birthday to you….
    Happy birthday dear Taheerah…
    Happy birthday to you..

    I love you creative cards.. keep up the good work..

  3. Happy birthday!! This is such a lovely card! I really enjoy your card making style. Very pretty colors and designs 🙂

  4. Hi Taheerah! Happy (belated) birthday to you! I meant to comment on the day of your birthday, but real life interfered. I hope you have a wonderful year filled with joy, inspiration and good health!

    I am always in awe of your creations since your crafting style is something I aspire to be! When I grow up, I want to be like you. 🙂 Plus, your kindness, generosity and dedication are something I admire tremendously. I can only imagine what it was like to put together your Advent Extravaganza and I so appreciated it because: 1) I got to see your insanely gorgeous creations every day, 2) be introduced to other designers I hadn’t seen before, 3) actually get inspired to create and break out of a funk, and 4) be amazed at how seamless everything went. It’s a true credit to you and your enthusiasm and commitment.

  5. Hi Taheerah, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, first this is not the compliment I want to tell you your card is just STUNNING, I love the cake and the card itself but I really LOVE your coloring that is just so very BEAUTIFUL!! Your compliment is even thou I don’t know you in person I can tell you are a very SWEET and KIND and CARING person who is very generous and cares about people, now do you know why I know that? For one reason I know what type of person you are is the Advent Christmas 25 Blog Hop you do, I know that I a HUGE undertaking that has to take a tremendous amount of your precious time to set up, and get ready and make sure everything is running smoothly, not to mention getting sponser’s to fund prizes for it and designers to make cards, my head is just spinning thinking of it and ALL the work that must go inti something like that. It has to take a very special person to think of something like that and want to do that for people she doesn’t even know personally. I would like to Thank you for the wonderful job you do, it’s not about the winning it is and was about the experience, it was my first year playing along and I had so much fun and enjoyed it so much. Thank you so much.

  6. Happy happy birthday to you full of blessings and adventures and joy. You are an inspiration of excitement for life. I read your posts and imagine your smiling picture sharing smiles and creativity and fun!!! Thank you for sharing you!

  7. Happy birthday (a bit belatedly)! I agree with your attitude to birthdays and am glad you enjoyed yours! Love the idea of making yourself a card. I think it’s great how you have a technical side to complement your crafty side.

  8. Happy Birthday!! It’s not hard to come up with a compliment! You are an amazing person and card maker! I love seeing your cards in my feed for there freshness, great techniques, great products, coloring, design …. I could go on!

  9. Happy Birthday Taheerah!! Hope you had a great day . Beautiful card. I think it’s awesome you make yourself a card. I’m single and have always been around my birthday so I always buy myself a birthday gift. I figure if I was with someone babe buy me a gift so it makes sense to me, LOL I always love coming to your blog and seeing the cards that you’ve made. They are always so different. You have such a unique style and I love it. Thanks for all the inspiration you give the crafting world. It is appreciated

  10. Happy belated birthday, and hoping it was truly a beautiful day – and more in the year to come. As for the compliment – I love your style. You have a lovely, modern aesthetic that is both glamorous and fun.

  11. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and a wonderful celebration that is filled with family and friends. You do so much for others that your birthday is just one of the days you should be the focus of a day filled with warm thoughts and best wishes from all those far and near.

    You are an amazing person who is always doing things for others. Most of us you have never met, and probably never will, yet you always have a card to share with us, ready to explain a technique, and fill us with inspiration to try new things or ideas. You dedicate so much of your time to put together an absolutely incredible Advent Calendar each year that has a different sponsor each day, numerous designers willing to take time out of their day to share their work with us, and prizes…for us!

    You’re big and bright smile on your cover photo always comes to mind when I see I have a new email from you. This is your birthday so let the festivities begin. It is time for you to create new memories and spend your birthday receiving the love and friendship that you are usually are giving to others.

    Thank you for all that you do. I have learned so much from you!

  12. Put another candle on your birthday cake, you’re another year old today. Happy Birthday. I love the way you write and that you are so upbeat about everything. Your card is very pretty. Making you own card is such a good idea, I’m going to have to do that for my birthday.

  13. Happy Birthday. I am on the category I don’t celebrate them. BUT you do and it’s fabulous you’ve made yourself a card! Don’t forget to mail it :). My compliment to you is that you are a very inspirational and motivational person. If someone gives you a difficult challenge you’ll go all out to do it and with a smile. I hope you’ve enjoyed your special day

  14. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you…
    Anyone who loves cake must be wonderful. And, you’re talented too.

  15. Happy Birthday!!! I love the inspiration you share. Your so talented and I love to see what you create. And why not celebrate your birthday…everyone should at any age. I celebrate all month long in October. I love it!

  16. Happy Birthday Taheerah! I hope the year ahead is one filled with lots of fun and adventure for you. You are a generous spirit, sharing your birthday with us, and giving away a prize, but also sharing your talents with us all year long. Thank you and bless you.

  17. Happy Birthday Taheerah!!! I hope you have a wonderful crafty day!!! I always enjoy you Advent Calendar Blog Hop the most only because it makes me feel like a child again. It brings back such happy memories of my childhood and sadly I don’t really have to many of those but at Christmas time each year my mother would give me an Advent Calendar and each day I would get to open a door to see what was behind it. I always enjoyed the chocolate but the pictures behind the doors was always my favorite!!! I was born in Bad Constatt Germany then when I was 1 we moved to Seoul Korea for a couple of years. once we were back in the States we moved almost every six months. Yes I am a military brat. Army to be exact. I also really love your coloring and your cards are so beautiful!!! So thank you Taheerah for making me feel like a child again at Christmas every year!!

  18. Happy birthday Taheerah I am glad you liked the card. It is easy to compliment you because I think you are a fantastic designer who uses images and colours to create outstanding projects. For one designer to be able to get together other designers to create projects for a huge New Year Blog Hop is exceptional, but to get manufactures of craft products to give away prizes for this Blog Hop is just amazing! You always reply to your emails no matter who they are from. I am happy to say that I can now call you a friend. :O)

  19. Happy birthday Teheerah! I hope this is a fabulous year for you! I think you are an amazingly talented crafter and have loved seeing your creations since I found your blog through your Advent Calendar event. And to host such a fabulous event! I loved every day of it! Thanks for sharing your talent with us and your generosity!

  20. Happy birthday, Taheerah! I hope your day is as lovely as you are! Your card is beautiful; I love the soft colors!

  21. Happy Birthday Taheerah! You have an amazing style of making cards, which is very much reflected in this card. I love seeing your designs. Thank you for sharing them with us!

  22. Happy Birthday Taheerah !!? Your card is adorable. I appreciate you sharing your wonderful talent with everyone. Enjoy your special day, may it be filled with lots of blessings.

  23. Happy Happy Birthday to YOU!
    What a SWEET card.
    Love the pretty soft colors you used on your very gorgeous card.
    I hope you continue to eat cake all month long 🙂

  24. Happy Birthday dear Taheerah!!!
    I love your creativity and in particular way your colouring! You’re very talented and very inspirational for me! Buon Compleanno! A big hug from Italy! Arianna

  25. Happy birthday!!! I’m celebrating my birthday today! Hope you have an amazing day! Gorgeous card made with magic hands!!! xx

  26. Aww.. Give me a mic, I have to sing it to you! Happy Birthday to you… Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Dear Taheerah.. Happy Birthday to you! I can imagine your personality by your picture and your blog.. and your cards (oh I love your coloring). You are such a fun, happy go lucky girl. May you get all you desire and you keep spreading cheer and happiness around!

  27. Happy birthday to you! Sounds like you had a great day, and wow – even making a card for yourself, now that’s dedication! Paying you a compliment is not a tough task at all – you’re super talented and you make wonderful cards. And, on top of that, you’re so generous with your giveaways, and I absolutely admire you for all the hard work you do every year with the Advent Calendar Extravaganza! The world needs more people like you! 🙂 sending you big hugs, and all the best for the coming year!

  28. Happy birthday Taheerah ! I can see you have had a great day celebrating your birthday ! Your card is beautiful as always ! And that is the compliment I choose to give you. I don’t know you for long but so far, and with the very productive December month, I can already how a great card maker you are. Your style probably matches your personality. And I could describe it as a very delicate and elegant style. I’d bet you’re also a very careful and tender woman, if I refere to the smooth, soft colours you’re using. I’m also taking this opportunity to wish a very happy and healthy new year. Love from France, Marjorie

  29. Well, happy birthday to you too! Yep, my birthday is this Saturday the 13th! But I’ll bet I’m older than you are! And here’s the compliment… may you always look younger than I do! 😉
    Seriously, it takes a dedicated card maker to put together the Advent Calendar Extravaganza! You are very sweet to take it on and include the rest of us card makers in the process! I always get introduced to new companies during this hop so that is another compliment to you… introducing other companies for us to purchase from!
    Again, many happy birthday greetings and eat lots of cake! 😉

  30. Happy happy birthday to you Taheerah! I hope you have an awesome day! I absolutely love your enthusiasm ? The Calendar Extravaganza is such an amazing blog hop….you are all so generous (even though I never win, I still keep trying!) Thanks again for the chance to win! ?

  31. A very Happy Birthday, Taheerah! I LOVE your sweet card–the pastels add to the sweetness!
    I hope you enjoyed your cake and cupcakes!

  32. Happy birthday, Taheerah! You are very generous with your time and talents. Just organizing the advent event was by itself amazing. Thanks for all the inspiration. 😀

  33. Wishing you a very happy birthday Taheera! May all your dreams come true this year 🙂
    Your card is so beautiful and elegant, with the soft pink! It’s really a great idea to make a card for one’s own birthday and feel good about gifting yourself 🙂
    And thanks a lot for the amazing advent calendar extravaganza! This was my first year participating in your blog hop and I’m so glad I did! Appreciate all the hard work you have put in coordination, posts, giveaways, making it fun and mostly, keeping everything on time, including announcing the winners! Hats off to you!

  34. Well Happy Birthday! You are a bold and beautiful person! Making your birthday everything you want it to be is awesome! Love your Advent Calendar hop and your creativity all year long. You go girl!

  35. Taheerah I hope this is the happiest birthday yet! I love the cake card you made for yourself. The colors are so soft and pretty as is typical in lots of you cards. Love you style of stamping. Thanks again for doing the Advent Calendar this year again. I look forward to it every year.

  36. Happy Birthday! I love your generosity from the blog to your great giveaways. Thank you for everything you do! I look forward to seeing what you create this year

  37. Happy ,happy Birthday Taheerah!

    I think making a card for your own vour own birthday
    is the coolest idea. I am a lot older than you are and I celebrate each year. Just don’t ask me for a list of what I want!
    I enjoyed your Advent calendar posts do much. This was my first time seeing it and loved clicking on the cute icons.

  38. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAHEERAH!! I want to compliment you on putting together the most amazing blog hop I have ever seen. I cannot imagine coordinating all those bloggers to make a card and put together their own price package. Way to go .

    I don’t think I want anything I’ve show me some outstanding I’m not giving up yet I did notice that the individual bloggers all ended their participation at different times. I won’t give up until the fat lady sings. I have no idea where that expression came from but I’ve always liked it. Once again thank you Taheerah Atchia

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