Friday 12 February 2021

Monsterfic Birthday


Today is my eldest niece's birthday and this is a card I have made using a new freebie set  Monsterific Birthday which has being released at Kate Hadfield Designs.

The set has 4 images and they are available in both the digital stamp outline and pre-coloured for really quick and easy cards. There are 3 cute monsters and a superb cake.

I chose to use Monster 1 with the cute little birthday cake. My niece is not very girly so I opted to use red and black as my main colour scheme. The papers are from a really old HOTP Cardmakers paper pack. I added a black and white ribbon with a stitched effect. Rather than add a full sentiment I used some chipboard letters HB and added to squares of card edged with white faux stitches. This emulates both the diamond patterned paper and the pattern in the ribbon.

The image has been coloured with a combination of Promarkers and some coloured pencils for shading. Lots of sparkle has been added with Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers. They really are great for adding interest to these monsters and of course you can use whatever colours you wish. I added background to the image by watering down the glitter markers and adding splotches of colour with a waterbrush.

Stacey was expecting her 3rd baby around mid March but we are celebrating a little earlier than expected. Baby Reyna Michelle decided to make an appearance yesterday, the day before Mummy's birthday! Her 7 year old twin sisters Liara and Belle now have a little baby sister to cuddle.

Head on over to Kate Hadfield Designs website to download this amazing freebie. You will need to sign up to the newsletter and you will be given access to the Doodle Den where you can download this set and you will get access to even more. It is definitely worth your while paying us a visit.

Kate Hadfield Designs is also celebrating an anniversary - 12 Years of designing digital doodles. There is a sale on for the next few days to celebrate.

Card Details -

Size – A5
Digital Image – Monsterific Birthday (Kate Hadfield Designs)
Paper - Classic Cardmakers Pack by HOTP
Colouring Medium – Promarkers, white gel pen, Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers, Areteza Coloured pencils
Embellishments – Ribbon, Chipboard Letters,

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. I love this monster card as well. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug/Stella Says Sketch. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

  2. Awesome digi, love it. Your card is fab and such great fun for any age group :) Thank you for joining us at I ❤️Promarkers this fortnight :) Hugs Mimi xxxxxx

  3. I absolutely love this card! A really great image and I love how you've coloured it - the background splodges look great too! A great colour scheme and such a great idea to create the matching card behind those letters - so clever! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

  4. What a beautiful and fun card, Mandy! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Ike’s world with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Ike’s world {My Blog}

  5. What an amazing card. I just love monster stamps

  6. a happy looking monster lol... thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz challenge

  7. This is sweet monster. Love how you made background and combine ribbon with letters. Great idea! Thanks for joining at 613 Avenue Create. Best of luck.

  8. Lol, oh Mandy this card really made me smile. What a fantastic iamge!
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  9. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Angie's Digital Stamps! Angie-DT/Owner

  10. What a fun card Mandy. The image is fab and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us over at Passion for Markers this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

  11. Cutest little monster ever! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  12. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge xx

  13. Love your monster. Thank for sharing it with us at the Colour Crazy Craft challenge Janet DT

  14. Another fun card, Mandy! The little monster is cute and I love the color combo. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments for our AG + a sentiment challenge. Valérie DT

  15. What a cute monster! Fab card. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - Good Luck!
    Maz DT

  16. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Stay safe and well.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  17. Cute monster and perfect papers.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

    Helen x

  18. Adorable card Mandy. Love your monster.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Love to Craft Challenge for February 2021.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  19. Such a fun card and thank you for letting me know about this wonderful freebie! Thank you for joining us at LPCF! hope to see you again!

  20. Lovely card. Thanks you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  21. Another fabulous monster card, such fun! Great news re the safe arrival of baby Reyna, Thanks again for entering the Aud Sentiments Challenge, Crafty hugs
    Jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts

  22. Super cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper.

    DT Stacey

  23. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at the Fairy and the unicorn challenge blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  24. Such a fun card, love it! Thank you so much for joining in on Uniko's Birthday fun. Crafty Hugs Bev x


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