Wednesday 12 May 2021

Birthday Cocktail


At Kate Hadfield Designs there are so many fabulous sets it is really easy to get inspired to use them. There are digital stamps which you can colour, coloured versions you can scrapbook or make into digital layouts. Papers, patterned overlays and doodles galore. No matter what your skill level there are so many goodies to play with.

This Birthday card is for a girly girl who likes cocktails and fashion. I love the cocktail stamp from On The Beach Stamps from Kate Hadfield Designs. This is exactly the type of cocktail I love, especially on holibobs (remember those?......). If it is fruity and has an umbrella and a parrot well bring it on!

This stamp set is also available in a coloured version. Perfect for making cards with or creating layouts of those precious holidays.

The stamp has been coloured with 5 shades of Promarkers from yellow to orange and each colour has been blended into the other. I am really pleased with how well this turned out. This was fussy cut and mounted into thin foam pads.

The card base has been covered with a striped paper and I kept the colours for the whole card in the same colourscheme (except the cocktail of course). This paper is from a DCWV Christmas pad. If not a specific theme I split my papers up by colour. If a paper fits my project  so it does not matter to me at all if it is from a Christmas pad.

The champagne bottle die is from Crafter's Companion and it makes a lovely shaker card. I found it better to use beads rather than glitter as the static makes the acetate and glitter clingy. I tried an anti static bag but wasn't so successful, perhaps the glitter was too fine? The label has been printed with 2002 which is the year Tamsin was born and I added a silver peel off T. The little heart on the neck label is a puffy sticker from Paperchase.

The lipstick is a die from Quickutz and the shoe and handbag are cardstock stickers that have been in my stash for years.

The sentiment was printed, matted onto silver card and then I used a die from the Grace Frame set for the back panel.

Over at Kate Hadfield Designs there is lots going on. Kate is really generous with her freebies which are readily available. If you sign up to the newsletter you get access to an extra subscriber area the Doodle Den where there are loads more freebies. There is a gallery full of projects by the Creative Team and customers and so much inspiration for crafters and teachers. I would highly recommend you pop over there and join in the fun.

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image - Cocktail from On The Beach Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Paper - Rose Tinted Christmas 8” (DCWV)

Dies - Makeup (Quickutz), Grace Frame (Die’sire/Crafter’s Companion), Prosecco Celebration (Gemini/Crafter’s Companion)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Embellishments - Peel off Sticker, Heart Puffy sticker (Paperchase), 3d Cardstock stickers, assorted seed and bugle beads, thin wire

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


  1. This is so much fun! Love your fabulous and fun birthday card, those images are wonderful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Krafty Chicks!

  2. Brilliant card Mandy, great design for our challenge.… Many thanks for entering into our
    Challenge 191
    Ladies / Mothers-day / Girls challenge
    and hope to see you again soon. Good luck in the final draw.
    [aNNie design team member for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges{My Blog}

  3. Beautiful tropical themed card!, thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week Nelly dt x

  4. Lovely card. Thanks for joining TTCRD and 613 Avenue Create challenge. Anesha

  5. That'sa lovely, bright, cheerful card Mandy. I love the backing paper.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  6. Cheers! Fab, happy card!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  7. Just love this!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug
    Hugs from Africa

  8. Fantastic Birthday card. I love all the wonderful party embellishments. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ. I´m sorry my comment is a bit late. Hope to see you back with us soon again! Nick DT

  9. The beads and sequins are perfect for your shaker. They look so realistic. Great card.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  10. What a fabulous feminine card -I'm sure it was hit with the recipient! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  11. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  12. Gorgeous card Mandy.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #157 sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  13. A lovely, bright and fun card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  14. Fantastic card with fun images. Love the bright happy vibe! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  15. WOW! This is just awesome Mandy! So much fun!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  16. Great card - I love really personalised cards like this.... with everything the recipient loves on it! Thanks for sharing with us at the Colour Crazy Challenge!(Vic, DT ) X

  17. super fun card thank you for joining the crafty gals challenges

  18. What a great card! Love all of the sweet details! Thank you for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge and hope you join us again soon.
    Debbie DT
    Secrets To Stamping
    Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds

  19. Lovely bright and fun card
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  20. Such a bright and cheerful card, she's sure to love it!!

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  21. Love all the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles! Pam, DT

  22. Your cocktail looks delicious! (Too bad it's 9:15 AM right now. LOL!) Love your mix of girly things. Thanks so much for playing along with the HLS die challenge!

  23. Great card, so fun and colorful. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles.

  24. Great card, so bright. Love the look of coctail, would try it right away. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. Vesna

  25. Back again! LOL I'm still loving the cute elements and that bright background!! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you join us again soon.
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for Fun Folds!

  26. Fun card with fun elements. I love it! Thank you for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

  27. Very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's challenge.
    Greetings Geesje

  28. Such a fun card! Thanks so much for joining us in celebrating our 2nd birthday at AAA Birthday blog! Tina

  29. What a super fun card! I love the images (LOVE the cocktail!) and your coloring is fab! Thanks for playing along with us at Ike's World Challenges this month! Nan, DT

  30. Fun use of dies, everything you added certainly goes with having fun on your birthday! Love it! Thank you for joining our birthday festivities at AAA Birthday challenge!

  31. How fun! Thanks for playing along with us for the 2nd birthday celebration at AAA Borthday Card Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.

  32. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge. Good luck!

  33. This is such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT


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