Sunday 20 June 2021



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.

For this card I wanted to use the Campervan stamp from the Island Paradise Stamps set. I absolutely love campervans and this is the perfect VW retro style one. We went to Brighton a few years ago and it just so happened there was a VW rally on at the same time. There were so many enthusiasts who had their vans on display on the seafront and it was truly wonderful to see so much colour and how happy they were to share all their hard work. My favourite was a bright yellow one.

I have had the image printed for a few weeks and when I saw the current sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge I just knew it would be the perfect layout for it. This is quite a CAS card for me as there are very few elements and layers to it. Not sure if others would class it as CAS though? I would be interested in knowing what your thoughts are as to whether it is or not as I am never sure myself.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers, a Sharpie silver marker for the chrome elements and a pale grey pencil to add some shading to the windscreen. I fussy cut the image and popped it up on foam squares to add dimension. The headlamps have been accessorised with gems

The paper is from DCWV and has encapsulated glitter on the white lines so it has a bit of subtle sparkle. I placed it at an angle and trimmed to fit. Finally I added a silver peel off sticker sentiment. This is the perfect card for cool dude and could be made in so many different styles and colours just like the glass mat I use on my desk. It feels like it has a summery beach vibe with the fresh colours and that has given me another idea for a surfboard......

One of the most fabulous things about being in this Creative Team is that we have free rein to make anything we want to using the sets in the shop. This is amazing for inspiring creativity as there are so many amazing packs to play with. I feel very, very lucky to be able to have this opportunity.

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 - 4.5 x 6.5”

Digital Image - Campervan from Island Paradise Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Paper - The Glitter Stack (DCVW)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Sharpie silver marker, Arteza Expert Pencils

Embellishments - Gems, peel off stickers

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


  1. The campervan is a great retro image. I'm with you, those campervans are a lot of fun. So is your card too Mandy. Thanks for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

  2. A fabulous card with this fun image and loving the colors. This digi set is so full of wonderful summer themed images!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!

  3. Ah, ah old VW bus image! Love the colors you used for this card.
    Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge,
    Patty S, Design Team

  4. A really great image and choice of colours. Thank you for joining our 'Buttons and Bows' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  5. This is super Mandy and great colours and makes for such a happy card, thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes with an option theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    Takes me back to the days one of my boys bough a camper for his surfing trips, it was a nightmare from the day it arrived. Now he's married and his wife indulges his passion and they have a motorhome!!

    B x

  6. I love this! I love all things VW, the bug was my first car! I love the colours, super fun card! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  7. Great summery card, Amanda! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Juliexx

  8. Such a fabulous card. Love the bright, summery colours. Thank you for playing along at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

  9. What a great card! Love the camper van and how well the background stripes go with your image. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    sue n.

  10. Awesome card, reminders me of summer days.
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  11. What a fab card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  12. A lovely bright and bold card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  13. Our family never had a camper van but I often wished we had. We used to be taken camping (tents) when young and I think a van would have been better. Great card.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  14. I've always loved the camper van image - I have a tea towel just like your glass mat!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  15. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  16. Love your project! It is so cute!! Thank you for joining us over at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog! I hope that you will come and join us again soon!
    Inky Hugs,
    DT Cristena xx
    My blog

  17. Fabulous Mandy the van sings summer..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  18. Awww, you gotta love a V-Dub!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Polkadoodles Digi Choosday,
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    As You Like It Challenge.

  19. My brother is a huge VW van enthusiast and if he were to receive this card, he wouldn't be able to put it down! Super job! Perfect colouring and your paper is so good with the image. I have and love that old paper pack. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Digi Doodle Studios, Mandy!

  20. A beautiful bright card. One of my daughters loves campervan's and would love your card.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  21. Great retro card and love the campervan
    Carol x

  22. Lovely card Mandy. I like the vibrant stripes behind the campervan. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  23. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at the CCC Digi Creations.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  24. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  25. Lovely bright and bold card
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  26. This looks great. Nice work.
    Thank you for entering your lovely project into World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Best of luck with you entry.
    Annette DT

  27. Love your retro card, an old VW car is so much fun. Thank you for joining us at sweet stampers challenge,
    hugs Anke

  28. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  29. This is a very inspirational card. Love the background and how the campervan stands out.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Challenge blog.

  30. A fantastic card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  31. Fabulous retro card!

    Thanks for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
    DT Val x

  32. Nice card! Nothing says "Summer" like a camper! Thanks so much for sharing your delightful project with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  33. Super cute card! The van is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Vesna

  34. Such an happy card! We use to had a VW like this one.
    Thanks for joining our challenge Createful Heart Design challenge
    Diana DT

  35. Very pretty card! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

  36. 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

  37. Love this. Thanks for joining us at the PIP Challenge this week. kReN@afourthlife. Follow me at

  38. Such a cheerful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  39. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our "Boys to Men" challenge at Digi Doodle Studios!

  40. Beautiful! 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}

  41. Great card! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  42. What a fun card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Donna DT Member for

  43. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Love to Craft Challenge.

    Helen x

  44. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our "One for the Boys" challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


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