Wednesday 9 June 2021

We Are a Perfect Fit


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.

In the Toy Box Stamps set there are 2 jigsaws, one is a complete 4x4 piece jigsaw and the other is pictured in the preview with 2 pieces separate. It inspired me to experiment with making this anniversary card based around the theme of 'perfect fit'

I used the complete jigsaw and overlaid the entwined hearts from the Lovey Dovey Doodads Stamps set. I use Affinity Photo to manipulate my images and you create layers in the order you wish to make the image more dominant. The hearts was placed as the foreground and jigsaw in the background. I lightened the background in a grey outline to make it less dominant as I definitely wanted the hearts to stand out more. Once I was happy with the positioning I printed it out. 

The background is coloured with Arteza Expert pencils and the hearts is Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Glitter markers over the top. You can apply these as a wash with a water brush and this adds sparkle and a muted version of the colour.

I cut 2 pieces out from the jigsaw and mounted the image onto black card. The 2 separate pieces were popped up on foam pads to add dimension.

The background paper is thin red card with a heart pattern from Everyday Overlays. I added to a plain white card blank and added some stickles glitter to a few of the hearts.

The sentiments I have made using my computer as I could not find anything quite right in my collection. I printed them out, cut into a banner shape and added a layer of black card underneath.

I have included them in this post in jpg and png format and you are free to download them if you wish to. Click on them to make them larger and download onto your computer.

I would appreciate it if you would link to my blog if you use them. Let me know if you have and I will pop over and give you some love.

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 - A5

Digital Images - Lovey Dovey Doodads Stamps & Toy Box Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Paper - Thin Red Card printed with heart pattern from Everyday Overlays (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers, Arteza Expert pencils

Digital Sentiments - Created by me and free to download above.

Embellishments - Stickles Glitter Glue

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


  1. A super card and sentiment. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments Challenge. Elaine

  2. What a great card ! Great colours Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  3. Lovely design, love the puzzle. Thanks for joining 613 avenue Create. Anesha

  4. Beautiful card Mandy love the papers and jigsaw-the sentiment is perfect.Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks
    Carol GDT x

  5. Great project, Mandy! Thanks for a lovely submission to our challenge 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

  6. Fabulous! Love the concept and design of this lovely card Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

  7. ... and thanks for playing along in our ATG Challenge at Catch the Bug

  8. Another stamp I haven’t seen. Will be looking at this shop. Great card

  9. Great card with the big and small hearts. Love the puzzle and the fitting text.
    Thanks for joining us at Do-Al(l)Kreatives and good luck with your entry.
    Wies DT DAK

  10. This is a lovely make! I like the puzzle!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  11. Perfect anniversary card! ...thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge this week, Nelly dt x

  12. A great idea to use a jigsaw to go with the 'perfect fit' sentiment.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  13. Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us Aud Sentiments.
    DT Stacey

  14. Love this clever, pretty card!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  15. Love how you have set of the two puzzle pieces ;o) Great card! Thank you for playing along with our "Anything Goes" theme at Papercraft Challenges! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting ;o) Maike

  16. Lovely anniveer5sary card, I love the sentiment and design
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  17. What a great anniversary card! Thanks so much for joining us this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Julie, DT member

  18. What a great anniversary card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  19. A super anniversary card, Mandy! The jigsaw pieces and sentiment are ideal for an anniversary. Thank you for sharing at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. x

  20. I love your card. Great idea to use the jigsaw and a fabulous sentiment.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  21. Fabulous! Such a great creation! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

  22. So cute and fun card. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  23. I love the jigsaw die cutting. It has prompted me that I must use my jigsaw dies more.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  24. Such a sweet anniversary project!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  25. Fabulous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's.
    DT Stacey

  26. Fantastic card and design. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  27. Great lay out. Wonderful card for anniversary!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite


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