Tuesday 13 July 2021

A Sporty Celebration


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.

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.

A really good teacher friend had the fabulous news that they have been promoted to the head of PE. What a perfect excuse/reason to create a celebratory card combining 2 really versatile stamp sets Let's Celebrate & School Sports.  Kate really has packs to suit every occasion in her store.

I started out by making a tall slimline card using a sheet of A4 card as the base and dividing into 3 panels. This enabled me to make a traditional celebration card with the champagne bottle, glass and sentiment from Let's Celebrate Stamps.

I coloured the image using Promarkers adding shading with coloured pencils. A gold glitter marker has been added to the foil on the bottle and bubbles on the champagne. I added some star gems in the background and doodled borders with a fine tipped grey pen.  The label is blank and id the perfect place to add some personalisation.

All panels of the card have a patterned card stock with gold foiling which is a patterned file folder I found in The Range. I loved the design and thought it would work well on cards. I always look for supplies in unexpected places!

The middle panel is dedicated to the sports. I am not entirely sure what sports she teaches but going back to my school days hockey, netball, basketball, football were all popular so I thought I would be safe with the ones I chose.

The top image was made with the basketball hoop and I placed the ball so it was just about to pop in. The digital stamps have a white fill background so it is easy to place them in this manner in a basic digital program ( I am on a Mac and use Affinity Designer)

The centre image is the trophy, a trainer and a whistle. I am sure we all remember PE teachers and their whistles.....

The bottom image is 2 hockey sticks and a ball. 

This is a close up of all the stamps together. The back panel has been left blank for the hand written sentiment. I gave this card with a celebratory bottle of Prosecco and both were very well received.

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 - 3 Panel DL Slimline

Digital Images - Let’s Celebrate Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs) & School Sports Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Arteza Expert pencils, Gel pens, Spectrum Noir gold glitter marker

Paper - Noteworthy File Folders from The Range

Embellishments - Star Gems

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


  1. A wonderful zig-zag card shape design, thank you for entering our Masculine challenge at Allsorts this week.

  2. A super celebratory card, great design and thoughtful choice of images, I'm sure it will b e much appreciated. Thank you for playing along at Fab n Funky this week.

  3. A great congrats card and I love all the sporty images.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. What a super creation for your friend Mandy, all those elements bring back long forgotten memories especially the whistle, oh my did our PE master love his. I am sure your friend will love her very special and personalised card.

    It's lovely to see you at River of Creativity and Allsorts challenges again, thank you so much for joining in at both.

    B x

  5. So pleased you found us and have joined our River of Creativity with this bang on no hearts or mushy stuff card. x

  6. Great tri-fold card and love the images you have chosen to personalise the card
    Carol x

    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  7. Fun card! Thanks for joining the fun at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    Janis, Owner & Design Team

  8. Great celebration card thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

  9. Hi Mandy it is so lovely to come visit you I love this fabulous card the card shape and all those amazing images and the detail is ACE, thank you for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week
    lolo x

  10. Cool card! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  11. Brilliant card!! Thank you for joining in at river of creativity, its perfect for this months theme of no hearts or mushy stuff xx

  12. Great project! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us! Hugs Heidi TPS DT

  13. A wonderful three-fold card showing all that you wanted to say.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  14. Hi, Mandy! Me again. Thanks for linking up your fun card at Let's Craft & Create!
    :) Janis, Design Team Member

  15. Oh wow!! This is fabulous. They're going to love it I'm sure.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  16. A great three fold card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  17. Brilliant sporty card, love the three fold too
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus

  18. Beautiful and so nicely crafted! I am sure she will be so tickled with this card! Thanks so much for a wonderful response 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

  19. This is a fabulous card, what a great idea. Thank you for sharing it with us at River Of Creativity.

  20. Super fun card!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday with Polkadoodles. DT Candace

  21. What a fabulous creation Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Gale DT

  22. Wonderful design. Love the panels. Thank you for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create AJ DT @ APtS

  23. Great card and a wonderful keepsake.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge.

    Helen x

  24. What a fun and fab card Mandy. I bet your friend loved and appreciated it. Lovely colouring and use of those digi images. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenge this month. Tristan DT.

  25. just beautiful
    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

  26. How beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

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

  28. Great and fun cards, love the images and simple layouts to make them shine. Thank you so much for joining our "Celebrations"- challenge at SheepSkin Designs, I hope to see you in our new challenge also.

  29. Such a cool card and great layout with all the sports images too!
    Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers!
    (◠‿◠✿) DT Tindaloo


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