Monday 25 October 2021

Christmas Brads Trio


It is Christmas Day in only 2 months time so what better day to show you a Christmas card made with a free download from Kate Hadfield Designs.

Pop over to this post on Kate's Blog and you can download these cute Christmas Brads. They are intended to be used as a digital element on a page but I have resized them to 5.5cm across and printed onto glossy photo paper and they are so crisp and clear. Just goes to show that the files are such high quality they can be used as a main image too.

I used a DL slimline card blank and covered with a mat of red paper. I then added some plaid paper which was a scrap from a previous project. I was careful to trim the design so it was symmetrical..... I know I'm a bit OCD with that LOL

The images have been matted onto scraps of red card that were cut with a circular die. These are just an unbranded set I got from Ebay for a few pounds. These are popped up using really thin foam pads.

Once assembled I simply added some Card Candi from Craftwork Cards in the corners.

I really love how my little experiment turned out. They printed out so well, really crisp and clear.

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.

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 - 10.5cm x 21cm DL Slimline

Digital Images - Christmas Brads Freebie (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Paper - Christmas Basic Style (Craft Sensations)

Dies - Generic circle die (Ebay)

Embellishments - Card Candi (Craftwork Cards)

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


  1. Beautiful Christmas card Mandy love the images and vibrant colours and the plaid paper is perfect
    Carol x

  2. I love this card you made with those images. And, of course, any card with plaid is a winner in my book!

  3. Super sweet! Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

  4. I love your bright and cheerful card. Thanks for the heads up about kate's freebies. Kate x

  5. A lovely festive card using up your snippet of tartan paper.
    Sarn x

  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 565 - I hope to see you again soon. x

  7. This is just so bright and cheerful - love it.

  8. Beautifully created card and design! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

  9. Wow! These elements definitely make for a gorgeous and fun holiday card. Thanks so much for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge!

  10. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining in the Rudolph Days Challenge this month.

    Sue xx

  11. Oh Mandy this is just awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

    Please stop in for a visit!

  12. Gorgeous ccard Mandy - I love the plaid of course, always perfect for Christmas - and the images are stunning!


    Di xx

  13. Thanks for sharing these great downloads! Your card looks great. Love the way you printed them on the glossy paper. That must look so good IRL

    Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

  14. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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