Friday 22 October 2021

Happy Birthday Cake


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 doodes 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. 

For this card I wanted to showcase one of the great sets that you can download for free as a member of the Doodle Den. Details of how and where to subscribe are at the bottom of this post.

I used the Happy Birthday set and you get pre-coloured doodles and 2 styles of line art stamps that you can colour yourself. It really is the most versatile set.

I used an 8" card blank for my base so printed the image quite large. I use photo paper sometimes glossy but in this case a matte paper. I find the colours come out really well, so vibrant and colourful. The images are always very high quality and crisp.

I used this month's card sketch from Cheerful Sketches for the layout and adjusted it to fit a square layout. The base spotty paper is a magazine freebie. The striped glittery paper is a wrapping paper from Paperchase. It is my favourite stationery store and they have so many beautiful papers that are way too good to use as wrapping paper. You get the equivalent of 8 sheets of A4 paper for only a few pounds so really good value for money.

The image has been distressed around the edges with an ink pad and I used a Spectrum Noir glitter marker to add a bit of sparkle to the flame.

The sentiment is freebie 852 from Desert Diva. I have been following Hannelie for years and she has so many fabulous sentiments on her blog which are still available to download. I would highly recommend you pop over there and see for yourself. She is a very talented card maker and has a very distinctive style.

I trimmed the corners with a corner rounding punch and added a mat of metallic card underneath. I also used this to create the small section on the left hand side. There was already so much pattern I decided to keep this plain but added a flower gem on top of a circle. Finally I added some gems to the cake.

I have just celebrated my 50th birthday but didn't have a cake ( I really wanted one this year and hubby told me I should have asked for one.....) so this is my calorie free virtual cake instead. It's probably better for me I guess LOL

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 - 8”

Digital Image - Happy Birthday Freebie (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Digital Sentiment - Freebie 852 from Desert Diva

Paper - Pink Stripe (Paperchase), Spotty is a magazine freebie

Colouring Medium - Spectrum noir glitter marker 

Embellishments - Self adhesive Gems (The Works)


  1. Hi Mandy,
    There is a new inlinkz on Penny's now. :)
    Thanks for telling... :)

  2. Beautiful pink girly card and love the birthday cake -awww h e should have got you a cake without you asking-mind you I made my own this year lol
    Carol x

  3. A really lovely birthday card. I won't get cake on my birthday either.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

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

  5. Bright and cheerful and looks very yummy.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Love all the pink and great job on the sketch! 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!

  7. such a beautiful card love the colours, the sketch and the yummi stamp
    thanks for joining us at creations in pink
    hugs Ellen DT

  8. Ok, now I'm hungry for a piece of cake! Yours looks delicious, by the way. What a fun card. Love the bright, happy colors. Thanks so much for joining us for our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  9. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Diane CT

  10. Sorry, I forgot to leave my comment above. Adorable birthday card!

  11. sweet. Great images and colors. So glad you shared over at Crafty Catz, Crafty Sentiments.

  12. Beautiful card and lovely coloring!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  13. Very cheerful birthday card! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

  14. This is such a happy cheerful card Mandy.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  15. Love the bright colours and such a Happy card thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz in our Anything Goes Challenge

  16. Great happy card with that yummy cake.
    Thanks for playing with Cheerful Sketches.
    xxx Margreet

  17. A lovely bright and cheery birthday card with a yummy cake. Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  18. Love the card and the layout. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Gail CT

  19. Another fabulous creation, Mandy! Love these pretty colors and the cake image is gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about any Celebration or Holidays, or Anything Goes! Hope to see you joining in again soon!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  20. So bright and full of fun, Mandy! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter! Julie, DT member

  21. This is so beautiful. Nice work, looks great.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  22. Great job! I love your color choices!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  23. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 42 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  24. So cute... love your image! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

  25. Now that is one Pink Card Mandy :) :) love it :) Thank you so much for joining us at IKEsWORLD this month. Hugs Mimi xxxx

  26. Lovely fun card. I love all that pink!
    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.

  27. the colors too! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  28. Wonderful birthday card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

    Crafty greetings

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

  29. A beautiful Card, Thanks for sharing it with us at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT


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