Monday 15 November 2021

Christmas Brads Snowman

For Day 12 of Beccy's Place Month long Holiday Card challenge the prompt was to make a shaped card. I have 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 large die set Sparkling Season Doily and cut the silver card blank on the fold with the outline die from the set. This is a large die and the card measures just a fraction under 6". The white snowflake doily has been cut from a 300gsm card so it is really substantial. I was really happy that I have my electric Gemini machine as it cut both of these large dies together perfectly crisp and in just one pass. It still impresses me how good it is.

The dark blue layer has been cut from a thinner card using another die from the set. I then added a plain circle of white card and distressed with a small black ink pad.

The image was then added to this. The shape of the die really enhances the brad and creates the perfect frame.

Finally I added some small blue gems and a foiled sentiment from my stash.

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 - 6” round

Digital Image - Christmas Brads Freebie (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Dies - Sparkling Season Doily (The Paper Boutique)

Embellishments - Gems

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


  1. What an amazing shaped card!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  2. A beautiful card and design, love it. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  3. What a fabulous shaped card. I love it. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Cute image and a lovely shaped card.
    Thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week.
    Sarn x

  5. Love the snowflake shape and such a cute image!
    Thank you so much for sharing this week at Allsorts challenge and my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

  6. So cute, love the snowflake shaped card. Thanks for joining in at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

  7. OMG what a CUTE creation Mandy! 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!

  8. Very fun present - that snowman is ON IT! Love the fun coloring, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  9. Fabulous shaped card,love the large snowflake and cute snowman
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol x

  10. What a wonderful snowflake shaped card! Awesome idea to resize the brad to fit your creation. Who would have thought that image was a brad? So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
    Diane - DT

  11. Beautiful card. A beautiful big snowflake that adds elegance. Thank you for sharing with us the Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge. We hope you will join us for the next challenges. Martina - DT

  12. This is a great card Mandy - I love the base card shape. I have all the Paper Boutique sets of dies and also the Christmas brads from Kate. I might just have to 'pinch' your design!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  13. Fabulous image Mandy, the snowman is so cute with his pile of Christmas gifts. Love the large snowflake frame you used, the little blue gems decorate it beautifully and add a nice sparkly element to your card. I also like the sentiment banner at the bottom. Lovely.

  14. Wonderful design. Love the snowman image on the snowflake. Thanks for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog. We hope you will share with us in future challenges.

    POE DT

  15. Mandy, your card is amazing. I love all the elements you used to achieve this great card. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

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

  17. Hello Mandy, your card is absolutely stunning! Love the shape of the card and the image is super cute!

    Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Calendar Challenges this month, hope to see you again. Sarah R - Crafty Challenges DT

  18. Gems are the perfect circle embellishment, a perfect finishing touch and in such a range of colours too. Thank you for joining in at AYLI with this fabulous card. Sarah DT

  19. Oh, how cute! It's amazing how the image really does appear to be domed like a resin brad. Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth!

  20. A fabulous shaped card and I agree gems are a lovely addition to a card. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT

  21. What a fun card! Love the shape and your snowman!
    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!

  22. Loving the shape of this card and all the work to color the image. Beautiful! Thanks for entering Ike's World Challenge. Be blessed always, Samara DT IWC

  23. Beautiful! I am off to shop!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  24. So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TTPH

  25. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog.
    Big hugs Ilonka DT

  26. A beautiful Card, Thanks for sharing it with us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  27. Fabulous shaped card, love the design
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  28. Fun Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "Merry Christmas" Challenge.

  29. Very lovely snowflake shaped card. Very cute,

  30. Great card, thanks for joining us at Penny's paper challenge. Hugs Ela DT

  31. This is really sweet. Thanks for joining my challenge at Sparkles Christmas. Love Dawn x

  32. What a great project.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle

  33. 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}

  34. Very cool project. Nice work. 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


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