Wednesday 3 November 2021

Festive Fare Cracker


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 doodles 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 have used the Christmas cracker design from Festive Fare Stamps. This is a great set featuring all the traditional things that would be on your Christmas table. This is available in the Stamps kit, a pre-coloured Doodles kit and a specially priced bundle of both kits at a reduced price.

I chose the bold outline stamp as I knew I would be cutting it out. The slimline card has been covered with a striped paper which has a metallic red running though it. It is that horrible time of year now when it is dark most of the time I have to craft so I was a bit challenged with the photo on this one so the red doesn't show up very well.

I chose a gold glitter card to go under the cracker so the paper and gold gave me the colours for the cracker. I used Promarkers to colour and then fussy cut the image. I added thin 3d foam pads to add dimension. The sentiment is a foiled die cut I have had for years and this is raised on thicker foam pads.

Finally I added some gems to embellish the holly berries and added some holly corner stickers.

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 - DL Slimline

Digital Image - Cracker from Festive Fare Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Designer Paper - Christmas Basic Style (Craft Sensations)

Embellishments - Holly Stickers & self adhesive gems (The Works)

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


  1. Great colourful Christmas cracker and love the sparkly background
    Carol x

  2. Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week with your bright and cheerful festive card.

  3. Wow, what a festive card! Everything about this shouts Christmas Mandy, from the sparkly gold background to the striped bonbon. I love the border paper you used, it makes me think of candy canes and the little holly sprigs are a lovely finishing touch. Awesome!

  4. A real fun Christmas card, many thanks for haring with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  5. A fabulous card, Mandy. Love the glitter paper and pretty Christmas colors!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  6. Wonderful design and I love the fun stripy paper to frame the image. Great color combo too. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick DT

  7. Carte très originale, Mandy
    Merci de votre participation à notre challenge Colour Crazy.
    Avec l'espoir de vous revoir de nouveau.
    MaryannG - Guest Designer Colour Crazy Challenge
    Very original card, Mandy
    Thank you for participating in our Colour Crazy challenge.
    Hope to see you again.
    MaryannG - Guest Designer Colour Crazy Challenge

  8. What a wonderful cracker image Mandy. I like the glittery gold behind it which makes the cracker pop. Thank you for entering the Make Your Own Background Challenge at CHNC.

  9. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  10. Wow, this is stunning!! Thanks for joining us at CCC digi Creation Challenge

    DT CCC Digi Creation Challenge

  11. This has come together beautifully!
    Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious.
    Good luck, we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again!

  12. So clever and just awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
    Please stop by for a visit.

  13. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November challenge - I hope to see you again soon. x

  14. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our Christmas/Winter Challenge at Digi Doodle Studios!

  15. Great card, Mandy - love the sparkle.

    Thanks for joining us at the SheepSki Designs Challenge.

    Helen x


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