Monday 15 August 2022

Ride Em Cowboy Prickly Cactus


One of the very first set of images that Kate Hadfield designed was Ride 'Em Cowboy. Kate has revamped them and brought them back and they have been re-launched today available in pre-coloured Doodles, outline digital stamps and a specially priced bundle of both sets together.

As a special Back to School treat there is a 25% discount from 12th to 15th August so the perfect opportunity to grab any that have been on your wish list...

I loved the cacti images and thought it would a great card for a tongue in cheek 'I'm Sorry' card. My hubby and I are going through a difficult patch with hubby being over-sensitive and for the last few months we just seem to know which buttons to press to annoy one another so the prickly sentiment seemed quite appropriate......

I used the 2 images from the Ride 'Em Cowboy Stamps set and placed them together using a digital program. The stamps in each set come as a bold outline and digital stamps which are both White filled making them perfect to place over one another and then line a line art version which is transparent. They give you so many options of how you can use them in your creative projects. You can also get this set as pre-coloured Doodles which are perfect for digital scrapbook pages and printing out in colour.

The cacti have been coloured primarily with Promarkers and shading added with Arteza Expert pencils. I like the texture that the pencils give especially with flowers and foliage. The waxy texture is perfect for adding a bit of shine to the prickles on the large cactus too.

I chose some green marbled paper for the background and matted the image and sentiment with some textured green cardstock. Hubby said it made him laugh when he read the sentiment which is just s few words I put together to go with the image.

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 - 6” Square

Digital Image - Ride Em Cowboy Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers & Arteza Expert Pencils

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


  1. Love the image and perfect sentiment-hope it does the trick
    Carol x

  2. A great card and sentiment, thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

  3. A great sentiment and card Mandi. I am sure we all need one of these sometimes.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Such a pretty Cacti design and super sentiment, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. So nicely done! Great sentiment for the image, so perfect for an "I'm sorry" card. Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!

  6. Another great image from Kate Hadfield and I love your sentiment.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  7. Hi there, that is one seriously fun card! Love the image and your sentiment fits perfectly. Thanks for joining in with us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, Sarah - DT

  8. A great card and sentiment - I think we all need one of these at times!
    Cd Sunday Plus DT

  9. Jennie from INTAAS here, love the card, a prickly pear! Thanks for joining us at INTAAS.

  10. What a fun card! Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry, and we hope to see you again.

    Donna from Creative Pixie Designs
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team

  11. Such a funny card! Thanks for sharing at Digi Choosday! Christin

  12. I really should make cards like this to give out to my coworkers EVERY DAY! LOL Thanks again for sharing with us at Digi Choosday with this fab card, and I'll see you again soon!
    ~Marie B -DT :)

  13. I could use a couple of those cards myself from time to time.... Thank you for sharing your card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  14. Great card Mandy. I really love that sentiment - perfect for the image too. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

  15. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  16. Love this cactus.Thanks for sharing it with us at the Classic Design challenge Janet DT.

  17. Beautiful card Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at 613 Avenue Create and we would love to see you in our future challenges
    Elaine DT

    AAA Birthday DT
    Mix it UP DT
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Love to Craft DT
    Love to Scrap DT
    Peace on Earth DT
    Merry Little Christmas DT

  18. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start!

  19. Great card Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  20. Mandy: Terrific card! Don't we all need a card like this every once in awhile?!! We appreciate your linking to Ally's Angels! --Becca/DT


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