Saturday 1 October 2022

A Day On the Farm Digital Page


Over at Kate Hadfield Designs blog every month there is a digital scrapbook page template you can download completely free. I am very new to this but these templates make it so easy to create and I am having so much fun with them. Today is also Digital Scrapbooking Day so what better way to celebrate than creating my own page too!

This month the template is Big And Bold and it comes in different formats depending on which program you use to put them together.

I am on a Mac computer and use Affinity Designer to create my digital layouts. The best format for me is to build the page up using the PNG templates. Each page has the element on a different layer and you build it up using each numbered layer. This makes for quite a big file to work with but when you export it out it is like a normal image so quite a bit smaller. Previous to using these templates I never really understood how the layers worked in these sort of programs when watching the photo editing videos my hubby watches so it has really taught me so much.

On September the 28th it was my birthday and we visited Cotswold Farm Park which is the most amazing place to visit if like me you love animals. It specialises in the conservation of rare breeds of farm animals and is run by Adam Henson who is on various TV farming programmes especially Countryfile. My day was spent bottle feeding lambs and goats, stroking pigs, cows, goats, chickens and the softest bunny rabbit. I also got to feed animals grass pellets and let me tell you they KNOW the rustle of the paper bag and come running over to you straight away.

I started out with the base layer which was the green paper from Painted Pretties. I reduced the opacity so it made the paper a slightly lighter colour.

Then I started to build the elements of the page together. I used photos we had taken of Edna the sow and her little piglets. I absolutely adore piggies and could watch them for hours. There were several different breeds but these little piglets were so cute running around after Mom as they wanted feeding. She had just had a mud bath and wanted to chill out but the kiddies were having none of it. I'm not a parent myself but I guess this is something many of you will have experience of.......

On the 3 block sections I added some of the photos. I love the Highland Cow, he was one of 3 in that field but the only one who came over for pellets. He was very photogenic and a complete poser. The Doodle from Scotland the Brave kit was the perfect addition for this page. I visited Scotland a few years ago and naively thought I would see them everywhere. We only saw them in Fort William when we stayed on a farm for a few days. As you can see Kate's image is a perfect rendition of one.

For the chevron section I replaced this with bags of feed stacked on one another. I bought 4 bags and could easily have used many more. It was joyous to feed and interact with so many animals. The white goat above was a real character and a bit of a bully so I was careful to feed others away from him. 

I added loads of Doodles from On The Farm to depict animals that I had seen on my day out. There was loads to see and do and so much for the little ones to enjoy. The biggest kid there of course was me

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.

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.

Digital Page Details -

Scrapbook Template - Big and Bold (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Digital Paper - Painted Pretties (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Digital Images - Scotland The Brave Doodles & On The Farm Doodles (Kate Hadfield Designs)

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


  1. Great scrapbook page,love all the pics and sounds like you had a great day
    Carol x

  2. Such a fun digital layout x lovely photos

    Thanks so much for joining us on the Polkadoodles Wk 38 Digi Choosday challenge….

    Love and crafty hugs from

    Wendy (DT)

  3. Love the collage work.. Thank you so much for your participation in CRAFTS GALORE ENCORE challenge.. ❤️DT KOYEL


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