Tuesday 11 October 2022

Katie's 40th Birthday


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.

A lot of our friends have significant birthdays this year. Katie is mad about zebra print and loves cocktails so this card had to feature both.

I used the cocktail stamp from On The Beach Stamps set, printed to 10cm high. This was coloured with pencils to look like a tequila sunrise and I used a black Promarker to add stripes to the straw and umbrella. I fussy cut and mounted onto foam pads.

The card base is a sheet of pink A4. I then added a zebra print paper leaving a pink border. The fancy sentiment die is from Crafter's Companion. I used black card for the foreground and a pink mirror card for the shadow layer. This was difficult to photograph as you can see below. I never learn..... LOL

The numbers are from a cardstock sticker sheet by Reminisce. These have been in my stash for years and were a gift from South Africa

I also decorated the inside of the card by using the same zebra print paper. I used some scrap pink card for cut a sentiment panel using a die from Julie Hickey Designs. It is a great set of rectangular layers and frames which are so handy for matting and layering.

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 - A5

Digital Image - On The Beach Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Colouring Medium - Arteza Expert Pencils & Black Promarker

Dies - Happy Birthday Sentiment (Crafter’s Companion), Rectangle Layers Frames & Banners (Julie Hickey Designs)

Designer Paper - Zebra Print

Embellishments - Zebra Print Alphabet Stickers (Reminisce)

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


  1. Fabulous card love the image and zebra print paper
    Carol x

  2. Such a fun card for a special birthday! Great font and mirror card to pop that gorgeous sentiment cut! Thanks for sharing with us at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday! ~Katrina

  3. Great card Mandy. I love Kate Hadfield's designs. When you see my sample for the new challenge you will see how many I used.
    Thank you for joining us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Hi Mandy just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at TTCRD.
    Carol DT x

  5. A great birthday card. I've mentioned many times before that I'm a Kate Hadfield fan - just been using her Halloween designs for ATCs.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  6. Your card is so lovely, thanks for sharing it with us at the Outlaws Twisted Thursday Challenge Blog.
    Big hugs Ilonka DT

  7. Fun fun fun card! Love the animal print design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  8. This is so cute!! I love the animal print and that drink looks delicious!! Thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

  9. This is so fun and the perfect celebration for that special day. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for joining us at avenue613-blog.com. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni Cuttino, 613 Avenue Create , DT Coordinator
    613 Avenue Create ,Challenge Blog
    chasingthedream,My Blog

  10. love how you colored that drink, and the zebra print is awesome! thanks for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog!

  11. What a great, personal card. I'm sure she'll love it!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  12. Ooooh so cool ! Love the way you incorporated the colors challenge colors. That Zebra pattern is so cool. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations :) Hugs ~ Ishani

  13. Striking fun card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts,-))m

  14. I Love this card so much - love the Zebra pattern and I love the cocktail image. Such a cool card - I'd be well chuffed if someone made me this. Thank you for sharing and for taking part in the polkadoodles digi choosday challenge. Happy Crafting! Mel x

  15. Thanks for your sharing this fun 40th birthday card with us at 613 The Avenue Create! Hope to see you on the front porch again soon,
    Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

  16. A perfect card for a 40th birthday.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  17. Wonderful design papers and color combo! Thank you for sharing your card at Polkadoodles.
    Nunzia DT

  18. What a smashing project!
    We always love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
    We really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  19. Oh how striking! Love the bold use of pattern and colour. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  20. Love this card! The zepra pattern goes perfect with cocktail theme :) Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  21. I love this bold and vibrant card! It is so cheerful and perfect to celebrate a 40th birthday! Thank you for joining us for the Polkadoodles Saturday Crafting Challenge! Hope to see you again soon! Xoxo, Kim DT

  22. Wonderful card, love the zebra print. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our Anything Goes, optional Circles and Squares challenge

  23. Your card is very lovely Thanks for joining us at Patterned Paper Challenge

    DT Patterned Paper Challenge

    Je kan mij nu ook vinden op You tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlT4Rs1DfAZU_GLcM7Kx1g

  24. Fabulous card
    Thank you for joining us over at AAA Birthday challenge
    Elaine DT

  25. This is such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT


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