Friday 27 January 2023

A Very Very Merry Spider


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.

For this project I made a Christmas card for one of my bosses who is nicknamed Spider.  I used the spider from Too Cute To Spook Doodles and added a hat from Very Very Merry Doodles. The hat was printed a 2nd time to decoupage with foam pads. Stickles glitter glue and googly eyes were added to complete my too cute to spook spider.

The tartan paper and black leather cardstock are all scraps. It's always a nice feeling to complete a card without having to cut into a new sheet.

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 Images - Too Cute To Spook Doodles & Very Very Merry Doodles (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Designer Paper - Woodland Christmas 12”x12” (The Works)

Embellishments - Stickles Glitter Glue, google eyes

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


  1. Great fun card love the googly eyed spider and tartan paper
    Carol x

  2. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Greetings Sylvia DT.

  3. I think this is the first time I've seen a spider with a Santa hat on a Christmas card!!!! Fun! Thanks for linking to MTTCC!! --Becca/DT

  4. This is hilarious! I have never seen a spider on a christmascard before. It's so original!!
    Lia DT POE

  5. Such a fun image on your bright and cheerful Christmas card- made me smile to think of a spider celebrating the season! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Catz this week.

  6. OMG, isn't he just the CUTEST!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}
    {Stencil Fun}

  7. What a fun card Mandy. Great thinking,
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. Your card made me smile - unusual but in such a good way - by the way I'm also terrified of spiders. I mean seriously BUT if they looked like this I wouldn't be terrified. Thank you for sharing and for taking part in the polkadoodles digi choosday challenge. Happy Crafting!

  9. Mandy, what a perfect bespoke Christmas card you've made for Spider! I just love his hat and googly eyes! Thanks for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge! Hope to see you again soon,
    Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

  10. What a fun combo with the spider and Christmas hat! ;) Perfect plaid to set the scene! Thanks for sharing with us at Twisted Thursday! ~Katrina

  11. I'm terrified of spiders and normally would run a mile from this photo! But this one is sssooo cute LOL!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  12. I am not a lover of spiders and would run a mile from it, hes cute and his eyes are lovely
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  13. This spider looks very friendly with his googly eyes and Christmas hat. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  14. Oh this is so cute!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  15. ...and thanks so much for participating in my IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  16. That's so cute. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  17. What a cutie, Mandy - love his sparkly hat details! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  18. This is so super cute, mandy. thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. It's always a pleasure and a treat to have you play along.

  19. Oh, this is just too fun and funny, Mandy! How creative to add the Santa hat to a spider. You've given me my morning giggle. Thanks. So glad to see you playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede. Hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  20. Spectacular card! Love plais and the spider is cute too, for a spider. Lol! Delighted to have you playing with the Krafty Chicks Challenge this week. Hope you join us again soon.
    Diane - DT

  21. I don't think I have ever seen a Christmas spider - well done for thinking outside of the box. It works great with the black, white, and red colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  22. Adorable! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah

  23. Your card made me laugh out load Mandy. It is brilliant!
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

  24. Such a fun card Mandy. Great to see it over at Christmas Craft Creations this month.

  25. A Santa Spider! Now I've seen it all - and the cuteness is just as festive as the season for which it was created, Mandy! So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
    Crafting Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  26. So cute, Mandy. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

    Hugs, Em
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Creative Em my blog

  27. nice card
    thanks for joining our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    DT Starstampz

  28. This set was my go to set for October! I love Kate Hadfield's designs and I love this fantastic little Christmas spider! Terrific! Thanks for playing with us at The Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge! Nan, DT

  29. What a fun mashup! He’s just an adorable little guy getting ready for Santa. Thank you for sharing and playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy

  30. I too am scared of spiders but yours is so cute. Love the red backing paper too. A great card.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  31. Thank you for sharing your unique twist on "Nightmare before Christmas" and joining in at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy New Year!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  32. Fun creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  33. So glad you're joining us in this Star Stampz Challenge. All the best!
    --- DT Gina Ang ---
    Star Stampz Challenge #42 - Animals

  34. Adorable card Mandy - you definitely have made the spider less scary with the cute Christmas hat!
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes plus the option of Black and White Challenge #191 at Let's Craft and Create for January 2023.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  35. Such a beautiful card, Thanks for sharing it with us at The Creative Crafters Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  36. Such a fun card!

    I just want to let you know that the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge has a new name and blog address. You can find it here. Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
    We hope to see you there.
    ~ Arlene DT

  37. Actually, I'm not a big fan of these creepy crawlers. But this little cutie can handle it.
    Thank you for joining our challenge.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT Papercraft Challenges)

  38. Spiders and Christmas? It works on this cute little card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.


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