Saturday 11 February 2023

Love you Beary Much


Kate Hadfield is celebrating her 16th Anniversary of creating great digital products. To celebrate there is an Anniversary sale running from the 10th to 13th February with 25% off the whole store. This is the perfect opportunity to buy all those packs you have had in your wishlist.

In honour of Valentine's day Kate has created a fab set Lovey Dovey Toppers. This is available as pre-coloured Doodles and also digital stamps you can colour yourself.

As soon as I saw this set I knew I wanted to work with the little bear. I created a sign for him to hold and added a sentiment from Imagine That Digistamp.

The background has been created by adding the small heart overlay from Everyday Overlays onto a red background. I also added some tiny pink smiley hearts from the 3 hearts image from Lovey Dovey Toppers. I then added these randomly onto the overlay.

This whole image was then printed with a colour laser printer. I covered the card blank with a snakeskin effect black paper. I created a decoupage card by adding a second layer of the whole image popped up on foam squares. A 3rd layer was added with just the bear. 

You can see this decoupage in more detail below.

I also decorated the inside of the card. The paper is a slightly marbled one from HOTP. The sentiment is a digital one, printed and coloured with a Promarker. I cut it with a scalloped edge die from CREAlies. The final touch was adding the 3 hearts with the smiley faces. I absolutely love them and so happy they are included.

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 - Lovey Dovey Toppers Everyday Overlays (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Designer Papers - Cardmakers Classic Creative Pack (HOTP)

Digital Sentiment - Imagine That Digistamp

Dies - Crea-nest-lies XXL 70 Square with open Scallops (CREAlies)

Colouring Medium - Promarker

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


  1. Your beautifully coloured bear is adorable,a great background and sentiment too. Thank you for joining in at MMM.

  2. Beautiful card inside and out,love the cute Bear and heart P.paper
    Carol x

  3. Hi Mandy just popping back to say your card would be perfect for our 1st challenge at -
    Carol x

  4. Gorgeous and a cute card
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge good luck Ginny DT
    Penny's Challenge

  5. Great card Mandy. I have visited the Sale - couldn't resist.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. How cute, such a sweet Valentine, love the inside too!

  7. Adorable!! Thanks for playing along with our "valentine for a guy" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! -Deb Horst, DT #C4G315

  8. O-M-G ... how adorable! What a sweet set of toppers! Love this and I'm sure the recipient will also! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D and Sisterhood of Crafters challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Sisterhood of Crafters

    P.S. Did you hear the news? We have another new challenge blog we'd love to have you come check out and play along in. It all begins on March 3, 2023. It's called Triple B. Fun with Birds, Butterflies & Blooms. Would love to have you pop over! Appreciate your support!

  9. Absolutely adorably cute card!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}
    {Triple B} NEW March 3rd
    {Stencil Fun}

  10. A truly lovely card, love the way you have a beautiful inside to your card too. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  11. Just adorable Mandy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  12. Such a lovely card and so beautifully done. I love how the little bear pops out of the card. Such a great idea to give him a little sign to hold and I love the backing papers too. A wonderful creation.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  13. Lovely card with a sweet image, thanks for sharing at Fab’n’Funky.

    Pat xx

  14. Such a lovely card, I can understand why you chose this adorable bear. Thank you for joining our SOMETHING YOU LOVE challenge at The Paper Shelter this week. DT Nicola

  15. I love your delightfully cute card, Mandy. So glad you joined our "Something You Love" challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck to you, and hope to see you again. Hugs, Lori - DT

  16. Such a lovely card, so cute. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  17. Such a fabulous card - inside and out! That little bear is simply darling!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  18. This is a gorgeous card and I love the inside too!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  19. So cute, I envy you the ability to work with digital images so well. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  20. Adorable, I love me a bear card, great coloring great back ground, awesome card, and thanks for playing our Valentine's Day Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

    Leanne DT Member
    Cupcake Inspirations

  21. I love how you popped up the bear! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  22. I like your card, its wonderful Thanks for joining us atBirthstone Challenge

    Wauw kei toffe creatie. Leuk dat je meedoe bij Birthstone Challenge
    DT Birthstone Challenge

  23. This is sooooo SWEET!! I LOVE that bear image. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

    CIC DT

  24. Lovely card with the bear, I love the design with the bear popping out
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  25. A lovely card.
    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

  26. A super card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT.

  27. What a wonderful card. I love the dimension and the overlays are wonderful...may have to go shopping! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!


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