Wednesday 27 March 2024

Mother's Day


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.

One of the most fabulous things about being in this Creative Team is that we have free rein to make anything we want to using the sets in the shop. This is amazing for inspiring creativity as there are so many amazing packs to play with. I feel very, very lucky to be able to have this opportunity.

I am very late blogging this as we had Mother's day in the UK a few weeks ago.

I made this card for my Mother in Law. I try to make completely different cards for her every year on both Birthday and Mother's Day. It can be a real struggle to make something different each time and I was inspired to make this card having seen an example of this type of fold in a card making group on Facebook. I thought I would try to recreate at.

My focal point is the flower jug from the Tea Party Doodles kit. I chose the papers to compliment the colours in the image.

I used glitter card for the base layer and added floral papers which were a magazine freebie many many years ago.

The image was sized to 10cm high, fussy cut and mounted onto 3d foam pads. The sentiment was printed off my computer, cut using a die and then matted using the same papers.

The inside of the card opened out is how it is intended to be displayed. I created my first test run with paper to get my sizing right and I am so glad I did as it was such a help.

I added the papers to the back section first. Cut a heart out from the pop out section using a Sizzix nesting die and then stuck the 2 pieces of card together. Cutting the plain green was one of the most awkward parts as I dit the heart first and then trimmed the side afterward to make sure it fit properly.

After adding the patterned paper to the side sections it was time to decorate.
I used the flower jug again and lots of butterflies. Finally the dangling heart was a sentiment I printed off my computer twice, cut out white card hearts and sandwiched the twine between both layers.

I saw Mom earlier today and she still has this card on display. The beauty of it being that the main inside if the card does not specifically mean it can only be on display for Mother's Day.

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 Fancy Fold

Digital Image - Flower Jug from Tea Party Doodles (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Dies - Framelits Hearts (Sizzix)

Papers - Green glitter card (Hunkydory) Cute Creations & Florals Collection (Making Cards magazine freebie by Nancy Watt)

Embellishments - Butterfly stickers from my vast collection

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


  1. Fabulous card and fold Mandy,love the beautiful papers and images.
    Carol x

  2. Such a pretty card, Mandy and perfect for Mother's Day!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” March Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  3. Such a bright and cheery card, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. A beautiful card and the inside is fabulous. Thank you for joining the Do-Al(l) Kreatives challenge!
    Caroline - DT

  5. Wow, so creatively beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B and Beautiful Blossoms!
    Diane TB Co-Owner and TB DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Triple B}

  6. Lovely card Mandy. I only just managed to catch it as I closed down this challenge to open the next. The other team members may miss you. Sorry.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. I love the base card shape and the papers work brilliantly together.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  8. Thanks for sharing your fabulous fancy fold card at MTTC and AACB! It's so cheery and that is thoughtful to keep the inside spring-seasonal for your mother-in-law to display longer! --Becca

  9. Such a pretty Mother's day card, a fabulous fold and design, love the fresh spring colours.
    Thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz.

  10. Very pretty and great design, papers and images. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments, Cardz 4 Galz, Crafty Catz, Crafty Gals Corner, DAK

  11. Oh how pretty and a fabulous fold!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CD Sunday Plus Challenge!
    XOX, Aimes DT

  12. What a fun and fabulous card with an amazing fold. So many surprises and treats in this clever design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. May God bless you this week. Please stop by again soon.

  13. I like shaped cards and this is perfect, the heart in the inside makes the card even more special, very pretty card,
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  14. What an awesome folding and beautiful flowers with pretty papers. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Sheepski Designs and best of luck with your entry.
    Granne DT for

  15. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAR STAMPZ 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. beautiful grazie per aver partecipato alla sfida di The Crafting Challenge Dt Manuela

  17. So good to see you creating again Mandy! Your card is adorable, I love the whimsical images and the fancy fold is clever. Thanks for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we look forward to seeing more from you soon.
    Dona xx
    Inspiration Station Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenge
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge

  18. Oh, how pretty! It's quite a nice surprise when you open the card. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Double D!

  19. A very pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  20. It is a really unusual shaped card. Not expecting the inside to look like that. Love the colours. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  21. What an adorable card. I especially love your fun fold. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Jinny

  22. Awesome card and a great fold! Thanks for joining us at ATSM!

  23. This is such a gorgeous shaped card and I love the surprise inside. So creative!
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM.
    Carol x

  24. A beautiful design, papers and main image. I love pop up cards and admire the work involved. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT.

  25. Such a beautifully done card so bright and cheerful! Thanks so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

  26. Super:)Thanks for playing with us at Let’s Craft and Create :)Ines DT

  27. Mandy, it's so cute! 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
    Creative Em on YouTube my Youtube channel

  28. Cute card, at The Outlawz, Festive Fridays

  29. The perfect Mother's Day card, loving the composition, colors and fold. Thanks for joining us at Outlawz Twisted Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs, Berni DT

  30. so very wonderful! Thansk for sharing at 613 Avenue Create.

  31. A beautiful card.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge.

    Helen x

  32. great card , love the fold and everything,thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Challenges

  33. Beautiful card. Love the fun fold and the suprise inside. Thank you for joining Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

    Crafty Hugs, Renske Penny's DT

  34. Really gorgeous Spring card and a brilliant fun fold design too! I love it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Mix It Up!

  35. Fantastic fold, love it! And so wonderful to hear your m-i-l is still with you all, I remember when she was stricken and you had to put all your crafting on hold to card for her. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!
    xoxo, Aimeslee DT

  36. Beautiful fold, well done. Glad to hear your n-i-l is still with you, I remember when you had to put everything on hold to care for her.
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!
    xoxo, Aimeslee DT


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