Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Gingerbread House


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 has designed two new sets for Christmas. Jolly Holly is a Kawaii style with cute characters and lots of smiley faces. Totally up my street and so much fun to work with. Each sets comes as either a pre-coloured Doodle, black line art to colour yourself or a specially priced bundle with both sets together.


This card has been made with the Gingerbread House image from the Doodles pack.

This card has been made using a sketch from Kendra's Card Challenge. This is the first time I am taking part in such a project. Every quarter Kendra provides a PDF which has a cutting plan for several cards using 6 sheets of 6"x6" paper. This time there are 17 card sketches for A2 size cards which are slightly smaller than the A6 cards we would normally make as a small card in the UK. This layout is sketch 14


The card base already made following the sketch I was able to quickly put this together. I had printed several of the characters on a sheet to make use of the relevant sketches and layouts. The planning and measuring probably took more time than actually making the card.

The special colour laser printer paper I use is not very thick so I find it is best to add the printed image to a scrap of card to make it more robust. This is especially important when it will be mounted on foam pads. I cut the shapes out with tiny scissors and leave a thin border. I love fiddly cutting so this is right up my street.

I used a Spectrum Noir glitter marker to colour the roof and chimney tops in a golden yellow to match the colours of the gold used throughout the card. I added some gingerbread rub ons as Mommy & Daddy and a little puffy sticker for the child.

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 - A2

Digital Image - Jolly Holly Doodles (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Designer Papers - Christmas Basic Style & Merry Christmas Traditional (Craft Sensations)

Colouring Medium - Glitter Marker (Spectrum Noir)

Embellishments - Gold Outline stickers, gingerbread glitter rub ons (Royal Langnickel) Puffy Sticker (Unknown)



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


Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards Day 27 - Y is for Yellow

Wreath

 


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 has designed two new sets for Christmas. Jolly Holly is a Kawaii style with cute characters and lots of smiley faces. Totally up my street and so much fun to work with. Each sets comes as either a pre-coloured Doodle, black line art to colour yourself or a specially priced bundle with both sets together.


This card has been made with the Wreath from the Doodles pack.

This card has been made using a sketch from Kendra's Card Challenge. This is the first time I am taking part in such a project. Every quarter Kendra provides a PDF which has a cutting plan for several cards using 6 sheets of 6"x6" paper. This time there are 17 card sketches for A2 size cards which are slightly smaller than the A6 cards we would normally make as a small card in the UK. This layout is sketch 10


The card base already made following the sketch I was able to quickly put this together. I had printed several of the characters on a sheet to make use of the relevant sketches and layouts. The planning and measuring probably took more time than actually making the card.

The special colour laser printer paper I use is not very thick so I find it is best to add the printed image to a scrap of card to make it more robust. This is especially important when it will be mounted on foam pads. I cut the shapes out with tiny scissors and leave a thin border. I love fiddly cutting so this is right up my street.

The circular element I felt suited the wreath image so I fussy cut and added a scrap of gold to the inside. This is mounted on foam pads for dimension. I added a bit of sparkle with red Stickles glitter glue on the ribbon and Icicle on the baubles. The sentiment has been added to a scrap of red card and I trimmed around it to leave a small border.

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 - A2

Digital Image - Jolly Holly Doodles (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Designer Papers - Merry Christmas Vintage, Merry Christmas Traditional (Craft Sensations)

Embellishments - Stickles Glitter Glue, Sakura Clear Glitter pen


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


Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards Day 25 - W is for Wreath

Tree

 


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 has designed two new sets for Christmas. Jolly Holly is a Kawaii style with cute characters and lots of smiley faces. Totally up my street and so much fun to work with. Each set comes as either a pre-coloured Doodle, black line art to colour yourself or a specially priced bundle with both sets together.


This card has been made with the Christmas Tree from the Doodles pack.

This card has been made using a sketch from Kendra's Card Challenge. This is the first time I am taking part in such a project. Every quarter Kendra provides a PDF which has a cutting plan for several cards using 6 sheets of 6"x6" paper. This time there are 17 card sketches for A2 size cards which are slightly smaller than the A6 cards we would normally make as a small card in the UK. This layout is sketch 11


The card base already made following the sketch I was able to quickly put this together. The background paper was free choice so I used a green metallic snowflake paper to keep it mainly one colour. This is a wrapping paper from Paperchase that is great value a you get 8 sheets of A4 paper for only a few pounds.

 I had printed several of the characters on a sheet to make use of the relevant sketches and layouts. The planning and measuring probably took more time than actually making the card.

The special colour laser printer paper I use is not very thick so I find it is best to add the printed image to a scrap of card to make it more robust. This is especially important when it will be mounted on foam pads. I cut the shapes out with tiny scissors and leave a thin border. I love fiddly cutting so this is right up my street.

The tree has been popped up on foam pads and I added Stickles glitter glue to each of the baubles.

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 - A2

Digital Image - Jolly Holly Doodles (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Designer Papers - Green Snowflakes (Paperchase) Merry Christmas Vintage (Craft Sensations)

Dies - Framelits Circles (Sizzix)

Embellishments - Stickles Glitter Glue



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


Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards Day 22 - T is for Tree

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Santa

 


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 has designed two new sets for Christmas. Jolly Holly is a Kawaii style with cute characters and lots of smiley faces. Totally up my street and so much fun to work with. Each set comes as either a pre-coloured Doodle, black line art to colour yourself or a specially priced bundle with both sets together.


This card has been made with the Santa image from the Doodles pack.

This card has been made using a sketch from Kendra's Card Challenge. This is the first time I am taking part in such a project. Every quarter Kendra provides a PDF which has a cutting plan for several cards using 6 sheets of 6"x6" paper. This time there are 17 card sketches for A2 size cards which are slightly smaller than the A6 cards we would normally make as a small card in the UK. This layout is sketch 4


The card base already made following the sketch I was able to quickly put this together. I had printed several of the characters on a sheet to make use of the relevant sketches and layouts. The planning and measuring probably took more time than actually making the card.

The special colour laser printer paper I use is not very thick so I find it is best to add the printed image to a scrap of card to make it more robust. This is especially important when it will be mounted on foam pads. I cut the shapes out with tiny scissors and leave a thin border. I love fiddly cutting so this is right up my street.

The middle paper of this card was a free choice so I chose this red paper which has a foiled green marble pattern. It is framed with some pearlescent gold card that has been cut with a scalloped edge die. This is a great backdrop for Santa as the red is a little darker. For the shape element I found a sentiment in black which I felt matched the boots and gloves.

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 - A2

Digital Image - Jolly Holly Doodles (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Die - Generic Large Scalloped Rectangle (Ebay)

Designer Papers - Vintage Christmas Brights, Merry Christmas Vintage & Merry Christmas Traditional (Craft Sensations)


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


Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards Day 21 - S is for Santa

Monday, 28 November 2022

Reindeer

 


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 has designed two new sets for Christmas. Jolly Holly is a Kawaii style with cute characters and lots of smiley faces. Totally up my street and so much fun to work with. Each set comes as either a pre-coloured Doodle, black line art to colour yourself or a specially priced bundle with both sets together.


This card has been made with the gorgeous Reindeer from the Doodles pack.

This card has been made using a sketch from Kendra's Card Challenge. This is the first time I am taking part in such a project. Every quarter Kendra provides a PDF which has a cutting plan for several cards using 6 sheets of 6"x6" paper. This time there are 17 card sketches for A2 size cards which are slightly smaller than the A6 cards we would normally make as a small card in the UK. This layout is sketch 17


The card base already made following the sketch I was able to quickly put this together. I had printed several of the characters on a sheet to make use of the relevant sketches and layouts. The planning and measuring probably took more time than actually making the card.

The special colour laser printer paper I use is not very thick so I find it is best to add the printed image to a scrap of card to make it more robust. This is especially important when it will be mounted on foam pads. I cut the shapes out with tiny scissors and leave a thin border. I love fiddly cutting so this is right up my street.

The placement of the banners on the right hand side left me the perfect placing to put little Rudy. He is simply popped up on thin foam pads. The sentiment is a Dufex sticker that lost it's stickyness a long time ago. I added it to a scrap of card. I love the bit of sparkle it gives with the holographic shimmer.

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 - A2

Digital Image - Jolly Holly Doodles (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Designer Papers - Merry Christmas Vintage & Merry Christmas Traditional (Craft Sensations)

Embellishments - Sentiment Sticker (Dufex)



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


Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards Day 20 - R is for Reindeer, Rudolph, Red

Some People Are Worth Melting For


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 has designed two new sets for Christmas. Jingle Toppers is a set I asked Kate to design as I really enjoyed working with the Halloween ones as bag toppers and thought it would make great gifts for Christmas treats. Each set comes as either a pre-coloured Doodle, black line art to colour yourself or a specially priced bundle with both sets together.


I wanted to use the Snowman image so started with that as I my base. I love the spotty paper from Merry and Bright. The colours are bold and cheerful and suit the character really well. When planning out my printing I always make a template the size of the finished card so I can play with dimensions and sizing the different elements.


I added a red rectangle from the Jingle All The Way Papers. I added a black border as this made it stand out from the spotty paper better.


I then added Mr Snowman and sized up. Kate's images are perfect for this as they are really high quality and do not degrade when made larger. Many digital stamps and images are not as clear and when enlarged they lose a lot of the crisp sharpness. I have used Kate's quite large on some projects and can vouch for the quality.

I had seen this quote on Love SVG's site. This is a fantastic resource for free files you can download if you become a member. They come in lots of different formats so you can use as cut files, digital projects and things like T shirt printing. I just use them as a digistamp. It is definitely worth checking out. 

I particularly like the quote as Olaf says it in Frozen and I love Olaf. I made a box for the quote to sit in and then by moving it into position it then looks like the snowman is holding a banner. 

Once printed and mounted onto the white card blank it was simply a case of adding some Christmas sparkle to his outfit with red, green & clear Stickles glitter glue.

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 - Jingle Toppers (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Digital Papers - Merry & Bright (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Digital Sentiment - Some People Are Worth Melting For (Love SVG)

Embellishments - Stickles Glitter Glue



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


Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards Day 19 - Q is for Quote

Christmas Pudding


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 has designed two new sets for Christmas. Jolly Holly is a Kawaii style with cute characters and lots of smiley faces. Totally up my street and so much fun to work with. Each sets comes as either a pre-coloured Doodle, black line art to colour yourself or a specially priced bundle with both sets together.


This card has been made with the Christmas Pudding from the Doodles pack.

This card has been made using a sketch from Kendra's Card Challenge. This is the first time I am taking part in such a project. Every quarter Kendra provides a PDF which has a cutting plan for several cards using 6 sheets of 6"x6" paper. This time there are 17 card sketches for A2 size cards which are slightly smaller than the A6 cards we would normally make as a small card in the UK. This layout is sketch 8


The card base already made following the sketch I was able to quickly put this together. I had printed several of the characters on a sheet to make use of the relevant sketches and layouts. The planning and measuring probably took more time than actually making the card.

The special colour laser printer paper I use is not very thick so I find it is best to add the printed image to a scrap of card to make it more robust. This is especially important when it will be mounted on foam pads. I cut the shapes out with tiny scissors and leave a thin border. I love fiddly cutting so this is right up my street.

I thought the circular element would be perfect for the smiley pudding. It is embellished with Stickles glitter glue and some red berry gems. Apologies for the dark photo but it was the best way to show the sparkle and the weather in the UK has been so bad these last few days. the rain has been horrendous...

Finally I added a foiled sentiment and decorated it with a couple of gems.

Card Details -


Size - A2

Digital Image - Jolly Holly Doodles (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Designer Papers - Christmas Basic Style & Merry Christmas Traditional, Merry Christmas Vintage, Vintage Christmas Brights (Craft Sensations)

Embellishments - Gems, Stickles Glitter glue


Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards Day 18 - P is for Pudding

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Yummy Cookies

 


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 has designed two new sets for Christmas. Jolly Holly is a Kawaii style with cute characters and lots of smiley faces. Totally up my street and so much fun to work with. Each set comes as either a pre-coloured Doodle, black line art to colour yourself or a specially priced bundle with both sets together.


This card has been made with the gingerbread man and the star cookie from the Doodles pack.

This card has been made using a sketch from Kendra's Card Challenge. This is the first time I am taking part in such a project. Every quarter Kendra provides a PDF which has a cutting plan for several cards using 6 sheets of 6"x6" paper. This time there are 17 card sketches for A2 size cards which are slightly smaller than the A6 cards we would normally make as a small card in the UK. This layout is sketch 13


The card base already made following the sketch I was able to quickly put this together. I had printed several of the characters on a sheet to make use of the relevant sketches and layouts. The planning and measuring probably took more time than actually making the card.

The special colour laser printer paper I use is not very thick so I find it is best to add the printed image to a scrap of card to make it more robust. This is especially important when it will be mounted on foam pads. I cut the shapes out with tiny scissors and leave a thin border. I love fiddly cutting so this is right up my street.

I wanted to make the gingerbread man the star of the show so he has a sparkly bow and icing courtesy of Stickles glitter glue. I added some green gems, pearly eyes and a bold sentiment.

I am catching up on the challenges at Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards. This as my entry for day 15. M is for Mixed Media & Merry (he is a smiley little fellow)

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 - A2

Digital Image - Jolly Holly Doodles (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Designer Papers - Christmas Basic Style & Traditional Merry Christmas (Craft Sensations)

Embellishments - Gold line sticker (Lakeland Limited) Gems, pearl eyes, Stickles Glitter glue. Sentiment (Craftwork Cards)



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


Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards Day 15 - M is for Mixed Media & Merry

Joy To The World

 


I often buy lucky dip type bags from Crafter's Companion when they have clearance sales on. You usually get a huge amount of value like £150 worth for only £30. 

This die set was amongst one of those bags. You get the main star frame and then there are 3 different inserts so you can change the sentiment. 



At £24.99 to be honest I would never have bought it but when it is in a bag of loads of goodies that are worth a lot more than you pay for them some things are not to your taste but often prove themselves to be useful. I still have a mission to use ever die I have at least once so it does not feel like it has been a wasted purchase. I don't feel quite so bad when it is something like this though as I got it for a much cheaper price.

The card pretty much makes itself. I covered the base with some sparkly paper and then cut the panel from some purple cardstock. I then went to town with lots of twinkle in various colours. I have been doing some diamond painting and think I got a bit carried away ☺

Anyway I thought this was the perfect die to use for the letter J prompt at Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards challenge

Card Details -


Size - 6” Square

Dies - Interchangeable Star Frame (Crafter’s Companion)

Embellishments - Self Adhesive Gems



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


Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards Day 11 - J is for Joy