It’s that time again ….SALE time!

Kate Hadfield Designs Quarterly Sale August 2105

I hope that those of you in the Northern Hemisphere have been enjoying a wonderful summer with your nearest and dearest! We have been busy making the most of the last few weeks of the holidays before the hustle and bustle of a new school year starts up again. As a result, I don’t have any new goodies to tell you about today but I did want to let you know that now would be a great time to pick up any products that you have had your eye on as it’s Quarterly Sale time again! Everything in the shop will be 30% off from the 21st through the 24th of August. I’ve also added the last of the stamp and doodle bundles to the store, so you can save even more with these extra value bundles!

Here are a few recent releases that you might like to treat yourself to during the sale!

On Our Travels by Kate Hadfield

Under the Sea Bundle by Kate Hadfield Designs [Read more…]

Digital Stamp file types explained

I’ve had a few questions recently about the different file types that I offer in my digital stamp packs (and in my bundles and in my Educational Use products over at Teachers Pay Teachers) so I thought I’d give you a quick run down on all the different options! Each illustration in my stamp packs comes in three different formats:

Digital Stamps file types explained by Kate Hadfield Designs

  • LINE ART (black outline, transparent infill and background, png image)
  • DIGITAL STAMPS (black outline with white fill inside the drawing, transparent background around the outside of the illustration, png image)
  • JPEG (black outline on a solid white background, no transparency, jpeg image)

The most versatile types are the Line Art and Digital Stamp versions, although I also include the JPEG versions as a number of customers have also asked for them! The Digital Stamps are my favourite option, they are perfect for layering on top of each other to create more complex scenes without the need to erase any overlapping lines (in the Line Art example below you can see that the weed is overlapping the edges of the fish!)

Digital Stamps file types explained by Kate Hadfield Designs [Read more…]

August Challenge | Chance to win a $15 GC!

Just as some of my American friends are getting ready to go back to school, we are enjoying the start of our summer holidays here at the moment! Sadly, the British weather is not  co-operating as we would like it to, but we’re determined to enjoy a leisurely summer, despite the rain! Many congratulations to July’s blog challenge winner, the random number generator picked JackieClayton’s beautiful Shenandoah layout as our winner this month! Please check your PMs over at The Lilypad for details of how to claim your prize Jackie.

And now, onto the new challenge! This month we’re scraplifting another on my Creative Team members: Christa! Christa is a very creative scrapbooker who uses blending effects and layer styles to create beautiful pages with her own unique signature style. I’m sure the layouts in her gallery will inspire you as much as they do me, I always look forward to seeing what special twist she will use next! Here’s the layout that inspired this month’s template:

I Am Not An Athlete by Christa

Scrap Like Christa FREE template by Kate Hadfield Designs [Read more…]

August’s Featured Kit: Fruit Stand

Many congratulations to the winner of July’s Featured Kit challenge, Olga created a fabulous blended layout using the Star Spangled doodles! Olga, please check your PMs over at The Lilypad for details of how to claim your prize! And now, on to this month’s Featured Kit! For August, I picked a tasty, summer-filled pack for you (in the hope that the sun may appear at some point this month, we are having a traditional “British summertime” grey and wet August here so far!). My Fruit Stand doodles and stamps are 30% off throughout August! Don’t forget the chance to win another kit of your choice by playing along with the Featured Kit challenge too!

Fruit Stand doodles by Kate Hadfield Designs

Featured Kit Challenge:

  • Create a layout, card, or any hybrid project using Fruit Stand and upload it to the Kate Hadfield Designs gallery at the Lilypad. (Layouts must be at least 50% Lilypad products to be uploaded to the gallery)
  • Come back here and leave a comment in this post linking me up to your entry. It’s that simple!

The closing date for entries is midnight EST Monday 31st August, the winning entry will be chosen via a random draw and will be announced here on the blog in next month’s featured kit post. Good luck, I can’t wait to see what Fruit Stand pages and projects you create!

Creative Team Inspiration:



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Summery Sugar Cone Wraps!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the start of a new series of lovely hybrid goodness, here on Kate’s blog!

Today I have a super-easy how-to for you that is prefect to share with your children – plus it comes with a freebie printable too! I’m showing you how to pop together this fun and summery sugar-cone wrap (or ice cream cone wrap to my fellow Brits!):

Sugar cone wrap tutorial | Kate Hadfield Designs

Looks pretty simple, right? Ready to have a go?

Firstly, print the freebie file out onto paper. Use your standard printer settings and regular paper, as at the end of the day, these adorable wraps are more than likely to get ikky with ice cream dribbles…

Sugar cone wrap tutorial | Kate Hadfield Designs [Read more…]