Custom Doodle Contest: take two!
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Kate Hadfield Designs Single Doodle Contest 2015

It’s time for another Custom Doodle Contest! This time, instead of winning a complete themed pack, I am offering the chance to win a single doodle of your choice! So, if you have always wanted a drawing of an elephant wearing a tutu, a giant pepperoni pizza with mustard or even a gorilla on a motorbike, now is your chance to have me create the perfect doodle for you!

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this blog post letting me know what single doodle you would like me to create. The winners will be chosen by a random draw after the closing date and then I will get in touch so we can work together on your doodle! (Many thanks to those of you who suggested this spin off to the contest!) The closing date for entries is midnight EST Sunday 31st May 2015, winners will be picked and notified the following day.

Best of luck, I can’t WAIT to see what you would like me to draw!

May Challenge | Chance to win a $15 Gift Card!
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I hope you have been enjoying iNSD, that you grabbed some bargains in the sales and had the chance to scrap this weekend! Many congratulations to dvhoward, the winner April’s template challenge with her wonderful “Take THAT! you bubbles…” layout! Thanks for playing along with the challenge Diane, please check your PMs over at The Lilypad for details of how to claim your prize!

And now, onto this month’s challenge! This month’s template was created one of my CT members, the super talented Christa! Christa put together this pocket page template for us to play with:

Pocket Pages 1 FREEBIE template by Kate Hadfield and Christaand here’s what the team made with it:

Bethany

Bethany

Christa

Christa

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iNSD 2015
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Happy iNSD! I’m kicking off the National Scrapbooking Day celebrations a little early with a storewide 30% off sale (excluding licenses) starting now and running through Monday! If you have had your eye on any doodles, now would be a great time to treat yourself to some new goodies!

Kate Hadfield Designs NSD sale 2015

 

I really enjoyed playing around with the colours from this month’s BYOC palette, especially that vivid red and the acid yellow paired with my trusty old black pens! These new Art Joodles were inspired by some of my sketchbook drawings, are new in the store today and are included in the 30% off sale!

Art Joodles: Mixed Bag #2 by Kate Gadfield Designs

Black Belt and Karate Kids were created for the final winners of my Custom Doodle Contest, who all requested karate and/or martial arts packs, and are included in the 30% off sale this weekend. Stamps and doodle/stamp bundles are also available.

Black Belt karate doodles by Kate Hadfield Designs

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Prankster
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Today’s new release was created for the second winner of my Custom Doodle Contest! Prankster is the doodle pack I created to help tell the story of an on-going battle of practical jokes between my contest winner and her husband! I hope that this jam-packed set of doodles will help her to document all the pranks and jokes they have shared over the past few years, and that it will help you record all your April Fools’ memories too! Prankster is new in the shop today and is 20% off all weekend (stamps and doodle/stamp bundle also available!)

Prankster by Kate Hadfield | www.katehadfielddesigns.com

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April Challenge | Chance to win a $15 gift card!
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Congratulations to the random winner of last month’s challenge: Ruthe14 with her fabulous We Go Together layout! Thanks for playing along with the challenge Ruth, please check your PMs over at The Lilypad for details of how to collect your prize!

And now on to this month’s challenge! I took a leaf out of Nicole’s book this month and took inspiration from my inbox for this month’s template! While flicking through my emails, I was instantly drawn to the bold colours and the central circular element in this World Book Day email (not to mention the super cute costumes!):

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Hoppy Easter! (with freebie!)
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Today’s new release is the first doodle pack created with my Custom Doodle Contest winners! The first theme out of the hat was “Colourful Cute Easter” and the brief was for lots of bright cheerful colours, spring flowers, bunnies, eggs and chicks! Hoppy Easter is the result and it’s packed with lots of colourful Easter goodies! Both the doodles and stamps are new in the shops today and are 20% off all weekend!

Hoppy Easter

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Hello contest winners!!
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Kate Hadfield Designs Winners 2015Here’s a quick update on the winners of my recent anniversary contests! The random number generator picked Olga and Michelle as the winners of my Scavenger Hunt this year, they both won $25 to spend in store! The winner of the Order Lotto prize was Trisha, who now has a whopping $100 to spend in the store over the next few months. I have also picked the first three random winners from the Custom Doodle Contest entries and have contacted everyone who suggested those themes (10 winners across the three themes). I am busy doodling the first pack at the moment! I will announce the winning themes as I release the new doodles, and will probably be pulling more random winners from the hat later on this year as there so many fun entries! Finally, I am still working through all the responses to the Customer Survey questionnaire and I hope to finish my replies to everyone who asked questions next week! Busy, busy, busy!

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who entered any of the contests or filled in the survey, there was such a great response this year and so many great suggestions! I really appreciate you taking the time to participate in my celebrations and to help me make the next year the best ever!

Springity and Gnome stamps!
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As I have been reading through all the responses from the customer survey, one request kept popping up again and again: “please make stamps for all your doodle packs!” So in the next few months I am planning to make the stamps for some of my older packs, as well as draw lots of new doodles for you! I have a list of older doodles to create the stamps for that I am working through on a first-come, first-served basis, so if there is a set you’d love to have the stamp version of please get in touch and let me know so I can add your request to the list!

This week I have been busy making the stamps for two of my favourite spring themed packs: No Place Like Gnome and Springity Spring. Both the stamps and the doodle & stamp bundles are now available in the store.

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Favorite Sketchbook Magazine Sketch 88
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If you’re a reader of Scrapbook Magazine you’ll be familiar with their Sketch Challenge feature where several scrapbookers use the same sketch to kickstart their layouts. I always enjoy seeing the different ways everyone uses the same design but still makes it their own! I was asked to contribute to this month’s sketch challenge so put I together a digital template so you can play along too! Here’s the sketch template:

Scrapbook Magazine Sketch 88

and here’s the layout I made from it. As you can see I played around with the size and shape of the paper layers and sneaked in an extra photo to help tell my story!

Puddle Jumper layout by Kate Hadfield

Layout credits: Papers and elements by Kim Jensen (Springity Spring), alphabets by CD Muckosky (Art Notes alpha and Mixed Bag alpha) , doodles by me (Springity Spring)

DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATE HERE: Scrapbook Magazine Sketch 88 (.psd, .png and .tiff versions included)

There are both PSD and TIFF versions of the layered template included in the download and you can share your layouts based on the sketch with the team over at Scrapbook Magazine for a chance to appear in a future issue!

Here are some other layouts from my Creative Team using the template:

Bethany

Bethany

Iva

Iva