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…

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Christmas in July SALE!

Kate Hadfield Designs Christmas in July SALE

Christmas in July is one of my favourite events, not only because I have some ex-pat friends now living Down Under who celebrate Christmas in July, but also because Christmas (and December in general) is usually so hectic that making time for scrapping is tricky! I do enjoy catching up on recording Christmas and winter memories in the middle of summer when the pace of life is much slower! All my Christmas and winter products at The Lilypad and Kate Hadfield Designs are on sale at 35% off 24th-30th of July, as well as the Document Your December products which include the Doodled Pocket Page range of templates! I’ve added some extra categories to the store here to help you find exactly what you are looking for amongst the products included in the Christmas in July Sale. Here’s a selection of the goodies on sale throughout the week:

Sunny Santa doodles by Kate Hadfield

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On Our Travels

It has been a busy time for our family as we enjoyed the last few weeks of the school term (my daughter’s last term at primary school!). With school now over and done with for the next month or so, my thoughts are turning towards summer adventures and travels. This week’s new release is for anyone who also dreams of exploring the world! On Our Travels is new in the store today and 20% off all weekend!

On Our Travels by Kate Hadfield

On Our Travels Stamps and doodle/stamp Bundle are also available:

On Our Travels Bundle by Kate Hadfield Designs

On Our Travels Stamps by Kate Hadfield

Creative Team Inspiration:

My Creative Team and the Lilypad Pollys have been busy playing with these new doodles!

Kate Hadfield Designs CT layout by Rebecca


Kate Hadfield Designs CT layout by Natascha


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Under the Sea classroom display

I’m really excited to share this post with you! A little while ago, a long time customer and forum friend Sherri got in touch to let me know how she had created a huge wall display in her classroom using my doodles. I was really interested to learn how she had used some software to enlarge the images without losing quality (my doodles are generously sized for use on a 12×12 scrapbook page, or in a letter sized document, but not generally large enough for a huge wall display!) so she kindly explained her process to me, so I can share it with you! Sherri’s display looks fabulous and has become a bit of a talking point in the computer lab! Here’s Sherri to explain exactly how she put it all together:

Our school-wide theme this year is ‘Dive into Learning’. We were given the theme last May so that we could start thinking about how we would incorporate it into the classrooms. Being my first year in the computer lab, I was pretty excited to make the room my own with some decorative touches. I did a quick search for ocean/sea/underwater classroom decorations but nothing struck me. I decided that it was just as well because I would rather get creative and come up with something different. My first thought went to using digital scrapping supplies to create the themed room decor. I did a few searches but nothing seemed right. I had used Kate’s doodles last year to decorate the room that I worked in so I decided to check out The LilyPad to see if Kate had any doodles that would work with our theme. I quickly found the ‘Under the Sea‘ pack and decided instantly that I had to use it.

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