Hello, I’m Kate Hadfield. It’s nice to meet you!
I create fun and funky hand-drawn graphics to help you make beautifully illustrated scrapbook pages, craft projects and teaching resources and have fun while you do it!
My illustrations (also known as ‘doodles’!) are characterised by bright colours, a hand painted style and lots of fun little details. Whether you are a memory keeper recording your family’s stories, a teacher creating resources to inspire and educate little learners, or a crafter getting inky fingers and crafting up a storm I hope you will find something here that speaks to you!
I believe that art (even light-hearted, doodled art!) has the power to bring joy into everyone’s lives. For the last fifteen years I’ve been trying to add my own version of that creative joy to the world – one doodle at a time!
I hope that unzipping a set of my illustrations is like opening a little present to yourself and that creating with them makes you smile! All my illustrations start life as pencil drawings in my sketchbook, they are then hand-painted and digitized by me in my little studio here at my home in Cheshire, in the North-West of England. All my products are digital and instantly downloadable so you can start creating straight away!
Please pull up a comfy chair, make yourself at home and take a look around my little corner of the internet! While you’re here you might like to join my mailing list to keep up with the latest news (and free gifts!) or get social and hang out with me over on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest. Please get in touch if you have any questions or if you would like to chat doodles!
About Kate Hadfield Designs
I have always been a doodler, a memory keeper, a photographer and a journaler. Way back in 2006 I discovered digital scrapbooking, a hobby that combined all my creative loves in one arty package. Scanning my own drawings to include in my scrapbook pages combined my hands-on artsy side with my geeky, technology loving side and Kate Hadfield Designs was born!
Over the years I found myself using my illustrations more and more in activities for my own children and for various school projects, and today I create graphics with both the creative crafter and the teacher-author in mind. I love knowing that my illustrations are helping scrapbookers to preserve their family memories and educators to create inspiring learning activities for their students.
I live a simple life with my husband, two children and two dogs in a little town in North-West England. When I am not designing or scrapbooking you might find me enjoying the beautiful British countryside, eating the odd chocolate (or two), “helping” my husband renovate our house or watching Doctor Who. Everything stops for Doctor Who.
- I’ve never met a pen I didn’t like.
- I’m a football fan (football = soccer!)
- I hate baked beans.
- I love live music and try to go to as many concerts as I can. Cheesy pop is my favourite.
- Despite being the World’s Worst Tennis Player (that’s an official title) I religiously watch the Wimbledon Championship every year.
- I alphabetize my CDs and DVDs. My family laugh at me.
- I LOVE Instagram, it’s absolutely my favourite place to hang out online (so much so, I have two Instagram accounts!)
Kate Hadfield Designs in the press
In the heyday of papercrafting magazines I was a member of the Creative Scrapbooking Magazine design team and a regular contributor to The Scrapbook Magazine, Scrapbook Inspirations and Digital Artist Magazine. Projects and layouts using my illustrations have been published in a number of magazines including Digital Crafting Essentials, Papercrafter, Simply Cards and Papercraft, Complete Cardmaking, Papercraft Essentials and Crafts Beautiful. My illustrations have also been featured on the Create and Craft TV channel here in the UK.
I am the co-owner of the Gallery Standouts blog where we showcase some of the most outstanding digital scrapbook pages every day. I have been a guest on a number of creative websites including: Pencil Lines, Papercraft Junkies, It’s a Creative World, Hodge Podge Art, Scrapblog, The Daily Scrapper, The Daily Digi, DS Memories, Digi Shop Talk and UKScrappers.