Kate Hadfield: Doctor Who

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Who doesn’t adore Kate Hadfield doodles?  They are just so adorable!  We had Kate on The Digi Show a year or so ago to share with us how she brings her doodles to digital scrapbookers and it’s a pretty lenghty process.  She is so good at though and most scrappers can’t get enough Kate in their stash. I LOVE Kate’s bright bold colors (bright and doodles = love for me). I’m super excited to have Kate back in The Digi Files again this month and know that you are too.  Let’s take a closer look at “All the Everydays” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques, tips, and tricks! All of that, including access to exclusive collaborations every four months you are a member, for only $7.50 total per month! Here are some layouts created using Kate Hadfield’s contribution:

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Layout by Amelia. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; 25 Days of Templates 2010 by Simply Tiffany; Daddy’s Love and Oh Boy by Julia Makotinsky; Fonts: Georgia, CK-Alis_Hand_official.
LO2Layout by Vicki. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; TDD My Life In Print; Fonts: Rockwell.
LO3Layout by Jacki. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; Blue Bird (alpha) by Chelle; My Life in Celebration (papers) by The Daily Digi; Font: Teacher’s Pet by Heather Hess.
LO4Layout by Trina. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; Citrus Blast Papers by Micheline Martin; Outside the Lines Alpha by Kaye Winiecki; Blissful Stitches Square by Traci Reed; Font: Myriad Pro.
LO5Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; Cool Britannia, Sketchbookpages2, Spiralbound Alpha, Super Duper by Kate Hadfield, Marker Alpha by Chelle; Die Cut it Action by Wendyzine Scraps.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
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I live with my husband, two young children and boisterous dog in a small town in North West England. Designing is my day job (and sometimes night job and weekend job too!) and when I am not designing or scrapping you might find me out walking with my dog, eating the odd chocolate (or two!) building dens with the kids, ‘helping’ my husband renovate our house or watching Doctor Who. Everything stops for Doctor Who!

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This is one of my favourite layouts of my daughter, the photos really capture her playful spirit as she was hamming it up for the camera in her new Halloween costume! As soon as I saw Michelle’s kit I knew it would be perfect for these pictures and I had a lot of fun playing with all the painted and artsy pieces in the kit. Keeping the colour palette limited to just purples, greens and black allowed me to really go to town with all the paint without overloading the page (although my husband might disagree with that, he teases me that there are still a few patches of empty space that I haven’t completely filled with elements!)

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I started scrapbooking in the spring of 2006. Although I’ve never paper scrapped, I used to make cards and I came across Scrapbook Bytes via a link from a cardmaking site. I was familiar with Photoshop and had made what I was calling “photo collages” before but discovering that what I had been doing had a name, an online community and amazing products was a real eye-opener for me. I knew straight away I had found the hobby for me, I don’t think I made another card after that!

I started designing scrapbooking products almost by accident! I was scrapping one day and wanted a particular type of element to finish my page, after a quick search around the digi stores I couldn’t find what I wanted so thought I’d try making it myself. I studied Fine Art in college and had dabbled in all sorts of crafts over the years so I played around with my arty stash, made another couple of pieces and ended up putting them on my blog as a freebie. Then came the fateful email from Amy Martin asking me if I would like to come and sell at The Lilypad! And that was that, one minute I was trying out some ideas and the next I was a selling my wares, it all happened very quickly! Six years later and the Lilypad is still my online home.

inspiredA quick look through my shop will leave you with no doubt that I love colour! Seeing a great colour scheme, or playing with my paints and seeing what ideas that creates always sparks my creativity. I really enjoy the creative process that goes into the production of my designs, from the rough pencil sketches to the washes and layers of colour I build up until I get the look I am after, so new art materials always make me want to start playing! Sometimes something that my children say or do, or a hobby that they really enjoy also inspires me to create something with that specific theme.

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Computer: At the moment I am using a desktop PC on Windows 7 with dual monitors (which I love!) and 4GB of RAM. I will be upgrading soon though as my poor computer is having a hard time coping with everything I ask it to do!
Program: I use Adobe Photoshop CS3.
Camera: I have a little Panasonic point and shoot (that goes pretty much everywhere with me for my P365 / Project Life photos) along with a Fuji S9500.
Anything Else: My scanner is the only other piece of hardware I use (I have a CanoScan 8800) the rest of my toolbox consists of lots of art supplies: watercolours, pastels, markers, coloured pencils and so on!
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One thing I have personally found very useful when scrapping in Photoshop is to customise the settings for my layers palette to show just the contents of that layer in the little thumbnail. When I scrap, I usually have lots of layers of elements and changing the palette view really helps me to select the right one quickly! To customise: click the little downwards arrow at the side of the Layers Palette and choose Layer Bounds from the Thumbnail Contents rather than Entire Document.

I have also changed some of the keyboard shortcuts to better suit my workflow when designing. Changing the shortcuts for my most used tools to single keys that are close to each other on my keyboard has been a big help! (To assign your own shortcuts go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.)

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It always a lot of fun working with Kim, we have known each other for several years now and have become great friends. I went back and forth trying to decide which is my favourite kit, but the cheerful colours and happy spring like feel of this one won me over! Kim’s unique elements always make me want to scrap and some of my all-time favourite Kim goodies are in this collab.

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My most popular doodle pack is Happily Ever After along with its more boyish companion pack When Knights Were Bold. The knight pack was inspired by my son and his love (obsession even?!) of the BBC show Merlin and everything to do with medieval knights. My daughter then asked for a “girlie fairytale” pack and so I worked on both sets together with the idea that they could be combined to create all sorts of fairytale themes!

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Here are some of my favorite products by Kate Hadfield:
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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Kate Hadfield’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
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