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{Sigh…} Oh how I adore Kate Hadfield and her incredible doodles! Really, I can’t even begin to explain how much I love her work and how my own kids have benefited from her designs (I use them often to create school materials). Her adorable doodle set, Sleep Tight, is just as sweet as can be. I can just see all the amazing layouts with photos of putting little ones to bed!



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 SharonS. Supplies: Sleep Tight by Kate Hadfield; Template by Heather G; Papers by Bella Gypsy Designs; Font: Oh Hello Dy.

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Layout by Natascha. Supplies: Sleep Tight by Kate Hadfield; Weekend At Home (papers) by Kate Hadfield.

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Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Sleep Tight by Kate Hadfield; Papers by Kate Hadfield; Ribbons by Erica Zane and Penny Springmann; Template by Jady Day Studio.

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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Sleep Tight by Kate Hadfield; Template by Scrapping with Liz; Miles of Smiles (paper) by Heather Roselli; Font: CK Jot.

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Layout by Jennie. Supplies: Sleep Tight by Kate Hadfield; Starlight, Star Bright by Traci Reed; Big Photo Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz; Fonts: Traveling Typewriter, DJB Journal Your Life Scrip.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.

Name

I live with my husband, two young children and two dogs in a small town in North West England, between Liverpool and Manchester. Designing digital scrapbook products is my day job (and often my night job and weekend job too!) and when I am not designing you might find me out walking with my dogs in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, eating the odd chocolate (or two!), building dens with the kids, binge watching TV shows or reading on my beloved Kindle.

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This is one of my favourite memories from our trip to Legoland, my son loved driving these little lego cars and queued up over and over again to have another go! I scanned in one of the “Driving Licences” he got from the ride to include in the layout, it’s always fun to include some memorabilia in my pages.



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started

I started digi scrapping in early 2006, although I had been making photo collages and other graphics in Photoshop before then. I’ve always enjoyed arts and crafts and after having my kids I had scaled down my bigger painting projects and was making hand drawn cards instead – much easier to manage with little toddlers in the house! One day I stumbled across a link to Scrapbook Bytes from a card making website and discovered the wonderful world of digital scrapbooking. I threw myself into scrapbooking and barely picked up a pencil for six months! About a year later I started designing almost by accident. I wanted a specific type of paper element for a layout I was working on and couldn’t find anything in the shops so decided to try making it myself. I really enjoyed the creative process (I hadn’t really done any crafting since taking up digital scrapbooking) and I ended up making some more bits and pieces and gave them away on my blog. A month later, I was selling at The Lilypad and I have been there ever since! Over the years designing has gone from being an off-shoot of my scrapbooking hobby to becoming my full-time job. It’s a more hands-on process where I get to be messy and play with paints and inks, whereas scrapping is my “me time” where I can relax and be creative without having to clean up the mess afterwards!

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New art materials and a crisp new sketchbook always make me want to create! I really enjoy that hands-on non-digital part of my creative process and love to play around with paints and inks and the other contents of my art room. I have a huge list of themes to work on, some ideas come from my kids and their interests, some from my creative team and lots from customers who are looking for something specific for their layouts or paper crafting. The BYOC collections at the Lilypad are a fun challenge for me too, usually the theme of the doodle pack dictates what colours I will use but once a month it’s interesting to start with the colours and see where that takes me instead!

tools

Computer: I use a Windows 7 desktop PC with dual widescreen monitors, an i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. I have a solid state drive for my operating system and program files along with another two big hard drives for storage / backup. I also have another small drive that I use as a scratch disk for Photoshop and Illustrator.

Program: I use the Creative Cloud versions of Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom, although I still have a lot to learn with Lightroom! I still use ACDSee for cataloguing my photographs and digital supplies and RadLab for a lot of my photo editing. I also use Crashplan to back up, both to the cloud and to an internal back up on my PC.

Camera: I have a new Panasonic point and shoot camera that is my new best friend – it’s small enough to take everywhere with me and the spec is so much better than my old “big girl” camera! I also use my iPhone camera a lot for every day photos.

Anything Else: I have a Wacom tablet that I use for editing photos and my doodles, but I use a mouse for everything else. I have dreams of treating myself to the new Cintiq tablet one day! I also have a Canon scanner that I use to scan everything into Photoshop and cupboards full of art supplies!

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I am not naturally a very organised person, but I have found a system that is working really well for me so I thought I would share it! For the past year or so I have been keeping a Bullet Journal, for everything from shopping lists to a monthly diary along with all my design related to-do lists and notes. I previously had a number of notebooks, scraps of paper and digital lists where I jotted stuff down but combining everything into one notebook has been really useful for me! I even took my journal away on holiday with me and used it as my holiday diary.

I’m using a Moleskine square notebook as my journal and I’m following the system suggested on the Bullet Journal website (http://bulletjournal.com/) with a few tweaks (for example I use different coloured pens for each different category rather than different symbols).


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I created this set of pirate doodles (and the companion pack of little pirate people) for my son, who was really interested in pirates for a while! He suggested a lot of the doodles for it, it was fun to work together to make something really personal for us both.


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popular

My most popular product is probably this pack of super hero doodles and the add-on pack that goes with it: Super Duper and Super Duper Too. Both of these kits are the result of some customer requests – quite often my favourite packs came from special requests! I’ve seen some really fun invitations and posters made with these doodles!


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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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