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Handmade by Natty
UK
Handmade by Natty – Admirer of pretty things, collector of crafty stuff, spare time maker of paper bits and bobs...
Interests: Cardmaking, papercrafting, (window) shopping for new stash, bookworm, eclectic music lover, emotionally obsessed TV viewer, Parks & Rec when your world needs positivity and happiness
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog it was my turn to set the dare after several weeks of absence. My mojo up and left on holiday sometime in March and then I was off down in Cornwall last... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well it's finally time to check into the old blog after a lovely break away in Cornwall last week. :) I can also share a special card I made for my friend Becky to celebrate her mum and dad's golden... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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It may be April 1st, but it's no joke that I'm actually posting on my blog after a lengthy absence. I've not disappeared completely from cardmaking, just not had the creative get up and go of late. I've managed to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Dawn has challenged us to create a project that features our signature style or a favourite technique. Well you know I'm all about the paper (usually) and I do always love a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, it's kind of hard to believe that it's officially spring when there's a white-out. But before the Beast from the East hit, I'd set to work on my card for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge. It's the first Friday... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, the Beast from the East has made it clear we're not quite ready for spring, but this month we're ushering in the colour to combat the cold! The design element for this month is: Colours of the rainbow {Pinterest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I suppose it's quite apt that despite having made this card weeks ago, it's taken the Beast from the East to make it seasonally appropriate! Because my take on the February geometric shape prompt has taken a festive turn, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's been a busy old work week for me so not much crafting done on the evenings other than a little OCD organising, aka starting a stamp and die inventory so I can find things easier (especially for sentiments). But... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, this week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog our theme is Cosy Home! Another excuse for me to use one of the pre-stamped backgrounds I'd made last month with the Big Top background stamp from WPlus9. Don't worry, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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With it being the first Friday of the month, it's time for a brand new elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. Here's the image Dawn picked for us: Here's my take on it: Stamps: WPlus9 - Big... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning everyone! Hard to believe we've survived January and are now into a brand new month. This month's design element is: Geometric shapes Shapes that have never really gone out of fashion - in fact triangles and really geometric designs... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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A week or so ago at my crafty meet up with friends I had time to sit and stamp with the lovely Blooms Fill-In background stamps from Concord & 9th that I got for Christmas. This time I wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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THe other week at my crafty night with friends I took along just a few stamp sets and some precut cardstock and plenty of inks! One of the stamp sets I wanted to use again was the Mama Elephant Brush... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's my turn to set the challenge over on the Daring Cardmaker's blog this week and I've chosen a technique that I really enjoyed trying out in the run-up to Christmas when I was making blended backgrounds. Masking! Or more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So I'm currently trying to rediscover my craft collection, which includes the card kits I subscribed to from Simon Says Stamp back in 2015/2016. The first kit I received had some lovely papers and journaling cards from My Mind's Eye... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's Daring Cardmakers dare was definitely a challenge for me - that I didn't realise I'd struggle with quite so much until I actually sat down to craft. Black, white and a pop of colour - doesn't sound too... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I finally had chance to play along with this month's January card challenge prompt where the focus is on wording. I also managed to combine some "old" and "new" product on this project: Stamps: PTI - Phrase Play #6, WPlus9... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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The Daring Cardmakers are back after our relaxing Christmas break. We're starting the year off with a brand new elements dare: You need to feature three elements on your card - colours count as one overall element. :) Here's my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy New Year! I hope 2018 will be a wonderful and creative year for you. I must admit 2017 was not my most creative and crafty year as my head and heart just weren't in it for a number of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, it's time for the last Daring Cardmakers dare of 2017! It's more of an anything goes challenge with the last-minute push to Christmas. :) I made some more winter background panels ready to affix on card blanks for 2018:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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The Christmas countdown continues over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week as we turn our attention now to those extra special cards we make. :) And of course who should be receiving my special card, but my darling little... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, it's time for our last elemental inspiration challenge of 2017! Yikes! Here's the photo we're working with: Here's what I came up with: Paper: Lawn Fawn - Knit Picky, Basic Grey -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I'm posting the last Pantone card challenge prompt of the year a little early. Our final colour picks of the 2017 are: Neutral Grey {Pinterest pin} And Shaded Spruce: {Pinterest pin} There's plenty of scope for combining these shades too... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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A few weekends ago I was experimenting with something I have had in my stash a while, but needed to be deployed with the right inks! A pack of masking paper from Simon Says Stamp. I've used this paper for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog the Christmas tree is in the spotlight! Naturally I had to once again deploy my Christmas Words Tree die from Lil' Inker Designs for this occasion: Paper: Basic Grey Dies: Lil' Inker... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings