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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'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 10 hours ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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The Christmas Words Tree die from Lil' Inkers is getting put to good use this week - here's another take on how to use this die for a simple card idea. I'm not totally happy with the end result as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I'm back with another card idea featuring the lovely Christmas Words Tree die from Lil' Inker Designs. This time I've paired it with some nice festive papers from my stash left over from Christmases past: Paper: Elle's Studio, Studio Calico... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, I can't tell you as it would spoil the surprise! But over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week the challenge is to make or decorate a gift bag or box. I had to mull this over a little... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So today's post is in part my response to a couple of the colour picks for this year's Pantone card challenge. One is Greenery (our April colour) and the other is Grenadine (our November colour) and both shades are wonderfully... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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My next selection of festive cards includes my favourite ever tree die and the way I always love to use it - creating a 3D die-cut: Paper: Lawn Fawn - Knit Picky Dies: Lil' Inker Designs - Holly Jolly, Lawn... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, our festive countdown continues. Our theme this week is to feature winter clothing on your card, so warm woollen mittens, a scarf, boots, even ice skates and a funky Christmas sweater would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Sometimes clean and simple is the best way to go. :) I recently needed to make a new home card and naturally relied on the trusty card design that has never failed me yet. Paper: Pebbles Stamp: PTI - Mat... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So a week or so ago you may remember that I challenged the DCM team and blog readers to create some blended backgrounds, well I was slightly addicted to the process and rather enjoyed the results of mixing my Distress... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Time for a brief interlude from the Christmas card crafting to share a special card I made a few weeks ago by special request. Paper: Pink Paislee - Fancy Free Stamps: Mama Elephant - Tiny Heroes Dies: Mama Elephant -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Can you believe we're already in November?? Well, as the first Friday of a new month it's time for a brand new elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. Here's our photo for this month: You need to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well we have reached the penultimate challenge for this year. November sees us focusing on a rather apt Pantone colour: Grenadine! It's the ideal opportunity to use this month's prompt for festive inspiration as this shade of red will go... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Today's card is a bit of a break from the Christmas card production line. :) I finally had opportunity to properly sit down and stamp out the gorgeous blooms from WPlus9's Southern Summer Florals 2 set with my MISTI and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog it was my turn to set the challenge, and well I wanted to go with something that would also inspire me to make some progress with my rather lacking Christmas card production!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, I'm a bit of both - I'm definitely not a City mouse though! ;) Miri has a lovely dare up on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week asking just that question. I don't like being in remotely isolated spots,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge combines two of my favourite things to feature on cards. Rainbows and pastel colours! I had to of course deploy the most recent rainbow addition to my craft stash - the lovely Rainbow High dies... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings