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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
Recent Activity
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It's quite nice to get back into the crafting groove - my new stash purchases are really helping. :) I've bought some lovely stamps and versatile dies that were put on my wishlist due to an enabling crafty pal. Here's... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well it's been a while... I've gone through a bit of a creative drought the past few weeks and just not been able to make anything I've been happy with. But thankfully Sharon's dare for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's the first Friday of a brand new month so it's time to head on over to the Daring Cardmakers blog for a brand new elemental inspiration challenge! Here's this month's image: While I was away at a crafty weekend... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
The new additions to my playlist which may seem a little random, but that's what happens when you are watching Later with Jools Holland late at night while already making music purchases... I mean most of my playlist is apparently... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Better late than never! I'm back from a crafty weekend away and didn't get chance to prepare the prompt for May in advance. But here we are, May first, can you believe it? I'm pretty happy with this month's colour... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well the long BH weekend is almost upon us here in the UK. :D And before the relaxation commences it's just time for me to share the dare I set for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge. It happens to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week Miri has set a fab challenge - to use at least 5 patterned papers on your card. Well I always love an opportunity to use patterned paper - but my card went... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning folks! Happy Easter weekend. :D In celebration of spring time Kathy's dare over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week is sure to be popular! We're focusing on spring in the garden and showcasing spring blooms. :) Paper: My... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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We celebrated a very special day at the weekend - and in glorious style too! My little niece's Christening day. :D And of course, it called for a special card. Paper: Crate Paper, Bella Boulevard, Simple Stories Dies: Mama Elephant,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! This month it was my turn to pick our elemental inspiration dare over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. And here's my pick! We're full on into Spring right now and well, I am rather embarrassed to admit this,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! Happy April 1st! It's time for the next pick of colours from the Pantone Spring/Summer palette for 2017. This month we're going green! With Greenery and Kale. I've chosen two prompts that reflect different aspects of where you can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Enfys has set us the challenge of reusing the packaging from grocery or household items to make a card rather than it going straight in the recycling box! I was really pondering... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, the weekend flew by in the blink of an eye with lots of Mother's Day celebrations on both days. Here's the card I made for my mum: Paper: Crate Paper Stamps: Avery Elle, WPlus9 Dies: Avery Elle, Simon Says... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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And down to earth with a bump... The light finally arrived at the end of the tunnel for me and the nose-to-the-grindstone work bubble has eased up a little. Which means I've had a chance to do some crafting just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning everyone! I'm popping in from my work-related exile from crafting/blogging to share this month's prompt for the 2017 Pantone card challenge. :D It's definitely a "spring is in the air" colour: Primrose Yellow. Here's the prompt I found as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I've ventured out of my work bubble to share my card for this week's Daring Cardmakers Challenge that has been set by Leo. We've been challenged to create our own geometric print - and not rely on patterned paper to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Better late than never, I've finally had a moment to share the card I made at the weekend for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge, where Sharon has challenged us to create a card that has a mirror-like element to it.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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If you're not familiar with Galentine's Day, well it all comes from that wonderful show, Parks & Recreation... I'll let Leslie explain what it is: So with any luck my Galentine's Day creation has reached a fellow Parks & Rec... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well we've reached the first Friday of a new month, so it's time for a new elemental inspiration dare over on the Daring Cardmakers blog! This month's image has been chosen by Svenja. :D The three elements that inspired me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning everyone! Well, February is here, traditionally the month of hearts and flowers and what better time to focus on the red shade of the Pantone 2017 Spring/Summer palette, namely: Flame. As you can see this is a red that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, just sneaking in before the 11th hour and the clock ticks into February to share the card I made for January's Pantone card challenge prompt focusing on Niagara: {Pinterest pin} I ended up combining Niagara with white and green,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Miri has challenged us to express what we want more of in 2017 on our cards! Well, I would be very happy for 2017 to have more colour, brightness, and love in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Strangely this year, I don't think there's any ONE collection that has truly captured my attention. There seem to be a lot of repeats from last year in collections from Crate Paper, AC, and MME sadly so it looks like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy Friday everyone! Well done if you have survived the week because there were moments there where I didn't think I would! Yikes! This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog it's my turn to set the challenge and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Long time no post, I know... I've had a really busy and stressful week which included a day of being unable to work - so what better excuse than to go out for lunch in town and do a bit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings