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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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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 yesterday 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 5 days ago 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
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Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, Kathy has set us the challenge of creating a project using a technique that is new to us.... Well, I had many, many attempts at trying new-to-me techniques out but to no... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I recently finally took the plunge and ordered a WRMK 1-2-3 punch board which makes envelopes, bows, boxes and other handy little elements. I snagged one in early January from amazon but the price seems to have shot up since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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The Daring Cardmakers are back to welcome you into a brand new year of weekly challenges! We're sticking with one of our favourite challenges where on the first Friday of a new month one of the Design Team picks a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! I'm offering up this card for my interpretation of the Island Paradise prompt in this year's Pantone-inspired card challenge. Here's a reminder of the prompt for this lovely light blue tone: {Pinterest pin} And here's my interpretation: Paper: Crate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I thought I'd best share the Christmas card I made for my niece's first Christmas. At the rate I was going with sharing projects and other things on my blog in late 2016 it's a case of better late than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Hello everyone! Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! I know I've been awol the past few weeks but I needed to take a break from blogging and the PC while I wound up work projects right up to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, we're taking a step back from the cards again and sharing ideas for those little extra handmade decorative accents. I've not had much free time available this past week, so I'm sharing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, I've managed to get another Christmas card made - this time for the main prompt for the 2016 card challenge. Here's a reminder of the prompt: {Pinterest pin} I was inspired by the mix of colours with blush pink,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy Friday! Up over on the Daring Cardmakers blog today we have our last elemental inspiration dare of 2016. Here's our inspiration image for December: And as for the 3 elements I used... well they should be easy to spot:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning everyone! Welcome to the very last prompts of the 2016 card challenge. My how the year has flown by! As we've also entered December it's definitely a good excuse to feature a double Christmas/winter prompt selection. Here's the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, we're back to a card challenge! And it's one that could assist you if you've still got plenty of Christmas cards to make, because the challenge is to make a card inspired... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's been a nose to the grindstone kind of week! I have been putting extra hours and a whole weekend of work in on a large project that's keeping me busy the next few weeks. So it felt rather strange... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Kool Kitty Musings