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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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So I'm starting off the week with another floral card - this time with much more muted tones and using some old papers in my collection that I really love. In fact I've not bought any new patterned paper at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Here's my card for July's Pantone colour challenge inspired by Ballet Slipper pink! Happily Lawn Fawn has some great ink colours that fit this challenge - the aptly named Ballet Slippers and Minty Fresh along with the other shades I've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning folks! Well it's the first of July which means we're now turning our attention to the Fall 2017 Pantone trend colours and here's a preview of the shades they include: {Pinterest pin} Not so very different from Spring, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I'm back in the land of cardmaking today to share my project for this week's "Welcome yo my Galaxy!" challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. The challenge is to create a galaxy background or to use galaxy elements and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So it's only a week late, but I'm just popping in to share the projects I made in the run up to Father's Day last Sunday. Here's the card for my own Daddy-O! Paper: Basic Grey Stamps: Avery Elle -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
So it's been a busy week in the crafty blogging community - lots of chatting online with fellow crafters. I've been using the Inklinkz project manager tool for a number of years now to provide readers with a visual overview... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, actually I used some new straws for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge from Dawn which sees us featuring bought or homemade paper straws on a card. When I saw some lovely bright and cheerful paper straws in TK Maxx... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well it has been a funny old time. I've not been feeling creative at all for the past few weeks and it's been a bit up and down with work. :-\ I'm also just getting back to normal after pulling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning folks! Long time no hear I know, but the weather has been lovely here apart from a few grey days and I've been making the most of it by being outside - so no crafting! This month's Pantone colour... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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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 May 22, 2017 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 May 19, 2017 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