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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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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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
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In an effort to get a few cards made at the same time while I have the same dies/stamp sets on my desk, I've two takes on the lovely Avery Elle Comfort & Joy stamp set I purchased last year... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well it's been a looong few months since I have been able to play along with the rest of my lovely teammates over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. But I'm back this week to share my take on Leo's fab... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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My lovely God Daughter turned five in September, so that called for a special card to celebrate the milestone! Paper: My Mind's Eye - Hooray Stamp: Avery Elle - Cake & Candles Die: MFT - Wonky Stitched Square Other: paper... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! We're moving into the autumn colour spectrum of the Pantone colour trends for 2017. This month I have two prompts for you that can work equally well alone or can be combined. First up we have Autumn Maple:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I'm trying to catch up a little with the projects I've shared on Instagram but not yet blogged. Back in early August I actually managed to make a card for the August Pantone pick of Navy Peony. Stamps: Altenew -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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As you can probably tell from the lack of updates over the past few months, I've not really been in a very creative head space and I've just not been able to enjoy sitting down and making something. So rather... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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September has arrived and it's time for a new colour prompt! This month we're seeing out summer and moving into autumn and the perfect choice for that transition is: Golden Lime This shade of green sits between a chartreuse and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I've currently got some building work happening at home so haven't been able to access my office/craft space easily to share the card I made for my cousin's wedding in Warsaw almost a week ago. I had to of course... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So here we are, the start of yet another new month! I don't know where the days are going.... The Pantone Fall picks for this year feature a couple of blues that I thought would still keep us in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's hard to believe I originally drafted this post on July 4th, but have only just managed to take a photo of the actual project! Back in early July I tried to do a little catch up with the 2017... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Kool Kitty Musings