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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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Good morning! This week it's my turn to set the challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog and I've gone with a very feathery theme. Yes, it's time to feature birds on your card project and I had the perfect... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's a good day indeed. As I type up this blog post the sky outside is a glorious blue and I'm grateful for having a creative escape as we work our way through lockdown one week at a time. And... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge from Joanne is celebrating our nearest and dearest. :D With an upcoming lockdown birthday in the family, I had the perfect project in mind: Paper: Carta Bella - Flower Market Stamps: The Greetery... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Time for another Concord & 9th rainbow turnabout project. While the turnabout stamp is in your Misti, it is definitely worthwhile trying some other colour combinations! Much as I love the end result of turnabout stamps, I do find them... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog Rizwana has challenged us to get ink on our card backgrounds. :D This is good news for my stash of ready-to-go background panels that I created last year when trying... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I'm sure many of you in the UK and even around the world will have heard about the amazing and inspirational Captain Tom Moore, who has raised so much money for the NHS in the lead up to his 100th... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Sorry the prompt is a little late this morning. I had a vision-related migraine episode Wednesday evening and though my vision was back to normal yesterday morning (thankfully) I had to take it a bit easier with my... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Hey there! Could this be a first? I've completed a card challenge prompt in the same month it was issued! Granted I made this card a few weeks ago and failed to photographt it... but still, two days left in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well there's nothing like a pandemic lockdown for you to catch up with your list of card projects you need to make. Problem is I've also been a bit lazy in photographing said projects! But finally, here is my card... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge is definitely one for the music lovers! :D Svenja wants us to feature sheet music on our projects, and well... this ended up involving quite a bit of sorting through my patterned paper collection for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy Fri-yay! This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog Kathy is challenging us to feature an umbrella-ella-ella on our card projects. Sorry, I can never say umbrella without thinking of that song! Stamp: Hello Bluebird - Rainbow Script Dies:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! I've finally managed to briefly make it back to my craft desk in time for the new challenge from Dawn over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. Dawn has challenged us to make a clean and simple card with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! I hope you are all staying well out there. :) Here's the prompt for April - I picked all the prompts for this year back in December and well, this palette is pretty perfect at the moment: {Pinterest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog Ruth has challenged us to use items we already have about the house that could be repurposed on a card project. I've been inspired this week by all the #chasetherainbow projects being... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well everyone, how are we doing? What a rollercoaster of a week it has been for so many now that the UK is lurching from one development to another as the days pass. I'm in a very lucky position compared... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge comes from Joanne and is a take on two things - the luck of the Irish (with St. Patrick's Day coming up next week) and Friday the 13th being unlucky for some... So,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Slowly but surely I've been working on some projects behind the scenes. I'm almost caught up with where I want to be in the actual making of them, but still need to start my Easter cards at some point! One... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Hello, helllo! Welcome to the first Friday of a new month! You know what that means, it's a brand-new elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. :D This month Miri has picked out a great image for us... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! Welcome to the next prompt in the 2020 Card Challenge. March heralds the sights of spring which includes lots of green lushness, so hopefully this month's prompt will give you a few (possibly random!) ideas. :D {Pinterest pin} Here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy leap day! I can now share the last 3 thank you cards I made recently for my friend. The design is very similar except for the background, where I tried out my new Concord & 9th Brushed Stripe stamp... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge comes from Svenja! :D We're celebrating the fact that 2020 is a leap year, so you just need to feature something that leaps on your card. I thought this would be the perfect time to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! Long time no post, I know. For the past week and a bit I have been frantically working long days on a few work-work projects and doing extra work at the weekend and a few extra hours on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Dawn has set us the challenge to fill our cards with love. Whether a card for someone you love or who needs a little love right now, supplies you love, colours you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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The weather outside has been rather frightful this weekend, so in addition to getting some papercrafting done yesterday whilst "rereading" the first book in the Bridgerton series on Audible (in preparation for the Bridgertons coming to Netflix) I also managed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Well, we've rolled round to the first Friday of the month, so it's time for a new elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, this time set by Ruth: Lots of interesting little details in that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings