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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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Today's card keeps things nice and flat for postage. I really fell in love with this year's Merry Days release from Crate Paper - in fact it prompted me to have a big paper spree to catch up with new... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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For today's card design, I made a few of the same design while I had these papers and dies out. It's definitely clean and simple, but really effective too! :D Paper: Pebbles - Cozy & Bright Dies: MFT - Fa... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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Today's card is a trip down Crate Paper memory lane. I've used bits and pieces from their last two Holiday releases including some of their acetate ephemera. Must confess I'm not a big fan of this type of embellishment they... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Today's card shows that I obviously planned to make something starry over the summer. It's another dimensional star I made but never managed to put on a project. Hm... I have no idea what I originally had in mind, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So how was your first day of December? Mine started with a lovely breakfast: Mum and I hit the shops and Ikea earlier this week and it was a lovely surprise to see they are selling the gingerbread version of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well folks, it's here... We've officially reached the final prompt of the 2018 card challenge! Well done to all those who have kept up so far, just one more card to go. :D In a tribute to the season, this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well before I enter Christmas mode completely I thought I'd best share the rest of my non-festive makes from 2018 - not that there have been many, but I am feeling more crafty now that I've got 40+ Christmas cards... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Today's card project was inspired by the August card challenge prompt: pattern! I made my own patterned paper using a great stamp set from Concord & 9th. Stamps: Concord & 9th - Blooms Fill-in, Mama Elephant - Scripty Bday Dies:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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One way or another I'm going to get my cards made for this year's card challenge. I'm woefully behind, but here's my interpretation of the "Nature" theme from way back in April. The perfect excuse to use my rainbow stamp... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well good morning November! You've certainly set the scene for the season ahead. Cold, wet and grey. :( With Halloween out the way, I'm sure many of you are looking to get productive with your Christmas and winter crafting projects.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This month's card challenge is all about pen and ink and here's my take: Paper: My Mind's Eye Stamp: Lil' Inker Designs - Have a Nice Day Die: MFT - Wonky Stitched Squares Other: Distress Oxide inks, rose gold embossing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Before I log off for the day I thought I'd share some snaps from the past week, as it's been so long since I did a crafty stash blog post or similar. It all starts with my October calendar: I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning all! Well, it's officially October so it's time for a new prompt. This month I'm challenging you to look to your colouring supplies. The theme is: Pen and ink You don't need to use both together but consider... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Just popping in to share the birthday card I made in response to this month's card challenge. My niece turned 2 this month so it was definitely time to go cute! Paper: Lawn Fawn, Elle's Studio Ephemera: Crate Paper -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I can hardly believe that we're now in the last throws of summer. Boo! The time has passed very quickly and there has been plenty of sunshine to enjoy this year. I'm sad to say I'm not missing crafting just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Hello folks! As you can see I've been out of the crafting zone for a good few months. This is actually the first card I've made since April and it was a special request from a friend. :) I dusted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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If you are a fan (or secret hoarder) of patterned papers, you are going to love this month's challenge! Because August is all about focussing on... Pattern Yes, when it comes to patterned paper we either love it or hate... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Hello, long time no post! Back in April I went away for a crafty weekend with friends, and actually made a nice stack of cards that I've yet to share. Since I'm currently in a crafting no-go zone and just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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As you can tell from my blog feed and Instagram, I'm currently taking a crafting hiatus and enjoying this lovely weather and other things on an evening/weekend. I'm sure I'll get the crafting bug again, but for the moment I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
Morning all! This month's challenge is a nice easy one and can be interpreted in various media. We're focusing on... Borders ...this month! The perfect opportunity to take a look at your punch drawer again, see what you have that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! This week's challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog sees the return of our monthly elemental inspiration prompt, this time picked by Ruth. :) I actually managed to get ahead with some crafting last weekend while away at a... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! It's hard to believe, but we've entered a brand new month so it's time for a new prompt for this year's card challenge. This month we're focussing on all things texture! {Pinterest pin} I am sure we all... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Because we just can't help it! It's always something to complain about - It's too cold, it's too hot, when will it stop raining? Not more snow! This April it feels like we've lived four seasons in one go. So... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog it was my turn to set the dare after several weeks of absence. My mojo up and left on holiday sometime in March and then I was off down in Cornwall last... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well it's finally time to check into the old blog after a lovely break away in Cornwall last week. :) I can also share a special card I made for my friend Becky to celebrate her mum and dad's golden... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Kool Kitty Musings