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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! Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, it was my turn to set the challenge. Inspired by the wacky weather my parents experienced on their wedding day some 40+ years ago that ran the gamut from a... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! Well, it's a brand-new month, so time for a brand-new elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. This month Joanne is setting the challenge and here's the lovely inspiration she's provided for us: For my elements, I... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I managed to snap a few projects at the weekend after I'd Here's another take on the April card challenge prompt: Paper and chipboard: Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes - Garden Party Stamps: Concord & 9th - Banner Builder Dies:... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! It's a bit of a chilly and wet start to what is typically a warm and sunshiny month in these parts. A time when the delights of summer can really get underway, with more time spent outside, the... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog the theme is: "Celebrate" For my card I decided to dig into my paper stash for the background to some of my favourite dies: Paper: Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes Willow... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! In honour of Her Majesty's 96th birthday, my card for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge has a bit of a regal look to it. ;) The theme this week is The Time of Your Life, and includes taking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy Easter! To round off my Easter crafting projects for this year, here's the card I made that was also inspired by the April card prompt here. The focus colour for April was green (I went with sage green) and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! It's Good Friday today and Kathy has the perfect challenge for us over on the Daring Cardmakers blog! Chocolate Heaven.... My card for this week's dare couldn't have been made without a little care package from my wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! In addition to the Easter projects that have been on my craft desk of late, I also had time to pull out a favourite die set from Altenew to make a non-Easter card inspired by Polish Pisanki (traditionally... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! Time to share another of my recent Easter cards: Stamps: Memory Box - Springtime Typewriter Sentiments (r), The Greetery - Springtime Dies: The Greetery - Springtime, Poppy Stamps - Whittle Eggs, SugarPea Designs - Egg Window Cut Away,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, you wouldn't think it looking out the window today, but Easter is fast approaching, and thankfully I had time to get some cards made in the past few weekends, including this one inspired by the 2022 Card Challenge March... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, the air is full of chirping and sweet bird song. Jenny wants you to feature a bird of any type on your card - from garden birds to something a little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good afternoon, I had a rather productive craft session at the weekend. I've felt like I've been in a bit of a creative slump recently, but what always helps is using supplies that take a lot of the decision-making out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Over on the Daring Cardmaker's blog today, Jenny has picked this image for our April elemental inspiration challenge: I was inspired by the little yellow flowers (which could be Mimosa?), the colours combining yellow, kraft, and pink, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Hi everyone! I'm posting the prompt for April a little early. :) Here's the image: {Pinterest pin} It may not be obvious from the image, but the focus colour for April is: Green It doesn't have to be the main... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Miri has set the challenge. :) It's all about the early bird who catches the worm (especially with the clocks changing this weekend in the UK). So you can feature... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! The signs of spring are popping up all over the place in this part of the world, so it's only fitting that this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge (set by Shabneez) welcomes the new season in! I actually have two... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning, Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, we are flooding our feed with cards in support of Ukraine. As Kathy says: It is almost a decade ago in the summer of 2012 that I was in Lviv/Lwów... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, it was Kathy's turn to pick the elemental inspiration prompt: As soon as I saw this image when Kathy shared it with the design team on the 24th, I already had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, here we are, saying goodbye to February and welcoming in March! This month's prompt definitely has some spring vibes to it... {Pinterest pin} And so rather than have one focus colour this month, we're going to be working with:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, it was Joanne's turn to set the challenge. And it's actually a word play challenge based on the letters F-E-B of February. Plenty of ways to go with this one, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Rizwana is challenging us to use a time piece of some sort on our card projects. Well, they're not something I really have in my stamp and die collection, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, I'm back with another card project I made when I had the Floral Frame set from The Greetery out on my desk. This time the colour combo is full on blues: Stamps: The Greetery - Print Shop: Floral Frame,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Dawn is setting the challenge and the of course with Valentine's Day just around the corner that's the theme! Plenty of scope for reds and pinks and hearts, of course. As... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy weekend! A few weekends back I had a nice crafty session playing with some new supplies from The Greetery, namely the Print Shop: Floral Frame stencil, stamp, and die bundle. Here are a couple of the cards I created.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2022 at Kool Kitty Musings