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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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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog Ruth is challenging us to embrace new things. Whether a card to mark a new start or new addition, new products or new techniques, January seems to be the perfect time to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well the first proper week of January is over, the post-Christmas daily grind has resumed and the January blues may have set in. But not to worry, if you need a little crafting pick-me-up, we have a great new Elemental... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Hi everyone! I'm posting this a little early so that you get a kickstart to your creative plans for 2020! ;) (OK, so the real reason may be that I'll be a tad too tired tomorrow morning to get up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas break otherwise a relaxing few weeks. :) Before the year is out, and the decade in this case, I'd like to share my last card project of 2019. And it's a rather... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
Wow! Congratulations on hitting these big milestones and for inspiring as all along the way! :D I started stamping and cardmaking back in 2002 or so and although I’m not quite as productive as I was back in the day I still aim to make a card project a week and still love to shop! ;) You could say shopping for supplies is my superpower and many a purchase has been made over the years from most of your generous sponsors! :D Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!
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Well here we are, we've reached the final DCM countdown to Christmas challenge and the last DCM dare of 2019! This week you can make any project featuring pretty pastels, and well I had one last Christmas card to share... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's challenge for the Daring Cardmakers Countdown to Christmas doesn't need to be a card, it could be any craft project. But it must feature trees! I recently made some stitched Christmas tree projects and shared them here. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, it's time for the last elemental inspiration challenge of 2019 and it's a good one! :D I loved the natural and Scandi style of the elements in this photo, but I ultimately focused... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So here we have it, the very last prompt of the 2019 card challenge! It's December and did you really expect me to NOT go with a super festive pin? ;) {Pinterest pin} We have plenty of scope for using... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Sneaking these cards just under the deadline, for the November card challenge - I'm back with more pink trees! This time featuring some stitching. I started off though creating some blended backgrounds with various colours of Distress Oxides (plus a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's Daring Cardmakers countdown to Christmas challenge is all about light: whether from candles, fairy lights, or the winter sky. I decided to focus on stars for my card, as I hadn't yet used the Star Turnabout stamps from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's Daring Cardmakers Countdown to Christmas challenge focuses on a really classic look for winter and the festive season. You can make any project, but it must feature natural, gold and white as the colour palette. I had a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So, I've finally had chance to try and photograph the cards I've made for this month's card challenge prompt. :) I was immediately inspired by the trees in the image and pale pink. It was the perfect opportunity to try... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's countdown to Christmas challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog is inspired by festive tunes, songs, and carols. In the interest of using up pieces from Christmas card projects on my desk (in this case half a blended... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I've got a project that has been stuck in drafts for ages because I wasn't all that thrilled with the end result. But hey, it's one more Christmas card on the list. This card is an example of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Hello all! It's the next challenge in the Daring Cardmakers count down to Christmas series. This week the project can be of any type, it doesn't need to be card. :) But since I'm still adding to my Christmas card... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's time for a short break from the Christmas card makes. :) I made this card for a very special young lady who celebrated her 16th birthday last week: Stamp: MFT - Big Birthday Wishes (r) Dies: The Stamp Market... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy weekend all! Today's card is definitely new favourite. As soon as I saw this stamp and die set revealed by Pinkfresh Studio in their recent blog hop, it went straight onto my wish list! I'm also a big fan... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So here we are, the first Friday of a new month means a new elemental inspiration challenge on the Daring Cardmakers blog, and what a lovely one it is to kickstart the countdown to Christmas challenges we have lined up!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Hello all! I'm posting this month's prompt a little early as I have another blog post scheduled for tomorrow as well. {Pinterest pin} November's pin is full on winter and festive inspiration, but don't let that put you off -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This post might as well be entitled The Epic Christmas Card Assembly Project because it sure took some time to complete! It all started weeks ago when I went to make this card (and 3 of the same design while... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge comes from Svenja, and we're going back - Back to black! I rarely use black as a prominent colour, but I do love it for blackboard style backgrounds and also when someone's designed striking papers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So Christmas card production is in full force for me. If I'm making a card, it's going to be a festive one. Over on the 2Peas Refugees forum there's a Card-tober challenge that was the inspiration for this particular design.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week Miri has come up with a great challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. If you have any paper pads, left-over sticker sheets, pre-stamped images, backgrounds, etc. that are lying around just waiting to be used up on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! It's the first Friday of a fresh new month, so of course we have a nice elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. As December is nearing at quite a pace, I'm also switching my sights... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings