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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
Recent Activity
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Doing a little bit of experimenting this week. :) New stamps and some Pinspiration! I was inspired by the colours of the July card challenge - the aqua teal shades to be exact and the line patterns. A perfect way... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge comes from Ruth. :) We're celebrating the wedding season! I don't have any upcoming weddings to celebrate, but there is a wedding anniversary on the horizon so I've gone that route. Stamps: Avery Elle -... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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Better late than never, eh? In the drama of losing a tiny stamp from my beloved WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals stamp set when cleaning up after a a recent project and re-ordering the last available set from Seven Hills Crafts... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Dawn has picked the elemental inspiration image for July: When you see my card you may be scratching your head wondering how I went from that photo to this card: Stamps: WPlus9... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning everyone! Back when I planned out the prompts for this challenge in January, I had no idea some of the images I chose would coincide with some trends we're currently seeing in new stamp and kit releases from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning everyone! Back when I planned out the prompts for this challenge in January, I had no idea some of the images I chose would coincide with some trends we're currently seeing in new stamp and kit releases from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning everyone! Here are the details for this week's challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog: Now, usually this challenge would be right in my comfort zone, after all patterned paper is something I totally love. BUT as you'll have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week it's my turn to set the challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. I've challenged everyone to create a card in celebration of midsummer's day, with extra gold stars if you make something inspired by Shaespeare's play A... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Svenja has challenged us to showcase something that flies on our cards. Well thankfully I had another watercolour panel that I'd worked on recently available to hand and it features the lovely... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I may be full of cold and feeling like it's deepest autumn rather than summer, buuuut the best way to chase the dreary grey away is with some full on colour! Today's card features a couple of recent purchases making... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's time for another watercolour background panel to be transformed into a card. :D A few weekends ago I tried out this lovely Center Cut Heart background stamp from Simon Says Stamp heat embossed on fog grey cardstock and painted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I can't believe we're already a week into June, but it also means that it's an elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week! Enfys picked the image this time round: It was initially a bit of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning everyone! This month's prompt is definitely embracing those summer vibes and is a study in peach, apricot, or blush tones: {Pinterest pin} You can use the image as inspiration for colours alone or interpret more of the elements: So... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog it's a right royal affair. To celebrate the anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, Shabneez has challenged us to celebrate the Victorian era or to pay homage to the queen herself. Well, I... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, it's been a while.... I've not managed any crafting this month as it's been pretty full on with work and while we had some nice weather I finally finished a few of the books on my to-read pile. Including... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Things are taking a decidedly magical turn this month in our challenge! :D But don't worry, there's scope for many different interpretations with this image: {Pinterest pin} Yes you can definitely go with a unicorn theme, but also consider: Iridescent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Ruth is challenging us to feature flowers on our creations. The perfect time for me to bust out some Altnew floral stamps for the last of my 2019 Easter cards. :) And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, there's a fun challenge that will really exercise your creativity. :D It's bingo time on the blog - Dawn has challenged us to complete a line or even get a full house... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! Friday at last and a brand new dare is up over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. The first Friday of the month is always our elemental inspiration challenge, and it was my turn to pick the photo this month:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! April has arrived and with it a new prompt for this year's card challenge. :D This month we're definitely going full out spring-focused with the image, but if that isn't your bag, don't worry! {Pinterest pin} There's scope... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 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 with Mother's Day just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to celebrate a special lady in your life. :) I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Svenja has challenged us to look at our rubbish and waste in a new way. :) By recycling something to use on a project. Thankfully I got to my recycled item before... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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The sunny weather today reminded me that I should be sharing some of the Easter cards I've been making recently. :) They're also my take on the March 2019 card prompt! Here's a batch - I've got a couple more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I freely admit that I have sort of hijacked the theme for this week's Daring Cardmakers dare in order to get ahead with some of my Easter card production. The theme is all about stitching - whether real or faux,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I've finally managed to return to a bit of crafting after a busy few weeks and some book club reading in the spare time I had! This week's Daring Cardmakers theme is Mad March Hare inspired, and I definitely took... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings