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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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Well, here we are - approaching the last leg of this year's challenge. The nights are drawing in, the air is getting crisper, and perhaps Christmas crafting will already be on your to-do list. I wonder if this month's prompt... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This week's Daring Cardmakers dare is a well-timed one for me! Ruth has challenged us to create a card for the youngsters in our life. Well, it's a certain little girl's birthday very soon and so it enabled... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Well, it had to happen sooner or later... summer is on its way out with a bit of a whimper in these parts as August was really not a great month for the weather. But with autumn around... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Welcome to a brand-new month and a brand-new prompt. :) {Pinterest Pin} This month there is a little woodland magic in the air as nature takes the main focus. However, there's still ways to interpret what you see... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Behind the scenes I'm still hoping to make a card for every card challenge prompt I post this year, even if they may end up being Christmas cards. ;) But I have managed to make a project that is my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Sometimes you just need a card for the card basket. :) Ready to be sent out to a friend when the time is right. ;) This summer I've been experimenting with colour combos for layering sets and backgrounds. You can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! My card for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge set by Shabneez takes a teeny bit of artistic licence on the whole garden them. There are flowers, but they're in the Wycinanki style! I needed to make a card... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Sympathy cards are never an easy project, and I usually only make them when there is sadly occasion to do so. There was a family bereavement in Poland in late July and I needed some cards to send out to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, Miri has set us the challenge of featuring a camera-related or Polaroid-style element on our cards. Well, when I heard the words Polaroid I already knew what I was going to use...... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Well, it's my turn to set the challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, and I've chosen something I love seeing on cards. An opening element - it could be something interactive that makes the sentiment... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! It's the first Friday of the month, so time for a new elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. Joanne has a great image to share as inspiration: And here's my take: Paper: Carta Bella -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Well I'm not sure this month's prompt will be all that reflective of UK weather in August... but it's worth a try. ;) {Pinterest pin} Here are a few ideas to get you started, because even if the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! There's a fun challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog today to round off July in style! Rizwana has challenged us to create a shaker project - doesn't have to be a card, but it can definitely be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Svenja has a wonderful dare for us this week on the Daring Cardmakers blog - inspired by Frida Kahlo and all things Mexico. I had an idea that immediately leapt into my head and I wanted to embrace... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge definitely combines two of my favourite design elements: stripes and dots. The perfect excuse to get the inks and stamps out and have a little fun! Stamps: The Stamp Market - Simply Stripes,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Welcome to the first Friday of a new month - and the next half of the crazy year that has been 2020! If July could be nice and sedate, I'd appreciate it. ;) It is of course time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This month's prompt certainly offers a lot of elements to pique your interest: {Pinterest pin} But just in case, here are some ideas to get you started: Rosettes and pinwheels – always a popular design element for celebrations... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning and Happy Friday! :D For this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge, Dawn has got us going 3D and making boxes, bags, and any other project with full on dimension. Well, my project took a different route to the one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's perhaps not the best Father's Day card I've made over the years, but Parks and Rec holds a special place in our father/daughter relationship. It was actually this time back in 2015 that we were binge-watching the series while... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This is a card I made for a fellow crafter currently going through a tough time. I think there's nothing better than sending/receiving a handmade card when times are tough - happy mail is certainly a great tonic and I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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For this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge, we need to showcase something glamorous on our cards that makes us feel like a movie star.... Well, I'm sure that won't be obvious when you see my card at first glance. ;) Stamps:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's time for yet another clean and simple card. :D One inspired by the June card challenge prompt as shared here. I was inspired by the graphic and multi-coloured word art, thinking it was about time I used some of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Time for a little card challenge catch-up. :D Only half a month late, but you may remember the prompt for last month here. The hazy pinks and aqua tones of the prompt along with the floral accents inspired me to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge calls for some winged inspiration. :D Well what better excuse for some butterflies? Stamps: The Greetery - Written in Ribbons, The Stamp Market - Butterfly Builder Dies: The Greetery - Written in Ribbons, The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy Friday! As the first Friday of the month, it's time for a new inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. These are the elements for June: I was inspired in particular by the photo of the picnic and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings