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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! This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Joanne is challenging us to be inspired by peacocks, their iridescent plumage, and even the phrase "proud as a peacock". Well, I didn't have any peacock images to hand, but... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! It's been a while since I shared a card project, but my mojo thankfully has returned for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge. Miri has chosen the fab image for our elemental inspiration dare this month: For my elements I... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning and happy weekend! This month's prompt enters classic wedding territory with this palette: {Pinterest pin} Focus colour: Blush But it's not all about weddings, here are some ideas to get you started that will work for any occasion:... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This week's challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog comes from Miri, who wants us to use black, white, and one other colour to create our cards. Well I went back and forth on the elements I was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! It's the first Friday of a new month so time for another elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. This month's image was chosen by Jenny: For my three elements I went with a lacy scalloped... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So here it is, no April Fool's Day joke, it's finally the last of my cards featuring the Pieces of My Heart rainbow die-cuts I created back in February. I really went to town trying to fit as many hearts... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Well, after recent warm and sunny weather, I'm definitely in the mood for spring colours. This month's card prompt will definitely appeal if you're in a similar mood: {Pinterest pin} Focus colour: Any pastel tone It may be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, March has definitely been a write-off on the cardmaking front for me. I had high hopes of making some Easter cards with my new supplies, but it's not happened, and I will definitely need to get started on Easter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! It's my turn to set the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week, so what better excuse to showcase something that will feature on most cards you make. The sentiment! It needs to be the star of the show, featured... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! My card for this month's card challenge prompt is also my Mother's Day card for 2021. ;) I was inspired by the typewriter, the tree (woodgrain), and the floral print in the prompt image, and of course had to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge comes from Jenny, who wants us to feature our favourite florals on a card. Well, I couldn't just pick one, but in general I'm really looking forward to peony season, especially seeing a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's always difficult to create cards for sad occasions, especially sympathy cards. They are the kind of cards I never make in advance, and want to personalize for the recipient in some way. Sadly, I recently had occasion to create... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This week it was my turn to set the monthly elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, and this is the image I chose: Can you believe this is actually a wallpaper pattern? Well, for my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well spring is definitely on the way at last! And this month's focus colour suits the season... {Pinterest pin} As you can probably guess, the focus colour is: green Remember, the focus colour is just an added extra for the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well, just in the nick of time I managed to get a few photos of the set of cards I made for the February prompt several weeks ago! Back in early February I spent most of one rainy Saturday die-cutting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! For this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge, Rizwana has asked us to create a card celebrating a fairytale to mark National Fairytale Day. Paper and ephemera: Pebbles - Winter Wonderland (r) Stamp: Agateria - Napisy na każdą okazję Dies:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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While I had the supplies out for this week's Daring Cardmakers card, I thought it only right to create a card celebrating one of the best relationships in the entire Bridgerton series.... Yes, the friendship between Eloise and Penelope, aka... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! For this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge, Joanne has challenged us to celebrate Kissing Friday: Did you know that on the Friday of Shrove Week, English schoolboys were once entitled to kiss the girls without being punished or rejected?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Valentine's Day is just a hop and a skip away, so Dawn is challenging us to share the love for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge. I recently bought a Galentine's Day stamp set by MFT so that I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! With it being the first Friday of a new month, this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge is an elemental inspiration dare. Joanne chose this month's photo: For my elements I went with calligraphy-style writing, a decorative edge, a hint... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! Welcome to February and a new prompt for this year's card challenge. This is the image we'll be working with: {pinterest pin} And the focus colour is: Pink A few ideas to get you started: February may be the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge comes from Svenja. :) We're showcasing our not-so-unique-to-the-British fascination with the weather on our cards. Here's my take: Paper: Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Daydream Stamp: Hello Bluebird - Rainbow Script Dies: Poppy Stamps... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This weekend I spent a little time in assembly mode on some card projects I'd begun the weekend before. The original idea I'd had was to make a card with the Sending You die and use a different colour of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! For this week's Daring Cardmakers dare, Shabneez is challenging us to feature squares galore on our cards. Stamps: Flora & Fauna - Brush Birthday Dies: The Stamp Market - Vintage Slides, The Stamp Market - Love and Thanks,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Well goodness, the week has flown by, but with it some rather gloomy weather has flown in. I've only just managed to get a photo of my project for the January card challenge prompt (a reminder here) as we finally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at Kool Kitty Musings