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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 and Happy Friday! It's my turn to set the challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, and well let's just say it's inspired by the fact it's apparently National Bagel Day in the US of A...... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Kool Kitty Musings
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Goodness me, this first week of January has certainly been an interesting one. It feels like it has flown by, but there have definitely been moments when it felt like Christmas was aaaages ago! :( Nevertheless, I feel like I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 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 2021! The handmade card challenge is back for another year - once again with the aid of inspiration found on Pinterest.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Well here we are at the very end of the Christmas countdown. It's been quite the adventure! For today's card I wanted to celebrate Christmas Eve. After all, despite travel restrictions, Santa's sleigh is on its way. :)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! I wasn't sure I'd get to make this card design in time for my countdown series, because the post has been really disrupted lately with so much more online shopping happening. But after almost two weeks in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Today's card is inspired by the December card challenge prompt but with a twist. I wanted to feature some houses but this time pare things right back to create a super flat card for posting. Well, masking paper... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Today's card is a fun take on alternative apertures. I'm a big fan of using dies to create apertures - whether as a window or to showcase a sentiment or design element. But usually I reach for simple... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! With less than a week to go it's time to announce the impending arrival of a certain gentleman... Paper: Crate Paper - Hey Santa Chipboard: Crate Paper - Peppermint (r) Stamp: Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Words Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Today's card is a bit of a throwback... Paper: Crate Paper - Bundled Up (r) Stamp: Mama Elephant - Mini Merry Messages Dies: Mama Elephant - Dainty Bow, MFT - First Place Award Ribbon (r), PTI - Seeing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Well, it's time for the last challenge of the year over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. We're making tags, labels and other gift décor, but as I've got enough gift tags to last me a while I thought... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Today's card features what are some of my favourite types of supplies for Christmas cards - dies for making a little winter village scene: Stamps: Avery Elle - Starry Scene (r), Lil' Inker Designs - All The Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! I have a bit of a throwback for today's card with a stamp set that must be six or seven years old now, but with all the lovely varieties of ink out there can still be used to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Today's card features a very jolly soul... I'm sure he's preparing his list now, checking it twice... Have you been naughty or have you been nice? Paper: Crate Paper - Falala (r) Dies: Waffle Flower - Surface Tag... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Today's card will no doubt give you a sense of déjà vu! The flip side of making cards with certain dies and supplies is that you can use the left-overs to create an almost identical card. Which is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Today's card features a die that might not necessarily scream Christmas... the Pop Out Sunburst die from Pinkfresh Studio. It's also a rather tenuous take on the August prompt for the 2020 card challenge which featured a geometric... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Today's card is a festive take on the rather summery May prompt of the 2020 card challenge. Stamp: Mama Elephant - Mini Merry Messages Dies: Waffle Flower - Diamond Texture, Pinkfresh Studio - Heather Lowercase, Pinkfresh Studio -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning! This week's challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog gave me the perfect excuse to use one of my favourite Christmas stamp sets from WPlus9. Paper: American Crafts Stamps: Avery Elle - Starry Scene (r), Hello Bluebird - Typed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Today's card is a celebration of what you can do with the left-overs that have been sat in your stash for a while or are still on your desk from a recent project. ;) Paper: Elle's Studio (r),... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen that my 2020 craft in lockdown has pretty much been cross stitch. In fact, I rediscovered stitching just before Christmas of 2019 when some old kits I started in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Today's card kills two birds with one stone so to speak. I had some shaker frames die cut from when I tested out my new dies when they arrived and I wanted to use the frames for a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Well it had to happen eventually... I have finally made a slimline card this year and followed the very popular trend. But thankfully, no need to invest in any slimline dies for this design. ;) This card is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! I'm definitely taking a Feels like Sunday morning... approach to today's card. It's time for cosy, clean and simple. Just white and grey with a pop of pink and frosty glitter paper. :) Paper: Basic Grey - Juniper... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! It's time to go a little old school today. I have many scrapbook collections of Christmases past that can still be put to good use on cards and one of those is the Crate Paper Snow Day collection... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning, It's the first Friday of the month, so not only is it a break from my Christmas countdown, but the last opportunity to play along with the elemental inspiration challenge on the Daring Cardmakers blog this year. This... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Good morning! Well you knew it wouldn't be long before I had to return with a little wintry village scene. ;) This time using the Townhouse dies from Poppystamps to create a rather minimal look: Paper: Pebbles - Cozy &... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2020 at Kool Kitty Musings