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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
In addition to switching over to my new PC this week, and all the fun that entails, I've also been hit by the dreaded "back-to-school" lurgy. So I'm full of cold and basically feeling yucky. It's been a few days,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning everyone. It's been another whirlwind of a week and I have been burning the not-quite midnight oil to carve out some crafting time amongst it all. This week's dare has been set by Dawn and is a beautiful tribute... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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The first Friday of the month means a brand new elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. Here's the image we're working with for September: Lots of possibilities there! And here's my take on the inspiration image: Paper,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I cannot tell you how happy I am to now have a way to make my own Polish papercut or Wycinanki designs for card projects. I've loved this style of folk art since I was a child and we luckily... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This must be a record, creating a card for the challenge so early in the month. :) But I had good reason to make a Thank You card and use some new product while I was at it. For the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! Welcome to a new month! Summer is thankfully still here (hanging on in there!) but the mornings are starting a little chillier and the evenings are drawing in. This month's prompt hopes to continue that summer sunshine feeling... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Guess who got to set the challenge for this week? That's right! Me. :D You've probably seen on here and Instagram that my projects these days have tended to use a lot more heat embossing than before and even some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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After a couple of weeks of worry I am so relieved to report my Simon Says Stamp order has arrived safe and sounds after it's 10 night stay in Germany. It got rerouted and made it here in one piece... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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After countless times seeing the results that Betsy Veldman has achieved in her project posts, photos and videos for The Greetery, I succumbed and bought myself a box of 40 ink daubers over on amazon uk. I'm not new to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
Ha, I know, the clean and simple cards always tend to involve far more supplies than you realise. lol Thanks for the lovely comments you two! x
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Morning all! This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge is full of marine fun! Svenja has challenged us to head below the waves and explore the beautiful briny sea. I really wish I had some octopuses and co. in my collection, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog Joanne has challenged us to go wild with watercolours, inks or paints. I had a technique already in mind, but had little success with it initially - ink smooshing using a cut... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Here's the sympathy card I made this past weekend. I hope it will provide some small comfort for my friend to know we're thinking of her during this awful time. <3 Stamps: Memory Box - Big and Little Words, Sunny... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I had some of the Summer Stems I'd stamped out the other week left over and begging to be used on another card. So another card I made - this time inspired by the August card challenge but also the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Another card for a friend going through a tough time, in hopes that a heartfelt message and bright florals would help lift their spirits. <3 Paper: Crate Paper - Little Bo Peep Stamps: WPlus9 - Southern Summer Florals 1 &... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Never an easy card to make and sadly I have reason to make another sympathy card this weekend, but here is the card I made recently for a friend. :( Although not an easy task, every minute spent stamping and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! Are you in the mood for a challenging challenge? Well Kathy has come up with a good one over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. You need to feature quite a few items on your card, 1 of something,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Wow! We've hit the first Friday of a new month and that means it's time for a new elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. And what a lovely photo Kathy has chosen for us: Here's my take... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! Not sure how we've managed to make it to August so soon, but for this month's prompt we'll be embracing our wild side! Don't be worried by what you see, there's plenty of scope for versatility here. ;)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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But it's not been an easy task to photograph the results. After a week of constant sun, we're now battling with cloudy grey skies for most of the day. All I can say is this card looks so much more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog we have a special challenge sponsored by JMC Designs. We're celebrating all things weather, so of course there had to be rainbows! Paper: Lawn Fawn Stamps: Concord & 9th - Rainbow Wishes,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's challenge on the Daring Cardmakers Blog comes from Miri, and it's to feature a trendy summer plant on your card: the cactus! Paper and stickers: MME - On Trend 2 Stamps: Memory Box - Big and Little Words,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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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 Jul 16, 2019 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 Jul 12, 2019 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