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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, plus stitchy projects
Interests: Cardmaking, papercrafting, stitching, craft shopping/organising/colour swatching, bookworm, eclectic music lover, binge (re-)watcher, Parks & Rec for when the world needs positivity...
Recent Activity
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Morning all! There's a brand-new challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog today, all on the theme of weather. So, of course, it was the perfect excuse for one of my favourite spring cover plate dies to get its annual... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! Sometimes you just want to have a little experiment with colour palettes and colour combos. Well, last weekend I remembered a lovely Basic Grey collection called Spice Market and found a colour combination that inspired me. I may... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a new card project full of spring vibes. I've been really procrastinating about getting started on my Easter/Spring cards this year. Every year, I am brimming with good... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy Friday! There's a brand-new challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog from Joanne, who has chosen a great theme for us. We need to feature something related to music/dance on our cards, such as the lyrics to a song.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a new Valentine's inspired card project. I had the Round About Hearts die from The Greetery out on my desk recently for a card I didn't end up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy Friday! I'm back with another card project, this time for the new challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, which is all on the theme of cake! So of course I had to reach for the fab Takes the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I'm over on the Seven Hills Blog today with another favourite retiring set from The Greetery. Yes, Garden Goodness - one of my all-time favourite sets in the Print Shop series - is now retiring... But I hope... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I'm back on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today, showcasing another favourite set that is being retired by The Greetery. It's the Always in Bloom stencil set and the coordinating stamps. (A die set is also available here... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! There's a new challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog today where the focus is on white - the more the better! But, there's only so much I can take without a pop of colour... Stamp: The Stamp... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today, trying to channel some sunnier vibes! I am really getting fed up with this grey weather and a perfect escape is to brighten things up with a bit of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
Thanks for the lovely comment, Caroline. I share your struggle... you will never know just how long I spent pushing those flowers about on this card until I was happy with their placement! ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2024 on DCM - Floral Frenzy at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! The Daring Cardmakers blog has a brand-new challenge on it today, with the focus all on florals! Carrying on my quest to feature older products on my cards for the weekly challenges, I've gone with some big florals... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a fun wintry card. The other day I was making some cards using the little woolly hats in the Sweater Season dies and stamp set from Concord &... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Afternoon all! I don't know about you, but even though I love a stamp/die set and must have it, once it has arrived I sometimes struggle to get in the right creative mode to actually use it. One of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy Friday! It's my turn this week to set the challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. With the recent announcement of the 2024 Pantone Colour of the Year, I thought it would be a fun idea to set peach... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I'm back on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with another project featuring a retiring set from The Greetery. The Merry Sprigs stamp set is definitely not just for Christmas! Because those sprigs are more than just merry... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! One of my goals this year is to use older and often retired sets in my rather sizable craft collection to create projects for this year's challenges for the Daring Cardmakers blog. So there is no better time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy New Year everyone! Well, after a nice festive break, I'm back at my craft desk for a new year of creativity and making. :) Here's hoping I remember how to cut things out and stick them down. ;) I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2024 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I do believe this is my last Christmas card to share for this year! And I'm finishing out the series with my favourite make. In the grey days of winter, there's nothing quite so fun for someone who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2023 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! Happy Friday! I've really pared it back today and gone the simple route. I can't believe how little I've managed to use some of my new festive purchases this year. One of them being the Christmas Cloche set... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2023 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! It's back to Christmas papers of years gone by today with some papers from Crate Paper: Paper: Crate Paper - Snow & Cocoa (r) Stamp: Flora & Fauna - Holiday Word Party Dies: Concord & 9th - Over... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2023 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with my last project of the year before the store closes for the Christmas break. Today's card is a bit of a wintry mash-up. I've used what I think... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2023 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! Today's card is a super simple one: Paper: Basic Grey - Juniper Berry Stamp: Mama Elephant - Mini Merry Messages Dies: Spellbinders - Postage Edge Square, The Greetery - Big Beautiful Bow, The Greetery - Snipped Snowflakes #1,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2023 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I'm starting the week with a real festive bang! This is a design I use year in and year out and just switch up a few of the elements. It's super simple to make multiples, and well, just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2023 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! Today's cards are a bit of a departure from my normal style. But they proved a hit with friends who were after something different. I've gone minimal yet folksy with the Fall Folk dies from The Greetery: Stamp:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2023 at Kool Kitty Musings