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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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This week's countdown to Christmas challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog is inspired by festive tunes, songs, and carols. In the interest of using up pieces from Christmas card projects on my desk (in this case half a blended... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! I've got a project that has been stuck in drafts for ages because I wasn't all that thrilled with the end result. But hey, it's one more Christmas card on the list. This card is an example of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kool Kitty Musings
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Hello all! It's the next challenge in the Daring Cardmakers count down to Christmas series. This week the project can be of any type, it doesn't need to be card. :) But since I'm still adding to my Christmas card... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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It's time for a short break from the Christmas card makes. :) I made this card for a very special young lady who celebrated her 16th birthday last week: Stamp: MFT - Big Birthday Wishes (r) Dies: The Stamp Market... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Happy weekend all! Today's card is definitely new favourite. As soon as I saw this stamp and die set revealed by Pinkfresh Studio in their recent blog hop, it went straight onto my wish list! I'm also a big fan... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So here we are, the first Friday of a new month means a new elemental inspiration challenge on the Daring Cardmakers blog, and what a lovely one it is to kickstart the countdown to Christmas challenges we have lined up!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Hello all! I'm posting this month's prompt a little early as I have another blog post scheduled for tomorrow as well. {Pinterest pin} November's pin is full on winter and festive inspiration, but don't let that put you off -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This post might as well be entitled The Epic Christmas Card Assembly Project because it sure took some time to complete! It all started weeks ago when I went to make this card (and 3 of the same design while... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge comes from Svenja, and we're going back - Back to black! I rarely use black as a prominent colour, but I do love it for blackboard style backgrounds and also when someone's designed striking papers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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So Christmas card production is in full force for me. If I'm making a card, it's going to be a festive one. Over on the 2Peas Refugees forum there's a Card-tober challenge that was the inspiration for this particular design.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week Miri has come up with a great challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. If you have any paper pads, left-over sticker sheets, pre-stamped images, backgrounds, etc. that are lying around just waiting to be used up on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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Morning all! It's the first Friday of a fresh new month, so of course we have a nice elemental inspiration challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog. As December is nearing at quite a pace, I'm also switching my sights... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
What a way to go and make my day! Thank you so much for the lovely words and goodness me, I welled up a little. <3 As well as being a great inspiration, you're a great crafty friend Sharon – and of course a fellow enabler, which turns out to be our ultimate crafting superpower! LOL
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Hello all! Well, can you believe it? We're on the final stretch of 2019. For this month's prompt we're looking to the outdoors and harvest (perhaps even a little spookiness): {Pinterest pin} So here are a few ideas to get... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Shabneez is challenging us to join in with the celebrations for World Tourism Day. My project is, of course, taking you to Poland! Yay! Another outing for my very traditional Polish paper... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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I'm starting to feel better and managed to get a little crafting done, still in time to play along with this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge! It's all about featuring numbers on your project and how timely, because I had a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at Kool Kitty Musings
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 Sep 21, 2019 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