Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Vege De Lite

There hath been a lack of card making for the past few days due to eating lasagne and being crap at card games at Vicky's house (<-- She's selling pretty bows at the moment and I DEMAND that you all buy them! ... Except the red and white one, I want that one.)
Yesterday was spent in Halcyon Books trying to find a book on dogs because I'm going to make a dog poster, you see (I eventually found one on their website). I didn't find one but I did find a cool WWF book with loads of animal pictures in it so no doubt they'll be on some form of card type thing soon. Then I went to Choir which is always nice, we're practising carols for a service in Greenwich and for someone who's not particularly religious I bloody love singing carols.
And now here I sit in uni, writing silly and slightly pointless blog posts to pass the time til my next class.
I have no pictures but here's a nice song by Kermit the frog and Brett from Flight of the Conchords:



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Saturday, 19 November 2011

The Kent files part II (Etsy shop gets jazzed up)

Running away to Kent for a few days was definitely a good idea. Had a big ol' girly chat with my cousin (I also  used her camera to take the photos, Thanks cuz!) And baked a couple of Oreo based delights with my other cousin. My aunts kitchen was so good for pictures that I retook all the pictures for my listings! It looks far, far nicer and since changing them all yesterday, I've actually had people like my shop, rather than just items. The only thing now is trying to find an equally great place to take pictures in my own house because I can't just pop down to take some pictures when I want to list an item. But i'll think of something, at least now I actually have an idea of the sort of photographs I want.
Seal Christmas Card  (part of a pack)

Zebra Christmas Card (part of a pack)

Pelican Christmas Card (part of a pack)

Puppy Christmas Card (part of a pack)
It's been quite a good time for sales, My sister bought a few off me, which was really nice and yesterday the first person who I don't know  bought my Giraffe card! That had been my first goal (I know I don't exactly dream big!), to have at least one person (who doesn't know me) stumble along the shop and buy a card. Now I wonder what my new goal should be? Hmmmmm
So yes, a good time all around. Now I'm back it's time for a nice day out in Central London looking for art supplies and having Lasagne with bf's sister. Yumyumyumyum...


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Thursday, 17 November 2011

The Kent files part I








I've been having a very relaxing couples of days crashing at my aunts in Kent. I think I should come down more often to take pictures of the cards because it's nice and bright and good for pictures.
As you can see, I've been working on some thank you cards, which you can buy as a four pack here!
I'm going to dander in to town and then make some more Chritmassy ones when I get back, hopefully they'll be up tomorrow.
I have one issue with kent... Well Tunbridge Wells in particular... WHY WERE YOUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BEING TURNED ON INSIDE?!? It doesn't make any sense! Needless to say we left soon after.
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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Advice TAKEN I

                                  

                                 

                                


So I was saying yesterday how Caroline at Love Sweet Caroline had given me some tips on card making, I'm a tad broke so I can only really take one tip at a time. One of the things she suggested was to try using more textured card stock, so today I went to my local arts supplies shop and tried out some water colour paper (at least I think it is?! Either way its textured!) that can be folded into a nice wee card.
I only got a few sheets and the pictures above are little tester cards and I really, really like them! So much that I'm going to buy some more tomorrow!

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Monday, 14 November 2011

SEALED the deal




Made my first Etsy sale today! Yes it was off someone I know but I didn't actually tell her that I had one so I reckon it still counts! That was nice to come home too after a ramen run.


Had a great catch up with a friend of mine who's moved to Orleons, France. It had been far. Too. Long. Orleons isn't far from Paris so a trip to DISNEYLAND!!!! is definitely imminent. I showed her the buns I've been baking, which i've put up today... They may not be the prettiest buns but good GOD they're tasty!
They're just chocolate buns with a chocolate fudge topping, except one has an Oreo at the bottom and one has a Jaffa cake. 

In other news, I got some really handy advice from Caroline at Love Sweet Caroline on Etsy. I'm itching to use the advice she's given me, but I'm going to have to wait till I can get some money first, ah well...














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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Free pants! (FOR SALE IV)

 Today was a nice day. Spent the night in a Kigu again, had Oreos for breakfast. Then we went into Shorditch  to see the bfs aunties stall which has such cool things; pillows and bags and cards and stuff and when we left to go get a bagel, someone handed me a flyer for a free pair of pants! Brilliant! If there's anything that's always going to come in handy, its a free pair of pants. Especially when it's nearly time for laundry day! They're purple and frilly and have bows one them, which always goes down well with me! They came from a shop called " The fairy goth mother" and is worth a look if you're into sexy burlesque/goth-y type things. Now after tidying my room and eating my ramen noodles for dinner I'm feeling pretty nice!

                                             I also put these two new listings up today:
Messy Pup Christmas Card

Elephant Christmas Card

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

FOR SALE III



                                      
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I put these two up yesterday... or maybe it was the day before but either way they're up on Etsy. The seal really reminds me of my Dad, so I've called him Clive... which he may be slightly offended by but I like to name literally everything! (Seriously, my ipod touch is named Susan)

Today has been pretty uneventful, did a bit of drawing a bit of baking (not very well though- sometimes you have to learn the hard way that Magic stars don't really work with buns.. cupcakes WHATEVER). It aint all bad though... because my boyfriend has loaned me his fox Kigu for the night, I 'm wearing it as I type and I wont lie. I feel bloody adorable.

The plan is just to keep drawing really, the more I draw I think the better the cards turn out I think, I much prefer these last few cards to some of the ones I  originally put up so I'm hoping that the more I draw the more I can improve.

Mach Lave,
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Sunday, 6 November 2011

FOR SALE II



4 new cards up so far! and more to come! No one can slap me, yay! If anyone is actually reading this and has any opinions, Good or bad do let me know because all though I do like my cards, I'm always looking to improve them. I want to try and get some Cow ones up tomorrow, so I'll start working on them tonight. Also I finally changed the name! I always hated the old one, much prefer Animal Cafe!

I don't really have much other news... apart from that I'm addicted to ramen noodles at the moment today I went a bit crazy and added some peas and bok choy today and it was damned tasty! There you are, the crazy life of a London Student!

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Saturday, 5 November 2011

FOR SALE



                                Made some more but the light aint right so I'll put them up tomorrow!
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Thursday, 3 November 2011

FROGS WITH BOOBS



One day I am going to actually make these into cards, but I feel like the world doesn't want me too at the moment, what with me loosing my good pens and pencils, and my rubber too. I haven't lost my ink/paint yet but I wouldn't be surprised if I did.  But today i figured I should stop being cranky about it and at the very least do a bit of drawing hence these wrong way around drawings today. Of course they all need to be greatly improved upon but I like the general ideas and even though the frog does look like it has a massive left boob. I kinda like that too. These drawings are based on pictures of a David Attenborough book that I got for a quid in Greenwich. Except for the moose one actually, that's from a book that's all about Moose (Mooses? Moose's... I think its Moose ANYWAY), this Moose in particular always ends up looking pretty apologetic so I'm going to use him for some sorry cards I think.  The bird is one at the top is of my favourites, the first time I saw it I automatically assumed that it was hitting on me. Saucy Minx. Pretty happy with the one at the bottom too. I did this for my boyfriends dad's birthday (excuse the flash- I didn't take this picture! but it's all I have!) and I'm pretty happy with it.





Any way if my next post doesn't involve me talking about how I've put up new stuff for sale then all 8 of you (woo!) can slap me.

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P.s I'm not sure how the first paragraph ended up all underlined but all I know is that I don't know how to get it off.