Monday, 28 October 2013

Wassupbrothers Giveaway - Meredith the Owl

I've been a huge fan of Olga from Wassupbrothers work for a long time. Olga's creations are adorable, creative and so well made. I have one of her little owl plushies myself, so this giveaway has a special place in my heart.

Olga has offered to give one of my readers this adorable Meredith the Owl plushie! Good luck guys! I hope Meredith is flying to a special home with one of my readers soon.


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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Blogwatch - 27/10/13 - Halloween Crafts

It's Halloween really soon! So this week I'm sharing some of my fav Halloween tutorials from some awesome bloggers I've just discovered. I hope these crafts get you in the Halloween spirit!


I love these black cat nails by Beauty by Arielle. They look really effective and simple to do.


These cute spider cupcakes by HollyDays look too cute to eat. They're perfect for all year round too.


These pom pom spiders by A Pinch of Joy are a fun and easy craft to do. I love the spiders cute googly eyes.


I think these pumpkin balloons by The Celebration Shop are a genius idea.


This Halloween centerpiece by Lil Luna is so simple and striking. A perfect decoration for a Halloween dinner or buffet table.


I want to eat all these adorable spider cookies by Cake Whizz, they look so delicious.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Desk of the Day - 23/10/2013 - Marceline & Finn rock out


It's been forever since I posted a Desk of the Day post, so I figured this would be a great time to share my newest pair of shoes I'm working on. I'm really excited to be painting a pair of Marceline themed shoes.

I realize since moving to London (almost 2 months ago now!) I've never actually posted a proper update about my move. Life has been even busier since I've moved here but I will get around to it soon! I'm loving uni and have met some amazing people and had so much inspiration since moving here.

More Adventure Time shoes here.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Outlaw Heart Creations Giveaway

Today I'm bringing you a fantastic giveaway from one of my lovely sponsors, Outlaw Heart Creations. OHC sells adorable plushies and have a great new collection of Halloween goodies. As a major Harry Potter geek I adore these Harry Potter themed plushies.

The winner of this giveaway gets to pick any plushie from the Outlaw Heart Creations Etsy Shop. Good luck guys!

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Sunday, 20 October 2013

My Little Pony Converse

This is a pair of My Little Pony Converse that I finished painting last week. I haven't watched MLP since I was about 4, so it's crazy to see how much their cartoon characters have changed. As always, I love doing a fun, bright and cartoony theme, so these shoes were very fun to paint!

Check out my other shoes & shoe designs here.

If you have any questions about getting your own pair of customised shoes you can contact me at my Etsy Shop or at ponychopsshop@gmail.com

You can see the Adventure Time shoes featured in the first picture here.


Friday, 18 October 2013

Adventure Time Costume Ideas

Halloween is fast approaching so I'm currently scouring the internet for costume ideas. This year I really want to be a character from Adventure Time, at the moment I'm thinking of being Lumpy Space Princess just so I have a good excuse to cover myself in purple face paint and balloons.

Here's my fav Adventure Time cosplay I found while searching. You can find more of my Adventure Time posts here.



I couldn't find the source to credit some of them, if you know any of the sources please let me know in a comment and I'll credit the cosplayer.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Princess Bubblegum & Lady Rainicorn Converse

Here's another pair of Adventure Time Converse I've been working on. I think they're my fav Adventure Time shoes so far.

Check out my other Adventure Time crafts here.

If you have any questions about getting your own pair of customised shoes you can contact me at my Etsy Shop or at ponychopsshop@gmail.com




Monday, 14 October 2013

Rosa Clementine Giveaway

Today I'm bringing you a giveaway from a very talented illustrator, and fellow blogger Rosa Clementine from Pink Milk & Cookies

The Lucky winner of this giveaway will receive:
1. 5x7 Brad & Janet from the Rocky Horror Picture Show print
2. Greta Girl Brooch - (details: hand-painted on circle shaped wood with pin back and sealed with Mod Podge for durability. Measurements: 2" wide/tall - 1/4 thick.)
3. 3x5 Girl and Loki print
4. Rosa Clementine Logo Pin


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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Maneki Neki-NO - Grumpy cat and his buddies

Today you're finally getting to see where my obsession with internet cat memes and why I was doing so many Cat Meme Treasuries

A few months ago a customer introduced me to Maneki Nekos (Lucky cats) which lead to me having the idea to combine this with my fav famous cats; Grumpy Cat, Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat and Lil Bub.

It's been a while since I've been able to work on a project for myself, and I've loved doing these cuties. I'm thinking of making them in to stickers and greetings cards, what do you think?




Friday, 11 October 2013

Etsy Love - Keyboards and Cats

Ok, so I promise this is the last second to last cat meme Etsy treasury! But I couldn't forget my beloved Keyboard cat, he's my fav of them all! The first time I viewed the Keyboard Cat clip I didn't stop laughing for about 20 mins. He's such a chilled little fellow, I don't think Tofu would let me dress him up and make him play keyboard.

Here's some keyboard cat inspired Etsy love to get you through the day.


Thursday, 10 October 2013

Where to stash your shoes

Today I have a guest post brought to you by Mari from Arcadian Home Blog. Mari is full of great ideas for interior design and storage solutions, her blog always leaves me wanting to decorate! Thanks Mari for this wonderful guest post that has left me wanting needing a walk in wardrobe in my tiny London house! 


Hello, lovely blog readers! It’s Mari here with a guest post from Arcadian Home blog. It's a fantastic place to find interior design inspiration including great decorating ideas for everything from beautiful mini pendant lights to colorful and cozy rugs for the floor. With Chantal being the fabulous shoe designer that she is, it seemed most appropriate to do a guest post about where to stash your shoes. One thought lead to another and we wondered if shoes dream of the perfect place to relax and recuperate after running around at all hours of the day and night. To make a long story short, here are eight dream closets for shoes, though one might think they would prefer to rest peacefully on the soft carpet under the bed or stretch out in the corner behind the pink slipper chair. Perhaps we’ll never know, but in any case, please enjoy!

Shoe Storage
These dressy pumps hired a designer to do their closet—complete with Hermes orange background and leopard print carpet.
Shoe Storage
In the same fabulous walk-through closet, a few of the very special shoe designs got their own individual display shelves behind glass doors.
Shoe Storage
A sparkling rectangular glass pendant light is hung high in the center of this closet with stylish shoe storage shelves that keep these beauties organized and ready to slip on at a moment’s notice.
Shoe Storage
These dress shoes are lined up on custom shelves with stylish wallpaper background. It seems they too follow the latest interior design trends in wall coverings for the home.
Shoe Storage
Dark and moody, but so stylish and chic, this closet offers the discerning shoe lighted shelves for a comfortable life in the spotlight.
Shoe Storage
Meticulously organized and so fashionable with Hermes boxes and row upon row of footwear of every short, from sandals to tall leather boots, this closet is the perfect home for the shoe that loves structured living.
Shoe Storage
Pretty in pink with a tiny sparkly crystal chandelier, this large closet offers floor to ceiling shoe storage—stylish and practical too.
Shoe Storage
Only a few shoes are lucky enough to get the opportunity to hang out in a stunning designer closet like this where they have their own picture lights that ensure they’ll always be at center stage. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 What do you think of these shoes? Leave us your comments below and come by the blog for more home decor, foyer lighting, and interior inspirations!

Chantal, I love Lizzie and those Converse high-tops are so cool! Thanks for letting be visit for a bit and muse about the storage preferences of shoes. ~ Mari

Monday, 7 October 2013

Blue Raspberry Designs Giveaway

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon the most charming hand painted dolls by Blue Raspberry Designs. Valentina is very talented, and specializes in tattooed victorianesque plushes. I am particularly in love with her doll versions of famous artists; Van Gogh, Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo. Each artist doll is painstakingly painted with tiny tattoos of their most famous artwork, how clever!

I hope you're all as excited as I am that Valentina has agreed to give away two of her special dolls to one of my lucky readers. The winner of this giveaway will get the green haired and yellow haired hipster dolls (the bottom picture).

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Blogwatch - 6/10/13

Things have been busier than usual since moving to London, and I feel like an awful blogging friend for not keeping up to day with my fav blogs. So it was a nice relief this morning to spend a couple of hours preparing this post and browsing through some lovely blogs.


Diana from Parents and the City took her son on a trip to Brooklyn Bridge and took some beautiful photos.

Mo from Fleur De Moi always posts brilliant Wednesday Wishlists, her blog is bad for my bank account.


SD Photography took some very unusual wedding photos in Malta. I love the dramatic and spooky look of this one.


Jessa from Caked Vintage has a new family member, and he's just too adorable for words.


I think Alex and Paige from Whimsy Darling are so stylish and sweet. I'm very happy I stumbled upon their blog this morning.


Talented illustrator Avo shares her Great Gatsby inspired business card design. I think it's perfect for a vintage shop!

Don't forget to enter the Meme Gifts giveaway! You can click on this link or enter below:

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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Etsy Love - Nyan Cat

I love cats and I love memes, so Nyan Cat has to be one of my fav things ever. If you aren't familiar with Nyan Cat, I suggest you watch this clip for 10 hours straight.
This Etsy treasury is sickly sweet, bright and full of headachey goodness like our original rainbow farting friend.
Check out my other cat meme treasuries here.