posted by Marceline

Cute Comic Books

Posted on July 31st 2015 by in Books, Zines & Comics


It’s the last day of International Zine Month – MissMuffcake shared some kawaii zines earlier and now here’s my picks of cute indie comics.

dungeon fun

If you like Zelda and other RPG games, you’ll love Dungeon Fun. It follows the adventures of one Fun Mudlifter, a girl with a sword and a quest, plus some hilarious friends. The fourth and final issue was published recently so now you can catch up with the full adventure (issue 1 is sold out, but buy the rest and you’ll get a free ebook copy). Ask artist Neil Slorance nicely and he’ll even draw you something inside – mine has a kawaii Games the fairy!

the cats that stared

There were quite  few cat comics to choose from on Etsy, but I love the look of The Cats That Stared by Claire Hubbard and will have to pick up a copy soon.

cakes with faces

Want to learn How To Make Sushi? Cakes With Faces has you covered in cute comic book form!

japan bonanza express

I love reading about peoples’ trips to Japan and even more so when they include drawings. Japan Bonanza Express is a fun comic book all about Claire and Emma’s fun times in Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo.

Octopus & Bunny

And finally, the adventures of Harvey and Charlotte, otherwise known as Octopus and Bunny! There are two cute comic books available, and you can read the comic online too.

Do you follow any cute comics? Tell us your favourites.


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posted by Marceline

Hooray Today!

Posted on July 30th 2015 by in Cute Shop Alert!


hooray today!

I will never tire of food with faces and Hooray Today! have loads of great food characters along with animals, typography and lots of puns. The colourful designs are available on cards, mini cards, prints and more and there’s a big sale on just now so many cards are just $3.50 with free shipping in the US & Canada too.

hooray today!

hooray today!


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posted by Marceline

Japan Candy Box Review & Giveaway

Posted on July 29th 2015 by in Giveaways, Kawaii Reviews


japan candy box review

You’ve probably heard that the folks behind Blippo and Kawaii Box have a new subscription box that’s packed full of cute candy. Japan Candy Box has been running for a few months now sending out boxes of cute hand-picked Japanese treats. I received the June box to review and you can win your own box too.

japan candy box

As always, everything arrived in great condition, with lots of treats crammed into the letterbox sized box. There were ten items in my box, which always includes a mix of chocolate, biscuits, gummies, gum and DIY kits.

japan candy box

You get a flyer listing the contents so no problems if you can’t read Japanese. The only issue would be if you have any allergies, but most of these are big Japanese brands so you should be able to google and find out the ingredients.

koala march

I immediately opened the Koala’s March biscuits. I haven’t had them for ages and they seem to be even cuter now – look at those faces! Inside they’re filed with chocolate cream and it’s far too easy to eat them all.

japan candy box

Here’s a few more favourites. Everyone loves Puccho and these are all different fruit flavours. The fish gummies show you the stages of growth from egg to fish so educational as well as yummy (thankfully they taste of fruit, not fish!). My Pikachu pretzel sticks got a little crushed in transit but they still taste good and we never get anything grape flavoured in the UK so I was happy with this bubble gum, which tastes a lot like the Fanta Grape that I always drink in Japan. The kit looks really fun too and I will do another post about that when I have some more time.

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The Japan Candy Box starts at $19.90 for one month with free shipping worldwide and discounts and extras if you book a longer subscription. You get a great selection of snacks and plenty to last you for a few weeks, if you can stop yourself from scoffing the lot at once. You can order one online now and see what was in the previous boxes too.

candybox-giveaway

But first we have a Japan Candy Box to give away to one lucky winner. To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Monday 11th August and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Please Note:
By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
Follow the rules or we’ll disqualify all your entries – we do check!
No giveaway accounts (eg. a Twitter account you only use for giveaways)
This giveaway is open worldwide.

(Japan Candy Box was provided for review but this is my honest review and the photos are my own)


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posted by Natasja

Flying Mio’s Cute DIY Crafts

Posted on July 28th 2015 by in Things To Make


At the Flying Mio YouTube Channel you can find various cute crafts to make. Whether you like crocheting, sewing, needle felting or making clay creations; it’s all there. Mio explains the steps very clearly in her videos and she’s surely got me inspired to create something. Let’s check out some of her kawaii projects:

flying mio

This crochet star clip would be great to use in your planner.

flying mio

Create a charm bracelet with adorable polymer clay pineapples!

flying mio

Find out how to make a needle felted version of Gudetama <3.

flying mio

Mio shows how to needle felt a tiny Alpacasso replica, I think it looks remarkably good.

flying mio

Keep an eye on Mio’s latest projects (and sweet Pomeranian dogs) at Instagram and YouTube.


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posted by Marceline

Fluffy Animal Pencil Cases

Posted on July 27th 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


Everyone needs a home for their pens and pencils and a cute fluffy pencil case lets you basically carry a plush toy around with you with no judgement. I’ve hunted up some super cute ones to add to your back to school wish list.

pusheen pencil case

Is there anything Pusheen can’t do? These new pencil cases are the cutest thing ever with great details like a fluffy tail and printed lining fabric. Get them from Hey Chickadee (and check out the coin purses too).

shopkawaii

I love the Mofutans mochi bunnies and would probably have to go for one of these myself – that bunny tail zipper pull! ShopKawaii has them in two cute colours.

coolpencilcase.com

Cat fans will love these kitty pencil cases at CoolPencilCase.com, which come in lots of cute breeds from calico to tabby.

paperchase

Could this unicorn pencil case from Paperchase make even school lessons magical? Probably not, but it will at least cheer up your desk.

modes4u

And finally, a very long panda pencil case that comes with a cute little turtle charm and is currently in the sale at Modes4U.

Which one’s your favourite? Are there any other school supplies you need so we can find the cutest options for you?


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posted by Marceline

Free Cutie Fruity Crafts

Posted on July 24th 2015 by in Featured Posts, Free Downloads, Things To Make


There’s nothing like cute colourful fruit to cheer up your day so I’ve collected some fun fruity craft projects, all of which are free!

SHAKE-IT-CONFETTI-WRAP-HOW-TO-HEADER

Paperchase have a really fun confetti gift wrap tutorial by Mini Eco over on their blog which includes templates for the fruit.

mypoppet

I love the look of these hama bead keyrings at My Poppet and they’re super easy to make.

design is yay

Groovy printable fruits from Design Is Yay that can be stuck on straws for a Summer picnic or just used for scrapbooking.

acupofcaketv

Make a chocolate dipped kawaii strawberry charm from polymer clay with A Cup of Cake TV’s latest video tutorial.

mrprintables-pompom-fruit-tutorial-all

And an oldie but a goodie, Mr Printables’ fruity pompoms. I started making pompoms recently and I might be ready to give this a go.


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If you make something from a tutorial, pattern or download featured on SCK, share your photos using the hashtag #supercutekawaii on Instagram or Twitter so we can see what you've made and share the best ones!

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posted by MissMuffcake

Bugs – Creepy or Cute?

Posted on July 23rd 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


Bugs – some are cute, some are creepy and some just will puzzle you. Nature is mysterious. I personally like most bugs or at least do not have a problem with them – except snails, they scare me!!! I even have a bug tattoo and plan on getting more!

strapya world

My boyfriend gifted me with this Stag Beetle plush and he is now part of my favorite plush collection. He is super well made, soft, squishy and creepy but cute! He can be your new pet bug! Strapya World has great shipping and customer service so your beetle pal will arrive to you in top notch condition.

CrunchySushiDay

Black Widows are deadly little bugs and are best to be avoided. CrunchySushiDay has made this deadly cute charm that you cannot avoid!

mautio

If a bug plush is a little too much for you to handle why not check out these stickers from M.Autio.


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posted by Marceline

Cute Animal Mugs

Posted on July 22nd 2015 by in Home Cute Home


There’s nothing like a cute animal mug to add a little happy to your morning and I’ve picked out some favourites from Etsy. Each one has been handmade with love and yet they’re still priced affordably.

PIETenKEES

If there’s anything more awesome than a whale wearing a party hat then I’d like to see it. Each mug is hand-painted in the Netherlands by PIET en KEES.

Beardbangs

It was actually really tough not to pick a cute cat mug from every shop – this one by Beardbangs with the tail around the handle was my favourite.

sobigraphie

In Unicorn We Trust! How cute is this mug with an illustration by Sobigraphie? Make sure to check out the gold cats too.

handwrittenmugs

We’ve always got time for some Panda Love and you’ll find bunnies, bears and yes cats too, all hand-drawn and unique from Handwritten Mugs.

EmSeeItch

And okay, one more cat mug, but this one by EmSeeItch has lots of colourful bean cats. You’ll also find some fan art designs of Zelda and Pokemon.


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posted by Marceline

Adventures in Mochimochi Land Winners

Posted on July 22nd 2015 by in Giveaways


Time to find out who won a copy of Adventures in Mochimochi Land in our latest giveaway. We have two winners and they are…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Mary and Helen!

Check your inboxes for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com.

Adventures in Mochimochi Land

If you didn’t win this time, you can pick up a copy of the book, read my review or check out our interview with Anna. We’ll be back later today with a new post.


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posted by Natasja

Most Wanted: Gudetama Smartphone Futon

Posted on July 21st 2015 by in Most Wanted!


gudetama futon

Sanrio’s Gudetama seems to be gaining popularity and I’ve also got a soft spot for this super lazy egg. Seeing these cute Gudetama smartphone futons made me very happy. I’m not sure how convenient the holders really are, as you would have to remove your phone when you get called. But I think they would be great to place your phone in at night. And they can be used as a bed for small vinyl toys as well.

 

gudetama futon

gudetama futon

The Gudetama futons are available for about $5 a piece and will fit smart phones of 14cm x 7cm or smaller. There’s a ‘secret’ item – which involves ham – that you can get if you’re lucky or when you purchase the complete set. Find them at JBOX and Rosy’s Garden.


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posted by Marceline

Pony Party at Paperchase

Posted on July 20th 2015 by in SCK Favourites


paperchase

I’m missing Panda san today because if she was still writing for SCK I’d have emailed her the new Paperchase designs with one word – PONIES! The Pony Party range is perfect for pony fans and also features a lot of unicorns, rainbows and glitter so if you like any of that, get over to Paperchase for tons of cute stationery, bags and more.

paperchase

paperchase


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posted by Marceline

Sunday Links

Posted on July 19th 2015 by in Super Cute Sites


Another batch of cute links to distract you from the end of the weekend.

chanrio

And a video – how to draw a cute bunny, from Bunny + Me Show, a cute new channel run by an actual bunny (kind of…)


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posted by Marceline

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on July 18th 2015 by in Super Cute Sponsors


Plush Pattern Shop

Some great offers for you this week! Plush Pattern Shop is having a plush toy clearance sale and all toys will be marked down to $25 until the 25th, while supplies last.

kawaii plush

Kawaii Plush are giving SCK readers 20% off everything and free shipping too. Just use the code SuperCuteKawaii at checkout.

happykawaiisupplies

As well as tons of cute craft supplies, Happy Kawaii Supplies have some finished items too, that you can easily make into keyrings, necklaces or bag charms – check out these colourful cake squishies. SCK readers get 15% off all orders with the code CUTIE.

yozocraft decotape

Yozo Craft have added lots of fun die cut deco tape with some super cute animal designs. The tape is cut to the shape of the characters so it’s even more fun that your usual washi tape and just $4.50 a box.

kawaii depot

Kawaii Depot keep adding cute new stationery from Sanrio and San-X and have some super kawaii Rilakkuma stuff including this lemony letter set. There’s also a 15% discount on orders of $50 or more – use the code 15PER at checkout.

Copyright Reinbo Neko / Tia Sakura 2015

Reinbo Neko‘s cute new Cupcake Club characters are also available on badges – pick a favourite or buy the whole set!

askingfortrouble

If you’ve got some birthdays coming up, I have some kawaii gift wrap in my Asking For Trouble shop and you can pick and mix any 5 sheets for just £3.

mochimochi land

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win a copy of Adventures in Mochimochi Land – ends Tuesday!

Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10!


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posted by MissMuffcake

July is International Zine Month

Posted on July 17th 2015 by in Books, Zines & Comics


July is International Zine Month– a month of zine related activities. If you are not in the know, zines are basically self published small magazines that range in size and topics. There is really something for everyone. I have picked out a few kawaii zines to get you started if you are new to zines, or maybe you caught zine-fever ages ago and would like to add these to your collection.

Harajuku Dollhouse

Cute food may be super time consuming to make but it sure is fun to look at. Harajuku Dollhouse‘s mini Tokyo Sweets Diary is full of cute food photos to make your sweet tooth swoon.

Girls Who Draw

Girls Who Draw Postcard Book – Marine Life is full of super cute illustrations by twelve different female illustrators from around the UK. Bel’s Art World has a lot of cute paper goods too.

Mel Stringer

Mel Stringer‘s Girl Glue #2 is full of crafty gal inspiration. Some of my favorite kawaii artists are in here including Gemma Correll and Twinkie Chan.

Kavon Illustration

Hara and Juku Girls are two zines by Kavon Illustration that showcase all that Japanese street fashion has to offer.

MissMuffcake

askingfortrouble

Also check out my Etsy shop and Marceline’s Asking For Trouble store for more cute zines for your reading pleasure! (some are free to download! – Marceline)


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posted by Marceline

Cute Iron-on Patches

Posted on July 16th 2015 by in Let's Go Shopping!


Iron-on patches are great if you want to quickly decorate a bag or jacket and there are some amazing ones available. Here’s a few of my favourite places to shop.

mokuyobithreads

mokuyobithreads

I spotted these amazing patches at Hannah Zakari in Edinburgh, where locals can check them out in person or you can buy online. They’re by Mokuyobi Threads who have even more available from their Etsy shop, along with some cool bags and hats.

  pusheen-ramen-patch

saturn-patch

Pusheen has her own patches of course, in three cute designs. Hey Chickadee also stock other artist patches including this fun pastel pixel planet by Galactic Castle.

sad ghost club

And top of my wishlist, these awesome patches by the Sad Ghost Club. Sad ghosts forever!

askingfortrouble

Bonus photo. I bought a ton of mini patches when I was in Japan, including some from Aranzi Aronzo (oh no, they have so many adorable new ones!) and used one of the bunnies recently on this little brooch I made with a kit from Dandelyne. Cute, right?


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