Posted on August 13th 2014 by Marceline in Giveaways
Sorry for all the admin-type posts this month, but we want to keep you involved while Super Cute Kawaii relaunches. You’ll soon be seeing some posts by potential new staff writers that we’d like your opinion on (and you can still apply to be a writer yourself!), and there will be a cute new site design soon too featuring a few new animal friends. We’d also love your thoughts on our ideas for new features so we’ve set up a Reader Survey. It’s just ten questions and shouldn’t take too long to complete.
As an incentive and thank you for your time, we’ve got a few prizes to give away. Just leave your email address in the survey to be entered and you could win one of two kawaii surprise packs! They’re full of everything from notepads and cards to t-shirts and jewellery, plus some SCK badges.
The survey is embedded below, or you can click here to view it in a new window or save it for later. We’ll close it in a couple of weeks so get to it!
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Posted on August 12th 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!
Society6 is still my favourite place to find kawaii artists. Carlos Higuera was a recent find and I love his cute and colourful work, especially since there’s a big Japanese influence and lots of bunnies! You can buy his art on a range of products including prints, pillows, tote bags and clocks, plus there’s free worldwide shipping through Sunday.
Posted on August 11th 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!
If you’ve been coveting all the super cute Rilakkuma plush that’s been appearing this year, then let me introduce you to Mira Plush. They source all the most amazing limited edition Japanese plush and the prices are pretty reasonable, especially compared to getting into a bidding war on eBay. The new Shinkansen plush are killing me, but they also have loads of Space plush and some hilarious tie-ins with Tower Records.
Posted on August 8th 2014 by Marceline in Sales & Discounts
Good news, knitters of cute things – Mochimochi Land have a big Summer sale on! All this month you can get 15% off books and 20% off kits and patterns with the code summerofsquee. How about Farfalla the flying Narwhal or some tiny fantasy creatures – love that yeti!
Posted on August 7th 2014 by Marceline in Most Wanted!
Hands up who else is a stationery addict? At least pens get used (unlike all those letter sets, stickers and cards…) and what could be cuter than these kitty cats? I found them at Cute Scribbles on Etsy and I want a whole handful! The bunny and cloud pens are pretty adorable too, and they’re all about £2 each – bargain!
Posted on August 6th 2014 by Marceline in Giveaways
Monsieur Le Bun may have retired, but we still have some great giveaways planned for the rest of the year. First, let’s find out who won the compact mirror and ring from Cel’s Deconails! The winner is….
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congratulations to Gerran! Look out for an email from us on how to claim your prize or you can email email@example.com.
Posted on August 5th 2014 by Marceline in Crazy or Cute?
If you ever make it to Tokyo, you have to buy a crepe in Harajuku. The one I tried had an entire slice of cheesecake in it, which was crazy enough for me, but Marion Crepes have gone way off the scale with their new Chara-crepes, as spotted on Kao-ani. Teaming up with Sanrio, you can buy a Pom Pom Purin custard crepe, an egg and ham Gudetama crepe, or even a salmon Kirimi-chan crepe! Would you try one, or stick to fruit and cream?
My photo of Marion Crepes in 2007.
Posted on August 4th 2014 by Claire in Cute Shop Alert!
Ooh, I could spend hours browsing the virtual aisles of Bloomerie Fabrics. SO many awesome fabric designs! Here’s my five favourites:
Those mermaids are just divine!
Bloomerie also has a great selection of sewing patterns, threads and there’s a big sale on right now. Use the discount code BIGSUMMER for 35% off everything in the clearance section. Everything is so zingy and inspiring, be sure to check it out!
Posted on August 2nd 2014 by Marceline in Super Cute Sponsors
Let’s say big hello to our newest sponsors! Kawaii Kitsch sell a great range of kawaii accessories including hats, tights, jewellery and embellished sunglasses. You can also get an additional 15% off sale items, including those cute kitty watches, with the code SALE15!
Nekomata Textiles specialise in cute, colourful and Japanese fabrics. They’ve just added some lovely new Nani Iro designs and you’ll also find some cuteness in the Super Sale, including these animal pirates!
Don’t forget to enter our giveaway with Cel’s Deconails! We’ll be picking a winner on Wednesday.
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Posted on August 1st 2014 by Marceline in SCK News
Do you love kawaii? Do you love shopping? Do you love writing? If so, you could be working for Super Cute Kawaii, one of the most popular daily kawaii blogs on the internet.
As we enter our seventh year, co-founder Claire (Panda-san) and the Famille Le Bun are stepping down to pursue new projects and leaving some very cute shoes to fill. Marceline (Bunny-san) is looking for guest writers to fill out our content, with the chance to be hired as a paid staff member.
Could it be you?
We’re looking for kawaii fans of any age, gender and country, who speak and write English fluently and have some experience with blogging and social media. Knowing how to use WordPress is a bonus, but we can train you up on that.
Want to try out? Here’s what to do:
Download the application pack, read it carefully and submit your application with 3 sample posts. The closing date is 31st August so get writing and good luck!
The Small Print
Sample posts you submit must be your original work and ideas. By applying you are giving SCK permission to publish your sample posts to test audience response. You will not be paid for published sample posts but will receive a credit link. SCK may also use your sample post ideas to write our own posts, again giving you credit for the idea.
Unsuccessful applicants may not receive a response. Successful applicants will be hired on a trial basis as guest posters and paid for each post (1-2 per week), with the opportunity to advance to a part-time paid staff writer position handling holiday cover, social media etc. All payment is on a freelance basis and you will need to register as self-employed in your own country and pay appropriate taxes.
If you have any questions about the application process please leave a comment below or email
Posted on July 31st 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!
Sometimes I feel like we should start a whole new category for narwhals, we post about them so much! Narwhals are just awesome though, and who knew they could knit? Sadly Harmless is full of animal prints and shadowboxes featuring all your favourite sea and land creatures with a side helping of whimsy and wonder. Check it out all out over on Etsy!
Posted on July 30th 2014 by Marceline in SCK News
We couldn’t let our old pal leave without digging up some of his greatest moments. Here’s some of our favourite posts, starting with his introduction, Bonjour From Le Bun! He promised so much and delivered so little…
Kawaii 101: Bento – Le Bun was supposed to be using his so-called qualifications to teach us about kawaii but he only wrote three useful posts.
Le Bun On Les Skis! – Le Bun literally phones in a post while on a skiing holiday. He was always off skiing until his final accident put paid to that. Not that he worked any harder from home. (Bunny ornament by My Zoetrope, no longer available)
Ze Survey Resultings – Supposedly an in-depth look at the results of our reader survey; mostly a look at how popular Le Bun is with our readers.
Introducing… – Le Bun travels the globe and introduces us to some of his plushy friends and we wondered what we had gotten ourselves into.
Monsieur Moustachio – Le Bun searches up some cute moustachioed friends!
Back To School With Le Bun – Prof. Le Bun decides to answer a question no-one asked and gives us his teacherly advice on education and cute stationery.
Halloween Dress-up – that time Le Bun dressed up as Monsieur Le Fantome to tell us about some spooky cute Halloween products.
We’ll miss you Le Bun! But not that much, especially after we discovered all those important emails you hadn’t been passing on to us. If you’ll miss him, you can still buy Famille Le Bun products via Asking For Trouble (on sale!) and Zazzle. If you were one of the early SCK readers who remembers Le Bun fondly, please leave your reminiscences in the comments and we’ll send a pack of Le Bun Famille badges to our favourites!
Posted on July 30th 2014 by Monsieur Le Bun in SCK News
Mes amis! I have ze news most terrible to tell to you. As you know, Panda-san is leaving Super Cute Kawaii and so mes petites, is your favourite Bun! Alas, zis time it is no joke!
It is tres hard work organising les giveaways and time for moi to be retiring. You may still hear from moi on occasion, but I go to spend more time with Madame and petit Jacques, and of course Le Colonel! Bunny-san will carry on with ze giveaways and I hear that you too may have ze opportunity to be writing for Super Cute Kawaii soon.
Merci for ze six years of kawaii entertainments. I miss you all and bid you adieu!
Check back later today for Le Bun’s greatest moments!
Posted on July 29th 2014 by Marceline in Cute Shop Alert!
Even I discover cute new stuff by following the SCK Tumblr as my sister helps fill up the queue with her finds. Yoyo the Rice-corpse is a recent favourite, an artist based in London making weirdly cute art that has a fairytale anime style with mushrooms, bunnies and pandas hanging about in surreal dreamscapes. You can buy her work as prints, cards, tote bags and more and there’s currently 20% off all orders over £12 with the code NEED LOVE.
Posted on July 28th 2014 by Marceline in Just Cute!
I’ve been a space nerd for even longer than I’ve been a kawaii fan so I LOVE the new space-themed Rilakkuma products! They seem to be a tie in with the Lawson corner shops in Japan, but luckily you can still find a lot of it online. The plushes are all amazing, but there are also some cute figurines, cool backpacks and loads of stationery. eBay is your best bet at the moment, but hopefully some will turn up on San-X partner sites in the US and Europe too. I’ll take one of everything!