Saturday, December 31, 2011

Monthly Round-up. December 2011

written by Ed Mascot

Unbelievable! Another month has come to an end! And incredibly, another year too! But didn’t we end that year in style… by solving some present problems, meeting some cute berries, and having an amazing Christmas party! And also getting to meet Waui Design, Heartlocked, and Fruity Cuties too! And let’s not forget our monthly puzzle! Did you work out who the Mischief Mascot had all wrapped up?

Did you work out who the Mischief Mascot had all wrapped up?
That’s right! It was the Snowman Mascot! Well, if you’re going to have a Christmas themed puzzle, you might as well have a fittingly festive Christmas themed answer to go with it! Don’t you think? Anyway, that’s all for this month folks, and this year, but be sure to come back in 2012 when we’ll be bringing you all the newest and cutest kawaii goodies for your viewing pleasure! Woohoo!

See you all in January.
Your host with the most,
Ed Mascot :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Disco Diary!

Readers' Emails

Dear Disco Mascot,

As 2011 comes to an end I’m sure many of your readers will be in a reflective mood. Looking back on the year that’s just passed and wondering about what could have been. Well, not me! Oh no! The only thing I’m thinking about as this year comes to a close is how much I’m going to be partying on December 31st! And, with a name like Disco Mascot, I’m pretty sure you’ll be thinking the exact same thing! Which brings me to this…

It's the 2012 Disco Diary!
You see, much in the same way that puppies aren’t just for Christmas, I’m of the opinion that parties aren’t just for New Years! And what better way to keep track of all these parties than with a super cool diary featuring your own sweet self! Good idea, isn’t it? And one that I reckon could really take off with party animals everywhere! What do you think?

Party on,
Dave “The Dancer” Doodlebug!

Disco Mascot replies...

Hey, that’s not a bad idea, Dave! And the illustration is pretty sweet too! Although there is one slight problem… for true party animals, everyday is a party! So what would they need a diary for?

Keep on dancing,
Disco Mascot :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wonderful Winter Petals

written by Sleepy Mascot

Well folks, it looks like Christmas is over for another year. No more frantically running around looking for last minute gifts, no more searching through cupboards trying to find that wrapping paper you were sure you had bought, and no more worrying about whether you’ve got enough food in for the big day itself! Nope, from now on it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of the holidays. Which brings me to this…

Winter Petals at Etsy
It’s the utterly wonderful world of Winter Petals! Winter Petals is an Etsy shop that specialises in making adorable pillows that drip with kawaii cool. So now you can relax in stunning style thanks to the crafty creations of this dreamy designer! And why shouldn’t you? I mean, we all deserve a little bit of a rest every now and again, don’t we? Of course we do! So put your feet up and enjoy yourselves! You deserve it!

Lazily yours,
Sleepy Mascot :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Sneaky Thank You!

Readers' Art

Dear Sneaky Mascot,

You may remember earlier this month I wrote to you regarding a little problem I was having. (Re. Present Problem!) Well, I’m happy to report that, after following the advice you gave me, I managed to solve that little problem with ease! And so, as a way to say thank you for your sound advice, I decided I would give you a little something in return. And here it is…

Thank you Sneaky Mascot!
Yip, that’s right, it’s a drawing of your own sneaky self penned by my own happy hands! Thank you! And, in case you’re wondering, the piece of advice I used to solve my problem was tip number 5: “The grandparent solution!” And I don’t mind telling you, it worked an absolute treat! Although I’m pretty sure you already knew it would! After all, you are the Sneaky Mascot :)

Thanks again,
Wendy Masterson. Aged 5.

Sneaky Mascot replies...

Fantastic! I love it when a sneaky plan comes together! And Wendy, as I said when we last spoke, don’t hesitate to get in touch again if you ever have any more problems! I’m always happy to help! In a sneaky way, of course :)

Thanks to you too,
Sneaky Mascot :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Kawaii Christmas!

written by Snowman Mascot

Well readers, this is it! The day we’ve all been waiting for… it’s Christmas! Yippee! The day we get to open all our presents and eat as much chocolate as we like! What could be better? Well, how about a little Christmas music to get you all in the festive spirit? And who better to provide that music than the cutest band in the world! Yip, you’ve guessed it, it’s U900…

Absolutely perfect, wouldn’t you agree? Of course you would! After all, what other musicians could possibly deliver such a festively kawaii treat! Simply marvellous! Anyway, I hope you all have a fun filled day packed with tasty treats and sweet surprises! I know I will! Well, I am the Snowman Mascot after all :)

Merry Christmas everybody,
Snowman Mascot :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

All Wrapped Up! Mischief Mascot!

written by Puzzle Mascot

Yipee! It’s puzzle time! And this month I’ve got a fittingly festive treat in store! Yes, you’ve guessed it, it looks like Christmas has arrived ahead of schedule here at the KawaiiPunk blog! Well, it has in the puzzle department! But, as is so often the case around here, it seems that things have not gone entirely to plan! And why is that? Three words: The Mischief Mascot!

Can you work out who the Mischief Mascot has got all wrapped up?
Yip, it appears the Mischief Mascot has wrapped up something he shouldn’t have… another KawaiiPunk mascot! Oh, the horror! So the question is… can you work out which of his colleagues the mischievous Mischief Mascot has got all wrapped up? Find out if you can when the answer is revealed in this month’s monthly round-up! And, in the meantime, Merry Christmas!

Happy unwrapping,
Puzzle Mascot :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fabulous Fruity Cuties

written by Cute Mascot

Hey readers, are you ready for another tasty kawaii treat? Good! Because today I’ve got an absolute corker for you! It’s got cute characters, fun food, jolly jokes, groovy games, and much, much more besides! And, you’ll undoubtedly be pleased to hear, it’s even got a super cool shop too! So let’s get started, shall we? Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, please put your hands together for the fantastic Fruity Cuties…

Kawaii goodies at Fruity Cuties
I know, they are great, aren’t they? Fruity Cuties are a collection of super cute characters with their very own fun filled website and shop. So if you’re looking to brighten up your day with some kawaii fun and games, then these little guys are definitely the ones to help you! And they can also help you brighten up your style too with t-shirts, badges, necklaces, and accessories! How cool is that?

Keeping it cute,
Cute Mascot :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

KawaiiPunk Christmas Party 2011!

written by Ed Mascot

Great news, readers, it’s party time! And I’m not just talking about any old party! I’m talking about the annual KawaiiPunk Christmas Party! Yippee! But what did you do this year, I hear you all eagerly ask! Well, after the success of the 2009 hill walking party, not to mention the joy of the 2010 hill walking party, I decided that 2011 needed to be something really special. Can you guess what that was?

It's the KawaiiPunk Christmas party 2011!
That’s right, I decided to treat my colleagues to another incredible hill walking party! And, oh boy, didn’t they just love it! “No!” yelled the Grumpy Mascot, in what I can only assume was disbelief that such a fun filled day out awaited him! “This is ridiculous!” declared the Junior Mascot, undoubtedly in amazement at my wondrous gift! And even the ever serious Serious Mascot was so overcome with emotion, he simply reached up to the heavens and screamed! Absolutely beautiful!

Always thinking of others,
Ed Mascot :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cool! Creepy! Curua!

written by Zombie Mascot

With only eight more shopping days left until Christmas I’m sure many of you will be running around like headless chickens trying to find that perfect present for that special someone! An unenviable task, and one I have absolutely no interest in helping you out with whatsoever! Well, what did you expect? Christmas shopping tips from a zombie? Get real! The only reason I’m here is to inject a bit of much needed horror into these festive proceedings! So let’s get started…

Curua at RedBubble
What you are looking at above are just some of the gruesomely good goodies available from the creepily cool Curua! And at the Curua RedBubble store you can pick up these dreamily dread-filled designs on all manner of clothing and stickers! And, I’m more than happy to report, it’s got more than its fair share of zombie designs among them! Marvellous! Merry Christmas, everybody! Mwah ha ha!

Your horrid holiday helper,
Zombie Mascot :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kawaiification! Berry Bonanza!

Readers' Emails

Dear Sir/Madam,

With Christmas fast approaching I figured now would be a good time to share with you and your wonderful readers a festive piece of kawaiification. After all, if the festive season isn’t a fitting time for putting happy little faces on things, then when is! And so, after thinking long and hard about what I should kawaiify, I finally decided the perfect Christmas treat would be this…

It's some kawaiified holly berries!
Yes, that’s right, it’s some kawaiified holly berries! Granted, it is a somewhat predictable choice, but I reckon it’s a decidedly fitting one nonetheless! After all, isn’t Christmas a time for tradition and fun? I know it is at my house! Anyway, I do hope you enjoy this festive piece of kawaiification, and I also hope you and your readers have a wonderfully fun filled Christmas when it finally arrives! Merry Christmas!

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Justice Smithering Smythe (retired)

Ed Mascot replies...

Simply incredible! It appears that once again you have produced another absolute stunner, Mr. Justice Smithering Smythe! Kawaiified holly berries! Just perfect! But then again, given your previous creations, I’ve come to expect noting less!

Merry Christmas to you too,
Ed Mascot :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Heavenly Heartlocked

written by Sweet Mascot

Ahhh, Zazzle! Where would we be without you? Here at the KawaiiPunk blog we mascots are all big fans of Zazzle, and none more so than my own sweet self! In fact, even after three years of blogging about that wonderful place, it still never ceases to amaze me just how creative the designers that use it can be! And today I’d like to introduce you all to one such designer’s shop. It’s called Heartlocked, and it looks a little something like this…

Heartlocked at Zazzle
Beautiful, isn’t it? At the Heartlocked shop you can buy t-shirts, mugs, stationery, iPhone cases, coasters, necklaces, and much, much, much, much more! In fact, if I was to list all the products you can buy from this incredible shop, I’d probably still be here blogging in another three years time! And that’s without even mentioning how sweet the designs featured on these products are! So my advice… head on over and have a good look around for yourself! Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Your sweetest shopper,
Sweet Mascot :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Present Problem!

Ask a Mascot

Dear Sneaky Mascot,

I was wondering if you could help me with a problem I’m having. You see… this Christmas I’d like nothing more than to get my hands on Doggie Doo - the game that is, not the… well, I’m sure you know what I mean! Anyway… while you undoubtedly think this is a perfectly reasonable present request for a five year old such as myself to make, unfortunately my parents think otherwise! They reckon Doggie Doo is nothing more than a crude novelty, rather than the genius toy it so clearly is, and are refusing to buy it for me this Christmas due to their aforementioned hideously misguided views! So I was wondering… do you think you could give me some sneaky tips to help me get the present I want? I’d be ever so thankful!

Yours desperately,
Wendy Masterson.

Sneaky Mascot replies...

Oh boy, if I had a penny for every time I heard this old chestnut! But don’t worry, Wendy, because you’ve definitely come to the right mascot for help. Countermanding the wishes of do-gooding parents is a real speciality of mine. So… here’s my top 5 tips for getting the present you want this Christmas…

1. The gift voucher gamble! Asking for gift vouchers is usually is a sure fire way to ensure you get the present you want. Unfortunately, however, your parents sound like the kind of idiots who would buy you book tokens instead, so use this one with care!

2. The fake endorsement strategy! Parents these days are absolute suckers for celebrity endorsements, especially if that celebrity is a do-gooding parent themselves - Jamie Oliver, Myleene Klass, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc. Just tell your parents you saw one of these clowns endorsing the present you want and watch them change their tune quick style! Result!

3. The table turner! If your parents are still insisting on buying you a Christmas present you don’t want, then it’s only fair you buy them something they don’t want in return! For instance… Doggie Doo! After all, since you’re only five years old, they’ll still be the one’s paying for it!

4. The shopping basket slip-in! A risky strategy, but one that can be highly effective! Next time you’re at the supermarket with your folks, try slipping the present you want into the shopping trolley when they’re not looking! Or better still, suggest your parents start buying their groceries online - this makes the adding of extra items even easier!

5. The grandparent solution! If all else fails then it’s time cut out the middlemen and seek a higher authority! Simply go over your parent’s heads and pay a visit to the Big Cheese, the Top Dog, the Head Honcho, a.k.a. Grandma! Because believe me, if this chick can’t help you get what you want, no one can :)

So there you go Wendy, my top 5 tips for getting you the present you want this Christmas. And if you follow these tips to the letter, I can absolutely guarantee you’ll be spending your Christmas day in the company of this little fella…

Problem solved! And Wendy, don’t hesitate to get in touch again if your doofus parents try to pull any of this kind of nonsense in the future. Although, now that you know the score, I reckon the chances of that happening are pretty slim indeed :)

Have a Happy Christmas,
Sneaky Mascot :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wonderful Wolf Bait

written by Gadget Mascot

As Christmas rolls ever closer I’m sure many of you will be looking forward to finding a gadget filled stocking when December 25th finally arrives! I know I am! A new smart phone! A new camera! A new tablet! Sounds great, doesn’t it? But what if I told you there was a way to make these gifts even better? Intrigued? Then take a look at this my gadget loving friends…

Wolf Bait at Etsy
Welcome to the wonderful world of Wolf Bait! Wolf Bait is an Etsy shop that specialises in making super cool bags and pouches for stylish gadget fans everywhere. And with an emphasis on using the cutest Japanese fabrics available, these handmade bags are more than a cut above your average accessory fare! And they’re also incredibly cute too! Result!

Keeping gadgets groovy,
Gadget Mascot :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

KawaiiPunk Christmas Goodies

written by Frost Mascot

Woo hoo! It’s December! My favourite time of the year, bar none! Well, being the Frost Mascot I’m hardly likely to be singing the praises of July now am I? Of course not! But it’s not just the lovely freezing cold December weather I’m excited about! Oh no! It’s also the festivities that go with it! Can you guess what I’m talking about? I’m pretty sure you can…it’s Christmas! Yippee!

KawaiiPunk Christmas stickers at RedBubble
And what does Christmas mean? It means me and my colleague the Snowman Mascot finally get a chance to show off our wonderfully wintry wares to you lot. Like the amazingly cool stickers pictured above available at the KawaiiPunk RedBubble shop! Or if they don’t get your festive juices flowing, then why not visit our Zazzle or CafePress shops to see if anything takes your fancy! Like our cards, clothing or badges for instance? Any one of which I reckon would make an ideal Christmas present! But then again, I reckon I would say that, wouldn’t I? Ho ho ho!

Walking in a winter wonderland,
Frost Mascot :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Wow! It’s Waui Design!

written by Adorable Mascot

As a mascot who writes for a kawaii blog I am often asked what I look for when finding cute shops to write about. And the answer… adorability! Well, I am the Adorable Mascot, after all! And recently I found a shop that pushed my adorability counter to a whole new level! Want to see it? Of course you do! So here it is…

Adorable t-shirts and more at Waui Design
Pretty sweet, isn’t it? What you are looking at above are just some of the beautiful designs available from Waui Design. At the Waui Design shop you can buy t-shirts for the whole family, even babies, as well as stunningly cute stationery and prints! So I guess you really can say this is one shop that has something for everyone! And the best part is… it’s all utterly adorable! Yippee!

Forever cute,
Adorable Mascot :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Horoscopes for December 2011

written by Mystic Mascot

Ahhhh… the mists clear and the spirits return. But wait! What’s this? Party hats? Tinsel? Mistletoe? It can only mean one thing! It’s time for some Christmas horoscopes…

Aries Mar 21 - Apr 20
Faking enthusiasm could serve you well this month, especially when opening Christmas presents! Practice nodding and smiling now and you should be OK!
Lucky Christmas carol: Deck the Halls

Taurus Apr 21 - May 21
Saving a bit of money at this time of year is indeed a prudent move. Doing so by not buying any Christmas presents isn’t! You have been warned!
Lucky Christmas carol: Winter Wonderland

Gemini May 22 - Jun 22
Dressing up as an elf can be a lot of fun… for a child! Doing it as a grown up however, is just a bit weird! Remember this!
Lucky Christmas carol: Joy to the World

Cancer Jun 23 - Jul 23
Choosing the perfect present for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but most of the time it’s just a time consuming nightmare! Solution: gift vouchers!
Lucky Christmas carol: Little Donkey

Leo Jul 24 - Aug 23
Planning ahead by at least three months should save you a lot of time this Christmas. Hmmm… guess I should have told you that earlier! Sorry!
Lucky Christmas carol: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Virgo Aug 24 - Sep 23
Getting into the Christmas spirit and getting into the spirits at Christmas is not the same thing! Remember this to avoid embarrassment at parties!
Lucky Christmas carol: Away in a Manger

Libra Sep 24 - Oct 23
Spending time with family is a good thing to do at Christmas. Just make sure it’s your family you’re spending time with! No one likes a gatecrasher!
Lucky Christmas carol: Jingle Bells

Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22
The joy of giving can be just as rewarding as the joy of receiving. Keep telling yourself this to avoid disappointment this Christmas! Tee hee!
Lucky Christmas carol: Let it Snow

Sagittarius Nov 23 - Dec 21
There’s a fine line between tradition and desperation at this time of year. Use that mistletoe sparingly! You know what I’m talking about!
Lucky Christmas carol: Silent Night

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20
There’s a time and a place for Christmas carols. Three o’clock in the morning on the way home from a party is neither! Just letting you know!
Lucky Christmas carol: N/A

Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19
Leaving your front door wide open to save Santa the bother of climbing down the chimney may sound like a good idea but, trust me, it really isn’t!
Lucky Christmas carol: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20
Don’t worry if you don’t get the present you want this Christmas. After all, there’ll be another one along in a mere 12 month’s time! Wohoo!
Lucky Christmas carol: Ding Dong Merrily on High

Ahhhh… the mists return and the spirits depart once again. But were their festive forecasts accurate? I guess only time will tell! Until we meet again dear readers,
Mystic Mascot :)