Category Archives: For You

Cute & Colourful Cat Mugs by Lumme

oscar cat mugs from lumme

It’s common knowledge that a hot drink always tastes better when slurped from a cat mug.  So these bone china mugs from Lumme, which feature a cheeky little chap named Oscar, should guarantee that your beverage of choice will transform into nectar fit for the gods.

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Oscar mugs are produced in two different designs with a choice of three colours, and are hand decorated by a traditional Staffordshire pottery in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Oscars mugs are available from Lumme for £12.00.

Giveaway – Win a £20 Ella Goodwin Voucher!

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Ella Goodwin, one of my favourite illustrators/designer-makers, has kindly offered Cool for Cats UK readers the chance to win a £20.00 voucher to spend in her UK Etsy shop, Shop Miss Ella.

To enter the giveaway please leave a comment at the end of this post, and also pop over to the Ella Goodwin Illustration Facebook page and give it a ‘Like’.  (Please state in your comment if your Facebook user name is different from the name you use for your email account.)

In addition to the cushion covers pictured above, Ella’s shop offers a huge range of cat-inspired prints, cards, jewellery, bags and much, much more.

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To find out more about Ella and her work, check out her Portfolio and Blog.

If you happen to find yourself in the vicinity of Wymondham, Norfolk between 15th – 27th April, you’ll be able to view some of Ella’s beautiful, whimsical illustrations in person, as she’s one of the artists whose work will be on show at ‘An Exhibition Designed to Make You Smile’ curated by Amelia Bowman.

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Ella’s illustrations concentrate on quirky narratives and characters.  Her passion is for visual storytelling and her illustration is often highly detailed using a combination of traditional and digital mediums.  Check out the Ella Goodwin Illustration Facebook page for updates about the exhibition.

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Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it along to the exhibition, as it’s just too far away from Sarf London; but if any of you are in the area and decide to pop along I’d love to hear about your visit, or maybe see some pics (providing you’re allowed to take photos).

And now for some boring giveaway rules: To enter this giveaway leave a comment at the end of this post and also ‘like’ the Ella Goodwin Illustration Facebook page.  If your Facebook user name differs from the name you use for your email account, please include your Facebook name in your comment. Comments must be in before midnight on 30th April 2014 to be included in the draw.  The winner will be selected by a random electronic draw on 01/05/2014 and notified by email. The winner will receive one £20.00 voucher valid in the Shop Miss Ella UK Etsy shop.  If the prize is not claimed within 14 days of notification by email an alternative winner will be selected.  Only one entry per person please.  This giveaway is open to addresses within the UK only.

April Giveaway – The Meow Scarf by Blue Raspberry!

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This month three lucky Cool for Cats UK readers will win one of these lovely Meow Scarves, kindly supplied by Blue Raspberry.  The 100% cotton scarves are generously-sized (180cm x 70cm), and feature an abstract cat design in fresh greens and cool blues on a neutral stone-coloured background.

Blue Raspberry kindly sent me a Meow Scarf to try out, and I love it.  It’s made from beautifully soft, lightweight cotton, and the modern print is unmistakably cat but not at all mad-cat-lady – the purrfect spring/summer accessory for cat lovers!

meow scarf by blue raspberry - lightweight cotton cat print scarf

Blue Raspberry are a new label who launched in London earlier this year.  Their full range of ‘young, sassy and slightly irreverent’ scarves can be viewed here.

For a chance to win one of these cat-astic Meow scarves you need to do two easy-peasy things:

No. 1 easy-peasy thing - leave a comment at the end of this post.

No. 2 easy-peasy thing - head over to the Blue Raspberry Facebook Page and give it a ‘like’.

Now for some dull-but-necessary giveaway rules:

To enter the giveaway please leave a comment at the end of this post, and ‘like’ the Blue Raspberry Facebook Page.  Entries must be in before midnight on 3oth April 2014.  Only one entry per person, please!  The three winners will be selected by a random electronic draw on 01/05/14 and notified by email. Each winner will receive one Blue Raspberry Meow Scarf.  Prize must be claimed within 14 days of notification by email, otherwise a new winner will be selected. Sorry, but this giveaway is only open to addresses within the UK!

Winner of How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity by Patricia Carlin!

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Congratulations Lynn B, you’ve won a copy of How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity by Patricia Carlin!  I’m looking forward to watching your first viral cat video.

For those of you who weren’t lucky enough to win a copy of the book, but would still like your cats to enjoy their fifteen minutes in the limelight: How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity is available from Amazon for £7.78.

Cute Cat Cameo Lockets

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These cute little cat cameos are set in brass lockets, suspended from a gold-plated chain -  and are the ideal place to stash an emergency cat biscuit or two.

Measurements: locket – 25mm x 30mm; chain – 45cm.

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The Ginger Tom and Siamese Kitty Lockets are available from Mama San for £14.00.

Beautiful China Cat Lamp

bone china cat lamp from maiden

This beautiful lamp, featuring an elegant white cat enjoying forty winks, is made from bone china and comes with a gift box.

Measurements: L33cm H12cm

Available from Maiden for £79.00 (bulb included).

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