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Cat chat mug project

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Psygon, Sep 20, 2020.


  1. Psygon

    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    I don’t know if everyone knows, but I really like Christmas , and I really like making christmasy stuff… and even though this year has been a bit rubbish I still want to make a few Christmas things.

    I was looking over some old design work I have and I found a whole bunch of illustrations of cats with different patterns and expressions that I’ve never used for anything and I thought “hmm… maybe I can make these all into christmasy cat chat cats and make mugs”

    And so… I mocked up a design and then came here to see if anyone would be interested in being part of the Cat Chat Christmas Mug Project :) I also enlisted @Charity and @ewelsh so that I could show what a cat-chat cat might look like as a little illustration. The placeholder text is totally just a placeholder, I wasn't massively inspired with what to write on the mug :)

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    My idea is that if you want to be part of the project you would supply a picture of one of your cats that I can turn into a cute little illustration like the cats on the mug above (each little illustration would be customised with eye colour and some facial features to make it bespoke). Once the project is complete you would be able to buy a mug (and pay postage for it to be sent to you).

    The design above works well with 14 cats on it, so if 13 people sign up (as well as me) there would be one design, if more than there would be multiple designs mixing up the selection of cats on a mug.

    I just want to stress I’m not making any money out of this.

    All you would pay is the base cost of the mug and the postage for it to be sent to you. In return, you would get a custom mug featuring (hopefully) 13 cat chat cats and your cat too.

    I will be using Pwinty.com to print the mugs, where a mug can be printed with any design for £4.80 (£4.00 + VAT) plus postage (which I think is about £3.00 in the UK). Pwinty use local printing and distribution so the mugs can be sent almost anywhere in the world. If anyone overseas wanted to take part I would need to look at what the cost is in the country it is being sent to. I can also look to see if there are cheaper print places out there, I just know this company and have had a few things printed by them in the past.

    I know my style is very cutesy and not to everyone’s tastes so I will totally not be offended if people don’t want to take part… I just want to spread a bit of Christmas cheer :) I’d also be open to not making the mug overly christmasy if people would prefer just a mug with cute cats on (although my one will definitely have santa hats, scarves and reindeer antlers!).

    And apologies that I am trying to spread Christmas cheer in September, but I want to give myself enough time to complete my project!

    So... does anyone want to take part? :)

    Signed up:
    Psygon - Waffles
    Charity - Toppy
    Ewelsh - Lottie
    Mrs Funkin - Oscar
    Ebonycat - Alfie
    Lymorelynn - Lolita
    Willow_warren - Lola
    Emmasian - Pumpkin Posse
    Summercat - Jack
    Trixie1 - Sam
    Jojomomo
    Popcornsmum - Popcorn
    MilleD - Jasper
    Urbantigers - Mosi
    SbanR - Jessie
    Cava14una - Spice
    Ringypie - Flint
    Dolomitte - Little Cloud
    Tawny75 - Lily or Sev
    Purplecatlover - Jasper
     
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  2. ewelsh

    ewelsh PetForums VIP

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    Me 100% Lottie is purfect :D sign me up please. :D
     
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  3. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    This is a great idea, thank you Psygon.

    Yes please, can we only nominate one cat? If so Toppy as you've got him :Cat
     
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  4. SusieRainbow

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    Could you please do dogs too?:)
     
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  5. Psygon

    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    I thought I would see how many want to take part first and then if it's not too many I can do multiple cats per person who wants to take part :)
     
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  6. Psygon

    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    I do have one or two dogs somewhere... but I am more rubbish at drawing cartoon dogs so I definitely don't have all the resources to put dogs together :(

    Maybe if not many sign up I can do some honoury dogs as well!
     
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    My dogs are very honourable!
     
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  8. Psygon

    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    I am now spying on some pics of your dogs to see how hard it would be :D
     
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  9. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Me please! This is super-cute @Psygon you are so clever. Thank you, what a lovely thought.

    I believe you may already have an Oscar from last year - and I treasure our special gifts :)
     
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    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    P.S. I am more than happy with the cost - and if that's who you have used before and are happy with them, I say stick with what you know :)
     
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    I’d love to sign up for one, please.
    You’ve got one black cat Lottie so I won’t choose Ebony, so if it’s possible & you can do him I’ll go with Alfie :D

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  12. Psygon

    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    If I remember rightly you like lime green? So Oscar is sporting a lime green scarf :D (if not I can change the colour! heheh)

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    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    Just to check, Alfie has green eyes?? :)
     
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  14. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Oh I love his little green scarf, it matches his beautiful green eyes :) Thank you.
     
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    Yep :D
     
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    @Psygon can Alfie wear a Santa hat & scarf please x
     
  17. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Ha! @ebonycat I was just thinking how cute Alfie would look in a Santa hat :)
     
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    I deny Alfie of a Christmas tree (because he’ll be climbing up it every minute of the day & night!!), the least I can do is give him a Santa hat & scarf :D
     
  19. Psygon

    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    Alfie :)
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    Having seen Mrs Funkin's post about the hat I will add a hat :D :D
     
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    Awww he looks fab :D
     
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