Monday, 26 March 2012

A little reminder for you lovelies!

THE SUN IS OUT. The weather is actually bloody crackin' today. I'm gonna go sit outside and soak some of it up. When I have finished creating fascinators that is.

You know feathers right? You know how theyre a pain in the ass? You know when you get bits from one in your eyeball? Yeah that.

Ok so why am I inside creating masterpieces from feathers and buttons and shizz you cry?

Well in preparation for FRIDAY.

Yes our Cupcake, Cookies & Cocktail night is on FRIDAY! This Friday!

Thats bloody snuck up I tell you!

So yeah we're on it. Its gonna be awesome.

You gonna come down?

Friday March 30th
FUBAR. 11 Narborough Road, just opp. Braunstone Gate
Starts at 8pm and we will carry on partying into the wee hours.
On sale for Cardiac Risk in the Young Charity we will have:
All the stuff we have posted pics of below.

We will also have karaoke and we will ask you to donate to sing! Or pay to make someone sing!

And if that person doesnt want to sing they will have to better the payment for them to sit out!

The weather is lovely, there is a pretty beer garden there thats all lit up with fairy lights and candles.
It's all very romantic.

Please come down, CRY is a very important charity that is oh so close to our hearts!

If you dont think you will be able to make it and would like to donate to the cause please go to our Just Giving page

Even if you can only give a quid it all counts!

Here's a pretty poster for the event....

Thursday, 22 March 2012

More little bits and bobs available for you to buy with your hard earned pennies

What a beaut day!

Check these bad boy keyrings out!

Remember to visit our just giving page! Every penny counts!!


And a little thank you to the lovely Manuj Rastogi for his awesome donation.
Forever grateful!!!!

Much love and quacking ducks!
Char xx
of Kam & Char - CRY Crusaders

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Things we have made! Purchase them! For Charideeee!

So here are a couple of pics we took on our little "photoshoot" the other day.
Some pics are taken by Kam and I.
Some are taken by the lovely Kim Brammer.
Even lovely lady Ushma Pala came and made up our faces!

Its like we're famous and stuff...

If there's owt you like email us your personalised request and we'll see what we can do
Rockin' the Zap Necklace. All glittery and what.
(other words available)

Pretty Kam & pretty bottle cap necklaces.

Check out our pretty birdcage... And some keyrings and necklaces we made.

a collaboration of all the cool bits we've made...
vintage bed cover tote bags
owl keyrings
felt keyrings
wash bags
make up bags
wrestler bottle openers
record bowls
record cake stands
macaron coin purses
bottle cap necklaces

"Join the Crusade!". Ha

Hacksaw Jim Duggan said so.

All sorts.

Love for all things crafty!.
Bottle cap magnets.

Snow white tote bag made from vintage snow white bed cover,


Vintage snow white tote, pint glass keyring and Brett the Hitman Hart wrestlign figure bottle .

Upcycled t-shirt bags.
(good for beach bags/grocery bags/tote bags)
Red polka wash bag.

More t-shirt bags.
Chintzy make up bag. 

T-shirt bagssssss.
Thunderbirds wash bag.

T-shirt bags.
Return of the Jedi wash bag.

The Ataris (best band in the world) t-shirt bag.
Cupcake make up bag.

 Feather & button fascinator

 Feather & button fascinator

Macaron coin purse
Theres lots more stuff we have made that we have made since these photos were taken!

Everything we have got so far will be on sale at Fubar at our  Cupcake & Cookies & Cocktails Night.

Thanks for looking!
Lots of love and rose petals
Char xxx
of Kam & Char - CRY Crusaders

Monday, 12 March 2012

We are having an EVENT people!!!

You lucky lucky people!

Ever wondered....
A. How do I get my hands on Bitsy's cupcakes without having to order 6 and eat them all to myself thus ruining my bikini diet??

B. How on earth do I get to sample new kids on the block Kam's cookies?

C. How do I browse all the fab stuff these ladies have been making and purchase bits and bobs for myself, friends, family, crushes, strangers, local newsagent operatives?

D. When will I get the chance to pay to see Manuj Rastogi kill This Charming Man on the karaoke is the best way EVER?

You pondered all of those?? Course you have.
And now, because we're bloody great, we have arranged to put all the answers to your above mentioned wonders into one event on one evening in one place. DA DAAAAA!

Exciting isn't it!

Yeah, so put it in your diaries... FRIDAY 30TH MARCH 8- 12/1am

If you already have something pencilled in for that date... Delete it.

For we hold grand parties. There will be cocktails! (boozy and non boozy!) There will be cake! There will be cookies! There will be fineeee karaoke! And there will be goods!

So bring your purses! All proceeds go to CARDIAC RISK IN THE YOUNG. for this is our CRUSADE! and this is what we do!!

Check the poster you lovely lovely reader you!

Many thanks, love & ham sandwiches.
Char xx
Of Kam & Char - CRY Crusaders

PS photos of things we have made for this particular event will be blogged soon. The lovely Kim Brammer is just making sure the photos are all perfect and good. Hold tight! You're in for a treat!

Join the facebook event and get more info here

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Introducing STEVE... Our Honorary CRY Crusader...

I have a friend.
His name is Steve Holyoake.
I sometimes call him Swede.
He talks...a lot.
He is a family friend but a friend all the same and a damn good one.
What a hottie... I like to think sometimes he looks like Gosling (Ryan, not baby goose)

This chap's always got my back. He also has Burt's back.

And today folks Kam and I have made him an honorary CRY Crusader because he is taking on all manner of crazy shizz all in the memory of Kirstie.
It honestly gave me goosebumps and brought a tear to my eye to read Swede's story on his Just Giving page. Its funny what listening to other people's memories brings back.
Honest he's doing one hell of a crazy challenge Tough Mudder  and he reckons if y'all sponsor him enough he will do it in a thong and a bow tie. Christ.
Oh and for all you ladies I will be there. On hand to take pictures and slightly puke in my shoes...
( ♥ you really!)

I looked at the website and the things you could have a go at doing as like a warm up/little train for the main event brought me out in hives. I swear down.
Look at the website. You will pass out just looking.
They have a move called the Angelina Jolie. God knows... but I dont think it just consists of you sticking your leg outta your dress like a giraffes long old neck....

This guy is nuts.

Go look at his just giving page here Steves Just Giving page of general greatness

Big hand for Holyoake everyone! Let's hear ya!

Many loves and spinning frank butcher bow ties,
Char xxx
of Kam & Char - CRY Crusaders

I took a little foray into newspaper a way...

So... a few posts back on this old thing I posted about the wicked dudette that was Kirstie Lois Holmes.

I tried not to be drab because to be honest, its still a pretty sore subject and I can still be pretty angry at the world... Does that ever go?

I wanted to write about the fab chick she was so you could just get a wee snippet of what she was about. Because unfortunately, if you didn't know or meet her, you now never will and to be fair that's SHIT.

Anyhow... a nice man called Lee called me up from the Leicester Mercury... cue me wondering what on earth I had done wrong... only for him say he'd read the blog and would like to ask me to write a nice piece about our Burt for their Saturday magazine supplement. Two pages. Well. A bit flattered. A bit nervous.

I thought... Will I write owt relevant? Will I waffle? Will I fill it with in jokes that only Burt and I would know? Would I think I'm being funny when actually I sound heartless? (for those that don't know me, I am incredibly tactless, but I mean well and can be pretty sweet) Would it send me over the edge? Oooh I was all awash with 'dunnos'.

But I did it and Lee said it was lovely. Really lovely... and he says he doesn't lie.

To be honest I didn't have enough space to write everything about this girl that I wanted or needed to. But I hope it says enough. She was a cracker and it was terribly unfair on her and all of us that she went when she did.

Should you not have been able to get the Leicester Mercury, as its limited to just Leicester...although there is a rumour that they sell it in Skegness (pls could someone confirm), here it is in all its glory.

Please click the picture to enlarge and settle down for a 5 minute read.

Hopefully the story speaks for its self.

Lots of love and sappy tears of ♥
Char xxx
of Kam & Char - CRY Crusaders

Donation City

Alreet. Its been a while and for that I will say a quick apology. Soz.

But I have plenty of cool bits to inform you of.

FIRST. The other day, which as most work days know... average, and I was glad to be on home turf AND there was a handwritten envelope on the floor. Awesome. Not a bill. (I hoped, unless companies had decided to go for the sneaky route...) and inside was a lovely card with a puppy on and a nice little letter written inside from a lovely friend of mine across the Irish Sea. Not only that lovely stuff tho but an awesome little cheque made out to CRY for £20. Amazing! Immediately cheered.

Obviously a speedy text was sent with piles of best wishes and thanks but I would like to say a big fat thank you to Mary for her spirit raising letter and cheque. Our first proper "crusade donation".

Well... you can imagine my surprise after a hardcore evening of baking to drop into bed and like the 'always on it' person that I am have a quick email check before bed on the rubbish old iPod phone.

2 emails from the lovelies at Just Giving. First one... You have received your first donation. What?! Us?? Really. Ooh. Second one... You have received another donation. Eh?! Wowzers.

With all that excitement I promptly fell asleep, phone in hand, it was about 4am after all.

I woke up and checked the site and two beautiful people had donated to our cause.

Thank you Anonymous, whoever you may be, for your £20.
Thank you David McGuigan for your £20.

This really made our weekend.

Thank you so much. It really does make a difference and hopefully we can say our thank yous to everyone that donates on this blog because we really do care and love that you appreciate what we are doing. It really does mean a lot and that comes from the very bottom of our hearts.

Please have a look and have a read of our story and donate a little something.

Lots of love and baby sized converse,
Char xx
Of Kam & Char - CRY Crusaders

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Pancake Day!

They sang it on Sister Act and I'm singing it now...
Oh pancake day! (Oh pancake day)
Oh pancake daaaay! (oh pancake day)
When Jesus washeeeed...

Well yes that was what they wanted to sing anyway but there was a big fight over copyrights and the like. So they settled for Oh Happy Day and then munched pancakes alone in their trailers later on.

Just a little reminder of all our links and things.
Facebook page
Just giving page

Remember all of this is for a GREAT cause. In memory and honour of my beautiful friend Kirstie who I miss each and every day and every other dearly missed person who has passed due to cardiac problems.

We can't bring them back but we can
make them proud and we can help CRY help their families and loved ones to cope and we can help fund ongoing research and heart screenings to try and prevent future losses and answer questions that so many people have got unanswered.

Please go to our just giving page and donate a couple of pennies to this charity. They do sooo much and deserve recognition for what they do

Cardiac Risk In The Young

I will flip a pancake for every person that donates today. Let have a pancake party. Let's gorge on pancakes and sugar. For lent starts tomorrow and then you're gonna have a mardy sugar fiending Char on your hands.

Get me while I'm happy!

Thanks for reading. Please read all the posts. They're worth it. Just like David Ginola was when he was modelling for L'Oreal.

Much love and pancake pans
Of Kam & Char - The CRY Crusaders

Thursday, 16 February 2012

We came. We crafted. We blogged it.


So this past couple of weeks Kam and I have been killing it with making shizz to sell for charity. We have been using stuff we have found around the house and recycling and upcycling and blah blah blah. Pretty much everything we have put together is using bits and bobs of stuff we were either throwing away or we'd had in the cupboard for ages and were wasting. You know, that kind of thing.

So... Here's a few bits. We will be uploading the stuff to our shop on our facebook page where you will be able to buy it. Remember all the profits and proceeds will be going to Cardiac Risk in the Young so its well worth a look... The stuff is all really cool!!

So what do we have... First things first...

We have some awesome necklaces we made out of wooden letters.
 Kam had had them in her craft box for about 3 years. 
We covered them in glitter... I ALWAYS have glitter... and enamel and put them on chains. 
They look awesome.

We got a fair few different words. Pow, Sick, Cute, Luv, Boo, Zap... 
They'll be up on the shop soon enough.

Then we have darling comic book bottle cap necklaces. We went on a root around local bars and got them to collect bottle caps for us. Thank you Soundhouse , FubarHighcross & Orange Tree.

We also made cool magnets from the bottle caps as we had about 5000....

Then we recycled my beautiful brothers old toys from when he was a little lad. 
Thank you Joel you wonderful little star you. You have first dibs on one of these bad boy bottle openers!

Then theres the tote bags made from vintage bedlinen!
didnt see that coming did ya!

Oh and not forgetting the bad ass tote bags made from old tshirts we no longer wear.

That tee was from the Element store in NYC.

The cutest little coin purses you ever did see
they look like little macarons

Put a little ring in it and give it to a lady and you're in!

Cooooool as bowls made out of records. 
Put what you want in them. But not wet stuff. 'Cause theres a hole in the middle eh.

We also have some really cool fascinator thingys which we blogged about previously but we are gonna do a little solo shoot with those bad boys because the photos we took tonight looked crap and really didnt do them justice.

So yea, we have been busy. 
Again, here is the link to our facebook page. We will get all the stuff up in the shop as soon as we can!

Please like it. Please read what we have to say. And please get in touch if you want to say hey! or on twitter because EVERYONE loves twitter.


Oh Hello!

Its been a while...

So on valentines day Kam and I did a wee roadtrip together. It was uber romantic.
We went on a mission to deliver cakes to our "when we get to 100 likes on our facebook page we'll do a giveaway" winner Cara Page. We had other cupcake orders to deliver and it took us about 4 hours as we're both crap at maps and directions on the ipod phone AND we had to go to Corby.

These were Cara's cupcakes... lovingly nestled on Kam's knee

This is me looking whistful on a break. In Corby. A bit lost.

We like to keep you updated.
Eventually about 3 hours later than scheduled we arrived like a pair of angels from heaven at Cara's door.

And surprised her with her darling little cupcakes. We became firm pals. We met her daughter who 'vogued' for us when the camera came out. Proper little sweetheart. We didnt get tea. But we were about 10 years late and we had to be away super quick anyhow.

Readers meet Cara and her cute little girl...

Proof and evidence that we are nice girls and when we reach 200 likes on the page we will be doing another drive by caking! So really even if you already like the page it will be in your best interests to share the page with your pals as we draw the name out of a hat so you gotta be in it to win it!

Now go. Go to this here link
and like away. And then share it on your facebook page and talk about it. In the pub and the supermarket and the bath.

Thank you and lots of smooches.
of Kam & Char - CRY Crusaders

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Today I got called loopy on the radio...

Which I accepted... because its a bit true... in a good way.

Kam and I were invited to BBC Radio Leicester today to talk about the things we are doing, have done and will be doing.
That was nice of them. We took them cakes and cookies and they made us tea.

We took in the fascinators and the magnets we have made and showed them off. We have done a hell of a lot of crafting in the past two days! We have plenty of fascinators, we have tote bags made out of old tshirts, we have bottle cap magnets...

This is Ben from the radio station eating cake and modelling a very sexual lego hair slide we made

Ladies get in line... the queue was long for a stroke of his hair today... its so soft... like a towel.

If you would like to listen to us... even though we are sure we sound a little bit like men...
you can do so here...

we're on about 12 mins in.

We would love to hear from you if you have any ideas on things we can do with our fundraising crusade.

If you are a wealthy man/woman/child/cat and you would like to help us out with some funds that would be lovely and we would appreciate you up to the moon and back down again.

Feel free to drop us an email at 
if you have any ideas, would like to just send messages of support or anything. 
We would say please do not send us abuse but hey we'd probably find it a bit funny and maybe make a comic out of it.

And one more time for luck!

Come along and say hey!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

I thought I should mention...

You will notice that Kamrun is apparently always dressed in a blue fleece.

I just wanted to make it clear that this is not the only item of clothing Kamrun has. It is just her "round the house jumper" that she pops on when it gets cold.

Please do not think she has no clothes. Although she says if anyone wants to send her anything cool to wear... feel free.

Thank you.

Craftmatic Saturdays...

Today was cool. This morning Kam & I went to meet Burt's mom Tracey and Brodie for coffee. Tracey's treat. Always nice. After that we thought we'd better crack on with the crafting seeing as we were told we might be snowed in by some great force of nature tonight...

It all started off well til we decided it was imperative we had a glue gun. This was decided at exactly 5.48pm. You know how Saturday's go... 6pm shut and all that. Yeah so we went on a mad one to try and get to Halfords at 6. Luckily we thought we googled B&Q on the way and that had them and was open til 8. Yeah, lucky when you step outside and the snow is coming out something chronic. I had a little slide along the road in the car it was all very exciting.

Darran was at work so we had free reign of the house...

Which naturally ended up like this

Its amazing where marabou feathers can get to when you're not looking. I was chewing on a mouthful at one point.

But the point of this craft sesh... which will be continuing long into the night, next day, next week etc... was to make cool stuff out of stuff we have, recycle conscious lovelies that we are, like bits of ribbon, Hawaiian lays, buttons, margarine tubs, old toys, bottle tops, random fancy feather things on sticks that Kam seems to own and all that kinda jazz.
Today we messed about making fascinators things.

I also made some nuts hat that has a dolls head on it and stuff. Its literally amazing. But I'm not letting that crazy cat out of the bag just yet. This is just a taster...

We are basically recycling every day (yeah feather teasing sticks are every day shizz aren't they Kam?) stuff into cool ass stuff and hopefully gonna be selling it to you lovely ducks to make mo for CRY. Ta daaah. Nice ain't it.

Hopefully we're gonna speak to some nice bar type places to see if they will let us come and set up a wee table and sell stuff to the public, be nice to us...we're new, and maybe sell stuff on line on our facebook page. All profits and proceeds to Cardiac Risk in the Young.

All this was happening while the snow was falling. We took a little break and Kam's giant ruler and went to see how high it was...

3 INCHES and still falling baby!! Woooohoooooo!!

We ♥ snow 

PS. Excuse the photos again! We reckon we're gonna do a cool make up & photo thing soon to model all the stuff hahah.