Sunday, March 1, 2009

Artist Spotlight... Tizzalicious ❤

Update: The winner of the cute little apple brooch by Tizzalicious is ROSANNE! Congratulations, Rosanne...and a big thank you to everyone who entered.

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"I love seeing how something I have in mind actually turned out when it is finished." - Tizz

Cuteness abounds in this week's feature on Tizzalicious!

Maartje, or "Tizz" has been making us smile with all of her sweet and quirky things for quite some time now.



Tizz has always loved making jewelry, sewing and other crafts. Her mum taught her to sew when she was very little and she has been making jewelry foreverlong as well...all the way back to when she made earrings out of water ballons when she was little {without water, of course}.

She turned her interests into a business about 4 years ago and has been crafting super "kawaii" and colourful goodies in different styles like kawaii, kitsch, retro & rockabilly ever since.


Spotlight...Tizzalicious



Tell us a bit about yourself...

I'm Maartje, but I usually go by my nickname Tizz. I'm a 26 year old crafty girl from The Netherlands. I sell handmade jewelry, accessories, plush & softies, art and more in different styles, like kawaii, kitsch, retro & rockabilly. I love anything cute and colorful!

What inspires you?
Anything cute and things from the past. I love all things retro and vintage, and I think that shows in my designs. I love anything from the 50s and 60s, so I could say that has an influence on my work. Aside from that, Anything! When I see something in a shop, I automatically wonder if I could turn it into something nice. Being on Etsy also inspired me to try out more different crafts.

Apart from creating things, what do you do for fun?
I love shopping, watching movies & Star Trek with the boyfriend, going to concert, photography, my Blythe dolls, drinking hot chocolate, traveling, blogging, messing around online (I'm a member of way too many forums and social networks!), and I am the team leader of the Crafting in Color Etsy Team (http://craftingincolorteam.blogspot.com).

Do you work at your art/craft full time or do you have another job?
I don't have a full time job, but I am on disability because I get a lot of migraines. I am trying hard to make enough money with my shop so that I will be able to provide for myself, I don't like having to depend on disability, and a "normal" job is out of the question for now. I'm not there yet, but things are going better than I anticipated when I opened my shop a year ago :)


What has been your most memorable moment selling your art?
I loved it when I sold a cute plusie to someone in Japan. They can find cuteness everywhere there, and still she decided to buy something in my shop, on the other side of the world! I thought it was a huge compliment.


What are your current obsessions/interests?

I am obsessed with Blythe dolls, I currently have 3, I promised myself I'll stick to these 3, but then again, I promised myself to stick to 1 when I bought my first one too...

Any advice for fellow artists...
This is not going to be very original, but: Stick to making things you love! We all love to make money with our craft, but don't end up making things you don't like yourself just because they are popular. You need to have fun!


If you could be any character, who would it be and why?
Hmmm, that's a hard one. Maybe superman. His clumsy act when he is a real person is about what I'm like in real life, so at least I would have that part covered!

Do you think you lived in a past life? ...If so, where and when?
If I did, it was in the 50s!




Tell us any future plans you have for your business...
I'm hoping my shop will continue to grow, so I will be able to pay the pills without being on disability. Aside from that, I will just keep on creating the things I love, and hoping others will love them too!

Anything else you'd like to add about yourself, your work, etc...
I really don't know. I'm not good at answering questions. :P

Any favourite Etsy sellers you'd like to mention?
I love The Tiny Fig.


-Shop: http://Tizzalicious.Etsy.com
-Blog: http://blog.Tizzalicious.com
-Blythe Shoppe: http://Tinylicious.Etsy.com


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This Give-A-Way is now closed...
Congrats to the winner, Rosanne!



This week's delicious little give-a-way is the cutest little red polka dot apple brooch by Tizzalicious. This super cute yet simple brooch is made of fabric and measures about 1.5" {3.8 cm} in width.


To enter to win...
Visit the Tizzalicious or Tinylicious shop. Then, come back here to tell us what you favourite item is and why it's super cute in your eyes.


For extra entries into this give-a-way...
1}
Get ONE extra entry by following my blog. Post here that you are a follower.

2.} Get TWO extra entries by posting a comment on any other post on my blog, not including artist features.

3.}
Get TEN extra entries by doing a mini write up about this blog and contest on your blog. Post here with link to the feature.

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Most Important Details... I will make sure all extra entries are entered into the give-a-way. All entries are handwritten by me, so I DO check every single entry and comment. The winner's name is drawn randomly by hand. If your favourite piece of item by Tizzalicious is not part of your comment and some sort of viable contact information is not included, your entry will be disqualified. Give-a-way is shipped out via the artist. All entries must be received by 3.00pm on Sunday, March 8th, 2009 PST. There is a clock on the right side of this blog so that you may check Los Angeles {PST} time. This contest is open to everyone, everywhere.


Best of luck to you, my Pretties!

65 comments:

Alexandra said...

Love the red apple magnets!

Stephanie said...

Love the Baby Pink Apple Stud Earrings.

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Bee and Rose said...

Love everything! I am a Blythe doll fan too!

MJ said...

I love the Love At The Sea, I'm a teacher ( I really need the apple necklace) who loves the beach!

ABCDErica said...

I love Alice in Cupcake Land because I love Alice in Wonderland! It's my favorite Disney movie!

ABCDErica said...

I am now a follower :)

ABCDErica said...

Commented on "Freaky Friday... Lisa Rinna"
Yes, I really like that brooch. Hehe.

Marilyn said...

Been a long time fan of Tizz's work. So happy to see her featured here. :)

windycindy said...

The Ace of Hearts Pendant is a favorite of mine! Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a fan/follower of your site!
Thanks for a delightful giveaway drawing. Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

oona. said...

I think the Green Gingham Blythe Doll Dress is very sweet!

Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. said...

I follow your blog!

Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. said...

I blogged here about your sweet apple giveaway:

http://backyardmama.blogspot.com/2009/03/its-tizzalicious.html

janil said...

I love High Tea Necklace - Cupcake and Tea from tizzalicious. I think it's so cute!
Thnaks!
cal_rubies(at)yahoo(dot)es

janil said...

Suscriber!

janil said...

Follower!

janil said...

I commented on the before entry! Fantastic prints!

Lilly said...

I love the Heart Cookie Necklace. It looks delicious!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15413357

Christopher And Tia said...

Gosh, everything that she makes is adorable, its hard to pick just one thing. Lately I've got an obsession with ornaments though, so I'd have to pick "Christmas Tree Ornament - Winter Tea in Pink". So simple, yet so cute!!

xx Tia

Meninheira said...

Ohhhhhhh it's a amazing work, I love it!! It's sooo difficult to choose only one favourite!!, the necklace are beautiful!! ok, ok, I love this:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20793296
And this is soooo cute:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15733726

meninheira (at) gmail (dot) com

Meninheira said...

I coment here: http://ravenxxxx.blogspot.com/2009/02/freaky-friday-lisa-rinna.html

Meninheira said...

I blogged here: http://bloguerosconilusion.blogspot.com/2009/03/os-tenia-abandonadas.html

OliveStreetStudio said...

Oh! The pink rose earrings - just surpassed the green apple brooach. Such a cute shop.

OliveStreetStudio said...

And I'm a follower....forgot to say that in last post. sorry!

Bre said...

The Green Apple Brooch is my absolute favorite! I don't think it's possible to look at it and not think of bright spring and summer afternoons... and what with our unseasonable snow storms I need a little spring right now! :)

Shanda said...

I love the Red Polka Dot Heart Hair clips! They would look so cute on my daughter.
shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

Petra said...

So cute and so different than things I normally look at on Etsy. Thanks for introducing us to someone new!
I really like the High Tea Necklace - Cupcake and Tea.

Jas said...

My fav item is the Lucky Bow Cupcake Necklace. Its so cute!

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Swirlyarts said...

Great interview! My favourite thing is the tea party ring - too cute!

Whimsical Creations said...

love the OOAK Miniature Doll House Wall Art for Blythe, Barbie, Pullip, ...

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

follower

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

gkstratos said...

I like the Trouble at the Casino necklace
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gkstratos said...

Following
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Anonymous said...

Alice in Cupcake Land is my favorite. Many school teachers in this family would love the apple pin! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Julie - On the Dot Creations said...

I love the giveaway item as well as the pink polka dot apple brooch in the shop. Tizz's items are so cute! :)

sunnie fairy said...

The Pink Strawberry Lover Magnets are way to cute! and useful!

sunnie fairy said...

Oh, and I am now a new follower of your blog!

Rosanne said...

Love the high tea necklace!

valerie2350 said...

i like the black cat hair clip

Helen said...

I adore the Blythe Party Dress - Cherrylicious.

Shannon said...

I like the ice cream cutie necklace.

mverno said...

alice in cupcake land

Abby said...

The red apple bow brouch I thought was super cute!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

lilyk said...

I adore The Chicken and The Egg Necklace! I think it is so cute because I love animals!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11524216 the dress there reminds me of a lucy dress- so adorable!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

follower

Toby said...

The apple magnets are real cute

Ingrid said...

I like the Black Gingham Fabric covered stud earrings.

Swtlilchick said...

I love the Cupcake Charm Necklace.
Its bling and I love cupcakes,they
are my fave.Thanks for the giveaway

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Swtlilchick said...

Following (Swtlilchick)

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Swtlilchick said...

Commented on post (Swtlilchick)

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8442736905676875780&postID=7255268068582988732

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Meredith said...

I'm not exaggerating when I say I love ALL of her stuff. I am totally get some. My favorite things are the "Cuffs and Gun" Necklace (my dad is a cop) and the "Kawaii Bear Necklace"!
meredycat*lycos*com

Meredith said...

Follower.
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Karen said...

Love the baby pink apple stud earrings.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

lfhpueblo said...

The lime green heart stud earrings. I think they're so very cute because gingham is so very me, and lime green is so popular right now. I have some flowery material they'd go perfect with. Somebody is so talented to be able to make all these great items.

esque said...

I love the swallow necklace! Such a fun store!

[inkihandmade.etsy.com]

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the The Ace of Hearts Pendant

danosor said...

Trouble at the Casino necklace is my fave.

abbygirl said...

All so pretty and made with care. "I Love You" locket is pretty. Swallow neckace, Pretty Girl teal ... so many lovely styles.

Familia Perez said...

I love everything,all of your work is so sweet!

mogrill said...

Red Apple Magnets! Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

vboackle said...

i like the high tea necklace.

Raven said...

The winner of the cute little apple brooch by Tizzalicious is...

ROSANNE

Congratulations, Rosanne...and a big thank you to everyone who entered.

xxx
Raven

Rosanne said...

Thanks so much!

Rosanne said...

I receive teh brooch and its just too cute! Thanks so much!