Sunday, 15 September 2013

Cute Ninja Aceo's

I've done it, I've opened a new shop on Etsy,  
(for those who don't know what Etsy is, it's an online marketplace where you are able to buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies).

Do you remember a while back in the post What's in a Name, I asked your advice about a name to use for my art work?  well taking all your ideas on board, my new shop is called.....

I'd love you to pop over for a nosey. I haven't got much on there at the moment, my first 3 listings are of Cute Ninja's (read on) but hopefully I will be doing lots of listing in the next few weeks.
Hi to those who have already popped over.
This new shop is in addition to my Handcrafted by Picto empire and not replacing it.

ok I know 'empire' is a bit grand but I couldn't think of the word I wanted to use

I've no doubt that there will be a bit of a crossover between shops but my Etsy shop will be for art work rather than crafts. 


I've been playing around with a few Ninja pictures this week, it all started when (cue 'going back in time' type music) a facebook page I follow called Scented Sweetpeas  asked if anyone could doodle a Ninja that she could use in her 'Ninja Attacks' (where she visits and likes pages she admires and encourages others to pop over too). I sent her a couple of painted doodles, I enjoyed painting these cute little ninja's so much I went a bit overboard and done lots of them, here are a few, these ones are ACEO's

Halloween Vampire Ninja


Cute Ninja with Nunchucks

Pirate Ninja

Cute Ninja's playing dress-up

What are Aceo's I hear some of you say!!
The acronym "ACEO" stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals,
they can also be known as ATC's Art Trading Cards. 
They are collectible little pieces of art always sized 2.5 x 3.5 inches. 
They can be framed, either individually or in groups or they can be kept in an album. 

I have other ideas in the pipeline for these cuties so watch this space!!!

 Wishing you all a great week

Jan x

I've linked this post to the Handmade Harbour Link up  


  1. Well done on our new Etsy shop, Jan, best wishes and good luck for lots of success on there. Your cute ninja's are just that - very cute. Hope you have a good week.

  2. Yes well done on the Etsy shop. I love the pirate Ninja, somehow it just made me giggle.

  3. Congratulations on your new shop. Your name sounds very grand :) and I don't think that you should apologise for using the word empire as it is your empire. I wish you every luck in your new venture. xx

  4. I love the little Ninjas, congratulations on setting up an Etsy shop, I'm sure those Ninjas will be snapped up quickly

  5. Good luck with your shop on Etsy. I have popped in to have a look.

  6. oooh i love the idea of art cards and your little ninjas are so cute!

    a big congrats on the new shop, its lovely to see you over on Etsy and i look forward to seeing lots of lovely things popping up in your shop over the coming weeks :) x

  7. Glad you explained ACEOs (dim one here!) as I was just about to have to Google :)

    They look great, and very collectable. Good luck with the new shop.

  8. Well done on the new shop- hope that it goes well. I love the Ninjas! They have so much character.

  9. Congratulations on your new Etsy shop. Had a look at it and it looks good - four admirers already !!!!

    Love the Ninjas. They are so cute xx

  10. Love the ninjas! I hope your new shop goes well.

  11. I didn't know ninjas could be so versatile in their looks. They all look great. Making one of them into a gingerbread man was a fantastic idea :-)

    Hope your new shop is very successful.

  12. Good luck with your etsy shop. The ninja's look cute and are very versatile characters.
    Ali x

  13. Your Ninjas are brilliant! Good luck with the new shop x

  14. The pirate ninja is just gorgeous. I loooove ninjas and I think you did a very good job with those.


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