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Christmas cards – tonttu girl with pet plant

I’ve added some Christmas cards to my Etsy shop, featuring a Nordic Christmas elf with her pet plant.

Finnish Christmas elf girl holding plant illustration

Christmas card with plant and festive lightsChristmas card with Nordic elf holding plant, photographed among wooden mushrooms and a tree stump candle holderChristmas cards with same design, laid out on table.

Christmas card illustration on an advent calendar style card, available on the Thortful.com website.

Advent calendar card available from Thortful.com

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New altered Moleskine journals

Howdy folks! Long time no post.. I’ve been very busy working on my new business, Digibloom. My work involves helping small businesses to grow – using my experience/expertise in social media, branding, marketing, etc. More on that another time!

I’m back working on my Etsy items until Christmas with a new series of journals, and thought I’d share some pictures with you. It may seem very early to be listing Christmas items even prior to Halloween, but November can be a busy time so it’s good to be prepared! Click on images to view listings with more/larger photos on Etsy.

Custom illustrated Moleskine cahier journal with your name or word:

moleskine journal heidi burton

moleskine journal heidi burton cover

Christmas journal – Tonttu is Watching. Custom name optional:

moleskine journal christmas elf

Peeking Elves Christmas Journal – original altered Moleskine journal full of Christmas cheer:

Moleskine journal peeking elves

Moleskine journal peeking elves

I’d love to hear what you think!

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Draw YoursELF!

Draw your sELFie with this very simple guide. Start with a teardrop shape and add a few features – job’s a good’un!

Elves are so quick and easy to draw that I’ve made little hand-doodled elf stickers for the gifts I’m giving this year.

I would love to see your elf attempts, should you wish to share 🙂

Draw yoursELF

Simple gift label doodles:

gift labels

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New illustration – “Snow and Stories”

This illustration was inspired by a recent trip to Canada where I first tasted eggnog (with rum & cinnamon, yum), and sat in the back garden (sorry, “yard”) surrounded by snow, with a bonfire to keep warm. I created this image for a purpose – Christmas cards for myself & family to send out to friends/family, some of which live in Finland – not a dissimilar scene from the one depicted.

I have made this design available in my Society6 shop incase others would like to share with their friends too.

xmas card final small marshmallow

I also have a version with a sausage instead of a marshmallow that is available upon request – my mother said Finnish people don’t eat marshmallows WHICH I FIND HARD TO BELIEVE!

snow cards

This image is available on a variety of formats from tote bags, to cushions, to clocks, to baby clothing.

snow & stories tote

snow cushion

There are a couple of things missing from the picture that were present at the original scene. A sweet Mexican dog called Rita chasing a moustache-ball, and two beardy dudes listening to The Darkness. Have I missed out the best bits?

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Mischievous Elves collection

The elves have taken over!

If I’m not mistaken, Christmas is about mooning elves, sELFies, disco boogie, & ice skating within millimeters of a glacier edge. I mean, I could be mistaken, but… look at the evidence below.

mischievous elves

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This repeat design, inspired by Finnish ‘tonttu’ (elf) is now available in the following formats on my Society6 page:

Art prints, framed art prints, t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, baby clothes, iphone, ipod, laptop & ipad skins, ipad cases, cushions, clocks, cards, and tote bags. Lots to choose from! Phew!

Here’s a sELFie I made earlier:

sELFie

I hope you like it! Feel free to share this post to spread the mischief…

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