I’ve added some Christmas cards to my Etsy shop, featuring a Nordic Christmas elf with her pet plant.
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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:
Christmas journal – Tonttu is Watching. Custom name optional:
Peeking Elves Christmas Journal – original altered Moleskine journal full of Christmas cheer:
I’d love to hear what you think!
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 🙂
Simple gift label doodles:
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.
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!
This image is available on a variety of formats from tote bags, to cushions, to clocks, to baby clothing.
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?
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.
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:
I hope you like it! Feel free to share this post to spread the mischief…