Now it is time to send your friends and family Xmas cards! I know how stressful Christmas time can be! As for me, working full-time, being a mom of two little boys, and running my graphics shop I just have noooo time left for making Christmas cards (I have scheduled my crafty month for January!). But we can all relax, I got this issue covered with printable Christmas cards. I made a cute pack of three printable Christmas card designs in November, just to keep my mind sane for Christmas. Now I am sharing my bundle with you.
It is super-easy printing the cards at home. Download the files, fire up your printer with thick paper and just hit “print”. You can re-use the files and you can print as many as you need. This is one of the reasons I started creating printables in the first place. Perfect for minimalist moms in a hurry! Best of all, digital files do not “hoard” your home with clutter.
A crafty and home-made look
My printable Christmas card set is cute, fun and crafty looking. Yes, you know that crafty look we all love. You can also make wonderful gift tags, last-minute Christmas gifts, and mini-prints for your art shelf. You get me, the possibilities are endless! If you are a super-mom with lots of time on your hands, you can create your own designs using my Scandi Xmas clipart bundle. My cards are made from this clipart bundle. You can read more about the Scandinavian woodland theme here.
Now you can exhale and erase the “make Christmas cards” from your Christmas check-list. Make room for quality time with your kids, bake some gingerbread cookies or just sip your “Glögg”. Schedule hard-core crafting for January instead. This is the perfect month for recharging (both wallet and mind).
Today is a special day in Finland. It is the celebration of “Lilla Jul”. Lilla Jul is a cozy mini-version of Christmas Eve. Of course, we are going to celebrate the Scandinavian Christmas tradition on the blog too! Santa all left you a little treat! Continue reading Happy “Lilla Jul”
I am so excited to share my new clipart bundle with you! I worked really hard to create a super cute and versatile set. This is the perfect clipart set for creating birthday cards, digital scrapbooking, nursery prints and much more! You get a free printable birthday card as well! Continue reading Hooray!
Yey! I have launched my Scandinavian art winter collection 2017! I named the collection “Woodland”. It is a tribute to Scandinavian nature and unique wildlife. My animal illustrations are my take on the classic theme! I will be uploading new designs all month.
The best thing about running an Etsy shop is connecting with new friends (yes, printables come in second place). Many of my customers become friends over time. In this post, I want to show a beautiful girl´s room decorated with my printable art.
I thought it was about time to add a new freebie to the VIP Lounge selection! The summer has been kind of intense, but now I am slowly getting back on track again. This time you get a pink version of the mint flamingo set you find in my shop. I hope you love it as much as I do. We all need lots sparkles in our lives!
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In my shop, you find instant download art that supports self-esteem and promotes self-love. I had my share of challenges in life and that is why this is so important to me. I usually don´t talk about my inner struggles. I know art can´t fix what is broken, but it can help you heal and keep your thoughts on the right track. Thoughts are powerful, they are real game-changers.
When I was diagnosed with epilepsy I knew my life was never going to be the same again. Not because of my epilepsy, but because of how people responded to me and my illness. People did not think I was capable of performing as well as others because I needed a service dog. I started to feel low because these reactions were out of my reach – I could not change the mindset of others (or at least I thought so at first). But when I started to change my focus and stopped mimicking/mirroring what others thought of me things changed.
When I stopped to care about what people thought about my capability, their mindset changed too. It took time, but now I know how powerful thoughts are. I surround myself with positive affirmations and reminders and my prints are a product of that. My art brings good vibes and love. I hope I can spread good thoughts, boost self-esteem and self-love with my art. As I have two sons I want to teach them the importance of never giving up and keep a positive mind. My kid’s art is all about love, compassion, and joy.
Woohoo! I love discounts and coupon codes! If you buy more than 3 printables (or min. 15 EUR purchase) you get 30% off! Use the coupon code “LOVEART” at checkout. I started to put together art bundles which make it super-easy for you to match your artworks and get a coherent look. I will upload bundles frequently.
Take a look at these cute Royalties! They are perfect for any Scandinavian styled baby room! If you are all into monochromes, keep calm. I will list a monochrome bundle too. Keep your eyes open! Enjoy!
I love (and get mega-happy) if you tag me @wallifyer on Instagram with a pic of your newly styled room!
I have launched my spring and summer printable poster collection! I will be uploading designs all month! The colors are trending pinks, yellows, greens and blues. Of course you get monochromes as well, they are a must-have in any Nordic print collection. You will meet tropical birds, whales, fern, leafs, letter art, quotes and sea animals. I hope you will enjoy my collection! Stay tuned and be sure to visit my store to check for the latest updates! Follow my Facebook for the latest updates!
Well as I know it can be a bit nervous buying your first printable (it was for me at least!) I have decided to launch a introductory sale for a limited time. This means you get access to all my designs (not the custom or the print shop) for only 1,50 EUR. The best thing about printables is that it´s affordable and environmentally friendly too. As I send you your artwork digitally no transport is needed. Clean air, a neat home and no waiting! As your prints are budget friendly you can redecorate more often. You can stay modern, chic and seasonal. You are also able to choose your own paper quality, you are in charge. If you have no printer, of course, I can print it for you or you can let your local print shop do it for you.
I been working hard on making new pastel baby art for nurseries. Baby art is so fun to do, I can´t stop! Pastels are suitable for the spring and summer season and will make a great addition to your Scandinavian wall art. Polka-dot and geometric patterns have been my source of inspiration for this round. I draw the illustrations by hand and then I alter them in Photoshop and/or Illustrator. I post “behind the scenes” videos on regular basis on my Instagram account, be sure to follow me there. Click on the post below to watch me drawing the outlines for my polar bear design! I’m not a fan of super clean vector lines, therefor I love drawing my designs by hand. I love the kinks, imperfections and irregularities in a drawing. It´s more appealing to the eye, what do you think? It’s more interesting to look at something you can see was made my a human hand. But, maybe that´s just me! 🙂 Later I alter the designs and make them a digital file.
Thank you all so much for being a supporter of my Scandinavian poster hide-away! It’s so amazing to get to know you all. I think it’s time to celebrate all new friends with a flash-sale! Why not head over to my IG and check it out, be sure to follow! The coupon code is: “YEAY2000” and it is valid until Sunday. You get 50% off with the code! Happy shopping!
I always love to work in themes, it keeps me focused and on point. As I did several baby art posters last week I head over to kids art this week. I read Elledecor.com on Scandi trends 2017 and got some inspiration boiling. As always is monochrome in, but I saw some occasional petrol blue too, which I loved! Maybe I will try to incorporate the blue hues later on. I leaning to use pastels more. What do you think of petrol blue in a Scandi setting?
This month I’m focusing on bullying and exclusion which I think is a very important topic for all parents and kids to learn more about. I made a call on social media a few days ago searching for people wanting to share their experiences and thoughts about bullying. Thank you all for sharing, I was so moved by your willingness to share your emotional and personal stories with me. I know a short blog post cant grasp the complexity of this matter. I want to share a very emotional short movie about bullying called “Reality”. This movie says more than my words ever can. By talking about bullying and the hard topics of life, we can make a change. The movie is 10 minutes long. It is heart-breaking as well as informative, what do you think? It is time for change.
One thing that became clear to me after I read your stories was the importance of cyberbully awareness. This is not featured in the short-movie. It’s important to be aware of cyberbullying and the devastating effects it can have on kids and teens (and of course adults). Bullying does not only take place in school anymore, but also at home trough smartphones and computers. Kids have no safe-haven anymore. This is a wonderful information sheet about cyberbully for parents (thank you Shiela!) made by Childnet International. Here you can find good advice on the topic:
I hope we can make a change, get well informed and stop bullying. No-one should have to go through such hard experiences. As parents we have to keep out eyes and ears open. One thing we can do is to make sure our kids know they always have a safe-haven – you. Let them know they are not alone, and that they can talk to you about bullying and other hard topics.
I was so ashamed. I didn’t want my parents to know I was a failure. I just wanted them to be proud of me. I never told anyone about how I felt. It´s now, when I am an adult and mother myself I know I was never a failure. It was the system that failed me. I had my dog Sully, I hugged her. She was the world to me, my life-line. (Tanya)
What did you think about “Reality”? Do you have any tips or good information that could help another parent or child, please share.
Personalized gifts are great gifts, that´s for sure! My son got a custom made t-shirt from his godparents on his first birthday. He worn it until it literally went to pieces. He (we all) loved it so much. This is the story behind the custom ideas I bring you in our shop. When you buy a file you are not limited to print on paper. With creativity and a great print shop you can make a wide range of things out of a digital file. If you´re a DIY:er, buy iron-on kits and transfer your design on clothing or textile. There are so many fun products on the market for transferring pictures onto items.
Custom design poster
Custom design mug
In my listings I often show a design printed on other things than paper – just as an eye-opener. A printable file is so much more than just wall art. You can print the designs on mugs, onesies, mobile cases, mouse pads, pillowcases and much more. Check what your print shop has to offer! Or do it yourself! It has never been easier to make the perfect gift. I pin interesting ideas – take a look at my board. I add new ones all the time.
Valentines is round the corner and we are all prepared. I have listed three limited edition posters I hope you will love. As I am an illustrator I made these designs specially for this occasion. The posters are easy to print at home as wall art or as greeting cards. I also put in some large format posters for that extra effect.
In these times it’s of importance to keep in mind that love concurs all. Love really is the solution.
I am an illustrator based in the Aland Islands. I love making cute and quirky Scandinavian style illustrations. Oh, my name is Sandra by the way!