Ludovic the elf will be leaving soon… He’ll go back to his North Pole family and will grant us again with his joyful presence next December. After all his adventures, he’s quite tired. Living in a family with two active boys isn’t always easy. He had to play hockey!! He kept his skates on as a little keepsake of his good time here. He knows the boys here have skates as a second skin, it’s part of their daily outfit.
He likes to sit by the window at night, observing the stars and witnessing the amazing display of the northern lights. Have you ever seen an aurora borealis? When you see one you feel like you’ve been touched by some magic, and that’s exactly how Ludovic feels. His biggest wish would be that this magic would spread to the entire Earth. After all, every elf, human and creature lives under the same sky, and dreams under the same starry universe. He’d love for the Christmas cheer to touch every single heart out there, if just for an instant. Lighting up the eyes of every child. Spreading compassion to every soul. But he’s just a little elf, his own little magic has quite a small range, but what if every elf out there, along with everyone else would bless another with his own little magic? Then it might have a chance to take over the world!! Ludovic is a dreamer and an eternal optimist, and we love that about him don’t we?
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, from our house to yours xoxo
Our little elf is leaving you with a final freebie, some Northern Lights Overlays and a Milky Way star overlay. Create and spread the magic —> It’s up to you…
Are we on day 11? Already? Wow… Okay, let’s do this!
Chipper McSprinkles just came home from a long day wrapping up presents at the toy factory. His lodge was warm and cozy and the quiet atmosphere made a nice change from the ever busy factory. He removed his boots, started the fireplace and got a cup of hot cocoa brewing. Life was good! Really good!
He sat on his favorite recliner, put his feet up and got ready to watch the angel fashion show on TV, that was a show he awaited all year long. Those lovely angels wearing their beautiful, not very suitable for the North Pole, attire were a dream come true for a lonely elf like him. His toes were getting warm from the fireplace, but he felt cold inside, maybe it was the chill in the air, maybe it was the loneliness. So he decided to pour a little liquor in his hot cocoa. He felt warm, but not enough, so he added more liquor… Life suddenly started to feel a little less sweeter… His eyes couldn’t focus on the beauties on the screen, and the lights in his Christmas trees were kinda groovy.
He knew it was time to stop drinking the boosted hot cocoa! And since that liquor was only making him feel sorry about himself tonight, he decided to pour it down the drain! After all, he was usually a very happy elf, yes, sometimes lonely, but deeply happy. He had a job he loved, faithful friends, a nice enough lodge and enough candy cane to fill his tummy. He traded his cocoa for a strong coffee and life started getting back into focus. The lights in the tree were blinking bright, the beauties were as gorgeous as he remembered. Aaah! That was the good life he loved so much, he did wanted an elf of his own to share his life with, but he knew it was only a matter of time until he found his own mischievous angel.
Today’s freebie is a set of Groovy Light overlays. And no need for liquor since they’re already blurry… Sit on your recliner, put your feet up, and get your set —> HERE
There’s a buzz in the North Pole. The elves are giddy with excitement! Guess what? The North Pole athletes were invited to be part of the next winter Olympics! For the first time in the Olympics history, a delegation from the North Pole will be walking along the other great athletes of the world. They’ve been training hard and are getting ready for the opening ceremony. That will be an incredible sight! Elves walking together in the stadium, showing their pride and holding their flags high! Sidney Pucksby was going to be the flag bearer, that was quite an honor! The first ever flag bearer of the North Pole! He was also named team captain for the elves hockey team (their team name is really appropriate for polar regions, the Penguins, lol), he took both leadership roles very seriously. That Pucksby elf never gave up and was a team player so he was highly appreciated by his team mates.
While the team was training, there was an epic confrontation! Since they’re so close to Russia, they had asked Russia’s best players to come for an off season game. The Russian team captain and Pucksby held an intense face off, when the puck dropped it was all or nothing for both teams. No one wanted to go home with a loss.
The game was exciting, on both sides! It ended up in a tie, so no team reign champion thus far. Revenge match will be held during the Olympics, and that’s where we’ll separate the elves from the boys!!
Today’s freebie has been collected on the North Pole rink, Ice Overlays. Cheer for Pucksby’s team HERE
In the North Pole, elves are the ones doing most of the toy confection, day in and day out, they assemble, shape and design the many treasures kids on Santa’s nice list ask for. What no one knows is that the Ice Fairy also contributes to the toy making efforts of this active crew. The Ice Fairy is a very girly girl, and she loves fashion!! If she weren’t blessed with fairy powers she would have been a fashion designer. She loves the shows and the dress making part. Even the more tedious chores like pattern making, resizing, trimming and adjusting. After all, she does have fairy hands, so everything she touches becomes delicate and glamorous. She is the master seamstress, inspiring tons of celeb designers around the world. That’s why she’s now in charge of the whole doll clothing division. Silk, taffetas, tulle, glitter, she loves it all! Designing gowns and everyday fashion, and accessories!!! Every doll also needs it’s accessories, shoes, handbags, oh my!
The Ice Fairy has more than enough glitter fabric to fill a whole warehouse, so, in an effort to downsize, she kindly shared with us a few of her glitter, that she turned into overlays. These can brighten up any Christmas or winter image, as you can see below, they were used and blended in order to create a dreamy back ground 🙂
Get your fairy hands on some Glitter Overlays HERE…
Three weeks before Christmas, Santa always gives the elves and everyone else working in the North Pole, a day off. This day is intended to celebrate the arrival of winter, to take a much needed break from toy making and also to fortify the bonds between all members of this huge family. This day is known as the Winter Carnival. Many activities and contest are planned and people work all year round at perfecting their crafts and skills for this one day. There’s the apple pie baking contest, in which Mrs Claus reigns undefeated. There’s a team snowball fight and a scavenger hunt. There’s also a snow globe making contest (the Ice Fairy is the one to beat here) and, the highlight of the day is the sledding race. Why? Because the elf who builds the fastest sleigh gets to kiss Honey Tinselspice. She is a coveted elf. Many boys would love to win her heart, but she has yet to find the one she loves.
Alfie Fizzystockings had been secretly in love with Honey for a while now, so, he spent all his free time in the last year building his sleigh. He polished it, made aerodynamics analyses, tweaked it again until he was sure his sleigh was the fastest in all of the North Pole. Except of course, Santa’s sleigh. The use of magic is forbidden at the Winter Carnival games, so it’s all skill and a lot of practice.
When the bells rang the start of the race, Alfie was ready to leave his competitors behind, in a trail of misty snow and to put his lips on Honey’s cheeks. It didn’t happen exactly as planned though…
Dashing through the snow, in a wonky plastic sleigh…
There was a reason why Alfie was bearing the Fizzystockings name… And that had caused him many problems in the past, today was no exception. Some yarn from his socks unravelled, tripping his perfectly fast sleigh and causing him to make an impressive 360 degrees figure in the air. He landed right on Honey’s lap! He was dizzy from the fall and looked shaken so Honey kissed him (on the mouth!!) to comfort him. He could not believe his luck! What could’ve been his worst nightmare turned out to be his dream come true. He didn’t win the race, but he got the sweetest reward… Only time will tell if these two will actually fall in love…
Today freebies are Merry Text overlays (some you can see used on Alfie’s picture). There’s a layered .psd file & a .png file. Get on your sleigh and GO!!!