Paw Prints — Viking

Viking cards

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Today I want to share these amazing Viking cards with you! One of my favourite designs (that is going to get framed rather than sent to anyone!) is the black and white drawing of the Nidhogg Serpent. According to Norse mythology, Nidhogg (or Níðhöggr) lives below Yggdrasil, the tree that connects the nine realms, and eats its roots (see here for more on the Norse mythology around Nidhogg). Some of the other cards feature images from the Jelling stones - a series of massive carved runestones dating back to the tenth century, found in Jelling, Denmark.

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Pencil parade...

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

I love a good pencil, me. Emphasis is on good though. Scratchy pencils - you know, those ones that seem to have a grain of sand in them as you write - well, they can take a running jump, frankly. But a pencil that writes smoothly, has a decent darkness to the line yet holds its point over many lines of writing...? Well, that's every pencil-lover's dream, isn't it?

Let me give you a flavour of 9 different pencils and what they're good for. Some of them are definitely writing pencils. Some of them are softer and at a push, could be used for sketching or doodling.

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A-viking we will go, a-viking we will go...

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Here we have a classic pencil in red, a school pencil in yellow and a grown-up pencil in black - I mean, seriously, how Staedtler is that? Let's chalk it up to the sincerest form of flattery.

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