Easter Witch

Here is a small description and explanation to why we have Easter Witch for Easter to all my friends out of Sweden!

Easter old women, even Easter hag  and Easter Witch are a part of  old Swedish folklore, a witch who traditionally fly on broom to Blåkulla. Blåkulla is the place where witches, according to folklore flew on broomsticks during Holy Thursday to party with the Devil. Orgies are said to have been going to Holy Saturday or Easter Sunday morning when “witches” went back home. Large bonfires were lit to chase them away.

The idea of ​​witches believed to come from 1600’s witches.

In 1660 – and 1670’s were the worst witch trials in Sweden and hundreds were executed after being admitted to have gone to the devil’s feast. Banquet was held in a magnificent garden in a place often but not always, called the Brocken. The witches thought they were served lots of treats, but it was, in fact, frogs, snakes and toads.

Are Easter witches really witches?

Easter old ladies are based on folklore and can be quite different from the witches believed in during the 1600s. It happens that witches have accessories coffee pot, a black cat and broomstick. Several of these attributes are not directly related to the future of witches. Coffee was not drunk in Sweden in the 1600s, nor are black cats mentioned in the legal records of the time. Referring to modern superstition, a theory being that the coffee pot is a symbol of the cauldron and the black cat of misfortune.

It is uncertain when the Passover tradition that children dress up as Easter witches began in Sweden, but the practice was widespread in the western Swedish city in the mid 1800’s. Therefore, the first Easter old ladies, probably from the beginning of the 1800s or earlier.

Sources: Wikipedia

The kids dress up as Easter withes and draws small Easter letter and go from door to door for candy.



Nya blommor / New Flowers

Här kommer några nya blommor som jag skapat med Tim Holtz stans, använde den minsta blomman. Pilen visar hur pappret såg ut från början, innan jag stämplat (text) färgat in det med diverse Dristress dynor.


Here are some new flowers that I created with Tim Holtz die, using the smallest flower. The arrow shows how the paper looked like from the beginning, before I stamped (text) color it in with various Dristress pads.

Embossat och färgat in en gul inköpt blomma…


Embossed and colored in a yellow flower that I have  purchased …

Den mindre blomman i mitten är från samma stans som ovan, men mörkare gult rest papper. I mitten har jag limmar och  tvinnat bomullstråd. Även dessa blomblad har samma embossat mönster som de yttre blombladen.


The smaller flower in the middle is from the same die as the ones above, but are in a  darker yellow scrap paper. In the middle I have glued and twisted cotton thread. These petals have the same embossing pattern as the bigger ones.


Påskkärring / Easter witch

Här kommer ett nytt Påsk Kort med två  olika Vilda stämplar, textstämpel med den lilla häxan är nyinköpt. Manga påskkärringen köpte jag för många år sedan då från Stämpelboden. Jag har färglagt motivet med vanliga akvarell färger samt mina H2O färger.


Here is a  new Easter card that I have done with two Wild stamps, text stamp with the little witch is newly purchased. The Manga Easter witch  I bought many years ago when theStämpelboden. I have colored the motive with ordinary water colors and my H2O colors.

Områdena som pilarna markerar behandlade jag först med klorin för att hunna få rätt färg då jag målade, eftersom pappret som jag stämplade på var mörk ROSA.


The areas that are pointed out with arrows, have I first run over with chlorine solution so I could  get the right color when I painted, because the paper that I stamped are dark PINK.


Kor / Cows

Hittad dessa två utskurna korna från  Paper Doll Dress Up när jag gick igenom alla mina påsar med utskuret material och färglade dem chalk stämplade upp två tomma grenar (de fick bli träd). Jag hade en massa löv kvar från då jag gjorde en majstång till min flipp kalender färgade in dessa med chalk och distressade dem med en stylus. Eftersom allt jag gjort hitintills hade färglagts med chalk så ficktemat för det här kortet bli “bara färglägga med “chalk puder”


Found these two cut-out cows from Paper Doll Dress Up when I went through all my bags of cutout’s and color them with chalk pouder, stamped  two empty branches (they got to be trees this time). I had a lot of leaves left from when I did a maypole for  my flip calendar i coloed this too with chalk inked distress them with a stylus. Because all I’ve done so far had been colored with chalk … so did the theme of this card become “just to paint with” chalk dust ”

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