Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1907 Flower Maidens

"There is no fairest-of-them-all
  in God's flower garden.
He created each of us
 just as He intended."

~ Janet Martin ~

 Poppies & daisies






These 6 beautiful Flower Maidens,
by E. Andrews, were originally sold as a set
of postcards in Great Britain, in 1907.

All of the images came from TuckDB,
which is "a free online database listing antique
postcards published by Raphael Tuck & Sons."
Here are the direct links to each Flower Maiden:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Close in Heart... part 2

Here are a few simple Valentine's day projects for you,
using my Close in Heart round graphic.

Small canning jar gift

Use printable (see below) with 2.5" round graphics.  Print and cut out, then layer between the flat part of the lid and the outer rim piece (see photos).  To give as a gift, fill with Hershey's hugs & kisses.

Pretty glass jar

I save pretty much every glass jar for projects such as this one!  Sand the original paint off the lid with fine grit sandpaper, then spray paint gold.  Depending on the size of the lid, you may need to adjust the size of your graphic.  For my jar, I resized the original 4" graphic down to about 3".  Cut out with decorative scissors.  Use double-sided tape to secure to lid.  Nice touch to cut out a bit of sheet music and place inside jar (it curls to stay in place).  Fill with something sweet & give to someone you love!

Sticker or envelope seal

Use printable with 2" round graphics.  Print and use 1.5" paper punch to cut out.  Use glue or tape to attach to the back of a sealed envelope, or use as sticker.


Printable with 2.5" round graphics

Printable with 2" round graphics.

"The manner of giving
is worth more than the gift."

~ Pierre Corneille ~

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

You're Sweet...

I made these colorful conversation heart
Valentine's Day cards for my kids...
and yours!

Here are the free images I used:

Pure glycerine label

Hope you enjoy these sweet printables!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Close in Heart

"Love is missing someone
whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside
because you're close in heart."

~ Kay Knudsen

4" round graphic

PNG file.  Size: 1.5" x 1"

This postcard is from my personal collection.
It's free to use however you please!

Here are the free graphics & sources
used to create the round graphic:

*The Graphics Fairy*
Round frame
Old paper background

*The Vintage Moth*
Hand-penned letter

Something truly beautiful
to leave you with...

Love bears all things
believes all things
hopes all things
endures all things.

~ 1 Corinthians 13:7 ~

Click below to see:
"Close in Heart... part 2"

Friday, January 18, 2013

A Valentine Message

"I love thee - I love thee,
'Tis all that I can say.
It is my vision in the night,

My dreaming in the day."

~ Thomas Hood ~

Postcard with Rose and Heart
(approx. 5" x 3.5")

 "A Valentine Message" heart
(approx. 2.2" x 2.4")

Heart without words
(approx. 2.2" x 2.4")

 Heart & Rose label
(approx. 5.8" x 4.4")

Full page Heart & Rose printable
(8.5" x 11")

Above is the original Valentine Message postcard
(with the exception of some
digital touch-ups), from
my personal collection.  It's postmarked February 13th,
  Found this and another Valentine's Day postcard
(as well as a few other treasures)
while antiquing
with my Mom at
The Olde Shoe Factory.

Here are the other free graphics &
sources used in my artwork:

*The Best Hearts Are Crunchy*

Long-stemmed pink rose & buds

*Just Something I Made*
French postal graphics

*The Vintage Moth*
Hand-penned letter

*Shadowhouse Creations*
Softly aged sepia ~ texture

Pink & white polka dot ~ digital paper

*Lilac & Lavender*
Back of postcard

"Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine,
love, thou art every day my Valentine!"

~ Thomas Hood ~

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Many a Feeling Heart

"To know, to esteem,
to love, and then to part,
Makes up life's tale
to many a feeling heart."

~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~

Graphic size: 5.5" x 4"

Full page (8.5" x 11") printable

These images would make beautiful
Valentine's Day notecards, tags or labels,

don't you think?

Here are the free graphics &
used in my artwork:

*Antique Images*

*Altered Bits*
Grungy texture

*The Vintage Moth*
Hand-penned letter

*Just Something I Made*
French postal graphics

"'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all."

~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~

Thank you for stopping by, 
and come back soon!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Prim Rooster & Hen

"I suppose the pleasure of country life lies
really in the eternally renewed evidences
of the determination to live."

~ Vita Sackville-West, Country Notes ~

 5"x5" label

2 tags ~ approx. 2.5" x 4"

 Here are 2 sheets of printable tags for you!
The sheet above features 6 tags, in 2 sizes, with
the country life quote found at the top of this post.
Below is the second sheet of tags, all approx. 2" x 3."

This is the image used in the tags & label. 
It was tinted sepia, and has a transparent
background (PNG format).

Here are the free graphics
used in my artwork:

*The Old Design Shop*
Langshan Rooster & hen

*MudBay Images*
1792 Farm sale document

*Altered Bits*
Grungy texture

*Lilac & Lavender*
Handmade texture in sepia

Just wanted to add a little note about the reason I made these...  Julie, from The Old Design Shop, asked if I could come up with some tags (using her Langshan rooster & hen graphic) for a friend who sells primitives.  I left space above the rooster & hen on the tags, in case she would like to personalize them with a name, etc.  Also thought 3 different sizes would work well for pricing different sized items.  Hope these will work for your friend, Julie... and thank you for asking me to make them! 

As always, thank you
for stopping by!!