Alphabet

French Cherub Alphabet – JPG, PNG and SVG files

Remember my friend pillpat (agence eureka) on Flickr, and her countless treasures? Today I want to share another of her stunning alphabets, this time with gorgeous French Cherub Drop Cap Initials: I have spent countless hours extracting the individual letters, and aligning them so they are as equal as possible in size, and as straight… Continue reading French Cherub Alphabet – JPG, PNG and SVG files

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Antique French Playing Cards – Free Large Printables

I want to share another fab blogfind with ya'll today: Antique French Playing Cards, Lady Size (meaning they are a bit slimmer than "ordinary" playing cards). 1st Floor Flat offers these for personal use, as printable collage sheets. I have increased the sizes and enhanced the sharpness, and made all cards into l-a-r-g-e PNG-files (transparent… Continue reading Antique French Playing Cards – Free Large Printables

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Walter Crane Cherubs 1900 – Seamless Tile & Printable Papers

From the most adorable Walter Crane book "The Baby's Bouquet - A fresh bunch of old rhymes and tunes" I created this seamless tile with cherubs: Here is what the original endpaper looks like: I used the seamless tile to make some pretty printable papers:       I also tested the tile in two… Continue reading Walter Crane Cherubs 1900 – Seamless Tile & Printable Papers

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My Dream French Victorian Home 1841-1851

Over on Pinterest I've been pinning loads of wonderful illustrations from gorgeous Victorian and Edwardian homes. I thought today I would share a few of my favorite illustrations, all found in the Smithsonian Libraries, and free to use for personal crafty purposes. Cardmaking, gift bags & tags, journaling, or just to frame for stylish vintage… Continue reading My Dream French Victorian Home 1841-1851

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Christy Girls 1906 – Instant Art Printable

I'm celebrating today, with my post No 100 😀 Therefore I'm very happy to be able to combine two of my favorite themes for you, cherubs and pretty ladies, into one gorgeous post of beautiful Edwardian Christy Girls!! With cherub photomats and all, these lovely ladies are ready to print and frame 😀 Howard Chandler… Continue reading Christy Girls 1906 – Instant Art Printable

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Fairy Tales of Science 1800

Throughout the ages mankind has believed many different things. Maybe the most notable misconception was that the earth was flat! But other things have been investigated and believed both to be true and disproven. Today I'm sharing some fun illustrations from the Open Library book Fairy Tales of Science, published in 1800:          If you… Continue reading Fairy Tales of Science 1800

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Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté

Did you enjoy my creative crafting printable bookpages recently? Art Recreations 1871 - 50 black and white bookpages with beautiful typography and artwork Les Evangiles 1864 - 97 (192) stunning illuminated bookpages from a French bible Both books were found via the Open Library, and today I'm going to share another Open Library book with… Continue reading Belles Fleurs 1833 by Pierre-Joseph Redouté