Featuring: Reader Projects

On this very last day of 2013, I am very, very proud to announce a new Category of posts here on Wings of Whimsy:

Reader Projects

I can not fully describe how it makes me feel to see my vintage scans and whimsical designs customized and used, all over the world, but I can say it touches me deeply, and makes all my hard work worth it for a whole new set of reasons! I’d be designing and crafting for myself and my friends & family regardless of this blog, but I now put extra effort into my designs to make them worth sharing, easy to understand and printer-friendly. It also takes a lot of time to take and edit the photos I use here, and to manage all the different files and uploads I need to operate.

So it means a lot for me to know that others are enjoying my work, both through your likes and comments here and personal emails. And to really boost my inspiration, some of you have been kind enough to send me pictures of how you have used my designs! I love it, and I hope this will only be the first post in line of featuring Reader Projects 😀 

This also makes it very clear to me, that on this last day of the year, I want to dedicate my post to my readers, to thank you, all of you, for visiting! Just tonight this blog passed over 50.000 views, I think that is pretty amazing for a very small and fresh blog 🙂

  • Thank you for all the likes: Harbin, Elephant and Araneus: what would I do without you!
  • Thank you for all your comments!
  • Thank you for your emails!
  • Thank you for downloading my images and printables and using them in your own art!
  • A very special thanks to Gopi who “discovered” my blog and started sharing my creations on Free Digital Stamps!
  • And last but not least: thank you Megan for your inspiration, feedback and encouragement!!

Ammey used my frame/scroll for this lovely Christmas Paper: (click on the picture to see her lovely blog, lots of freebies too!)

Ammey's Christmas Paper

I do not know where Ammey is located, but I see her blog is in English. Could be UK, US, Australia or a really anywhere in the world… Ammey: if you are reading this, I’d love to know where you are at 😉

Sil in The Netherlands crafted some of my Christmas Cones, and added gorgeous personalized embellishments! I have received these images on email, so there is no link attached to them:

Sil's Christmas Cones Sil's Christmas Cones Sil's Christmas Cones

Delia Beatrice in Argentina used almost half my Christmas Village to create a snowy & cute display (click on the image to visit her blog):

Delia's Christmas Village

Jutta in Germany has worked through several of my projects this Holiday season, and she also has a wonderful blog with many of my fave things gathered in one spot: creative paper crafting, crochet, Tilda-projects and her very own blog-cat. I might have to start taking pictures of my two cats also in 2014, it adds such a personal and lively charm to her site 🙂

Jutta's Christmas Village

Jutta's Christmas Village

Jutta's Christmas Cones

Jutta's Christmas Cones

Jutta's Christmas Cones

She used my French Christmas Cherubs combined with Rosettes: (gave me the idea to create my printable Rosettes!)

Jutta's French Christmas Cherubs & Rosettes

And look: I can recognize my designs in Juttas gorgeous versions on her Christmas Tree:

Jutta's Christmas Tree

I think these wonderful crafters have done so well with my basic stuff! I really, really appreciate seeing how the ideas are used, developed, and bouncing ideas back and forth! That is why I share for free in the first place 😀

If you use any of my images or designs in you art, I would love to see. You can either post a comment here on the blog, or email me @ gunnvor.karita@gmail.com. I hope to be able to add to the new category “Reader Projects” on a monthly basis throughout 2014 😀

Best wishes to all of you

for a prosperous, creative and happy New Year!

Love&Light

PS! Here are links to my posts related to the featured projects:

Wings of Whimsy: 1875 Bébé Devient Savant Seamless Tile - free for personal use

French Ornamental Frame

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Christmas Village - free printables #vintage #victorian #ephemera #cottage #cherub #tree

Christmas Village

Wings of Whimsy: 12 Days of Christmas Cones - free printable #vintage #victorian #shabby #chic #ephemera

Christmas Cones

Wings of Whimsy: French Christmas Cherubs in Vintage Frame - free printables #vintage #ephemera

French Christmas Cherubs

Wings of Whimsy: Christmas Sheet Music Rosette - free printables #ornament #decoration #embellishment

Sheet Music Rosette

1907 Bonne Année – free printables

2013 is coming to an end, as must all things. I am presenting the last 4 of the New Year’s Cherub Postcards, making it a total of 16 cards.

Print them all, and bunt them together if you are having a party on New Year’s Eve, or download only your favorites for keeps. With a little editing, most of them are suitable for all year crafting, in fact I have seen many of them online with other messages than “Happy New Year” 😉 They’d be cute for the upcoming Valentine’s Day too 😀

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Cherubs - Collage Sheet 4 - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

Today’s post lend the year and it’s title from the French card in this batch. But as you can clearly see from the top 2 cards, the postcards were painted by the same artist, but distributed in two different countries. This was common for most printers, they’d take advantage of different seasons and various markets by adjusting the message and the language on the cards. Back in the days, most customers would never know, since communication between the countries were much more scarce than today. Internet has revealed such bygone times business-ventures to us in all its glory. Very clever indeed. And no different than companies of today will operate 😉

Here are the individual postcards:

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's January Cherubs - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebieWings of Whimsy: New Year's Cherubs - Bonne Anne Cherubs - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebieWings of Whimsy: New Year's Cherubs - Cherub Moon - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebieWings of Whimsy: New Year's Cherubs - Cherub & Gift - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

And with those sweet little New Year’s poems, and the cutest little cherub tushie I have ever seen, this series of New Year’s cards has also come to an end. For tomorrow, the last day of the year 2013, I have a surprise post planned for all you peeps out there, so make sure you peek in to see it 😉  

The individual scans are 600dpi, and can be printed in full A4-size, looking great. High quality files can be downloaded here:

Download Printable

These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment 😀 

Love&Light

1912 A Happy New Year – free printables

Here comes the third New Year’s Cherubs Collage Sheet:

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Cherubs - Collage Sheet 3 - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

And here are the individual postcards:

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Cherubs - Cherubs & Cornucopia - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Cherubs - Cherubs & Roses Calendar - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Cherubs - Cherub & Doves - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Cherubs - Cherub & Swans - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie kopi

I also took the time to create a little Cherub Frame with the French Cherubs & Roses:

Wings of Whimsy: Cherubs & Roses Frame - PNG (transparent background) - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

I have used pictures of the beautiful and famous actress of the Edwardian Era, Lily Elise, to show you some examples on how you can use this frame:

Wings of Whimsy: Lily Elise in Cherub Rose Frame - Collage Sheet - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

Both the Lily Elise Collage Sheet, and individual Lily Elise framed images are available in the download folder below. The individual scanned postcards are 600dpi, and can be printed in full A4-size, looking great. High quality files can be downloaded here:

Download Printable

These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment 😀

Love&Light

1911 A New Year’s Wish – free printables

It’s time for the second New Year’s Cherubs Collage Sheet 🙂

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Floral Cherubs Collage Sheet - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebieHere are the individual postcards:

WIngs of Whimsy: New year's Floral Cherub & Roses - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

WIngs of Whimsy: New year's Floral Cherub & Forget-me-nots - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

WIngs of Whimsy: New year's Floral Cherub & Pansy Shoe - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

WIngs of Whimsy: New year's Floral Cherub & Rose Shoe - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

High quality files can be downloaded here, the individual scans are 600dpi, and can be printed in full A4-size, looking great:

Download Printable

These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment 😀

Love&Light

1908 Wishing you a Happy New Year – free printables

I’ve been deep-diving in my albums for some vintage & festive New Year’s postcards 🙂

I am going to present 4 new cards each day, for 4 days, for a total of 16 cards before New Year’s Eve. Collect and print them all for a New Year’s Garland, or pick your favorites for other types of crafting.

Here’s the first Collage Sheet:

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Music Cherubs - free printable for personal use #vintage #ephemera #freebie

Featuring these beauties:

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Music Cherub Triangle - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Music Cherub Flute - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Music Cherub Citar - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie

Wings of Whimsy: New Year's Music Cherub Tamburine - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebieHigh quality files can be downloaded here, the individual scans are 600dpi, and can be printed in full A4-size, looking great:

Download Printable

These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment 😀

Love&Light