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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Playing Hide and Seek in the Garden~ Beautiful Paintings by Charles Curran, James Tissot and James Hayllar

Good afternoon and welcome to my little blog!  
Gardens are blooming. The flowers and sunshine make it hard to stay inside. The painting 'Peonies' by Charles Curran is my inspiration today. The girls expression pulls me right in. What is she thinking? Paintings that spark my curiosity and positive emotions are usually my favorites. So engaging. The sunlight on her hair, cheek and the flowers reminds me of warm lovely days I have spent in my and grandmother's gardens.
Be safe. Be kind. 
Much love to each of you, Louise
by James Hayllar
Peonies by Charles Curran 
Chrysanthemum by James Tissot
Sunshine and Flowers by Charles Curran
by James Fredrick Lewis

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Black Spanish Lace Mantillas ~ Lace Border Frame & Label~ Free Digital Clipart & Printies

The post today was inspired by the first picture of a woman with a mantilla. Such a pretty silhouette with that incredible lace detail! Just love it!
The lace border came from a very old children's book. It has been in my digital stash for quite a while. When I came across the Spanish dancer I knew right away she and the lace border belonged together. Black buttons like those little vintage rhinestone ones look really nice on this card.  I hope you like them as much as I do. Let me know if they make it into one of your projects or creations.
Much love to each and everyone of you,Louise

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Not too Frilly Labels or Tags ~ Free Clipart for Spring Cleaning & Organizing

 Hi everyone! It is another bright sunny day in California. Kinda hard to not be in a good mood on days like this. Some of my most popular posts feature frames and labels. Today I have more for you. These are light designs with a little whimsy yet just enough formality. I hope you are having a wonderful day making & creating.So happy you stopped by!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Time for Bunnies and Easter Eggs! Victorian Easter Postcard Set

 Hello and a big welcome to everyone! 

It has been such a long time since I have posted Easter pictures. Time to rectify that as Easter is days away! I quickly found this set for today. Rich colors and with ornate details they are very Victorian. Now I am going to find some more for all of you before Sunday! 




April Birthstone and Flower ~ Diamonds and Daisies ~ Antique Button Card~ Postcards


Hello and welcome! 
Already the start of a new month after March went by so quickly. I am pleased to be posting the month's birthstone and flower pictures on time! Finding pictures of daisys is fairly easy because there are lots of antique postcards that feature daisies. In my collection of printer's chapter headings and tail pieces there are plenty that feature daisies.  Still looking around for pictures of diamonds. A separate post is coming that features sweet peas. The United Kingdom birth or month's flower is the daisy while in the United States it is sweet peas. Hope you can use these pretty images in your journals and greeting card creations.
Much love to all of you, Louise
 A repost of a favorite Marjorie Mostyn postcard.
Antique button card.
From an 1880's scrapbook.
Printer's tail piece.

Monday, March 29, 2021

The Best Art Nouveau Graphics ~ Alphonse Mucha ~ Ladies in Jewels and Crowns

       Hi everyone! Today I have the most wonderful pictures! The theme just fell together while organising my digital files. All the illustrations are Art Nouveau in style. Ladies with swirling hair, crowns, jewels and flowers are typical for the period. Time to print and do some coloring! The fifth picture was done by Alphonse Mucha, one of the leading Art Nouveau artists. Enjoy and hopefully these pretty ladies will be in your next project or creation. Sending love to each and everyone of you!     

                                        







Friday, March 26, 2021

A Few Beautiful Paintings of Women in Pretty Edwardian White Dresses by Charles Courtney Curran

It is such a beautiful day! Only 3 days until I receive the second dose of vaccine! Super happy about that. Really looking forward to going out and doing some exploring. I found some paintings that reflect my mood. All are bright, breezing, and sunny. The paintings are by Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942).  He often painted women in lovely outdoor settings. The printers page decorations are the days free digital clipart.
 I also added a Victorian calling card just because it is pretty. 
 Hope the paintings make you happy also.
Much love to all of you!
Louise
Wind on the Cliff
Sunshine and Haze
Antique calling cards.
On the Cliffs.
Pretty dresses and thoughts of my little sisters.
On the Heights