Thursday, 26 May 2011

Canadian Wonder Tales

We've just launched two new sets on www.printableheaven.com that we've called Indian Summer gift sets as the pictures are evocative of balmy sunny days, but the pictures are originally from a book called Canadian Wonder Tales.

Canadian Wonder Tales is a lovely book of short stories from Canadian folklore which has been gloriously illustrated by George Sheringham (1884 - 1937). George was a British painter and theatre designer who was taught at the Slade and Sorbonne in Paris.

I loved the pictures in this book so much when I found them that two of them have been in frames on my bedroom wall since last summer (they're also featured in a previous blog post).

There are a few more pictures in the book that I didn't use in the set, ones that feature Indians - thought I'd show them here.







Have fun with the new sets - I've been wanting to do these for a while so I'm pleased they're done now. And for my next offering - who knows, we're taking a week off next week without (much) work so hopefully I'll be back with batteries recharged and raring to go. Watch this space.......

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Switzerland

We've been working with someone recently who used to live in Switzerland and who sings the praises of this lovey, picturesque country.

When I came to write the blog, therefore, Switzerland was the first word that sprung to mind so I went looking for some illustrations to go with it.























These pictures are from a book aptly named Switzerland by Frank Fox from 1914.

It seems that this beautiful country has been the subject of many a book, most of which contain some glorious illustrations. I feel more blog posts on the subject coming on.......

Sunday, 1 May 2011

New Vintage Fashion sets at Printable Heaven

It's been hard work to get out the usual number of new sets on Printable Heaven in April. These two new sets were meant to be April's but we just missed the target and it's now 1st May instead. Oh well, they're still just as good - or perhaps even better - than they would have been!

What woman doesn't like shoes? In our Vintage Fashion 1 set we have some delectable vintage shoes that would still look great if worn today.





They're fab aren't they? There are some card ideas showing some of the other colours in the card projects section on Printable Heaven.

In Vintage Fashions 2 there are some fab hat images that I just love!



Loads of other fashion images in these sets - elegant ladies, fab Parisian fashions and more!

And for the next set? Tough one as I have so many lined up to do but I think it's got to be a men's set, perhaps based around transport (cars & trains mainly).

Watch this space.