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Dick Whittington was drawn not by me but my ex-chap, Mr FND. I get the commission though, bless him!

Style: Photo Notebook (80 Pages B&W)

Organize your day with a custom notebook! Made with your images and text on the front cover, this notebook is a great way to show off your personal style and keep track of all important notes and appointments all at once.

  • Dimensions: 6.5″ x 8.75″
  • Cover printed in vibrant, sharp color
  • 80 black & white lined pages
  • Lay flat spiral binding

Source: Turn Again, Whittington Spiral Notebook | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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A Night On The Town Christmas Treat Greeting Card for Sale by Sarah Vernon. Our premium-stock greeting cards are 5″ x 7″ in size and can be personalized with a custom message on the inside of the card. All cards are available for worldwide shipping and include a money-back guarantee.

‘Digital collage using a vintage theatre poster for the musical comedy The Earl and the Girl and several pieces of ephemera in my collection. Produced by William Greet, it was first staged in 1903 at the Adelphi Theatre, London, before transferring to the Lyric Theatre in 1904. The show was also produced on Broadway in 1905 with Eddie Foy in the lead. The book was by the then well-known actor-manager Seymour Hicks, with music by Ivan Caryll and lyrics by Percy Greenbank.’

Source: A Night On The Town Christmas Treat Greeting Card for Sale by Sarah Vernon

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Sarah


Sight Update: Anyone confused by what’s happening in the way of ophthalmology appointments (and who wouldn’t be, not to mention bored), rest assured I still have the original 6th January appointment to look forward to. Ah, life.

Orientation: Postcard

Create your own vacation-worthy postcards right here. Any view you’ve seen, any monument you’ve fallen in love with, can all be added to our postcards with our personalization tool. Craft touching, hand-written correspondence while on your next road trip!

  • Dimensions: 4.25″l x 5.6″w (portrait) or 5.6″l x 4.25″w (landscape)
  • Printed on 110 lb, 12.5 point thick, semi-gloss paper
  • Postage rate: $0.34

Source: Aspinall’s Enamel Postcard | Zazzle

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Sarah


Celebrate your guests with custom favor boxes. Wonderful giveaways at weddings, birthdays, corporate events, and other parties. Designs are printed in full color, allowing you to perfectly coordinate with any theme!

  • Dimensions: 2″l x 2″w x 2.75″h
  • Printed in full color on high quality card stock
  • Shipped flat, some simple assembly required

Source: Sleeping Beauty Favor Box | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Add a special touch to any present with a customizable gift bag. Made with premium quality paper and ready to use for any occasion. Add your own beautiful designs, artwork, images, and even text for a personal gift bag for friends, family, customers or clients.

  • Dimensions: 7” l x 4.5” w x 10” h
  • Made with premium quality paper for extra durability
  • Choice of matte or glossy finish
  • Available in 3 additional sizes

Source: Hark the Herald Medium Gift Bag | Zazzle

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Sarah


All elements courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.

Source: Santa’s Little Helper Postcard | Zazzle

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Sarah


Original & vintage art © First Night Design [www.firstnightdesign.wordpress.com]

Source: The Little Glass Slipper 1 Postcard | Zazzle

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Sarah



Original & vintage art © First Night Design [www.firstnightdesign.wordpress.com]

Source: Pied Piper Collage Binder | Zazzle

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Sarah


Original & vintage art © First Night Design [www.firstnightdesign.wordpress.com]

Source: Sugar-Dusted Christmas Fruit Card | Zazzle

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Sarah


FROM THE ARCHIVE December 2014. You didn’t really think I wouldn’t reblog my cheerful little robin from last year, did you! There’s still time to buy your Christmas cards — if you have a sturdy, fast-moving writing hand, that is.

‘Stay, little cheerful Robin! stay,
And at my easement sing,
Though it should prove a farewell lay
And this our parting spring.

— William Wordsworth To a Redbreast—In Sickness

‘The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.’

― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

The original robin is…

Source: First Night Design | Stay, Little Cheerful Robin! | First Night Design


‘Sleeping Beauty’s earliest influence apparently comes from “Perceforest,” a French romance first printed in 1528. While not a Sleeping Beauty tale, Perceforest (1528) contains many elements similar to the later Sleeping Beauty tales. Some scholars debate the connection between the stories, but I believe there are enough similarities to warrant comparisons. You can read more about Perceforest on Wikipedia.

The next known version of the tale came from Giambattista Basile’s “Sun, Moon, and Talia” also known more formally as…’ SurLaLune

I thought it was time to revisit Sleeping Beauty, created with a vintage postcard from  The Graphics Fairy, and blended with one of my vintage postcard backs and a scan of a piece of coffee bean paper. I have used the design on several new products, as below.

Sleeping Beauty Pillows
Sleeping Beauty Pillows

Sleeping Beauty Party Favor Boxes
Sleeping Beauty Party Favor Boxes

Sleeping Beauty Note Books
Sleeping Beauty Note Books

Sleep well tonight. But not too well!

Available at the following galleries:
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Zazzle UK
Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

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Sarah


My favourite mouse silhouette! The dinky little thing has done good and sold herself several times over as address labels.

And for my next post, I shall tell you that a global hotel conglomerate has ordered a million cushions, and a well-known stationery chain has requested countless boxes of notebooks. In which case, the world is my oyster!

'Twas the Night Before Christmas Spiral Notebook
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Spiral Notebook

Available at the following galleries:
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


I know, I know — the last thing you want to think about is Christmas, especially when we still have Halloween and Thanksgiving to come but what’s a girl to do when she hasn’t planned any other posts and she’s just sold a couple of these greeting cards? Don’t answer that!

Angel Love is a reworking of William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s Song of the Angels and has proved surprisingly popular over the years (surprising to me, anyway). The background texture is from a scanned wrapping paper bought at the turn of the century. The gold-stamped Christmas greeting is exactly that — hand-stamped from a time when my fingers allowed me to do hand-made cards, and scanned for the purposes of digital art.

Available at the following galleries:
Greeting Card Universe
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL FOR THE HOLIDAYS! MAY YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY TOMORROW AND THE BEST SORT OF RECOVERY THE DAY AFTER!

TAKE CARE AND KEEP LAUGHING!

SARAH x

P.S. WITHOUT A COMPUTER AND THUS NO CHANCE OF CREATING A NEW CHRISTMAS POST, I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY SEEING MY ROBIN AGAIN.

First Night Design

Stay, little cheerful Robin! © Sarah VernonStay, little cheerful Robin! Postcards © Sarah Vernon

‘Stay, little cheerful Robin! stay,
And at my easement sing,
Though it should prove a farewell lay
And this our parting spring.

— William Wordsworth To a Redbreast—In Sickness

Stay, little cheerful Robin!
Stay, little cheerful Robin! Greeting Cards

‘The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.’

― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

The original robin is “Erithacus rubecula with cocked head” by Francis C. FranklinOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Textures used are from 2 Lil’ Owls.

Available @
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Crated
Fine Art America
Fine Art England

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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A simple design but mine own! It started life in the ’90s as a handmade card at a time when such a thing was still possible for me. I’m very fond of its simplicity.

O Little Town of Bethlehem Stamp
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O Little Town of Bethlehem
Envelopes @ Zazzle

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Sarah

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