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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

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Size: Christmas Stocking (9″ x 16″)

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Source: Scrapbook Robins Small Christmas Stocking | Zazzle

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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


‘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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Crated
Zazzle US
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:
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Zazzle UK

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Sarah


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
Stamps @ Zazzle

O Little Town of Bethlehem
Envelopes @ Zazzle

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Sarah


This is a digital collage from 2012 in which I used a vintage theatre poster for the musical comedy The Earl and the Girl as my starting point and layered it with several pieces of ephemera in my theatre collection, including a black & white postcard of the actor-manager Sir Seymour Hicks.

The above is not the postcard I used but another one for sale at my First Night Vintage store on Zazzle. Why? Because I don’t seem to have uploaded the other one for sale!

The Earl and the Girl was produced by William Greet and 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 Hicks, with music by Ivan Caryll and lyrics by Percy Greenbank.

Available to buy @
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Zazzle
Fine Art America
Fine Art England

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


The Dancer and the Pierrot is a digital collage I adapted about three or four years ago from one of Jules Cheret’s posters, Third Panel: la Pantomime, printed in 1900. I layered it with a couple of my background textures and various elements scanned from my theatre archive.

I view it as a Christmas piece but it would work equally well for any occasion if you were buying the greeting card or postcard.

Enjoy!

Art Prints
Art Prints
Available to buy @
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Crated
Zazzle
Fine Art America
Fine Art England

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Sarah

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