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The VIC Pictorial: New Year Special Edition
December 28, 2011

Happy New Year!

Issue #87

Our FREE New Year Gift to You

FREE New Year image from Vintage Image Craft


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Frances Brundage (1854-1927) made her first sketch sale to Louisa May Allcott, to illustrate one of her poems. By 1900, she was engaged by publisher Raphael Tuck to illustrate children's books and soon began designing postcards for them. She joined publisher Sam Gabriel in 1910, designing postcards celebrating holidays and American traditions. Well into her 60's, she was still illustrating up to 20 books a year. In all, she is represented by only about 300 signed postcard designs, but the quality of her work places her in the upper echelon of postcard illustrators.

We hope you can enlist this beautiful illustration to make a New Year card or decoration that will welcome in 2012 in vintage style!

Coming Soon...

The VIC Creative Challenge for
Valentine's Day 2012

In a week, we'll be announcing our VIC Creative Challenge for Valentine's Day! The theme will be "Valentine Ornaments," which will include anything you can make using a VIC image that you can hang on a tree, in a window, on your door, or from you true love's nose.

Christmas Cat Book Card by Sandie Edwards for Vintage Image CraftIn our most recent "Christmas Cats" Challenge, dozens of crafty artisans participated with imaginative artwork and constructive evaluations. The entries included Christmas cards, ornaments and altered books, all featuring cuddly Victorian cats. The FIRST PRIZE WINNER was Sandie Edwards and her beautiful Victorian Christmas Cat Book Card.

We provide many FREE vintage images for our Creative Challenges on the VIC Facebook page. Visit us on Facebook and start collecting your Valentine images. Read about our Christmas Challenge and see the past entries and prizes. Watch for our Valentine's Day Challenge, wear your heart on your sleeve, and join in!

Valentine's Day Kissing Dangle from Vintage Image CraftTo get you thinking, here is our exclusive VIC design for a Kissing Dangle. These simple paper hearts can hang from a doorway or ceiling light, prompting kisses from those below. At least, that is how the highly suspect legend goes.

Just click the picture for complete instructions and a FREE download of the romantic vintage images.

Happy New Year to you. We hope to share another wonderful year of crafting with you in 2012.

Scott & Martin

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