Free Vintage Clipart for Crafts, Scrapooking or Card Making: Charming Castle by a Lake Surrounded by Wreath of Roses


Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Elinor Glyn

A vintage graphic from an early 20th century postcard in my collection. This one shows a pen and ink drawing of a fairytale castle by a lake, enclosed within a wreath of roses. Isn't it such a marvelously romantic picture for a wedding or engagement card? You can download this free illustration as a 6” x 6” @ 300 ppi JPEG (without a watermark) for crafts, scrapbooking and other graphic design projects here.

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Inspiration from Vintage Nature: Robins on Icy Branches with a Rose in Full Bloom Amid Winter Snow


When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

At the end of the day it's about how much you can bear, how much you can endure.
Being together, we harm nobody; being apart, we extinguish ourselves.
Tabitha Suzuma, Forbidden

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.
William Barclay

Free Antique Clipart for Collage, Scrapbooking or Card Making: Distressed Red & Gold Rose w/ Worn Border (Digital Ephemera, Instant Download)


"There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity.
"I love you, and I will love you until I die,
and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

“I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think.
I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold.
I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul.
I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.”
Shana Abe

Illustration of a red and gold rose from a 1909 vintage postcard. I have left most of the distressed paper elements intact on this one as I feel it gives the image an aged quality perfect for vintage-style crafts, scrapbooking or graphic design projects. To download the high-res 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark, please click here.

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Free Botanical Illustration for Crafts, Mixed Media Art, Scrapbooking or Card Making: Fly Honeysuckle (Lonicera xylosteum)


Third and last colour plate from an antique French botany book that shows Lonicera xylosteum, also known as the fly honeysuckle. You can download this high-res printable botanical illustration (without a watermark) for craft, art making, scrapbooking or graphic design projects here. Below is a sample journal cover I made with the illustration. If you would like to use the cover, you can find the high-res JPEG here.


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Free Botanical Illustration for Crafts, Mixed Media Art, Scrapbooking or Card Making: Common Hazel (Corylus avellana)


Our world is falling apart quietly. Human civilization has reduced the plant,
a four-million-year-old life form, into three things: food, medicine, and wood...”
Hope Jahren, Lab Girl

Second colour plate from an antique French botany book that shows Corylus avellana, the common hazel, a species of hazel native to Europe and western Asia. To download this high-res printable botanical illustration (without a watermark) for craft, art making, scrapbooking or graphic design projects, please click here.

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Botanical Illustration for Crafts, Mixed Media Art, Scrapbooking or Card Making: Cornish Oak (Quercus sessiliflora)


Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed,
and a giant oak in an acorn.
William Arthur Ward

A colour plate from an antique French botany book that shows the Quercus sessiliflora, the sessile oak, also known as the Cornish oak or Durmast oak. You are welcome to download this free printable botanical illustration (without a watermark) for any craft, art making, scrapbooking or graphic design project here.

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Antique Victorian Poem for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Song of the Bee by Nancy Nelson Pendleton


A whimsical poem about a garden friend, the helpful little bee. This is called "The Song of the Bee" and was written by Nancy Nelson Pendleton (1848 - 1902). It was originally published in the September 1897 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine. Here is how it goes:

Buzz, buzz, buzz
This is the song of the bee.
His legs are of yellow,
A jolly good fellow,
And yet a good worker is he.

In days that are sunny,
He's getting his honey;
In days that are cloudy,
He's hoarding his wax;
On pinks and on lilacs,
And gay daffodillies,
And columbine blossoms
He levies a tax.

Buzz, buzz, buzz!
The sweet-smelling clover
He humming hangs over;
The scent of the roses
Makes fragrant his wings;
He never gets lazy,
From thistle and daisy
And weeds of the meadow
Some treasure he brings.

Buzz, buzz, buzz!
From morning's first gray light
Till fading of day light,
He's singing and toiling
The summer day through,
Oh! we may get weary,
And think work is dreary;
'Tis harder by far
To have nothing to do.

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