Frederick Gordon Crosby (1885-1943) was one of the world’s foremost automotive illustrators of the early 20th century. He worked for Autocar magazine for most of his life. His illustrations and paintings reflect the excitement and glamour that surrounded the birth and early development of the automotive industry.
Crosby had no formal training as an artist, although he did attend life classes at art school some time after the start of his professional career. In 1908 he started his career as a draughtsman in Daimler Motor Company's drawing office before moving on to work at Autocar.
After some 30 years of travelling and working to press deadlines, the work began to take its toll on Crosby. In the last few years before the Second World War, it became clear to many of his colleagues that all the enjoyment had gone out of the work. However, during the war, his spirits seemed to rally and he produced some of his best works of battles both in the air and at sea.
His son Peter showed great artistic promise and was thought by many to be likely to be every bit as good, if not better, than his father. The war cut short that dream when he pronounced dead when his plane went down over the English Channel in 1943.
Gordon-Crosby struggled to come to terms with the death of his son and died later the same year at the age of 58.
This Printable Heaven set features a snapshot of Gordon-Crosby's work that we've teamed together with cute miniatures to bring the illustrations to life.
There are 39 sheets in this set including motifs, pyramage, A4 prints and lovely backgrounds that have been made to match beautifully.
Fantastic for the men in your life, many sheets also include Happy Birthday and Happy Father's Day greetings amongst others.
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Fantastic value pack of large double-sided sticky pads - sooooo much better than using lots of little ones on things like motifs, pictures and wording! 19mm x 11mm x 2mm, the pack contains 5 sheets of 64 pads (sheet size 15.2 x 9.5cm). Great quality.
Fantasic value roll of 25 yards (22.86 metres) of 7mm metallic ribbon.Great for Christmas designs and for Weddings too.
Pack of 2 Happy Birthday metal cutting dies, both a good size - the vertical one is 11.5cm tall and the horizontal one is 7cm wide.These are absolutely invaluable for creating great birthday designs!They fit most personal die-cutting machines.
Lovely mini paper roses on stem, each with an 18mm head size and 8cm stem approximately.BUY 12 BUNCHES (144 flowers, same colour) AND SAVE 50%!
Invaluable universal metal cutting die featuring 'With Deepest Sympathy' wording in a pretty frame.Fits most personal die-cutting machines. 9.5 x 7.3cm.
After having such fun creating miniatures for the Origami Shirt set, they were very much in mind when I started working on this fab motor car-themed set. This set of 40 sheets not only contains some superb car images but there is also a sheet of cute miniatures that can be used with them.
This set contains 40 great sheets with a men's theme. It's a little different from some of our other sets in that the backing sheets have all been created in a similar style and in no more than four colours. There are also wording sheets in those same colours, making it very 'mix and match' and giving you an even great range of card-making options -...
Pack of 10 dinky silver-coloured metal baby feet charms, fab for new baby and christening cards.These ones are double-sided so you can use them either way round so they're great for jewellery as well as for cards and crafts.They measure 9mm wide by 12mm tall (with loop) and they pretty flat.BUY 10 PACKS (100 CHARMS) AND SAVE 50%!
ack of 50 smooth white cards and envelopes from Anita's. 240gsm card blanks, square - 13.5 x 13.5cm when folded.