Saturday, 27 November 2010

Vintage Robins - copyright Susie Jefferson
Here's a brand new Christmassy background, header and email button set, to get you in the mood. 

This background will fit any 3-col blog and also a wider 2-col one, plus the new Designer Templates (see my post as to which will fit the best). Just copy all the code below exactly as you see it, and pop it into an html widget right on your blog. 
<style type="text/css">
body {background-image: url(""); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; }
<div id="tag" style="position:absolute; left:0px; top:50px; z-index:50; width:150px; height:30px;">
<a href="" target="_blank">
<img border="0" src=""/>
WordPress user? Yes, you can use this one as well! Go to Appearance, Background, then Upload Image. For Position, click 'center', for Repeat just click 'no repeat' and for Attachment click 'fixed' and it'll fit most freebie WordPress blogs. Ditto the header and email button - jut add the code as normal.

Vintage Robins header - copyright Susie Jefferson
Copy the code below and enter into your Header box, either behind the title if you want to use Blogger's default header and descriptions, or copy to your computer and add your own customised header using your favourite graphics programme.

The email button is also a png image (so it will show with a clear background).

Email button - copyright Susie Jefferson
Just copy the code and paste into an html widget box in your sidebar. Put your own email address where the code says email me and make sure there aren't any spaces between the : and the " or it won't work.
<a href="mailto:emailme"><img border="0" src=""/></a>



  1. Hi, I just found you from Paisley Cat. Thank you so much for the beautiful designs & tutorials. I'm totally a beginner and don't have a current background. I wanted to add your Vintage Ribbons background and when I copied the code to the gadget button at the bottom of my page elements & preview it, it shows 2 wing back chairs on either side with a brown center. All of this is over the Vintage Ribbons background. Is there something wrong in the code? I didn't save it, so you won't see it on my current blog. Thanks for the help.

  2. Oh Susie, these are BEAUTIFUL!!! I so miss the birds from my old house... They used to come right up to me on my front porch! I think this will be PERFECT for my blog for Christmas! Thank you, and I hope you're enjoying your weekend! ((hugs)) ~tina

  3. Susie, I so want to add a Christmas one. Do I dare?

  4. Susie, I found you through my friend Sandy who used this amazing banner. I LOVE IT!!!!! So glad she found you & shared. And thank you for your generousity! Charlene

  5. Such a lovely background! I knew as soon as I saw it, it was exactly what I was looking for! Thank you, and Happy Holidays!


  6. Hi I used this on my blog, it is beautiful thank you. I really love the birds. come have a visit if you have a minute. take care. hugs.

  7. This is so beautiful! I stumbled upon your blog, and it is a dream come true! Thank you for providing me with such beautiful artwork, and for free! You are so generous and i want to thank you for the use of this beautiful blog art!

    1. From one Susie to another.... thank YOU for such a lovely comment!

  8. Thank you for sharing, this is just beautiful,and looks so good,
    merry Christmas

  9. Hi Susie, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations and for free,
    I just love them, did post a comment already, I but it has not shown up,
    many thanks and a happy Christmas

  10. Susie.......omg.....thank you soooooo much for sharing with us!! I am at times computer illiterate, so this art you are sharing is just wonderful! It allows me to create a beautiful blog, and I THANK you so much for that help!!! I will always come back here to see what you create next......again a big thank you!! YOU are AWESOME.....Merry Christmas!! Teresa (catz)

    1. Thanks so much, Teresa! You're more than welcome, and I'm just so pleased you're enjoying these backgrounds. Merry Christmas to you, too!

  11. WOW! STUNNING! I passed on your blog address to my sister. She is HUGE into card making & just started passionately creating vintage cards. So she's been looking for a vintage blog template & I know she's just going to love your blog templates. She also has A LOT of friends in the same boat & I'm sure she will tell them all about your blog as well. Your work is just priceless!

    1. Simone, thank you so much - you've really made my day! So glad you are enjoying these (hope your friends do too). I've been up to my eye design-wise for the last couple of months, but do have some new blog backgrounds in the planning stages, so do call back in a week or so.

      And thanks for leaving comments!


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