Monday 31 December 2012

Smile and The World Smiles With You. Cry and You Cry Alone.

Found vintage photograph of woman.  Lipstick from vintage magazine ad.  That award winning smile from a contemporary magazine.  Background is an endpaper from an antique book.

Sunday 30 December 2012

the man with the beautiful face

Background by William Morris. Painted flowers lower left of face by Odilon Redon. Happy New Year everybody!

Friday 21 December 2012

Christmas Double

From the Archive - a couple of cards from a few years ago...
Happy Christmas All!

Thursday 20 December 2012

All Good Holiday Wishes

This was my holiday card about 10 years ago...couldn't resist sharing it here.  And I wish you all the same in the coming year my dear fellow collagists!

Silent Night

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a Good Night. 
(Taking off for awhile, see you in 2013.)

Theme of the Week - Merry Xmas!

An appropriate time for all those collaged Crimble cards and festive wishes! Thanks all for your excellent work over the last year and input into this blog which would be nothing without you! Have a wonderful yuletide and happy collage filled New Year!

Thursday 13 December 2012


Glenda's Rocket Gun

Two postcards stuck together to make the background. Images from Life Science books, birthday cards and various other places. Like the bullet from the barrel- like a rat up a drainpipe. Click on image to see in full glory.

Theme of the Week - Speed

Fast or slow. Wheels wings and sails. Dial up and broadband! All kinds of speedy things. Have fun!

Sunday 9 December 2012

Does She or Doesn't She? Only Her Hairdresser Knows For Sure!

Two found photographs - one black & white, one hand-colored.  Planet earth from a child's science book.  The question is from a circa 1960s ad for Miss Clairol hair color.

Thursday 6 December 2012



I'm guessing the theme is weather. Sorry not to have participated lately, but I forgot. I don't know how to find out what  the theme is. And I have a lot of trouble inserting pictures and text using this template. Bring back the Vic 20. Blitz, I liked. From Bob May.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Greenhouse Effect No. 358

Sorry for repeating the same lame joke but I found a load of greenhouses in an old DIY mag and couldn't help myself!

Tuesday 4 December 2012

After Grandma Recuperated From Being Run Over By A Reindeer She Was Never The Same

"'s cold Grandma - GET IN HERE RIGHT NOW!!!  Besides that's not the snow blower it's the lawn mower!"

victims of the heat wave

Background is the surface of the Sun, an image obtained by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft in an extreme ultraviolet wavelength of light. The image shows an "eruptive prominence" breaking away from the Sun into space.

Bones are from an Atlantic wolffish—the upper jaw and upper piercing teeth (as opposed to the inner crushing teeth). This species eats crabs, mollusks, and sea urchins.

The typed text is from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian or, The Evening Redness in the West.

The partial faces ("I have no mouth and I must scream") are from Dover paper dolls of musicians and movie actors. If you can recognize them in those odd, cropped drawings, you're a better (wo)man than I.