Thursday, 31 January 2013


Hello everyone.
I hope you are all well and warm and dry.
The weather here in Glasgow is trying to clear. I do wonder however, what that shiny thing is in the sky?

Yesterday on WOYWW I showed the Chronology items from the Docrafts Goody Bag and said my task this week was to make something with it.

Inky and messy is really not me and so here is my attempt.

I distressed the Craftwork Cards blank with Aged Mahogany, Brushed Corduroy and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks. 

I then distressed the paper from the pad with the same inks plus a little Peeled Paint.
I stamped the clock in Versamark and put clear embossing powder on it. I also stamped the wee cogs and put some Antique Green Mica Powder on them for another layer or texture.

I stamped the large Urban Stamp on white card and embossed with silver.
I coloured the Craftwork Cards sentiment with the Distress Inks again and added the cogs with Glossy Accents.

I am not sure about it, but I think I'll keep trying cos it make grow on me.

Thanks for looking and please any advice gratefully received, along with your wonderful and very kind comments.

Hope you have a good day. I'm off to do the dreaded ironing :-(



  1. Glad you had a play and shared Alison, I like the effect of the embossing and I love the colour palette you have used. Happy crafting. xx Flora

  2. Looks great! The "gears" are a great added touch! And I agree,,,nice colors! dix---

  3. Glad you had great messy inky fun with your new stuff Alison, this card is fab!! nice colour palette its great huggles hun xxxx

  4. It looks a great card Alison, just the thing for a male. What does WYOWW mean? excuse the ignorance please is it a crafty term? Cheers Kate x

    1. Thanks Kate, WOYWW is What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday. It's organised snooping (ha ha) on the desks of crafters. It's great fun. Julia's head desk monitor and can be found at . Join in.

  5. This is marvellous Alison. Brilliant male card.


  6. Alison this looks great and good for a man card. Hazel

  7. Aren't you glad you had a play? Well done.

  8. This is brilliant, Alison! The inky edges and use of muted colours perfect!

  9. love this alison.fantastic steampunk design and image and the cogs are fab :D

    xx coops xx

  10. I love the colors Alison, and the embossing and your cogs are great!