This week's decluttering concentrated on my snippets box - I went through it and discarded anything that had got shabby or dog eared, or really WAS too small to be useful, and arranged the remainder into a rough-ish order (which, over the last 24 hours, has already slipped into chaos).
While sorting it out, I discovered a few treasures like this half sheet of clock patterned paper. I can't remember where it came from, but being both old and clock themed it was perfect for the Clocks theme at Shopping Our Stash. And I also found a few scraps of patterned metallic card. How old are they? Well, older UK readers may remember a notorious Vintage kit that QVC sold, it must be at least 15 years ago, that many of us bought thinking how wonderful it was, and then couldn't think of what to do with it when we got it home? Well, the card came from that kit. There was just enough of this pattern to cut a few cogs with.
I added a stamped pocket watch and words panel, and a panel made by swiping a stone wall embossing folder with a little Walnut Stain Distress Ink before embossing.
The matting, too, is done with ancient stuff; on my first ever trip to Hobbycraft - literally in the last century - I picked up a pack of what I thought was matt silver and gold card which turned out to be paper with a rather odd texture, and most of it is still lurking around unused.