Something old, new, borrowed and blue

Craft packages ordered = 0, Craft packages received =1 (Well a trip to Hobbycraft, but best to be honest eh?)

This week’s challenge over at Crafty Boots has the theme of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. You don’t have to do all four but must include at least one. The theme reflects the fact that Stephanie-Emma, the creator of Crafty Boots, was getting married  yesterday. Me being me, always wanting to make life difficult for myself, decided that I had to include all four. When it comes to crafting, finding something new is never too difficult. Neither is it usually too hard to find something old. We crafters tend to save our stash for best which means it can be a collectors item before we ever get around to using it. Something blue – no problem, but something borrowed – that was the tricky one. Take a look and see if you can guess:


I went and had a rummage in the garage and spotted some garden twine – perfect! Not sure it’ll be finding its way back into Mr Beez’ gardening stash so don’t let on will you?!

The heart is created from an old dictionary that belonged to my Dad and is held together with copious amounts of sellotape. I found the page that had the entry for “love” and cut the heart out freehand. I’ve aged it even more by inking it with Vintage Photo and Wild Honey distress inks.


I’ve layered the heart on some blue script paper that I created from one of the Gecko Galz Heart and Soul digitial stamps. The base layer is some kraft paper. I edged all the images with Vintage Photo. The  borrowed twine is secured with hot glue underneath the craft paper. I topped it with a new  blue paper rose.  I applied a piece of paper doilly and trimmed it with a teeny bit of bling. Well OK a lot of bling – a strip of blue and white gems. Thinking about it, I’ve had these gems for a good few years now too.


The finishing touches were two little blue buttons and a little blue butterfly.




So congratulations to Stephanie-Emma, I hope you’ll be very happy.




Something old, new, borrowed and blue — 2 Comments

  1. Fabulous card and just the thing for Mr and Mrs Boots perfect day! I love you re-use of an old dictionary and all of the beautiful embellishments. Also love the ingenuity of your something borrowed – my lips are sealed.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


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