About Blackbutterfly Cards

I started making cards for pleasure in 2007, and quickly found my home was becoming swamped by cards everywhere. I decided to put some of them up for sale on a webpage in an effort to recoup some of the costs of my hobby. I called the webpage Blackbutterfly Handcrafted Cards, and it can be found at http://www.blackbutterfly2007.co.uk/

I try to take my cards to a couple of table sales or craft fairs a year, but make my cards mainly for friends and family. I would love the website sales to take off, as I nowhere near cover the costs involved in this all absorbing hobby, but for me the main thing is the pleasure I have in making my cards.
Recently I have decided to expand my blog to cover my other interests too. It's a sort of substitute for going to work and chatting to people, as due to ill health I was unable to work, and since the beginning of 2014 I am officially a pensioner.
Although I'll still show my cards, I'll also be covering my other interests and how I attempt to make ends meet day by day.

In fact anything that crosses my mind will be on here, so be prepared for waffle and a wasted five minutes as you read.
Make coffee and settle in, why don't you?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cards for Craft Table

I suddenly realised today that its only about 10 days until International Women's Day, and I have to put up a table at South East Essex college for their craft fair!
It's taking place on the 6th March about a week before Mothers Day, so I need to be able to make a good showing of cards for the event.

I have a stock of Dufex die cut decoupage flowers that have been in one of my boxes for nearly 2 years. Also I found some create & craft card blanks with laser cut out designs. Unfortunately I found with age the laser cut filigree has gone brown, as though scorched by the laser.
I hate to waste anything, so I decided to use the glitter inserts (that were made to show through the filigree) and back some A6 Papermania round aperture cards, and place the Dufex flowers on top. It seemed a shame to waste the filigree pieces so I cut them out of the main card and coloured them with chalks, and used some of those to backfill the apertures too.

I made some sentiments to go on them on the computer, and added some little bows. If they don't sell, I can always put different sentiments on them and use them as Birthday cards.

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