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?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

At last - A Cuttlebug!

BIG excitement over the last few days in my house.
I finally got my hands on a Cuttlebug!! I have wanted a die cutting/embossing machine for SO long, but never seemed to be able to save up enough money. There was always something else more imminently important to get first.
Also I was sort of holding out for a Spellbinders Wizard, which I have to admit was my first choice, but is SO expensive.
My daughter finally got me a 'bug' for my birthday,as she said I really needed it now. So I went a bit crazy and bought 3 embossing folders and a set of Nestabilities to go with it. After all, there's no point having a 'bug' and not being able to use it, is there?
These Nestability sets are going to be addictive, I can see, as I already feel the need for about 6 others. I made my first card with one of the folders & set anyway. It's for a lady on our Forum, but I don't think she follows this blog, so I'm pretty safe in posting it now.

I seem to be imprinted on one stamp lately!! I must move on from using Messy Rabbit for everything!

I also have a confession to make - I've been a bit naughty and spent more money. I've ordered some new clear stamps from Whiff of Joy. Its the February Stamp kit called "Birdie Love", and I can see such potential for this set, I just had to have it. I really love their stamps, they are such good quality.

I got some cooking done yesterday, I made an Apple pie and a Cottage Pie. It's the first time I've felt like cooking that sort of thing for a while. Amazing what a little sun can do! I must admit it did start out as a "must sort out the freezer" day, but what the heck! - I suddenly felt more creative than that, so the freezer will have to wait.........again!

UPDATE: My cousins wife came through her op ok, but they haven't got the results back yet about the Lymph system - the family holds it's breath and hopes..............

Going to cook a roast Sunday dinner in a moment and settle down for the rest of the day. Hope your day is fine too..........

1 comment:

  1. You can't just stop at one nestability, wait until you find borderabilities lol, the list is endless.