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?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cards for Twins/New Baby for my website.

Well, I've been toying with some ideas for baby cards. I wish my imagination worked a little easier! I really struggle sometimes. I love making cards but I'm much better with bespoke designs, where I know what elements people want on their cards.........ah well!

So.........The first 3, all the same basic design, one for girl twins, one for boy twins, and one for a "pigeon pair" as my mother used to say!

The final card shown (for boy/girl twins) I was undecided about the background colour, so in the end I've woven the two different colour papers and mounted the image over the top.
The lettering was printed off on my computer and coloured in with pro-markers. The font is called Patchwork, and the wording above was printed at the same time. I planned it all out in a graphics programme I have. Its actually one I bought years ago when I first made my own printed Christmas cards, and it was a very basic programme. However I find it works much better than some of the more involved ones I've seen since, and I would hate to lose it now!

Anyway, I have some more cards to take photo's of, and I'll get back to post them soon. Still finding this blogging lark a little unnerving, I have to say. I comfort myself with the thought that probably no one but me knows its here anyway, and if they did, they'd not find it interesting enough to read!!
The website is, after all, for public consumption. This is just me rambling on..........and on........and on.....

1 comment:

  1. Hya Lynne!! I clicked on your link on the Sugar Nellie site and found your blog!
    Looking good!
    Love those "twin" cards! so cute!