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?

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A Quick Update

I never did get back with more photo's of the new craft area the other day........sorry, but it's still not done!
I had to stop to make a few cards for the craft fair at the local college to celebrate International Women's Day. It was a fairly succesful day, not OVER busy, but a steady flow of people all day. I sold about 10 cards, and certainly hope I can get a stall again next year. I handed out lots of business cards. Of course, I didn't have anything that people wanted, so spent a lot of time re-personalising the stock I had with me. I spent a lot of time adding ages to cards and tearing off "Happy Mothers day " to replace with "Happy Birthday".
One lady wanted a card for a twin birth, (plus it was for boy/girl twins). Another gap in my stocks is now highlighted.
A couple of people said how nice it was to see cards for Goth's and Wiccan's. Despite the fact I've only ever sold one through the website, it does appear to be something that people can't get easily. So I've been trying to design a couple more to upload.
The Mayor and his wife purchased a decoupaged card for a blind lady they were visiting later in the day.

I've posted these couple of cards onto my MISI shop, and shortly will add them to the website.

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