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, May 14, 2010

WOJ Inspiration

I read the WOJ Inspirational & Tutorial blog the other day and found there was a sketch challenge posted, so I decided to have a try at it. I've done a few sketches for fun in the past, ( about 6 actually), but never to show, especially in a group with this degree of talent. I have to say, I didn't find it easy, and I've had to come back to it 3 or 4 times over the last few days. I loved the colours when I first thought of them, but have come to really DISLIKE them now. It's far too late to change it, and anyway, the image is so cute it helps enormously!
The striped paper is by Laura Ashley, and the flowered paper is Papermania. The ribbon is from Joanna Sheen, as are the green diamantes. The image was coloured using pro-markers and is from..........errrrr???....ummmmmm.........Ah yes! I remember!....Whiff of Joy,
Anything else used was just hanging about in my stash.

Hope you like it.                 BTW...........Here's the LINK to the sketch if you would like to join in .

I've noticed lots of minor formatting errors on my website, so I want to go and sort them out now. I uploaded some new cards to the site, and looking over with a fresh eye, they sort of jump out at you. I also have to extend my range of Wiccan Cards, as that part of the website is looking decidedly bare at the moment. Hopefully I'll get back to post some more later.

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