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?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Finally............ I made a card!

I made another card yesterday for my ex husband who has just had a replacement knee operation done. I know he was dreading the op, cos he's always hated hospitals, even to visit others! But there comes a point where the pain outweighs the dread, and at least he's home again quickly. The card will be delivered later this morning, so there's no problem posting it on here!

I used Laura Ashley background papers, along with some pretty blue bazzil card.
The image I had stored as a line drawing on my computer, and as he likes Betty Boop, I printed it off and coloured it with promarkers.
I also coloured the medicine green, and then had to use the same promarker to colour the ribbon to match. I added glossy accents to the medicine and Betty's eyes to give some dimension, especially to the medicine that was dripping off the spoon.

The sentiment was printed on the computer and then cut out using my nestabilities. The edging to the card was done with a Martha Stewart punch. (I really love those and I must get some more soon!) Anyway, this is it!

Let me know if you like the new font, I think it's a bit clearer, but input from readers is always good!!

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