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?

Monday, July 19, 2010

...............Later!.......Christmas in July........

ok........so here we go!
  Lili of the Valley have some wonderful stamps out at the moment. I bought a Christmas A5 sheet with several images on it, and although I like them all, I have gone slightly Ga-Ga over this little teddy bear with pressies. He is definitely my favourite stamp for 2010 so far! You really should check out what they have on offer over there.
I decided he was so sweet I'm making him in various colours and offering him as a set of 5 and 10 cards, as well as individually, on the website in my Christmas range.
I've also used him on an easel card, along with another one of Henry Mouse from Whiff of Joy. Hope you like Ted  as much as I do.

All the images were coloured with Promarkers, & the steam rising off the hot chocolate was highlighted with 'frosted lace' stickle glue, which looks quite interesting once it dries! The backing paper on the Henry Mouse card was a free download from wayyyyyyyyyyy back, but unfortunately I can't recall where from now, sorry.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lynne, I'm back in blogland and love these christmas cards - even if it is july and 4 months from when I'll probably start mine! lol!

    You're blog is looking well, just had a wee catch up!