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, August 23, 2010

Doodle Diva's Challenge

This card was made for the challenge over at  Doodle Diva's Netherlands. I found all the details on Spyder's Blog, and fell in love with the image. Unfortunately, when it came to making it up my imagination failed. I don't usually make Halloween cards, and my mind went blank.................well,.....blanker than usual!!
 I entered it anyway, and I'm hoping I'll get a bit more inspiration before the end of October!!

The sentiment was computer generated , and I used the font "halloween spiders" available free from Dafont.
The backing paper was another freebie that I  think was available from Mad About Cards, and, now I've slipped away to check, apparently still is! (I know the link takes you to Printable Heaven, but it's the same company really!)

By the way...........the bats are a string of Halloween decorations I found in ASDA about 3 years ago!! I knew they'd come in handy sometime!


  1. your card is beautiful!!

    Liefs, Karen's Doodle Diva Gallerij!
    Gea, Karen's Doodles NL

  2. Great background papers and the little bat dangling are super!!

    Liefs, Karen's Doodle Diva Gallerij!