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?

Thursday, August 05, 2010

More Wedding cards

I have so fallen in love with this stamp from Lili of the Valley, I keep making wedding cards, even tho' I don't know anyone who is getting married!
I tell myself they can go up for sale on ebay or my website, but I know in my heart I won't get anything back for them. That still doesn't diminish my pleasure in doing them!
I've been experimenting with different colour schemes, instead of the traditional white or ivory. I just wanted to see how they looked. I love the pink and brown card, which all stemmed from wanting to do the Grooms suit in an alternative colour to the traditional black or grey.
I struggled at first with promarkers, but I'm gaining more confidence in them all the time. I do need more colours tho.............ha ha!  Who DOESN'T?????
The flowers as always are by Wild Orchid, except for the large blossom on the green and lilac card which was from my stash.
The brown card has had the flowers liberally covered in Stickles 'stardust', and the brides dress has tiny diamante stars stuck on it.
On a separate note,  Lili of the Valley have got the Xmas stamp I wanted back in stock, so I ordered that today, along with another cute one I don't really need but I just couldn't resist. What can I say?.....except.....just watch this space.
It's Lunchtime here, so I'm off to get something to eat. Hope you enjoy looking at the cards!

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