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?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Scrappers Delight - Challenge #1 Sweet As Candy

I've done this card for the Scrappers Delight Challenge - Sweet as Candy. I couldn't find a stamp of ice cream of any kind in my box, so I Googled an image and then hand  copied it onto card with a black fineliner. Then I coloured the ice cream with promarkers and water colours for the cone. Then I added some glitter to the edges of the colours, I've done the same for the vanilla flavour too, but it doesn't show on here, unfortunately.
The idea is that the theme is either food related or the colours are candy tones.....also, (most unfairly), you have to own up to what your favourite snack is................Apple Donuts is mine, and even worse I have a Bakers about 5 doors away from me! 
 About midnight every night I get the most wonderful scent of baking bread through the windows..........yummy!.......but it does nothing for my will power! Back later for WOMWW!


  1. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Scrappers Delight. That ice cream looks good enough to eat and the ribbon reminds me of hundreds and thousands. My snack of choice are Curly wurly's or curly wurly squirlies lol.

  2. Wow you did a great job on your card the ice cream was a great idea. Thanks so much for playing along and good luck.