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?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 86 - Janes sketch

I thought I would enter the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog this time. It's based on a sketch by Jane, and you need to use a Whiff of Joy stamp of course. Whiff of Joy are about to launch their new Christmas stamps, so I thought I would use an older one for my card, just because I love Henry Mouse, really! I hope you can see the picture ok, by the time I finished it this evening, I had to take a picture in artificial light. It seems ok, so I hope it still is by the time it reaches your monitor. All the details can be found at the link above, if you'd like to enter. In the meantime, here's my entry
Lots of glitter on this card..............but then it is for Xmas!

Here's a close up of the flowers. I glittered the edges of the petals with silver stickles. You might just be able to see that the mistletoe berries were done with platinum liquid pearls.


  1. Your colouring of the bauble is delightful & I do like the mistletoe berry - how do you get it so round?? Nice touch that. Thanks for joining us at Whiff Of Joy Challenges.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Sooooo pretty!!!! I love the great job on sketch.
    Thanks for joining us at WOJ challenge.

    Hugs, Giò

  3. Beautiful! Such a lovely christmas card with this super cute Henry! Love the frame around him! Thanks for joining us at WOJ Challenge!
    Hugs~ Kim