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?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

So lazy lately!

Well I finally got back to write a bit more. I've been so lazy lately when it comes to blogging. Partly cos I share my computer with my daughter. The trouble is, by the end of the day when I have something to put on here, I've lost the desk to her!
I have been working on a few cards tho'. A few days back I came across some new digi images from Tickled Pink. So, although I've never been asked for a Halloween Card in my life..........I made THREE!
I googled an image of a haunted house, printed it onto photo paper, and cut out my coloured images and stuck them onto the background.  The last image was of a witch, so I googled  'moon' and found another background for her. The witch was an A6 card and the other two are A5 size. The 'too cute to spook' wording was pinched from a set of stamps, but couldn't afford to get those as well...........sorry.

I haven't added wording to the witch yet, I'm playing with a couple of ideas for that, and can't make up my mind.
Yesterday I finally got the Lili of the Valley stamps I've been dying for!.............not new ones but just a couple of the little fairy stamps they do. I have just fallen for these stamp ranges ...I want them all!
 ( N.B, Xmas is coming, family type people!!)
Then browsing through the website ( as you do) I found the colouring tutorial video's for promarkers. As the demonstration stamp is one of the ones I just bought, and as I'm learning about colouring  VERY slowly, I decided to colour the stamps as per the instructions.  I ended up with 3 images I'm  extremely pleased with. Thank you, LOTV, for an excellent tutorial. May you do many more of them for clutz's like me!!
Heres the three little cards I made out of the coloured images,

So, I hope you enjoy looking at these. Personally, I'm over the moon with them. I finally feel as thought I might be getting the hang of using markers to colour.
Going to play some more now, before I have to start with housework!! Have a great day wherever you are.

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