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?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hope you had a wonderful Xmas!

My blog has been a bit bereft of posts the 5/6 weeks. I honestly don't know where the time has gone, but I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday and received all the presents they were hoping for. I had some lovely gifts, although nothing crafty!!

I promise I will try to post more regularly through 2011, and also give some updates on the revamping of the cards on my website.

I would like to make a concerted effort to get more people aware of my card making, it seems to be a well kept secret that I make them, and really I'd like the whole town to know that they can get their cards  HERE!!

I am planning to have a stall at the International Womens Day event in March. It is being held at the South East Essex College. I had one there last year and it was a really fun day! Lots of other stalls and displays of dancing  etc. Also a wonderful Indian food stall that I loved.  I think I spent all my profits there!!

So, New Years Resolutions that I'd like to attempt: (fingers crossed)

1 Lose weight...........I know we all say that, but I have to knuckle down, as I was diagnosed as Diabetic last year. Also in  relation to this last.....

2. Stick to my allowed foods........... so I don't end up on Insulin instead of tablets to control my blood sugar

3. Blog more regularly............. At the minimum, once a week and hopefully more!

4 Advertise my cards on my face book page every time I make one.

5. Revamp the website.

That's more than enough, otherwise I'll never keep it up.

And finally............

The last Xmas card order of 2010 is shown here!..........and I got two orders for New Year's cards on Christmas Eve, that I must get done today or tomorrow.

Have a Wonderful 2011, and I hope you'll not only visit often, but tell other people I'm here!!

Love from Bets