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?

Monday, June 07, 2010

New Stamp From Little Claire

I received my latest stamps set from Little Claire this morning, couldn't wait to make the card up!! They've started a new blog, but unfortunately I couldn't get it to open this morning, Obviously theres some teething problems going on somewhere, unless I've misunderstood and it's not running yet! That's always possible with my senior moments kicking in at odd times
 Also they've put out a call for design team members, I'm so tempted to try it, but I have so little self confidence I doubt that I'm good enough. I just love making cards.
Despite not posting here recently I have made several cards, but as my daughter has problems with her computer and needs one for her work, mine has been unavailable to me a lot of the time. I find it really frustrating!

Anyway...........here's the Little Claire Stamp card set made up

Here's another card I made for a friend in Holland. It was her birthday on June 4th, and I was going through one of those episodes when you can't think of anything original!!
Anyway, I remembered I had a couple of digital stamps downloaded, so I just made a simple card for her, and hoped she liked it.
I coloured the figures with Pro-markers, The lettering was printed straight onto the card, and then enhanced with a sakura stardust pen 'copper star'. I added 3 mulberry paper flowers, enhanced with stickles glitter, and with centres of buttons, gems, and brads from my stash. the figures were cut out and raised on pads. The buttons on the boys shirt were made with liquid pearls in 'pewter' and the edge of the girls hat were made with liquid pearls in'petal pink'. The border was done by hand.