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, April 04, 2011

80th Birthday

For the first time ever, I'm trying to set up an automatic posting ahead of time,(if you know what I mean). So if this goes haywire I'm just going to be pulling my hair out! ha ha!! I had been asked for a card for an 80th birthday, to show a kitten or something "fluffy". My neighbour had been invited to a birthday for a friends mother, but had never actually met the lady in question, so it was a little difficult to know what to get her. I found some stamps of Daisy & Dandelion that I could have used, but somehow it didn't quite feel right, and after colouring in three different sets of kittens I still wasn't happy. Then I had a brainwave... ............and found JUST what I needed.

Isn't he just the CUTEST kitten?? The picture leaves a lot to be desired I'm afraid. I had just enough time to take a couple of pictures before I delivered it, but didn't have a chance to check the quality of the photo's. Unfortunately, in my last minute rush, I forgot to switch on the flash. But, hopefully, you can see enough to make out that the colour is lilac and purple. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts ( as ever!!). The sentiment is a peel off, (and I don't use many of those these days!!) plus I added 3 little heart gems at the bottom edge & there is a heart sequin attached to the stem of the last rose.

The insert was cut out of a scalloped nestability the same size as the image on the front, and set exactly in line, so it doesn't show until the card is opened.

I hope you like it, I just adore Sinatra.........he's such a cute kitty!


  1. He is a cutie! A lovely card, I love the way you've cut the front and decorated the inside.
    It's always hard to make a card for someone you know nothing about, but I think you've done well with this one!

  2. Hi Liza fabulous cards. Anne (Danma)