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, April 05, 2013

Still here..........still too cold to craft.

We are still at the same address. The house exchange we hoped for seemed to be going through without a hitch, and we sent all the paperwork in to the Landlords, and began to pack. Then, after a couple of weeks, it turned out that the people we were due to swap with had such horrendous arrears of rent, the whole thing had to be abandoned. We were devastated, as my health continues to deteriorate the longer I am here. So we are still waiting and hoping that something turns up soon.
It's so cold I can't craft at the moment, and I desperately want to make some cards, I keep hoping we will get a move to a house with a decent heating system.  As soon as I can use the stamps and dies I've bought you'll be the first to see them, I promise.!


  1. I'm so sorry that things haven't worked out with the house swap. Fingers are firmly crossed that you hear something very soon.

  2. I am also really sorry to hear that the house swap hasn't worked. I how the weather gets warmer for you.

    Sft x