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, May 14, 2013

A Tiny bit of Inspiration.

Schhhhhhhhh!      I made a card.  Don't say it too loud, everyone might want one.  I wish I knew if I was moving or not, so I know whether to pack the rest of my craft stuff away or get the packed bits out!  This was a nightmare to make as I couldn't find anything I wanted.
I have an order for Christmas cards again, and my customers are waiting for proof cards to decide which design they want..............it's so frustrating.

Anyway, enough moaning.............

It's another of the images from Lilli of the Valley, plus a couple of extra cupcakes stamped and cut out from a Little Claire set, ( actually, to hide a couple of flaws, I'd gone too far to want to start over.....!)  The colouring was done with promarkers. The icing was glittered with dazzling diamonds, and the cherries were glossed with Anita's glossy accents.. The patterned paper was taken from a Forever Friends A5 pad, and the plain card was from a mixed pack of card from Crafters Companion.

Hope you enjoyed looking, and please keep praying we get a house move soon!