Hello and welcome to the very first post for Purple Butterfly Crafts. This is a very new venture for us and we are still learning all about how things work in 'blogger land' and since this is a steep learning curve, please bear with us and hopefully we will improve as we go along. I just want to say a very big thank you to Dawn for all her help in setting this up and for her patience during the process, her amazing blog was my inspiration. x
The main purpose of this blog was to give all our customers the benefit of the knowledge we have gained over the past few years in the hope that it will go some way towards making this very addictive hobby more enjoyable, with less pitfalls. Over the years we collectively have made hundreds of mistakes as we strived to achieve the perfect card, scrapbook page or knitted garment and we hope that you will be able to benefit from the tips we have picked up along the way.
If you are a newcomer to the world of crafting then we hope we can help you as it is very daunting when you first enter a craft shop and are surrounded by so many interesting but complicated looking items. From experience, we believe it is best to try and restrain yourself and learn to walk before you run! This is difficult and it is very tempting to purchase everything at once without thinking when, where and how often you would use an item. Most crafters would agree, we all have items in our collection that may not have even been opened. We have all bought something in the past that we thought was wonderful only to get home and not know where to start using it!! We will try and help you.
Here at Purple Butterfly Crafts it is our aim to help everyone make informed decisions about all of our products. We do not know everything there is to know and we continue to learn since new products are emerging daily but we try to keep up and if we don't know then we will try to find someone who does.
We will try and give you a project regularly which will list all the products we have used and hopefully this will give you some inspiration to have a go yourself. These projects will be made by someone within the craft shop and please feel free to replicate any of them. However, please do not use our projects for challenges, competitions or submissions to magazines.
Today's project is a card that has been made by the lovely Vi who has only been crafting for a short time and she was tasked with making her own creation using the 3Dimensional flower die cuts that have recently come into stock. She also used a small piece of card embossed with butterflies and some oddments that she found in amongst our workshop materials. Then she added some gems and a piece of ribbon to finish it off. Didn't she do well!!!
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