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Well Hello There, long time no see!

Lots have things have kept me uber busy lately such as family visits, the obligatory shopping trips, making Christmas pressies and lots of other general festivities. As a result I have sadly neglected my poor old blog, I’ll just have to give it lots of tender loving care for a while to make up for it ;) I hope you have had a lovely Christmas and will have a fabulous New Year, my Christmas day was spent in bed as I fell victim to the glorious Norovirus on Christmas Morning but as I’m feeling much better now I shall surely make up for it on New Years Eve mwahahaha!

Unfortunately I completely forgot to photograph many of the things I made over Christmas but I managed to snap one of this years cards I sent out, I made this suspension card in few colour ways using a snowflake from set 5, some glitter effect papers from Dovecraft. I used some co-ordinating organza ribbons and my favourite embellishment for this year – Jingle Bells! I just love them and have added them to everything this year like they are going out of fashion.

xmas card 2011

These were the tags I attached to my gifts, As a typical crafter I like to use my scraps so I used up the circle cut outs and any spare snowflakes from the cards and added some scalloped circles and a little ribbon.

xmas tag 2011

Some of the projects I didn’t manage to get posted will have to wait for next year now but this little box will be useful at any time of year.There is a cut file for those of you with digital cutting machines and a template version for those of you who don’t as it’s a simple enough shape to cut with scissors.

I made 24 of these little beauties, filled them with wrapped choccies and made a dispenser for them to be used as my Advent Calendar. I made a tall box and lid with a gap cut out at the bottom to pull them out in turn, as you take one from the bottom all of the ones above it fall down to fill the gap and you open the top to put the empty back in, simple and yummy :)

advent calendar 2011

Here is your Template:

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Box 2 Template by Bird

Here is your cut file – formats included are ai, dxf, gsd, pdf, studio & svg:

(click on the link below the image to download)

Box 2 by Bird

Box 2 Digital Cutting File by Bird

23 Responses to “Helloooooooooo!!”

  • Jaccards says:

    Hi there, so glad you are okay and fit and well – love the box and look forward to great things in 2012

    Happy new year and may you keep healthy, if not wealthy

    Love Jaccards x

  • Silvia says:

    I’m happy to hear you are OK!! Take care,

  • Sasha says:

    Hi Bird,
    You’ve been missed! I kept popping by to see if you had left a message, and also wondered if you had been ill. I pleased that you are now okay, and that you’re ready to face New Years Eve…full on – LOL!

    Many thanks for your lovely box cutting file:)


  • Wendy says:

    Good to here you have been busy with family instead of out sick! Hope your New Year is blessed!

  • Nicole says:

    I am always inspired when I visit your blog:-) Happy New Year and thanks for the great box file!!

  • M. Shepard says:

    Good to see you posting again. Missed your creations. Thank you for the update and the new cut file. Sorry to hear you were sick, but hope you are all better! Happy, joyous New Year!

  • Lisa says:

    .·:*¨·••·¨*:·HAPPY NEW YEAR:*¨·••·¨*:·.
    Just wanted to thanks you for all your fantastic files so generously shared in 2011
    Bless you, your time, hard work and your amazing talent
    I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!
    Keep up the fabulous work.Looking forward to seeing more of your work
    (¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
    .`•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
    (¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ HEART,
    .`•.¸.•´ Lisa
    Good luck with everything you plan for the new year
    hope you have a marvelous weekend

  • Christine says:

    Hi Bird,
    Your blog is one of my newly found treasures. It has been a treat to use some of your digital stamps and cut files. I am in the learning process, and your work has been an inspiration and a big help. Thank you for sharing, and I’m glad to hear you are well and had a good Christmas. Love your tags!

  • Glad you’re back! Lovely craft shares! Have a wonderful new year!

  • Angela says:

    Thanks for the wonderful box file, I am cutting it now! Glad you are feeling better and I really missed your blog posts!

    Happy New Year!


  • Rhonda Miller says:

    What pretty cards Bird. I love the snowflake. Thank you for sharing the files.
    I hope you have a wonderful new year!!!

  • Colleen says:

    Glad your feeling better! Missed your posting lots!

  • j says:


    hope you are feeling better

  • Faith A says:

    Thank you so much for your files, they have been a real boon for me, I love them. Hope you are feeling better and ready for a brand new year, which I hope keeps you in good health.
    If you have time, I have a few of your files in pictures on my blog.
    Thanks again for your generosity

  • Sue says:

    You truly have been missed, but I am so relieved to know you are alright. The snowflake cards are just fabulous. I’m glad you enjoyed your holidays. Welcome to 2012.

  • Danielle says:

    Your snowflake card is beautiful, as is your box. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and your cutting files.

  • Pat Hall says:

    I’m so glad to see your up and doing your blog again.I was really worried that you had gotten sick or something. So I hope you had a great Christmas and hope the new year is kind to you and yours. Glad you’re ok.

  • Candy says:

    Welcome back! Thanks for the goodies and happy New Year! I hope this year brings you lots of time to do what you love.

  • Greetje says:

    Happy New Year and thank you for sharing your files.

  • Edna Siu says:

    I am so excited to find your blog accidentally. I love your designs.

  • louise says:

    hi, love your cards and i have taken advanatage of your free svg files they are fab. i have linked back to your blog so people know where i have got them from. louise xx

  • Valj says:

    Thank you soo much.LOVE IT!

  • Alison C says:

    Thank you!

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