Just Flying by…


I’m in such a good mood at the moment, you may remember me mentioning that I had gone all ‘Biggest Loser’ on my exercise bike lately, well I’ve only gone and lost 10 kilos/22 pounds in 2 weeks. I know I won’t be able to keep losing weight at that rate and that it will slow down but I am absolutely chuffed to bits! *cue happy dance*

Anywaaaay, what freebies do I have for you today? I have my first set of butterfly cut files and some co-ordinating digi sentiments in swirly butterfly trails for you to print out. You have a choice of 2 background butterfly shapes one with antennae and one without then you have a choice of 2 patterned butterflies to layer on top as I have in today’s card. I also have digi versions of the trails complete with the butterflies for those of you without digital cutting machines and finally I have some chevron border cut files which were a request.

I followed this weeks sketch from iSpy Sketches for my card layout, I chose some quite busy (for me) patterned paper as a bit of a challenge for myself and picked 2 colours from the paper for my elements. I printed my sentiment onto some white card then slid a nestability around over it to get just the right placement before cutting out. I matted all of my pieces with black card for a nice contrast which make all of the colours pop and added some black gems to the butterfly body and antennae.

just flying by card

just flying by card 2

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

(click on the links below the images to download)

Butterfly Set 1

Butterfly Set 1 Digital Cutting File by Bird

Chevron Borders

Chevron Borders Digital Cutting File by Bird

Here are your digis:

(click on the images to expand before saving to your computer)

flying by

and fly

just flying by

spread your wings

63 thoughts on “Just Flying by…

  1. Judy

    Another beautiful card! Always love how you inspire us with your designs and creations. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and creative abilities with us. I don’t have a cutting machine but will certainly put the sentiments to good use.

  2. Wendy Hewings

    great files as usual, Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Well done on the weight loss.
    I am doing slimming world, so must dig out daughter exercise bike and give it an extra boost.

  3. Caryn S.

    22 pounds! That is brilliant! Congratulations as best of luck on your continued fitness goals. Your butterfly files are lovely, thanks as always for sharing!

  4. Janet

    Congrats on the weight loss! Exercise bikes are wonderful! I love mine and use it almost every day. Thank you for the great cutting files. I really appreciate you sharing with your followers. You’re very generous. Love your card to. You’re an inspiration!

  5. Wanda

    Wow, congratulations on the weight loss, great job. Love the butterflies, thank you.

  6. Sue

    First way to go on the weight loss, and yes its a big deal, I know. doing the happy dance for you LOL Second, thank you so much for being so kind as to sharing some of your awesome designs. I can’t wait to try them.

  7. cleah

    Thanks so much for all your beautiful freebies! I Love them all. I wish I have a digital cutting machine too ’cause you have amazing cut files! Very generous of you. :)

  8. Jenny Peterson

    22 lbs!! Shut the front door! Good for you lady!! Onto the card- LOVE it! Great colours and details…awesome job! Thanks for playing with us this at iSpy!

  9. Doris

    Always love your cut and digis. Thanks so much for being so generous with your talent.

  10. LisaR

    Beautiful creations! TFS the files. Congrats on your weight loss. I was walking on my treadmill 5 days a week at a decent pace and couldn’t seem to lose anything, just maintain, and then i got discouraged and haven’t walked! I guess something is better than nothing. Better start doing something again! Anyway best wishes. ;)

  11. Chris

    Congrats on the weightloss! Wishing you all the best! Thank you for sharing your pretty digis! So kind of you to share!

  12. Kathi

    OMG! 22 lbs in 2 weeks!! You go girl! I think you are the motivation I have been needing!! And thank you again for the freebies…your talent always amazes me!! :D

  13. LAURA

    That’s great…congrats on the weight loss. That’s super!
    Love the svg files…thanks for those!

  14. Synthia

    That is fantastic! Keep up the excellent work and I know you can do it! Thanks for the beautiful butterflies too.

  15. Amanda Patterson

    22lbs in two weeks is no mean feat so well done! I also take my hat off to you for managing to sit on one of those cycle seats for 21 miles!! Mine is in storge at the moment as eldest son has come ome until his house sale goes through. As soon as I get it back I am going to give your ‘Biggest loser’ idea a go :-) I do SW but have come to a stand still at the moment.
    Please can I thank you tons for sharing your fabulous files, they are superb and as I have just got a Silhouette Cameo the cut files are great. I am very novice at it but I have managed to cut two shapes so far! xx

  16. Sandie

    You are the kindest person on the web…always fab files to share and tons of inspiration too.
    Thank you so much! :-)

  17. Sharon

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful files. Congratulations on losing 22 lbs. That is not easy. Wishing you continued success to your goal.

  18. Vickie Z

    Wow….I think that’s fabulous weight loss…wish I could do it!!! Wonderful card…love butterflies!!! Thanks for playing at I Spy!

  19. denise

    Wow, you’ve done spectacular! Hi Bird, I just wanted you to be aware that I’m starting a new Digi challenge blog and I’ve posted your blog on it as a reference for free digis. It’s a challenge rule that all participants, who use one of your images, are required to link back to your site. I’d like to thank you in advance for all the wonderful images you provide, so generously and selflessly, to others. Thank you so much. Denise from DigiHaven.Blogspot.com

  20. Elvira

    22 pounds in 2 weeks???? THAT IS AWSOME!!! wow, are you in some kind of diet also? keep up the good work, loosing weight takes comintment :) YOU GO GIRL ;)

    Thank you so much for the cutting files, I love the butterflies, I can see them on the bird cages that you did last week :)

  21. Candy

    A big THANK YOU AND CONGRATS, Bird!! Wow, 22 pounds is awesome!! I hate that it is so easy to put on but a bear to take off. :-) Keep up the good work.

    P.S. That card is GORGEOUS!! Love the colors.

  22. Michelle

    Another beautiful card, as always. Thank you so much for sharing. You are an inspiration to us all. xx

  23. Teryl

    Congrats on the weight loss! Keep up the good work.
    Just found your website recently.
    I love your creativity and your free files.
    Can’t thank you enough.

  24. txgrandma

    I know how excited you are about your weight loss. Congrats! Thanks so much for these great cut files and digi stamps. You really know how to spoil us!

  25. Winnie

    Congratulations on your weight loss – AMAZING! Well done. Thanks so much for the latest cutting files and digi stamps – love all the bird cages especially. Thank you so much for sharing. x

  26. kelley

    Congrats on the 22lbs! Uhm, maybe I should get a bike…

    Beautiful card and thank you for the images.

  27. Jose

    Hi there birdie, that is some pretty awesome weightloss!!
    I love your new files and you made a very pretty card with it. I just made my first card with one of your files and will send it to you. Thanks very much for sharing. You are pretty awesome!

  28. Marilou S

    Chevrons are everywhere…but I just couldn’t see buying the dies or stamps to make them for such a trendy (and who knows how long)theme. Thank you for supplying a set for me! I, and my wallet, appreciate it. I want to make some cards for the college kids in our church for next year. Need to get started on that project! I am sure the kids will love a more modern feel to the cards I send!

  29. Kim Teasdale

    Congrats of the weight loss! Your card is fantastic and I love your zig zag stripes! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at iSpy Sketches!

  30. Maletha

    You are so talented and I appreciate you sharing your talents and gifts freely. I only wish I was a creative as you!

  31. Lindsay

    Thanks so much for sharing the files! Using them at my daughter’s birthday party. I know she will love them!!!

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