Flying Easels......

I've discovered flying easels! I'd seen one on a blog and was challenged by Barbie (one of the ladies who comes to my Wednesday Workshop) to make one, so I made this one at last weeks workshop...
....then, because they are flippin' addictive, I made another one.....

.....and another one!
The gingerbread man is my favourite!
They are so easy to make. I used a 6" square card base folded into a standard easel, decorated in the usual way, except for with these cards you also add paper to the rectangular section above the centre (original) fold of the card as this section will be visible through the frame. Then I cut a frame, placed it on the front of the card, then drew around the inside of the frame. The semi-circular section is then cut away to create a 'bite' out of the front of the card. The frame was decorated with another frame cut from patterned paper (you'll need 3 frames altogether- 2 in cardstock and 1 in paper, the 3rd frame being used to neaten up the back of the card) I then cut an image with a flipped version which was attached to the top of the frame with coloured metallic cord. The frame was then attached to the folded card front with foam tape. The 3rd frame was adhered to the back of the card to neaten. I then decorated the card in the usual manner. You'll still need a 'stop' but it needs to be adhered further up the front of the card to allow the image in the frame to swing freely.
I cut all my frames at 5 1/2" and the images between 2 3/4" and 3". You can put anything in the frame- just make sure that it hangs freely in the aperture. It always helps to do a test cut first.
Carts used:
Snowflake-December 25th
Frame- Elegant Edges
Let It Snow- Winter Woodland
Bauble- Joys Of The Season
Frame- Elegant Edges
Gingerbread man:
Gingerbread man (Real Dial size ON)- Paper Doll Dress Up
Frame- Elegant Edges
Sweet Winter Wishes- Winter Frolic
Sweeties- Simply Charmed
Make sure that you create a flipped version of your image, then trap the cord in between the two images. This creates a clean finish and the image looks lovely when it spins in the frame!
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To the ladies coming to the Swarm tomorrow the cards on offer will obviously be Christmas cards so bring all your Christmas papers, ribbons etc. See you then!
Heather xxx



Krishnan's girlfriend Sofia asked me to make her a card for her adorable little cousin Charlie's second birthday. She didn't exactly give me a lot of time to make it so I had to find something quick. I had some freebie Nit Wits sheets and they were perfect for digger-loving Charlie.
The card base is an 8" square, and I just used papers and elements from the Nit Wit kit matted onto brightly coloured cardstock. I adhered all of the paper elements onto plain cardstock to add stability, then adhered the pieces to the card front with foam pads. 'Charlie is 2' was cut from glittered cardstock then adhered to the card front with small foam pads.
Cart used:
'Charlie is 2'- Lyrical Letters (Jumbo font)
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Heather xx


Anniversary Hearts.....

It was my brother and SIL's wedding anniversary at the beginning of last month. I had seen a card on the internet consisting of two hearts, one suspended inside the other, and really liked it. I was sure that I had a cart with very similar hearts on it, found it and made this card.....
The base card is an 8" square. The lilac backing paper is from an old stack in my stash and the centre square was embossed with a rose embossing folder. The two hearts were cut from the same backing paper (I used just one sheet of 12x12 for the card and the hearts) I punched holes in the top and bottom of each of the hearts. Using a piece of white cord I attached the solid heart to the centre of the hollow heart, then adhered the two hearts to the card front with foam pads. I added a '12' to the solid heart and my brother & SIL's names to the hollow heart using purple glitter card. 'Happy Anniversary' was stamped onto a piece of white card, cut into a pennant shape then adhered under a floral arrangement along with die-cut leaves and fronds. A heart shaped pearl on the solid heart and a smattering of pearls on the hollow heart completes the card.
Carts used:
Hollow & solid hearts- Sweethearts
names and numerals-Suburbia (Housewife font)
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Heather xx



I found a card made with this beautiful sentiment somewhere on line whilst blog hopping and wanted to use it. So I computer generated it and used it on this card......
I used papers that were a free download from Jak Heath. I cut a piece of the check paper smaller than the card front, matted it onto white card then adhered it to the card front with foam tape. I added a smaller rose print panel on top, then cut a shaped panel with oval aperture behind which the sentiment was adhered. This was adhered to the rose panel with foam pads. I embellished the aperture with pearls. A floral arrangement graces on corner of the card and a lilac polka dot ribbon the opposite. A trio of pearls in each remaining corner completes the card.
Cart used:
Aperture panel- Kate's ABC
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Heather xx



No, it's not the beginning of a sneeze! It's actually the name of one of hubby's friends grandson. It was his first birthday at the beginning of October. We were invited to his party and I made this card to take along......
I love this little rocking horse and rider. I've used it on quite a few kiddie birthday cards. The card looks washed out in the photo but it's actually lilac. I used an 8" base card, then embossed a piece of textured white cardstock with an A4 embossing folder cut to a square slightly smaller than the card base. I matted it with lilac cardstock then adhered it to the card front with foam tape. 'Etaash' and the number One were cut from polka dot and check cardstock and adhered to the card front- the name was adhered flat and the one on foam pads. The rocking horse was cut from dark lilac pearlised cardstock, then adhered to the card front with a Papermania spring, which allows the rocking horse to rock- great fun for a little one!
A trio of pearls and a bow on the number and horses tail completes the card.
Carts used:
Rocking horse- A Child's Year
'1'- Base Camp (shadow)
Etaash- Car Decals
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