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Been crafting in one form or another for too many years to remember.  Enjoy many crafts but  cardmaking and papercraft is my main passion.   I have been married for 42+years and have two lovely daughters and 4 fantastic grandchildren.  

Friday, 31 May 2013

Wow another lovely day in this area.  Can't believe it! Maybe we are going to get a summer after all.  Hope everyone is having good weather and good vibes for crafting.   Heres another baby card I made last week. Stamped around the edges and coloured with promarkers then used spellbinders dies in two sizes to mount.  The wee boy on the cushion stamp is just adorable and so easy to colour, again the promarkers do most of the work for you, I believe.Hope you like him anyway.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Wow didn't realise it had been so long since I added anything to my blog.  Been away at the Caravan recharging the batteries and yes, making some cards.  I will add one or two later.   Think I have sorted out the probs I was having with the blog so fingers crossed we go onward and upward.  Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the start of the sun, well it is just the start here in Scotland.  Surely it can only get better!

Monday, 22 April 2013


My absolute favourite image in the Just Inklined CD  Really easy to colour with promarkers and cut out with spellbinders.  


Thursday, 18 April 2013


Getting to grips with my promarkers now and really enjoying working with them.  Also used Spellbinders and the flowers and baby hands/ feet  are from my stash.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Not been on for a wee while but had a good day in the workshop today and managed to get all these cards done.  Will post them individually over the next few days but just wanted to say hello.  Hope you like them.  I am still having probs with my blog off and on so am most probably going to get some help to sort out a new one.  Will try to keep you posted as to my progress with it.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Sunday, 31 March 2013


Made this one from patterned acetate I had in a pack from Crafters Companion.  I put the shaped card through my ebosser using the embossing folder and cut out my spellbinder butterflies. The greeting was cut  using my cricut.  The shaped card I then put around the acetate, added the embellishments and there we have it.
Happy Easter to all.  Just back from our week away and feeling like time to get back to my workshop.  Got lots of images coloured while I was away so now time to put them together.  Hope everyone has kept safe through the bad weather and speak to you all again soon.

Friday, 22 March 2013


Second in the theme.  used wide ribbon behind her this time which showed the nice summery feel of the card I thought.  Used my embossilicious spotty folder for the background.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Latest card to add to the stash.  Used my CC toppers and nestabilities.  Added some lace around the first layer to give some added texture and peel offs around the edge.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

The sad cards that have to be made.  Used my nesties to cut these out and then layered them up. It fits  an A5 or should I say C6 envelope, never get the size of envelopes right!  Was pleased with result anyway. xFeel free to comment if you can see a way to improve etc. xx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Proud Grandma

Not posted for a couple of days.  Been away with my daughter and Grandaughter who was competing in the Scottish Gymnastic Comp.  She got a Gold medal for her freestyle piece and a Gold medal for her Ball piece which made her the under 9's Scottish Champion, so she came away with a Trophy too.   What a lovely Mothers Day I had.  So proud of her.  Then came home to a lovely cooked dinner, done by my lovely husband and he had picked up my Mum and other daughter and youngest grandson

Friday, 8 March 2013

Gorguss she is.  Used flowers and bits from stash to add the glitz to this card.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

A6 Box




Box made using 300g card put through ebosser with swirl embossing folder. Various Nestabilities used for topper and flowers with  Marianne dies used for leaves and fern. All layered up with Pinflair glue.  Nestabilities die used for lace work round the edge of box lid.

Saturday, 2 March 2013


Baby card made using animals cut out of 12x12 sheets.  Added paper lace, ribbon and then some flowersoft to give texture.  Quite pleased with result.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Paper Pieces By Les: My Workshop.

Paper Pieces By Les: My Workshop.

My Workshop.

Box I started with 8 years ago
Outside of Workshop now


Inside 1

Inside 2

Inside 3


Latest addition.Twisted fold card for a customer whos husband is 65 and retiring at the same time.Picture is from Inklined, thanks Jak Heath, and coloured it in using promarkers, then the usual mat and layered look. Added the little poodle button at the corner as he has a Standard Poodle and adores it.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Used Sarah Kay stamp and coloured with Promarkers.  Cut lettering out with Cricut then layered all.

Mothers Day Card


Cut using Cricut and added silk lotus flower from stash.  Added peel off corners, ribbon and jewels to finish off.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Not forgotten

Have been laid up with this nasty bug so haven't put anything on for a couple of days.  Hope to get back to it soon.  Can some of you kind bloggers who drop by please add a message just to let me know I have it set up properly.  Huge thanks.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Off to School


Stamped one each for boy and girl, coloured them in using promarkers. Put gold edge on using promarker to look like they had been layered,  then matted and layered onto backgrounds.  Added bows and ribbon and there we have it.  My first upload of my work.