about me

Hi I'm Pauline...I live in Hampshire with my husband and 2 daughters..

I found craft in 2009 and haven't looked back... it keeps me sane whilst my husband is working away..which can be up to 10 months of the year :( i love Music.. rock/metal music is my fav.. I live 357 miles away from my family and friends who i miss every day , so i escape into Pauline's world whenever i can... sat in my craft room where time flies by...The photo below is me on my honeymoon in the Maldives... Kuredu Island truly is the bounty advert...

mrs o

mrs o
kuredu island Maldives

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Happy Campers challenge 'Summertime'

Gooooooooood Mornnnnnnning....
                                                        well im in a top mood... I don't really know why... so I shall say no more lol....

the weather has been glorious... a little too glorious at times..33 degrees aint my bag when I don't have marble floors and  air conditioning... doesn't really go with carpeted floors,  cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and double glazing eh.... but... at least we are having a summer ....

bringing me swiftly onto the new challenge at Happy Campers  click on that link to enter

The theme....... Summer time...

Here is my card......
the stamps are from  blonde moments ( I added faces.. coz I was feeling cheeky) sentiment is from crafters companion... I used distress ink to colour
the embossing folder just makes it pop imo.....
 
reet... go get your ink out.....
thanks for your visit
crafty hugs
Pauline xxx
 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

playing with stencils

evening all...
 wow what a hot day we've had today... I couldn't stand to sit outside.. so hid in my craft room and played with Paste, glitter and stencils (as you do)...
when visiting blogs this morning I spied a challenge at Imagination Crafts so thought ..yes.. ill have a go...
Id bought some stencils from imagination a few weeks ago, but with working on orders and my Sheena projects I didn't have time to play..

so here is my finished card...


I used craft paste thru the stencil.. added a bit of glitter to selected area's



                      when it was dry, I painted with distress paints and mounted it on card..

        
                    I added a bird....




                I added a little net bow to finish it off....

using the paste is fun.... I masked off the card completely and used a spreader as opposed to a palette knife...

reet that's me... hope you like it....

id like to enter it into http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  challenge anything goes
and  http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/ birds and butterflies...

thanks for your visit
crafty hugs
Pauline x

Friday, 12 July 2013

Some new stamps and paints to play with

Evening All....
                       Well my first assignment with the wonderful Sheena Douglass was a blast... I was lucky enough to play with the floral fantasy stamps (you can get them HERE) and primary element paints..
my first project was a frame....I've had these frames for ages and thought it was about time I used one..


 
The Paints come in a powder form.. the mica is scrumptious.. and you can mix with a binder powder or glaze that comes in the pack... I ..however did neither... I mixed mine with Pebeo matt medium gel.. I slapped  it onto the frame and then wrapped it in cling film and splodged it about (that's the texture you can see)...
I made the flowers by stamping the daffs (who says they need to be yellow!) onto an old book page and colouring with primary elements or PE as I call em..
The jewelled scarab is decoupage'd  and coloured with PE.. I attached using  glue gel.. 
 
 
 
the next piece is a small box
I did have other pictures of this... but they sadly didn't survive the transfer between my old and new computer (sob)
I used a base of gesso.. then covered in PE.. I added another colour of PE using the rough sponge packaging from the PE packet... it added a cool effect...
I decoupaged the violets... and stamped into a piece of fimo clay and highlighted with PE... I attached the fimo with pebeo paste..
my 3rd project is a canvas

 
I started off using pebeo paste to give the background a bit of texture... I painted over it with white gesso and then used a mixture of distress ink and PE.. I also edged with gold gilding wax.. I added a interest with corrugated card and decoupaged the scarab.. the violets were stamped into fimo clay.. and once baked I painted with the PE mixed with the gloss.. I stamped the sentiment onto tissue and mat medium'd it onto the cardboard.. added a bit of sting.. and mounted it onto a frame... (not really visable in this picture... you can see these live on Sheena's shows on create and craft on July 16th at 1pm)
 
my final piece is a small canvas...

 
I loved the PE so much I bought a different set... So this canvas is using aging beautifully stamps and floral fantasy stamps..
I used a heart stencil with pebeo paste...  once it dried I painted with white gesso and then coated in PE... I highlighted with gold gilding wax and added a shadow with black pen.. I used string to create a vine like feature.. and added random stamped flowers from the floral fantasy.. the background was done using the hessian stamp from aging beautifully with distress ink..
 
so there we have it.. im gutted I couldn't get my photos from my old computer onto this one.. they were lost in transit... as for my phone.. well I dropped it in the pond.. what a mare that was.. its working.. but not the camera:-(
 
hope you like my projects.. and are inspired to try these stamps as they are fantastic. .and large!
thank you for your visit, it means a lot
crafty hugs
Pauline xx