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, 22 August 2013

new challenge at happy campers

late post for this challenge.. (sorry Kath x)

what a blinking day!! and breathe... lets hope I don't lose these pictures....

so its that time at happy campers.. the new  challenge is... USE A STAMP...

I wont beat about the bush.. here is my card..

 
 
 
 
I used distress ink in splodges, spritzed with water added some cosmic shimmer spray..  and faux bleached the stamp in the background...
the stamps are from Sheena Douglass ( to be honest I have so many SD stamps im unsure which stamp sets these are from... fantasy flowers is the foliage I think... E im rubbish.. note to self be more professional Orr!!).. the sentiment I did in a graphics programme ..
ive matted and layered with contrasting card..
there we go...
 
Thank you for your visit... I finally got to post after having a nightmare start to the day... (damn you google +)
 
crafty hugs
Pauline xx 

had to remove all but 10 blog posts

Damn you google plus! ive had to delete all but 10 of my blog posts and all my pages because google plus has changed my setting and deleted my photo links.... and as I don't have time or in most cases the photos any more... ive had to delete the lot!!

so learn from my mistake... stay clear of google plus!

a very annoyed and deflated
Pauline xx

GOOGLE + !!!! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

google plus what an absolute  nightmare I am having!!!! ive avoided it for a long time... but got sick of having hassle when trying to return blog visits... so STUPIDLY joined.... and its WIPED all my blog just about.... completely gutted!!!
Ive tried to re do quite a bit.. but ive just bought a new lap top and I don't have all my pictures to hand... so if anyone clicks on my blog and gets a no entry sign its GOOGLE +...  I may just delete most of my blog posts to save me HOURS of re doing it all...

my advice STAY CLEAR OF GOOGLE PLUS its no good for technophobes like me...

completely deflated
Pauline :-(

sneak peek number 2

So wonderful readers...
                                     here is my 2nd serving of the new Sheena Douglass stamps.. 
  The new stamp plates are A5 and there are 4 of them... Honesty.. The Quest .. Knowledge .. and Enchanted doorway..

the 2 stamp plates ive been playing with are The Quest and Knowledge..

here is my card..

 
I love this beautifully drawn Owl is from the Quest plate... he is embossed with ebony WOW powder and  watercolour'd with  black soot distress ink..
the background is made from distress ink and cosmic shimmer mists.. I added a little modelling paste thru a stencil in my stash to give it texture and highlighted with white acrylic paint..

Sheena's shows are going to be on Create and Craft sky 671.... freeview 36... freesat 813 ... virgin 748  ..  on Thursday August 22nd.. I will post times when they are confirmed..

thank you for visiting... your comments and visits mean a lot
crafty hugs
Pauline x




Wednesday, 21 August 2013

little bit magical

Afternoon all..
                         Sheena's shows go out tomorrow on create and craft at 9am and 4pm sky671.. freeview 36 ..freesat 813 ... virgin 748.. she'll be demo'ing the stamps and showing you the samples we've been working on...

today I will show you a canvas I did using both the quest plate and the knowledge plate... these A5 stamp plates are a good size to work with...

I firstly made a backing for my canvas to frame it..



its made by using distress ink splodges then spritzing with cosmic shimmer mist and also water... then I stamped the flourish in versamark and embossed with gold wow powder I also spritzed the stamp wth water and got a faux bleaching effect...

next I moved onto the canvas... using white acrylic and distress paints... and a bit of packaging sponge.. I used to dab it  to get some texture in the background..

I stamped the images onto centura card coloured with H2O's and decoupaged them and stuck them onto the canvas...

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this is my final sneak peek...
I used the quill, ink well and book from the knowledge plate...  the background is from a stencil in my stash... I used distress inks and H2O's on this card.. and a little violet gilding wax.. the sentiment is stamped on a banner die from spellbinders..

my fellow inkoids have created some amazing pieces of work... hope you can join Sheena in the morning and see them..

thanks for your visit...

  crafty hugs
Pauline xxx







Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Morning.. Sneak peek 4

Morning all.. soooooo...
As Thursdays  Create and Craft tv shows fast approach... I bring you another of my samples for Sheena's new 'a little bit magical ' range.. 
This one is very different for me..  It's sepia ... When I saw this image I just had to try sepia... ( I think it would look amazing blue tone too) he's a handsome chap who was affectionally called 'Mellors' by one of the Inkoids ..


 
I stamped using vintage photo distress ink and just pulled out the colour with water... Very simple card because he doesn't need anything else IMO... The image is from 'the quest' stamp plate and the sentiment is from Sheena's older range of stamps a little bit sketchy 'sheltering tree'... 










Thank you for your visit... it means a lot
crafty hugs
Pauline xx


Sunday, 18 August 2013

3 blog posts in 3 days!!!

evening followers and friends...
                                                   3 blog posts in 3 days, must be some kind of miracle ...or could it be ..   da..... dum..........  dahhhhhhhhhhhh.....

   sneak peak number 3..  from Sheena's new stamp range 'a little bit magical'








this is a card using words from the knowledge stamp sheet and a small leaf from the quest stamp sheet...

the backing paper you can just see, is again the leaf stamped over H2O's which ive matted and layered onto gesso black card .. the flowers I made using the leaf again coloured with H2O's and I added a little crystal star to the centre... and I added a piece of Marianne foliage die...
well that's all from me tonight... short n sweet... ah just like me... haha!
have a good evening all
crafty hugs
Pauline x

Friday, 16 August 2013

shhhhh sneaky peek

Evening all...
                      hope everyone is well... as you know im a lucky bunny to be working with the goddess of messy crafting the fab Sheena Douglass and the awesome inkoids... so ive been playing with Sheena's  new range of stamps 'a little bit Magical'..

Here is a little sneaky peek of some of what's coming up...




 
  Coloured entirely with H2O's and wow embossing powders and a little gold acrylic...
I will over the next week or so be showing you just a few of my samples... ... We as inkoids have had great fun playing.. the stamps themselves shout out for bling... and the H2O's I find are a perfect match...  
 
Sheena's shows are coming up on Create & Craft very soon.. watch this space for details..
 
thank you for your visit..
crafty hugs Pxxx