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

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

A little bit of Christmas

Well I started making Christmas cards in January... Yes!! January.. So I didn't have to rush ... But what would ya know... I'm rushing:-/ 
I've got orders to do and samples to make and I haven't even thought about Christmas presents... 
 This year I wanted to stay as far away from cd roms & digital crafting as I can.. And concentrate on stamping..
Well that's been going great.. Until I visited hobby craft and got a bargain on poinsettia flowers... 
( god I'm a waffler!) 
So this is my latest playing with a fabulous Joanna sheen signature Ivy die.. A choc baroque  sentiment stamp and poinsettia mulberry flowers and the embossed one is done using  a mask from imagination crafts which embossed fab!!...

This also uses the Sue Wilson Lattice die from spellbinders...

really glad I found this stencil from imagination crafts... and was even happier when it embossed...
reet..... I need to crack on.... about another 40 cards to make before my orders are done... then I need to start on MY cards!! (do you think id get away with using shop bought lol)

We have had a god awful time of it since returning from holiday... My mother in law was rushed into hospital... and my father in law had a seizure with the stress of it all... so we have spent every day since we got back either at the hospital... or at Stew's folks.... We've had a small indication that next year is going to be tough:-( but we will need to hopeful and wait for more news .... Thank God Stew is around until May...  Im slightly stressed with it all... ha!! shocker!!

thanks for the visit crafty hugs
Pauline x

Monday, 21 October 2013

Halloween challenge

Morning... Well this is a bit late coz I've been swimming with the fishes in Egypt... I didn't schedule coz more often than not.. It doesn't blinkin work for me... So I'm late...

Our theme this month at HAPPY CAMPERS is Halloween ( it's October of course it's Halloween ... I could have chosen Easter to throw you all tho.. I'm a bit twisted like that... Kath has the reign me in haha...)
So here is my card.....

Thanks for your visit
Crafty hugs
Pauline xxx

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

A canvas

Morning everyone..
Well today is the last day I can share with you my work before my holidays.... So today I will show you a shy retiring canvas I made.... Haha... Shy and retiring .. Me!!!! Ohhhhh no no no... Make it bright make it bold is my motto!!!!
I started off stamping the poppies onto centura pearl card ( not the shiney side) I then painted with the pebeo acrylics 

Next I painted my canvas ... I wanted it to have an impact... So I went for bright vibrant colours..

I then stamped the poppy onto my canvas using black archival ink

Next I added a sentiment by highlighting an area just big enough for the sentiment in a pale colour and stamping direct in archival ink... I added some black distress to my Poppy's to ground them... And then I painted in the Poppy's and also decoupaged them to give the canvas depth.. ( using the ones I'd painted on card) ... I added extra poppy heads to give the canvas more height and width... 

Finally I added black distress around the edge to bring the vibrancy down a bit... I also used some bubble wrap with some gold acrylic to add a bit of texture and interest to the background... And mounted it onto a frame... 

So there you have it..
A mounted canvas... With the beautiful poppy stamp from Sheena...

Thank you for your visit
Crafty hugs
Pauline xxx

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

more autuminal joy

afternoon everyone..
                                 well today we have been getting Bailey ready to go for a short stay with stews parents until my eldest comes home from her holiday.. as we are jetting off on ours on Thursday... so im sharing with you a card I made with the sheltering tree plate and the autumn leaves plate. from Sheena ..

I used wow ebony embossing powder with versamark to stamp... the background is distress ink... and the leaves and detail are alcohol pens....
I mounted on mat black card and I also did a layer of card the same colour as the ink I'd used... and again layered onto black card...

I do love a tree.....

hope your all being good... and if your not.. well.... behave!!!!

Sheena's shows for these stamps are Saturday 12th October on create and craft tv sky channel671..
thanks for your visit..
crafty hugs
Pauline xx

Monday, 7 October 2013


Morning everyone.
Well I've had a week!!!! A week gone Sunday I ended up in bed very unwell.. Headache for over 4 days... Which turned into fever and flu... I'm still barking like a seal :-0...
Never mind .. Even tho I was bed bound for a few days I still managed to play with some of Sheena's products.. She has shows on create and craft on Saturday the 12th October with these wonderful ( I bought them at launch last year) stamps..
The ones I've played with this week are poppy/ Daisy.. ..  lake side view.. Oo and autumn leaves.. 
Here is the first of my samples for you...
I used alcohol markers for this card... although the background does have some bundled sage distress ink ( my fav colour ATM)... I also used one of those air brushing contraptions.. As I have one and thought it about bleedin time I had a go of it.. I like the effect :-) 
The roses are hand made too.. And the foliage is from autumn leaves.. 
I hope you like, and I hope you can join Sheena for some fab demos in Saturday 12th oct channel 671 sky create and craft...
Reet I'm off to sheer  my dog... He's currently avoiding me as he's seen the sheers  haha...