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, 31 July 2014


Well I've been seeing the hype about these 'brusho's' (they are powder paint crystals.. That can be spritzed or sprinkled or plain ol painted lol) 
Do I like em.. Ummm well I don't hate them.. I'm not too keen on the clumping .. BUT.. That's probably because I haven't put a hole in the pot lids and used them like pepper.. (I will be doing this the next time I get to play)..

Here are some of my brusho makes..

I've used assorted stamps from
JOFY to paper artsy .. 
I do lervvvvve the vibrancy of the colours..
Thanks for your visit and if you comment I shall repay the visit x 
Crafty hugs
Pauline xxx 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

A little gelli dabbling

Afternoon peops,
     Well summer has well n truly arrived.. Ooooph it's hot hot hot.. Thought we were gonna have rain this morning.. But no.. It's just hot and humid..
So I decided I was gonna hide and use some of the gelli plate papers I've been making.. 

I also put some through an embossing folder and this was the result.. I love it! 
I highlighted the embossed leaves with a little gilding wax and some archival ink..

If your a regular to my blog you will know my favourite Sheena Douglass stamps are the hibiscus.. I just LOVE them

This is a hibiscus in my garden.. I adore it
Anyhoo I just wanted to use the papers up and thought this stamp would work..

So I stamped in archival and I used a clear embossing powder to give it more show.. 
I then cut em all out and assembled.. 
And here is the finished card (the sentiment is from JOFY)

Thank you for your visit, 
Crafty hugs
Pauline xxx 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

One day to go

Morning all,
Only one day to go till Sheena releases her 4 day deal..  My fellow inkoids have really made some beautiful samples for the show, you can check them out at www.sheena.tv/designteam 
Here are a few more of mine..

This is a little canvas I made.. Using tin foil and the top half of the 'wellies' folder.. I also used craft paste, acrylics, gilding wax and the 'Christmas visitors' stamps set .. I added bling with distress glitter and stickles..

This card was made using green card stock, I over painted in a light acrylic,splodged with silks  put through the folder and sanded back.. Stamped a sentiment and added stickles.. In real life this one sparkles like a diamond.. 

This one again I used a combo of acrylic and silks and some flower soft polar white.. 

So these are just a few more of my samples.. 

Hope you can join Sheena tomorrow bright and early Create and craft TV 8am
Many thanks for your visit
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Sneak peek 3

Morning all...
Today is a quick post.. As I'm busy busy busy.. And just about to pick up the hubby from work.. 

This card I made using the the snowflake folder. The little Robin is my fav of Sheena's older Christmas stamp release.. (Christmas visitor it's called)..
This card in real life is very very sparkly.. 
Thank you for your visit..
Folders avaable Monday 8am create and craft TV..
Crafty hugs
Pauline xxx

Friday, 18 July 2014


Day 2 of sneaky peeks..
Today is the turn of the branch embossing folder 

I've used acrylics over different types of card.. Miri and green card, and sanded it back.
I really love the sanding effect.. 

I posted this one on Facebook yesterday it's using the snowflake embossing folder

This one is red acrylic brayer'd onto craft card, then I brayer'd a light colour straight onto the embossing folder and embossed.. Gave a fab frosty feel.. 
so tune in on Monday at 8am and catch Sheena launching her 4 day deal on create and craft..

You can catch up with the inkoid blogs and see their gorgeous samples HERE

Thanks for your visit
Crafty hugs
Pauline x 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

New Sheena Folders

Hi everyone..
Today I'm sharing a sneak peek of one of my samples I've made using the new sheenas Douglass 5x7 embossing folders.. (there are 8 in total.. I've been working with 3 of them).. 

These are fantastic folders.. I've had a ball using them and they will be a great addition to my faithful Christmas stash that I use time and time again..
The folders will be launched on create and craft TV (sky671) at 8am on Monday as a 4 day deal.. 

You can find more inspiration HERE

Thank you for your visit today, it's very appreciated xx
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Tool shed Monday 7th July 2014

Morning all..
Back is much better.. After I got over my initial getting out of bed yesterday took a few pain killers and moved about, it was not too bad.. Even managed a few hours in my craft room.. 
I would like to share with you another sneak peek of my samples for the new Sheena stamps being released tomorrow on create and craft TV..

I've used distress paint on these samples (my new fav go too product) and these photographs don't really do this justice.. These were my fav 2 samples.. The real life cards stand out beautifully.. As they glow and twinkle.. (a bit like me haha!!)
So if your around tomorrow tune in to create and craft and join Sheena for a tool shed that will be full of techniques and these new Christmas stamps... 
Thank you for your visit.. I do appreciate the time you take to comment .. And always try to visit you back..
Crafty hugs
Pauline x 

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Sneak peek 2

Morning all, 
I'm doing this on my phone from my sick bed as I can't seem to move my back today đŸ˜© I feel like crippled creek! 
Anyhoo enough woe ist me.. Back to the launch in 2 days of these new Christmas stamps.. 
Here is today's sneak peek..

There are 4 A6 sheets I have been playing with 2 of them..  Mine  I used were Christmas elements and seasons greetings ( the other 2 are window to Christmas and Christmas bauble)  

This is a picture of them .. I apologise for the quality of the pic .. 

Reet do I'm going to try and man up and get myself walking lol..
Have a good one peops and thanks for the visit..
Crafty hugs
Pauline x 

Friday, 4 July 2014

New Sheena Christmas stamps

Mornin all...
Sheena Douglass will be back on create and craft TV on Monday 7th July (sky channel 671) with a tool shed 2 hour show.. She will be launching some new Christmas stamps in this show.. 
Here is my 1st sneak peek..

Thank you for your visit.. I'm now off out to enjoy some of this glorious sunshine... Factor 35 at the ready as it's hot hot hot today (well for England anyways lol) 
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx