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

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

heartfelt creationsclassic sunflower

                 I decided to make a little mothers day card (yessss mothers day card.. I know.. but I like to be prepared)..
Here is my creation...

 I started off using some of the heartfelt dies... I used a foliage die...

and the classic sunflower die..
I coloured using radiant rain dabbers..

for my backing paper I used the waste card from the die cuts and distress inked through it..

I also did this on the sentiment die cut...

I assembled my card.. stacking the flowers, I added black distress glitter to the flower centres.

and there you have it... a mothers day card all ready for March lol
thanks for your visit..
crafty hugs
Pauline xxx

Friday, 3 October 2014

Last sneak peek

I'm gonna share with you the rest of my samples I made with the brilliant SN aquatints.. And sheenas new stamps and stencils..

Sorry the post is a bit picture heavy.. But I wanted to share with you all my work that I did with these stamps and stencils..
Hopefully you will see them on the show, which is 9am Saturday 4th October.. 
Reet I'm off for the weekend celebrating my birthday.. So I won't be around blog land.. If you leave me a comment I will get back to your blog when I can xx 
Thanks for your visit
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Sneak peek 4.. Aquatints

So why do I like the new spectrum noir aquatints?? 
There are many reasons..
 Faux bleaching,
 they react with salt, 
they blend, 
they spritz,
 they are the most delicious colours, and good size pots (that have a tray to keep them secure..
There are other reasons that escape this poor brain of mine at this ungodly hour! 

 But as they are from the spectrum noir range you know you'll be getting very good value for money.. 

Reet  get your sunglasses on!!! 

here is another of my samples.. 

This one is using the salt technique, and added a bit of doodling to the outer edge (I saw this doodling technique via Dina Wakley and thought I'd try it.. I like the effect!!) 

Reet I'm off to nurse a real doozer of a chest pain (anxiety is very bad ATM..  Least the back pain has subsided!) and a sore throat and tickley cough..
 Eesh I'm falling to bits people!!! 
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

aquatints and sneak peek 3

Short n sweet from me today..
Here is a sample I made using the new beautifully vibrant spectrum noir Aquatints as a background and Leo is coloured with speccie pens and pencils..

These fabulous new versatile watercolour inks will be available from C&C (sky674) at 9am on Saturday 4th October when Sheena launches them with her new stamps and stencils.. 
Thanks for your visit
Crafty hugs

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Aquatints and sneak peek 2

Today I'd like to share with you a sneak peak from Saturdays show.. I made a canvas using one of Sheena Douglass new stencils and the fabulous new aquatints..
I decanted some into spray bottles as I love to spritz..

This is spritzing over gesso and craft paste.. I gesso'd some flowers and buttons and added the aquatint.. I used a water spritz as well  to make it run and cover so as to use just a tiny bit of ink .. I then added some of the metallic gold with a brush ( I didn't put the gold in a spritz bottle as it's a little thicker than the vibrant colours.. But I'm guessing if you mixed it with water to thin it down  or mix it with a colour it would work just fine).. I highlighted the paste with black (you get  black in the essentials set..) and some pebeo wax.. 
OO  did I mention.. There are 6 sets of aquatints.. I got to work with the bright and the essential sets.. 
Reet.. Thanks for your visit
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx 

Monday, 29 September 2014

Have you heard about aquatints??

Afternoon all.. Sneak peek alert ...
Well Back in February I spent a few days away with my fellow inkoids and Sheena up in the beautiful northeast of England, and whilst there, we were given some brand new spectrum noir inks to play with.. They are called Aquatints .. A water based ink.. Boy did we put them through their paces.. They are very lush vibrant colours, but there is also metallic gold and silver too and a white that can be mixed with the vibrant colours to make em pastel.. Sooooooooo versatile .. They blend beautifully ,  they spritz, they do what a good ink can do.. I loves them I do!!! You know me and colour.. I love vibrant!! 
So anyways.. This coming weekend   Saturday 9am create and craft TV sky 674 will launch a weekender deal with Sheena Douglass and these fab new inks will be on the show.. (along with some fab new stamps and stencils)
I'm currently away from home but here is a sneak peek at a card I've made using the new 'tints' (I've nicknamed em).. And Sheena's new Africa themed stamps.. 

Hope you can join us for the launch of these fab new inks.. 
Thanks for the visit, 
Crafty hugs
Pauline x 

Friday, 19 September 2014

Today's the day!

So Wor Sheena is on TV TODAY!!! 9am sky channel 674 create and craft TV.. 
Here are my final samples... 

Using the new set of luminarte silks.. And SN pens and pencils

Using distress ink

Using H2o's...

Short n sweet.. Hope you can tune in at 9am
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx