about me

Hi I'm Pauline...I live in Portsmouth with my husband Stew and 2 daughters Rachel and Sarah. I'm from the North East of England originally and moved to Portsmouth in 2005 to be nearer my husband who serves in the Royal Navy.. I have a cocker spaniel called Bailey, 3 Guinea pigs ( Ben, Stanley and Ollie..) a Chinese dwarf hamster called Daisey and fish called Marvin, Alan and Melman...I found craft in 2009 and haven't looked back... it keeps me sane whilst my husband is 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

Monday, 21 April 2014

Hero arts

Afternoon all..
  Quick one...
Been trying out my tim holtz dies n my Ebosser.. Also some Hero arts stamps and dies... 
This is the result... 

The embossing folder is an A4 that I got included with the Ebosser.. It's quite fabulous... 
I used distress ink and archival ink.. And some pebeo silver wax .. I highlighted the dragonflies with ice silks...

I like it as is... But I'm wishing id put a texture behind the grass.. Maybe using clear embossing paste through a mask... Ah well.. Next time.. As too late was the cry..
Thanks for dropping by..
Crafty hugs
Pauline x 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

The day is here!!!

Firstly.. Happy Easter... 
Secondly... I've got my Ebosser!!!! 

Ive had a bit of a splurge.. Been saving my £2 coins... And sizzix had a sale (and this is not my whole sizzix order..) Omg the sale was too good to pass up.. I bought £450 worth of dies for £90... I have wanted Tims dies for ages but sadly they didn't  fit in my grand calibur.. And I love my GC... But I just had to have em at these prices..  So I finally listened to Sheena and the inkoids and my friend Kath who have been telling me forever to 'just get one' 
It came yesterday... But today is the first chance I've had to open the box...
So here is my 1st card..
Using Sheena Douglass stamps.. And tim Holtz dies (the embellishment leaves are sue wilson dies)

I used the new A4 leaf (a taste of India) folder from Sheena.. 
The backgrounds are distress ink in peacock feathers and mustard seed..
The stamp coloured with spectrum noirs (again I used purple.. Coz I love it!)
Reet that's me..
Have a fab Easter weekend
Crafty hugs
Pauline xxx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

What a lovely day

Afternoon everyone..
It's been a beautiful day here in Puerto del Pompey.. So I took my work outside..
I'm currently doing commissions and this is a birthday card I made using Sheena Douglass wild rose stamp ( I know they are like a pale pink or cream in real life.. But ..I like purple.. So purple they are!) 
And the background stamp is a chocolate baroque fragments stamp.. I used distress ink for the background colour and the flowers I used Spectrum noirs.. 

Hope the sun has been shinning where you are... 
Thank you for your visit
Crafty hugs
Pauline x 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Launch day

Morning everyone..
Today is the day....
Sheena launches her 'taste of India' at 8am on create and craft TV ( sky671)
Here is another taster of this gorgeous collection.. 

Most of my samples were made before I got my lucky mitts on the embossing folders.. So please tune in and see just how awesome they are.. (and they are  in my opinion the best folders so far)..
I can't gush enough about the whole collection... You need em all!!! 
Thank you for your visit
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Hold on to your handbags I'm going for 2

My 2nd blog post of the day... I know pick yourselves off the floor!!!

So it's been a gloriously sunny day here in Puerto del Pompey... We've moved our piggies from their indoor shelter to their outdoor hutch... And they are currently grazing in their runs on the lawn... So there has been a lot of cleaning and moving of stuff going on.. And I've stripped and washed all the bedding and they are drying on the line... Very productive... 
I've also managed to have a little me time in my craft room... I bought a jofy stencil a few weeks back and thought it was about time I jolly well used it... So here we have it..

For a change.. I thought I'd use archival from the delicious range by Wendy Vecchi ... 

It's a bright card inspired by a beautiful sunny day...
Thank you for stopping by
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx

T is for...

Morning... Early post from me... I shall need match sticks later lol...
Here is a few more of my samples for the fab 'a taste of India' range from Sheena Douglass... She has excelled herself with this beautiful collection of stamps and embossing folders.. 

Isn't he gorgeous... T is for tiger of course... 

This one is just simply stamped and heat bossed.. The flowers coloured in H2o's and decoupaged...

This one you can see the beautiful Mandela folder I used in the background... And an array of different stamps infused for the topper.. I used spectrum noirs to colour the topper..

This is the 6 stamps sheets that will be available... 

And these are the folders... 

Hope you can join Sheena tomorrow..
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Sneak peek 3

Well my mam goes back home to the north east today... Least the weather has behaved..
Moving on to Sheena Douglass 4 day deal starting at 8am on Monday on create and craft TV.. 
I would like to share with you another of my samples for these upcoming shows...

This is another simple card.. Using a clear embossing resist as the background.. And Herbert (my fondly named elephant) is coloured using spectrum noirs.. 
I'm only learning to use the pens.. And found Herbert quite easy to colour.. Alcohol pens scare me as I'm not confident with that medium... But they WILL NOT defeat me lol.. I aim to do the accreditation program from crafters companion when I get more confident.. 
Well that's enough waffle..
Hope you will love these 'a taste of India' stamps and folders as much as we have... 
Thanks for your visit
Crafty hugs
Pauline  xxx