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

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

Thursday, 10 April 2014

sneak peek 2

morning.. today I want to share with you my 2nd sneaky peek of the new Sheena Douglass 4 day deal which will start on Monday on create and craft TV.. ...

this card I made using spectrum noirs... and by versa marking the embossing folder and covering in gold embossing powder..
I used the water oriental folder from a previous release, because at the time of starting my samples I didn't have the new Indian folders as they hadn't been made... but... I now have them all (im soooo lucky I know!) .. boy are they FAB!!!
thank you for your visit... there are more sneaky peeks to come... (plus you can find all the inkoids blog links from Sheena's Page to see their samples... HERE  )

Crafty Hugs
Pauline xxx

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

New release from Sheena Douglass

Evening all... On Monday (14th April) there is a new 4 day deal about to start on create and craft TV with Sheena Douglass.. The theme of these fabulous products (stamps AND folders) is India...
There is also a CD Rom with papers designed by some of us inkoids... 
This card is using one of my papers, I also used one of the embossing folders and 2 of the stamps...

So there you have it.. Sneak peek 1 from me...
Thank you for your visit
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx