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

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 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

sneak peek 3


so the launch of Sheena's new stamps is tomorrow at 9am..
here are 3 more of my samples...

starting with the Dragon....

simple card coloured with distress ink and SN pens and pencils
next the mermaid....                                                                                                             

coloured with distress ink and SN pens and pencils
 Next the Galleon.....

I used the new silks set that will be on the show.. craft paste.. gesso embossing powder.. and some cheese cloth.. oo and some pearls...

so there you have it.. another sneak peek of 3 out of the 6 new stamp sheets..

thank you for your visit.. you can get more inspiration from the Inkoids HERE

crafty hugs
Pauline x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Sneak peek 2

Morning all...
So only 3 days till you can get your hands only this new magical range from the lovely Sheena Douglass..
So which of my pretties will I show you today... 
Shall I do another 1 of each??? Oh go on then ;-)

Starting with... The dragon.....

I coloured him with spectrum noir pens n pencils.. I stood him on a background of craft paste, which I gesso'd in black and when dry I dry brushed white gesso over it and then added a little silver pebeo wax... He's so cool.. 

Next.. The haunted galleon....

This one I did with the new set of silks... And some white distress stain.. I sanded the edges to give it an authentic old spooky look... Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! 

Nexttttt..... My little mermaid friend... 

Isn't she fab... Ohhh to have a body like that (well...not the fish tail)... 
I coloured her with SN pens and pencils.. The background is H2os... 

So there you have it... 
You can find more inspiration HERE
Sheena will be demoing these new stamps this Friday at 9am sky channel 674..
Thank you for your visit
Crafty hugs
Pauline x 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Sneak peek

Good morning...
Well I don't know where to start.. I'm about to give you a sneak peek of just 1 sample for the new 'magical' stamps from Sheena Douglass... 
I was lucky enough to be given 3 out of the 6 new A6 plates to work with.. 
Regular visitors will know my fav stamps are 'flowers' and mostly nature... (and birds I do love birds) so when Sheena was drawing these I was a little apprehensive as fantasy is really out of my comfort zone... But you know what.. It's good to get out of your comfort zone!
I had a ball using these stamps and I love em!  
I'm so glad I said yes to trying out these fab stamps.. Because I've loved every minute of using them.. And it's good to not just be a one trick pony.. ( I even used acetate!! YEY go me!! Lol) 
Sheena has 1 show this coming Friday at 9am (I will confirm this Thursday) create and craft TV sky channel 671..
Also before I show you I would like to publicly welcome 2 new inkoids into our fold... Yvonne and Astrid.. You will see their work on the show..
So here is my first samples (it is hard to choose which one to start with.. Normally we choose 1 a day... But I did so many samples I think I may show you 1 from each plate a day) (I'm so gobby this morning.. Ha not like me eh lol)  
Starting with...
The dragon...

I coloured him with spectrum noirs pens and pencils... The background is tissue paper and H2os.. 

Next.. The haunted galleon ..
Aye me hearties there be a storm comin.. 

This is made with a brand new set of luminarte silks... These colours are absolutely gorgeous... 
I used my nemesis (acetate) on this card... Told you.. So much out of my comfort zone ... But man did I have a ball with these fantastic new stamps...

Lastly for today...

The mermaid... Omg I was soooooooo excited when I received her... She is my fav.. ( don't tell the dragon and ship that) 

I used her with the under water set from last year... 
I stamped in silks, and coloured her with speccies.. And added a top layer of silks to her tail... 
I have adored using these stamps... I think they are a little bit different.. 
I hope you like em... 
And will tune in to see Sheena on Friday at 9am 
( I'm probably gonna get into a heap of trouble for showing you 3 cards.. But.. I'm excited for this launch... You will have a great deal of artistic fun with these stamps for sure)
Thanks for visiting 
Crafty hugs
Pauline xx 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

A little bit more Christmas

I'm blogging another sample from
Tomorrow's Sheena Douglass show.. 
The show times are... 8am and 4pm sky channel 674...
So here it is

Traditional colours... Using mowed lawn (or cut grass as I call it) and festive berries.. ( yeah I call it festive berries lol) 
I used the fir branch plate.. 
I stamped the music without an acrylic block as I wanted a part stamped effect.. 
Reet that's me for today.. Short and sweet.. ( I sure am;-) )
Have a great one peops.. 
Crafty hugs
Pauline x 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A little bit Christmas

A quick one from me.. Sheena is back on TV on Friday (12th sept.. times to be confirmed..)
So I thought I'd show you a sample I've made for the show..
It's a Christmas show with her latest Christmas stamp release.. And folders too..
You know me I like contemporary vibrant and blingy lol..

This is using my faithful h2o's the snow flake embossing folder and the HUGE sentiment stamp.. Also a little gilding wax..

I'll post show times when she knows them..
Thanks for your visit, 
Crafty hugs
Pauline x 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Swimmin wiv the fishhhes

I'm not gonna lie.. I'm having a bout of lack of confidence ATM...
I locked myself away into my craft cave and got out the Dylusion inks and some Dyan Reevely stamps and cheered myself up.. 
I decided to make a canvas... 

Using the under the sea plates from Dyan Reevely..

I used a lot of stuff.. Embossed card, deco art media paint, craft paste (that I mixed with distress glitter to get a sandy look as I'm waiting for the new sand paste to arrive.. It's ordered!!)

It's a happy canvas.. 
Thanks for your visit.. 
Crafty hugs (and I need em today as I'm feeling very off my game)
Pauline xx