Thursday, September 23, 2010

Magnificent Mermaid Thursday!

Hello and welcome to Magnificent Mermaid Thursday!

I’d like to introduce you to Pauline today ~

Pauline is married, with a special needs foster daughter.  She has a wee doggie (Jack Russell Whippet mix) and lives in Southern Australia.    

Outside of stamping, she’s a full time career mum to her special needs daughter.  She doesn’t have a paid job outside of stamping, but teaches scrapbooking and card making, for kicks!

Pauline got into stamping because she wanted to hand make all of her wedding invitations, place cards etc..... and she hasn’t looked back since... that was 10 years ago!

When I asked what her favorite embellishment and why, she said, ”that would have to be haberdashery - by saying haberdashery, I can encompass more than one embellishment! Buttons, lace, fabric flowers, bling.... I love all the fancy stuff - my grandmothers were milliners and dressmakers, and were always surrounded in the most beautiful things.”

When I asked her if she had a favorite stamp from Michelle Perkett Studio she said, “It’s way to hard to choose ONE!  I love the goddesses, fairies, and mermaids.  First name to mind would be the Earth Goddess - she reminds me of the Nox from Stargate SG1!”

I asked how she would describe your stamping style and her answer was,
”Uncomplicated.  I can be bright or subtle, frilly or flat, but I think uncomplicated covers me the best! I like such a huge variety of image styles, I can't commit to just one!”

When asked about her favorite part of stamping she likes colouring and embellishing the most.  Her favorite non card making project is scrapbooking.

When asked about her favorite coloring medium and why she said,  “I really love markers, I use them almost daily.  But I think may favourite would be chalks, because they are so forgiving, and can be subtle, or suped up!

I asked Pauline to tell us about her blog My Paper Playground
”My blog is a mixture..... I don't always stamp in my card creations.  I often use vintage photos, and I embroider and bead as well.  I have just started playing with 3D creations, my first was a heeled shoe. In my earlier bloggy days, I also shared my scrapbooking and jewelry creations - I just haven't shared those lately!

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Pauline a little more as much as I have!

Please don't forget our challenge this week called "Tag You're It", you can read about it and enter here.


  1. Hi Pauline,
    So nice to get to know more about you! I am very inspired by your style of stamping, and card making. So great to work with you as part of Michelle's design team!
    hugs Marilyn

  2. Pauline your work is gorgeous!! It's so nice to know a little more about you!
    Hugs, Tammy

  3. Lovely to get to know you better Pauline, your cards are always so beautiful!!
    Claire xx

  4. It is so nice to read everyone's stories. I love that we post this. It is nice to read your story Pauline. Your cards are beautiful.
    Shelley :)

  5. Hi Pauline! It's fun to get to know you better! I love visiting your blog and looking at your cards, they're always beautiful!

  6. Pauline,
    I love the fact that I got to know you better. I have a deep respect for you that you have a foster Daughter with special needs. That is so special!
    I love your blog and all the beautiful things that you make!

  7. Pauline, wonderful work! =)
    Interesting to know more about you! =)

    Hugs, Elenor

  8. Pauline, how nice to read all about you!!:) I love that your grandmother's were milliners and dressmakers and you have channeled that into your cardmaking! I have got to watch Stargate to see what the Nox looks like!!:) Thank you for sharing with us, Pauline and thank you Jan for another amazing Mermaid interview this week!!:)

  9. OMG, I forgot to mention how gorgeous your Eva creation is Pauline!! She is gorgeous in her rasberry colors!!:) I love the lace and your flower! Just amazing!!

  10. You're so right about the Nox Pauline! :) Great show isn't it? Beautiful job with Eva, she's in my pile to color! I love reading your story. :)

  11. It's lovely to find out more about you Pauline.
    Your card is so pretty.
    Julie W x