Sunday, November 3, 2013

Backyard Basics birthday card by Stampin Up and me.


Hi dear Stampers.


Thanks so much for hanging in there with me. I think that this has been the longest time I have been away from my blog. A lot of beautiful and fun things have been happening in my life and creating cards have been .. lets say... less present in this daily life..

I have had the opportunity to photograph the sweetest families these past few months. What a huge blessing and joy has that been. + I have been editing their photos for many hours after these photo shoots.. Fun, but making cards.. kinda got into the back ground of this little side job...!

But now winter is completely back in Calgary and with that I have been more inside my home then during those gorgeous summer days.

So, today I was wandering around my home and peeked into my craft room.. and suddenly I just had to play with all my beautiful goodies.  I hopped over to some of my favorite Challenge blogs to see if I could play along. And guess what I found...



The sweet and talented Jaydee from The Paper Players created one super cute Challenge (#170) this week.. Called 'Wildlife". I hope butterflies and (tropical) birds are considered .. wildlife as well. They do live in the wild (smile) that counts for something right :)



My sketch (#110) I took from the Freshly Made Sketches of this week. Dear Rita.. who always rocks her cards.. just like every lady on that blog.. created it. I loved working with it.


I used the 'Backyard Basics' and the Positively Chevron - Stampin Up stamp sets to create my card.

2 great stamp sets, that I will use for sure on many other cards. 



Well, my bed is calling me.. it is kind of tricky with this time change.. yesterday it was already my bed time.. at this time of night.. but this evening it shows that it is an hour earlier then my body thinks it is.. And you know, how it goes when you have kids.. they are still up at the same time.. because they don't care if it the clock says anything different.. So I am off to bed.

I hope you will have a beautiful week and thanks for stopping by.


Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.....I'm now your newest follower.....Love all your Shalom cards, must get the hexagon punch now - thought I could do without it! Angie. xx

  2. Welcome back and thanks for your beautiful card. I would never even have considered the Backyard Basics stamp set until I saw this. You have an awesome blog by the way and I so enjoy reading your posts!

  3. Such a stunning card, Pauline. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, April x

  4. Echt een heel mooi kaartje Pauline. Ik zeg: vlinders en vogels zijn ook wildlife! Ze leven in ieder geval ook in het wild... Het is maar hoe je het bekijkt?! ;-) mocht je trouwens nog interesse hebben in de Nederlandse stempelset 'Sentimenten', dan wil ik er met liefde één voor je bestellen *smile*.

  5. So glad you're back, Pauline! Wat een pracht van een birthday card!

    Hugs, Laura

  6. What a pretty card! Great job of combining the two challenges. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. Welcome back, Pauline! So wonderful to see you again! And you are back with a stunner of a card. I love the soft neutrals you chose and the chevron background really shows off the images beautifully. Looking forward to seeing more cards from you now that winter is here and you'll be hibernating. :)

  8. What a lovely card....they are all wildlife to me! Love the monochromatic tones you've used....very serene! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players challenge this week, Pauline!

  9. I just love the soft neutrals on your card, Pauline! The sentiment on the vellum banner is a fabulous detail. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline