Monday, April 4, 2016

Craft Boots GD - Spring is in the Air

Hello Everyone!

I am honoured to be here today as the Guest Designer over at my favourite challenge blog Crafty Boots. Their current challenge "SPRING IS IN THE AIR" really inspired me to let "Bold Angel" take over for the day and use some of the brilliant Blue Jays and spring blossoms that I've been tickled to discover around my new home. I do hope you will join us in this wonderful challenge!

The gorgeous papers and bright colours are all from Canvas Corp Brands. I have included a complete supply list below. The crackle paint is DecoArt, the leaves are Cheery Lynn, the 'smile' die cut is Sizzix and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts


Lime Green & White Ribbon Stripe -- Green and Ivory French Linen Stripe
Black & Ivory French Linen Stripe -- Black & Ivory Pin Dot
Black & Ivory Sonnet Reverse -- Black & Ivory French Script
Birds and Bees on Ivory -- Sending Love Words on Ivory
Printed Cardstock Black on Ivory -- Cardstock Paper White 80#
Mini Clothespins Avocado 

High Impact Paint Blue -- High Impact Paint White
Glimmer Mist Kiwi -- Glimmer Mist English Ivy -- Glimmer Mist Denim Blue
Baseboard Mist Paint Sky --Baseboard Mist Paint Blue Bird

I am entering the following wonderful challenges:


My card today was totally inspired by the local Blue Jay community. I have discovered that they too like peanuts, and now they've started perching on the trees closest to the food! So here is my story of...
THE PEANUT HEIST!! (with an accent of unknown origin) lol

"Halloooo. Me name is Bernie da Blue Jay and I am on zee lookout for me morning snacks"
"WAIT...did me just see dat lady putting a peanut for dat squirrel? ME WANTS IT"

"Me has a plan, but me betters make sure da coast is clear first"



"BWAHAHA...dat squirrel didn't even sees me coming!'

My token morning coffee shot.

OK, so sky and clouds...not exciting, but in the city it was mostly smog so I love my clouds!

And a big hello from Chocolate Charlie and Dee Dee as they eat some lunch in the sun!

UPDATE: Less than 24 hours after taking these beautiful spring photographs, my world was covered in a blanket of snow! So I send this message to Mother Nature..."HEY CRAZY LADY. IF YOU WANT TO ADD GLITTER TO THAT GLUE YOU'RE SNIFFING, FINE, BUT DON'T DUMP YOUR WACKADOO ON ME, I'D RATHER NOT STEP IN IT!"

Can anyone name that quote??

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


  1. What a beautiful card Pamellia! Stunning details and the color combo is breathtaking! Hugs!

  2. Blue Jays are such pretty birds Pamellia, we have some in the garden and last year saw four feeding all at the same time, a lovely sight.

    And yours looks to have flown right onto your beautiful Spring creation, so pretty along with the fresh greens.

    B x

  3. Your Blue Jays are stunning, such amazing colours and you have done a fantastic job reflecting this in your card. Lots of electric blue counter balanced by the zesty green and the lovely flowers. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this week, it is such a treat for us.

    Dionne xx

    PS Loved the story, despite the suspicious accent!

  4. Beautiful card and lovely photos, the jays here are different, interesting to see your variation. Hugs, Valerie

  5. Stunning card and lovely photos . Thanks for joining us at CC&CC
    Hugs Anneke

  6. Oh my! Aren't Blue Jays beautiful! I love how you have added black and white to those gorgeous colours to create this fabulous card! Your photos are, as ever, wonderful! Hugs, Chrisx

  7. Good morning Pamellia, great to see Guest Designing over at Crafty boots with this gorgeous "bold angel" card. I love these very spring colours, especially the blue but then I am a real blue girl. That bird image is it really on a it looks stamped and embossed. Mother Nature is playing games with you again....we are enjoying good amounts of spring sunshine here. What a gorgeous blue jay visited....he must be smiling all the way to his branch. Hugs xx

  8. WOW! Pamellia, stunning gal! Love the design of this and those little blue birds. Those real Blue Jays are awesome, so beautiful.

    Keep the photos coming, love seeing where you live snow or no snow lol!

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie jXXX

  9. Hi Pamellia,
    another of your very stunningly super creations.
    Love everything about this glorious card.
    Those cute Blue Jays look fantastic.
    As Jacquie said keep those wonderful photos coming as they are so fantastic.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Always a delight and privilege to have you as one of our guest designers Pamellia. Fabulous card - love the spring colours with the black and those beautiful blue birds are fabulous. Thank you for continued support at Crafty Boots Challenges.

  11. What a wonderful start of my day reading your lovely post and looking at your stunning card, Pamellia! Congratulations on your so well deserved GDT appearance!
    I adore everything about your spectacular card! Glorious piece of art, my friend!
    Have a wonderful day! Big hugs! Branka xx

  12. What a pretty card, Pamellia! Love all the layering dimension that you are always so good at creating. What enjoyment you must get each day watching your furry friends!

  13. ooooooh! does this beauty EVER look like a Pamellia card! WOW! gorgeously bright and vivid - it really shows the loveliness and inspiration you receive from Nature, dear friend. Love everything about the card - all the pretty layers and embellies, but in this one, it is those fussy cut birds to share their place in the masterpiece - as though they have flown from your photos into your heart, and from your heart into your hands, and then resting in the paper. GORGEOUS! hugs, de

  14. Awesome creation Pamellia and oh my those birds look amazing.
    Hugs, Veerle

  15. I just love this card and the gorgeous blue green combo! The flower bundle is absolutely gorgeous and the birds are such a stunning focal point. Always a pleasure, Autumn

  16. Gorgeous card Pamellia! My favorite is that little clothespin! Great detail to complement the glorious design!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  17. Faboulas once again Pamellia....georogus layout with lots of layers Faboulas colour combination I love the blues and greens together everything just flows with you. Super pics and your little squirrels are still munching away
    Jules xx

  18. Beautiful spring card Pamellia, the zingy blues and greens are gorgeous together, fabulous design as always!
    Your photos are always a joy to see!

  19. Fabulous photos and love the blue tones. Fabulous work of art, gorgeous image, wonderful additions and super fabulous  {aNNie}

  20. Hi there Pamellia, thank you for the lovely comment that you've just left on my latest blog post and for adding the link. I will definitely have a try with it over the next few weeks and I'll let you see what I make with it. Your card is another stunner. The bird stamps are fabulous and aren't you lucky to have them living so close by. I love the use of citrus green and blue inks, they work together beautifully. Your photographs are amazing too and always brighten my day, thank you. Wishing you a happy crafting week :)X

  21. Hi Pamellia! I think there is already full summer in your lovely card. Very charming.
    And lovely photos, too.
    Have a wonderful time, my friend xx

  22. Oh my goodness. I saw this card linked up over at City Crafter challenge and swoooooooned! Love the vibrancy of this mixed with the black and white prints. Eyecatching and GORGEOUS!

  23. I am not familiar with the quote but looked it up - Supernatural? Still not sure!!

    Oh I love the Bluejays on your card, they really do take centre stage. Your colours, layering and design, as always, are wonderful. Love the real life Blue Jay too, what a fantastic specimen he is and I love your morning coffee shot too, it looks so peaceful and serene.... Hugs, Anne xx

    1. HAHA, I can't believe you looked it up, hilarious! It's Supernatural for sure, oh that Sam Winchester sure makes me laugh! Thanks for the lovely comment Anne. hugs :)

  24. Wow those birds are the most glorious colours and fabulous inspiration for you. The card is stunning, love the layering, the colours and in particular the whitewash and the gorgeous colour of blue. Loved seeing the bird pinching the squirrels peanuts and love seeing your squirrels. Mother nature and her weather is very strange this year! x

  25. You continue to amaze me with all the layers you use, Pamellia! I love how the blue jays just pop off the card :) Thanks for sharing all your wonderful pictures of nature too. I adore blue jays...they are always sneaking into the squirrel feeders we have full of peanuts. And when there's a battle over the peanuts, the squirrels always win...hands down! Hugs!!!

  26. Gosh dang it, why can't I remember to not take a drink before reading your blog? Maybe I'm subconsciously thinking my screen needs to be cleaned or something??!! I am laughing out loud at your blue jay saga and I kid you not...I'm looking at one outside my window right now and it looks exactly like the beautiful ones on your card!! (And my bird thief is stealing food from my outdoor cats right now...sigh). Bold angel is amazing, Pamellia!! I love the layers and the texture!! Each detail is stunning!! Your flowers, leaves and ribbon look so fabulous!! The colors are awesome!! I absolutely love this!!

    I can't believe that crazy old lady dumped more snow on you. Someone needs to tell her it's supposed to be spring!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  27. Pamellia your creation is a true jaw dropper! I love your take on our theme; I kept staring at all the lovely details! I hope that spring will arrive soon; yikes snow again!
    Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

  28. Your card definitely makes me wanna smile. The birds are gorgeous and I love all the gorgeous layers, I love your coffee break shots too, what amazing pictures, loved visiting today. Hugs. Tracy x

  29. Absolutely gorgeous Pamellia..the colours are beautiful and love the birds..the one stealing the peanut with the foreign accent is beautiful don't get birds that pretty here.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  30. A stunning card Pamellia, love the Blue Jays you added. But I must say I love the photos of the real birds you showed us today.
    Yvonne xx

  31. Love this card Pamellia,really beautifully crafted as always. Like the look of your new peanut thiefs too ;)
    Donna xxx

  32. Beautiful colors, lovely design. Love it!

  33. Your one crazy chick hun, you do make me laugh, so wish you lived near me!!! lol
    love your card, fab pictures and quotes, sooooooooooooooooooo funny!!!
    hugs Liz xx

  34. Oh this is so beautiful love the bright blues with the yellow . Love the design and those bluebirds look like they are going to pop off the card . Your story made me smile wonder what Mr squirrel is going to do when he finds out someone is stealing his peanuts LOL

  35. Hi Pamellia! Beautiful spring work with a wonderful combination of green and blue! Fantastic & optimistic! Black and white accents add depth to your work!
    Spring greetings!
    Hugs :) Max

  36. Hi Pamellia, lovely photographs. I can see where you got the inspiration for that gorgeous blue, cheeky bird! Gorgeous card, love the texture and details. Happy crafting, Angela x

  37. Oh Pamellia, your posts bring me endless joy! Your bluejay saga is amazing and I'm sure they'd be quite pleased with themselves to see your card! Surely they'd assume it was just for them. ;) Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The birdies are so striking and I love the beautiful flower cluster. The sentiment is so sweet... I love how it also applies to how much nature makes you (us!) smile. Your cards are always so unique and clever. Thank you for always inspiring us, my friend! Your crafty heart is a treasure trove of loveliness. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  38. Hi Pamellia, love this beautiful card, stunning bird image, colours layers and textures.
    Wow these photos are unbelievable, your blue Jays are stunning, how lucky to have them so close.
    Pam x

  39. Fabulous card Pamellia - as ever. Love your Bold Angel cards :-). Fabulous photos too - love the one of Dee Dee where her tail is silhouetted in the sun. these are the first phots I have seen of a Blue Jay - thanks

  40. Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge.
    I can’t wait to see what you create for our next Challenge.
    Angie DT
    Creative Moments.

  41. Wow, another incredible design! It comes so easy for you it seems~you don't miss a thing! The colors and papers are just amazing and so beautiful! Everything is placed perfectly~Your details and unique style always pull me in! LOVE your creativity!!! Send some mojo to me will you? hehe!
    Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pic's to! Have a wonderful evening!
    Sherrie K

  42. Gorgeous Pamellia! Love all the layers and blossoms! Those birds are stunning! Love the blue jays too :) I've never seen one since I've lived here in AZ for 17 years. miss them

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  44. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CC&CC!

  45. Hey you, thought it was super cool when I saw that you were a gdt at Crafty Boots too. :-) Wonderful card. I adore the colours and the birds are lovely.

    Didn't I tell ya blue jays love peanuts too? :-) Oh, and I believe that quote is from Supernatural. Mother Nature definitely needs to be told that. I just got home....and I'm sitting here wrapped up in two blanket 'coz it was -14º out. -14 in April - crazy!!

  46. It's so beautiful! I love the colours, birds, layers and flowers... everything! Amazing card!
    Thank you for joining with us at Card mania challenge!


  47. Your blue jay card is scrumptious ,gorgeous colors and layers
    to brighten anyones day .
    Loving your Photo's and your story { you have made me laugh this morning } can we have another episode please.
    Big Hugs
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  48. Another wonderful layered piece Pamellia, love those blue jays! The photos are totally stunning too, you are not only a brilliant crafter but an amazing photographer too!

  49. A beautiful card and blog post Pamelia. The vibrant blue is amazing. Love the texture of the flowers too. Thank you for sharing this with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT
    (Other hat ....there's a Floral and Fauna challenge at Unstampabelles. Your project would be perfect for it. Great prize too W xx)

  50. A beautiful card Pamellia and it definitely makes me smile. I love how you have combined the vibrant blue and green with the black and white for your colour scheme and your little Blue Jay image is gorgeous. Sally.x.

  51. Gorgeous creation, Pamellia! I love the pop of that vibrant green! Lovely photos again. I have never seen a Blue Jay before (not a UK species)....what a beautiful bird! xxx

  52. Oh wow... Pamellia this card is gorgeous! I really love the colors and those birds are colored in so beautifully, hard to believe they are colored in with glimmer mists! And your photographs of the birds and squirrels are gorgeous! As are the rest of the spring photos you took, great photography skills! Thank you for joining us in our Funday Friday "321" challenge this week! Have a great day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  53. Another card to drool over, the birds are placed so they are looking at the flowers, gorgeous detail in this.

    Pamellia, I not only love your cards and the incredible details you add, but I love visiting for the piccies,the humour and the animals.

  54. Oh your card is magnificent! Perfect for our challenge too! Thanks ever so much for playing along at CCCB! Love the photos of the Jay... and the story! Oh no... Snow again! It's lovely and sunny here (at times) but still cold!

  55. Ohh I missed this one..Its Super Wonderful..loved the use of images along with dimensional flower ad of course how can I forget the layers !How lucky to have spotted the Beautiful bird !

  56. Daddy always told me blue jays were bad boys!! But I would have a hard time being convinced of that after seeing your GORGEOUSLY BRIGHT and HAPPY Blue Jay themed card and your INCREDIBLE Blue Jay photos. Pretty amazing... not only do we get to see your FABULOUS art work but we get to see your INCREDIBLE photography skills to match the artwork subject. HELLO - how MARVELOUS is that? COMPLETLEY ASTOUNDING to be sure!!! Love it all. AND... add to that SPECTACULAR story telling - seems like the perfect blog post to me dear Pamellia. I,for one, want more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU are amazing. XXj.

  57. Pamellia, gorgeous card, and you have used those products in a unique and creative way! Love the little clothespin and those washes of crackle paint to make this extra special! Blue jays are pretty to look at, but rank up there with crows and seagulls in my humble opinion. Great photos! Big hugs!

  58. A stunning card Pamellia, gorgeous birds and fabulous dimension - so much to look at and beautiful colours.

  59. Wow Pamellia this creation is stunning the detail, the embellishments and layers, wow, awesome. Your posts always hold me spellbound not only by the creations you show but the wonderful pictures and your fantastic storytelling, you bring these critters to life for us it is so special.
    lorraine x

  60. Your cards always pack such a punch with all the wonderful details and layers you add and this is no exception, love it. Your blue jay had a great lunch and gorgeous photos as always. Xxx

  61. Oh my goodness, all your blues are fantastic. Seriously yummy card, wonderful blue jay (have never seen one in real life) and hoping you have more blue skies. Nicola x

  62. Beautiful! So very gorgeous, those layers and crackle elements and the blue birds are so pretty! Love the photos as well, that bird is gorgeous!!

  63. Wonderful card, love your bird stamp. Never seen a Blue Jay IRL......they look wonderful characters.
    Julie x

  64. Well! I have no idea who said that quote,other than you, but i totally love it! haahaa made me LOL! And yup, we got the same thing here "(

    Gorgeous card and as always,your photos are delightful Pamellia!!
    Jackie xo

  65. Super cute card :) Lots of beautiful textures and details on the card. Thanks for playing along with us over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenges
    Tina (DT)

  66. Hi Pamellia
    Sorry I'm playing catch up again but work has been eating into my quality time.
    Your card is marvellous. Shots of colour and floral loveliness to cheer the soul.
    Now, I'm not sure where Blue Jays originated from but I'm guessing yours is the love child of a Rastafarian and Inspector Clousaeu lol!
    Lovely photos of Pamellia's World as usual.
    Ang x

  67. A beautiful nut thief lol-love the blue,crackle effect and love the depth to the layers
    Carol x

  68. Jaw dropingly beautiful! Every little thing is perfect and I love the colours too, just fabulous work! xx