Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Frilly and Funkie - Oh the Places You’ll Go

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Zoe is our hostess this time around and she has chosen the theme "Oh the Places You’ll Go". She would like you to make a vintage or shabby chic project with travel as the central theme. Think planes, trains, automobiles, ships, maps, globes. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

The background layer has a subtle texture paste design that I added using the Tim Holtz flourish stencil which I sprinkled with Pumice Stone embossing powder. I also added some stamping using Pumice Stone ink to match.

The large filigree bronze corner piece was heat embossed with white embossing powder to give it a shabby chic appearance. The papers are all from Pion Design and the butterflies are from Graphic 45.

My card won awards in the following wonderful challenges:

Southern Ridge Trading Company - May Challenge - Anything Feminine
(Southern Ridge chipboard used - Spring Fresh Swirl Corners)


All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I met two gentlemen on my outing this weekend and showed them around my lovely home a bit. Turns out they run a website called Hiking the GTA. They wrote up an article about the community where I live, and I'm in it!!! They refer to me as the lady with a purse full of peanuts! It's an interesting read about how my home came to be, if anyone would care to take a peek. The article - Lakes Aquitaine and Wabukayne.

Lots of rain this weekend. The world is so pretty when it's wet, so I went in search of the perfect rain drop!

Turns out I found more than raindrops. This sweet raccoon hiding behind a tree.

A beautiful male Cardinal on the hunt for some lunch. I gave him a peanut of course!

A family of geese taking a stroll on the path.

My deserted boardwalk. So calm and serene. I love the sound of the rain down here!

My token morning coffee shot:

Have you ever wondered about the true definition of the saying "Sad and Pathetic"?? Well I finally have an answer for you. Two actually...

MR SCRUFF when he's wet

and PUMPKIN when she's wet!

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.


  1. Paris sounds like a very good basis for your take on the theme Pamellia and how pretty it all looks in the sparkling white with the soft hues of blue peeking through the layers and the Tour Eiffel makes a perfect embellishment.

    B x

  2. Morning Pamellia,

    My o my what a beautiful card you have created and those photos are gorgeous hun, so love your area, so beautiful, so much to see lol! All that wildlife, amazing. I will have to read your artical later (peanut lady made me laugh lol!) as i am now off to work.

    Have a great day

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Love the colors! Such a wonderful card.

  4. And what a wonderful place you have created for your card Pamellia, it's gorgeous. I shall have a look at the video later's the Tea House opening today and I'm up to my neck in cards!! I agree re the rain, it is so peaceful in the spring/summer months.Hugs xx

  5. How beautiful Pamellia! Love the delicacy and femininity of this card xx

  6. A very beautiful card with wonderful layers.

    Love the photographs in the wet--everything looks so different.

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Beautiful card Pamellia - as usual your layers and embellishments leave me speechless with their gorgeousness!!
    Love your photos, and your wet squirrels look like my cat when he gets wet :-)

  8. Fabulous detailed card Pamellia and wonderful aptly describes it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  9. I always forget to tell you how much I enjoy your gorgeous nature photography, so I'll start off with that. Your skills leave me longing for the ability to take better photos. I shall have to work on that. Now, on to that brilliant card. The blue is perfect for a Paris themed card like this, and combined with Pumice Stone accents, it's gorgeous. So many wondrous layers, and lovely ink splatters and glorious use of Venice lace. It's pure eye candy, Pamellia!

  10. Gorgeous card!! I love the colours and it's so romantic! Wonderful photos of the raindrops and those geese are so cute! They all fly over here at a certain time of year and the noise an be quite deafening when they fly over. I'll check out the article too ... How fun!

  11. Beautiful! The details are gorgeous and the close ups are fabulous. Gorgeous card!

  12. Wonderful card, and love the photos. So so, you talk to strange men when you are out and about, huh!? Wonderful rain photos! Hugs, Valerie

  13. Beautiful card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  14. Absolutely gorgeous card, Pamellia! And congratulations on being in the article!

  15. Oh my goodness! What a STUNNING card! And I loved looking at your photography - amazing! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  16. Oh my!!! What a gorgeous shabby chic card Pamellia! Love the pale color palette and wonderful layering!
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  17. Love your photos of raindrops and the wildlife, very uplifting. Gorgeous card, I love the postcard elements and the touches of lace really add to the feminine touch. Perfect wording too using the die. Beautifully designed card. Tracy x

  18. This is really beautiful, love the subtle travel reference. I find this theme the most challenging. I love your use of gorgeous laces. Such a springtime inspiration! Hugs, Autumn

  19. Oh my, Pamellia, this is really so beautiful! Soft, feminine and elegant! I am completely blown away by this stunning detailed card!
    Fantastic photos! I love every single one! Bravo!
    Big hugs! Branka xx

  20. Such gorgeousness and a wonderful shade of blue in your Beauty! Lovely flowers, and so sweet right down to the tiny butterflies, Pamellia! Loving this card - really brings out the sky-blue happiness gene! LOL Your photos are delightful! Love all the colors and critters you have captured. I especially like Mr. Scruff and Pumpkin! Your blog is going to be featured for its fun "squirreliness" on my blog on June 1. I have a silly dancing squirrel doing some scrapbooking. Pumpkin helped her out! LOL


  21. What a fantastic post Pamellia, I so enjoyed reading it and popping over to read about the history of your area. Your photography is amazing, I am just in awe of it, all there wonderful creatures just seem to be waiting for you to snap them, and that sunrise is dramatic.

    Stunning card, what wonderful elements to it and a fablous Shabby Chic design, thank you for such a fablous post, Kate x

  22. Beautiful card, as always a feast for the eyes! Clever interpretation of the travel theme too!
    Read the article, very informative...such a lovely place to live Peanut Lady!
    Your wildlife photos are stunning! I do feel sorry for the poor soggy squirrels, but not as sorry as they look! (not too wet to enjoy their peanuts though!)

  23. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! You should feel guilty for making me lose hours in the day just staring at your magnificent creations!! Kidding of course ;) But not about how amazing this is!! I love the layers and the colors and the details!! It's so dreamy and beautiful!! I absolutely love it - one of my favs of yours!!

    Awwww, Mr Scruff and Pumpkin are too cute, even soaking wet!! You're going to have to install a little squirrel hair of those that comes on automatically so they can get all dry and fluffy before dinner :) Your pictures are gorgeous as always!! I love the family of geese!! Too darn cute!! And I so want to take a book and sit on that boardwalk!! Have a wonderful day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  24. Beautiful card Pamellia, and Paris certainly looks good.
    It was very interesting to read about the beginnings of your home area and to see the photos.
    The lady with the Purse! fame at last.
    Beautiful photos, but those last two - you just want to give them a hug.
    Avril xx

  25. Fame indeed! How wonderful to be mentioned! It is a wonderful article - it did make me smile that the two lakes are man-made, in the land where there are more lakes than anywhere elsewhere in the world - but I am so glad they did build them or we would never have seen all the gorgeous wildlife! I did feel a bit sorry for the lovely raccoon in the article though....

    Your Paris card is so beautiful - romantic, classy and an absolute delight, just like Paris! It really is a stunning card.

    Mr Scruff does look a little worse for wear but Pumpkin still looks adorable! Hugs, Anne xx

  26. This is stunning Pamellia, you always pack your designs full of so many gorgeous details - lovely soft colours and great dimension.

  27. Another gorgeous shabby card. Love the soft colour palette and of course, all the wonderful layers. Paris is still on my bucket list of places to go but lately the terrorism has made me skittish so perhaps looking at your Postcards from Paris card will be as close as I get.

  28. Another gorgeous card Pamellia, love the pretty papers such a lovely blue, your layering is perfect with those beautiful embellishments.
    Fantastic photos again, we have had terrible rain all day here in my part of the UK.
    off to read the article..
    Pam x

  29. Another gorgeous card Pamellia! The soft colors, fabulous layers and pretty! The Paris theme is perfect and makes me wish I could make a visit there. That is one place I have always wanted to visit~maybe someday! For now, I will just sit and stare at your fabulous creation and dream on, hehe!
    Your little furry creatures are so adorable even if they are wet! Great pics once again!
    Have a great week:)
    Sherrie K

  30. Gorgeous card, your style and attention to detail is always a joy to look at. Loved the photos and of course I visited the site to read the article, it was interesting to read the background about the area you live in and the lakes.
    Yvonne xx

  31. Stunning card Pamellia, I like everything about it!! gorgeous pictures too those squirrels are so sweet
    Kevin xx

  32. All stunning--your card and the photography. So pretty, and such great shots of wildlife. You have a wonderful blog and I look forward to coming back again and again. Best wishes for a wonderful rest of your week!
    Kitchen Table Crafter

  33. Ooh la la, tres chic madam. I love your Parisian design, lots and lots detail, as always, and some very pretty embellishments.

    Wonderful photographs, the detail is amazing, you have such a good eye my friend.

    Dionne xx

  34. I love this shabby chic card. Absolutely beautiful. Great pictures, too.

  35. My dear friend, can you hear my heart dreamy-sighing? That is how I feel every time I settle in to see the crafty treasure that awaits me on your blog. Your Parisian masterpiece beautifully encompasses all that I love about your style. The layering is perfection, which even after pouring over your videos I still cannot comprehend how you dream up each design. It appears so airy, effortless, and refined. What a gift you have! The papers are gorgeous and I love the subtle background work. The trims are so romantic and I love the sweet treats nestled within every inch. Gorgeous as always, Pamellia. You are amazing.

    Your pictures are stunning as ever, filled with sweet critters and nature's beauty. How I adore your area! And how fabulous that you were in such a lovely article... you leave a sweet impression everywhere you go. :o) You truly are a gem, my friend. Have a beautiful night!

    Hugs and blessings,

  36. LOVE this french themed card Pamellia. The mix of the colours is so beautiful. I am loving the papers you've been using the past while.

    Great photos of the rain ... lucky you. It's been so dry here, it's scary. We are starting Phase 2 of our water restrictions and it's only May. Please send some of the lovely rain west!! :) xx

  37. Pamellia, I am fluttering by one more time before I settle in for the night... I wanted one more peek at your work of art. (Or shall I say work of heart!) Truly I cannot express how much I adore your style and the variations between them at times. Everything you create speaks to my heart, inspiring me richly and encouraging me in the sweetest ways. I love this card and I love everything your talented little self dreams up. Thank you for being YOU and creating with your own voice. It shines so brightly. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  38. Beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Kort´O´Mania. DT Veronique

  39. Wonderful layers in my favourite colour tones on this pretty card! Your photos always take my breath away too!! Stunning, you can capture nature in rain or shine!! Thank you for always sharing this beautiful place where you live with us, - I so have to try hard not to be jealous....

  40. I just came back after reading the article, it brought a big smile to my face, I shall call you the peanut lady now.... also want to say though, that they should have used some of your photos! They definitely hold the edge over the ones they took...

  41. Pamellia, taking my morning coffee time to catch up with you, but it looks like I may only get to comment on this one beautiful card! And it is indeed a beauty! How ironic I was thinking of you when I came across some designer paper the other day with the Eiffel Tower on it. I was envisioning a past card you had the Tower on. But wow! I love all the gorgeous layers and details you have included, like the embossing on the background paper, the laces, the chipboard and filigree, and something I can't identify tucked in behind the gorgeous flower spray. The soft colors are just breathtaking as are all your soft layers!

    I think you should link this up to Scrapy Land if you get the chance for their Lots of Layers challenge:

    As always your photos are fabulous and those rain drops are beautiful in your wonderful photography! I agree, those dear squirrels do look sad on a rainy day! Congrats on your write up in the article lady with the purse full of peanuts! Interesting read about how the lake came to be. Big hugs to you!

  42. Just wonderful those card to celebrate May - amazing!!!
    And the photos are fantastic as always dear Pamellia!
    oxo Susi

  43. Your card is absolutely beautiful, and I love the other photos as well! Thanks so much for joining us at Use Your Stuff!

  44. WOW Pamellia. Another stunner beautiful colours and Faboulas papers and a exquisite design once again.
    Lovely pics.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  45. Such a stunning make, beautiful. Love the photos, a soggy squirrel? Too cute! Cara x

  46. Awesome as always, Pamellia :)

  47. Oh that embossed flourish background layer is just STUNNING as is your entire BEAUTIFUL card Pamellia. It's so DELICATELY SPLENDID - the colors, the layers and the lovely embellies are just so perfectly placed. Your creation just gives Paris such a ROMANTICALLY ENCHANTING AMBIANCE.

    Your photos of all the drops on the leaves/flowers is just spell binding. I looked them up and down four times - wow - amazing photos. You made me laugh when you called your little racoon sweet!! That's what I thought too until I came to the ranch!! Your picture is definitely sweet. As are the pictures of your darling goose family. And bless their hearts... Mr. Scruff and Pumpkin do look pitiful but they are just sooooo precious. As always, this was such a treat. Xj.

  48. WONDERFUL on your card and so is your card, feminine, and just GORGEOUSLY STUNNING as are ALL your cards. I so enjoy my visits, with so much to see and details shown.

    It was very interesting to to see how your area developed, in fact I wish more of the UK did this with open countryside when new developments are made. AND of course reading about the lady with the peanuts in her purse LOL.

    Gorgeous raindrops and photos, I think those geese look like girls on a hen night!!! Fabulous photos, each one could be a story of it's own. Thank you for your blog

  49. WOW, WOW, WOW, Pamellia as usual I am blown away by the incredible beauty I am seeing here, it is breathtaking, the layers the content the colours the design it is awesome, your talent shines out in each and every work of art you design Pamellia and your pictures are a true delight to see as always they transport me to another world the world of Nature you are so adept at capturing the pure beauty even in a raindrop. I love the title you have been given as the Lady with the peanuts, lol, brilliant.
    Lorraine x

  50. Hi Pamellia
    Oooh, so pretty and elegant. The colours and design compliment each other beautifully.
    Awww.....what a thing to say about your furry friends. We all get bad hair days lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  51. Such a delightfully frilly and beautiful shabby card Pamellia . I adore the very vintage feel with the soft pastel colours and pretty images. Your raindrop photos are stunning and scruff and pumpkin were obviously needing a treat after being caught in the rain. Xxx

  52. Stunning card Pamellia! I love the soft colors and the gorgeous lace elements you've used! Fabulous photos, I love the raindrops!
    Hugs, Tammy

  53. Such a beautiful and detailed card Pamellia! Thanks so much for joining us at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog. Hope you join us again soon!

  54. Wow what an exquisite card creation. Love the whole shabby chic look and how you have brought some many elements together to create one STUNNING card. Thank you for playing along with us over at Use Your Stuff - Hugs DT Shirl

  55. Stunning and oh so delicate!! I adore those forget me nots!!!
    Your photos are gallery worthy my friend!
    I won't be around for awhile,but will try and check in from time to time,don't want to announce it on my blog though...
    See you again ")
    hugs to you Pamellia! xoxo

  56. Utrolig nydelig kort, lekre farger og pynt.
    Takk for at du scrapper med oss i KortoMania.
    Klem fra Sissel

  57. Here at last hun, wow wow wow stunningly beautiful!! love all the layers and soft look, as too the photo's how can rain drops look so darn awesome!! love the family of geese too, you live in a wonderful place, hugs Liz xx

  58. So beautiful Pamellia..the gorgeous soft colours and the layers and tiny details make this a vision of gorgeousness..Fabulous photos with all the rain drops and poor little soaked Squirrels..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  59. Your design is luscious and beautiful as per usual. Every time I look at this I see something new. Those chippies are gorgeous and I actually have those sitting on my desk waiting for me to play with. Fantabulous and stunning! I read the article with the lady and her purse full of peanuts. How sweet it sounds and the article was full of so many informative tidbits about where you live. It was very unfortunate to read about the possible distemper with the raccoon, distemper is something you never forget once you see what it does to the animal. Poor guy. The little duckies are adorable! Congrats on your article and hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  60. Oh Pamellia your cards are always SO GORGEOUS! And now your added photos just warm my heart! No wonder you get so many comments lol ...
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the USE YOUR STUFF Challenge Blog! We hope to see you again next week!


  61. Stunning creation and fabulous layers of shabby chicness love all the details you tuck in -brilliant pics love all the raindrops
    Carol x

  62. Super gorgeous card and wonderful pictures Pamellia. Thank you for sharing them.
    Hugs, Veerle

  63. Stunning creation Pamellia amazing design and detail, also gorgeous pictures as always.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  64. This is beautiful Pamellia! I absolutely love your background. Love your photo's too, I love catching a glimpse of your world. :)

  65. Beautiful card Pamellia! All of the texture that you have added on the card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge Trading Company

  66. Gorgeous card, so pretty and stunningly executed! LOVE your pic of the red cardinal too. Ruth xx

  67. Glorious post... the card is exquisite, and the rainy photos have made my day. All those lovely water droplets, and the poor bedraggled squirrels - enchanting.
    Alison x

  68. This card is as beautiful as Paris itself…correction…more beautiful! I love these papers - if only I didn't already have a mountain of papers to use up!! Love your photos, the raindrops on the plants look fabulous and those poor bedraggled squirrels - Oh my! At least now I have read that article the mystery of the apple blossom in one of your previous posts is solved! Hugs, Chrisx

  69. Beautiful card Pamellia, love all the layering and your usual fabulous design. Sue C x