Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Frilly and Funkie - Floral Infatuation with Video

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Nancy is our hostess this time around and she has chosen the theme "FLORAL INFATUATION". She would like you to make a vintage or shabby chic project with flowers as a focal point. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

I have put together a little video for those who care to take a peeksie.

All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Today I have a few pics from our visit to the Panoramic Lookout in Minden. The photos look a little different than normal, as I've decided to switch gears with my photography style a bit. I'm aiming for a more low-key, artsy look and I will be interacting with my surroundings a bit more now too. My inspiration comes from an unbelievably talented wildlife photographer Konsta Punkka.

A huge thank you to Jacquie and Niki (Doc) for introducing me to this amazing photographer!

And back on the home front, I have switched lenses as well as photo styles. I'm getting right up in the faces of my local wildlife friends and so far I can't tell you what a rush it's been!!

First up we have my beautiful CRAZY KAREN taking some lunch from my hand.

MR SCRUFF taking a wee snack from me.

Look who came for a visit! JUNIOR is harder to nab on camera when he eats from my hand, as he always closes his eyes. Little brat... I'll get him, don't you worry! lol

Up in the tree we have this beautiful Grackle. You can see the feathers starting to fall from his head, as he begins his preparations for winter.

Oh, how I have been itching to show you this photograph... it took me several hours to get this shot!

I'm linking up my Chickadee photograph and all my photos actually, to Our Beautiful World, where the prompt this week is Summer!

And last but not least, my token after dinner shot. Probably won't have too many more of these because the sun has already started to move behind the buildings where I can't see it. Seems like summer really is coming to a close.

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. Wonderful card and photos.
    Valerija xx

  2. So many beautiful flowers Pamellia and what a lovely idea t tuck the image within all that beauty.

    B x

  3. Wonderful card, with the pretty doll and all those fantastic layers. Great photos, especially the birds, so sweet! Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

  4. Oh my Pamellia this a piece of art putting this together love the colours and all those layers and embellishments.
    Exquisite photos
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  5. Love this gorgeous fun and floral card Pamellia - gorgeous colours again :-)
    Fabulous photos and I do love your little furry and feathered friends.

  6. I do love the Julie Nutting doll, she looks beautiful surrounded with those gorgeous flowers! I am saving the video until tonight.

    Your artsy shots are wonderful Pamellia and of course I love the ones of the squirrels, trust Junior to close his eyes, it shows how much he trusts you! Love the shot of the Chickadee on your hand, that's amazing!! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Such a stunning card. So many delicious details, and I adore your choice of paper. Love it!
    Gorgeous photos again too! x

  8. A pretty card and gorgeous fowers and beautiful video... Love the colour tones.xx {aNNie}

  9. Truly amazing, Pamellia! I love the image you've used, she sits so perfectly amongst all those scrumptious layers! xxx

  10. Wonderful!! Love how you did the dress! Fabulous photos and I love the bird sitting in your hand!

  11. Stunning again my friend..just beautiful and that dress was outstanding..loved the layers in her skirt..The little squirrels are just so darn cute even if Junior does shut his eyes..great shots, and fancy that little Chickadee sitting on your cool is that..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Wow...just stunning! Love how you've used this doll stamp, the layers look amazing, she looks as if she's carrying the hugest bouquet ever!
    Love the squirrel close-ups too, and of course the tiny bird eating from your hand, you must have infinite patience!

  13. Oh my word! This is gorgeous. I love that you've crackled the skin on the Julie Nutting doll, a great effect and all those beautiful layers and flowers too - stunning!

    1. Having looked at the video I see that it was the lovely paper that you stamped her on but a fab effect none-the-less. x

  14. Beautifully shabby chic, Pamellia! I just love the way you layer! Thanks for the video, too!

  15. I`m astonished by the bird in your hand! :-D

  16. Wonderful card Pamellia, loving all the layers and beautiful embellishment.
    Fab photos, and how lovely to be able to have the birds and aquirrels eating from your hand, you're privilaged indeed, Kate x

  17. Hi Pamellia,

    When you said you had something of a surprise you weren't kidding. WOW! Stunning photography girlfriend, loving the ones with you feeding all the squirrels, beautiful shots and that beautiful little bird, what trust he has in you, they are going to need you in the winter months ahead, why does summer never seem to last as long as winter lol!

    Stunning creation in you card too hun, beautiful design and gorgeous colours, love it.

    Take care

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  18. What a colorful and bright birthday card this is!!! Nicely done my friend, but what caught my eye is the green ribbon around doll's waist, just a perfect touch!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  19. Great video Pamellia, really enjoyed watching you put that gorgeous card together. Your photos are lovely too and your little friends are very accommodating. Have a great week my friend, Angela x

  20. I always love your cards and the shabby style, and this card isn't an exception!! It looks just amazing with these colours and your stunning layers! Wonderful paperpiecing (with fabulous papers!)and great dimensions on her dress!!! Love the crinckled ribbon at the waist and the lace on the bottom, they are both clever ideas and look so well! The flowers are delightful, expecially the roses. You always use gesso and white pant on your woks, they give a special touch, and before or later I have to try this!
    Your new style of photographing landscapes really gives the idea to "look from a hole", such great effect!! But LOVE the "normal" shots of your furry friends, and it's a joy see them eating from your hands!! The little chikadee sitting in your hand is sensational!! Love it!!!
    Have a lovely day!

  21. Fabulous girlie birthday card with a perfect colour palette. Love the paper piecing on her dress and the added touches of lace and ribbon - she looks like she is ready for the party.

  22. A wonderful card full of beautiful flowers surrounding the image

    Like you photographs any way you chose to share them. Always something special when I visit your blog

    Love Chrissie xx

  23. Wow!!!! Stunning card Pamellia- love the flowers and layers added! You pull off shabby chic so perfectly! :)
    LOVE your green surrounding and little critters in the vicinity! Thanks for sharing your happiness with us! :)
    Suchi xx

  24. Oh my, how I do love your cards. Love the sweet summery colours and the dimensional layering and little frill of lace on the doll's skirt looks so very pretty. I always love watching how you put these little masterpieces together too .. so inspirational. Really like your new style of photography (although I love your old style too) and adore the close-ups of your little darlings feeding from your hand. Thank you again for sharing your adventures with these sweet little creatures. hugs xx

  25. You made my day..your video was awesome and the card is totally loveliness. My best a.m. coffee time ever. Maybe you even enlightened my MOJO that has been missing.

  26. A beautiful card, I love how you designed this one including the art doll. Fabulous landscape photos, but I think you know my favourites are always the friends who visit your balcony. The must surely trust you to come close and eat from your hand.
    Yvonne xx

  27. Oh wow, what an absolutely stunning card, Pamellia!! I love the gorgeous doll!! Her dress looks amazing!! The layers and lace are perfect!! The colors are flowers are just spectacular!! Wow!! I love, love this!! It's so stunningly beautiful!!

    I love the pictures of your sweet visitors eating from your hand!! I don't know how you manage to take such clear pictures at the same time!! And having the bird eat from your hand is amazing!! Your artsy landscape photos are stunning as well!! And I'll miss the gorgeous coffee shots!! Off to watch the video!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  28. Hi Pamellia,
    another beautiful and stunning creation today.
    The colours are so very pretty and wondeful items used to a very high standard.
    I love that doll stamp and how you paper pieced the lovely design dress, and shoes.
    Great photos as always, and such wonderful greenery.
    I don't think I would like to live in those houses in case of a woodland fire although they are in such a very lovly place.
    Wonderful sunset and your furry friends.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  29. You must be thrilled to have the squirrels and the little bird eating out of your hand...Amazing! As is your card.....So pretty,lots of detail and so much to look at x Interesting effects on the new style of photographing, you are so talented x

  30. Wonderful video to watch and stunning results as always. Aren't the doll stamps addictive fun to play with.
    Julie x

  31. What a great card you made with the doll stamp....she looks as though she is holding a huge bouquet of gorgeous flowers. Lovely to see more of your surroundings in your photos Pamellia and sweet close ups of the pets xx

  32. So colorful Pamellia, very beautiful.
    Hugs Veerle

  33. Another stunning creation from you Pamellia, I love the way you have done her skirt and all the gorgeous detail, beautiful pictures it must be nice feeding them by hand
    Kevin xx

  34. Stunning card Pamellia, love how you dressed the doll stamp! gorgeous papers and embellishments, loved watching the video.
    How fantastic to get shots of your squirrels & bird eating from your hand.
    Pam x

  35. Fabulous card and video, Pamellia! In fact, I'm going back to watch the video a second time. Makes me want to pull my doll stamps out and give it a try! Love your outdoor photos especially the chickadee eating out of your hand--so sweet!

  36. Beautiful card Pamellia! I could just stare at it all day~Your layering is gorgeous and I love the doll~her dress is beautiful! I love the touch of many wonderful details! Your flowers and ribbon are such a wonderful touch! Super pretty my friend!
    Your pics are amazing...I would love some day to take a class at the college on photography. That is on my list to do in the near future! Great shots on those sweet critters to!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

  37. Thank you for your video. You make it seem so easy. Love all your cards and your blog. Thanks for sharing your part of the world.

  38. Stunning card Pamellia, as usual!!!! Stunning papers and embellishments. Amazing video. Fantastic to get shots of your squirrels & bird eating from your hand.
    This is absolutely amazing <3 Hugs from Portugal Irene

  39. Wow that card is such a stunner Pamellia, the flowers are amazing too. Ah you really have a little squirrel family now....I wonder if they spread the word and even more will turn up ;)
    Donna xx

  40. Absolutely beautiful card, love her frilly dress and the beautiful details surrounding her, LOVE your photography, you have certainly made leaps and bounds in your skill and photos. Love this different style of yours. Great photos of the animals AND a bird sitting on your hand WOW! what a great achievement it must have given you a lot of joy.

  41. I just love the bright, vivid colours of the card - so uplifting - and as always your way with dimension and layering is breathtaking. Fantastic photography too - it's always a joy to have some time to visit here.
    Alison x

  42. Beautiful cards with lovely layers!
    I enjoy your photos with those cuties too, good to see you here at Our Beautiful World!

  43. Every girlie girl I know would be astounded by this chic and frilly card Pamellia. Just PERFECTLY PRINCESSY!!! Thank you for the delightful photos. Xj.

  44. Stunning card Pamellia, I love the the Prima Doll figure nestling amid the flowers. All the layers look fabulous, you really cannot appreciate your amazing work until you watch the video and see how much you put into your cards. So beautiful.

    Talking of beauty, your scenic photographs look straight out of a table top guide book but best I love your up close and personal shot of your little friends.

    Dionne xx

  45. Ohhhhh! That picture of Mr Scruff stole my heart! Teehee! So hilariously adorable! Love the soft contrast around the pic as well. Now to your design. Holy Nutting doll! I have never been fond of these but you have swayed my opinion. It's flash and sassy and I bet she's a bit smart assy. Loves it! The flowers and your layers are totes wowzers as usual but this is altogether different and unique. Fantabulous, awesome sauce and spectacular dearie Bubbles! Hugz to you muffin! Off to see the video. ~Doc

  46. Gorgeous! I didn't even realize there was a beautiful lady in the midst of your beautiful flowers until I opened the up close look of your stunning card. Fabulous design!

  47. Well this beauty sure ticks all boxes for floral infatuation. Stunning card Pamellia!! As all of yours are!! Can see your step up in shots, nice work! I peeked over at Konsta's instagram, very nice work from him indeed. Hope you are having a super week. Nicola x

  48. Another masterpiece Pamellia!!! I love how you've used the Julie Nutting doll with the flowers on here and sat transfixed by your wonderful video. Thank you so much for sharing xx

  49. This is definitely a showcase of floral art! I love that she is woven in behind the flowers and not popped out, really romantic and lovely detail. <3

  50. stunning creation I love the beautiful paper pieced decoupaged image and gorgeous lace tucked in-greatdetails loke the ribbon tucked round the image and beautiful embellishments-brilliant step by step video
    Carol x

  51. wow what a beautiful beautiful creation ...such cheerful colors and sooo amazed to see the lil bird sitting on your hand
    Dr Sonia

  52. Feminine, elegant, dreamy and spectacular card, Pamellia! I adore the way how you used that awesome paper doll with those fabulous flowers and ribbons! It's a breathtaking masterpiece of art, my friend!
    Thanks so much for another awesome video tutorial!
    What a beautiful set of photos! You made my day again!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  53. My sweet friend, I am so thankful to be visiting you today. My heart has missed immersing myself in your work on the computer.. it's just not the same when I need to check in from my phone. :) I always click on your cards for the big size pictures, taking in every sweet detail... and on this beauty, there is much to take in! You embraced this theme and created a floral masterpiece. The dress is inspiring and I adore the blossoming joy with which you've surrounded her. The gentle doily and sweet trims add supreme softness to your beautiful garden. Gorgeous work, Pamellia. :o)

    Your photos are stunning and I love that we get to be right up in their faces with you! :o) I enjoy all of your pictures (always!), but in this set I am particularly smitten with the little chickadee right in your hand! How I adore those sweet birdies.. I always want to hug them as they nestle and zip throughout my yard. Wonderful post filled with dreaminess. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  54. Wow, wow, WOW!! Your card is absolutely fabulous, Pamellia! I love the fun and shabby design, full of layers and pretty flowers!

  55. What fabulous photos! Your card is so clever - love those flowers! Chrisx