Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Joyful Day Ornament Card

Hello Everyone!

I had such great feedback regarding my last couple of ornament cards that I thought I would try and make a few more in that style.  This one ended up a little too wide to fit in my 6x6 envelopes, so it will have to be hand delivered. Oops, I do get carried away. lol

The papers are from My Minds Eye, the snowflake is Cheery Lynn, the pine sprigs were done with a Cheery Lynn die, the doily die underneath is also Cheery Lynn. The snowflake flourish is from Memory Box, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The wood reindeer is from DeSerres and I covered it with styrofoam balls that I pulled out of an old stuffed animal, and chunky crystal glitter is dusted on top (although it's hard to see). 

Exciting news, Sunday night we got a wee bit of snow, so Monday morning I finally walked back out to The Shire. I went and visited Bon Jovi, spent a few minutes being sad and then I turned my camera to happier things. I stayed out for four hours, until every last bit of snow had melted away!!!

My posts for this week are already written, so for now, more autumn photos. Next week I will be excited to share more recent pics. For my landscape photo, a shot of the sun rising from behind the tall reeds.

For my bird photos today, I have this sweet little Chickadee.

and this very wet Grackle. The Grackles have since moved on to their winter homes, so I guess this will be the last shot until spring time.

HENRY poses nice for the camera. I think he knows he will get a fresh treat once I'm done! lol

"OK, enough with the leaves. I'm very tiny you know, and I can't see where I'm going!"

"OMG, that did NOT just happen! He took my peanut and ran up the tree!"

"Is it necessary that you watch me while I'm eating, seriously!"

"Aww shucks, thanks Ma'am. Oh, it's all natural beauty, I swear!"

Last but not least, my macro for the day. We had a wee frost, not much, but I took full advantage!

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. Gorgeous card, lots of lovely goodies on it, that's for sure, and wonderful photos, glad ou went out again. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Hi there Pamellia, your shots of your little friends are fabulous, I adore Henry, and the birds are wonderful, don't think we have them in the UK.
    Absolutely stunning bauble card, so much wonderful details, love it, Kate x

  3. Oooh such a double treat to see your gorgeous creation and your amazing photographs
    Dr Sonia

  4. A wonderful shape for a card with so many amazing layers and additions.

    Always love the photographs of your 'friends'

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Oh my... I'm drooling over this beauty! What a lovely post to read sitting drinking my coffee ... I adore your photos and your work and I'm so glad that you got to visit the Shires once again ... Thinking of you and sending hugs

  6. Can that sunrise shot between those seed laden reeds be any more beautiful? I think not! GORGEOUS! Love the stripes on that sweet chickadee's wing. Your frosty macro shot looks almost like tapestry, doesn't it? It always amazes me that there is such color diversity in your squirrels. I've tried to be more cognizant of the squirrels here. Only the fox tail squirrels seem to have any great variation from the little gray guys in our neck of the woods!

    Your Christmas ornament card is beautiful - especially the sentiment (how sweet is it?!) What really captured my heart was the pinked edging and those adorable tiny pompoms! Have you ever seen anything so tiny and sweet? LOL of course you have - and your magical little fingers knew exactly what to do with those little pompoms LOL

    So happy for you (proud of you) for getting to the Shire. It's been a couple days now that I have not used the walker, so I put it away! YAYYYY! I hate it, but then, it's better than a wheelchair or no legs, right? Slowly but surely, a little better.

    wishing you a lovely day, Miss P! xo

  7. Wow! Another absolutely beautiful card! Love that snowy look! So pleased you got out to the Shires again! Look forward to seeing the photos! Love these of course, especially the chickadee! Hugs, Chrisx

  8. I love our ornament card and also the youtube vids you upload. Especially the "tah-dah" in the end makes me smile every time :)

    Beautiful shots of nature and the animals. Gosh I so love these chubby dudes <3

    Have a wonderful day!
    xoxo from Switzerland
    Ally and Elly

  9. Gorgeous card Pamellia! Love the sentiment banner in red. Great pop of color :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  10. That red banner is the perfect addition! I love the tiny pom pom fringe and the way you did the deer - perfect details! Another gorgeous creation, this ornament die is high on my wish list. Big hugs, Autumn

  11. Love your ornament card filled with snowy goodness! Your furry friends photos are always so precious!

  12. Another fabulous ornament card, awesome work!! Love very much how you recycled the styrofoam balls to put them on the reindeer, such a clever idea and you have achieved an amazing texture!! Fabulous snow feel and the little pom pom lace all around makes me blow up!!
    I'm VERY VERY HAPPY that you have come back to The Shire!!! :D Yay!! Hope that all the animals have said a joyful "Hallo" to you, sweet lady, and also that they are all well. Hope that you have enjoyed your day, too!
    Love so much the daily photos, how cute are the chickadee and all the squirrels! These photos are amazing and I smile very much reading "their" words, how fun! Henri is a true beauty with that black & white nose! And how sweet! Stunning shot of the morning sunrising, too, how magic it is!
    I can't wait to see your new "winter-feel" photos ofThe Shire! :)

  13. Hi Pamellia,
    what a very goreous shaped card and it's very stunning.
    I love everything you have done to create this.
    Super photos as usual and wonderful comments.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. This is beautiful Pamellia, shame it's too fat to post to me!! xx

  15. So lovely! Beautiful design, love the shape and the textured reindeer (great recycling)! Enjoyed my 'fix' of your fab photos too...thanks!

  16. A beautiful ornament card and as usual so many details on such a small space.
    Glad to hear you went back to the Shire today, looking forward to the snowy photos,
    Avril xx

  17. I absolutely could not love the ornament card more, Pamellia!! It's so, so stunning!! It could totally be a home decor piece!! The pom trim is beautiful!! I love the texture and the gorgeous reindeer!! You always add the perfect details!! This is spectacular my friend!! It's a card and gift in one!!

    I'm so glad you've been able to go back to the Shire :) I know it must have been hard but you can't let some meanie take your joy away. I can't wait to see the new pictures!! But...that first picture may be my favorite landscape yet!! I love the feathery texture of the reeds!! Wow!! The colors are so beautiful!! And you capture the sweet animals perfectly in every picture!! Love the comments too ;) Stunning macro of the frost!! Thank you for sharing your nature with us!! Have a great day sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  18. The shape is wonderful, I really love how you used styrofoam balls to cover the deer, such a great idea! The pom pom edging looks beautiful and the flower and greenery edging look amazing with their snowy topping. A truly stunning card.

    Henry is as adorable as ever, I am so glad you got to spend so much time at the Shire and that the snow lasted a wee while for you. Another fabulous macro shot! Hugs, Anne xx

  19. Such a wonderful ornament card, full of your gorgeous details and beautiful texture.
    A stunning set of photo's yet again capturing the essence of nature.

  20. Gorgeous ornament shape card Pamellia, love how you get so much decoration on this but looks amazing, love the paper colour with pops of red.
    Glad you ventured to the shire, must have been wonderful with the snow.
    Fabulous photos again.
    Hugs Pam x

  21. A gorgeous snow ornament card.
    I am so pleased you were able to return to a walk in the shire. It will get better as the days pass. Wonderful photos those little furry friends are so cute to see and seem to pose for their photos now.
    Yvonne xx

  22. What a stunning Christmas bauble much gorgeous detail and love the covering on your reindeer and the gorgeous floral embellishment....

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  23. A beautiful ornament Pamellia - love how you manage to get so much onto one small space and never have it looking messy - as mine does if I try....
    Love your photos, as ever!! The final squirrel photo is fabulous!!!

  24. Woooooow, Pamellia, I am drooling over this frosty stunner! I absolutely adore every single detail but that wooden deer covered with styrofoam balls is spectacular! I am going to steal your genius idea! Ooooh, I could look at your exquisite Christmas ornament card for hours, my friend!
    Fantastic set of photos, as always! Henry has stolen my heart! I am so glad you have been able to go back to the Shire! Your landscape photo is magical and your macro one is simply fantastic! Sending all my hugs to you! Branka xx

  25. LOVE the ornament shape for a card, the details (like the styrofoam balls covered with glitter on the deer) are so clever, the pop of red against those wintry blue tones really bring it al to life. The photos, like always take my breath away, your woodland friends have such character... So glad you went out again, well done, and now I can't wait for the snowy photos! xxxxx

  26. Queen of layers Pamellia!! Love each and every little morsel on your card. Your photos are brilliant too, will look forward to the snow ones. Hope some more white coats the shire! Nicola x

  27. Dear Pamellia, I owe you a great apology for not visiting. I am weird, I admit, but I don't like to rush through your posts. I love to soak up all the beauty of your lovely makes, and really take a walk through them, if that makes sense. Since my computer time has been so hit and miss lately, I was just saving a visit for when I knew I had at least 1/2 hour to sit down and really pour over at least one post. Boy, my day is off to a great start by making that visit today!

    Your ornament card is so luscious and and really makes me yearn for a snowy day! Look at all those lovely layers lined with pom poms that remind me of little snow balls! Squeal! And your pine spray is gorgeous--I dream of your pine sprays-REALLY!! I still remember the first time I saw one on your winter cards; I was in crafty love! The little beads on the deer! Seriously, this looks like a frosted cookie which would be real tasty right now with my coffee! I can just picture you with a scalpel and your worn out stuffed animal getting those balls out! What a mess! But oh, so worth it! Your 'snow' looks soooo real- OMG !!!

    I will be right over to pick this up! Ha! Ha! Ha! Love, LOVE, LOOOOOVE this ornament card from top to bottom, and I can only imagine how fun it was to create!

    Your photos are the icing on the cake! A dreamy morning shot and of course, love all those animals and their captions! Your macro shot of the frosted leaf is amazing! Your talents are unlimited, my friend! And I'm so sad my visit has to end here, but I'll be back, I promise! Sending you the warmest hugs!

  28. Joyful days are certainly here, when I visit, such a treat with the beauty of your cards and your photographs.

  29. Really gorgeous snow-encrusted bauble, and I love the pop of the red banner against the minty green - fabulous! A treat to be able to see some of your wonderful nature photos again, and I've just been admiring your fab card over at Pion too!
    Alison x

  30. Gorgeous bauble shaped card Pamellia. Love the background colour and all the added snow, which adds to the whole icy feel of the card. Love the touches of red too. Love your nature photos today. Tracy x

  31. Your bauble card is exquisite. I love every single little detail on it. Perfection at it's best. Hugs Mrs A.

  32. I just love your ornament cards, it is not just the shape but you decorate them so beautifully, just look at all of that texture and all of the layering. Totally stunning and a joy to behold. I visit to your blog always makes my day.

    Wonderful nature shots, those reeds look amazing and all of your sweet, cuddly friends are so adorable. I am pleased you managed to go back to The Shire, it took a lot of courage.

    I am looking forward to your photos of the snow.

    Dionne xx

  33. An utterly gorgeous card filled with wonderful seasonal shabbiness and amazing nature photos too I just love sitting here looking deep into each one xxx

  34. What a gorgeous shape and filled with beautiful elements Pamellia.I am glad you got out to the Shire again. Hugs xxx

  35. Hi Pamellia
    Wow! It's better than a real bauble. Just glorious in every detail.
    So glad you made it back to The Shire. 4 hours in the snow though. Gosh you must have been freezing. Hope you were wrapped up warm.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  36. A gorgeous bauble card which is packed with so many fabulous festive details and I love the soft muted tones against the pop of red.
    Julie x

  37. Gorgeous! I LOVE the texture on the deer...awesome!

  38. I had to laugh about the stuffed animal! Hilarious and very crafty while also saving money. Lol! These ornament cards are among my faves, top faves for cards this season and yours are the cream of the crop dearie. I think these are going to be cased. The little deer is so dear and splendid! The pompoms around the edge give it a whimsical feel and the snow, ahhhh! I bet you are in heaven right now with the snow. Love the POP of the red sentiment! Applause applause applause!!! Gorgeous photos and of course I can't wait to see what you come up with today. Have fun! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  39. Hi there! I haven't visited in a while and what a treat! Your ornament card is so amazing - I love every single detail! So impressed that you upcycled from an old toy!!! Your pictures are also beautiful and it looks like you live in a magical place!