Saturday, January 14, 2017

Pion Design - Birthday Birdie

Hello Everyone!

I'm so excited today because I'm sharing my first card made with the latest Pion Design paper collection called "THE SONGBIRD'S SECRET". These gorgeous papers are definitely a must have! Soft and feminine and full of birds, flowers and feathers!! HELLOOO!!


Pion products:

The Songbird's Secret - Nesting Birds PD8401
The Songbird's Secret - 6x6" Nesting Birds PD 8501
The Songbird's Secret - Apple Blossom PD8409
The Songbird's Secret - Borders PD8410
The Songbird's Secret - Tags PD8412
Images From the Past - The Songbird's Secret PD1624

As far as the weather goes, I have nothing new to report this week. We had some snow, and then some rain, and then some snow and then some more rain, and more rain, and then MORE rain!!!! I feel like I'm experiencing two completely different seasons at the same time. 

So... I have decided to concentrate on my trips up north and the shots that I get during the snowy periods. lol

For my birds today, I have a female Downy Woodpecker...

my token male Cardinal shot...

and a beautiful female House Sparrow...

"Holy crap, you have a whole bag of these! Would be wrong of me to ask for another??"

"Snow snow go away, come again some other day. 
Snow snow go away, sun please come, so I can play."

"Yep, it's still wet and it's still cold!"

For my macro today, a branch covered in ice...

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. Lovely creation with those new papers, songbird collection was the right name for you, too. Great shots of the surroundings, have fun being out and about. Hugs, Valerie

  2. What a wonderful card, so very elegant and luxurious, lots of work gone into the design me thinks. Gorgeous papers and embellishments.
    Fabulous photos, Kate x

  3. What an absolutely fabulous creation Pamellia!! love it.
    Your photos as ever are fabulous - love the sparrow one, it is so clearly defined.

  4. Such a wonderful creation and just right for you Pamellia.

    Sp pleased you showed more snow and ice photos and the very beautiful close ups of the birds.Thank you for sharing all of these

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Pretty card pamellia, all those soft green and lemons melting into each other.sweet bird image to.
    And all your little furry friends are gorgeous how lucky they are having you there to feed them.
    Best wishes have a good weekend out in the snow.
    Jules xx

  6. The papers are stunning, I just love the images of the dream catchers and you have used the papers so beautifully! I love the softer tones and those gorgeous butterflies!

    Your snowy scenes are truly beautiful and it is hard not to feel sorry for the gorgeous snow covered squirrels but I guess their thick coats do keep them reasonably warm. Love the macro today, the crackles look fantastic. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Wow Stunning as always Pamellia, gorgeous colour combo and wonderful pictures too.
    We had some snow here Thursday it didn't last long though.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  8. Oh my what a stunning creation! Love the little bird and the feathers ... so many beautiful details! Wonderful shots and I love that snowy scene!

  9. This is so beautiful! I love the soft greens and all the details!

  10. Awwwww..... Ooooohhhh.... ADORABLE!! Pinned immediately!
    These papers are really a delight! Love their birds theme and the sweet soft colours! Your design is amazing as always! A lot of to see, as in all your cards, and love very much the cute bird with the feathers, the flowers and the delicate green ribbon, the butterflies and the heart charm! A true dream of spring!
    Awesome photos!!! The scenery are magical there! How much love the little Downy Woodpecker?? Oh, how cute he is!! And the squirrels make my heart melt... That one that seems praying makes me feel a bit sad.. winter isn't a good season for wild animals.
    Grea tmacro, you are becoming a true artist in this!
    Hugs my sweet friend, have a lovely weekend in your magical world!!

  11. LOVE those delicate blue feathers in your "dream catcher" with the bird perched atop! Such beautiful, whimsy in your pretty creation, Miss Pamellia. I will respond to your beautiful email shortly - just wanted you to know in the meantime, that my heart is with you, and your parents. Praying, too, for lots of strength to come your way! Such delightful photos of your furry-and-feathery comrades! I especially like the macro of the ice on twig! Pure delight! Hoping you enjoy a great week-end! hugs, de xo

  12. Created with all the things you love we can really see the joy coming through in your design that you felt whilst making it. These adorably feminine and delicate papers and flowers make for a gorgeous Spring themed piece of art.
    I'm loving the photo's too, looks very cold but beautiful.

  13. The papers are beautiful and your card is stunning! Amazing details as always, such soft dreamy colours...the bird theme is so perfect for you!

  14. Hello Pamellia,
    What a beautiful paper line, I can not wait until it's available in the Netherlands! The seambinding bow and all flowers and bird feathers are so lovely ... I enjoy it very much!
    but also the photo's from the birds en de eekhoorns (squirrels) the snow and ice are so sweet! With us a little bit of snow, but melts quickly, it is not cold enough!!!
    xx Gerie

  15. wow! Love these papers Pamellia and your card is amazing, so much depth and detail as always.

    Loving your pictures too hunni so beautiful.

    Have a great weekend

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  16. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous card, Pamellia! It is simply breathtaking! I can't wait to get my hands on this collection. Sigh!! Fantastic photos also. We have mostly rain here and the occasional small accumulation of snow that's washed away later by rain as well!

  17. Pamellia your cards are always drop dead gorgeous but I have to tell you - I absolutely loved these pictures. May I ask you where you live now?
    Sandy xx

    1. Thanks so much Sandy. Last year we moved out of the city to a little place right on Lake Aquitaine in Mississauga Ontario. That is where all the bird and wildlife photos are taken. The landscape shots shown here today are from my weekend trip a few hours north of here in cottage country.

    2. Thank you - I love those pictures - I want more!!

  18. Wow this is gorgeous hun, love these papers, I have bought a few myself, loving the delicate look and layers and design you have made with them, awesome photo's again hun, we had rain, rain, rain too, yep the snow missed us totally!!!! lol
    hugs Liz xx

  19. Gorgeously designed card Pamellia! Love all the layers of embellishments and this collection is so YOU :)
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  20. Oh so beautiful art Pamellia and wonderful photos!

  21. So elegant and the soft colours and the papers are just the bird and butterflies and all the details Pamellia and so good to see you back with all your furry and feathery friends..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  22. Amazing photos. You can see the wonderful details on the amazing birds and what cute photos of those fabulous squirrels. Macro shot is amazing x Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos and your outstanding card x

  23. Oh my goodness, what gorgeous papers!! They are so you, Pamellia!! You've showcased them to perfection!! I absolutely love the sweet bird and the frame and the dreamcatcher...every single detail is amazing!! The colors are so soft and beautiful!! The ribbon with the heart charm is such a fabulous touch!! Wow!! It's spectacular!! I absolutely adore it my friend!!

    The snowy scenery is so magical and beautiful!! I love the shot of the frozen icicles on the branches!! Your macro is stunning!! The bird shots are all so crisp and beautiful!! But the squirrels are always my favorite :) I especially love the one eating the peanut!! So cute!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend my dear friend!! We are getting freezing rain, which has melted all of our snow. Next week, it's supposed to be in the 60's!! Crazy Mother Nature!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  24. What a stunning new release Pamellia, I am really ready for spring now. Your card is just delightful, full of gentle spring promise...beautiful. Great to see some winter wonderland photos, we had a tiny bit of snow but it went as quickly as it came. ENjoy the rest of the weekend, thanks for stopping by mine earlier, we're all really well thanks. Hugs xxx

  25. The new products for sure must be.'' right up your street''. {an English saying] You have made a gorgeous card Pamellia.
    The photos are super, lovely winter scenes, but my favourites are always the birds and the squirrels.
    Yvonne xx

  26. Hi Pamellia, another of your stunning creations, beautiful new papers, colour and design.
    Love all your layers and gorgeous details.
    Amazing photos, wonderful wildlife and scenery.
    Hugs Pam x

  27. Wow!! Those papers are stunning and you showcase them so beautifully with this divine card. Love the fussy cut images and the pretty flower cluster .. so soft and romantic. Another fave for sure.
    Your snowy scenes are awesome Pamellia. We have had such hot weather down here in Aus but, looking at those snowy scenes makes me feel a little cooler .. He! He! Always lovely to visit here and get my squirrel fix .. and my bird fix too. Gorgeous photos as always. hugs xx

  28. I love this new Pion collection and you have used it to perfection!! Such a beautiful card!!!
    Your photos like always take my breath away!!

  29. Hi Pamellia
    Your card is a sheer delight. A vision of Spring in these wet dull days. Gorgeous fresh colours and fab embellishments.
    Glad you're still getting your snowy fix.
    Take care.
    Ang x

  30. Stunningly beautiful creation Pamellia, love the image also the amazing flower and ribbon display, your pictures have brought so much delight.
    lorraine x

  31. Pamellia, can I just say this is MY FAVORITE ever Pamellia card! Birds, butterflies and flowers--what more could a girl ask for? I am in shabby heaven here, and I can honestly say my heart beat moved up about 40% when I opened this post! I have been dreaming of making a bird card for a belated birthday card, but nothing in my dreams came even close to being this beautiful!
    I adore that bird image foremost, but just looking through all the lovely soft layers and seeing the beautiful papers you've used brings such joy! I love your frame layered on the wreath, your beautiful flowers and that shabby heart charm--wow--gorgeous details! Your color choices and entire design is just breath taking!

    And then there's the photography! Be still my heart! Love seeing your snow, and especially the beauty of the macro shot. Of the wild life, although I do love birds, I am taken by the squirrel you captured with his eyes shut--how stinkin' adorable! Love, Love, LOVE seeing your beautiful artwork and photography! This really made my day! Sending warm hugs!

  32. Pion had you on mind when theyndesigned these papers, Pamellia!!! Stunning card! So soft and delicate....Love! And more amazingly beautiful pics of birds and squirrels. Love the snow covered trees pics. They're nice to look at as I sit here in 75F degrees enjoying the warm sun. No snow for me. :)

  33. Oh! Such pure JOY to open your posts, I always leave them to last when opening my emails. The card is pure delight, your attention to detail, the cutting out, I would have to go electric to do it this fine, the flowers, the ribbon, the papers, how delicate are those colours? it all makes me so happy to spend time just taking it all in.

    THEN the photos, they are superlative. You mention the macro, well I think ALL of your photos so close up, to me, are near enough macro and so PERFECT. LOVE them all.

  34. Wow, this is gorgeous Pamellia! The papers are so beautiful, I think I would have a hard time cutting, hehe! I love the soft colors and the birdie is so sweet! The framing of it is perfect and just draws you right in~The layers are all fabulous and love the gorgeous cluster of flowers! Always, so inspiring!
    Another set of lovely photos! The snowy shots are gorgeous and love all the birds and of course your adorable little critters!
    Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Sherrie K

  35. Gorgeous papers and little images -beautiful Spring colours and fabulous textures and bow -love all the beautiful Nature pics
    Carol x

  36. First off, may I say what stunning photography Pamellia, your nature shots are breathtaking and, as ever, I am loving the macro shot. All of them are absolutely fabulous.

    Beautiful card today, I can see how these new papers are just perfect for you, all of the little birds and those blue feathers are gorgeous. Lots and lots of fab embellishments, wonderful layers and, as always, your trademark floral arrangement and bow.

    Have a great week.

    Dionne xx

  37. Nothing but a pure shabby gorgeousness is going on here, Pamellia! I saw this card on IG and was totally blown away by your spectacular design! A pure vintage elegance and definitely my new favourite of yours! Ooooh, what a beautiful little crackled heart, a perfect bow and such a beautiful feathers! That bird and a frame are simply brilliant! I am completely in love with this spectacular piece of art, my friend!

    You made my day again with your exquisite set of photographs! I could stare at these for hours! Can't tell which one is my favourite because they are all fantastic! Bravo!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  38. I come here for your beautiful Pion Design projects but also know I will enjoy a little 'dessert' of your outdoor photos!

  39. Hi Pamellia,
    oh those papers are so gorgeous.
    Love this wonderful and stunning card, and your superb design.
    The wonderful embellishments are gorgeous too, especailly the lovely white heart with picture in it.
    I am a big fan of the birds in any shape or form so those papers must fo on my must have list.
    Your photos as usual are so very wonderful and expertly photographed.
    You could dfinitely be a professional photographer I'm sure.
    Oh by the way Happy New Year.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  40. My dear friend, at last I can leave you bloggie love! I get torn between wanting to me ultra-timely even if I only a moment.. or waiting until I can properly tell you how much I love your work. :) I chose to wait until I could sit and relax, immersing myself in your sweet creation. I am so eager to get this collection, but do not know when I will. :( Your work with it is gorgeous as ever. The color palette is dreamy. One of my favorite parts of the entire collection is that sweet birdie, so I am delighted to see your use of it! She is perfectly nestled amongst the stunning frame and birthday bouquet.. what could be lovelier? Exquisite design and layering, Pamellia. The heart accent is of course one of my favorite details. You leave no stone uncovered. :)

    As for your photographs, they are inspiring beyond description! How I treasure sweet animals and winter's beauty.. your posts fill my heart to overflowing. Thank you for that, my darling friend! Have a beautiful day. And thank you for the endless support. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  41. Utterly gorgeous card (and so's the one over at the Pion blog today) - those papers are like a spring breeze, gently warming the soul. And what a contrast with your midwinter photos!
    Alison x

  42. What a wonderful card with the new paper! It's absolutely divine and every time I look at your card I see some more details that I haven't noticed when I first looked. I wonder how it would be if I had it in my hands in real life :o)
    We still have lots of snow but it soon will be raining too here and it will be gone. I admit I love snow but only in the mountains and not here in the cities. It's all muddy after a day and when you rush to work you always have to be careful not to fall on your nose and break your neck (which with my luck will soon happen...)!
    xxx, Ally

  43. wow what a beautiful beautiful card you have made Pamelia...the bird looks so charming and love the ribbon and the scrumptious looking flowers!!!
    Dr Sonia

  44. it all!!

    xx Karen

  45. Beautiful colors and I like the tall, thin shape too. Your winter shots are so beautiful and the micros are amazing to me Pamellia. Precious little friends you have too! Xj.

  46. Did you have a hand in creating these papers? Because these are so totally up your alley and then some. They must have known you would enjoy these. Wonderful design. That little bird and that little heart are gorgeous. The feathers hanging are the icing on the cake. Amazeballs dearie.

    Love the pics for today. So beautiful! I had to laugh at your song because that is exactly what I am thinking. Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc