Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Frilly and Funkie - Be My Valentine

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. This time Zoe is the hostess and she has chosen the theme "Be My Valentine".

Sadly, this will be my last challenge with Frilly and Funkie. I have really enjoyed the two years I have spent as a team member there, but as I'm sure you all know, crafting sometimes has to take a back seat for a while. I'm so thankful to Linda and Jenny for being so supportive over the last two years, what wonderful leaders and amazing artists they both are. I wish them all the best for whatever the future brings them.

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

My landscape photos today were taken here at the lake back in December when we had our first snowfall and our first freeze. I miss the lovely December weather.

For my birds today I have this sweet Black Capped Chickadee...

my token male Cardinal shot...

a female House Sparrow...

"Winter isn't so bad. You just gotta close your eyes and pretend you're on the beach. Yum, Peanut-Colada! 

"All I see here are mushrooms and grapes! Pleeeeeease tell me you didn't take peanuts off the menu!"

"Hey, what can I say, just living up to my name!"

For my macro today, some frozen pine needles from up north.

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 car Love the photos, as always. Have a great month. Hugs, Valeried, they will surely miss you at F & F.

  2. Beautiful photos Pamellia, so love your layered cards and this is just stunning. I am always mesmerised when I come here.xx{aNNie}

  3. Stunning, all of your pics. Did my post on Monday - Shabby, xxx

  4. Stunning card with all the wonderful layers and the depth to the card is amazing.

    Amazing photographs-nature at its best

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. What a gorgeous creation for your final F+F card Pamellia, how they will miss you. As you say crafting sometimes has to take a back seat and at some stage you will be back in full. Creativity is always there for us isn't it, your photography is another outlet which must bring you such pleasure. As a fellow keen photographer I know that. I also love seeing your beautiful nature shots and seeing all your sweet furry friends. Take great care. Thinking of you. Hugs xxx

  6. Beautiful card!! Love the details you put into your creations and I know you will be missed at F&F. Fabulous shots once agin!

  7. Gorgeous valentine Pamellia! Lovely shabby chic layers of beauty. You are going to be missed! Sorry to hear you are going to be leaving the team. Luckily we still can come and see what you have been up to on your blog. Hugs... Suzz

  8. Amazing Valentine card, Pamellia! I love the layers unpon layers of beautiful papers, the bit of lace, the pearls and those burlap flowers! Of Course the splash of white just takes this over the top--I'm always afraid to do that! I had a chuckle at the hearts charm; I've included that on mine, too! I can still remember back to the day you started with Frilly and Funkie--how thrilled you were,and I was for YOU! You and your lovely work will be sorely missed on this, one of my favorite blogs!

    Your photography is amazing! I was looking back at some of your posts from last year (still clearing away some e-mails!) and it is truly amazing how far you have come with your photography skills! I just know you will make it to the top in this profession! Sending you big warm hugs!

    1. PS I'll take a peanut-Colada! Could Tessa get any tubbier???! Love your squirrel shots and your new header!;)

  9. Gorgeous creation Pamellia. Love al the pink tones and layers. Hugs Veerle

  10. Your cards are always so amazing and beautiful, Pamellia. Love this one, of course, too! Wonderful photos of your critter friends--always love seeing them! I am so sorry to hear you are not going to be crafting much. I do understand but I will miss seeing your creations. I always look for them first each day--always such a highlight for me!

  11. Such a gorgeous Valentine creation, stuffed full of beautiful layers, pretty papers and wonderful elements to captivate us.

  12. Your card is simply divine Pamellia!! Love the colours and all the layers of papery goodness, and you always phtograph your projects so beautifully too. Makes it so easy for us to see all those fabulous details!
    Always have a giggle at the comments you add to the photos of your little friends .. peanut colada indeed .. LOL!! Stunning photos.. pure delight!!! hugs xx

  13. Gorgeous card Pamellia! Love all the fancy embellishments and layers! Just stunning!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  14. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous card hun, loving those layers, beautiful!!!!, fabby pictures too, I must e-mail you soon, we've not chatted for a while, lol
    hugs Liz xx

  15. Lovely Valentine's card with all your signature elements - layers, flowers, twine. It is a fun shape and has a nice vintage vibe to go along with all the shabbiness. All the best in your future endeavours.

  16. Gorgeous Valentine card with all the layers of beautiful paper and embellishments. Love the burlap flowers . Amazing photos too . Happy Valentines

  17. Amazing work Pamellia, beautifully designed and gorgeous layers, I love the colours you've chosen,and all your embellishments.
    Wonderful photos, Kate x

  18. Such a beautiful Valentine's card! Lovely distressed layers and a gorgeous shade of rose. The double heart charm is perfect here and I always love how you alter the bronze charms to white. I have enjoyed having you on the team and always look forward to what you will share with our visitors. You will be sorely missed in our challenge line-ups. Wishing all the best for you going forward.


  19. Oh, Loooooove this card! Another pin for you! :D
    Amazing tones of colours and full of sweet details to look at!Amazing, just amazing my friend! Anyone would receive this card for valentine!!
    Sweet furry and feathers friends in the snow, your photos always make me stunned, so beautiful!! I think that a peanut-colada would be so yummy for that squirrel, you made me laught! Poor cuties, surely spring will be more lovely for them!
    Hugs, today I'm in super-hurry, I have so many things to do for school! :(

  20. Amazing - both - the card and the photos! You never cease to amaze me with your posts!

  21. I love the rose colour you have used in this Valentine's , so rich and luxurious . Beautiful designed card, I love the Herts and distressed layers you added . So sorry to hear this is your final post for FJ , I am sure they will all miss you. Love today's photos too. Tracy x

  22. Perfect card for Valentines, so romantic and beautiful, gorgeous layering and details and i love that deep rose colour.
    Your photos are wonderful the wintery animal and bird shots with their fluffed up fur and feathers!

  23. Swoon!! What an absolutely stunning card, Pamellia!! The layers are amazing!! I truly don't know where to begin because I love, love everything!! The papers and colors are beautiful!! The hearts, the butterflies, the ribbons and laces, everything is spectacular!! This is so romantic and gorgeous and I truly couldn't love it more!! So amazing my friend!! They will truly miss you and F&F!!

    Oh, Tubby Tessa is so darn cute!! I just want to squeeze that tubby tummy!! Mr. Chubb is precious!! And it looks like Missy is saying a prayer before consuming her peanut-colada ;) The birds are amazing as always!! Your wintry shots are stunning!! And what a gorgeous, Marco, too!! Beautiful shots my friend!! I hope you have a wonderful first day of February!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  24. Hi Pamellia,
    oh I am so sorry to hear your leaving the Frilly and Funkie challenge DT.
    I am sure they are going to miss you so much.
    I love this wonderful Valentines card and your very superb design as usual.
    Lovely and wonderful elements arranged so beautifully too, and gorgeous papers as always.
    Yout photos always continue to amaze me as they are so very superb.
    Your lovely little furry friends are just the sweetest too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  25. A gorgeous Valentine. So beautifully done xx

  26. I feel so sad that this is your last post for F&F, they will miss you terribly I am sure, but what a way to sign off! Your card is absolutely stunning, I love all the layers, the beautiful hearts and that lovely white doily in the background. Really, really stunning.

    I can't believe that you have been so lacking in snow, it is such a shame for you but I guess your lovely furry friends won't be too unhappy... I love the adorable picture of sweet Missy and my favourite - Tubby Tessa. Sadly, two cats have moved in next door and are scaring away all the beautiful birds that visit our garden for the bird seed, but at least we still have the Heron and Kingfisher on the pond to keep us happy! Hugs, Anne xx

  27. Gorgeous card for Valentines Pamellia, wonderful layers of colors and embellishment, stunning card to finish! sure they will miss your creative makes.
    Wonderful photo shots you have shared.
    Pam x

  28. gorgeous card and photos!

    hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

  29. A beautiful card and post Pamellia, I would say it was good having no snow.
    Yvonne xx

  30. What a beautiful and romantic card Pamellia, love it! Deb xo

  31. My dear friend, you provided enough inspiration for Frilly and Funkie to last a lifetime... and beyond! I know your creations are etched upon every heart. Your Valentine is pure romance, sweetness, and elegance. The layering is truly inspiring and I adore the plethora of embellishments. Everything is perfection. The same can be said for your photography.. it's completely stunning to me how you've been incredible since Day 1! Beautiful pictures, filled with LIFE. :) Thank you for the endless inspiration. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  32. What a fabulous card Pamellia - this is so lovely - love the rich red you have used and as ever I am in awe of all your layers. Do hope you will keep crafting and blogging :-).
    Your photos leave me breathless thanks you for sharing parts of your world.

  33. So sad to learn that this will be your last challenge with us, Pamellia. You and your beautiful creations will be missed. Life does, indeed, throw us some curve balls. But when you connect with a curve ball in baseball, it usually means a home run is your reward. I hope that is the case for you. This is such a gorgeous card! Your layering skills always make me think of puff pastry! The color palette is perfection and the lovely details just sing. Wishing you all the best in the future. I hope you'll still have time to create and take your lovely wildlife photos. Hugs!

  34. Lovely in pink! Fab textures as usual Pamellia. Love the ribbon on this one. Your squirrels make me smile every time I see them. Hope all is well with you and you're making time for new adventures. Hugs

  35. A HUGE sigh, for this beautiful card, with, as always, the special details to enhance and show everything off to it's advantage, the most beautiful colours and details. LOVE it.
    Your nature photos are also something I would love to have a little of your talent in.
    I suspect Frilly and Funky will miss your beautiful cards.

  36. I love that you've named them cute! Now this is a Valentine. Gorgeous layer upon layer.

  37. What a beautiful card Pamellia !
    Lovely colors so pretty details .
    Greetings Doris

  38. The different patterns and tiny red/white hue variations just make this card stunning Pamellia. Truly a EXQUISITE Valentine.

    It will be sad not to see your gorgeous work on Frilly and Funky. I know they will miss your creativity very much.

    Each photo is just perfect. My fav is Tubby Tilly - her colors are amazing. And for sure... Mr. Chub would not qualify for 'Anything But Cute'... he is a CUTIE PIE!!! Xj.

  39. Such a beautiful valentine Pamellia! I'm sorry to see you go from Frilly & Funkie, we will miss your shabby chic masterpieces. Wishing you all you wish for in the future.

  40. beautiful Valentine indeed Pamellia!
    I am sure they will miss the beauty and creative spark you brought to F&F!You have done them proud!
    Oh how I love your sweet sweet squirrels! and their thoughts you add are right on with their photos- delightful!

  41. A beautiful layered Valentines - very you - and a wonderful way to sign off from Frilly and Funkie. Thank you for everything you have contributed to Frilly and Funkie over the years Pamellia. You will be missed and we wish you all the very best for the future xx

  42. I've just stumbled across your blog Pamellia and been having a browse - wow you have some beautiful work.

    Love the pics too :o)

    Have a great weekend
    Anne x

  43. Beautiful card Pamellia and I'm sure you will be missed over at Frilly & Funkie.
    Loved the photos.
    Avril xx

  44. Beautiful Pamellia..the layers and colours, the distressed edges and gorgeous details..just fabulous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  45. WOW, WOW, WOW Pamellia the content of your post is spectacular as always, the card full of love is incredibly beautiful the layers, detail of the design and embellishments are breathtaking, the pictures are magical, I love it
    lorraine xx

  46. Gorgeous card love the vintage images and fabulous layers
    Carol x

  47. Well you certainly went out with a bang for this last post! BEAUTIFUL layered Valentine!

  48. Oh My! Such glorious layers ! I adore this colour combination! Oh how I love your photos too! Trying to keep up with visits and failing miserably, hope to catch up soon! Chrisx

  49. Fabulous card and I always love your wildlife pictures!!!!

  50. Wow, wonderful Valentine card my friend, those colours are amazing and just look at all of those amazing layers.

    As always, your winter wonderland shots are truely stunning, you have an amazing eye for detail and composition.

    Dionne xx

  51. Beautiful card whit lovely papers !
    Greetings Doris

  52. Oh, so sad to hear that it's your last post for F&F, Pamellia! This Valentine card is a pure vintage perfection, my friend! Your cards are always masterpieces of art and this one is not an exception! I absolutely love this one!

    Breathtakingly beautiful nature and breathtakingly beautiful shots! You know that I am a big fan of your fantastic photography! What a treat for the eyes!

    Thinking of you and sending big hugs! Branka xx

  53. Yes I will be your Valentine, since you asked so nicely and made such a scrumptious card! Hehe. I'm sure your DH won't mind. This is a stunner of a design. Every time I look at it I see something new. Your attention to details always leaves me scratching my head like "why didn't I think of that?" And then I remember you are the BOSS at shabby chic. Awesome sauce, Wowzers, gorgeous, and splendid! Loves it! Your pics are hilarious as usual and so thrilling to see. Tubby tubs, the entire lot of them. Haha. I bet FF will miss you dearly, you use their products smashingly well and nobody can beat that. Hugz to you muffin!~Doc